Golf safari in the Lake Geneva region including the French Jura Mountains

This programme is meant for a party of 10 or more persons, who still want to be on their own. It is a self drive golf offer but obviously we can organize daily transportation to/from the golf courses, vip treatments such as organising golf buggies, food and beverages on the turn and restaurant recommendations for the evenings.

Golf safari Lake Geneva & Jura (4 days)

A Royal Day with Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

Denmark is one of the world’s oldest monarchies. With more than 126 castles and palaces, there is plenty to look at, whether you are a fan of Renaissance or Rococo style castles and palaces, and some more than 900 years old.

With a country famous for its rich history, gourmet food, happiness and ‘hygge’, there is plenty of memories to be had, when you together with www.hadlerdmc.com design the amazing memorable moments that last a lifetime. Below is a full-day tour, great for groups in the size range of 25-1000, available from 750 USD per person with everything included.

 

Welcome to Denmark, A Beautiful Road Trip

Start the day with a smile, as our local authorized guides welcome you and the group to a day spent enjoying all the good things in life. Road Trips are a big part of growing up in Denmark, as we often travel around the country to visit family and friends for a visit or a special occasion.

The Danish nature is therefore treasured by many Danes, as the fields of corn, wheat, canola, and mustard are painting the landscape in their colours. While on the journey, our guides will tell you about what it is like to be a Dane. Who knows – maybe he will share a few secrets about Danish Happiness?

 

Into the Home of Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’

At the coast of Helsingør, towering above the sea and bristling with cannons, lies Kronborg Castle, the fictional home of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. After a photo session in the courtyard invited inside the old king’s wine cellar for a Danish lunch of ‘smørrebrød’ or other delicious dishes made with ingredients of the season.

Once our stomachs have been filled with tasty treats, we venture out into the old halls and secret passages, to hear all about the royalties who used to reside here, the battles which were fought, and the ghosts which are still haunting if you go around alone. Also get an exclusive look at ‘Ogier the Dane’, who is sitting asleep in the casemates of Kronborg – until the day when Denmark is in real trouble, and he will wake up and defend the mother country.

Once our tour has ended, we end outside in for a live play with actors, festivities, and drama. The play about ‘Hamlet’ is staged each summer at the castle, which enjoys UNESCO World Heritage patronage.

 

Fairy-tale-like Dinner

For centuries, kings and queens have celebrated victories, weddings, and births at the castle. You can now do the same. Welcome your guests with a fanfare of trumpets. Fire the canons. Hold a reception in the royal chambers. Start with drinks on the flag-lined bastion overlooking the sea.

The gastronomy at Kronborg Castle is of very high quality. It is inspired by Nordic cuisine with a focus on seasonal ingredients from North Zealand, an area steeped in Danish royal history. The menu can be adapted so that it draws inspiration from the Renaissance. The wine menu is carefully selected to match the menu and grapes enjoyed by the kings and queens through the centuries.

For entertainment, watch classic plays inspired by love or war, see the royal guard in a sword fight, or take the hand of your fair maiden and join the actors for dance and music. Truly a fairy-tale-night to remember.

Hadler DMC Scandinavia is one of Denmark’s leading DMCs and the only Accredited Destination Management Company in all of Scandinavia.
Contact our team (booking@hadlerdmc.com), and let us ask a 100 questions, so we can tailor the perfect program for you.

Reunification Palace in Ho Chi Minh City – the historic venue for your next event!

 

The Reunification Palace (also known as Independence Palace) built on the site of the former Norodom Palace, is a landmark in Ho Chi Minh City and a historical witness which passed through the two fierce wars against the French and American colonists.

As Vietnam was split into North Vietnam and South Vietnam, the building served as presidential home and workplace. Today in most minds, the palace is remembered vividly as a marked end to the war, when the North Vietnamese tank crashed its gates on April 30th, 1975.

 

Following its historic relevance, the palace draws visitors from all over the world and in fact appears like a time capsule frozen in 1975. Its original structures which include lush gardens, secret rooms, antique furniture and even a command bunker do not only function as a museum for the public, but offer a fascinating backdrop for official occasions and MICE arrangements.

The outdoor areas of the palace can accommodate 500 -1000 pax, while the banquet room is perfectly suitable for groups of 80-250 guests.                                                   

 

Historical expert talks, 5 star catering, beautiful decorations annumerous entertainment options can be arranged by Refine Asia to ensure that your guests will spend a memorable time in this memorable place.

 

           

We are looking forward to customizing your next MICE arrangements at the Reunification Palace in Ho Chi Minh City!

