Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Tour

Tour information

Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Tour is a full day tour that visits two very important sites in Bulgaria’s history. Starting with the Rila Monastery which is by far one of the biggest and most important orthodox cloister in Bulgaria. Since 1976 it has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its fascinating architecture and history. Located in the thick forests of Rila mountain, the environment itself adds a lot of depth to its ancient background. Close to the monastery there is a legendary cave where the founder of the monastery, St. Ivan Rilski, lived in harmony with the nature until he was buried there.

The second part of the tour features the glorious Boyana Church which is located a little bit out of Sofia. Receiving its UNESCO title in 1979, the building boasts of Byzantine architecture and historical interior designs. The church dates back to the early middle ages and owes its recognition to the colourful frescoes on the walls that display 89 different scenes with over 240 human figures.

This day tour offers an exciting opportunity to visit one of Bulgaria’s holiest and historical buildings, along with featuring the beautiful landscapes of the region.

This tour includes:

English speaking licensed guide — English speaking driver — All tour assistance — All transfers — Entrance fees — Light lunch

Traveler Reviews

  • “Excellent”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on March 23, 2016

    Perfect tour and excellent guide service during my one day tour Breakfast with Sofia. I would recommend it.

  • “We had an excellent 5 day tour!”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on September 23, 2013

    The 5 day tour arranged for us, a Japanese family of four, by Zelanos tour was excellent.We had a very knowledgeable Japanese speaking guide and a good driver.After discussing where to visit, we…

  • “Fantastic trip to Plovdiv”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on August 21, 2013

    Always when I travel for business, I use the services of local travel agencies for organizing tours to local attractions. It is my third visit in Sofia and I always recover Bulgaria again and…

On arrival

Once you make a booking you’ll get an email confirmation that asks about your accommodation where you will be picked up.

Please note that we prefer accepting cash.

Things to note

Please note that the price does not include gratuities to the guide and the driver (optional).

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