If you’re visiting Bulgaria in mid-May to mid-June, the Rose Festival is simply unmissable. Picture endless fields of roses set amidst a stunning valley, the celebration atmosphere of the locals as they pick and the amazing aroma of the flowers rising above it all.
We offer day tours from Plovdiv at this time of year, so you too can join in the amazing Rose Festival.
You’ll be carried to the Valley of the Roses in a spacious, air-conditioned minivan and then guided around the festival so you get the view only a local would know…
Explore the Valley of the Roses and rose picking (MID MAY – MID JUNE)
- Get picked up from the door of your hotel in Plovdiv and returned there afterwards
- Your tour guide is Rose Festival-experienced! Plus, they’re fully licensed and English-fluent
- The vehicle you’ll be travelling in has full A/C and plenty of room
- You don’t pay until after you’ve finished your day tour
- You can have plenty of breaks – and you can stop for photos whenever you like!
Your Rose Festival day tour itinerary
Departure from Plovdiv early in the morning (around 8 am).
Transfer to the Kazanlak area and the rose fields (1.5-2 hours).
Join in with the rose picking.
Spend free time around the rose fields.
Transfer to Kazanlak city (20 minutes).
Visit the city centre and the Rose Museum.
Stop for lunch in a traditional restaurant (optional).
Visit a rose distillery “Rosa Damascena” on the way back to Plovdiv.
Transfer to your hotel in Plovdiv (around 2-2.5 hours).
Total duration: 7:00-8:00 hours
Total driving distance: 210 km
– 250 EUR for 1-3 people
– 290 EUR for 4-5 people
– 370 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 the rose museum and “Rosa Damascena” distillery;
+ Pick up and drop off from/to the hotel.
Food, personal expenses, tips.
Become a part of the amazing Rose Festival!
On your Rose Festival day tour from Plovdiv you will start at the rose fields near Kazanlak, where Bulgarian girls dressed in traditional costumes will show you the old ways of hand picking.
After this, you will visit a rose distillery, see the whole process of making the famous Bulgarian rose oil and have the opportunity to buy some of the other products of the distillery. These are highly sought-after! Your guide will be with you and will be able to advise you about the rose cosmetics if needed.
Don’t forget to try some of the rose jam! Most Bulgarians love it and it’s a common keepsake and treat to take away from the festival.
Book your day tour from Plovdiv
Give us a call now or email us if you have any questions about visiting the Valley of Roses for the festival.
Alternatively, get your tour set up now. All you need to do is fill in our booking form – it’s short and simple.
Every step was prepared. Enjoyed every minute of trip.