November 17, 2010–Why wait for Christmas to enjoy the holiday cheer? City-Discovery.com, a travel website with over 5000 travel activities worldwide, announced that it has over 30 holiday ideas ranging from shopping in winter wonderland destinations in Europe to sizzling holiday adventures in South America. Holiday activities are offered in Paris, London, New York, Santiago, Salzburg, and Reykjavik.
"This list of holiday-themed activities can help customers plan activities ahead of the Christmas rush, which begins early December," said Alessia Bianco, City-Discovery.com's head product manager. "Our selection of special holiday events and themed activities is carefully selected from activity providers with excellent track records, in terms of quality of service and tour guides. We want to make sure travelers who book activities with us enjoy a memorable season with family and friends. With this list, they can go right to where the most remarkable Christmas festivities are."
Each holiday activity is led by an experienced tour guide, and includes an itinerary. Hotel pick-ups and drop-offs are available for the tours except for cruises. All activities can be booked in advance on the website, which features 24-hour assistance on booking and other transactions.
In Paris three holiday activities offer dinner and lunch cruises along the river Seine combining sightseeing, musical entertainment, and a dining experience with original menu by the chef of the cruise boat. Tours depart from Pier 7 at Port de la Bourdonnais and last from two hours to over three hours.
London is a hub of holiday attractions with 18 activities on City-Discovery.com, ranging from Christmas Lights sightseeing and musical fireworks cruise to traditional Christmas Lunches around London and day trips to Windsor, Bath, and Stonehenge. Featured tours include Dickensian Christmas in Canterbury, Dover and Greenwich with Traditional Christmas Lunch and New Year's Eve Musical Fireworks Cruise with Dinner.
Festive lights are the main attractions in New York this holiday season. Sightseeing activities highlighting animated window displays, Christmas trees, holiday cheer, and famous city landmarks include the New York Holiday Lights Tour and Brooklyn Christmas Lights Tour. For New Year's Eve, City-Discovery.com offers three dinner parties in exclusive night club venues, listed as New Year's Eve at Ovest Pizzoteca and Marquee, New Year's Eve at the Marquee, and New Year's Eve at Bond 45 and Marquee.
Vienna is a top holiday destination on City-Discovery.com. There are two package tours recommended on the site, featuring a half-day city tour, 72-hour public transportation ticket, reduced entrance fees, shop discounts, and a choice between dinner at a concert hall and a hot meal ticket redeemable at the market in front of Belvedere Palace.
New Year's Eve is welcomed in Santiago with 3 to 5 star hotel accommodation packages bundled with a special dinner party plus the best view of Valparaíso Port and its fireworks show. Tours are available in 4-days-3-nights or 3-days-2-nights package.
In Salzburg City-Discovery.com recommends a visit to Oberndorf, a small town in northern Salzburg and the place where ′Silent Night′ was composed and first performed.
Completing the selection of holiday activities on City-Discovery.com is the New Year's Eve Fireworks in Reykjavik, considered one of the most breathtaking New Year's celebrations in the world. A special tour takes participants to one of the hundreds of community bonfires scattered throughout the neighborhoods for a first-hand experience of the event.
More holiday activities are available on www.city-discovery.com.
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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.