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Bulgaria – 6 days 2017-11-28T18:29:34+00:00

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TOUR OVERVIEW

Bulgaria – 6 days

Bulgaria is history captured in stone!

Bulgaria is famous for its rose oil production providing 85% of the world’s rose oil, mainly used for perfume essences but for other purposes as well.

The Valley of Roses is situated in the Thracian Valley, also called Valley of Thracian Kings, just south of the Balkan Mountains. Each year, festivals are held celebrating the picking of roses and the production of the rose oil. During the picking season, the area gives off a pleasant scent and is covered with multi-coloured flowers. The gathering process requires great dexterity and patience.

The flowers are carefully cut one by one and laid in willow-baskets which are then sent to the distilleries. You are welcome to join the Festival of the Rose and be part of the process of rose picking which take place yearly.

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Travel Plan

Upon arrival, transfer to hotel and check in. Have the rest of the day at your disposal to explore the city as you please. Overnight at hotel in Sofia.

After breakfast, transfer to the small but vibrant town of Koprivshtitsa and experience first hand the Bulgarian traditional architecture from Revival period. Submerge into the narrow coble stoned streets and enjoy the colorful painted old houses. Continue to Kazanlak – the Rose capital of Bulgaria and the center of Valley of Thracian Kings with several tombs dating 3rd – 4th century BC. Visit the Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak, which has been on the UNESCO protected World Heritage Site list since 1979. Overnight at hotel in Stara Zagora.

After breakfast, pick up from hotel and transfer to the city of Kazanlak. Here we will have the opportunity to take part in the ritual of “rose picking” and enjoy the carnival procession. Later on, visit a local Rose distillery and enjoy the city tour of Stara Zagora – a city with 8000 years of history. Overnight at hotel in Stara Zagora.

After breakfast, transfer to the ancient city of Plovdiv, votes as the European Capital of Culture 2019. There are many remains preserved from Antiquity, which you will have the opportunity to marvel during the old city tour. The region is known for the wine production of a unique Bulgarian grape variety Mavrud. During your free time in Plovdiv, you can join one of the optional tours, including a wine tasting experience in a regional winery in Thracian Valley. Overnight at hotel in Plovdiv.

After breakfast, transfer back to Sofia, where you will go on a sightseeing tour of Sofia. We will visit main highlights of the central part of the city. The Bulgarian capital dates even before the 7th century BC, when Thracians established their city around a mineral spring, which exists to the present day. During your free time in Sofia, you can join one of the optional tours, including a visit to the National History Museum (Golden Thracian Treasures) and the Boyana church (UNESCO), as well as a farewell dinner in traditional Bulgarian restaurant with live folklore show and dances on hot charcoals. Overnight at hotel in Sofia.

After breakfast, transfer to Sofia airport for your onward flight to your international destination.

Important Info

Highlights:

  • Participation at the Festivities including Rose picking and local celebrations
  • Visit the Thracian Tombs of Kazanlak
  • Visit a local Rose distillery
  • Visit the ancient city of Plovdiv

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

The price includes:

  • Arrival and departure transfers with English speaking assistance
  • Accommodation in a twin room in a 3 * hotel on half board for 3 nights
  • Excursions mentioned in the program with luxury bus, English speaking guide and entrance fees in the sites and museums.
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