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Following the acquisition of City Discovery by VELTRA Corporation in February 2016, the decision has been made to close the City Discovery brand and consolidate its operations.

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Press Release

Christmas in Summer with Australian Travel Deals on

December 10, 2010–Holidaymakers can enjoy Christmas in summer through a selection of Australian tours on The travel website has a range of city sightseeing and outdoor activities in Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, and Alice Springs. Also offered are travel deals for popular activities and destinations in the Land Down Under.

"Our selection of travel deals and activities in Australia is in line with giving our customers a variety of options on how to spend the holidays," says Emmanuel Issaurat, president of "Activities were carefully selected for quality of service and reliability. Led by an experienced tour guide, tour groups will benefit from an organized itinerary including hotel pickups and drop-offs. All activities can be booked in advance on the website, which features 24-hour assistance on booking and other transactions."

Adelaide offers 13 things to do offered at 20% less than the regular price until January 31, 2011. Considered the food and wine capital of Australia, Adelaide boasts a picturesque city landscape with sandstone cottages and sweeping gardens. Excursions to wilderness paradises and wildlife parks including Cleland Park, Kangaroo Island, and Coorong Wilderness are also available.

A special offer is offered for three city sightseeing tours in Brisbane. Customers may book for two persons for the price of one until end of December. Brisbane also offers outdoor activities such as a boat cruise along Nerang River and the Gold Coast hinterland; dramatic cliff drops of the coastal town of Byron Bay; and the eucalyptus forests and waterfalls on Mt. Tamborine.

For travelers seeking to get even more up close and personal with nature, Cairns is the place to be. has 15 outdoor tours and activities in the area, including the Outer Barrier Reef – Down Under Cruise and Dive, Kuranda Rainforest from Port Douglas, and Green Island on the Reef.

Melbourne's30 activities lets travelers enjoy up to 20% discount until January 31, 2011. Tours include the Best of Melbourne featuring a scenic cruise on the Yarra River; Penguin Parade to watch penguins and koalas in their natural habitats; and Puffing Billy with Australian Wildlife, a train ride along a narrow gauge railway going right through the spectacular Blue Dandenong Ranges.

Perth offers over 20 activities appealing to the adventurous traveler, including a sand-dune adventure in the Pinnacles Desert where strange limestone pillars rise through the sand. Other activities are trips to Wave Rock, a perfect surfer's wave frozen in solid rock; wine-growing regions such as the Swine Valley and Margaret River region; and Rottnest Island for some snorkeling in crystal clear water.

Australia's most iconic attractions such as the Opera House, Bondi Beach and Blue Mountains are found in Sydney. The Morning City Tour with Magistic Luncheon Cruise, consistently a bestseller, is marked down 20% until January 31, 2011.  Other activities enjoying promo prices are excursions to the Blue Mountains and dolphin watching at Port Stephens.

There are 12 things to do from Alice Springs on The highest-rated is an excursion to Uluru or Ayers Rock, a large sandstone rock formation south west of Alice Springs.  Other notable activities include a visit to an Outback Cattle Station for a taste of life in the harsh remote bushes of Australia, and the eye-opening Outback Aboriginal Community for a better understanding of aboriginal culture in today's world.

Visit and discover more things to do in Australia during the holidays. Travel gift certificates, available in four currencies (USD, GBD, EUR & AUD) and denominations between 25 and 500, can be purchased on the site.

For featured travel experiences and photos by customers, read the City Discovery Travel Blog and follow on Facebook and Twitter. is holding a US$200 GC Giveaway on its Facebook Page and posting regular 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 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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