Rila monastery and Stob pyramids

ADULT 65 leva with VAT
CHILD 60 leva with VAT
SENIOR ⁄ STUDENT 60 leva with VAT
GROUP OVER 4 customers 63 leva with VAT

PRICE INCLUDED
Returning transport will be by coach from pick up point and drop off point.
Entrance to all Attractions and Museums included.
Visit the Stob pyramids.
Visit the Rila Monastery.
Visit to the cave of Ivan Rilski.
Profesional local guide.

Tour Schedule: 14.08.2022.

59.63 лв.

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Rila Monastery is one of the symbols of Bulgaria and is also a popular tourist destination. The monastery lies in the valleys of Rila Mountain.

Between Rilska and Drushlyavitsa Rivers, at 1147 m – 3763 ft above sea level. As a matter of fact throughout the centuries Rila Monastery has always been the spiritual, educational and cultural centre of Bulgaria.
The monastery is included in the List of World Cultural Heritage of UNESCO.

The Stob pyramids are one of the most popular rock pyramids in Bulgaria. Also included in the Red Book of Bulgaria as a critically endangered natural habitat. They are located above the village of Stob, in the western part of Rila Mountain. They are a complex composition of sharp and acicular, and for the most part pyramidal or conical earth shapes.

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Highlights

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Tour starts from the parking in front of Hotel Princess (Trimoncium Hotel Plovdiv) you will be picked up from the place, if arranged with member of our booking team in advance. http://!!!Green Valleys meeting point Plovdiv. google/maps!!!
Visit the Stob pyramids. It is one of the most popular among the tourists rock pyramids in Bulgaria. They are included in the Red Book of Bulgaria as a critically endangered natural habitat.
Lunch and relax in a traditional country restaurant while enjoying deliciously prepared food, fine wine and lovely atmosphere.
Enjoyable afternoon at the Rila Monastery, where you will learn a lot about the history of Bulgaria during the Bulgarian Revival Period (18th – 19th centuries).

Visit to the cave of Ivan Rilski.
Departure back to Plovdiv.

Tour Itinerary

07:00: Tour starts from the parking in front of Hotel Princess (Trimoncium Hotel Plovdiv) you will be picked up from the place, if arranged with member of our booking team in advance. 
10:30 – 12:30: Visit the Stob pyramids. It is one of the most popular among the tourists rock pyramids in Bulgaria. They are included in the Red Book of Bulgaria as a critically endangered natural habitat.
13:00 – 14:00: Lunch and relax in a traditional country restaurant while enjoying deliciously prepared food, fine wine and lovely atmosphere.
14:00 – 15:30: Enjoyable afternoon at the Rila Monastery, where you will learn a lot about the history of Bulgaria during the Bulgarian Revival Period (18th – 19th centuries).

15:30 – 16:30: Visit to the cave of Ivan Rilski.
17:00: Departure back to Plovdiv.
20:00: Expected time of arrival in Plovdiv at the parking in front of Hotel Pincess (Trimoncium Hotel Plovdiv).

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From Plovdiv – Our team will be waiting to greet you at the parking in front of the Hotel Princess (Trimoncium Hotel Plovdiv), http://!!!Green Valleys meeting point Plovdiv. google/maps!!!, or you can arrange your pick up point in advance with member of our booking team.

Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled departure time for boarding.

Rila Monastery UNESCO protected World Heritage Site

As we enjoy a scenic journey to Rila mountin,we will visit Rila Monastery  your expert story-telling guide for the day will provide you with an overview of the history of the monastery and it’s most famous sights.Its history is directly related to St. Ivan of Rila, the first Bulgarian hermit, who settled in the region and devoted his life to fasting and prayers. The monastery was initially situated near the cave where the saint dwelled.
You will explorer that throughout the centuries Rila Monastery has always been the spiritual, educational and cultural centre of Bulgaria. During the Bulgarian Revival Period (18th – 19th centuries) Rila Monastery set up approximately 50 metochions in the large Bulgarian towns and villages where some of the most well-educated Rila monks performed their religious rites, established schools, and brought pilgrims to the monastery.
Museum which exhibits items providing information about the history of the monastery throughout the centuries was established in Rila holy cloister at the end of the 19th century.
The Birth of the Virgin Mary main church of the monastery was built in the place of an old temple.
Exhibition of the farming equipment of the monastery is displayed near Samokov Gate and includes the water-mill, the old monastery furnace, items related to the farming activities of the monastery – forestry, livestock breeding, agriculture, etc.
And much more to be share by our professional guide.

