Take advantage of this daily shuttle running between Sofia and 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. See the Rila Monastery and Boyana Church with hassle-free, affordable, and flexible round-trip transportation.
What to Expect
Spend the day exploring 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites located outside of Sofia, Bulgaria's capital city. Begin by meeting at 9:00 behind St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral in Sofia. Sit back and relax for the next 2.5 hours as your friendly, English-speaking drivers transport you to Rila.
Upon arriving, spend 1.5 hours exploring the area and visiting the Rila Monastery, the largest and most famous Eastern Orthodox monastery in Bulgaria. Then enjoy lunch at a local restaurant which features a specialty of grilled trout. Get back in the van for another 2-hour journey, eventually arriving at Boyana Church, a medieval Bulgarian Orthodox church on the outskirts of Sofia. Check out the elaborate frescoes that have made this site famous, before your tour returns you to your meeting point.
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- English-speaking guide/driver
- Parking fees
- In November - March only, free hotel pick-up and drop off
What's Not Included
- Entrance fees
- Local guide
- Personal expenses
- Audio Guides in English, Spanish and Russian (5€ per device)
- Pick-up from the hotel (5€ per booking) - upon request
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
Know Before You Go
The Rila Monastery Shuttle service is delivered in shared vehicles. When booking the Rila Monastery Shuttle you agree to share the same vehicle with other travel customers.
Please bring warm clothing and women should take care to have their shoulders and knees covered.