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Boyana Church

Boyana Church

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The UNESCO-listed Boyana Church is made up of three distinctive sections, which reflect the architectural styles of the 10th, 13th, and 19th century respectively. The Orthodox church is held in high esteem throughout Europe due to its collection of 89 hand-painted frescoes, which depict 240 individual figures in various religious scenes.

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3 Boyansko Ezero Str, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1616
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Full-Day Rila Monastery, the cave of St.Ivan and Boyana Church Tour from Sofia

Full-Day Rila Monastery, the cave of St.Ivan and Boyana Church Tour from Sofia

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The Rila Monastery and Boyana Church are two of Bulgaria’s most impressive UNESCO World Heritage sites and this full-day tour from Sofia visits both in one day. Tour the medieval Boyana Church, famous for its magnificent 13th-century frescoes; admire the natural landscapes of the Rila Mountain Nature Park; then explore the churches and caves of the Rila Monastery complex.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.54
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$36.54

Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Day Trip from Sofia

Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Day Trip from Sofia

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Immerse yourself in the beguiling beauty of two of Bulgaria’s most spectacular sights on a full-day trip from Sofia. Admire the natural splendor of rural Bulgaria as you travel to the Rila Monastery, a sacred structure cradled by the dense pine forests of the mountains. Delve into the history of the medieval landmark and browse the intriguing exhibitions of the on-site museum. Continue to Boyana Church to gaze at the fascinating pre-Renaissance frescoes that decorate the walls within. Please note, entrance fees are not included on this tour.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$37.17
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$37.17
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Bulgaria and Serbia in One Day from Sofia

Bulgaria and Serbia in One Day from Sofia

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Explore two Bulgarian and Serbian medieval masterpieces on this 9-hour tour to Boyana Church and Poganovo Monastery from Sofia. First, visit the UNESCO-protected Boyana Church just outside Sofia, to admire its 13th-century frescoes, considered some of the best examples of medieval Bulgarian artistry. Then, cross into Serbia to the Poganovo Monastery to view its artworks and treasures, and absorb its deep spirituality. Tour includes a Serbian lunch, air-conditioned transport, and Sofia hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.49
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$85.49
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Shuttle to Rila Monastery from Sofia

Shuttle to Rila Monastery from Sofia

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Visiting Bulgaria’s Rila Monastery is tricky without hiring a car. On this tour, tick it off easily with a round-trip shared transfer in an air-conditioned minivan. Meet your driver in central Sofia and travel to Rila Monastery. Enjoy time to explore the complex independently before returning with the shuttle back to Sofia.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$24.77
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$24.77
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Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Shuttle Tour

Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Shuttle Tour

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Travel with a small group to Rila Monastery and Boyana Church, two UNESCO World Heritage sites. An informative guide points out 19th-century paintings depicting the Bulgarian Renaissance at the country’s largest monastery, set against the beauty of the Rila mountains. In the afternoon, visit Boyana Church to view its medieval frescoes. You’ll travel round-trip by air-conditioned minivan from Sofia’s Alexander Nevski Square.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$38.12
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$38.12
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Boyana Waterfall and Boyana Church One-Day Hiking Trip

Boyana Waterfall and Boyana Church One-Day Hiking Trip

Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, has the privilege to be only half an hour drive away from Vitosha Mountain. This provides great opportunity for foreign visitors to enjoy both the city life and the beautiful nature that surrounds it. Vitosha mountain is home of the first nature park in Bulgaria. Its highest peak is Cherni Vrah (Black Peak) ‚Äď 2‚Ķ m. This trip takes you on a trail that reveals the hidden beauty of the mountain ‚Äď starting from the amazing city view from Kamen Del Peak and going down to one of its gems ‚Äď the Boyana Waterfall. We close the day with a visit to one of the most popular cultural sights in Sofia ‚Äď Boyana Church, situated in Boyana district, on the foot of the mountain. Eager to learn more? Check the itinerary and book your place today!
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.90
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$69.90
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Bulgaria and Macedonia Full-Day Tour from Sofia

Bulgaria and Macedonia Full-Day Tour from Sofia

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See two of Bulgaria’s religious treasures and another in Macedonia on this full-day tour from Sofia. Admire Sofia’s Boyana Church, a UNESCO-listed gem famed for its 13th-century frescoes, and then travel to the rural Zemen Monastery, a medieval complex graced with murals and portraits of Bulgarian nobles. Finally, cross into Macedonia to the mountainside Osogovo Monastery, considered one of the country’s most beautiful. Lunch, Boyana and Zemen admission, and Sofia hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.11
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$99.11
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Sofia full day tour

