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2012 Press Releases

Celebrate the Fourth of July with New and Exclusive Events from

June 12, 2012

Firework Fetes, the Statue of Liberty and the Blue Angels Make Independence Day Dazzle

San Francisco, Calif. (June 12, 2012) — What says summer better than fireworks over the Hudson River and a parade of tall ships across Boston Harbor on the Fourth of July? The team at—the leading resource for researching and booking more than 10,000 tours and activities in 800-plus destinations in more than 150 countries—has gathered a special selection of thrilling Independence Day experiences in Boston and New York City, some exclusive to Viator customers only, to help travelers and locals alike revel in the summer’s biggest celebration.

Boston Celebrates the 4th and the Star-Spangled Banner
As part of the US Navy’s celebration of the bicentennial of the Star-Spangled Banner, a parade of tall ships from the Navy, Coast Guard, Army and more, representing 25 countries, will provide the beautiful backdrop on Boston Harbor for the July 4th Boston Harbor Lunch or Dinner Cruise. The lunch cruise will see the tall ships in their glory and watch the exciting Blue Angels air show while dining on a delicious buffet. The dinner cruise will feature the tall ships aglow across the harbor, and a spectacular fireworks display.

Two NYC Heavy Weights: Macy’s Fireworks and the Empire State Building
Viator is creating a new “affair to remember” with the July 4th VIP Exclusive: Fireworks from the Empire State Building’s Observation Deck. Exclusive to Viator customers and likely to sell out quickly, this special, exclusive evening event commences at 8pm on the 80th floor. After light refreshments, Viator customers will head up to the 86th floor Observatory Deck to watch more than 40,000 fireworks ignite in sync with a dynamic soundtrack, with spectacular unobstructed panoramic views from the glass-enclosed area and the spacious open-air promenade.

A Yacht? Why Not?
Revelers can experience the luxurious side of the shiny Big Apple during the NYC Exclusive: July 4th Fireworks and Skyline Cruise on a Luxury Yacht. Relax in style in anticipation of the big event and admire the views of the New York City skyline as the “Zephyr” cruises around New York Harbor. This one-of-a-kind luxury yacht features a moon deck and two fully enclosed, climate-controlled decks along with amazing views of the city, harbor and fireworks. Hors d’oeuvres, a buffet dinner and sumptuous desserts will be served in advance of the pyrotechnics extravaganza in the sky.

More Luxury on the River
A gourmet five-course dinner featuring delicious New American dishes along with a premium open bar awaits travelers during New York 4th of July Dinner Cruise. Dance the night away to a wide selection of music with live DJ entertainment and stroll on the sundecks to enjoy the sweet sea breeze amongst the ever-changing panorama of the New York skyline, along with the stunning fireworks display to cap off the evening.

Party on the Pier
The 4th of July Fireworks Viewing Party on New York City’s Hudson River Pier brings guests eye-to-eye with the fleet of barges that launch the fireworks. It’s a true summertime party with hot dogs, hamburgers, beer and a live DJ, and a fireworks display no other city around the world can recreate. Pier 83 hosts the guests, and the New York City skyline provides the view.

For more of the best things to do in New York City and fun experiences in Boston, 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.

About Viator
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 300,000 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, 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.

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