Day Trip to Rila Monastery, St. Ivan Rilski Cave & Stob Pyramids

$90,95

Visit the picturesque Bulgarian countryside of Sofia, seeing three popular Bulgarian landmarks on a day trip.

Day trip to Rila Monastery, St. Ivan Rilski Cave & Stob Pyramids highlights:

  • Visit the Rila Monastery, one of Bulgaria’s most famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Take a beautiful stroll in the Rila Monastery Forest Reserve
  • Discover the St. Ivan Rilski cave and the Stob Pyramids
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Day Trip to Rila Monastery, St. Ivan Rilski Cave & Stob Pyramids

Visit the picturesque Bulgarian countryside near Sofia and see three popular Bulgarian sights on our day trip to Rila Monastery, St. Ivan Rilski Cave, and Stob Pyramids.

You will be picked up from your hotel in Sofia to start our day trip to Rila Monastery. Arrive at the Rila Monastery within 2 hours. Spend the morning at the Rila Monastery, one of the most famous UNESCO World Heritage sites in the world, a must-see for anyone visiting Bulgaria.

Discover the centuries-old forests of the Rila Mountains on a scenic walk to the cave of St. Ivan Rilski (St. John of Rila). A path will take you through the centuries-old forest of the Rila Monastery Nature Park to the cave where the founder of the monastery lived the last years of his life as a hermit. Escape the crowds of Sofia for a memorable full-day trip to Rila Monastery led by an expert.

Visit the cave and walk back to the monastery for a guided tour and free time to discover the forgotten corners of the UNESCO site. After lunch, the journey continues with a short transfer (approximately 25 minutes) to the village of Stob, where you will have a short walk to the natural phenomenon of the Stob Pyramids. In the late afternoon, we will drop you off at your hotel and our day trip to Rila Monastery will be over.

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Pick-up, All transfers with private car or bus as per itinerary, Licensed mountain guide member of UIMLA (Union of International Mountain Leader Association), Guidance in Rila Monastery and throughout the tour, All local taxes

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Walking time: approximately 2-hours (Cave of St. Ivan Rilski); 1-hour (Stob’s Pyramids). Total ascent/ descent: approximately 250 meters (Cave of St. Ivan Rilski); 100 meters (Stob’s Pyramids). Bus/ car transfers duration: approximately 4.5-hours / 280 kilometers.

Day Trip to Rila Monastery
Day Trip to Rila Monastery, St. Ivan Rilski Cave & Stob Pyramids
$90,95