From Sofia: Seven Rila Lakes Shuttle Day Transfer

4.8 / 5

16 reviews

Activity provider: City Tour Sofia

From Sofia: Seven Rila Lakes Shuttle Day Transfer

Activity provider: City Tour Sofia

From US$ 43.33 per person

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 sign “Rila Lakes & City Tour” on the front. The departure is at 8 am. You will travel on a scenic road for about 1.5 hours to the mountain resort of Panichishte. There you will continue 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 to walk in each direction.

You will be given a total of 5.5 hours to go around the lakes so at 15:30 at 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
  • Tips
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 hike is a medium difficulty hike
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 16 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
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October 30, 2022

The guide was so nice, the trip was awesome.

October 21, 2022

Boris is a great tour guide, very helpful, very nice. Gave us a background of the seven rila lakes and he is a very sincere person.

October 17, 2022

Product ID: 422138