Small Group Tour to Rila Monastery and Boyana Church

Summary

Situated deep in the dense pine forests of Rila Mountain, Rila Monastery is the biggest and most important Orthodox cloister in Bulgaria .It is an outstanding example of the Bulgarian cultural and historical heritage, in which architecture and painting merge harmoniously. The site is part of UNESCO world heritage list. Rila Monastery was found in 10th century by St Ivan Rilski, a hermit canonized by the Orthodox Church. His ascetic dwelling and tomb became a holy place and later on a monastic complex was formed. It played an important role in the spiritual and social life of medieval Bulgaria. After the guided visit of the Monastery complex and lunch, we will head back to Sofia. One the way we will stop at the second UNESCO site for the day Boyana church. Small but unique with the most preserved frescoes from 1259 on this part of Europe.The tour will end with drop off at your hotel/accommodation.

Tour info

Duration
7 hours - 8 hours
Group Size
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Why take this tour?

During this full-day tour you will visit Rila Monastery and Boyana Church –both of which are part of UNESCO world heritage list.

What’s included?

  • Professional guide

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Transport by private vehicle

  • Food and drinks

Frequently asked questions

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 7-8 hours

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

We organize tours only for small groups (up to 7 persons) and we have the option for private tours.

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

About operator:

BulTrips is a highly professional and passioned tour operator. We are doing our best to provide the best possible service and make your vacation unforgettable.

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