Unique Events

If you are someone who prefers more unusual holidays then we probably have something for you.

We always say a Unique Occasion deserves a unique experience and what better way to do it than by marking those special moments with unusual holidays?

We have a fantastic range of one-off event focused breaks that certainly meet the brief of unusual holidays. Whether its watching the Palio in Siena or the Bolshoi Ballet in Russia, attending a Masked ball at Venice Carnival, celebrating New Year with the Northern Lights or a New Years Eve Ball in Vienna, or maybe you fancy having a go at Grape Treading in Portugal or watching the beautiful Lights Festival in Slovenia from your own balcony in the hotel we have the break to meet your occasion!

Verona Opera Holidays Arena di Verona
Make the most of this Magnificent three night Verona Opera break with the very best Opera seats at the Arena di Verona, and receive your own Verona card providing you with free access to museums and churches so you can explore Verona at your leisure.

HIGHLIGHTS: Best Opera seats in the Gold Central stalls, Verona Card providing free access to museums and churches, Private Airport Transfers, 3 nights in Central 4 Star Hotel.
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Northern Lights New Year in Iceland Fireworks in Reykjavik on New Years Eve
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with dinner and a midnight firework cruise to see the stupendous fireworks in Reykjavik. Combine with staying at the place most renowned in Iceland to see the Northern Lights, an adventure superjeep tour & The Golden Circle for a stunning break.

HIGHLIGHTS: New Years Eve Dinner and Midnight Firework Cruise, Off Roading Eyjafjallajökull Volcano Superjeep Tour, 2 nights aurora viewing at Hotel Ranga, Golden Circle with Geysers, Waterfalls and a mini rift valley and visit Blue Lagoon.
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Attending the Siena Palio 2018 Palio Race
On our splendid Siena Palio break you will have exclusive tickets for balcony, private window, grandstand or terrace viewing of the Palio. We are also able to organise for you to gain unique access to “money can't buy” events such as the church blessings of horses and contrada museums.

HIGHLIGHTS: Guided Palio Introduction with unique access to run up events, Palio trials, Contrada open air dinner and exclusive Palio horse race viewing position
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Moscow Bolshoi Ballet Breaks Bolshoi Ballet
This break combines the highlights of Moscow with attending the Bolshoi Ballet, arguably the best Ballet company in the world, in the very best seats and with a private guide throughout.

HIGHLIGHTS: Best Seats at the Bolshoi Ballet, Moscow River Tour, Kremlin tour with Diamond Fund, Visit Red Square and the amazing Moscow Metro, Private Transfers and guids throughout.
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Mascheranda Masked Ball at Venice Carnival 2018
Attend the fabulous Mascheranda Masquerade Ball, now in its 20th Edition, in historical costume at Venice Carnival 2018. This ball is perfect for those wanting full immersion of the fantastic Venetian Carnival event.

HIGHLIGHTS: Mascheranda Masquerade Ball, Michelin Star Gourmet Tasting Dinner, Historical Costume Hire, Watertaxi Airport Transfers and Watertaxi to the Ball’s main entrance on the Grand Canal.
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Lake Bled Lights Festival Break Ballooning over Lake Bled in Slovenia
Sip sparkling wine from your own room balcony right on Bled lake whilst you watch 10,000 candles float across the lake, followed by stunning fireworks infront of the floodlit medieval castle. Combine with Hot Air Ballooning over the lake, private tours and a Massage and you have the most wonderful 3 night romantic break - perfect for proposals or romantic moments !

HIGHLIGHTS: 3 nights in Lakeside Balcony room from where you can watch the Lights Festival unfold infront of you, Hot Air Balloon Trip, His & Hers Massage, Private Horse and Carriage ride, Boat trip to Bled island, Private tour of Bled castle and visit to Ljubljana in Slovenia
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Vienna New Years Eve Imperial Ball Vienna Ball
Attend the most famous Vienna Ball at the Hofburg Imperial Palace and have your own private two hour dance lesson in a world famous dance school where you will learn to master the Waltz on this fabulous Vienna New Year Break.