Sofia full day tour

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Get an in-depth exploration of the Bulgarian capital on this full-day tour of Sofia. Set out from your hotel and travel in an air-conditioned minivan. Accompanied by a guide, visit Boyana Church, the National Historical Museum, Pancharevo Lake, and more. Take a walking tour through the city center and learn about Bulgarian history from your guide.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.14
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$68.14
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Boyana Church tour

Boyana Church tour

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Visit one of Buglaria's must-see UNESCO World Heritage Sites, without planning a thing, on this hassle-free tour to Boyana Church. After an easy ride to the outskirts of Sofia, you can pay your entry fee and enter this stunning medieval religious space. See the church's three distinct parts‚ÄĒbuilt in the 11th, 13th, and 19th centuries‚ÄĒand admire the renowned frescoes dating back over 1,000 years.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.66
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$25.66
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4 days: A short touch to Bulgaria

4 days: A short touch to Bulgaria

If you are on a business trip or you have limited time in Bulgaria, this tour is your first step to discover this pearl in the Balkan crown! Join your guide in the streets with cobblestones in Sofia, Plovdiv, Bansko and Melnik. Visit the biggest monasteries ‚Äď Rila and Bachkovo. Feel like a local and feel the Bulgarian spirit. ‚ÄĘ Bachkovo monastery ‚ÄĘ Plovdiv ‚ÄĘ Dobarsko ‚ÄĘ Bansko ‚ÄĘ Rila monstery ‚ÄĘ Sofia
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  • 4 days
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$884.95
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$884.95
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Flexible Day Trip to Rila Monastery and Boyana Church from Sofia

Flexible Day Trip to Rila Monastery and Boyana Church from Sofia

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Two UNESCO World Heritage sites in 1 day only. Rila Monastery is the largest, the most beautiful and the most important Bulgarian monastery, Boyana Church is famous for its proto-Renaissance wall paintings from the 13th century. Enjoy all this either in a self-guided or privately-guided tours.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$28.50
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$28.50
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Rila Monastery and Wine Tasting Tour

Rila Monastery and Wine Tasting Tour

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This private tour of World Heritage‚Äďlisted Rila Monastery includes a tasting at Medi Valley, a classic winery with locally produced wines. Travel in the comfort of your private vehicle to the country‚Äôs largest monastery, where your own personal guide points out 19th-century paintings depicting the Bulgarian Renaissance. Admire the beauty of the Rila mountains en route to the winery, where you‚Äôll sample five different wines and learn more about the region.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.26
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$110.26
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Vitosha hiking tour

Vitosha hiking tour

The adventures and memories are the things, that make every man special. Vitosha mountain is only for you! This is the fourth highest mountain in Bulgaria and is the first national park in the Balkan peninsula for its species from the wildlife.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$55.75
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$55.75
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Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Small Group Day Trip

Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Small Group Day Trip

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Enjoy a day in the mountains by exploring 2 UNESCO sites. Visit Rila Monastery and Boyana church, UNESCO World Heritage sites. The 9-hour tour will be with a group and a professional guide in English. Most times the group size is 4-8 people. *Women should have their knees and shoulders covered in the monastery. *The Boyana church is closed on the 1st of January, on the Sunday of the Orthodox Easter, on the 24th of December, 25th of December and the 31st of December - and on such days the tour is done only to the Rila Monastery.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$43.36
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$43.36
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Full Day Sofia Tour

Full Day Sofia Tour

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Get an in-depth look at the culture, history, and architecture of Sofia on a private 7-hour tour. End-to-end transportation from your hotel enables you to cover a huge area of the city comfortably and efficiently. Get a better understanding of Bulgarian culture (plus free admission) during guided visits at the National History Museum and UNESCO listed Boyana Church. Round out your day with a comprehensive but leisurely tour of the city center.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.38
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$69.38
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Sofia Full Day Tour

Sofia Full Day Tour

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Visit Boyana Church, Historical Museum, St.Alexander Nevski Memorial church, St. Sofia church, St. George Rotunda Sofia is the contemporary capital of Bulgaria. Its population grew rapidly during the Communist-Socialist era (1944-1989) - at the time of its liberation from the Turks in 1878, the population of the city was 11,649 inhabitants and for a few decades after that the city experienced large population growth mainly from other regions of the country.During World War 2, Sofia was bombed by allied air crafts in late 1943 and early 1944. As a consequence of the invasion of the Soviet Red Army, Bulgaria's government, which was allied with Germany, was overthrown.The transformations of Bulgaria into a People's Republic in 1946 and Republic of Bulgaria marked significant changes in the city's appearance
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$130.09
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$130.09
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4 days: Monasteries in Bulgaria

