When you create a SAS EuroBonus Travel Wallet™ Account, you get access to Mastercard’s Priceless Cities program. This program provides unforgettable experiences in the cities where you live and travel all across the globe. It offers behind-the-scenes tours, city tours, culinary delights, and sports fantasies come to life. Whether you are traveling solo, with children, or with a romantic partner, there is an adventure waiting for you.
Priceless Experiences – Not Things
Research shows that accumulating experiences, not things, creates lasting happiness. This is because a quick purchase may provide a hit of dopamine, but the thrill soon fades. Yet memories tend to last forever, sometimes getting even richer with time. Psychology Professor Thomas Gilovich of Cornell University said:
Our experiences are a bigger part of ourselves than our material goods. You can really like your material stuff….In contrast, your experiences really are part of you. We are the sum total of our experiences.
With that in mind, here are this month’s featured Priceless picks:
Treat someone special to an incredible five-course tasting menu by Riccardo Di Giacinto, one of Italy’s most famous chefs. With two dinner packages available, you can choose to either enjoy the meal in renowned Michelin-starred restaurant All’Oro or kick off a luxurious overnight stay at the H’All Tailor Suite boutique hotel with dinner served right in your own suite. Whichever you choose, you’re in for an evening to remember as you savour Italian classics with perfect wine and cocktail pairings. Exclusively for Mastercard cardholders.
Prices start at €432 for two people
For an in-depth look at What to Eat and Drink When in Rome see our Travel Wallet Journeys blog post.
Celebrate the very best of London Theatre with exclusive tickets to the Olivier Awards 2019 with Mastercard on Sunday 7 April. Now in its 43rd year, the ceremony showcases extraordinary talent and live performances from the West End’s biggest shows. With previous award winners including British Theatre legends Imelda Staunton, Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, and Mark Gatiss, this is a night you won’t want to miss. Tickets available from 11am Friday 25 January. Exclusively for Mastercard cardholders.
£33-90 per ticket.
Mastercard cardholders can also buy exclusive VIP packages to the Olivier Awards 2019. Be quick though as there’s only a very limited number of these packages available.
For other unforgettable non-touristy London experiences, read our post about 9 Unusual Things to Do in London.
Give your little ones an ice skating experience with Olympic gold medalist and two-time world champion Brian Boitano. You’ll meet Brian at Central Park’s Wollman Rink, where he’ll teach your children how to ice skate while you watch from the comforts of the warming tent. Afterward, everyone will get to pose for photos with Brian and even get his autograph. Exclusively for Mastercard cardholders.
Dates available: 20 Feb, 2019 and 21 March, 2019. US $300 for 1 adult and 1 child
Get other ideas for amazing sites to see in New York by reading about The Best Photo Locations in New York City.
Spend a day at one of the greatest art museums in the world with a friend for the price of one. When you book your tickets to the Prado Museum in Madrid, you will receive a complimentary second ticket for your companion. Together, marvel at famous works by Francisco Goya, Hieronymus Bosch, El Greco, Peter Paul Rubens, Titian, Diego Velázquez, and more. Your tickets will give you direct access to the Jerónimos Entrance, where you’ll skip straight to the front of the line. Exclusively for Mastercard cardholders.
€15 for two people.
5. VIP City Tour, Two Tickets to a Saint-Germain Match, Then Watch Your Child Walk Onto the Field as a Mascot, Paris
Give your child the chance of a lifetime with a unique tour of 2 hours in the heart of Paris as a VIP by limousine. You and your child will discover the most beautiful places of this City and enjoy drinks and sweets in the limousine. You will then be given free tickets* to the Paris Saint-Germain match against Manchester United FC on Wednesday 6th March 2019 at 9pm at Parc des Princes in Paris, where your child will be a mascot, courtesy of Mastercard.
Following this experience, Mastercard, official sponsor of the UEFA Champions League gives you for free the opportunity to enjoy an official mascot welcome in front of the stadium. Then, your little one will head to the locker room for a briefing and change of outfit, where they’ll receive an official jersey to wear onto the field and take home. Once prepped and ready to go, your child will step onto the field themselves to the roar of the crowd and accompany a professional player during their official entry. Afterward, they’ll be escorted back to your seats, courtesy of Mastercard, to cheer Paris Saint-Germain on to victory. Exclusively for Mastercard cardholders.
- Child must be 1m05 to 1m35 in height and between 7 and 9 years old
- Each experience includes a ticket for one child and one adult
- Date : 6th March 2019 at 4:30pm
€350 per experience
Join famous author, Emmy Award-winning historian, and documentarian Charles J. Kropke on an immersive tour of Miami’s vibrant Cuban community. The 3-hour excursion will include a visit to a local marketplace where you can sample authentic Cuban fare, a stop at a famous custom shirt tailor’s shop, and a hands-on domino tutorial with two experienced players at Domino Park. You’ll also visit a boutique cigar manufacturing facility run by five generations of a proud cigar-making family and learn all about the history of Miami’s Cuban culture before taking home a set of Cuban dominos as a souvenir. Exclusively for Mastercard cardholders.
Experience available 23 March, 2019 and 21 April, 2019. US$290 per person.
A visit to Rome isn’t complete without a visit to the legendary Colosseum. Enormous and fascinating, this ancient amphitheatre will immerse you visions of gladiator combats with lions in front of stands packed with crowds, through the stories told by an official guide. Exclusively for Mastercard cardholders.
- Complete 50 minutes tour for families, couples and history lovers
- Guided tour
- Weekdays at 12:00; Saturday and Sunday at 10:00, 12:00, 15:15, 16:45
- Meeting point: 10 minutes before the scheduled entrance time at the entrance for visitors with booking
If you’re traveling to Rome from the Nordics, be sure to check out 5 Things to Know Before You Travel to Rome.