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Parisian Shopping experience

A new way to experience shopping and live fashion in Paris. Let our fashion expert helps you customize your unique shopping experience and takes you to the best and exclusive places in Paris. Avoid all the crowded streets and shops and get into Parisian outlook of Life.

Go Shopping in Paris    Shopping in Paris

Shopping in Paris is a unique experience for fashion and luxury lovers. The French capital is one of the most visited cities by tourists from all over the world. Large department stores of well-know brands occupy an important space in the capital of the country, where they show the latest trends in fashion and their exclusive seasonal models.

Among the most visited department stores in Paris is “Printemps Haussman”, where you can find stores of the main fashion, luxury and beauty brands, spread over the three buildings of the complex, 27 floors and 43 500 m2 in total.

Printemps Haussban, Paris     Printemps Haussman, París

Another department store is “Lafayette Galeries”. They receive around 20 million visits a year (55,000 per day) and it is the largest shopping area in the western world and the main European department store by turnover.

Lafayette, Paris    Galeries Lafayette

Luxury galeries such as Lafayette, and designer brands like Yves Saint Laurent, Channel, Jean-Paul Gaultier and many more awaits for you.

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Luxury shopping tour in Europe

Europe is the perfect destination for luxury shopping so… Why not experience a taylor-made themed tour? Spend your holidays doing what most of us love… Renewing our wardrove! Let yourself be guided by a personal shopper who will take you through the latest trends in fashion, brands, as well as to the most renowned designers stores.

Luxury shopping tour

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Paris fashion

Exclusivity defines Paris, world’s top fashion capital. One of the best European destinations for luxury brands and designer boutiques. It is not surprising since this city is home of many of the top fashion schools of the world and fashion designers: Yves Saint Laurent, Hubert de Givenchy, Karl Lagerfeld, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Christian Dior, Pierre Cardin, Coco Chanel, Rene Lacoste, and Christian Louboutin.

Clearly shopping in Paris is all about haute couture (high fashion). Do not miss a 5 star experience through the golden triangle! From Porte Maillot to George-V, avenue Montaigne and the roundabout des Champs-Élysées. Dedicated exclusively to luxury fashion design houses, such as: Hermes, Lanvin, Gucci, YSL and Michael Kors.

If you prefer shopping centers while hunting fashion, Galleries Lafayette is your place! In any case, do not hesitate to contact our professionals. They are ready to make you live the best shopping experience ever in our destinations.

Louis Vuitton store in Paris

Louis Vuitton store windows. Author: zoetnet (Flickr account)

London fashion

Innovation defines London when talking about fashion. Many reasons support this, after all Mod movement was born here, and UK has produced some of the most extraordinary fashion designers: Alexander McQueen, Mary Quant, John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood, Hussein Chalayan, and Christopher Kane at the top.

Here we recommend you where to shop in London! Bond Street is the quintessential fashion street when looking for exclusivity. Distributed between Old Bond and New Bond, both streets are famous for its exclusive brands, designer fashion, fine jewels, art and antiques.

Isn´t it wonderful to have some of the world’s most prestigious retailers together? Burberry, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co. are just a few. And do not forget to visit Harrods galleries!

Bond street in London

Store flags in Bond street, London. Author: Garry Knight (Flickr account)

Exclusive shopping in Milan

Extravagance comes from Milan, home of so many famous fashion designers that it is impossible to name them all! Giorgio Armani, Valentino Garavani, Gianni Versace, Roberto Cavalli, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana (Dolce & Gabbana), Miuccia Prada, Franco Moschino, Gimmo Etro and Donatella Versace are some of them.

Just like Paris, luxury fashion in Milan owns his place, the Golden Quadrilateral, located between Via Montenapoleone and Via della Spiga. This is one of the most expensive and exclusive shopping streets. Leading national and international brands, boutiques and showrooms are waiting for you here. Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Gianfrano Ferré, Versace, Moschino, and Prada are just some examples.

