THE VALLEY OF ROSES & KOPRIVSHTITSA

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An exciting full-day trip revealing the secrets and splendor of the Bulgarian rose oil production, the ancient Thracian tomb of Kazanlak and the breathtaking mountainous area of the Freedom monument in Shipka.

About this activity

Prices from 50 euro

Approximately 11 hours

Printed or mobile voucher accepted

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Live guide in English for the Valley of the Roses

Easy cancellation:Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
  • Immerse yourself in the blossom and tender fragrance of the Rose Valley (roses bloom only once annually)
  • See the iconic Kazanluk Thracian Tomb (UNESCO)
  • Learn about the technology of the rose oil (and rakia (Bulgarian brandy) as well) production and sample some rose products
  • Visit and tour on your own the Revival-period Koprivshtitsa (shortstop, driver-only)

TOUR ITINERARY
  • 07:00: Departure from the starting point at the parking lot behind the main entrance of the Alexander Nevski Cathedral, in front of “la Cathedrale” restaurant.
  • 09:30: Arrival in the town of Kazanlak and meeting the English speaking guide. You’ll travel together to the rose fields, where you’ll have an excellent opportunity for some great photos.
  • 11:00: You’ll arrive at the Ethnographic Complex “Damascena”, where you’ll learn more about the production and use of the rose oil.
  • 12:30: You’ll have some free time for lunch. The guide will be with the group the entire time.
  • 13:30: A visit to the Thracian tomb, a UNESCO site, dating back from the 4th century BC.
  • 14:30: A guided visit to the elegant Russian style church of the Nativity and if time allows to the Shipka peak for great panoramic views.
  • 16:00: You’ll leave our local guide in Kazanlak and will use a different route between the Balkan and Sredna Gora Mountain. Your English-speaking driver will stop you for a short break in Koprvishtitsa, a small town showcasing in the best way the Bulgarian Renaissance architecture.
  • 18:00: Arrival at Koprivshtitsa for a short photo stop.
  • 19:30: Arrival at the starting point at Aleksander Nevski Cathedral
PRICES
  • 1 pers. – 180 Euro
  • 2 pers – 99 Euro per person
  • 3 pers – 80 Euro per person
  • 4-7 pers – 65 Euro per person
  • 8-12 pers – 60 Euro per person

Special offer of 50 euro per person for the following periods:

  • Every Saturday and Sunday (12th of May – 12th of June)

Prices include:

  • English speaking local guide (for the Rose Valley sights only)
  • Transport by modern vehicle (car/minibus) with air condition

Prices do not include:

  • Food and beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities
EXTRAS
  • Entrance fee for the Kazanluk Thracian Tomb (UNESCO) –
  • Entrance fee for the Ethnographic Complex “Damascena” –
  • Pick up from your accommodation – 5/10 euros per reservation, depending on the hotel
  • Drop off at your accommodation – 5 euro per reservation

GOOD TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
  • Wear comfortable shoes suitable to walk on cobbled streets
  • Especially in summer bring a sun hat, sun lotion and sunglasses
  • The tour is not suitable for disabled people