Rose Festival 2019 Tour - 4 Days

Rose Festival 2019 Tour

This 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 Kazanlak Rose Festival 2019 – May 31 – June 3.

DURATION: 4 days

ROUTE: Sofia – Kazanlak – Veliko Tarnovo - Sofia

Schedule is subject to change. You can choose your own departure time. For more information about prices, booking and payment options please contact us.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • the St Alexander Nevski Cathedral
  • the Thracian tomb in Kazanlak
  • the Roman Theater and the Roman Stadium in Plovdiv

PAYMENT OPTIONS FOR THE ROSE FESTIVAL TOUR:

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 THE ROSE FESTIVAL 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

Day 1
Day 1 - Friday -May 31, 2019

Arrive at the Sofia airport. Meet and greet your professional English speaking tour guide. Transfer to the hotel. Check in and take some time to refresh.

Take a walking sightseeing tour of Sofia – 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, the Saint 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, the Parliament. Reminder of the day - time at leisure to further explore the city of Sofia. Overnight.

Accommodation in Sofia at Rosslyn Thracia Hotel **** (centrally located)

https://thracia.rosslyn-hotels.com/

Day 2
Day 2 - Saturday - June 1, 2019

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 Museum of the Rose where you will see authentic artifacts dating to the 18th century when the first producers, local families from Kazanlak started to extract oil from the rose petals.

Another exciting visit is the Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak – the monument dates back to the 4th century BC (UNESCO). In 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.

In the evening – join the International Folklore festival.

Accommodation in Kazanlak in hotel Roza (or similar) ***  

Day 3
Day 3 - Sunday - June 2, 2019

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 – drive to the Golyamata Kosmatka Thracian Tomb dating to the 4th century BC, one of the biggest tombs of its kind in Europe. Next to it is the Russian Church situated 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.

Overnight.

Day 4
Day 4

Departure to Plovdiv - the European Capital of Culture 2019. Take a walking sightseeing tour of Plovdiv. Visit the Old Town, declared architectural and historical reserve with over 150 monuments of culture. Included is a visit to the ancient Roman theater, 2nd century and the Roman stadium. Enjoy a beautiful view towards the city from the "Nebet Tepe" hill.

Departure to Sofia. Drop off at the airport or your hotel.

End of Rose Festival Tour. 

Price Includes:

  • 3 breakfasts, 1 festive lunch
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation
  • Airport transfers on arrival and departure
  • Comfortable air-conditioned coach - WI-FI ON BOARD. 
  • Professional tour guide
  • All tickets and admissions for the parade and the events

Price doesn't Include:

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

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