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Participants arrived on Sunday in Sofia and departed from Sofia the following Friday.

During these 5 days delegates traveled from Sofia to Plovdiv and then to Kazanlak and the Rose Valley. Participants traveled by luxury coach while distances and travelling times were not very long, with the longest trip not exceeding 2 hours.

DAY 1 – 27.05.2018

⊕   Arrival at Sofia Airport
⊕   Individual transfers to 5* hotel in Sofia city centre
⊕   Check-in at a dedicated welcome desk and collection of the delegate bag
⊕   Welcome Cocktail and sightseeing tour of the historic city center
⊕   Welcome Dinner with a panoramic view of Sofia by night

DAY 2 – 28.05.2018

⊕   Breakfast and check-out
⊕   Travel by coach to the city of Plovdiv
⊕   Check-in at 4* hotel
⊕   Lectures and presentations on the Bulgarian essential oils industry
⊕   Lunch in the Old Town of Plovdiv
⇒  Visit of the leading Bulgarian cosmetic company
⊕   Walking tour and sightseeing
⊕   Dinner at traditional restaurant

DAY 3 – 29.05.2018

⊕   Breakfast and check-out
⊕   Travel by coach to the Rose Valley
⇒  Visit rose fields of a local farmer
⇒  Visit an exclusive concrete and absolute factory for rose extraction process
⊕   Lunch in the company’s premises
⊕   Travel to Pavel Banya, a SPA town, and check-in at 4* hotel. Enjoy relaxing SPA treatments with rose oil products
⇒  Visit a small village in the Rose Valley where participants will meet families from the local minority groups (rose pickers) and learn about their lifestyle
⊕   Dinner and folk dancing

DAY 4 – 30.05.2018

⊕   Breakfast at the hotel
⊕   Travel to the village of Tarnichene
⇒  Educational field session and rose picking competition
⇒  Visit the oldest rose oil factory founded 1909 – organic rose oil and water production, family museum
⊕   Lunch in the company’s Old Distillery gardens
⇒  Visit a renowned traditional factory for rose distillation
⊕   Travel to Kazanlak, the most famous town in the Rose Valley and visit Thracian Kazanlak Tomb, a UNESCO heritage site
⊕   Cocktail and Dinner at the new Kazanlak Rose Museum

DAY 5 – 31.05.2018

⊕   Breakfast and check- out
⇒  Travel through the Valley with a stop at rose and lavender plantations. Field session
⇒  Visit a well established rose oil factory for rose distillation and lavender container production
⊕   Lunch
⇒  Visit of the first Bulgarian innovative Flavors & Fragrance company
⊕   Travel back to Sofia and check-in at 5* hotel in Sofia city centre
⊕   Cocktail and Gala Farewell Dinner

DAY 6 – 01.06.2018

⊕   Breakfast, check-out and departure

Looking forward to seeing you next year in Bulgaria!

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