Whether it's a small or large incentive you're looking to organise, we've experienced them all. Just so it's easy for you, the First Event team have split out some of their favourite and most popular incentive travel destinations so you can get a feel of what your budget can do.
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IDEAL FOR GROUPS OF 10 OR MORE
Submerge yourself in the rich history of a bygone civilisation and fall in love with Athens – the Greek Capital. Enjoy an educational and relaxing trip to a stunning Mediterranean city.
You’ll be guided through the city and experience the incredible Acropolis Archaeological Site along the way, taken on a ‘flavour trail’ to sample authentic local produce, and driven over the water on an exclusive Sea Safari – with a stop at the island of Moni.
Stay in a luxurious 5* hotel on the beachfront and make the most of your breath-taking surroundings.
Your Balearic getaway will give you the perfect time to relax, experience a traditional Spanish restaurant, Can Travi Nou; a chilled-out lunch on the atmospheric seafront, and dinner at the Cava Cellars.
Surrounded by vineyards, Bratislava is a pedestrian-only, 18th century old town that has become a popular European destination - offering a rich culture and interesting history.
During your stay, you'll be able to discover the fascinating heritage of an upcoming destination, and spend your free time embracing the uniqueness of a city that encompasses both tradition and modernity. Admire the baroque buildings and intricately detailed architecture, and sample authentic Slovak dishes
Make your way to France via the Eurostar or nearest regional airport and be transported to the sophisticated French commune of Epernay. Indulge in the French lifestyle and take part in an exclusive champagne tasting at Moët & Chandon.
You’ll be whisked away for dinner at a French Chateau, before retiring to your luxurious accommodation.
Experience an infamous part of the cosmopolitan London lifestyle with ‘dinner and a show,’ and find out why the West End is so popular amongst tourists.
Cast your eye over the entire city with welcome cocktails on ‘London’s Eye’ before heading to The Ivy for a luxurious dinner in Convent Garden. Followed by a show in one of London’s many spectacular theatres, end your night by resting your head at an exclusive Radisson Blu Hotel.
For one of the most traditionally cultural capital cities in Europe, look no further than Prague. Explore the magnificence of a famous location through walking and vintage car tours, and adventure through the history of this fascinating destination.
During your 3-night stay, enjoy a performance of Mozart’s ‘Don Giovanni,’ visit the world-famous Strahov Library, and dine in a sky-high restaurant for views over a city known for its Baroque buildings and Gothic architecture.
For a short-haul trip to a destination with well-known golf courses, beautiful sandy beaches, and a great year-round climate, look no further than Vilamoura - located at the southernmost point of Portugal's Algarve.
The Vilamoura Marina is central to the location, has space for over 1000 luxury yachts, and is surrounded by a variety of large hotels and lavish villas - creating a grand ambience that truly represents this affluent area.
IDEAL FOR GROUPS OF 10 OR MORE
Located in the centre of Europe and one of the biggest capital cities in the EU, Budapest is an adventurer's paradise compromising grand architecture and a picturesque cityscape.
Travel down the River Danube on a relaxing dinner cruise, which allows you to take in the phenomenal sights of both sides of the city - the aptly named Buda and Pest. Go for a dip in the infamous Szechenyi Baths, be inspired by the grandeur of the city's magnificient builidings, and trial local cuisine such as Hungarian goulash.
Commonly known as the home of Santa Claus, Lapland is a magical winter retreat with something for everyone. With guaranteed snow in the winter months and a range of weather-friendly excursions, this is a unique location with plenty to offer.
Be driven through snowy landscapes by Husky dogs, get up close and personal with reindeer, and take part in a motorsport challenge. On top of an exhilarating itinerary, experience authentic Finnish cuisine and local produce.
2-night stay in a 5* hotel, you’ll enjoy spa treatments and a relaxing golf tournament. A drinks reception as part of a boating experience around the coast will let you take in the island’s beautiful surroundings, followed by dinner on the harbour – an amazing backdrop for any dining experience.
