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europe FESTIVE EUROPE This photo: The Gathering is a year-long celebration in Ireland. Right: La Tomatina festivities in Bunol, Spain. We wouldn’t want your clients to miss a good party, so we’ve highlighted a few events, festivals and cultural highs taking place in Europe throughout 2013. paloma villaverde de rico austria EVENT PICK: Vienna Festival (May 11-June 17) Vienna—gorgeous on its own, but throw in the Vienna Festival and you’ve got yourself an even more memorable vacation. This is one of the world’s leading cultural festivals showcasing a bevy of performances with the elite of opera, theater directors, conductors and orchestras descending on this Austrian city. Visitors seeking high-brow culture will find it here. HOTEL PICK: The historical, family-owned, five-star Hotel Sacher is an idyllic Leading Hotels of the World property. It offers 149 guestrooms including suites and is located opposite the Opera House and a 5-minute walk from the Hofburg Imperial Palace. EVENT PICK: Salzburg Festival (July 19-Sept. 1) The 5-week Salzburg Festival, taking place in Mozart’s birthplace and held since 1920, is a cultural feast offering over 250 events in the opera, concert and drama genres and presented at 14 performance venues. HOTEL PICK: The chic Blaue Gans is the oldest inn in the city, although its design is completely modern (a gorgeous meld of the old and the new). It’s located opposite the Festival Hall in the heart 126 january 2013 of the city’s historic center. Extra perk? It’s only a short walk from Mozart’s birthplace. flanders EVENT PICK: Red Star Line Museum in Antwerp (opening Sept. 27) The Red Star Line Museum will open in the historic warehouses of the Red Star Line shipping company in Antwerp. The museum tells the story of the shipping company, of its origins, its growth and its demise, but most importantly travelers will delve into the stories of the millions of Europeans who left their homeland and traveled to North America. HOTEL PICK: The 29-room Hotel ‘T Sandt is a stunning 17th century mansion that has been converted into a fabulous contemporary hotel and is ideally located in the heart of the historic city-center, just steps away from stylish design stores, funky restaurants and the trendy South quarter. EVENT PICK: Ghent Festivities (July) Taking part in the medieval area of the city, the festivities include parades, music, dance, theater and puppetry festivals, fireworks TOURIST OFFICE OF SPAIN BRENDAN VACATIONS

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Recommend January 2013

Editor's Note
Hotel Desk: The Westlake Village Inn
Tour Talk: Brendan Vacations' Boutique Journeys
Four Cheers for River Crusing
A-ROSA Silva
Delta Air Lines' 2013 Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America Travel Guide
China Remains a Time-Tested Destination
What's Hot in Vegas for 2013
Back to the Gulf
Authentic Morocco in An (Argan) Nutshell
Festive Europe

Recommend January 2013