Austria • Croatia • France • Germany Greece • Hungary
Italy • Portugal • Slovenia • Spain • Switzerland
South Africa • Australia • New Zealand • Argentina • Chile
Some people travel to escape life's daily demands, dramas, and deadlines. Others like to venture out to see, taste, and try new things! This is the proposal of liquid tourism: to allow travelers to truly immerse themselves in the destination's history, aroma, and flavors. Wine and spirit tours enhance your itinerary with different and unique experiences for the more curious and adventurous tourists.
Some ways you can incorporate liquid tourism into your travels:
An immersive wine & spirits trip is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the wine & spirits world and maximize each experience. Entire itineraries can be created focused on tastings and experiences through wine & spirits tastings, friendly chats with estate owners, winemakers, and master distillers.
For travelers who are more interested in food-wine pairings, this type of trip allows travelers to explore a destination through its flavors and discover delightful local treasures. You can explore the destination through culinary classes, market tours, and fantastic dining experiences, from street food to Michelin-starred restaurants, enhanced with excellent wines and spirits.
Even if you are not a connoisseur of the world of wine or spirits, it is worth considering setting aside a few hours to visit a winery/distillery or learn about food-wine pairings. It is a great way to immerse yourself in the destination's culture and traditions. Who knows, you might discover a new hobby.
The backdrop for travel in this landlocked alpine country is phenomenal.
Vienna adds panache to everything it touches and remains a city of culture, class, and beauty with its cobbled streets, incredible architecture, and classical music concerts.
Nestled below steep hills, charming Salzburg looks much as it did 250 years ago and at the very heart of Salzburg is music, being home to Mozart and the Sound of Music.
As you leave the cities for fresh mountain air, the white Alps scratch the sky, and mirror-smooth lakes grace the landscape.
A destination for all the seasons, where the sacher torte is rich and bitter, and the wine luxuriously indulgent, Austria keeps you returning for more.
With a treasure trove of idyllic beach coves and the chicest party spots, Croatia has established itself as the cultural capital of eastern Europe.
Northern Croatia has the stunning landscapes of Plitvice Lakes National Park and the rolling hills of Zagreb, the capital city.
Lapped by the glittering Adriatic, Croatia's idyllic stretch of bays, beaches, and rocky islets is well and genuinely buzzing with visitors. Superb climate, pristine beaches, and fascinating history confirms that Croatia is genuinely charming and the Mediterranean lifestyle of harborside strolls, seafood, and liberally poured wine is alive and well.
In fact, the island of Hvar is home to the world’s longest continually cultivated vineyard—the Unesco World Heritage Site of Stari Grad Plain, where grapes have been grown since 400 BC.
France is a fabled feast of fine food and wine.... a place which has romance woven into every footstep. It seduces the visitor with its unfalteringly familiar culture, grand chateaux and coastal villas, lavender fields in Provence, or the twisting vineyards in Bordeaux.
And then there's the grand dame, Paris, with its architectural beauty, iconic landmarks, and luxury, boutique hotels dotted throughout the city.
France weaves its magic through its varied landscape from northern France's cliffs, the piercing blue sea of the French Riviera, Corsica's verdant oak forests, and the soaring French Alps above Chamonix.
The best way to experience France is by embracing the luxury of simple, everyday rituals being transformed into unforgettable moments like savoring an incredible glass of bordeaux at an iconic wine estate.
Brimming with modern innovation amidst medieval wonder, Germany never fails to surprise.
Germany is one of the most attractive and picturesque countries in Europe. The great cities, Berlin, Munich, and Hamburg will all wow you with their history, artsy museums and underground clubs.
By experiencing Germany through its food and drink, you’ll quickly discover that the local cuisine is so much more than pork schnitzel, potatoes, and pretzels. The German food scene is a cornucopia of regional and seasonal palate-teasers. Share the German people's obsession with white asparagus in springtime, chanterelle mushrooms in summer, and game in autumn.
And enjoy not only the famous beer but also world-class wines, most notably the noble Riesling.
Consisting of a rugged, history-rich mainland and nearly 1400 islands, Greece has long been the go-to destinations for those seeking a sunny beach vacation.
