$35 / person
With this day trip, 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 from Alexander Nevsky square, behind the cathedral, 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. You will be able to learn about their meaning and significance.
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, while the guide tells you its story.
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. With the ticket for the museum you will also have the chance to see an authentic monk room as well!
After the guided tour, free time will be given for photos, shopping and a lunch break in a nearby restaurant. The expected return in Sofia is at 5;30 pm.
|Tour type||Group tour|
|Your group size||Min 2, max 20|
• Professional live guide in English • Group tour • Transportation by a comfortable bus/ minibus • Trip to Boyana Church and Rila Monastery
• Boyana church entrance fee- 5 euro (10 levs) • Rila Monastery museum+ monk room entrance fee- 4 euro (8 levs) • Food and drinks • Gratuities (optional)
The meeting point for the tour is Behind Alexander Nevsky Cathedral at 8;45.am. After the tour it returns to the same place.
Women should have their knees and shoulders covered in the monastery.
Enjoy a private day trip to 2 UNESCO sites- the Rila Monastery and the Boyana Church.