July 22, 2009
VIVA NEW YORK
Viator has more than 125 activities in and around New York City, many of which are just as exciting and interesting for locals as they are for first-time visitors. All of Viator's 5,500 experiences around the world are pre-screened for quality and service and feature the lowest price - guaranteed. Travelers who are savvy enough to take the time to book their tours and activities before departure will save time and money and guarantee themselves the best experience possible once in their destination.
First-Time Visitors - There are a number of Viator experiences geared toward helping either first-time visitors or visitors with limited time experience as much of the Big Apple as possible. The New York in One Day Sightseeing Tour is a guided coach tour covering the major sites including Times Square, the World Trade Center Site, Empire State Building, Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center, Central Park and the Statue of Liberty during a ferry ride. The New York City Hop-on Hop-off Tour with Seaport and Empire State Building lets travelers explore at their own pace with stops at over 50 sites; the New York Pass, good for one, two, three or seven days includes access to more than 40 attractions around the city; and the Empire State Building Tickets - Observatory and Skip the Line Tickets allows visitors to save as much as three hours typically associated with waiting in line during the popular summer months.
Private Tours - With so many distinct neighborhoods and unique attributes, a private tour is an ideal way to get below the surface in New York. The Private New York Walking Tour with a Personal Photographer can explore various neighborhoods or focus on one as it is largely customizable to each party's preferences. Other private tours include the Private Tour: New York City by Chauffeured Classic Convertible, exploring neighborhoods from Greenwich Village to Brooklyn Heights in a 1975 Chevrolet Caprice; the Private Tour: Central Park Dinner and Carriage Ride, ideal for the romantic set; and the Private Tour: New York City by Limousine with an experienced, knowledgeable native New Yorker guiding a ride through Lower Manhattan neighborhoods like Little Italy, SoHo and TriBeCa.
The City's Special Culture - Many visitors to New York want to visit the site of the events of September 11 to pay their respects to those who lost their lives and support those who aided in the recovery efforts. The Ground Zero Museum Workshop Tour with Skip the Line access from Viator.com provides a respectful experience with displays that include photographs, rare video and actual items from the recovery, each with an eyewitness story or personal account told by tour guides who participated in the recovery. The Harlem Sunday-Morning Gospel Tour includes a visit to a local church congregation to experience the soul-stirring power of gospel music and if selected, a soul food brunch. The New York City Original Rock 'n' Roll Walking Tour explores musical culture during the years of rock, punk and glam featuring stories about Joey Ramone, Iggy Pop and Andy Warhol. The Best of Brooklyn Sightseeing, Food and Culture Tour, just a short trip over a small bridge is a look at a completely different side of the city rich in its own varied culture.
Helicopter Flights and Cruises - To see the city from a different perspective, travelers can choose from among a selection of helicopter and cruise experiences. Flights of NYC fancy include the Manhattan Sky Tour: New York Helicopter Flight, the Big Apple Helicopter Tour of New York and the Private NYC Helicopter Tour: Manhattan by Moonlight (perfect for a proposal). By water, travelers can enjoy the New York Dinner Cruise with four-course dinner and spectacular skyline views; as well as the Manhattan Island Cruise and the New York Sunday Brunch Cruise.
The Great White Way - A trip to New York isn't complete without a Broadway Show and Viator has a variety of tickets available to help avoid sold-out performances or long waits in line. Shows currently on sale include Mamma Mia!, The Lion King, Phantom of the Opera, Chicago, Shrek the Musical, Mary Poppins, The Little Mermaid, and Jersey Boys.
TRAVELER OF THE WEEK
Viva la traveler as Viator chooses one lucky "Traveler of the Week" each week from among customers who have submitted reviews and photos of a previously featured summer series destination or theme. Visit the Viator Travel Blog to check out the winners. For more information about these or any of Viator's more than 5,500 tours and activities around the world including special summertime deals and discounts, visit Viator.com.
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