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Swiss Alps Railway Crossing

Travel through one of the most spectacular railway routes, declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco, aboard the famous Bernina Express.

Swiss Alps railway crossing

Bernina Express Railway route

The Bernina Express is a direct train from Chur to Tirano in Italy. It crosses from north to south, the beautiful canton of Graubünden. Chur to Tirano is the classic route, however; in Summer, there are more options. There is a Bernina Express that departs from Davos and St. Moritz as well. All trains have in common that they cross the Bernina Pass and end in Tirano.

The journey from Chur takes about 4 hours. From Davos, 15 minutes less and from St. Moritz, about 2 hours, and does not include the north of Graubünden.

The Bernina Express route is an impressive piece of railway engineering. Cross the Engandina by touching the highest point “Ospizio Bernina” reaching up to 2,253 meters high. 61 km of spectacular alpine crossing between snowy peaks and places where nature and culture merge. It passses through lots of spiral loops, 55 tunnels and 196 bridges.

The landscape varies greatly, from high alpine scenery on the Bernina Pass to Mediterranean scenery in the Poschiavo valley to Tirano.

All sections are beautiful in their own way. If you don’t have the time to do the complete Bernina Express route, just pick the section that is closest to your base town. For more information and reservations, do not hesitate to contact us 

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Top ten London Musicals

From heartwarming adaptations to hilarious musical theatres. Take a look at our top ten musicals currently on in West End London!

Landscape of London     London

1. Aladdin

Aladdin is a musical with a lot of singing and dancing spectacle. Aladdin discover a whole new world of possibilities with the help of just three wishes. Some of his big showstoppers ‘Friend Like Me’ and ‘Prince Ali’ briefly make ‘Aladdin’ the best musical in the West End.

Aladdin musical      Aladdin

2. The Lion King

This show has become the most successful musical of all time. The Lion King, is an adaptation of Disney´s and include music by Elton John, plus outstanding costumes and wonderful special effects. African masks, Japanese Kabuki costumes, Malaysian shadow puppetry make of this, an incredible musical. The Lion King’ is a show that demands to be seen.

The Lion King Musical      The Lion King

3. The Book of Mormon

This musical comedy follows the plight of a pair of missionaries sent to Uganda to convert a village to Mormonism, a religion that essentially tells the penniless villagers how great distant America is. It offers a series of great-to-sublime songs and set pieces. The Book of Mormon has won nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

The book of Mormon Musical      The Book of Mormon

4. Les Miserables

Now, this musical is an updated and improved production. Aided by a swirling revolve and John Napier’s stunning constructivist set, we follow Jean Valjean’s journey across France as he attempts to escape his criminal past and make amends. This musical has been seen by more than 70 million people in 44 countries and in 22 languages around the globe, it is still breaking box office records everywhere.

5. The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera is a musical with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Charles Hart and Richard Stilgoe. Based on the French novel Le Fantôme de l’Opéra by Gaston Leroux, its central plot revolves around a beautiful soprano, Christine Daaé, who becomes the obsession of a mysterious, disfigured musical genius living in the subterranean labyrinth beneath the Opera Populaire. With a mesmerising score and breathtaking special effects, this long-running show is a must-see.

6. Thriller-Live

Thriller-Live is a two-and-a-half-hour concert revue celebrating a musical tribute to Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5. It had already been performed in the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands and Scandinavia before opening at the Lyric Theatre, London. The show was conceived by Jackson family friend and author Adrian Grant.

7. Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia musical, set on a Greek island paradise, a story of love, friendship and identity is cleverly told through the timeless songs of ABBA. Sophie’s quest to discover the father she’s never known brings her mother face to face with three men from her distant romantic past on the eve of a wedding. More than 10 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the story and the ABBA songs.

Mamma Mia!     Mamma Mia!

8. Dreamgirls

Dreamgirls is a Broadway musical, with music by Henry Krieger and lyrics and book by Tom Eyen. The musical is about the Dreams are three African-American teenage girls who sing gorgeous close harmonies in talent contests, until a gig singing back-up for sex symbol Jimmy Early (a cartoonishly hip-rolling Adam J Bernard) brings them closer to the big time. This musical is built on sharp insights into pop’s economic realities.

9. School of Rock

School of Rock, based on the 2003 film of the same name, with a screenplay by Mike White, the musical follows the story of Dewey Finn, an out-of-work rock singer and guitarist who pretends to be a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. Dewey transform a class of A-grade students into the ultimate rock group.

