Ski Bansko Tours and Holidays

Travel Talk’s Ski Bansko tours take you to the ever-popular ski-resort of Bulgaria, Bansko. Having hosted countless races and international competitions, and of course millions of ski and snowboard enthusiast over the years, Bansko is the symbolic heart of skiing in Bulgaria. The town has sprawled into a vibrant, social and sports hub for travellers of all ages. As always, Ski Bansko tours provide the legendary Travel Talk value with premium services: 4-star or 3-star superior hotel by the lift, airport return shuttle transfers, experienced ski-tour leader, spa center, steam bath and sauna, even unlimited beer and wine with dinners are included. Yet, all of these are topped by an unforgettable experience with like-minded travellers on these incredible Balkan ski tours.

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Travel Talk’s Ski Bansko tours take you to the ever-popular ski-resort of Bulgaria, Bansko. Having hosted countless races and international competitions, and of course millions of ski and snowboard enthusiast over the years, Bansko is the symbolic heart of skiing in Bulgaria.

Our Ski Bansko Trips

Premium

Trip Style: Ski Holiday

Bansko Express: Premium Pack

4 Days

5

1 reviews

from

$878

$483

Premium

Trip Style: Ski Holiday

Short Break Bansko: Premium Pack

5 Days

5

8 reviews

from

$1038

$571

Premium

Trip Style: Ski Holiday

Bansko Explorer: Premium Pack

8 Days

5

1 reviews

from

$1558

$857

Superior

Trip Style: Ski Holiday

Bansko Express: Superior Pack

4 Days

5

5 reviews

from

$738

$406

Superior

Trip Style: Ski Holiday

Short Break Bansko: Superior Pack

5 Days

5

2 reviews

from

$838

$461

Superior

Trip Style: Ski Holiday

Bansko Explorer: Superior Pack

8 Days

5

3 reviews

from

$1198

$659

Standard

Trip Style: Ski Holiday

Bansko Express: Standard Pack

4 Days

4.8

5 reviews

from

$618

$340

Standard

Trip Style: Ski Holiday

Short Break Bansko: Standard Pack

5 Days

4.7

13 reviews

from

$698

$384

bansko
Standard

Trip Style: Ski Holiday

Bansko Explorer: Standard Pack

8 Days

4.8

5 reviews

from

$1018

$560

Ski Bansko Accommodation

Please find below the 4 & 3 Star hotels used on our Ski Bansko trips. All accommodation is carefully hand-selected to satisfy our standards in terms of quality, authenticity and location for you to enjoy a comfortable and unforgettable holiday.

HOTEL SUNRISE
Bansko
4 Star

Sunrise Hotel is just a few minutes walk from the first ski lift station in Bansko. It is surrounded by a large garden, this hotels offers a spa center with sauna and hot tub to it's guest.

MOUNTAIN PARADISE
Bansko
3 Star

This hotel is located only 900 meters from the Gondola, Mountain Paradise Hotel offers an indoor swimming pool and a spa center with Sauna and hot tub, serves breakfast and dinner as open buffet.

EMERAL SPA HOTEL
Bansko
4 Star

At the foot of the Pirin Mountains, 1 min from the cable car,the hotel features a large wellness center with free access to the sauna, steam bath, hot tub, indoor swimming pool.

MARIA ANTOANETA
Bansko
4 Star

Located next to a river, Bansko’s Maria-Antoaneta Residence is just a 3-minute walk from the local ski lifts and it has a large terraced garden with a seasonal outdoor swimming pool.

Ski Bansko Travel Guide

The ski center is equipped with snow cannons which allows the center to have a remarkably long skiing season. While the season starts mid-December and continues until May, the best time to visit is between late-January to April with fresh snow almost every day.
We closely monitor the latest travel updates to Bulgaria and follow the advice of the UK Foreign Office. For the latest travel advice from UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO), please visit: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/bulgaria
British, Australian, New Zealand, US and Canadian passport holders do not need a visa for stays up to 90 days. Please remember that countries to be visited may change entry requirements at any time, without prior notice.
The oldest country in Europe, Bulgaria was longtime dominated by Communism. You can still easily see the effects of this political system in everyday living & architecture and introverted lifestyle of Bulgarians. While you visit the country, let the modern history intellectually nourish you.
Food plays an important role in Bulgarian culture as to them, dinner is a social occasion and having a meal together is the key to strengthen family ties. There are many restaurants, cafes, bars and clubs in Bansko town center, they are all within walking distance of your accommodation. Food and alcohol are remarkably cheap compared to the rest of Europe, which makes Bulgaria a destination you can visit on a budget.
In Bansko town center, there are many ski & grocery stores as we as souvenir shops. The prices are very reasonable in Bulgaria compared to other European ski centers. All shops are within walking distance of your Bansko hotel.
Kuker Procession: Happens every 1st day of the year. Costumed men and women sing and dance together to clear their town of evil spirit. If you are spending the New Year’s Eve in Bansko don’t miss out on this spectacular ritual. Bansko Film Festival: Looking for films & documentaries about ski & extreme sports & mountains in a snowy atmosphere? You just need to make your way to Bansko in November.

Ski Bansko Tours - FAQ

Passport holders from Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Canada, and United States of America can travel to Bulgaria for stays up to 90 days in any 180-day period without a visa. Visits to Bulgaria do not count towards your 90-day limit in other EU Schengen countries because it is not in the Schengen area.
Passport validity entry requirements: Travellers entering Bulgaria must also carry a passport or travel document valid for at least 6 months.

