Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Slovenia - "The Green Heart of Europe"

It's hard to know where to start when talking about holidays to Slovenia. There is no other destination to compare it with! Its stunning beauty, picturesque lakes and dramatic mountain ranges, takes your breath away without you even realising it. Slovenia is proud to be the only country in Europe that combines the Alps, the Mediterranean, the Pannonian Plain and the Karst, giving it the opportunity to offer multiple holiday options.

Perfect for those whose idea of laying on a beach doing nothing is more of a nightmare than a dream, there is so much to do, see and explore in this magnificent and awe-inspiring country.

If you are looking for poetic and magical, try Lake Bled. Indisputably one of Europe's most beautiful lakes & mountains resorts, it has the benefits of dramatic scenery and impeccable weather. The famous Church of Assumption is located on the island in the middle of the lake, the Church was built around 1465, and was finished in its current style around 1747, the "Wishing Bell" in the church is said to make your wishes come true if you ring it and pay respects to the Virgin Mary, whom the Church was consecrated in honour of. Due to its spectacular location and outstanding natural beauty, many boutique hotels have taken the opportunity to provide affluent and comfortable accommodation on the lake side, Balkan Holidays offer four amazing hotels, all within 150 meters of the lake side, Hotel Golf, Hotel Park, Grand Hotel Toplice and Hotel Jelovica. And with many local restaurants, shops and taverns you can have everything you need, for a relaxing holiday, in one place. Make sure you try the local "Zlatarog" beer, which can be found in most cosy Slovenian pubs.

Set within the Triglav National Park with the Julian Alps as its backdrop, lies the beautiful lake resort of Lake Bohinj, Slovenia's largest glacial lake. When you're not enjoying the home comforts at one of our popular hotels such as the Hotel Jezero, why not take a cable car up to Mount Vogel and enjoy a picturesque view over the lake? Or head in to the National Park and see the Savica Waterfall, Slovenia's most famous waterfall. A short ride away is the First World War Military Cemetery, with a quaint chapel on site, with a memorial plaque commemorating the soldiers who fought in this region. This resort offers cultural history and relaxation in one place, perfect for those who love to explore natural wonders and become immersed in history.

In the north-western corner of Slovenia, very close to the Austrian and Italian borders, Kranjska Gora (pronounced Kran-ska Gor-ra) is usually famed as a popular winter resort, due to its proximity to The Alps, it annually hosts events in the Alpine Skiing World Cup. However, in recent years, more and more people flock to this mountainous resort in search of the countless adventures you can try, from an active holiday to a peaceful discovering of nature and cultural heritage. During the summer, Kranjska Gora offers many activities including hiking, free-riding, toboggan runs, kayaking, rafting, horse riding and even canyoning! And for the foodies among us, Kranjska Gora offers a fantastic variety of local delicacies and modern, international cuisine. A lot of the restaurants have an Italian and Austrian influence, mixed with regional Slovenian dishes, and make sure you take the chance to try some of the local, hand made brandies! Which are sure to tantalise the taste buds and maybe give a bit of Dutch courage for some of the activities available!

For those who love a good city break, then Ljubljana is where you need to be! The capital of Slovenia is by far one of the most up and coming city break destinations in Europe! Besides having everything that all the other modern capitals have, Ljubljana succeeded in maintaining the relaxed atmosphere of a small city. This picturesque and very vibrant city is full of surprises. It offers plenty of opportunities for sightseeing as well as shopping, with sights such as the Ljubljana Castle, National Gallery and the Robba Fountain on your doorstep, this city is so culturally blessed that even the most intrepid explorer will struggle to fit it all in! Take a walk across the outstanding Triple Bridge and take a wander around the Central Market, Ljubljana's largest open air market, selling everything you could possibly need while getting to know the locals. For those of you who are night birds, Ljubljana has a vast array of bars, clubs, restaurants and pubs to whet any appetite. While also home to many open air events, there is something to occupy everyone at any time of day.

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your suitcases, pack your sense of adventure and jump right in to the beautiful country of Slovenia this summer!

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Croatia - A Destination Like No Other

Summer in the UK can be unpredictable, glorious sunshine and picnics in the park one minute, and Earth shattering thunderstorms the next. So, why not grab a slice of the real Mediterranean, and bask in the unrivalled beauty that is Croatia.

With flights from up to 10 UK airports, in to either Pula, Split or the magnificent Dubrovnik, Balkan Holidays is THE choice for Croatian Holidays.

