Rila Monastery and 7 Rila Lakes Self-Guided Shared Trip from Sofia

Rila Monastery and 7 Rila Lakes Self-Guided Shared Trip from Sofia

This self-guided, shared shuttle tour will take you to both the 7 Rila Lakes area in the morning and then in the afternoon to the UNESCO Rila Monastery in the Rila National park - Bulgaria's most famous natural and cultural sites. In the morning the shuttle bus tour bus will take you to the start of the hiking routes ar the Rila Lakes area and base station of the chair lift from where you can take the chair-lift up in the mountain. You have more than 5 hours for your self-guided tour of the Rila Lakes area. After that in the afternoon the shared shuttle will take you to the Rila Monastery - Bulgaria's most visited cultural and historical site. You have more than 1 hour to explore the monastery site on your own.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, Aleksander Nevski Square, Sofia Bulgaria

Enjoy stunning morning views of Sofia's main landmark

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Seven Rila Lakes, 2650 Sapareva Banya Rila Mountain, Sofia Bulgaria

Admire the beautiful Seven Rila Lakes at your own pace

Duration: 6 hours

Stop At: Rila Monastery, Rila 2643 Bulgaria

Admire the biggest Christian Orthodox monastery in Bulgaria

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Rila Shuttle, Sofia Bulgaria

Travel with ease to the Rila mountains from Sofia on the Rila Shuttle

Duration: 13 hours

Stop At: Rila Mountains, Rila Bulgaria

Enjoy the beauty of the Rila Mountain in Bulgaria

Duration: 13 hours

Stop At: Rila National Park, Rila Bulgaria

Spend your day at Bulgaria's most beautiful mountain

Duration: 13 hours

Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"A moderate to intensive amount of walking is involved (walking/hiking experience is a must)"
"Comfortable walking shoes and clothes suitable for mountain/walking are required"
"Sun cream and sunglasses are strongly recommended"
"Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately"
"Near public transportation"
"Dress code at the Rila Monastery: high heels, short skirts and trousers, shirts with no sleeves, etc. are not allowed in the monastery."
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 36 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Start Time: 07:00 AM
Duration: 13 Hours
Start location: Sofia Center, пл. „Княз Александър I“ 1, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Round-trip shared transfer
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Driver
  • Entry/Admission - Rila Shuttle

Not Included

  • Entrance fees - Rila Lakes chairlift ticket (25 BGN per person, two-way)
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Guide services


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