Self-guided trip to Rila Monastery and Boyana Church
Excursions & day trips

Self-guided trip to Rila Monastery and Boyana Church

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Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 10 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit two UNESCO World Heritage sites in one day trip
  • See the most important Bulgarian monastery - Rila Monastery
  • Learn about the proto Renaissance wall paintings of Boyana Church
  • Explore the grounds on your own with a self-guided tour
What to expect

On this unique day tour, see two UNESCO World Heritage sites in one day only! Rila Monastery is the largest, the most beautiful and the most important Bulgarian monastery, while Boyana Church is famous for its proto-Renaissance wall paintings from 13th-century.

The monastery is situated among the rocky peaks and ancient pine forests of the Rila Mountains. Boyana Church is situated just outside of Sofia, so these two sights can be perfectly combined in one trip.

Discover Bulgaria's biggest monastic complex on your own, along with its museum and accompanying shops. You can take the opportunity to have lunch at one of the nearby restaurants before heading to Boyana Church.

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What's included
  • Personalized reading material (PDF)
What's not included
  • Personal expenses
  • Entrance fees
Where

2643 Рилски манастир, Bulgaria

Meeting point:

Begin your self-guided tour at the Rila Monastery.

What to remember
  • Note this is a self-guided tour, you will need to arrange your own transportation to/from the activity location(s)
  • This self-guided tour includes reading material (via PDF) available in English, Bulgarian, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Romanian, Turkish or Greek
  • Please contact the tour operator to request your preferred language. You will find their information on the voucher after booking
  • The reading material (PDF) will be sent to your email address
  • This reading material will be a customized PDF in your selected language and will include instructions on how to arrive to the starting location, travel tips and detailed explanations about the sights you will visit
  • The entrance fee to Rila Monastery (8.00 BGN aprox. €4.00) is not included in the price of this tour
  • Bring at least 8.00 BGN per person to be paid directly at the location
  • Guests will NOT be allowed to enter the monastery if they are dressed in the following improper attire: short skirts, shorts, vests and other outfits deemed 'revealing'
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When
  • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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Provider
VIP-Sliven Ltd.
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.
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