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The Rose Festival 2021 – 4 days program

from/per person 445

The Rose Festival Tours
Visit The Rose Festival
Visit The Rose Festival



PRICE FROM: 445 euro
DURATION: 4 days
ROUTE: Sofia – The town of Kazanlak – Sofia
INFO: The Rose festival tour operates during the Festival of the Rose organized in the town of Kazanalak. Experience rose picking, visit rose distillery, see the big parade on the main street. Join the celebrations and be part of the festival!

Dates of the rose festival – June 4 – 6, 2021


The Rose Festival Tour is available only the first weekend of June 2021.

Day 1 – Friday – June 4, 2021

Arrive at the Sofia airport. Meet and greet by your professional guide. Transfer to the hotel. Check in and short time for refreshment. Enjoy walking sightseeing tour of Sofia including the Cathedral St. Alexander Nevski and the Rotonda St. George – one of the oldest churches in Europe. Admire the most recent Roman excavations in the central part and get acquainted with the millenarian history of Sofia.

B Accommodation in Sofia at Best Western Thracia Hotel **** (centrally located)

Day 2 – Saturday- June 5, 2021

Departure to Kazanlak. Experience rose picking in one of the villages in the vicinity of Kazanlak. Attend the exhibition of Bulgarian traditional breads and taste different types and flavors. In the afternoon take photo with the Queen Rose – elected on the previous day in a glamorous ceremony. Visit the Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak – the monument dates back to the 4th century BC (UNESCO site). In the historical museum of Kazanlak –see original artifacts from the Thracia era that will give you complete information about the Thracian culture and civilization. In the evening – join the International Folklore festival.

B Accommodation in Kazanlak in hotel Diamant (or similar) *** 

Day 3 – Sunday – June 6, 2021

Two main events mark the celebrations – harvesting ritual in the rose gardens and the parade along the streets of the town. After breakfast take one of the off-roads around Kazanlak where is organized a big folklore concert. The highlight of the day is the carnival parade on the main pedestrian street starting at noon followed by official lunch with traditional folklore program. In the afternoon – visit one of the rose distilleries where you will be given interesting facts about the rose industry in Bulgaria. Before your eyes the rose petals will turn into rose oil. In the evening attend the closing festivities on the main square.

B Accommodation in Kazanlak in hotel Diamant (or similar) *** 

Day 4 – Monday – June 7, 2021

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.


  • the St Alexander Nevski Cathedral
  • the Thracian tomb in Kazanlak
  • the Tsarevets hill in Veliko Tarnovo


  • 3 breakfasts, 1 festive lunch
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation
  • Airport transfers on arrival and departure
  • Comfortable air-conditioned coach – WI-FI ON BOARD. All our vehicles see here
  • Professional tour guide
  • All tickets and admissions for the parade and the events


  • Meals and drinks other than stated
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Optional activity costs
  • Paypal fees, bank fees


This tour can be paid by credit card, paypal, bank transfer or cash upon departure.

Please note paying by credit card will apply a supplementary fee of 2% for VISA card and Master Card. Paying by paypal will apply a supplementary fee of 4% for overseas transactions.


–  28 days prior to date of activity – Free cancellation

– 27 to 21 days prior to date of activity – 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement)

– 21 to 14 days prior to date of the festival – 50% Cancellation Fee (50% reimbursement)

– 13 days and less – 100% cancellation Fee (No reimbursement)

Exemplary Program of the Rose Festival June 5 – June 7, 2020

June 5 /Friday/
6 pm at the
Seuthopolis square
International Folklore Festival – opening
9 pm
at the
Seuthopolis square
Official opening of the Rose festival 2020, “Queen Rose 2020“competition. Election and coronation, fireworks, festive concert
June 6  /Saturday/
10 am
Rose picking ritual in villages around Kazanlak
10 am at the
Seuthopolis square
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
5:30 pm
at the 
Seuthopolis square
International Folklore Festival 
June 7 /Sunday/
10 am
Rose picking ritual near Kazanlak
12 noon Festive Parade
8 pm
at the 
Seuthopolis square
Closing ceremony, concert