The Monastery of Saint Ivan of Rila, better known as the Rila Monastery is the largest and most famous Eastern Orthodox monastery in Bulgaria. It is situated in the Rila Mountains. The monastery is named after its founder, the hermit Ivan of Rila (876 – 946 AD). Founded in the 10th century, the Rila Monastery is regarded as one of Bulgaria’s...Read more
Discover the unique culture and nature of two of Bulgaria's most special places on your 8-hour guided tour from Sofia. Rila Monastery and Boyana Church, two of the finest and most popular UNESCO World Heritage sites in Bulgaria, are recognized for their religious significance, historical importance and cultural dignities. Sit back and relax in an...Read more
On this day tour you will have the chance to visit the biggest cloister in the country - Rila monastery and the beautiful Boyana church, both under the UNESCO protection. You will have English speaking guide with you, who will tell you the history of the two sights and we will pick you up from your accommodation anywhere in Sofia....Read more
Rila monastery shuttle will take you to Bulgaria's most important and visited historical site and even more - two UNESCO places, amongst with Boyana church. Enjoy the wonderful frescoes from 19th century, representing the achievement of the Bulgarian Revival painting school, feel the amazing spirit of the largest monastery in the country,...Read more
Discover two of Bulgaria’s UNESCO World Heritage gems on this day trip from Sofia. Traveling by minibus, admire rural Bulgaria on route to the Rila Monastery in the pine-carpeted Rila Mountains. Take a guided tour of the medieval treasure with its fresco-coated church, and visit its fascinating museum. Then, after time to explore independently,...Read more
Our service is unique as we provide young and knowledgeable guides that will also provide information on the every day life of the Bulgarians, the current political and economical situation and will gladly answer any other question that you ask. We are professional, energetic and extremely happy to have you on board. The historical information...Read more
Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, has the privilege to be only half an hour drive away from Vitosha Mountain. This provides great opportunity for foreign visitors to enjoy both the city life and the beautiful nature that surrounds it. Vitosha mountain is home of the first nature park in Bulgaria. Its highest peak is Cherni Vrah (Black Peak) – 2…...Read more
With this one day tour you will have the opportunity to see two of the most popular and unique tourist sites in Bulgaria – the Monastery of Saint Ivan of Rila, better known as the Rila Monastery and the Boyana Church. Both of the sites are added to the UNESCO World Heritage List and both are among the most authentic, energetic and peaceful...Read more
This is a private tour so you will not be combined with other people besides those in your reservation- there will be a private driver- guide just for you! Combine a trip in the mountain with a visit to two historical places- Boyana Church, UNESCO heritage site, and the old Dragalevtsi Monastery.
Most times the trips are done with eco...Read more
Boyana Church is a medieval Bulgarian Orthodox church situated in the Boyana village, near Sofia. The monument is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. This site is one of the most completely and perfectly preserved monuments of east European medieval art. The frescoes in the church, painted in 1259, make it one of the most important...Read more
The classic tour includes two UNESCO listed sites and is the most popular one-day tour our of Sofia. It is very suitable for first -time visitors to Bulgaria, Sofia and who wnat to learn about Bulgarian history, love beautiful natural sites and appreciate culture and...Read more
Enjoy a day in the mountains by exploring 2 UNESCO sites. Visit Rila Monastery and Boyana church, UNESCO World Heritage sites. The 9-hour tour will be with a group and a professional guide in English. Most times the group size is 4-8 people.
*Women should have their knees and shoulders covered in the monastery. *The Boyana church is...Read more
Take a drive with us to the Rila Monastery – UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located in the gorgeous mountain scenery of the mountains, it is considered the highest achievement of Bulgarian monumental architecture of the National Revival period.
2 World Heritage Sites in 1Day!
Audio Guide - -vailable in 7 languages - English, German,...Read more
The tour is one o f the classic clutural and heritage tours and with us you will find you learn not only about the monastery and the church, but also history of Bulgaria, some Orthodox Christianity basics or details on Orthodox traditions, as well as you will get information on modern daily lifestyle of the average Bulgarian family, and last but...Read more
Meet up time at 08:45. Departure from Al. Nevski Cathedral’s square at 09:00 (south-east corner). Drop off at the Alexander Nevski cathedral at appr. 17:00, where the Sofia by night tour will start from. You will have a 3-hour guided walking tour of the city center, then a dinner in a restaurant with typical Bulgarian food. After the dinner, you...Read more