If you are looking to book a holiday in an unspoilt location somewhere in Europe then you may like to visit the VintageHolidays blog first. We recently discovered this little gem, which shares unbiased information about major and minor European festivals, interesting and culturally rich things to see around some of ancient Europe as well as provides an interesting source of information about some rather impressive private villas you can hire.
We believe it’s one of the best European travel blogs around and has been posting for well over 2 years. A fantastic resource!
Posted by Ruth Miller on Thu 29th January 2009 at 06:00 AM, Filed in Events
If you like quaffing a little wine in the name of research, you might want to pay a visit to the salubrious Monte Carlo Wine Festival.
Wine connoisseurs of the world can unite for around £159 pp.
I don’t imagine, there will be any shortage of wine flowing!!!
The event is to be held at the prestigious Méridien Beach Plaza Hotel (28 February-2 March), it promises to offer a tantalising selection of the finest international wines available.
Guests can enhance their knowledge of wine by taking part in workshops, demonstrations and debates or relax by enjoying artistic performances. Two nights’ accommodation at the Méridien Beach Plaza Hotel costs from £159 pp.
Jet off to Basel exhibition for a Venice vision – from £309 pp.
This autumn, Basel’s Fondation Beyeler houses a very special exhibition devoted to the many vistas of Venice, as depicted in masterpieces by Canaletto, Turner and Renoir, among others.
Monet will take centre stage, with a dozen of the 36 paintings he produced during his time there in 1908 going on public display for the first time in almost a century.
VFB is offering a two-night break at the three-star Hotel Schweizerhof from just £309 pp (two sharing).
The price includes two nights’ B&B accommodation, return flights (Heathrow), a travel pass for use on public transport and entrance to the temporary and permanent collections at Fondation Beyer.
Via VFB holidays.
Posted by Ruth Miller on Tue 23rd September 2008 at 06:00 AM, Filed in Events, Travel News
Duck out to Paris for van Dyck – two-night breaks from £155 pp with VFB Holidays
For the first time ever in France, this October a major exhibition is to be devoted to the Flemish portrait artist, Antoon van Dyck, at the small but prestigious Musee Jacquemart-Andre.
It brings together some 50 paintings and drawings by the Baroque master, on loan from museums from across Europe and the States, many of which have never been seen before in France.
A two-night break at your chosen hotel in central Paris costs from £155 pp (two sharing).
The price includes return travel by Eurostar, B&B and entry to the exhibitions.
From 8 October, the Grand Palais hosts a prestigious exhibition devoted to Pablo Picasso.
With paintings on loan from the Louvre, the Orsay and Paris’ Picasso Museum, this is a major retrospective of this master’s work, starting at the very beginning of his career.
A two-night break at your chosen hotel in central Paris costs from £159 pp (two sharing), including return travel by Eurostar, B&B and entry to the exhibition.
Via VFB holidays