Travel with Viator: What’s Happening in August

August 2, 2014 by

List Mania: Viator's Top Picks, Things to Do, Travel News & Alerts

Summer’s winding down, so make sure to get in that relaxing vacation while you can. Plus, like our Facebook page and you might be eligible for a great deal. Read more for some great ones coming up in August.

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What’s happening this month

Beijing, China

Make your trip to Beijing truly special with a privately guided tour, customized to your needs. Some highlights include the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, visiting the Hutongs by pedicab, seeing the exquisite Lama Temple.

Budapest, Hungary

St. Stephen’s Day on August 20 is perhaps Hungary’s best-loved public holiday and this three-hour cruise along the Danube River lets you celebrate in true Hungarian style.

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Get on board with soccer fever and revel in the excitement of a live ‘fútbol’ (soccer) match in Buenos Aires! Depending on which game you go to, visit El Monumental Stadium or La Bombonera Stadium and roar along with the fans.

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Cairns, Australia

Cruise to Green Island from Cairns and find a tropical paradise on the Great Barrier Reef. You’ll spend either four or five hours at Green Island, with plenty of time to snorkel or scuba dive, tour the reef on a glass-bottom boat or view coral from a semi-submersible submarine.

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Scuba in Cairns

Calgary, Canada

Fourth of July weekend also marks the start of The Calgary Stampede, a 10-day rodeo, exhibition and festival that has taken place every summer for the past 100 years, so make sure to check it out.

Cambodia

For those of you heading to the wonderful Cambodia, make sure to check out our list of great deals happening this month.

Cancun, Mexico

It’s that time of the year again – go for a snorkel with Mexico’s gentle giants: whale sharks! Cruising the Gulf of Mexico with an expert guide, you’ll snorkel with the biggest fish and maybe spot dolphins, manta rays and turtles on this small group snorkeling adventure off the Yucatan coast.

Cannes, France

Enjoy an evening fireworks display over the French Riviera on this two-hour private cruise from Cannes. Ride a Sunseeker Superhawk 34 luxury yacht along the beautiful coastline, gazing across the Bay of Cannes toward Cap d’Antibes with a glass of Champagne in hand.

Chile

Make sure to take advantage of the weather while you can and check out our awesome ski and snow opportunities in Chile.

Cusco, Peru

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Machu Picchu

The Inca Trail, known as one of the most sacred pilgrimages around the world, consists of a four-day trek through the Urubamba Valley towards the citadel of Machu Picchu. This spiritual journey will help you understand the culture of the Incas and the archaeological legacy they left behind. Hurry and book now! The only way to hike the Inca Trail is to secure a permit from the government and as of now there aren’t any available until November.

Edinburgh, Scotland

The most patriotic event on the Scottish calendar, the Edinburgh Military Tattoo Festival is held alongside the Edinburgh International Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the International Book Festival, presenting a 90-minute spectacular each night throughout the summer festival season.

Hong Kong

Experience Hong Kong and neighboring Lantau Island with this one-day travel pass and tour combo — it’s a Viator Exclusive package that can’t be booked anywhere else! Take advantage of round-trip Airport Express tickets and a one-day MTR (Mass Transit Railway) pass to use at your leisure.

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Istanbul, Turkey

Behold the spectacular rock formations and cave churches of Turkey’s Cappadocia region on this full-day sightseeing trip from Istanbul, including round-trip transfers, flights and lunch! Plus, book before December 31 and save 10 percent.

Krakow, Poland

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Underground church in the Salt Mine.

Book before August 31 and save 25 percent off the local supplier’s price! Venture below ground for a fascinating look at the historic Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of Poland’s most unique attractions and a UNESCO World Heritage site. See centuries-old traces of mining activity on a walk through the mine’s underground chambers, carved out of rock salt. Marvel at chandeliers and salt statues, see an underground lake and explore exhibits on the history and legends of salt mining.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 

Explore the charm of Kuala Lumpur with a skyline that blends the old world with the new on a City Highlights Morning Tour or discover Malaysia’s multi-racial and multi-religion influences on this half-day tour to the Batu Caves from Kuala Lumpur. Book by Sept. 30 on either tour and save 15 percent.

Las Vegas, Nevada

Make sure to experience all the glamour Vegas has to offer by catching one of the renowned Cirque du Soleil shows. Travel by August 31, 2014, and the price displayed includes a discount of up to 21% percent for Category B and C seating for both The Beatles LOVE and . If that’s not your style, take a tour of the mighty Hoover Dam, where you’ll explore the inside of the dam, walk through a 250-foot-long tunnel and view the 650-foot-long Nevada wing of the power plant. Travel by December 31, and the price includes a 5 percent discount.

