The Seven Rila Lakes & Rila Monastery


  • Ride a cable car to the Seven Rila Lakes, and enjoy a mountainous hike

  • Visit Rila Monastery, and see its cloisters, chapel, and museum collection

  • Travel easily from Sofia's Old City Center, with no more than 15 travelers


Ride a cable car to the Seven Rila Lakes, and enjoy a mountainous hike

Tour info

12 hours
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Why take this tour?

Sofia visitors may not know it, but this Bulgarian city is actually an ideal jumping-off point for a side trip into the countryside. With this full-day tour, you're whisked to trek at Seven Rila Lakes, and visit a monastery that's listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Though entry fees and chairlift ride are at your own expense, you still get a great value, with travel—and mountain views—included.

What’s included?

  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

  • English-speaking guide

  • Fuel surcharge

  • Entry/Admission - Seven Rila Lakes

  • Chairlift tickets - 20 BGN per person

  • Entrance fee for the Rila monastery's museum

  • Food and drinks

  • Gratuities

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Before you book

  • Duration: 12h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Cancellation Policy

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

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About operator:

Traventuria Ltd is a fully bonded Bulgarian tour operator, possessing a management with experience of over 10 years in the field of the incoming tourism in Bulgaria and the Balkans. The company offers cultural and active holidays, private transfers, ski and snow board packages. Flexibility, local knowledge and perfection in all our services are our distinctive feature!

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