Route through French Provence

It is unsurprising that France has been recognized as the world’s most popular holiday destination due to its diverse landscapes and treasures to discover. One region in particular that has never gone out of fashion is Provence.  Charming villages, idyllic landscapes, warm climate, good food, and wine. Take a look at our list of top attractions to visit during your route though French Provence.

1. Abbey of Sénaque

Founded in 1148, it stands out for its Tau cross-shaped plant and for the lavender fields cultivated by the monks. Sénaque is a delight for lovers of photography because of its contrasting colors.

Abbey of Sénaque     Abbey of Sénaque

2. Avignon

Situated on the Ródano River, it is a French city, designated a World Heritage City by UNESCO since 1995.

The Pope´s Palace, one of the largest Gothic buildings since the Middle Ages. The city walls, built by popes, still surround the city in perfect condition. The bridge over the river, which only four of the original twenty-two arches remain. Gothic churches such as St. Peter’s Basilica in Avignon. A whole historical complex.

Aviñon    Aviñón

3. Gordes

The most visited village in the Luberon Regional Nature Park. Located in the hills of Vaucluse at 370 m tall. The origin of Gordes is linked to the Celtic tribe of the “Vordenses” who built the village on top of the rock for defensive purposes.

Gordes    Gordes

4. Saint-Rémy

St-Remy de Provence is one of the places that gives fame at the Provence. It is the holding and largest town located in the district of Artés. The Alpilles hills and the Citadel of Baux de Provence, are very close to this.

Saint-Rémy     Saint-Rémy

5. Luberon

The route that crosses this massif passes by lavender and sunflower crops. It is made up of three mountain ranges, in the middle of Provence. The valley between them contains several towns and villages as well as agricultural land.

Luberon    Luberon

6. Bonnieux

It is a French town and commune in the Provence region, department of Vaucluse, in the district of Apt, integrated into Pied Rousset in Luberon. On the outskirts of the town is the famous Julian bridge.

Bonnieux    Bonnieux

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Live Oktoberfest in Munich 2018!

The world’s largest beer festival is approaching. We bring you the latest information, so that you do not miss anything during your visit to Munich. Leave the plannig of your trip to Germany in hands of Premium Incoming!

It is all set to run Munich Oktoberfest “beer festival” 2018, from September 22nd till October 7th. First of all, we would like to give you a brief reminder of the origins of one of the most famous festivals in the world. It all started with a horse race which the national guard staged on August 17th, 1810 on the ocassion of the wedding of the Crown Prince Louis I with Princess Teresa of Saxony-Hildburghausen. The celebration was such a success; as a result, it continue performing year after year. The number of guests started to increase, and in 1896 the very first beer tents were erected which sold only beer brewed in Munich, a tradition which has remained to the present day.

Oktoberfest    Oktoberfest

Date 2018: 22nd September to 7th October

Drinking hours

Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m to 10:30 p.m. (between 10 and 12 am only non-alcoholic beverages and small snacks)
Saturday, Sunday and holiday from 09:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
“Käfers Wiesnschänke” and “Weinzelt” open until 01:00 a.m., last drinks at 12:15 a.m.

Sales stands are open

Opening day from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Monday to Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Friday from 10:00 a.m. to midnight
Saturday and October 2nd from 9:00 a.m. to midnight
Sundays and October 3rd holidays 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Sideshows and attractions

Opening day from 12:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Monday to Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.,
Friday, Saturday and October 2nd from 10:00 a.m. to midnight
Sundays and holidays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Please note: On weekends the beer tents are often closed as of noontime due to overcrowding!

Sideshows Oktoberfest     Sideshows Oktoberfest

Family days Oktoberfest Munich

Both “Family Tuesdays” offer reduced prices of admissions and attractions – from 12:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m.+

Midday Oktoberfest

Monday – Friday (except holidays) from 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., (the sign “Mittagswiesn” means discounts for attractions, admissions, and prices).

Attraction Oktoberfest     Attraction Oktoberfest

Party time in the Oktoberfest beer tents

Whether you go into one of the huge beer marquees or one of the smaller tents a party atmosphere is guaranteed and the beer tastes great wherever you are!

