Balkan Ski 2021/2022 - Hotel Ela, Borovets

7 nights - Sofia Flight

Tour Details

Borovets is the oldest and biggest ski resort in Bulgaria, located on the northern slopes of the Rila Mountains. The resort has more of an alpine feel with the impressive Rila Hotel a landmark at the foot of the slopes. The resort is suited for a wide range of skiers, from beginners to those with years of experience, with 58kms of ski runs spread over three ski centres – the longest run being 12km.

Nightlife is extensive with bars and restaurants to suit all tastes – many offering late music and karaoke. Night-time skiing is available at a small additional charge.

 

 

Departing 26th  December 2021 – 26th February 2022

From £599 per person sharing

 

Price includes:

  • Return flight Belfast International to Sofia with Jet2
  • Airport taxes and security charges
  • 1 piece of 22kg checked baggage
  • Return coach transfers airport/resort
  • 7 nights accommodation Ela Hotel, Borovets
  • Breakfast and evening meals
  • 6 days Ski Pack including lift pass and ski equipment hire (boots, skis and poles) and 4 hour lessons per day
  • Services of a resort-based Travel Solutions Representative

 

Optional extra:

  • Single room supplement – available on request
  • Upgrade to snowboarding for £30 per person (snowboarding includes 3 x 2 hour lessons, snowboard hire, soft boots and lift pass – any extra lessons to be paid for locally in resort)

 

 

Flight Times

(correct at time of print)

26 December 2021 departures

Departs Belfast 1555 Arrives Sofia 2150

Departs Sofia 2240 Arrives Belfast 0045

 

8 January 2022 & 19 February 2022 departures

Departs Belfast 1455 Arrives Sofia 2050

Departs Sofia 2140 Arrives Belfast 2345

 

HIRE OF HELMETS* – Ski helmets for adults is optional. Our resort representative can rent you a ski helmet, please speak with them on your arrival. * Subject to availability

 

Information for Children in Resort – Borovets
Children age 8 and upwards can attend the ski school

Children 4-7 can attend kindergarten. Ski Kindergarten is open from 8.30am to 4pm, the idea is for children to be dropped off by parents in the morning and collected when parents finish with ski lessons. Lunch Is provided. A typical day will have 1 hour of skiing on nursery slope equipment and helmets are provided, an hour of tobogganing in the afternoon and some indoor activities. Please note that outdoor activities are subject to weather conditions and sometimes if weather is bad children will have to spend the full day indoors.

Children under 4 NO FACILITES IN RESORT

Accommodation

3* Hotel Ela

 

A 3* hotel located in the centre of the resort and beside the Gondola station. The resorts’ main street is only a few minutes’ walk away and the hotel offers skiers a warm and welcoming bar and restaurant area close to reception. This hotel does not offer a swimming pool but does have a sauna and fitness suite.

Guests in The Ela Hotel use the ski centre at The Samakov Hotel, only a matter of a few minutes’ walk away.

Meals are offered on a buffet service for both breakfast & evening meals.



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Itinerary

Day 1

Please check in at Belfast International Airport 3 hours prior to departure, a Travel Solutions Representative will be at the airport for any queries you may have before boarding your flight to Sofia.

On arrival in Sofia you will be met by your local Travel Solutions representative and will transfer to your hotel for check in and then dinner.

 

Days 2-7

After breakfast you will be transferred to Ski Depot for Ski fitting and meet your ski instructor for the duration of you ski holiday, who will advise of timing for the weeks lessons ahead.

Every night an evening meal will be served in your hotel.

 

Day 8

After a leisurely breakfast please check out of your room, you will have free time before you transfer back to Sofia for your return flight to Belfast International.



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Departures between 26 Dec 2021 and 26 Feb 2022

Adult prices from £599