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Rila Monastery Day Tour provided by Zelanos Day Tours

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Duration
8h
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Rila Monastery
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  • Gratuities
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Gepke wrote a review Sep 2019
Aurora, Colorado9 contributions1 helpful vote
Historically captivated monastery in the mountains near Sofia. Already the drive there shows beautiful side of Bulgaria. The monastery has a long and interesting history which was well explained by our guide George. The kitchen used to feed 500 monks in the past was especially
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Dreamer688759 wrote a review Jul 2019
Columbia, South Carolina18 contributions9 helpful votes
Rila Monastery was breathtaking. The frescoes, as in all Eastern Orthodox churches I visited on this trip, told a story of good and evil with vivid details and imagination. Completed in 1846, the frescoes are the work of the famous Bulgarian muralist Zahari Zograf and his
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Jen@BG19 wrote a review Jun 2019
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Thank you to our tour guide Lacho who has been so enthusiastic and making the whole trip so informational. The trip to Rila Monastery is something I would really remember wherein I felt a sense of peace inside the church and amaze with the artworks on the wall of the monastery.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Culture815136 wrote a review May 2019
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My daughter and I were greeted by our guide on time outside our hotel. We traveled comfortably in the van while hearing so many things about Sophia, Bulgaria, and the Monastery. Because of the time of year, there weren't many other tourists at this beautiful peaceful place. Our
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Date of experience: November 2018
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bwwtarpon wrote a review Nov 2018
Florida54 contributions15 helpful votes
This is one of the largest monasteries in Europe. It's history goes back to the middle ages when it also served as,a fortress. Unfortunately there are now only 10-12 monks living there. I believe they occasionally rent out rooms there. It's well worth a visit.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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IvanG2299
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Bulgarian trip to try
Hi, very nice experience, both for the fortress and the natural fenomen of the rocks. Magura cave is also near by s
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849rosemaryr
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Lovech and krushana waterfalls
Jorge very good guide would recommend the trip places very quiet. Sofia is very interesting lots of places to visit
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Susan B
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A fabulous trip to Rila Monestary and Boyana Church
I had a wonderful trip with Maria. She was my driver and guide of the trip and was super knowledgeable and shared t
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mramosy
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Well Organized Tour
My tour was very well organized. It was a tour of 3 persons plus our tour guide. The hotel pick up was on time and
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Gyorgy M
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Excellent Guide
I was travelling with Zelanos Tours 3 days, on 3 different tours, in small groups - with a guide Mariya. She was br
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MelvinC
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day trip from Sofia
we went with Mariya to the monastery and then to the city - excellent decision to avoid the morning mist in Plovdiv
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linda p
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Evening trip
Very good trip we were driven by Maria who was An excellent guide. We enjoyed the evening visit to the restaurant o
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Bad experience
I have book this hiking tour and expecting to hike up to Vitosha summit as per the itinerary, but unfortunately I w
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Iskandar ramadh... B
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Perfect experience of Mt. Vitosha with Nadia
Me and my partner was guided by Nadia and she really brought us to places where u can see the best views of Sofia f
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Collinges M
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Wine tour
Very informative guide. We went to a few places and got some good walking in. Highly recommended for the history an
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Cottage53
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Beautiful Sights, Excellent Tour Guide
The company provides pick up and drop off from the hotel you stayed in, which is a bonus. The 2 sights have incredi
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GeorgeEgl
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Fantastic day trip, extremely knowledgeable guide, great value!
We had the good luck of being guided by one of the company owners, Georgi Bozhinov, who is the most knowledgeable a
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75richardz
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My Vitosha and Boyana falls
Nadia was a fantastic host and guide. Hike is geared to your specific fitness level. Told funny stories and saw am
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juliak857
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European Visit
This is an amazing attraction that is a must. Wear good footwear because it’s difficult steps in certain areas. The
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DollyLucas
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Review of Mt.Vitosha and Boyana Waterfall Hike
The mountains are so close to the city it's amazing. Within an hour you are hiking amongst the trees. Easy hike to
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  • Rila Monastery, Zelanos Day Tours
  • Duration: 8h
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