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Rila Monastery and Seven Lakes Trip

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Join us on a fantastic trip to Rila Monastery and Seven Lakes to encounter some of the most beautiful landscapes in Bulgaria and one of its most important medieval monuments.

Join us on a fantastic trip to Rila Monastery and Seven Lakes to encounter some of the most beautiful landscapes in Bulgaria and one of its most important medieval monuments.

Rila Monastery and Seven Lakes Trip

We'll meet at the indicated time at Alexander Nevsky Cathedral Square and set off to Rila National Park. We'll arrive at the idyllic resort town of Panichishte, where we'll take a cable car to the top of the mountain.

At more than 6,500 feet above sea level, we'll take a fabulous 5-hour hike to the Seven Lakes, the main attraction of this park. Our guide will tell you all about the wonders of this environment whilst taking you to all the impressive lakes on the route.

Once we've visited the lakes, we'll then head to the medieval Rila Monastery, one of the most important architectural treasures to be found in the country. As you walk among its 65 feet high walls, you'll hear all about its fascinating history and some amazing facts.

The monastery is one of the most emblematic landmarks of Bulgaria, as it was a bastion of Bulgarian cultural identity during the Ottoman occupation. During your visit, you can lose yourself in the surroundings and take a step into the past to discover places such as the tomb of Boris III, the last Bulgarian king.

At the end of the visit, we'll head back to Sofia where we drop you again at Alexander Nevsky Cathedral Square.

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Price

Per person
US$ 61.10
  • Per person

    US$ 61.10

* The price varies based on the chosen date

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Duration

11 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

Transportation by minibus

English–speaking guide

Audioguide in English in the Rila Monastery

Not included

Food and drink

Round–trip cable car ticket: Лв 25 (US$ 13.70) per person

When to book?

You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Not wheelchair accessible.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

Printed material is avoided.

No single-use plastics are used.

Reusable headsets are used.

The show represents local culture.

The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

Has a carbon footprint offset policy.

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Pets

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 3 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us .

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral Square

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