Sunday, March 23, 2014

Discover Burgundy Wine Country

Burgundy may be well known for its Chardonnay white wines and Pinot Noir red wines, but little do people know that it also has more to offer than wine.

A visitor can spend an entire day in the vineyards or alternately, rent holiday properties in Burgundy and discover French food, wine and its countryside at their best. A visitor can either relax or visit Santiago de Compostella as a pilgrim or instead explore its heritage, culture, gastronomy or take part in leisure sports activities, such as golf and water sports.

Landscape Burgundy lies along the main communication lines between Lyon-Paris. The river Loire borders this beautiful region and the major towns include Autun, Avallon, Chalon-sur-Saone, to name a few.

Burgundy’s history stretches into the past and the towns and villages are adorned with some of the spectacular castles, basilicas and Romanesque structures.

The climate in Burgundy varies according to the latitude, with the southern region being slightly warmer. Burgundy experiences sporadic rainfalls and warm sunny days in autumn. The best time to visit Burgundy is between May and October, so it would be wise to book your holiday property rentals in Burgundy during this season.

Travel Details Burgundy currently does not have an international airport, but there are a number of charter and private airports. It can also be reached by the TGV train from Paris in less than 2 hours. Burgundy also has an excellent road and public transport system. Although there are a number of good hotels, a holiday rental in Burgundy would be the ideal place for a visitor.

Visting Amman

Travel to Amman and discover a city that mesmerizes you.

The Downtown Visitors' Centre provides help on accommodation and last minute hotel reservations.

 A city which captivated ancient travelers, Amman continues to mesmerize a whole new modern generation with its ancient souks, Roman ruins and monuments. The busy market shops are worth visiting especially for exotic herbs, spices and seasonings. In short, Amman is an unique destination that offers mysterious sights, exquisite cuisine and countless activities that rejuvenate visitors.

The months of June and October are the best time to travel to Amman when temperatures range between (25C to 30C). There is rainfall during all other months and the period from November to March can be a bit chilly. Amman is 2 hours ahead of GMT (minus 1 hour DST).

Queen Alia International Airport, located south of Amman, is the entry point for travelers. It is served both by bus and taxi services. UK travelers can obtain a visa at the airport counter, if they have not already done so from the Jordanian Consulate at home. Visas are generally valid for two weeks. Travelers can also enter Jordan via bus, train or car via Syria.

English is widely spoken and to a lesser extent so is French, German, Italian and Spanish.

Amman has many fine hotels and an active nightlife. The restaurants offer food ranging from Arabic to international specialties. All hotels have qualified travel agents to handle any travel needs. The Dead Sea, which is the lowest spot on Earth, is an essential place to visit.

The Ministry of Tourism can help Amman holiday makers with restaurants, hotel reviews and other holiday queries. Women are advised to dress conservatively and skirts, sandals and slippers are not recommended.

For the international travel enthusiast, Amman holidays are an experience that are not to be missed.