Lavender-2019

LAVENDER TOUR 2019
July 07 – July 12
Package price EUR 1.350/person – BOOK NOW

For all Nature and lavender lovers, aroma therapists and people who admire the true beauty of pure essential oils. All those who want to learn more about Bulgaria – the biggest producer of Lavender essential oil. Where is it produced, how is it distilled, who are the people behind the product, where and how is it used?


Participants will arrive in Sofia on Sunday, July 7th and depart from Sofia the following Friday, July 12th.


DAY 1 – 07.07.2019


⊕   Arrival at Sofia Airport
⊕   Transfer to the Rose Valley
⊕   Check-in at a family hotel on the river in Kalofer
⊕   Welcome Dinner


DAY 2 – 08.07.2019


⊕   8:00 – 9:00 Morning Aroma Yoga (1 hour) in the hotel garden (optional)
⊕   9:00 – 10:00 Breakfast
⇒  10:30 – 13:30 WORKSHOP “NATURALS – MAKING OWN PRODUCTS” IN A BEAUTIFUL KALOFER GARDEN
       Cooking with Essential Oils Workshop
–     10:30 – 11:30 Understanding the benefits of using essential oils in cooking
–     – Essential oil Safety – usage of essential oils in cooking and standard precautions;
–     – Essential oils as a flavour substitute – discussion on the advantages of using essential oils as hard-to-find ingredients;
–     – Combining essential oils for flavouring food and drinks – how and when to dilute essential oils in the proper medium – honey, alcohol, vegetable oil;
–     11:30 – 13:30 Cooking with rose essential oil, rose floral water and rose petals
–     – Bulgarian rose and its place in culinary. How to properly use rose essential oil and floral water in cooking;
–     – Rose tea recipes. How rose and lavender can help improving digestion, urinary problems, menstrual pain, sleep disorder, anxiety, stress, depression.
–     – Rose latte with rose petals and cooking raw truffles with rose.

⊕   13:30 – 15:00 Lunch in the garden. Relax. Free time
⊕   16:00 – 17:00 Visit of the Rose Museum in Kazanlak and depending on schedule free time
⇒  18:00 – 19:00 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
⊕   20:00 Dinner


DAY 3 – 09.07.2019


⊕   7:30 – 8:30 Morning Aroma Yoga (1 hour) in the hotel garden (optional)
⊕   8:30 – 9:30 Breakfast
⇒  10:00 – 11:30 LAVENDER AND ROSE FIELDS – EDUCATIONAL PICKING SESSIONS AT ENIO BENCHER’S PLANTATION
⇒  12:00 – 13:30 VISIT THE OLDEST ROSE AND LAVENDER OIL FACTORY FOUNDED 1909 – ORGANIC ROSE AND LAVENDER OIL AND WATER PRODUCTION, FAMILY MUSEUM
⊕   13:30 – 14:30 Lunch in the company’s Old Distillery gardens
⇒  15:00 – 18:00 AROMATHERAPY WORKSHOP IN THE GARDEN WITH A LOCAL AROMATHERAPY EXPERT
       Skincare Aromatherapy Workshop with a focus on lavender oil and lavender water
     – 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.
⊕   18:00 – 20:00 free time
⊕   20:00 Dinner


DAY 4 – 10.07.2019


⊕   8:00 – 9:00 Morning Aroma Yoga (1 hour) in the hotel garden (optional)
⊕   9:00 – 9:30 Breakfast
⇒  10:00 – 12:30 MOUNTAIN EXPEDITION WITH A MONASTERY VISIT
⇒  12:30 – 13:30 AROMA MEDIATION ON PILLOWS ON A BEAUTIFUL MEADOW WITH A PANORAMIC VIEW
⊕   13:30 – 14:30 Lunch in the mountain (lunch box)
⊕   14:30 – 17:00 Walk back to the bus and trip to the hotel
⊕   17:00 – 20:00 Free time
⊕   20:00 Dinner


DAY 5 – 11.07.2019


⊕   8:00 – 9:00 Morning Aroma Yoga (1 hour) in the hotel garden (optional)
⊕   9:00 – 10:00 Breakfast and check-out
⇒  11:00 – 13:00 VISIT PLOVDIV. SIGHTSEEING TOUR

    – Plovdiv’s official page
⊕  13:30 – 14:30 Lunch
⇒  15:30 – 16:00 OPEN MARKET, SHOPPING AND FREE TIME
⇒  16:00 – 17:00 VISIT OF THE BACHKOVO MONASTERY
    – Wikipedia-Bachkovo Monastery
⊕   18:00 Check-in at the Hotel in Plovdiv
⊕   20:00 Dinner


DAY 6 – 12.07.2019

⊕   Breakfast, check-out
⊕   10:00 Transport of the Group to Sofia city or the airport
⇒  INDIVIDUAL TRANSFERS – from PLOVDIV to SOFIA (140 km) – EUR 80,- / CAR (up to 3 passengers)

Looking forward to seeing you in Bulgaria!

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