Sofia to Rila Monastery and Plovdiv tour

In this ultimate trip experience, you will be able to visit two of the most eminent places in Bulgaria – UNESCO world heritage site Rila monastery and Plovdiv – European capital of culture 2019. Rila Monastery is the most exquisite example of monastery art and architecture of Bulgaria located in the picturesque heart of the mountain. The Church of the Nativity of Virgin Mary keeps the miraculous icon, splendid gilded iconostasis and the chest with relics of St. Ivan Rilski. During your free time you will be able to visit the church museum with the wood-carved cross of monk Rafel or taste the famous local mekitsi (kind of a donut) and the traditional yogurt. Plovdiv (European capital of culture 2019) is one of the oldest towns in Europe. It was inhabited by the Thracians, Romans, Slavs and Ottomans, whose traces have turned the town into a museum. Places of special interest are the old town, revival houses and churches, Roman stadium, Roman Theatre, old mosque, main street.

per adult from

$147

AUD

Duration

12 hours

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  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Visit to Rila Monastery
    • Walking tour in the Old Town of Plovdiv
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
    • Bottled water
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Rila Monastery, Rila 2643 Bulgaria

    Rila Monastery is the most exquisite example of monastery art and architecture in Bulgaria. You will be able to visit the monastery church, the old kitchen, walk in the yard, take photo of the Hrelyo Tower, etc. During your free time you will be able to visit the church museum with the wood-carved cross of monk Rafel or taste the famous local mekitsi (kind of a doughnut) and the traditional yogurt.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Plovdiv Old Town, Plovdiv 4000 Bulgaria

    Plovdiv (European capital of culture 2019) is one of the oldest towns in Europe. It was inhabited by the Thracians, Romans, Slavs and Ottomans, whose traces have turned the town into a living museum. Places of special interest to see are the old town with plenty revival houses and churches, Roman stadium, Roman Theatre, old mosque, main street.

    Duration: 3 hours

  • Departure Point :
    St Alexander Nevski Square, 1000 Old City Center, Sofia, Bulgaria
    Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • 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 40 travelers
  • 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.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

4

Organised by Discover Balkans

Activity ID: V-114413P3

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