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Bulgaria Karlovo Rose Festival Tour 2021: Culture, Spa & Railway Adventure

Karlovo, Bulgaria
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5 days/ 4 nights

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Specific Tour

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52 people




Discover the Best Highlights of Bulgaria & Participate in Bulgaria Karlovo Rose Festival 2021! 

Visiting  Bulgaria is a very exciting experience. Join this epic tour. Have a stop in the most scenic Bulgarian sites. Start your journey with a sightseeing tour in Sofia and Ulpia Serdika city. Feel the unique atmosphere of Koprivshtitsa. Immerse also in the Bulgarian history and traditional architecture. During your stay in Hisarya, you may relax with hot springs. Moreover, visit the emblematic city of Bulgaria, Karlovo. Participate in Bulgaria Karlovo Rose Festival 2021. Learn about the flower oil – Rosa Damascena. Furthermore, try the Bulgarian rose jam and the famous Rose Perfume of Bulgaria. The journey is not over. Take the Rhodope Narrow Gauge Railway. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Rhodope, Rila and Pirin mountains. Last but not least, set your imagination free. Enjoy the afternoon in Rila Monastery. Finally, your trip to Bulgaria ends up in Sofia with a farewell party.

Rosa Damascena flower oil, the link between Bulgarian rose jam and Rose Perfume Bulgaria

Rosa Damascena, the flower oil is one of the major symbols of Bulgaria! As there is evidence that the beautiful flower has been growing in Bulgaria since the 17th century.  Rosa Damascena flower oil was brought to our country from South Asia. Furthermore, it found a home in the valleys of the Balkan Mountains and Sredna Gora. Nowadays, the area is well known as the Bulgarian Rose Valley. In mid-May when the Bulgarian roses are blossoming, the air is filled with the rose aroma. Additionally, Bulgaria is the main world leader in the production of rose oil. It’s widely used in the production of cosmetics, rose products and in the perfumery industries. Many travellers are seeking for Rose Perfume Bulgaria, Bulgarian Rose Jam and in general Rose of Bulgaria products. You can reach to the stores of Bulgarian Rose Plc Karlovo to purchase any of these rose products.

The Secret Legend for Karlovo Bulgaria Rose Festival

The legend for the Rose of Bulgaria is about the love between a Bulgarian man and the Sultan’s daughter. The young Bulgarian was building a mosque for the Sultan in Istanbul. He accidentally met the Sultan’s daughter. The young man falls in love with her from the first sight. However, their love was impossible. Furthermore, he had to return home. The young man took a priceless gift to keep the memory of his love alive. The man brought home the magical Rosa Damascena seeds. He immediately planted them back in his homeland. Nowadays, the home of Rosa Damascena flower oil is the Bulgarian Valley of Roses.  Join our tour and enjoy the beauty of the Bulgarian Roses and learn more. Create your life experience with Bulgaria Karlovo Rose Festival Tour 2021!

Who should visit the Karlovo Bulgaria Rose Festival Tour 2021?

If you are an aromatherapist, Karlovo Bulgaria Rose Festival 2021 is a great opportunity for you. You can participate in the traditional rose-picking ritual. Moreover, you can learn the history of the Bulgarian rose destination and oil. On top, you can discover the secrets of the Rose Perfume in Bulgaria, as well as taste Bulgarian rose jam. Additionally, you can buy different products made by the Rose of Bulgaria.

Moreover, Karlovo Bulgaria Rose Festival Tour is great for everyone seeking adventure and cultural experiences. You’ll dance with locals and feel the authentic vibes of Bulgaria. Dive into a railway trip and explore the top historical landmarks of Bulgaria. Additionally, you’ll have the rare opportunity to spend a couple of nights in the Bulgarian Rose Valley. Last but not least, you can indulge yourself in hot springs in Hisarya. There is so much more to discover. Join our Bulgaria Karlovo Rose Festival Tour 2021 and experience the best of Bulgaria!

What to expect during the Festival in the Valley of Roses Bulgaria?

