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27 September Sergiev Posad

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We will visit the famous monstery, have a Russian traditional lunch at the monastery restaurant, visit the Matreshka (Russian Dolls) Museum and an exposition devoted to the life in Russian villages (household, typical costumes, ambiance of a village house).

When: We meet at 8.55 h in front of Yaroslavsky terminus (metro Komsomolskaya)

Cost: 3500 rub per person (Incluses train tickets, visits to the museums, guided tours and lunch and excludes tickets for taking pictures)

*Please confirm your interest by the 23rd