Athens retains a real metropolitan buzz, with a heady mix of ancient history and contemporary cool. It is home to the ruins of the Acropolis, and the Plaka. Other highlights on the mainland include Mount Olympus, the extraordinary rock monasteries of Meteora, Olympia, and the ancient citadel of Mycenae.
The real draw of Greece, though is the absolutely indulgent Greek Islands. They are the perfect place to while away your days sipping a glass of Greek wine while surrounded with piercing blue skies, whitewashed buildings, and the gentle Aegean lapping at its golden beaches.
Hungary is a world of well-preserved castles, low-lying mountains, oak forests, thermal springs, seductively excellent wines, and quiet, stoic pride.
This is a nation whose capital is considered one of the world's most beautiful. Budapest is an elegant and lively city made up of two settlements divided by the Danube.
Budapest has a generous scattering of Art Nouveau architecture, a party scene of ruin bars, nightclubs, and gourmet restaurants, with the Hungarian National Parliament gleaming along its shore.
The rolling rural landscape of Hungary is full of fairytale castles, gothic manses, pretty towns, and folklore.
Hungary has countless small estates cultivated across the country and they are turning out beautiful wines from a combination of traditional winemaking culture mixed with a modern sensibility.
Somehow, Italy manages to be all things to all people. It's almost impossible to list all of Italy's abundant assets: natural beauty, history, art, fantastic sunny weather, and then there's the food.
Practically any type of holiday you could imagine is possible in this blessed nation, from ski trips through the north's icy Alps to cultural city breaks, beach escapes on the sophisticated Amalfi coast, or the golden stretches of sand of quiet Puglia. Whether your tastes run from Roman ruins or renaissance art, catwalk fashion, or beach life, Italy always delivers.
But with all this natural and artistic beauty this country has to offer, it can't possibly compare to the Italian people and their dedication to 'la dolce vita.' So slow down, style up, and indulge in a little vita all'italiana (life, Italian style) with a fine glass of Italian wine and an incredible meal.
Come to Portugal for the dramatic, cultured coast of the Iberian Peninsula, warm climate, incredible history, and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Stay for the Pastéis de Nata and port wine.
Lisbon's views abound on its seven hills, where vintage trams screech past tiled houses, old school shops, and retro bars, affording tantalizing glimpses of the Rio Tejo below.
Traveling north brings you to the surf lashed cost of the Estremadura, Coimbra, and the soulful city of Porto with its grand parade of port lodges, strollable medieval city center, and spirited nightlife. If you venture a little further north, picturesque villages, terraced vineyards growing up the mountainsides, and meandering river valleys unfold in the Douro Valley.
While soaring cliffs, sea caves, golden beaches, and whitewashed villages of the Algarve entice you in the south.
With some of Europe’s best food and wine offerings, historic castles, and picturesque alpine landscapes, Slovenia is the place perfect for adventurers, foodies, history buffs, and luxury lovers.
This mountainous country shares its borders with Italy and Austria, which creates an alluring mix of Balkan, Italian, and Austrian culture marked by fairytale villages, startling blue lakes, the soaring peaks of the Julian Alps and the Venetian-style coastline along the Adriatic Sea.
With half the country forested, Slovenia is one of the greenest countries on earth. Its residents, who are generally multilingual, suntanned and always welcoming, take immense pride in this, as Slovenia is primarily an outdoor destination.
Dine on freshly caught seafood washed down with local malvazija wine on the coast – best savored with a sunset view of the Adriatic.
With a flawless blend of history, hospitality, and hedonism, Spain is a diverse country.
Spain is a heady mix of unique traditions and relentless energy seen in Spain's architecture. The incomparable Islamic Alhambra and soaring gothic cathedrals share the land with avant-garde creations by Gaudi and Santiago Calatrava.
Immerse yourself in it with Spain's soul-stirring flamencos, world-class art galleries that span the centuries and the sheer decadence of Ibiza's party scene.
You can taste it in the food and incredible wine. The depth of culinary variety that awaits you is breathtaking. And forget sangria, the whole of Spain agrees on one thing — that the gin tonic is the nationally agreed-upon drink of choice.
Few places exude luxury quite as much as Switzerland. Whether you're into alpine action, hip urban cities, lakeside pursuits, or hiking through green fields you'll find a way to treat yourself.
