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Bohol Firefly Tour in the Philippines

Sunday, March 4th, 2012
Enjoy firefly-watching in Bohol, Philippines

Enjoy firefly-watching from Bohol, Philippines

This evening small group tour begins with a gourmet organic dinner at the Bee Farm Restaurant on Panglao Island.

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After dinner, proceed to the Loboc River, either in Loay town or at the Loboc jetty, to board a pumpboat that will take you downriver at a slow, leisurely pace.

Along the riverbanks, trees are festooned with the myriad lights of fireflies, some covering the entire foliage of the trees.

This natural phenomenon has long been a local sight but organized tours did not come about until 2005 when it was recognized as a unique, wondrous spectacle, especially for city dwellers.

During the migration season, you can even catch a glimpse of birds sleeping among the branches of the mangrove trees that line the river. Truly an awesome experience as only Mother Nature can present!

Bee Farm Restaurant on Panglao Island

Welcome to the lovely Bee Farm Restaurant on Panglao Island

Bee Farm Restaurant on Panglao Island

Enjoy a gourmet organic dinner before your riverboat ride

Visit Philippines Tours today to book your reservations.  If you have questions, or need additional assistance, please do not hesitate to email or call us toll-free at 888-599-1639. Our friendly staff of agents will be glad to assist you in any way possible.

Fall in Love with Niagara Sightseeing Tours

Thursday, October 6th, 2011
Enjoy fall foliage & fantastic views of Niagara

Enjoy fall foliage & fantastic views of Niagara

Nothing spells a Roaring Good Time like a visit to Niagara Falls. Now is the perfect time of year to see spectacular views of vibrant fall colors and one of the greatest Natural Wonders of the World. Explore the great outdoors, enjoy fun-filled fall festivals, and be sure to visit Old Fort Niagara to discover its haunted history!

Traffic has become increasingly insane at Niagara Falls over the years. Driving through stop-and-go traffic to then find no parking spaces can leave you stressed out and definitely not enjoying your visit. Do yourself a favor and take a stress-free tour from NYC or Toronto! My favorite is our Niagara Falls Wine Tasting & Waterfall Day Tour from Toronto. You will stop along the way to the Falls for a special visit to an award winning winery where you can enjoy a free sample of Ice Wine, a sweet treat made from local frozen grapes. You will then continue on to the charming village of Niagara-on-the-Lake and then on to the falls.

I would also highly recommend our Niagara Falls All American Illumination Tour. In addition to the spectacular and colorful night time Illumination of the Falls, this tour also includes a thrilling ride aboard the world famous Maid of the Mist Boat, Viewing the Falls atop the American Observation Tower, the adventurous Cave of the Winds Trip to the base of the Bridal Veil Falls, Attraction Fees, Parking Fees, Road Tolls, Pick-up & Drop-off Service, and much more.

On the popular Cave of the Winds tour, you will find that vanity is not an option next to that magnitude of Mother Nature’s incredible power. At Bridal Veil Falls, approaching the “Hurricane Deck,” be sure to take off your hat and hold on tight to it, or it will no doubt be doomed to a watery grave. The Hurricane Deck is so named because tropical storm conditions are present when you are that close to the Falls. It’s wet, it’s windy, it’s cold, it’s scary, and yes – you will get soaked to the bone. And you will absolutely LOVE IT. ;)

Hurry if you want to take a boat tour! After October 24th, the Falls will close as the water begins to freeze during winter. Check out Niagara Falls Tours for all of the best things to do in Niagara Falls from both New York and Canada!

Rome for the Holidays & New Year’s in Venice

Friday, December 17th, 2010

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Spending the winter holidays in Italy is an experience you will never forget! While Italy does not boast all of the flashing multi-colored lights, the plastic Santa Claus & reindeer displays, and commercialization of the United States, you will treasure many other fond memories in Italy that cannot be duplicated anywhere else.

Rome Illuminated at Night

View Rome Illuminated at Night

In Rome’s famous Baroque square, visit the Piazza Navona Christmas Market where you will find stands selling all kinds of Christmas sweets, toys, nativity figures, decorations, and gifts. Kids can enjoy the merry-go-round and the chance to meet Father Christmas. Be sure to see the famous Christmas nativities of the Santa Maria Maggiore museum and the Church of Saints Cosma and Damiano. Get your picture next to the enormous Christmas trees of Saint Peter’s Square, Piazza Venezia, and next to the Colosseum. Rome’s main streets are decorated with lights and often have entertainment by traveling musicians and vendors selling delicious roasted chestnuts. Enjoy an outdoor ice skating rink that is set up near Castel Sant’Angelo. And on Christmas Eve, share in a special Midnight Mass with the Pope in Saint Peter’s Square! When in Rome, be sure to take the fantastic Rome Illuminated Evening Bus Tour to enjoy the magical atmosphere created by the romantic holiday lighting.