Croatia has also become very popular in recent years for festivals and events, both modern and traditional! With the Sonus Festival on the Island of Pag hotting things up every August - to the Zagreb Wine Weekend providing a sumptuous experience in late April. Your holiday to Croatia will be nothing short of spectacular!

A country steeped in rich cultural heritage and history, with a respectful nod to the modern travellers needs, Croatia is set to become one of Europe's hottest destinations - in every sense of the word! With 3 spectacularly diverse regions, there will certainly be something for every type of traveller.

Istrian Coast -

At the very north of Croatia lies a hidden gem. Nestled into the heart shaped peninsular bordering Slovenia is the Istrian Coast. The beautiful thing about this region is that it is still, as a majority, quite untouched by thousands upon thousands of tourists every summer, begging for a full English fry-up and 2-4-1 beers. If you like your resorts quieter, peaceful and intriguing and love to be "off the beaten track" - this is the area for you!

Picture perfect, like something from an old movie with white stone buildings piled on top of each other in old world Medieval theme, with long, cobbled, winding streets facing the azure blue sea, local traders and tiny restaurants found off charming side streets - this is a truly untouched and remarkable part of Croatia.

When you're not walking around the bustling ports of Pula or Vrsar, watching the local fishermen moor their boats in to port or tasting some of the local delicacies - why not visit some of the beautiful history this region has to offer, notable interests include the Roman city of Umag, which hosts the yearly Croatia Open ATP Tennis Tournament, divulge the senses in Porec, with its famous UNESCO-protected Euphrasian Basilica which is home to some of the best preserved 6th Century Byzantine mosaic art. Take a romantic and breathtaking stroll in Pula where the Triumphal Arch of the Sergii still stands proud, originally a city gate, erected in honour of the victory in the Battle of Actium around 29-27 BC and is home to one of the worlds best preserved, and still used, Amphitheatres!

Central Dalmatia -

Famed for its sun soaked beaches, magnificent islands and historic sights, the Central Dalmatian region also boasts some of the best weather conditions in Croatia, with summer temperatures rarely dropping below 30 degrees! Perfect for heat seekers and sun worshippers looking for an unspoilt beach to stretch out and relax on.

The city of Split, with its unique contrast between old world and modern culture, is always a popular choice with all types of holiday makers, as the gateway to majority of the hundreds of islands situated off the coast it has fast become not only a bustling port city, but, a cultural capital for intrepid explorers looking for the perfect mix of city break and beach holiday. The city itself was constructed around 305CE (approximately 1,700 years ago) when the construction of Diocletian's Palace was started, from there, the whole city was built around the palace and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979.

If your idea of a perfect holiday is laying on beautiful beaches watching the world go by with a good book, the resort of Bol is without doubt, the resort for you! Home to the famous Golden Horn beach or "Zlatni Rat" as it is known in Croatia, it has 2,080ft of fine shingle beach surrounded by pure clear sea water, this is a beach lovers paradise. Situated on the Island of Brac, this small Medieval seaport is also home to numerous trendy cafés, bars and restaurants giving a whole new meaning to "Island Life".

Or try the neighbouring island of Hvar, where Hvar Town, also known as the "Madeira of the Adriatic" and one of the sunniest places in Croatia, greets you with palm tree lined promenades and beautiful Gothic architecture as well as an abundance of bars, cafés and restaurants.

Central Dalmatia is home to over 100 different islands, each with its own culture, heritage and feel, but all totally unspoilt. For those of you who prefer the thought of a holiday on solid land, why not try the resorts of Makarska or Trogir. Both of these resorts are glamorous metropolitan towns, that use the striking backdrop of historical sights and untouched landscapes to their advantage.

Dubrovnik Riviera -

Our most popular destination in Croatia, it's no wonder the Dubrovnik Riviera is heralded as the "Pearl of the Adriatic". From the vibrant and extraordinary city of Dubrovnik to the archipelago of the Elaphiti Islands, with only 850 inhabitants, every single part of this region surpasses expectation on every visit.

