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From Sofia: Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Day Trip

1. From Sofia: Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Day Trip

Experience the religious history of Bulgaria on a day trip to the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Rila Monastery and Boyana Church from Sofia. Follow your guide around the monastery to learn about this epic site or choose to explore it on your own before viewing Boyana Church's ancient frescoes. Make your way to the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral to meet your friendly group for the day. Settle down in your seat and set off out of the city as you drive along scenic roads with picturesque views of rural Bulgaria. Arrive at Rila Monastery, the largest Eastern Othordox monastery in the country. If you've booked the tour, follow your guide around the historic site and learn about the main frescoes. If you're an explorer you can visit the museum, take photos, and check out the church at your own pace. Then start your journey back to Sofia with one more important stop along the way. Enter the medieval Boyana Church and stroll within the ancient walls, studying the artistic frescoes which make this place so special.

From Sofia: Seven Rila Lakes Shuttle Day Transfer

2. From Sofia: Seven Rila Lakes Shuttle Day Transfer

The meeting point for the minivan is behind Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, near café La Cathedrale – you should be there at 7:45. The van will have a sing “Rila Lakes & City Tour” on the front. The departure is at 8am. You will travel on a scenic road about 1.5 hours to the mountain resort of Panichishte. There you will contunie with the lift. The traveling time with the lift is 20 – 30 minutes. And after that, if you have booked the self-guided option, you will start on your own the hike around the lakes OR if you have booked the guide option - the guide will escort you during the hike. Usually, it takes about 2 hours walking in each direction. You will be given a total of 5.5 hours to go around the lakes so at 15:30 the latest you should board back the lift and at 16:00 you should be back at the parking where the driver will expect you for the trip back to Sofia. The estimated return in Sofia is at 18:00.

From Sofia: Rila Lakes Trek with Chairlift

3. From Sofia: Rila Lakes Trek with Chairlift

Choose from a guided or self-guided tour option. 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/guide 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 or follow your friendly mountain guide for the best routes around the lakes. You have more than 6 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 5:30 PM at the original central departure location.

Sofia: Private Airport Transfer to Sofia City Center

4. Sofia: Private Airport Transfer to Sofia City Center

This private transfer service transports you between Sofia Airport and your hotel/accommodation in Sofia. Depending on the number of people, the vehicles used are cars, either 8-seater shuttle buses or mini-buses. Whatever type of vehicle used, your journey will be pleasant. The driver will be waiting for you at Sofia Airport Arrivals and will be displaying a board with your name. The flight schedules are monitored so if your flight is delayed your driver will be aware and will be waiting for you when you arrive.

From Sofia: Private Transfer to Spa in Sapareva Banya

5. From Sofia: Private Transfer to Spa in Sapareva Banya

Start your tour at 9:00 AM and your guide will take you from your hotel in Sofia to the region of Sapareva Banya. Have the unique opportunity to dive into the hot thermal waters and enjoy the magnificent panorama at the bottom of the mountain. Explore the place with the hottest geyser in Europe. Discover why the mineral water of Separeva Banya is highly regarded and was used as a cure by Thracians and Romans. It is claimed that the water treats disorders of the musculoskeletal system, nervous system, and upper respiratory tract. Enjoy 3-4 hours in the spa to completely relax. Nearby are situated many restaurants where you can enjoy lunch. At about 3:00 PM board your transfer to Sofia.

Sofia: Bansko Shuttle Transfer from/to Sofia Airport

6. Sofia: Bansko Shuttle Transfer from/to Sofia Airport

After arriving to the airport, you will be collected from either terminal 1 or 2. After going through passport control and baggage claim, please look for your representative holding a sign with your name on it. If you have booked a private transfer option, your driver will take you to your car for a comfortable journey to Bansko Resort. With the shared-shuttle option you may need to wait up to 60 minutes for the other passengers sharing the ride with you. The shuttle is a door-to-door service, but there could be up to 5 stops before yours including a quick 5-minute break at a ski shop. For departure transfers, you will be collected from your hotel within the Bansko resort area. If you have booked a private option your driver will meet you at the reception/lobby of your hotel or street level for other accommodation before taking you to your car for a comfortable transfer to Sofia Airport. For the shared option, once all passengers have been collected you will be taken directly to Sofia Airport Terminal 1 and 2.

