Rila monastery + Plovdiv in 1 day

Self-guided day trip from Sofia

Adult

Child (3-11 years)

Child (under 3 years)


Price is per person / two-way / shared shuttle

What is included:

  • Shared transfer with air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Professional driver
  • Maps for the sites

What is NOT included:

  • Entrance fees (optional)
    Rila monastery museum :  €4 per person
    Plovdiv Ethnographic museum : €6 per person
    Plovdiv Ancient theater : €5 per person
  • Meals and personal expenses
  • Guiding services

 

Schedule (from May until September):

 

07:30 h : departure from St. Alexander Nevski cathedral.

 

09:30 h : arrival in Plovdiv. Your driver will leave you at convenient location in the town, near the start of the pedestrian zone, for a tour of your own. Free time to explore the city until 14:00. You can join the free walking tour of Plovdiv at 11:00 (organised by freeplovdivtour.com). 

 

14:00 h : departure from Plovdiv. 

 

17:30 h : arrival at Rila monastery. Free time to explore.

 

18:30 h : departure from Rila moanstery in direction to Sofia. 2 hours journey to Sofia.

 

20:30 h : arrival in Sofia city  Drop off in Sofia city centre at St. Alexandar Nevski's Catherdral.


 

Schedule (from October until April):

 

07:00 h : departure from St. Alexander Nevski cathedral.

 

09:00 h : arrival Rila monastery. Free time to explore.

 

10:00 h : departure from Rila monastery. 

 

13:30 h : arrival in Plovdiv. Your driver will leave you at convenient location in the town, near the start of the pedestrian zone, for a tour of your own. Free time to explore the city until 18:00. You can join the free walking tour of Plovdiv at 14:00 (organised by freeplovdivtour.com).

 

18:00 h : departure from Plovdiv. 2 hours journey to Sofia.

 

20:00 h : arrival in Sofia city  Drop off in Sofia city centre at St. Alexandar Nevski's Catherdral.

 




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 short 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.