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Private Day Trip to the Rila Monastery and Wine Tasting


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·         Enjoy a great day in the Rila Mountain

·         Explore the Rila Monastery- the largest monastery in Bulgaria. See its museum, authentic monk rooms and the old defensive tower
·         Visit a traditional local winery and try some of the best wines

·         Learn more about the process of wine production


This day trip is a great chance to visit in one day the famous Rila Monastery and to try some of best local wines.


The tour departs at 9.00 in the morning with a pick up from your hotel. From there, you will head to the Rila Monastery- the biggest monastery in Bulgaria. It was established back in the 10th century. The current buildings are from the mid 19th century, with a defensive tower that survived from the 14th century. In the monastery complex you will admire the impressive architecture and frescoes. The visit to the monastery is about 2 hours, combined with some free time.


During the guided tour in the inner yard and the monastery museum, you will discover the most precious pieces that are kept from the past and all the facts and stories about the biggest Bulgarian monastery complex. You will also have the chance to see an old and authentic monk room! 


After that, you will go to a traditional local winery. There you will have a one- hour guided tour during which you will learn about the process of wine production and you will try 5 different sorts of the popular wines (tapas and meze provided with them).


The expected return in Sofia is at about 5pm.



  •                      Hotel pick up and drop off
  •                      Private driver- guide
  •                      Transportation by an A/C car with free Wi Fi
  •                      Visit to the Rila Monastery
  •                      Visit to a traditional winery with wine tasting 


  •                   Rila Monastery museum & monk room entrance ticket- 4 euro
  •                   Additional food and drinks
  •                   Gratuities (optional)




-          Hotel pick up at 9am by a private car. Please indicate your hotel

-          People should have their knees and shoulders covered in order to enter the monastery!

-          Day trip duration: about 8 hours 

-          Prices for more than 8 people: on request; bigger groups are subjected to great discounts! 

-          Reference code: CT82


Book on-line, by e-mail or by phone:
+359 894 40 41 41; +359 894 99 99 08; +359 2 980 46 86;


Specify the name of the tour and its reference code. “Last minute” reservations are accepted up to 12 hours before the starting time of the tour. 


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GuidePrivate Live Guide
Tour TypeCultural/Historical
Tour groupPrivate tour
DestinationRila Monastery

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