Bulgaria
Destination
1 day, 2 days
Duration
Culture
Tour type
Sofia
Starting point

The Rose festival is one of the emblematic celebrations in Bulgaria. The festival is dedicated to beauty and flowers, spring and the aroma of the Bulgarian rose. The festival takes place since the first years of XXc until today. In the festive day our Rose valley is full of beauty, positive vibes, dances, songs and rose aroma.

Rose festival in Bulgaria

The celebration begins with Rose picking ritual in the rose fields. Folklore ensembles from the local towns make the experience authentic. Locals in traditional costumes show how to pick the rose petals. Guests are welcomed with round festive bread, roses and geranium.

The new Rose Queen shows up from the fields to receive the crown from the queen last year. The new Queen greets the guests and invites them to pick rose petals from her kingdom. Traditional Bulgarian dance called horo takes place. Everyone holds hands and follows the person in front. Steps are simple to follow, so everyone could participate.

Rose oil

This way we not only took part in the famous Rose festival but we also helped for the production of the famous rose oil. It is also called the liquid gold of Bulgaria. Later the rose oil is used in famous perfumes, in cosmetics or even for making rakia drink. Next we will see the process of rose water and rose oil production. We will also taste some rose products (sweets, liqueurs, etc).

Landmarks in a two day trip: Rose festival, Koprivshtitsa town, visit and wine tasting at a local winery, Kalofer bobbin lace museum and Hristo Botev monument, Thracian tomb in Kazanlak, Shipka memorial church and Buzludzha.

Landmarks in a one day tour: Rose festival, Kalofer bobbin lace museum and Hristo Botev monument.

Check out this video of Betty travels who attended the Rose festival in Bulgaria. She could be your tour guide for this trip. Please contact us in advance at info@nvisiontravel.com to customize your tour.

 

Duration: 1 day / 300-400 km or 2 day / 470 km
Destination: Rose Valley, Bulgaria
Departure location Pick up from your accommodation
Departure Time Early pick up from your accommodation
Arrival Time 20:00 (Drop off at your accommodation)
Included
Transport and parking fees Licensed English/German speaking tour guide and driver
Attending Rose  festival Visit to Kalofer bobbin lace museum and Sightseeing of Hristo Botev monument
Mineral water  Photos from the tour
Not included
lunch dinner
The tour could be in Spanish, Arabic and other languages.
When to visit: 18 May until the beginning of June 2020, other dates upon request
Group size: from 1 up to 12 people
Extra information Please contact us in advance at info@nvisiontravel.com for customizable tours and full itinerary.

1

6.30 AM

Early pick up from your accommodation in Sofia. *Note: The 2 day trip is with a regular pick up at 9:00 AM.
2

9.00 AM

Arrival in Karlovo, Welcome with round festive bread, roses and geranium and joining the Rose festival. Rose picking, traditional songs and dances, the new Rose Queen receives her crown, Free time for photos.
3

10.00 AM

Parade by the Rose Queen.
4

10.30 noon

Folklore dance show
4

12.00 noon

Seeing the process of rose water and rose oil production
5

1.00 PM

Tasting of rose products (sweets, liqueur, etc).
6

2.00 PM

Optional lunch.
7

4.00 PM

Visit to Kaloffer bobbin lace museum and Sightseeing of Hristo Botev monument.
8

8.00 PM

Drop off at your accommodation in Sofia.

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