Beyond Dracula: 7 Reasons to Visit Transylvania

Transylvania Castle of Bram

Howling wolves and things that bite in the night. Transylvania conjures up images of storm battered castles and flaky old counts out to drink your blood. However, if you dig beyond the cliché spawned by Bram Stoker’s infamous novel and a series of Hammer Horror films that followed, you’ll find this region of northwest Romania abundant in dramatic landscapes, artisanal traditions and warm welcomes. Transylvania is more than just Dracula, so here are seven reasons why it should make your bucket list.

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April 9, 2014 by
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A Local’s Guide to Rome

Born and raised in Rome, Dino Margiotta has always been fascinated by the city’s winding cobblestone streets, famous sights and rich history. His love for his hometown inspired him to pursue a Ph.D. in history from the University of Rome. Today he shares his passion and extensive knowledge with visitors, working as a private Viator guide and creating custom tours for travelers interested in Rome’s food, culture and history.

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April 7, 2014 by
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Out of Office: Katie in Seoul

The entrance to the DMZ visitor's center

Whether traveling for work or pleasure (or both!) our staff members are always on the go and we want to share their experiences with you! In this new series we’ll bring you their stories, highlighting the best things to do and see in destinations around the world, as experienced by a real Viator Insider. This time it’s blog editor Katie Hammel in Seoul.

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April 2, 2014 by
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Meet a Guide: Ariti Katsarou in Athens

Ariti Katsarou in Athens

Meet Ariti Katsarou, one of Viator’s local experts on the great city of Athens.

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March 31, 2014 by
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Five Fun Things to Do in Inle Lake, Myanmar

It was my first day in Nyaungshwe, Myanmar, a bustling town that sits on Inle Lake, and already I was in awe. The placid lake and surrounding rolling mountains set the stage for a myriad of fun activities; from hiking and cycling to vineyard visiting and sweets tasting options abound.

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March 28, 2014 by
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Easter Week in Rome, Italy

There is nothing like attending mass in Saint Peter’s Square. It’s the stuff bucket lists are made of. Packed inside the little area are thousands of people from all over the world. This year, Easter mass and the events leading up to Easter will be especially busy in the Vatican.

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March 21, 2014 by
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Save 20% in Italy

Lake Como

From now until April 2, 2014, when you buy two Italy tours you get 20% OFF of your 3rd tour! That’s right – Buy 2 tours, save 20% on your 3rd!

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March 20, 2014 by
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10 Things to Know About the 2014 World Cup

(Photo: Friedemann Vogel via Getty)

Thinking about traveling to Brazil for the FIFA World Cup this summer? First, you’ll need to think about logistics. Here are 10 tips on destinations, accommodations, transportation, and more for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

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March 20, 2014 by
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Meet a Guide: Private Guide Ariane Villette in Paris

Meet Ariane Villette, one of Viator’s local experts on Paris and a real favorite among travelers on our private guide network.

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March 18, 2014 by
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St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations Around the World

St Patricks Day Boston

St Patrick’s Day. The one time of year where it is totally acceptable to dye beer green. And drop green coloring into bodies of water. And strut around in head-to-toe green. It’s the day of festive parades, followed by a night of even more festiveness. All of this is done for one reason: to celebrate Saint Patrick, one of Ireland’s most well-known saints.

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March 12, 2014 by
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