Posts Tagged ‘city’

When Should You Take a City Tour? (A Quick List)

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

1. If it’s somewhere you’ve never been.

Chances are you’ll feel completely lost when you touchdown in a brand new city. Your GPS (or old-fashioned paper map) will help you get around town, but it can be difficult to familiarize yourself with a place if you’re constantly checking to make sure you’re headed in the right direction. Take a city tour to get the lay of the land, and figure out what popular places are further uptown vs. which highlights are on the west side. Sightseeing tours are great for helping new travelers find their bearings – while fawning over those sweet spots you came for. (more…)

Travel in Color

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

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We’re big fans of all things colorful.

Sunlit landscapes, like the one pictured above, add a little dazzle to any environment. For that reason, we’re currently highlighting colorful destinations on our Tumblr page. Hotspots include: Navpactos, Greece; Sakura, Japan; Guanajuato, Mexico and of course, New York City. Every city has it’s own set of vibrant hues to showcase, and the right stroll down the right lane can send you into a visual frenzy. Check out a few of our favorites.

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Transportation Station: Getting from Point A to B in Atlanta

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Atlanta Skyline

Unlike other large metropolitan areas around the country, you’re slightly limited in Atlanta, as far as getting to your destination goes. In New York City, Chicago, and San Francisco, to name a few places, the train or a bus will basically take you anywhere you’d like within the city. They have taxis sitting on almost every corner, waiting to scoop you up and drop you off wherever you fancy. In addition, lots of attractions and other popular spots are within walking distance from your hotel, so you don’t really need a car to get around.

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Tour Across America

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

It is often hard to choose where to spend your vacation, but when you think about all the things you can do in each state and in each city, you really can’t go wrong.  United States Tours offers things for you to do in every state in the country, including Washington D.C.  There’s no way that you can’t have a great vacation with the vast array of activities and attractions that are at your disposal.  United States Tours and its affiliates are the largest tour operators in the world so there is no doubt that this year’s trip will be the best yet. 

One of the most popular packages that United States Tour provides, out of the 5,000+, is the Alcatraz Tour & San Francisco City Tour.  You will get a comprehensive tour, including bus and ferry transportation, of the beautiful city of San Francisco.  This is an excellent tour as you see all the world renowned sites through San Francisco including Fisherman’s Wharf, Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown and Union square as well as the notorious federal prison on Alcatraz Island.

Another wonderful option for a vacation activity that United States Tours offers is the New York Spirit Dinner Cruise.  This is a great way to spend an evening after a full day of sightseeing around New York.  You will eat a delicious dinner aboard a luxurious and chic ship.  Your night will be complete with the entertaining music and Broadway-quality performers.  For a break from the exciting festivities, you can stroll along the decks of the magnificent boat and view the best of New York drift by.

On the Nashville City Tour you will see all the major sights of Music City.  This fantastic tour is known for taking you to the best areas in the marvelous city.  You will ride by the historic downtown Nashville, Fort Nashboro, the Parthenon, Music Row, Studio B and beautiful Vanderbilt University.  The tour makes a stop at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum as well as the Ryman Auditorium – the Mother Church of Country Music.  This is a perfect tour for visitors to Nashville who want to see the greatest parts of the city.

An experience unlike any other is Boston Duck Tour and it all begins as you board your sightseeing vehicle, the “DUCK.”  The “DUCK” is an authentic WWII amphibious, meaning it can drive in land and water, vehicle that has been renovated for your comfort.  As Boston is the birthplace of freedom, it is only fitting that you see sights that reflect this while touring Boston.  The golden-domed State House, built on land owned by John Hancock, is highlighted during the tour.  Other locations that will be sighted are Bunker Hill, Boston Common – the oldest park in the country, and Copley Square.  Just when you think the tour has ended and you have seen all Boston has to offer, “SPLASHDOWN” hits.  The DUCK will splash right into the Charles River giving you the chance you receive an incredible view of Boston and Cambridge skylines.

United States Tours has tours, activities and attraction tickets in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.  By using the services offered you will without a doubt have one of the best vacations of your life.  Reserve your tickets today at United States Tours website, www.unitedstatestours.us. 

Visit a Turning Point in America’s History

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

People know Gettysburg as the turning point of the Civil War.  There are many historical locations in the city that are perfect spots to spend your vacation.  If you are looking for a thrilling trip full of the adventure from the past, then a visit to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania is an excellent choice for you to make.

Gettysburg Tours offers a wide variety of tours and attractions in the area which are guaranteed to make your vacation one of the best you will ever have.  You can be thrilled during one of the ghost tours and guided history tours around the city, or take a trip to Washington DC through Gettysburg Tours.

