LAVENDER STUDY TOUR 2021
12 July - 17 July 2021

For all Nature lovers, aromatherapists and people who admire the true beauty of pure essential oils and want to learn more about Bulgaria – the biggest producer of Lavender and Rose essential oil.

Participants will arrive in Sofia on Sunday, July 12th and will depart from Sofia the following Friday, July 17th.

Day 1 12 July 2021
Day 1 12 July 2021

Day 1 | 12.07.2021 | Monday

  • Arrival at Sofia Airport
  • Check-in at a 4* hotel in Sofia
  • Welcome Dinner
Day 2 13 July 2021
Day 2 13 July 2021

Day 2 | 13.07.2021 | Tuesday

  • Breakfast and check-out
  • Transport to the Rose Valley
  • FIELD ACTIVITIES - FILED LECTURES ON HARVESTING, YIELDS & QUALITY,  SPECIFICS OF THE ESSENTIAL OIL AGRICULTURE, STATISTICS, LAVENDER PICKING CONTEST, ETC.
  • Departure to a local village
  • Lunch in a traditional Bulgarian restaurant
  • Transport to the hotel and check-in
  • Free time
  • Departure to a nearby lake
  • Dinner at the lake
  • Transport back to the hotel
Day 3 14 July 2021
Day 3 14 July 2021

Day 3 | 14.07.2021 | Wednesday

  • Breakfast
  • Transport to the new distillery
  • ACTIVITIES IN THE NEW DISTILLERY - MANUFACTURING AND SPECIFICS OF THE DISTILLING PROCESSES (WATER AND STEAM DISTILLATION), PETALS DELIVERIES, LOADING, TECHNOLOGY AND EQUIPMENT, AUTOMATIC CONTROLS, COLLECTING, FILTRATION, AND PACKAGING.
  • Transport to the old distillery
  • TOUR AND ACTIVITIES IN THE OLD DISTILLERY (SINCE 1909) - HISTORICAL FACTS, OLD TECHNOLOGY, AND EQUIPMENT, FAMILLY MUSEUM
  • Lunch and a SMELLING SESSION
  • WORKSHOP - HANDMADE BEAUTY WITH LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL
    Introduction and safety instructions when crafting natural cosmetics.

PART 1
Learn how to make herb infusions and healing salves. Create your own healing butter and use it to make the best Lavender Body Balm. Learn the properties of every ingredient while crafting!

Tea time - Short break to share thoughts and ideas and enjoy a cup of aromatic lavender tea.

PART 2
Learn how to create a soothing Lavender Lipbalm and Revitalizing Face Tonic.

  • Transport to the hotel
  • Free time
  • Dinner at the hotel
Day 4 15 July 2021
Day 4 15 July 2021

Day 4 | 15.07.2021 | Thursday

  • Breakfast
  • Transport to Kazanlak
  • Visit of the biggest Thracian king's tumb
  • Transport to the Shipka Memorial Church
  • Visit the church
  • Transport to a mountain village
  • Lunch in a traditional Bulgarian restaurant
  • Transport to the Rose Museum
  • Visit the museum
  • WORKSHOP - HANDMADE BEAUTY WITH LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL
    Introduction and safety instructions when crafting natural cosmetics.

​PART 1

Create your own Calendula oil and learn how to craft with it all-natural Lavender Deodorant.

Lavender break - enjoy a cup of summer lavender drink.

PART 2
Go beyond crafting - create Lavender Lotion Bar and Ageless Face Serum by learning the basics of the ingredients used in them.

  • Departure for the picker's village
  • MEETING FAMILIES FROM THE LOCAL MINORITY GROUPS (PICKERS) AND LEARN ABOUT THEIR LIFESTYLE
  • Departure to a local village nearby
  • Dinner at a small local restaurant
  • Transport back to the hotel
Day 5 16 July 2021
Day 5 16 July 2021

Day 5 | 16.07.2021 | Friday

  • Breakfast and check-out
  • Transport to Plovdiv
  • Sightseeing tour of Plovdiv
  • Lunch
  • Transport to a local Monastery
  • VISIT OF A SMALL MARKET WITH HERBS AND THE MONASTERY
  • Transport to the hotel in Plovdiv
  • Check-in and free time
  • Dinner at the hotel
DAY 6 17 July 2021
DAY 6 17 July 2021

DAY 6 | 17.07.2021 | Saturday

  • Breakfast and check-out
  • Transport to the airport

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