Explore the history-rich sites of the 6th oldest city in the world, Plovdiv, visit Bulgaria’s enticing valley of roses with its acclaimed Rose Festival and discover the secrets of the age-old tradition of rose oil production.
This is our PARTNER EVENT.
-4 nights in 4-star Park Hotel Sankt Peterburg in Plovdiv
-2 Guided walking tours
-One day trip to Rose Valley Festival
Rose picking ritual
Wine tasting event
-Transfers from/to the airports in Bulgaria
-Social event with the group, before flying to Bulgaria
-Dedicated local host
-Flights: London- Sofia/Plovdiv;
The world’s most aromatic rose oil today comes from Bulgaria. The highest percentage of rose attar in the world is obtained from the Valley of Roses, Bulgaria
The Bulgarian “attar” of roses is an important component in the perfume business throughout the world.
Rosa Damascena is the name of the oil-yielding rose, which made Bulgaria famous for the production of the best rose oil in the world. Damascus, Rosa Damascena Mill was brought to Bulgarian lands during the 17th century.
Plovdiv is the World’s 6th most ancient city and European cultural capital for 2019. The festival itself, takes place every year on the first Sunday of June. It originates in the Rose Valley and runs across the near by towns of Karlovo, Kalofer and Kazanlak.
Price structure: Here at CKAC, we know how hard it can be to save money for that dream adventure, so that’s why we offer a deposit scheme on most of our trips. The idea is that you can pay an initial deposit for your chosen event or trip, in order to reserve your spot, but you are still left with the remainder of the payment, to pay at your own convenience, allowing you more time to save.
Once the deposit of £36 + paypal fees has been paid we will contact you with further details.
This is our PARTNER EVENT.
What is a Partner Event?
At Curious Kat’s Adventure Club we want to offer you the best variety of events and trips. We have teamed up with other companies who share our enthusiasm for travel, excitement and new experiences.
So while we aren’t the main organiser of these events, you should know that we’ve worked closely with our partners to make sure we offer you the best adventures. This means that after paying the deposit via our website, you might be asked to pay the balance directly to the organiser. Once you pay the deposit, all the further details will be sent straight to you.
Plovdiv is one of the most ancient cities in the world with signs of habitation dating as far back as the 6th millennium BC. The Old Town of Plovdiv is a UNESCO World Heritage site.It’s small, quiet and picturesque and a real gem for culture and history lovers!
FESTIVAL OF ROSES
The area is breathtaking when the famous Bulgarian rose blossoms in May/June exuding its enticing fragrance.
3,5 tonnes of rose petals go into the making of one kilogram of rose oil, which costs as much as gold. Join this extraordinary experience in Bulgaria, take part in the authentic rose-picking ritual and gain insights into the rose-distillation process.
In addition to the authentic rose gathering ritual, the festival offers a small beauty-pageant of a kind, where the most beautiful girl amongst the rose-pickers is crowned Queen Rose. But that’s not all! There are even more celebratory events taking place during the festival weekend, such as: choir a cappella, folklore concerts, art shows, exhibitions, wine-tastings and many more!
Itinerary (subject to change):
Day 1 Thursday
Arrival in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria.
Guided walking tour in Sofia city centre.
Departure for Plovdiv and check-in at a 4-star hotel.
Day 2 Friday
Breakfast. Walking tour in the Old town of Plovdiv.
Lunch near Plovdiv Roman stadium.
Dinner and folklore programme in an authentic Bulgarian restaurant
Day 3 Saturday
Breakfast. Departure to Rose festival – a day full of impressions.
Transfer to Plovdiv in the evening
Day 4 Sunday
Breakfast. Optional excursion to Bachkovo Monastery or a Spa Day.
Day 5 Monday
Free time for shopping, sightseeing in Plovdiv.
Flight to London
1st June, London Stansted-Sofia, Ryanair, 06:30-11:40;
5th June, Plovded-London Stansted, Ryanair, 21:00-22:25;
*As we have minimum and maximum numbers for each trip and we are taking bookings through various platforms, please email us on once you pay your deposit, to find out if your place has been confirmed and whether you can book the flights before purchasing them.
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You also confirm that you will be responsible for your own insurance and make sure that it is at an appropriate level for this trip and activities you will be participating in. In addition to your own Personal Civil liability insurance you will need an individual insurance for multi-risk and multi-activity holidays (expenses of cancellation, research – help, repatriation, medical expenses, theft of luggage, etc.) appropriate for the activities to be undertaken as part of the holiday. The general travel insurance is often minimal and rarely adapted to the active holidays. Please check the details with your insurance provider.
BAD WEATHER: With all the crazy stuff happening with the weather recently, please note that we may be prevented from doing some of activities due to unpredictable weather events. If this is the case replacement activities will be offered.
Please note that unless the event is cancelled the payments are non-refundable as the costs need to be paid in advance. However you may be able to sell your place to your friends or other group members if you follow this procedure: http://katsadventures.com/#plx_progress_faq_section
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