Sightseeing in Karlovo in Bulgaria's Rose Valley

About

A visit to the town of Karlovo located in Bulgaria’s Rose Valley. Karlovo is a city of great historical and cultural value, and the birthplace of one of Bulgaria’s most notable national heroes and revolutionaries, Vasil Levski.

Hightlights

• Tour around Karlovo’s Old Town Historical and Architectural Reserve

• Learn more about rose oil production

• Unleash your creativity with different activities

• Visit the Holy Mother of God Orthodox Church

• Try typical Bulgarian drinks - rose rakia and rose tea

• Discover who Vasil Levski was

• See St. Nicholas Orthodox Church

Description

We will start our tour from Vasil Levski Museum. It showcases artworks related to his life and legacy, historical documents, photographs and literary works dedicated to the man known as the Apostle of Liberty.

At the “Buhalov Inn” House you can attend a degustation of coffee, brewed using the “coffee on sand” method, with complementary rose food products, white jam or fig jam.

We will see different examples of traditional crafts such as weaving, felting, embroidery, woodcarving.

We will then visit Holy Mother of God Orthodox Church, notable for its bell tower, built in 1851. Here, Vasil Levski was a singer and acolyte for four years.

Pateva House offers a demonstration of the process of drawing essential oils from a miniature distillery filled with various types of seasonal herbs. This is followed by a herbal rakia degustation, authentic Balkan tea, rose and lavender tea. Visitors may get their picture taken wearing a traditional folk costume from this cultural region. Our next stop is the “Raino Popovitch” House.

Here, visitors can craft their own stamped decorative postcards and make cards out of recycled paper. Print yourself unique certificate using an authentic 19th century printing press, complete with a wax stamp!

In “The White Yard” House we have the opportunity to see a demonstration of various painting practices in the Zograff style and icon painting techniques. Visitors may even create and paint objects out of clay, and dress up tiny wooden dolls in traditional Bulgarian dresses.

Next we’ll visit St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, built in 1847, part of the Bulgarian Revival architecture.

It is located right next to the Vasil Levski monument. We will have free time to take photos and have a lunch.

Price per person

• For a group of 6-10: 27 €

• For a group of 4-5 or more: 43 €

• For a group of 2-3: 53 €

• For individual trekkers: 83 €

Inclusions / exclusions

The price includes

• Tour guide

• Transportation

The price does not include

• Lunch

• Fees for the different activities

• Entrance fees

Notes

Price for groups of over 10 people: on request

27 €

per person

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Weekends

Карлово, България

Starting point - Plovdiv, Bulgaria

1 day

Summer, Spring, Autumn, Winter

Live tour guide available in English

Maxiumum number of participants - 10 people

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