Karlovo Tours
Picking Roses Workshop & Extracting Rose Oil in the Rose Valley
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Picking Roses Workshop & Extracting Rose Oil in the Rose Valley

By MeOnTour - from locals to glocals
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Ages 8-99
Duration: 3h
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Live guide: Russian, English
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  • Picking rose ritual (during the picking season)
  • Tasting of rose sweet, gulovitsa and rose liqueur
  • Workshop-demonstration of extraction of rose oil from mini distillery
  • Visit to the Bulgarian Rose factory - a demonstration of making soaps
  • On the spots guide services
What's not included
  • Transport from / to the meeting point (by request & extra charge)
  • Meals
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses


Start:
  • Karlovo, Bulgaria
    We will contact you after booking for further information of the starting time and exact meeting point. The activity happens in 2 destinations - Karlovo and Damascena near Kazanlak as the order is reconfirmed with the customers.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 118846P24

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 118846P24

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    • MeOnTour - from locals to glocals
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      Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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    • 493nelik
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great weekend
      Excellent experience, incredible views, very good organization and communication with everyone. Thanks a lot!
      Written February 13, 2023
    • v_roniqueh676
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Incroyable
      great activity: pick-up at the hotel as planned to the meeting place, clear explanation for handling the snowmobile, departure through the mountain via paths to a small chapel, small photo pose and return at the starting point. With beautiful weather, an incredible experience that I highly recommend
      Written February 11, 2022
    • Phytos P
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A Complex of Opulence and Bulgarian Tradition.
      Somewhere in the no-where, of the Bulgarian Countryside, and near the City of Kazanluk, is this Complex of Surprises, called 'Damascena'. One drives from a pot-holed road into an impressive entrance, and walk over a bridge to enter it. It lies along a river and an entry ticket (of a few Leva) is charged to enter. A themed Park dedicated to the 'Rose', smack in the famous Rose Valley of Bulgaria, with heroes and heroins to greet your entry, this Complex must have been dreamed up by somebody, with Disney Land in mind and lots of money in their pocket. I called it the 'Bulgarian Disney Land', including a Distillery, not the ones we know but a Rose Distillery. Much more elegant, much more decorated, much more mystified than an alcohol distillery, one that spews out the liquid of Rose Petals, selling not just a few £s/Kg. like alcohol, but around £5k-£6k/Kg. It is their Liquid Gold. There are ups and downs in the topography, each one a surprise waiting to be explored. Under Cover but open-fronted are rooms and rooms of Bulgarian household, trade, and agricultural artefacts. Loads of them. The old Looms, the old copper kitchen pots, the old Dhougan( a flat wooden platform, with rows and rows of sharp flintstones embedded underneath) that animals used to pull over the harvest, to churn it into straw and corn. And with the long handle wooden shovels, they used to throw the churned harvest up in the air, for the wind to blow the straw away and separate it from the corn. There are restaurants scattered around the Complex, tables under gazeeboes and cupolas, interspersed among vine-trees, rose gardens and exotic plants. Water spouts and streams keep the place tranquil and cool. They serve Bulgarian food and enjoyed lunch there, with a Bulgarian beer. This was excellent and, no surprise here. Prices no different to outside Restaurants. The big Wow-factor was the Amphitheatre. An opulence in Marble, floors, walls, table-tops and mosaiced marble figures I have never seen before. The place 'smells' money spent. Somebody's dream to out-do Disney. A futuristic structure with the semicircular 'seats' separated by a profusion of Rose bushes. What else could fit the theme? Oh, Yes. Black and white swans roaming around the pond, justify the whole 'poshness' of the place. Very few people were there with us, but they do Festivals and that's where they come into their own. I'd love to attend one of these Festivals of Roses.
      Written July 31, 2019
    • Twinkletits
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fabulous
      A fabulous day out, lots to see, at different times of the year, but the high light is to time your trip during the rose festival . Smells like Turkish delight
      Written July 9, 2019
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    WorldTravelerDora
    London, UK43 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were thinking for quite some time to attend the rose festival but we wanted all to be taken care of. From start to finish this activity was impeccable. We took some many included activities in Damascene and Kazanlak and we were the whole day occupied. Wonderful!
    Written June 6, 2024
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    geri
    Waynesboro, GA3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great explanation and visual of home rose oil distillation. Excellent information on History of Bulgaria and rose production, making of rose soap and other rose products.

    Exceptionally good tour. Was beyond our expectations.
    Written June 14, 2023
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    Boril I
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2022 • Family
    My family and I had an amazing time at this experience. We highly recommend it to any others in the area. The tour guides also speak English. The booking experience was easy and the communication with the company was very responsive.
    Written August 10, 2022
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    Hello Boril, thanks for your great feedback for the Picking Roses Workshop with Extracting Rose Oil in the Gardens of Karlovo experience! That's designed to show you the best with hands on experience on the activities. We operate a lot more off-the-beaten path tours, activities and experiences in Bulgaria and we welcome you back anytime you will visit again. Best regards, Hristo
    Written August 14, 2022
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