Rose Festival in Karlovo

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  • Itinerary
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  • Departures and Prices
The Rose Festival is one of the most emblematic festivals in Bulgaria with which our country is known worldwide. Bulgaria has a long tradition in the cultivation of oil rose Damascena. Today our country has a leading position (even before France) in the production of rose oil, which is used by leading cosmetic and pharmaceutical companies. Visit the Rose Festival in Karlovo, which is traditionally celebrated with many folklore dances and music and attracts visitors from across the world.
Day 1 - Sofia - Koprivshtitsa - Starosel - Hisarya
Our first stop during this journey will be the town of Koprivshtitsa. Nestled in the mountain-folds of Sredna Gora, Koprivshtica is one of the most characteristic Bulgarian towns, declared an architectural reserve. It still bears the atmosphere of The Bulgarian Revival period with its cobbled streets, stone and wooden houses in different colors. Koprivshtica is also associated as the birth place of many famous Bulgarian revolutionaries and poets. During the guided city tour, you will visit some of their birth-houses, now turned into museums. In the afternoon, drive to Starosel and visit the largest underground temple in the Balkans found in the area under Chetinyova Mound. Possibility to visit Starosel complex - an excellent example for a modern enterpreneurship combining vine-growing, wine-production and hospitality industry. Enjoy a wine tour and wine tasting in the degustation hall made as a replica of the nearby Thracian Tomb. Accommodation in the nearby town of Hissarya.
Day 2 - Hisarya - Karlovo - Kalofer - Sofia
The program begins with a visit to the rose fields near the town where you can participate in a rose picking ritual. The ritual is demonstrated by young girls dressed up in national costumes accompanied with many songs and dances. The feast then moves to the towns main square, where you will see the process of rose boiling. Visit some of the most interesting museums in Karlovo and return back to Sofia. En route, you may stop in another picturesque mountain town - Kalofer. Evening arrival in Sofia.

City Hotel name Number of nights
Hissarya Family Hotel 3* 1 night on BB basis
18th of May 2019

Dates and prices:
Prices are on request depending on the number of participants and particular program.
For more information please contact us.

Price includes:
  • Accommodation on BB basis in a 3* hotel
  • Admission fees to: Koprivshtitsa Museums, Starosel Thracian Tomb, Karlovo Museums
  • Take part in Karlovo Rose Festival Program
  • English speaking guide
  • Transport by private car / minivan / coach
Price excludes:
  • Tips for guide and driver
  • Camera and video fees at museums
  • Any meals, drinks and personal expenses
  • Porterage fee in / out hotels

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