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Seven Rila Lakes Hike- Private Day Trip provided by City Tour

Seven Rila Lakes Hike- Private Day Trip

Seven Rila Lakes Hike- Private Day Trip
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AU$159.33
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About
This is a Private Tour so you will not be combined with other people besides those in your reservation- there will be a private car and a private driver- guide just for you! With this tour you will go on hiking (difficulty can be adjusted) high in the mountains. The impressive nature beauty, easy access by chairlift and the variety of paths and hiking routes in the area make it the most favorite outdoor trip for the tourists. 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • 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
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
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: 42558P71
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private tour
  • Professional driver- guide
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Transportation by an A/C car with free Wi Fi
  • Hiking tour
Exclusions
  • Cable car fee - 10 euro
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Seven Rila Lakes
Duration
10h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel/ address pick up at 8am. -please indicate it.
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for mountain condtions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private tour
  • Professional driver- guide
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Transportation by an A/C car with free Wi Fi
  • Hiking tour
Exclusions
  • Cable car fee - 10 euro
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Seven Rila Lakes
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel/ address pick up at 8am. -please indicate it.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
10h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for mountain condtions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Seven Rila Lakes
    Stop: 5 hours - Admission excluded
    The Seven Rila Lakes are just 1, 30 h away from the capital Sofia, which makes them a great day trip in the nature. All seven of the lakes have their own name which reflects its typical shape or characteristics. They are situated between 2,100 and 2,500 meters above sea level. In winter, they are frozen over and covered in snow; in summer, once melted, they are a clear emerald green and are great for picnic. The tour starts in the morning from your hotel. Your professional guide will take you by car to The Panichishte Resort cable car which takes us to the Seven Rila Lakes Cirque. The hike takes around 5 h. If you wish to make your walk harder or easier your guide will be able to adjust the group program accordingly.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Mohsen S
1 contribution
very nice
Jul. 2021
The tour guide was cooperative and loyal in performing his work with utmost credibility and ethic .He was concerned with the safety and comfort of the tourist
Written 3 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nia Durnion
London, UK4 contributions
Highly recommend this tour and Antonio as a guide!
Jul. 2021 • Family
The entire process was seamless. We were picked up from our chosen address at 8am by our guide Antonio, who was very personable and friendly. The drive took around 1 and a half hours, following which we took the chairlift up to the lakes (lasting 25 mins).

Antonio was a great guide - he provided us with relevant and interesting information relating to the lakes, and was also understanding when we wanted to take breaks on the hike itself. He was willingly on hand to take photos and was a great conversationalist.

I would highly recommend this tour and Antonio as a guide. The views of the lakes are stunning and you will be in great hands.
Written 24 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Vania B
7 contributions
The perfect day trip during my trip in Bulgaria.
Jul. 2021
I was a bit nervous the day before the trip because I am a solo traveller and I was wondering how a day trip just me and the guide could be. Actually my guide, Antonio made this day a perfect one!
He was very punctual in the morning when he came and pick me up at my hotel and the drive to the Rila Lakes was very nice.
He is the best guide you can ask for your next trip: we kept talking from the moment he picked me up until the moment he dropped me off in the afternoon. His knowledge goes beyond every possible expectation and he is always trying his best to make the trip an unforgettable one: he definitely accomplished it!
Once we arrived at the mountains he was very caring and he often asked me if I wanted to take some breaks to catch my breath before continuing.
The hike is not very hard, but the first and the third part are the most challenging ones, especially if you are not used to walking in steep paths.
The panoramic view once you reach the top of the hike is speechless, and it is the perfect day trip if you want to get away from the heat of Sofia and the city life for one day.
Take the trip, you will enjoy it very much.
Written 17 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for the kind words! We highly appreciate your time spent leaving us this detailed comment. I will congratulate Antonio for the best work, still he is one of our best guides! We are really happy that you had a great day! Looking forward to other great trips! Stay safe! Best wishes, Lilly
Written 13 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Thresa S
2 contributions
Fun Snowtime in June
Jun. 2021 • Couples
We had a fun tour with Antonio, two full days of planned private tours. I would definetly recommend this tour ans Antonio as a tour guide. This tour was a blast we never expected to find somuch snow but it was an unexpected surprise and an amazing experience. We loved it.
Written 28 June 2021
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ivan_city_tour
Thank you very much for the nice words. We are glad that you liked the tour with Antonio - he is one of our best guides. Regards and welcome again!
Written 1 July 2021
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Martina C
Attard, Malta3 contributions
Patient and friendly tour guide, beautiful views of rila lakes
Jun. 2021 • Couples
This was one hell of an amazing tour. Our tour guide Antonio was very patient with me as when going up the mountain I started to feel dizzy and waited for me to be okay before continuing walking up. He explained to us every lake we walked to with the names and a breif description of them. Since our drive was a little far away we played some songs and made us feel very comfortable and had a great chat too. Antonio is an amazing tour guide and highly recommend to other travellers.
Written 28 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ivan_city_tour
Thank you very much for the nice words. We are glad that you liked the tour with Antonio - he is one of our best guides. Regards and welcome again!
Written 1 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

