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The Valley of the Roses and Koprivshtitsa

It is a little known fact that over 60% of the worlds rose oil is produced in a few Bulgarian small valleys tucked between impressive mountain ranges. This is an exciting full day trip that will take you to a fairytale scenery of fields of roses, lavender and sunflowers towered by the rugged peaks of the Balkan Mountain. There your local guide will be revealing the secrets and splendour of the Bulgarian rose oil production at a renowned distillery. Later you will be visiting also visiting the elegant Russian style church of the Nativity and if time allows to the Shipka peak for great panoramic views. The famous Thracian tomb of Kazanluk (UNESCO) dating back from 4th century BC is also on your list of the Valley of Roses wonders list. On the way back the ride will be on a different road with completely different views to gaze at. Your English-speaking driver will stop you for a short break in Koprvishtitsa, a small town showcasing in the best way the Bulgarian Renaissance architecture.

per adult from

$76

AUD

Duration

11 hours

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  • What's included :
    • Local guide in Kazanlak and Valley of the Roses
    • English-speaking Driver
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Entrance fee for Ethnographic Complex "Damascena"
    • Entrance fee for a UNESCO Thracian tomb
    • Entry/Admission - Damascena Ethnographic Complex
    • Entry/Admission - Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, Aleksander Nevski Square, Sofia Bulgaria

    Your activity-packed day starts at 7:00 am from the parking behind Alexander Nevski Cathedral. Hop aboard on a small minibus (usually with Wi-Fi) to head south and enjoy a scenic drive through the Bulgarian countryside.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Pass By: Valley of Roses, Bulgaria

    You will meet your local guide at the town of Kazanluk. The town is located in the heart of the Valley of Roses where over 60% of the world's rose oil is produced and more lavender oil than in the famous Provence, France. From here starts your guided exploration of the lush natural beauty of the valley locked between the Balkan and Sredna Gora mountain ranges.

    Kindly note that the roses are blooming only once a year from mid-May till mid-June. For the rest of the year, you will not be able to observe blossoming rose fields.

    Stop At: Damascena Ethnographic Complex, Parvi Mai Street, Skobelevo Village 24, Pavel Banya 6148 Bulgaria

    You will pay a visit to the Damascena rose distillery where the whole process of rose picking and rose oil production will be revealed and explained to you. It will be one of the most aromatic experiences you will experience in your lifetime.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak, General Radetski St. Parc Tubelto, Kazanlak 6100 Bulgaria

    Travel back in time by visiting the UNESCO Thracian Tomb (4th century BC) in Kazanlak and learn about Thracian tribes that lived and fought along the ancient Greeks. A short drive from there, at the foothills of the majestic Balkan Mountains, is the picturesque Shipka Memorial Church.


    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Shipka Monument, Stoletov Peak, Shipka 6150 Bulgaria

    If time allows, you will be driven to the Shipka Monument from where fantastic views on both sides of the Balkan Mountains will widen before you.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Municipality Koprivshtitsa, Koprivshtitsa, Lyuben Karavelov St 16, 2077 Средна махала, Koprivshtitsa, Bulgaria

    Koprivshtitsa is a living town, but also an architectural reserve, that is a 2-hour drive from the town of Kazanluk. You will have time to independently discover and marvel at the 19th-century mansions the town is well-known of. You will have enough time to stretch your legs by meandering along the cobbled streets and the numerous small bridges.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, Aleksander Nevski Square, Sofia Bulgaria

    After another 2-hour transfer, you will arrive back at the original point, where your tour has started in the morning.

    Duration: 1 minute

  • Departure Point :
    Cathedral Saint Aleksandar Nevski, pl. "Sveti Aleksandar Nevski", 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria
    Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • During peak periods vehicles without Wi-Fi may be used.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • 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.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Traventuria

Activity ID: V-6992P11

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