10. Kinki Boots

Based on the 2005 British film Kinky Boots, written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth and inspired by true events, the musical follows the tale of Charlie Price, a man who tries to live up his father’s expectations by continuing the family business. With the shoe factory legacy threatened by bankruptcy, help comes in the unlikely form of a larger-than-life performer, Lola.

Kinky Boots Musical     Kinki Boots London Company 2017-2018. Photo by Matt Crockett

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Come to meet us at ITB Berlin!

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We are ready to participate at ITB Berlin 2018 from March 7th to 11th. The leading travel trade show.

Are you interested in new business opportunities for your future events, incentive trips or leisure programs in:

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Come to meet us! Carlos Díaz, CEO of Premium Incoming, will be pleased to meet you and introduce you the latest news in our European destinations and what Premium Incoming DMC can offer you for your next travel experience.

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European carnivals themed tour

The Carnival is around the corner! One of the most celebrated festivities in the world.

The streets fill with joy, music, color and luxury costumes. So are the carnivals that invade the main cities of the old continent every year. What are you waiting for preparing your next themed tour to the most famous carnivals in Europe?

Venice Carnival in Italy

Venice Carnival, Italy

1. Nice Carnival

Nice, France (from February 17 to March 13, 2018)

The famous Carnival of Nice is one of the greatest cultural events of the French Riviera and one of the most important carnivals in the world and France along with the Carnival of Dunkirk. It will be launched on February 17. Musicians and dancers will walk down the streets. A creative procession composed of 2 different events: the Carnival Parade and the Parade of Flowers will take place.

The perfect opportunity to discover Nice and the French Riviera, by enjoying a temperate time compared to the rest of France.

2. Carnival of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Canary Islands, Spain (from January 26 to February 18, 2018)

For more than 10 days, the streets of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria are painted in color, accompanied by music and parades. As every year the main protagonists of this celebration are the election of the Carnival Queen and the Drag Queen. Between the opening and the closing of the carnival, the programmed events are contests, parades, children’s acts, dances, parades and night parties. The topic of this year is “Magic and fantastic creatures.”

To be informed of all the events and schedules of each show of the Carnival of Las Palmas 2018 you can visit the website of the City Council of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria that has prepared for this festivity.

3. Venetian Carnival

Venice, Italy (from February 3 to 13, 2018)

Unique in the world, its origins date back to the 11th century, as an opportunity and way of escape for the nobility to mingle with the people and evade government control by hiding behind the masks. The Senate declared it an official festivity in the 12th century. Prohibited by Napoleon, the Carnival was recovered in 1979, being today a cultural reference worldwide.

This year the carnival will start on February 3rd to 13th. Ten days will fill Venecian streets and canals with masks, costumes and tourists. For those who visit this carnival, on Sunday, february 4th, the traditional “Volo dell’Angelo” will take place. One of the most eagerly awaited moments in which a young Venetian woman disguised as an angel climbs down with a rope from the bell tower to the Piazza San Marco.

4. Carnival of Bohemia

Prague, Czech Republic

The famous Prague Carnival of Bohemia goes back to the tradition of those urban carnivals that had their peak in the 18th century. World-renowned for being a meeting point for great personalities of the time who met in their lavish masked dances. Today, public spaces, museums, palaces, theaters and even restaurants in the city take up this tradition of the Bohemia Medieval.

Highlights the concert and the royal dance at the Clam-Gallas palace or the traditional masked dances known as Crystal Ball.

5. Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Canary Islands, Spain (from February 7 to 18, 2018)

It is considered the second most popular and internationally known carnival, after Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and aspires to become a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
On Wednesday, February 7, prior to the carnival weekend, the queen of the carnival is elected in a gala broadcast at 9:30 p.m. That’s just the beginning of a whole week of masked dances and parades full of color and joy.

Among its most multitudinous events include the contests of murgas, floats and comparsas, and the election of the Infantile Queen and the Queen of the Third Age.

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6. Carnival of Cadiz

Andalusia, Spain (from 8 to 18 February 2018)

One of the most popular and characteristic carnivals declared as International Tourist Interest. The origins of the Cadiz Carnival date back to the 16th century, when it was one of the most important ports of the Spanish Empire, which meant the entry of a large flow of influences from around the world. In particular, Venice shared many commercial ties with Cadiz, among many others traditions.

