IN AUSTRIA: SIGHTSLEEPING AT THE SOUND OF MUSIC PALACE

Sound of Music fan or not, Schloss Leopoldskron in Salzburg, Austria is one of those places that is synonymous for our iNSIDE EUROPE SIGHTSLEEPING COLLECTION.Occasionally, we can also upgrade the fine performing ensembles touring with iNCANTATO to so such an experience: in 2017, Choir of the Sound will be staying at Schloss Leopoldskron.Sightsleeping with iNSIDE EUROPE means, that the hotel is an authentic part of the destination experience. This can be for its stunning location, or the rich history/significance of the building.  In the case of this palace, it is for both. Schloss Leopoldskron was not just one of the sets for…

DINING WITH THE STARS AT VENDÔME

Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg near Cologne, Germany, is part of the iNSIDE EUROPE sightsleeping collection. Versailles and Winchester Castle served as architectural models for this unique castle hotel with breathtaking view of the cathedral city of Cologne. In addition to experiencingfive star hospitality in this beautiful setting, we highly recommend a dining experience at the on site restaurant Vendôme, headed by 3-star chef Joachim Wissler.It is one of the best restaurants in Germany and an iNSIDE EUROPE favorite. Apart from being awarded three Michelin stars, Vendôme has 19.5 Gault Millau points as well as 5 Feinschmecker F’s, and is ranked Germany’s best restaurant in…

iNSIDE EUROPE’S TOP FIVE WINE REGIONS IN GERMANY

It may be Oktoberfest time in Germany, but don’t forget that great wines are made in Germany, too. We agree with Forbes Travel Guide that Mosel, Rheinhessen and Baden, are three must-experience destinations for wine lovers, yet, as true Europe Insiders, we have to add a few more to this top list of German wine regions.As huge fans of the Historic Highlights of Germany cities Freiburg, Mainz and Trier, we welcome the shout out from Forbes to Mosel, Rheinhessen and Baden, and yes, they produce some great wines and have lots to offer.But why end it here? Let’s make this…

IN GERMANY: OKTOBERFEST 2016 TOP 3 TIPS

September 19, 2016Whether you have been to Oktoberfest in Munich too many times to remember or this is your first time, there are some changes for the 2016 edition of the world’s greatest beer festival and here are our iNSIDE EUROPE TOP 3 TIPS to have a great time at Theresienwiese:Oktoberfest 2016 TOP TIP #1:- Leave your big bags at home, even better, come without any as bag checks are now in place as part of the new “Oktoberfest Sicherheitskonzept” (security procedures). There are storage areas around the beer fest grounds if you can’t come without luggage. Oktoberfest 2016 TOP TIP…

iNSIDE EUROPE Travelers in France 2014

Smiles from France: Why we love what we do

There are those special moments in life that you never want to forget and this candid shot of our 2014 Belcanto travelers at Chateau Vaux le Vicomte in France captures so much more than just the memories of a great day, it shows the spirit of what we are all about: creating one-of-a-kind travel experiences shared by like-minded people.The choir had just finished a very moving concert in the great hall of this family-owned French castle and was posing for a group shot when photographer Steve Wylie unexpectedly turned around and snapped this photo of us – the groupies, family…

WANDERLUST IS WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT

Wanderlust is the strong desire/impulse to travel and explore the world.At iNSIDE EUROPE, it is our mission to ensure that our clients experience the beautiful places they are traveling to like travelers and are not just another tourist. We are foodies and take pride in sharing favorite restaurants and introducing our travelers to local specialties as well as the artisan makers. Bon Voyage & Bon Appetit!