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Sailing in Sydney Harbour

The Southern Swan

Whether you live in Sydney or you’re a first-time visitor, you can’t witness the majestic Sydney Harbour without a soulful longing to be out on the water. And when there are one million people lining the harbor to see the world’s biggest fireworks display on New Year’s Eve, the only way to escape the crowds […]

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January 30, 2017 by | Comments Off on Sailing in Sydney Harbour

Island-Hopping in Dubrovnik

Island of Sipan

“I am your captain and this is my espresso,” said the captain as he passed out traditional Croatian rakija, the most common form of domestic alcohol served throughout Croatia, to the passengers on board his ship. “Cheers, salud, Živeli!” And with that we set sail across the turquoise waters of the Adriatic Sea on the […]

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January 19, 2017 by | Comments Off on Island-Hopping in Dubrovnik

Top 25 Things to Do in the Caribbean: 2016 Viator Travel Awards

Caribbean Scuba diving

Welcome to the 2016 Viator Travel Awards: Caribbean Edition! We’re featuring some of the top things to do in 25 of the most exciting places to visit in the Caribbean. The Caribbean spans over hundreds of islands, ranging from tiny to expansive and offering a diverse range of activities. From adrenaline junkies looking for their […]

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December 16, 2015 by | 3 Comments

Out of Office: Patricia Dives in Bonaire

Patricia diving in Bonaire

Viator’s team of travel insiders is obsessed with finding the best things to do everywhere we travel. From traditional tours to once-in-a-lifetime experiences, everywhere from Australia to Zimbabwe, we spend our time scouring the globe for the best tours and activities around the world. Whether traveling for work or pleasure (or both!) our staff members […]

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July 21, 2015 by | Comments Off on Out of Office: Patricia Dives in Bonaire

Top Mediterranean Shore Excursions

Gaudi in Barcelona

Cruises to the Mediterranean are much-loved cruise sailings for a multitude of reasons. First off, the countries that call the Mediterranean home are stunning in their beauty, with cobblestoned roads, white and terracotta colored houses, and luscious gardens and hills bordered by sea water in various shades of teal and turquoise. Secondly, the people who […]

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May 12, 2014 by | Comments Off on Top Mediterranean Shore Excursions

12 Worst Cruise Rip-Offs

(Photo: Kayaking Excursion via Pavel L Photo and Video/

The cruise rip-offs come when you start buying the extras or conforming to the industry’s standard practices. That means if you’re careful and you avoid the many temptations thrown at you, you can avoid most rip-offs completely. Sadly, lots of people don’t want you to avoid the rip-offs, so diligence is the best defense. Here […]

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February 13, 2014 by | Comments Off on 12 Worst Cruise Rip-Offs

Save 7% on Shore Excursions in Australia and New Zealand

Australia shore excursions

From now until December 19, 2013, save 7% on all Shore Excursions in Australia and New Zealand! Use promo code 701 during checkout, and the discount will be applied.

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December 5, 2013 by | Comments Off on Save 7% on Shore Excursions in Australia and New Zealand

Cruises to the Middle East

View of Dubai from Burj al Arab

Many travelers wish to see the historic sites and experience the culture of the Middle East. However, for many, planning a trip to the Middle East seems daunting. That’s where cruising comes in. A cruise to the Middle East is an excellent way to experience many different cities and facets of this region of the […]

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August 7, 2013 by | Comments Off on Cruises to the Middle East

Cruising Alaska

Alaska is often considered to be America’s last frontier, with the state’s rugged mountains covering vast amounts of land, and much of it largely untouched by humans. Alaska is also home to glaciers and wide waterways, referred to as passages, bordering the thick brush of the mountains. It is these waterways that enable cruising to […]

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June 4, 2013 by | Comments Off on Cruising Alaska

Cruise International Awards: Vote for Viator Shore Excursions

Cruise Awards 2013

Cruise International magazine has listed its nominees for its annual Cruise Awards, and Viator Shore Excursions is up for Best Cruise Product or Service!

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May 29, 2013 by | Comments Off on Cruise International Awards: Vote for Viator Shore Excursions