Classic Bulgaria for the Rose Festival

Embark on an enchanting journey through Bulgaria’s cultural and natural treasures with this captivating itinerary. The adventure begins with transfers from Sofia airport to the hotel, where you’ll be greeted by a friendly English-speaking guide, ensuring a comfortable start to your trip.

Explore Sofia’s historical center on a guided tour, visiting iconic landmarks such as the Alexander Nevski Cathedral, National Theatre, and more. Enjoy a pleasant welcome dinner in a stylish restaurant.

Discover the wonders of the Balkan Mountain with picturesque hikes, visits to the Troyan Monastery, and the UNESCO-listed Boyana Church. Immerse yourself in the local culture with workshops and a meaningful event supporting women refugees.

Continue your adventure in the scenic region of Pleven, Devetashka Cave, and Krushuna Waterfalls. Delight in authentic experiences, including craft workshops, wine-tasting, and visits to local family-owned establishments.

Venture south to the Valley of Roses, where you’ll witness the Thracian Tomb and experience a rose-distillery tour. The journey continues to Plovdiv, one of Europe’s oldest living towns, where you’ll explore ancient sites, enjoy a cooking class, and taste local craft beers.

Immerse yourself in the Rhodopi Mountains with a narrow-gauge railway ride and a visit to a successful carpet factory. Experience warm hospitality in a family home, savoring traditional Bulgarian meals and charming village songs.

Conclude your adventure with a visit to the magnificent Rila Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy fresh mountain trout for lunch and witness the impressive fountain-geyser at Sapareva Banya. Explore the Tsari Mali Grad Fortress before a heartwarming farewell dinner filled with cherished memories and emotions.

This well-rounded itinerary promises a delightful blend of history, culture, nature, and local experiences, making it an unforgettable journey through Bulgaria’s hidden treasures.


  • 11 Nights deluxe accommodations
  • Breakfast daily 4 lunches and  7 Dinners
  • Transportation by private, luxury air-conditioned minibus
  • Leather bag workshop
  • Pottery or glass-painting workshop in Oreshak
  • Visit Troyan Brandy Distillery with tasting
  • Hiking activity in Troyan area
  • Wine-tasting in Veliko Tarnovo
  • Evening sound and light show in Veliko Tarnovo
  • Aroma and herbal soap workshop
  • Rose-distillery visit with tasting
  • Visit to Sahsa’s secret garden
  • Wine-tasting and wine cellar visit in Starosel
  • The Beer bar in Plovdiv with tasting
  • Chocolate factory tour in Plovdiv with tasting
  • Visit local Bee Honey producers
  • Visit Carpet Factory of Kostandovo
  • Train Ride on narrow gauge railway
  • Culinary workshop with grannies from Gorno Draglishte
  • All entrances for the tourist sites as per itinerary – National Museum of History, Boyana Church, Troyan monastery, Krushuna Waterfalls and Devetashka Cave, Nativity church in Arbanassi, Tsarevets Fortress in Veliko Tarnovo Etar open-air complex, Thracian tomb in Kazanlak, Old Town of Plovdiv, Great Basilica mosaics museum in Plovdiv, Rila monastery museum, Sapareva Banya geyser and Tsari Mali Grad Fortress
  • Airport transfers
  • Gratuities
  • English speaking guide
  • Women’s Travel Club Tour Host


**Prices are subject to change and availability. Space is limited and activities and specific hotels are subject to change. Travel insurance is strongly recommended.



Double Occupancy – $5399 CAD per person (sharing a room) – approx. $4100 USD
Single Occupancy – $5999 CAD per person (your own room) – approx. $4600 USD

If you would like the double occupancy rate but don’t have a roommate we will match you with a suitable roommate. The single occupancy rate will give you your own room. Single occupancy may be limited. CAD = Canadian dollars. USD = United States of America dollars. Conversion to USD is approximated by current exchange rates and subject to change. You will be charged in CAD and your bank may charge a slightly different rate or fees.

