Rila Monastery and Boyana Church tour

Cultural & Theme Tours in Black Sea Coast

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The Monastery of Saint Ivan of Rila, better known as the Rila Monastery is the largest and most famous Eastern Orthodox monastery in Bulgaria. It is situated in the Rila Mountains. The monastery is named after its founder, the hermit Ivan of Rila (876 – 946 AD). Founded in the 10th century, the Rila Monastery is regarded as one of Bulgaria’s most important cultural, historical and architectural monuments and is a key tourist attraction for both Bulgaria and Southern Europe. If you want to be among the lucky ones who have visited this amazing site, join our tours and let’s have a great time together!The Boyana Church is a medieval Bulgarian Orthodox church. In 1979, the building was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. The east wing of the two-storey church was originally constructed in the late 10th or early 11th century, then the central wing was added in the 13th century. A total of 89 scenes with 240 human images are depicted on the walls of the church.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Rila Monastery, Rila, Sofia RegionVisit to the Rila MonasteryDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Boyana Church, Sofia, Sofia RegionVisit to the Boyana ChurchDuration: 1 hour

What’s included

  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • Driver/guide
  • Optional free hotel pick-up and drop-off if you are 3 or more

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Optional hotel pick-up and drop-off if you are 2 or fewer will be 5 euro
  • Entry/Admission - Boyana Church