25 € per person /4+ persons/
 30 € per person /1-3 persons/


The original Rila Monastery Shuttle tour offered by V travel Ltd. 

(including BOYANA CHURCH visit) with licensed tour guides and vehicles

 Audio guides in English, Spanish, Russian, German and Italian available for 5 € per device upon request. More than 1 hour of detailed information, clear voice and professional recording!

Live guides in Spanish, Portuguese or Italian for 60Eur per day per group available upon request.

 Listen sample: Rila Monastery Audioguide


  •          Pay for 1 tour - visit 2 UNESCO sights (only available from Sofia).
  •          Guaranteed daily departure all year round even for only one person - no need to check availability before 18:00h.
  •          Easy booking service - pay by PayPal or any Credit Card.
  •          Friendly English speaking guide-drivers and comfortable air-conditioned vehicles. Personal attention guaranteed!
  •          No entrance fee for the Monastery and no other hidden charges.
  •          Pick-up from your hotel (upon request, extra fee 10 € per booking, free November-March). Drop off at St. Al. Nevski square.
  •          Free cancellation 3 days before departure. Free amendment 1 day before departure.

How to Book?

  1. Choose your date from the booking form on the right hand side.

2. Pay online with your credit card or PayPal account.

3. Be ready for your departure at 09.00am sharp /April - October/: the parking behind St. Alexander Nevski Memorial           Church in front of La Cathedrala Restaurant )

 Your day:

  • Departure at 9:00 sharp behind St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral (in front of La Cathedrala restaurant ) 
  • Arrival at Rila at 11:00. Guided visit and free time until 13:00h.
  • 13:15h-14:30h optional lunch at local restaurant (grilled trout specialty)
  • 16:00h. arrival at Boyana church (UNESCO)
  • 17:00h - 17:30h. return to St. Alexander Nevski square

The Rila Monastery Shuttle bus tour is operated by V travel Ltd., licensed Touroperator with fully licensed tour guides and vehicles.

Important information:
Bookings made after 18:00h for the following day must be confirmed by e-mail or telephone in person.  We will do our best to accommodate last minute bookings, however we cannot guarantee seats / vehicles available for the next morning. 
Summer price:  April - October: 30 € per person.
Winter price:  November-March: 35 € per person, free hotel pick-up included, drop off at St. Alexander Nevski square.
Discounts: Summer season (Apr-Oct) children (1-16years) - 24 € per child; groups 4+ persons: 25 € per person; Winter season (Nov-Mar) children 30 €; 6+ groups 30 € pp.
Outfit: warm clothes even in the summer; women should have their knees and shoulders covered in the Monastery.
Included in the price: full transportation costs, friendly English-speaking guide, parking fee, visit of Monastery complex (free).
Not included: Museum at Rila Monastery (4 € per person) and Boyana Church (5 € per person) entrance fees (optional), meals (lunch) and personal expenses.

If you are happy with your visit to Rila Monastery with V Travel Ltd., please consider our day tours to Plovdiv and Backovo (35€ per person) and Koprivshtitsa and Toplonitsa Neolithic village (35€ per person) as well as our careful selection of Day Tours from Sofia and Package Guided Tours.