Private tour

Day Trip to Vitosha, Boyana Church and Dragalevtsi Monastery

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Activity provider: City Tour Sofia

Day Trip to Vitosha, Boyana Church and Dragalevtsi Monastery

Activity provider: City Tour Sofia

From US$ 89.69 per person

Combine a trip in the mountain with a visit to two historical places: Boyana Church a UNESCO heritage site, and the old Dragalevtsi Monastery. Enjoy magnificent mountain views and learn more about the history of the area.

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Duration 5 hours
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Pickup included
Hotel lobby
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  • Visit the Boyana church a UNESCO heritage place
  • Explore the old Dragalevtsi Monastery
  • Enjoy a trip in the mountain on this private tour
  • See amazing views of Sofia from above
Full description
You tour starts at 10:00 AM when your guide will collect you from your hotel. You will travel by car to the Boyana Church, UNESCO historical place, dating back to the 10th century, which has unique and very well preserved frescoes and pictures from the period of 11th-14th century. You will have the chance to learn their history. Next, your trip will continue with a visit to the Dragalevtsi Monastery, also situated in the Vitosha Mountain. This still active monastery is probably the oldest of its kind in Bulgaria. It was built around the year 1345, then abandoned only 40 years later during the time of the Ottoman invasion, just to be brought again to life in the middle of the 15th century. It contains colorful murals and it is revered as one of the hiding places of the great Bulgarian national hero, Vasil Levski. Finally, you will head to some of the high spots in Vitosha from where you can see amazing views of Sofia from above. There are also several hiking paths that start from the viewpoint, so you can also opt for some walking in the mountain if the weather is good. Finally, your guide will take you back to your hotel. The duration of the whole tour is about 4-5 hours.
  • Private tour with professional driver/guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned car with free Wi Fi
  • A visit to the Dragalevtsi monastery
  • Trip to the mountain
  • Hiking (optional)
  • Entrance fee to Boyana church, which is €5 (10 BGN)
  • Vitosha cabin lift ticket, which is €7 (14 BGN) and used only in the winter
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles

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  •  Please wear comfortable walking shoes
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4.5 /5

based on 6 reviews

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December 12, 2021

Our tour guide Vasili was great.

September 10, 2020

The guide was on time, we received information, but otherwise we cannot recommend the tour. The young tourist guide was more concerned with his cell phone than with us. We received the most necessary information about the individual locations unmotivated, only on request. Since we had 2 fellow travelers with less knowledge of English, we tried to translate the very indistinctly spoken English. The price of this type of tour is far too high in our opinion, we would not book it again. We had booked another tour a day later, with a lot of helpful information and a guide who conveyed interest for his country with a lot of fun.

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August 19, 2019

Product ID: 133935