Full Day Rila Monastery and Plovdiv Tour

Full Day Rila Monastery and Plovdiv Tour

We are the only company that offers this unique combination of tour to Rila Monastery and Plovdiv in just one day. Visit the two most visited locations in one day from the comfort of a car with this amazing tour. The Monastery of Saint Ivan of Rila, better known as the Rila Monastery is the largest and most famous monastery in Bulgaria. It is situated in the Rila Mountains, and is the most visited location in Bulgaria and for a good reason. Plovdiv’s history spans 6,000 years, it’s the second biggest city in Bulgaria, it has traces of a Neolithic settlement dating to roughly 4000 BC.

We won't have time for a restaurant meal, just packed lunch or fast food.

Approximate schedule, it can be plus/minus 30 minutes at those stops depending on the day and the traffic:

09:00 Meet and leave Sofia

11:00 Joining a walking tour of Plovdiv

13:30 Little time for packed or fast food lunch

14:00 We leave Plovdiv

16:45 We explore the Rila Monastery

17:45 We leave for Sofia

19:00 We arrive back in Sofia

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Plovdiv Old Town, Plovdiv 4000 Bulgaria

Visit to Plovdiv

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Rila Monastery, Rila 2643 Bulgaria

Visit to the Rila Monastery

Duration: 1 hour

Informacion Adicional
"Infant seats available"
"Wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Transportation is wheelchair accessible"
"Most travelers can participate"
"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 15 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Hora de Inicio: 09:00 AM
Duración: 9 To 10 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Sofia's Central Market Hall, bul. "Knyaginya Maria Luiza" 25, 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria
Traveler pickup is offered
We also offer a hotel pick-up, but unless you contact us to arrange a pick-up, we will pick you up at the parking of Hali Market, which is between the mosque and the synagogue and is situated on Maria Luzia Boulevard. We can arrange pick-up from Hotels, Hostels, AirBnBs, Airport and so on.

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Driver/guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • Optional free hotel pick-up and drop-off if you are 3 or more

No Incluye

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Optional hotel pick-up and drop-off if you are 2 or fewer will be 5 euro each


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