4th International Conference on
Natural Products Utilization

From Plants to Pharmacy Shelf

29 May - 01 June 2019
Albena resort, Bulgaria


Social Events and Tourist Programs

(incl. in the registration fees of regular participants, students and accompanying persons)

Main lobby and swimming pool area, Paradise Blue Hotel
Date: 29 May 2019, Wednesday, 20:00 h

(incl. in the registration fees of regular participants and accompanying persons)

Old House Etho Restaurant
Date: 31 May 2019, Friday, 20:00 h /Buses will depart at 19:30 from Paradise Blue Hotel/

(incl. in the registration fees of regular participants, students and accompanying persons)

Founded in the 6th century BC, the city boasts lots of remains from Roman and Byzantine times - the World’s most ancient golden art pieces have been found in the Varna Necropolis. The tour will include a visit of the most remarkable sights of the city – the Cathedral of the Assumption, the Archeological museum (with one of the richest exhibits in Bulgaria - now it holds over 100 000 various objects of the region's past epochs), the Roman thermal baths (2nd - 3rd century) - the biggest ever found in Bulgaria.
The tour will include a visit to Aladja monastery - one of the many medieval rock monasteries found in the northeastern part of Bulgaria. It was inhabited by hermits in the 13th - 14th century. It is situated in a beautiful woodland about 17 km away from Varna and has monk's cells and magnificent wall paintings. The monastery rooms were cut out on two levels in the almost 40m high limestone rock. The monastery was opened as museum and tourist site in 1906. The site was declared national antiquity and national monument of culture.
Date: 1 June 2019, Saturday, 09:00 – 14:00 h

(included in the accompanying person's fee only)

The Palace is a former summer residence of the Romanian Queen Maria Alexandrina Victoria de Edinburg (1875 – 1938). It is situated approximately 2 km south-west of Balchik in a beautiful locality between the Balchik rocks and the Black Sea. The official name of the palace was the Quiet Nest Palace. It was constructed between 1926 and 1937, during the Romanian rule of the region. The Palace is a designated archeological and constructional monument of culture and a monument of the gardening and landscape art. The stroll through the park takes the visitor to the only palace with minaret in the world, in complete harmony with the mosque dome, a marble throne brought from Florence, a bridge of sighs, a large clay vessel from Morocco, a Mediterranean-style well, a Moorish-style pool.
Date: 30 May 2019, Thursday, 10:00 – 12:00 h
Participants can also book for the excursion at the price of 25 Euro. The price includes transportation, guide in English, museum fees.

Excursion to Nessebar

Nessebar is among the oldest cities in Europe and the richest in Bulgaria for its architectural medieval monuments. Situated on a small Black Sea peninsula, the town is the successor of the ancient Thracian settlement of Mesambria, founded in the 2nd millennium BC. In 1983 it was listed in the UNESCO list of the world cultural heritage. Today it is an exclusively attractive resort town located at 100 km from the city of Varna.
Date: 2 June 2019, Sunday, 9:00 – 17:00 h
Price: 55 Euro per person, incl. transportation, museum fees, guide-tour in English and lunch
Note: The price is valid for a group minimum of 10 persons
Bookings can be made during initial registration or later on by visiting the following website: