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Belgium Travel Tips

Belgium Travel Tips: Know Before You Go

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What Belgium lacks in size (its about the size of the state of Maryland), it makes up for it in beautiful architecture, intriguing culture, complex history, legendary beers, and delectable cuisine.   To give you a little background and to help you have the most enjoyable trip possible, check out a few factors that are useful to know before you go:

Belgium Travel Tips:
LANGUAGES SPOKEN IN BELGIUM

Due to Belgium’s complex history, it has three official languages. If you are in the northern Flanders region, the top language is Flemish Dutch.  In the southern region of Wallonia, most people speak French. In a smaller region in the east, German is the main language. Even though English isn’t an official language of Belgium, it is still spoken by 55% of its people. The city of Brussels is considered bilingual as many languages are spoken there – and it’s home to the European Union headquarters and NATO. Check out our additional tips on how to travel to a country where you don’t know the language.

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Lisbon Portugal Street

Portugal Travel Tips: Know Before You Go

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Portuguese have a rich cultural heritage and are known for being friendly and welcoming to travelers. Portugal is one of Europe’s oldest countries and offers exquisite cuisine, delectable wines, and breathtaking coastlines. To give you a little background and to help you have the most enjoyable trip possible, check out a few factors that are useful to know before you go:

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Shoulder Season Travel

Advantages of Shoulder Season Travel

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shoulder season noun: a travel season between peak and off-peak seasons, typically in the spring and fall.

At Taste Vacations, we tend to book our public group tours during the shoulder season of popular destinations whenever we can.  Even when planning my own personal travel, I research when the peak, off-peak, and shoulder seasons are for the destination I’m interested in. I typically end up scheduling it during the shoulder season dates, if the timing works out.

But why do this? Check out a few advantages to planning your vacation during shoulder season:

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Single Supplement - The Taste Vacations Difference

Single Supplement – The Taste Vacations Difference

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We love chatting with people interested in our vacations and are happy to answer any and all questions about our tours. A question that comes up fairly frequently is about our single supplement policy. We thought it would help to go over it in a little more detail.

Taste Vacations’ Single Supplement Policy:
Our trip prices are based on double occupancy (two people per room). If you are coming on a public group trip solo, we will find you a roommate of the same gender. If you prefer to have a room to yourself and not have a roommate, you can pay the single supplement — which varies depending on the trip and is listed on the individual trip page — to do so. (The only time our single supplement becomes mandatory is if you are booking a private tour and there is an odd number of people.)

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