Escape to the continent for a cultural break and experience A Taste of Europe with Jumeirah’s Hotels and Resorts when you book the VIP experience during the upcoming long weekend Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year). Every guest will receive free tickets to cultural attractions, complimentary breakfast for two, late check-out, 50 EUR credit for F&B or spa treatments and if you’re a Jumeirah Sirius Members* then take full advantage and earn Double Bonus Points. Offer is available until October 31.
Europe is renowned for its wealth of attractions, charming architecture, picturesque scenery and intriguing history. Here we round up some top attractions for the long weekend or an Autumn break with Jumeirah.
Soak up the vibrant spirit of ‘The Best City in the World,’ when you stay at one of Jumeirah’s properties in London. Guests at Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel can enjoy tickets to fee-paying exhibitions at The Victoria and Albert Museum. Or check-in to Grosvenor House Suites by Jumeirah Living which overlooks Hyde Park on Park Lane and enjoy two tickets to fee-paying exhibitions at The Royal Academy of Arts. All three hotels are ideally located in and around the exclusive Knightsbridge and Belgravia areas – and more importantly close to the world-famous department store Harrods for a spot of shopping.
Rates start from AED 1,500 – AED 3,000, excluding tax.
Jumeirah Frankfurt – this striking hotel is located in the heart of the city and within walking distance to all the major sightseeing destinations and shopping streets. Discover quaint buildings, enjoy hearty local dishes, a plethora of cafes and boutiques or take a stroll in one of the stunning parks or paths by the river. The city’s museums are rated highly and guests will receive tickets to the Goethe House and Museum – a former writer’s home and the only picture gallery exclusively dedicated to the Age of Goethe.
Rates start from AED 925 – AED 3,000, excluding tax.
Built on a cliff overlooking the fishing village of Port Soller and surrounded by the Tramuntana mountain range, the Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa promises a wonderful escape. Popular activities here include fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving and exploring the area’s exquisite scenery by yacht. Guests checking in will also receive two tickets for a ride on the historic Soller tram. This vintage tram set out on its maiden trip in 1913 and has been serving the town of Soller and Port de Soller ever since. Visitors can relive this historical journey as it heads through the orange groves. Once at the Soller train station, keep an eye out for original works of art by the likes of Joan Miro and Picasso.
Rates start from AED 1,000 – AED 4,000, excluding tax.
Step back in time and discover the glory of Istanbul’s ‘belle epoque’ days at the timeless Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah – an absolute must for fans of Agatha Christie. Legend has it the renowned author was so inspired by her trip to the city, she penned the famous detective novel ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ in room 411. Step out of the hotel, take a cruise down the Bosphorus, discover the palaces of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires, test your bargaining skills at the Grand Bazaar, or admire the city’s wonderful architecture. Bursting with culture, this colourful city is the perfect weekend break. Guests will receive two tickets to the Pera Museum – nestled in the historic quarter of Tepebaşı. It has evolved to become a leading and distinguished cultural centre in one of the liveliest quarters of the city.
Rates start from AED 720 – AED 2,263, excluding tax.
Just 20 minutes from Bodrum airport lies Jumeirah Bodrum Palace, a spectacular resort home to super stylish accommodation. Guests can enjoy a day exploring Bodrum’s historical treasures and start with complimentary tickets to Bodrum Castle which was built by the Knights Hospitaller in the early 15th century – today it houses the Museum of Underwater Archaeology which brings ancient exhibits to life. The ancient ruins of the Bodrum Amphitheatre and Mausoleum of Halicarnassus are also worthy of a visit.
Rates start from AED 1,050 – AED 41,100, excluding tax.
A perfect blend of East meets West, this is Eurasia at its best. Baku is home to exclusive boutiques, UNESCO World Heritage sites and some wonderful architectural delights. And what’s more, visa requirements for the citizens of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE have been lifted by the government of Azerbaijan which means Gulf residents can enjoy a last minute getaway to explore this fascinating destination. Guests staying at Jumeirah Bilgah Beach Hotel receive two tickets to the famous Carpet Museum or the iconic Heydar Aliyev Center which was designed by Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid and is renowned for its distinctive architecture.
Rates start from AED 1,000 – AED 1,230, excluding tax.