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Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Day Tour from Sofia provided by Traventuria - Day Tours

Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Day Tour from Sofia

Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Day Tour from Sofia
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What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Russian, English, Italian, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Russian, English, Italian, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Meet a driver at a central location in Sofia, then enjoy views of the Bulgarian countryside on the 2-hour trip to Koprivshtitsa, which passes through the southern foothills of the Balkan mountains, and has great views of the high peaks. Upon arrival in Koprivshtitsa, stretch your legs on a walking tour of the city. As you walk, you’ll see bright Revival-period houses along cobblestone streets, and pass a series of historic monuments. Head to the central square to see an enormous mausoleum built for those killed in the 1876 April Uprising, a Bulgarian rebellion against Ottoman rule. Continue to see the historic homes of some famous Koprivshtitsa residents, from a wealthy merchant to the poet Dimcho Debalyanov, the Karavelov family, and revolutionary leaders Todor Kableshkov and Georgi Benkovski. Along the way, you’ll also see the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Church, and duck into a local venue to sample stomna kebap, a beloved local meat dish. Following the walking tour of Koprivshtitsa, begin the return trip to Sofia, where this tour concludes at the original departure point.
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Important information
Inclusions
Fuel surcharge • Driver • Professional guide
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Food and drinks • Gratuities • Admission to Boyana Church (approx. 5 euros pp) and Rila Monastery Museum (approx. 4 euros pp) • Audio guide at Rila Monastery (approx. 5 euros per person) • Entry/Admission - Boyana Church
Duration
8h
Departure details
ploshtad "Sveti Aleksandar Nevski", pl. "Sveti Aleksandar Nevski", 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria The parking lot behind Alexander Nevski Cathedral, right in front of La Cattedrale restaurant.
Boyana Church Museum, ul. "Boyansko ezero" 3, 1616 Bojana, Sofia, Bulgaria We can meet you in front of Boyana church between 09:30 AM and 10:00 AM.
Inclusions
Fuel surcharge • Driver • Professional guide
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Food and drinks • Gratuities • Admission to Boyana Church (approx. 5 euros pp) and Rila Monastery Museum (approx. 4 euros pp) • Audio guide at Rila Monastery (approx. 5 euros per person) • Entry/Admission - Boyana Church
Departure details
ploshtad "Sveti Aleksandar Nevski", pl. "Sveti Aleksandar Nevski", 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria The parking lot behind Alexander Nevski Cathedral, right in front of La Cattedrale restaurant.
Boyana Church Museum, ul. "Boyansko ezero" 3, 1616 Bojana, Sofia, Bulgaria We can meet you in front of Boyana church between 09:30 AM and 10:00 AM.
Duration
8h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Dress code is smart casual
Near public transportation
Most travelers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
  • 1
    Boyana Church
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Rila Monastery
    Stop: 2 hours
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    Pass by
    Rila Monastery Shuttle Bus Starting Point
  • You'll end at
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Mohamed Qumhieh
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Amazing Tour
Jul 2021 • Couples
What a wonderful surprise was the tour to Rila Monastery and Boyana Church, two extraordinary sights under the protection of UNESCO! This trip gives everyone something to smile about - from the truly masterful frescos in the Boyana Church through the breathtaking nature of Bulgaria to the splendid magnificence of Rila Monastery and delicious local food. Everything was so well-organised by our guide Lubo who was a real asset on the tour. He was knowledgeable about the sites we visited, the history of Bulgaria and interacted really well with us. I cannot recommend enough going for this trip. You will get the best value for your money!
Written July 19, 2021
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AnniePaykova
Dear customer, Thank you for the amazing and detailed review that you gave of our service and the sights seen. Lubo is happy to know he was an important part of your day! Looking forward to many new trips! Safe travels, Annie Paykova
Written July 29, 2021
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Ian A
Ipoh, Malaysia227 contributions
Living History of the Real Bulgaria
Aug 2019
Koprivshtitsa, Bulgaria, is a 19th Century village in almost original condition that is still lived in by ordinary villagers. It is set deep in the mountains two hours East of Sofia and is famous as the place where the Bulgarian revolution against the Ottoman Empire. It is said that the first shot of the revolution was fired from the small bridge, now known now as "First Gun Bridge".

The 383 houses in the village are each considered a museum in their own right although only 6 of them are open to the public as museums of the village history. There is also a very interesting gravestone at the end of the church grounds. Said to be the grace of the man who fired that first shot, the stone is engraved with crossed pistol and knife.

