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Day Trip To Rila Monastery & Boyana Church On Sofia's Outskirts
  • Tour Category

    Group Tour

  • Tour Types

    Culture, History, Sightseeing

  • Duration

    1 Day

  • Language


  • Activity Level



Explore the beguiling beauty of two of Bulgaria’s most spectacular UNESCO World Heritage sites on the outskirts of Sofia. Admire the natural splendour of rural Bulgaria as you travel to Rila Monastery, surrounded by the dense pine forests of the mountains. Enjoy the fascinating pre-Renaissance frescoes that decorate the walls of Boyana Church.

  • Visit Rural Bulgaria and Rila Monastery
  • Enjoy Pre-Renaissance frescoes at Boyana Church
  • Visiting Bulgaria's two UNESCO Heritage Sites expand_more
    • Visit the Rila Monastery, the largest and the most important Bulgarian monastery founded in the 10th century by the most honoured Bulgarian saint - Ivan Rilski (John of Rila). 

    • Visit Boyana church, famous for its proto Renaissance wall paintings from the 13th century. 

What's Included
  • Transport.

  • English speaking guide for the tour.

What's Excluded
  • Meals and drinks.

  • Personal expenses.

  • Insurance.

  • Entrance fees: 10 BGN for Boyana Church, 5 BGN for Hrelyo`s tower, 8 BGN for the Monastery Museum.

Know before you go
  • The Rila Monastery is situated among the rocky peaks and ancient pine forests of the Rila mountains. 

  • The distance between Sofia and the Monastery is 110 km, and it takes about 2 hours to get there by road.

  • Boyana Church is situated in one of Sofia`s neighbourhoods, perfectly combining a visit to both the monastery and the church.

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Tour Reviews
  • Ruth

    Elitsa was wonderful

Starting From
USD 24 / Group