VACATION IN THE LAND OF THE ROSES
Visit the Land of the Roses - Bulgaria is the leading producer of rose oil in the world. Adventure Trails offers you to spend a lovely vacation in the beautiful countryside in the beginning of June, when you will witness the traditional way of the rose picking and processing. It is an annual celebration, which comes with plenty of folklore music and dances, delights from Bulgarian cuisine and happy smiles.04.06. Arriving at Sofia airport, where our guide will meet you. Transfer (2.30 h) to the small, old style village of Enina, situated on the southern slopes of the Balkan mountains. On the way we will visit the stunning Shipka monastery. Traditional dinner and overnight.
05.06. After breakfast our hosts will tell us more about the life in a Bulgarian farm – we will have time for some horse riding in the fields of the roses. Lunch in a traditional tavern, which offers the typical cuisine of the region. Next is visit to the regional historical museum, where we will get more familiar with the ancient history of the Balkan peninsula and the culture of the Thracians. Visit to the Kazanlak Thracian tomb – a UNESCO world heritage site. In the late afternoon we will attend the grand opening of the Festival of the Roses in the town of Kazanlak – there will be plenty of folklore music and dancing, different types of treats and delights and more surprises. In the evening, the new Queen of the roses will be crowned. Return to our accommodation. Traditional dinner and overnight.
06.06. Breakfast. Today we will witness the process of the rose picking. Early morning visit to a nearby village, where the tradition will be performed in the rose plantations. Lunch at a local tavern. In the afternoon we will visit the Damascena ethnographic complex, where the hosts will show us how the rose oil is made. Return to our accommodation and time for relaxation and merging into the farm life. Traditional dinner and overnight.
07.06. Breakfast. Transfer again to the town of Kazanlak – today is the culmination of the Rose festival. We will attend to the beautiful carnival in the central boulevard. Lunch in a nice restaurant in the town. In the afternoon we will visit the tomb of the Thracian King Seutes III. Return to our accommodation. Traditional dinner and overnight.
08.06. Breakfast. Departure to the capital city Sofia. Transfer to Sofia airport. Goodbye.
- All the accommodations, mentioned in the program
- All the dinners, mentioned in the program
- All the breakfasts, mentioned in the program
- All the lunches, mentioned in the program
- All the transportations
- The instant assistance of a licensed, english speaking guide
- All the tickets for museums and hitorical monuments
- Entrance fees for all entertainments, mentioned in the program
Price does not Include:
- All the drinks, during dinners
- Tips and personal expences
Minimum/maximum participants: 4 to 14