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From Sofia: Rila Monastery and Plovdiv Day Trip provided by Rila Shuttle

From Sofia: Rila Monastery and Plovdiv Day Trip

From Sofia: Rila Monastery and Plovdiv Day Trip
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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Face masks required for guides in public areas
About
See the best of Bulgaria in 1 day. This self-guided, shared shuttle tour will take you to both the UNESCO Rila Monastery in the Rila National park in the morning and then in the afternoon to the city of Plovdiv - the cultural capital of Bulgaria. In the morning the shuttle bus will take you to the Rila Monastery where you have more than 1 hour to explore the site at your own pace. The complex is compact in size so the time allows to see the most important parts of it. After that in the afternoon the shared shuttle will take you on a 3.5 hours journey through the scenic mountains of Bulgaria to the city of Plovdiv - one of Bulgaria's most visited cultural and historical sites. You have more than 4.5 hours to explore the historical city center on your own. Driver will provide you with a tourist map and tips for what to see.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 13h
  • 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
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 13h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 15352P9
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Professional driving services • Shared transfers to Plovdiv city and Rila monastery by comfortable A/C minibus • Transportation with airconditioned vehicle • Entry/Admission - Plovdiv
Exclusions
Entrance fees (optional) Rila monastery museum : €4 per person • Guiding services • Meals & personal expenses
Duration
13h
Departure details
ploshtad "Sveti Aleksandar Nevski", pl. "Sveti Aleksandar Nevski", 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria Directions: The car parking is located behind the Alexander Nevski Cathedral, in front of La catedrale restaurant. The nearest metro station is Sofia University. Vehicles have Rila Shuttle sign on the front window.
Inclusions
Professional driving services • Shared transfers to Plovdiv city and Rila monastery by comfortable A/C minibus • Transportation with airconditioned vehicle • Entry/Admission - Plovdiv
Exclusions
Entrance fees (optional) Rila monastery museum : €4 per person • Guiding services • Meals & personal expenses
Departure details
ploshtad "Sveti Aleksandar Nevski", pl. "Sveti Aleksandar Nevski", 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria Directions: The car parking is located behind the Alexander Nevski Cathedral, in front of La catedrale restaurant. The nearest metro station is Sofia University. Vehicles have Rila Shuttle sign on the front window.
Duration
13h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Infant seats available
Not wheelchair accessible
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
Near public transportation
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travelers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    ploshtad "Sveti Aleksandar Nevski"
    pl. "Sveti Aleksandar Nevski", 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria
    Directions: The car parking is located behind the Alexander Nevski Cathedral, in front of La catedrale restaurant. The nearest metro station is Sofia University. 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 end at
    ploshtad "Sveti Aleksandar Nevski"
    pl. "Sveti Aleksandar Nevski", 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria
    Directions: The car parking is located behind the Alexander Nevski Cathedral, in front of La catedrale restaurant. The nearest metro station is Sofia University. Vehicles have Rila Shuttle sign on the front window.
    See address & details
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JulesBVT92
JulesBVT92
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Perfect shuttle service
Perfect organization, always on time, this is what you need to be able to visit Monaster and 7 lakes in one day wit
Joanita R
Joanita R
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Professional Shuttle Service
The Rila Shuttle Company was professional and on time. It was a great outing to Rila Lakes. The driver was profess
Eva M
Eva M
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Amazing service!
The service was perfect! The driver and his colleague were very nice in explaining everything needed for the day an
A4871DIjosev
A4871DIjosev
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Excellent Tour!!!
Excellent tour to visit Rila Monastery and Boyana church in one day. Very well organized and with a profesional gu
P3961NCsimong
P3961NCsimong
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Fabulous trip to Rila Lakes & Monastery
We took a full day Rila 7 Lakes plus Rila Monastery trip back in October and had a fabulous time (we had the walk a
patriciacalixto
patriciacalixto
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Very friendly, easy and on time!
Very friendly, easy and on time! The driver was lovely and informative about what to do and see in the Rila Lakes.
jellybiens
jellybiens
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Fantastic hiking experience.
Fantastic hiking experience. Amazing scenary and gorgeous views. If you go in the colder months though, stick to th
GuillemF_13
GuillemF_13
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Excellent planification for Rila lakes + monastery
I liked it a lot! It may seem as if both activities are too much for one day initially, but they really aren't, the
Vidalson
Vidalson
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Perfect one-day trip
Perfect to see the lakes and the monastery the same day; time enough to visit both atractions. Philip was very kind
PiotrZ107
PiotrZ107
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Rolls Royce in weekend trips
Service developed to perfection. Only what is expected from you is to sit and enjoy, your amazing guide and driver
jorgeoE3846EV
jorgeoE3846EV
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Best way to combine 2 amazing places, the 7 Rila Lakes and the Rila Monastery
Wonderful experience!! An amazing day to enjoy the nature beauty of 7 Rila Lakes and the most sacred place in Bulga
milanzai
milanzai
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Great trip!
It was a wonderful experience! Two great places in one day in addition to a reasonable price is the best choise, if
johannl217
johannl217
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Awesome day
This day was the best during our stay in Sofia. The city is very nice to visit, but the Rila moutains are incredibl
Czechmate123
Czechmate123
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Good shuttle service
We used this shuttle service to get to the monastery from our hotel. We expected just a transport service, but the
jwz953
jwz953
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Good Shuttle Service
Rila monastery was definitely worth a visit. Everything ran on time with the shuttle, just that the driver drove a
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