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Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Day tour from Sofia

With this one day tour you will have the opportunity to see two of the most popular and unique tourist sites in Bulgaria – the Monastery of Saint Ivan of Rila, better known as the Rila Monastery and the Boyana Church. Both of the sites are added to the UNESCO World Heritage List and both are among the most authentic, energetic and peaceful places in Bulgaria.

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9 to 10 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Certified English-speaking local guide
    • Visit to the Rila Monastery Complex
    • Visit to the Boyana Church Complex
    • Fuel surcharge
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    • Parking Fees
    What's excluded :
    • Entrance fees for the Boyana Church
    • Entrance fee for the Rila Monastery Museum
    • Meals
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - Boyana Church
    • Entry/Admission - Rila Monastery
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Boyana Church, 3 Boyansko Ezero Str., Sofia 1616 Bulgaria

    The church is one of the few complete and perfectly preserved mediaeval monuments testifying to the significant contribution of Bulgarian monumental painting to European culture in the Middle Ages. It is also a part of the UNESCO World Heritage List.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Rila Monastery, Rila 2643 Bulgaria

    The monastery is a complex of cultural, dwelling and farming buildings which take about 8800 square meters. Here you can learn about the history of the monastery and see unique architecture – covered wooden stairs, carved verandas, arches and colonnades, Hreliova tower, frescos and murals. It is also on the UNESCO World Heritage List. There is no entrance fee in the monastery complex and the church.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Rila Monastery, Rila 2643 Bulgaria

    The museum of the Rila Monastery Complex has a permanent exhibition that presents more than 600 exhibits the historical development of the monastery. There is an entrance fee for the museum, but not for the monastery complex.

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Cathedral Saint Aleksandar Nevski, pl. "Sveti Aleksandar Nevski", 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Odans Travel - Europe Incoming

Activity ID: V-219173P2

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