Day-Trip to the Valley of the Thracian Kings and the Rose Valley from Plovdiv
Bulgaria is home to two fascinating valleys - the Valley of the Thracian Kings, strewn with millenia-old tombs, and the Rose Valley, home to spacious rose fields. See ancient tombs, among which is the UNESCO protected Kazanlak tomb, known for its remarkable ceiling frescoes. Visit the beautiful Damascena Ethnographic Complex, where you'll learn all about the oil-giving rose and the centuries-old traditions surrounding its cultivation.
per adult from
5 to 7 hours
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Private transportation
- Tour guide
What's excluded :
- All Fees and Taxes
- Entry/Admission - Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak
- Entry/Admission - Tomb of Seuthes III
- Entry/Admission - Damascena Ethnographic Complex
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak, General Radetski St. Parc Tubelto, Kazanlak 6100 Bulgaria
The Kazanlak Tomb (circa 4th-3rd century BC) is one of the most significant monuments of Thracian culture in Bulgaria, included in UNESCO’s list of global cultural inheritance. It was built sometime in the late 4th century BC. This tomb is known for the remarkable wall paintings covering the walls of the corridor and the dome ceiling. The murals depict scenes from the life of the Thracian ruler buried inside the tomb.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Tomb of Seuthes III, 6150, Bulgaria
What is known as the “Valley of the Thracian Kings” is where the rulers of the ancient Thracian tribes were buried with their horses and items they might need in the afterlife. The Golyama Kosmatka tomb near Kazanlak belonged to the Thracian Tsar Seuthes III. The ruler’s golden crown, a golden kilix (a wine glass), knee-pads and a helmet were discovered there. Visitors can delve into the tomb's narrow corridor and burial chamber and learn about the ancient Thracian burial tradition and architecture.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Rozhdestvo Hristovo Temple, Shipka 6150 Bulgaria
ocated to the north-west of Kazanlak is the Shipka monastery. The complex is notable for its main church, which is considered a cultural landmark of national importance. The Memorial Temple of the Birth of Christ is built in the style of 17th century Moscow churches, richly ornamented both on the outside and the inside. It is a memorial honoring the Bulgarian, Russian and Ukrainian soldiers that died in the Liberation War of 1878.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Damascena Ethnographic Complex, Parvi Mai Street, Skobelevo Village 24, Pavel Banya 6148 Bulgaria
The Damascena Complex gives you the chance to experience the full range of rose products Bulgaria has to offer. You’ll learn about the techniques used to create rose oil, historically and today. You’ll have the chance to taste rose jam, rose honey, rose liquor and rose brandy. You can sample some of the variety of rose-derived essential oils. If you wish to take some of these exquisite products with you as a souvenir or as gifts, you can find all you need at the gift shop. The complex itself is part of that experience – the authentic traditional architecture and gorgeous garden, along with the delicious local cuisine served at its restaurant, make it a joy to visit and a great place to ease you into the world of Bulgarian rose oil.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick you up from any hotel in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.If you would like a pick up from any location within Bulgaria, you can take advantage of ourtransportation services (fees are calculated based on the distance to Plovdiv).
Departure Time :8:00 AM
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Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Most travelers can participate
- Not recommended for travelers with mobility issues
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.