Sofia Airport (LBSF): One-Way Transfer to/from Borovets

7. Sofia Airport (LBSF): One-Way Transfer to/from Borovets

Ensure your vacation is hassle-free with a simple-to-use transportation service between Sofia Airport (LBSF) and your accommodation at the Borovets Ski Resort. Sit back and relax in a well-maintained vehicle with plenty of space on the way to your destination. Be greeted by your driver who will wait outside your accommodation, or outside the airport terminal with a sign bearing your name in clear lettering. Know that your driver is monitoring your flight schedule o ensure that flight changes are taken into account. Hop aboard a comfortable 8-seater shuttle bus or mini-bus that has space for all your ski equipment. Avoid waiting in a long taxi line up after a long flight, or having to figure out a complicated public transportation service.

Rila Monastery Wine Tasting Tour

8. Rila Monastery Wine Tasting Tour

Medi Valley Winery is a classic winery complex located at the crossroads of a multi-directional touristic compass. The winery will be an unforgettable experience that will provoke the senses and stimulate the mind, learning about local history and traditions. The Rila Monastery private tour includes a wine tasting of five different local wines, produced in the vicinity of Rila Monastery. The full-day tour of this UNESCO site in Rila includes an exclusive 60-minute wine tasting tour. You'll be impressed by the knowledge and energy of your guides as you learn about Bulgaria.  Rila monastery is the holiest place for the Bulgarian orthodoxy, where past, present and future are interlaced. To make your day tour of this magnificent monastery unforgettable, after spending two hours at this holy place, you will be taken for a unique wine tasting to a wine cell in the feet of Rila mountain. Before the Bulgarians, The Thracians were the rulers of these territories. Their remarkable culture and warrior dignity are woven in the wine of the region, called after one of their greatest tribes, The Medi. The great Spartacus itself originated from here. Your tour will start with pick-up from your accommodation in Sofia. After a 2-hour drive you will reach the Monastery in the Rila Mountain, at an altitude of 1147 meters (3763 feet) above sea level. The introduction of the UNESCO site will begin with brief history of the founder and the construction of the monastery. After that you will visit the church and medieval 14th century defense tower. After you finish exploring the monastery complex you will have lunch at a cozy restaurant and sample some local food (grilled trout specialty). Then you will make your way to Medi Valley winery where you will have the possibility of trying five different types of wines. A short story about the history of the region, the winery and the current products will be followed by a question-and-answer session. 

Private Transfer Skopje-Sofia or Vice Versa

9. Private Transfer Skopje-Sofia or Vice Versa

This service include a shuttle can, van, or minibus from Skopje to Sofia or vice versa. You will be picked up from your address and transferred to your designated address. Traveling time will be about 3-4-hours, so you'll have time for a coffee break and lunch at one of the cities, and in fact Kriva Palanka can be arranged for you. This trip will be organized by car for a maximum of 3 people or a van for a maximum of 8 people. You can be picked up from any address in Skopje (or Sofia) and dropped off to any address in Sofia (or Skopje). No additional costs. Travel in comfort and style with a reliable, professional driver.

Sofia: Communist History Walking Tour

10. Sofia: Communist History Walking Tour

Discover the communist remnants of Sofia city center on a walking tour with an English-speaking guide. Benefit from their expertise about the communist era and its architecture. See the imposing Monument to the Soviet Army at Borissova Garden, and then ride a trolley bus with the locals to experience a relic from olden times. Arrive at the impressive National Palace of Culture, the largest congress hall in the Balkans. Discover a piece of the Berlin Wall, which fell just one day before the radical changes that occurred in Bulgaria in 1989. Walk down Vitosha boulevard to reach the former headquarters of the Communist Party. See the upmarket Central Department Store (TZUM), where the elite would shop. Continue to the site of the former Georgi Dimitrov Mausoleum on Prince Alexander of Battenberg Square. End at the antiques market outside Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and pick up some communist relics.

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What people are saying about Sofia

There is a restaurant on site so you don't have to worry about lunch. You can also buy it for the famous donut 1 reflex camera. By the way, beer is also sold at the shop, but since it is 35 refs, it is twice as large as the city.

A must take excursion while in Sofia. With the expert guide Phillip and driver George we were given such an informative description about the history of the Rila Monastery and the Boyana Church. Thank you. I recommend your tour.

We had a booking with City Tour and the tour guide Tuny was absolutely fantastic and explained everything very well. Overall the tour was well planned and definitely worth the visit. Cheers to Tuny ( my tour guide) again !!

Excellent! Cheap! The most beautiful place in Bulgaria! Guide was nice and accommodating and gave us plenty of time to explore on our own! I felt like I was in the sound of music!

The frescoes of Rila Monastery became alive with the explanation from the guide, definitely worth a day trip and pay extra for guided tour in the Monastery