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Bansko Holidays

Bansko Ski Holidays offer a unique combination for holidays to a modern winter sports resort and a living town, offering an affordable holiday alternative to the Alps at a fraction of the price. Situated at the foot of the Pirin Mountains, Bansko Holidays take place on a UNESCO World Heritage site, and it's easy to see why with its quaint cobbled streets, where you can still hear the local Bansko dialect being used and old clock tower, where the bell has been measuring the hours for over 150 years.
Bansko Holiday Deals
Winter 2020/21 Holidays on Sale Now. Book with only £70 Deposit today!
Package prices are per person, unless specified, and include:
Return flights from your chosen UK airport.
Coach transfer to and from resort.
22kg luggage allowance per person.
Accommodation and meals as described.
Airport and security charges.
The services of a Balkan Holidays representative or local agent.

Bansko Deals and Discounts

Please call our reservations department as soon as you have made your booking to apply these offers. These offers are for Winter 2018/19 season only and cannot be used in conjunction with each other or with any other offers.

December and January Special Offers

Hotel Strazhite, Bansko ☆☆☆☆

10% Off Hotel Price AND
15% Off Prepaid Ski Services

Valid for arrivals on 6 Jan 2018 from:
East Midlands

Hotel Mura, Bansko ☆☆☆

10% Off Hotel Price AND
15% Off Prepaid Ski Services

Valid for arrivals on 30 Dec 2017 from:
East Midlands

Hotel Pirin, Bansko ☆☆☆☆

10% Off Hotel Price and New Year Dinner Supplement AND
15% Off Prepaid Ski Services

Valid for arrivals on 30 Dec 2017 from:
East Midlands

Current Savings for Bansko

According to the latest Post Office Ski Resort Report, Bansko places in the top three when it comes to best value skiing destinations this winter. As the Bulgaria experts, we aim to bring you the very best value for money ski holidays to Bansko which is why you can now save even more with our incredible deals and discounts listed below. Hurry and book your Bansko holiday today before they are gone!

£20 Off Voucher

SAVE £20 per booking Winter 2017/2018 by entering voucher code SKIBG18 before confirming your package holiday*. Valid for all holidays departing the UK to Bulgaria between the 09 December 2017 - 15 April 2018 incl. Valid for booking made before 30 September 2017.

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Free Lift Pass

Pre-book an adult full price lift pass and get a second one (for an adult or child) FREE**.
Valid for holidays to Hotel Strazhite, Hotel Pirin, Hotel Bansko and Hotel Mura departing between 6th - 21st January 2018 and all of March and April.
Valid for bookings made from 26th October 2017 until 30th November 2017.


Bansko Ski Resort Guide

Bansko has developed into a modern ski resort destination, thanks to the excellent facilities combined with breath-taking nature and the traditional spirit of the old town that has been beautifully preserved through the centuries.

Skiers and snowboarders of all abilities are well catered for as Bansko has 75 kilometres of marked pistes, which are easily accessed by a fantastic network of lifts. As the day draws to a close, the après-ski is centred around the local 'Mehanas', a friendly taverna type restaurant serving traditional Bulgarian cuisine and drinks, often with roaring log fires and live entertainment. For a truly enjoyable winter sports holiday, enhanced by warm Bulgarian hospitality, visit Bansko where you really can have the best of both worlds.

Amazing Value For Money

Bulgaria's efforts to modernise its ski resorts have resulted in international recognition. Today Bansko is unique in various aspects - as a place where guests will discover ultimate relaxation and enjoyment, or as a resort with unparalleled range of sporting and cultural activities. Its popular slogan, "Unlimited ski and fun", emphasizes the surprising variety of choices that can be enjoyed during your holiday here.

In 2019, the resort of Bansko once again emerged as one of the best value for money ski destinations in the world. In this year's Ski Resort Report, compiled by Post Office Travel Money, the relative costs of ski passes, equipment hire, lessons and refreshment on the slopes was compared across a range of skiing resorts, finding that the cost of a six-day ski pass at Bansko would set UK tourists back about £114 at current exchange rates, compared to over £600 at Vail for example.

