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One-day Tour from Sofia to Rila Monastery & Boyana Church

A unique destination that makes your visit an extraordinary and memorable one.

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Duration
1 Day
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Pick-Up & Drop-Off
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Fitness Level
Fitness Level
Moderate
Languages
Languages
English / Bulgarian
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Start & End Location
Sofia
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What's Included

  • All transportation along the route: Sofia – Rila Monastery – Boyana Church – Sofia
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • VAT and parking fees

WHAT TO EXPECT

Rila Monastery is a must-see if you have 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 donuts) 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 than 240 figures depicted there have individuality, vitality and psychological dept.


 

Remarks & Logistics: Advance booking required; The meeting point is behind Alexandar Nevski Cathedral at 9:00 am sharp; Expected 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.


 

ADDITIONAL DEPARTURE HOURS DURING THE EASTER HOLIDAYS!
(*Special timetables, rates, and conditions apply during the Easter holidays! Note that these may show differences as compared to the normal tour program as per above)


 

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  • Traventuria Ltd. shall not be held liable in cases of “force majeure” circumstances, herewith described as events which we or our subcontractors cannot predict or avoid, such as terrorist activity, strike, war or threat of war, riot, civil strike, natural or nuclear disaster, adverse weather conditions, fire, road accidents, traffic jams, vehicle breakdown, etc. Traventuria Ltd. will act and do whatever is possible to the best of its abilities in order to minimize the impact on the clients’ journey in such cases.
  • Claims for missed flights, only partially or totally unused other services as a result of such circumstances will not be acknowledged in such cases.


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  • All cancellations should be made in writing to Traventuria Ltd. on our corporate email: info@traventuria.com.
  • Cancellations advised verbally to a company staff (i.e. drivers, tour guides, resort representatives) or in writing to other email addresses will not be considered as valid.
  • The following cancellation charges (as a percentage of the total cost, but not less than the deposit) apply for cancellations made by clients for services in Bulgaria, booked through Traventuria Ltd.:
    • > 30 days – 30%
    • 29 – 15 days – 50%
    • 14 – 9 days – 70%
    • 8 days or less – 100%
  • The following cancellation charges (as a percentage of the total cost, but not less than the deposit) apply for cancellations made by clients for services outside Bulgaria, booked through Traventuria Ltd.:
    • > 41 days – 30%
    • 40 days or less – 100%.
  • For bookings, where a flight ticket is included, the clients should pay the charges levied by the airline concerned.
  • If a ground service provided by Traventuria Ltd. is omitted by a client (e.g. transfer, tour, etc.) due to last-minute illness, flight cancellation, etc. this is considered “no-show” and no refund will be made.
  • The same rule applies if a client decides to leave the holiday before its end. We will issue all the required documents, verifying the cancellation, which you can use for your insurance company.


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