SPA temptations with the scent of roses in the Valley of the Thracian Kings

Special Tour 2 days, 1 night
6155 Pavel Banya, Bulgaria

A beautiful experience in the Valley of Roses and Thracian Kings, wrapped in the scent of the oil-bearing damask rose, and filled with the tranquility of the mineral waters in the area.


The price of the tour includes:

  • Examination of an ethnographic collection and an ancient installation for the production of rose oil
  • Visit to a modern distillery with unique architecture and hand-painted murals
  • Visit to a unique Thracian cultural center with fragments of Thracian sanctuaries and mounds
  • Places for rest and relaxation in the cool gardens with over 150 species of roses
  • Roseberry (seasonally in May and June)
  • Visit to the Wildlife Biopark
  • Presentation and demonstration of essential oils and their healing properties
  • Tasting of rose liqueur, gyul brandy and rose jam
  • Overnight
  • Breakfast
  • Use of SPA center
  • Entrance to the Kazanlak tomb
  • Guide service

The price of the tour does not include:

  • Transport (on request we can also offer transport service at an attractive price)
  • Lunches and dinners

Opportunity to purchase

Opportunity to purchase various essential oils, cosmetics, food and beverages at producer prices.


What to expect?

The program begins with a visit to the Ethnographic Complex “Damascene”, nestled at the foot of the Balkans, in the picturesque village of Skobelevo, Pavel Banya municipality. We will follow the technology of rosary closely and learn interesting facts about the history of the oil-bearing rose and its application:

  • that the homeland of the Bulgarian oil-bearing rose is Damascus, the capital of today’s Syria;
  • that the first rose oil in Bulgaria was distilled in the 17th century;
  • that Bulgarian rose oil is recognized as the highest quality rose oil in the world;
  • that for the extraction of 1 drop of rose oil 30 roses are needed, and for 1 kg of first-class rose oil – 3,000 – 3,500 kg of rose flowers.

A seasonal opportunity in May and June is the participation in rose picking. Throughout the year we can visit the ethnographic museum, where objects from the everyday life of our ancestors are exhibited – the ancient installation for cooking rose oil, called “gulpana” (from the Turkish word “gulpane” – rose house), which was once built near running water.

We will have a special presentation about the secrets and healing properties of essential oils, and we will try the aroma of each of them. Get ready for a fragrant tasting of rose liqueur, gyul brandy and rose jam. There is a possibility for lunch in the complex, as the participants in the team building enjoy a 10% discount.

In the evening we stay in a SPA hotel in Pavel Banya, and the next day we indulge in refined pampering in the mineral water. The composition of water is such that it is useful for bones and teeth, for the peripheral nervous system, for the functions of the brain.

Before leaving, we visit the Thracian tomb in Kazanlak. It is part of a large necropolis located near the ancient capital of the Odrysian kingdom Seuthopolis. It dates from the IV-III century BC. and since 1979 has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List.


Itinerary

The Valley of Roses is in the heart of Bulgaria, bearing its name from the traditions of growing the oil-bearing rose Damascene - one of the symbols of Bulgaria. It is also called the Valley of the Thracian Kings because of the numerous tombs found there and the remains of Seuthopolis - considered the former capital of the Kingdom of the Thracian Odrysian tribe.

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