2011 Press Releases
As Prince William's Wedding Approaches, Experience Royal London in Regal Style with Viator.com
March 3, 2011
San Francisco, CA - It has been 30 years since Great Britain and the world experienced the pageantry and splendor of the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana. Viator.com, the leading resource for researching and booking nearly 6,000 trip activities and experiences at the best prices offers travelers access to more than 130 tours and experiences in and around London. But for those hoping to experience royal London in regal style in anticipation of the April 29 nuptials between Prince William and Kate Middleton, Viator has highlighted a special selection of tours and experiences fit for a queen.
The Happy Couple
The 2-hour Prince William and Kate: The Royal Wedding Walking Tour gives travelers a good dose of gossip and insider information during a walk through William and Kate's London which includes Buckingham Palace, St James' Palace, the Ritz Hotel, Westminster Abbey (site of the Royal wedding) and even the Mahiki nightclub where £100 cocktails are Will's preference. The tour includes the little-known details of Kate's life as a commoner as well as a visit to Garrad, the jeweler who created Diana's engagement ring that Kate now wears.
A Private Eye on London
Anyone considering a proposal of their own would do well with the London Eye: Romantic Private Capsule for Two with Champagne. While the details of William's proposal to Kate are slim, any future groom is certain to be met with a similar result when the setting is a 30-minute flight aboard a private London Eye capsule featuring stunning 365-degree views of London. In addition to guaranteed skip the line entry, the happy couple (proposal or not) enjoy a bottle of chilled Pommery Brut Royal Champagne as well as a box of Charbonnel et Walker pink champagne truffles.
The Family Jewels
Exclusive entry to the Tower of London before the doors open to the public during the Private Viewing of the Crown Jewels and Breakfast at the Tower of London provides unprecedented access to the priceless and precious Crown Jewels, including the Imperial State Crown with its 2,868 diamonds, 273 pearls, 17 sapphires, 11 emeralds and 5 rubies - all in one crown. Lead by a Yeoman Warder (or Beefeater), this likely to sell out, limited-time-only tour provides an opportunity to view, with just a small group, one of the most celebrated symbols of the British Monarchy, and, enjoy breakfast in the New Armouries Suite.
London, Private and Personal
The Private Tour: Black Taxi Tour of London offers unrivaled personalized and flexible service at the hands of the qualified and highly experienced black taxi driver who?s inside knowledge of London is unsurpassed. Whether the traveler creates a personalized itinerary or leaves it in the capable hands of the driver/guide, this is a great way to experience London. Sites may include the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's Cathedral, Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, Soho, Harrods, Covent Garden, Marble Arch, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Whitehall and Downing Street.
Insider's Access to the Inner (Stone) Circle
The Private Viewing of Stonehenge including Bath and Lacock allows travelers to step inside the inner circle of stones, typically off limits to most travelers visiting this iconic and ancient UNESCO World Heritage Listed monument. With sunrise or sunset viewings, the major crowds are avoided, and plenty of time is spared for visits to Bath, another UNESCO World Heritage site and Lacock, one of England?s most picturesque villages.
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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 more than 200,000 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, including seven European-language sites and a Japanese site, 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.