Enjoy a Gondola Ride in Venice

Enjoy a Gondola Ride in Venice

Then ring in the New Year with the charming bells of Venice! The architecture of the waterways and the open spaces promote a sensational experience as the sounds of the beautiful bells resonate on New Year’s Eve. The bells are sure to bring a smile to your face and send shivers through your spine as they ring out to announce the masses and the start of the New Year. Many restaurants in Venice have feasts on New Year’s Eve that continue through midnight. Saint Mark’s Square hosts a huge celebration with music, a giant fireworks display, bellini brindisi (toast), and lots of group kissing at midnight. On New Year’s Day, many bathers take a chilling dip in the waters of Venice’s Lido Beach! I would recommend the Grand Private Tour of Venice Italy to experience Venice off the beaten track to discover the Venetians. Navigate along the Grand Canal on a private boat with your guide. You will also visit a genuine Murano glass factory and visit St. Mark’s Square and the Basilica, entering without having to stand in the long tourist lines.

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Catalina Glass Bottom Boat Tours are Tops

Monday, June 1st, 2009

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When visiting California, there are so many amazing and beautiful places to see, so it should be no surprise how fantastic your experience will be when you decide to embark on a sightseeing adventure in Catalina.When looking through the tour options, one tour that stands out from the rest is the Glass Bottom Boat Tour.If you are traveling with a few children, it is a nice and entertaining way to show them the island.

Your tour begins at Green Pleasure Pier where you board the Sea View boat.  You will immediately be able to see how crystal clear and sparkling the waters are.This makes it so easy to see all the fish swimming under you, and there are even food drop tubes where you can feed the fish.Of course, this will probably be the children’s favorite part hands-down!

The tour lasts about 45 minutes and is a great choice for curious kids, since they are kept entertained the whole time by all of the beautiful wildlife they are seeing.The adults are not left out, however, since it is a great opportunity to take pictures.  You may even want to make postcards out of some of them when you return from your trip.

Of all the things to do in the area, this tour is a must especially for nature buffs.They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and this tour is worth one thousand and one!  Check out tour details at www.CatalinaTours.net.

Out on the Water in Molokini

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

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When you need somewhere to go to defrost from a harsh winter, Hawaii is a great option.  Just 2.5 miles off the coast of Maui is a gorgeous area called Molokini.  This moon-shaped area is a partially sunken volcanic crater between Maui and Kahoolawe that has evolved into one of the most beautiful snorkel and dive locations in Maui County.  It is now considered a State Marine Life and Bird Conservation District and is an underwater safe haven for marine life.  In addition to the natural world that exists below the surface, there is a lively tourist population that comes into the area on boats each day from the south coast of Maui.

While you are on the island, take some time out in the water to get closer to the underwater world of varied species on the Molokini Afternoon Deluxe Cruise leaving from Maui.  You will depart on the Pride of Maui catamaran first, where you will get a taste of the attractive scenery and the sparkling waters all around you.  The Pride of Maui is the largest boat in the harbor at 65 feet long.  Before you plunge down into the water, you will enjoy an unobstructed view from the upper deck.

Once you have reached your intended destination, you will suit up with the gear that is provided to you and make your descent into the waters below.  You have the option of renting an underwater camera to capture your experience, and after the trip you can purchase videos as well.  Food will be provided hot off the grill, and you can also buy alcoholic beverages on board.

To take in the sights at night, take the Molokini Sunset Cruise, also departing from Maui.  This cruise takes place on the Pride of Maui as well, and provides live acoustic guitar music by Joe Cano and mouthwatering food selections including guava glazed baby back ribs that are prepared out in the open, exhibition style.  Fresh seasonal fruits, rich desserts, and a premium open bar stocked with regional wines, imported beers, and mixed and blended drinks round out the menu.  As you cruise around, Joe will play anything you want to hear, from jazz to rock and flamenco.  This is truly an enjoyable evening not to be missed.

Whether you stay in Molokini or explore the other islands, the important thing is that you decide to make the trip.  It is an experience that is well worth the time and money it takes to get there and there are activities to keep you busy from sun up to sundown.

Check out www.molokinitours.com for more information and to book your next tour.

Endless Opportunities in Shytown

Monday, December 1st, 2008

Chicago is a city with unlimited options, so why should your sightseeing experience be any different?  If you are open to the possibilities, there is a wide array of tours and cruises that will show you exactly what Chicago is all about.  Hop On & Hop Off Trolley Tours are a favorite among travelers, as this affords the opportunity to see only the sights that are of particular interest to you and skip those that don’t spark as much enthusiasm.

