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Rila Monastery and Wine Tasting Tour provided by V Travel

Rila Monastery and Wine Tasting Tour

Rila Monastery and Wine Tasting Tour
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About
Rila Monastery private tour will take you to Bulgaria's most important and visited historical site and even more -  Bulgaria's most visited UNESCO place, the 14th century defensive tower and a local wine cellar. Enjoy the wonderful frescoes from 19th century, representing the achievement of the Bulgarian Revival painting school, feel the amazing spirit of the largest monastery in the country, surrounded by the indescribable beauty of Rila mountain. In the afternoon we will visit a special winery where you will try 3-5 different wines.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Russian, English, Italian, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Russian, English, Italian, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 20487P16
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Private tour
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Wine tasting
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Medi Valley Winery
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Audio guide available for extra 5 euro per person ( EN, ES, IT, DE, RU
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please let us know your hotel name in Sofia. We will message you 2 days before departure with pick up time.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travellers
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Private tour
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Wine tasting
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Medi Valley Winery
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Audio guide available for extra 5 euro per person ( EN, ES, IT, DE, RU
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please let us know your hotel name in Sofia. We will message you 2 days before departure with pick up time.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Rila Mountains
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Rila Monastery
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 3
    Medi Valley Winery
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
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JehanCarew
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK282 contributions
Great Trip
This is a place not to be missed. It has a certain about of charm and the artistry on the wall is immense/ strikingly beautiful. We went to the Rila Monastery and the Boyana trip for as the wine tasting tour is out of season at the moment. Michael the tour guide looked after us and explained the history of the place. We went in February and it even snowed. They also stop for lunch at a quaint restaurant that had a fire. Try the fresh trout if you like fish.
Definitely a lovely trip to go on.
Written 28 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Victor K
Thank you for the nice words! We wish you all the best!
Written 29 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ebonnie M
Dubai, United Arab Emirates85 contributions
Historical and educational
May 2018
The monastery was very picturesque against the mountain backdrop. The paintings on the wall of the church, both inside and outside, were very historical and educational, which makes the visit very interesting. Although the travel time was long, more than 2 hours, but it was well worth it. The wine tasting after the monastery visit was an added plus, a needed break from the bus travel. The sommelier was very knowledgeable and the wine offered for tasting was of very good quality.
Written 28 May 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Superb trip
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