Self-guided trip to Rila Monastery and Boyana Church

  • 15 107, Kyustendil, 2643, Bulgaria
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Self-guided trip to Rila Monastery and Boyana Church

Provided byVIP-Sliven Ltd.

  • 10 hours

  • 1 - 15 participants

Check out 2 UNESCO World Heritage sites as you explore the medieval church on the outskirts of Sofia and the 19th-century monastery in the Rila Mountains.


  • Personalized reading material (PDF)

What you get

  • Visit two UNESCO World Heritage sites in one day trip
  • See the most important Bulgarian monastery - Rila Monastery
  • Learn about the proto Renaissance wall paintings of Boyana Church
  • Explore the grounds on your own with a self-guided tour

  • FromBGN45 / person

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Meeting point

Begin your self-guided tour at the Rila Monastery.

Product details


  • 15 107, Kyustendil, 2643, Bulgaria

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel 1 days before your event you will receive a 100% refund


available daily

Not included

  • Personal expenses

  • Entrance fees

How long before the event do I need to book?

10 hours


  • Prices from BGN45 / person

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Product description

On this unique day tour, see two UNESCO World Heritage sites in one day only! Rila Monastery is the largest, the most beautiful and the most important Bulgarian monastery, while Boyana Church is famous for its proto-Renaissance wall paintings from 13th-century.

The monastery is situated among the rocky peaks and ancient pine forests of the Rila Mountains. Boyana Church is situated just outside of Sofia, so these two sights can be perfectly combined in one trip.

Discover Bulgaria's biggest monastic complex on your own, along with its museum and accompanying shops. You can take the opportunity to have lunch at one of the nearby restaurants before heading to Boyana Church.

Important information

  • Note this is a self-guided tour, you will need to arrange your own transportation to/from the activity location(s)

  • This self-guided tour includes reading material (via PDF) available in English, Bulgarian, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Romanian, Turkish or Greek

  • Please contact the tour operator to request your preferred language. You will find their information on the voucher after booking

  • The reading material (PDF) will be sent to your email address

  • This reading material will be a customized PDF in your selected language and will include instructions on how to arrive to the starting location, travel tips and detailed explanations about the sights you will visit

  • The entrance fee to Rila Monastery (8.00 BGN aprox. €4.00) is not included in the price of this tour

  • Bring at least 8.00 BGN per person to be paid directly at the location

  • Guests will NOT be allowed to enter the monastery if they are dressed in the following improper attire: short skirts, shorts, vests and other outfits deemed 'revealing'

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