Neverthelless, if you are not that interested in outdoor shopping, and prefer shopping malls, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II will suit perfectly.

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan

Inside of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan. Author: Matthias Rhomberg (Flickr account)

For those interested in fashion shows, we already know the Fashion Week final dates on 2017!

London Fashion Week: 15th September to 19th September.

Milan Fashion Week: 20th September to 27th September.

Paris Fashion Week: 28th September to 8th March.

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6 must see attractions in London

Find the best places to visit in London with our 6 must see London attractions!

The history of British royalty and the palaces still occupied by the royal family.

1. Buckingham Palace

Start your day visiting the main royal attraction in London; the Buckingham palace, the official residence of the queen Isabel II. Although it is it is commonly used as a venue for many royal events and ceremonies, in summer, it opens to visitors, so you could tour the wonderful state rooms and be delighted by special exhibitions.

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You can also witness the change of guard, which is performed daily or every other day at 11:30 am, depending on the time of the year.

2. Tower of London

In this great fortress have taken place some of the most bloodthirsty events in the history of London, including torture, murder and beheading like Anne Boleyn’s arrest and execution, queen of England until May 19, 1536.

In this historic castle stand the crown jewels, the medieval chambers of the king and the White Tower, built by William the Conqueror.
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3. Hyde Park

If it is sunny, do not miss it and go to one of the eight royal parks; among them stand out the Hyde Park, where you will find the fountain in memory of Diana of Wales, near lake Serpentine. If you continue to the gardens of Kensington, you will see the impressive monument dedicated to Albert, husband of the queen Victoria.
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4. Five o’clock tea in The Orangery

If you are hungry, you must make a stop at The Orangery in the Kensington Palace, an impressive 18th century building, where you could enjoy a royal meal and, if the time is good, you could admire the impressive views of the palace and gardens sitting from the terrace. In addition, in the Orangery serve delicious homemade meals and tea at five, with cakes and pastries. Do not miss it!

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5. London eye

It is the most popular touristic attraction in the United Kingdom and a must-see of any traveller in London. It was open in 1999 and nowadays it is still the tallest wheel in the world. It offers stunning panoramic views of the city and a ride lasts 30 minutes. We recommend you to buy your tickets in advance in order to skyp the line at the ticket office!

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6. Tower Bridge

You shouldn’t leave London without visiting one of the most famous bridges all over the world: The London Tower Bridge. It is located on the Thamesis and it has a glass walkaway with spectacular views. If you have plenty of time do not miss the exhibition inside the bridge, where you can discover the Victorian engine rooms.

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If you are willing to visit London either for short or long time, do not miss London´s best! Let a specialist like Premium Incoming DMC assist you and be your traveling companion.

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World Tapas Day, enjoy a gastronomic event in Spain!

The world tapas day is a gastronomic event that will take place the next June 15th, 2017 in different cities all over the Spain. Gastronomic lovers, can not miss it!

wolrd tapa day1Tapas are a typical Spanish custom loved by locals and tourists all over the world. As a result, an special day has been chosen to celebrate such an important tradition in Spain. Enjoy tapas routes, master classes, competitions, workshops and all kinds of activities organized in different cities all over Spain on this specific date. It’s a perfect chance to discover new flavours of Spanish cuisine while enjoying an authentic gastronomic event.

You will have the opportunity to taste tapas from Pais Vasco on the north of Spain to Andalusia region located to the south. Enjoy your favorite tapas and try new creations! Also you could try special menus elaborated by renowned chefs and restaurants.

Find bellow some suggestions of the most typical tapas, that you absolutely must try:

  • Patatas bravas: fried potatoes with a spicy tomato-based sauce.
  • Classic Iberian ham.
  • Croquetas: fried balls that can be filled with meat, fish, vegetables, cheese or mushrooms.
  • Spanish omelette: made with eggs and potatoes.
  • Pulpo a la gallega: boiled octopus seasoned in olive oil, salt and paprika.