Payment & Cancellation Schedule
Payment of $300 due at time of booking.
Final payment due – April 1, 2024

*All payments are non-refundable Please see full terms and conditions. Prices are subject to change and availability.

*This tour is a guaranteed departure.

Activity Level

Low Moderate Activity
Some walking tours at elevations. You should be able to walk comfortably for a few hours at a relaxed pace with stops.  There is a hike where you can choose the duration.

Group Size

Minimum – 8 members
Maximum – 16 members


  • International Airfare
  • Visa/passport handling fees
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • Alcoholic Beverages (other than beer & wine on cruise)
  • Gratuities on personal purchases
  • Optional Activities
  • Expenses of a Personal Nature
  • Early check-in and late check-out of hotel

Tour Host

Women’s Travel Club tours are hosted tours. Your tour host is in addition to local tour guides. Your Women’s Travel Club tour host is your tour concierge and there to make sure every part of the tour runs smoothly. Our trained hosts are seasoned travelers who are with you every step of your tour so that you only have to worry about enjoying yourself and having fun.
The Women’s Travel Club Tour Host for this tour is TBA.

Roommate Matching Policy

Roommate matching is done as a courtesy and while most matches result in wonderful friendships, success is not guaranteed. If during the tour you decide you would no longer like to share a room with your roommate you will need to request (and pay for) a single room at all accommodations. This can be shared between the two people in the room if it is a mutual decision. If you are a very light sleeper or snore you may want to consider getting your own single room.

Flight Information

The Women’s Travel Club recommends booking flexible/refundable air tickets when possible.
Arrive to Sofia, Bulgaria – Sofia International Airport – SOF at any time on or before first day of tour.
Depart from Sofia, Bulgaria – Sofia International Airport – SOF on the last day of the tour .
If you would like assistance booking international flights for your tour please use the form below. The Women’s Travel Club Flight Desk will work with you to arrange the best options.
Our Flight management fee is CAD 100.00 + HST, per tour.
Flight Quote

Travel Insurance:

Out of country medical insurance is required. We strongly recommend that you obtain cancellation and interruption insurance to protect your investment.
Use this link to request an insurance quote.

Insurance Quote


Hotel Coop Sofia

Nestled in the heart of the capital, the four-star COOP Hotel in Sofia is a true gem, boasting an exquisite building designed in the charming style of Old Sofia. Its ideal central location puts it within easy reach of numerous attractions, including architectural wonders, cultural and historical monuments, office buildings, and delightful restaurants. This prime setting makes the hotel a distinctive destination for both business and family travelers, offering a perfect blend of convenience for leisure, conferences, and exploring the city’s rich heritage.

Casa Art Boutique Hotel

Casa Art Hotel defies simple categorization, as it gracefully encompasses the essence of a boutique hotel, an art hotel, and a family hotel – and so much more! This unique and diverse destination is an extraordinary gem nestled amidst the captivating and historically rich landscape of Oreshak, near the renowned Troyan Monastery.

At Casa Art Hotel, we have passionately crafted an environment that is new, different, and truly one-of-a-kind, ensuring an exceptionally cozy and sensorial experience for every guest. Each room is thoughtfully designed with its own individual theme, embracing natural elements and materials to create a harmonious ambiance.

Meridian Hotel Bolyarski

Welcome to Hotel Meridian Bolyarski, an exceptional haven nestled in the heart of Veliko Tarnovo, within arm’s reach of the city’s historical treasures. Immerse yourself in the charm of the old capital as you explore nearby attractions such as the famous street of crafts, Samovodska charshiya, the majestic hill-fortress Tsarevets, the City Gallery, and the iconic Stambolov bridge.

Our hotel boasts a distinctive architecture spanning 15 levels, gracefully descending from the main street to the picturesque Renaissance district of “Gurko.” This unique design not only offers easy access to nearby shopping and public centers but also ensures a tranquil and serene environment for our cherished guests. Here, you can relish a comfortable stay while indulging in breathtaking vistas of the Yantra River and the Old Town, making your visit truly unforgettable. Whether you seek cultural exploration or peaceful relaxation, Hotel Meridian Bolyarski promises an enchanting experience in the heart of Veliko Tarnovo.

