Monday, May 1, 2006
Here's a sampling of some of the wild, wonderful, and wacky things you can book through Viator (www.viator.com).
San Francisco, CA ? Viator offers thousands of tours and activities in more than 70 countries. Here's a sampling of one-of-a-kind and absolutely unforgettable experiences you can book through www.viator.com:
Zero Gravity Flight ? Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Experience what the astronauts feel when they go into space, without having to leave the earth's atmosphere! You'll twist, turn and tumble in an absolutely weightlessness environment as never before on a two hour flight aboard G-FORCE ONE?. This is truly an experience of a lifetime!
Top Dog Air Combat -- San Diego, California
You don't need a pilot's license, just guts to fire on a bogey at 12 o'clock.high. Fly real air combat maneuvers in real aircraft ? just like you've seen in the movies. This is hands-on, heart pounding dog fighting with professional pilots, many of whom are active duty Marine Corps and Navy pilots.
Great White Shark Diving ? Cape Town, South Africa
Take a short boat trip to Dryer Island, a prime breeding site for Cape Fur Seals and feeding ground for the ocean's deadliest predator. Slip into a wetsuit, choose snorkel or scuba (must be certified) and jump into the cage where you'll experience the ultimate adrenaline rush ? a face to face encounter with the Great White Shark.
Tornado Chasing ? Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Seen the movie ?Twister?? Now LIVE it during a 7 or 12-day tornado chasing adventure as you travel in a Suburban through the best location in the world to get up close and personal with the biggest and most destructive storms on earth, "Tornado Alley."
Scenic Flight, Private Wine Tasting, Gourmet Lunch ? Sydney, Australia
A luxurious scenic helicopter flight over Sydney and up the coast to see the Southern and Northern beaches, a private wine tasting at a winery in one of Australia's leading wine regions, the Hunter Valley, and a gourmet lunch. What more could you ask for out of a day sheer luxury and beauty!
Endless Fields of Lavender ? Avignon, France
This 9-hour summer-time tour starts with the wonders of a traditional open market in Provence, and then a drive along a picturesque road through wild lavender fields to Sault, the "lavender capital" or the "Claparedes plateau" of France. Continue through the lavender to the classic French villages of Coustellet, St Jean, Lioux and Gordes.
Celebrate 100 Years of Mozart ? Vienna, Austria
Step back into the 18th century by listening to the Vienna Mozart Orchestra, dressed in historical costumes and wigs perform "The Magic Flute" or "The Marriage of Figaro," set in a true Viennese atmosphere. For 'Musical Acadamies', as concerts were called at that time, these orchestras deliver programs with the most popular pieces.
Dark Amsterdam & the Red Light District ? Amsterdam, Netherlands
An illuminating and safe view of Amsterdam's famous Red Light District begins with a drink and chat with a former member of the world's "oldest profession." Travel through the old narrow streets, including "Zeedijk" Street, once considered the most dangerous street in Amsterdam, but loaded today with lively Dutch pubs and restaurants.
The Dearly Departed ? Hollywood, California
Nowhere else have so many famous (and infamous) people moved on to the "other side." See the location of the Manson Family's murder of Sharon Tate in 1969; the Chateau Marmont - scene of John Belushi's final party and the locations of many other Hollywood notables' deaths.
Murder and a Monster ? Edinburgh, Scotland
A two-day tour of the magnificent Scottish Highlands includes the wilderness of Glencoe, the scene of the 1752 "Appin Murder" of Colin Campbell for which James Stewart was charged and hung. His body (and subsequent skeleton) was left hanging for several months. Spend the night in Inverness and soak up the spooky (but stunning) atmosphere of Loch Ness while you keep an eye out for the region's most famous resident (and monster), "Nessie".
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