Today, this tradition is considered as a ritual, and Cadiz people get prepare for this event with gastronomic specialities, “chirigotas” contests, parades and horse riding. Between the most outstanding acts are: the Great end, Official Contest of Carnival Groups at the Falla Theater, the coronation of the Carnival Goddess or the Magna Cavalcade.

7. Rosenmontag

Düsseldorf, Germany (February 12, 2018)

The Düsseldorf Carnivals are, together with the Cologne, one of the most important festivals in Germany. The celebrations generally include dances, costumes, drinks and parades.
Carnival Sunday in Königsallee is also very popular. Although the highlight of the party is called Rosenmontag or Carnival Monday, when the great parade of floats takes place, candy, music and costumes runs through much of the city .

8. Boonte Störrem

Maastricht, the Netherlands (February 11 to 13, 2018)

The Dutch city of Maastricht, capital of the carnival in Holland, begins each year its celebration on Saturday of carnival with the hoisting of the flag and 11 cannon shots in the central square of Vrijthof. With this starts the great carnival cavalcade or “Boonte Störrem” through the center of the city.

This carnival lasts only three days, but between act and act there is no rest! There are plenty of parades, crowded streets and crowded bars both day and night, there is no lack of music or beer, and concerts, DJs and dance contests are the most popular.

9. Morgestraich

Basel, Switzerland (February 19 to 21, 2018)

The Basel Carnival is the largest popular festival in Switzerland. Celebration that gives the “Morgestraich” (the Monday after Ash Wednesday) when the clock of the tower of St. Martin touches the 4 of the dawn and the lights of the city are extinguished completely. It is then when the lights of the flashlights and the resounding crowd of basilican drummers and flute players fill the void of the night.

During the 72 hours of this carnival, the streets, bars and shops of the city center resonate with songs and fun local characters. Two large processions with more than 10,000 masked people walk down the streets on foot or in a float accompained by a good selection of music. Tour during which they throw confetti and distribute oranges, among other things as popular verses in their particular dialect.

From Premium Incoming DMC we encourage you to prepare your thematic trip to the most famous carnivals in Europe so you do not miss any of these unique tradition. Contact us for more information at info@premiumincoming.com

Winter Getaway for incentives in Sierra Nevada

Travel to Sierra Nevada! The perfect place for a winter getaway for incentives. 

Are you ready for a 2 Days Winter Getaway in Sierra Nevada? Explore charming landscapes, perform skiing activities, enjoy the nature and gastronomy of the area.

Sierra Nevada, Granada - Cetursa S.A.

Sierra Nevada, Granada – Cetursa S.A.

Below we suggest a 2 day winter getaway for incentives in Sierra Nevada; however, both the duration of the itinerary and the activities may vary and be adapted according to the dates required, time of year and availability. Keep in mind that it is a suggested travel program; fully customizable under the needs and interests of the client.

Let´s start the team building activities!

Ski escape: Day 1 – Saturday

Mini Olympics (2 hours): Competition with rotation of team activities. 4 activities are carried out (timed biciski, Russian sledding skills, tubbing coordination circuit) or Igloo Construction: Construction of an igloo per team with the materials provided.
Free time for free skiing or with monitors
Lunch: Cabaña Nevasol in Borreguiles
Free time for free skiing or with monitors
Night skiing (2 hours): This service could be done on Thursdays and Saturdays from 19:30 – 21:30. For any other day, you would have to add the extra cost of opening a gondola lift exclusively.
Dinner: Restaurant La Muralla in Pradollano
Guided Tour of the Night Sky at Fuente Alta (1.5 hours): Introductory Workshop on practical astronomy with specialized personnel in the Fuente Alta zone.

Ski escape: Day 2 – Sunday

First Guided Footprints (1.5 hours): Activity that allows the expert skier / snowboarder to perceive new sensations “opening” the tracks from 7.30 to 9 hours and to mark the first tracks. After the high-buffet breakfast session in Borreguiles
Crono Ski (1 hour): Organization of custom competitions. Includes: closed track, first aid, marking, timing, numbers, classifications by times.
Guided excursion with snowshoes (2 hours): Guided panoramic tour of 2 hours including snowshoeing, and ticket access to the area where the activity is carried out
Lunch: Á la Carte Menu in La Alcazaba with views of Pico Veleta
Free time for free skiing or with monitors
Excursion in pisa track machine (2 / 2,5 hours): 18:00-20: 00 Magnificent route in machine pisa track from Pradollano 2.100 m a few meters from Veleta Peak 3398 m. The participants will be able to admire one of the most impressive sunsets of the continent in the highest peak of the south of Europe while they taste cava, chocolate and strawberries.

