Guided Day Tour from Sofia to Rila Monastery and Boyana Church

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Rila Monastery
Rila Monastery
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What To Expect

Go on a day trip to two UNESCO World Heritage sites - the Rila Monastery and Boyana Church.

Specifications

Type:
Tours from Sofia
Departs From:
Sofia
Meeting Point:
In front of La Cattedrale Restaurant
Duration:
7 hours
Availability:
daily at 9:00 AM
Product Code:
11958
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Description

Rila Monastery is a must-see sight in Sofia. The unique combination of arcaded balconies, unique frescoes (a work of one of the most famous Bulgarian Revival Period painters), gilded iconostasis and the fabulous mountain views makes the visit to the monastery an extraordinary and memorable one. While there, you have the option to enter the main church, take photos of the narthex's gallery, and admire the exhibits in the History Museum of the Monastery. Don't forget to try the tasty "mekitsi" (Bulgarian donuts) with buffalo's yogurt (a local specialty).

The frescoes in the Boyana Church bring epochal change in the mural painting and is are considered to be predecessors of the European Renaissance. The majority of the 240 figures depicted there have individuality and vitality.

Itinerary/Highlights

09:00 - Meet in front of La Cattedrale Restaurant (behind Alexandar Nevski Cathedral)

11:20 - Estimated time of arrival at Rila Monastery

13:30 - Transfer to Boyana Church

15:30 - Estimated time of arrival at Boyana Church

16:30-17:00 - Approximate time of arrival back at Alexandar Nevski Cathedral

Includes

  • English-speaking driver guide

  • All transportation costs from Sofia to Rila Monastery and Boyana Church and back

  • Parking fees

  • VAT

Excludes

  • Entrance fees

  • Personal expenses

  • Optional activity costs

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Meals and drinks

Please Note

  • Please arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before scheduled departure.

  • You will have at least two hours of free time at the Rila Monastery, and approximately 30 minutes at the Boyana Church.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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