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Audio Tour from Bansko to Rila Monastery

culture walk

Audio Tour from Bansko to Rila Monastery

Paused until 14 July. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
7 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Transport, Equipment
Hosted in
English, French, German
culture walk

Audio Tour from Bansko to Rila Monastery

culture walk

Audio Tour from Bansko to Rila Monastery

Paused until 14 July. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
7 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Transport, Equipment
Hosted in
English, French, German

What you'll do

This is a self-guided audio tour with a device and a map. The Rila Monastery was founded in the 10th century. Having survived many wars and natural disasters, it has been repeatedly revived. But some of its amazing original buildings from the Middle Ages are preserved. The excursion from Bansko to the Rila Monastery in one direction takes an hour and a half. Upon arrival, tourists receive an audio device with a map of the monastery. The relics of St. Ivan Rilski, The Miraculous Icon, Museums, Ticket Office, Gift Shop, Toilets and more. The monastery complex is inspected independently using the native language on the audio device. Along with leisure, it takes 2.5 to 3 hours. In the little known old bakery of the monastery where we will take you, you will be able to taste the local dessert - Mekitsite. Then we go back to Bansko.

Your host

Learn more about Лариса

Лариса

My name is Larisa, I was born and lived in Russia. But in 2015, fate brought me to Bulgaria. I fell in love with this beautiful country - in its color, traditions and nature. That's when I decided to stay here to live. I began to write useful articles about Bulgaria and acquaint tourists with interesting places. Gradually, I created several routes and opened a travel company Audio Guide Bulgaria. I put my ideas into author's guided tours with an audio guide. They are recorded in 8 languages - Russian, Bulgarian, English, Spanish, Italian, French, Greek and Turkish! These are fascinating and little-known facts of the history of Bulgaria with legends and stories. The most interesting and little-known objects of history are marked in my tourist maps, as well as the streets where you can take beautiful memory and photos.

What's included

Transport
Equipment
Audio guide device with recordings for all 5 museums in Russian, Bulgarian, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish. A map…

Where you'll be

5 museums are located on the territory of Rila Monastery. Museum of monastery cuisine-Magernitsa. Ethnographical Museum, lost among dozens of monastic cells. All guests of the monastery want to see the famous relics-Raphael Cross and the Miraculous Icon of St. Virgin Mary, surrounded by 32 relics with the remains of the saints.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 2 and up can attend.

What to bring

Money for admission to the museums of the Rila Monastery (8 € combined ticket for all museums)

More tips

There is no live guide for this tour. It's self-guided with audio-device. We depart from Bansko, st. “Father Paisiy”, house 21 (near the Spiritual Center of P. Khilendarsky) at 09:00. Then we travel by bus for hour and a half and reach Rila Monastery. We return to Bansko at 16:00.

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Лариса
Audio Tour from Bansko to Rila Monastery
New experience
£38/person
New experience
£38/person