PRICE FROM: 445 euro
DURATION: 4 days
ITINERARY: Sofia – The town of Kazanlak – Sofia
INFO: This tour operates during the Rose Festival organized in the town of Kazanlak. Experience rose picking, visit rose distillery, see the big parade on the main street. Visit the rose festival, join the celebrations and be part of this fantastic event!
Date of the Kazanlak Rose Festival 2021 – June 6, Sunday
Day 1 – June 4, 2021 – Friday – Arrive in Sofia and take a sightseeing tour of the city
Arrival at Sofia Airport. Transfer to the hotel. Walking tour in the center – visit the Saint Nedelya Church, the Statue of St Sofia – the symbol of the city, the Parliament square, the Presidency, the National Theater, the Ruins of Serdica and the Rotonda St George 4th c. AC, the Russian Church, the St. Sophia early Christian basilica, which has given the city its name, the St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral – the biggest and the most beautiful on the Balkan Peninsula, the Monument of Alexander II – Tzar Liberator. Dinner. Overnight. Rose Festival 2017
Day 2 – June 5, 2021 – Saturday – Sofia – Kazanlak
Departure to Kazanlak. On the way – visit a rose distillery where you will get more information about the rose industry in Bulgaria. Here you will also see the process of boiling the rose oil. Before your eyes the petals will turn into oil. Arrive in the town of Kazanlak. Visit the Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak – the monument dates back to the 4th century BC and has been on the UNESCO protected World Heritage. Visit the historical museum of Kazanlak – one of the richest and most interesting museums in Bulgaria. Numerous findings dating to the Thracian times will give you complete information about the Thracian culture and civilization. Drive to the Russian Church (12 km of Kazanlak) in the foothills of Stara Planina. Its golden domes and the green and pink colored facade loom against the mountains and attract the attention of the travelers in the Shipka pass. Return to Kazanlak. Visit the Museum of Rose. Overnight. Rose Festival 2017
Day 3 – June 6, 2021 – Sunday – Kazanlak
Two main events mark the celebrations – harvesting ritual in the rose gardens and the parade along the main street of the town. After breakfast we will visit the Rose fields where we will take part in rose picking. At noon will start the Carnival parade. Official lunch with traditional folklore program. In the afternoon – free time. Overnight. Rose Festival 2017
Day 4 – June 7, 2021 – Monday – Kazanlak – Plovdiv – Sofia
Departure to Plovdiv. Sightseeing tour of the old town of Plovdiv. Lunch in a traditional restaurant where you will taste some delicious Bulgarian dishes. Departure to Sofia. Drop off at the airport or your hotel. End of service.
Departure to Sofia. Drop off at the airport. End of service.
Schedule is subject to change. You can choose your own departure time.
For more information about prices, booking and payment options please contact us.
This tour can be paid by credit card, paypal, bank transfer to our Bulgarian account or to our British account or cash on spot.
Please note paying by credit card will apply a supplementary fee of 2% for VISA and Master Card. Paying by paypal will apply a supplementary fee of 4% for overseas transactions.
CANCELLATION POLICY FOR THIS TOUR:
Our cancellation policy for the Rose festival tours has the following special conditions :
Upon booking we require 30% of the price which is non refundable. This is because of the fact that the hotels in Kazanlak request 100% non-refundable prepayment upon booking.
The balance is due 21 days before arrival
21 to 14 days prior to departure – 50 % of the balance
14 to 7 days prior to departure – 70 % of the balance
7 to 3 days prior to departure – 80 % of the balance
3 to 0 days prior to departure – 100 % of the balance
After the departure or no-show – 100 % of the balance
Exemplary Program of the Rose Festival June 4 – June 6, 2021
|June 4 /Friday/
6 pm at the
|International Folklore Festival – opening|
|Official opening of the Rose festival 2020, “Queen Rose 2020“competition. Election and coronation, fireworks, festive concert|
|June 5 /Saturday/
|Rose picking ritual in villages around Kazanlak|
|10 am at the
|City days of Kazanlak
Ceremony of raising the flag
|11 am at the “Rosarium” park||„The bread of the Bulgarian – rite, customs and faith“ – exhibition and bread tasting ceremony|
|International Folklore Festival|
|June 6 /Sunday/
|Rose picking ritual near Kazanlak|
|12 noon||Festive Parade|
|Closing ceremony, concert|