Yoga in Provence

Daily yoga classes, trips to local villages, picnic lunches and a cooking class highlight Eurobound’s newest vacation package to Provence.  The 7-day/6-night land package is designed for clients who want an intimate vacation that is at once relaxing and active.

Home for the week is a comfortable historic, completely refurbished Bed and Breakfast village house in St. Jeannet, midway between Nice and Vence.  The villa is run by a young couple whose emphasis is on ecology, environmentally-friendly practices, and locally sourced, organic ingredients.

Yoga, Private Touring, Picnics, Local Cuisine

Most days begin with a yoga class, followed by breakfast.  The remainder of each day is devoted to a different activity, ranging from a cooking class, a wine tasting, and a walk to the top of the cliff that overlooks the village for a panoramic view of the coast and French Alps; to scenic drives and excursions along the French Riviera.  Depending on the day, lunch is either picnic style or in a local restaurant.  Early evening usually concludes with another yoga class, to stretch out any tight muscles.

Excursions, led by a licensed guide, include Antibes, St. Paul de Vence and Vence, with Henri Matisse’s stained glass windows in the Chapelle du Rosaire; Tourettes sur Loup, a medieval village and home to artists’ workshops and galleries; Nice, with its old city and market; Villefranche, on the Cote D’Azur; St. Jean Cap Ferrat; Monaco; and the village of Eze.  Complementing the touring are a fresh goat-cheese sampling at Domaine des Courmettes and wine tasting at St. Jeannette’s local vineyard.

An Intimate Experience

The Eurobound package is available for small groups of from 4-to-8 persons. “This vacation is well-suited for two couples, a group of friends, a family, or a small incentive or special group,” says (Brigitte Armand, Eurobound president.  “It’s an intimate and immersive experience, with an opportunity to sample local life,” she adds.

Price for the Yoga in Provence package is $1,499 per person, based on double occupancy.  Included are round-trip transfers from Nice Airport, accommodations in a hill-view or sea-view room with private bathroom, yoga classes, 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches, daily activities, touring, wine tasting, and other activities.

Information on the Yoga in Provence package can be found at http://bit.ly/yogainProvence

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Eurobound Introduces Italy Truffle Hunting Experience

8-Night Gourmand Package Also Features Cheese, Wine, Chocolate Tastings
New to Epicurean Collection
Late fall is prime truffle season in Northern Italy’s Piedmont region, and Eurobound has introduced a custom, 8-night independent self-drive package for clients who want to join the hunt for some of the world’s finest delicacies.

Clients spend a morning in the forests of Piedmont’s Langhe area — renowned for its white Alba truffles—where they search for the coveted tuber.  The hunt begins in one of the small villages spread throughout the Langhe, when clients meet their experienced truffle guide.   Accompanied by a specially trained dog, the guide explains secrets of locating the prized edibles, providing a private, first-hand opportunity to learn about the delicacy.

Lunch at a country restaurant—complete with truffles and wine—tops off the hunt, offering an added taste of local culture and cuisine

Cheese, Wine and Chocolate Tastings

Complementing the truffle hunt are cheese, wine, chocolate tastings, and local private tours.  Cheese tastings include Tomino and Taleggio in Northern Piedmont, and a Gorgonzola cheese and Franciacorta wine tasting at Lake Iseo in the foothills of the Alps.  Also on the agenda is a chocolate tasting in Torino, and wine tastings in the Barolo and Valpolicella areas.

The gourmet package begins in Milano, ending in Venice, and features all 5-star accommodations with breakfast.

Included are 4 nights at the Hotel Relais San Maurizio, a former monastery set in the Unesco Heritage Langhe hills.  Two nights each are spent at L’Albereta Relais e Chateaux on Lake Iseo; and at Hotel Ca’Sagredo in Venice.   Also included is 6-days’ rental of a full-size car with automatic transmission, private tours of Torino and Venice with English speaking guides, and water taxi service in Venice.

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Luxury Paris Perfume and Fashion Experience -Ultimate Paris Chic for Fashionistas

Eurobound has created the ultimate luxury experience for fashion-forward clients, a VIP “Paris Perfume and Fashion”  program.

Designed for clients who want to indulge in an intimate, one-on-one experience, the itinerary features a perfume sampling at the House of Guerlain, private visits to top couturiers, a personal fashion photo session, and transfers throughout via chauffeured limousine.

Special experiences include:

Create your Signature Perfume

The experience begins with a chauffeured drive to the opulent Maison Guerlain on the Champs Elysee, for a meeting with a professional parfumeur, a blind sampling of scents, and an opportunity for the client to create her or his own customized, signature perfume.

Personalized Luxury Shopping at Top Designers

Top couturiers open their doors, as the client embarks on an exclusive, full-day of luxury fashion shopping, accompanied by a personal shopping expert.

Based on a fashion survey the client completes prior to travel, visits can include such world-renown names as Louis Vuitton, Dior, and Chanel Jewelers.  At each location, the store manager greets the client and ushers him or her to a private room –such as the private lounge at Christian Dior or the private apartment of Louis Vuitton–for a custom selection of couture and accessories.

Fashion Photo Shoot

The client takes center-stage for a half-day photo shoot, beginning with a chauffeured vintage car transfer to a private lounge for wardrobe selection, fitting, and makeup by a professional makeup artist. Then, Paris becomes the backdrop, as the client, accompanied by a fashion photographer, tours Paris by vintage car, stopping for photos in front of some of the city’s iconic landmarks. Photos are delivered the following day.

Other Itinerary Features

Also included on the itinerary is lunch at a Michelin-starred restaurant, a Seine River cruise aboard a private Venetian yacht, priority tickets to the top of the Eiffel Tower, and a one-hour tour from the Eiffel Tower in a horse-drawn carriage.

Eurobound offers the “The Paris Perfume and Fashion Experience “ as a stand-alone itinerary or as a package with hotel accommodations at venues such as the Grand Hotel du Palais Royal or at Hotel Vernet.   The company can also customize the itinerary, recommend top restaurants, make reservations, and   provide specially-priced Business Class air fare.

Insider Access

“Through our on-the-ground network of Europe-based experts, we are able to provide insider access for clients who want to experience a destination from new and exciting vantage points.  We have developed a loyal agent following because we cater to what each client wants, and can customize each itinerary according to individual preferences.”  says Brigitte Armand, President of Eurobound.