Festivals and Events from Europe to Asia

written by | Posted on February 29th, 2012

 

A sporting event in France, a world-famous concert in Israel and a Buddhist festival in India—these are the kinds of trips around the world that put your clients right in the thick of things.

Beginning with one of the world’s most anticipated Formula 1 races, the Monaco Grand Prix. This week-long event is celebrated with fashionable events, exclusive parties, and, of course, the race itself. And Roadtrips—known for its luxury sports travel tours—is offering your clients a VIP Monaco Grand Prix Experience package so they can experience it themselves.

The 5-day Monaco Grand Prix Experience gets guests’ adrenaline pumping with luxury accommodations at the property of their choice, preferred race day viewing, roundtrip transfers to their viewing location of choice and daily breakfast. To really get in on the action, optional add-ons are available including daily Ferrari F430 rentals; VIP invitations to the Amber Lounge dinner, fashion show and party; pre- and post-trip yacht charters; private guides, hostesses and chefs; and private sedans with guides to surrounding destinations.

The Monaco Grand Prix Experience begins May 24, with rates starting at $5,950 pp. For more information, call (800) 465-1765 or visit roadtrips.com.

Skipping across to the Middle East, IsramWorld is offering a 4-day package in Israel that we bet a good handful of music groupies are going to love. From May 28-31, the MDNA package treats lucky fans to Madonna’s May 29 World Tour kickoff concert at Tel Aviv’s Ramat Gan Stadium.

While in Tel Aviv, guests will stay at the Dan Tel Aviv, the first luxury hotel in the city with a location overseeing the Mediterranean featuring two restaurants and bar, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness center, sauna and jacuzzi.

Rates start at $1,975 pp dbl and include 3-night accommodations, VIP tickets to the concert, roundtrip private car transfer to and from the concert, and a full day tour of Tel Aviv by private car. For more information, visit isramworld.com.

A visit to India is one thing—but a visit during the Hemis Festival—the annual religious festival honoring the birth of Guru Padamasambhava—is something else entirely. Geringer Global Travel has created a 14-day itinerary to introduce your clients to the culture of the Ladakh region, where they’ll come into contact with one of the last Tantric Buddhist populations on earth.

The tour begins June 21 when travelers depart from the U.S., anticipating their upcoming visits to famous Buddhist monasteries, gompas and palaces. During the tour, guests will travel from Delhi to Ladakh, visiting the cities of Leh, Alchi and Nubra, plus a visit to Agra—south of Delhi—before returning home. The itinerary includes a rafting excursion on the Indus River; a visit to Lamayuru Monastery, the oldest monastery in Ladakh; a dinner with a local family in Leh to experience a cooking demonstration with local recipes; and attendance at the Hemis Festival, held at Hemis Gompa, where guests can take part in the song and dance of the festival, plus see the famous Masked Dance, performed by lamas in elaborate paper-mache masks.

Rates start at $2,760 pp dbl and include accommodations, daily breakfast, transportation and airfare in-country, guided sightseeing, events as per itinerary and all current applicable taxes. For more information, call (877) 255-7438 or visit geringerglobaltravel.com.