Friday, February 22, 2008

Toledo Segway Tours

The newest way to discover one of Spain’s grandest treasures is also one of the most enjoyable: take a Segway tour of Toledo and experience the city as never before! Toledo, one of the most emblematic cities in all of Spain, is a veritable goldmine of historical, archeological and cultural treasures, the most famous of which is the Toledo Cathedral. If you’ve ever wondered where the expression “Holy Toledo!” came from, look no further than this magnificent building in the center of the city. And while you are there don’t forget to try some of the local dishes, from wild game to fresh vegetables, your table is ready and Toledo is waiting...

Visit The Spanish Touch for more information about the route and prices for the Segway tour in toledo.

Note: Segway is an advanced personal transport system, electrically powered, that imitates human balance and is designed to be able to go anywhere a person can walk.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The best wine in the World comes from … Laguardia, Rioja

El Puntido 2004, from the Viñedos de Páganos de Laguardia, has been named best wine in the world 2008 following a rigorous selection process by the magazine Wine Enthusiast.

Popularly known as the “wine capital” Laguardia belongs to a part of the region called Laguardia-Rioja Alavesa. The region has numerous wineries and is one of the obligatory stops along the celebrated “Ruta del Vino”.

For more information about the “Ruta del Vino” in Rioja and the rest of Spain, please contact The Spanish Touch.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Get ready for the Fallas Festival in Valencia, Spain! March, 2008

If you still haven’t heard about “Las Fallas”, allow me to attempt to describe it briefly: a celebration with fireworks, music, parades, and of course, ninots (giant paper maché dolls) being pulled through the streets which, at the end of the festival, are burned. It is one of the most spectacular parties in all of Spain. Lasting 20 intense days, from March 1st to March 20th, Las Fallas brings people from all over Spain to witness the festivities.

If you want to be a part of this year’s Las Fallas celebrations, contact The Spanish Touch and we will make your trip easy: From designing the itinerary so that you don’t miss the highlights of each day, transfers from the airport and hotel, hotel reservations, transportation… everything necessary for you to discover Valencia and Las Fallas and not have to worry about anything.

Check out our Barcelona and Valencia Fallas 2008 Tour which we have designed for you.

At The Spanish Touch we give you the peace of mind of knowing that your trip is in good hands.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Canary Islands, always summer!

The Canary Islands, as you might have guessed from the name, is an island group in the Atlantic, closer to Africa than mainland Europe. Belonging to Spain since the days of Ferdinand and Isabella, these islands offer an average temperature of about 72ºF year round. Visiting the Canaries is visiting a group of 7 main islands, each one distinct from the others, with its own charms and, often times, radically different landscapes. El Hierro, La Palma, La Gomera, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote are the 7 main islands, and all are well connected with mainland Spain. Aside from splendid weather and miles of beaches, the islands offer 4 National Parks, more than 14 protected natural spaces and 4 Biosphere Reserves, including everything from completely volcanic (Lanzarote) to the immense beaches of Fuerteventura (known as the Isla Tranquila). A winter-time visit to the islands is the perfect escape for those of us who have to deal with a colder climate.

And while you are there, do take the opportunity to sample some of the local cuisine and the unique wines (even the volcanic region of Lanzarote is making wines, and some of them are pretty tasty at that!).

Monday, February 11, 2008

Zaragoza and the Expo 2008

Zaragoza has always been a spectacular city, not just for its architectural treasures but for the warmth and friendliness of its inhabitants. It is one of those Spanish cities which is a hidden jewel waiting to be explored. This summer visitors will have a unique opportunity to discover this great city thanks to the Expo 2008, which will take places between June 14, 2008 and September 14, 2008.

Three months under the theme “Water and Sustainable Development”, during which time you can enjoy some of the more than 3,400 open air performances, the brand/new auditorium and the Palacio de Congresos, thematic expositions in any of the more than 10 pavilions and plazas, as well as enjoy the food and culture of more than 100 countries, together with people from around the world.

Come and enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Do you want to miss it?

Contact The Spanish Touch for more information.