Aromatic rose gardens, Golyama Kosmatka tomb and the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site - the Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak
The rose is one of the symbols of Bulgaria. The country produces the best rose oil in the world since 1664. Now Bulgaria manufactures about 70% of all rose oil in the world. The damask rose is being grown in the notorious Rose valley in Central Bulgaria. In Kazanlak town we explore the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site - the Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak which impresses the visitor with its unique frescoes from IV B. C. Our next stop is the small but charming Rose museum in Kazanlak which is the only one of its kind in the world. Then we discover the Thracian tomb Golyama Kosmatka dating from the end of V century B. C. About 20 gold objects were found in that tomb including a sophisticated golden wreath with oak leaves, a golden wide wine glass, golden heads of a goddess and a deer, silver shell with golden decoration, a bronze man's head etc. All these valuable findings are exhibited in the Historical Museum of Kazanlak that we visit optionally as well. Our last stop is the colorful Shipka Memorial Church.
Plovdiv - Kazanlak (1 h 30 min)
Kazanlak - Thracian tomb Golyama Kosmatka (10-15 min)
Thracian tomb Golyama Kosmatka - Shipka Memorial Church (5 min)
Shipka Memorial Church - Plovdiv (1 h 30 min)
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Any hotel or address within Plovdiv city.
End location: Any hotel or address within Plovdiv city.
Duration: 7 hours 30 min.
Air-conditioned station wagon DACIA Logan, year 2008, passenger capacity: 4 regular seats + 2 additional ones on third row of seats (fold-down rear seats). For groups of 5-8 persons a van is hired at an extra cost.
Transportation with an English speaking guide-driver from/to your hotel in Plovdiv, parking fee.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
41 BGN - Historical Museum in Kazanlak ticket (8 BGN), Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak ticket (6 BGN), Rose museum ticket (6 BGN), Thracian tomb Golyama Kosmatka ticket (6 BGN), lunch (15 BGN)
Just before the Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak and in the Rose museum you can buy a variety of rose products such as rose oil, rose water, rose perfumes and creams, rose soaps, rose jam and rose liquor.
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Kamen was delightful and full of information. I really enjoyed my tour.