From Sofia: Seven Rila Lakes Shuttle Day Transfer

Activity provider: City Tour Sofia

From Sofia: Seven Rila Lakes Shuttle Day Transfer

Activity provider: City Tour Sofia
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From US$ 25.39 per person

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Explore the picturesque Seven Rila Lakes on your own OR with a guide. Spend 5.5 hours hiking around the glacial lakes and enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views.

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Duration 10 hours
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  • Comfortable round day transfer to the Seven Rila Lakes
  • Hike arround the lakes on your own pace
  • See the magnificent panoramic views
Full description
The meeting point for the minivan is behind Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, near café La Cathedrale – you should be there at 7:45. The van will have a sing “Rila Lakes & City Tour” on the front. The departure is at 8am. You will travel on a scenic road about 1.5 hours to the mountain resort of Panichishte. There you will contunie with the lift. The traveling time with the lift is 20 – 30 minutes. And after that, if you have booked the self-guided option, you will start on your own the hike around the lakes OR if you have booked the guide option - the guide will escort you during the hike. Usually, it takes about 2 hours walking in each direction. You will be given a total of 5.5 hours to go around the lakes so at 15:30 the latest you should board back the lift and at 16:00 you should be back at the parking where the driver will expect you for the trip back to Sofia. The estimated return in Sofia is at 18:00.
  • Transportation with a comfortable A/C minivan
  • Parking fees
  • English - speaking driver OR guide, depending on the booked option
  • Lift card - 25 lev / 12.5 euro
  • Food & personal expenses
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

The meeting point for the tour is behind Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, near cafe La Cathedrale - please be there at 7:45 and ask for the City Tour minivan. Pl. "Sveti Aleksandar Nevski" 1А, 1504 Old City Center, Sofia, Bulgaria.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • The hikind is with medium difficulty!
Customer reviews

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5 /5

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We can strongly recommend this lovely day-trip from Sofia. The pick-up was very smooth and our guide Maria very helpful and kind. The weather wasn't quite good, the lakes were mainly covered in fog and the views not as stunning as it used to be during sunny conditions. Nevertheless the hike, the mountains and the lakes (those that were visible) were really amazing and beautiful. Thanks to the foggy views everything looked really marvelous and soothing. The rain during the end of the trip wasn't the best, but Maria equipped us with rain-coats that kept us dry. We can strongly recommend the guided tour and the tour itself, but you should be a fit person, as it gets a bit tough at the end.

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August 8, 2022

July 23, 2022

Excellent! Cheap! The most beautiful place in Bulgaria! Guide was nice and accommodating and gave us plenty of time to explore on our own! I felt like I was in the sound of music!

July 18, 2022

Product ID: 422138