From Sofia: Self-guided Trip To Rila Monastery

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 Days
  • Departure Time :
    09:30am Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Central Sofia - next to Alexander Nevski Cathedral
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point


Explore Bulgaria's holy sites with a self-guided, shared shuttle bus tour from Sofia to Rila Monastery. Departs daily and includes convenient centrally located meeting location.


  • Friendly driver
  • Round-trip shared transfer
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan


  • Entrance fees for the Rila Monastery museum are optional. The monastery entrance is free of charge.
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Guiding services

Know More about this tour

This self-guided, shared shuttle tour service is offered daily from Sofia to Rila Monastery. The tour starts with a pick-up from centrally located meeting place in Sofia - right behind the Alexander Nevski Cathedral (in front of La Catedrale restaurant), leaving the city at 09:30 am. Meet your driver (minibus will have a Rila Shuttle sign at the front window) for a comfortable journey to the Rila National Park.

Arrive at the UNSECO Rila Monastery around 11:30 am. Free time for your self-guided tour of the Rila Monastery complex (main church, medieval tower, main museum, old bakery)

Leave Rila Monastery at 2:30pm and arrive back in Sofia city around 4:30pm at the original departure location - next to the Alxander Nevski Cathedral.

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking

The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

No shorts or no sleeves clothes allowed at the Monastery

Minimum age is 2

Child seats must be requested in advance

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.