Rose Festival 2023 – Kazanluk

The celebration of the rose in honor of the Bulgarian oil-bearing rose is the official celebration of the towns of Kazanluk. In 1903 the citizens of Kazanluk organized the Rose Festival for the first time. It was dedicated not only to beauty and flowers, but also to charity. Organized were rich exhibitions of roses and flowers, excursions to the Shipka Monastery, specially issued cards with views of the Rose Valley on rose rose and traditional rose oil production. Nowadays, celebration of the rose has become a large and colorful Rose Festival. “The Queen Rosa” Contest-spectacle is a spectacle of the most beautiful and charming Kazanluk graduates who are part of the city’s pride and emblem.

Program of the Festival of Roses in 2023 can be found on the official festival website.

Pick up: tour can start from any address in Sofia.
Tour Duration: 6 to 8 hours. Depends on the number of stops and time spent at attractions.
Price: from €170 for a group for up to 4 people. Will vary depending on your chosen vehicle type, number of passengers. Price you can check in the table below.
Accepted payment methods: cash.

All our tours are individual. It means you are travelling in your company without other people. Thus, you can independently choose the route, how much time to spend in one place or another, where and when to make a stop to refresh and have lunch.

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Why to book day tour to Rose Festival with Iksam:

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Prices for day trip to Rose Festival

From:up to 4:up to 7:
Private day tour from Sofia to Rose Festival170 €220 €
Transfer Sofia - Kazanluk120 €200 €

Price for day tour to Rose Festival


  • Chosen vehicle with a driver
  • Baby seats if required
  • VAT, fuel, paid parking
  • Good mood and a lot of impressions

not include:

  • Entry tickets
  • Food, drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

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About Rose Festival:

The Rose Festival

Traditionally, it open the Rose Festival. The performance is the most awaited event in Kazanluk for the year and gathers the most emotion of viewers and guests. Since 2013, the rights for the selection of Rose Queen has been patented and is only a right of Kazanluk Municipality. Annually selected Queen Rose attends various forums in the twin cities of Kazanluk on the different continents and is a beautiful ambassador of Bulgaria around the world. He also leads the festive carnival procession, which is the culmination of the Rose Festival, on the first Sunday of June. She crowns with a unique crown, made by the jeweler Lyubomir Dudev. He is also the author of the attractive jewellery that adorns Rose Queen.

Harvesting roses and ritual of production of rose oil is the annual central event for the official guests and foreign tourists during the culmination Sunday of the age-old Rose Festival in Kazanluk. People who collect roses are in folk costumes, authentic folklore groups, kukeri and dance groups present the rose gardens and welcome guests to the holiday. In the fertile pink gardens of the villages of Rajena, Kanchevo, Rozovo, Gorno Izvorovo, Gorno Cherkovishte and Kazanluk, invite guests to get the flower of the gods – the oil-bearing Kazanluk Rose, to taste rose jam, gulovitsa and rose liqueur.

Then, from the rose garden holiday is transferred to the central square. More than 5,000 participants in a colorful carnival line pass on the streets of Kazanluk, depicting different moments in the history and culture of the Rose Valley.