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Rila Monastery and hiking to the Stob Pyramids- Private Day Trip from Sofia
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Rila Monastery and hiking to the Stob Pyramids- Private Day Trip from Sofia

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Ages 10-85
Duration: 9h
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Live guide: English
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  • Private tour
  • Professional driver- guide
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Transportation with an A/C car
  • Hiking
  • Visit to the Rila Monastery
  • Food tasting - "mekitsa"
  • Entry/Admission - Stob's Pyramids
  • Entry/Admission - Rila Monastery
What's not included
  • Monastery museum entrance fee- 4 euro
  • Lunch & personal expenses
  • Gratuities


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Hotel/address pick up at 9am. -please indicate it.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Additional pickup options
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included pickup points.
      • Sofia, Bulgaria
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Near public transportation
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 42558P11

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Please dress appropriately for hiking
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        Which attractions will I visit with Rila Monastery and hiking to the Stob Pyramids- Private Day Trip from Sofia?
        How much is Rila Monastery and hiking to the Stob Pyramids- Private Day Trip from Sofia?
        Rila Monastery and hiking to the Stob Pyramids- Private Day Trip from Sofia price starts from $120.12. Discover and book Rila Monastery and hiking to the Stob Pyramids- Private Day Trip from Sofia on Tripadvisor
        What is the Rila Monastery and hiking to the Stob Pyramids- Private Day Trip from Sofia cancellation policy?
        Rila Monastery and hiking to the Stob Pyramids- Private Day Trip from Sofia cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Rila Monastery and hiking to the Stob Pyramids- Private Day Trip from Sofia on Tripadvisor
        Which company provides Rila Monastery and hiking to the Stob Pyramids- Private Day Trip from Sofia?
        Rila Monastery and hiking to the Stob Pyramids- Private Day Trip from Sofia is hosted by City Tour. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact City Tour on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Rila Monastery and hiking to the Stob Pyramids- Private Day Trip from Sofia on Tripadvisor

