Tourism

Discover Bodegas Torres

Bodegas Torres’ vineyards and wineries, near Barcelona, provide several immersive experiences for visitors.  Their range of activities won the ‘Most Innovative Tourist Experience’ prize at the Wine Tourism Awards for the third time last February.  The Torres Visitor Centre, located in Pacs del Penedés, organises more than 20 regular and annual activities. These include a…

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Hotel Arts Barcelona Launches New Winery Tours

Hotel Arts Barcelona have launched a new series of tours, tastings and winemaking sessions for bubbly-loving visitors to Catalonia’s Penedès Region, where over 95% of all Cava is produced just an hour’s drive from the city. The hotel’s Harvest Package includes a trip to the 40-hectare Mas Comtal organic vineyard, where guests will learn about…

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Enjoy Swartland Wine Route

The Swartland Wine & Olive Route, 50km north of Cape Town, celebrates its 30th anniversary this year and has a lot to offer visitors.  While the scenery and hospitality of the area have – needing little improvement – remained unchanged over the past three decades, the area’s approaches to viticulture and winemaking standards, the sophistication…

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Tulbagh Valley Wine Route

Tulbagh Valley, a charming South African historical town, 80 miles from Cape Town, offers beauty, heritage, tranquility and of course, wine.  Set against beautiful scenery and majestic mountain ranges, visitors can choose from a wide range of accommodation, browse and buy handcrafted foods, jewellery and gifts, admire art, go to the theatre, enjoy seasonal events,…

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Slow Wine Weekends

Slow Wine Weekends is centred in the small village of McGregor in the Winelands of the Western Cape of South Africa.  Their focus is on the boutique wineries that operate either from or around the village and which produce some award-winning wines, including in the last two or so years, the country’s best Brut MCC. They offer…

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Klein Karoo Wine Route in the Southern Cape

The Klein Karoo Wine Route, in the Southern Cape of South Africa, spans the easternmost wine producing region in the country, stretching along the Cape Route 62 from Montagu in the west to the Outeniquas in the east.  It is characterised by spectacular mountain ranges, where vines are grown on high slopes and along riverbanks….

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European Waterways Announces Champagne Cruises

European Waterways Announces Champagne Cruises

European Waterways are offering five new Champagne Cruises in Champagne, France, aboard the Panache luxury hotel barge in 2017. Departing on June 11th, 18th and 25th, and July 2nd and 9th, Panache can accommodate up to 12 passengers in luxurious comfort and features a crew of six, including an English speaking guide, gourmet chef and…

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Tourism at Domaines Paul Mas in South of France

Tourism at Domaines Paul Mas in South of France

This summer, visitors to Domaines Paul Mas vineyards in Montagnac have the option of staying in one of two newly-created luxury suites.  Located in the heart of the vineyards, and mere steps from Domaines Paul Mas award-winning restaurant, Côte Mas, the suites feature high-standard furnishings, complimentary wi-fi, climate control, and Nespresso coffee machines.  Guests can…

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Which Vineyard Should You Visit On Your Staycation?

Which Vineyard Should You Visit On Your Staycation?

The last few years have witnessed the rise of the ‘staycation’. British holidaymakers have become more alert to the possibilities of a holiday in the UK and the tourist trade has upped its game in response. Even if we do share a love of sparkling wine, we all want different things from our summer travels…

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