Places to Take Your Team in Europe

 

Work trips can be a great way to build up team spirits, forge and strengthen relationships as well as just having some fun. 

Whether it’s for a team building exercise, a reward for a successful financial year or just because, our Simplexity Travel Managers are experienced in handling the trickiest of travel plans.

From taking musicians, their band and instruments on world tours through to football teams, Simplexity has seen it all and catered to their needs for a smooth and enjoyable itinerary.

See our selection of the best locations in Europe to take your team this year.

 

Nimes, France

Located between the Mediterranean Sea and the Cevennes hills, Nîmes is one of the prettiest cities in Southern France.

Steeped in history, one of the must-see sights in Nimes is the Maison Carrée – an exceptionally well preserved Roman monument.

Apart from the many Roman monuments, Nimes has a beautifully well preserved historic centre, with narrow streets and tree-lined boulevards typical of southern France. The park of the Jardins de la Fontaine, laid out in 1745, is one of the oldest city parks in France, and a delightful area of greenery, fountains and shade on the edge of the old town.  The cathedral of Notre Dame & St. Castor partly dates back to the 12th century, but was mostly rebuilt in later centuries.

Nimes is a great place to take your team if they are avid history buffs as the city has many small museums, the most famous being the Natural History museum, on the Boulevard Courbet, and the Archaeological museum.

Where to stay:

Jardins Secrets Hotel Nimes is a luxury former coach house offering opulent rooms with canopied beds, period porcelains with bathrooms that have antique baths draped in silks and brocaded fabrics.

This grand hotel offers guests fine dining, decadent bars and even Roman bath-style pools at the spa for a complete “get away from it all” experience.

 

Valencia, Spain

As Spain’s third largest city, Valencia is never short of things to see and do. 

Valencia has a great climate pretty much all year-round. Summer can be extremely hot, visiting in May or October can be a cooler alternative.

The city's greatest fiesta is Las Fallas in Spring. Las Fallas is one of the most unique festivals in Spain and literally sets the cityval on fire; this magnificent party is worth arranging an outing around. What started out as a feast day for St. Joseph, the patron saint of carpenters, has evolved into a 5-day celebration involving fire.

Impressively and beautiful huge cardboard, wood, paper-machè and plaster statues are built and displayed around different locations across the city. These ‘ninots’ are then burnt in the La Cremá (the burning) on March 19th.

Las Fallas was added to UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage of humanity list on 30 November 2016. Planning a trip around this fascinating festival is a great idea if you don’t want to do anything too physically tiring or without excluding members of your team. With plenty of parks, restaurants and bars you can find many pit stops along the way to seeing the structures before their burning.

Where to stay:

Hotel Hospes Palau de la Mar shines above the other 5 star hotels of Valencia. A majestic 19th Century house located on one of the most and beautiful and central streets in the city, Hotel Hospes Palau de la Mar offers modern, contemporary rooms whist its Ampar restaurant gives you and your team the choice of fine modern Spanish cuisine right on the premises.

The hotel also offers bike experience tours around this bike-friendly city.

 

Krakow, Poland

Beautiful, friendly and historic, Krakow offers something for everyone. 

This city sits on and around the banks of the Vistula river, the largest in Poland. 

One of the must-see things of Krakow is the Wieliczka Salt Mine. This breath-taking mine dates back to the 13th century and features intricate carvings from different periods since its creation. Take a tour around the different chambers from the grand hall to even a church.

For exquisitely charming and traditional Polish and Jewish food, take your team for dinner in the Old Town’s Jewish Quarter Kazimierz. Dine on pierogi and wash it down with a pint of local beer in one of the nearby bars.

Where to stay:

Krakow’s Bonerowski Palace is a luxury boutique hotel that combines history with modernity.

With elegant, comfortable rooms, this centrally located hotel is an ideal place for you and your team to rest your weary heads in style. 

You can even enjoy a full night of entertainment at the hotel’s St John’s Jazz Club, which is in the historic cellars of the Palace Bonerowskiego. Here, you’ll find a wide selection of spirits from around the world, and an atmosphere that remind you of the best jazz clubs in the world.

 

Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva lies at the southern tip of expansive Lac Léman (Lake Geneva). Surrounded by the Alps and Jura mountains, the city has breath-taking views of Mont Blanc. The headquarters of Europe’s United Nations and the Red Cross have their homes in this wonderful Swiss city that is also a global hub for diplomacy and banking.

The city can be split into two halves with an old town on one side with the more modern areas on the other. Geneva has a distinctly French influence, from the language to gastronomy and bohemian districts like Carouge.

Take a fondue cruise on Lake Geneva to truly take in the stunning views and to see the Geneva landmark jet d’eau. A fountain that pumps 500 liters of water per second to the height of 140 meters on Lake Geneva.

The skiing resorts of Chamonix Mont Blanc and Courmayer, Aiguille de Midi and Verbier are only about 1hr 30mins from Geneva making it a great hub for a group skiing trip.

For car enthusiasts, the world famous Geneva International Motor Show is a must.

Discover over 900 models as well as over one hundred innovative trends and the latest eco-friendly technologies all under one roof.

Where to stay:

Beau-Rivage, Geneva is one of the city’s finest hotels and features exquisite views of the lake as well as the Alps. Rooms are luxurious and decadent in a clean and classic way thanks to British interior architect Leila Corbett Elwes.

The numerous features of the hotel include a fitness centre, Michelin-star Le Chat-Botte restaurant and Patara fine Thai cuisine.

The hotel is within walking distance of exclusive and high-end shops and the Old Town, and offers limousine transfers and excursions.

 

Speak to a Travel Manager

To plan your team’s European trip, speak to a Simplexity Travel Manager who are all well versed in even the most difficult of travel itineraries and requirements. From collecting your team members and taking them to the airport, accommodation, transport to the hotel and beyond, a Simplexity Travel Manager will take care of all the details. 

To make sure your team trip is a complete success speak to a Travel Manager today and call us today on 0203 535 9290 or email info@simplexitytravel.com.

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