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Rila Monastery and Plovdiv tour in one day provided by Smart Trans Bulgaria

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US$81.33
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Date
2 adults
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Overview
Itinerary
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You'll start at
Sofia's Central Market Hall
Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    Plovdiv Old Town
    Stop: 3 hours -
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  • 2
    Rila Monastery
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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You'll end at
Sofia's Central Market Hall
bulevard "Knyaginya Maria Luiza" 25, 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, BulgariaSofia's Central Market Hall
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Important Information
Departure Point
Sofia's Central Market Hall, bulevard "Knyaginya Maria Luiza" 25, 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria
Duration
9–10 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • Optional free hotel pick-up and drop-off if you are 3 or more
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Optional hotel pick-up and drop-off if you are 2 or fewer will be 5 euro each
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Fast I wrote a review Mar 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
It's impossible to see both places in one day, not recommend. The driver vas driving to fast for my taste , no lunch brake to. 30 minutes in the monastery and 45min. In Plovdiv isn't close to enough... very disappointed.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Rosie L wrote a review Mar 2020
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We had a great day with Ognyan exploring the Rila monastery and the town of Plovdiv. Would highly recommend to anyone staying in Sofia and looking to visit other sites outside the city. Our guide was friendly and well informed and the trip was well worth the money.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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David Jones wrote a review Feb 2020
Bath, United Kingdom6 contributions
I had a wonderful day with my tour guide visiting great places of interest. My Guide was friendly, kind and knowledgeable. This tour combines historic and beautiful Rila Monastery and Provdiv in one day, ideal if you have only a short time in Sofia. I would definitely
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Mahdalon wrote a review Jan 2020
Melbourne, Australia106 contributions47 helpful votes
The tour covers a lot of Bulgaria for one day, If you are in rush and want to see a lot, but are short of time, then this is for you. You will be seating in a car for long, but that could be a plus if you have good companions and tour guide and then could enjoy the chat and
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Date of experience: January 2020
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NordicVagabond201 wrote a review Dec 2019
Stockholm, Sweden328 contributions162 helpful votes
Prompt and friendly replies. An easy-going, nice driver, arriving exactly at time. To make things clear, it is more of a transportation we are talking about, covering two attractions in one day. In Plovdiv, u will be joining a free walking tour with volunteers. After paying
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Date of experience: November 2019
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About the operator

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By: Smart Trans Bulgaria
780adelinap
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Bad choice
Bad choice. My expectations were completely differend. We traveled slowly and wearily. We didn't have time to see b
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georgitcaz
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Sofia to Plovdiv transfer
This was a bad experience for me, the tansfer was an hour late, the driver was very unpolite and drived to fast and
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andrewwB6817EB
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Rila Monastery and Boyana Church
Excellent trip well worth while to see outside Sofia. My wife and I were picked up by a great young guide/driver in
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Viking T
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Great Tour of Rila Monastery
The tour was great! We were happy to join this tour. Flexible time and private also! The guide also speak in englis
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Katyuccia87
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Rila Monastery
We visited the Rila Monastery with Smart Travel and it was very nice. Driver was a very kind Person and very carefu
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JuneJacinto
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A Fortress
Great walking with it’s untarnished beauty both the mountains and its formidable gate, a kaleto that once a strongh
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Jasmine K
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Great trip
The driver could speak multiple languages and was able to tell me and the other travellers lots about life in Bulga
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georgitcaz
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Rila monastery and Plovdiv
Not recomended, imposible to see both in one day, very bad idea. We spennd the Day traveling back and forward from
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wouterh437
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Special-very beautiful-very nice drive/guide
Very special place in Bulgaria (very different than the center and South), if you have time, go and see this magica
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YvonneWien
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Great tour
It was a good choice to do this tour. Visiting Rila monastery and Rila lakes is a perfect program for one day. The
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Jon B
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Awesome Day Tour to Rila Monastery and Plovdiv!
I booked the Rila Monastery and Plovdiv Day Tour last minute while in Sofia and was surely glad I did! Had the best
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Jot123452
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Tour
We went to Rila Monastery with Dennis.He was a really nice and Kind Person.The trip was comfortable and the Rila mo
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TheQuietObserver
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Excellent Transfer
Good communication, contact before and during transfer. Driver was prompt and courteous and an enjoyable transfer f
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areliason
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Rila Monastery and Boyana Church
We LOVED Rila Monastery! We met our driver Denis after texting with him about where exactly to him at the designate
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Joseph H
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The Trip was smooth!
The trip and ride was smooth,very friendly driver as well! We personally think Lakes need a bit more time! Amazin
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Key Details
  • Duration: 9–10 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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