4 days: Monasteries in Bulgaria

In Bulgaria there are more than 120 monasteries! The interest in them we can explain with their role in the historical and cultural evolution of the Bulgarian nation. They survived the cruelty times of the middle ages and the Ottoman period, the vandalism, the natural disasters. They were the source of light in the dark ages of the people, making literally schools for education, science and religion.  Some of them are like open-air museums, still keeping their secrets. Join us to solve some of their mysteries, to see the biggest ones like Rila, Bachkovo, Troyan. Feel the spirit of the orthodox temples and look over the monks and the nuns. See the incredible frescos and icons, made by the different painting schools. Come to understand why these things are little pieces of heaven. 
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  • 4 days 4 hours
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$867.24
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$867.24
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Vitosha Mountain, Boyana Church and Dragalevtsi Monastery Private Day Trip

Vitosha Mountain, Boyana Church and Dragalevtsi Monastery Private Day Trip

Visit two of Bulgaria’s religious sites with ease from Sofia on this private full-day tour. Travel in an air-conditioned car equipped with WiFi to Vitosha Mountain and visit Boyana Church. Learn about its history from your driver-guide. Continue on to Dragalevtsi Monastery. Take in panoramic views of Sofia from Vitosha Mountain and go on a hike if weather permits.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$92.92
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Rila Monastery & Boyana Church - 2 World Heritage Sites in 1Day!

Rila Monastery & Boyana Church - 2 World Heritage Sites in 1Day!

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Take a drive with us to the Rila Monastery ‚Äď UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located in the gorgeous mountain scenery of the mountains, it is considered the highest achievement of Bulgarian monumental architecture of the National Revival period. 2 World Heritage Sites in 1Day! Audio Guide - –źvailable in 7 languages - English, German, Spanish, Italian, French, Russian, Bulgarian Budget-friendly Small group
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.83
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$50.83
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Boyana Church, National Hisotry Museum and Zemen Monastery Private Day Trip

Boyana Church, National Hisotry Museum and Zemen Monastery Private Day Trip

Explore Sofia’s UNESCO World Heritage sites on a private 3-hour tour with convenient round-trip transport from local accommodations. In addition to navigating, your guide offers background often missed by visitors about each stop on the itinerary: Bulgaria’s National History Museum, Boyana Church and its medieval frescoes, and an 11th century monastery. Booking a private tour ensures plenty of time for photos and your guide's full attention.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$92.92
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$92.92
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Vitosha Mountain- Heritage and Hiking- Private Day Trip

Vitosha Mountain- Heritage and Hiking- Private Day Trip

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Experience the nature outside of Sofia and taste traditional Bulgarian food on this private tour. Meet your guide at your hotel and make your way to Vitosha Mountain in an air-conditioned car equipped with WiFi, so you can stay connected. Enjoy personalized attention from your private guide as you sample a traditional Bulgarian breakfast and hike to Boyana Lake. Afterwards, visit Boyana Church and the National Historical Museum.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$99.11
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$99.11
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From Sofia: Vitosha - private night tour

From Sofia: Vitosha - private night tour

Night comes and our adventure begins. We invite you to see the mountain from a different point of view, to fight against your fears, to lose and find yourself in the maze of the dark woods. In that walking tour, you can feel the silence and see some of the night animals like Salamandra salamandra or Bufo bufo. In our highest point, you will be awarded the light of Sofia ‚Äď this never sleeping beauty. Do you want to join in the long dark?
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$92.92
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$92.92
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Exclusive Sofia Full Day Tour with Vitosha Mountain Panoramic Drive

Exclusive Sofia Full Day Tour with Vitosha Mountain Panoramic Drive

Sofia Full Day Tour is a brilliant way to get an overview of the city and experience the local atmosphere for a day. Start the day with a walking tour around the beautiful center of this 7,000-years-old capital. Your tour leader will reveal not only the main sites in the area but also Sofia’s well-kept secrets and places. Highlights of the Walking Tour: - Bulgarian Parliament - Russian Church - National Gallery - National Theatre - The Presidency - St. Nedelya Church - St. George’s Rotunda - Largo Complex - Roman ruins of Serdica - Banya Bashi Mosque - Central Market Hall - Central Baths - The Synagogue - St. Sofia Church - St. Aleksander Nevski Cathedral - Sofia University - National Library - Vasil Levski monument - Shipka and Oborishte streets - Eagle’s Bridge - Visit of all major landmarks in Sofia The tour continues through the city and less known places which we will explore by vehicle. Vitosha Mountain Lunch and Boyana Church visit will be the last stops for the day.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$87.76
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$87.76
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Rila Monastery and Boiana church private tour

Rila Monastery and Boiana church private tour

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You have the chance to visit two UNESCO world heritage sites in one day- Boyana church and Rila Monastery.
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  • 6 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$130.09
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$130.09
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Boyana Church can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 45 Boyana Church tickets and tours on Viator.

Currently, an entrance ticket to Boyana Church costs USD 8.67. Guided Boyana Church tours start around USD 8.67 per person. See all 45 Boyana Church tickets and tours on Viator.