Full-Day Tour from Sofia: Rila Monastery inkl. Lunch

Full-Day Tour from Sofia: Rila Monastery inkl. Lunch

Join a full-day tour from Sofia to Rila Monastery, the largest and most famous Eastern Orthodox Monastery in Bulgaria. Enjoy a delicious 3-course lunch.

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Join a full-day tour from Sofia to Rila Monastery, the largest and most famous Eastern Orthodox Monastery in Bulgaria. Enjoy a delicious 3-course lunch.

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  • Language: English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Bulgarian
  • Participants: 2 - 15
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • private (no other participants)
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Your experience

Highlights

  • Visit the Eastern Orthodox Rila church and Rila Museum to explore its collection of artwork
  • Discover the Hreliov's tower, built to protect Bulgaria's most important religious center in ancient times
  • Enjoy a delicious traditional Bulgarian meal

Description

Take a full-day trip to one of Bulgaria's most important historical monuments: The Rila Monastery. After a comfortable pick up from your hotel, you will be transported to the World-Heritage-listed monastery. In the 10th century, the monastery was founded by St. John of Rila. The magnificent example of Bulgarian Renaissance architecture is situated in the forests of Rila mountain.

Walk through the various buldings of the monastery complex and visit the main church "The Nativity of the Virgin“. Next to the beautiful church, you will find the Hreliov's tower. Explore the library where lots of important Bulgarian records are stored. Also pay a visit to the museum featuring rich collections of icons, wood-carvings, cultural and ethnographical items. Marvel at the famous Cross of Rafail, a unique work of art.

During your guided tour, you will learn more about the troubled history of the monastery and how it has been rebuild, destroyed and reconstructed many times. Rila Monastery provides you a great insight into the Balkan's Medieval history. Within the monastery's stone walls, you will find colourful architecture and religious art. After exploring the spiritual centre, you will enjoy a traditional 3-course Bulgarian Lunch. Finally, you will return to your hotel.

Please note

Additional information

Please wear comfortable shoes.

Included in the price

  • Transport by car or an air-conditioned minibus
  • Guided tour
  • Entrance fee to Rila Museum
  • 3-course lunch
  • Personal expenses

Meeting point

You will be picked up from your hotel.

Cancellation Conditions

This deal can be cancelled for free up to 2 days before the date of the activity.

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