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The Best Less Popular Cities in Europe to Visit

Valencia

When people plan trips, they tend to opt for the big, well-known cities … the Parises, Madrids, and Venices of the world. But, while these places are packed with history, intrigue and beauty, there are other less popular cities offering beautiful and unique experiences, often a stone’s throw away. For your next trip, keep the […]

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February 22, 2012 by | 5 Comments

Top 10 Wine Destinations Around the World

Yarra Valley tour

Wine is a beautiful thing. It’s a perfect complement to a meal, and pleasant way to unwind after a day of sightseeing. Imagine lingering over a glass while looking at the sun dip below rolling hills of vineyards. Now imagine doing it every day for a week or longer. Wine regions like Bordeaux and Burgundy […]

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February 15, 2012 by | 10 Comments

Riding overnight trains in Europe

Europe train schedule

There’s not too much glamour in travel these days. Crowded waiting rooms, endless queues, lost luggage, missed flights – it’s no wonder you hear the word ‘cattle’ on your fellow travellers’ lips. There’s one way to glimpse something of travel’s former glory, and that’s by taking an overnight European train journey in a self-contained sleeper. […]

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February 2, 2012 by | Comments Off on Riding overnight trains in Europe

Top 12 Festivals around the World

Masked participants at the Carnevale celebrations in Venice

Need some help with your travel itinerary? Why not take inspiration from the world’s rich smorgasbord of festivals, and plan your next vacation around the dates and locations of some of the planet’s most exciting events. To get you started, here’s our top 12 far-flung festivities, one for every month of the year…

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November 3, 2011 by | 1 Comment

Viator’s European Shore Excursions: A Big Hit!

NaplesShoreX-Positano

Back in February I wrote about Viator’s new focus on shore excursions for cruise passengers, pointing out the numerous good reasons to look further than your cruise line’s own offerings. Since then we’ve added a range of new excursions around popular European ports that are already proving to be big hits.

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July 28, 2011 by | Comments Off on Viator’s European Shore Excursions: A Big Hit!

Barcelona: What to See?

Barceloneta Beach

If Barcelona does have a flaw, then it is possibly that there are too many sights. This can present a challenge for the first-time visitor. Where to start? For the culture vulture, there’s Picasso’s art or the medieval buildings in the Barri Gotic. Like sport? Try the Camp Nou. And you can’t miss Antonio Gaudi, […]

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July 5, 2011 by | Comments Off on Barcelona: What to See?

Viator Local Experts: Meet Anthony Jacobson in Barcelona

Viator is proud to introduce some of our new local experts. This network of licensed tour guides covers most every destination you can imagine, so check ’em out the next time you’re looking for a private tour – or simply looking to explore a destination from a local’s perspective. In this ninth installment we meet […]

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December 21, 2010 by | Comments Off on Viator Local Experts: Meet Anthony Jacobson in Barcelona

Cava 101: A Guide to Drinking in Barcelona

Eating and drinking aren’t just enjoyable things to do when you travel – food and wine reveal so much about a culture and its people. Well, that’s our excuse for doing so much of both on Grantourismo, a contemporary grand tour we’re doing of the world this year. (Read more about Grantourismo here.) Learning was […]

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April 20, 2010 by | 2 Comments

Barcelona Tapas

Barcelona means tapas. Well, it also means Gaudi, and Picasso and a whole lot more, but when evening comes and you’re starting to feel just a little peckish, tapas is the answer. In Barcelona you are surrounded by tapas bars, and it can be a little daunting knowing how the whole process works, what the […]

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February 20, 2009 by | Comments Off on Barcelona Tapas

Rod’s Top 5 Travel Destinations in 2008

Editor’s note: We asked Viator’s founder, Rod Cuthbert, to make a list of his top 5 travel destinations for 2008. Favorite, that is, when he’s not surfing and people-watching on his local beach, Sydney’s Bondi Beach. Sometimes Rod, you do make us a little jealous. Gordon River, Tasmania 1. Tasmania, Australia And not just because […]

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December 14, 2007 by | 3 Comments