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Lavender Fields of Bulgaria

Bulgaria is the world’s leader in lavender production that has displaced even France where lavender fields are the part of the national treasure.

This photo tour to the valley of roses and lavender is an excellent opportunity to vary your portfolio in landscape photography. The opportunity to see the apogee of lavender bloom can happen only two weeks a year and we invite you to see it with us. Also we’ll visit the brightest symbol of the past Soviet epoch, - a beautiful abandoned monument of Buzludzha.


Itinerary

Day 1, Meeting at the airport (June 20)

Meeting at the Varna or Burgas airport, depending on the flights available (that we’ll be agreed in advance in order to minimize the time of waiting for the group members). The first place to stay is a Tyulenovo village hotel (during the tour we will be staying at different hotels all over the country). Pay attention that there are double rooms and if you go with your family or a group of several people we can provide a family room that should be booked in advance. It’s possible to book a single room, too.
A sunset shooting might be possible and will depend on flight and arrival time of the group.
A night shooting of a lavender field with wind generators near the village of Shabla.

Day 2 (June 21)

Sunrise in the Tylenovo bay. Transfer to the Thracian Valley after breakfast. In the evening we are going to take photos of a flooded church at the Zhrebchevo lake and then going to Buzludzha peak for the shooting of the eponymous monument – the Congress Palace of the Soviet Communist Party of Bulgaria in the light of the stars and random flashlights:)

Day 3 (June 22)

Having had a good sleep after the night shooting right after having breakfast we are going to Plovdiv - the city that is more than 6 000 years old, where we will be walking along the ancient streets of the old town. Sunset in the field near Plovdiv with a night shooting at the same place after having dinner. A night shooting in the field.

Day 4 (June 23)

Going to one of the best Bulgarian vineyards with hot mineral springs where we’ll be able to relax in hot swimming pools with a glass of wonderful Bulgarian vine. A night stay at beautiful small town of Kalofer where we will spend two nights. Shooting of the sunset in a lavender field near the Tazha village.

Day 5 (June 24)

We will start our day with a flight on the motorized air-trike over the roses and lavender valley and then going back to have breakfast. Then we can go and see one of the oldest rose oil refineries where you will get to know everything about produced essential oils and by cosmetics from production if desired.
Evening shooting in a lavender field nears the Tazha village. After sunset we can have dinner in one of the national restaurants.
Every participant can give up to 10 photos that were made during the tour and get recommendations of where and how they can make their results better.

Day 6 (June 25)

Sunrise in one of the fields in the area. Transfer to Yambol. On the way to Yambol we will stop for sunset shooting in a lavender field near Chirpan city.

Day 7 (June 26)

At the last day of our tour we are going to have a final sunrise shooting in the field near Yambol. Having breakfast and getting ready for departure. Going to the airport to get back home with a lavender scent and gigabytes of great shots:)


The sequence of the tour program activities might be changed due to the weather conditions or other factors.

Required equipment and gear

  • DSLR or MILC camera
  • Lenses: telephoto, wide, normal, macro
  • Gradient (hard, soft) and CPL filters
  • Tripod and remote shutter release device
  • Headlight or torch for the night shooting
  • Spare batteries
  • Clothes both for warm and cold weather.
    We will shoot mainly in the valley, under the hot summer sun, but we will also shoot Buzludzha, which is situated at 1400 m. above the sea level, where the temperature drops to 5-7C

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Video from the tour

Sunset on one of the lavender fields