$70 - $200 / person
With this tour, you will be able to visit Rila Monastery and Boyana church- UNESCO World Heritage sites. Learn their old history and legends as your guide's commentary takes you back into time.
The tour departs at 9.00 in the morning and the first stop is at the great UNESCO historical place – Boyana church, dating back to the 10th century, which has unique and very well- preserved frescoes and pictures from the period of 11 to 14 century.
After exploring it, you will head to the Rila Monastery- the biggest monastery in Bulgaria. It was established back in the 10th century. The current buildings are from the mid 19th century, with a defensive tower that survived from the 14th century.
In the monastery complex, you will admire the impressive architecture and frescoes.
During the guided tour in the inner yard and the monastery museum, you will discover the most precious pieces that are kept from the past and all the facts and stories about the biggest Bulgarian monastery complex. You will also have the chance to see an old and authentic monk room!
Before going back to Sofia, you will have free time for a lunch break in a great local restaurant with delicious cuisine.
The expected return in Sofia is at about 5pm.
|Tour type||Private tour|
|Your group size||Min 1, max 20|
• Hotel pick up and drop off • Private driver-guide • Transportation by an A/C car with free Wi-Fi
• Boyana Church entrance ticket- 5 euro • Rila Monastery museum & monk room entrance ticket- 4 euro • Food & personal expenses • Gratuities (optional)
Hotel pick up - please indicate your hotel or address when making the rerservation.
Women should have their knees and shoulders covered in the monastery.
Enjoy a great small group day trip to 2 UNESCO sites - Rila Monastery and Boyana Church.
Enjoy a great private day trip to the ancient town of Plovdiv - learn about its rich history and try a traditional Bulgarian lunch!