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Wonders of Bulgaria - Rila and Boyana

Rated 4.67 out of 5 from 12 reviews.Sofia, Bulgaria

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Experience hosted by Svetoslav

8 hours
Includes transport
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We'll meet up at the starting location behind Aleksander Nevsky Cathedral, next to "La Cattedrale" restaurant at 8:45. Departure is at 09:00 sharp.
We would then travel in a comfortable and modern vehicle to our first destination - Boyana church, where we'll see the magnificent frescoes of this UNESCO site. After this, we'll head to the Rila monastery complex, have our tour there and you'll also have some free time for a quick snack, buy souvenirs or explore on your own. Departure will be at around 15:00

At the end of the day, around 17:30 o'clock we'll be back at the starting point.

During the entire trip, you'll be provided with all the information about the locations and you can feel free to ask anything!
We'll meet up at the starting location behind Aleksander Nevsky Cathedral, next to "La Cattedrale" restaurant at 8:45. Departure is at 09:00 sharp.
We would then travel in a comfortable and modern vehicle to our first destination - Boyana church, where we'll see the magnificent frescoes of this UNESCO site. After this, we'll head to the Rila monastery complex, have our tour there and you'll also have some free time for a quick snack, buy sou…

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What's included

  • Transport
    Modern and comfortable A/C equipped vehicle.
From ₹2,765
/ person
Tue, 27 Oct
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
₹2,765 per person
₹2,765 per person
Wed, 28 Oct
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
₹2,765 per person
₹2,765 per person
Thu, 29 Oct
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
₹2,765 per person
₹2,765 per person

Meet your host, Svetoslav

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 12 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi there! I'm Svetoslav from Traventuria. I'm passionate about showing the best that Bulgaria has to offer in various 1-day trips to cultural and historical locations. On this tour, either I, Lubo or Martin will be your guides for the day. The three of us have vast knowledge, experience and you'll see for yourself two of the most popular locations in Bulgaria.
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Where you'll be

I'll take you to 2 of the UNESCO sites in Bulgaria - Rila Monastery, with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and Boyana Church - decorated with stunning frescoes. You'd also learn about the rich history of these places.

Rated 4.67 out of 5 from 12 reviews.

Kate
February 2020
Well organised and the host was very knowledgeable! It was good to get out of Sofia on a private bus tour. The locations were very unique. This is a travel company booked with Airbnb as a platform. Bus was comfy and we returned to Sofia around 5pm.
Well organised and the host was very knowledgeable! It was good to get out of Sofia on a private bus tour. The locations were very unique. This is a travel company booked with Airb…
Armando
January 2020
Awesome experience, Lubo was really knowledgeable and showed a real passion in what he was talking about. Surpassed my expectations and really showed the beauty that Bulgaria had to offer.
Sophia
October 2019
lovely day out despite the weather ! Lubo the guide was very informative and polite at all times...the church is beautiful and the monastery spectacular. The restaurant was also good and not overpriced.
Elise
September 2019
Excellente expérience! Un must pour passer une journée en dehors de la ville. Il y a deux possibilités de restauration près du monastère à Rila, il parait qu'elles se valent en termes de qualité, mais après une mauvaise expérience dans le restaurant du bas, je conseille celui du haut; ils sont beaucoup plus sympas!
Excellente expérience! Un must pour passer une journée en dehors de la ville. Il y a deux possibilités de restauration près du monastère à Rila, il parait qu'elles se valent en ter…
Candida
August 2019
The experience was very nice, Svetloslav is really entertaining and the places that we visited were really beautiful. The transport was also fine, overall we had a very good experience.
Melanie
August 2019
The experience was quite nice despite the problems we had. Our bus broke in the middle of nowhere and we waited a hour to get another one (the new one had some problems with the air conditioning, too). Anyway, I think the group was just unlucky, the guide was really kind and nice so I can say I’m satisfied.
The experience was quite nice despite the problems we had. Our bus broke in the middle of nowhere and we waited a hour to get another one (the new one had some problems with the ai…

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  • Tue, 27 Oct
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    ₹2,765 per person
  • Wed, 28 Oct
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    ₹2,765 per person
  • Thu, 29 Oct
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    ₹2,765 per person
  • Fri, 30 Oct
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    ₹2,765 per person
  • Sat, 31 Oct
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    ₹2,765 per person
  • Sun, 1 Nov
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    ₹3,226 per person
  • Mon, 2 Nov
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    ₹3,226 per person
  • Tue, 3 Nov
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    ₹3,226 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 5 and up can attend.

More tips

There is a dress code in the Monastery: you'd have to be with long trousers/skirts and no sleeveless tops.
The visit inside Boyana is limited to 10 minutes due to the preservation rules of the church.
- Please note, that on the 18th of May, the Boyana Church will NOT be visited, as it's not working.

What to bring

You can bring a light jacket, as it's sometimes a bit cold at the Monastery.

Cash if you'd like to enter the Boyana church and the museum in Rila monastery complex or buy souvenirs.