Rose Festival in Bulgaria


Bulgaria is one of the biggest producers of rose oil in the world.

The rose oil is called "the liquid gold" of Bulgaria, because it is a very expensive  product, used mainly for the making of  perfumes, chocolates, liqueur and jam. The rose oil is 3 times more expensive than the real gold.

Usually, every year the festival begins with the Queen Rose beauty contest and continues with the coronation ceremony in her honour. The chosen beautiful girl must reward later the most skilful rose-pickers in the rose-harvesting ritual held in the yard of the Institute of Kazanlak.The period of the harvest lasts only 20-25 days.

01 June 2007 - Friday

- Meeting and checking in “Palace” Hotel Complex

- Gala dinner with authentic folklore program

- Official opening of the Rose-festival and crowning of Queen Rose 2007

02 June 2007 - Saturday

- Breakfast

- Visit to Mount "Shipka"

- Visit to “Goliama Kosmatka” Tomb

- Visit to “Tommy Show Cosmetics” Company and rose products souvenir presentation

- Lunch

- Visit to Kazanlak Thracian Tomb

- Rose distillation in "Kulata"  Ethnographic complex

- Concert with Church Choir

03 June 2007 – Sunday

- Breakfast

- Visit to the rose fields

- Rose picking and rose boiling in the rose valley

- Carnival Parade and closing of the Rose festival 2007

- Official lunch with traditional folklore program

- Check out

Tour details

  • Available Anytime
  • Transportation available

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