HIGHLIGHTS: Attend Vienna Ball with top level, Private Waltz Dance Lesson, 3 nights in Central Vienna Hotel and Private Airport Transfers.
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Venice Simplon Orient Express Luxury Break
Enjoy a luxurious trip on the Venice Simplon Orient Express travelling to Venice. There you will experience a sunset gondola ride, a Venice Pass Card and Michelin Star gourmet tasting meal, to complete your five star experience!

HIGHLIGHTS: 1 night on the Orient Express Train, 3 nights staying at 5 star Hotel Metropole, Sunset Gondola Ride, Private highlights of Venice Tour and Gourmet Tasting Dinner.
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Abisko New Year 2017 Celebration Northern Lights at Abisko
This 4 day New Years Eve Break offers a Lapland Northern Lights celebration you’ll never forget. With plenty of opportunities to see the Aurora your days are filled with Artic experiences. Based at the cosy Abisko Mountain Lodge, called by many the Northern Lights Capital of Europe.

HIGHLIGHTS: Lappish New Year Celebration, Sled dog day trip, Aurora Photo workshop, Abisko Sky Station Visit, Visit the original ICEHOTEL, Sami Experience, Snow Shoe Walk
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Tiepolo Venetian Masquerade Ball 2018
Attend the Venice Carnival Tiepolo Masquerade Ball arriving by watertaxi on the Grand Canal in your historical period costume. This Ball is known for its tutored traditional dancing and is considered one of the most refined Carnival Balls in Venice.

HIGHLIGHTS: Attend Tiepolo Masquerade Ball, Historical costume hire and fitting, Michelin Starred Gourmet Tasting Menu, 5 Star accommodation and Watertaxi Airport and Ball Transfers.
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Northern Lights New Year in Lapland Northern Lights in Lapland
Combine experiencing the Northern Lights with a unique New Year’s Eve celebration giving you an unforgettable experience. Celebrate the New Year with storytelling round an open fire hopefully with the northern lights above you. Also included are the best Lapland experiences of Snowmobiling, Husky Sled Dog Safari , Ice Hotel Visit & Aurora Hunt in Abisko.

HIGHLIGHTS: New Year’s Eve Sami celebration, Northern Lights Hunt Abisko, Snowmobile Safari, drive sled dogs, visit ICEHOTEL.
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Strauss Valentine’s Ball in Vienna Vienna Ball
This is the Definitive Valentine's break as you attend the Strauss Valentine’s Ball with top Ball tickets. Enjoy your own private ballroom dancing lessons beforehand to brush up on your Waltz skills in order to be able to show off as you dance in the Valentines Ball.

: Attend the Strauss Valentine’s Ball in the top tickets, Private Ballroom Dancing Lessons,2 nights in Central Vienna hotel and Private Airport Transfers.
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Il Ballo Del Doge Ball at Venice Carnival 2018
Attend the World Famous Il Ballo del Doge Carnival Ball overlooking the Grand Canal in Venice - one of the top iconic things you have to do in your lifetime. Be dressed to perfection in your perfect period costume.

HIGHLIGHTS: Attend Il Ballo del Doge Carnival Ball, Historical Costume Hire, Michelin Star 5 course tasting menu, 3 nights in 5 star Hotel Metropole
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Vienna New Year on Majestic Imperial Train Vienna New Year Fireworks
Toast the beginning of the New Year as you travel back on an Imperial journey capturing the grandeur of the Habsburg era aboard the Majestic Imperial Train, with midnight fireworks on the bridge over the Danube on this unique Vienna break.

HIGHLIGHTS: New Years Eve celebration on Majestic Imperial Train, Horse and Carriage City Tour, Private Transfers and 3 nights in central Vienna 5 star Hotel
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Verona Opera and Palio 2018 Verona Opera at the Arena di Verona
Combine two of the most dramatic Summer Italian Events; Verona Opera and Siena Palio. For the Palio you have a choice of Exclusive Balcony, Private Window or GrandStand seats, with unique access to “money can't buy” events. Attend the Verona in the very best seats available.