While visiting the area, you should try out the Gettysburg Guided Tour by Bus.  You will travel through the historic fields watching America’s past come to life right before your eyes.  From the inside of your comfortable and roomy tour coach, you will ride past the spot where the Battle of Gettysburg took place.  Your licensed Gettysburg National Military Park Guide will give you details regarding the battle that determined the fate of the United States during the Civil War.  This is the perfect way to learn about this notorious conflict between the North and the South.  A visit to Gettysburg is not complete without it.

Another great experience you will have in Gettysburg is the Candlelight Ghost Tour.  This guided tour will take you to some of the most haunted spots in the city.  This tour is not for those scared easily as it is extremely chilling! 

The period dressed storytellers will walk you back in time down the dark streets of Gettysburg.  Not only will you hear the legends and tales that go date back to the times of the Civil War, but your guides will tell you firsthand experiences they have had with the spirits that haunt the area.  For an interesting, entertaining and enjoyable evening, this ghost walk is absolutely perfect. 

Gettysburg Tours will help you have the vacation of a lifetime.  Reserve your tour and attraction tickets today at www.gettysburgtours.net. 

Grand Tour of Montreal

Friday, November 7th, 2008

The French speaking city of Montreal is the cultural capital of Canada.  Because of this, there are plenty of wonderful activities for you to enjoy during your vacation.  You will get to experience a part of North America that you cannot find in many other places.  It is a great place to relax and get away from all your troubles.

Any newcomer to Montreal has to get a complete look at the city and all its charm.  On the Montreal Guided City Tour by Bus, you will explore the wonderful city and learn all about its history from your educated guide. 

Your bus will travel through Montreal showing you over 200 places of interest along with plenty opportunities to stop to take photos.  During the tour you will see and explore Old Montreal, the once-walled historic district of the city.  It is the center of the city located on the St. Lawrence River.             

The tour bus will also make a stop at Notre Dame Basilica.  This dramatic cathedral is full of bright, regal colors and its stained glass depicts the religious history of the city.  Another great photo opportunity is at Olympic Park.  This futuristic park was built for the 1976 Summer Olympic Games and still serves as a great focus for Montreal.  The Montreal Expos play their baseball games there and concerts are held there as well.  A 575 foot tower on the main stadium is the world’s tallest inclined tower that is accessible for those who want to view the spectacular sights of the city.

Other wonderful places you will see during this amazing tour include Mount Royal Park, Montreal Harbor, McGill University, Place Des Arts, St. Helen’s Island and City Hall.  You will be delighted on this tour as you will see the most important spots in Montreal.

No matter what you do in Montreal you are sure to enjoy yourself.  Make sure you have more than just an enjoyable time by booking your vacation activities with Montreal Tours.  Visit www.montrealtours.net today!

Wine and Dine on Exciting Cruises and Shows in Ohio

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

Ohio is a wonderful state to visit as it is full of great activities to do.  With several large cities within the state, there is no doubt that you will find plenty of fun and excitement during your stay.  Ohio Tours can help make that possible by providing you with an array of tours, activities and attraction tickets.

One of the most praised tours that you can be a part of is the Cleveland Lunch Cruise.  It is a perfect way to take a break from sightseeing, shows or visiting with friends and family while still experiencing the city.

Enjoy an excellent lunch and exceptional entertainment aboard a luxury ship with a crew available to cater to your every need.  A vacation is not a vacation without spending time kicking back and relaxing.  What is great about this ship is that there are enclosed spaces as well as open decks which are great for a stroll to check out the sites.  The ship will cruise under historic bridges as well as give you stunning views of the Cleveland skyline.  Instead of just seeing the beautiful city like everyone else does, this cruise gives you the chance of seeing the sights in a brand new way! 

Everyone is looking for fun things to do in the evening and what better way to have some excitement than with a dinner show?  The Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre in Columbus would be a fantastic addition to anyone’s vacation.  The show’s them changes throughout the year, so if you want to make another trip back some other time you can see something completely different!  In addition to wonderful entertainment, the food served to you is incredible!  Your trip to Ohio would not be complete with a thrilling night in Ohio’s original murder mystery dinner theatre. 

Another great way to spend an evening in Ohio is aboard the Cleveland Sunset Dinner Cruise.  The scrumptious buffet meal is completely unlimited so you can eat as much as you like throughout the evening.  While you wine and dine, amazing musical talent will provide entertainment for you and your party.

When you need to take a break from the large meal and dancing, take a step onto the outdoor decks of the ship.  A nice walk under the star filled night sky is a perfect addition to your perfect night.  What better way to spend an evening than enjoying delicious food, hearing engaging music and gazing at the beautiful night sky?

Since there are so many wonderful things to do while visiting Ohio, there is no doubt that you will have an excellent vacation.  Let Ohio Tours provide you with your vacation fun to ensure this is your best trip to date.   Visit www.ohiotours.net and check out all there is to do in Ohio!