We are sure that Sierra Nevada will exceed your adventure expectations! In Premium Incoming DMC, we encourage you to experience this 2 Day Winter Getaway for incentives.

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Come to meet us at IBTM Barcelona!

We are ready to participate at IBTM2017Barcelona, from November 28th to 30th. The leading global event for travel industry.

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If you are looking for new business opportunities for your next meeting, corporate event or incentive trip in:

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Come to meet us! Elisenda Medina, Managing Director of Italy, will be pleased to meet you and introduce you the latest news in our European destinations and what Premium Incoming DMC can offer you for your next event or travel experience.

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Top 6 autumn festivals in Prague

Things to do in Prague in Fall

During Autumn, the beauty of Prague is unending, as its cultural agenda! The city hosts an impressive calendar of festivals and events dedicated to history, arts, fashion, music and gastronomy… The ideal opportunity to fall in love with the very essence of Czech Republic.

Prague in autumn

View of the Old Town Square of Prague during Autumn

What can we do this autumn in Prague?

Designblok in Prague

26th – 30th October 2017

The Prague International Design Festival is one of the largest design events of Czech Republic, also called Designblok. For 4 days, the best Czech design and fashion talents exhibit their creations to the public.

This event is perfect for all those visitors looking for the latest fashion trends! Original clothing, furniture and furnishing to fill your suitcase back home.

Designblok 2014 Prague

Jan Planchac & Henry Wieglas lights and molds at Open Studios during the Designblok of Prague in 2014. Copyright Designmilk via Flickr (CC License)

Dvořák Prague International Music Festival

3rd – 23rd September 2017

The Dvořák Prague International Music Festival is a must visit if you want to live Prague’s music history.

The Czech composer Antonín Dvořák was one of the most influential figures of all times. During this festival, Prague celebrates the contribution of this composer with several concerts performed in different venues across the city.

Classical music fans can not miss this event! An annual highlight with an extensive programme.

Undoubtedly, Prague is a city with an immense music culture. You can be delighted by its music in every single corner. We show you here a selection of places for your upcoming visit to “The City of Music”.

The Rudolfinum Prague

The Rudolfinum is one of the music auditoriums where the Dvořák Prague International Music Festival is held. Copyright Jorge Lascar via Flickr (CC License)

Festival Prague Crossroads

2nd – 8th October 2017

In 2016, the zero edition of the Festival Prague Crossroads took place with the objective to mark what would have been the 80th birthday of former Czech president and playwright Václav Havel.

This 2017, the festival continues in the same direction. A cultural event with a rescindable program here available that follows the activist legacy of Václav Havel of reflecting the reality of our current situation. Theater lovers will enjoy dramatic themes that move today’s Europe.

Dancing House Prague

Dancing House Prague building built in 1997 by Frank Gehry and V. Milunic. Copyright Carl Mikoy via Flickr (CC License)

Signal Festival in Prague

12th – 15th October 2017

The SIGNAL Festival is considered the largest cultural event in the Czech Republic. This exciting event integrates light, art and urban space across extraordinary Prague venues, such as the Dancing House, the Old Town Square, the Church of St. Ludmila, Charles Bridge, Museum Kampa, Petřín Lookout Tower or the Metronome, Střelecký Island, Klementinum and Náměstí Míru Square.

Four evenings full of visual arts and technologies to transform the public space of Prague into a gleaming gallery at night.

Rezonator Jan-hladil. Photocredit Jan Tichy

Installation Rezonator by Jan Hladil on SIGNAL Festival Prague. Copyright Jan Tichy

Unique Fashion Week in Prague

2017 program in progress

Unique Fashion Week (UFW) in Prague has been one of the most successful events of fashion in Central Europe. The show highlights the latest fashion trends! Both local designers and international brands showcase their newest collections.

This 2017 visitors will find brands such as Bulgari, Dolce & Gabbana, Emilio Pucci, French Connection, Christian Louboutin, La Perla, Swarovski, Barbora Kubickova, Denisa Dovalova, Jana Jurcenko or Karolina Otevrelova.

