7 Rila Lakes Self-Guided Shared Trip from Sofia

Duration: 12 hours
Destination: Bulgaria, Sofia City Province, Sofia

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  • 12 hours
  • Sofia
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Enjoy a day away from the city and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. This self-guided tour will take you to the 7 Rila Lakes area in the Rila National park, Bulgaria's most famous natural site. The tour bus will in the early morning from the centrally located square/parking lot behind the Alexander Nevski Cathedraland and drive you to the 7 Rila Lake, approximately a 1.5 hour drive, where the hiking routes and base station of the chairlift are located. Here is where you will have the freedom to walk all the way uphill to the lakes or take the chairlift up in the mountain (fee for chairlift is not included in this tour). You will have more than 7 hours for yourself to experience the Rila Lakes. The tour ends at the centrally located square/parking lot behind the Alexander Nevski Cathedral (close to Sofia University metro station).

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Seven Rila Lakes, 2650 Sapareva Banya Rila Mountain, Sofia Bulgaria

Spend a day at one of Bulgaria's most beautiful natural sites

Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: Rila Shuttle, Rila Bulgaria

Enjoy a hassle free transportation from Sofia to Rila

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Rila National Park, Rila Bulgaria

Explore one of the most visisted parts of the Rila National Park

Duration: 12 hours

Stop At: Rila Mountains, Rila Bulgaria

Spend your day at the magnificent Rila Mountains

Duration: 12 hours

  • Round-trip shared transfer
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Driver
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Entry/Admission - Rila Shuttle

  • Entrance fees - Rila Lakes chairlift ticket (20 BGN per person, approx 10 EUR, two-way)
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Mountain guide services
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A moderate to intensive amount of walking is involved (walking/hiking experience is a must)
  • Comfortable walking shoes and clothes suitable for mountain/walking are required
  • Sun cream and sunglasses are strongly recommended
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Comfortable walking shoes and rain jacket on rainy days are recommended
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Bring cash money (BGN Leva) for the chair lift and food/drinks. No credit/debit cards are accepted
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
Departure Point

ploshtad "Sveti Aleksandar Nevski", pl. "Sveti Aleksandar Nevski", 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


12 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

cally h

01 Sep, 2017

Although we had to wait over two hours for the lift. This tour was amazing. The hike up to the lakes was definitely a good workout and the view from the top is way better than any picture can possibly show.

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