Rila Monastery + Boyana church

Guided full day trip


Child (3-12 years)

Child (under 3 years)

per person / guided shared trip / two-way

What is included:

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

What is not included:

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




09:30 h : departure from Sofia city centre.
Meeting point is behind St. Alexander Nevski cathedral - in front of La Cattedrale restaurant


10:00 h : arrival at Boyana church and
Guided visit of Boyana church in English.

Entrance fee is €5 per person.


10:30 h: departure from Boyana church in direction to Rila monastery
About 2 hours journey


12:30 h: arrival at Rila monastery
Guided visit of Rila monastert museum and church
Entrance fee for the museum is €4 per person.
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


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

About 2 hours journey


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.