保加利亞玫瑰之旅 26/5 – 31/5/2017

Most of the rose oil - Rosa damascena produced in the world comes from the Valley of the Roses in Bulgaria. On this unique trip you will enjoy the excitements of the Rose Festival, take part in the rose harvest, see the rose distillation process and more importantly buy the freshest rose otto oils and related products at manufacturer price.
The superb qualities of Bulgaria’s variety of grapes are also famous to the world. Wine production in Bulgaria goes back to the ancient times and Thracian’s wines are well-known of their delicious tastes.  Wine degustation is another highlight of this trip.
Beside roses and wines, you will visit the beautiful medieval city of Veliko Tarnovo and Plovdiv as well as the capital city of Sofia; experience an eco-trek walk and the traditional village living.

To be provided by the Bulgaria organizer and all itineraries are subject to change according to local conditions 由當地旅行社提供,會因當地當時的情況而變更或修改

  • Five nights’ accommodation in twin or double-bedded rooms with private facilities in Kalofer 5晚住宿雙人房有獨立洗手間設施的旅館
  • Daily Breakfast and Dinner and one Picnic Lunch on the day to Eco park 每天早餐、晚餐
  • Local transport in Bulgaria and admission fees as per the itinerary 行程所需的當地交通及入場費
Day 1
Meet at the Sofia airport at 2.30pm and head onto the village of Kalofer. In the evening, hear a talk on “The History of the Rosa Damascena” and enjoy a welcome dinner with Bulgarian traditional home cooked foods. Stay in Kalofer over the whole trip.
Day 2
Spend the morning at the Rose Festival in the nearby village of Kazanlak, watching locals dressed in colourful traditional costumes performing live music and folk dances, and the Rose Queen Parade. In the afternoon, drive to Tarnichene and visit its active rose distillery, the Enio Bonchev Distillery, where you will learn first-hand about the painstaking process used for harvesting and producing this precious substance, and the use of rose oil in a variety of products from oils to rose jam and rosewater. In the evening, enjoy dinner back at Kalofer.


Day 3
Rise early to join the rose harvest in the rose fields. Afterwards, join local guide for a half day hike along the Biala Reka eco-path, examining local flowers and herbs on the way with a picnic lunch en route. This specialist walk received the Conde Nast Traveller Award for best eco-destination in the world in 2005. Later, visit the men’s monastery and hear a liturgy.
In the afternoon visit the Rose Factory with workshops and learn from the factory owner how to prepare face cream and soap. In the evening, join a workshop to prepare rose jam and rose syrup.

大清早參與玫瑰收成活動。早餐後跟隨領隊生態導賞遊,認識沿途植物和花卉,享用郊野午餐;此步行徑在2005年曾獲選為Conde Nast旅行家的世界最佳生態旅遊點獎項。午餐後,參觀修道院及禮拜儀式上的詠誦。



Day 4
After breakfast, departure to cross the Shipka Pass and visit the Russian Church of St Nikolai and Etara -Architectural-Ethnographic Complex like an open-air museum, presents the Bulgarian customs, culture and craftsmanship. In the afternoon - sightseeing in the medieval city of Veliko Turnovo, visit the hilltop fortress Tsvarets Castle and the Patriarch’s Church with its breathtaking frescos and icons. In the evening, transfer to Kalofer and Dinner
早餐後,前往希普卡山口,參觀俄羅斯教會的聖尼古拉和 Etara民族建築:一座露天的博物館,體驗保加利亞風俗、 文化和技藝。下午前往特爾諾沃古都,遊覽位於山頂的察雷維茨城堡、教堂、內藏巧奪天工的壁畫及雕像。傍晚回Kalofer晚餐

Day 5
After breakfast, departure to Plovdiv, an architectural museum reserve with over 150 monuments of culture - houses from the National Revival period. Its magnificent houses are turned into museums, galleries, workshops, restaurants. There are also parlours and studios of painters and wood-carvers.
UNESCO awarded Plovdiv a gold medal for architecture in 1979.  
Bulgaria with the idealistic conditions for wine cultivation, wine production goes back to the ancient times and we will visit Starossel Winery in the afternoon for wine tasting.
早餐後,出發前往普羅夫迪夫,超過150座民族復興時期建築的古跡房子。壯麗的房子變成了博物館、 畫廊、餐館、起居、畫家和木頭雕刻者的工作室。普羅夫迪夫在1979年獲得教科文組織的建築金獎。
Day 6
Drive to Sofia early in the morning for a city tour before your flight back home. During the tour you’ll visit the cathedral and memorial church of “St. Alexander Nevsky” with the crypt – icons gallery, The remains of the Roman city with Rotunda, transformed into church and another impressive buildings - The National Theatre “Ivan Vazov”, Russian church, The Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridsky”, etc.   The trip ends at Sofia airport around 13.30.
早餐後乘車前往索菲遊覽城市風貌,參觀教堂St. Alexander Nevsk 」 畫像廊、有羅馬圓形建築的國家劇院「Ivan Vazov」、俄國教堂、索非亞大學「St. Kliment Ohridsky」等等。旅程約於下午130到達索非亞機場後完滿結束,大家各自安排回家或連接的行程

Cost: HK$8500, $2000 deposit payable on or before 20/3/2017 and balance payable on 15/5/2017
Enrolment closes on 20 March 2017

Each participant has to arrange their return airfare from Hong Kong to Sofia and travel insurance


For enquiry please contact jgoaroma@gmail.com