Archive | January, 2011

[Contest] Win Tickets to Yosemite National Park

***Editor’s Note: The contest is now closed and we have a winner! Congratulations Laura!***Escape the hustle and bustle of San Francisco and enjoy a relaxing day trip to Yosemite National Park, California’s most famous national park. From now until February 15, 2011, Viator is giving away one pair of tickets to our Yosemite National Park […]

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January 31, 2011 by | 101 Comments

Top 8 Shore Excursions in the Bahamas

January kicks off cruise season in the Caribbean, and one of the top ports of call is the tropical paradise of the Bahamas. With its miles of fabulous white sand beaches, intoxicating mix of restaurants and shops, snorkeling and swimming in always-warm waters, and inviting underwater caves and nature reserves, the Bahamas offers plenty of […]

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January 27, 2011 by | 6 Comments

Viator Local Experts: Meet Nesrin Ulupinar in Istanbul

Viator is proud to introduce some of our new local experts. This network of licensed tour guides covers most every destination you can imagine, so check ’em out the next time you’re looking for a private tour – or simply looking to explore a destination from a local’s perspective. In this twelfth installment we meet […]

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January 26, 2011 by | Comments Off on Viator Local Experts: Meet Nesrin Ulupinar in Istanbul

Getting to know Athens

It would be fair to say that I’m usually a little sceptical about hop-on, hop-off bus tours. They’ll often not cover anything in much detail and thus lack the sink-the-teeth-in factor that a really fascinating tour has. But in a big city like Athens, sometimes it isn’t the detail you need – it’s the overview. […]

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January 24, 2011 by | 3 Comments

Ljubljana Delights

I’m delighted to be back in Ljubljana for the EarZoom Festival! Arriving a few days early to acclimatise and orient myself into the local cultural scene, I stay at Hostel Print, a fifteen minute walk from the centre of town through the lovely Tivoli Park. The hostel is spacious, clean and quiet, offering a well […]

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January 21, 2011 by | Comments Off on Ljubljana Delights

Top 8 Shore Excursions in Jamaica

As your ship pulls into Montego Bay or Ocho Rios, you can already hear the gentle reggae rhythms lulling you into dreamland, as you imagine yourself swaying back and forth on a beachside hammock. You can smell the freshly roasted Blue Mountain coffee, and see the inviting lush mountain paths that lead you to clear, […]

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January 20, 2011 by | 1 Comment

The Best Running Tours in Europe

If you are a runner traveling abroad, you often don’t know where to go to enjoy a safe run and have a first glance at the new city. Once popular only in the United States, running tours are more and more getting popular in Europe: from Berlin to Paris, from Rome to Istanbul, you can […]

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January 19, 2011 by | 6 Comments

[Contest] Win Free Tickets on a Dominican Republic Dolphin Swim!

***Editor’s Note: The contest is now closed and we have a winner! Congratulations Daniel!***Bring your Caribbean vacation to the next level with an unforgettable dolphin encounter at Ocean World Adventure Park in Puerto Plata! For a limited time only, Viator is giving away one pair of tickets to our Ocean World Dolphin Swim! Experience these […]

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January 18, 2011 by | 33 Comments

Top 10 Things to Do in the Bahamas

Less than 200 miles (300 km) off the coast of Florida, the sandy archipelago of the Bahamas is filled with treasures and pleasures for the tropical traveler. Warm, turquoise-clear waters, colorful gardens of coral, underwater caverns, palm trees, powdery white sands, and rich Bahamian culture make the Bahamas one of our favorite Caribbean destinations. Here’s […]

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January 14, 2011 by | 4 Comments

Two Weeks in Tanzania

With around 54 countries, 2000 languages and covering about 6% of the earth’s surface, Africa is pretty big; so to get a glimpse of it in a short two week break is a tricky one. However, precisely because of its size and diversity is it possible to turn up and experience it first hand on […]

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January 13, 2011 by | 1 Comment