- Mobile Voucher Accepted
- Duration: 13 Hrs
Departure Time :
07:00 AM Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
Departure Details :
pl. "Sveti Aleksandar Nevski" 1А, 1504 Old City Center, Sofia, Bulgaria
Return Details :
Returns to original departure point
Cancellation Policy : This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
OverviewThis self-guided, shared shuttle tour will take you to both the 7 Rila Lakes area in the morning and then in the afternoon to the UNESCO Rila Monastery in the Rila National park - Bulgaria's most famous natural and cultural sites. In the morning the shuttle bus tour bus will take you to the start of the hiking routes ar the Rila Lakes area and base station of the chair lift from where you cantake the chair-lift up in the mountain. You have more than 5hours for your self-guided tour of the Rila Lakes area. After that in the afternoon the shared shuttle will take you to the Rila Monastery - Bulgaria's most visited cultural and historical site. You have more than 1 hour to explore the monastery site on your own.
Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
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This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Rila Monastery, Rila, Sofia Region
Admire the biggest Christian Orthodox monastery in Bulgaria
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, Sofia, Sofia Region
Enjoy stunning morning views of Sofia's main landmark
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Rila National Park, Rila, Sofia Region
Spend your day at Bulgaria's most beautiful mountain
Duration: 13 hours
Stop At: Rila Shuttle, Rila, Sofia Region
Travel with ease to the Rila mountains from Sofia on the Rila Shuttle
Duration: 13 hours
Stop At: Seven Rila Lakes, Sofia, Sofia Region
Admire the beautiful Seven Rila Lakes at your own pace
Duration: 6 hours
Stop At: Rila Mountains, Rila, Sofia Region
Enjoy the beauty of the Rila Mountain in Bulgaria
Duration: 7 hours
Round-trip shared transfer
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Entry/Admission - Rila Shuttle
Entrance fees - Rila Lakes chairlift ticket (25 BGN per person, two-way)
Food and drinks
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
A moderate to intensive amount of walking is involved (walking/hiking experience is a must)
Comfortable walking shoes and clothes suitable for mountain/walking are required
Sun cream and sunglasses are strongly recommended
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Dress code at the Rila Monastery: high heels, short skirts and trousers, shirts with no sleeves, etc. are not allowed in the monastery.
Minimum age is 5 years
Near public transportation
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 36 travelers
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Traveler ReviewsSee all reviews
Rila National Park and the Seven Lakes were absolutely beautiful and I’d love to go back again. As far as Rila monastery, I do not think it was worth driving another hour and a half after wonderful hiking the Seven Lakes.
They did not give me enough information to arrive location and tried to many time to call them on number on the ticket.no reply and i asked later for refund they refued.do not recommend them at all.avoid avoid
This self guided tour was perfect. You are dropped off at Rila lakes with a map, and enough time to do the long route. Views are spectacular. After that, you go to the monastery and again you have a map and instructions. The museums were all closed by the time we arrived to the monastery, but still we had a good time.
Even if it says "self-guided", Bobby told us everything we needed to know before departing for the Rila lakes. Drop off at the lakes is 8.45 and pick up is at 15, 6 hours is kore than enough to take the chair lift and hike the 8km trail (even with a 1y8m baby as we did). There is really no need for a guide during the hike as the trail is perfectly delimited. Before departing to the monastery, Bobby again told us everything we needed to know and gave lots of tips and advice. Awesome guide and amazing day!
We enjoyed our trip to Rila Lakes & Monastery very much. The minivan was comfy, it had aircon and charging stations for our phones. Bobi, who welcomed us in front of the Cathedral, was so pleasant and funny. He gave us info about the lakes and the monastery, and gave us a small itinerary map of the lakes. Thank you! I recombed this experience! The lakes & the monastery are so worth visiting!
Bobi was very friendly and provided excellent guidance. Highly recommended 👌. The Rila mountain is wonderful
Well organised trip. Minivan comfortable n driver was good. On time to depart. Excellent briefing tips about mountain routes. Highly recommend this self guided tour. My friend & I enjoyed the trip.
Stunning scenery, great sense of peace. Viator made it all very easily accessible. A fantastic day out!
Beautiful lakes. Hiking is strennouos but worth it. Highly recommended. Nila monastary is magnificent.
An absolutely unmissable experience. The shuttle gives plenty of time to see both the Lakes and the Monastery both. The views from the top of the Lakes national park are unforgettable and well worth the climb to see