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Rila Monastery and Wine Tasting Tour

Sofia, Bulgaria

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 4 more


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.
  • Private tour of Rila Monastery with wine tasting
  • Let a knowledgeable personal guide shed light on the UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Marvel at wall paintings of the Bulgarian Renaissance
  • Taste five different wines at Medi Valley Winery
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by private minivan included
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Private tour
Professional guide
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Wine tasting
Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
Audio guide available for extra 5 euro per person ( EN, ES, IT, DE, RU

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Please let us know your hotel name in Sofia. We will message you 2 days before departure with pick up time.

Departure Time

9:00 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended this tour does involve a moderate amount of walking
  • Minimum age is 2 years
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
  • OPERATED BY V Travel Ltd.

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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What is the maximum group size during Rila Monastery and Wine Tasting Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "I highly recommend this tour for a personalized experience with loads of information." See review


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Rila and Wine tasting review
, Jun 2019
My friend and I had a great trip to the Rila Monastery and Wine Tasting. Our guide Victor was excellent and gave us much information about the Monastery that we would have never known had we gone on our own. We had a nice lunch in a cozy restaurant where Victor continued to share personal stories of the Bulgarian history with us, which was all very eye opening. The winery part was good, perhaps a little rushed, but the wine was excellent. I highly recommend this tour for a personalized experience with loads of information. It was a great combination of sightseeing, walking and relaxation.
I really enjoyed this tour. It was...
Danielle F
, Dec 2017
I really enjoyed this tour. It was me, my husband and the guide. This is a nice side tour when visiting Sofia. It gets you out of the city and you are able to explore more of Bulgaria. The Monastery was beautiful and our guide was able to explain things to us that I would have missed otherwise if I went on my own. We also had time on our own to explore. After the monastery we went to a winery, had a tour and got to taste several wines...they were tasty so we brought some home with us as a souvenir won't last long.
Good tour and wine tasting excellent...
philip m
, May 2016
Good tour and wine tasting excellent. Poor value for money.

Product code: 20487P16

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