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BULGARIA ROSE TOUR  2020 

Participants arrive in Sofia on Sunday, May 31st and will depart from Sofia the following Friday, June 5th.

During the 6 days Study Tour delegates will travel by coach from Sofia to Kazanlak and around villages and cities in the Rose Valley. Daily distances and travelling times do not exceed 2 hours.

DAY 1 – 31.05.2020

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

DAY 2 – 01.06.2020

⊕   Breakfast and check-out
⊕   Travel by coach to the Rose Valley
⇒   FIELD ACTIVITIES – FILED LECTURES ON HARVESTING, YIELDS & QUALITY,  SPECIFICS OF THE ESSENTIAL OIL AGRICULTURE, STATISTICS, ROSE PICKING CONTEST ETC.
⊕   Transport to a local village
⊕   Lunch in a traditional Bulgarian restaurant
⊕   Transport to the hotel
⊕   Check-in at a 4* hotel, free time and SPA – an aromatherapy massage is included in the package for every participant
⊕   Transport to the “Koprinka” lake
⊕   Dinner on an open air garden (depending on weather conditions)
⊕   Transport back to the hotel

DAY 3 – 02.06.2020

⊕   Breakfast
⊕   Transport to Enio Bonchev‘s new distillery
⇒ ACTIVITIES IN THE NEW DISTILLERY – MANUFACTURING AND SPECIFICS OF THE DISTILLING PROCESS (WATER AND STEAM DISTILLATION), PETTALS DELIVERIES, LOADING, TECHNOLOGY AND EQUIPMENT, AUTOMATIC CONTROLS, COLLECTING, FILTRATION AND PACKAGING.
⊕   Transport to Enio Bonchev‘s old distillery (since 1909)
⇒ TOUR OF THE DISTILLERY AND ACTIVITIES – FAMILY MUSEUM, HISTORICAL FACTS, OLD AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND EQUIPMENT, FILEDS WITH WHITE ROSE ALBA
⊕   Lunch and a smelling session
⇒ WORKSHOP SKINCARE AROMATHERAPY
ROSE AND LAVENDER OILS – learning the healing and beautifying properties of essential oils, carrier oils and floral waters. Applying aromatherapy for everyday skin care. Making of skin care product with precious essential and carrier oils.
⊕   Transport to the hotel, free time and SPA
⊕   Dinner at the hotel

DAY 4 – 03.06.2020

⊕   Breakfast at the hotel
⊕   Transport to Kazanlak
⊕   Visit of the biggest Thracian King’s tumb
⊕   Transport and visit of the “Shipka Memorial Church”
⊕   Transport to a mountain village and lunch in a traditional Bulgarian restaurant
⇒  TRANSPORT AND VISIT OF THE ROSE MUSEUM
⇒  WORKSHOP IN THE ROSE MUSEUM
Understanding the benefits of using essential oils in cooking
⊕   Transport to a picker’s village
⇒  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 at a small local restaurant
⊕   Transport back to the hotel

DAY 5 – 04.06.2020

⊕   Breakfast and check-out
⊕   Transport to Plovdiv and sightseeing tour of the old town
⊕   Lunch in the old town
⊕   Transport to the “Bachkovo” Monastery
⇒  VISIT OF A HERBAL MARKET AND TOUR OF THE MONASTERY
⊕   Transport to the hotel in Plovdiv, check-in and free time
⊕   Dinner at the hotel

DAY 6 – 05.06.2020

⊕   Breakfast, check-out
⊕   Transport to the airport

Looking forward to seeing you in Bulgaria!


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