 Oktoberfest Beer     Oktoberfest Beer

The large brewery tents

Seven enormous beer tents line the so-called “Wirtsbudenstraße”. The beer is brewed by Munich’s six largest breweries and has an extract value of some 13%. The price of a „Maß“ (a liter of beer) is somewhere around € 10,00.

Large brewery tent, Oktoberfest     Large brewery tent, Oktoberfest 

  • Augustiner: This is the only tent still serving the beer from large wooden barrels rather than from the steel ones used elsewhere. The tent seats a many as 8,500 people.
  • Bräurosl (Pschorrbräu tent): Four years ago Pschorr celebrated their 100th anniversary with a specially brewed beer. The tent seats 8,400 people.
  • Hackerbräu tent: This is the only tent with a revolving stage in the middle. The tent seats 9,300.
  • Hofbräu: tent As this is the tent tourists are most familiar with it is the one with the most international flair. Party, till you drop, is the order of the day here! You will even get served with a beer if you haven’t got a seat. The tent seats 9,350.
  • Löwenbräu tent: This tent is the traditional meeting place for fans and players of 1860 Munich football club. The tent seats 8,500.
  • Ochsenbraterei – Spatenbräu tent: This is a must just to see the ox on a spit! Some 70 to 90 oxen are consumed during the 16 days of the fair. The tent seats 7,400.
  • Winzerer Fähndl – Paulaner tent: A tent with real Bavarian charm and the occasional celebrity. Players from FC Bayern Munich can sometimes be seen here. The tent seats 10,900.

The smaller Oktoberfest “Wirtezelte”

These slightly smaller tents are run exclusively by Munich based publicans all of whom are under license to the larger breweries

  • Armbrustschützen tent (Paulaner): This tent is all about hunting and visitors can sit in the themed boxes (pheasants or badgers) and admire the hunters’ trophies. The tent seats 7,430.
  • Fischer-Vroni (Augustiner): This is a small and cozy tent located right next to at the entrance which offers grilled fish as well as a sander, whitefish and salmon trout. The tent seats 700
  • Festhalle Schottenhamel (Spatenbräu): This is the oldest tent at the Oktoberfest dating way back to 1867. It is extremely popular with the younger visitors. The tent seats 10,000.
  • Hippodrome (Spatenbräu): Last year the Hippodrome had two reasons to celebrate: the 100th anniversary of the tent taking part in the Oktoberfest and the 50th anniversary of serving Spaten beer. The gallery is always full of celebrities from the worlds of film, sport, and business. The tent seats 4,200.
  • Käfer’s Wies’n-Schänke (Paulaner): Meeting place for the rich and famous. Because of the extended licensing hours to 1 a.m., there is always a real crush to get in here after the other tents close at 11 p.m. The tent seats 2,900.
  • Schützenfesthalle (Löwenbräu): Old Bavarian specialties such as Boeff Lamotte or suckling pig are served here. The tent seats 5,442.

Traditional food at the Oktoberfest

Visitors also eat huge amounts of traditional hearty fare such as Hendl (chicken), Schweinsbraten (roast pork), Haxn (knuckle of pork), Steckerlfisch (grilled fish on a stick), Würstl (sausages) along with Brezn (Pretzel), Knödeln (potato or bread dumplings), Kaasspatzn (cheese noodles), Reiberdatschi (potato pancakes), Sauerkraut or Rotkraut (red cabbage) along with such Bavarian traditional food as Obatzda (a fatty, spiced cheese-butter concoction) and Weisswurst (a white sausage).

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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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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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Summer on wheels in Europe: Formula 1 Championship, 2018

Summer is here! And with it, one of the most important events of the year. The Formula 1 World Championship that takes in specially built circuits. Next, we show you the 2018 calendar for European circuits.

