Highlights: Rila Monastery
Description: The tour includes a visit of Rila Monastery, recognized as part of UNESCO world heritage site. It also explores the cave of St. Ivan Rilski the miracle-worker, who is the most famous Bulgarian hermit and saint.
Start the tour with a pick up from your Sofia hotel. Relax on the 2 hour drive to the Rila Monastery. There, you will have a 3-hour tour of the Holy Cloister. Rila Monastery is the biggest and most important orthodox cloister in the country and the jewel of Bulgarian cultural and historical heritage. Recognized as a part of UNESCO world heritage sites since 1976, the monastery is a unique monument of the church architecture. Situated deep in the dense pine forests of the
Rila Mountains, it is a place of massive cultural and historical importance through the middle ages.
After your tour of the monastery, take one hour to enjoy a delicious lunch. Once your hour-long break is over, embark on the 2-hour journey back to Sofia.
Starting time: 09:00
Finishing time: 17:00
Duration: 8 hours
Price includes: Transport with comfortable vehicle, English speaking licensed guide, Lunch;
Price does not include: Gratuities to the guide and the driver (optional)
Price for 1 person: 70.00 euro
Price for 2 persons : 45.00 euro (per person)