From Sofia: Bus Transfer to Rila Lakes

From Sofia: Bus Transfer to Rila Lakes

From $23.53 per person

Explore the Rila Lakes at your own pace, by using the direct shuttle bus from Sofia to the Rila Lakes chair lift

About this activity

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Duration 1 day
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  • Explore the Rila Lakes area in your own time
  • Enjoy a direct transfer from Sofia to the Rila Lakes chair lift
  • Travel comfortably in an air-conditioned minibus
  • Depart from a central location in Sofia
Full description
Use a shared shuttle bus service which offers direct transportation from Sofia to the 7 Rila Lakes. The transfer starts with an early morning pick-up from centrally located meeting place in Sofia behind the Alexander Nevski Cathedral. Meet your driver for a comfortable direct journey to the Rila National Park. Arrive at the parking of the chair lift around 09:00 AM. Enjoy some free time for a self-guided tour of the 7 Rila Lakes area. You have more than 7 hours to explore this beautiful part of Rila mountain. Leave the parking of the chair lift in the afternoon and arrive back in Sofia city around 7:00 PM at the original central departure location.
  • Round-trip shared transfer
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minivan
  • Licensed driver
  • Ticket for the 7 Rila Lakes chairlift, BGN 20 per person
  • Guide services
  • Optional gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Meet at the parking lot behind the Alexander Nevski Cathedral, in front of La Catedrale Restaurant, close to the Sofia University metro station. Look for the vehicles with a Rila shuttle sign on the front window.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sunglasses
    • Snacks
    • Sunscreen
    • Water
    • Comfortable clothes
    • Cash

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Smoking in the vehicle

    Know before you go

    • This trip involves a moderate to intensive amount of walking. Hiking experience is essential
    • Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothes suitable for mountain walking
    • Sunscreen and sunglasses are strongly recommended
    • This trip operates in all weather conditions. Please dress appropriately
    • Child/baby seats have to be requested in advance, at least 24 hours before travel date
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 / 5

    based on 4 reviews

    Review summary

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    The guide was really knowledgeable about Bulgaria and the lakes and the monastery were amazing!

    October 20, 2020

    I can’t put my finger on anything.

    October 10, 2019

    The driver philip was very Nice and helpfull. We recommand this trip.

    August 13, 2020

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    Product ID: 292875