Bulgaria Karlovo Rose Festival is one of the most famous Bulgarian Rose Festivals. It has managed to preserve the Bulgarian traditions and culture. Furthermore, thousands of tourists gather every year in Karlovo Valley of Roses to celebrate the Bulgarian Roses. Moreover, Bulgaria Karlovo Rose Festival 2021 is an amazing opportunity to visit the Valley of Roses in Bulgaria. Meanwhile, book a seat in the colourful celebrations during the Rose Parade in Karlovo. Enjoy the beauty of the Rose Queen 2019 and coronation ceremony of Rose Queen 2021. So, get ready for your trip to Bulgaria.  Feel the authentic vibes of Bulgaria and book a tour. Hurry up, as the group is small.

Bulgaria Karlovo Rose Festival takes place on 29th May 2021. It has a very exciting Program including a lot of traditional activities. Participate in Karlovo Rose Festival. Visit one of the world-leading rose-oil distilleries. Furthermore, learn about the Bulgarian Rose and rose oil history. Buy some souvenirs or cosmetics products in Bulgarian Rose Pls Karlovo. Moreover, there are three main events represent the festive celebration of the Bulgaria Karlovo Rose Festival 2021:

  • Traditional Rose picking ritual in the rose gardens in Karlovo early in the morning.
  • Rose Carnival Parade (29th May 2021) in the city of Karlovo.
  • Election and coronation of Rose Queen Karlovo 2021.

Trip Details

Looking for an adventure? Join our Bulgaria Karlovo Rose Festival Tour and discover beautiful nature, ancient history, unique traditions, hot springs and Bulgarian Roses. Hence, we invite you to visit Bulgaria Karlovo Rose Festival 2021. Surely, the departures are guaranteed. Our groups are small, not more than 8 travellers. As we have private and guided tours in English. Both include a private guide in Bulgaria.

Hurry up! Book now our most popular Karlovo Rose Festival Tour in Bulgaria. Get an additional 20% OFF the price of the tour for early booking. The seats are limited, only a few left.

  • Dates: 27 May – 31 May 2021
  • Duration: 5 days/4 nights
  • Departure from: Sofia
  • Interest: Festivals, Spa & hot springs, Culture & Traditions, Food & Drinks
  • Travel Style: Active Holidays, Guided Groups, Solo Travellers, Friends & Family
  • Min group size: 4
  • Max group size: 52
  • Activity Level: Moderate (classic mix of driving, walking, time spent enjoying the sights and relax with spa)
  • Driving distance: 703 KM /437 MI

Reach out to us in case of special preferences. We’ll be glad to plan a tour within needs and budget.

Rose Queen and her prince walking around the centre of Karlovo, Bulgaria
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  • Explore the capital of Bulgaria – Sofia, a city with a 7000-year-long history
  • Walk and photograph the quaint streets of Koprivshtitsa, the only city-museum in the country
  • Relax with spa in the famous mineral waters of Hisarya
  • Enjoy the unique atmosphere of the Rose Festival Karlovo 2021 (on 29th May 2021)
  • Visit the European Capital of Culture for 2019 – Plovdiv, the City of the seven hills
  • Experience a romantic time travel with the Rhodope Narrow-Gauge train
  • Feel the spirit of Bansko – the most famous winter resort situated at the foot of the Pirin Mountains
  • Marvel at the majestic Rila Mountain, while travelling to the biggest monastery in Bulgaria – Rila Monastery


27th May 2021/Day 1: Welcome to Sofia!
27th May 2021/Day 1: Welcome to Sofia!

Our representative will welcome you upon your arrival at Sofia Airport and accompany you to your hotel.
At 21:00, the group will meet up in the hotel lobby and go for a welcome drink with your tour leader. This is a perfect occasion to meet up with your fellow travel companions for the next 7 days.

You dine on your own, before the drink meet up.

