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Rila monastery Private Day Tour From Sofia

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

No visit to Sofia is complete without a trip outside the city, to explore the monuments and mountains adorning the picturesque Bulgarian countryside. With this full-day private tour, head into the mountains to see the celebrated Rila Monastery, where you can visit the monastery museum, see Rafail's Cross, and marvel at the frescoes in the Nativity of Mary church. Along the way, enjoy the sprawling mountain views, and stop for a lunch—at your own expense—to sample the local trout.
  • Visit the Rila Monastery—and cave of St John of Rila—on a tour from Sofia
  • Explore Bulgaria's largest monastery, and see the museum's religious relics
  • Enjoy a more personal experience with this private tour, with your own guide
  • Convenient morning Sofia hotel pickup, and drop-off, is included in the tour
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Transport by air conditioned car
Entrance fee for Rila monastery museum
Drinks
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Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pickups are from your hotel in Sofia. Please provide the name of the hotel at the

time of booking in order to arrange a pick up.

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • A maximum of 3 people per booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Travel Society Ltd.

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Rila monastery Private Day Tour From Sofia?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Rila monastery Private Day Tour From Sofia.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Rila monastery Private Day Tour From Sofia?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Rila monastery Private Day Tour From Sofia.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Rila monastery Private Day Tour From Sofia?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Rila monastery Private Day Tour From Sofia.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Rila monastery Private Day Tour From Sofia?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 3 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Rila monastery Private Day Tour From Sofia.

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Very good day in Rila Monastery
Pascal
, Jul 2020
Very good tour to Rila Monastery with Christian ; It was a very interesting day; Christian knows a lot about history religion, story; We also get a very good lunch with a delicious trout; I hope more tourist come in the comings weeks to support the Bulgaria tourism economy
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Excellent Day!
Lyndi H
, Jul 2019
Kristiyan was an amazing driver and tour leader for our day going to Rila Monastery. He provided an incredible amount of history and knowledge of the area, and went above and beyond to give us a wonderful day! Highly recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
Dear Lyndi H, Thank you very much for the amazing feedback. We are very happy to know that you have enjoyed your tour to Rila monastery with us. In the end this is our goal - to provide unforgettable tours, full with new knowledge and happy memories from the day. It was a huge pleasure for us to work with you. We can guarantee that we also had a fabolous day with so amazing tourists like you. Welcome to our small Travel Society in Bulgaria. We wish you many more wonderful journeys in future, no matter where you go and hope to see you again - here in our lovely country or in the lovely state of Colorado. Wish you all the best! The Travel Society ltd. team
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