During a 3-night stay in a 5* hotel, you’ll be able to take part in a Catamaran cruise around the island; an exhilarating biking experience, and a golf tournament! Your final night’s gala dinner will mirror your unique adventure, being set up at a converted banana plantation where you can reflect on an inspiring island getaway.
IDEAL FOR GROUPS OF 10 OR MORE
Lesser known than New York, however equally as impressive, Boston is the charismatic capital of Massachusetts boasting iconic attractions such as Fenway Park, Harvard University, and Boston Light.
Discover the famous story of 'Cheers' in Faneuil Hall, head to Newport and take part in some informal yacht racing, or simply take your time exploring ths fascinating city.
Explore the urban cityscape, revel in the scenery that sits so closely with a rooftop dinner overlooking Lake Michigan. Immerse yourself in Chicago’s superabundant culture with a ‘gangster’ dinner, and a musical brunch where you’ll be serenaded by a gospel choir.
Head to the South of Croatia for a 3-night stay in a 5* Dubrovnik hotel, where you’ll get a taste of medieval living.
Take part in an interactive walking tour of the Game of Thrones settings and discover a city laced with history and ancient architecture. During your stay, you’ll indulge in medieval dinners along the city walks that overlook the harbour.
Located in the middle of Italy, Florence is a stunning historical walking city and 'birthplace of the Renaissance.'
Explore one of the most romantic and beautiful cities in the world, whilst also being just a short drive away from the countryside. Visit a farmhouse and winery for an authentic Italian lunch, take part in a vintage car rally through the Chianti region, and experience a walking and tasting tour of the city. With so much to do and see, you'll be spoilt for choice during your trip to the heart of Italy.
Despite being renowned for its vibrant nightlife, Ibiza boasts a beautiful coastline and stunning natural scenery. The Ibiza Town port is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and adorned with a stylish selection of lavish hotels.
Potential excursions are equally as exciting, and include a tour of the White Island, a historic sailing tour, and a visit to a cliffside Beach Club. On top of a range of activities, you can look forward to relaxing in luxurious accommodation and enjoying fine cuisine at high-end restaurants boasting the best local produce and dishes.
What happens in Vegas... stays in Vegas! This lively city offers an experience like no other! During a luxurious stay in 'Sin City,' you'll have the chance to take advantage of everything it has to offer.
Fly over the Grand Canyon in a helicopter - providing breath-taking aerial views of the world-famous national park, dance the night away in some of the strip's best bars and nightclubs, and dine in style with the Bellagio fountains as a backdrop!
Start spreading the news... a trip to the 'Big Apple' is one to tell your friends about! Visit famous landmarks including Times Square, Rockefeller Centre, and the Statue of Liberty, whilst immersing yourself in the vibrant culture of this fast-paced city.
With an endless selection of dining, entertainment, shopping, and activity options - New York is the perfect place to experience a true cityscape, and indulge in everything it has to offer.
Staying at the stunning 4* Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Downtown Toronto, the city centre sits right on your doorstep, providing fantastic access to countless entertainment, dining, shopping and nightlife options.
Your trip will consist of rooftop dinners; a helicopter ride over Niagara Falls, and wine tasting at a chateau. Your getaway will offer both city living and active excursions, giving you the best of both worlds. And of course, no trip to Canada would be complete without experiencing an ice hockey match.
IDEAL FOR GROUPS OF 10 OR MORE
Known for its vibrant festivals and events, Barbados is a true blend of different cultures.
Take a Mini Moke safari around the island, and a Catamaran cruise to see the turtles. You’ll experience the Barbados Golf Club for a day of golf, whilst enjoying the beautiful sunshine.
Stay at the world-famous Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel and enjoy the closeness to nature and exciting activities that go along with it. Cape Town sits on a peninsula beneath the unmissable Table Mountain, which offers incredible views of the city, harbour, and boats headed towards Robben Island.
