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UNESCO express – Rila Monastery and Boyana church

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UNESCO express – Rila Monastery and Boyana church


Tour highlights:

The tour starts from the Alexandar Nevsky Cathedral. Next is a visit to Boyana church, which is a UNESCO heritage listed site. The Boyana Church, in the eponymous Sofia suburb, at the foot of mount Vitosha, is one of the few complete and perfectly preserved medieval monuments, testifying to the significant contribution of Bulgarian monumental painting to European culture in the Middle Ages. The excursion continues with a road trip to the Rila Monastery – the largest in Bulgaria, second largest in the Balkans and UNESCO world heritage listed site. It is Boyana-church-1 located at an altitude of 1147 meters, in the middle of the fragrant, dense pine forests of Rila Mountain. The monastery is a complex of cultural, dwelling and farming buildings, which tcover some 8800 square meters. After a walking tour in the monastery yard, you will have a lunch in a quiet little traditional restaurant in the forests. The trip ends at Sofia in the late afternoon.

Starting time: 09:00

Duration: 8 hours

Minimum participants: 2 full paying participants

Price includes: Visiting Boyana church and Rila Monastery, with shuttle mini-bus, English speaking chauffeur, English speaking licensed guide serving only the clients of Zelanos tours, entrance fees. rilski mNatir 4

Price does not include: Lunch, beverages, gratuities to the guide and the chauffeur (optional)

Supplement: Lunch set menu 10 euro or you may choose from menu in the restaurant (optional)

Price: Adult – 76 euro / Child – 38 euro