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Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Day Trip from Sofia

In this day tour, you’ll get to visit two of Bulgaria’s historical sites in one day. See the landscape of Bulgaria on a drive south, and visit the ancient Monastery of Rila with a guide to do justice to its history and riches. Finally, return to the suburbs of Sofia to see and know about the fresco-filled Boyana Church.

Duration

5 hours

Voucher

Mobile ticket

  • What's included :
    • Driver & guide
    • Transport by air-conditioned minibus
    • Parking Fees
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Admission to Boyana Church (approx. 5 euros per person) and Rila Monastery Museum (approx. 4 euros)
    • Food and drinks
    • Entry/Admission - Rila Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Boyana Church
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Rila Monastery, Rila 2643 Bulgaria

    Greet your guide in central Sofia and see Bulgaria’s countryside, forests, and villages on a drive into the Rila Mountains. Here the remarkable UNESCO World Heritage–listed Rila Monastery—one of Bulgaria’s most famous Eastern Orthodox monasteries—sits on pine-coated slopes. Learn all about the legend-shrouded monastery, whose origins date to 927 AD, and enter (at your own expense) for a guided tour. Marvel at the fresco-covered colonnades, wooden icons, and tomb of Bulgaria’s last monarch, Boris III.

    Duration: 2 hours

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

    Boyana Church is a small temple at the outskirts of Sofia with frescoes dating back to three separate periods: 11th, 13th and 19th century. The most important and fascinating are the frescoes dating from 1259. They are Renaissance frescoes that predate the Italian Renaissance (triggered by the works of Giotto) and break the strict Christian canon law to present pure human emotions, royal figures and folklore elements.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Rila Monastery Shuttle Bus Starting Point, ул. Оборище +, ul. "19-ti fevruari", 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria
    Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities
    • Comfortable walking shoes recommended
    • Boyana church will NOT be visited on the following dates: the 18th of May, the 19th of April, 24th and 25th December
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • 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.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Zarif Travel

Activity ID: V-263880P10

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