Wine tasting in Portugal – A list of wine regions to visit

If you’re looking for a trendy wine destination, then Portugal is what is ideal for you. There are numerous wine tours and wine tasting experiences in Europe, so wine enthusiasts will never be bored! You can even book private vineyard and winery tours in Portugal.

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Located in the north of Portugal, Douro is said to be the oldest wine region in the world dating back to 1756. Douro is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. With the many dams raised, this area gives you stunning natural landscapes with unique views that you just won’t get over! There are numerous wineries in this region, each one providing a unique experience. Graham’s Port, Croft Port, Real Companhia Velha, and Quinta do Crasto are a few to name.

Vinho Verde

This region is found in the far north of Portugal, it’s bordered by the Minho River and the Atlantic coast. The wine region found in Vinho Verde is the largest in Portugal, spread across 34,000 hectares. As you look for well-known hotel brands, the likes of Minor Hotels, make sure you pick a property not too far from these wine areas. The region is renowned for producing sparkling wines, over the course of the past 20 years.


The largest city while also being the capital of Portugal, it’s bordered by the Atlantic Ocean. Lisbon is considered to be the second oldest capital in Europe, after Athens. The wine region in Lisbon is divided into nine different sub-regions. Quinta do Gradil, Quinta dos Loridos and Quinta do Gradil are a few wineries you must make time to visit.

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Relax in the perfect beach setting – Plan it all with precision

A beach vacation is a perfect solution to a stressful daily life. Planning a beach vacation does not take much, and if you want to know how to go on yours, read on.

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Choose the well-reviewed beaches, but, look for the lesser travelled to ones. Some beaches might require a long walk or a trek through the jungle, these are the places to go for as not everyone would make it through and will choose the crowded but easier to access beaches.

Staying close to the waters is advisable. If you are vacationing close to Beau Vallon hotels, for instance, opt for a place like Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort & Casino, as it comes with its own beach space.

Entertain yourself

Watching the waves can be quite a time-consuming activity, but in case you want to stare at something else, take a book or two along with you on your beach vacation. Also, don’t forget some soul-stirring music and headphones.

Stay hydrated

You cannot enjoy a vacation if you are sick, thus, remember to drink plenty of water during the days you will be spending out in the sun, and don’t forget to wear some sunscreen too!

Must Visit Attractions in Thailand – Visit Thailand’s quirky gems

Your holiday in fascinating Thailand will let you discover its sublime areas ranging from its treasured attractions to some of the unusual sites like those given below. De read on to more facts.

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The Grand Palace

Bangkok showcases many culture-rich attractions that tell its own story to those who thirst for historical facts. Located in the heart of Bangkok, the Grand Palace will be a great place to start your journey. Even though the palace was a former residence for King Rama V, now it’s used for hosting royal ceremonies. If you’re staying at a hotel in Sukhumvit the likes of Maitria Hotel Sukhumvit 18, it’s a 31-minute drive to this attraction.

Chainat Bird Park

Located in Central Thailand, Chainat Bird Park is adored both by kids and adults alike. A huge eagle sitting in the middle of the lake is quite an unusual sight. You’ll come across plenty of unusual places within the park such as an egg museum, many Chainat Bird Park and a large aviary.

The White Temple, Chiang Rai

One of the most fascinating man-made sites that you should not miss! Once visited, you’ll feel as if it has been set straight from the pages of a fairytale. Located in the northern city of Chiang Rai, this temple is well known for its unique Buddhist structure found here.

Mae Klong Railway Market

Have you ever seen a market on the tracks? A train runs through the middle of Mae Klong Railway Market several times and it’s close enough to touch either side of the market. Only in Thailand! It’s often called Siang Tai (life-risking) by locals due to its numerous stalls attached to the Mae Klong-Ban Laem railway.
Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world. Google+