Archive | March, 2011

[Contest] 2 free tickets to the new Colosseum Tour!

Rome

***Editor’s Note: The contest is now closed. Stay tuned for when we announce the winner!***A visit to the Colosseum will surely be the highlight of any trip to Rome, and starting in May 2011 Viator has your chance win 2 tickets to experience the newly-opened areas of this ancient monument! First-time and return visitors alike […]

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March 31, 2011 by | 256 Comments

Highlights of Prague, Czech Republic

Boat passing under Charles Bridge

In many ways, Prague is the perfect city break option. It is crammed full of so much gorgeous architecture – from many eras – that most other cities should be insanely jealous. You walk around the streets cooing at buildings, most of which have been lovingly preserved and repainted.

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March 30, 2011 by | Comments Off on Highlights of Prague, Czech Republic

Keukenhof Gardens 50% Off – 3 Days only!

Kuekenhof

HURRY! On sale for 3 days only! Book a Keukenhof Gardens and Tulip Fields Tour from Amsterdam and save 50%! This deal is only available for 3 days – so hurry! You must book by March 31, 2011 to save 50%! This exclusive offer is available on every scheduled departure date between March 29 and […]

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March 29, 2011 by | Comments Off on Keukenhof Gardens 50% Off – 3 Days only!

Top 10 Places to Eat and Drink in New Orleans

Get cookin'!

In New Orleans, eating and drinking is an essential part of the Big Easy lifestyle. Creole cuisine dominates the menus, for sure, but imaginative culinarians increasingly add flavors from France, Spain, Italy, Africa, Caribbean, and Asia to the mix, creating inventive, mouth-watering dishes. Try such specialties as creamy crawfish etouffee or spicy gumbo to wake […]

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March 28, 2011 by | Comments Off on Top 10 Places to Eat and Drink in New Orleans

Top 10 Things to See and Do in the Dominican Republic

Catamaran Cruise

Sharing the island of Hispaniola with Haiti, the Dominican Republic revels in its year-round summer reputation. On its perimeter are powdery sand beaches dotted with palm trees, colorful coral coves teeming with a kaleidoscope of fish flittering in warm, crystal-clear waters, and large seaside resorts and quaint fishing villages. Away from the beach is an […]

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March 25, 2011 by | 4 Comments

Washington D.C. Expert Vera Reports: It’s Time for the Cherry Blossom Festival

The Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington is famous world-wide. It all started with a letter from First Lady Helen Taft to the Mayor of Tokyo in 1912. She wrote to him complimenting the beautiful cherry blossoms she had seen in Japan, and he responded with a gift of 3,000 trees. These elegant trees have been […]

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March 25, 2011 by | Comments Off on Washington D.C. Expert Vera Reports: It’s Time for the Cherry Blossom Festival

Florence Expert Elisa Reports: Spring Art Exhibitions in Florence

With Spring comes new temporary exhibitions in Florence – from events at the Reali Poste of Uffizi Gallery to the beautiful Palazzo Strozzi, great paintings are blooming all around the city. Find out more about new exhibitions in Florence in the complete article Spring Art Exhibitions in Florence! from Elisa Acciai.

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March 24, 2011 by | Comments Off on Florence Expert Elisa Reports: Spring Art Exhibitions in Florence

Cairo Expert Ahmed Reports: This is not my country! The Dawn of a new Egypt!

“It seems like I am a tourist in a place that I have never visited before, not a tour guide in Egypt” says Ahmed, who lives and works in Cairo as a tour guide. From people smiling, saying hello and happy day, to welcoming all foreigners and tourists, the new Egypt is welcoming all to […]

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March 23, 2011 by | Comments Off on Cairo Expert Ahmed Reports: This is not my country! The Dawn of a new Egypt!

International Tourist Guide Day

Golden Carriage

Did you know February 21st was International Tourist Guide Day? Well, one of our seasoned experts, Valerie Strassberg, gave us the scoop on what happened in Vienna that day.

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March 23, 2011 by | 1 Comment

Packing: 10 Things NOT to Forget

Airport Layover

For some last–minute types packing for a vacation involves stuffing a handful of items into a suitcase and running out the door. For others, it is a process that requires meticulous planning, a detailed list and piles of stuff laid out on the bed. Whichever packing camp you belong to (or somewhere in between…), less […]

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March 22, 2011 by | 5 Comments