The World’s Top 25 Attractions

We’ve combined input from traveler reviews and photos, data from the millions of travelers who visit Viator.com each year, plus data on which attractions around the world generated the most bookings, in order to crown the World’s Top 25 Attractions!

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December 3, 2015 by
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The 2016 Viator Travel Awards

Welcome to the 2015 Viator Travel Awards, our annual rundown where we – along with our readers, travelers, and fans – select the top things to do and see in each of the major regions we serve, the top things to do in our most popular tour categories, and more.

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December 3, 2015 by
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How To Prepare and Use Your Cell Phone Abroad

The last thing you want to come home to after an international trip is an unexpected cell phone bill. But making sure your cell phone will work is often low down on your pre-trip checklist, and it can be pretty confusing, too.

Of course, it’s important to have a working phone for safety reasons as well as social and practical considerations. So, before you get stuck trying to unlock your phone on the go or get left with hefty data roaming fees, brush up on these four common ways to go about prepping your phone for international travel.

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December 1, 2015 by
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Where to Go in December: 20 Places to Travel Now

Xunantunich

With the holiday season under way and Christmas and New Year just around the corner, December is the perfect time to dust off your passport and celebrate in style. Whether sipping mulled wine at Europe’s legendary Christmas markets, seeing in the New Year on the beaches of Rio or escaping the snow in the tropics, here are some ideas for where to go in December.

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December 1, 2015 by
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How to Pick a Safari in Tanzania

Setting off on a safari in the Serengeti

Tanzania is one of the best safari destinations, with world-famous parks like Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, where you can find the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and the nearly extinct rhinoceros) in their natural habitat.

Defining the right safari for you is the key to enjoying your trip. Different formulas are available depending on what you’re looking for and, of course, your comfort level and budget.

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November 30, 2015 by
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Where to Spend Christmas in Italy

Visiting Italy during the Christmas season offers two bonuses – you’ll avoid the high summer season tourist crowds plus get to see the country decked out in all its holiday finery.

December 25th isn’t the biggest holiday of the winter season in Italy (that would be Epiphany, in early January), but it’s still a great time to go – and you’ll find a festive atmosphere in every corner of the country. There are a few areas, however, that take the holidays to another level.

Here are a few suggestions for where to spend Christmas in Italy.

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November 24, 2015 by
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Safety in Paris: What Travelers Need to Know Right Now

Paris, France

We are shocked and saddened by the recent tragic events in Paris. Our team members are on the ground in Paris, actively working with our local partners to assess the situation and provide our support in this difficult time.

We also want to keep you informed of what is happening for your own travel purposes. Read on for the latest news and security updates.

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November 16, 2015 by
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A Moment with the Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda

A mountain gorilla in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda

If your bucket list includes observing gorillas in the wild, Rwanda should be your destination of choice. Its mountain gorillas — the world’s most endangered apes — live in the Virunga Mountains across Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda.

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November 11, 2015 by
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A Four-Season Guide to Niagara Falls

Horseshoe Falls, Niagara Falls, by night, in winter during the Winter Festival of Lights by elPadawan (CC BY-SA 2.0)

What’s the best thing about Niagara Falls, which attract more than 10 million visitors a year? With its quirky mix of stunning natural beauty, historic and cultural sites, and honky-tonk tourist attractions, Niagara is a destination you can visit at any time of year. Here’s a four-season guide to the best of the Niagara region.

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November 9, 2015 by
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Festivals Taking Place Around the World in November

Pushkar Camel Fair

Visiting a new place during a festival can be a great way to get an inside look at traditional food, music and art, and to learn more about the local culture. Here are some of the festivals taking place around the world in November.

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November 2, 2015 by
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