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The UNESCO-listed Boyana Church is made up of three distinctive sections, which reflect the architectural styles of the 10th, 13th, and 19th century respectively. The Orthodox church is held in high esteem throughout Europe due to its collection of 89 hand-painted frescoes, which depict 240 individual figures in various religious scenes.

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3 Boyansko Ezero Str, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1616
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Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Day Trip from Sofia

Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Day Trip from Sofia

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Immerse yourself in the beguiling beauty of two of Bulgaria’s most spectacular sights on a full-day trip from Sofia. Admire the natural splendor of rural Bulgaria as you travel to the Rila Monastery, a sacred structure cradled by the dense pine forests of the mountains. Delve into the history of the medieval landmark and browse the intriguing exhibitions of the on-site museum. Continue to Boyana Church to gaze at the fascinating pre-Renaissance frescoes that decorate the walls within. Please note, entrance fees are not included on this tour.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$27.99
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Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Small Group Day Trip

Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Small Group Day Trip

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The Rila Monastery and Boyana Church are two of Bulgaria's most important UNESCO World Heritage sites. Experience them both in a single day on this convenient transfer service from central Sofia, with a driver/guide. First, check out the frescoes in the Boyana Church; next head to the Rila Monastery for a short guided tour followed by free time. Please note: entrance fees are at your own expense.
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  • 8 hours
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The Essential Western Bulgaria in 4 Days

The Essential Western Bulgaria in 4 Days

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See the highlights of western Bulgaria during this multi-day, small-group tour. Enjoy an intimate experience in a group of only 15 people, with accommodation and door-to-door transportation included. Learn about the local communities that inhabit the region, visit iconic landmarks like UNESCO-listed Rila Monastery, and enjoy panoramic views from the hilltop fortress in Veliko Tarnovo.
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  • 4 days
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Rila Monastery, Boyana church and National History Museum Tour from Sofia
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Rila Monastery, Boyana church and National History Museum Tour from Sofia

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Visiting Bulgaria’s Rila Monastery is tricky without hiring a car. On this tour, tick it off easily with a round-trip shared transfer in an air-conditioned minivan. Meet your driver in central Sofia and travel to Rila Monastery. Enjoy time to explore the complex independently before returning with the shuttle back to Sofia.
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  • 1 day
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Sofia full day tour

Sofia full day tour

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Get an in-depth exploration of the Bulgarian capital on this full-day tour of Sofia. Set out from your hotel and travel in an air-conditioned minivan. Accompanied by a guide, visit Boyana Church, the National Historical Museum, Pancharevo Lake, and more. Take a walking tour through the city center and learn about Bulgarian history from your guide.
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  • 8 hours
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$72.56
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Private Day Trip to the Rila Monastery and Boyana Church
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Private Day Trip to the Rila Monastery and Boyana Church

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Save time but preserve the benefits of independence on this private tour that checks off not one but two UNESCO World Heritage sites in just one day. Traveling with your private driver/guide, see the 10th-century Boyana Church with its medieval frescoes, followed by the Rila Monastery with its 14th-century tower. Tour includes door-to-door transport but excludes entrance fees.
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  • 8 hours
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Rila Monastery Private Tour

Rila Monastery Private Tour

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See two of Bulgaria’s UNESCO World Heritage sites in a day—a feat that’s not possible on public transport—when you book this private guided tour, with round-trip hotel transfers from Sofia. First, explore the Rila Monastery, Bulgaria’s largest Orthodox monastery, with a history going back to the 10th century. Next, visit the Boyana Church, a complex of three churches that include 13th-century Byzantine frescoes.
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  • 8 hours
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Full Day Sofia Tour
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Full Day Sofia Tour

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Get an in-depth look at the culture, history, and architecture of Sofia on a private 7-hour tour. End-to-end transportation from your hotel enables you to cover a huge area of the city comfortably and efficiently. Get a better understanding of Bulgarian culture (plus free admission) during guided visits at the National History Museum and UNESCO listed Boyana Church. Round out your day with a comprehensive but leisurely tour of the city center.
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  • 7 hours
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$31.10
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Full-Day Rila Monastery, the cave of St.Ivan and Boyana Church Tour from Sofia

Full-Day Rila Monastery, the cave of St.Ivan and Boyana Church Tour from Sofia

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The Rila Monastery and Boyana Church are two of Bulgaria’s most impressive UNESCO World Heritage sites and this full-day tour from Sofia visits both in one day. Tour the medieval Boyana Church, famous for its magnificent 13th-century frescoes; admire the natural landscapes of the Rila Mountain Nature Park; then explore the churches and caves of the Rila Monastery complex.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Shuttle Tour

Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Shuttle Tour

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Travel with a small group to Rila Monastery and Boyana Church, two UNESCO World Heritage sites. An informative guide points out 19th-century paintings depicting the Bulgarian Renaissance at the country’s largest monastery, set against the beauty of the Rila mountains. In the afternoon, visit Boyana Church to view its medieval frescoes. You’ll travel round-trip by air-conditioned minivan from Sofia’s Alexander Nevski Square.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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From Sofia: Self-guided trip to Rila Monastery, Boyana Church and History Museum

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From Sofia: Self-guided trip to Rila Monastery, Boyana Church and History Museum

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Travel to Rila Monastery with ease and explore independently on this self-guided tour with a round-trip transfer. Depart from Sofia in a shared air-conditioned minivan with a driver and make your way to Rila National Park. Experience the area at your own pace before heading back to Sofia in your transfer.
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  • 7 hours
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Flexible Day Trip to Rila Monastery and Boyana Church from Sofia

