Visit to largest monastery in Bulgaria
The Rila Monastery is located at 1147 meters altitude 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 church of the Nativity of the Virgin is the monastery's main church and the core of the architectural ensemble. The compositional scheme includes medieval elements and baroque spatial principles. Outside, the monastery looks like a fortress. It has 24-meter stone walls which forms irregular pentagon. That's why when the tourist enters the monastery's yard, he is surprised by its architecture: arches and colonnades, covered wooden stairs, carved verandas and the 300-400 monastic cells.
9 am - pick up from your hotel. Departure to the Rila Monastery
11:15 - estimated time of arrival. Sightseeing tour of the monastery. Free time
13:30 - Departure to Sofia
16:00 - Estimated time of arrival in Sofia. Drop off in your hotel/address
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 8 hours
For 1 - 3 pax - by sedan car Citroen C4 Grand Picasso year 2011 or Chevrolet Orlando, perfect A/C.
For 3 - 6 pax - by mini van Mercedes Viano 2007 OR luxury Viano 2011/
For 1 - 19 pax - by mini bus VW Crafter 2018
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
- Admission Tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 BGN - Some cash needed for lunch.
- Personal Expenses
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Fantastic tour! Got to see everything that I wanted to and more! Perfect day!