Top of the World Lookout – Baltimore’s Tallest Attraction

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

If there is only one place you see while visiting Baltimore, it must be the city’s tallest attraction: Top of the World Lookout.The breathtaking views seen from this spot are found on the 27th story of the world’s tallest pentagonal building, Maryland’s World Trade Center.From this height, you can see all the areas surrounding the city and the perfect waters of the Chesapeake Bay.The stunning views of Baltimore’s skyline and harbor are framed in the buildings expansive windows perfect for your viewing.The 360-degree panoramic location has stationary binoculars with photo-map guides so you will be able to locate all the famous spots throughout the city. If you choose to make the trip up the building during the day, you will experience a wonderful Baltimore afternoon, filled with busy people and the city’s charm.At night, the views are even more spectacular; the city lights are dazzling and the sight creates a perfect ending to your day.

Hopefully you choose to see more than just the amazing views from Baltimore’s highest point, so visit www.baltimoretours.net and check out everything this wonderful city has to offer.

Choose Vienna as your Holiday Destination

Friday, October 31st, 2008

By choosing Vienna, Austria as your vacation, you would be selecting an absolutely perfect site to spend your holiday.  Vienna is a wonderful city as it has the third highest quality of living within the European Union and has plenty of opportunities for you have an enjoyable time during your stay.

While visiting the city, Vienna Tours can provide you with a number of tours and attractions.  Many tourists tend to take boat tours in Vienna or enjoy the Sound of Music Tour.  Other tours offered take you to the many historic sites around the city.  Vienna Tours even provides vacations to other cities nearby.

One of the most popular tours people enjoy is the Prague Bus Tour.  You take an exciting drive aboard a roomy tour coach through the beautiful historical areas of Moravia, the Czech Republic’s eastern region. 

When you reach Prague, you will realize why it is called “The Golden City.”  With some of its architecture dating back to the 14th Century, the city is full of architectural gems and cultural splendor.  You will ride through the economic and cultural center of Bohemia, the core of the former Czechoslovakia. 

After lunch, you will see an array of famous sites throughout the city including Charles Bridge – the stone Gothic bridge built in 1172, the National Theatre, the Jewish Cemetery, Wenceslas Square – the beautiful area full of shopping, eateries, hotels and casinos, and the elaborate homes on the Moldavian river banks.  This tour is a favorite among tourists!

Another great tour is the Panoramic City Tour with Boat Ride.  On this thrilling tour of Vienna, you will take a relaxing boat ride which will provide excellent views of the stunning city.  As you float down the Danube, you will catch views of the Wiener Prater – the large public park, the 826-foot high Danube Tower complete with a rotating restaurant that you may enjoy later during your trip, and Friedensreich Hundertwasser’s most well-known building the Hundertwasser.  The building contains apartments, offices and terraces but looks more like a painting than a building. 

On the way back, you will see the magnificent hills of the Vienna Woods and amazing sights of the vineyards.  This is a perfect way to relax during your vacation while still seeing the wonderful city of Vienna.

There are so many tours, attractions and activities in Vienna, Austria.  Reserve your tickets today at www.viennatours.net. 

Explore One of the most Picturesque Cities in Europe

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

A trip to Edinburgh, Scotland should definitely be in your upcoming vacation plans as it is considered one of the more picturesque cities in Europe.Its rugged, yet luscious green setting mixed with the Medieval and Georgian architecture makes it not just a beautiful place to visit, but an interesting one as well.

To keep yourself busy during your stay, book lots of activities in the area.Edinburgh Tours offers plenty of tours, activities and attraction tickets in Edinburgh and some surrounding areas.

For a complete look at the city, something every tourist must do, book the Edinburgh Hop-On, Hop-Off City Tour.Aboard the double-decker bus, you will learn all about the history of the city and explore famous locations.With over 25 stops throughout the tour, there is no doubt that you will be pleased with everything the city has to offer.What is great about this tour is that you can get on and off at your leisure, seeing your favorite spots for as long as you wish.It is the only way to see the city!

Some of the locations you can view and visit are the Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Yacht, John Knox House, Greyfriers Bobby, St. Giles Cathedral, Holyrood Place and the Museum of Scotland.

One of the most famous aspects of Scotland is Loch Ness.You can visit the famous locale on the Loch Ness & the Highlands of Scotland Tour.This is the ultimate tour of Scotland as you will see sights such as Stirling Castle – one of the five castles you will see throughout the day and the one that was dominated by Rob Roy and William Wallace, Ben Nevis wooden mill where you will have lunch, and Fort Augustus.

You have the chance of cruising along Loch Ness aboard The Royal Scot and maybe catch a glimpse of the legendary Loch Ness Monster.The sights of the area are simply stunning and it will be hard to top this fantastic experience.

Other tours offered by Edinburgh Tours include visits to Stirling Castle, the Kingdom of Fife and Rosslyn Chapel.

With such wonderful cultural and historical aspects of this city, you will be entertained for your entire visit.Make it a vacation of a lifetime by booking your activities through Edinburgh Tours at www.edinburghtours.net today!


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