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From Bansko: Rila Monastery Half-Day Tour

1. From Bansko: Rila Monastery Half-Day Tour

Meet your driver in Bansko and board the air-conditioned vehicle to travel to Rila Monastery. Relax during the 1.5-hour drive as you admire the beautiful Bulgarian landscape. Arrive at the monastery at approximately 3 PM, giving you plenty of time to explore the complex inside and out. Admire its balconies and discover unique frescoes by one of the most famous painters of the Bulgarian National Revival period. See gilded iconostasis and enjoy the fabulous mountain views. Stop at one of the 2 restaurants in the complex to have something to eat or drink. Take the opportunity to discover more at the museum, or purchase souvenir icons and other items in the nearby shops. The departure time from Rila Monastery will be between 5 and 5:30 PM. At the end of the tour, your driver will drop you off at your accommodation in Bansko.

Bansko: Traditional Folklore Experience

2. Bansko: Traditional Folklore Experience

You'll begin by arriving to the meeting point, where you'll meet your driver and board your vehicle. Following a 25-minute drive, you'll arrive to the nearby small village of Gorno Draglishte. This village is a place filled with history, tradition, and culture. The starting point of your activity is the guest house of Deshka, where you'll be greeted by the cheerful and energetic babi (grandmothers). You will then participate in traditional local dances, weave a razboi, and dress in traditional local nosii (folk costumes). There's going to be plenty of traditional local dishes to eat, which will guarantee you won't stay hungry. There's also going to be locally brewed rakia, which is a traditional Bulgarian alcoholic drink.

Bansko: 2-Hour Old Town Walking Tour

3. Bansko: 2-Hour Old Town Walking Tour

Тake a two-hour walking journey throughout Bansko's historical district. Absorb the culture while reliving the lifestyle of the 18th century. By exploring the hidden corners of the Old Town, you will explore its history, legends, and the unique architecture of its fortified houses. Experience daily life in the Old Town, feel the spirit of the past, and dive into the local cuisine by hearing about local recipes shared from generation to generation. Admire the hand-painted murals of the Holy Trinity Church to discover the local art of Bansko. Learn about the first days of Bansko's history as a ski resort and how it reached the popularity of today, while finishing up the tour at the newest pedestrian street in the town.

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wonderful evening with warm and welcoming hosts. go hungry because there's A LOT of food!