Rila Monastery Day Trip from Sofia

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Visit the Nativity of the Virgin Church, the Monastery kitchen, the Rila Monastery Museum, the Hrelyu's Tower and many more spectacular views from the Rila Mountain.


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Behind the Alexander Nevski Cathedral or Hotel pick-up
8 hours
daily at 9:30 AM
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The Rila Monastery is the most exquisite example of the monastery art and architecture of Bulgaria. It is the most famous Bulgarian monastery, situated deep in the heart of the Rila Mountain, having a life span of a millennium. Founded in the 10th century by the monk Ivan Rilski, it has survived periods of both rapid development and decline through the years.

Visit the Church of the Nativity of the Virgin with its miraculous icon of the Virgin and splendid gilded iconostasis. See the Monastery kitchen and the Rila Monastery Museum, which keeps the long and heroic history of the monastery.

You will also see the beautiful wood-carved cross, created for a period of twelve years by a monk called Rafael, the Hrelyu's Tower and other spectacular views from the Rila Mountain.


  • Transportation on a comfortable vehicle

  • Entrance fee to the Rila Monastery Museum

  • Professional English-speaking guide

  • Taxes


  • Meals and drinks

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Personal expenses

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Children below 5 years old are free of charge.

  • Hotel pick-up is available for an additional cost. Please select option accordingly.

  • Spanish, Russian, and German guides may be provided upon request and are subject to availability. Please inquire.

  • Tour ends at the Alexander Nevski Cathedral.

  • Clients 18 years old and below should be accompanied by an adult.

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