Rila Monastery and 7 Rila Lakes Self-Guided Shared Trip from Sofia

This self-guided, shared shuttle tour will take you to both the 7 Rila Lakes area in the morning and then in the afternoon to the UNESCO Rila Monastery in the Rila National park - Bulgaria's most famous natural and cultural sites. In the morning the shuttle bus tour bus will take you to the start of the hiking routes ar the Rila Lakes area and base station of the chair lift from where you can take the chair-lift up in the mountain. You have more than 5 hours for your self-guided tour of the Rila Lakes area. After that in the afternoon the shared shuttle will take you to the Rila Monastery - Bulgaria's most visited cultural and historical site. You have more than 1 hour to explore the monastery site on your own.

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13 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Round-trip shared transfer
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Driver
    • Entry/Admission - Rila Shuttle
    What's excluded :
    • Entrance fees - Rila Lakes chairlift ticket (20 BGN per person, approx 10 EUR, two-way)
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks
    • Guide services
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, Aleksander Nevski Square, Sofia Bulgaria

    Enjoy stunning morning views of Sofia's main landmark

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Seven Rila Lakes, 2650 Sapareva Banya Rila Mountain, Sofia Bulgaria

    Admire the beautiful Seven Rila Lakes at your own pace

    Duration: 6 hours

    Stop At: Rila Monastery, Rila 2643 Bulgaria

    Admire the biggest Christian Orthodox monastery in Bulgaria

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Rila Shuttle, Rila Bulgaria

    Travel with ease to the Rila mountains from Sofia on the Rila Shuttle

    Duration: 13 hours

    Stop At: Rila Mountains, Rila Bulgaria

    Enjoy the beauty of the Rila Mountain in Bulgaria

    Duration: 13 hours

    Stop At: Rila National Park, Rila Bulgaria

    Spend your day at Bulgaria's most beautiful mountain

    Duration: 13 hours

  • Departure Point :
    pl. "Sveti Aleksandar Nevski" 4, 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • A moderate to intensive amount of walking is involved (walking/hiking experience is a must)
    • Comfortable walking shoes and clothes suitable for mountain/walking are required
    • Sun cream and sunglasses are strongly recommended
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Dress code at the Rila Monastery: high heels, short skirts and trousers, shirts with no sleeves, etc. are not allowed in the monastery.
    • Minimum age is 5 years
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 36 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by URCA Ltd

Activity ID: V-15352P6

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