Paris, France (July 01, 2010) – City-Discovery.com has over 150 off-the-beaten-path and unusual travel activities in destinations across the world, including Cape Town, London, Luxor, Rome, and Bangkok. According to the travel website, these activities are very popular and selling well. Among the bestsellers are 2CV sightseeing in Paris, Sumo Wrestling tours in Tokyo, hunting for the Northern lights in Reyjavik, Beattles Tour in London, elephant-riding though the jungles of Thailand, and on-location tours featuring Sex and the City hotspots in New York City.
"We cater to a varied audience, so it's important to offer something different. Currently, we have over 150 attractions in this category, including shark cage-diving and sky diving," said Wladimir Guez, the website's co-founder. "Expect more unusual attractions. Now, more than ever, is the best time to do something different, as City Discovery offers best price guarantees on all tours and attractions."
The 3-day boat and elephant ride in the River Kwai Jungle near Bangkok is one of the most popular tours in this category. It features a visit in Kanchanburi for a visit of the famous Bridge over the River Kwai. A customer, Benjamin Weissbach of the United States, said he found the activities exciting and service satisfactory. "The service was great and the food terrific. Our tour guide stayed with us the whole three days… [and] had a nice way of explaining everything to us."
In Dyer Island near Cape Town, Great White Shark Cage Diving is attracting adrenaline junkies, as it offers a face-to-face opportunity with great white sharks in their natural habitat. Scuba or dive certification is required for this whole-day adventure.
In Valencia, a Treasure Hunt in the city's historic old quarter that may lead to the Holy Grail is ideal as a family adventure. From rambling streets to old towers and gateways, participants are asked to find specific objects and places using maps and cryptic clues.
In London, aspiring sleuths are offered the chance to solve the Jack the Ripper Murders by joining a crime-solving activity at night. For two spine-tingling hours, participants are expected to piece together the facts and clues on what is considered one of the greatest unsolved mysteries of all time.
The Angels and Demons Tour visits the sites and structures made more famous by Dan Brown's thriller. Some of Rome's architectural masterpieces are featured, including Bernini's Fountain, the Pantheon, Piazza del Popolo, Chigi Chapel and St. Peter's Square.
The Northern Lights Mystery takes place from September to April in Reykjavik. On these months, the brilliant natural phenomenon can be seen on a clear night. Tour participants are picked up at their hotels and driven outside the city to "hunt" for sightings.
In Tokyo, City Discovery organizes trips to Sumo wrestling tournaments, scheduled on September 13 to 27. Chanko, the traditional meal of sumo wrestlers, is offered after the competition.
For more tips and information on how to do Something Different, visit www.city-discovery.com. For featured travel experiences and photos by customers, read the City Discovery Travel Blog (blog.city-discovery.com), Facebook Page (facebook.com/citydiscovery), and Twitter Feed (twitter.com/citydiscovery).
Economical transfers and ground transportation options such as private vans, limousines, mini coaches, and deluxe motor coaches are also available on the main website.
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 City-Discovery.com and a network of over 7,500 travel agencies and affiliates. City Discovery is available in 15 languages and has offices in USA, France, Greece, Italy, Brazil, and the Philippines.