Rila Monastery + Boyana church

Guided full day trip

Runs every day from Sofia with English guide

Every Thursday and Saturday in Spanish 


Adult

Child (5-12 years)


per person / guided shared trip / two-way


What is included:

  • Shared transfers with A/C vehicle 
  • English speaking guide-driver
  • Guided tour at Boyana church and Rila monastery
  • VAT and all road taxes

Audio guide (€5.00) available in:

  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • German
  • Russian

What is not included:

  • Entrance fees:
    Boyana church: €5 per person
    Rila monastery museum: €4 per person
  • Meals and personal expenses


 

Schedule

 

08:55 h : departure from Sofia city centre.
Meeting point: 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

Entrance fee 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 and guided visit

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. 


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.