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Overview
Though two Bulgarian UNESCO World Heritage Sites are located within driving distance of Sofia, it can be tough to visit these historical sights without renting a car. Leave the driving to your guide on this full-day sightseeing excursion from Sofia, with easy travel to Rila Monastery and Boyana Church. From 13th century murals to Bulgarian Revival painting, Rila Mountain landscapes to medieval structures, this tour is not to be missed.
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You'll start at
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral Sofia Bulgaria
alexander nevsky cathedral, 1000 Old City Center, София, BulgariaBehind Alexander Nevski Cathedral, in front of La Cattedrale restaurant at 09:00 am.
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    Rila Monastery
    Stop: 2 hours -
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    Boyana Church
    Stop: 30 hours - Admission excluded
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You'll end at
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral Sofia Bulgaria
alexander nevsky cathedral, 1000 Old City Center, София, BulgariaBehind Alexander Nevski Cathedral, in front of La Cattedrale restaurant at 09:00 am.
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Highlights
  • Visit Rila Monastery and Boyana Church on this full-day tour, from Sofia
  • Learn about Bulgarian history from your guide, on a small-group excursion
  • Travel and driver are included, but you pay for entry fees and audio guides
  • Hassle-free transport, from Sofia's Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, is included
Important Information
Departure Point
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral Sofia Bulgaria, alexander nevsky cathedral, 1000 Old City Center, София, Bulgaria
Duration
8h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Exclusions
  • Entrance fee for Boyana church
  • Food and drinks
  • Audio-guide (Eg, Es, It, Rus, Ger) payable onsite for 5€ per person
  • Live Guide in Spanish, Italian, French - 60 € per booking
  • Hotel pickup
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Boyana Church
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Angelica F wrote a review Feb 2020
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ThanK You so much for a beautiful trip in RILA e BOYANA, thanks a lot to Gheorghie very helpful guide, see You next time we'll fly to Bulgaria!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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emamalv wrote a review Oct 2019
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It was a good tour. Very beatiful the monastery. excellent guide!! I recommend it as a tour to do!!!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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eightynine wrote a review Oct 2019
Los Angeles, California6 contributions1 helpful vote
Definitely recommend this trip with V Travel as their guides seem to really know the history behind the sites. Ivan was out guide and he had an answer for every question we had about sites we visited. It can be a long trip but our guide was friendly and made sure everyone was
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Mauricio wrote a review Sep 2019
Frankfurt, Germany12 contributions2 helpful votes
Excellent communication right from the start (tour booking) until the very end. Very good tour guide/driver, a small group made the tour more familiar. Very interesting places included (both Rila Monastery and Boyana Church). Punctuality, good service, very reasonable
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from Victor K, Manager at Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Shuttle Tour
Responded 21 Sep 2019
Thank you so much for appreciating our efforts!
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Miguel B wrote a review Sep 2019
Barcelona, Spain215 contributions16 helpful votes
We had a great day visiting the Rila Monastery and Boyana Church. We had enough time to visit the monastery on our own, take some pictures and buy some food/souvenirs outside the monastery. I don't remember the name of the driver unfortunately but he was very knowledgeable, with
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Date of experience: September 2019
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scooterdu
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Superb trip
Went in February. I'll go over the positives - in the winter there's not a lot of tourists, and the wait time at t
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JehanCarew
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Great Trip
This is a place not to be missed. It has a certain about of charm and the artistry on the wall is immense/ striking
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Zymotic
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Excellent!
A long day (4 hours each way) but so very enjoyable! We were collected by our Guide Ivan, who was super professiona
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sagiadistern
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Transfer from Sofia airport to Bansko-Sofia-Airtport
I want to say thank you for all the efforts of 3 different drivers and 3 different transport. Everything was smooth
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hankey5
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Very interesting
Well worth the money. The guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. Picked up from outside our apartment and take
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beaborrellas
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No recommended
We delayed 5 min for losing our wallet, and still they gave us no option to go to the excursion, despite the fact t
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Jasmine K
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Great trip to North Macedonia
I was so thankful to this company for running the trip despite the fact that I was the only person going. My guide,
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Stumodernart
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Great tour of the stunning Veliko Tarnovo area
Took the tour to Veliko Tarnovo in mid-December 2019. It's about a 3 hour drive. The city is absolutely beautiful a
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aramis1969
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NIS - Servia
Nis Tower, Concentration Camp, and a bit of Serbian culture, make this tour interesting.However, in my opinion, Nis
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DestinyJane
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Boyana, Rila, Plovdiv and Istanbul
I had a big event to run in Sofia with a pre-event tour for 50 people and a post-event tour for 30 people. V-Travel
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VanessaJanes
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Trip to Rila Monastery and Boyana Church
Really good trip in comfortable mini bus. The tour guide was well informed and had very good English. Rila Monast
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213dirkg
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Great tour experience
Nice tour guide and great overall tour. Plovdiv is a nice old city with lots of culture to offer. Worth the trip.
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sueoldham6
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Plovdiv
We had a great day out. Well looked after by Michael. Plovdiv certainly worth a visit. Lots to see and enjoy.
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BridgetA1964
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A wonderful experience!
Very friendly, helpful and accommodating team and knowledgeable guide. A great day out and so worth the visit, A "m
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walmo1955
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Very interesting trip with some pretty dark aspects
Just the two of us on the trip - picked up from hotel by our driver/guide Alex. Very comfortable drive to Nis - no
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