Sunday 21 October 2018

Explore Europe in style with Rocco Forte's $118k tour package

LONDON, August 14, 2017

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Rocco Forte Hotels, the Forte family have curated an extraordinary package to take guests on the trip of a lifetime.

A selection of the family’s most treasured places in six cities across Europe, the extraordinary journey offers guests unprecedented access to exclusive experiences and some of the most famous museums, palaces and art galleries, whilst staying in a luxurious suite in each of the magnificent properties.

The €100,000 ($118,215) tour combines culture and flair offering guests a unique and unparalleled experience of each city.

Sir Rocco Forte, chairman of Rocco Forte Hotels, and his sister Olga Polizzi, director of Design for the group, have created the exclusive 12 day tour, carefully selecting their most revered and cherished places in each city to share with guests.

Harking back to the Grand Tours of the 19th and 20th centuries, the trip highlights the very best of culture in the city, bringing it into the current day with delicious restaurants and exclusive shopping experiences in the most fashionable boutiques. Be it the artistic delights of Rome, Florence and Berlin, or the traditions of London, Edinburgh and St Petersburg, the tour showcases the six cities through the eyes of the Forte family - a personal and unique journey getting to the heart and soul of the city, exploring some of the most exceptional places they have to offer.

Brown’s Hotel, London
Welcomed with a bottle of Champagne on ice in the Hellenic Suite, guests will be measured for a bespoke suit from distinguished Savile Row tailors and Brown’s Hotel’s Tailor-In-Residence, Huntsman, before taking an exclusive after-hours tour of Buckingham Palace’s State Rooms. The Creative Director of House of Garrard’s will work with guests to create a design for their own tiara, and then leave them to enjoy an indulgent and restorative spa treatment in the Brown’s Spa.

Hotel Savoy, Florence
Guests will be given the chance to experience a unique, private after-hours guided tour of the world-famous Uffizi Gallery’s Renaissance masterpieces when visiting Florence. The journey includes a two-night stay in the distinguished Repubblica Suite, with spectacular views over its eponymous piazza, and an exquisite dinner at the acclaimed restaurant Irene, famed in Florence for its flawless Tuscan cooking.

Hotel de Russie, Rome
Guests will spend two nights in the elegant Popolo suite, designed and newly renovated by Olga Polizzi with views over one of the most beautiful squares in Rome, Piazza Popolo. They can enjoy exclusive, private access whilst discovering the secrets of the Castel Sant’Angelo with an expert guide before indulging in a wonderfully romantic dinner at Le Jardin de Russie – the Roman favourite by maestro Fulvio Pierangelini.

The Balmoral, Edinburgh
Guests will see Scotland through the eyes of The Queen in a private tour of the Royal Yacht, Britannia and step behind-the-scenes at Holyrood Palace on an out-of-hours tour. Spending two nights in The Balmoral’s wonderfully comfortable Scone & Crombie Suite, guests will enjoy a Scottish feast at the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant, Number One, and will receive an exquisite gift from Scottish jeweller and Royal Warrant holder, Hamilton & Inches.

Hotel Astoria, St Petersburg
Guests will be able to discover the treasures of the Hermitage and Fabergé Museums on an exclusive private tour and have backstage access to the iconic Mariinsky Theatre after enjoying a dazzling ballet performance. Guests will witness St Petersburg’s beautiful sights by air and river and live the high-life with a makeover and limo tour of St Petersburg with a personal photographer to capture the memories of the city. Staying in the hotel’s magnificent Tchaikovsky Suite, guests have the chance to enjoy a delightful dinner for two in the Astoria Café, in addition to the indulgence of caviar tasting in the Rotonda Lounge.

Hotel de Rome, Berlin
Thomas Olbricht, founder of the me Collectors Room gallery will educate guests on the German capital’s pioneering art scene with a private tour with his gallery. Guests will then have the chance to see the city sights on a personal river cruise along the Spree, complete with Champagne picnic and shop in private for stylish homeware and clothing at the chic Andreas Murkudis concept store, before returning to Hotel de Rome’s magnificent Bebel Suite. Guests can indulge in a 10-course tasting dinner at the hotel’s La Banca restaurant, and work it off with a morning rooftop yoga session before being pampered with a 24-carat gold leaf treatment at the De Rome Spa. - TradeArabia News Service

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