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 42558P11

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        Itinerary
        • You'll get picked up
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        • 1
          Stob's Pyramids
          Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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        • 2
          Rila Monastery
          Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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        • You'll return to the starting point
        About the operator
        Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator:
        • City Tour
          906
          Sofia, Bulgaria
          Joined in October 2016
        • aliezzeddine1
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A trip to the past
          A great tour... the city is very beautiful inspiring. if you like architecture and old town this tour is a must. i really enjoyed it
          Written April 12, 2024
        • hector m
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Awesome tour!!
          It was amazing and you couldn’t ask for better weather . The guides Antonio and Vessy were both very knowledgeable and helpful. I will recommend this tour and these locations to all my friends.
          Written April 12, 2024
        • veronicah71
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Sofia walking tour.
          My son (12 years old) and I went on the Sofia walking tour this morning. We were the only ones so it was a literally private tour :). Our guide, Petar, was very nice and knowledgeable, he showed us around and answered all our questions.
          Written April 10, 2024
        • U9557NXedwardt
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fun experience
          Vessy was a very knowledgeable and friendly tour guide. Everything was very smooth sailing and the tour was well planned. Highly recommend
          Written April 9, 2024
        • Z981IGmichellet
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Would absolutely recommend!
          Very nice tour to the Rila monastery, which was amazing to see. We had a lot of free time to see the monastery, So we could see everything without having to hurry. Antonio, our tour guide, was very friendly and helpful. He knew a lot of interesting facts about Sofia, the monastery and Boyana church. Would absolutely recommend!
          Written April 9, 2024
        • Cruiser44178129614
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Lack of time to enjoy a nice visit
          Nice place but very short visit after 2 hours bus trip and two more back to Sofia. We just spent less than 3 hour including a short and fast explanation around the most beautiful houses in the city. All of them can be visited but we had no time so we had to eat something fast in order to go back to the bus againg. If you want to enjoy a nice visit to Plodvid, take a sandwich with you and run.
          Written April 8, 2024
        • George L
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Must visit
          It’s amazing place, the monastery is pretty and tour guide Antonio is excellent, he share lots of stories and information to us
          Written April 8, 2024
        • Anne E
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A day to remember in Koprivshtitsa!
          We had the most fabulous day trip with Alexander as our driver and guide. He is extremely knowledgeable about the area and detailed history, plus an easy going personality. This has been our best day in Bulgaria! Highly recommend!
          Written April 8, 2024
        • montserratc601
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Nice to visit
          Plovdiv is a charming old city, it is not too far from Sofia, with lots of colours everywhere. Maria was a great guide. I recommend this vist.
          Written April 8, 2024
        • arubadreamer
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A pleasant daytrip to Plovdiv
          I really enjoyed my daytrip to Plovdiv. The tour was well organized and our tour guide Vessy was very knowledgeable, kind and patient. It was a pleasure to be accompanied by such a great guide and a nice and considerate person. I would highly recommend this tour.
          Written April 7, 2024
        • Fearless04714333573
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          More than worth it !
          Simeon was very nice and showed us many amazing places , very friendly and took us for great traditional Bulgarian food ! Worth the trip and got us there and back in one piece haha . The car ride was also clean and nice and he played great traditional Bulgarian music . Worth the trip . The sights are gorgeous !
          Written April 6, 2024
        • HWCrew
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Rila and Boyana Tour
          The tour was on time the entire trip, the guide, Maria, was so knowledgeable and gave us so much information throughout the whole tour. It was impressive! You were able to explore the monastery on your own and walk along the nature portion and eat donuts and bread made by the monks. It was delicious, beautiful, and made for all ages. It is not stroller friendly due to the stones in the ground, but our four year old was able to walk easily no problem.
          Written April 4, 2024
        • Gloria K
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing tour with a very knowledgeable guide!
          Our tour guide Dimitry was very knowledgeable and kind, we had a great time visiting both Rila Monastery and the Boyana church and knowing their history. The tour is also very well organized!
          Written April 2, 2024
        • 130jackieq
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Day tirp to Rila
          Such a beautiful stunning place to visit,inside the church is stunning but you can't take photos and I didn't, I would recommend this trip but please bring Leva /cash as they do not have card payment facility in the restaurant or monastery to pay for food or gifts extra tickets donations ect.
          Written April 1, 2024
        • Thomas B
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Really nice tour
          Really nice tour and well Organized. Our guide Dimitry was well prepared and friendly. The bus was comfortable. The monastery and church were beautiful. Be aware the monastery asks for a ticket for every small museum inside the structure (tower, monastery museum etc ).
          Written April 1, 2024
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        Elsabae
        4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2022
        This was a fun day trip from Sofia, combining the history of Rila and the geology and short hike of the Stob Pyramids. Our car was comfortable and our guide, Angel, a good driver. His English was very good and we learned a lot about Bulgarian history and Rila's story. He knew a place to park near Rila that allowed us to approach it via a short pretty walk through the woods as travelers would have arrived for centuries. Rila is unique and lovely - a must see if you visit Sofia. Angel took us to a riverside restaurant for a delicious lunch, then on to the Stob rock formations. Reaching them requires a quite steep 20 minute walk on a pitted trail. They are interesting but not overwhelming, but it was nice to be outside after a few days in the city.
        Written October 8, 2022
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        Thank you for the positive feedback! We really appreciate it. Please feel free to recommend our service to all your friends coming to Sofia. :) Best regards,
        Written May 10, 2023
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        pickles_martin_james
        5 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sep 2021 • Solo
        Excellent opportunity to explore beyond Sofia for the day. A mini hike to the Stob Pyramids in a very tranquil setting and then on to the stunning Rila Monastery. Great lunch by the river. My guide, Orlin, was top notch: thoroughly knowledgeable about the places we visited, excellent English, very engaging. Arranged a detour to visit a winery so I could learn more about local wines and pick up a bottle or two. Punctual, very comfortable vehicle. Entirely recommended!
        Written September 17, 2021
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        Dear Martin, Thank you very much for your recommendation! We appreciate your time in writing this detailed review. I will congratulate Orlin on your kind words. He is a top guide! We hope to hear from you if you are about to visit Bulgaria again. Stay safe and don't stop traveling! Best wishes, Lilly
        Written October 14, 2021
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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