PROFESSIONAL ROSE STUDY TOUR • 5 DAYS TOUR

Essential oils and aromatherapy study tour in the Bulgaria's Rose Valley. Join a team of organic rose oil producers during rose harvest, participate and learn from the source. Become an expert while enjoying a very special holiday!

 
   
 

DAY 01 SOFIA 

Arrival at Sofia airport, pick up and transfer to 4* hotel for check in. All the participants gather in the lobby for a welcome drink, meet our tour guide and a representative from Enio Bonchev - the oldest rose oil destillery in Bulgaria. A short meeting dedicated to tour chedule, details etc. Sightseeing tour of Sofia, traditional welcome dinner and folklore show. 

DAY 2 SOFIA – ROSE VALLEY 

Transfer to The Rose Valley, authentic Bulgarian lunch. Rose field activities and lecture on rose harvesting, yields and quality, specifics of the Bulgarian essential oils, agricultural practices, statistics. Rose picking contest straight at the field. In the afternoon we drive to lake Koprinka near the town of Kazanlak for dinner in a garden fish restaurant. 

   
 

DAY 3 ROSE VALLEY

Morning transfer to Enio Bonchev - the oldest destillery in Bulgaria. Lecture on manifacturing and components of  destillations process, petals deliveries, loading, technology and equipment, filtration and packaging. Visit fileds with rose laba and centifolia. Lunch in the garden premises followed by a smelling session, skincare and aromatherapy workshop. Dinner and overnight. 

DAY 4 ROSE VALLEY

Visit the Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak, Shipka Memorial Church and Rose Oil Museum. Take part in  dedicated workshop on essential oils. In the afternoon visit the Rose picker's village and meet families from the local minority groups, learn about their lifestyle. 

   

DAY 5 ROSE VALLEY – PLOVDIV – BACHKOVO MONASTERY – ROSE VALLEY 

Start the day with course summary and discussion, all participants are awarded certificate of completion. Transfer to Rhodope Mountains for lunch. Here we visit Bachkovo Monastery - the second biggest and one of the oldest and most important monasteries in Bulgaria. Full sightseeing tour of Plovdiv, dinner in the old town. Transfer to our hotel. 

DAY 6 ROSE VALLEY – SOFIA  Transfer to Sofia airport according flight schedule.   

TOUR DETAILS AND INCLUSIONS

TRIP STAFF: professional, friendly, guide driver and translator
ACCOMMODATION: 5 BB nights in 4* with all amenities
TRANSPORT: 8 seater minivan or 16 seater coach
MEALS: all included in specially selected restaurants and menus
 
* THE TOUR CAN BE MODIFIED ON REQUEST
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