Rila Monastery - Private Day Trip
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Rila Monastery - Private Day Trip
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Rila Monastery - Private Day Trip

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Pass By: tripvam Plovdiv, Mizia street 10A, Plovdiv 4000 Bulgaria

The tour starts at 09:00 am and we will take you from your hotel.

We have ahead of us a day full of history, fresh air, wonderful breathtaking views, and delicious Bulgarian food!

The Rila Monastery is 3 hours drive from Plovdiv. While we travel to our destination we can try some traditional cuisine in a local restaurant.

You’ll enjoy a guided visit of the Monastery and afterward have some free time for self-exploring of this amazing place or we can go for a short walk which will lead us to a broad-leaved forest and path which ends into a Holy cave – Saint Ivan Rilski’s cave. He lived there in seclusion as a hermit for seven years. There’s a belief that whoever reaches the cave should go pass through its entrance in order to get a spiritual cleansing. On the left side of the cave’s entrance, we will find a small church. People claim that it was built by the first monks who lived in the Rila Monastery.

Important: There is a dress code when you visit the Rila Monastery: Long trousers/skirts (at least knee-long), no sleeveless tops (bring a piece of clothing to cover your shoulders)

We depart back to Plovdiv at 4:00 pm. Expected arrival time in Plovdiv – 7:00 pm

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  • Transport in a modern vehicle (car/minibus) with air conditioning
  • Walking tour of the Rila Monastery
  • tripvam representative during the whole trip
Not included
  • Personal expenditures
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrance fee for the Rila Monastery – 4 euro (8 leva)
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate


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