“A Bulgarian rose - a real experience of love, like a moment from a dream come true!”
We offer you to submerge yourselves in the fragrance of rose gardens, to see the rose gathering and the production of Bulgaria’s “liquid gold”. Your host will be one of the leaders in the cosmetic industry in Bulgaria – Rosaimpex company and Georgievi family.
The tour will take us through the land of the Thracians, Romans, Proto-Bulgarians and Slavs and the lands of the gold treasure of Panagyurishte.
We will see Plovdiv, the European capital of culture for 2019. The ancient history of the city will surprise and inspire you, as you admire the rich history of the past epochs. Ancient Plovdiv is, for its part, much more than just archaeological attractions, houses from the National Revival period, small paved streets and ancient churches, it carries with the spirit and history of many generations of Bulgarians. Experience the magic of the ancient Plovdiv! A mirage, a shadow of a muse, whispers and music, hoof beats of Thracian cavalry ... and as if you become a spectator at the antique roman theatre.
With the sea salt in the air, Sozopol is the eternal host for muses and inspiration. You will enjoy this charismatic city. You will be charmed by the beauty of the Bulgarian Black Sea, its history and contemporary life of the coast. You will be hosted in Santa Marina holiday village by one of the most prominent companies and a recognized leader in the real estate market in Bulgaria - FairPlay International and Zaharievi family.
Your adventure in Southern Bulgaria continues in Hissarya – an ancient town with many hot springs. The beneficial effect on the water was well-known to the Romans. In 46 AD the Romans establish the province of Trakia, and a settlement is constructed around the hot springs. You will be submerged in the atmosphere on the Roman empire, as you view the ruins of the Roman city and experience the miraculous healing properties of the thermal water.
You will complete your tour by a visit to the town of Koprivshtitsa, still preserving the atmosphere of Bulgarian National Revival period.
Immerse in fragrant splendor, inspiring history, beautiful views as you participate in our tour!
Please note that the program is subject to changes.
Sunday, 5 June
Arrival at Sofia Airport. Check-in to Millennium Hotel.
20:00 – 22:00 Informal dinner at a restaurant in Millennium Hotel
Monday, 6 June
08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast at the hotel restaurant
09:00 – 11:00 Travel to Strelcha
11:00 – 11:30 Visit to the Rose gardens in Strelcha
11:30 – 12:30 Visit KATEKO’s Rose oil distillery
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch at “Starata kushta” (The Old House) in Panagyurishte
14:00 – 15:00 Travel to Yagodovo
15:00 – 16:00 Visit to Rosaimpex Ltd. (cosmetic manufacturer) – Georgievi Family
16:00 – 16:30 Travel to Plovdiv
16.30 – 17.00 Check-in to hotel Residence City Garden, Plovdiv
17:00 – 19:00 Sightseeing the Old City of Plovdiv
20:00 – 22:00 Dinner at Nobel Restaurant in Residence City Garden
22:00 Optional – Night walk around Plovdiv’s city center
Tuesday, 7 June
07:30 – 08:30 Breakfast at Nobel Restaurant in Residence City Garden
09:30 – 13.00 Travel to Sozopol
13:00 – 13:30 Check-in to Viva Mare Beach Hotel in Santa Marina holiday village, Sozopol
13:30 – 15:00 Lunch at Viva Mare Restaurant in Santa Marina holiday village, Sozopol
15:00 – 19:00 Sightseeing the Old City of Sozopol
19:00 – 20:00 Free time
20:00 – 22:00 Dinner at Viva Mare Restaurant in Santa Marina holiday village
Wednesday, 8 June
08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast at Viva Mare Restaurant in Santa Marina holiday village
09:00 – 11:00 Family visit - walk around Santa Marina holiday village with the hosts The Zaharievi Family (Fairplay International)
11:00 – 13:15 Travel to Stara Zagora
13:15 – 14:15 Lunch in Park Hotel “Stara Zagora”
14:30 – 16:00 Travel to Hissarya
16:00 – 16:30 Check-in to Hissar SPA Hotel
16:45 – 18:15 Guided tour around the Ancient Hissarya
18:15 – 20:00 SPA and swimming pool time at Hissar Spa Hotel / Free time
20:00 – 22:00 Dinner at Panorama Restaurant in Hissar Spa Hotel (entertainments included)
22:00 Optional – Bowling or Night club
Thursday, 9 June
08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast at Hissar Spa Hotel
09:00 – 10:30 Travel to Koprivshtitsa
10:30 – 12:00 Sightseeing Koprivshtitsa – guided tour
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch in Koprivshtitsa
13:00 – 15:00 Travel to Sofia
Arrival airport: Sofia Airport
Recommended arrival date in the city: Sunday 5 June, afternoon
Accommodation: shared rooms
Dress code: wear comfortable casual clothes and shoes. Do not forget to bring a light jacket because of the season and air-conditioning.
Number of participants per learning journey is limited - first come first served! Approx 30 people per Learning Journey
For any questions, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hosts: Rosaimpex and Fairplay International