Lima, Peru

Check out one of our new tours and get a taste of Lima’s bohemian neighborhood, the Barranco district, on this evening culinary walking tour with a local guide.

London, England

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The guards at Buckingham Palace.

Enjoy three quintessential British experiences on a 4.5-hour royal London tour, combining the legendary Changing of the Guard ceremony or visit two of London’s famous royal palaces, Buckingham and Kensington, on this unmissable 4-hour London experience! These are only available for select dates in August and September when Buckingham is open, so make sure to book now!

Melbourne, Australia

Treat yourself to a private helicopter tour to the Yarra Valley for a three-course lunch at De Bortoli Yarra Valley Estate and get a birds-eye view of Melbourne’s landmarks as you fly!

Mexico

Spend a day at one of Mexico City’s most exciting family attractions — Six Flags! This VIP pass includes convenient round-trip transportation from Mexico City hotels and skip-the-line admission to all rides and attractions. If you want to get outdoors, try hiking the dormant Iztaccihuatl volcano and camp overnight on an outdoors adventure with an expert guide — a Viator Exclusive you won’t find anyhwere else!

Monaco

Watch a stunning fireworks display over Monaco from a private yacht on this two-hour evening cruise. Enjoy VIP treatment from your personal skipper as you ride a Portofino 32 luxury yacht around the Bay of Monaco, admiring a nighttime panorama of the glitzy Côte d’Azur coastline with a glass of Champagne in hand.

Nassau, Bahamas

Get a truly unique experience and take an underwater cruise in your own submarine! Perfect for swimmers and non-swimmers alike, you’ll zoom effortlessly around the coral gardens on your SUB (Scenic Underwater Bubble) submarine. Book and save 17 percent compared to other travel sites or try out a Resort Diving Course and save 20 percent compared to other travel sites.

New Orleans, Louisiana 

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Oak Alley Plantation

Delve into the history of Louisiana on this tour of Laura Plantation and Oak Alley Plantation, with an overnight stay in a luxurious private cottage at Oak Alley Plantation or experience the best of the Big Easy’s musical heritage on this jazz walking tour and concert combination, with an optional dinner at one of New Orleans’ most venerable restaurants — it’s a Viator Exclusive you won’t find anywhere else!

New York City

Indulge your sweet tooth with a bonus 20 percent off on the decadent Chocolate Lover’s Walking Tour and a classic Dessert Walking Tour of New York City. If you want something with a bit more pizzazz, grab your friends or that special someone and get ready for three hours of real New York fun! This New York dinner cruise includes a delicious buffet, an amazing DJ and breathtaking views of the New York skyline.

Oahu, Hawaii

Get a great deal and get 15 percent off on a historical and cultural day trip that takes you from Waikiki to several top Oahu attractions including Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona Memorial, the Dole Plantation and the Polynesian Cultural Center.

Panama City, Panama 

It’s the 100th anniversary of the Panama Canal, so make sure you’re part of this historic event and check out all of our great things to do.

Paris, France

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An astounding castle in Loire Valley.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of WWI, so if you’re a history buff make sure to visit the WWI battlefields from Paris. If you’re looking for something a little less serious, try a Loire Valley Castles Day Trip from Paris or a tour that will take you to the heart of the Champagne country to discover the history and secrets of “The King of Wines,” and if you book either by Aug. 31, you’ll save 10 percent.

San Francisco, California

Take a VIP walking tour of the San Francisco Giants’ baseball stadium, AT&T Park, with a former player as your guide! Go behind the scenes to see the home dugout and press box, and admire views of San Francisco Bay while hearing tales of baseball legends such as Willie Mays and Willie McCovey. Book by Aug. 24 and you’ll save up to 36 percent off the local admission!

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Finish off the summer in style. If you’re interested in learning more about high-end rum than what you might discover on a typical Bacardi tour, don’t miss this intimate rum tasting at a luxury cocktail lounge in Old San Juan!

Seattle, Washington

Don’t miss the picture-perfect views from the top of Seattle’s iconic landmark – the Space Needle! With this admission ticket, you’ll gain access to the Space Needle’s 520-foot (160-meter) Observation Deck, where the views of Seattle and its surrounding mountains are unparalleled. Plus save 23 percent by booking at select times. If  you’re more of a nature person why not visit the natural wonder that is Mount St. Helens Volcano or check out the gorgeous Olympic National Park – you’ll save 10 percent on both if you book before Aug. 31.

