Your Day at Rila Monastery and Medi Valley Winery

The start of your day begins with pick up from your hotel/accommodation in Sofia. After about 2 hours drive we reach the Monastery in the Rila Mountain at an altitude of 1147m (3763 feet) above sea level. The introduction of the UNESCO site will begin with brief history of the founder and the construction of the monastery. After that we will visit the church and medieval 14th century defense tower.

After exploring the monastery complex we will have a lunch at very cozy restaurant with local food (grilled trout specialty). Then we will make our way to Medi Valley winery where you will have the possibility to try five different types of wines. A short story about the region, the winery and the products, a questions and answers session, a walk to the ground floor, souvenirs and wine at a special price from the winery’s shop will help you feel the place.

Medi Valley Winery Overview

Medi Valley Winery is a classic winery complex located at the crossroad of a multi-directional touristic compass. It is is a wonderful start or a reason to visit this area. The winery will be an unforgettable experience that will leave memories and provoke your senses. The visitors may experience not only the wines but a whole variety of things like history, traditions, beautiful nature, local people and personal touch.

The Rila Monastery private tour includes wine tasting of five different local wines, produced in the vicinity of Rila Monastery. V travel Ltd. is the first tour operator to offer a full day tour of the UNESCO site in Rila plus an exclusive 60 minutes wine tasting tour. Our guides will make your day unforgettable and will impress you with their knowledge, energy and interesting history facts about Bulgaria.

Rila Monastery Overview

The Monastery of Rila is the holiest place for the Bulgarian orthodoxy. The beauty of this place hardly can be described with words. Your first touch with it will leave you breathless. Here past, present and future are interlaced in one, whispering to you the intriguing history of the Bulgarian country. To make your day tour to this magnificent monastery unforgettable, after spending two hours at this holy place, V travel will take you for a unique wine tasting to a wine cell in the feet of Rila mountain. Before the Bulgarians, The Thracians were the rulers of these territories. There remarkable culture and warrior dignity are woven in the wine of the region, called after one of their greatest tribes - The Medi. The great Spartacus itself is originated from here.

Where you'll be


Prices 1 person 2 persons 3 persons 4-8 persons 9-18 persons
229 Eur 129 Eur per person 99 Eur per person 89 Eur per person 79 Eur per person

The tour price includes: transfer to/from your hotel/accommodation in Sofia, private guide in English or other common language, parking fees, entrance fee for Rila Monastery defense tower and wine tasting. Meals and personal expenses are not included. Guaranteed private A/C vehicle and guide.

Check all prices and book online here: V Travel Online Booking

Departure point

The departure point for this tour is from your hotel or accommodation within Sofia city limits. You will be notified for the exact pick up time from our agents approximately 2 days before your tour.

star rating  Unfortunately I had to cancel this tour because I was ill (and we all know that during this pandemic situation we can't take any risk, not for ourselves and not... read more


star rating  We delayed 5 min for losing our wallet, and still they gave us no option to go to the excursion, despite the fact that hours before we were notified by... read more


star rating  Well worth the money.
The guide was very friendly and knowledgeable.
Picked up from outside our apartment and taken right into the heart of Skopje.
If you decide to... read more


Next tours



Visit top Bulgaria UNESCO site

Taste 5 quality wines with snacks

Professional guide in many languages

Pick-up and drop-off from your hotel

Private A/C estate car or minibus

Already been here? Keep exploring


From 99 €/person

Travel tips