Unique Fashion Week Prague 2016

Karen Milen collection at the Unique Fashion Week in Prague, 2016. Copyright Unique Fashion Week via Official Facebook

Whisky Life! Prague

3rd 4th November 2017

The Whisky Life! Prague festival offers a unique experience for all its visitors.

“Over 150 different whiskies to choose from. Masterclasses, where whisky experts will guide you through a tasting of their handpicked whiskies. Live music, bag pipes, kilts, cigars, food… Boredom will not be an option here!”

An advanced reservation is needed to attend all the masterclasses, even if they are free of charge.

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6 Budapest’s best places for hanging out

Budapest nightlife zones perfect for indoor and outdoor partying

Budapest is one of those European cities that stays awake all night long! It does not matter what kind of party you like. The Hungarian capital has it all! Rooftop partying, indoor nightlife zones, live music bars, cultural pubs… Are you ready to discover the best Budapest hangout places?

Budapest Parliament at night

Budapest Parliament at night

Rooftop terraces and sky bars in Budapest

Rooftop bars have recently become very popular all over Budapest. We have selected the most exclusive hangouts where the beauty of this European city can be admired.

360 bar in Budapest

Considered as the most popular rooftop of Budapest, 360 Bar offers the best 360° view of the city. To enter this terrace, you must take the lift all the way up to the former Paris Department Store. Take a moment to delight the eye and take pictures of the incredible skyline of Budapest.

We recommend you take a jacket with you, since this amazing spot is a little too breezy. Daytime parties are the best option, but do not miss the panorama when the sun goes down.

360 Bar Budapest

Sunset at the rooftop of 360 Bar in Budapest

High Note SkyBar in Budapest

This exclusive sky bar is located at the rooftop of the 5-star Aria Hotel, winner of the 2017 TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice.

The High Note SkyBar is the best place to chill after exploring the city. Facing the gorgeous St. Stephen’s Basilica, its prestigious centered location makes it perfect to enjoy unique views of the Basilica’s dome and the city. Our recommendation is to make a reservation, especially if you want to get the best seats!

High Note SkyBar

Bird’s eye view of the rooftop of Note SkyBar, at the top of Aria Hotel in Budapest. Copyright: Official website picture

St. Andrea wine & sky bar in Budapest

Perfect for outdoor and indoor partying, St. Andrea wine & sky bar offers a breathtaking panorama of Budapest from different angles. Located in a prime location in District V, above Vörösmarty Square, this luxurious sky bar provides views to the St. Stephen’s Basilica on one side, and to the Citadel and Gellért Hill to the other.

This hangout stays open during winter too. Guests can admire the view of Budapest covered in snow from behind a glass wall.

St Andrea SkyBar

Open-air terrace of St. Andrea wine & skybar, in Budapest. Copyright: Official facebook picture

Live music bars in Budapest

Even on weekdays, Budapest has a wide offer of open-air bars with musicians playing alive. There is nothing better than sitting comfortably under the open sky while enjoying a good drink accompanied by live music.

Mazel Tov in Budapest

Mazel Tov is constantly buzzing with life! Full-time cultural events and programs define this club as one of the most popular of the Budapest’s Jewish Quarter. Every night at 8 pm a live musical performance begins. It is impossible to get bored with musicians and DJs such as Dóri Hegyi, Juli Horányi, Gabi Knoll, the InFusion Trio, Andris Jász, Jutasi and Benski.

Infusion Trio concert

Concert of Infusion Trio at Mazel Tol, Budapest (03.08.16) Copyright: Official Facebook picture

PONTOON club in Budapest

The Pontoon cultural nightclub, at the right side of the Pest-side of the Chain Bridge, offers a strong musical program every week. From the jazzy Monday Sessions, to live concerts and events including Tilos Night, Random Trip, and SoulClap gigs. A mini-festival right next to the Danube.

Akvárium Klub

Akvárium Klub is perhaps the best-known meeting point of downtown Budapest. This bar is a cultural center with a wide musical repertoire. Besides cool concerts inside the club, open-air musical programs are performed almost every week. One of the best spots to start the night in Budapest, since every other nightclub in Budapest is a ten-minute walk away.