Marrakech 1001 night dinners

We’ll recreate all the magic, the bewitching, the fantasy and the mystery from the Far East for you!

The chosen location will be decorated in Arabian style with oriental carpets and rugs, oil lamps……Suddenly, enchanting sounds invite guests to dinner, performed by the Moroccan orchestra playing their traditional instruments. Enjoy the music while having a delicious dinner

The final highlight will be a fascinating belly-dance performance….

Palais Soleiman

Jewel of the traditional Moroccan architecture, the house which shelters ” Soleiman Palace” was built towards the end of the 19th century by the famous Cadi Layadi, one of the last big Lords of the Atlas.

The cream of the Fes and Marrakesh’s craftsmen worked for years on end in the construction and in the ornamentation of this magnificent big building. Through its zelliges, its antiques monumental gates and its moucharabiehs, the Soleïman palace gives to the visitor the rare privilege to taste, in each of its steps, in the plural expression of an art characterized by the celebration of the divine.

Palais Gharnata

Set in an alleyway dating back from the 14th century, The Palais Gharnata possesses that luxury that comes with passing of time.

Everything here speaks of antiquity, rarity, beauty, and preciousness.

Materials are of the finest (16th Century woodwork, multi coloured mosaics) and worked with the utmost skill: sculptures, paintings, carvings and much more

The Classic Kenyan Safari

A must for the first-time traveler, the experience is designed to put you in an immediate and direct dialogue with the natural world and the incredible Wildlife of Africa. Spoiled for choice from experiencing Hot Air balloon safaris in the dawn to star gazing near the foothills of Mount Kilimanajaro. Don’t forget the local treat on display during a visit to a masai village for that local touch. Later on extend your spectacular holiday to the coast for some moon dancing or just relaxing on the white sandy beaches.

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Bushtracks Africa Steam Safaris

Climb aboard one of our elegant and opulent steam trains, that have been beautifully and luxuriously decorated, recreating a whimsical experience of a bygone era. Guests will visit the Victoria Falls bridge, where spectacular sunset views of the falls can be enjoyed, followed by a delicious five-course meal.

STEAM SAFARI ITINERARY

Winter Timings / Summer Timings

S: 16:30 / W: 16:00

Guests will be picked up from their hotels by our luxury Bushtracks vehicles and transferred by road to your respective station. A safety brief will be given by the Bushtracks guide en-route to the station. Tickets (including an indemnity on the back) will be issued to all guests.

S: 17:00 / W: 16:30 (depending on the guests’ hotel)

On arrival at the station, a red carpet welcome will lead guests to the train and the locomotive will be ‘in steam’: the perfect photographic opportunity. (NB: children are fascinated by the train, but should not be encouraged to approach too near to the train as it is a moving vehicle and can be dangerous!)

S: 17:30 / W: 17:00 The train will depart and chuff its way through the African bush to the border. The train will pause at the border so a ‘general declaración’ can be given by the train guard to the immigration authorities and then continue to the bridge.

S: 18:20 / W: 17:50 The train will arrive on the bridge between these times, depending on the game that has been viewed en route. Guests may alight from the train once on the bridge for some tremendous photo opportunities of The Victoria Falls, the train, the bridge and the sunset. Perfect photographic opportunities of the locomotive have a beautiful sunset background.

S: 18:50 / W: 19:45 The train will depart the bridge for its journey through the respective conservancy to pull into a siding for service of a 5 course crystal service dining experience. 

S: 21:00 / W: 20:20 The train makes its return journey to it’s station

S: 21:40 / W: 21:00 The Train will arrive at the platform where a Bushtracks transfer will be waiting to take the guest back to their hotels.

 

Grosvenor Tours: Cape Town & Kapama Safari

Look forward to a one-of-a-kind vintage sidecar motorcycle experience, an action-packed adventure boat experience, exciting game drives and more…

This sample itinerary is based on 40 guests sharing.

Cost and detailed itinerary is available on request.

DAY 1

Upon arrival in Cape Town you will be met by your Grosvenor Tours program manager and host guide who will take you to your one-of-a-kind accommodation where, on arrival, you will be met with a welcome drink and will check in. Look forward to a private cocktail reception at the Isola pool bar complemented by a selection of canapés. Overnight at The One & Only Cape Town.

DAY 2

Wake up to breakfast at Reubens Restaurant then set off on a vintage sidecar motorcycle experience from the hotel to Table Mountain. Enjoy exquisite views with a cable car up Table Mountain and a tour on top of this natural wonder of the world. Take a walking tour of the city before continuing on to the Constantia Winelands for a wine tasting and cellar tour. Savor dinner at Gold restaurant, an African feast of food, dance, drumming and song. Overnight at The One & Only Cape Town.

