Rose Festival Kazanlak 2020 & Best Bulgaria Tour In 7 Days - Plovdiv

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We will organize transfers from/to Sofia Airport on arrival and departure for all travellers. Pick-ups during all days will be set up at 09:00 from the lobby of the hotel.. read more
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Immerse yourself in the authentic Bulgarian spirit, culture, and traditions. Visit the Kazanlak Rose Festival 2020. Furthermore, experience the traditional rose-picking ritual in the Valley of Roses of Bulgaria. Learn about the history of the Bulgarian rose oil distillation and Rose of Bulgaria. Additionally, attend the Rose Parade with reserved seating. Enjoy the festive celebration Rose Queen 2020. Try traditional Bulgarian food, drinks and cosmetics products, all made by roses. Last but not least, explore the ancient Bulgarian capitals and top landmarks. Finally, imagine all this combined with Spa. Isnt it tempting?
Thousands of people from all over the world travel to the Rose Valley of Bulgaria. It is a unique opportunity to spend a couple of nights in the Rose Valley.
Join our private and guided groups up to 8 people with an English speaking guide from 4th 10th June 2020.
We may elaborate your customized offer as per your budget!

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Itinerary
Day 1: 4th June 2020/Day 1: Arrival at Sofia Airport & Welcome drink
Stop At: 65 Fireflies Bar Aperitivo, 65, Solunska Str, Sofia 1000 Bulgaria
On arrival to Sofia Airport, you will be greeted by a company representative who will take you to your accommodation in Sofia.
At 21:00, the group will meet up in the hotel lobby and go for a welcome drink with your tour leader. This is a perfect occasion to meet up with your fellow travel companions for the next 7 days.
Tonight, you dine on your own, before the drink meets up.
One welcome drink will be included for each traveller part of the group. Dinner is not included.
Duration: 3 hours
No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight stay: Central Hotel Sofia 4* or similar, Sofia
Day 2: 5th June 2020/Day 2: Explore the capital Sofia and the European Capital of Culture - Plovdiv
Stop At: St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, Aleksander Nevski Square, Sofia Bulgaria
After breakfast, at 09:00 you will explore the capital of Bulgaria - Sofia, a city with a 7000-year-long history. A 3-hour sightseeing tour includes one of the symbols of the Bulgarian capital city the 4th-century rotunda of St. George, the remains of the ancient city of Serdica, Banya Bashi Mosque and the mineral baths. You will have a short break at the fountains next to the famous Ivan Vazov National Theatre. You will pass by the National Assembly and take a photo with the monument of King Liberator. Your tour will end with one of the most popular places in Bulgaria the impressive Alexander Nevsky Memorial Cathedral.
Duration: 3 hours
Stop At: Plovdiv Old Town, Plovdiv 4000 Bulgaria
Your journey continues to Plovdiv the City of the seven hills. It is one of the oldest cities in Europe. Todays Plovdiv is a cultural centre of Bulgaria and European Capital of Culture for 2019. The unique Old town boasts beautifully decorated houses, fortress walls, ancient Roman Theatre and magnificent churches. You will walk through the buzzing pedestrian street, which is the longest one in Europe. You will take a photo with the Ancient Roman Stadium, the Ethnographic Museum and you will end up visiting the fashionable Kapana art district.
Finally, you enjoy the stunning views from the top of the Archaeological Complex Nebet Tepe.
Duration: 3 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight stay: Clepsydra Residence 4* or similar, Plovdiv
Day 3: 6th June 2020/Day 3: Visit Bachkovo Monastery, the remarkable Asens Fortress & relax with spa
Stop At: Bachkovo Monastery, 10km south of Asenovgrad on the main road between Assenovgrad and Smolyan, Bachkovo 4251 Bulgaria
Today you will head towards Bachkovo Monastery this is the second largest Bulgarian monastery, founded in 1083. You can learn about the miracles attributed to the UNESCO-listed monasterys icon of Saint Mary, with gorgeous views across the Rhodope Mountains.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Assenova krepost (Asen's Fortress), Asenovgrad 4000 Bulgaria
Your next stop will be the remarkable Asens Fortress. Throughout its history, Thracians, Romans, Byzantines, Crusaders, Bulgarians and Ottomans controlled the fortress. The Medieval fortress is one of the most-visited tourist destinations in the region. Your journey continues to the famous mineral water springs of the village Starozagorski Bani.
Enjoy your afternoon at leisure and take advantage of the spa at the hotel.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Meals included:
Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight stay: Calista SPA Hotel 4* or similar, Starozagorski Bani
Day 4: 7th June 2020/Day 4: Visit Rose Festival Kazanlak and immerse in the traditional Bulgarian spirit
Stop At: Kazanlak, Kazanlak, Stara Zagora Province
Early drive to one of the oldest distilleries in the region. You will learn interesting facts about the cultivation of Rosa Damascena, the rose harvest and the rose distillation process itself. At the end of the tour, you may purchase rose oil, rose water, drinks and souvenirs with the aroma of roses. You will participate in the traditional rose picking at the rose fields near Kazanlak. You will enjoy the Carnival Parade in the city centre and feel the unique atmosphere of the Rose Festival in Kazanlak.
