Rila Monastery and Melnik Tour - Small Group Tour

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Rila Monastery, Bulgaria
Rila Monastery, Bulgaria
Rila Monastery, Bulgaria
Rila Monastery, Bulgaria
Rila Monastery, Bulgaria
Rila Monastery, Bulgaria
Rila Monastery, Bulgaria
Rila Monastery, Bulgaria
Fresco on the facade of The church of the Nativity of the Virgin, the main church in Rila monastery
Fresco on the facade of The church of the Nativity of the Virgin, the main church in Rila monastery
Melnik, known as the smallest town in Bulgaria
Melnik, known as the smallest town in Bulgaria
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What To Expect

Visit Rila Monastery and admire some priceless fresco masterpieces. Enjoy sights in the tranquil Bulgarian countryside and see the smallest Bulgarian town, Melnik, together with its sand and clay formations!

Specifications

Type:
Tours around Sofia
Departs From:
Sofia
Meeting Point:
Hotel Pick-up
Duration:
11 hours
Availability:
Product Code:
6391
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Description

See Rila Monastery and Melnik and get introduced afterwards to Bulgarian geography, agriculture and economy during and after the communism!

Departing early morning from Sofia, we shall head to the tranquil hearth of Rila Mountains, where you will admire the impressive Rila Monastery, whose architecture and frescoes present the height of the Bulgarian Renaissance art. With 1-hour guided tour of the most treasured monuments in the inner yard and the Monastery museum, you will learn a lot of interesting facts and stories about the biggest Bulgarian monastery complex. If you want, you may also buy souvenirs and take some photos since you'll be given a free time to explore the whole place by yourself, as you please.

Your tour continues to Melnik, where sand and clay formations await you. Known as the smallest town in Bulgaria with only 208 inhabitants, it still preserves part of its glory during the 14th- up to 19th-century, when Melnik became a flourishing tobacco and wine-producing center in Europe. Today, the city is still famous for its lovely white houses and cobbled streets, mild climate and internationally recognized brands of red wine.

Finally, the tour shall end in a guided walking tour of the city, with a visit to the biggest Bulgarian Revival Period style house and its tunnel-like wine cellar.

Includes

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • English-speaking guide

  • Entrance fees

  • Private transportation with A/C

Excludes

  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Optional activity costs

  • Tips and gratuities

Please Note

  • Children below 2 years old are not recommended on this tour.

  • Tour will be operated as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 7 guests.

  • Transfer time shall take 4 hours in total.

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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