Akvárium Klub (UserChristo~commonswiki)

Concert at the Akvárium Klub in Budapest. Copyright – User:Christo~commonswiki

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Best 2017 ranking restaurants in France

The Best Restaurants in France according to the Michelin Guide 2017

The Michelin Guide France 2017 was released on February, announcing one new three-Michelin-starred restaurant, 12 new two-starred restaurants and 57 new one-starred restaurants. We have prepared a full list of the best dining spots for your upcoming travel to France, with some recommendations and useful information.

Le Chef Christian Le Squer

Le Chef Christian Le Squer at the Hôtel Four Seasons George V. Photography by: Eddy Brière.

New Three Star

The already famous Chef Yannick Alléno was the only chef this 2017 to be awarded a third star. His restaurant “Le 1947” joins the 26 other restaurants that already hold three Michelin star awards. Among them his other restaurants maintain their three star: “Alléno Paris” au Pavillon Ledoyen (check our post), “Alain Passard’s Arpège” and “Alain Ducasse” at the Plaza Athénée Hotel.

Conquering the upper echelons of French dining is not easy, as the restaurant is obliged to perform an exceptional service and cuisine. Chef Yannick Alléno has already proven its value before, but this reward finally places him in the esteemed group of “Six Star Chefs”; a group that now includes French gastronomic heavyweights like Alain Ducasse and Eugenie Brazier.

Yannick Alléno

Chef Yannick Alléno at restaurant Alléno Paris. Author: Clémence Broustine

Le 1947, in the French Alps

“Le 1947” at Le Cheval Blanc Hotel is a contemporary restaurant offering an unforgettable gastronomic experience in complete intimacy, since it only hosts a limited number of guests per night.

The average price to have dinner in this spectacular French restaurant ranges between 127 and 450 euros before wine. Decoration is modern and romantic at the same time, and probabilities to be welcomed by the chef are high. Our recommendation is to make an advanced reservation due to the limited capacity of the dining room. It only opens for dinner and it is wheelchair accessible.

Le Meurice dessert

Dessert at restaurant Le Meurice, by chef Yannick Alléno. Photography by: sunday_driver (Flickr account)

New Two Star

There are 12 new restaurants who received the upgrade to the two star category. Among them we wanted to highlight the restaurant of the Chef Gordon Ramsay “Le Pressoir d’Argent”, and three other Paris restaurants: “Kei”, “La Table de l’Espadon” and “Le Clarence”.

Le Pressoir d’Argent, in Bordeaux

“Le Pressoir d’Argent” is situated on the first floor of the InterContinental Bordeaux, Le Grand Hôtel. “Le Pressoir d’Argent” is Gordon Ramsay Group’s second restaurant in France. It offers creative cooking and attention to detail, all along with local products and exceptional international cuisine. There are vegan and vegetarian options including à la carte, and it is wheelchair accessible.

Kei, in Paris

“Kei” is a restaurant holding the name of its young chef Kei, who after seven years working with the chef Alain Ducasse at the Plaza Athenee restaurant, decided to take over Gerard Besson’s restaurant. Perfect cooking time, impeccable finishing, beautiful and highly skilled gestures are his signature. His restaurant offers vegetarian options and gluten-free menus.

La Table de l’Espadon, in Paris

“La Table de l’Espadon” welcomes you to enjoy the most creative and elegant dishes. Located in Ritz Hotel in Paris and leaded by the chef Nicolas Sale, this restaurant will serve you from a gentle morning breakfast to an experimental garden for lunch or an unforgettable dinner. Dishes like wild seabass, duck foie gras or milk-fed lamb can be tasted along with an extensive wine list. If you are looking for vegetarian or gluten free options, they do have a la carte specialties.

Eiffel Tower, Paris

Eiffel Tower view in the early morning. Paris

Le Clarence, in Paris

At “Le Clarence” restaurant, Chef Christophe Pelé revisits the great classics of French traditional cuisine in an audacious, modern, and devilishly seductive way. Every detail of the decoration of the restaurant will take you back to the Age of Enlightenment. Average prices range from a lunch menu of 65 euros (tasting menu in 3 steps for all guests) to an inspiration menu of 320 euros (tasting menu in 7 steps for all guests). It has an open-air terrace and its facilities are wheelchair accessible.

