EuropeanLife Magazine March 2017 - Page 38

TRAVEL SPAIN BARCELONA EXCLUSIVE CAN YOU IMAGINE WAKING UP IN A FORTIFIED CASTLE IN SCOTLAND, HAVING BRUNCH IN A DELICIOUS BOULANGERIE IN PARIS, DRIVING A PORSCHE AT THE CIRCUIT OF MONZA IN LOMBARDIA, SHOPPING IN BARCELONA, ENJOYING THE VIEWS OVER LISBON FROM A GLAMOROUS ROOFTOP TERRACE AND HAVING DINNER IN A WORLD-CLASS RESTAURANT IN BRUSSELS BEFORE ENDING YOUR DAY IN AN ELEGANT HOTEL IN AMSTERDAM? T rue: it would be a rather busy day, but all of these are possible with Barcelona Exclusive, a company based in the most cosmopolitan city of Southern Europe, Barcelona. “On my way to the US I made a stop-over in Barcelona for an intensive Spanish language course”, explains Dutch Carolien Kroon. “I immediately fell in love with this lively Mediterranean city and never left”. “The city sparkles and has something to offer for everyone”, she continues. “History, Gaudí’s architecture, Michelin-starred restaurants, luxury shops, football, wines and cava, great nightlife, fancy hotels and much more. It is definitely one of the coolest spots for celebrating events all year round.” Barcelona Exclusive offers tailor-made incentives, product presentations, cor- porate and private events, weddings, breaks away and concierge services. “We can also help you with your tickets in sky boxes and stands for the most attrac- tive sports events all over Europe: Formula 1, Moto GP, football and tennis. Another unique experience is the walk of Saint James, which we organise from top to bottom and even with a VIP twist. Our personal luxury escapades go to laidback Ibiza for its high fashion and fine jewellery hunting in beach boutiques, for the outstanding hidden bays, the delicious food and of course the fabulous clubbing. Sailing around the island on a ship, with a captain and private cook included, is an original way to enjoy this white pearl in the Mediterranean. Lisbon and its surrounding area are also high on the list. Watching the sunset from a classy catamaran while sipping on a daiquiri is a perfect way to end a long day of meetings or brainstorming sessions. A selection of luxury accommodation in former fortresses, ancient pal- aces or monasteries, a driving experience at the Circuit of Estoril, its Congress Centre and casino make this another ideal setting for corporate events. But it’s not all about sunny destinations: Amsterdam, Brussels, Scotland and Sweden, for example, are great places for driving experiences and to enjoy nature in a more luxurious way. Carolien: “The aim is to make things easy for you. You just have to let us know what you want, catch a plane and enjoy your unique experience. Remember: almost everything is possible.” • 36