St. Thomas Shore Excursion

When you’re in port in St. Thomas, enjoy its beautiful vistas, duty-free shopping and pristine beaches on this sightseeing shore excursion. Hop on a music-filled taxi safari and let your energetic tour guide show you the best of St. Thomas. If you want to be a bit more active, If you’re arriving via cruise ship want to explore the waters of St. Thomas but you’re not a certified diver, you must try out the snuba adventure shore excursion at Coral World Ocean Park! Discover the tropical marine life and spectacular coral reef on this underwater tour which combines snorkeling with scuba diving.

Sydney, Australia

It’s whale-watching season, so make sure to check out our Sydney Dolphin and Whale-watching tours!

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Make sure to get out on the beautiful Sydney Harbour

Tokyo

Visit Japan’s iconic Mount Fuji, cruise Lake Ashi and ride the aerial cableway at Mount Komagatake on this popular day trip from Tokyo. You’ll enjoy lunch on Mt. Fuji and have sweeping views of celebrated Hakone National Park from Mt. Komagatake.

Versailles

Located just over 10 miles outside of Paris, the royal chateau in Ile-de-France is a hub for history, architecture, culture and style. It’s summer — and whether it’s wandering the gardens, enjoying music on the grounds or catching fireworks as the sun sets, there are plenty of ways to experience the glory of the season at the Palace of Versailles.

Zurich

Sure to be a highlight of your Switzerland vacation, this day trip from Zurich takes you into the Swiss Alps. Discover Jungfraujoch, one of the highest points in Europe, travel by coach with a multilingual guide through the Bernese Oberland region, and enjoy a stop in the famous town of Interlaken along the way. Book and travel by July 31, 2014 and get a free two-hour Zurich Highlights Tour (daily, 10:15 a.m. departure only).

Plus, be sure to get inspired for your next vacation and check out some of our new destinations like La Paz in Bolivia

– Viator  Travel Team

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15 Responses to “Travel with Viator: What’s Happening in August”

  1. Pam Says:

    Do you have any tours or excursions in Santa Barbara, CA.

  2. Laura Says:

    Yes, we have a few Santa Barbara tours on offer now with more coming in the future: http://www.viator.com/California-attractions/Santa-Barbara-tours-tickets/d272-a8261

  3. Rhonda Says:

    Do you have any discount tickets for Cooking Class or Seine River Cruise in Paris France?

  4. Laura Says:

    Hi Rhonda, Check out our Paris Things to Do Facebook page before April 26, 2013 to get a 5% off Paris tours promo code: https://www.facebook.com/viator.paris/app_364041783617057. This code will give you a discount on both of those tours. Hope that helps!

  5. Fred Paoli Says:

    We may be arriving on an earlier flight. Going to lima airport now.

  6. Barbara Says:

    Do you have any one day tours of Mexico City for January 30th.

  7. Angela Hodgkins Says:

    I want to book up 3 tours in Athens, Delphi Day Trip from Athens, Acropolis Walking Tour & Hydra, Poros and Egina Day Cruise from Athens. Is there any discounts or vouchers available for these trips. I missed the 10 % offer for 31 Dec 2013. We are a party of 3 ppl.

  8. Laura Says:

    Hi Barbara, We have lots of tours in and around Mexico City! Here’s a list: http://www.viator.com/Mexico-City/d628-ttd This is a standard city sightseeing tour and is available January 30: http://www.viator.com/tours/Mexico-City/Mexico-City-Sightseeing-Tour/d628-2895MEX2 Let us know if you have any other questions!

  9. Sara Says:

    Do you have any trip to Athens and Santorini? let me know and when.

  10. Dr. Amrit Sa Says:

    I am an international tour guide. I wish to travel around the globe.I was fully enjoyed while I was travelling in San Francisco, Marina District, Cupra way, California, USA. With kind regards. Professor Dr. Amrit Sapkota

  11. ian dewar Says:

    Can you diffenitley guarantee tickets for a papal mass on wednesdays in the vatican, regardless

  12. Maria Says:

    Hi guys One day trip from NY to Niagara Falls what do you have?

  13. Mark Says:

    Do you have any promo codes for Disney Tickets in Orlando?

  14. Laura Says:

    Hi Maria, We have several tours from NY to Niagara Falls. You can find out more and browse the options on our site: http://www.viator.com/New-York-City-tourism/Niagara-Falls-from-New-York/d687-t1302

  15. Laura Says:

    Hi Mark, We do not have any promo codes valid for Disney tickets, but several of our ticket options currently have special offers: http://www.viator.com/Orlando-attractions/Walt-Disney-World-tours-tickets/d663-a1128 Hope that helps!

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