Rila Monastery 
+ Bells park

    + National Museum of History

Make the best use of your day in Sofia by combining your trip to Rila with a visit to the Bells park and National History Museum

What is included:

  • Shared transfers with A/C vehicle 
  • English speaking  driver 
  • Visit at Bells Park, Rila monastery and National museum of history
  • Road taxes and fees

What is not included:

  • Entrance fees:
    • National museum of history entry ticket: 12 BGN (€6 approx.) per person
    • Rila monastery museum: 8 BGN (€4 approx.) per person (optional)
  • Meals and personal expenses
  • Guiding services

Prices change depending on travel date & availability - secure the current price now. 




09:30 h: departure from Sofia city centre

Meeting point is at the car parking at Knyaz Alexander I square. 

In front of the former Royal Palace (The Palace: National Art Gallery).

Nearest metro station is Serdika.


10:00 h: Arrival at the Bells park

Free time to explore the monument


10:30 h: Departure in direction to National Museum of History


11:00 h: Arrival at National Museum of History. Free time to visit until 12:30 h.



12:30 pm : Departure from National Museum of History in direction to Rila monastery

About 2 hours journey.


14:15 h: Arrival at Rila monastery. Free time to explore and have lunch.

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


16:30: Departure from Rila monastery in direction to Sofia

About 2 hours journey


18:30 h: Arrival in Sofia  - drop off at St. Alexander Nevski square


*On some days the order of visited sites can be changed.

Hotel pick-up/drop off is available upon request and additional charge. Contact us at for more info

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.