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BULGARIA PROFESSIONAL STUDY TOUR 2019

Participants will arrive in Sofia on Sunday, May 26th and depart from Sofia the following Friday, May 31st.

During the 5 days Study Tour delegates will travel by coach from Sofia to Plovdiv and around villages and cities in the Rose Valley. Daily distances and travelling times will not exceed 2 hours.

DAY 1 – 26.05.2019

⊕   Arrival at Sofia Airport
⊕   Check-in to a 4* hotel in Sofia City at a dedicated welcome desk and collection of the delegate bags
⊕   Welcome sightseeing tour of the historic city center
⊕   Welcome Dinner

DAY 2 – 27.05.2019

⊕   Breakfast and check-out
⊕   Travel by coach to the city of Plovdiv
⇒  VISIT OF A COSMETIC COMPANY
⊕   Check-in at 4* hotel in Plovdiv
⊕   Lunch
⇒  LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS ON THE BULGARIAN ESSENTIAL OILS INDUSTRY
⊕   Walking tour and sightseeing
⊕   Dinner at a traditional restaurant

DAY 3 – 28.05.2019

⊕   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 A SMALL VILLAGE IN THE ROSE VALLEY WHERE PARTICIPANTS WILL MEET FAMILIES FROM THE LOCAL MINORITY GROUPS (ROSE PICKERS) AND LEARN ABOUT THEIR LIFESTYLE
⊕   Travel to Pavel Banya, a SPA town, and check-in at 4* hotel
⊕   Dinner

DAY 4 – 29.05.2019

⊕   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
⇒  WORKSHOP
⊕   Travel back to Pavel Banya. Enjoy relaxing SPA treatments at the hotel with rose products
⊕   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 – 30.05.2019

⊕   Breakfast and check-out
⇒  VISIT A RENOWNED TRADITIONAL FACTORY FOR ROSE OIL DISTILLATION
⇒  VISIT AN EXCLUSIVE CONCRETE AND ABSOLUTE FACTORY FOR ROSE EXTRACTION PROCESS
⊕   Lunch in the company’s premises
⊕   Travel back to Sofia
⇒  VISIT OF A LOCAL COMPANY, PRODUCER OF FOODS WITH ROSE ESSENTIAL OIL
⊕   Check-in at 4* hotel in Sofia City
⊕   Farewell Dinner

DAY 6 – 31.05.2019

⊕   Breakfast, check-out and departure

Looking forward to seeing you in Bulgaria!

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