Eurobound’s Privileged Access Program Gives Travel Agents the Inside Edge in Europe

Exclusive Private Tour of Eataly World, Bologna, is Newest Eurobound Experience

 Eurobound is giving agents an inside edge on selling upscale travel to Europe with its “Privileged Access” program.  The program provides a range of exclusive private experiences which are incorporated into customized itineraries to selected destinations.  

New, Starting October: Private Tour of the FICO Eataly World, Bologna

 For Food and Wine Lovers

Highlighting the “Privileged Access” program is an exclusive 1 ½ hour private tour of the new FICO Eataly World in Bologna.  Beginning in October 2017 each Eurobound tour will be led by a professional guide and can be tailored to client’ preferences.

At nearly 20 acres, FICO Eataly World will be the world’s largest park devoted to all aspects of food, from “field to fork.”  Celebrating Italian food, the park will contain 25 restaurants plus other food stands, markets, exhibits and demonstration areas, workshops, a vineyard, plus 40 different areas with orchards, fields, and livestock.  Visitors will be able to see how Italian specialties such as parmesan cheese and olive oil are created, see a working farm, purchase fresh produce, taste regional wines, and dine in restaurants representing local specialties from throughout the country.

“Given the huge size of Eataly World, clients with limited time may wish to concentrate on one or two specific areas or aspects of the park that most appeal to them,” says Jeff Roy, Eurobound Vice President, Marketing & Sales.   “Having a private guide to help navigate, provide insight and introduce clients to this special culinary attraction helps clients get the most out of the experience. Eurobound can also arrange private or shared cooking classes at Eataly for those who want a real hands-on experience,” he says.

Other “Privileged Access” Experiences

Other examples of “Privileged Access” experiences include Private Versailles, Vatican, and Paris Couture Shopping.

For History Buffs or Romantics

The Private Versailles with King’s Private Apartments tour, for example, at 4 hours, provides a private roundtrip transfer to Versailles, fast-queue entry tickets, and a two-hour tour with a professional guide.  The private tour features a visit to the King’s Private Apartments, not otherwise accessible without a guide.

For Art Aficionados

A Private Half-Day Tour to the Vatican with Breakfast gives Eurobound guests a jump start before the crowds arrive.  The 3-hour experience begins with a lavish breakfast spread in the Pinecone Courtyard, followed by a private tour of the Vatican, including the Sistine Chapel and the Basilica of St. Peter, the world’s largest basilica.  Included are a private one-way transfer from hotel to the Vatican, English-speaking guide, skip-the-line entrance fees, and breakfast.

For Fashionistas

 Private Couturier Shopping and Perfume Experience in Paris provides a full-day or half-day visit to a top fashion houses in Paris with a personal shopper and private fitting, along with a visit to the House of Guerlain for perfume sampling and an opportunity to create the client’s own signature perfume.

More “Privileged Access” experiences include:

  • “Behind the Ropes” tour of Stonehenge,”
  • Private viewing of the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London,
  • Private Louvre Museum After-Hours
  • Prado After Hours

Additionally, Eurobound offers agents an array of private tours throughout Europe, each customized to fit clients’ needs.

The Travel Agent Edge

According to Roy “Privileged Access” is a strong selling point for agents with upscale clientele.  “Agents are giving clients the edge when it comes to personalized experiences that would be hard to duplicate without having an inside connection.  Each ‘Privileged Access’ experience can be adapted to clients’ personal interests and to the size of the traveling party.  For instance, if a family is traveling together, we will tailor the experience and the entire travel itinerary to suit everyone’s needs,” he says.

The Hi-Tech Edge

Eurobound is leading the march with the AXUS itinerary management app. It both optimizes the advisor’s workflow while creating a seamless travel experience for the end client.  AXUS features up-to-the-minute itinerary details and arrangements, accessible via smart phones or other digital devices.   “And because “Eurobound private labels each itinerary, the agent can apply her or his own branding to the entire trip, thereby reinforcing their agency image,” notes Roy.

To Book

For more information on Eurobound’s custom itineraries, travel agents are invited tocall 888-672-7476 toll free, or email reservations@eurobound.com.  Further information on Eurobound is available on the company’s web site: Eurobound.com.

Now celebrating its 21st year, Eurobound provides distinctive packages and itineraries for independent travelers and small groups, sold exclusively through travel agents.  Specializing in personalized travel to Europe, Eurobound is a winner of the French Affairs Award for Best Niche Tour Operator.

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Left, Versailles; Right Vatican Museum (credit Shutterstock)