Rila Monastery & Boyana church           + National Museum of History

Self-guided day trip from Sofia


What is included:

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

What is not included:

  • Entrance fees:
    • Combo ticket for Boyana church and National museum of history: 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. 


 

Schedule

 

09:30 h: departure from Sofia city centre

Meeting point is behind St. Alexander Nevski cathedral and in front of La Cattedrale restaurant.


 

10:00 h: Arrival at Boyana church and visit

Entrance fee - combo ticket for Boyana church and National museum of history: 12 BGN (€6 approx.) per person.

 

10:45 h: Departure from Boyana church 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.

 

14:00 h: Arrival at Rila monastery. Free time to visit 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 sights can be changed.

Hotel pick-up/drop off is available upon request and additional charge. Contact us at info@rilashuttle.com 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.