And do not forget to match tapas with a cold beer or a glass of wine!

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Top 5 spas in Budapest for Wellness Programs lovers

Budapest is the perfect destination for wellness programs lovers. Take a look at this top 5 thermal baths experiences and immerse yourself in a world of relaxation.

Rudas Bath

This therapy spa, with more than 500 years of history was built in the Turkish period and consists of a central octagonal pool crowned with a large dome, surrounded by other pools of hot and cold water. Since 2014 it has a renewed wellness section and sauna area. Keep in mind that Tuesday is ladies day whilst on weekends both genders are allowed and the remaining days are reserved for men, following the tradition of Turkish baths.

Rudas Baths       Spa Rudas Bath

Széchenyi Bath

The building in which this thermal bath takes place has a great historical and cultural heritage. It is one of the largest thermal bath complexes of Europe, with 21 pools, saunas, gymnastics and aquafitness services. Its water is supplied by two thermal springs and is absolutely a must-do in Budapest, not only as a wellness & health therapy, but also as a cultural visit!

Széchenyi Baths        Széchenyi Thermal Bath

Veli Bej Bath

This wonderful spa is situated next to Margaret Island and is highly recommended for its small capacity and friendly prices. Although it was built in the Ottoman, it was renovated in 2012 with modern fixtures. It is composed of a main Turkish bath, a steam room, leisure showers, jacuzzis at different temperatures. You can also find some good restaurants, coffee and food bars around the area.

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Mandala Day Spa

If you want to escape from the bustling of city, this spa is the perfect choice to chill out! This luxury spa offers: massages, body wraps and scrubs, bath rituals, couple treatments and a wide variety of beauty services. It was inaugurated in 2003 and it is located in the heart of Budapest. Pamper yourself and enjoy this unique experience!

Mandala Day Spà


Gellert Bath

This is the most well-known thermal bath in Budapest, where several television commercials and Hollywood films have been shot. The spa belongs to the recognized Danubius Hotel Gellert. It has a beautiful main pool surrounded by columns and nine more therapeutic pools including one for children. The spa architecture is stunning and it is also famous for its Art Nouveau style. Gellert Spa is famous for its lovely warm spring water pools, its architecture, its landscape, and also for its spa treatments, and massage therapies at reasonable prices.

Gellert Baths

If you are looking for a relaxing and wellness experience, Budapest, also known as the “City of Baths”, is the place to be.

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Ferrari Land opens its doors in Barcelona

The first Ferrari theme park in Europe opens its doors in Tarragona, Barcelona. With 60,000 square feet of space, including a luxury hotel and a complete gastronomic offer. Get excited with this unique experience in Europe!

Located at PortAventura World, the biggest resort in the south of Europe, with a great offer of hotels, theme parks, convention centre and Mediterranea Beach & Golf Club. Ferrari Land makes you feel feel like a true Formula 1 driver.

The star attraction is the vertical accelerator, a roller coaster that reaches 180 km/h in 5 seconds which makes you feel as you were behind the wheel of a Ferrari. It also has a full size scaletric and attractions for younger kids.

Ferrari Land photoFerrari Land. Source: http://www.cntraveler.com/story/spains-new-ferrari-land-is-disney-world-for-car-fanatics

Also, you will find other theme parks such as: PortAventura Park and PortAventura Caribe Aquatic Park, where you can spend a fantastic day of fun and adventure.

PortAventura Park

      PortAventura Park

The Convention Centre is also an interesting space of PortAventura World, with 18 multifunctional rooms perfectly adaptable to any type of event, a capacity of 10 to 3,000 people, and a perfect location, just a 5 minute walk from PortAventura resort hotels!

Convention Centre        Convetion Centre

According to accommodation, PortAventura World has five 4 star hotels: the Gold River hotel, PortAventura hotel, Caribbean hotel and Hotel El Paso, and also a 5 star hotel, the Mansion Lucy Hotel.

