Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Day Trip from Sofia

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8 hours
German, Russian, English, Italian, and Spanish
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Experience one of the best cultural tours in Bulgaria with the incredible Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Day Trip from Sofia.

This popular cultural tour is a Bus Tour that starts in the city of Sofia.

The trip will also give you an opportunity to visit other top attractions around your stops, such as Sofia National Archaeological Museum, Tsari Mali Grad, Sofia National History Museum, and Monument to the Soviet Army.

This cultural tour has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 439 travelers.

The trip is offered in 2 languages: German, Russian, English, Italian, and Spanish. The group size for this cultural tour will not exceed 15 travelers. The experience begins at 09:00 and lasts approximately 8 hours. The exact address of your departure location is IMPORTANT: The meeting point is BEHIND Alexander Nevski Cathedral (opposite La Cattedrale restaurant) | Google Maps link: https://goo. gl/maps/KY3uaHDALKjDJukQA | GPS coordinates: 42.695601, 23.333790 | Please, be there 15 min. In advance! | This tour is not suitable for children under the age of 5.

The cancellation policy for this cultural tour is as follows: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

This tour also has taken the following health and safety measures: any equipment used in this experience is sanitized after each tour, vehicles used in this experience are regularly sanitized, guides are required to regularly wash their hands, all guides are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, hand sanitizer will be available to all travelers and staff during this experience, social distancing is enforced throughout the experience, face masks are required for guides in public places, face masks are required for travelers in public places, and high-traffic areas are regularly sanitized.

By the time you’ve finished the trip, you will have experienced some of the best things to do that the city of Sofia has to offer. This experience is the perfect start to making memories that will last a lifetime.

This is one of the most popular cultural tours in Bulgaria, so be sure to reserve your spot now before it's fully booked. Choose your travel dates to book this amazing experience today!

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Transport by air-conditioned minibus
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Boyana Church Museum, Vitosha, Sofia City, Sofia-City, BulgariaBoyana Church


Tour with Аudio-guide
Tour with audio-guide: Join the tour with English speaking guide and visit the Rila Monastery and Boyana church at your own pace with an audio-guide
Tour in Spanish
Join the tour with Spanish speaking guide and visit the Rila Monastery and Boyana church. This option is available every Thursday and Saturday.
Guided Tour in English
Tour in English with English speaking guide.
Transport only(Rila Monastery)
Tour with a driver: Explore the Rila monastery on your own with only a transport service executed by an English-speaking driver.

Good to know

Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities
Not wheelchair accessible or stroller friendly
Comfortable walking shoes recommended
Exceptions to the standard program:
Boyana church will NOT be visited on the following dates: the 18th of May, the 19th of April, 24th and 25th December
Hand disinfectant will be provided for free throughout the tour.
Due to COVID-19, only part of our vehicle seat capacity will be used.
All our drivers and guides will be wearing masks and gloves during the transfers.
All touch points in the vehicles will be cleaned frequently.
Minimum traveler age is 5 years old
All customers are required to wear face masks during the transfers.

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