Rila Monastery and Boyana church + walking tour of Sofia

Shared shuttle for € 19.99 per person / two-way

and join the FREE walking tour of Sofia in the afternoon

What is included:

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

What is NOT included:

  • Entrance fees 
    Boyana church : €5 per person
    Rila monastery museum :  €4 per person (optional)
  • Meals and personal expenses
  • Guiding services

No credit card required. Our prices change depending on the travel date and capcacity. Secure the current price now.

 Travelling with a bigger group, 8+ people? Contact us for a quote. 

Schedule (November-March)

10:00 am : departure from Sofia city centre - behind St. Alexander Nevski cathedral.


10:30 am : arrival at Boyana church
Free time to visit the site until 11:00 am


11:00 am : departure from Boyana church in direction to Rila monastery. 
About 2 hours journey to the monastery

13:00 pm : arrival at the Rila Monastery

Free time to explore the site and surrounding area until 15:00 pm

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


15:00 pm : departure from the Rila Monastery in direction to Sofia city. About 2 hours journey to Sofia


17:00 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 starting at 18:00h and finishing around 20:00h. No reservation for this tour is required: just show up. 
Click here for more info

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.