New One Star

According to this year Michelin Guide there are now 57 one star restaurants. 12 restaurants in the French capital received their first star, including: “Les Jardins de l’Espadon” at the Ritz, the “Palais-Royal”, “Sushi B”, “Restaurant H”, “Alliance”, “Divellec”, the “George” and “l’Orangerie” both at the Four Seasons George V Hotel, “l’Archeste”, “la Scène Thélème”, “Akrame” and “l’Escargot 1903”.

Unfortunately, restaurant “La Table du Lancaster” went down from two to one star, while other Parisian restaurants such as “Goust” at Elephant Paname, the “Céladon”, the “Truffière”, “Okuda”, the “Diane at the Fouquet’s”, “Hiramatsu” and “Jacques Faussat” lost their one star.

Ritz hotel in Paris

Entrace of the hotel Ritz in Paris. Author: wolfgangjung (Flickr account)

Highlights of this Michelin Guide France 2017

  • In a nutshell: the guide counts 616 Michelin starred new restaurants in total. There are 16 restaurants more than last year. 70 establishments were awarded new stars while a surprising 52 lost one or more stars.
  • There is just one woman awarded by the Michelin list this year. The Chef Fanny Rey, whose restaurant “Auberge la Reine Jeanne” earned one star.
  • Michelin also released its 2017 Bib Gourmand distinctions for France. It is a list which unveils 17 new wallet-friendly and casual eateries in Paris Each Bib Gourmand restaurant must provide a prix-fixe lunch menu with a starter, entree, and dessert for 32 euros or less (36 euros in Paris). Best budget you can find for tasting real French cooking.

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Europe, the best natural set for Game of Thrones

Discover the European Destinations where Game of Thrones was filmed!

HBO’s most successful television series has been shot for the most part in European destinations. We have compiled some of the best scenarios of this famous saga so that you plan your next trip to Europe through the real scenarios of “Game of Thrones”

Game of Thrones in Northern Ireland

The Kingdom of the North is almost entirely filmed in Northern Ireland. Its green landscapes and climate are the perfect context to be the residence of the Starks.

Castle Ward, Winterfell

This castle of gothic and classic architecture was used during the first season, as the courtyard of Winterfell, capital of the north. The property includes exotic gardens, natural paths and quiet woods, which are seen when Robert Baratheon and his royal court arrive at this place, settlement of the Stark house.

Castle Ward, Northern Ireland

Courtyard of Castle Ward, Northern Ireland. Author Ardfern (wikicommons account)

Tollymore Forest Park, the woods in the North

The National Park of Tollymore is the perfect destination to practice outdoor activities. It offers spectacular views of the sea, even though Game of Thrones scenes are more focus on the woods.

In this scenario takes place the horse chase of Theon Greyjoy by Ramsay Bolton.

Mussenden Temple and Downhill beach, Dragonstone

This beautiful beach is known for hosting the Mussenden Temple on its cliff, a classic circular temple built as a summer library. Both were used as the outdoor location of Dragonstone.

Mussenden Temple, Northern Ireland

View of Mussenden Temple and the beach, Northern Ireland. Author Überraschungsbilder

Ballintoy harbor, Lordsport

Ballintoy harbor represents Lordport of Game of Thrones, the seat of House Botley on Pyke (largest town in the Iron Islands). This place was used for the first time when Theon Greyjoy lands in the Iron Island.

The Dark Hedges, road from King’s landing

The Dark Edges are probably the most beautiful avenue you have never seen. It is one of the most photographed place of Northern Ireland. The Stuart family, the original owner, ordered the dark hedges to be planted with their long branches over the sky as a tunnel at the entrance to their Gregorian mansion during the eighteenth century.

Back to Game of Thrones, this avenue was used to roll the road from King’s Landing.

The Dark Hedges, Northern Ireland

Spring at the Dark Hedges, Northern Ireland. Author horslips5 (Flickr account)

Caves of Cushendun, Stormlands

It took 400 million years and the extreme weather conditions of Northern Ireland to create the amazing Caves of Cushendun. Here is where Davos Seaworth lands with Melisandre and sees how she gives birth to the strange creature.

Caves of Cushendun, Northern Ireland

Cloudy day at the caves of Cushendun, Northern Ireland. Author: Ardfern (wikicommons account)

Murlough bay, the Iron Islands

Murlough bay is a remote place of the coast of Northern Ireland with cliffs and beaches that will leave you speechless. In this place Theon Greyjoy rides with his sister on his way back home.

