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From Sofia: Rila Monastery and Plovdiv Day Trip
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From Sofia: Rila Monastery and Plovdiv Day Trip

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Ages 0-99, max of 15 per group
Duration: 13h
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English


  • Professional driving services
  • Shared transfers to Plovdiv city and Rila monastery by comfortable A/C minibus
  • Transportation with airconditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Plovdiv
What's not included
  • Entrance fees (optional) Rila monastery museum : €4 per person
  • Guiding services
  • Meals & personal expenses


Departure details
  • Parking „Knyaz Aleksander I Sq.“, 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria Directions: The car parking is located at Knyaz Aleksander I square, in front of The Palace - National Art Gallery. The nearest metro station is Serdika. Vehicles have Rila Shuttle sign on the front window.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Infant seats available
  • 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: 15352P9

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A dress code is required to enter the Rila Monastery. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved in the city of Plovdiv
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

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

What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is From Sofia: Rila Monastery and Plovdiv Day Trip?
From Sofia: Rila Monastery and Plovdiv Day Trip price starts from $82.79. Discover and book From Sofia: Rila Monastery and Plovdiv Day Trip on Tripadvisor
What is the From Sofia: Rila Monastery and Plovdiv Day Trip cancellation policy?
From Sofia: Rila Monastery and Plovdiv Day Trip cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book From Sofia: Rila Monastery and Plovdiv Day Trip on Tripadvisor
Which company provides From Sofia: Rila Monastery and Plovdiv Day Trip?
From Sofia: Rila Monastery and Plovdiv Day Trip is hosted by Rila Shuttle. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Rila Shuttle on Tripadvisor. Discover and book From Sofia: Rila Monastery and Plovdiv Day Trip 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: 15352P9

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Parking „Knyaz Aleksander I Sq.“
    1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria
    Directions: The car parking is located at Knyaz Aleksander I square, in front of The Palace - National Art Gallery. The nearest metro station is Serdika. Vehicles have Rila Shuttle sign on the front window.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Rila Monastery
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Plovdiv
    Stop: 5 hours
    See details
  • 3
    Rila National Park
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Rila Mountains
  • 4
    Rila Shuttle
    Stop: 7 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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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.

603taniaa
603taniaa
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Will use their services again
Our plan was to visit the 7 lakes and monastery but due to bad weather, we could not go to the lakes. The company g
evapY690XW
evapY690XW
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Impressive
Lovely trip. Bobby, our tour guide, was great. Even stopped for a look at the wine yards. Couldn’t recommend more.
MF1800
MF1800
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Your fit for kings, excellent guide Bobus
Excellent tour with comfortable transport of a regal standard. The highlight was our guide Bobus who was friendly a
shakira2015
shakira2015
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Exceptionally well organized tour with an awesome guide Bobby
Great value for the price, exceptionally well-organized team sending us a reminder, the exact location of our meeti
DP_SouthAfrica
DP_SouthAfrica
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Great experience definately recommend
Amazing place, definitely worth the visit. Trip is approx 2 hours from Sofia with lovely views of the country side.
beerwort
beerwort
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A must see
The monastery is very unique and worth the drive. Bring warm clothes! Our guide was very organized and helpful, I h
mrstraveller1
mrstraveller1
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Enjoyable Tour, Excellent Guide
This was an enjoyable & worthwhile trip which combined 3 of the attractions I was most interested in. I booked via
alicerY2464WL
alicerY2464WL
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Amazing experience - a must do!
This trip was extremely well organised. I emailed to change the day from a Saturday to a Sunday a few days before a
Sakarios
Sakarios
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They dont care abt us
the monastery was really nice but the weather was horrible. They knew it but we are tourists. i did not expected t
SamVanDijck1998
SamVanDijck1998
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Amazing combination of nature and culture
Great hike through the Seven lakes area. My advise Is to take it easy. Rushing is absolutely not necessary and you
deepbluesea20
deepbluesea20
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Monastery and Lakes
The tour is a self guided tour and includes a good amount of trekking, at least 3 hours. This should be clearly inf
raymountford
raymountford
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Rila lakes and Monastry
Had an excellent day out. The trip up to the lakes on the chairlift was very cold and in fact was 1oC at the top. T
Helen M
Helen M
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Excellent tour
Great experience Not to be missed while in Bulgaria. The guides where very nice and helpful. They take good care of
Dauan A
Dauan A
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Avoid this tour
They did not give me enough information to arrive location and tried to many time to call them on number on the tic
midnightvea
midnightvea
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Great expetience and trip!
We enjoyed our trip to Rila Lakes & Monastery very much. The minivan was comfy, it had aircon and charging stations
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Dave Adam
Franklin, WI4 contributions
Sep 2021
I took two day trips out of Sofia with Phillip, the owner of the company, and couldn't have been more satisfied. The first day we went to the Belogradchik Fortress and Venetsa Cave and the second day to Plovdiv and Rila Monastery. What I liked:
1. We may maximum use of the day - left early (avoiding traffic), returning at a reasonable time to do evening activities like the 6PM Free Sofia Tour.
2. Phillip shared insights on the country, its people and on the sites visited while letting me tour on my own on day two. On day one, he hung out and took some pictures of me and helped interpret the cave tour (which was not in English).
3. Phillip drove quickly but not crazily as other driver/guides I've had in Eastern Europe. He was cautious but got me to the destinations with plenty of time to visit the sights.
4. Phillip went out of his way after the Fortress and Cave tour to swing south of the city to take in The Snail House and Boyana Church (made possible due to it being a weekend with light traffic). Very nice to accommodate these attractions.
Highly recommend his services.
Written September 23, 2021
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Product Overview: From Sofia: Rila Monastery and Plovdiv Day Trip

Prices From$82
Number of Reviews1
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Duration780 minutes