Visiting Rio de Janiero was on my bucket since before I’d even filled out my first passport application. At the very top of the list? A visit to the famous Christ the Redeemer Statue – an imposing concrete and soapstone statue that soars over 100 feet into the air and whose arm span seems to […]
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Ever dreamt of touring the Vatican without the crowds, stepping beyond the velvet ropes into secret rooms at Versailles, or enjoying the raucous revelry of Mardi Gras from a private balcony in New Orleans? On Viator’s VIP tours, you can.
I arrived bleary-eyed at the Empire State Building and joined a small group of international visitors for the tour. Our guide Kiernan explained the reason for the early start: we were about to enter the landmark building before it opened to the public, which meant we’d have the observation deck completely to ourselves. En route […]
Of course, the popularity of Versailles means that it can be quite crowded, especially during peak seasons, which is why it absolutely pays to go on a private tour. And that goes double if you’ve already been to Versailles and were frustrated by being kept out of certain wings and rooms. With the new Viator […]
For the tour’s grand finale, we were once again led past the velvet ropes, just as the crowds were being shooed out, for an extraordinary private viewing of the Sistine Chapel, empty of all other visitors besides our small group!