The Valley of the Roses

The Valley of the Roses

From $120.25 per person

An exciting full day trip revealing the secrets and splendor of Bulgarian rose oil production, the ancient Thracian tomb of Kazanlak and the breathtaking mountainous area of the Freedom monument in Shipka where we will visit the Shipka Memorial church.

About this activity

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Duration 11 hours
Starting time 7:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Immerse yourself in the blossom and tender fragrance of the Rose Valley
  • See the Kazanluk Thracian Tomb (UNESCO)
  • Learn about the technology of the rose oil (and rakia (Bulgarian brandy) as well) production and sample some products
  • Visit the iconic Eastern-orthodox memorial temple "The Birth of Christ"
Full description
An early start from Sofia will take you on the picturesque mountain road winding between the Balkan and Sredna Gora mountains. You will arrive in Kazanlak in about 3 hours and will visit the famous Thracian tomb dating back to the 4th century BC, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Then continue east to the Ethnographic Complex Damascena, located in the heart of the Valley of Roses, where you will learn why Bulgaria is famous for rose oil production. The next stop is the emblematic Memorial Temple of the Birth of Christ, built between 1885 and 1902 in Russian Moskovite style, a beautifully located Eastern-orthodox architectural jewel.
Includes
  • English-speaking driver
  • English-speaking local guide throughout the tour
  • Transport in modern vehicle (car/minibus) with air-conditioning
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

Pick-up from the car park in front of La Cattedrale restaurant, at the south-east corner of Alexander Nevski Square

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Wear comfortable shoes suitable to walk on cobbled streets
  • The tour is not suitable for disabled people
  • Please note that the Damascus Rose blooms for only about 22-25 days, from the second half of May to mid-June. During the rest of the year, unfortunately you will not be able to observe the rose fields in bloom
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Great trip to the Valley of Roses. A well-designed program with visits to local places of interest. And at the end of a wonderful town Koprivshtitsa. Guide Martin is beyond praise. Thank you so much

June 22, 2019

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