Visit the biggest and most important orthodox cloister in Bulgaria, part of UNESCO, visit the cave of St.Ivan Rilski with included lunch
The tour includes a visit of Rila Monastery, recognized as part of UNESCO world heritage site. It also explores the cave of St. Ivan Rilski the miracle- worker, who is the most famous Bulgarian hermit and saint. Start the tour with a pick up from your Sofia hotel. Relax on the 2 hour drive to the Rila Monastery. There, you will have a 3-hour tour of the Holy Cloister. Rila Monastery is the biggest and most important orthodox cloister in the country and the jewel of Bulgarian cultural and historical heritage. Recognized as a part of UNESCO world heritage sites since 1976, the monastery is a unique monument of the church architecture. Situated deep in the dense pine forests of the Rila Mountains, it is a place of massive cultural and historical importance through the middle ages.
After your tour of the monastery, take one hour to enjoy a delicious lunch. Once your hour-long break is over, embark on the 2-hour journey back to Sofia.
Hotel pickup and drop-off,
Entry/Admission - Rila Monastery