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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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$24.14
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$24.14
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The Seven Rila Lakes & Rila Monastery

The Seven Rila Lakes & Rila Monastery

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The mountains are one of Bulgaria’s great joys—especially for hikers—but can be hard to reach independently. Tailor-made for lovers of both walking and history, this action-packed day features a hike around the beautiful Seven Rila Lakes and a tour of the Rila Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Tour includes chair-lift ticket to the lakes but excludes monastery entrance fees.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$48.28
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$48.28
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Rila Monastery and Boyana Church with Light Lunch

Rila Monastery and Boyana Church with Light Lunch

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Visit two notable World Heritage sites of Bulgaria — Rila Monastery and Boyana Church — recognized by UNESCO for their religious significance, historical attributes and Byzantine architecture. Travel to the outskirts of Sofia in the comfort of your own private vehicle and let a personal guide lead you on a tour of both landmarks. A light lunch is included in your full-day itinerary.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$54.31
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$54.31
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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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$35.59
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$35.59

Private Day Trip to Rila Monastery from Sofia

Private Day Trip to Rila Monastery from Sofia

This tour will show you one of the best Bulgarian monasteries and UNESCO sight - the Rila Monastery. Private tour only for you with the comfort of your own local guide. Fully customizable and rich in information, off-the-beaten path sights and stops. Choose between a privately-guided or a self-guided option.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$22.93
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$22.93
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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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$37.14
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$37.14
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Rila Monastery and 7 Rila Lakes Self-Guided Shared Trip from Sofia

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

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Reaching the Seven Rila Lakes by public transport typically involves two buses, a shuttle and most of your day. Take the pain out of transportation—while maintaining total independence—with this cost-effective shared transfer. Visit both these beautiful glacial lakes and the Rila Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site, with ample time for hiking.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$48.26
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$48.26
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7 Rila Lakes and Rila Monastery tour

7 Rila Lakes and Rila Monastery tour

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Often called the 8th wonder of the world, the Seven Rila lakes are legendary for their beauty and awesomeness. They are one of the most visited natural sites of Bulgaria. We combine them with a visit to the Rila Monastery. The Monastery of Saint Ivan of Rila, better known as the Rila Monastery is the largest and most famous Eastern Orthodox monastery in Bulgaria. The driver will pick you up, will take you to the Monastery and will show you around. After that he will take you to the lift to the 7 Rila Lakes, you will be able to go up to the lakes, the driver will stay down and wait for you there. When you come back, he will pick you from the lift and bring you back to Sofia.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.66
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$60.66

Rila Monastery Day Tour

Rila Monastery Day Tour

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Get personalized attention on this 8-hour tour to Bulgaria's Rila Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This tour includes a scenic drive through the country's pine-forested Rila Mountains and pickup and drop-off at Sofia accommodations.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.40
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$48.40

Rila Monastery and Wine Tasting Tour

Rila Monastery and Wine Tasting Tour

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This private tour of World Heritage–listed 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’s 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’ll sample five different wines and learn more about the region.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$107.41
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$107.41
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Private Day Trip to the Rila Monastery and Boyana Church

Private Day Trip to the Rila Monastery and Boyana Church

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Save time but preserve the benefits of independence on this private tour that checks off not one but two UNESCO World Heritage sites in just one day. Traveling with your private driver/guide, see the 10th-century Boyana Church with its medieval frescoes, followed by the Rila Monastery with its 14th-century tower. Tour includes door-to-door transport but excludes entrance fees.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$108.62
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$108.62
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Best of Bulgaria: Plovdiv, Rila Monastery, 7 Rila lakes in 2 day tours

Best of Bulgaria: Plovdiv, Rila Monastery, 7 Rila lakes in 2 day tours

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Skip the car hire costs and see so much more than you could by bus on this great-value small-group guided tour with onboard Wi-Fi. On day 1, explore historic Bachkovo Monastery and Plovdiv Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with monuments spanning 2,000 years. On day 2, discover UNESCO-listed Rila Monastery and capture gorgeous photos at Seven Rila Lakes (chairlift own expense). Transfers are included for larger groups.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$122.55
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$122.55
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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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$24.13
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$24.13
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Private Day Trip to the 7 Rila Lakes and Rila Monastery

