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Loop Shuttle from Sofia to Rila Monastery and Boyana Church

Visit two Unesco World Heritage Sites in one day with this loop shuttle from Sofia to Rila Monastery and Boyana Church. These holy sites hold a special place in the hearts of most Bulgarians and are symbols of national identity. You will also have the chance to taste some delicious local treats such as ¨mekitsi¨ and buffalo yoghurt. Rila Monastery is famed for its arcaded balconies, delicate frescoes – the work of one of the most famous Bulgarian revival painters – the gilded iconostasis, the fabulous mountain views… the unique combination of them all makes for an extraordinary and memorable visit to the monastery. You have at least two hours of free time at Rila to explore the complex, enter the main church and take photos of the narthex gallery, admire the exhibits in the museum, try the tasty ¨mekitsi¨ (Bulgarian doughnuts) with delicious buffalo yoghurt (a local speciality) or even have a short walk in the area. The Boyana Church’s frescoes are considered predecessors of the European Renaissance. The majority of more than 240 figures depicted are full of not just reverence for God but also of the individuality and vitality of mankind. You have half an hour of free time to explore the church at your own pace. Visit two Unesco World Heritage Sites in one day with this loop shuttle from Sofia to Rila Monastery and Boyana Church. These holy sites hold a special place in the hearts of most Bulgarians and are symbols of national identity. You will also have the chance to taste some delicious local treats such as ¨mekitsi¨ and buffalo yoghurt. Meeting point: Aleksander Nevski Square, Sofia, Bulgaria . Behind Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and just in front of Mamma Mia Restaurant at 9am sharp. Return by about 5pm. Languages: English- speaking driver. Other information: Does not include entrance fees to the monastery museum and church. It is not feasible for wheelchair-confined persons