The comparison is a typical family of four staying (2 adults and 2 children under 12) in a two bedroom apartment in Narcis apartment in Bansko, but this 20 minutes walk from gondola... so really not in the same league but I don't want to compare with the most expensive Bansko apartments to flatter my savings.
Their online Balkan Holidays price departing 7th March is £1,209.62. There is a supplement for four people in a 2 bedroom apartment (as apposed to four) included. Price includes flight and transfers. no other extras are included
An apartment next to Mountain Residence 3, Vihren Palace is being offered at £1,334. But thought this would be an unfair comparison as this is the first season for this development. (rather than 3rd season for Mountain Residence 3).
Go to Easy Jet and search for flights. Today I got this:
|Our low airfare|
per adult or child
|Third-party airport operator charges & government taxes|
per adult or child
|Total baggage and sports equipment charge||£56.00|
|Total amount due:|
2 adults, 2 children (under 14 years)
So £279 plus total transfers £120 (€150) PLUS £366 (£385-5% ) = £765
So the package holiday price was £1,209 - so that is a huge saving of £444!
OK so you need to add breakfast to direct route. Well even if this costs you £2 per day per head that's £56 extra.
On top of this you get an EXTRA DAYS skiing, as I selected a later flight (although check out is by 11:00am but often can be later by arrangement). The earlier flight was same price.
And remember, this is comparing a large 2 bedroom with a smaller two bedroom and one where you have to get the bus to the lift and not have all the close amenity of Mountain Residence 3.
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