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Shuttle to Rila Monastery from Sofia provided by Rila Shuttle

Shuttle to Rila Monastery from Sofia

Shuttle to Rila Monastery from Sofia
4.5
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About
Explore Bulgaria's holy sites with a shuttle bus from Sofia to Rila Monastery. Departs daily and includes convenient centrally located meeting location.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 24h
  • 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
Know before you go
  • Duration: 24h
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 15352P7
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Friendly driver
  • Round-trip shared transfer
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entry/Admission - Rila Shuttle
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees for the Rila Monastery museum are optional. The monastery entrance is free of charge.
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Guiding services
  • For boyana option only: Entrance fee to UNESCO Boyana church (5 EUR per person)
  • Entry/Admission - Boyana Church
Duration
24h
Departure details
  • pl. "Sveti Aleksandar Nevski" 4, 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria Go to the car parking at the back of St.Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and in front of La Catedrale restaurant. The shuttle bus will have Rila Shuttle sign at the front window,
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • No shorts or no sleeves clothes allowed at the Monastery
  • Minimum age is 2
  • Child seats must be requested in advance
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers
Inclusions
  • Friendly driver
  • Round-trip shared transfer
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entry/Admission - Rila Shuttle
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees for the Rila Monastery museum are optional. The monastery entrance is free of charge.
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Guiding services
  • For boyana option only: Entrance fee to UNESCO Boyana church (5 EUR per person)
  • Entry/Admission - Boyana Church
Departure details
  • pl. "Sveti Aleksandar Nevski" 4, 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria Go to the car parking at the back of St.Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and in front of La Catedrale restaurant. The shuttle bus will have Rila Shuttle sign at the front window,
Duration
24h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • No shorts or no sleeves clothes allowed at the Monastery
  • Minimum age is 2
  • Child seats must be requested in advance
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

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Czechmate
Pilsen, Czech Republic29 contributions
Good shuttle service
Jan 2020
We used this shuttle service to get to the monastery from our hotel. We expected just a transport service, but the driver also gave us a great insight into the local area and community. Safe and reliable.
Written 11 May 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Trevor A
Worthing, UK37 contributions
A good trip
An easy trip. Straight to the Rila Monastery without unnecessarily additional stops at places that we didn't want to visit. Good driver/guide. Reasonable price.
Written 25 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Rila Shuttle
Pioneer431170
Pioneer431170
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Fix the van/ bus
The nature was great. The ride up the chair lift was so peaceful. The trail up and around the lakes had some nice i
luigicH4123TX
luigicH4123TX
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Rila shuttle
we spent a wonderful day in the company of Bobby always caring and friendly I recommend everyone thanks
Amandine T
Amandine T
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Great service and perfectly organised
You get exactly what is described. You rent a minivan with other people. They give you all the explanations you nee
dkdmadam
dkdmadam
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Excellent Efficient Way to See the Bulgarian Sights from Sofia with Rila Shuttle
I took two day trips out of Sofia with Phillip, the owner of the company, and couldn't have been more satisfied. T
aristotelis_koun
aristotelis_koun
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Overall great experience
Everything about this trip was great! The Rila national park is outstanding and the transfer was a wise choice as w
fplvc
fplvc
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Rent-a-van with other people
Everything was almost on time, basically renting out a van with other people for 40€ The van was terribly uncomfort
Nunziosk
Nunziosk
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Fantastic day tour at the 7 Rila lakes with Radi!!!
One of the best landscapes I've seen! Our guide Radi was very careful, informative, friendly and punctual and brou
Trip05913379914
Trip05913379914
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Great day trip!
The transfer ride to Rila was ok. It was minibus with airconditioning and very comfortable. Before we left we were
JulesBVT92
JulesBVT92
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Perfect shuttle service
Perfect organization, always on time, this is what you need to be able to visit Monaster and 7 lakes in one day wit
Joanita R
Joanita R
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Professional Shuttle Service
The Rila Shuttle Company was professional and on time. It was a great outing to Rila Lakes. The driver was profess
Eva M
Eva M
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Amazing service!
The service was perfect! The driver and his colleague were very nice in explaining everything needed for the day an
A4871DIjosev
A4871DIjosev
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Excellent Tour!!!
Excellent tour to visit Rila Monastery and Boyana church in one day. Very well organized and with a profesional gu
P3961NCsimong
P3961NCsimong
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Fabulous trip to Rila Lakes & Monastery
We took a full day Rila 7 Lakes plus Rila Monastery trip back in October and had a fabulous time (we had the walk a
patriciacalixto
patriciacalixto
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Very friendly, easy and on time!
Very friendly, easy and on time! The driver was lovely and informative about what to do and see in the Rila Lakes.
jellybiens
jellybiens
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Fantastic hiking experience.
Fantastic hiking experience. Amazing scenary and gorgeous views. If you go in the colder months though, stick to th