National Historical Museum

The museum is at the former primary residence of the last communist leader Todor Zhivkov at Boyana, and currently contains over 650,000 objects connected to archaeology, fine arts, history and ethnography.
A number of exhibits outline the greatness of the medieval Bulgarian state – the third empire in Europe (after the Byzantine and Frankish empires). Dozens of remarkable works of fine art and goldsmithing, church utensils, fabrics and manuscripts, icons.
Also here is the rich ethnographic collection of the museum, including traditional clothing, jewelry and more. from all over the country.
Unique monument of Eastern European medieval church art from 1207, under the protection of UNESCO.
Its collections comprise materials dating from prehistoric ages till the present.
Major excavated exhibits include:

  • Valchitran Treasure
  • Dabene Treasure
  • Rogozen Treasure
  • Panagyurishte Treasure

 

Your Tour will finish at the parking in front of Hotel Princess (Trimoncium Hotel Plovdiv), http://!!!Green Valleys meeting point Plovdiv.google/maps!!! , or you can  arranged your Drop off point in advance with member of our booking team.

What is included

Expert Storytelling Guide

Wi Fi on Board

Immersive Experiences

Comfortable Bus

Entrance all Attractions/Museums

Hotel/Apartments

(pre arrangement required)

Optionally lunch in a country restaurant

Instant confirmation

Easy cancelation

Optional Hotel pick up and Drop Off

(pre arrangement required)

What is included

Expert Storytelling Guide

Wi Fi on Board

Immersive Experiences

Comfortable Bus

Entrance all Attractions/Museums

Hotel/Apartments

(pre arrangement required)

Optionally lunch in a country restaurant

Instant confirmation

Easy cancelation

Optional Hotel pick up and Drop Off

(pre arrangement required)

From Plovdiv – Our team will be waiting to greet you at the parking in front of the Hotel Princess (Trimoncium Hotel Plovdiv), http://!!!Green Valleys meeting point Plovdiv. google/maps!!!, or you can arrange your pick up point in advance with member of our booking team.

Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled departure time for boarding.

Rila Monastery UNESCO protected World Heritage Site

As we enjoy a scenic journey to Rila mountin,we will visit Rila Monastery  your expert story-telling guide for the day will provide you with an overview of the history of the monastery and it’s most famous sights.Its history is directly related to St. Ivan of Rila, the first Bulgarian hermit, who settled in the region and devoted his life to fasting and prayers. The monastery was initially situated near the cave where the saint dwelled.
You will explorer that throughout the centuries Rila Monastery has always been the spiritual, educational and cultural centre of Bulgaria. During the Bulgarian Revival Period (18th – 19th centuries) Rila Monastery set up approximately 50 metochions in the large Bulgarian towns and villages where some of the most well-educated Rila monks performed their religious rites, established schools, and brought pilgrims to the monastery.
Museum which exhibits items providing information about the history of the monastery throughout the centuries was established in Rila holy cloister at the end of the 19th century.
The Birth of the Virgin Mary main church of the monastery was built in the place of an old temple.
Exhibition of the farming equipment of the monastery is displayed near Samokov Gate and includes the water-mill, the old monastery furnace, items related to the farming activities of the monastery – forestry, livestock breeding, agriculture, etc.
And much more to be share by our professional guide.

National Historical Museum

The museum is at the former primary residence of the last communist leader Todor Zhivkov at Boyana, and currently contains over 650,000 objects connected to archaeology, fine arts, history and ethnography.
A number of exhibits outline the greatness of the medieval Bulgarian state – the third empire in Europe (after the Byzantine and Frankish empires). Dozens of remarkable works of fine art and goldsmithing, church utensils, fabrics and manuscripts, icons.
Also here is the rich ethnographic collection of the museum, including traditional clothing, jewelry and more. from all over the country.
Unique monument of Eastern European medieval church art from 1207, under the protection of UNESCO.
Its collections comprise materials dating from prehistoric ages till the present.
Major excavated exhibits include:

  • Valchitran Treasure
  • Dabene Treasure
  • Rogozen Treasure
  • Panagyurishte Treasure

 

Your Tour will finish at the parking in front of Hotel Princess (Trimoncium Hotel Plovdiv), http://!!!Green Valleys meeting point Plovdiv.google/maps!!! , or you can  arranged your Drop off point in advance with member of our booking team.

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