November 22, 2010 – City-Discovery.com expands its selection of alpine activities from Zurich to Milan in preparation for ski season and the winter holidays. The travel website announced its selection of activities ranging from hot air balloon adventures to sightseeing railway tours across the Alps to skiing, snowboarding, and tobogganing. Many come bundled with guided tours, fixed or flexible itineraries, and hotel pick-up and drop-off.
City-Discovery.com has been offering professionally guided alpine tours to a global audience since 2004 and is a leading provider of outdoor and sports activities worldwide. According to the company's head product manager, Alessia Blanco, "It's never too early to start planning for a ski vacation or winter holiday in the Alps. This ski season, we have tours that let travelers explore the Alps in different ways, like ballooning and train rides through glaciers. We offer prearranged activities that take vacationers straight to ski resorts and Alpine attractions, with a return trip to the city. As the season progresses, expect more unique outdoor activities from City-Discovery.com."
From Zurich, day trips depart daily for tourist resorts in the Swiss Alps. An advance reservation of the Rigi – Queen of the Swiss Mountains tour on the website will bring vacationers to a boat ride and a stop in Lucerne, a drive over the Albis Pass to Weggis and breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps and 13 lakes. Other activities from Zurich are Mt. Titlis from Zurich - Eternal Snow and Glaciers and Pilatus from Zurich - The Mystic Mountain.
In southwestern Switzerland, Gstaad boasts of one of the largest ski areas in the Alps. High-end shops, restaurants and hotels are some of the trademarks of this village, as are the upscale ambiance and its celebrity residents and visitors. With City-Discovery.com's Swiss Alps by Hot Air Balloon travelers can enjoy Gstaad from a unique perspective.
Castle attractions and the Bavarian Alps are the main highlights around Munich. City-Discovery.com recommends a visit to the Royal Castles Neuschwanstein and Linderhof. Neuschwanstein, the world-famous castle that inspired Disney's Sleeping Beauty Castle, sits on top of a hill overlooking the Hohenschwangau Valley.
From Salzburg, a trip to the Bavarian Alps offers an opportunity to visit the picturesque area of Berchtesgaden in Bavaria, including King's Lake, considered the prettiest lake in Germany.
From Ljubljana in Slovenia a full day's skiing is available with Ski/Snowboard Adventure on Krvavec Resort. A gondola takes skiers to the slopes in less than seven minutes. The Krvavec Ski Center, situated on a peak at the edge of the Kalška mountain range, spreads across smooth alpine meadows and does not require a deep blanket of snow to create ideal skiing conditions. Advance reservations can be made on City-Discovery.com for the December 1, 2010 to March 31, 2011 ski season. Tobogganing is also available from Ljubljana.
Completing the list of alpine activities on City-Discovery.com is the Bernina Train Tour from Milan. The tour features a panoramic journey onboard the Bernina Train Express across the world-famous Bernina Pass to the exclusive resort of St. Moritz. From Tirano, the excursion continues in modern buses through the Valtellina Valley to Lugano.
Visit City-Discovery.com and discover more alpine activites from Florence, Lucerne, and Salzburg. Special deals and new tours are updated regularly. For a complete listing of ski transfers, visit City Discovery's sister company offering global transportation services, World Airport Transfer.
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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.