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10 Romantic Escapes on City-Discovery.Com

Paris, France (January 26, 2010) – Balloon and helicopter rides, dinner cruises, wine and chocolate-tasting are in the spotlight on From over 5000 planned travel experiences in 300 destinations, the website announced that it has selected 10 activities aimed at consumers searching for memorable romantic getaways on Valentine's Day.

"For wide appeal, activities were selected from different categories and destinations on the website. We chose the most exciting and romantic cities in keeping with the season," said Alessia Bianco, contracting manager of City Discovery. "We highly recommend that our customers book online, which takes less than a minute to complete. Our reservations team is available round the clock for inquiries."

In the Bahamas, guests cruise their way to a remote island onboard a catamaran, relax on a sun-drenched beach, snorkel over coral reefs, and explore the island's paths and pools in a Robinson Crusoe adventure.

Helicopter and balloon tours top the list, the website announced. Customer reviews on this type of activities have been favorable, ranging from four to five stars. The Romance Over Manhattan is a 25-minute private helicopter ride featuring many of New York City's famous sights including Central Park, Empire State Building, and Statue of Liberty. The helicopter can seat up to four passengers. A digital souvenir photo of the guests during the helicopter ride is included with the tour.

In Luxor, Air Balloon Rides go over ancient monuments in the world's biggest open-air museum on the West Bank. The tour takes off at 5.30 in the morning and lasts 45 minutes. Guests are picked up from the hotel and returned upon completion of the tour. Refreshments and a flight certificate are included with the tour.

Romantic escapes to beach and island destinations, especially the Caribbean, are also highly recommended on In Nassau's Barefoot Sailing Adventure, secluded beaches, plus swimming and snorkeling in crystal waters are highlighted. The full-day itinerary includes snacks, a barbeque lunch, and unlimited complimentary Bahamian Rum Punch.

Also in the Bahamas, guests cruise their way to a remote island (Rose Island) onboard a catamaran, relax on sun-drenched beach, snorkel over coral reefs and explore the island's paths and pools in a Robinson Crusoe adventure. The activity includes a hearty lunch of chicken, barbecued ribs, Bahamian peas 'n rice, hotdogs, salad and open fruit bar. Unlimited white wine and lemonade/fruit punch is also provided.

Two dinner cruises, Dinner and Cruise at Marina de Paris and Sinbad's Journey (Dhow Cruise with Dinner) in Dubai, make it to City Discovery's list of top 10 romantic getaways. The former combines views of Paris' floodlit monuments, famous landmarks and bridges with a romantic dinner on a glass-enclosed boat on the Seine, while the later allows couples to go on an evening cruise on the Dubai Creek and enjoy a lavish feast of Arabic and International cuisine.

Also in the list are three activities featuring fine cuisine and wine. The bestselling Reims Champagne Tour offers insights on how famous wines are made, plus visits to the Gothic Cathedral and an exploration of the charming French countryside; the Concert and Dinner in the Heart of Florence features a candlelit Tuscan dinner and operas by Puccini, Verdi and Rossini; and the Chocolate and Wine Tasting in Florence allows couples to sample different kinds of chocolates and Italian wines.

For something different, the website also lists sightseeing in Paris on a horse and carriage. Many of Paris's famous attractions including the Eiffel Tower, Champs de Mars, Pont Alexander III, Grand Palais, Champs-Elysees, Arc de Triomphe, and the Trocadero are featured in the tour.

All City Discovery tours and activities have been screened for quality and service, giving travelers the ease to book their activities at the lowest possible price available online. For more ideas on what to do and where to go for Valentine's Day, visit

About City Discovery
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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