Rila Monastery And Boyana Church Shuttle Tour - Sofia

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  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    9:00
  • Departure Details :
    Alexander Nevsky Cathedral Sofia Bulgaria, alexander nevsky cathedral, 1000 Old City Center, София, Bulgaria,
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Rila monastery shuttle will take you to Bulgaria's most important and visited historical site and even more - two UNESCO places, amongst with Boyana church. Enjoy the wonderful frescoes from 19th century, representing the achievement of the Bulgarian Revival painting school, feel the amazing spirit of the largest monastery in the country, surrounded by the indescribable beauty of Rila mountain. V travel team will represent to you all the secrets of this place. In the afternoon we will visit Boyana church, where murals from 13th century will show you the majesty of the Bulgarian medieval country.

Highlights

  • Small-group tour by minibus
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Rila Monastery

Rila Monastery was founded in the 10th century by St John of Rila, a hermit canonized by the Orthodox Church. His ascetic dwelling and tomb became a holy site and were transformed into a monastic complex which played an important role in the spiritual and social life of medieval Bulgaria. Destroyed by fire at the beginning of the 19th century, the complex was rebuilt between 1834 and 1862. A characteristic example of the Bulgarian Renaissance (18th19th centuries), the monument symbolizes the awareness of a Slavic cultural identity following centuries of occupation.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Boyana Church

Located on the outskirts of Sofia, Boyana Church consists of three buildings. The eastern church was built in the 10th century, then enlarged at the beginning of the 13th century by Sebastocrator Kaloyan, who ordered a second two storey building to be erected next to it. The frescoes in this second church, painted in 1259, make it one of the most important collections of medieval paintings. The ensemble is completed by a third church, built at the beginning of the 19th century. This site is one of the most complete and perfectly preserved monuments of east European medieval art.

Duration: 1 day 6 hours

Inclusions

English-speaking driver/guide

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Exclusions

Entrance fee for Boyana church

Food and drinks

Audio-guide (Eg, Es, It, Rus, Ger) payable onsite for 5 per person

Live Guide in Spanish, Italian, French - 60 per booking

Hotel pickup

Hotel drop-off

Entry/Admission - Boyana Church

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infant seats available

Not wheelchair accessible

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Most travelers can participate

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