Rila monastery +  7 Rila lakes in 1 day

Adult

Child (3-12 years)

Child (under 3 years)


Prices are per person / two-way / shared shuttle

What is included:

  • Shared transfers to 7 Rila lakes and Rila monastery
  • Professional driver
  • Transportation with airconditioned vehicle

What is NOT included:

  • Chairlift ticket and/or entrance fees (optional)
    7 Rila lakes chairlift : €9 per person, two-way
    Rila monastery museum :  €4 per person
  • Meals and personal expenses
  • Guiding services


Schedule


07:00 am
 : departure from
 Sofia city centre.
Meeting point is behind St. Alexander Nevski cathedral and in front of La Cattedrale restaurant.

08:30 - 8:45 am : arrival at the base station of 7 Rila Lakes chairlift. 

Free time to explore the lakes area until 15:00h.

 

15:00 pm : departure from 7 Rila lakes chairlift parking in direction to Rila monastery.

Please be on time for that departure as the shuttle runs on schedule and there is no waiting time included. Thank you.

Approximately 2 hours journey to the monastery.

 

17:00 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.

Prices change depending on travel date & 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

 

With the super shuttle you may be able to see some or all the Rila lakes depending on your hiking abilities.

The 7 Rila lakes + Rila monastery is a shuttle that offers less time at each of the places (in comparison to a full day trip) so that you can see both the lakes and the monastery in 1 day.

 

The 7 Rila Lakes are located high in the Rila National Park. Do not forget your comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. Consider appropriate warm clothing and rain coat as weather in the mountain changes fast and temperatures can drop to 5° even during summer.

You can prepare water and some packed food or snacks for the day as the dining options at the lakes are limited.

 

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.