Get up close and personal with wildlife on an exclusive safari, enjoy locally produced wines with a visit to Boschendal Winelands, and dine at the amazing Cape Town City Hall. This fantastic location is the ideal place to both relax and enjoy a rich and unique culture.
Experience Chinese culture with bicycle tours around the Hutongs of Beijing; the Forbidden City, and treasure hunts around the summer palace.
You’ll be introduced to tasty cuisine, enjoyed with the backdrop of the Great Wall of China and followed by a lesson in Tai Chi and dinner on the Tiananmen Square.
You’ll experience a taste of both the contemporary and traditional culture that makes Dubai so unique, with a 3-night stay in a modern 5* hotel
You’ll take a Catamaran cruise around the Palm Islands; dine at the Burj Khalifa; take a seaplane tour over the city, and take part in a skydiving excursion.
Stay in one of South Beach's affluent beachfront hotels, and enjoy the city's unique art deco focus, quirky neighbourhoods, and an incredible stretch of dining and entertainment on the infamous Ocean Drive.
The range of activities and excursions during your stay in Miami are endless. Discover the infamous Everglades National Park on airboats, be taken on a guided tour of the luxury homes of the rich and famous, and dance until the early hours in Miami's most renowned nightclubs.
For a luxurious trip to one of Italy's most prosperous towns, look no further than Positano - a beautiful location on the Amalfi Coast. Pastel houses tumble down onto the beachfront, with indulgent restaurants, bars, and boutique shopping dotted amongst the residential areas.
Boasting both public and private hidden beaches, this lavish destination is a hotspot for those looking to relax and unwind in the grandeur of a magnificient and authentic Italian community.
icy adventures in a geothermal wonderland
As the northernmost capital city in the world, Reykjavik is a unique and wonderful Icelandic metropolis combining both urban and rural landscapes, just waiting to be discovered.
During your stay, you'll experience a fascinating mix of exciting activities, which will ensure that you discover the best and most distinctive parts of Iceland. Go for a relaxing swim in the Blue Lagoon, experience the magical Northern Lights, and be taken on a tour of the breath-taking Golden Circle.
Sitting prettily at the bottom of Italy, the island of Sicily offers up its own taste of beautiful culture, delicious cuisine, and stunning architecture reminiscent of its historical ancient ruins.
Explore the quaint hilltop commune of Taormina, get lost in the narrow backstreets adorned with authentic eateries and boutique hotels, and fall in love with the breath-taking natural beauty of Mount Etna and its surroundings.
Stay in the ‘Pearl of the Far East,’ Saigon, to see the incredible sights of Vietnam, using vespers to discover the city.
Take speedboats down the Mekong River Delta, home to a maze of swamps, islands, floating markets and villages surrounded by rice paddies, all making up an immersive experience of Vietnam.
On top of a journey through the history of Vietnam, this city offers a wide variety of modern rooftop bars and restaurants, with the potential for your gala dinner to take place at the Government House.
A TOUR OF VIETNAM
GORILLAS IN THE MIST
LUXURY AROUND THE WORLD
REMAINS OF THE TITANIC
UNIQUE HOTEL EXPERIENCE
VIRGIN'S PRIVATE ISLAND
WONDERS OF THE WORLD
saigon, danang, hanoi
The ultimate tour of everything Vietnam has to offer!
Start off in the incredible Ho Chi Minh City (famously known as Saigon), and discover a vibrant culture that is made up of fantastic landmarks, a bustling cityscape, and the incredible Ben Thanh street food market.
Next stop is Danang, on the central coast of Vietnam, which is famous for its natural landmarks, which include Marble Mountain, Ba Na Hill, and a wide range of beautiful beaches.
Finishing your trip in Hanoi, the exciting capital of Vietnam, you'll be spoilt with the magnificent culture of centuries-old architecture, and a mixture of Southeast Asian, Chinese, and French influences. This picturesque paradise is the perfect place to end your Southeast Asian journey.
