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Price Per Person

USD 638
Country: Bulgaria
Duration: 6 Day(s) - 5 Night(s)
Tour Category: Festival Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99
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Certainly, you have heard about the Bulgarian Rose, because our country is famous with the rose oil production providing 85% of the world's rose oil, mainly used for perfume essences but for other purposes as well. You are welcome to join our Festival of the Rose and be part of the process of rose picking which take place yearly end of May, beginning of June.


The Valley of Roses is situated in the Thracian Valley also called Valley of Thracian Kings. This is the place where more than 1500 tombs of Thracians aristocrats were found and where you can feel the ancient civilization dating from 4-th century B.C

 

Remark: The package price is valid for a group of minimum 10 pax

 

Preliminary Program:
Day 1, 02.06.2016, Thursday:     Sofia 

Arrival at Sofia Airport and transfer to the hotel for accommodation. Free time for relax. Overnight in Sofia. 

Option: Welcome dinner

Day 2, 03.06.2016, Friday:     Sofia – Koprivshtica - Kazanlak - Stara Zagora

After breakfast transfer to a small revival town of Koprivshtitsa and experience first touch with 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, including a UNESCO listed one that we are going to visit. Participation in the opening of the Festival of Roses 2016. Late evening - Transfer Hotel accommodation and overnight in the the city of Stara Zagora.

Options: Lunch / Dinner in local restaurants with homemade Bulgarian cuisine.

Day 3, 04.06.2016, Saturday:    Stara Zagora / Kazanlak (Valley of Roses) - Stara Zagora

After breakfast the guests will be transferred to the city of Kazanlak. Here the guests will take part in the ritual “rose picking” and will be on the square to enjoy the carnival procession and other celebrations. Visit a local Rose distillery and enjoy city tour of Stara Zagora (a city with 8000 years of history). Overnight.

Options: Lunch / Dinner.

Day 4, 05.06.2016, Sunday:    Stara Zagora – Plovdiv

After breakfast transfer to the ancient city of Plovdiv – European Capital of Culture 2019. There are many remains preserved from Antiquity, which guests will see during the old city tour. The region is known for the wine production of a unique Bulgarian grape variety Mavrud. Accommodation and overnight in Plovdiv.  

Options: Wine tasting / Lunch / Dinner.

Day 5, 06.06.2016, Monday:    Plovdiv - Sofia 

After breakfast transfer back to Sofia. Hotel accommodation. Sightseeing tour of Sofia. The guests 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. Overnight.

Options:

- visit of National History Museum (Golden Thracian Treasures) and Boyana church (UNESCO)/

- Lunch in local restaurant/

- Farwell dinner in traditional Bulgarian restaurant with live folklore show and Dances on hot charcoals.

Day 6, 07.06.2016, Tuesday:    Sofia – departure 
Breakfast. Transfer to Sofia Airport for the departure flight. End of the services.

The package includes the following services:

  • Arrival & Departure assistance at Sofia Airport;
  • All transfers as per the itinerary by A/C coach;
  • Professional Guide throughout the itinerary /English, French, German, Italian. Other languauges - on request/;
  • 5 nights in 3* or 4* hotels;
  • 5 bufet breakfasts;
  • 4 sightseeing city tours – Sofia, Plovdiv, Stara Zagora, Kazanlak;
  • Participatoin in the Festivities in Kazanlak including rose picking and local celebrations;
  • Visit of a local rose distillery for attar of roses;
  • Entrance fees as per the program;
  • All local taxes and VAT;

Additional services:

  • SGL Supplement for the whole period;
  • Lunches & dinners;
  • Wine tasting in a regional winery in Thracian Valley;

The package does not include:

  • Air tickets to/from Sofia;
  • Food and beverages not mentioned in the program;
  • Personal expenses, tips for driver and guide.

 

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