DAY 3

Experience an amazing helicopter flight to Cape Point, where you travel in the funicular to the lighthouse. Take an adrenalin-packed 45-minute high-speed adventure boat experience at Buffels Bay Beach near Cape Point, before sitting down for a seafood lunch at a restaurant in Simon’s Town. Visit the Boulders Beach African penguin colony and return to Cape Town to dine at one of the popular restaurants. Overnight at The One & Only Cape Town.

DAY 4

You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Hoedspruit. A short transfer takes you to the Kapama River Lodge where you check in and receive a welcome drink and briefing on your stay. Delight in afternoon high tea followed by a game drive, and enjoy a sumptuous boma dinner at the lodge. Overnight at Kapama River Lodge.

DAY 5

Embark on a morning game drive and tuck into breakfast on return. For the rest of the morning, you have the option of enjoying an elephant interaction, a tour to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, or a spa treatment. Sit down to a fancy afternoon high tea then set out on an exciting game drive. There will be a riverbed dinner to the sounds of a marimba band. Overnight at Kapama River Lodge.

DAY 6

Go for a morning game drive then breakfast, with the rest of the morning to enjoy optional activities. The afternoon brings another delectable high tea and riveting game drive, and you can look forward to a private bush dinner accompanied by an African choir and tribal dancers. Overnight at Kapama River Lodge.

DAY 7

After your morning game drive and breakfast, you will be transferred to Hoedspruit Airport for your return flight to Johannesburg, where you can connect with your onward flight home.

Includes

A Grosvenor Tours Tour Manager to oversee the group | Airport meet & greet services | Luxury coach transfer and tours, including a registered local tour guide | 3 night’s accommodation at the One & Only Hotel in a Marina Room, including breakfast | 3 night’s accommodation at Kapama River Lodge in a Standard Suite, including breakfast, lunch, dinner, 2 x game drives, high tea and airport transfers | 1 client Tour Manager/Staff FOC | Tours with entrance fees, as outlined in the itinerary above | Dinners, as specified above | All hotel and airport porterage

Excludes

All beverages | All gratuities | All airfares | Visa fees | Travel insurance | Personal extras, including all mini bars

The Magic of the Arabian Desert – UAE

Dubai, or the UAE in general, is known as a fairly modern city, but a mere 45-minute drive away and you can enjoy the wonders of the Arabian desert.

Start your trip in a 4×4 vehicle with an experienced driver as you leave the city and head into the desert. Take part and learn how the tyres are deflated before you enjoy some dune-bashing, up and down the golden dunes.

Take in the beautiful sunset with a glass of bubbly and some dates, before heading to enjoy a lovely Arabian dinner under the open skies.

Entertainment is yours for the choosing: from an Arabian belly dancer or a classical quartet to some more interactive options, such as some desert drumming.

For suggestions and prices, please contact us at mice@gulfcircletours.com or see our website to know more about how we can help you.

Staying in Palaces and Castles in Cuba

Cuba is the country of palaces and many are turned into venues for lodging, dining or partying. Most of them are either colonial from the 18th or 19th century in a neo-classical style or early 20th century in the ecclectic fashion of the period.

Have a look at this program below where www.cubafortravel.com combines Havana, Trinidad and Varadero with dining, visiting and even staying in palaces of different styles. The program is mostly suited for small groups of up to 15 persons with rates around 1500 usd per person for the full 6 days.

Day 1 Arrival in Havana in the late afternoon. Welcome by English speaking guide. Transfer to Villa Teresa on the hills of La Vibora area of the city. This is a complete private villa for your group. The house is in colonial style dating back from the beginning of the 20th century, in a very uniform classical style with old furniture and marble everywhere.

Check in with cocktails and finger food snacks. Possibility to sit at the roof top terrace with incredible views of Havana by night.

Website lodging: http://lavillateresa.com/

Address: Patrocinio 251 e/ Cortina y Juan Bruno Zayas, La Víbora, La Habana, Cuba.

Day 2 Breakfast at the lodging.

9 AM Today we organize a bicycle trip through the city.  The Havana bicycle club will come to the hotel with bicycles and helmets. Members of the club will accompany us on their bikes as we ride through the city. On cross roads the traffic is stopped so we can pass. We make a few stops on the way like at the Tribuna Anti-Imperialista, a fruit and vegetables market with rationing store, the John Lennon Square, the Cemetary Christopher Columbus, the Plaza de la Revolucion and the Chinese Quarter. Each time a guide in your language will explain while the bikes are attended by the members of the club. The tour takes the whole morning and ends in Old Havana at our lunch spot.

