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Luxury Travel to Euro 2024: Kicking Off the Tournament in Style

With Euro 2024 set to kick off in June, Germany, the host country, is gearing up to welcome thousands of fans keen to support their national teams. The tournament will see twenty-four teams competing for glory, with the final taking place at Berlin’s Olympiastadion on July 14th. Along the way, fifty exciting games will be played, with teams doing their best to get through the group and knockout stages.

If the idea of traveling to Germany to experience the electrifying atmosphere of the Euro 2024 tournament appeals and luxury travel is your thing, you’ll be pleased to know that luxury travel and this football tournament are perfect partners. We’ve got everything you need to plan your perfect trip in the guide below.

Benefits of Luxury Travel to Euro 2024

There are lots of benefits to a luxury trip to Germany to catch some of the Euro 2024 matches. Here are the best of them:

  • You’ll be able to enjoy higher quality accommodation, amenities, and more attentive service.
  • The extras, such as access to the spa or a personal tour guide, can hugely uplevel your trip.
  • You’re more likely to be able to tailor your trip to your needs, preferences, and interests.
  • The relaxation factor is enhanced, and you’re less likely to experience stress during your adventure: everything will be designed to run smoothly and hassle-free.

Convinced? Then let’s get planning!

Best Tips for Luxury Travelers to Euro 2024

So now we’ve established why a luxury trip to the Euro 2024 tournament is a great idea, let’s get down to the practicalities. Below, you’ll find the things to bear in mind when planning your adventure and details of how to make your luxury trip as perfect as possible.

Getting Ready for Your Trip

To get ready for your trip, start by doing some research into the city or cities in which you’ll be staying (there are ten cities that will be hosting the Euro 2024 games) as well as the country itself. This will help you start planning a basic itinerary and identify the sights and experiences you most want to enjoy during your stay.

Take a look at your options for travel (why not consider first-class airfare to start your vacation in style) and luxury accommodation. In terms of the latter, you may wish to opt for a hotel that’s close to the Euro 2024 venue you’ll be attending for extra convenience. However, Germany is well known for its excellent and highly efficient public transport, so you should be able to easily get to the venue, as well as other attractions, via bus or train from most (if not all) parts of the city.

Where to Stay on Your Luxury Euro 2024 Trip

You’ll find many high-end, boutique, and spa hotels in each of the host Euro 2024 cities, so your biggest challenge won’t be finding them but choosing between them! Here are the things you may wish to look for when picking your luxury accommodation:

  • Great location, city central or very close to major landmarks/sites
  • Spacious, comfortable, and stylish guest rooms
  • Luxury bedding and fine linen
  • A tub in the bathroom (not just a shower) and high-end toiletries
  • Personalized, attentive service and a concierge
  • Twenty-four-hour in-room dining facility
  • High-quality onsite restaurant and bar
  • Onsite spa, pool, sauna, steam room, with treatments available
  • A ‘nothing too much trouble’ attitude from staff

This is a general list – you may have other preferences for your luxury hotel, such as the presence of an onsite gym or fitness center or the availability of a butler service. Need some more inspiration? Take a look at this video of some of the most luxurious hotels in Berlin and the first-class services they offer.

Where to Eat

And how about where to eat? While in Germany, you’ll have the opportunity to savor the country’s traditional dishes, whether in a cozy taverna or a fine-dining establishment. As your trip is all about luxury, you may be interested to know about Germany’s Michelin-star restaurants. There are an impressive 334 of them across the country – here are the ones that can be found in each of the Euro 2024 host cities:

Berlin

Cologne

  • La Cuisine Rademacher
  • Zur Tant
  • Pottkind
  • Gut Larchenhof
  • Zur Post

Munich

  • Tantris DNA
  • Les Deux
  • Brothers
  • Mural Farmhouse
  • Aubergine

Frankfurt

  • Erno’s Bistro
  • Seven Swans
  • Restaurant Villa Merton
  • Weinsinn
  • Carmelo Greco

Hamburg

  • Lakeside
  • Landhaus Scherrer
  • Haerlin
  • 100/200 Kitchen
  • Table Kevin

Dortmund

  • Hannappel
  • The Stage
  • Shiraz
  • Grammons Restaurant

Leipzig

  • Kuultivo
  • Stadtpfeiffer
  • Frieda

Gelsenkirchen

  • Hannappel
  • The Stage
  • Rosin
  • Goldener Anker
  • Kettner’s Kamota

Stuttgart

  • Lamm Rosswag
  • Ritzi Gourmet
  • Der Zauberlehrling
  • Landhaus Feckl
  • Scwabenstube

Dusseldorf

  • Pink Peppr
  • Yoshi by Nagaya
  • Le Flair
  • Kettner’s Kamota
  • Phoenix

What to Do During Your Free Time

Be sure to put some luxury experiences on your Euro 2024 travel itinerary to make your trip extra special. You won’t be short of things to choose. How about a sunset champagne cruise on the Spree to admire Berlin’s skyline as dusk descends on the city? Or a wine-tasting tour in the company of an expert in Frankfurt? Or a private limousine tour of Hamburg? The options are nearly endless!

