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The Seven Rila Lakes and Rila Monastery

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Friday,Sunday

  • Duration

    11 HOURS

  • Start time

    • Friday/Sunday, Start time: 07:00, Finish time: 19:00

  • Meeting Point
    Meeting Point:
    • Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, pl. "Sveti Aleksandar Nevski"
    Sofia, Bulgaria, 1000

Key Highlights

  • Easy to book – easy to cancel – easy to change
  • Book early and receive discounts
  • Price same or lower than local rates
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Overview

This tour is with an intensive hiking & sightseeing programme, which shows you the best of the nature and culture merits of the Rila Mountains: Rila Monastery (UNESCO) and the Cirque of The Seven Rila Lakes. The program doesn’t allow much free time on either site, but it is quite enough to explore both places.
The tour begins with an early transfer to the Rila Mountains, followed by a brief cable car ride to the Seven Rila Lakes Cirque. The glacier lakes are at between 2100 and 2500m/6800 and 8200ft above sea level, with name fitting their shapes, like Babreka (the Kidney), Okoto (the Eye), and Salzata (the Teardrop). As we need to follow strict time schedule depending on your fitness we can either walk the whole trek around all lakes, or make the stroll shorter and skip some of them (normally the two highest ones). After the hiking around one of the Rila’s most remarkable and beautiful parts, we are transferred to the Rila Monastery: the largest and most significant Bulgarian Orthodox Church establishment. The 20m/70ft high walls shelter impressive cloisters, a church, and a chapel with unique murals and museum collection.

Inclusions

  • Guide
  • Pick up from the meeting point
  • Tourguide

Exclusions

  • Cable car
  • Drinks
  • Meal

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