The city of Dubrovnik is always a major contender in the race to be "most popular destination" from its UNESCO World Heritage Old Town, to its dramatic sweeping coastline, even the most fussy of explorers will not be unimpressed. With a lively central hub in the new town, with enough bars, nightclubs and pubs to rival many of its Mediterranean counterparts, short breaks and city breaks to Dubrovnik are becoming more and more popular with holidaymakers looking for something a little bit different. If you'd rather exercise your mind and cultural knowledge, than the strength of your liver, the old town is exactly what you need! Built around the 13th Century, many boutique hotels have set up here, giving you the opportunity to explore this beautiful destination, within easy reach! Why not head to Sponza Palace, built in the 16th Century, this Renaissance palace is now home to the National Archives, or head to the outskirts of the old town and see the ancient city fortifications and their walls, built in the 7th Century.

The resort of Cavtat is just 10 minutes outside of Dubrovnik, and proves popular with people who want to be close enough to the city to visit, but still have the small, intimate and friendly resort feel. A stunning palm tree lined promenade dotted with chic cafés, restaurants and local shops, this resort is an ideal base for those who enjoy grand hotels with plenty of facilities on site as well as the option to explore, why not try some of the Ston Oysters? This local delicacy is considered some of the tastiest and finest shell fish in the Adriatic, especially when enjoyed in one of the promenade front restaurants!

If you want a little piece of your own island paradise, head to the islands of Korcula or Sipanj.

Korcula boasts an average of 2,700 hours of sunshine a year, and has numerous unspoilt coves and beaches to tempt water-sport fanatics, and its fortified town, with grand palaces and Medieval fortresses are regularly compared to Dubrovnik. One of the main attractions of the island is its Town Museum, nestled in a 15th century Palace, the museum is home to many manuscripts and treasures found on the island including the Bronze Pendant of Tiziano Aspetti. The small fishing village of Lumbarda, around 5km from the Old Town of Korcula, is home to two outstanding sandy beaches, Tatinja and Vela Przina, perfect for water-sports and sailing for the more active holiday maker!

Sipanj is one of the largest islands in the Elaphiti Archipelago, and has brilliant transport links to Dubrovnik on the mainland. With only 500 local inhabitants, this island is the definition of peace and relaxation. The island produces some of Croatia's finest Olives, Figs, Almonds and is home to some of the best Vineyards around. During Roman rule, many Emperors and noble families built their summer homes on the scenic bays of the island, and many are still standing today for you to visit. A must see on the island are the ruins of St Peter's Church in Velji Vrh, dating back to the 11th Century, with breathtaking views over the island.

Let Balkan Holidays treat you to an experience of the senses this summer with a holiday to Croatia starting from just £343pp. Visit our holidays to Croatia website today for more info or to book.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

It's not called "Golden Sands" for just any reason...

As Bulgaria's second largest summer beach resort, Golden Sands on the northern Black Sea coast boasts all of the same amenities as its southern counterpart, Sunny Beach, but is perhaps set in a more relaxed, less busy environment. Situated approximately 25 kilometres from Varna airport, the short transfer from the airport will bring you to the doorstep of one of the most beautiful beaches in Eastern Europe, with over 3 kilometres of Blue Flag pure gold and white sandy beach, there certainly is plenty of space to relax, sunbathe and try out some of the fantastic water sports on offer.

Mainly attracting families and couples, the resort has become extremely popular with British guests over the last 5 years, firmly securing its position as Bulgaria's second busiest summer resort. Besides the spectacular beach that rivals its larger European counterparts, Golden Sands proudly offers a wide variety of water sports from parasailing to banana boats, jet ski's and pedaloes, to suit every taste. There is also a bustling market place where you can buy anything from local meats and produce, to clothing, hand-made crafts and souvenirs. End your day by taking a stroll in the evening when the resort comes alive with street performers showcasing their skills outside the many bars and restaurants that line the promenade all offering various offers and amazing deals.

Definitely not to be missed are the beach front bars, during the day these little taverna style eateries are the perfect place to escape the sun and grab a quick bite to eat or drink. On the menu are usually bbq foods, chips, salads, local cuisine and of course, ice cream to keep you cool. As the sun sets over the resort, many of these beach bars become a hot spot for those who want to have a fun night out without heading to the main strip of bars and restaurants.

In the resort you will also find bowling alleys, tennis courts, spa and massage facilities, volleyball courts, basketball courts, horse riding and even an amazing water park, perfect for kids, big and small! The Aquapolis water park is ideal if you are a fan of high action, adrenaline filled water slides and rides. Divided into 3 areas, for adults, for children and the extreme zone. This certainly is a trip you will need a whole day set aside for! If you fancy something adventurous without getting soaked, then be sure to try the Jeep safari excursion. This "outback adventure" is an amazing opportunity to experience local culture and see some "off the beaten track" sights.

