Rila monastery + Plovdiv in 1 day


Child (3-12 years)

Child (under 3 years)

Prices are per person / two-way / shared shuttle

What is included:

  • Shared transfers to Plovdiv city and Rila monastery
  • Professional driver
  • Transportation with airconditioned vehicle

What is NOT included:

  • Entrance fees (optional)
    Rila monastery museum :  €4 per person
  • Meals & personal expenses
  • Guiding services


08:00 am
 : departure from
 Sofia city centre
Meeting point is behind St. Alexander Nevski cathedral and in front of La Cattedrale restaurant.


10:00 am arrival at Rila monastery

Free time to explore the site and surrounding area until 11:00 am.


11:00 am : departure from the Rila Monastery in direction to Plovdiv

14:30 pm : arrival in Plovdiv
Free time to explore the city until 18:00 pm. 
Your driver will leave you at convenient location in the town, near the start of the pedestrian zone, for a tour of your own.


18:00 pm : departure from Plovdiv in direction to Sofia city


20:00 pm: arrival in Sofia city. Drop off at St. Alexander Nevski cathedral in Sofia city centre.


Prices change depending on the travel date and availability. Secure the current price now.

Need hotel pick-up/drop off?

Order a reliable taxi service  to the meeting point via the local taxi mobile app TaxiMe (similar to Uber) - available in English for Android and iOS. Get discount from the first ride with promo code: hqx499. 

Or ask at the reception of your hotel to order a taxi for you.

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.