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Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Small Group Day Trip provided by City Tour

Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Small Group Day Trip

Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Small Group Day Trip
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
8h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
15
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    8h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    15
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
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 closed on the 1st of January, on the Sunday of the Orthodox Easter, on the 24th of December, 25th of December and the 31st of December - and on such days the tour is done only to the Rila Monastery.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • 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
German, Russian, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Russian, English, Italian, French, Spanish
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: 42558P86
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional live guide in English!
  • Transportation by a comfortable minibus
  • A trip to to Boyana Chuch and Rila Monastery
Exclusions
  • Boyana church entrance fee- 5 euro (10 levs)
  • Rila Monastery museum+ monk room entrance fee- 4 euro (8 levs)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Audioguide in Spanish, Italian, German, French or Russian- 5 euro per person- paid on spot!
  • Entry/Admission - Boyana Church
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • pl. "Sveti Aleksandar Nevski" 4, 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Women should have their knees and showders covered in the monastery.
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional live guide in English!
  • Transportation by a comfortable minibus
  • A trip to to Boyana Chuch and Rila Monastery
Exclusions
  • Boyana church entrance fee- 5 euro (10 levs)
  • Rila Monastery museum+ monk room entrance fee- 4 euro (8 levs)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Audioguide in Spanish, Italian, German, French or Russian- 5 euro per person- paid on spot!
  • Entry/Admission - Boyana Church
Departure details
  • pl. "Sveti Aleksandar Nevski" 4, 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Women should have their knees and showders covered in the monastery.
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    pl. "Sveti Aleksandar Nevski" 4
    pl. "Sveti Aleksandar Nevski" 4, 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria
    See address & details
  • 1
    Rila Monastery
    Stop: 3 hours
    See details
  • 2
    Boyana Church
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Fred. G.
Nice, France4 contributions
Aug 2021 • Solo
Very nice trip, with a very professional company. Our guide Tsetso was very efficient and by the way a nice man.
Written 28 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your comment! We are happy to hear that you liked our tour and our guide. Hope to see you back soon! Stay safe and keep traveling! Best wishes, Lilly
Written 4 January 2022
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Stefania F
Syracuse, Italy26 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
It was AMAZING!! Our guide was Vasil, He was so kind and he satisfied all our requests! The car was new and confortable, and everything was safe even for COVID. The Monastery was fantastic and we hardly recommend this tour for the price and for the quality. enjoy these fantastic places
Written 20 December 2021
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Dear Stefani, Thank you very much for your recommendation! We appreciate your time spent writing it. We are happy that you liked our tour and the places you visit! Vasil is one of our best guides so thank you for the kind words. We hope you will call back when you are visiting Bulgaria again! Stay safe and keep traveling! Warm wishes and happy holidays, Lilly
Written 22 December 2021
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Qarisma O
14 contributions
Jul 2021 • Solo
We went to the rila monastery and boyana church,both amazing experiences with a fantastic guide. He was hugely knowledgeable and was fantastic. The journey was 2 hours from sofia,but was comfortable
Written 3 August 2021
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Thank you for your review! We are happy that you liked these two UNESCO sites. Bulgaria has much more to offer, so you should plan your next visit soon. Stay safe and keep traveling! Best wishes, Lilly
Written 20 October 2021
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Vania B
7 contributions
Jul 2021
Rila Monastery and Boyana Church are a must-see when visiting Sofia.
Besides that, the trip turned out to be even more interesting and amazing thanks to our guide, Antonio. He is very kind, open-minded, and very very smart: you can literally ask him a million questions about Bulgarian history, culture, curiosities, etc, and he would have an answer for you. The way he explains the history of his country is wonderful! Last but not least: Antonio speaks English and Spanish super well!
Written 17 July 2021
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ivan_city_tour
Well, what can we say - a big thank you for kind words, wonderful notes, and appreciation for Antonio and City Tour. We are always trying to improve both quality and experience for our guests, even in those hard times for tourism all around the world! don't dare to contact us if you or your friends decide to visit Sofia and Bulgaria again! br City Tour Sofia
Written 20 August 2021
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Govind
4 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
We traveled to Rila monastery with our guide Antonio...he is a wonderful guy with good knowledge of Rila's history & culture...thanks to Antonio for making this trip relaxed yet full of fun...
Written 21 June 2021
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ivan_city_tour
Thank you very much for the nice words. We are glad that you liked the tour with Antonio - he is one of our best guides. Regards and welcome again!
Written 1 July 2021
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Allan N
2 contributions
Mar 2020
Guided by Alexandra, this tour to the Rila Monastry an Boyana Church is one of the most interesting trips I have ever done for a long time. A busy day with multiple stops. our guide was very knowledgeable and full of interesting facts.