For those who fancy adding a splash of culture to their holiday, a stunning day trip to the historic city of Varna is on offer too. Classed as Bulgaria's "Sea Capital" due to its proximity to the ocean, the ancient city of Varna dates back to 1000 BCE, making it one of the earliest settlements in Europe! This stunning city is home to the world record for "Oldest Golden Treasure in the World" which was discovered in the Varna Necropolis and dates back to 4,750 BC. The city is also home to an array of ancient Churches, Cathedrals and Museums as well as Galleries, Theatres, Opera Houses which host a plethora of festivals and events throughout the year. Varna also has one of the best shopping districts in the country, with its streets filled with luxurious designer brands, local markets, vendors and eateries.

With temperatures in the Golden Sands peaking at around 30 degrees in the summer, it is no wonder why every year thousands of people flock to the resort for a much deserved break. Make Golden Sands your little piece of heaven this summer with Balkan Holidays offering flights to Varna from 5 UK airports and a further 3 flights to Bourgas with transfers to the resort of Golden Sands. Balkan Holidays are proud to offer an impressive selection of hotels within the resort, catering for most holidaymakers needs. So whether you are travelling on a budget or fancy something extraordinary, there is a summer holiday to Golden Sands waiting for you in 2014.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

6 Hot Sunny Beach Hotels for 2014

If you're thinking of heading off to Sunny Beach, Bulgaria for the first time this summer or perhaps you've been before and are looking to try a new hotel? We've taken our expert knowledge and over 48 years of experience in providing quality holidays to the resort of Sunny Beach to put together our list of six Sunny Beach hotels we think you may want to try out and will prove popular in 2014.

Based on previous summer seasons and customer feedback, we have compiled the hotlist with all our customers in mind so no matter what your budget or taste is, we are sure you can find a hotel in our hotlist perfect for your summer holiday needs.

Hotel Fenix 4*

The Hotel Fenix takes up an excellent position in the resort with an enviable location just a short distance away from the golden, sandy beach and the resort’s lively promenade. There are plenty of shops, restaurants and bars nearby too. Snuggly tucked between the hotel and its well-kept green lawns is the hotel swimming pool which offers a children’s section at one end and an inviting pool bar serving a selection of refreshments at the other. 

In addition to its range of facilities, this contemporary hotel is also home to the friendly and welcoming Mr Bear’s Kid’s Club providing exciting and action-packed activities to keep the little ones occupied while making new friends. The Hotel Fenix provides modern and comfortable studios, twin and family rooms, all with equipped with air-conditioning.

Package Holidays to the Hotel Fenix start from just £332pp.

Hotel Globus 4*

The excellent Hotel Globus is an established landmark in Sunny Beach. Location wise it does not get any better than the Hotel Globus which is literally just steps away from the golden sand of Sunny Beach. The hotel is also right in the very centre of the resort, splitting it in two equal parts to the north and to the south. At the Hotel Globus, everything is on your door step, the pleasant seaside promenade, the 8 km long stretch of sandy beach, restaurants, bars, cafes and shops galore. 

The Hotel Globus offers the perfect combination of elegance and comfort combined with a wealth of facilities including an outdoor swimming pool with a children's section and an impressive indoor swimming pool with an attractive summer terrace. The À la carte restaurant with outdoor seating area around the pool is perfect for a romantic evening meal before heading into the hotel's Bowling alley for a few strikes of fun.

All of the rooms are impeccably furnished with some offering unrivalled sea views from the upper floors making this hotel the perfect choice for a great summer holiday. The Hotel Globus has also recently been renovated ready for summer 2014.

Package Holidays to the Hotel Globus start from just £383pp.

Hotel Iberostar Sunny Beach

The modern and luxurious Hotel Iberostar Sunny Beach is a firm favourite with Balkan Holidays clients. Comprising of two identical buildings each mirroring the other, and offering the same high standard of accommodation and first class facilities. The Hotel Iberostar Sunny Beach is conveniently located just a few steps away from the sandy beach and is in close proximity to the resort centre and all its amenities. 

The Hotel Iberostar Sunny Beach provides excellent leisure facilities, a good mix of activities and entertainment, as well as professional and friendly staff. The hotel is great for children with its four children's outdoor swimming pools, a children's water slide, play area and mini club. In addition to the excellent All Inclusive board, the Hotel Iberostar Sunny Beach also offers an Ultra All Inclusive package (at a supplement) which include additional and exclusive facilities and services for an even more memorable summer holiday.

