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The Valley of the Roses and Koprivshtitsa

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    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
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Alexander Nevsky Cathedral Sofia Bulgaria, alexander nevsky cathedral, 1000 Old City Center, София, Bulgaria
    Departure Time
    7:00 AM
    Duration
    11h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Local guide in Kazanlak and Valley of the Roses
    • English-speaking Driver
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    Exclusions
    • 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
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    Additional Info
    • 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
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We had a fabulous day visiting the Valley of the Roses and Koprivshtitsa. It was an excellent tour.Chris was our guide and he had a great knowledge of yhe placescwe visited as well as the history of Bulgaria. He also gave a great social commentary about the way of life. We were
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    Response from AnnieKrumova, Guest Relations Manager at The Valley of the Roses and Koprivshtitsa
    Responded 26 May 2019
    Dear Fiona, Thank you for sharing your review. It was a pleasure helping you customize your itinerary to Bulgaria. We are thrilled to hear that you loved your experience with us. I passed your kind words to Chris and he is really excited about them. We are happy to hear that you like everything on the tour and hope to see you again in our country! Safe travels, Annie Krumova
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    Very nice trip that will take you to Kazanlak to see the Damascena Ethnographic Complex, an old Thracian Tomb, the russian church in Shipka... Our guide Kristov was extremely nice and since we were only 2 people, me and my wife, and we had already seen Koprivshtitsa he kindly
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    Response from AmeliyaIlieva, Guest Relations Manager at The Valley of the Roses and Koprivshtitsa
    Responded 11 Aug. 2019
    Hello! Thanks for the good words and the review! We really appreciate heartfelt reviews like yours as we work hard to create services that will be enjoyed! We hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards, Ameliya
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    It was a great great experience to The Valley of Roses and surroundings. Since we only stay for, we have urgently booked the car with Traventuria. Its a very big help on our travel. The drive(guide) "Angel", he has planned our trip very urgently, since we have no idea where
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    Response from AmeliyaIlieva, Guest Relations Manager at The Valley of the Roses and Koprivshtitsa
    Responded 11 Aug. 2019
    Hello! Thank you so much for your review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your time on our tour. We work really hard to offer the best customer service so I am happy to see that reflected on your visit. We at Traventuria are doing our best to present Bulgaria's culture and nature at its best. Thank you for your high appreciation of our services. It means a lot to us. We hope to welcome you again in Bulgaria. There is plenty more to discover. Regards, Ameliya
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    It was very good experience for the day tour to valley of roses with Mr Angel who is a driver. He is not an English guide, but he also arrange program for me according to my interest and even provide some explainations. I was very comfortable and relax all the way.
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    Response from AmeliyaIlieva, Guest Relations Manager at The Valley of the Roses and Koprivshtitsa
    Responded 11 Aug. 2019
    Hello! Thank you so much for your review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your time on our tour. We work really hard to offer the best customer service so I am happy to see that reflected on your visit. We at Traventuria are doing our best to present Bulgaria's culture and nature at its best. Thank you for your high appreciation of our services. It means a lot to us. We hope to welcome you again in Bulgaria. There is plenty more to discover. Regards, Ameliya
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    Yesterday I took this tour with Traventuria guide Diana and driver Angel. We went to the rose fields and got to spend time learning about the roses, inhaling the rose scented breeze, and watch as roses were picked and loaded for transport to the distillery which was our next
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    Response from AmeliyaIlieva, Guest Relations Manager at The Valley of the Roses and Koprivshtitsa
    Responded 11 Aug. 2019
    Hello! Thank you so much for your review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your time on our tour. We work really hard to offer the best customer service so I am happy to see that reflected on your visit. We at Traventuria are doing our best to present Bulgaria's culture and nature at its best. Thank you for your high appreciation of our services. It means a lot to us. We hope to welcome you again in Bulgaria. There is plenty more to discover. Regards, Ameliya
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