Balkan Ski 2019/2020-Christmas Ski Break-Samokov Hotel

Tour Details

The 3* Hotel Samokov is one of the top hotels in Borovets, surrounded by old pine forests and located the centre of the resort close to the gondola lift and nursery slopes. Its position allows easy access to the resort amenities and the lively Borovets nightlife.


Departing 24th December 2019

From €699 per person sharing

5 days


Price Includes:

  • Return flights departing Dublin, returning Belfast
  • 1 piece of 20kgs checked baggage and hand luggage
  • All airport taxes and security charges
  • Return airport/resort transfers
  • 4 nights’ accommodation half-board including Gala Dinner
  • Ski Pack (including ski equipment hire, boots, skis and sticks)
  • A lift pass for 3 days
  • Daily ski lessons with a qualified ski instructor (4 hours per day)
  • Services of a local resort-based representative


Deposit – €200 per person


Flight Times (Dublin to Sofia)
(correct at the time of print)

Depart Dublin 7.30am – arrive Sofia 1.15pm

Return Sofia 9.40pm – arrive Belfast 11.45pm


Information for Children in Resort
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


3* Hotel Samokov, Borovets


“Excellent value, great location. This hotel is massive! The children were never bored while we relaxed at the bar. There’s indoor bowling, arcades, a great swimming pool and spa and even a shooting gallery!”

The Samokov Hotel is perfectly located at the start of the town’s main street with its many bars and clubs. Your ski hire equipment shop is conveniently located in the hotel’s basement and the Gondola is 5 minutes’ walk away. The rooms are comfortable, and most have balconies with lovely views of the slopes or valley.

The hotel has got a choice of spas, treatments and therapy areas, a swimming pool with café and viewing area, sports bar, lobby bar, fitness centre, onsite shopping area and bowling alley.

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Day 1:
Check in at Dublin Airport for your flight to Sofia. On arrival you will be met by a local representative and transferred by coach to your apartment for check in.

Your local representative will be available to assist you on making the most out of your holiday, they will visit your hotel on a daily basis and will be able to help with any queries you may have, offer advice on skiing, snowboarding and other activities to make the most of your holiday.


Days 2 to 4:
After breakfast you will be transferred to the Ski Depot for Ski fitting and to meet your ski instructor, who will advise of times for the week’s lessons ahead.

Skiing after Sunset
Night skiing is available from 17.30 until 21.00 on the slope in front of Rila Hotel. A special lift pass for night skiing can be purchased locally in addition to your pre-booked lift passes.


Day 5:
Enjoy your final day before checking out and transferring to Sofia airport for your return flight to Belfast International.

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Departing 24 Dec 2019

Adult prices from €699