A great way to spend the morning and lubch.
Written August 30, 2019
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Dear Ian, Thank you for this feedback, we are pleased to read that you found the history of Koprivshtitsa that interesting and we are glad our guide conveyed the story so well and engaging. We are looking forward to meeting you again! Bulgaria has a really rich history and I am sure you will be surprised by many more new interesting facts about our homeland. Safe travels, Annie Krumova
Written September 25, 2019
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Hing Yee B
1 contribution
Historic scenic Bulgarian village
Had a great day at Koprivhtitsa. The view on the scenic road through the mountains to the beautiful traditional Bulgarian village was stunning. It was an enjoyable and safe drive through the curved mountain road with my tour guide and driver, Martin. He is very knowledgeable about the history of the place, where to find good food, best spot to take pictures etc., and he does it with a great sense of humor, making the trip very interactive and interesting.
Written March 27, 2018
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Hello! Thank you so much for your review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your time on our tour. We work really hard to offer the best customer service so I am happy to see that reflected on your visit. We at Traventuria are doing our best to present Bulgaria's culture and nature at its best. Thank you for your high appreciation of our services. It means a lot to us. We hope to welcome you again in Bulgaria. There is plenty more to discover. Regards, Ameliya
Written August 12, 2019
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David J
Durham, NC100 contributions
Three tours, all excellent
We took three day-tours with Traventuria in late December 2017: to the Rila Monastery, Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa. All were excellent. The guides were professional and helpful, the vehicles modern and driven safely, the logistics handled smoothly, and the tours paced to provide a full but not exhausting experience. The price was good, too. We’re happy we booked with them. One tip: Since the tours all leave from the Alexander Nevski Cathedral, it’s nice to find a place to stay nearby. We found an Airbnb at Levski Square, a couple of blocks away, which worked out great for us.
Written January 2, 2018
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Hello! Thanks for the good words and the review! We really appreciate heartfelt reviews like yours as we work hard to create services that will be enjoyed! We hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards, Ameliya
Written July 29, 2019
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About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travelers have to say about the operator.

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ermesrinaldini
ermesrinaldini
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Evening tour
Amazing experience with Martin, the best guide we could find. We started with a tour in the center of the city, Mar
P7545FYmelissas
P7545FYmelissas
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Great trip
The lakes where awesome and the guide was great and really kind!! I really enoyed it. Monastary was also nice and i
baccicello
baccicello
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No need to doubt about it
Amazing experience! Our guide Todor was really kind, enthusiastic and he would willingly answer to all our question
phurtskhva_2021
phurtskhva_2021
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Heartwelming
The nature was truly perfect, but more important was someone who stood next to you, explained things clearly with l
R3784IBalexk
R3784IBalexk
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Good experience
Thank you. That was very nice tour with really fascinating views on Rila mountain. In Rila monastery was a great op
anagR7533HD
anagR7533HD
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7 Rila Lakes with Todor, a must!
Todor was a great help on the 7 Rila Lakes, I don't think we would have made it without him. Fantastic experience,
anagR7533HD
anagR7533HD
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100% Recommended!
The whole trip was amazing but our guide Martin was simply fantastic! Really making the most out of this tour, grea
R9531MN_
R9531MN_
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Perfect
Thank you so much for a wonderful tour with the best guide Todo! Amazing experience, beautiful lakes, communicatio
sandeep b
sandeep b
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Excellent private tour
Highlight of my trip to Bulgaria!  Excellent tour. I  absolutely loved doing this tour and would recommend it to AN
Mauro M
Mauro M
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Beautiful day
Very Cool trekking tour, the lakes are located in the beautiful national park. The tour guide, Todo, was so great
130ahadb
130ahadb
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Amazing experience
Great overall experience. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and so nice. The locations were excellent and I was
Jlowery180
Jlowery180
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Great trip
Had a great trip with Lubo my guide would highly recommend this trip Lubo was very knowledgeable and all around gre
Lukana8
Lukana8
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Plovdiv
Great trip Quite educational , pleasant tour guide. Patient & punctual as well as professional. Would recommend to
Ibrahim A
Ibrahim A
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Pleasant experience
I had the tour with Martin. He was informative, friendly, communicates clearly and gave enough info which made the
Rim_Mbarek
Rim_Mbarek
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Excellent experience
We had a great trip with our guide Martin, he's so professional and funny at the same time, we learnt a lot about t
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