Day 1: Sofia, Bansko Arrive at the Sofia airport and keep an eye out for Travel Talk sign, hop on your free shuttle to the vibrant Bansko for a week packed with plenty of skiing/snow-boarding, endless fun and unforgettable experiences. Feel free to rest up for this incredible week, and ski off early in the morning, or discover the lively nightlife with your new tour mates. (Sofia to Bansko shuttle departs at 13:00 from Terminal 1 and 13:15 from Terminal 2).
Day 2: Bansko It is time to gear up and hit the slopes for an action-packed day on the Balkan Mountains, sister range of the Alps. Get yourself ready for a day of snow, eat up at breakfast and gear up! You can catch the shuttle or have a short walk to the lift and start the adventure. Discover the lively Apres Ski in Bansko at its most famous bars as the sun goes down and remember to spare time for Rakia tasting. Return to the hotel for a dinner with unlimited beer/wine or savour a delicious local dish.
Day 3: Bansko Start the day with a hefty breakfast before gearing up. Remember to charge up your cameras and tag along with your guide. You'll get to discover all the famous and uncovered bits of Bansko. Roam the slopes until the afternoon as you wish. Have a glass of hot wine, but remember to always ski responsibly! Finish up partying after sundown and join your travel mates for a delicious dinner. Later on, put on your battle face for some high-stakes karaoke.
Day 4: Bansko Feeling tired yet? It is just getting started, follow your guide to the best slopes, weather, and crowd conditions. Take a break by a lovely wooden mountain hut, put your feet up by the fire and sip your warm drink – it feels like living out-of-this-world. As the slopes close down, the popular bars start to fire up with Apres Ski tunes and various traditional beverages. Meet with the group at dinner and plan out your night to your wants, your guide will point you in the right direction.
Day 5: Bansko Feel free to discover Bansko and all it has to offer, ski and board through the mountain all day long, have a delicious lunch outside on the snow whilst sunbathing, and watch or even join a race to test yourself. Bansko has much more to offer than its slopes, from hiking to breath-taking peaks of Pirin with magnificent scenery. Get to taste its authentic cuisine or try your luck at one of the many mini casinos, responsibly. After dinner, join your new travel mates on a night out and enjoy the vibrant bars and clubs of Bansko.
Day 6: Bansko Rise and shine, and get ready to jump around the moguls and ride the half-pipes of the famous snow park. Adrenaline junkies may even jump off a helicopter for some off-piste split-boarding or paraglide at hundreds of feet up in the sky, overlooking charming snow-capped mountains and villages. Dig deep, going around town to discover its traditional restaurants and hidden cafes, blow off some steam at the Spa centre with an indoor swimming pool and jacuzzi, and enjoy some fine jazz at the famous piano bar.
Day 7: Bansko Make the best of your last full day at Bulgaria’s premier ski resort, skiing until you drop, watching the magnificent scenery at timber mountain huts whilst sipping your hot wine under the sun, nailing Apres ski in ice bars with local DJs, tasting the various traditional delicacies of the region, and crawling the many bars and clubs into the night.
Day 8: Bansko, Sofia Our trip will end after we say goodbye to our new friends over breakfast, and check-out of the hotel. Keep an eye out for the return shuttle to Sofia airport (at 3pm), and have safe travels!