Rose Valley Tour at Kazanlak
On this scenic road tour of the Valley of the Thracian Kings you will observe Shipka Memorial church, 2 UNESCO Thracian Tombs and the Ethnographic complex 'Damascena'.
Are you a business owner in Bulgaria?
Promote your business 365 days a year with the #1 Guide to Bulgaria.
- Gain MAXIMUM EXPOSURE with a 'Dedicated Business Profile'
- Explore Shipka Memorial Church, one of the most beautiful Orthodox churhes
- See Goliama Kosmatka, the Thracian tomb of Seuthes 3rd
- Discover a UNESCO heritage site
DescriptionKazanlak is located in the very central part of Bulgaria, right in the heart of the Valley of Roses, also known as the Valley of the Thracian Kings. The oldest settlement in the area of the modern-day city dates back to the Neolithic era (6th to the 5th millennium B.C.). During the 4th and 3rd centuries BC the Thracian ruler Seuthes 3rd took an important place in the historical development of Thrace during the Hellenistic era. The Thracian city of Seuthopolis was discovered near Kazanlak, and thoroughly studied at the time of the construction of the Koprinka Reservoir. Kazanlak is the center of rose-oil extraction in Bulgaria, and the oil-producing rose of Kazanlak is one of the most widely recognizable national symbols. Bulgaria is the major supplier of rose oil in the world for the cosmetic industry, and Kazanlak's rose gardens are the largest rose gardens in the whole world. It is one of the very little places in the entire world that can grow this particular rose (Rosa Damascena or Rose from Damascus). Kazanlak is located 200 kilometers east of Sofia along the Balkan range, so youshould start off your tour at around 8:30. The recently renewed road brings the journey down to a 3-hour scenic drive. You will start your visit with Shipka Memorial Church, built in a beautiful 17th century Russian style after the liberation from Turkish occupation in 1878, in honor of the Russian and Bulgarian victims. From there you will go to Goliama Kosmatka, the tomb of Seuthes 3rd. After a quick lunch in a nearby restaurant, you go to Kazanlak to visit of the UNESCO world heritage tomb. The monument dates back to the 4th century B.C. and its murals are memorable for the splendid horses and especially for the gesture of farewell, in which the seated couple grasp each other's wrists in a moment of tenderness and equality. On the way back you will make a visit to a local rose garden and distillery, where you will see how rose essence is extracted and be able to buy some rose-scented souvenirs. You will return to Sofia at around 18:30. Please note this is a fast-paced tour.
IncludesTransfer to and from your accommodation in Sofia Guide in English Parking fees Entrance fees Meals Tips Personal expenses
- Recommended period: All year round, best period May-June (rose picking) Driving time: 6h 30m approximately Walking time: 1h 30m approximately Handicap accessible: Yes, fairly accessible Special requirements: Comfortable shoes
Easy cancellationCancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
You may also like
- Best Seller
Varna Gourmet Tour including Wine Tasting
Experience a Varna Gourmet Tour and enjoy various wine and food tastings.From BGN 117.87
Sofia: Communist Walking Tour
Find out what it was like on the eastern side of the Iron Curtain in Sofia by joining our Communist tour. Discover a 45-year-long period compressed into an informative 3-From BGN 21.98
Sofia: Communist History Walking Tour
Step back in time and learn the communist history of Sofia on a walking tour with an English-speaking guide. Hear about everyday life during the days of communism and seeFrom BGN 83.91
From Sofia: Full-Day Krushuna Waterfalls & Devetashka Cave
This tour is an excellent opportunity for a full-day escape from the city to the refreshing Krushuna Waterfalls and Devetashka cave.1 ReviewsFrom BGN 99.89
Airport transfer to Sofia Hotel
Enjoy professional transportation services for transfer between Sofia Airport and your hotel/accommodation in Sofia. Our English speaking staff will assist, ensuring hass2 ReviewsFrom BGN 47.95
- Best Seller
Koprivshtitsa Day Trip
Explore the charming mountain town of Koprivshtitsa.1 ReviewsFrom BGN 79.91
The 7 Rila Lakes: Full-Day Guided Hike from Plovdiv
Located above the tree line in Rila National Park, the 7 Rila Lakes area is the most popular trekking destination in Bulgaria. Marvel at the outstanding natural beauty ofFrom BGN 97.89
Veliko Tarnovo Walking Tour
Visit historical Veliko Tarnovo during a 3-hour walking tour. This sightseeing tour will reveal the best of the city's history and contemporary life.From BGN 279.69
Varna-Aladzha Monastery-Balchik-Kaliakra Cape Tour
Explore Bulgaria’s spectacular Black Sea coast and countryside on a full-day trip to Cape Kaliakra, Aladzha Monastery, and Balchik from Varna. Travel by comfortable, luFrom BGN 277.69
Sofia: Museum of Socialist Art Guided Tour
Join this tour and discover the museum of socialist art with a guided tour and a short movie at the museum.From BGN 89.90