Most of the rose oil - Rosa damascena produced in the world comes from the Valley of the Roses in Bulgaria. On this unique tour you will enjoy the excitements of the Rose Festival, take part in the rose harvest, see the rose distillation process and more importantly buy the freshest rose otto oils and related products at manufacturer price. The superb qualities of Bulgaria’s variety of grapes are also famous to the world. Wine production in Bulgaria goes back to the ancient times and Thracian’s wines are well-known of their delicious tastes. Wine tasting is another highlight of this tour.Beautiful Bulgaria has a traditional rural heart containing medieval cities and exquisitely preserved towns, providing a window onto a Europe that has all but vanished.Beside roses and wines, you will visit the beautiful medieval city of Plovdiv with its romantic old town and the capital city of Sofia;visit the most magnificent Thracian tombs in Europe;experience an eco-trek walk and the traditional village living.
Day 1 Arrive in Sofia and meeting on the Airport around 13.00! Head onto the village of Kalofer and transfer to Tsutsovata House. In the evening, hear a talk on “The History of the Rosa Damascena” and enjoy a welcome dinner at the house with traditional home cooked food.
Day 2 Rise early to join the rose harvest in the rose fields.Afterwards, a workshop with Bulgarian Roses(Rose Crowns and Chains, Rose Jam and Syrop,Rose homemade Rose Water,Rose facial mask,and etc.)!!Lunch at Tsutsovi House!In the afternoon visit at the Rose Cosmetic Factory, workshop with owner to see how they prepare creams,soaps and cosmetics
.Dinner with live music.
Day 3 Join local guide Nikolay for a full day hike along the Biala Reka eco-path, examining local flowers and herbs on the way with a picnic lunch en route. This specialist walk received the Conde Nast Traveller Award for best eco-destination in the world in 2005.Later, visit the men’s monastery and in the evening Sheep Farm to taste a fresh cheese and even to melk a sheeps like in the Jesus times-by hands.
Day 4 Spend the following morning at the Rose Festival in the nearby city of Kazanlak,watching locals dressed in colourful traditional costumes performing live music and folk dances.Enjoy the Parade of Rose Queen!In the afternoon, drive to Tarnichene and visit its active rose distillery, the Enio BonchevDistillery ,where you will learn first-hand about the painstaking process used for harvesting and producing this precious substance, and the use of rose oil in a variety of products from oils to rose jam and rosewater. In the evening, enjoy dinner back at Tsutsovi House.
Day 5-Plovdiv-Capital of Culture 2019 -city tour. It is declared an architectural museum reserve with over 150 monuments of culture - houses from the National Revival period. Its magnificent houses are turned into museums, galleries, workshops, restaurants. There are also parlors and studios of painters and wood-carvers. Families from Plovdiv own many of those houses. The most distinguished examples of the Baroque of Plovdiv are the house of Koiumjioglu (now an ethnographical museum), the house of Georgiadi (now the Rennaissance museum of the national struggle), the house of Nedkovich (the municipality), the gallery of the renowned Bulgarian painter Zlatyo Boyajiev, the house of Balabanov (now a gallery of modern painting, as well as a concert hall). UNESCO awarded Plovdiv a gold medal for architecture in 1979.
In the afternoon wine tasting in “Starossel Winery" !Feel like a Thracian Godes with 5 bulgarian wines!
Day 6-Kazanlak -Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Thracian Tombs at Kazanlak, which are famous for their unique mural paintings, as well as the newly opened Thracian Tombs of Golamo Kozmitska. In the afternoon, visit the Church of St Nikolay and Shipka pass.
Day 7 Start the next day with visit of Museum of Essention Oils,Rose Museum. In the afternoon in Kalofer, starting with a visit to the traditional laundry,Traditional Old School,Women’s monastery, the 200year old mill and the Church of the Archangel Mikhail, before a Farewell Dinner at Tsutsovata House.
Day 8Next morning, drive to Sofia for your flight and City tour in Sofia before :-) ! The tour ends around 14.00 at Sofia Airport!
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The cost includes: • Seven nights’ accommodation in twin or double-bedded
rooms with private facilities at the Tsutsovata House
• All time Rose picking and Rose using from our Rose Garden!!!Prepaire your own Products!!!
• Wine tasting
• Breakfast daily
• Dinner Daily
• Lunches on days 2 and 3 as Picnic
• A full programme of talks
• A full programme of visits as per the itinerary
• Admission fees where applicable
• Full-time National Guide
• All transport on the tour excluding flights The cost excludes:
• Flights and taxes.
• Meals not mentioned
• All personal extras such as tips, porterage, laundry,
inoculation fees and drinks
• All optional excursions, tours and visits
• Travel insurance Please note, all itineraries are subject to change according to local conditions. Due to the nature of the tour places are limited.
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