12h30 Lunch is served at the cosy restaurant Mercaderes. On the upper floor we have a relaxed seating in a colonial environment. On the menu we have: welcome cocktail/variety of tapas/ several dishes family style prepared Cuban way with rice and beans and vegetables/dessert/ coffee/ 1 drink.

14h00 Afternoon walk with guide along colonial squares and streets. We make a stop at a colonial courtyard (or other place) where we do a dance lesson by enthusiastic Cuban dance teachers. Guests are introduced into the basic steps of the Cuban salsa (including 1 mojito and water). There is a dance partner per guest. Before going back to the hotel we have an invitation for a session of cigar/rum tasting in Palacio de Conde Villanueva. A master explains how to lighten a cigar, how to blend the different tastes of tobacco, coffee and rum, the difference between old and white rum. Guests receive a cigar, a shot of rum and a coffee. It is done in the patio of a colonial mansion where there are also shops that sell rum and cigars.

17h00 Return to the lodging by classic American Vintage cars with open roof. We do a tour stopping at the view point over the city from Morro castle.

At 20h00 we have transfer by old soviet chaika limousines (the balck ones that were used by the old Soviet presidents). Transfer to the bar Floridita for a daiquiri cocktail right where Hemingway used to have it. 21h00 We continue with our Chaikas to the paladar La Guarida (most famous and highest end restaurant in Havana) for dinner (3 course menú with options incl. Cocktail, wáter and coffee). After dinner we have the Chaikas to drop us off at a night club or at the lodging. Rest of the night on own cost incl. return to the lodging.

Day 3 Breakfast at the lodging.

At 10 am drive to Cienfuegos. 13H30 Lunch at the bay side restaurant Villa Lagarto (3 course menu with options incl 2 drinks and coffee). Visit of the center with the Palacio Valle, the Theatre Terry (a gorgeous 19th Century theatre), the Prado boulevard, the Parque Marti and Cathedral.

Afternoon continue to Trinidad. Check in to Hostal Lola in Maceo street. This is a small colonial boutique hotel in the center of Trinidad. Dinner tonight is included in the hostal (sea food option, no drinks included). In the evening the guide takes you out into the nightlife of Trinidad with life music in the streets and many bars.

Day 4 Breakfast at the lodging.

We take 4 x 4 trucks to go into the mountains of Topes de Collantes. We hike on a trail through lush tropical forest to a waterfall hidden in the mountains. Time to swim in the falls. Lunch in a local restaurant in the mountains. In the afternoon we drive back to Trinidad and continue to the beach area at the Caribbean Sea. Here another option to swim. We can enjoy the sunset (winter at 6 PM). Return to the lodging in Trinidad.

In the evening we have dinner at the top restaurant of Trinidad Solananda at the Plaza Mayor (3 course menu with options incl welcome cocktail, water and coffee).

Day 5 Breakfast at the lodging.

At 09H30 am we drive to Cienfuegos beach area and in the lagoons we have a swim with dolphins. The trainers help us play games with the creatures in their natural habitat of the sea water.

Continue in direction of Varadero. Lunch along the way in Fiesta Campesina (typical farmers style lunch). Continue to Varadero and check in to Xanadu mansion hotel, a historic house of the Golf Club of Varadero (6 rooms available / some on sharing basis).

Dinner tonight is at the restaurant of Xanadu and possibility to end the evening in the roof top bar.

Day 6 Breakfast at the lodging.

Time at the beach in the morning or optional playing golf at the club (green fee is included, extra costs only for sticks rental and cart).

Check out around midday. Drive to the restaurant the House of Al Capone for a lobster lunch with views on the ocean.

Continue to Havana airport for flight out.

Your partner in Cuba: www.cubafortravel.com, Miramar Trade Center, Building Sta Clara Office 514. Contact: Johan Dorssemont +5358453245.

Super Jeep & Snowmobile Safari on Europe’s 2nd largest Glacier

In Iceland we have to use special vehicles to access some remote areas ..

One of our favourite, call it safari or expedition, is to reach the top of Europe 2nd largest Glacier Langjokull

We start with super jeeps, specially modified suspensions, differential locker, horse power and 46” tires. this will able us to get to the glacier, going through rough tracks, rivers and snowfield ..  Driving on snow is like driving on sand, we have to deflate the tire pressure in order to get more grip ..

At the glacier base camp, do the final climb on snowmobile to add some fun. ready to try ?

more info: info@boutiquedmc.com