Two UNESCO sites in one day! Only for few hours it is possible to be seen two incredible medieval heritages, symbol of the high developed religious art and architectural schools in Bulgaria.
Rila Monastery is one of the symbols of Bulgaria, the oldest and most revered monastery, the guardian of the Bulgarian spirit. It is located at 1 147 m. above the sea level, among the scented coniferous forests of Rila Mountains, between the rivers Rilska and Drusilyavitsa. Rila Monastery was founded in the first half of the 10th century. Its story is directly related to the first Bulgarian hermit, St. Joan of Rila, who settled in the area and dedicated himself to fasting and prayer. During its centuries-long existence, Rila Monastery has survived years of rush and ruin. Over the centuries Rila Monastery was the spiritual, educational and cultural center in Bulgaria. Rila Monastery has been transformed into a National Museum, and UNESCO declared the entire complex as a cultural monument of world significance.
Boyana Church is a very small medieval temple, built in 10th century and upgraded in the middle of 13th century. It is so special, because of the precious murals declared by UNESCO as World Cultural Heritage. The murals are amazing with their realism and the art specialists say that are pre-renaissance masterpeace.
The tour is one of the most popular destinations and could be combine with Melnik – the smallest town in Bulgaria, architectural reserve, famous with the Natural sandy pyramids and the wine cellars.
Total duration of the tour Rila Monastery and Boyana Church – 6-7 hours
Total duration of the tour Rila Monastery and Melnik – 10-12 hours
PRIVATE DAY TOUR TO RILA MONASTERY AND BOYANA CHURCH
Group of 2: 80 € per person
Group of 4: 70 € per person
Group of 6: 60 € per person
Group of 8: 50 € per person
PRIVATE DAY TOUR TO RILA MONASTERY
Group of 2: 75 € per person
Group of 4: 65 € per person
Group of 6: 55 € per person
Group of 8: 45 € per person
PRIVATE DAY TOUR TO RILA MONASTERY AND MELNIK
Group of 2: 95 € per person
Group of 4: 85 € per person
Group of 6: 75 € per person
Group of 8: 65 € per person
– Transport with comfortable car/mini-van
– Bottle of water
– Private tour guide/driver
– Sightseeings like described in the programme
– Entrance fees
Price does not includes:
– Personal expenses
– Optional activities along the tour