Rila Monastery + Boyana church

per person / shared shuttle / two-way

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




08:55 h : departure from Sofia city centre.
Meeting point is St. Alexander Nevski Square, south-east corner, at the parking lot in front of La Cattedrale restaurant.


09:30 h : arrival at Boyana church and guided visit in English

Entrance in the church is €5 per person.


10:15 h: departure from Boyana church in direction to Rila monastery
About 2 hours journey


12:00 h: arrival at Rila monastery
Free time to visit until 15:00 h

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


14:30 - 15:00 h : departure from Rila monastery in direction to Sofia

About 2 hours journey


16:30 - 17:00 h : arrival in Sofia  - drop off at St. Alexander Nevski square


*On some travel dates the itinerary can be changed to Sofia >  Rila monastery > Boyana church > Sofia.

Prices change depending on 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.