Discover first-hand the inspirational resarch into endangered gorillas of the Rwandan mountain forest by the infamous Dian Fossey.
Rwanda is a small country in East Africa, also known as the land of a thousand hills and blessed with a magnificent landscape. Its three national parks are host to native wildlife, and stunning properties are located in and amongst the beautifully mountainous scenery.
As well as a bespoke gorilla trekking excursion and visits to national parks, explore Kigali - Rwanda's rapidly expanding capital city, or immerse yourself in the culture of one of the country's Banda villages.
Belmond are a first-class, luxury hotel chain with properties all around the world. From the iconic Belmond Mount Nelson in Cape Town, to the Belmond Villa San Michele in Florence - these stunning hotels are designed to reflect the affluence and style of their surroundings, providing the finest accommodation and exuding grandeur throughout their beautifully impressive facilities.
You've probably heard the name, and after running for 135 years, the Orient Express is still as famous and inspiring as ever before. The original route ran from Paris through to Istanbul, however now runs to various other cities including London, Venice, Zurich, Innsbruck, and Budapest.
For the finest in luxury travel, and a unique way to see your surroudings as you move from country to country, this one-of-a-kind train journey is the perfect choice for your next extravagant event.
We've all seen the film and become infatuated with the timeless love story, but the true devastation of the sinking of the Titanic is more than fiction. The wreckage still lies on the floor of the North Atlantic ocean, around 400 miles east of Newfoundland.
This incredible excursion offers a unique opportunity to explore the heart-breaking story of the Titanic disaster, by getting up close to the remains of the ship itself.
Arguably the most talked-about mountain range in Asia - or even the world - the Himalayas are host to some of the Earth's highest peaks, including Mount Everest. The mountains are part of the countries of China, Bhutan, Nepal and India, making a trip to the Himalayas an opportunity that is not to be passed up.
Get lost in the rocky terrain, take in the breath-taking surroundings, and explore the Himalayan villages on the trip of a lifetime, and an experience that has been famously popular for as long as many can remember.
For an exhilirating experience perfect for any thrill-seeker, Ultimate High offers a wide range of flying activities designed to get your adrenaline pumping and heart racing!
Experiences include Ultimate Aerobatics, Top Gun, Utter Nutter, and Space Flights - all of which, living up to their names, provide incredible one-of-a-kind trips that defy gravity whilst ticking something off the bucket list.
Living up to its name, the Crazy Bear is one of the quirkiest and most extravagantly designed hotels in the UK. With room themes mirroring a dark forest, grand palace, or plush boudoir, you'll be spoilt for choice when deciding where to spend a night at this stunningly unique hotel.
Make the most of your stay with equally crazy circus events taking place at the hotel, which include stilt walkers, fire performers, and aerial acrobatics - the UK's answer to the Moulin Rouge!
There's no luxury like Richard Branson's very own private island. The multi-billionaire is proud owner of Necker Island, in the British Virgin Islands, which offers the most beautiful surroundings for bespoke stay in one of the world's most exclusive destinations.
Gorgeous beaches, a warm climate, and lavish accommodation make the island what it is - an exclusive retreat for you to discover the true meaning of relaxation in an affluent and magnificient beach getaway.
This awe-inspiring wilderness retreat takes glamping to the next level! Only accessible from Vancouver airport, venture into the wilderness and be greeted by the luxury seclusion of a whimsical forest providing a once-in-a-lifetime experience of ultimate bliss.
Expect exhilirating adventure activities, lavish accomodation, relaxing spa treatments, and sumptuous cuisine - making for the most magnificient glamping trip ever!
The Seven Wonders of the World are high on many people's bucket lists, but imagine how amazing it would be to see them all in one exhilirating, once-in-a-lifetime trip! Go on the ultimate round the world adventure, seeing famous sights including: