BULGARIA WEEKEND STUDY TOUR
This tour is only for group subscriptions of minimum 5 participants (up to 15). Delegates need to travel together with the same flight, landing in Sofia not later then 14:00 – 15:00 o’clock local time on Friday. Departure flight time on Sunday has to be not earlier then 18:00 o’clock.
Participants arrive at the Sofia airport on Friday and will depart the following Sunday.
During the 3 days Weekend Study Tour delegates will travel by coach from Sofia to Kazanlak and around villages and cities in the Rose Valley.
DAY 1 – Friday
⊕ Arrival at Sofia Airport – not later then 15:00 o’clock local time
⊕ Transport to the Rose Valley and check-in at a 4* hotel
⊕ Free time and SPA (if landing time is early enough)
DAY 2 – Saturday
⊕ Travel 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 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)
⊕ Lunch in the premises of the old distillery and smelling session
⇒ TOUR OF THE DISTILLERY AND ACTIVITIES – FAMILY MUSEUM, HISTORICAL FACTS, OLD AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND EQUIPMENT, FILEDS WITH WHITE ROSE ALBA
⊕ Transport and visit of the “Shipka Memorial Church”
⇒ TRANSPORT AND VISIT OF THE ROSE MUSEUM
⊕ Short walk through the center of Kazanlak
⊕ Transport to the “Koprinka” lake
⊕ Dinner on an open air garden (depending on weather conditions)
⊕ Transport back to the hotel
DAY 3 – Sunday
⇒ 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 Plovdiv
⊕ Lunch in a traditional restaurant in Plovdiv
⊕ Walking sightseeing tour through the old town of Plovdiv
⊕ Departure and transport to the airport in Sofia
⊕ Arrival and check-in at the airport
Looking forward to seeing you in Bulgaria!