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Full Day Rila Monastery Tour In Sofia
  • Tour Category

    Group Tour

  • Tour Types

    Architecture, Culture, Museum

  • Duration

    1 Day

  • Language

    Bulgarian, English, Russian

  • Activity Level



Visit the Monastery of Saint Ivan of the Rila, one of the nine UNESCO heritage sites in Bulgaria. It is the largest and most famous Eastern Orthodox monastery in Bulgaria. The monastery is named after its founder, the hermit Ivan of Rila (876 - 946 AD), and houses around 60 monks. 

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    • Pick from your hotel in Sofia city.

    • Drive for 2 hours to arrive at the Rila Monastery. 

    • On arrival, see the monastery complex, regarded as one of Bulgarian National Revival architecture's foremost masterpieces, and declared a national historical monument in 1976. 

    • Drop-off at your hotel.

What's Included
  • Bulgarian tour guide and driver service

  • Vehicle for up to 7 people

  • Fuel

  • Parking

  • Seat insurance

  • Mineral water 0.5 litre

What's Excluded
  • Meals

  • Entry fees (not necessary except for any museum)

  • Drinks (except for mineral water bottle of 0.5 l which is included)

Know before you go
  • Please respect the active monastery rules - no shorts/skirts/dresses, no bare shoulders, and no smoking at the premises of the Monastery.
Meeting Point

Sofia City Province, Bulgaria

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Starting From
USD 49 / adult

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