Rila Monastery + Boyana church

Guided or Self-guided trip

Self - Guided trip (Transport only) 
From:  30.00 EUR

per person

Guided trip

From April until October:

35.00 EUR per adult

30.00 EUR per child


Guided Trip 

From November until March:

39.00 EUR per adult 

35.00 EUR per child


What is included:

  • Shared transfers with A/C vehicle 
  • English speaking  driver (guide for the guided version)
  • Visit at UNESCO Boyana church and Rila monastery (with a guide for the guided option)
  • VAT and all road taxes

What is not included:

  • Entrance fees:
    Boyana church: €5 per person
    Rila monastery museum: €4 per person (optional)
  • Meals and personal expenses
  • Guide for the self-guided option

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




08:55 h : Departure for the Guided Trip option.
Meeting point: St. Alexander Nevski Square (south-east corner; at the parking lot in front of La Cattedrale restaurant) 


09:30 hArrival at Boyana church and 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. Guided visit or free time for a visit of your own, depending on your tour option

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


14:30: Departure from Rila monastery in direction to Sofia

About 2 hours journey


16:30 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.

Hotel pick-up/drop off is available upon request. 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.