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From Sofia: Rila Monastery, History Museum & Bells Park Tour

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Embark on a self-guided day trip from Sofia and enjoy a thorough transfer service from Sofia city center. Visit the Bells Monument, the National Museum of History, and Rila Monastery in one day.


  • Explore the Rila Monastery, a Unesco World Heritage Site at your own pace
  • Enjoy a roundtrip transfer from Sofia to incredible historic landmarks
  • Visit the hidden Bells Park Monument and the National Museum of History
  • Learn about the rich history of Bulgaria at the National Museum of History
  • Seize the opportunity to taste traditional food around the Rila monastery


Enjoy the sights of Bulgaria with the convenience of a day-long transfer service to popular attractions, taking you to some of the most significant highlights. Discover the hidden Bells Monument that only locals know, the impressive building and collection of the National Museum of History, and the Rila Monastery. Meet your driver at a centrally located meeting point in Sofia and head to The Bells Monument. This is one of the hidden sights of the city that very few visitors see due to its remote location. Learn about the country's intriguing communist past. After that, continue with a short transfer to the National Museum of History, where you will have ample time for a tour of your own. Learn about the intriguing history of Bulgarian lands, and then meet your driver again for an onward journey toward the Rila Monastery. Pass through beautiful countryside on the way to the Rila mountains. Go higher up the mountains through the scenic route, and reach the Rila Monastery. Visit at your own pace, after the crowds, then, in the afternoon, be driven back to Sofia city.


Shared shuttle transfer from Sofia Instructions and travel tips at the start of the trip Tour assistance via phone/WhatsApp during the trip

Important Information

  • Rila monastery is located high in the Rila mountains. Please bring appropriate clothing for the weather
  • The tour takes place in all weather conditions

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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