Private Day Trip to the 7 Rila Lakes and Rila Monastery

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This tour is a great chance to experience these two amazing places in one day. They are both situated in the Rila Mountain. The main part of the tour will be the area of the lakes, where the hiking takes about 5 hours and it is a perfect opportunity for an escape in the nature. The visit of the monastery will be a little bit more limited but you will still be able to learn the main things about it. Most times the trips are done with eco friendly cars - with cng engine or electro mobiles, so that we can help fighting the air polution.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$144.83
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$144.83
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Rila Monastery and hiking to the Stob Pyramids- Private Day Trip from Sofia

Rila Monastery and hiking to the Stob Pyramids- Private Day Trip from Sofia

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Discover a side of Bulgaria that’s hard to reach independently as you explore the dramatic rock pinnacles known as Stob’s Pyramids with a private hiking guide. Then journey into Bulgarian culture as you tour the Rila Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and taste home-made “banitsa” pastries. Tour includes private door-to-door transport and guiding but excludes entrance fees and lunch.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$108.62
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$108.62
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Rila Monastery Bike Tour from Sofia

Rila Monastery Bike Tour from Sofia

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Spin along open roads and explore Bulgaria by bike on this 9-hour Rila Monastery trip from Sofia. Hop onto your bike and follow a guide along rolling asphalt roads through the Bulgarian countryside. Along the way, gain insight into the country’s culture and history, and admire sweeping views over the peaks and vineyards. Visit the 10th-century Rila Monastery — widely considered one of Bulgaria’s most important pilgrimage sites. Explore the cave of St Joan of Rila, then zoom down the valley back to base.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$112.24
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$112.24

From Sofia: Self-guided trip to Rila Monastery

From Sofia: Self-guided trip to Rila Monastery

Travel to Rila Monastery with ease and explore independently on this self-guided tour with a round-trip transfer. Depart from Sofia in a shared air-conditioned minivan with a driver and make your way to Rila National Park. Experience the area at your own pace before heading back to Sofia in your transfer.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$24.13
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$24.13
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Rila monastery- Wine tasting - Boyana church

Rila monastery- Wine tasting - Boyana church

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If you want to experience more of Bulgaria in just one day, don't miss this busy sightseeing tour with stops at two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, a wine tasting, and hassle-free travel all included. Meet-up at a convenient downtown location before you're whisked to top landmarks to learn about Buglarian culture, see medieval art, and sample local varietals at a Medi Valley winery. Though entry fees and food are at your own expense, the tour's easy transportation and English-speaking guide make for a convenient, full-day adventure.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.41
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$72.41
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Rila Monastery Private Tour

Rila Monastery Private Tour

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The Rila Monastery is Bulgaria's "must see" UNESCO site to visit. Among many offers for a day tour to Rila Monastery, V Travel Ltd. is now happy to offer some unique and customized day tours - dedicated service, knowledgeable guides, perfectly maintained vehicles and personal touch.  Founded in the 10th century, the Rila Monastery is regarded as one of Bulgaria's most important cultural, historical and architectural monuments. It is traditionally thought that the monastery was founded by the hermit St. Ivan of Rila. The hermit actually lived in a cave without any material possessions not far from the monastery's location, while the complex was built by his students, who came to the mountains to receive their education. The monastery was established in it,s today location in 14th century.  After two major fires the monastery was restored in 1837. It is part of UNESCO’s world heritage list since 1983 and it is still an active monastery.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$111.03
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$111.03
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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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$36.21
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$36.21
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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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$27.76
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$27.76
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Rila Monastery Tour from Sofia - Lunch, Wine Tasting & The Unique Stob Pyramids

Rila Monastery Tour from Sofia - Lunch, Wine Tasting & The Unique Stob Pyramids

Take a trip to discover the most important monastery in Bulgaria and learn about its role in the formation of Bulgarian identity and culture throughout the 19th century. The Rila Monastery is part of the UNESCO World Heritage List along with eight other monuments in the country and represents the most outstanding architectural ensemble in Bulgaria. Your guide, who is an art historian herself, will give you a unique perspective onto the artistic history of the church's frescoes and woodcarving, revealing the symbolism hiding behind the majestic architectural elements of the complex and their meaning. On our way back to Sofia, you will have time to relax and enjoy the magnificent view of the Stob pyramids, one of the most amazing natural phenomena on the territory of Bulgaria.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$155.19
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$155.19
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From Sofia: SPA and Rila monastery

From Sofia: SPA and Rila monastery

This tour represents one of the most popular attractions in Bulgaria – Rila monastery, and one of the best gifts of the country – the thermal springs. Enjoy your guiding tour to understand more Bulgarian history, walk in the beautiful nature and take relax away from the big city.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.46
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$80.46
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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 – 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 - Аvailable 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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$49.52
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$49.52
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