Come with Excedo Travel on a Rose Valley day tour from Sofia. Have you ever wondered about the origins of the fragrant, exquisite and outrageously pricey French perfumes? Do you want to find out?
Join Excedo Travel on our Rose Valley Extravaganza Daytrip and we will not only tell you all about the liquid Bulgarian gold (rose oil), but we’ll make you work for it! Together, we will learn the secrets behind 300 years of tradition in rose oil production in Bulgaria and gain priceless insight into why rose oil is one of the most valuable raw materials known to man. Take yourself off the beaten track and experience a part of Bulgaria’s heritage hands on — you can’t get that from the guidebooks! If this interests you, you might also like to check out the rest of our adventure and culture trips in Bulgaria.
Spend the late morning strolling through a field of roses, enjoying the view of the majestic Balkan Mountain Range and experiencing first-hand the intricacies of picking rose blossoms. Our hard work will of course be rewarded as we indulge in some locally produced delicacies, such as rose marmalade and rose honey — not to mention the rose liquor… And if you’re up for it, you may spend some quality time shopping around the luxury cosmetics and essential oils or sit down for lunch surrounded by fragrant roses of all varieties. If you have any questions about this Rose Valley Bulgaria day tour, please feel free to get in touch.
May and June
We depart at 8:00 AM from a location of your choosing in Sofia
We depart at 8:00 AM from Sofia.
At 10.30 am, we arrive at the village of Skobelevo in Central Bulgaria.
Our first stop is a field of roses, where a local guide will explain the technique of rose blossom picking and show us how it is done. We are then invited to try it out ourselves and to pick some roses on our own.
After spending some time in the field, we will visit the local rose oil distillery, ‘Damascena’, where we will witness how the entire process of essential oil production works.
In need of a well-deserved break, we will have the chance to indulge ourselves a bit by tasting some of the local rose products. This is followed by some free time; you can sit down for lunch, a coffee, or have a look at the distillery’s shop for some souvenirs.
Before we head back to Sofia, we make one more stop in Kazanlak – Bulgaria’s rose capital. Here we will visit the one-of-a-kind Rose Museum.
We arrive back in Sofia at around 6:00 PM.