Five Tips for Enjoying a Wine Tour Vacation

Today, many individuals take a close look at luxury wine tours when considering an upcoming vacation. They like the idea of tasting the latest wine creations and expanding the list of favorite wines they enjoy every day as well as on special occasions. They want to travel to a different place to experience something new. They want to talk to the people who make the wine to see what is involved in the process. If you are planning to go on a wine tour, there are many things you can do to make the most of your trip. Look at five tips to help you enjoy your wine tour. 
  Be Open to New Experiences 

 Maybe you’re used to drinking wine with a dry, crisp taste or perhaps you always choose red wine over white. Being open to new experiences helps you get the most out of a wine tour. If you always buy wine with a mild, dry taste to it, try a few fruity wines on the tour. You may discover you love fruity wines. A wine tour is the perfect opportunity to expand your tastes in wine.

  Explore the Surrounding Area
A big part of the fun of taking a wine tour is exploring the area where the wine is made. This means going beyond the vineyard. Perhaps there is a small town located near the vineyard where craftspeople gather to sell their creations. Or, maybe there are specific spots where you can fully enjoy all of the natural scenery in the area. Chances are, there is a restaurant that serves cuisine that is popular among the locals. Maybe the area is famous for a landmark, a gathering of mountains or a lake. Venture away from the vineyard where you’re taking the tour to observe the wonderful scenery all around you. 

  Set a Budget for Buying Keepsakes On a wine tour or any other type of vacation, it’s tempting to purchase a lot of keepsakes to take home. You could end up with a box of t-shirts, key rings, mugs and postcards you don’t really want. This sort of shopping can drain your vacation budget. So, before leaving on the trip, establish a budget for keepsakes. This gives you the opportunity to purchase meaningful keepsakes without regretting the money spent on them. One or two keepsakes with some meaning behind them are a great takeaway from a fun wine tour.

  Select a Few Appealing Tour Events If you have dozens of activities listed on your wine tour, it’s best to go through the list to choose what you’re most interested in. After all, you want to spend most of your vacation focusing on what you’d really like to see and experience. So, before leaving, take the time to sit down with the tour itinerary and make a mark next to activities that sound fun to you. Also, you can ask the tour guide about the various activities to get his or her personal opinion on the most unique experiences. 

  Travel with a Friend Generally, going on a wine tour with a friend is more fun than taking the tour on your own. You can discuss the different wines with your friend and hear his or her point of view about them. Also, you’re likely to enjoy the shops, restaurants and other entertainment when you’re traveling with someone else. In addition, traveling with a friend to an unfamiliar area may help you feel safer while you enjoy the many activities and experiences on the tour. Lastly, taking the time to research wine tours before choosing one can help you and your traveling companion end up on a vacation that is all you want it to be. Consider the wine tour itself, the areas where the vineyards are located and the time of year when making your decision. You may enjoy the getaway so much, you want to go again next year!


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