Hotel Mansión de Lucy         Mansion Lucy Hotel

To finish, you wil find the Beach Club, a recreation space in front of the sea where you can relax, and the Golf Club which consists of 3 golf courses intended for both amateur and professional audiences.

BEACH CLUB

      Beach Club

Golf Club       Golf Club

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Through Shakespeare steps

Are you planning a trip for UK this summer? Make it special by following Shakespeare’s steps in his 400th anniversary and unveil the history behind of this great poet, playwright, and actor.

At Premium Incoming we can help you to plan your trip to United Kingdom and revive the history following Shakespeare’s steps with a themed tour by visiting important places and enjoying the events prepared to celebrate the 400 year since the death of the greatest playwright of the Elizabethan literature.

Globe Theatre London

Globe Theatre London

The first step on Shakespeare´s tour is the Playhouse in London where the Blackfriars and The Globe theaters are. Both theaters were the most important of that time. Nearby located on Queen Victoria Street is St Andrew by the Wardrobe church where William Shakespeare was a member during fourteen years while working at the Blackfriars Theatre. At the St Andrew by the Wardrobe church you will able to appreciate one of the only six originals handwritten documents by Shakespeare.  The Globe theatre is Shakespeare´s iconic theatre and a unique building that offers special tours to learn more about its most famous playwright.  At this iconic place famous plays such as King Lear, Macbeath, Hamlet and Otelo among others, were presented for the very first time. Also do not forget to visit the beautiful Southwark Cathedral, the oldest cathedral church in London and where Shakespeare´s brother, Edmund was buried.  There is a large stained glass window dedicated to William Shakespeare depicting scenes from his plays, at the base of which is an alabaster statue representing the playwright reclining and holding a quill.

Oxford

Oxford

Oxford

Oxford is known worldwide as the home of the University of Oxford, the oldest university in the English speaking world.  From March to December, Shakespeare Oxford 2016 are celebrating the life of the playwright, work, and legacy through a festival of performances, talks, exhibitions, concerts, conferences, film showings, poetry and youth projects. The fest agenda includes a major Shakespeare exhibition at the Bodleian Library curated by Dr Emma Smith and Professor Simon Palfrey of the University of Oxford’s English Faculty, exploring themes of death in Shakespeare’s works.  For this interesting agenda Oxford it’s a must destination in order to follow Shakespeare´s steps.

Stratford-upon-Avon

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Shakespeare´s birthplace

The town is a popular tourist destination owing to its status as birthplace of English playwright and poet William Shakespeare besides de river Avon. The Royal Shakespeare Company resides in Stratford’s Royal Shakespeare Theatre one of most prestigious of England. Its medieval landscape unveil the house where Shakespeare was born also where Anne Hathaway lived before marrying Shakespeare, the farm of his mother and “Halls Croft” where his sister lived.
In addition, you can visit the Church of the Holy Trinity where Shakespeare, his mother, his sister and brother in law Dr. John Hall are buried. This church is the oldest building in Stratford built around 1210 and it´s one of England´s most visited churches. You can also sail the Avon River and have lunch at the Bancroft gardens. During this year the classrooms where the artist studied will be open to the public as well as the medieval town hall.

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La Nava del Barranco an exclusive paradise

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Easter celebrations in Europe II

Easter Week in European countries is a fascinating time to witness centuries-old traditions either Christians elaborated processions taking over city streets or Pagans to celebrate the arrival of spring. Here are a few of the most elaborate and unusual celebrations among our destinations to plan a perfect trip to Europe full of unforgettable experiencies.

