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Shuttle from Sofia to Rila Monastery and Boyana Church

offered by supplier M21175 (read about supplier)

Key Information:
Tour Duration: 1 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 30 people
Destination(s): Bulgaria  
Specialty Categories: Church Tours   Sightseeing  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 25 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 35 Euro (EUR)

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 it for yourself, 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 milk (local specialty) or even have a short walk in the area; If you would like to learn more you may hire a local guide (and share the cost with the other participants) on spot;
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 idividuallity, vitality and psychological dept.

Remarks & Logistics:
Advance booking required;
The meeting point behind Alexandar Nevski Cathedral and just in front of Mamma Mia Restaurant at 9:00 am;
Pickup/drop off (November-March) from your hotel is included;
Return to Sofia around 16:30-17:00 pm.

Admission fees (not included): 4 Euro for Rila Monastery Museum, 5 Euro for Boyana Church

Local guides: English speaking guides can be hired at Rila Monastery (15 Euro per group) and at Boyana Church (5 Euro per group). For guides speaking other languages it is a subject of availability.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- English-speaking driver, who will give you recommendations for what to do at the Rila Monastery
- All transportation along the route: Sofia - Rila Monastery - Boyana Church - Sofia
- VAT and all road/parking fees.

Price Excludes:
- Meals, drinks, etc.
- Personal expenses
- Entrance fees

Supplier Information
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Location: Bulgaria
Joined InfoHub: Feb 2012
Client Request Served: 5

M21175 is a completely licensed and insured Bulgarian tour operator (license number: PK-01-6434). The board of management has more than 30 years experience in the organisation of cultural excursions in Bulgaria. The company is specialised in offering individual solutions and aims to provide excellent quality at an...

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