Must see European towns this winter

From sleigh rides and skiing, to lounging in outdoor thermal pools and raging at ice festivals, Europe has some of the best and most unique places to spend winter. Here are our top picks.
Abisko, Sweden

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If you love the cold, Abisko in Sweden should be your first choice. This Swedish town is known for its incredible views of the Northern Lights. Besides gazing at the Aurora Borealis, you can ski, hike, ice skate, go dog sledding, and explore the national parks. Also, visit the world’s first and most famous ice hotel, Icehotel, in nearby Kiruna.

Prague, Czech Republic

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Picture snow-capped spires, cobblestone alleys, and old-fashioned street lamps! Prague is truly a winter fairy tale waiting to be discovered. It is usually tourist-free in the winter. The city’s natural beauty really comes to life under a blanket of snow. Stroll through the streets, see the sights at your own pace and warm up at a local café where more than a dozen types of hot chocolate are served.

Reykjavik, Iceland

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Iceland is among Europe’s coldest areas and there are many reasons why its capital is a must-see winter destination. The annual Winter Lights Festival in February is one of the best European celebrations. The city also has an abundance of winter sports, museums, and restaurants making it a happening place. Reykjavik has many outdoor geothermal swimming pools, which are some of just a few in Europe. Imagine relaxing in naturally warm waters while the snow falls around you.

Bled, Slovania

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Bled’s incredible natural beauty combined with its peaceful surroundings make it one of the most beautiful alpine areas in Europe. Renowned for its healing climate and thermal lake water it is a small city perfect for anyone looking for a relaxing winter escape. And if you’re looking for adventure – its terrain is ideal for anyone interested in outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing, or ice skating. Also it is home to Bled Castle, a medieval fortress believed to be the oldest castle in Slovenia.

Copenhagen, Denmark

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Copenhagen is one of the most fairy tale-like cities in Europe, in the winter. Join the locals who spend their afternoons and evenings relaxing, drinking hot chocolate, and enjoying their beautiful surroundings. Top sights in Copenhagen include Tivoli Amusement Park, Christiansborg Slot, and Rosenborg Castle, which are so charming when covered in snow. Copenhagen also has a winter culture month, Wondercool, which occurs in February and includes concerts in unusual venues, art shows, and culinary events.

Wherever you decide to go this winter, do not forget to come back home and shop for European chocolates, wines and more… at our store. Pre-order at our website.

Happy Holidays!

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Scintillating Scents at a steal…

Bvlgari Omnia Paraiba Eau De Toilette for Women

Joyful. Captivating. Feminine. A coloured gemstone that is a tribute to Brazilian femininity, where joy and beauty is a state of mind. A fresh and luscious floral-fruity scent that is inspired by the scents, colours and flavours of Brazil.

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Top notes

Bigarade Orange, Passion Fruit

Heart notes

Passion Flower, Brazilian Gardenia

Dry Down

Cocoa Beans, Vetiver Essence

 

Paco Rabanne Olympea Intense

Eau de Parfum for her

Olympéa reaches her peak. Newly victorious and glorious. A sensual salty-vanilla newly fused with deep amber. Carnal and irresistible. Touching hitherto unreached dizzy heights.

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Top notes

Luscious Brazillian Passion Fruit, Succulent Red Raspberry

Heart notes

Vibrant Passionflower, Orange Flower

Base notes

Alluring Musk, Cedarwood

 

When you buy at our duty free store do not forget to collect your free gift!

Pre order on www.bengalurudutyfree.in Happy Shopping!

 

 

Strike Gold with Johnnie Walker

The story of Johnnie Walker begins – naturally enough – with the man who gave the whisky his name.

The year was 1819 and John Walker’s father had just died. A tough start for a humble farm lad, you might think, but there was always something special about John. A glint in his eye, a fire in his belly, a spring in step perhaps.

Read the whole story, here.

This month, you can strike gold when you purchase any Johnnie Walker expressions. All you need to do is scratch and win. Lucky winners will walk away with a 5 gram gold coin. Plus, you’ll save 15% on your purchase.

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Meet some of our lucky winners:

Find the right Johnnie Walker for you. Browse our collection.

