Sofia:The Highlights of Bulgaria - Rose Valley and Buzludzha

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Join us for this wonderful opportunity to visit the famous Valley of the Roses and the Monument of Buzludzha. Two symbols of Bulgaria in one day - fantastic experience not to be missed.

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  • Valley of the Roses
  • Shipka Monument - the symbol of freedom
  • Buzludzha - the symbol of Communism


Our day starts towards the Valley of the Roses - one of the symbols of Bulgaria. The journey is very scenic and follows the Balkan Range - the longest chain of mountains in Bulgaria. The rose oil is traditional here for centuries and there is a specific place with unique climate and soil where Rosa Damascena is growing. We will visit a traditional Rose distillery where we will find out more about the process of extracting the oil from the flowers. We then continue on a high mountain street towards the Shipka monument - a symbol of freedom for every Bulgarian and arena of epic battles during the Otoman period in the late 19th century. Our adventure then will take us to Buzludzha - the cradle of the Communism in Bulgaria. The huge unique monument erected on the top of the Balkan Mountain, was officially open in 1981 personally by the dictator Todor Zhivkov. Today it is still a sacral place for the Communist party since the annually congress is traditionally held there. Besides this, it is such a magnificent landmark in the nature. In one day we will admire the highlights of Bulgaria and will learn more about our traditions, culture and history. This is unique experience, best time of the year to visit - May and June, when the roses bloom.


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