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Rila Monastery Day Tour

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  • One Day Tours from Sofia
Visit the Rila monastery
The Rila monastery
The Rila Monastery
the Rila monastery


PRICE FROM: 35 euro
DURATION: 7 hours
ITINERARY: Sofia – the Rila monastery – Sofia

This tour can be combined with the Boyana church. The Rila Monastery is located at an altitude of 1147 meters in the middle of the fragrant coniferous forests of Rila Mountain. The monastery is a complex of cultural, dwelling and farming buildings which take about 8800 square meters. The Rila Monastery has an unique architecture. Outside it looks like a fortress, the 24-meter stone walls form irregular pentagon. That’s why when a tourist enters the monastery’s yard from one of the two iron gates he is surprised by its architecture: arches and colonnades, covered wooden stairs and carved verandas and more than 300 monastic cells. The church of the Nativity of the Virgin is the monastery’s main church and the core of the architectural ensemble. Rila Monastery Day Tour

This tour operates every day. All vehicles please see here.

For a quote please contact us. We will respond within 2 to 12 hours. Rila Monastery Day Tour

For Scheduled Rila Monastery Boyana Church Tour please see here: Scheduled Rila Monastery Boyana Church Tour

  • 9:00 – Pick up from your hotel/address (at the  time of booking exact pick up time will be confirmed).

  • 11:00 – Scheduled time of arrival at the Rila monastery.

    Guided sightseeing tour of the monastery. Rila Monastery Day Tour

    Your professional English speaking guide will give you an informative tour of the monastery. Free time.

  • 13:30 – Lunch Rila Monastery Day Tour

  • 14:30 – Departure to Sofia

  • 16:30 – 17:00 – Return to your hotel/address.

Schedule is exemplary. You can choose your own departure time.

  • Do the tour at your own pace with a professional tour guide speaking your language
  • Visit the museum of the monastery where your guide will tell you interesting fact about the objects on display
  • Choose your own departure time
  • Have a comfortable transport
  • WI-FI on board


  • Admission fee at the museum of the monastery
  • Transport, parking fees, vignette
  • Professional English speaking guide. Upon request we provide guides in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Japanese.


  • Meals and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Optional activity costs

This tour can be paid by credit card, paypal, bank transfer or cash upon departure.

Please note paying by credit card will apply a supplementary fee of 2,5% for VISA card and 1% for Master Card. Paying by paypal will apply a supplementary fee of 4% for overseas transactions. Rila Monastery Day Tour

– 7 days prior to date of activity – Free cancellation

– 4 to 6 days prior to date of activity – 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement)

– 3 days prior to date of activity – 50% Cancellation Fee (50% reimbursement)

– 100% cancellation Fee (No reimbursement)