Sofia, Plovdiv & The Rose Valley Tour

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Explore Sofia - the capital of Bulgaria, Plovdiv on this 2 day tour

One of the must- see places in Bulgaria, elected European Capital of Culture for 2019 and the Rose Valley- beautiful area, famous for its rose growing industry.

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2 Days        Easy

During this two day tour, you will explore Sofia – the capital of Bulgaria, Plovdiv- one of the must-see places in Bulgaria, not surprisingly elected European Capital of Culture for 2019 and the Rose Valley- beautiful area, world-famous for its rose-growing industry. In the meantime, you will learn lots of stories regarding Bulgaria and its’s history from your highly educated and professional guide.

 

What’s included?

  • Entry or admission fee
  • Parking fees
  • 1 overnight at 3-star hotel in Plovdiv
  • Breakfast
  • Hotel pick up and drop off

Exclusions

  • Food & drinks
  • Tip or gratuity

Itinerary

Day 1: Tour of Sofia and Plovdiv

The day will start with pick up from pointed from your location in Sofia (it can be the airport or your accommodation). When we gather our 3 hours exploration tour of Sofia will begin. Our first stop will be Boyana Church – UNESCO site, where we will have the chance to admire the unique frescoes. Then we will head towards the city center and visit the highlights which include: The Alexander Nevski Cathedral (the biggest one in Bulgaria), Saint Sofia Church, The Bulgarian National Gallery for Foreign Art, the Russian Church, The National Art Gallery (former Royal Palace), the National Theatre, and the St. George Rotunda (built by the Romans). When we finish our Sofia tour we will start our journey to Plovdiv. After approximately an hour and a half transfer with a modern and comfortable vehicle, we will reach our destination. First, we will check in a hotel and then we will have lunch in a traditional Bulgarian restaurant. When we are done with our lunch we will start discovering Plovdiv’s highlights – the Roman Theatre, the Roman Stadium, and have a walk in the Old Town with typical for the Revival Period houses and narrow cobblestone streets. The day ends with a drop off at the hotel.

Day 2: Journey to the Rose Valley

When you are done with your breakfast our trip to the Rose Valley will begin. After approximately an hour and a half transfer, during which you will have the chance to admire the picturesque landscape of the region, we will arrive at Kazanluk city. The area is famous not only for the rose oil production but also for being an important place for the mythical Thracians. Therefore one of the sites that we will visit is the Thracian tomb of Kazanluk – recognized as a masterpiece of the Thracian artwork. The tomb dates from the end of the 4th century BC and due to its well preserved and original frescoes it has been listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. So that you can learn more about the history of the region and the traditions of the rose-growing industry we will visit as well the History museum of Kazanluk. Then we will head towards Shipka Memorial Church – magnificent building, located in the slopes of Stara Planina Mountain. Before leaving back to Sofia we will stop at Damascena – private family distillery located in the heart of the Rose Valley. There we will have lunch in a rose garden and afterward, learn more about the production process of the Bulgarian rose oil. The tour ends with a drop off at pointed from you place in Sofia.