Taste the special celebration lunch with delicious Bulgarian meals and wine.
Duration: 5 hours
Stop At: Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak, General Radetski St. Parc Tubelto, Kazanlak 6100 Bulgaria
The region is famous as the valley of the Thracian Kings and dozens of ancient Thracian tombs represent it. You will discover the most spectacular one the replica of the Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Museum of Roses, Voynishka Str. 1 Rosarium Park, Kazanlak 6100 Bulgaria
Next, you will visit the Rose Museum. This the only museum in the world, dedicated to the oil-yielding plant rose.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Stop At: Starozagorski Bani, Starozagorski Bani, Stara Zagora Province
Once you arrive at Starozagorski Bani, you may enjoy your afternoon at leisure and relax with spa.
Duration: 2 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight stay: Calista SPA Hotel 4* or similar, Starozagorski Bani
Day 5: 8th June 2020/Day 5: Discover the unique Etar and conquer the mighty hill-fortress of Tsarevets
Stop At: Veliko Tarnovo, Veliko Tarnovo, Veliko Tarnovo Province
You will depart for Etar a unique open-air museum, reproducing the way of life of the Bulgarians in the 19th century. This is a beautiful complex of traditional Bulgarian architecture and crafts.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Tsarevets, Tsar Asen Square, Veliko Tarnovo 5000 Bulgaria
Your next site is Veliko Tarnovo, the mediaeval capital of Bulgaria from the 12th to the 14th century. Often referred to as the "City of the Tsars", it attracts thousands of travellers with its unique architecture. You will enjoy the great view from the hill-fortress of Tsarevets. There you will take some great photos before you reach the Baldwin's Tower. Then you take a stroll through Samovodska market place, with its narrow winding cobbled streets, where every stone tells a story.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Stop At: Arbanasi, Arbanasi, Veliko Tarnovo Province
You will drive to nearby village of Arbanasi, to immerse yourself in the uniqueness of the Bulgarian spirit and traditional cuisine. You will learn how to prepare the famous Bulgarian homemade yogurt and learn more details of its history. Of course, you will have a chance to taste it along with a delicious cheesy pastry (banitsa).
Duration: 1 hour
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch: You will have a chance to taste Bulgarian yoghurt and delicious cheesy pastry (banitsa).
Accommodation included: Overnight stay: Park Hotel Asenevtsi 4* or similar, Veliko Tarnovo
Day 6: 9th June 2020/Day 6: Walk the quaint streets of Koprivshtitsa and have a Farewell party
Stop At: Koprivshtitsa, Koprivshtitsa, Sofia Region
You will continue our journey with a drive to the charming town of Koprivshtitsa. It is famous for its fascinating history and authentic 19th-century architecture. This is the only city-museum in the country also recognised as a national architectural reserve. You will visit the original houses of the heroes of the April Uprising and learn about the dramatic Bulgarian history. You will visit the beautiful Lutova House with its woollen exhibits, rugs and blankets. You will cross the Kalachev Bridge, where the April Uprising in 1876 broke out. After lunch, you can take lovely photos with the monument of the legendary Georgi Benkovski.
Duration: 4 hours
Stop At: Vitosha Boulevard, Sofia Bulgaria
You will have the rest of the afternoon to explore Sofia at your leisure. You can do some shopping, relax at a caf on Vitosha street or buy souvenirs.
Then, in the evening at 21:00, you will have a farewell party with your travel companions, a chance to share your favourite memories from your Rose Festival tour
Duration: 2 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight stay: Central Hotel Sofia 4* or similar, Sofia
Day 7: 10th June 2020/Day 7: Transfer to Sofia Airport and Departure
Stop At: Sofia, Sofia, Sofia Region
When it is time for your Bulgaria adventure to end, you will be picked up from the hotel for your airport transfer about three hours before your flight.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Sofia, Sofia, Sofia Region
When it is time for your Bulgaria adventure to end, you will be picked up from the hotel for your airport transfer about three hours before your flight.
Duration: 30 minutes
Meals included:
Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight: Not included

Inclusions

  • 6x Breakfast
  • 2x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • Accommodation in a luxury 4-star hotels as per itinerary
  • Transporation ( hotel pickups, air-conditioned vehicle, parking fees)
  • Attend the Carnival Parade with reserved seating
  • Licensed English-speaking tour guide (will be also a driver for groups up to 8 people)
  • Use of swimming pool with thermal water, sauna and steam bath
  • Entrance fees for all sites described as per itinerary
  • Welcome drink and Farewell party
  • Entry/Admission - Plovdiv Old Town
  • Entry/Admission - Bachkovo Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Assenova krepost (Asen's Fortress)
  • Entry/Admission - Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak
  • Entry/Admission - Museum of Roses
  • Entry/Admission - Tsarevets

Exclusions

  • Flight tickets
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Infant seats available

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate