Experience the Valley of Roses

Tour Highlights:
♦ Immerse yourself in the blossom and tender fragrance of the Rose Valley (roses bloom only once annually)
♦ See the iconic Kazanluk Thracian Tomb (UNESCO)
♦ Learn about the technology of the rose oil (and rakia (Bulgarian brandy) as well) production and sample some rose products
♦ Visit and tour on your own the Revival-period Koprivshtitsa (shortstop, driver-only)
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Price
€129 per person
Duration
10 hours
Destination
Rose Valley
Travellers
8
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Immerse yourself in the Bulgaria's history. Visit two UNESCO sites within one day in a luxury vehicle accompanied by one of the best tour guides in the area.

What's included

Destination
Rose Valley Discover Rose Valley
Departure Location
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral - "Sveti Aleksandar Nevski", 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia
Return Location
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
Price includes
  • English-speaking professional tour guide
  • Transportation in comfortable car or 8-seater passenger van
Price does not include
  • Entrance tickets to monuments and museums
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips to guide and driver

 

Valley of Roses

Bulgaria’s Rose Valley­ stretches for about 87 miles across a narrow interval between the Balkan mountain range, dressing up in pink every May and June. Once known for making pistols, ammunition, and automatic weapons under Communism, now the region is famous as one of the world’s biggest sources of an oil likened to “liquid gold.” Rose oil earned the nickname for a reason: It takes more than 3,180 pounds of roses to produce just one pound of rose oil, valued between 3,468 and 6,000 dollars. Today the roses’ edible, highly fragrant flowers are idolized as Bulgaria’s national symbol of pride, but economic pressures and changing climate make their future unclear.

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Thracian Tomb of Sveshatari

Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari is a 3rd century BC tomb that reflects the fundamental structural principles of Thracian cult buildings. The tomb’s architectural decor is considered to be unique, with polychrome half-human, half-plant caryatids and painted murals. It was rediscovered in 1982. It differs from the Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak as it is a hypogeum, not a construction with a cupola. With its origins in the culture of the Getae, it fits a Hellenistic model that was common in Macedonia, Asia Minor and Egypt.

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Rise and shine

7:00 - Departure from the starting point at the parking lot behind the main entrance of the Alexander Nevski Cathedral, in front of “la Cathedrale” restaurant.
9:30 - Arrival in the town of Kazanlak and meeting the English speaking guide. You’ll travel together to the rose fields, where you’ll have an excellent opportunity for some great photos.
11:00 - You’ll arrive at the Ethnographic Complex “Damascena”, where you’ll learn more about the production and use of the rose oil.
12:30 - You’ll have some free time for lunch. The guide will be with the group the entire time.
13:30 - A visit to the Thracian tomb, a UNESCO site, dating back from the 4th century BC.
14:30 - A guided visit to the elegant Russian style church of the Nativity and if time allows to the Shipka peak for great panoramic views.
16:00 - You’ll leave our local guide in Kazanlak and will use a different route between the Balkan and Sredna Gora Mountain. Your English-speaking driver will stop you for a short break in Koprvishtitsa, a small town showcasing in the best way the Bulgarian Renaissance architecture.
18:00 - Arrival at Koprivshtitsa for a short photo stop.
19:30 - Arrival at the starting point at Aleksander Nevski Cathedral

SPECIAL OFFER
From €749
SPECIAL OFFER
From €799

OTHER INFORMATION:

  • Hotel pick-up costs an additional 5/10 Euro per reservation, depending on the location of your hotel.
  • You can use your own insurance or we can arrange it for you through our partners.
  • Listed price is for two people / per person.

Price includes:

  • English speaking local guide (for the Rose Valley sights only)
  • Transport by modern vehicle (car/minibus) with air condition

Price do not include:

  • Food and beverages
  • Entrance fees - (Damascena -€6)
  • Gratuities (optional)


GOOD THINGS TO KNOW:

Covid19 Update: Restaurants in the area of Plovdiv are with limited capacity until further notice, due to the state of emergency in Bulgaria.
It’s recommended that you check with us prior to your trip or go to this link for up to date information. You can also prepare sandwiches or small snacks sold everywhere in Sofia.

Attire: Comfortable shoes are recommended as the some of the streets are cobbled.

Other Unfortunately this tour is not suitable for disabled people.

Photos
Rose valley and Kazanlak
Photos are allowed everywhere with the exception of churches.

Cash is important
Please have cash with you as not all places accept debit / credit cards and ATMs.

Food: There are numerous restaurants in the area that offer authentic food. We will have time to stop and enjoy a nice lunch.

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      Rose valley and Koprivshtitsa

      Price
      €129 per person
      Duration
      10 hours
      Destination
      Rose Valley
      Travellers
      8

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