Package Holidays to the Hotel Iberostar Sunny Beach start from just £420pp.

Hotel Barcelo Royal Beach

Perfectly located in the heart of Sunny Beach, the luxurious Hotel Barcelo Royal Beach provides the highest quality of accommodation, facilities and services you will find in Sunny Beach. The wide sandy beach is just a couple of minutes away from the hotel and all the resort highlights and points of interest are within easy reach. 

The Hotel Barcelo Royal Beach offers modern and spacious accommodation, a magnificent pool complex with outdoor and indoor pools, one of the largest gardens in the resort, a variety of quality food restaurants, professional Spa centre, Kids' club and children's play area as well as the largest shopping mall in Sunny Beach located within its very own grounds.

Package Holidays to the Hotel Barcelo Royal Beach start from just £373pp.

Hotel Laguna Park

The All Inclusive Hotel Laguna Park benefits from a quiet location within the resort, just 5 minutes walk from the centre and the main promenade with the lovely sandy beach approximately 250 metres away. There is also a great variety of shopping and entertainment facilities nearby. Comprising of three interconnecting parts, the Hotel Laguna Park provides bright and elegant accommodation with the choice of twin and open plan family rooms, finished off with friendly staff and a relaxing atmosphere.

There is a large outdoor swimming pool area with sunbeds and parasols for a lazy day in the sun and poolside bars serving ice cold refreshements. The little ones will be spoilt for choice at the Hotel Laguna Park which boasts an impressive outdoor children's pool with water slide, play area, mini club and entertainment centre with a bouncy castle.

Taking care of the enjoyment of your children is the main aim of the Hotel's professional team of entertainers who provide a daily animation programme for the ultimate family summer holiday.

Package Holidays to the Hotel Laguna Park start from just £430pp.

Hotel Ivana Palace

The modern and spacious Hotel Ivana Palace offers everything you would expect from a good holiday property. It provides spacious and comfortable rooms combined with a good selection of leisure facilities including an attractive outdoor swimming pool split in two parts by a small bridge leading to the pool bar, fitness, massage, souvenir shop as well as a large restaurant, all at hand for your enjoyment.

Package Holidays to the Hotel Ivana Palace start from just £338pp.

To find out more about these or any of our other fantastic Sunny Beach hotels visit our holidays to Sunny Beach website today!

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Which type of holidaymaker are you?

He considers himself cut from the same (waterproof) cloth as Bear Grylls and his adverturous ilk. With his Gortex coat, zip off trousers and money belt, he's prepared for any eventuality - You never know when you might chance across a poisonous snake or quicksand on a city break in Brussels...

With an iPad under the arm, a camera around their neck, a phone in their pocket and a veritable arsenal of chargers, their main goal of the holiday: share EVERYTHING. Even if it means, well, missing out on some of the actual experience. They'll be reliving it through those 200 sunset pictures anyway. Holiday slideshow anyone?

What's red, white and blue and smells like eggs and bacon? That'd be your classic British Lobster; the burned chap in the Union Jack swim shorts and the healthy appetite for all things Blighty. He can appreciate a good sangria, ta very much, and the sunshine isn't half bad, but even 30 degree heat won't keep him from his daily English brekkie.

She wears heels to the beach, takes a wheelie case on a backpacking trip to Asia and half her luggage allowance is taken up by 'essential' beauty products plus curlers, straighteners and a volume diffuser. After all, looking glam is a full time job and she's not taking ANY time off - even on, well, her time off!

Think great love affairs, Johnny and June, Romeo and Juliet, Barbie and Ken and... the honeymooners. We're all really happy they've found each other. Really. But do they have to smugly feed each other heart-shaped slices of pineapple off the breakfast buffet?

Usually trailed by an aromatic bouquet of beer, sweat and three-day-old hangover and as noisy as Saturday at Stamford Bridge, these boys have one obvious objective for their holiday - and it's not visiting ancient monuments. After all, seeing actual sunshine is an optional extra when there are 50p shots of Jagermeister to be pulverized nightly on the strip. 1-2-3-LADS!

They've booked their all inclusive holiday at their favourite resort and come hell or high water, they're getting their money's worth. The closest they get to adventure on holiday is replacing their usual mojito with a raspberry daiquiri. By the end of the holiday, their favourite sun lounger needs its own getaway to recover from the constant pressure.

