With the European Union opening the door to travelers from the United States and allowing them to visit EU countries restriction-free, these top European destinations ensure a memorable experience for American tourists. From upcoming series of pop-up exhibitions and fashion residencies, immersive tours and educational hotel packages to a private four-course live cooking show experience – these prime getaways offer it all and more.
The Marbella Club
Located in the heart of Andalusia’s ‘Golden Mile’ in Southern Spain, The Marbella Club is a Mediterranean beachfront hotel founded by Prince Alfonso von Hohenlohe. Last spring, it has launched the Clubhouse social hub – a series of convivial, free-flowing, indoor and outdoor spaces, designed for wining, dining, socializing, pampering and shopping.
From now to October, the Clubhouse at Marbella Club will feature an exciting series of pop-up exhibitions and fashion residencies, including French Maison CHANEL for its first temporary boutique in Spain, and a showcase of the Marbella Club Days swim-short in collaboration with British men’s resort wear brand Orlebar Brown and renowned international photographer Stuart Cantor. Alongside the shorts is a pop-up exhibition from Stuart Cantor of his Marbella Club Days series, known for his vintage style and character-filled images of some of the world’s most iconic beachfront locations and party playgrounds.
Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay
This season, Stuart Cantor will also be presenting his Balearic Bliss series exclusively at Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay for guests to enjoy. His first-ever physical exhibition will showcase a series of 16 first edition prints capturing the natural beauty of the Balearics islands. All prints, including the ‘Ibiza Bay Days’ and ‘Family Time At Ibiza Bay’ will be available to purchase from the hotel.
The Thinking Traveller
American tourists looking for the perfect mixture of connection and seclusion for their return to Europe should look no further than luxury villa specialists The Thinking Traveller. The brand offers exclusive access to the most desirable rental properties in the heart of the Mediterranean, including Tenuta della Cava and Linera in Sicily, Il Tabacchificio and Villa Eterea in Puglia, Noiya and Alessia in the Greek Islands, Cala d’Istria and I Bruzzi in Corsica, and Mal Pas and Palacio Can Ferrer in Mallorca. The Thinking Traveller also offers thoughtful service and enriching Think Experiences, allowing travelers to immerse themselves in local culture with the help of the brand’s expert, local knowledge.
Located in Praiano, Italy, Casa Angelina boutique hotel unveiled its new Live La Dolce Vita Package. Centered around each one of our five senses, the experience commences with guests being picked up on the property and treated to sailing along the region’s coastline to see Italy’s most stunning beaches. In the spa, touch the Amalfi Coast with Casa Angelina’s signature, Amalfi Coast Sea Salt Scrub. Guests can also hear Casa Angelina’s home region come to life with a live, private performance at Seascape Bar, featuring local musicians playing Neapolitan melodies.
The package also offers a private four-course live cooking show experience on the hotel’s rooftop. Guests will enjoy a guided wine tasting at Un Piano Nel Cielo’s, the hotel’s fine-dining restaurant that offers sweeping views of the Amalfi coastline.
For the US travelers who want to immerse themselves into the history and culture of their destination, Context Travel offers small group tours in multiple cultural capitals across Europe. The tours will be led by the brand’s network of scholars, many of which have MA and Phd-level degrees in their area of expertise, and have dedicated their lives to learning the history and culture of these cities and offer unique insight and connections to provide a deeper understanding and appreciation for each destination. Context is now offering Colosseum and Vatican tours in Rome, Acropolis tours in Athens and a Louvre Museum tour in Paris. Travelers can begin learning about their destination virtually through Context Learning’s numerous courses and seminars available to begin engaging and learning from their Context expert ahead of their trip.
Pulitzer Amsterdam hotel offers guests the chance to hunt for their own hidden gems across the city with a ‘Hunting for Hidden Treasures’ package.
It includes a two-night stay at the hotel, the former inhabitants of which were flamboyant Dutch aristocrats, trade merchants and the likes of Rembrandt van Rijn, or an upgrade to the beautiful Antique Collector’s Suite, a Hidden Treasures Map highlighting Amsterdam’s must-visit antique shops and markets (Amsterdam Antique Center, Prinsheerlijk Antiek, Anouk Beerents, Waterlooplein, Antiekcentrum, Kramer Kunst & Antiek), a private tour at Anouk Beerents Antique Mirrors and breakfast in Jansz. or the Pulitzer Garden.
Puente Romano Beach Resort
The luxurious rooms and suites at Puente Romano Beach Resort boast their own private access and the varying luxury villa options offer complete seclusion, with private pools and gardens to soak up the Mediterranean sun behind closed doors. New for 2021 is the family-friendly alfresco lounge and dining area La Concha, for refreshing custom-made cocktails and mocktails delivered straight to sun-loungers. Guests can also enjoy the new state-of-the-art Health & Fitness Centre, multiple tennis and paddle courts, and access to an 18-hole private golf course.