Written 13 February 2021
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Thank you very much for the nice words and for supporting us in these hard times! We are happy that you liked and remember the trip and we will pass your appreciation to Alexandra. We wish you a good health and let’s hope that soon we will be able to travel normally again! Best Regards, Vasil City Tour
Written 15 February 2021
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Juanjo F
2 contributions
Nov 2020 • Friends
Antonio was a wonderful guide. He took us next to our apartment and shows the most important parts of Rila Monastery. Then we went to the cave where Saint Juan of Rila lived, in the middle of the forest. In summary, we spend a great time visiting this place.
Written 17 November 2020
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Thank you very much for the nice words, we are glad that you liked the tour - we will pass your words to Antonio. Regards :)
Written 20 November 2020
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Iria
4 contributions
Nov 2020 • Friends
A great experience to have in Bulgaria. The Rila Monastery and cave was a beautiful place to go to, and the trip there was really comfortable thanks to our guide Antonio. Recommended!
Written 17 November 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for the nice words, we are glad that you liked the tour - we will pass your words to Antonio. Regards :)
Written 20 November 2020
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Alna Y
Dublin, Ireland9 contributions
Sep 2020 • Solo
Hi, everyone! Yesterday, our tour was a very small but lovely group with our gorgeous guide Lubo. It's a very professional company after the tour, you learn about Bulgarian culture and thevheritàge more than the tour offers itself. Lubo makes this possible. I want to thank him once more and wish all the best. Also thanks to his mother who raised such a nice and kind person.
Written 29 September 2020
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Thank you very much for the nice words, we will pass them to Lubo. :)
Written 29 October 2020
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Rossella R
1 contribution
Feb 2020
We went on the tour on our own as we were the only two people booked, it was quite cold with snow at the monastery, not the best season for tourists. The guide was competent and gave us precious information about the monastery, the frescoes.
Written 27 February 2020
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Hi, thank you for the nice words. :) Of course in the winter is a little bit colder but this is the reason why they are not that many tourists as well and you received a private tour on the cost of a shared one. :) We wishh you all the best and welcome again.
Written 28 February 2020
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Oriane7870
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The beauty of nature
Beautiful experience! The 7 Rila Lakes is one of the most beautiful places I could see and our guide was wonderful!
Pnn07
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We love Sofia 💗
Magnificent! Our tour guide Vessy was remarkable, smart and open spirit. We learned so much and she took pictures
944hillekev
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Sofia by foot
Decided on the spot, and very shortly after we were on route ! We had a very interesting 2 hour walk, with a perfec
andreaspW8213WP
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Great Trip in a beautiful mountain area
We had a superb guide and an interesting conversation all the trip. Very nice and satisfying day at the seven lakes
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very amazing tours , with a very knowgleble guide , very please , Valentin/Berkys
the tours was amazing , the history museum was incredible and boyana church was very interesting , the tour guy was
tkauric
tkauric
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Great tour with great guide!
I would recommend taking this tour because with the guide you will learn about the history of Sofia and Bulgaria as
243Suzy
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From Suzy Q a travel addict from France
Antonio was very kind he was very professional and he arrived at time in our hotel, he all the time and benevolent
pickles_martin_james
pickles_martin_james
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Enjoyable tour of some impressive sights
Excellent opportunity to explore beyond Sofia for the day. A mini hike to the Stob Pyramids in a very tranquil sett
davecT2015DS
davecT2015DS
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Fab day out in Plovdiv
Had a great day out, excellent driver/guide (Demeti) was brilliant and his knowledge was amazing Plovdiv is a lovel
Z2197YVcarold
Z2197YVcarold
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Excellent guide - good time had by all
Antonio is the best guide. He made sure everyone on the tour (8 people) had a good time. Speaking 2 languages all d
noeymusy
noeymusy
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Great Day!
We had a wonderful day with our guide Antonio, who was very fun and easy to talk to, with no pressure or rush! he w
WDPost1
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Great guide made the difference on Plovdiv tour
Antonio was a wonderful guide. Very well informed, helpful and courteous to all of us in both Spanish and English.
nisabukeozer
nisabukeozer
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Plovdiv with Antonio!
Plovdiv was amazing. Our lovely tour guide Antonio made our trip even more fun and exciting. He showed us the most
584mohsens
584mohsens
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very nice
The tour guide was cooperative and loyal in performing his work with utmost credibility and ethic .He was concerned
qarismao
qarismao
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Fantastic, full of history
Loved the entire trip, was a great day. My tour guide antonio was very informative and a huge amount of knowledge o
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