This information is provided as a guidance, we strongly advise that you check with the consulate or embassy as this information can change at any time and with little notice. It is your responsibility to make sure that all the required travel documents are ready when travelling.
On the first day there is a shuttle departing from Sofia Airport Terminal 1 at 1pm and from Terminal 2 at 1:15pm. On the last day, the departure shuttle is at 3pm (arrives to Sofia Airport around 5:30pm). Please inform our call centre or info@traveltalktours.com of your flight details (date of flight, flight number, arrival time and name of travelers) at least 15 days prior to your departure date. If you do not receive confirmation that your pick-up is arranged, please contact us. No pre-arrangement required for departure shuttle.
All of the packages include: accommodation, tour guide, breakfasts & dinners with unlimited beer and wine, evening entertainment and arrival & departure airport shuttle (restrictions apply). In addition to the above, the Superior Pack includes ski/snowboard with boots, and the Premium Pack includes ski/snowboard with boots as well as tuition.
A ski lift pass is not included in the tour and can be purchased at Bansko at around €30-35 per day.
Any gear as clothing, helmets, ski suits etc. is not included in the tour price and can be hired at the destination. Superior and Premium packs include ski/snowboard with boots.
Ski/Snowboard lessons are only available for complete beginners.

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TRAVEL GUIDE
Best Time To Visit
The ski center is equipped with snow cannons which allows the center to have a remarkably long skiing season. While the season starts mid-December and continues until May, the best time to visit is between late-January to April with fresh snow almost every day.
TRAVEL GUIDE
Travel Advice
We closely monitor the latest travel updates to Bulgaria and follow the advice of the UK Foreign Office. For the latest travel advice from UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO), please visit: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/bulgaria
TRAVEL GUIDE
Visas
British, Australian, New Zealand, US and Canadian passport holders do not need a visa for stays up to 90 days. Please remember that countries to be visited may change entry requirements at any time, without prior notice.
TRAVEL GUIDE
Culture
The oldest country in Europe, Bulgaria was longtime dominated by Communism. You can still easily see the effects of this political system in everyday living & architecture and introverted lifestyle of Bulgarians. While you visit the country, let the modern history intellectually nourish you.
TRAVEL GUIDE
Eating and drinking
Food plays an important role in Bulgarian culture as to them, dinner is a social occasion and having a meal together is the key to strengthen family ties. There are many restaurants, cafes, bars and clubs in Bansko town center, they are all within walking distance of your accommodation. Food and alcohol are remarkably cheap compared to the rest of Europe, which makes Bulgaria a destination you can visit on a budget.
TRAVEL GUIDE
Shopping
In Bansko town center, there are many ski & grocery stores as we as souvenir shops. The prices are very reasonable in Bulgaria compared to other European ski centers. All shops are within walking distance of your Bansko hotel.
TRAVEL GUIDE
Festivals and events
Kuker Procession: Happens every 1st day of the year. Costumed men and women sing and dance together to clear their town of evil spirit. If you are spending the New Year’s Eve in Bansko don’t miss out on this spectacular ritual. Bansko Film Festival: Looking for films & documentaries about ski & extreme sports & mountains in a snowy atmosphere? You just need to make your way to Bansko in November.
HIGHLIGHTS
Bansko
Bansko is a town situated at the foot of the Pirin mountain in the south-western Bulgaria. It’s a gateway to numerous ski and snowboard slopes
HIGHLIGHTS
Sofia
Sofia is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria.ıt has rich history from Roman and Ottoman Empires. Also famous with it's night life.
ACCOMMODATION
Bansko
HOTEL SUNRISE
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Bansko
MOUNTAIN PARADISE
3 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Bansko
EMERAL SPA HOTEL
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Bansko
MARIA ANTOANETA
4 Star
F.A.Q.
Do I need a visa to enter Bulgaria?
Passport holders from Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Canada, and United States of America can travel to Bulgaria for stays up to 90 days in any 180-day period without a visa. Visits to Bulgaria do not count towards your 90-day limit in other EU Schengen countries because it is not in the Schengen area.
Passport validity entry requirements: Travellers entering Bulgaria must also carry a passport or travel document valid for at least 6 months.

This information is provided as a guidance, we strongly advise that you check with the consulate or embassy as this information can change at any time and with little notice. It is your responsibility to make sure that all the required travel documents are ready when travelling.
F.A.Q.
Are airport transfers included?
On the first day there is a shuttle departing from Sofia Airport Terminal 1 at 1pm and from Terminal 2 at 1:15pm. On the last day, the departure shuttle is at 3pm (arrives to Sofia Airport around 5:30pm). Please inform our call centre or info@traveltalktours.com of your flight details (date of flight, flight number, arrival time and name of travelers) at least 15 days prior to your departure date. If you do not receive confirmation that your pick-up is arranged, please contact us. No pre-arrangement required for departure shuttle.
F.A.Q.
What is the difference between a Standard, Superior and Premium Pack?
All of the packages include: accommodation, tour guide, breakfasts & dinners with unlimited beer and wine, evening entertainment and arrival & departure airport shuttle (restrictions apply). In addition to the above, the Superior Pack includes ski/snowboard with boots, and the Premium Pack includes ski/snowboard with boots as well as tuition.
F.A.Q.
Is Lift Pass included in the tour?
A ski lift pass is not included in the tour and can be purchased at Bansko at around €30-35 per day.
F.A.Q.
Are the gear such as ski suits, helmet , goggles and protector included?
Any gear as clothing, helmets, ski suits etc. is not included in the tour price and can be hired at the destination. Superior and Premium packs include ski/snowboard with boots.
F.A.Q.
Are there lessons available for all levels?
Ski/Snowboard lessons are only available for complete beginners.
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