 

Travel abroad, shop at home

World Tourism Day (WTD) is held annually on 27 September.

Its purpose is to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value. The event seeks to address global challenges outlined in the United Nations Millennium Development Goals and to highlight the contribution the tourism sector can make in reaching these goals.

Its almost the end of summer in Europe while we in India break annually for the festival of Dasara/Dusherra. If you taking a break with the family this month, you can enjoy the last few days of summer in Europe. Watch the seasons change from summer to fall. Soak in the sights and sounds and food and culture. Do not waste time shopping.

Because when you head back home, in Bengaluru you can shop at our store at the airport for the finest of Europe – Swiss and Belgian chocolates, French and Italian wines, Italian and French perfumes, the best of Scotch from UK. There is so much more. Enough to please the whole family.

You can pre order everything, before you go on vacation to ensure that you are not disappointed on your arrival back home.

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5 new duty free products you must have

Duty Free shopping is exciting and affordable. It is one of the few places on Earth to get the newest releases on designer brands at prices that won’t break the bank.

 

Here are a selection of five great products that are hot on the shelves and selling out as we type this blog telling you to hurry up and make them yours.

Visit our website to pre order. Go to www.bengalurudutyfree.in

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Yummy, refreshing Sangrias!

We’re always on the lookout for delicious, mouth watering cocktail recipes and we are delighted to share with you these fresh Sangria ideas.

So simple to make…

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Watermelon Sangria

INGREDIENTS

1 Large watermelon
1 750-ml bottle white wine
2 cups white rum
1 cups Seltzer
1/3 cup lime juice (from about 6 limes)
2 limes, thinly sliced
2 cups assorted fresh or frozen fruit, such as pineapple, blueberries, and strawberries

DIRECTIONS

Slice off the top third of the watermelon lengthwise (save for later use). Using a large spoon or ice cream scoop, scoop out watermelon and transfer to a blender.
Blend watermelon until smooth. (If desired, strain the seeds.)
Add white wine, rum, seltzer, and lime juice and stir until combined, then add lime slices and fruit.
Refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours, then serve.

 

Lemonade Sangria

INGREDIENTS

1/2 glass lemonade
1 bottle Chardonnay or other white wine (750 ml)
2/3 cup light rum
1/2 cup raspberries
1 Orange, sliced
1 Granny Smith apple, sliced

DIRECTIONS

In a large pitcher, combine lemonade, wine and rum. Stir, then add fruit.
Refrigerate for at least one hour and serve.

 

Coffee Sangria

INGREDIENTS

1 litre cold brew (iced coffee is okay too)
1 cup Tequila
1/2 cup Cointreau (or other orange-flavored liqueur)
1 tbsp. simple syrup
1 Orange, Sliced
1 lime, sliced
1 Granny Smith apple, diced

DIRECTIONS

Combine cold brew, Tequila, Cointreau and simple syrup in a large pitcher, stirring until well mixed. Add fruit and refrigerate for an hour before serving.

Pour into glasses filled with ice and serve.

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Shop for Tequila, Rum and other spirits at out store in Bengaluru International Airport. Pre order online to make the most of our monthly offers before stocks run out.

Cheers!

 

The best Duty Free shopping tips

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Do you often wonder if airport duty free shops abroad are cheaper than our very own store at Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore?

Here is how you can figure it out for yourself.

1. Check prices of duty free products online before you buy them. Why buy in Singapore or Dubai when you can save $5 or so if you buy in Bangalore?

Visit our website to see our catalogue of products and all our many, wonderful monthly offers.

2. Pre-order to save time and money. After you have browsed the website and identified the lowest price, act immediately. Did you know that you can get 10% off on duty free products by pre-ordering them online from our store and pick them up on your arrival at the airport. You only pay when you pick your purchases – it is that simple.

Visit our website and after you select a product, click on the Pre-Order option.

3. Before you happily start pre-ordering to your heart’s content, check for the duty free allowances. There are limits that the government imposes on the products that you buy. Check this page on our website for details.

4. Our store is always abuzz with monthly in-store offers. So you are advised to keep your eyes open for these offers and make the most of them.

We hope these tips will make airport shopping a fun and inexpensive shopping experience for you.

Happy Shopping!