The Seven Rila Lakes & Rila Monastery

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Discover one of the best Trips & Excursions in Bulgaria with the incredible The Seven Rila Lakes & Rila Monastery.

This popular Trip & Excursion experience starts in the city of Sofia. Your tour will also be passing by the magnificent Sofia National Archaeological Museum, Tsari Mali Grad and Sofia National History Museum giving you an unique opportunity to see these incredible attractions.

This Trip & Excursion experience has an average rating of 4.84 out of 5 stars by 32 travelers. The Trip & Excursion is offered in English. The group size for this Trip & Excursion will not exceed 15 travelers. The tour begins at 07:00 and lasts approximately 12 hours. The exact address of your departure location is Departure at 07:00 from the car park in front of La Cattedrale restaurant, at the south-east corner of Alexander Nevski Square.

The cancellation policy for this Trip & Excursion 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: Face masks are required for travelers in public places, Face masks are required for guides in public places. , Hand sanitizer will be available to all travelers and staff during this experience, Social distancing is enforced throughout the experience, Any equipment used in this experience is sanitized after each tour, High-traffic areas are regularly sanitized, Guides are required to regularly wash their hands, Vehicles used in this experience are regularly sanitized and Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for all travelers.

By the time you’ve finished the trip, you will have experienced some of the best attractions and travel destinations Bulgaria has to offer. This experience is the perfect start to making memories that will last a lifetime.

This is one of the most popular Trips & Excursions 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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English-speaking guide
Fuel surcharge
Transport by air-conditioned minivan



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The Seven Rila Lakes & Rila Monastery
English-speaking tour guide: This option is with a certified English-speaking tour guide, who'll be with you during the entire tour
Self-guided tour with a driver
Only with a driver, who'll collect you from the starting point of the tour and bring you back. There's no tour guide.

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Public transportation options are available nearby
although there are two huts on our way where we can purchase some basic food (i.e. beans soup, meatballs, tea) we advise you to come prepared with a lunch pack from Sofia, because the programme today is rather tight and for sure we won’t have much time for a proper lunch.
As with all lifts the one, used for the hike to The Seven Rila Lakes, may halt operations (due to strong winds, power cuts etc.). In this unlikely event, an alternative hike will be offered on spot by the guide. Mind that such a situation does not make you eligible for a refund for the tour.
the hiking route is moderately arduous, with individual brief paths featuring steep inclines. Please bring along comfortable walking boots. Sandals and flip-flops are not accepted. Rain jacket might be useful in summer as heavy showers sometimes occur in the afternoons.
Kindly note, that availability of the tour depends on the weather conditions and the operation of the chairlift.
The terrain will be very wet and slippery and there will still be snow in the area. Walking in such conditions requires adequate equipment (good trekking boots, waterproof clothes and a warm layer beneath the jacket). The hike is demanding, so a good fitness level is also required. Keep in mind that some of the lakes may be covered in snow.
The tour can be canceled with a last minute notice (100% refund will be applied) due to harsh conditions or closure of the chairlift.
Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries

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