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Private Guided Transfer from Sofia Airport to Bansko Ski Resort with a Rila Monastery visit provided by ExploriA

Private Guided Transfer from Sofia Airport to Bansko Ski Resort with a Rila Monastery visit

Private Guided Transfer from Sofia Airport to Bansko Ski Resort with a Rila Monastery visit
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3–4 hours
Hotel pickup offered
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3–4 hours
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Enjoy a wonderful start to your ski-vacation in Bulgaria by combining your transfer to Bansko Ski Resort with a guided tour of Bulgaria’s most famous tourist site – the Rila Monastery. This is always a small group private transfer/tour for up to 8 people with an affordable price, depending on the number of travelers, ideal for couples, families or groups of friends. Just a few people realize that on their way to Bansko ski resort, with just a 30 minutes detour, they can visit the most famous and beautiful tourist attraction and the top Bulgarian landmark – the Rila Monastery. This is a 24-hour service with instant confirmation and we monitor all the flights and in case of early arrival or delay you will still be greeted by our kind tour guides/drivers holding a signboard with your name.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Your guide/driver will meet you at the arrivals hall, holding a signboard with your name. He will help you with the luggage and comfortably accommodate you in the vehicle. All vehicles are new, modern, comfortable, meet EU safety standards with big luggage compartment and A/C. Our drivers are a licensed tour guides as well, fluent in English, so sit back and enjoy the beautiful drive to Bansko Ski Resort and of course the visit of the famous Rila Monastery. Your guide will answer all your questions and will give you all the interesting details about everything you see on the way, starting from the charming Bulgarian capital – Sofia city. Along the way between Sofia and Bansko, with only 30 minutes’ detour you will have the opportunity to explore and enjoy the largest Bulgarian monastic complex - the Rila Monastery. Embark on a guided tour around the monastery complex. Your guide will help you to explore the unique monastery architecture, the beautiful frescoes and the rich monastery museums. Listen the fascinating stories about St. Ivan Rilski - the saint who found the monastery in the 10th century and King Boris- the last and most beloved Bulgarian monarch, whose tomb lies in the monastery church. After the tour which takes about 30 minutes, return to your vehicle and relax on the way to Bansko. The whole journey takes about 3 hrs. This is a round-the-clock service and transfers are provided to all hotels in Bansko area, but keep in mind that you can visit the monastery only during day time. This is a family friendly service. Baby, child and booster seats are provided free of charge. They have to be pre-ordered in the time of booking. If you bring ski equipment with you, please mention the numbers of ski racks in the reservation. By booking this service, you will have up to 20% discounts for your return transfer!  
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Your guide/driver will meet you at the arrivals hall, holding a signboard with your name. He will help you with the luggage and comfortably accommodate you in the vehicle. All vehicles are new, modern, comfortable, meet EU safety standards with big luggage compartment and A/C. Our drivers are a licensed tour guides as well, fluent in English, so sit back and enjoy the beautiful drive to Bansko Ski Resort and of course the visit of the famous Rila Monastery. Your guide will answer all your questions and will give you all the interesting details about everything you see on the way, starting from the charming Bulgarian capital – Sofia city. Along the way between Sofia and Bansko, with only 30 minutes’ detour you will have the opportunity to explore and enjoy the largest Bulgarian monastic complex - the Rila Monastery. Embark on a guided tour around the monastery complex. Your guide will help you to explore the unique monastery architecture, the beautiful frescoes and the rich monastery museums. Listen the fascinating stories about St. Ivan Rilski - the saint who found the monastery in the 10th century and King Boris- the last and most beloved Bulgarian monarch, whose tomb lies in the monastery church. After the tour which takes about 30 minutes, return to your vehicle and relax on the way to Bansko. The whole journey takes about 3 hrs. This is a round-the-clock service and transfers are provided to all hotels in Bansko area, but keep in mind that you can visit the monastery only during day time. This is a family friendly service. Baby, child and booster seats are provided free of charge. They have to be pre-ordered in the time of booking. If you bring ski equipment with you, please mention the numbers of ski racks in the reservation. By booking this service, you will have up to 20% discounts for your return transfer!  
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 58739P4
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • One-way private transfer
  • Licensed English-speaking guide/driver throughout the tour/transfer
  • All transportation and parking costs
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Beverages
Exclusions
  • Other personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Duration
3–4 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Airports:
  • Vrazhdebna Airport, Sofia Bulgaria
  • Other:
  • Sofia, Sofia, Sofia Region
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please provide supplier with your flight and hotel details
  • Indicate if you have a ski equipment with you(how many)
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • One-way private transfer
  • Licensed English-speaking guide/driver throughout the tour/transfer
  • All transportation and parking costs
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Beverages
Exclusions
  • Other personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Airports:
  • Vrazhdebna Airport, Sofia Bulgaria
  • Other:
  • Sofia, Sofia, Sofia Region
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3–4 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please provide supplier with your flight and hotel details
  • Indicate if you have a ski equipment with you(how many)
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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By: ExploriA
EL3M33
EL3M33
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Memorable day trip
Vincent was a fantastic guide, enthusiastic, very knowledgeable, very approachable. He took the trouble to find us
Joyce M
Joyce M
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Great day out
Vincent was an very informative guide with excellent English, full of enthusiasm and great company. Boyana Church v
Pheng L
Pheng L
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Winter day trip to Rila Monastery
Alex was the perfect tour guide. He had a PhD in history and easily shared his knowledge with the group. The tour
Per_Ger2007
Per_Ger2007
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Everything Great!
Thanks Alexander for the Tour! All the tour was great, he takes his time and explains everything during the way to
waymanr2019
waymanr2019
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Full-day Rila Monastery, St. Ivan Cave and Boyana Church
Overall pleased with the trip. Rila Monastery was very impressive and worth the drive. However, we went with a gr
CHCLE
CHCLE
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Day trip
This was time well spent. Guide was knowledgeable. Helps to better understand the religious background of Bulgaria.
dinaami2019
dinaami2019
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emazing place to visit
It takes less then 1 hour to stroll around. The wall painting are extraordinary.Dont forget to taste the Makitza.
Nelson D
Nelson D
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trip to rila monastery,the cave and boyana church
we had a private tour to the rils monastery and the boyana church.its worth the cost .we also went to the caves and
Katharina L
Katharina L
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Great day
We had a lovely tour to Rila Monastery and Boyana Church. Our guide Wenzelslav (hopefully I spelled that correctly)
sirineab
sirineab
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Rila monastery and boyana church
Vincent the driver and guide drives safely, speaks english fluently and explains very well. Rila monastery is a gre
strutstheatre
strutstheatre
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The only tour you want to take - excellent day out
I emailed ahead to say I needed to be on a flight later that day, so I got a separate bus to make sure I was back i
Fiona23366
Fiona23366
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Great visit to Rila monastery
We visited Rila monastery and the Boyana church with George at Exploria. It was a small group of just 7 tourists, w
michaelwJ950NZ
michaelwJ950NZ
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Highly recommended
A great tour with a knowledgable and friendly guide. Arrived before almost all other tourists, and included scenic
Kai-Lian_H
Kai-Lian_H
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Great way to discover Sofia region
It is truly a wonderful guided tour to explore significant spiritual and cultural sites in Sofia region. The tour w
EmmaLeclerc
EmmaLeclerc
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Most beautiful sights of Bulgaria
The guide was very friendly and we had a small group of 4 people, which was amazing and provided with a very person
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