Switzerland's ravishing landscapes demand action. Hike amongst wildflowers in summer, ski the vast slopes come winter, view the grandeur of the Alps from a hot-air balloon or afloat a white-water raft.
When you are ready to come down from the mountains' heady atmosphere, Switzerland's enchanting heritage and cosmopolitan living are never far away. Their cities and towns offer the traveler an international blend of cultures (Switzerland has four official languages), gorgeous hotels, sublime food, and an avant-garde art and music scene.
And did you know, Swiss wine is one of Switzerland’s best-kept secrets.
South Africa is a country that seems to have it all. Cosmopolitan cities, delicious vineyards, the incredible Kruger National Park, and even it's own penguin beach!
South Africa is one of the best safari destinations in Africa offering the Big Five - lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino - in accessible parks and reserves. Join rangers on guided walks or drive right into the epic wilderness at Kruger, Kgalagadi and other parks.
South Africa is a breathtakingly beautiful country to explore with the arid Kalahari Desert, the towering Drakensburg Mountains, the Atlantic, and Indian Ocean coastlines, Cape Town's iconic Table Mountain, and the lush Garden Route.
Add in the vineyards carpeting the Cape Winelands with their incredible wines and there's a staggering variety of experiences to enjoy in this incredible country.
A continent in its own right, Australia's stunning scenery alone is enough of a reason to visit this beautiful and unique country.
With its clear turquoise waters that are fabulous for surfing, the tropical paradise of the Whitsunday islands, verdant rainforests, the sheer beauty of the Great Barrier Reef, the vast open plains of the legendary outback, Uluru (Ayers Rock), the remote west coast and Perth, and of course the unique wildlife. Australia has it all.
With sixty designated wine areas, Australia is a fantastic destination for the wine curious.
Throw into the mix, vibrant cosmopolitan cities such as Melbourne and Sydney, lively nightlife, superb food and Australia make an ideal destination for any traveler.
Whatever you are looking for in a vacation, New Zealand represents. Active escape? Check. Family adventure? Check. A blend of culture and breathtaking scenery? Check and check.
Arguably, New Zealand offers the planet's highest concentration of natural beauty. The sea is never far away. Watch the whales in Kaikoura, kayak amongst the seals in Abel Tasman National Park, keep an eye out for dolphins as you cruise the Bay of Islands or visit Dunedin to observe penguins waddling up from the surf.
New Zealand also satisfies the culturally inclined. Visit with the vintner at an acclaimed winery near Marlborough and sample their latest vintage. Learn how to perform the traditional hongi greeting. Indulge yourself with a traditional Maori feast where your hosts will explain the traditions and rituals of hangai and finish off your meal with a tongue-poking, eye-bulging, haka dance.
Argentina is home to a rich, edgy culture – part Latin American and part European. In this vast country of dramatic landscapes and culturally rich destinations, passion, nature, and adventure abound.
Argentina boasts some of the most picturesque vineyards high up in the Andes Mountains which makes Argentina's wines so unmistakable. Add to that the chocolate box beauty of Bariloche in the lakes region and the thunderous Iguazú Falls in the subtropical north, and you have an exceptional country indeed.
Then there's seductive and cultured Buenos Aires with all the elegance of old-world Europe, and all the passion and energy of the new world in its people.
Grab a table, uncork a bottle of Malbec, and the night is yours. As multi-layered as that fine glass of Malbec, Argentina is one formidable cocktail of wanderlust.
Preposterously long and incredibly slim, Chile spreads down a coastal strip of South America between the Pacific and the Andes spanning half the length of the continent. From the ruby-red terrain of the Atacama in the north to Patagonia in the south, Chile is a country for the once in a lifetime grand adventure.
In amongst all this natural beauty is cosmopolitan, sophisticated, and energetic, Santiago. It's a beautiful city, and each neighborhood has its unique flavor and tone.
Chile have become a worldwide producer of wine, catering to ever more sophisticated palates and with that, Chileans embrace the concept of la Buena Mesa (the good table). This is not about fancy. Beyond a good meal, it’s about fantastic company, the leisure of overlapping conversations with uncorking, and the gaze that's met at the clink of two glasses.
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