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Bulgaria Tours: Festival of Roses in Kazanluk 7 days Programme

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Programme Name: FESTIVAL OF ROSES in Kazanluk 7 days Programme
Programme Code: FT 02
Tour Duration: 7 days / 6 nights: 1 - 7 June 2006

Festival of Roses The ROSE, being the symbol of beauty and youth, at the same time known as the Queen of Flowers, has attracted people since ancient times. In 1903, the citizens of the small town of Kazanluk organized for the first time a Festival of Roses, dedicated to flowers, beauty and grace. The Rose Festival in the Rose Valley has come to be a symbolic reflection of the lifestyle, the spirit and the cultural patterns, typical for Kazanluk region. Thus, like Brazil has its Carnival, Germany - the Beer Festival, Holland - the Tulip Festival, Bulgaria has too a Festival of its own, which is namely The Rose Festival in Kazanluk.

Although the Valley of Roses doesn't exist as a geographical notion, the aroma exhaling from the rose plantations and the rose essence distilled all around, has given this valley huddled between the mountains, the great renown of its "rose" name. The rose has an important role in the history of Kazanlak region and is an unchangeable part of the life style of the local people. The rose cultivation and rose industry have been kept by generations of enterprising people from the valley. As a capital of the rose - growing region, Kazanlak hosts the annual Festival of Roses , always the first week of June. This festival was held for first time in 1903 and was dedicated to the beauty and charity. Nowadays the festival is a celebration of the beauty in the unique Valley of the Roses and one of the most attractive happenings both for local people and the visitors. The festival programme includes the coronation of Queen Rose, the traditional rose-picking ritual and rose-distillation that gives you a true feeling of authenticity. The Festival ends with a street procession in which the main role is allotted for the participants of the International Folklore Festival that has been hold parallel to the Festival of Roses .

You could already book for this event! The dates are fixed. Come for this unforgettable enjoyment!
Come to enjoy the unique world Festival of the Rose! Let us show you the sicrets of the precious rose essence and guide you through the magic of the authentic Bulgarian traditions!

1st June
Sofia at Night Arrival in Sofia. Transfer and accommodation in 3* hotel. Dinner with folklore performance. Overnight.

2nd June
Veliko Tarnovo

Breakfast. Departure for Veliko Tarnovo. Tour in the Medieval Capital city of Bulgaria. Afternoon departure via Etura open-air Ethnographic complex and the Russian church near Shipka. Accommodation in 3 star SPA hotel in Hissarya. Overnight.

3rd June
Shipka Church Breakfast. Early morning breakfast and departure for Rose gathering in the fields. See rose distillation. Tasting of different rose products. Barbeque lunch with Bulgarian folk music. Small present for all participants of the festival. In the afternoon - Eastern Orthodox concert at Shipka memorial church. Departure to Plovdiv. Overnight in 3 star hotel.

4th June
Old town of Plovdiv

Bachkovo Monastery
Breakfast. City tour of Plovdiv to see the Roman Amphitheatre and the architectural masterpieces of the Old Town. Afternoon departure south of Plovdiv to Bachkovo Monastery (the second largest in Bulgaria). Tour. Return to Plovdiv. Overnight.

5th June
Rila Monastery Breakfast. Departure towards one of the symbols of Bulgaria - Rila monastery (UNESCO site) Tour. Afternoon arrival at Sofia and accommodation in 3* hotel. Overnight.

6th June
Sofia - Alexander Nevski Church Breakfast. A day in Sofia for sightseeing - Alexander Nevsky Memorial Cathedral, St. Sofia Church, Parliament Square, National Theatre, Archaeological Museum, Presidency, St. George Rotunda. Afternoon - at leisure. Return to the hotel and overnight.

7th June

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport and departure.

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