First-Timer Tips for Exploring Ireland

Ireland road

Dublin is a fine city, but so many of Ireland’s jewels and secrets live outside the capital and around the countryside. Then there are the other, sometimes overlooked cities: Belfast, Cork, Galway, Kilkenny…to name a few. On my five-week trip around Ireland, I was lucky enough to dip into all corners of the country, and I learned a few things along the way about getting around.

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September 10, 2013 by
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Buy Any Washington DC Tour and Save 10% on Your 2nd!

From now until September 24, 2013, when you buy any Washington DC tour you get 10% OFF of your 2nd tour! That’s right – Buy any tour, save 10% on your 2nd!

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September 10, 2013 by
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Vote for Your Favorite Tokyo Attractions!

Tokyo Tower

What’s YOUR favorite attraction in Tokyo? Perhaps the colorful Rainbow Bridge? The iconic Tokyo Tower? The bustling Shibuya neighborhood? We’ve picked out our top 10, and now we want you to vote for your favorite on the Viator Facebook page

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September 9, 2013 by
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Exploring the Masai Mara in Kenya

There’s a reason why Disney chose the East African country of Kenya as the setting for The Lion King: Masai Mara. This vast reserve, which boarders Tanzania’s great Serengeti, is home to more than 1,500 square kilometers of continuous and untouched land. Its high concentration of wildlife, scenic mountain passes and arid plains, attract travelers and conservationist from across the globe—particularly during the Great Migration, when the tens of thousands of wildebeests and zebra migrate from the south in search of food and water.

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September 9, 2013 by
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Visiting the Valle de Copán, Honduras

Temple dedicated to Yax Kuk Mo at the Mayan Ruins of Copán

Set within a scenic valley in Honduras’ western extreme is the country’s most famous Maya site, the Ruins of Copán. Archaeologists have been excavating this site’s huge temples since the 1830s to uncover the mysteries of a buried Maya dynasty.

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September 6, 2013 by
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Tybee Island: Laid-Back Beach Style in Georgia

Tybee Lighthouse

Just 20 minutes from the heavy antebellum charm of Savannah, the landscape begins to change. The horizon spreads open to reveal Georgia’s low country: a coastal waterway lined with marshes, sinking landscapes and a slow, lazy river.

Off the side of the road, you may see alligators lurking in the water, or cranes standing still in marsh grass. You’ll feel the slow pull of the tide as you drive further down Hwy. 80, away from the mainland and closer to the coast.

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September 6, 2013 by
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Visiting the Acropolis of Athens on a VIP Tour

The Erechtheion at the top of the Acropolis

After five months of traveling in Europe and filling up on relics from the Middle Ages, I was excited to finally make it to Athens, where the medieval churches and castles of Western Europe, typically considered ‘old’ by most, are nothing but fresh-faced preteens by Greek standards. To see Athens’ famous Acropolis, I took the Viator Exclusive: Acropolis of Athens, New Acropolis Museum and Greek Dinner tour, the perfect choice for an evening of 5th century BC history in the place where democracy was born.

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September 5, 2013 by
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St. Augustine, Florida’s Founding City

St Augustine

Steeped in history that spans nearly 450 years, St. Augustine is a city that celebrates its heritage while looking forward to the future. The history of Florida’s Founding City is evident at almost every turn: the brick-lined streets and verdant open spaces invite visitors to slow down and experience the almost palpable air of age, while the coquina walls of its forts and city gates seem almost constructed of a time gone by.

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September 5, 2013 by
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Meet Galina Tulchinsky, a Private Guide in Los Angeles

Meet Galina!

For more than 14 years Galina Tulchinsky has been introducing her clients to the classic highlights of Los Angeles, as well as helping them to discover its hidden gems. Friendly and enthusiastic about her job, Galina specializes in private, group and shopping tours that stretch from LA to Santa Barbara and Las Vegas.

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September 3, 2013 by
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Remembering 9/11: Events, Tributes and Performances

National 9/11 Memorial

This Sunday, September 11, 2011, marks the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, in which nearly 3,000 people were killed. To commemorate this event, cultural centers throughout New York City are hosting exhibitions, concerts, and a variety of other events. Churches, gardens and museums will welcome visitors to pay their respects to those who lost their lives on September 11. The day also marks the opening of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, located on the World Trade Center site. Although events are many, here are our picks of the best ways to remember 9/11.

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September 2, 2013 by
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