Sofia full day, Rila monastery and Boyana Church


and Arbanasi

Route: Sofia – Rila Monastery – Sofia

A one-day trip to the biggest monastery in Bulgaria – the Rila Monastery. A site from the UNESCO’s heritage list, with more than 10 centuries history, the Rila monastery is part not only of Bulgarian history but from the Christian heritage, with its significance for developing and preserving our culture and traditions. More than fifteen of the best Bulgarian National Revival period have worked together in the name of God and have depicted the church walls with unique by quality and meaning scenes connected with the life and deeds of Christ.
The monastery attracts every year more than 1 million visitors!


1 days


By car

Price from: 150 €

What’s included:
– Car, driver, fuel, parking costs, tour guide service
What’s excluded:
– entrance fees to the local museums, meals, expenses of personal character (souveniers etc.)
Meet up location – travelers hotel or as per agreed spot in Sofia
Starting times: Every half an hour starting from 7 am until 11 am. Please specify your preference before booking!
Tour duration: min. 7 hours, max. 9 hours. (lunch time not included).

Photos of the tour

Gallery view

The program

Separated by days

Bucharest – Ruse – Ivanovo – Veliko Turnovo

09:30 Departure from Bucharest

11.30 Arrival at restaurant in Ruse 

11.30-12.30 Lunch at local restaurant 

12.30-13.00 Transfer to Ivanovo

13.00-14.00 Visit Ivanovo churches

14.00-15.30 Transfer to Veliko Turnovo

15.30-17.30 Brief city tour

18.30 Arrive at hotel Yantra

19.00-20.00 Dinner at local restaurant

Accommodation at hotel Yantra 4*,  provided by MIKI

Veliko Turnovo – Etar – Kazanluk – Plovdiv

09.00-10.00 Transfer to Etara

10.00-11.00 Visit Etar museum 

11.00- 12.00 Transfer to Kazanluk

12.00-13.00 Lunch at local restaurant

13.00-16.15 Visit Kazanluk

16.15-18.15 Transfer to Plovdiv

18.30 Arrival at Trimontium hotel

Accommodation & dinner at hotel Ramada 4*, provided by MIKI

Plovdiv – Sofia

09.00-11.30 City tour of Plovdiv

11.30-12.30 Lunch at local restaurant

12.30-15.00 Transfer to Sofia

15.00-17.45 City tour of Sofia

18.00 Arrive at hotel Kempinski

19.30 Optional dinner with folklore show

Accommodationat Kempinski 5*, provided by MIKI

Sofia – Rila – Sofia

09.00-11.30 Transfer to Rila

11.30-13.00 Visit Rila monastery

13.00-14.00 Lunch at a local restaurant

14.00-16.30 Transfer to Boyana

16.30-17.00 Visit Boyana church

17.30-19.00 Visit Sofia market

19.30 Dinner at local restaurant


Free time until departure

18.00-19.00 Dinner at Tavan restaurant

19.00 Transfer to airport with ESA for flight TK1030 at 21.45h


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