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The World’s Top 10 Classical Music Cities

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What makes a great concert hall? The conductor? Acoustics? Its design? All these elements come together in the concert halls of the world’s top 10 classical music cities.

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September 6, 2016 by | Comments Off on The World’s Top 10 Classical Music Cities

Unexpected Destinations for Beer Lovers

Craft beer is taking off in unexpected places around the world.

There are many things that spur people to discover certain destinations: a pristine beach, an iconic landmark … a pint of perfect suds. In some countries, beer is part of the very fabric of the culture. Places like Belgium, Germany and the Czech Republic are well-known destinations for beer lovers. But there are other locations […]

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June 17, 2016 by | Comments Off on Unexpected Destinations for Beer Lovers

Where to Go in May: 20 Great Spots for a Shoulder Season Trip

May's a great time to hit the beach in Rio.

Whether you’ve had enough of the April showers and need a travel respite, or you’re trying to hit the tail end of the shoulder season or just itching to add a new stamp to your passport, May is an excellent month to hit the road. Almost no matter where you’re headed, the month has that […]

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April 29, 2016 by | Comments Off on Where to Go in May: 20 Great Spots for a Shoulder Season Trip

Top 25 Haunted Places Around the World

Dublin has plenty of haunted landmarks.

There are 25 haunted spots featured on this list, and plenty more around the world besides. How do you pick just one each year in which to spend your Halloween? Well, the good news is that these places retain their scary reputations year-round, so even if only one of them makes the cut for October […]

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October 28, 2015 by | 5 Comments

Take Viator With You – Download Our Insider’s Guides

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At Viator, our goal has always been to help travelers find the best things to see and do around the world. Our team of travel insiders handpicks every tour, our mobile apps keep you connected on the go and our blogs bring you tips and advice from real locals. Now you can also download our Insider’s Guides so you can […]

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July 9, 2015 by | Comments Off on Take Viator With You – Download Our Insider’s Guides

Meet Yasushi Watanabe, a Private Guide in Tokyo, Japan

Yasushi Watanabe has been serving as a licensed, freelance guide in Japan for more than six years. A Tokyo native, Yasushi is highly knowledgeable of his beloved city, and his learning, experience and enthusiasm makes his private tours truly one-of-a-kind experiences.

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October 15, 2013 by | Comments Off on Meet Yasushi Watanabe, a Private Guide in Tokyo, Japan

13 Reasons to Be Excited Tokyo is Hosting the 2020 Olympics

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Tokyo will host the summer Olympic Games in 2020, and it’s sure to be one of the most exciting and memorable in modern history. The vast majority of Japan’s population supports hosting the Games, the proposed budget comes in at a (relatively) reasonable $75 million, and the Opening Ceremony will be broadcast in a level […]

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September 27, 2013 by | 1 Comment

Meet Private Tour Guide Mami Sorimachi in Tokyo

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As a Tokyo native who has been working in the tourism industry for many years, Mami Sorimachi is the ideal guide for personalized tours around Tokyo and the surrounding region. Professional yet fun, Mami specializes in walking tours around Tokyo, using public transportation to deliver you to the cities historical highlights — a unique approach […]

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April 2, 2013 by | Comments Off on Meet Private Tour Guide Mami Sorimachi in Tokyo

Aoyama and Roppongi Hills Walking Tour

Wedding ceremony at Nogi Shrine

While I don’t think you can go wrong exploring any of the Tokyo neighborhoods, I opted for a tour because it would give me a chance to take a look at the modern side of the city. The tour lasts about three and a half hours and covers a couple miles on foot. It’s not […]

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December 6, 2012 by | Comments Off on Aoyama and Roppongi Hills Walking Tour

Panoramic Tokyo Day Tour – Meiji Shrine, Asakusa Temple and Tokyo Bay Cruise

Asakusa Kannon Buddhist Temple

The Panoramic Tokyo Day Tour – Meiji Shrine, Asakusa Temple and Tokyo Bay Cruise promised a jam-packed day tasting (literally and figuratively) a little bit of everything the city had to offer.

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November 14, 2012 by | Comments Off on Panoramic Tokyo Day Tour – Meiji Shrine, Asakusa Temple and Tokyo Bay Cruise