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Rila Monastery and Boyana Church

Rila Monastery and Boyana Church

Duration:8 hours total
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

Hello! I am Ivan and I am working in City Tour, a travel agency located in the capital of Bulgaria, Sofia. Together we will explore in one-day the culture, history, and the amazingly beautiful nature of my small but full of wonders county.

What we’ll do

With this tour, you will be able to visit Rila Monastery and Boyana church- UNESCO World Heritage sites. Learn their old history and legends as your guide's commentary takes you back into time. The tour departs at 9.00 in the morning from Alexander Nevsky square and the first stop is at the great UNESCO historical place – Boyana church, dating back to the 10th century, which has unique and very…

What I’ll provide

A modern vehicle with A/C and free WiFi

What to bring

Wear comfortable walking shoes
During summer season bring a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen lotion
Cover yourself well (shoulders, knees and feet) when entering the church and the monastery

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    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

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Where you'll be

- Discover two great UNESCO places with one day trip - Explore the Rila Monastery, the biggest monastery in Bulgaria - Visit the Boyana Church and see its unique medieval frescoes - Enjoy a day in the mountains


Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Women should have their knees and shoulders covered in the monastery.
Rila Monastery and Boyana Church
3 reviews
From $40/person
3 reviews
From $40/person