Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Small Group Day Trip

By City Tour Bulgaria
Price is €35per traveller*


Free cancellation available
8h 30m
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  • Discover two great UNESCO places with one day trip
  • Explore the Rila Monastery, the biggest monastery in Bulgari
  • Visit the Boyana Church and see its unique medieval frescoe
  • Enjoy a day in the mountains
  • A great value for mouney tour

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Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Small Group Day Trip

Free cancellation
8h 30m

Live Commentary in English.

Languages available: English
Starting time: 09:00

Price details

Price is €35.00 per ticket, price for 2 Travellers is €70.00


Price is €70.00
* Select 2 travellers to get the lowest price of €35

What's included, what's not

  • Professional live guide
  • Transport by a comfortable minivan
  • Visit and guided tour to the described places
  • Boyana church ticket- 10 lev
  • Rila monastery museum ticket- 8 lev (optional)
  • Personal expenses
  • Service charge (optional)

Know before you book

  • The Boyana church is closed on the 1st of January, on the Sunday of the Orthodox Easter, on the 24th of December, 25th of December and the 31st of December - and on such days the tour is done only to the Rila Monastery.

What you can expect

With this tour you will be able to visit Rila Monastery and Boyana church- UNESCO World Heritage sites. Learn their old history and legends as your guide's commentary takes you back into time.

The tour departs at 9.00 in the morning from Alexander Nevsky square. In two hours drive, you will arrive at the Rila Monastery- the biggest monastery in Bulgaria. It was established back in the 10th century. The current buildings are from the mid 19th century, with a defensive tower that survived from the 14th century.

In the monastery complex you will admire the impressive architecture and frescoes.

During the guided tour in the inner yard and the monastery museum, you will discover the most precious pieces that are kept from the past and all the facts and stories about the biggest Bulgarian monastery complex. You will also have the chance to see an authentic monk room as well!

After the visit to the monastery, you will have free time for lunch.

Then on the way back to Sofia you will stop at another great UNESCO historical place – Boyana church, dating back to the 11th century, which has unique and very well preserved frescoes and pictures from the period of 11 to 14 century.

The return in Sofia city centre usually is at about 5;30 pm.

**Most times the group size is 4-8 people.

Auidiogides in the following languages are available for the church and the monastery: Spanish, Italian, German, French and Russian.**

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travellers

Social distancing

  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Hand sanitiser provided
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Activity Location

  • Rila Monastery
  • Rilski Manastir, Kiustendil Regiunea Kiustendil 2643

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Behind Alexander Nevsky Cathedral- next to cafe La Cathedrale
    • ploshtad "Sveti Aleksandar Nevski"
    • Sofia Sofia City Province 1000

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