juliette987654321
Antwerp, Belgium3 contributions
Breathtaking views and awesome guide Antonio
Sep. 2020
We did a day trip with our group of friends to the seven Rila Lakes, guided by Antonio. The first part of the hike was pretty steep, but things got a bit easier after that. Antonio was a great guide; friendly, funny, young energy, talkative but not too loud. He gave us a lot of great tips of the area too. It was basically like having another friend on our hike.
The private tour was rather on the expensive side, but it was definitely worth it! The views during the hike were breathtaking, even more when the sun came out. This day trip was by far our favorite day during our Bulgaria 2-week vacation! Thanks!
Written 17 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for the nice words and for supporting us in these hard times! We are happy that you liked and remember the trip and we will pass your appreciation to the guide. We wish you a good health and let’s hope that soon we will be able to travel normally again! Best Regards, Vasil City Tour
Written 23 February 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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243Suzy
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From Suzy Q a travel addict from France
Antonio was very kind he was very professional and he arrived at time in our hotel, he all the time and benevolent
pickles_martin_james
pickles_martin_james
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Enjoyable tour of some impressive sights
Excellent opportunity to explore beyond Sofia for the day. A mini hike to the Stob Pyramids in a very tranquil sett
davecT2015DS
davecT2015DS
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Fab day out in Plovdiv
Had a great day out, excellent driver/guide (Demeti) was brilliant and his knowledge was amazing Plovdiv is a lovel
Z2197YVcarold
Z2197YVcarold
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Excellent guide - good time had by all
Antonio is the best guide. He made sure everyone on the tour (8 people) had a good time. Speaking 2 languages all d
noeymusy
noeymusy
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Great Day!
We had a wonderful day with our guide Antonio, who was very fun and easy to talk to, with no pressure or rush! he w
WDPost1
WDPost1
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Great guide made the difference on Plovdiv tour
Antonio was a wonderful guide. Very well informed, helpful and courteous to all of us in both Spanish and English.
nisabukeozer
nisabukeozer
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Plovdiv with Antonio!
Plovdiv was amazing. Our lovely tour guide Antonio made our trip even more fun and exciting. He showed us the most
qarismao
qarismao
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Rila monastery in Bulgaria
We went to the rila monastery and boyana church,both amazing experiences with a fantastic guide. He was hugely know
qarismao
qarismao
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Fantastic, full of history
Loved the entire trip, was a great day. My tour guide antonio was very informative and a huge amount of knowledge o
vaniabel95
vaniabel95
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Must see and wonderful guide: You will regret if you miss this trip!
Rila Monastery and Boyana Church are a must-see when visiting Sofia. Besides that, the trip turned out to be even
GabrielaS2156
GabrielaS2156
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Such a great trip combining our two favorite places in Bulgaria
I don't even know where to start. The trip was so great and I am positive our guide played a vital part in it! He w
Fredito67
Fredito67
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Excelent customer service
I want to thank Nashkov for booking this trip as well as Dimitar, my guide. This private tour was booked instantly,
thresas2020
thresas2020
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Amazing 😍
This was such an amazing experience with Antonio. He knows the places well and the private tours are a very efficie
A9934QFmartinac
A9934QFmartinac
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Amazing tour guide and tour exeeded our expectations
The highlight of our tour was undoubtedly our amazing tour guide Antonio .. we were welcomed on the very first day
simply_govind
simply_govind
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Awesome trip with a fun guide
We traveled with our guide Antonio...he is always friendly, cheerful & knows a lot Abt the Bulgarian history and cu
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