2012 Press Releases
Savor Summer's Wonderful Sights and Culinary Delights with Viator.com
July 11, 2012
San Francisco, Calif. (July 11, 2012) — Travelers hungry for an epicurean adventure this summer can satiate their gastronomic cravings with a culinary experience from Viator.com—the leading resource for researching and booking more than 10,000 tours and activities in 800-plus destinations in more than 150 countries. From gourmet dining and street food to private cooking classes and “grub” crawls, Viator.com allows travelers to follow their stomachs in praise of food, glorious food.
Avoid the “I Ate Too Much” Guilt Trip by Burning Calories First on a Walking Tour
The quintessential foodie tour is led by a local, expert guide and includes an in-depth look at the history and culture of a destination with stops at markets and food shops to tantalize and satisfy the taste buds. Viator’s new Rome Food Walking Tour includes stops at a gelateria, pasty shop, delicatessen and trattoria; the Small Group Atwater Market Food Tour in Montreal explores some of the city’s best butchers, bakeries, specialty shops and farm stands; and in San Diego, the Tequila, Tacos and Tombstones Culinary Tour includes a stroll through the city’s haunted Old Town district, the site of the first European settlers in California. Travelers looking to learn more about the exploding popularity of food trucks will enjoy the New York City Gourmet Food Cart Walking Tour, which includes curbside stops at six gourmet food carts and the Vancouver Food Trucks Tour, featuring a five-course lunch of the city’s most delicious offerings.
Broaden Culinary Horizons by Eating Like the Locals
Sampling local cuisine is one of the best ways to experience a culture and destination, and Viator offers culinary tours and experiences to satisfy all tastes and budding curiosities. Tapas—synonymous with Spanish cuisine—can be enjoyed on the Tapas Evening Walking Tour in Barcelona, the Tapas Night Walking Tour in Madrid, and the Private Tapas and Wine Walking Tour in Seville—a city considered by many to be the best place in Spain for tapas. Pizza—an American favorite—can be enjoyed on the Behind the Scenes Chicago Pizza Tour and the New York Pizza Tour to Brooklyn and Coney Island—both go beyond the well-known shops and dive into neighborhoods where the true locals eat. And there are many more options on Viator.com for travelers to eat their way around the world, including a Culinary Walking Tour of Little India, Greektown or Leslieville in Toronto, a Small Group Dinner Tour in Old San Juan, Munich’s Bavarian Food Walking Tour, Brussels’ Night Walking Tour of Gourmet Belgian Food, the Small Group Korean Night Food Tour in Seoul and Singapore’s Chinatown Food Tour.
Indulge Foodie Passions with Hands-on Cooking Classes
There’s no better way for travelers to immerse themselves in a culture than by spending time in a local kitchen, and the Delhi Cultural Experience: Cook and Eat with a Local Family provides an opportunity for participants to experience real Indian daily life—and cuisine. The Quito Culinary Tour and Cooking Class in Ecuador includes a visit to one of the city’s oldest bakeries along with a cooking class full of tips from an expert chef on how to make tamales and empanadas. Paris offers numerous opportunities for foodies to embrace their inner Julia Child, from Small Group French Cooking Classes that teach how to prepare a three-course Parisian banquet to Learning How to Make French Macaroons. Other options around the globe include cooking lessons in a private kitchen in Rome, a Deep South Cooking Class in New Orleans, a Tuscan Dinner Cooking Class in Florence, Cheese Making Classes in Salzburg and a Sake Tasting and Cooking Class in Kyoto.
For more ways to experience the culinary delights of summer with amazing travel experiences around the world, as well as the latest deals, promotions, contests and Viator news, visit the Viator Travel Blog as well as Viator’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
Viator® is the world’s leading online resource for travel experiences, providing access to more than 10,000 tours, attractions and activities in 800-plus destinations in more than 150 countries. Viator—the Latin word for traveler—offers a one-stop shop to plan, research and book trip activities via its Web and mobile platforms with resources such as more than 325,000 traveler reviews, ratings and photos, suggested itineraries and the Viator Travel Blog. Viator's in-house travel experts hand-pick trusted local operators to ensure quality, value and service, all backed by a low-price guarantee. Viator sells its products through Viator.com, the Viator Tours and Activities App for iPhone, the Viator Ultimate Experience Guide for iPad, the Viator Shore Excursions website, local language sites for European, Latin American and Asian markets and more than 2,000 affiliated sites that include major hotel chains and airlines, online travel agencies, city-specific sites and more. Viator is a privately held company, with lead investment from The Carlyle Group, one of the world's largest private equity firms. Founded in 1995, Viator is headquartered in San Francisco with regional offices in Sydney, London and Las Vegas.