Another popular way to see the city is via one of the amazing architecture tours.  With guided commentary given by talented professionals in the architecture industry, you will be informed and entertained throughout the duration of your trip.  Elegant dinner cruises along Lake Michigan give you additional opportunities to marvel at the great skyscrapers and enjoy a romantic night under the stars.

Tours of the Chicago skyline by boat offer an up close and personal view of some of Chicago’s finest lakefront sights in a comprehensive 30 minute format and many of these cruises run year-round so you can plan early for the spring and summer months or hop on board much sooner.  Famous points of interest include the Sears Tower, Shedd Aquarium, and Field Museum of Natural History.

With all that there is to see in Chicago, it is easy to see that it is a trip worth making at any time of year, so you don’t need to wait until the summer to take a walking tour to see the historic skyscrapers or scour the city for a bargain on a shopping tour.

If you are in Chicago at Christmastime, check out the Chicago Holiday Lights Tour and see how beautiful the ‘Windy City’ can look as it is illuminated and decked out with festive holiday decorations.  As part of the trip, you will stop at the German Christkindlmarket, the largest traditional German holiday market outside of Germany itself.

As you plan your next trip, keep an eye on www.chicagotours.us for travel ideas, tours, transportation services, and private charters.

Historic Sights Come Alive in Charleston

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

For water babies and those just looking for a good way to relax after a long day of walking, there is no better way to see Charleston than from the observation deck of a historic harbor boat.  On the Historic Harbor Boat Tour in Charleston, you will see St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, which was painted black during the Revolutionary and Civil Wars to avoid being an easy target and has somehow managed to be spared from destruction against all odds.  Now painted white again, this is quite a sight as it is in excellent shape considering all it has been through.  You will also see some of the stately homes along the Battery that have endured through the worst of times and a host of natural disasters including hurricanes and earthquakes, and of course war. 

The boat tour takes you past forts Moultrie, Johnson, and Sumter, which have all played a pivotal role in American history, and you will also pass Patriot’s Point, the home of Yorktown.  Throughout the ride you will likely see some beautiful displays of nature, as a dolphin feeds on the water’s surface or a bird swoops down over the water to catch a fish.  This is an excellent opportunity to sightsee and watch as nature takes its course.    

On board you will have access to two decks, both providing an exquisite view of Charleston Harbor.  Bars are located on both decks for your convenience, and one deck serves as an observation deck while the other is used for dining.  The boat is a massive 85 feet long, so there is plenty of room on board for up to 300 passengers.  While the tour only lasts 90 minutes, you can feel free to purchase sandwiches and snacks while you are on board if you wish, whatever will make the ride the most comfortable for you. 

See the ‘Pearl of the Danube’

Friday, September 19th, 2008

Budapest is the capital city of Hungary and home to over 1.5 million people.It is Hungary’s principal transportation, political, industrial, commercial, and cultural center.Budapest is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and brings in over 20 million visitors every year.It is no wonder, then, that there are so many ways to see the area.You can tour Budapest by bus, boat, cruise, on foot, and by Segway.There are a variety of other things to do in and around Budapest so there is something to meet everyone’s needs and interests.

One of the most popular – and most delicious – tours in Budapest is the Budapest Gourmet Tour in Hungary.You will learn how to make traditional Hungarian dishes and will dine on goulash soup and pancakes before taking a tour of Central Market Hall -an indoor market specializing in fresh fruit, vegetables, cheese, and meat.For a tasty treat, take this tour, offered at 10:00 am Monday through Saturday.

To see gorgeous Budapest at night, take the Budapest by Night Tour in Hungary – with Dinner.On this tour you will stop at Heroes’ Square, Basilica, Parliament, Downtown, Elisabeth Bridge, and Gellért Hill.There are several opportunities for photos, specifically at Gellért Hill and Heroes’ Square.For dinner, you will travel to the Buda Castle District and dine in an Old World restaurant and listen to gipsy music.

For a peek into Budapest’s night life scene, take the Pub Crawl Walking Tour in Budapest Hungary.For three and a half hours you will hit three or more pubs for a chance to experience party time in Hungary.You will start the night with a shot of palinka and then do a ‘power hour’ with unlimited beer or wine before making your way to several area venues for shots and beer.The places you will visit are frequented by locals so you will get a feel for life outside the tourist circle.

More generalized tours of the area are also on offer, including the Budapest City Tour with Cabriolet Bus in Hungary.The bus takes you to Elisabeth Square, Opera House, Millennium Memorial, and Downtown, making many photo stops along the way.You will also pass by Margaret Bridge and Parliament.The views from Gellért Hill are amazing, as is the informative commentary you receive through your headphones.

For an incredible time in Budapest where you will not only have fun but learn a great deal, take one of these tours or check out what else is on offer at www.budapesttours.net.


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