Day Tour to the Valley of Roses and the Thracian Kings’ Tombs

On this day trip from Plovdiv you’ll visit the thrilling Tombs of the Thracian Kings at Kazanlak and Otrusha, the Starosel Thracian cult as well as the seemingly endless rose fields of Bulgaria in summer…

You’ll also have the chance to see the the whole process of making the famous Bulgarian rose oil when you visit one of the local rose distilleries. Plus, there’s the option of enjoying some local cuisine and tasting some local wine at one of the nearby wineries.

But if there’s one thing which people never forget from this tour, it’s the smell of the flowers The aroma rising from the rose fields cannot be described with words.

Day trip to Kazanlak and Starosel from Plovdiv

  • We’ll pick you up from right outside your hotel and drop you off anywhere in Plovdiv
  • Your fully licensed, English-speaking tour guide knows everything there is to know
  • You’ll be touring in an air-conditioned vehicle with lots of space inside
  • You don’t need to complete payment until after your tour is over
  • We’re happy to stop for photos or break whenever you want to – it’s your tour!

Your Valley day tour itinerary

Pick up at your hotel in the morning (around 9 am).
Transfer to the Valley of the Roses and Thracian Kings (approximately 2 hours).
Explore the Kazanlak Thracian tomb, Ostrusha tomb and Golyama Kosmatka.
Stop for lunch in a traditional restaurant (optional).
Visit the rose fields (only in May-June).
Visit the Starosel Cult complex and Hisarya on the way back to Plovdiv.
Wine tasting at a traditional winery (optional, upon request).
Transfer back to Plovdiv (1.5 hours).
Drop off at your hotel around 7 pm.

We organise the Rose Valley Day Tour from Plovdiv all year long. But the best time to visit this part of Bulgaria is in mid-May to mid-June. This is the time when you can see the famous Bulgarian roses blooming in all their glory.

Total duration: 6:00-7:30 hours
Total driving distance: 250 km


– 240 EUR for 1-3 people
– 270 EUR for 4-5 people
– 300 EUR for 6-8 people
*Please send us a quote if your group is bigger than 5 people.


+ Transportation with AC vehicle, fuel, road taxes, parking fees;
+ Taxes and VAT;
+ Local English speaking tour guide/driver;
+ Entrance for Kazanlak Thracian tomb, Ostrusha and Golyama kosmatka, Starosel cult complex;
+ Pick up and drop off from/to the hotel;


Food, personal expenses, tips.

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