General

PRICE FROM: 445 euro
DURATION: 4 days
ITINERARY: Sofia – The town of Kazanlak – Sofia
INFOThis 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. Visit the rose festival, join the celebrations and be part of this fantastic event!

Dates of the festival – June 2 – 5, 2017

DETAILED ITINERARY:

Day 1 – June 2 – Friday

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 3 – Saturday

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. In the evening – Concert with Church Choir. Gala dinner. Overnight. Rose Festival 2017

Day 3 – June 4 – Sunday

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 5 – Monday

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. Rose Festival 2017

Departure to Sofia. Drop off at the airport. End of service. rose festival bulgaria 2017

Schedule is subject to change. You can choose your own departure time. rose festival bulgaria 2017

For more information about prices, booking and payment options please contact usrose festival bulgaria 2017

 HIGHLIGHTS:

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

INCLUDES:

  • 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

EXCLUDES:

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

PAYMENT OPTIONS:

This tour can be paid by credit card, paypal, bank transfer.

Please note paying by credit card will apply a supplementary fee of 2,5% for VISA card and 1% for 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 50% 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

Cancellations :

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

Program of the Rose Festival June 2 – June 4, 2017

June 2 /Friday/
6 pm at the
Seuthopolis square
International Folklore Festival – opening
9 pm
at the
Seuthopolis square
Official opening of the Rose festival 2017, “Queen Rose 2016“competition. Election and coronation, fireworks, festive concert
June 3  /Saturday/
10 am
Rose picking ritual – village of Kanchevo and village of Razhena 
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 4 /Sunday/
10 am
Rose picking ritual near Kazanlak
12 noon Festive Parade
8 pm
at the 
Seuthopolis square
Closing ceremony of the 113th Rose Festival, concert

 

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