Today we’ve got a special sponsored from Wine Tourism in Portugal that may have you packing your bags before you even get to the end of it. One of our favorite value spots for wine, Portugal offers an amazing experience to the tourist. We’ll even be working up our very own “Author Tour” with Wine Tourism in Portugal soon so watch for that! (Now available here!)
From Wine Tourism in Portugal:
When many touristic destinations start to feel saturated by decades of mass tourism, a country surfaces as a fresh and quality alternative to countries such as France, Italy and Spain.
It was only a matter of time until Portugal started to be noticed and discovered, not only because of its valuable historical and cultural heritage but also for other inviting reasons. While travelling through this country, it’s almost impossible not to come across medieval castles, churches, cathedrals, palaces and feudal houses that testify to its long and rich history.
In addition, Portugal also benefits from unique and incomparable natural wonders. It’s unavoidable not to mention the magnificent coastline, the Douro region’s unmatched beauty home to some of the best wines in the world, Alentejo’s wheat covered golden plains and Lisbon’s seven hills. All these are must-see sights, but there are still many other worthy and wonderful places to visit in this inviting country.
Besides the diversity of its landscape, Portugal offers delicious gastronomy and award winning wines recognized throughout the world.
In such a small country, there are many wine regions producing a vast diversity of exceptionally good, award-winning wines. This means that no matter where you are planning to stay throughout Portugal, you’ll have no trouble finding good wine to drink or wineries to visit. Portugal has one of the oldest demarcated wine regions in the world, which proves that wine is deep-rooted in Portugal’s history and cultural identity and it is at the heart of the very essence of the Portuguese soul.
Nominated and awarded by all kind of entities, newspapers or magazines, such as The Guardian, Condé Nast Traveller, Forbes, The New York Times, El País, CNN, World Travel Awards, the Best Of Wine Tourism, Great Wine Capitals, Catavinum and many more. All these awards came to prove this country’s tourism excellence.
Sure, the recognition is great, and Portugal is getting it, but deep down what really matters to the wine producer is that he feels that he is making a “soulful” wine. It’s this very Portuguese sense of character, that things aren’t made just for profit, but rather to be recognized as something great, trustworthy and truly enjoyable.
Knowing all this and that Portugal is a somewhat unexplored and unknown destination for most of the world travelers, Wine Tourism in Portugal set out to create experiences that aggregate the very best this country has to offer and make it available for online research and booking. Bespoke recommendations, access to private wineries and heritage hotels, special dinner with chefs, lunches in the middle of the vineyards and your very own personal oenologist. These are just a few examples of how Wine Tourism in Portugal allows you to gain an insider access to discover Portugal through wine.
We are keen on showing the places, people, experiences and wine tastings that are not available to the common tourist. It is not just about selling room nights, wine experiences or even helping you to plan your wine trip to Portugal. It’s as if you were a family member. We are heartily committed into showing you the best that Portuguese wine and food has to offer to someone who believes wine and all the culture that surrounds it can better define Portugal than much of its heritage and culture.
If you are planning on visiting Portugal, there are tours that make sure you don’t miss out on anything. For example, you can visit the Douro region in a 5-Day experience that includes visiting some of the most important “Quintas” in this UNESCO World Heritage Site or you can enjoy a Wine and Food Tour in Alentejo that is one of the best ways to explore its landscapes, wines and gastronomy and to get to know its fantastic people.
There are more tour options in other regions, such as Vinho Verde, Bairrada, Lisbon, Algarve or the Península de Setúbal regions.
For the true wine connoisseur there are even “author tours” that can give you a wider knowledge of a Portuguese wine region.
And for those who like to set their own pace that fits their travel style and, in general, just having everything arranged to their preferences and needs, there are plenty of customized tour experiences available.
Above all, Wine Tourism in Portugal seeks to increase Portugal’s value and acknowledgement by giving wine connoisseurs the opportunity to enjoy Portugal through genuine and authentic experiences with savvy natives and bona fide service.
This post was sponsored by Wine Tourism in Portugal.