Konstantina Palace

Nestled in the heart of Kazanlak, amidst the Thracian Valley and the enchanting Rose Valley, where the essence of the Rose reigns supreme, lies the exquisite Hotel Residence Konstantina Palace. Step into a realm of its own, where a unique atmosphere gracefully reflects various seasons and moods, all designed with meticulous attention to detail, softness, tenderness, and style. Experience the perfect fusion of discreet luxury, unparalleled comfort, and blissful tranquility. Embrace the warm embrace of Hotel Residence Konstantina Palace, where a world of enchantment awaits you.

Hill House Boutique Hotel

Nestled at the entrance of the Architectural-Historical Reserve “Ancient Plovdiv” (also known as the Old Town), you’ll find the charming HillHouse Guest House, situated at 27 Saborna St. This prime location offers easy access to the city’s significant landmarks, just a stone’s throw away from Plovdiv’s main street, while enjoying the tranquility of a quiet, traffic-limited street.

HillHouse boasts three distinct room types, catering to various accommodation preferences. With a restaurant, welcoming lobby, and a cozy courtyard, the guest house provides a delightful and comfortable setting for your stay. For added convenience, parking facilities are available to guests.

Adding to the allure of HillHouse, a wine cellar is nestled in the basement, frequently used for presentations, celebrations, and organizing special events. Embrace the warmth and hospitality of HillHouse Guest House, where you’ll find a perfect blend of convenience, comfort, and memorable experiences.

Premier Luxury Mountain Resort

ndulge yourself in the opulent realm of Premier Luxury Mountain Resort, a prestigious 5-star hotel located in Bansko, Bulgaria.

Prepare to embark on a magical journey to a world of unparalleled hospitality, brimming with activities tailored to nature enthusiasts, families, and sports aficionados alike.

Nestled amidst the stunning natural beauty of Mount Pirin, Premier Luxury Mountain Resort offers a seamless blend of impeccable amenities and a warm, inviting atmosphere, setting the stage for an extraordinary retreat that elevates your Bansko vacation to new heights of indulgence. Within reach, travelers can also venture into Pirin National Park, a renowned UNESCO World Heritage site, just moments away from this extraordinary Bansko hotel.

** Occasionally, due to situations beyond our control, specific hotels may change. Any accommodation changes will be to a similar hotel.


Through our own clients and networking clubs we have realized a general desire for women to travel but they don’t always have a companion. We developed the Women’s Travel Club for these women to have a fun and safe group to travel with. We offer a wide range of destinations, so that there is something for everyone.

We have women of all ages, with the average being 45 to 65 years. However, we do have regular travelers anywhere from 30 years to over 80 years of age.

We do not include international flights in the price of our tours. Not including the cost of international flights in the cost of the tour allows members the flexibility to get the flight schedule, price and class of service that best suits them. The Women's Travel Club flight desk will be happy to help arrange your international flights.

Yes, we always negotiate the best possible single supplement rate for our trips. Single spots fill quickly and may be limited so we suggest you book early for a single spot.

Yes, each of our booking forms has an area for you to request to be matched with a roommate. We get some general information that will help us match you with a great new friend.

Canadian and US citizens do not need a visa for travel to Bulgaria for up to 90 days. However, travel requirements may change at any time. Please visit your governments travel recommendations page. Canada - Canada Travel Recommendations & Information USA - USA Travel Recommendations & Information

During June in Bulgaria the average maximum daytime temperatures are high and range from 22°C (72°F) to 29°C (84°F). Minimum nighttime temperatures generally drop from 16°C (60°F) to 11°C (51°F).

Jun 01 - Jun 12 2024

Tour Level: Classic Tours,
Tour Type: Sightseeing Tours,

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