Full summer has arrived here in the Northern Hemisphere, so let the revelry begin with our featured July tours. Celebrate the Fourth of July in New York, Bastille Day in Paris or the Reinheitsgebot in Germany; it’s all happening.
What’s Happening This Month
Amsterdam’s newest attraction is the A’DAM Tower, which offers a spectacular 360-degree view over the city. Take in the panorama at its most beautiful during a sunset visit — and enjoy a cocktail while you’re at it.
It’s time to visit the Great Barrier Reef! Check it off your bucket list with one of these tours.
The Gold Coast has an abundance of theme parks, a great family-friendly activity. Book your ticket in advance so you don’t miss out during school holidays (which happens in July for Australian kids).
It’s honeymoon season, and a perfect time to visit French Polynesia. A day of fun in the sun might include a jet ski or 4WD tour. And for some romance come evening, why not a classic sunset dinner cruise?
Explore Budapest in unique fashion with a caving tour; you’ll crawl, climb and scramble in a multi-level cave system beneath Budapest’s residential area, led by your expert guide.
The Caribbean is on sale. Whether you’re dreaming of Aruba, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica or the Caymans, we have tours to help make your vacation more memorable, from snorkeling to sailing to ziplining adventures.
If you’ll be in Jamaica in mid-July, enjoy the annual Reggae Sumfest, a weeklong festival filled with music and parties galore.
And if you’re in Trinidad and Tobago, don’t miss the annual turtle egg-laying and hatching on Matura Beach; the season runs until August.
Multi-day tours from Christchurch are on sale! Tour the dramatic South Island and take in all the highlights, or opt to make your way around both the North and South islands.
Swap city sights for waterfalls, rapids and rock climbing. Explore Croatia with any number of outdoor adventures this summer.
Take a day cruise to South Sea Island, and enjoy water activities like snorkeling, stand up paddleboarding and kayaking. Throughout the day you’ll also enjoy unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks. Alternatively, set off on a sunset dinner cruise, and enjoy Fijian live entertainment along with seafood, salad and other delicious delights.
This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Reinheitsgebot, or the German Beer Purity Law — celebrating 500 years since Germany ushered into law regulations ensuring the purity of the country’s beer by restricting allowable ingredients. What better time to travel to the country and imbibe some of its famous beverage? Prost!
Italy in the summer is hot! Beat the heat by getting out near the water, taking a night tour or, of course, partaking in — and maybe even making — gelato.
Jubilee Year, or the Holy Year of Mercy, began in early December 2015 and runs through 2016, as declared by Pope Francis. During the Jubilee, which traditionally occurred every 25 to 50 years, the faithful could be forgiven of all their sins by completing a series of tasks as determined by the pope. Visiting Rome during a Jubilee Year makes for a celebratory occasion, with a host of special events and happenings as pilgrims from all over the world make their way to the city — so it’s a good idea to book tours and accommodations in advance.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
One of the best ways to get to know a culture is by tasting the local food. Embark on a KL hawker center and street food tour, and try a variety of Malaysian delicacies while experiencing the city’s lively food culture.
Buckingham Palace is an icon of the world, so what are you waiting for? Summer’s a lovely time to be in London, and the Changing of the Guard ceremony is fascinating as ever.
New York, New York
Go big for the Fourth of July and celebrate in style in New York City. Watch the fireworks from the water aboard a cruise, or take the displays in from great heights, whether the iconic Empire State Building or One World Observatory.
Bastille Day is on July 14th, and what better place to celebrate than Paris? Soak in the festive atmosphere and take in the fireworks displays with a special Seine dinner cruise.
Prague, Czech Republic
Explore Prague by night on walking tour, which takes you through the atmospheric Old Town, then hop aboard a boat to see the city sparkle by night from the Vltava River.
Nothing says summer like sailing in Santorini. From day trips to sunset cruises to multi-day adventures on the water, you’ll find your perfect option for soaking up the sun and sea breeze off the island.
St Petersburg, Russia
If you’re taking a cruise this summer and looking for an adventure once docked in St Petersburg, you have a wealth opportunities, from day trips to multi-day tours that let you take in the highlights of the city in the time you’ve got to spare.
Set out on a three-hour Singapore hawker center food tour, and you’re in for a treat. You’ll learn about Singapore’s culinary history as well as explore the neighborhoods of Chinatown, Geylang and Little India.
Get the VIP Experience in Spain with a host of new Viator VIP and Exclusive tours, affording everything from early access to attractions such as La Sagrada Familia, Montserrat and the Prado to exclusive Game of Thrones tours.
Celebrate the National Park Service on its 100th anniversary by visiting some of the fruits of its labor. From Yosemite to the Grand Canyon to the Everglades and beyond, the NPS preserves some of America the Beautiful’s most unique landscapes.
— Viator Travel Team