If it's not the most offbeat local joint in the wrong part of town, then this guy does NOT want to know about it. He considers the use of guide books a hideous crime against his maverick spirit and if he had a penny for every time he uttered the words 'oh, I know this great little place', he'd be able to buy at least twenty bottles of locally brewed craft beer. If that wasn't so predictable.

Whichever type of holidaymaker you are, you will be sure to find the ideal holiday to suit your needs with Balkan Holidays. Visit our website today and find out why we are the leading specialists of holidays to Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro and Romania for over 48 years.

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Wednesday, 5 March 2014

5 Photos that will make you fall in love with Slovenia...

Tucked into a mountainous corner, between Austria, Italy, Hungary and the Adriatic Sea, Slovenia has been blessed with everything in abundance. From her majestic Julian Alps with its glacial valleys, sparkling rivers, crystal clear lakes and breathtaking waterfalls to the deep forests and mysterious Karst caves, fascinating medieval towns, beautiful castles and gothic churches. The fertile coastline of Slovenia explodes with every type of greenery and plant life imaginable including vast orchards of olive and cherry trees, rich and versatile, bathing in the hot summer sun rays.

With so much natural beauty on offer, it wasn't hard to find these breathtaking images we think just might make you fall in love with Slovenia in 2014. You can click on any image to enlarge it.

1. Summertime at Lake Bled

The stunning Lake Bled is famous for its island in the middle of the lake with its
baroque church whose bell when rung is said to make wishes come true.
2. Winter Sundown in Kranjska Gora

The picturesque resort of Kranjska Gora is Slovenia's oldest and most established
ski resort with a great base for exploring the Julian Alps.

3. Ljubljana in Spring

This beautiful capital city is a unique crossroad for Germanic, Slavic & Latin
cultures whilst managing to keep its historic centre intact.

4. Fishing at Lake Bohinj

Bohinj is the best known glacial valley of the Julian Alps. At its head, in an amphitheater
overshadowed by the sombre face of the Komarca, you can will the famous Savica waterfall.

5. The Piran Cape at Dawn, Portoroz

The stunning Piran Cape has much medieval architecture, with narrow streets and compact
houses providing a unique charm and feel to anyone who visits it.

To find out more about our summer and winter holidays to Slovenia visit the Balkan Holidays website today!

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Bulgaria Winter Ski Weekends With Balkan Holidays

Surely sometimes you've just wanted to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and get away for a holiday but end up finding you simply don't have the time available for an entire week off? On many of these occassions we will just give up the thought of getting away and leave it for another time, but that doesn't need to be the case any more with Balkan Holidays offering a range of Winter ski weekends to Bulgaria - ideal for those who only have 3 or 4 days to escape.

With the widest choice of accommodation available in Bansko and Borovets to suit everyone, and with flights available departing every Thursday, Friday or Saturday from London Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted or Manchester, there really is no reason why you shouldn't treat yourself to a well deserved break this winter.

Some of our most popular Borovets hotels available for your ski weekend include the 4* Hotel Samokov, 4* Hotel Rila and 5* Hotel Winter Palace. In Bansko you'll be able to choose from some of our most sought after hotels including the 4* Hotel Pirin, 4* Hotel Strazhite and 3* Hotel Mura.

Balkan Holidays can also arrange your ski and snowboard extras from ski and board hire to tuition and lift passes, Balkan Holidays will ensure your winter ski weekend will run as smoothly as possible so you can make the most of your time on the slopes.

Bulgaria ski weekends are ideal for all levels of ski or snowboarding, from giving you a first time taster of what the slopes are like to those snow lovers seeking one last rush before the pistes close. Everyone is welcomed and accommodated for at any of our resorts.

For those who prefer their activities off-piste, you can also take full advantage of the facilities at one of our luxurious hotels from spa treatments and massages to fun nights out at the bowling alley or alternatively head in to the heart of the resort to take in the rich, colourful Bulgarian heritage with plenty of local taverns and restaurants offering traditional and modern cuisine. There are also many shops and stalls selling local handcrafts and souvenirs, perfect memories to take home with you to remember your trip.

So whether your winter ski weekend to Bulgaria is on or off the slopes, you are certainly going to be spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding what to do! Winter ski weekends are on sale now until 2nd April 2014. Find out more or book by visiting our Winter ski weekends page today.