Sofia: 1-day tour to the Rose Festival in June
Experience the unique Bulgarian Rose Festival - a celebration dedicated to the Kazanluk oil-bearing, beauty, youth, and creativity. Watch a selection of exciting events including the selection and crowing of the Rose Queen and folkloric traditions.
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- Take part in the rose picking ritual in the Valley of Roses
- Walk through the field of roses and admire the stunning scenery
- Taste rose liqueur, rose jam and banitsa pastries
- Watch the exciting street parade in Kazanlak
- Visit the Kazanlak Thracian tomb and Museum of Roses
DescriptionAfter being picked up from your accommodation in Sofia early in the morning, travel for approximately 3 hours toward the Valley of Roses. You will have the chance to participate in the rose-picking ritual or just to have a walk in the field of roses. Learn about the rose which is an ancient symbol of beauty and youth. The Rose Festival has come to be a symbolic reflection of the lifestyle, the spirit, and the cultural patterns, which are typical of the Kazanluk region. Next, visit an authentic and modern rose oil distillery factory where you can enjoy treats of rose liqueurs, rose jams, and traditional Bulgarian banitsa (homemade cheese pastry). Sample a selection of natural ethereal oils. After this ritual, transfer to the town of Kazanluk where you will visit the Kazanluk Thracian tomb UNESCO site and the Historical Museum. At noon, watch the street parade carnival procession which lasts about an hour. Then enjoy a picnic-bbq as you watch a rich folklore program. After lunch, visit the Museum of the Rose before heading back to Sofia.
IncludesHotel pick-up and drop-off English-speaking guide Transport in a comfortable vehicle Visit to the rose fields and rose-picking ritual Visit to Kazanluk Thracian tomb, Kazanluk History Museum, and Museum of roses (entrance fees are not included) Visit to the street parade carnival procession Lunch picnic-barbecue with folklore program Gratuities Entrance fees
Easy cancellationCancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
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