Germany’s cities are rich in culture and history, and it’s well worth ensuring you build enough time in your schedule to explore some of the highlights of those you’ll be visiting. Galleries, palaces, and important historic sites are all waiting to be explored. There are plenty of private guided tours on offer if you’d like a luxe way of immersing yourself in your destination.

Making the Most of the VIP Services on Offer

You can start enjoying VIP services from the minute you land in Germany! Many airports in the country offer VIP packages for arriving, departing, and transferring travelers, such as luxury private lounges packed with high-class amenities and a dedicated VIP agent to take care of your every need.

Luxury German hotels often also offer VIP upgrades and services, such as butler service, in-room treatments, and access to a car and driver to take you around the city in style. Have a look at what’s on offer before jetting off to select the packages that’ll suit you best.

Staying Safe During Your Luxury Euro 2024 Trip

Whenever and wherever you’re traveling, it’s important to take a few steps to ensure you stay safe. Most of these are common sense, such as  – most importantly – always staying aware of your surroundings and trusting your instincts.

Avoid wearing ‘flashy’ jewelry or carrying obviously expensive equipment, and it’s best to leave your passport in the hotel safe. It’s a good idea to buy a slash-proof bag and to choose cross-body options to avoid having your stuff swiped. Check out this video for other ways to prevent becoming a victim of pickpockets while traveling. 

If possible, don’t travel alone at night, and while in the stadium (or any other crowded place), stay extra vigilant and don’t take your eyes off your belongings for a second.

The Gadgets to Make Your Luxury Euro 2024 Trip More Comfortable

Why not take advantage of the additional convenience that high-end gadgets and devices offer? For example, smart luggage incorporates USB charging points, GPS tracking, and even remote locking, while silk eye masks and cashmere blankets will make your air travel truly relaxing. And talking about flights, a Bluetooth headphones adaptor means you can use your headphones with the plane’s entertainment device.

And if you want to make sure you stay cool amid all the excitement of the Euro 2024 tournament? Then consider getting a mini USB neckband fan or a mini air conditioner to keep you at the optimum temperature, however hot the action gets on the pitch.

Luxury Facilities at the Euro 2024 Stadiums

When it comes to matchday luxury, it doesn’t get much better than the VIP hospitality on offer at the Euro 2024 host venues. For instance, Berlin’s Olympiastadion provides VIP boxes and elite hospitality services designed to allow guests to relax and enjoy the game in maximum comfort while being taken care of by a dedicated team of staff.

Meanwhile, over at the Cologne Stadium, the VIP package involves being greeted on arrival with a glass of champagne before enjoying a gourmet meal and live entertainment ahead of the match, which you’ll have the very best view of, needless to stay. Hamburg’s Volksparkstadion offers VIP boxes from which fans can enjoy the game. But these aren’t any ordinary boxes; each is a fully enclosed customizable room with a glass frontage facing onto the pitch. High-quality catering is delivered via a dedicated team of staff, plus you get access to the box on non-match days, too. Get in touch with the stadiums directly for more information on the VIP packages and services each provides.

Connecting with Other Euro 2024 Fans

As well as the opportunity to connect with and make friends with fellow supporters at the stadiums, be sure to check out the official Fan Zones that are set to pop up throughout each of the host cities for the duration of the Euro 2024 tournament. Here, you’ll be able to watch the matches live on huge screens, enjoy a range of exciting entertainment, sample local and regional German food and drink, and even have a go at some football-themed activities.

Many of the Fan Zones have beautiful landmarks as their backdrops, such as the Brandenburg Gate and Cologne Cathedral, to make the experience even more unforgettable. As you can read in detail in our Munich Euro 2024 guide, the Fan Zone will be located in the Olympic Park, where visitors can enjoy a month-long festival of football kicking off on June 14th, with the Olympic Lake as the background against which an array of performers will entertain the crowds. Each Fan Zone offers free entry and promises a wonderfully communal and inclusive atmosphere.

FAQ for Luxury Travel

What is luxury travel?

Luxury travel typically involves high-quality accommodation, premium travel packages, personalized experiences, and extras, such as access to spa and concierge services or private tours.

What are the 5 Cs of luxury travel?

When planning a luxury trip, it’s helpful to bear in mind the 5 Cs of luxury travel. These are culture, cuisine, content, community, and customization.

What do luxury travelers look for in a hotel?

Luxury travelers typically seek hotel accommodation that offers privacy, culture, and convenience and incorporate elements of sustainability.

The Takeaway: Making the UEFA Euro Tournament Your Luxury 2024 Travel Adventure

There are lots of reasons to get on board with a luxury Euro 2024 trip – not least of which is the fact that you’ll have the opportunity to create some truly unforgettable memories as you enjoy the cities and stadiums in style.

The travel tips mentioned above, will help you to experience the best. From making the most VIP facilities at the airport to taking a private limousine tour of the city and relishing the spectacular elite hospitality services at the match venues, your luxe trip awaits