Balkan Holidays Lakes and Mountains 2024

Balkan Ski & Snowboarding Holidays

Lakes and Mountains with Balkan Holidays 2024- 2025

Balkan Holidays are a leading specialist tour operator offering summer package holidays to the Balkans region and beyond.  Balkan Holidays offer a great selection of holidays to enable you to enjoy the charm of beauty of some of the most outstanding lake and mountain regions complete with stunning scenery. Perfect for couples or a family looking for an alternative to summer beach holidays. You can still get them in Sunny Beach or Golden Sands.

Many hotels and apartments are exclusive to Balkan holidays. Experience some of the most beautiful and stunning destinations to visit in Europe for an amazing and unforgettable summer holiday combined with beautiful scenery. You will find great value budget accommodation to luxury holidays.

If you have already heard about our beautiful Balkan countries and want to explore the majestic Pirin mountains or the Seven Lakes of the Rila mountains in Bulgaria, visit the romantic location of Bled and its Baroque church that sits beautifully in the middle of Lake Bled in Slovenia or the famous Bran castle situated between Brasov and Transylvania, in Romania, then you've got some exciting options to choose from.

Enjoy a different type of holiday with amazing scenery and options to explore the beautiful natural landscapes. Either go for a stroll, jog or cycle or one of the many activities around the lakes or in the mountains. Popular destinations include Lake Bled, Lake Bohinj and Kranjska Gora.

Balkan Holidays offers summer package holidays to Bulgaria, Slovenia and Romania. In the winter Balkan Holidays offer ski and snowboarding holidays.

Balkan Holidays Bulgaria

Bansko, Borovets, Pamporovo

Balakan Holidays Slovenia

Lake Bled – Hotel Park, 4 star
Kranjska Gora – Best Western Hotel Kranjska Gora, 4 star
Lake Bohinj – Hotel Jezero, 4 star
Rogaska Slatina
Terme Zrece

If you want to split your holiday and spend a week at the beach and a week in the mountains you can in certain locations. Balkan Holidays also offer a range of coach tours in Bulgaria and Croatia.

Slovenia Package Holidays

Slovenia is generally better value when compared to the equivalent destinations in Switzerland, Austria, and Italy. That said it is also more expensive than most other Eastern European countries.

Lake Bled Holidays in Slovenia

It says it all in the name of the place: Lake Bled. Bled is a small town at the very heart of Carniola, which is the centre of Slovenia. Decorated with few hills, lake Bled serves as the most charming resort in Europe, but even more so in summer. Lake Bled has all the ingredients for the perfect holiday – stunning scenery, reliable weather conditions, thermal lake water, good quality accommodation and its famous island in the middle of the lake.

Lake Bled has a paved road around the lake extending to around 6 km. This offers a nice walk or cycle for most holidaymakers and gives you a chance to enjoy the Lake from different viewpoints. Also check out the various treks uphill off the paved road which will reward you with even more stunning views at the top!

In the summer months many of the locals enjoy a dip in the lake for some respite from the hot sun. Just head to the designated swimming area for a safer swim. If swimming is not for you there is also the option to enjoy a Lake Bled boat ride.

For a unique dining experience check out Slovenia's oldest castle (the one you keep seeing) There is an outdoor dining available and smaller indoor seated area. The menu features traditional Slovenian dishes and they also sometimes have a tasting menu for anyone looking to sample different food.

If you want a day trip away from Lake Bled, Ljubljana is around 80 minutes away. You can also visit Lake Bohinj and the village of Rib?ev Laz by local bus. The bus makes regular stops on it's 18 mile journey and takes around 45 minutes each way.

Known as the Alpine Pearl of Slovenia, Kranjska Gora is the most popular Slovenian resort located in the Zgornjesavska Valley in northwestern Slovenia. The heart of the Zgornjesavska Valley is one of the most attractive travel destinations for an active holiday throughout Europe. The untouched nature, unique landscapes well-known ski resorts and ideal lakes and mountains destination together with spa resorts and special events makes this a unique European destination.

Bulgaria Holidays

Borovets – Summer & Winter Holidays

As the premier holiday resort of Bulgaria, Borovets is the top choice for both winter and summer vacations. This picturesque resort town, surrounded by the Rila Mountains, is a perfect mountain getaway spot. The area offers variety of accommodation options for all budgets

Bankso & the Pirin National Park

The nature here is breathtaking. The Pirin National Park is rated one of the most naturally beautiful sites in Europe if not the world. It was named a National Park in 1962 and subsequently declared a UNESCO biosphere reserve in 1983. To say that this area is outstanding, would simply be an understatement.

There are lush meadows in the valleys, a huge variety of plants, trees and wild animals, and bursting out of the top of all this  display of nature's wealth, are the tall, rocky and majestic Pirin Mountains. Bankso has been awarded the best ski resort in Bulgaria from 2013 through to 2019. Not surprising as it offers 75km of ski runs and good snow conditions. Not forgetting the apres ski bars, activities and dining options. With great prices to get their and great value when you are in resort it's worth considering Bankso in the summer or for a ski holiday in the winter.

Romania Holidays

Poiana Brasov is a well-known winter sport centre, situated 170 km away from Bucharest, in the heart of the Prahova Valley, at the foot of Ceahlau Mountain. It is one of the most frequented resorts in Romania, mostly because of its modern sports infrastructure, including an artificial skating rink, sport fields, riding centres and horseback riding facilities.

A great all round ski destination for most skiers however there are limited black runs so the more advanced skiers might not enjoy the skiing. For everyone else it's an excellent choice. There is evening skiing available up to 9pm on the lower slopes with floodlight skiing.

Balkan Holidays Late Deals Offers

Balkan Holidays late deals apply to their summer beach and mountains holidays. If they have availability they will want to fill their hotels and aircraft if possible. However they will not do this at any cost! Balkan Holidays like most holiday firms and airlines manage their capacity and reduce prices with special offers and discounts to encourage holidaymakers to make an early booking if possible.

They may offer free child places or other deals to help stimulate sales. That said they will never sell out of every holiday during the busy post Christmas, January and February booking periods. Balkan Holidays late deals will be subject to supply and demand! If the demand is high expect the prices to be higher as well.

To get a deal avoid the school holiday dates if possible. Be flexible with your choice of destinations, accommodation and departure airport if you simply want to get the cheapest Balkan Holiday prices. Balkan Holidays have been in the business and offering holidays and since 1966. They offer fully protected package holidays through the atol scheme while also providing great value summer and winter ski breaks.

To help you find the best deals Balkan Holidays do have a special deals finder search (click here)

Balkan Summer Holidays

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