ROSE FESTIVAL HOLIDAY IN BULARIA

Welcome to Bulgaria!
Bulgaria is a picturesque country located on the Balkan Peninsula. Because of its location at the confluence of three ecological regions, it allows visitors to enjoy the best of all seasons and types of geographical terrain when sightseeing.
Bulgaria is a country rich in history. The guests of the country can discover the ancient traditions of Bulgarian folklore, warm hospitality, extremely delicious food, plenty possibilities for family events, youth events, cultural and art events, amazing night life and lovely shopping experiences.

WHEN THE ROSES ARE BLOOMING AND WHERE THE HEART OF BULGARIA IS BEATING ТHE CAPITAL SOFIA, THE WORLD FAMOUS ROSE FESTIVAL AND MAGNIFICENT PLOVDIV CITY
VALID FROM 24 MAY TO 30 MAY 2020

Welcome to Sofia – the Bulgarian capital since 1879! A cosmopolitan city with ancient history, with the motto – „Grows but does not age“. A mixture of European and Eastern styles, a city of 16 universities, theaters, Roman remains and own atmosphere!
Sofia is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Bulgaria. It is located in western Bulgaria, at 550 meters above sea level, in the foot of the mountain Vitosha.

PROGRAM BY DAYS:

Day 1
Arrival at Sofia Аairport and individual transfer to hotel Hotel Balkan 5* or similar.

Sofia Hotel Balkan was built in 1956 as part of a new architectural trend and renovate one year ago: a fusion of classical design and lavish décor, redefining the concept of space. The iconic building of Sofia Hotel Balkan is part of the President’s Palace complex and beneath its foundations lies a historical Roman fortress, the remains of which can be seen all around the hotel.
Accommodation and overnight.

02 Day
Breakfast at the hotel.
Explore Sofia with a City tour. Jump into thousand years of history with our walking tour along the central part of Sofia. The most remarkable buildings and locations are focus of that journey. Visit to Alexander Nevsky cathedral which is the biggest church in Bulgaria.The national gallery and the National theater are by no doubt century old masterpieces of architecture. Enjoy the lovely park and fountain and then pass by the seat of the President.You can make a short stop by the 4 century Roman ruins and church St George. The tour may finish at St Nedelya square where you will see the statue of St Sofia.
Free time to enjoy the Sofia. Overnight.

03 Day
Breakfast at the hotel.Leisure time for walking and shopping in Sofia and overnight.

04 Day
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from the hotel and individual transfer to Plovdiv City. (journey of 145 km, 1.45 hours drive approx).

Plovdiv is the second largest city in Bulgaria. It is an important administrative center in Southern Bulgaria, famous for its ancient and diverse culture and millenary history. On Plovdiv City tour you’ll visit the most impressive landmarks like The Old Plovdiv – an architectural and historical reserve, situated on The Three Hills. You’ll see the Roman Theatre from II century that has been restored and is being used even today for different performances and festivals. You can drop by the partly uncovered Roman Stadium and the 14-th century Djumaia Mosque. On the main pedestrian street you’ll discover the colorful and ornate houses, the oldest city park of Bulgaria and a lot of Roman ruins including the Roman Forum and the small theatre – The Odeon. Many of the street cafes, restaurants, shops, fountains and street musicians attract the visitors of this spectacular city.

Check-in at the hotel in Plovdiv.
Accommodation at the Hotel Residence City Garden*
Located in close proximity to the Tsar Simeon Garden in Plovdiv, the Residence City Garden Hotel is the perfect choice to enjoy 5 stars accommodation and services and to discover one of the oldest and most beautiful of the Europian cities of Plovdiv.

Leisure time.
A dinner at traditional Bulgarian restaurant in the evening. Overnight.

05 DAY
Breakfast at the hotel.
Be part of Rose paradise – Unforgettable Full day tour to Ethnographic Complex Damascena located in the heart of Bulgaria’s Rose Valley. (journey of 93 km, 1.45 hours drive approx)
The town of Kazanlak – the capital of the Rose valley and Thracian kings. The rose had an important role in the history of Kazanlak region and is an unchangeable part of the life style of the local people. You will be guests of the Ethnographic Complex “Damascena” which is one of the leading tourist destinations and situated in the village Skobelevo /25 km from Kazanlak/.
Upon arrival you will be met and invited to the rose plantations from ladies in traditional folklore costumes and music. Each one of you will received a small basket and you’ll enjoy the experience of the picking of rose blossoms.
Тhe tour will continue with visite the rose distillery. A specialist will explain you the traditional technology of process of rose oil production.
The hosts of Damascena Ethnographic Complex will warmly invite you by Bulgarian traditional way with bread and salt to enjoy the unique atmosphere of the Complex. You’ll have the possibility to taste the famous jam of roses, rose honey, rose liqueur and brandy of roses, test various essential oils and learn interesting facts about their application.

Walking and relaxing among the magnificent gardens and beauty of over 150 types of roses. At the complex is available store from where you can buy essential oils and various kinds of products suitable for your aromatherapy and beauty.
Your aromatic adventure will continue with folklore program.
At the restaurant of Damascena Complex you have lunch including some national dishes and famous rose blossom desserts prepared by traditional recipes of the region.
Transfer to Plovdiv and overnight.

06 Day
Breakfast at the hotel.
Leisure time in Plovdiv for walking and shopping. Overnight.

07 Day
Breakfast at the hotel and check out.
Individual transfer to Sofia airport

GROUP PACKAGE RATES:

PACKAGE PRICE/PER PERSON IN EUR
6 NIGHTS/ 7 DAYS
Per pax in DBL room SNGL
GROUP 16 – 20 PAX 1094 €
1,311€
GROUP 11 – 15 PAX 1193 € 1,505 €
GROUP 8 – 10 PAX 1298 € 1,608 €

The Package rates include
3 Overnights in Single or Double /Twin room at hotel 5-stars in Sofia
3 Overnights in Single or Double/Twin room at hotel 5- stars in Plovdiv

Individual transfers:
Aiport Sofia – hotel Sofia
hotel Sofia – hotel Plovdiv
hotel Plovdiv – Complex Damascena– hotel Plovdiv
hotel Plovdiv – Aiport Sofia
Included tours:
Sofia City Tour
Plovdiv City Tour
Rose Tour with visiting of Complex Damascena
Meals:
3 Breakfast at the hotel in Sofia
3 Breakfast at the hotel in Plovdiv
1 Dinner at traditional Bulgarian restaurant in Plovdiv
1 Lunch at the Complex Damascena
English speaking guide during the tour
Local taxes & fees

VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
The offered period is in a very high demand and until 01.11.2019 is necessary to book commitment at the hotels, transportation, Damascena Ethnographic Complex and tour guide. The commitment will be confirmed after 20% deposit payment of the expecting pax (rooms) and services.