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Following the acquisition of City Discovery by VELTRA Corporation in February 2016, the decision has been made to close the City Discovery brand and consolidate its operations.

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Previous bookings with City Discovery will be organized as normal.

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Press Release

City Discovery's Special Passes to the Guggenheim Museum's Big 5-0

New York, USA (October 21, 2009) -- This coming October 21 marks the golden anniversary of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. The event, which includes many family-friendly activities and a number of special education programs, also features a major exhibition of Kandinsky's art that will remain on view through January 13, 2010. For travelers, who want to join in on the festivities, City Discovery is offering special sightseeing passes, which allow them to explore the museum and discover the rest of the Big Apple.

One of the best ways to travel around 'The City that Never Sleeps,' is through City Discovery's CityPass New York. Packing a collection of New York's six most popular and loved attractions such as the American Museum of Natural History, Empire State Building Observatory, The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art & The Cloisters, Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island, and of course, the Guggenheim Museum, CityPass New York is an organized, budget-friendly travel solution for an action-packed weekend. The genius of this special pass is that aside from being valid for nine full days from first use, travelers can also expect savings of up to 44 percent when they purchase a CityPass, compared with buying individual tickets to a city's top attractions

Another great option is City Discovery's New York City Explorer Pass. Featuring 40 attractions the likes of which include: Rockefeller Center, NBC Studio, Top of the Rock Observation Deck, among others, the New York City Explorer Pass can also be used to participate in various activities such as the Sex and the City Hotspots Tour, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets Day Trip, 90 Minute Skyline Cruise, Brooklyn Bridge Bike Tour, Lincoln Center Tours and so much more. Great VIP extras like retail discounts and dining fever special offers are also part of the New York City Explorer's Pass package.

Beyond New York, travelers can also attend the events hosted by the Guggenheim's partners in Venice, Berlin, Bilbao, and Abu Dhabi. Now, for tourists who feel the need to further the scope of their cultural exploration, City discovery also offers city sightseeing passes and skip the line tours to other top cities such as Paris, Rome, Florence and so on. What's great about these offers is that aside from being available in top cities worldwide, these enable visitors to jump the long queues, save up on admission rates and have more time to explore.

The city sightseeing pass, in particular is one of the most helpful and budget-friendly travel solutions today. It features admission tickets to a large number of premier attractions in New York, Seattle, San Francisco and other top cities and includes not only ticket vouchers, but also a map, attraction details, destination tips, and money-saving coupons. With a city sightseeing pass, no further fee is payable at the entry gate.

City Discovery's Skip the line offers, on the other hand, elevate the sightseeing experience by allowing visitors to explore famous monuments, museums, etc., minus the hassle of waiting in long queues, especially in tourist-heavy attractions. Pre-paid skip-the-line ticket holders enjoy priority entry privileges, resulting in more vacation time saved.

For the best skip the line tours, City Discovery recommends the following options:

  • Grand Louvre (Skip the Line) Walking Tour, which allows a more comprehensive exploration of the Louvre, its commercial area and the different sections such as the medieval fortress, the modern pyramid, the Egyptian department and most talked about masterpieces like the "Mona Lisa" by Leonardo da Vinci.

  • Skip the Line: Vatican + Ancient Rome, which features tickets to the Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museum and the Colosseum. The tour also includes a highly-qualified English-speaking guide, who will engage the visitors in a riveting discussion of the lives of great artists who worked at the Vatican such as Michelangelo, Raphael and Bernini.

  • Skip the Line: Accademia Galleri + Uffizi Gallery, which highlights two of the most famous museums in the world - the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia Gallery. Some of the artworks visitors will be treated to include: The Battle of San Romano by Paolo Uccello, Madonna with Child and Two Angels by Fra Filippo Lippi, Botticelli's Birth of Venus, da Vinci's The Annunciation, and Michelangelo's Doni Tondo, David, "I Prigioni" and "San Matteo."

For more sightseeing options without the unnecessary fuss, City Discovery's customer service is available in 16 languages and is readily accessible for booking CityPass, Skip the Line tours, and other travel options.


City Discovery is a leading provider of sightseeing tours, travel experiences and ground transportation worldwide. With over 5,000 carefully selected travel activities in 300 destinations and user-friendly features such as traveler reviews, wishbox, suggested itineraries and gift certificates, City Discovery sells directly to consumers through and a network of over 7,500 travel agencies and affiliates. City Discovery is available in 13 languages and has offices in USA, France, Italy, Greece and the Philippines.

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