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Rila Monastery & Boyana Church Tour

by Traventuria Duration 8h Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is £26

Rila Monastery is definitely a must-see if you are a tourist with a free day in Sofia. The arcaded balconies, the unique frescoes – a work of one of the most famous Bulgarian Revival Period painters, the gilded iconostasis, the fabulous mountain views. and the unique combination of them all makes the visit to the monastery extraordinary and memorable one. You will have around an hour of free time at the Rila Monastery to explore the most visited UNESCO site in Bulgaria, enter the main church and take photos of the narthex’s gallery, admire the exhibits in the History Museum of the Monastery, try the tasty Bulgarian doughnuts with delicious buffalo’s yoghurt (local speciality) or even have a short walk in the area;

The Boyana Church's frescoes bring epochal change in the mural painting and are considered predecessors of the European Renaissance. The majority of more than 240 figures depicted there have individuality, vitality and psychological depth.

Rila Monastery is definitely a must-see if you are a tourist with a free day in Sofia. The arcaded balconies, the unique frescoes – a work of one of the most famous Bulgarian Revival Period painters, the gilded iconostasis, the fabulous mountain views. and the unique combination of them all makes the visit to the monastery extraordinary and memorable one. You will have around an hour of free time at the Rila Monastery to explore the most visited UNESCO site in Bulgaria, enter the main church and take photos of the narthex’s gallery, admire the exhibits in the History Museum of the Monastery, try the tasty Bulgarian doughnuts with delicious buffalo’s yoghurt (local speciality) or even have a short walk in the area;

The Boyana Church's frescoes bring epochal change in the mural painting and are considered predecessors of the European Renaissance. The majority of more than 240 figures depicted there have individuality, vitality and psychological depth.

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9:00 AM, Rila Monastery & Boyana Church Tour in English

Duration 8h No booking or credit card fees

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£25.93

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Rila Monastery & Boyana Church Tour

Activity Location

Rila Monastery

Sofia

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • "Alexandar Nevski" square

    ploshtad "Sveti Aleksandar Nevski"

    Sofia 1000


Highlights

  • Discover the two most frequented Bulgarian UNESCO sites

  • Uncover the history of Boyana Church and Rila Monastery

  • Be captivated by the fascinating Rila Monastery frescoes

  • Experience and admire the awesome beauty of Rila Nature Park

  • Sample local fresh, healthy food and good wines


Inclusions

  • Guided tour in English of Rila monastery and Boyana church

  • Roundtrip transport to and from a central meeting point in Sofia

  • All transport and parking costs


Exclusions

  • Entrance fees (optional, 9 Euro per person)

  • Food and drinks

  • Service


Know Before You Book

  • Children under 4 years old are not allowed on this tour.

  • The time spent inside the Boyana church is limited to a maximum of 10 minutes, as a preservation measurement for the UNESCO World Heritage site's fragile frescos.

  • Check in: 15 minutes before departure


Rila Monastery & Boyana Church Tour ratings based on 4 verified reviews

Verified reviews

4.4 out of 5

5/5 13 Apr 2019

The tour was fabulous. The Boyana Church and Rila are must go places. The tour guide and driver were absolutely top notch.

5/5 15 Mar 2019

Tour guide (Marina) was friendly, helpful and informative. She communicate well about meeting times and places. The tour was relaxing and provided adequate time to see the monastery.