Bansko Explorer: Superior Pack

Bansko Explorer: Superior Pack

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8 Days
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$681

Bansko Explorer: Superior Pack

8 Days Starting and ending in Bansko

Visiting: Sofia, Bansko

Tour operator:

Travel Talk Tours

Tour code:

SKBE8

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

15 - 20

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

18 - 59 years

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

Active, Adventure Tours

Interests:

Photography

From:
$1273
$681 (USD) Operator discount: $573 The Big ADVENTURE Sale: $19 -47%
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Tour Overview

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 town life. This tour also include ski/snowboard equipment.

Highlights

  • Bansko is a town in southwestern Bulgaria, located at the foot of the Pirin Mountains at an elevation of 1200m above sea level

  • Spend 8 days exploring the snow-covered mountain terrains of Bansko with new friends

  • Enjoy evening time out at Bansko's exciting and vibrant nightlife scene

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Sofia, Bansko
Location: Sofia, Bansko
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Sunrise - 4 Star
Meals Included: Dinner

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).


Included Activities
Welcome Meeting

Day 2 : Bansko
Location: Bansko
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Sunrise - 4 Star
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

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.


Included Activities
Karaoke Party

Day 3 : Bansko
Location: Bansko
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Sunrise - 4 Star
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

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.


Optional Activities
Outdoor Hot Springs Pool - 25 LEVA

Day 4 : Bansko
Location: Bansko
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Sunrise - 4 Star
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

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.


Included Activities
Live Rock Band Music in a Local Pub
Optional Activities
Dinner at Traditional Bulgarian Mexhana - EUR 15-25

Day 5 : Bansko
Location: Bansko
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Sunrise - 4 Star
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

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
Location: Bansko
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Sunrise - 4 Star
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

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.


Included Activities
Night Out in Bansko Center

Day 7 : Bansko
Location: Bansko
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Sunrise - 4 Star
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

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 until late night...

Day 8 : Bansko, Sofia
Location: Bansko, Sofia Airport - Терминал 2
Meals Included: Breakfast

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!

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    3 and 4 Star Hotels

  • Tour Leader

    Services of experienced ski tour leader

  • Evening Entertainment

    Enjoy 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.

  • Ski & Snowboard Equipment

    Ski & Snowboard Boots and Poles

What's Not Included

  • Any flights

  • Travel insurance

  • Meals not stated in the itinerary

  • Items of a personal nature

  • Tips & gestures

  • Entrance fees to the sights and museums

  • Optional activities

  • Other services not stated in the itinerary

Add Ons

Local Payment: £50

Check out our Q&As

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Yes

  • Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    NO

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    No

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

    No

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    No passenger under 18 age

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    There are always single travellers on our tours. If you don't mind being roomed with another single traveller of the same gender, then you do not need to pay a single supplement. The single supplement is for travellers who would like to stay in a private room for the duration of the tour. PLEASE NOTE: The single private option is not always available, especially for sailing tours and camping.

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    Our tours are suitable for any traveller above 18 years old. The majority of Travel Talkers are from the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada or Europe, however we always have travellers from all over the world. What brings them together is a passion for travel, discovering authentic cultures and experiencing unique adventures with like-minded travellers.

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    At Travel Talk, we believe that travel is a force for good and show our support through various initiatives and charity organizations, as well as keeping the principals of responsible and sustainable travel at the core of our ethos. These values are engrained in our business culture and the design of our trips just the same. Together with our guests, we strive to make a positive impact on local p

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Over 20 years

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Scarlett Lily  

One of the best holidays I’ve had

25-Feb-2021

We went on a tour of the Balkans and it was above our expectations. Bojan was the best tour leader gave us so much information about the places we were visiting but also a great laugh! The tour ran so smoothly and was the perfect way to see the area in a little amount of time. It was one of the best holidays I have been on, I loved every minute of it and I can’t wait to book another tour with travel talk. They are great value for money!

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29-Oct-2023

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My partner and I thoroughly...

25-Dec-2023

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Tegan Bull (Google Reviewer)  

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Diane Horsman  

Fantastic tour, personable experiences

19-Oct-2021

My first tour with Traveltalk to Jordan was fantastic. Everything was very well planned, the itinerary was timed to perfection and jam packed with amazing experiences. The tour guide Issa went above and beyond to make everyone happy and have the best experience possible, taking us to local restaurants and telling us the best things to eat. Our bus broke down on the way to the Dead Sea and he dealt with it really quickly, and a replacement bus arrived in less than an hour. He treated us all like his friend rather than just a job which make the tour even more special. The hotels were fab and had everything that we needed, all I great locations to local attractions. I booked another tour but had to cancel due to Covid and Traveltalk have placed my deposit aside ready to use on the next trip. I can’t wait to book again with them.

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Eric Gunther (Google Reviewer)  

We did the 12 day...

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Sunday - Sunday

Feb 25, 2024 - Mar 03, 2024
$1371 $733 (USD)

Operator discount: $617 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: $21 (USD)

Sunday - Sunday

Mar 03, 2024 - Mar 10, 2024
$1371 $733 (USD)

Operator discount: $617 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: $21 (USD)

Sunday - Sunday

Mar 10, 2024 - Mar 17, 2024
$1371 $733 (USD)

Operator discount: $617 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: $21 (USD)

Sunday - Sunday

Mar 17, 2024 - Mar 24, 2024
$1371 $733 (USD)

Operator discount: $617 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: $21 (USD)

Sunday - Sunday

Mar 24, 2024 - Mar 31, 2024
$1273 $681 (USD)

Operator discount: $573 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: $19 (USD)

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  • Free Date Changes

    Travel Talk Tours allows you to make 2 free date changes, as long as the change is made at least 61 days before the start of the tour.

  • Low Deposit

    Travel Talk Tours requires a minimum deposit of 100 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 60 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of travel talk tours charges.

    Up to 60 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 59 days before tour starts: Forfeit 70% of booking price.

    At 29 days before tour starts: Forfeit 85% of booking price.

    At 14 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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