Picking Roses Workshop with Extracting Rose Oil in the Gardens of Karlovo

Bulgaria, Karlovo

Traditional experience hosted by vipsliven

09:00 UTC
Upto 10 guests
Hosted in English

What you'll do?

A great experience presenting you the white gold of Bulgaria
 One of the most authentic, old and most respected customs and crafts in Bulgaria – picking roses and producing rose oil! In this tour, you can not only personally get to know the flower of the gods – the oil-bearing Kazanlak Rose, which is grown only in these latitudes, but also take part in the ancient ritual on picking roses with the local rose-pickers dressed in folk traditional costumes, with the tasting rose sweet, gulovitsa and rose liqueur. And then you will visit an old house where you will learn to brew the rose oil and extract the rose water. You will see local mode of life and centuries-old Bulgarian customs and traditions, which local residents will share with you. A visit to the Bulgarian Rose factory will take you to a demonstration of rose soap making.
What’s included?
  • Picking rose ritual,
  • 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
  • Local guide service

Transport from / to the meeting point (by request & extra charge)



Personal expenses

Please note
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Vipsliven's commitment to safety

This host committed to Sonema COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.