Overnight stay: Central Hotel Sofia 4* or similar, Sofia
Meals included: N/A

28th May 2021/Day 2: Explore Sofia, Koprivshtitsa and Relax with like Emperor in Hisarya
28th May 2021/Day 2: Explore Sofia, Koprivshtitsa and Relax with like Emperor in Hisarya

After breakfast, at 09:00 your journey begins with a 2-hour sightseeing tour of the capital of Bulgaria – Sofia. You will explore a city with a 7000-year-long history. Your tour includes one of the symbols of the Bulgarian capital city the 4th-century Rotunda of St. George, the remains of the ancient city of Serdica, Banya Bashi Mosque and the mineral baths. You will have a short break at the fountains next to the famous Ivan Vazov National Theatre. Your tour will end with one of the most popular places in Bulgaria – the impressive Alexander Nevsky Memorial Cathedral.
You will head to the charming town of Koprivshtitsa. It is famous for its fascinating history and authentic 19th-century architecture. This is the only city-museum in the country also recognised as a national architectural reserve. You will visit the beautiful Lutova House with its woollen exhibits, rugs and blankets. You may cross and photograph the Kalachev Bridge, where the April Uprising in 1876 broke out. Once you arrive at Hisarya, you will have the rest of the afternoon at your leisure to relax with spa-like Emperor. The town is famous for its healing hot springs and Roman heritage.

Overnight stay: Sana Spa Hotel 4*, Hisarya
Meals included: breakfast

29th May 2021/Day 3: Enjoy the uniqueness of the Bulgarian Rose Festival in Karlovo
29th May 2021/Day 3: Enjoy the uniqueness of the Bulgarian Rose Festival in Karlovo

Early in the morning, you will set off to the rose fields near Karlovo.

You will participate in the traditional rose-picking ritual, unchanged for centuries. Everyone will have the opportunity to pick some rose blossoms and for the most skilful rose-picker, there will be a special surprise. You will enjoy an incredible show of folk dances and singing. Be the first one who will photograph the passing by kukeri dancers. You will witness the crowning of the Rose Queen, before you move up towards the main square of Karlovo for the annual Carnival parade. Take your reserved seating in front of the stage, where the show program continues with a folklore dance spectacle. Next, you will attend a demonstration of rose distillery and watch an ancient technique of extracting the rose oil from the roses. You will have a chance to taste some delicious raised liqueur and rose jam.
In the afternoon, you will discover the charming city of Plovdiv. It is one of the oldest settlements of Europe, with more than 8000 years of history. You will take a photo with the Ancient Roman Stadium, visit the Ethnographic Museum and drink a cup of coffee at the fashionable Kapana art district.

Have the rest of the afternoon at your leisure to enjoy the stunning views from the top of the Archaeological Complex Nebet Tepe.

Overnight stay: Clepsydra Residence 4* or similar, Plovdiv
Meals included: breakfast

30th May 2021/Day 4: Romantic railway journey and visit to the famous Rila Monastery
30th May 2021/Day 4: Romantic railway journey and visit to the famous Rila Monastery

Today will be a special day for all nature lovers! Early in the morning, your tour guide will pick up for short transfer. You will experience one of the most romantic journeys not only in Bulgaria but also in Europe. The Rhodope Narrow Gauge Railway is passing through the three most beautiful mountains – the Rhodope, Rila and Pirin.

Once you arrive at Bansko station, you may walk the quaint streets of the most famous winter resort in Bulgaria.
In the afternoon, you will take a scenic trip to the imposing Rila Mountains. Here, nestled in the heart of the mountain you will find the famous Rila Monastery. It is a true architectural masterpiece and fascinate with its exquisite colonnades and colourful arches richly decorated with murals and fretwork.
You will depart north towards Sofia.

At 21:00, your tour guide will pick you up from the hotel for one last gathering with your travel companions. You can share your favourite memories from this amazing tour.

Overnight stay: Central Hotel Sofia 4* or similar, Sofia
Meals included: breakfast

31st May 2021/Day 5: Transfer to Sofia Airport and say Goodbye
31st May 2021/Day 5: Transfer to Sofia Airport and say Goodbye

Today we say “Goodbye” with the promise to keep forever the beautiful memories of this incredible journey. You will be picked up from the hotel for your airport transfer about three hours before your flight.

