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An evening at the monastery with dinner provided by Put-in Tours

An evening at the monastery with dinner

An evening at the monastery with dinner
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You will discover a unique 700 years old monastery in the heart of Moscow and enjoy a traditional russian dinner in the monks' refectory. Spend an evening in this mythical place marked by the steps of Vasily the third, Peter the Great and Napoleon Bonaparte. Your guide will detail the history of the monastery and share anecdotes fuelled by centuries of rich history. On your way to the bell tower, you will encounter the world's only ceramic iconostase. On top of the bell tower, enjoy the sunset illuminating Moscow's rooftops. After the visit, you will seat down at the monks table, in the refectory. There, under the magnificent painted dome, you will enjoy a traditional Russian dinner with soups, salads, stew, bakeries and breads, all freshly baked within the monastery walls.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Russian, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Russian, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 65548P9
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • You will enjoy a traditional monastery dinner made of russian gastronomic specialties all cooked within the monastery walls with fresh products.
  • Guided visit of the monastery with climb in the bell tower
  • Guide in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish or Russian
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Moscow, Russia We will meet by the main entrance gate of the Monastery. The exact address will be communicated after booking.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • You will enjoy a traditional monastery dinner made of russian gastronomic specialties all cooked within the monastery walls with fresh products.
  • Guided visit of the monastery with climb in the bell tower
  • Guide in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish or Russian
Departure details
  • Moscow, Russia We will meet by the main entrance gate of the Monastery. The exact address will be communicated after booking.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Moscow
    Moscow, Russia
    We will meet by the main entrance gate of the Monastery. The exact address will be communicated after booking.
    See address & details
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    Moscow
    Stop: 2 hours
    1h30 guided visit of the monastery, including climbing in the bell tower, followed by a traditional diner at the monks' refectory
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Frequent_Flyer1978
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The absolute best experience we have ever had
I’m being factual (as opposed to melodramatic) when I say I have never ever had an experience like visiting the monastery with our guide, Sergei, from Put-in Tours.
This review will cover both the monastery and the guide.
The monastery is a bit of a drive but it’s not too far from Moscow’s city center. There are a few basic rules like no eating or drinking, no smoking on the premises, no selfies or disrespectful photos. Obviously, this is an active place of worship with monks and pupils live and pray so visitors have to be perfectly respectful regardless of their own beliefs. Keep in mind that the monastery is obliging visitors simply because they need the income to operate the magnificent facility.
One thing to add here, we are Muslim and my wife wears hijab but we never felt unwelcome.
The tour basically covers the history of the churches in cathedrals in the complex including the interior where you get a wealth of information about the ancient history of the buildings as well as the Soviet era when religions were banned and churches closed, sabotaged or demolished as well as recent history following the fall of communism and the lifting of religious restrictions.
One particularly interesting aspect in this part of the tour is the climb up to the bell tower through extremely steep and narrow stairs but the view is more than worth the climb.
Following this, you will be seated in a section of the monks dining hall. An apprentice will greet you and say prayers before you sit for a full meal that includes 2 salads, soup, main course, desert and traditional tea. The apprentice will come after the meal and offer to answer any questions you may have about the monastery. We were expected to spend 10 minutes max during this question and answer part but we spent almost an hour and left with many questions but we were ashamed to have kept the apprentice awake so late when he certainly must wake up in the early morning to prepare food for the monks.
A quick walk through the monastery follows with brief history of other structures that were added at later stages to the monastery complex.
Now, my favorite part of this review: the guide.
We were blissfully lucky to have had Sergei from Put-in Tours. I wouldn’t know about other guides but Sergei was far, far beyond great. For lack of a better word, he was a gift from god. He knew practically everything about the history of the place and whatever he didn’t know he didn’t pretend to know and give us false information but rather he asked the monastery staff and got a full answer. He spoke fluent English (very rare in Moscow where virtually no one speaks English let alone speaks good English). On the ride in and out he was extremely friendly, sparked good conversations and was incredibly accommodating even though we over stayed the schedule by at least an hour. He translated instantly during the monk apprentice questions session and he even filled in the gaps when we had nothing to ask or say. My wife and I whispered to each other a few times “wow he is really a great guy”. We had some doubts about Put-in Tours (there was a bit of confusion earlier and plans were changed on short notice) but I confidently say Sergei was the best guide we’ve ever met in all our travels through the entirety of the Middle East, south east Asia, Europe and America. Words simply cannot describe our gratitude and appreciation.
Overall, this is an absolute must-go in Moscow.
I rate it 10/10.
Written 30 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for your very positive and very detailed feedback ! Much appreciated !! We are very happy that you enjoyed the tour as much as we enjoyed your company. Hope we will meet again soon in Moscow or St Petersburg !
Written 21 October 2021
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Veronika M
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Awesome private tour
Feb 2020 • Friends
It was a really interesting and informative tour. The guide was so nice and spoke perfect English with a cute Russian accent. He also told us so much about all kinds of questions we had about Russia because he is a local. Since we were only three people, it was kind of private. Finally the food was amazing and the view from the tower was mesmerising!
We can only recommend it to everyone!!!
Written 6 February 2020
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Hi Veronika, Thanks a lot for your much appreciated positive feedback! We are expecting you as soon as possible back in Russia! Promise we'll work on Timur conserving his cute accent ;)
Written 25 March 2020
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Adrian B
2 contributions
Fascinating evening in monastery in Moscow.
Dec 2019
We had an inspiring evening exploring one of the oldest Moscow Monastery. All the history and way of presenting it was very convincing and well understood. We got more than expected by visiting bell tower at it's ringing time and having a tasty, traditional Russian dinner in monk dining room. Special thanks to our guide - Timur who was well prepared and educated as well as good partner for conversation.
We recommend this your!
Written 5 December 2019
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Thank you very much Adrian for your positive feedback! We are happy to read you enjoyed the tour and the diner but especially that you got more than expected with the bell tower :)) We hope to see you again very soon in Moscow for more adventures :)
Written 19 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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