Rila Monastery + walking tour of Sofia

Adult

Child (3-12 years)

Child (under 3 years)


Prices are per person / shared shuttle / two-way

and join the FREE walking tour of Sofia in the afternoon

The tour of Sofia is runned by a different organisation

What is included:

  • Shared transfer, two-way
  • Professional driver
  • Transportation with airconditioned vehicle

What is NOT included:

  • Entrance fees
    Rila monastery museum :  €4 per person (optional)
  • Meals and personal expenses
  • Guiding services

No credit card and payment in advance required.


 

Schedule

 

09:30 am : departure from Sofia city centre.

Meeting point is behind St. Alexander Nevski cathedral and in front of La Cattedrale restaurant.

11:30 аm : arrival at the Rila Monastery

Free time to explore the site and surrounding area until 14:30 pm

There are several dining options in the area as well as an old bakery and small snack shop

 

14:30 pm : departure from the Rila Monastery in direction to Sofia city. About 2 hours journey to Sofia

 

16:30 pm : arrival in Sofia city. Drop off at St. Alexander Nevski square in Sofia city centre

18:00 pm - optional: in the afternoon join the Free Sofia Walking Tour.
The tour is runned by a separate organisation, starting at 18:00h and finishing around 
20:00h. 
No reservation for this tour is required: just show up. 
Click here for more info

No credit card and payment in advance required.

Need hotel pick-up/drop off?

Order a reliable taxi service  to the meeting point via the local taxi mobile app TaxiMe (similar to Uber) - available in English for Android and iOS. Get discount from the first ride with promo code: hqx499. 

Or ask at the reception of your hotel to order a taxi for you.


Before you go

 

The Rila Monastery is a holy place for Bulgarians and Orthodox Christians. 

Please visit the site with the due respect - talk quietly in the monastery yard and inside the churches. Shouting  and smoking are not allowed. Photos are allowed in the yard but not in the church. 

Please dress up accordingly: high heels, short skirts and trousers, shirts with no sleeves, etc. are not allowed in the monastery.

The Rila Monastery is located high in the Rila National Park, so consider taking warmer clothes even in summer and comfortable walking shoes.