A Day Discovering Roses & Wines - Plovdiv

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 10 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    10:00 am ; Monday-Saturday
  • Departure Details :
    You will be contacted by the Tour Operator to agree on pick up location.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Experience the beauty of The Valley of Roses in Bulgaria! Famous for its vast rose fields, rose oil production has been a main activity in Bulgaria for centuries. Venture out for a Full Day Guided Tour to The Valley of Roses with your enthusiastic English speaking guide, and enjoy a pleasant and educational visit to a family-owned rose oil distillery. Learn about the famous Damascena rose of Bulgaria, and the hard work it takes to produce the most expensive essential oil in the world: Rose Oil! Try some local Bulgarian wines at a nearby winery, and enjoy a hearty Bulgarian meal at the onsite restaurant at the winery! Join us on a unique excursion exploring the "Wines & Roses of Bulgaria"!This experience is only available during rose picking season in May and June!

Know More about this tour

We depart from the town of Plovdiv at 10 am and head out to the Valley of Roses just an hour or so north of Plovdiv. During May and June, the rose fields are blooming and the famous Rosa Damascena of Bulgaria is being harvested. On the way to a village in the heart of the tiny region dubbed the Valley of Roses, we enjoy fantastic views of the Balkan Mountain Range, rose and lavender fields, animals grassing and villages that are frozen in time. The scent of roses lingers in the air as the flowers are carefully picked by hand during the cool morning hours to retain their aromatic oils.

We arrive at a small, family-owned rose oil distillery where we are met by the English-speaking owners. The distillery will be in full work mode, and we will be lucky enough to experience the rose oil production happening in real time. The owner will show us around the facility that produces rose oil, lavender oil and melissa oil. We will learn everything there is to know about the art of making the most expensive essential oil in the world Bulgarian rose oil.

We continue to a winery in the region to enjoy a tasting of 5 wines and a lunch in the onsite restaurant. The Valley of Roses is particularly famous for aromatic white wines but a diverse portfolio of high quality white and red wines will be available to try while the manager guides us through the list of wines.

With our minds and tummies full, we head back to Plovdiv after a day of discovering the Roses and Wines of The Valley of Roses.

The tour lasts approximately from 10:00 am 7:00 pm, depending on traffic and the pace of the tour.

Inclusions

  • Transport from/to Plovdiv (from/to any address or hotel)
  • Visit to Rose Oil Disillery featuring a showaround with the owner and explanation of the rose oil making process
  • Tasting of 5 wines at a winery in the Valley of Roses
  • Lunch
  • English Speaking Tour Leader
  • Tour operator insurance from Groupama Insurance in case of non-provision of services

Exclusions

  • Extra food and drinks
  • Gratuities & Tips (optional)
  • Extras & Incidentals

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Children under the age of 18 years of age may not participate in wine tasting. Alternative beverages will be provided for children.

Minimum drinking age is 18 years

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Not recommended for pregnant women

A small amount of walking is involved

Not wheelchair accessible

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

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