1. Bulgaria
  2. Sofia
  3. Rila Monastery

From Sofia: Full-Day Shuttle to Rila Monastery and Boyana

Product ID: 23783
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Take advantage of this daily shuttle running between Sofia and 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. See the Rila Monastery and Boyana Church with hassle-free, affordable, and flexible round-trip transportation.
About this activity
Duration 8 - 9 hours
Skip the line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live guide
English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, English, German, Italian, Russian
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the course of one day
  • Rest assured the shuttle will get you where you need to be
  • Enjoy your trip with friendly English-speaking drivers and comfortable air-conditioned vehicles
Full description
Spend the day exploring 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites located outside of Sofia, Bulgaria's capital city. Begin by meeting at 9:00 behind St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral in Sofia. Sit back and relax for the next 2.5 hours as your friendly, English-speaking drivers transport you to Rila.

Upon arriving, spend 1.5 hours exploring the area and visiting the Rila Monastery, the largest and most famous Eastern Orthodox monastery in Bulgaria. Then enjoy lunch at a local restaurant which features a specialty of grilled trout. Get back in the van for another 2-hour journey, eventually arriving at Boyana Church, a medieval Bulgarian Orthodox church on the outskirts of Sofia. Check out the elaborate frescoes that have made this site famous, before your tour returns you to your meeting point.
Includes
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking guide/driver
  • Fuel
  • Parking fees
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees
  • Local guide
  • Meals
  • Personal expenses
  • Audio Guides in English, Spanish and Russian (5€ per device)
  • Live guide in Spanish, Italian, French (80€ extra per group)
  • Pick-up from the hotel (10€ per booking) - upon request
  • Hotel drop-off

When you get there

Meeting point

Behind St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral in front of La Cathedral Restaurant

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Know before you go
• The Rila Monastery Shuttle service is delivered in shared vehicles. When booking this service you agree to share the same vehicle with other travel customers.
• Please bring warm clothing and women should take care to have their shoulders and knees covered
• Please be aware that the tour will not include Boyana Church during Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.6 / 5
based on 291 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.5/5
Organization
4.5/5
Value for money
4.2/5
Safety
4.6/5

Organized by

V Travel Ltd

Product ID: 23783