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In Florence Italy during Easter Sunday the custom is to light a fire in a cart full of fireworks and other pyrotechnics called the Scoppio del Carro (“Explosion of the Cart”) and it symbolizes the holy fire. This tradition dates about from the 15th century and before. It was also used as a pagan tradition to assure a good harvest. The car that is still use today is 500 years old (built in 1622) and is dragged by a team of white oxen adorned with the first Spring´s flowers and herbs and escorted by soldiers and people dressed as in the 15th century from Porta al Prato to Piazza del Duomo.  The cart is lighted by the cardinal of Florence with a mechanical dove (the “colombina”) during the signing of the Gloria in Excelsis Deo in the Easter Mass at the cathedral. This is a beautiful celebration that must be seen once in a life.

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Germany
The celebration of Easter in Germany is probably one of the most important events of the year. The Sommertagzug (the summer day parade) is celebrated three weeks before Easter in the south-west provinces of Germany. Children dress as little ducking wearing yellow rain jackets and ducks ‘heads as hats and hold big Pretzels places at the tip of sticks decorated with ribbons and eggs. At the end of the parade, the winter tree and the snowman are burned as a symbolic act to end the cold and welcome summer “Der Sommertag ist da” (summer here). Many of the traditions come from the pagan Frühlingfest’s (Spring Festival) and the symbols such as the eastern eggs (Ostereier) and the eastern rabbit (Osterhasen) represent the fertility.

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Spain,
Catholic Holy Week “Semana Santa” is one to the most important celebration within the Spanish traditions that dates back to the Middle Age. Most of the celebrations consist in colorful and very representative processions of brotherhood and fraternities. Depending of the region in Spain the celebration may vary. While the most glamorous are found in the region of Andalucia, more solemn are celebrated in Castilla and León. Participants in the processions wear a “nazareno” or penitential robe with a hood with conical tip (capirote) that covers the face to mask the identity of the penitents. The nazarenos carry candles, heavy and beautiful and antique carved wooden crosses and sculptures that depict different scenes of the Passion of Christ and sorrows of the Virgin Mary. In some regions they march barefoot and with chains attached to their feet as penance.

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Czech Republic,
The famous Prague Easter Market takes over from March 21 to April 12th at the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square where visitor can get personalized hand painted crafted eggs. Velikonoce (Easter) celebrations are very important in Czech culture and include local food specialties such as the Tsdelník, a sugar coated pastry and klobása a barbecued sausage. School vacations start on “ugly Wednesday” and on “Green Thursday” boys walk through the street shaking wooden rattles. On Easter Sunday boys whip the legs of girls for good health and girls put a ribbon around the whip and in give them a painted egg in return.

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Hungary,
The two most known customs of Easter or “Húsvét” in Hungary are the Sprinkling and Egg painting. Sprinkling consists on throwing water to the girls as a sign of cleaning, healing and fertility. Also it used that men visit women (relatives and friends) during this season and sprinkle cologne while women serve treats and desserts and give hand painted eggs to their courteous visitors. Typically Hungarians eat ham served with horseradish and boiled eggs on Easter Sunday while “kalács” (a kind of braided Milk Loaf) is also served at Easter in Hungary. This year you are able to join and have fun at a real Hungarian easter celebration at the Buda castle. Kellemes húsvetí ünnepeket! Happy Easter!

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United Kingdom,
The Easter bunny “hides” is very much a tradition in England, hides eggs that are to be found by children on Easter Sunday. Egg Hunts are very popular and you can find many big celebrations in London such as the famous Kew Gardens Egg Hunt, Kensington Palace Egg Hunt, Handel House Museum, Bunnies at the London Eye among the others. Also during Good Friday the Hot-cross buns are served, these are sweet fruit buns with crosses on top.

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France,
In France celebrating easter in France involves Christian traditions. On Thursday before Good Friday all the bells at churches remain still and silent in remembrance of Jesus´passing. The tradition preaches that during this time the bell flown to Rome to visit the Pope. However, on resurrection´s day bell ring joyously at different times of the day and people go out to the street and greet with kisses and hugs. “Joyeuses Paques!”. At the other hand, chocolate plays an important role during Easter in France. Candy shops and confiseries are filled with bells, eggs, bunnies and fish shaped chocolates

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