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Ghosts and Jack the Ripper in City Discovery’s Top 10 Halloween Destinations

Paris, France (October 22, 2010) – City-Discovery.com releases a selection of ghostly activities and walking tours in 10 top destinations for Halloween. According to the travel website, demand for Halloween-themed sightseeing activities is high and advanced reservations are recommended.

Especially popular in October and November, ghost tours feature places rich in local tale. Jack the Ripper and tales of local murders and urban legends dominate sightseeing tours in London, Paris, Rome, Venice, Prague, and Atlanta.  Ghost hunts in Montreal and Savannah, cemetery walking tours in New Orleans, and Asian ghost stories in Singapore complete the selection.

To book in advance, Customers should refer to the top 10 Halloween destinations on City-Discovery.com, listed below.

1.    London - Aspiring sleuths get a crack at solving the Jack the Ripper Murders through a two-hour walking tour of London's maze of Victorian Streets.

2.    Paris - The city's dark side filled with ghosts, urban legends, mysteries, lost romances, murders, possessions, curses and dark magic can be accessed through the Ghost Tour of Paris, starting at 9pm Wednesdays through Saturdays.

3.    Rome – In Dark Heart of Rome - Fact, Legend and Mystery Tour the city's lesser known historic sites are given attention including the legends attached to them. This one-and-a-half hour walking tour begins at 10 in the evening.

4.    Venice - The Venice Ghost Walk uncovers the dark side of Venice, taking participants on a journey through the city's gruesome past. The itinerary features many of the city's architectural gems hidden amongst a labyrinth of narrow alleyways, canals, and secret passageways.  

5.    Prague - The Esoteric and Mysterious  in Prague's dark alleys and archways are highlighted. Ideal for travelers with a taste for the unexplained, this activity treats participants to tales about the city's legendary spirits, emperors, and murders.

6.    Montreal – A Special Halloween Ghost Hunt is on. The life and death of Old Montreal's notorious characters can also be experienced through the Historical Crimes Scene Ghost Hunt, New France Ghost Hunt, and Traditional Ghost Walk.  

7.    Savannah – Visitors are treated to two unusual tours in the most haunted city in America's historic district: Evening Haunted Trolley and Haunted Savannah Package.

8.    New Orleans – On the spotlight in the Cementery and Gris-Gris Walking tour are the St Louis Cemetery (and the stories of infamous people buried there) and tomb of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau. A Ghosts & Spirit Walking Tour is also available for New Orleans.

9.    Singapore – The Night Safari presents Halloween Horrors 2010 featuring Asian ghost stories.  All tram services at the Singapore zoo will be converted to Trains of Terror. New routes have been opened, including one that goes through a Haunted Village.

10.    Atlanta - The Legends and Lore Tour gives a look at the city's darker side as well as local anecdotes and legends.

Halloween tours are also available in Bogota and Dublin.  For more information about the tours, visit www.city-discovery.com. Airport transfers can be booked alongside activities on the site.

For featured travel experiences and photos by customers, read the City Discovery Travel Blog (blog.city-discovery.com) and follow City-Discovery.com on Facebook (facebook.com/citydiscovery) and Twitter (twitter.com/citydiscovery). City-Discovery.com is currently holding a US$200 GC Giveaway on its Facebook Page and giving away promo codes on Twitter.

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.

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