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07:30 am : departure from Sofia city centre - behind St. Alexander Nevski cathedral.
09:15 am : arrival at the base station of 7 Rila Lakes
Free time to explore the lakes area until 14:30h.
14:30 pm : departure from 7 Rila lakes chairlift parking in direction to Rila monastery. Approximately 2 hours journey.
16:30 pm: arrival at Rila monastery
Free time to explore the site and surrounding area until 18:00 pm.
18:00 pm : departure from the Rila Monastery in direction to Sofia city. About 2 hours journey to Sofia
20:00 pm : arrival in Sofia city. Drop off at St. Alexander Nevski cathedral in Sofia city centre.
The 7 Rila Lakes are located high in the Rila National Park.
Consider appropriate warm clothing, rain coat, sunglasses and sun cream and comfortable walking shoes.
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.