Kazanlak Full-Day Tour From Sofia

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    08:30 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We will pick you up from your hotel at 08:30, please provide the address and the name of your hotel/ accommodation.
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Kazanlak is the center of rose-oil extraction in Bulgaria and the oil-producing rose of Kazanlak is one of the most widely recognizable Bulgarian national symbols. Kazanlak is also in the area named The Valley of the Thracian Kings, because of the concentration of noble tombs, one of which is an UNESCO site. See sites that date back to the prehistoric era, and experience this hidden treasure of Bulgaria.

Highlights

  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • All entrance fees included
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small-group tour

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Shipka Monument, Shipka, Stara Zagora Province

We start our visit with Shipka Memorial Church, built after the Liberation from Turkish occupation in 1878 in honour of the Russian and Bulgarian victims in a rich and beautiful 17th century Russian style.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Rozhdestvo Hristovo Temple, Shipka, Stara Zagora Province

It is a Bulgarian Orthodox church built near the town of Shipka in Stara Planina between 1885 and 1902 to Antoniy Tomishko's design in the seventeenth-century Muscovite style, under the direction of architect Alexander Pomerantsev. It is, together with the other parts of the Shipka Monument complex, dedicated to the Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian soldiers that died for the liberation of Bulgaria in the Russo-Turkish War, 1877-78.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Tomb of Seuthes III, Kazanlak, Stara Zagora Province

Then we go to Goliama Kosmatka - the tomb of Seuthes 3rd. he Tomb of Seuthes III is located near Kazanlak, Bulgaria. Seuthes III was the King of the Odrysian Kingdom of Thrace from c. 331 to c. 300 BC and founder of the nearby Thracian city of Seuthopolis. It is one of the most elaborate tombs in the Valley of the Thracian Rulers.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak, Kazanlak, Stara Zagora Province

After a quick lunch in a nearby restaurant, we go to Kazanlak for a visit of the UNESCO world heritage tomb. The monument dates back to the 4th century BC and its murals are memorable for the splendid horses and especially for the gesture of farewell, in which the seated couple grasp each other's wrists in a moment of tenderness and equality.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Damascena Ethnographic Complex, Pavel Banya, Stara Zagora Province

On the way back we will make a visit of a local rose garden and distillery (Damascena or other), where you will see how rose essence is extracted and you will be able to buy some rose-scented souvenirs. We come back to Sofia around 18:30h

Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions

All taxes, fees and handling charges

Driver/guide in English

Hotel pickup

Hotel Drop off

Entry/Admission - Rozhdestvo Hristovo Temple

Entry/Admission - Tomb of Seuthes III

Entry/Admission - Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak

Entry/Admission - Damascena Ethnographic Complex

Exclusions

Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Infant seats available

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Traveler Reviews

  • 24-Jun-2022

    A great day trip out with Georgi my guide after my day trip with another company to Plovdvid was canceled at short notice. He was extremely knowledgeable and I got an overall view of the history of Bulgaria as well as the tour. Pick up was on time and his manner and english was wonderful

  • 24-May-2016

    Le guide était passionnant et a permis de relever une visite un peu décevante. Kazanlak n'a que peu d'intérêt. La tombe thrace est la seule chose à y voir. La visite de la distillerie par contre étaient vraiment intéressante. Les paysages sont absolument magnifiques et méritent le déplacement.

  • 24-May-2016

    Le guide était passionnant et a permis de relever une visite un peu décevante. Kazanlak n'a que peu d'intérêt. La tombe thrace est la seule chose à y voir. La visite de la distillerie par contre étaient vraiment intéressante. Les paysages sont absolument magnifiques et méritent le déplacement.