Murlough Bay, Northern Ireland

Fog in Murlough Bay, Northern Ireland. Author Andreas F. Borchert

These Ireland landscapes are some of the scenarios where the game of thrones was played, we invite you to know more about this destination, and its magnific landscapes with our program Dublin + Game of Thrones’ Film Tour

Game of Thrones in Scotland

Castle Doune was the first location chosen to recreate Winterfell during the pilot episode.

Doune Castle, Scotland

Outside view of the Doune Castle, Scotland. Author: Wikifan75 (wikicommons account)

Game of Thrones in Spain

From the fifth season, Spain has become a regular location for shooting Game of Thrones. Many of the places that appear to be fictional exist in the real world.

Sevilla: The Water Gardens of Dorne, Dragonpit and Meereen Arena

The marvelous Alcazar of Seville was the perfect scenery to recreate the Water Gardens of Dorne. Any person that has been there knows this is a very warm place as well, so it represents Sunspear perfectly. HBO recorded beautiful scenes inside the rooms and outdoors on the gardens and fountains.

Real Alcázar de Sevilla, Spain

Yard overview of the Real Citadel of Seville, Spain. Author: Eric Titcombe

Itálica Ruins, before being ruins were the first city created by the Romans in Spain. Its amphitheater, Cardo Máximo and surroundings were filmed for sixth season.

Roman Ruins of Itálica, Seville, Spain

Amphitheater overview of Itálica, Seville, Spain. Author: Diego Delso

Córdoba: Long Bridge of Volantis and Casterly Rock

The roman bridge of Córdoba transforms into the Long Bridge of Volantis. It is a worth visit to see by yourself the length of this bridge built up by the Romans in the year I BC.

Roman bridge of Cordoba, Spain

Side view of the Roman bridge of Cordoba, Spain. Author: Rafesmar (wikicommons account)

Do you recognize the castle of Amodóvar del Río? Sure you do, since it represented the Casterly Rock.

Navarra: Dothraki sea

The Real Bardenas of Navarra are by far one of the most charming and curious sceneries of this serie. Its rare beauty and rock formations make this place perfect to represent the Dothraki sea.

Real Bardenas of Navarra, Spain

Real Bardenas of Navarra, Spain

Castellón: Meereen

The stunning city of Peñíscola, in Castellón represents the free city of Meereen. Where also you will find the Artillería Park, a botanic garden that you must not miss it!

Weapons square of Peñíscola Castle Palace, Castellon, Spain

Overview of the weapons square of Peñiscola Castle Palace, Castellon, Spain. Author: Luis Vinuesa

Almería: Dorne, Dothraki sea and Vaes Dothrak

The exotic Kingdom of Dorne is partly represented by the arid landscape of Almería. The walls of the Alcazaba, a spectacular medieval fortress, were one of the filmed spots, together with Sierra Alhamila.

Citadel of Almeria, Spain

Citadel of Almeria seen from below, Spain. Author Calapito (wikicommons user)

Guadalajara: Tower of Joy

Castle of Zafra is a fortress surrounded by an outstanding beauty used to represent the Tower of Joy. Do you remember the flashback of Lyanna Stark in the Tower of Joy? Maybe in this new season we get some news of the father of Jon Snow…

Zafra Castle, Guadalajara, Spain

Zafra Castle and surroundings, Guadalajara, Spain. Author: Borjaanimal (wikicommons user)

País Vasco: Dragonstone

This new season comes along with several destinations of the Vasque Country! The small peninsula crowned with the hermitage of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe has already been shown as Dragonstone. Quick advice: if you are planning a trip here, do not forget a bottle of water, comfortable shoes and full battery camera. The peninsula belongs to the munipality of Bermeo, one hour away from Bilbao by car.

San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, Bermeo, Bilbao, Spain

Bird view of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, Bermeo, Bilbao, Spain. Author: Ainhize Mesanza

If you keep up with this season, you probably recognized the 241 stairs that Jon Snow, Ser Davos and some dothraki soldiers climbed to meet Daenerys Targaryen.

Cáceres: Highgarden

Barruecos Natural Park was used to shoot the battle of this 07×03 episode of Game of Thrones, together with Trujillo Castle, to represent Highgarden, home of House Tyrell.

Trujillo Castle, Caceres, Spain

Trujillo Castle, Caceres, Spain. Author: Julian Blasco

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