Join the best selling tour from Sofia to enjoy the two most famous and photographed Bulgarian UNESCO sites and the amazing Rila National Park! Travel in a modern air-conditioned minibus and discover this part of Bulgaria with the benefit to have a professional guide by your side. You will also have enough free time to explore the Rila Monastery surroundings or sample the local food specialities at the restaurants close by.
09:00: The trip starts from the parking behind Alexander Nevski Cathedral (next to LaCattedrale restaurant).
09:30: A planned visit to the Boyana Church (It can be rescheduled for the afternoon).
10:15: Departure for a 2-hour travel through beautiful countryside to the Rila Monastery.
12:15: Estimated time of arrival at the monastery.
12:15 – 13:15: Guided visit to the Monastery
13:15 – 14:45: Free time for lunch or further explorations of the area on your own.
14:45-15:00: We depart from Rila Monastery and head back to Sofia.
16:45-17:30: Approximate time of arrival at Alexandar Nevski Cathedral parking.
|Tour type||Group tour|
|Your group size||Min 1, max 31|
Transportation, English-speaking tour guide
Food and drinks, personal expenses, entrance fees, tips
Taking photos in the inner yard of Boyana Church is allowed, but it is strictly forbidden to take photos inside the church.
We advise you to wear comfortable walking shoes as the inner yard of the Rila Monastery is cobbled.
The monastery is functioning as an Orthodox temple. Strict dress code is imposed and should be respected. Man and women should be wearing clothes covering their shoulders. Women should not wear short shorts or skirts.
Bring cash (BGN) with you, in order to pay for the entrance fee for Boyana Church (10 BGN) or if you'd like to buy food/drinks/souvenirs.