Overnight stay: N/A
Meals included: breakfast

Find Out More About Our Extras

• Single room use for 100 EUR per person (If you are a single traveller and do not wish to share a double room with another traveller of the same gender, select Single room use available on our Extras)
• Add 4 dinners for 64 EUR per person (available on our Extras)
• Add 3 lunches for 39 EUR per person (available on our Extras)
• Personal Medical Insurance for 7 EUR per adult up to 65 years (available on our Extras). For adults aged 65 and above, please contact us by email


  • 4 overnights in luxury 4-star hotels as per itinerary
  • 4 delicious breakfasts
  • Use of swimming pool with thermal water, sauna and steam bath
  • Visit the Rose Festival in Karlovo on 29th May 2021
  • Transfers from/to Sofia Airport on arrival and departure
  • Licensed English speaking guide for the whole tour (the guide will be also a driver for groups up to 8 people)
  • Transportation by A/C vehicle
  • Professional driver (for groups over 8 people)
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Bonus services:
  • Welcome drink and Farewell party
  • Attend the folklore dance spectacle with reserved seating near the stage
  • Tasting of rosé-flavoured products during the Rose Festival
  • Special compliment of the company
  • Flight tickets
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal Medical Insurance (available on our Extras)
  • Personal expenses


4-7 days

Tour's Location

Karlovo, Bulgaria


Is Bulgaria safe country?
Bulgaria is completely safe. You will never feel in danger, especially in our hands. Take into consideration that you will be welcomed at Sofia Airport. During your whole holiday, you will be in touch with us. Our company representative will be available 24/7 for a chat on WhatsApp or emergency call at +359 8888 13 413.
What are our Payment Details?
All customers are required to pay a non-refundable deposit of 150 EUR or the full amount at the time of booking, depending on when the booking is made.

Please check our General Terms and Conditions:
What are our Cancellation Policies?
Please note that the deposit you paid (150 EUR) is non-refundable.

No additional cancellation fees apply besides the deposit if you cancel the tour 40 or more calendar days prior departure. No refund applies for cancellations within 14 or fewer calendar days prior departure and we will retain all funds paid by you. For more information, please read our General Terms and Conditions:
Your Booking Confirmation?
By purchasing this tour online on our website or by the staff of the Company you are making a booking request. In both cases, an email confirmation along with an invoice for the ordered services will be sent to you. A booking will exist as soon as we issue our Booking Confirmation.
Is your Flight included?
Flights are not included in the tour price.

There are direct flights on affordable prices currently operating to Sofia with: Ryan Air, Wizz Air, Transavia, British Airways, EasyJet, Austrian Airlines, Bulgaria Air, Lufthansa, Air France, Scandinavian Airlines and many others.
Getting Visa & Travel Insurance?
For this tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend checking with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Spa Tours Bulgaria may take care of your travel insurance. It covers medical and personal accidents and it's available on our Extras. For more information, please read here:
Your Accommodation?
We carefully selected for you a 4-star hotel in order to assure your best experience. This accommodation offers a friendly service, clean and comfortable rooms and local flavour.
All places have been carefully handpicked by us and their quality is regularly monitored.
Please note: Hotels are subject to availability. In case a particular hotel is fully booked for your desired dates it will be replaced with a hotel of equal value and quality level. Exact accommodation details will be provided to you upon booking confirmation.
I am a Solo Traveller, is there a Single Supplement?
During your stay, you will share a double room with another traveller of the same gender. A single supplement is available on our Extras, if you want to have your own room.
What about the Pace and the Activity Level?
The pace will be standard for a sightseeing tours and our guide will wait for everyone, regardless of their age. Please note that the tour sometimes includes long-distance walking. This means you will be walking about 1-2 kilometres a day.


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  • Single room use(€100,00)
  • Add 4 dinners(€64,00)
  • Add 3 Lunches(€39,00)
  • Personal Medical Insurance(€7,00)

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