20 of the Coolest Viator Tours Around the World

Ninja School

With more than 15,000 tours on offer, we have a wide selection of activities to choose from, including some you might not expect. We think some of these experiences are so unexpected, so unusual, so unforgettable…so downright cool, they’re worth sharing.

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March 3, 2014 by

Pinterest Contest: Viator Apps Pin to Win Contest

Did you know Viator has iPhone, iPad and Android mobile apps for trip planning while on-the-go? Start planning your next vacation on Pinterest with the help of Viator and our mobile apps, and enter to win a $100 gift certificate!

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February 28, 2014 by

11 Festivals Worth Traveling for in March

Calle Ocho

As the cold weather begins to subside, the revelers come out of hibernation for these unique March festivals, and it isn’t just Mardi Gras they are celebrating. Whether you want a little peace and quiet or a month-long blowout, we’ve got you covered with this list of March’s best attractions worldwide.

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February 27, 2014 by

Meet Maria Tsami, a Private Guide in Athens

Maria Tsami

It was Maria Tsami’s passion for traveling and an ongoing fascination with the history of her native Greece that led her into her career as a travel guide. It is a profession she adores, and she is eager to spread her enthusiasm with you, unfolding the secrets of her country in the most enchanting way.

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February 25, 2014 by

Travel With Kids: Top 10 Hotel Tips

Budget Travel - Family Travel hotel tips

Traveling with kids, grandkids, or nieces and nephews in tow can be wonderful—and a little terrifying. But you’ll be surprised at all the freebies, discounts, and conveniences you can get out of a kid-friendly hotel stay. Our author—a mother of five!—spills her secrets.

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February 21, 2014 by

Panama City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Panama City Hop-on Hop-Off Tour

Panama City is famous for a lot of wonderful things, like engineering marvel that is the Panama Canal, the beauty that is the city skyline, and the historical gem that is the UNESCO-recognized old town. It’s also famous for some not-so-wonderful things, like unscrupulous taxi drivers and mind-numbing traffic.

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February 20, 2014 by

7 Reasons to Visit Montevideo


Compact and historic, Montevideo is frequently overlooked by travelers in favor of Buenos Aires just across the river. Talk about Argentina, and everyone knows what you’re talking about. But mention diminutive Uruguay, and folks aren’t so sure. But for every great steak and tango Buenos Aires has, Montevideo’s got one, too, plus its own twists. And with a population of less than 1.5 million people, it’s easier to feel like Montevideo is yours, if only on loan.

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February 19, 2014 by

10 Valentine’s Day Traditions All Around the World

England Valentine's Day

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, stores are flooded with candy hearts, chocolates and stuffed animals. In the US, shelves brimming with teddy bears and boxes of chocolate are typical Valentine’s Day fare, but not every country turns to greeting cards and heart-shaped candies to declare love. Some exchange wooden spoons and pressed flowers, while others hold a special holiday for the loveless to mourn their single lives over black noodles. Here is a look at how 10 countries celebrate Valentine’s Day traditions all around the world.

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February 14, 2014 by
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12 Worst Cruise Rip-Offs

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 are 12 cruise rip-offs to look out for.

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February 13, 2014 by

10 Creative Valentine’s Day Activities

Adler Planetarium

What would Valentine’s Day be without the clichéd dinner reservations at a dimly lit restaurant? Interesting, that’s what it would be. And since here at Viator, we like to encourage exploration, we have come up with this list of V-day date options that have just the right amount of romance mixed in with a little individuality and thrill. To really wow your date this Valentine’s day, try one of these off-the-cuff activities that will impress them so much, they will have no other choice but to thoroughly thank you afterwards.

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February 12, 2014 by

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