HIGHLIGHTS: Verona Opera, Palio guided introduction and Palio horse race in exclusive viewing positions, Verona Card, Participate in Good Luck Contrada dinner, See Horse Blessing in a Church
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Whale Watching Icelandic Holiday Whale Watching in Husavik
Stay 2 nights in Husavik, the best place in Europe for Whale Watching, for the best chance to see whales. Combine with 3 nights in Reykjavik and experience a Golden Circle SuperJeep Tour with glacier snowmobiling. See breath-taking scenery of volcanic landscapes, lava fields and craters.

HIGHLIGHTS: Whale Watching in Whale Capital of Europe, Blue lagoon visit, Golden Circle Tour to view the Gullfoss waterfall, Pingvellir, Geysers with snowmobiling, Volcanic Lake Myvatin and Krafla Caldera
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Romantic Verona Opera & Venice Simplon Orient Express Staying in a cabin on the Orient Express
Can it get more romantic than 1 night on the Venice Simplon Orient Express travelling through Europe to Verona? It can, by continuing your trip staying at the luxurious 5 star Relais Il Sogno di Giulietta Hotel inside the courtyard where Juliet's Balcony is! A perfect location for a proposal or a special break.

HIGHLIGHTS: 1 night on the Venice Simplon Orient Express, 2 nights in Relais Il Sogno di Giulietta Hotel, Gold Central (top level) Seating at the Open Air Verona Opera Arena, Verona Pass Card giving access to many museums, private airport transfer
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St Petersburg Ballet Tours At the Marinsky
During "The White Nights" the sun never sets creating an eerie beautiful polar light. Attend a wonderful Ballet performance, have exclusive access to key sites and private guides and you have a very special break.

HIGHLIGHTS: Private introduction to St Petersburg with a ballet performance at the Imperial Hermitage Theatre or Mariisnky. Exclusive early entry into Hermitage avoiding the queues, Peter Paul Fortress, Peterhof, Canal Trip.
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Vienna Opera Break Central Vienna with Hofburg State Theatre and Trams
A visit to the elegant city of Vienna is a special treat. Add a performance at the Vienna State Opera, one of the world’s top four opera houses with a wonderful history dating back to 1869 and you have a lovely break planned. The schedule of performances is extremely full with a choice covering the old traditional regulars and the more edgy modern productions. Without doubt something for everyone

HIGHLIGHTS: Top Category ticket to the Vienna Opera, Fiaker Horse and Carriage tour, Private City tour including a visit to Schonbrunn Palace, 2 Nights in Luxury Traditional Austrian Central Hotel, Private Airport Transfers
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Of course we appreciate that what one person would call an unusual holiday is not necessarily what another would find unusual. Holidays are very personal and that is where we come into our forte as our strength is putting together that tailor-made break that meets your brief of unusual holidays with the personal feel.

We don’t do large groups in buses and many of our breaks are in fact privately guided. On those unusual holidays that require you being in small groups due to the activities involved, such as the Northern Lights Trips, you will be treated as an individual throughout and whilst you will meet some of our clients on these trips you will not be herded as a group. This is your special occasion and your private memory.

For some the chance to have a private waltz lesson before attending the Strauss Valentine’s Ball meets the brief, whilst for others it’s more about the excitement of attending the Siena Palio with the personal introduction into the Italian craziness that goes with the Palio.

Talking of craziness and unusual holidays we can organise for you to have a balcony view of the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona , but we would never recommend you take this to the next level and actually run with the Bulls! That break really is unusual! Holidays a bit calmer are of course also on offer such as joining the grape harvesting and treading in Porto – and yes you will take off your shoes and get stuck in as tradition is high in this area!

Alternatively there are a range of New Year’s Eve breaks which will offer you something a bit more exciting than the usual dinner party and pub offering in the UK. Attend a Ball in St Catherine’s Palace in Russia, or the Imperial Palace in Vienna, stand on a balcony in the centre of Reykjavik and watch the thousands of fireworks going off around you or countdown to midnight in St Mark’s square in Venice.

All must surely meet the brief of unusual holidays and hopefully meet your brief of finding a way to mark your special occasion with a special experience.
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