Eurostar, the high-speed rail service linking the UK and mainland Europe, is offering meeting, incentive, conference and exhibition (MICE) customers a selection of new ways to make their journey even more memorable.
Customers booking exclusive coaches can now treat their guests to a dedicated onboard experience, hosted by an expert speaker and tailored to enlighten and entertain delegates as they travel across the Channel.
Available for bookings from September, Eurostar’s new exclusive experiences are the ideal way to leave a lasting impression with travelers from the moment they arrive on board. Taking their trip to the next level, organizers can choose from themes in-keeping with Eurostar destinations, ranging from food and drink to arts and culture.
The onboard experiences are available to groups that have booked an entire coach, on all Eurostar routes. Costs are available on request.
Celebrating the enduring popularity of gin, guests will be invited to taste rare and exclusive blends as well as to understand how gin is made and which tonics work with them to create perfect combinations. A version of this experience can also be focused on whiskey.
The whiskey experience is hosted by world-renowned spirits expert Dave Broom or Dawn Davies (The Spirits and Whisky Exchange).
With cheese festivals and artisan products appearing across the food scene, this experience is combined with craft beers, and artisan foods, to demonstrate why beer is a better match than
wine, alongside tastings of five cheeses from the destination of travel and tips and recommendations on where to buy and taste cheeses on arrival.
FASHION AND BEAUTY
Advice and insights on staying ahead of each seasons trends in clothing and cosmetics, either as a single group or in small group consultations along with products to try out. The session can include advice to both men and women through a talk, Q&A and tips and recommendations on stores to visit on arrival at the destination.
Featuring tastings from unexpected countries, the experience aims to take travelers out of their comfort zone, showing them how to pick the gems on a restaurant wine list, and introducing them to the top restaurants in their destination.
Reminding delegates how to have fun putting pen to paper, and also incorporating some of the artistic highlights in the destination with talks and stories behind a selection of famous works.
With hampers provided by The Guild of Fine Food, guests will hear the provenance of products competing to win prestigious ‘Great Taste’ stars. Including meats, cheeses, ciders, and chocolates, delegates can test their tasting palates by awarding tasting notes and star ratings to be compared to those awarded by the judges.
“We wanted to offer those traveling in a group a new way to make the most out of their time on board,” Inge Bauwens, Eurostar Business Development Manager, MICE, said. “Taking advantage of the space available on board and freedom to move around, our new range of exclusive experiences allow MICE travelers to provide a unique journey for their guests and a Eurostar trip to remember.”
With quick and convenient check-in, a seamless city-center to city-center journey, and a generous baggage allowance, Eurostar is the ideal way to travel between London and mainland Europe.