Flexible Day Trip to Rila Monastery and Boyana Church from Sofia

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Two UNESCO World Heritage sites in 1 day only. Rila Monastery is the largest, the most beautiful and the most important Bulgarian monastery, Boyana Church is famous for its proto-Renaissance wall paintings from the 13th century. Enjoy all this either in a self-guided or privately-guided tour.
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  • 10 hours
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Rila Monastery and Boiana church private tour

Rila Monastery and Boiana church private tour

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You have the chance to visit two UNESCO world heritage sites in one day- Boyana church and Rila Monastery.
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  • 6 to 9 hours
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Experience Sofia

Experience Sofia

When in Sofia it may seem initially there is not much to see. But you are just a step away from learning about not only the rich milenia history of the city but also about the local population of this part of the world - the ancient Thracians and their predecessors as the History museum will reveal to us some of the oldest artefacts discovered in this area. Boyana church itself is a great example of the Medieval art and even with its secret it stays in our memory forever!
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  • 5 to 7 hours
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Rila Monastery & Boyana Church - 2 World Heritage Sites in 1Day!

Rila Monastery & Boyana Church - 2 World Heritage Sites in 1Day!

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Take a drive with us to the Rila Monastery – UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located in the gorgeous mountain scenery of the mountains, it is considered the highest achievement of Bulgarian monumental architecture of the National Revival period. 2 World Heritage Sites in 1Day! Audio Guide - Аvailable in 7 languages - English, German, Spanish, Italian, French, Russian, Bulgarian Budget-friendly Small group
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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The religion in and around Sofia

The religion in and around Sofia

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Sofia is one of the oldest cities in Europe, placed at crossroads. Life here began around the thermal springs. The traces of many cultures are found in the city. Despite the natural and human vicissitudes Sofia retains its spirit. Come with us and let’s see the ancient walls and temples, to drink the mineral water and feel like a local, and to understand why Sofia visitors become wiser.
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  • 7 hours
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Sofia Half-Day Tour

Sofia Half-Day Tour

Sofia is a compact city but sights like the Boyana Church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are time-consuming to reach independently. Soak up the signatures in just half a day on this small-group guided city tour. First, visit the Boyana Church. Next, explore downtown on a walking tour that takes in the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the Roman ruins, the Church of St. George, and more. Tour includes hotel pickup.
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  • 4 hours
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Bulgarian Wine, Nature & Culture in 8 Days

Bulgarian Wine, Nature & Culture in 8 Days

This tour will give you the opportunity to combine multiple experiences and adventures. You will learn a lot about the ancient cultures and civilizations that have passed through the centuries. You will taste the Bulgarian culture, food, wine and hospitality, and you will admire and enjoy the country’s beauties by hiking and horse riding in the nature.
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  • 8 days
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$1,155.74
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Sofia Self-Guided Audio Tour

Sofia Self-Guided Audio Tour

Short and highly selective information in the audio commentary for tourist attractions in around Sofia Highlights of this Self-Guided Audio Tour • It allows you to go as per your own convenience of time, pace and locations; skip the content that doesn't interest you and listen longer with content that does interest you. • Not necessary to download any location tracking apps, Audio guide can be listen it on online (or) offline. •Available in multiple languages, you can choose the one which you’re more comfortable with. • It is one of the best option with lowest price when compared to hiring a tour guide. •If you have any questions about any attractions, No worries we will answer in your language instantly by message.
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  • 1 to 5 hours
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Vitosha hiking tour

Vitosha hiking tour

The adventures and memories are the things, that make every man special. Vitosha mountain is only for you! This is the fourth highest mountain in Bulgaria and is the first national park in the Balkan peninsula for its species from the wildlife.
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  • 7 hours
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$77.74
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From Sofia: Vitosha - private night tour

From Sofia: Vitosha - private night tour

Night comes and our adventure begins. We invite you to see the mountain from a different point of view, to fight against your fears, to lose and find yourself in the maze of the dark woods. In that walking tour, you can feel the silence and see some of the night animals like Salamandra salamandra or Bufo bufo. In our highest point, you will be awarded the light of Sofia – this never sleeping beauty. Do you want to join in the long dark?
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  • 7 to 9 hours
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$134.75
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The most essential Bulgarian highlights

The most essential Bulgarian highlights

During the tour you will see the most essencial historical and archaeological places, some UNESCO sites, present day capital Sofia, some traces from communist era. You will enjoy delicious traditional food and wine and discover the best kept secret in Europe - Bulgaria!
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  • 6 days
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Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Day tour from Sofia

Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Day tour from Sofia

With this one day tour you will have the opportunity to see two of the most popular and unique tourist sites in Bulgaria – the Monastery of Saint Ivan of Rila, better known as the Rila Monastery and the Boyana Church. Both of the sites are added to the UNESCO World Heritage List and both are among the most authentic, energetic and peaceful places in Bulgaria.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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$30.73
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Vitosha Mountain, Boyana Church and Dragalevtsi Monastery Private Day Trip

Vitosha Mountain, Boyana Church and Dragalevtsi Monastery Private Day Trip

Visit two of Bulgaria’s religious sites with ease from Sofia on this private full-day tour. Travel in an air-conditioned car equipped with WiFi to Vitosha Mountain and visit Boyana Church. Learn about its history from your driver-guide. Continue on to Dragalevtsi Monastery. Take in panoramic views of Sofia from Vitosha Mountain and go on a hike if weather permits.
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  • 5 hours
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$88.11
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