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From Sofia: Rila Monastery And Boyana Church Private Tour

Enjoy a great day trip to the Boyana Church and the Rila Monastery - UNESCO heritage sites! This tour includes private transportation and an English-speaking private guide. Duration: 8 Hours (approx.)
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With this tour, you will be able to visit Rila Monastery and Boyana church- UNESCO World Heritage sites. Learn their old history and legends as your guide’s commentary takes you back into time.

The tour departs at 9.00 in the morning and the first stop is at the great UNESCO historical place – Boyana church, dating back to the 10th century, which has unique and very well- preserved frescoes and pictures from the period of 11 to 14 century.

After exploring it, you will head to the Rila Monastery- the biggest monastery in Bulgaria. It was established back in the 10th century. The current buildings are from the mid 19th century, with a defensive tower that survived from the 14th century.

In the monastery complex, you will admire the impressive architecture and frescoes.

During the guided tour in the inner yard and the monastery museum, you will discover the most precious pieces that are kept from the past and all the facts and stories about the biggest Bulgarian monastery complex. You will also have the chance to see an old and authentic monk room!

Before going back to Sofia, you will have free time for a lunch break in a great local restaurant with delicious cuisine.

The expected return in Sofia is at about 5pm.

- What Will You Do

You will visit the Rila Monastery and Boyana Church, learn about their history, make some great photos and enjoy a lunch break in a nice restaurant!

- What Is Included

- Hotel pick up and drop off
- Private driver-guide
- Transportation by an A/C car with free Wi-Fi
- Visit to Boyana Church and Rila Monastery

- What Is Not Included

- Boyana Church entrance ticket- 5 euro
- Rila Monastery museum and monk room entrance ticket- 4 euro
- Food and personal expenses
- Gratuities (optional)

- Know Before You Go

- Women should have their knees and shoulders covered in the monastery.

- Transfers

Hotel pick up at 9am. Please indicate your hotel or address when making the reservation. Returns to the hotel at the end of the tour.

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- Duration: 8 hours
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Rila Mountain
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