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We offer you a quick winter getaway with us in Borovets! If it’s your first time on the slopes, you will have the chance to book group ski or snowboard tuition. In addition, you can also book a lift pass and equipment.  An hour and a half drive from Sofia will take you to our rental shop Ski&Board Traventuria in Borovets, where you will be able to try the equipment that suits you best and enjoy a lesson with an English-speaking instructor (if booked).  After the lesson, you will have free time on the slopes, then you will be transferred back to Sofia.

Price: 1 pers. – 99 euro; 2+ pers. – 49 euro/per person.

Special offer every Sunday: 49 euro basic price per person!

Departure: 07:00

Pick up/drop off location: Alexander Nevski Cathedral, the parking lot in front of restaurant La Cattedrale 
Included in the basic price: Transportation from/to Sofia, English-speaking driver, transportation taxes

Optional: One-day lift pass, hire of ski, poles and boots/snowboard and boots, 
2 hours of ski/snowboard tuition with an English-speaking ski/snowboard instructor

Not included in the price: Rental of gloves, ski jacket, and trousers, meals and drinks, personal expenses, tips.

Transfer’s duration: 1.5h per way

You will depart from our rental shop in Borovets around 16:30.

Please have in mind that by booking this service you are entitled to a 5% discount if you book online a ski doo safari, which you can enjoy during your free time on the slopes. You can make a reservation during the booking process from the drop-down menu.

  • Join the most popular and best-selling trip from Sofia
  • Discover the two most frequented Bulgarian UNESCO sites
  • Uncover the fascinating history of Boyana Church and Rila Monastery in just one day
  • Be captivated by the fascinating Rila Monastery frescoes and architecture
  • Experience and admire the awesome beauty of Rila Nature Park
  • Sample local fresh, healthy food and good wines


What better way to discover the Bulgarian countryside than by taking this small group full-day trip to the two most famous Bulgarian UNESCO sites – Rila Monastery and Boyana Church? Definitely, this tour should be your first choice. The road to Rila Monastery (2 hrs drive) passes at the foothills of Vitosha, through small sleepy villages and heads into the heart of the Rila Monastery Nature Park. There 900 years of history is waiting for you. Your driver-guide will provide you with commentary that will enrich your knowledge and trigger your imagination. You will have plenty of free time to explore the largest Bulgarian monastic complex. The nearby restaurants provide fresh and healthy food. We highly recommend you try the local grilled trout and/or sheep yoghurt with honey. 


What’s included:

  • English speaking tour guide-driver
  • All transportation and parking costs

What’s not included:

  • Food and beverages
  • Entrance fees (optional, 9 Euro per person)
  • Gratuities

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