Fórmula 1 GP 2018

Fórmula 1 GP 2018

1. GP of Spain

Race: Spain GP
Circuit: Barcelona
Country: Spain
Dates: From 11 to 13 May
Length of the circuit: 4.655 kms
Laps: 66 Laps
Distance: 307.230 kms

2. Mónaco GP

Race: Monaco GP
Circuit: Monte Carlo
Country: Monaco
Dates: From 24th to 27th May
Length of the circuit: 3,337 km
Laps: 78 Laps
Distance: 260.286 kms

3. France GP

Race: France GP
Circuit: Le Castellet
Country: France
Dates: From 22nd to 24th June
Length of the circuit: 5,861 kms

4. Austrian GP

Race: Austrian GP
Circuit: Spielberg
Country: Austria
Dates: From June 29th to July 1st
Length of the circuit: 4.318 kms
Laps: 71 Laps
Distance: 306.578 kms

5. United Kingdom GP

Race: United Kingdom GP
Circuit: Silverstone
Country: United Kingdom
Dates: From July 6th to 8th
Length of the circuit: 5.891 kms
Laps: 52 Laps
Distance: 306.332 km

6. German GP

Race: German GP
Circuit: Hockenheim
Country: Germany
Dates: July 20th to 22nd
Length of the circuit: 4,574 kms
Laps: 67 Laps
Distance: 306.458 kms

7. Hungarian GP

Race: Hungarian GP
Circuit: Budapest
Country: Hungary
Dates: From 27th to 29th July
Length of the circuit: 4,381 kms
Laps: 70 Laps
Distance: 306,670 km

8. Belgian GP

Race: Belgian GP
Circuit: Spa-Francorchamps
Country: Belgium
Dates: From 24th to 26th August
Length of the circuit: 7.004 kms
Laps: 44 Laps
Distance: 308.176 kms

9. Italian GP

Race: Italian GP
Circuit: Monza
Country: Italy
Dates: From August 31st to September 2nd
Length of the circuit: 5,793 km
Laps: 53 Laps
Distance: 307.029 kms

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Top 5 best events in Europe 2018

Art, fashion, sports, culture,… Get to know the 5 best events the European continent hosts this year and enrich your travel experience beyond the place.

1. Paris Fashion Week

Although the first fashion week was held in New York, the event itself derives from “salon shows” in Paris couture salons. Paris fashion week was being held in Paris as early as the 1700s and is a series of designer presentations held semiannually in Paris, France with spring/summer and autumn/winter events held each year. Paris Fashion Week is part of the global “Big 4” fashion weeks; The schedule begins with New York, followed by London, and then Milan and ends in Paris.

Paris fashion week, France     Paris Fahion Week

2. The Festival de Cannes

The Cannes Film Festival has its origins in 1932 when set up the international cinematographic festival. The Cannes Festival, named until 2002 as the International Film Festival, is an annual film festival held in Cannes, France, which previews new films of all genres, including documentaries, from all around the world. It is celebrated in May of each year.

Festival de Cannes, France     Festival de Cannes

3. The Monaco Grand Prix

The Monaco Grand Prix is a Formula One motor race held each year on the Circuit of Monaco. Run since 1929, it is widely considered to be one of the most important and prestigious automobile races in the world. The race is held on a narrow course laid out in the streets of Monaco, with many elevation changes and tight corners as well as a tunnel, making it one of the most demanding tracks in Formula One.

The Monaco Grand Prix     Monaco Grand Prix

4. The Wimbledon Championships

The Wimbledon Championships is the oldest tennis tournament in the world and is widely regarded as the most prestigious. It has been held at the All England Club in Wimbledon, London, since 1877 and is played on outdoor grass courts. The event begins in early July. Wimbledon is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, the others being the Australian Open, the French Open and the US Open.

The Wimbledon Shampionships,London     Wimbledon Championships

5. Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest is the world’s largest beer festival and travelling funfair. Held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, it is a 16- to 18-day folk festival running from mid or late September to the first weekend in October. The Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture, having been held since the year 1810.

Oktoberfest, Germany      Orktoberfest

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The Night of Museums in Europe

Throughout 2018 several museums in Europe will open their doors to the public, for free, until midnight, to their permanent and temporary exhibitions. Take this chance to discover the cultural heritage of the old continent in deep. You can not miss it!

Find bellow some of the museums that are part of this inciative, with direct links to the official websites so that you can keep up to date about timetables established, and find out all the information you need.

