Rila Monastery, Boyana Church and National History Museum

Price:


95 € – 1 person;     55 €p/p – 2 persons;     40 € p/p – 3 persons;     30 € p/p – 4 persons;


IT IS A PRIVATE TOUR!  You wouldn’t be combined with other people.


Time: 9h.


INCLUDED: English speaking guide and transport; pick up and drop off

NOT INCLUDED: Personal expenses and museum entrance fees


Transportation by car


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SCHEDULE:

  • 9:00 pick up at your hotel
  • 9:00 transfer to National History Museum
  • 9:15 – 11.15 National History Museum
  • 11:15 – 11:30 transfer to Boyana church
  • 11:30 – 12:00  Boyana church
  • 12:00 – 13:45 transfer to Rila Monastery
  • 13:45 -16:15 Rila Monastery
  • 16:15 – 18:00 transfer to Sofia
  • 18:00 drop off at your hotel

HIGHLIGHTS:

National History Museum:

  • Here it is the oldest golden treasure in the world. O.k. but how it comes to be found in Bulgaria?

  • Antique Thracian culture – gold, tombs, believing. They are still not well known. But at your glance would appear  a stunning civilization!

  • Ancient Greeks: you can go to Greece of course, but once you are already here… let me present their achievements as well.

  • Roman heritage in Bulgaria – a story from the tribes and towns – to the Empire.

  • Old Bulgarians – who are they? Turk Nomads or Persian successor? This or that way they defeat Eastern Roman Empire and create our state – one of the oldest in Europe!

Boyana Church:

It is a real pearl in Bulgarian heritage.  Frescoes are medieval, but also near to Renaissance, they are typical Bulgarian, but based on the Byzantium tradition, and even Latin influenced. How it is all possible, come and see :). It is a very unique mixture!

Rila Monastery:

It is the biggest and most important in Bulgaria. It is a striking beautiful and nestled in to the mountain valley.  Most part of the year it is surrounded by snow-cap peaks.

You will see different, but not worse, frescoes from Boyana church, very political oriented in some way. They tell Bible stories, but you can also perceive the smile of the painter behind…

There are some incredible woodcarvings, which have been processed months and years.

There is a medieval guard tower, monks cells,  stunning kitchen furnace and so on.

I hope you will be able to sink in the life of the monks years before.

And to learn more about Orthodox Christianity.

Rila Monastery Quiz

(It is not an easy one!)