Rila Monastery + Boyana church + walking tour of Sofia

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

Runs every day from November until March + selected dates in April 2018
Alternatively private transfer available upon request

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 or payment in advance required. Prices change depending on the travel date & availability - secure the current price now.


Schedule (November-March + selected dates in April 2018)

10:00 am : departure from Sofia city centre.
Meeting point is behind St. Alexander Nevski cathedral and in front of La Cattedrale restaurant.


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

 

14:45 pm : departure from the Rila Monastery in direction to Sofia city. About 2 hours journey to Sofia

 

16:45-17:00 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.

The tour of Sofia 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 or payment in advance required. Prices change depending on the travel date & availability - secure the current price now.

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.