1. Spain

Thyssen Museum, Spain     Thyssen Museum

Madrid

Valencia

2. France

Louvre Museum, France     Louvre Museum

Paris

3. Hungary

Ethnographic Museum, Budapest     Ethnographic Museum

4. Czech Republic

Prague National Museum     Prague National Museum

Prague

5. Germany

Classicistical Museum, Berlin     Classicistical Museum

6. Italy

Roman Coliseum, Italy     Roman Coliseum

Rome

Florence

7. United Kingdom
British Museum, UK

London

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Wine tourism, a different way of getting know Spain

Spain is one of the main wine producer’s in the world and the second European country who export wine to Asia.

Wine Tourism, Spain     Wine tourism, Spain

This fact means that our country is considered one of the main tourist destinations of Wine tourism, a type of culinary tourism specialized in wine, whose focus is to know and discover the winemaking process, the different types and tastes, as well as all his applications.

With Premium Incoming you can discover the world of the wine through our theme tours. In these tours you will have the opportunity to visit the best cellars and vineyards and enjoy the best hotels in the wine growing areas, in Spain as well as Portugal. You could also enjoy wine tasting courses or a wonderful visit to a Spa and take a wine therapy treatment.

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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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10 tourist attractions to visit in London

London offers many tourist sites to visit. Keep reading and discover the 10 tourist attractions that you can not miss during your trip in London!

1. Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey is a church located just to the west of the Palace of Westminster; It is the traditional site of coronations and other relevant ceremonies. Every year Westminster Abbey welcomes over one million visitors who want to explore this wonderful 700-year-old building.

Westminster Abbey, London     Westminster Abbey

2. Palace of Westminster

The palace of Westminster more known as the parliament of the United Kingdom, as well as, the Houses of Parliament. The Palace is one of the centers of political life in the United Kingdom. The Big Ben is an iconic monument of London, one of the most popular tourist attractions.Palace of Westminster, London    Palace of Westminster

3. St. Paul’s Cathedral

St. Paul’s Cathedral is an Angelical cathedral and the mother church of the Diocese of London. It is one of the most famous cathedral of London. St. Paul’s cathedral is a working church with hourly prayer and daily services.

St. Paul Cathedral, London   St. Paul of Westminster

4. Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square is a public square in the City of Westminster. It commemorates Lord Horatio Nelson’s victory against Napoleon’s navy at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. This square has been used for community gatherings and political demonstrations. The square is a center of annual celebrations on New Year’s Eve.

Trafalgar Square, London     Trafalgar Square

5. Tower Of London

The Tower of London is a historic castle located on the north bank of the River Thames in Central London. Now home to the British Crown Jewels, the Tower of London served as a prison from 1100 to the mid twentieth century.  The Tower is a complex of several buildings set within two concentric rings of defensive walls and a moat. Today the Tower of London is one of the most popular London tourist attractions.
Tower of London     Tower of London

6. London Eye

The London Eye, situated on the banks of the River Thames, is a giant Ferris wheel. It offers fantastic views over central London and it is 135 meters high. It is the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom with over 3.75 million visitors annually.

London Eye     London Eye

7. Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace is the main residence of Queen Elizabeth II; it is the London residence and administrative headquarters of the reigning monarch. The palace has 775 rooms. The Forecourt of Buckingham Palace is used for Changing of the Guard, a major ceremony and tourist attraction; between May and July, the guard changes each morning and on alternate days the rest of the year.

Buckingham Palace, London     Buckingham Palace

8. British Museum

The British Museum is a public institution dedicated to human history, art and culture. Its collections, which number more than seven million objects, are amongst the largest and most comprehensive in the world and originate from all continents. Some objects include the Rosetta Stone, the key to the deciphering of hieroglyphs and the largest collection of mummies outside of Egypt.

British Museum, London    British Museum

9. Tower Bridge

The Tower Bridge is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London, over the River Thames. It has become an iconic symbol of London. The bridge consists of two towers which are tied together at the upper level by means of two horizontal walkways. From the high-level walkways take in stunning panoramic views and experience the thrill of seeing London life through the Glass Floor.

Tower Bridge, London     Tower Bridge

10. Big Ben

The Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London. It was the largest bell in the United Kingdom for 23 years. The tower is one of the most prominent symbols of the United Kingdom and parliamentary democracy. The clock has become a popular attraction and has appeared in many films.Big Ben, London     Big Ben

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