Ski Area

In less than 20 minutes the fast Gondola lift will take you to the Bansko ski center, which is situated approximately 12km away from town. The ski center has 75km of marked ski pistes and 9km of cross country tracks that have been extensively cultivated. More than 80% of the slopes are covered by snow cannons and all runs are excellently maintained by more than 12 Kassbohrer slope vehicles to guarantee maximum safety and pleasure from the great selection of nursery, intermediate, and advanced pistes.

The slopes are serviced by a number of chair lifts and drag lifts, including the 8-man Gondola and the four-chair bubble lift. If you still have some energy left at the end of you day, you can ski a unique run of 16km uninterrupted skiing, starting from Todorka Peak at the highest point of the ski center, all the way to base station of the Gondola lift. The last 7 km of the slopes are floodlit and the entire facility is equipped with artificial snow machines to ensure a great skiing experience even in warmer conditions. Map and more arrow


Dine out in one of the hundred "mehanas" offering traditional cuisine and enjoy Bulgarian folklore performed by local artists. Besides the famous local church, St. Trinity, there are many historical, architectural, and cultural monuments.


At the end of the day, the Happy End restaurant by the gondola base station turns into a nightclub and the lively atmosphere there is only rivalled by the Amnesia club in the centre of town. Bansko's nightlife is completed by a wide selection of pubs and bars offering variety of cocktails, live music and karaoke. For a quieter night out the bowling arena in hotel Strazhite might be a very good alternative.


Bansko is a combination of a modern resort and living town with its Old Town attracting both tourists and locals. St. Trinity church with its clock tower are the emblem of the Old Town. Step inside to look at the unique icons created by masters from the Bansko and Debar schools. Wander through the cobblestone streets and admire the traditional houses resembling architecture from the Bulgarian Revival period. The most popular, now a museum, is the "Velyanova" house where murals are preserved and furniture and tools are displayed which provide an insight into the lifestyle. After busy few hours sightseeing treat yourself to delicious Bulgarian specialities in an authentic ambience in one of the many welcoming "mehanas" here in the Old Town.


The Old Town is also well worth exploring for some handmade souvenirs. You can also find a great selection of sports shops around, all with the latest ski/ board gadgets, gear and equipment.

Ice Skating

There is an ice-skating rink conveniently situated on the way to the gondola lift and just next door to hotel Strazhite.


In addition to pub-crawling in the local taverns of Bansko, a number of excursions to nearby sites of interest, such as the Rila Monastery and exciting après-ski activities can be booked with your local representatives in the resort for a truly memorable holiday. Children aged 2-11 get a reduction on selected excursions.
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Savings & Discounts
Save 30% off the normal price on return carriage.

Quick Facts
Pirin Mountains
Arrival airport
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Marked Runs
Highest Run Altitude
Transfer time
2hr 30min

Bulgarian Lev (BGN)
Typical cost of
Local Beer - £2.50
Burger & Chips - £6
Lunch Pizza - £7-8
Three Course Meal - £20

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Popular Bansko Excursions

Ski Doo Adventure

Experience a 45 min drive on a powerful snowmobile. The most fun you can have in the snow! Breathtaking views of the resort.

Pizza Night and Quiz

Get your full sized pizza and a drink, as you play against other guests on our very special quiz night!

Snowboarding Taster

Give snowboarding a try. It's so cool! 1 Hour of tuition and equipment. It's a must in the mountains.


There is more than one way to slide down a slope! No skills required whatsoever! Just pure fun for the whole family.

Bansko Bar Hop

Join us as we take you to the best 5 bars & clubs in town, meet all the other party goers in resort, mingle with the Reps, free shots, games & forfeits!

Why book with us?

Balkan Holidays has 56 years of experience in providing great value summer and winter holidays
and since 1966 we have sold over 3 million holidays.

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