Transportation with comfortable coach/minibus
Visit to Rila Monastery
Walking tour in the Old Town of Plovdiv
Professional guiding services in English
PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE:
Museum entrance fees
Lunch, coffee breaks
Gratuities to the guide and the driver.
One-day excursion from €80
Departure at 7:00 am behind Alexander Nevski Cathedral (beginning of Oborishte Street).
In this ultimate trip experience, you will be able to visit two of the most eminent places in Bulgaria – UNESCO world heritage site Rila Monastery and Plovdiv – European capital of culture 2019. Rila Monastery is the most exquisite example of monastery art and architecture of Bulgaria located in the picturesque heart of the mountain. The Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary keeps many treasures, among them the miraculous icon, splendid gilded iconostasis and the chest with the relics of St. Ivan Rilski. In the court are located the middle age battlements of Hrelyu tower and the monastery kitchen. During your free time you will be able to visit the church museum with the wood-carved cross of monk Rafel or taste the famous local mekitsi (kind of a doughnut) and the traditional yogurt. Plovdiv (European capital of culture 2019) is one of the oldest towns in Europe. It was inhabited by the Thracians, Romans, Slavs and Ottomans, whose traces have turned the town into a living museum. Places of special interest are the old town with its revival houses and churches, Roman Stadium, Roman Theatre, old mosque, main street.
Duration: approx. 12 hours. This tour finishes behind Alexander Nevski Cathedral.