Barcelona has a reputation as one of Europe's liveliest cities, famous for its architecture, art and avant-garde culture, cuisine and creativity. With a rich and varied history, reflected in its barrios and their buildings, Barcelona was conquered and colonized by the Romans, Visigoths, Muslims, Castilians and the French, among many others who migrated and found a home in its sunny streets. It's a great stop-over pre or post a luxury charter in the Balearics.
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The food in Spain is influenced by many things including her history, with a strong connection to Moorish dishes. Combine this with the sunshine the Balearics are known for, the local produce that prosper on these islands and the bountiful sea surrounding them and you will discover a cuisine that is tasty and diverse. Here are a few of the local delicacies that we suggest you sample when visiting these islands on your luxury charter yacht.
The Mediterranean's allure is based on many things - its long and varied history, its colourful, tasty cuisine, the stunning, sun-filled villages and the relaxed lifestyle. It is also incredibly beautiful. Here are some of the most photogenic places we recommend for a luxury yacht charter.
Mallorca is an island of contrasts and, despite being something of a tourist mecca, on a luxury charter yacht here you will find peace and tranquility with some of the most beautiful of beaches, imposing mountain cliffs, sprawling vineyards and orange groves, traditional fishing villages and historical towns. And here are seven of our favourite ports and anchorages.
Food is an important part of any holiday. It is a great way to get to know a place, whether you're interested in where and what the locals eat or checking out the latest fashionable restaurants or the hippest cafes. Here's a list of 6 places that we think would make perfect holiday destinations on a luxury charter yacht for a foodie.
Culture, cuisine, camaraderie, onboard leisure and on-water fun – these and so many other experiences await you during your luxury yacht charter. The experts at Luxury Charter Group can tailor your charter yacht vacation to suit your guests’ interests and your pick of destination. The avid, or aspiring golfer need not miss out either. Here are just a few of the Mediterranean’s best golf courses.
The Saronic Gulf and Eastern Peloponnese has well protected anchorages and short, easy sailing distances. While close to bustling Athens one feels a lifetime away: attractive islands & coastline with peaceful, pretty seaside towns and villages, pine-clad interiors and beautiful bays. A perfect destination to explore on a luxury yacht charter while being pampered by your professional crew.
One of the best aspects of the luxury charter yacht experience is the on-water fun! Guests young, old and young at heart can have a blast shooting the breeze, diving to depths or frolicking in the shallows. Here is the latest batch of cool gear and gadgets to amp up the fun!
Australia's Great Barrier Reef is alive and well worth seeing on a yacht charter downunder. It is one of the world's natural wonders, huge and colourful and there is so much to see and do. And your very own luxury charter yacht is the ideal way to see this incredible UNESCO Heritage Site.
Here's your chance to explore some of the Mediterranean's hidden gems. Your dream holiday on a luxury charter yacht in the Med is all about summer ... the sun is hot, the skies are blue, the sea is warm and the beaches are plentiful and postcard-perfect. Many are global brands but there are also a few that have escaped this attention. And we're sharing a few of our secret spots.
Book your charter for the 35th America's Cup, Bermuda, June 2017 and enjoy front row seats to the on-water action. What could be better than being on board your personally chartered private yacht in Bermuda during the incredible racing of the 35th America's Cup?
Italy’s Amalfi Coast is renowned throughout the world for the unique beauty of its landscapes. Twisting roads winding through rocky cliffs reveal tantalising glimpses of small villages, secluded bays, and inlets, all looking out over a clear blue sea. It is a striking location for a luxury yacht charter.
The Ionian which runs down the west coast of Greece's mainland, while lesser known than the Cyclades, is steeped in history and beauty, and makes the perfect destination for a luxury yacht charter. There are five reasons to go, five island jewels in the Ionian crown, each with their own distinctive landscape and cultural history, from Corfu in the north to Zakinthos in the south.
A charter on a luxury yacht is about pampering personal service, delicious cuisine and unlimited luxury ... heaven. However as well as relaxation you may also want to include some exercise. There are some awe-inspiring walks in the Mediterranean that you can do either while on board your yacht or as a "tag-on" pre or post your charter. Here are some of our recommendations.
Without a doubt food is an important part of a luxury yacht charter and while you will have a superb chef onboard it is also helpful to know about the local food and try a little of some of the delicacies when you are ashore. Here is a brief introduction into the taste sensation that Greek food is. Bon appetit or kalí óreksi as they say in Greek.
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