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Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Tour provided by Smart Trans Bulgaria

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Date
2 adults
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Overview
Itinerary
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You'll start at
Sofia's Central Market Hall
Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    Rila Monastery
    Stop: 2 hours -
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  • 2
    Boyana Church
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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You'll end at
Sofia's Central Market Hall
bulevard "Knyaginya Maria Luiza" 25, 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, BulgariaSofia's Central Market Hall
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Important Information
Departure Point
Sofia's Central Market Hall, bulevard "Knyaginya Maria Luiza" 25, 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria
Duration
6–7 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • Driver/guide
  • Optional free hotel pick-up and drop-off if you are 3 or more
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Optional hotel pick-up and drop-off if you are 2 or fewer will be 5 euro each
  • The entrance in Boyana Church is not included, it's 5 euro per person
  • Entry/Admission - Boyana Church
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Andy wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
Excellent trip well worth while to see outside Sofia. My wife and I were picked up by a great young guide/driver in a yellow taxi and had a great day out.
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viking wrote a review Jan 2020
Jakarta, Indonesia5 contributions3 helpful votes
The tour was great! We were happy to join this tour. Flexible time and private also! The guide also speak in english and explain to us. On time and well prepare.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Katyuccia87 wrote a review Jan 2020
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We visited the Rila Monastery with Smart Travel and it was very nice. Driver was a very kind Person and very careful on the way, he arrived on time to pick us up and we also come back on time. Super!!!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Jasmine K wrote a review Dec 2019
26 contributions3 helpful votes
The driver could speak multiple languages and was able to tell me and the other travellers lots about life in Bulgaria and the monastery. His English was very good. The monastery is a must-see destination in Bulgaria and I definitely recommend this trip. The driver was
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Jos wrote a review Nov 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
We went to Rila Monastery with Dennis.He was a really nice and Kind Person.The trip was comfortable and the Rila monastery is beautiful.i recommend to go also to the Hot springs afterwards.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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By: Smart Trans Bulgaria
780adelinap
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Bad choice
Bad choice. My expectations were completely differend. We traveled slowly and wearily. We didn't have time to see b
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georgitcaz
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Sofia to Plovdiv transfer
This was a bad experience for me, the tansfer was an hour late, the driver was very unpolite and drived to fast and
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Fast I
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Rila monastery and Plovdiv
It's impossible to see both places in one day, not recommend. The driver vas driving to fast for my taste , no lun
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rosiel667
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Day trip with Ognyan
We had a great day with Ognyan exploring the Rila monastery and the town of Plovdiv. Would highly recommend to anyo
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TravellerDKJ
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Wonderful Tour
I had a wonderful day with my tour guide visiting great places of interest. My Guide was friendly, kind and knowl
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mahdalon
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Enjoyable packed tour of Bulgaria and its gems
The tour covers a lot of Bulgaria for one day, If you are in rush and want to see a lot, but are short of time, th
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JuneJacinto
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A Fortress
Great walking with it’s untarnished beauty both the mountains and its formidable gate, a kaleto that once a strongh
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NordicVagabond201
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Trustworthy and reliable!
Prompt and friendly replies. An easy-going, nice driver, arriving exactly at time. To make things clear, it is m
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JosianeVet
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Very disappointed
we weren't satisfied with the tour since the driver was running like crazy and we didn't feel safe at a certain poi
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Timrili
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Very nice day
We planed to spend one more day in sophia but we took the advice to see the country side and we are glad that we di
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Marg S
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Definitely worth the hours on the road!
Our guide and driver Tony was courteous, professional, knowledgeable, helpful and very pleasant to chat with. He sh
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_I8469IF
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Rila monastery and Plovdiv in one Day tour
I'm not happy with the tour, we was in a hurry all the time, the driver was driving to fast as well. Not recomended
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georgitcaz
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Rila monastery and Plovdiv
Not recomended, imposible to see both in one day, very bad idea. We spennd the Day traveling back and forward from
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70JenniferD
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One day two towns
For those who has the tight schedule, this tour brings you to two tourist destinations. Really worth it
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Martyna P
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Rila Monastery and Plovdiv
It was a very nice trip with Toni. The Rila Monastery is definitely worth visiting, very beautiful and unique piece
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Key Details
  • Duration: 6–7 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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