Excedo was born out of an idea and its founder’s desire to help world travelers discover and explore the diverse range of experiences Bulgaria has to offer. There is so much more to Bulgaria that goes beyond the ordinary and we want to help guests experience as much as possible. We strive to make you see our home country with different eyes.
All year round
We depart at 9:00 AM from a location of your choosing in Sofia
We leave at 9:00 AM and our first stop is the Boyana Church on the outskirts of Sofia.
As a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Boyana Church is subject to entrance restrictions, aimed to preserve its priceless 13th century frescoes in the best possible condition. Only small groups of up to 15 people are allowed one at a time and we are given about 10-15 min inside, so we might have to wait a bit before we can go in.
After we finish with our guided tour at the church, we will head south towards the Rila Monastery. The drive is about 1.5h and we arrive around noon.
While exploring the monastery grounds, we will learn of its 11-centuries old history and visit the local museum, where its most prized possessions are put on display. We will also dedicate some time to marvelling at the intricate and rich frescoes decorating the main church’s exterior, and guests will learn about Christian Orthodoxy and its peculiarities while exploring the enchanting interior.
Of course, you will also have some time to roam the grounds on your own, take photos and/or sit down for lunch or a snack in a near-by restaurant.
We then drive back to Sofia, where this tour ends, at around 6:00 PM.