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Corporate retreats are a fantastic way to boost team morale, foster creativity, and build stronger working relationships. Europe offers a world of stunning destinations that are perfect for corporate retreats, whether you’re looking for a tranquil countryside escape or a vibrant city experience. Turn your corporate retreat from “meh” to marvelous and memorable when you book a corporate retreat overseas!
Tuscany, Italy: The Art of Relaxation
Tuscany is synonymous with beauty, culture, and tranquility. Its rolling hills, vineyards, and charming villages provide a perfect backdrop for a corporate retreat focused on relaxation, team bonding, and indulgence.
- Activities: Wine tasting, cooking classes, exploring Florence, and team-building activities amidst the stunning landscapes
- Accommodation Ideas: Luxurious villas, boutique hotels, and agriturismos (vintage farmhouse accommodations)
Barcelona, Spain: Mixing Business with Pleasure
Barcelona combines business and pleasure effortlessly. This vibrant city offers a unique blend of history, culture, and modernity that’s perfect for a retreat that mixes work with fun.
- Activities: Team meetings at modern conference facilities, exploring Gaudi’s architectural wonders, and team-building on the beach
- Accommodation Ideas: Chic city hotels with stunning views
Reykjavík, Iceland: Inspire Your Team with Nature’s Wonders
For a truly unique experience, consider Iceland’s capital, Reykjavík. Its dramatic landscapes, volcanoes, geysers, and glaciers offer a breathtaking backdrop for inspiring your team.
- Activities: Glacier hiking, ice cave explorations, and rejuvenating in the Blue Lagoon
- Accommodation Ideas: Boutique hotels and cozy lodges with stunning views of nature
Provence, France: Finding Inspiration in the South of France
This region is a dreamy escape for creative teams. The lavender fields, charming villages, and Mediterranean cuisine provide the perfect setting for brainstorming and team-building.
- Activities: Wine tasting, art workshops, and exploring picturesque villages like Gordes and Roussillon
- Accommodation Ideas: Charming countryside cottages and boutique hotels
Dublin, Ireland: The Perfect Blend of Tradition and Innovation
Dublin offers a harmonious blend of tradition and innovation, making it ideal for companies looking to infuse their retreat with creativity and a touch of Irish charm.
- Activities: Team-building at Trinity College, visiting historic sites like Dublin Castle, and enjoying live music at traditional pubs
- Accommodation: Modern city-center hotels and historic boutique accommodations
Santorini, Greece: Unplug and Recharge by the Aegean Sea
For a retreat that encourages relaxation and creativity, Santorini’s white-washed buildings, crystal-clear waters, and stunning sunsets create an idyllic atmosphere.
- Activities: Catamaran cruises, wine tasting in local vineyards, and exploring the island’s unique architecture
- Accommodation Ideas: Cliffside resorts with mesmerizing views
Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom: Embrace Nature and Tradition
The rugged beauty of the Highlands provides an excellent backdrop for outdoor team-building and a break from the corporate routine.
- Activities: Hiking, whisky tasting, and exploring ancient castles
- Accommodation Ideas: Remote lodges and cozy inns
Amsterdam, Netherlands: Canals, Creativity, and Connectivity
Amsterdam’s rich culture and unique canals make it a great destination for companies seeking inspiration and connectivity.
- Activities: Canal cruises, museum visits, and interactive workshops
- Accommodation Ideas: Stylish canal-side hotels
Algarve, Portugal: Sun, Sea, and Strategy
The Algarve’s stunning coastline, golf courses, and luxurious resorts provide a backdrop for a retreat that balances relaxation with strategic planning.
- Activities: Golfing tournaments, beachfront brainstorming sessions, and exploring historic towns
- Accommodation Ideas: Beachfront resorts and private villas
Vienna, Austria: Culture, Class, and Creativity
Vienna’s rich cultural heritage and historic architecture create an inspiring atmosphere for corporate retreats centered on innovation and creativity.
- Activities: Classical music concerts, exploring historic palaces, and team-building in Vienna’s parks
- Accommodation Ideas: Elegant city-center hotels
Perhaps you’d like to take your corporate retreat off the beaten path? These unique locations are a step away from the better-known tourism locations, and can provide unique, memorable experiences for your corporate retreat.
Rila Monastery, Bulgaria: Tranquility in the Mountains
Tucked away in the Rila Mountains, this UNESCO-listed monastery offers a serene setting for a retreat focused on mindfulness and introspection.
- Activities: Meditation and yoga sessions, hiking in the surrounding mountains, and exploring the rich history of the monastery
- Accommodation Ideas: Cozy guesthouses in the nearby village of Rilski Manastir
Porto, Portugal: A Hidden Gem for Creativity
While Lisbon gets much of the attention, Porto offers a more intimate and artistic atmosphere for a retreat focused on nurturing creativity.
- Activities: Wine cellar tours, street art workshops, and brainstorming sessions along the Douro River
- Accommodation Ideas: Boutique hotels in the Ribeira district
Plitvice Lakes, Croatia: Nature’s Classroom
This national park boasts cascading waterfalls and crystal-clear lakes, making it an inspiring location for a retreat focused on sustainability and environmental awareness.
- Activities: Guided hikes, eco-friendly workshops, and exploring the UNESCO-listed park.
- Accommodation Ideas: Lakeside lodges and eco-friendly cabins.
Azores, Portugal: Remote Island Retreat
This remote archipelago in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean provides a secluded and pristine environment for a retreat focused on team bonding and adventure.
- Activities: Whale watching, hiking to volcanic craters, and stargazing in one of Europe’s best-preserved dark sky regions
- Accommodation Ideas: Charming guesthouses and eco-friendly lodges
Plaza de España, Seville, Spain: A Hidden Oasis
Seville’s Plaza de España is a stunning architectural gem often overlooked by tourists, making it an ideal location for a retreat focused on architectural innovation and creativity.
- Activities: Architectural workshops, flamenco dance classes, and exploring the picturesque Plaza
- Accommodation Ideas: Boutique hotels in the historic Santa Cruz district
Sardinia, Italy: Island of Wellness
This Mediterranean island is known for its longevity and wellness traditions, making it an ideal retreat destination for health-conscious teams.
- Activities: Yoga and wellness retreats, Mediterranean cooking classes, and exploring the island’s pristine beaches
- Accommodation Ideas: Wellness resorts and charming agriturismos
Bratislava, Slovakia: History Meets Innovation
Slovakia’s capital offers a blend of history and modernity, making it a unique setting for a retreat focused on history’s lessons for the future.
- Activities: Historical city tours, innovation workshops, and exploring Bratislava Castle
- Accommodation Ideas: Boutique hotels in the city center
No matter where you want to take your corporate retreat, MTI Events is the travel coordinator you need. We have expertise in corporate travel both stateside and internationally, and are happy to plan your corporate retreat! Call 913-438-2600 and start planning your European corporate retreat today!