Bansko Explorer-Std. Pack

from $509/per person

Experience the full-blown attractiveness of Ski Bansko on Travel Talk’s 8-day tour. From novices to experts, this ski holiday in the beautiful Balkan mountains caters for all levels of skiers and snowboarders. Ski the day before partying the night away! Get unparalleled value with a tour leader, all breakfasts and dinners with unlimited beer and wine, return airport transfers and a 3 or 4-star superior hotel on your tour. Not to mention the amazing slopes and the vibrant townlife.

Duration
8 Day
Destination(s)
Ski Bansko
Starts in / Ends in
Bansko / Bansko
Departs on
Sundays
Hotel Rating
3 and 4 Star
Average Tour Group Size Avr. Group Size
15-20 Pax

Sight Visited

  • Bansko
    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 on Todorka Peak, including the challenging Tomba run.

  • Sofia
    Sofia

    Sofia is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria.ıt has rich history from Roman and Ottoman Empires.

ITINERARY

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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).
  • Accommodation
    Hotel Sunrise - 4 Star
  • Meals Included
    Dinner
  • Included Activities
    Welcome Meeting
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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.
  • Accommodation
    Hotel Sunrise - 4 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Included Activities
    Karaoke Party
3
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.
  • Accommodation
    Hotel Sunrise - 4 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Optional Activities
    Outdoor Hot Springs Pool - 25 LEVA
4
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.
  • Accommodation
    Hotel Sunrise - 4 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Included Activities
    Live Rock Band Music in a Local Pub
  • Optional Activities
    Dinner at Traditional Bulgarian Mexhana - EUR 15-25
5
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.
  • Accommodation
    Hotel Sunrise - 4 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast, Dinner
6
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.
  • Accommodation
    Hotel Sunrise - 4 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Included Activities
    Night Out in Bansko Center
7
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.
  • Accommodation
    Hotel Sunrise - 4 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast, Dinner
8
Day 8: Bansko
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!
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast

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The tour price and the local payment cover the following services:

Accommodation

3 and 4 Star Hotels

Meal

7 Breakfasts, 7 Dinners including unlimited beer and wine

Tour Leader

Services of experienced ski tour leader.

Evening Entertainment

Airport Transfers

ARRIVAL: Sofia to Bansko:  Sundays; 01:00 pm from Terminal-1 / 01:15 pm from Terminal-2                              DEPARTURE: Bansko to Sofia : On Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays; 03:00 pm  

What is not included in the tour price and local payment?

  • Any flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not stated in the itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips & gestures
  • Visa fees
  • Entrance fees to the sights and museums
  • Optional activities
  • Other services not stated in the itinerary

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Tour Review Scores And Breakdown

At Travel Talk we do not only provide excellent value for premium adventures, but also strive to exceed expectations in every aspect of our trips, which is reflected in an enviable 98.9% customer satisfaction for 2018. We believe that our affordable tours, quality accommodation, transportation and sightseeing tours combined with likeminded people, passionate tour leaders and the overall atmosphere of a Travel Talk tour have made these results. However, we are never ones to rest on our laurels, and we continually try to improve on this year after year; and what do we get out of this? The satisfaction of our travellers!

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4.8
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Hannah Garrick

Overall the tour was great. I’m relatively new at skiing so it was a nice easy place to learn. Hayden was a great guide. He was fun and informative. He looked after us when we didn’t know what to do. I enjoyed my time in Bansko very much. Thanks Hamish! (Hayden)

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Kimberley Dewe

Both Hayden and Aykut have been fantastic tour leaders. Hayden is incredibly knowledgeable of the area and mountains, enjoyed his company. Aykut spent some time with me on the mountains giving me ski tips. Thanks for the great tour.

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Nils-Florian Volle

Had awesome time Hayden and the crew. Hayden was really helpful with all the local spots and need to knows. Showed us a good time, would definitely recommend and come back. 🙂

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Stephanie Swain

Tour leaders were excellent & went out of their way to help us. Had a fantastic week & would definitely recommend to others.

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Kelsey Caputo

Hayden was a great tour guide. He made everyone welcome and included. Great tour, had a lot of fun! xx

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TOP REVIEWS

  • Bansko Explorer-Std. Pack

    Overall the tour was great. I'm relatively new at skiing so it was a nice easy place to learn. Hayden was a great guide. He was fun and informative. He looked after us when we didn't know what to do. I enjoyed my time in Bansko very much. Thanks Hamish! (Hayden)

    Hannah Garrick
  • Bansko Explorer-Std. Pack

    Both Hayden and Aykut have been fantastic tour leaders. Hayden is incredibly knowledgeable of the area and mountains, enjoyed his company. Aykut spent some time with me on the mountains giving me ski tips. Thanks for the great tour.

    Kimberley Dewe
  • Bansko Explorer-Std. Pack

    Had awesome time Hayden and the crew. Hayden was really helpful with all the local spots and need to knows. Showed us a good time, would definitely recommend and come back. :)

    Nils-Florian Volle

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