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2009 Press Releases

Viva La Summer in San Francisco - Celebrate the Inner-traveler with Viator.com

August 12, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (August 12, 2009) - Viator.com, the leading resource for researching and booking more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences in 75 countries at the best prices, is continuing its inspirational summer series, Viva La Viator, with a focus on its home-town of San Francisco. A popular destination year-round, many San Francisco activities sell out weeks in advance so booking activities ahead of time ensures travelers will have the best Bay Area experience possible. With nearly 100 experiences to choose from, Viator can help every traveler to San Francisco make the most of their trip and experience more of their destination.

VIVA SAN FRANCISCO!

Must-See San Francisco - There are certain activities that must be experienced during a trip to San Francisco and Viator has a selection of tours to help travelers maximize their time in town. The San Francisco City and Alcatraz Tour is a comprehensive guided experience that includes numerous stops in the city as well as a ferry trip to Sausalito and a visit to Alcatraz. The Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive Day Trip takes in California's spectacular coastline following Highway 1 to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula, Steinbeck's Cannery Row, Pebble Beach, Seal Rock and the coastal town of Carmel by the Sea. Travelers enjoy the San Francisco Deluxe City Tour, Muir Woods and Sausalito Day Trip, which combines the best of the city with a trip to the forest and stops in the lovely, cosmopolitan village of Sausalito.

See the City by the Bay in a Different Way - Travelers can shake it up a bit and complement a traditional walking tour or coach ride with exploration from a different vantage point. The San Francisco Waterfront Segway Tour is an eco-friendly way to cover a lot of ground quickly. Other Segway excursions include a nighttime adventure and a journey through Sausalito. With the Bay itself a major attraction, the Golden Gate Bay Cruise gets travelers onto the water for a full Bay loop, sailing next to Alcatraz and under the Golden Gate Bridge. The San Francisco Bay Sailing Cruise (seasonal) on board Adventure Cat catamarans takes in the urban beauty while enjoying an invigorating nautical adventure. The GPS-guided Talking Tour Cars San Francisco puts the traveler in control with the assistance of the talking GPS guidance system taking travelers through the curves of Lombard Street to the Presidio and Golden Gate Park.

Sonoma & Napa Wine Tours - Known for its proximity to some of the best wine country in the world, a trip to Sonoma and Napa is an experience unique to this special part of the U.S. The Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Tour visits a mix of boutique and large-scale wineries including V. Sattui (Napa), Madonna Estate, Mt. St. John (Napa), Sutter Home (Napa) and Sonoma Square (Winery locations subject to change). The Muir Woods and Wine Country Small Group Tour explores the spectacular redwood sequoia forest at Muir Woods then visits boutique Sonoma wineries for the travelers' tasting pleasure. For an extended excursion, the Wine Country and Muir Woods Overnight Tour features a visit to Muir Woods, the quaint town of Healdsburg and wineries in the Alexander, Dry Creek, and Russian River Valley on day one, with day two concentrating on Sonoma Valley wineries from Kenwood and Glen Ellen to the Carneros region.

Culture and History - The foundation of San Francisco's flair comes from the city's unique culture and history. The largely customizable Historic San Francisco by Night Tour explores the sites that form the world's image of the city in a vintage touring car. The San Francisco Vampire Walking Tour views "history with a twist" uncovering the role vampires have played in the city's history including visits to Grace Cathedral, Nob Hill Café and the Fairmont Hotel. With one of the largest Chinese communities outside of Asia, the Chinatown Walking Tour and Dinner gives travelers an insider's guided view of Grant Avenue and its special markets, restaurants, theaters, herb shops and temples. Viator's Skip the Line: California Academy of Sciences General Admission Ticket gives travelers access to the only place on earth with an aquarium, a planetarium, a natural history museum and a four-story rainforest all under one roof. The Skip the Line: California Academy of Sciences Behind the Scenes Platinum Tour includes special access to staff-only areas, interaction with Academy researchers and a private viewing of some of the Academy's secured collections.


TRAVELER OF THE WEEK
Each destination and theme featured during the Viva La Viator summer series will be represented by a "Traveler of the Week," chosen from Viator customers who have submitted traveler reviews and photos representing each week's feature. Visit the Viator Travel Blog for more information. For details on these San Francisco experiences or any of Viator's more than 5,500 tours and activities around the world including special summertime deals and discounts, visit Viator.com.

About Viator
Viator is the world's leading online resource for travel experiences, providing access to more than 5,500 tours, attractions and activities in 450-plus destinations in 75 countries. Viator - the Latin word for traveler - offers travelers a one-stop shop to plan, research and book trip activities with helpful resources like nearly 100,000 traveler reviews and photos, star ratings, suggested itineraries and the Viator Travel Blog. Viator's in-house travel experts have picked respected and trusted local operators to ensure a quality experience, value and service, all backed by Viator's low-price guarantee. Founded in 1995, Viator sells its products directly to consumers at www.viator.com and through its global network of more than 1,000 affiliates that include major hotel and airline companies, online travel agencies, city-specific sites and more. Through its collection of company operated and affiliated sites, Viator welcomes more than 2.5 million visitors per month. Viator is headquartered in San Francisco with regional offices in Sydney, London and Las Vegas.


Media Contact
Kate Sullivan
pr@viator.com

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