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Rila Monastery and Boyana church are the most visited UNESCO sites in Bulgaria that continuously fascinate and hold their visitors in awe. Our daily guided tour will give you a memorable insight of these two sights with formidable reputation. Rila Monastery Bus is operated by Traventuria, a highly rated by travelers Bulgarian tour operator. We promise educational, exciting, fun and wonderfully enchanting life experience. All you need to do is book and show up.

Rila Monastery is definitely a must-see if you are a tourist with a free day in Sofia. The arcaded balconies, the unique frescoes – a work of one of the most famous Bulgarian Revival Period painters, the gilded iconostasis, the fabulous mountain views… and the unique combination of them all makes the visit to the monastery extraordinary and memorable one. You will have at least two full hours of free time at the Rila Monastery to explore the most visited UNESCO site in Bulgaria, enter the main church and take photos of the narthex’s gallery, admire the exhibits in the History Museum of the Monastery, try the tasty "mekitsi" (Bulgarian donnuts) with delicious buffalo’s yogurt (local specialty) or even have a short walk in the area;

The Boyana Church's frescoes bring epochal change in the mural painting and are considered predecessors of the European Renaissance. The majority of more then 240 figures depicted there have individuality, vitality and psychological dept.


- Advance booking is required! Showing up without reservation will not guarantee you a seat in the bus.
- Winter schedule (November-March): pickup/drop off from your hotel is included.
- Summer schedule (April-October): pickup/drop off point:

9:00 The meeting point is behind "Alexandar Nevski" Cathedral and just in front of "La Cathedralе" Restaurant. After completing the booking you will receive a map with further details
11:20 - the expected time of arrival at Rila Monastery.
13:30 - starts the transfer from Rila Monastery to Boyana Church.
15:30 - the expected time of arrival at the Boyana Church (here you will have appr. 30 minutes to visit the church)
16:30-17:00 - you will be back at Alexandar Nevski Cathedral (or in your hotel for the period November-March)

Very affordable rates: summer season (Apr-Oct) 27 euro/adult & 20 euro/child; winter season (Nov-Mar) 35 euro/adult & 20 euro/child

The price includes: All transportation costs along the route: Sofia > Rila Monastery > Boyana Church > Sofia, English speaking driver-guide, VAT and parking fees; Admission fees (not included): 8 leva (appr. 4 Euro) for the Rila Monastery Museum, 10 leva (appr. 5 Euro) for the Boyana Church


AUDIO GUIDES: An audio guide for the Rila Monastery in Spanish, Italian, German and Russian is available with a supplement of 5 Euro per person. Enjoy a comprehensive 1 hour professionally recorded commentary on Rila and Vitosha Mountains, Rila Monastery Architecture, History and Frescoes.

  • +18
  • Air-conditioner
  • Available every day
  • Booking in advance
  • Church visit
  • Driver
  • Family friendly
  • Free time
  • Full Day Tour
  • Group Tour
  • Historical Sights
  • Live guide
  • Museum visit
  • Photo stop
  • Wifi

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