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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 offers travel gift certificates and special holiday tours for the Yuletide season

December 20, 2010 – With the holiday season in full swing, City Discovery suggests its travel gift certificate as a convenient and fun gift solution for friends and loved ones. Recipients can use the gift certificates to pre-book travel experiences from over 5,000 sightseeing tours in 80 countries on the City Discovery website. Customers can choose from four available currencies (USD, GBP, EUR and AUD) and purchase a certificate for denominations between 25 and 500.  

The travel website also makes the gifting process simpler by sending the gift certificate directly to friends and loved ones complete with easy-to-understand instructions on how to purchase their travel activity online on In case the recipients are not quite tech-savvy, they can also call the 24-hour customer service hotline to book over the phone. Gift-givers can even plan ahead for future occasions and specify the date when the certificate will be sent out.

Gift certificates are valid for one year in most locations. Expiry date does not apply in California, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Washington or other jurisdictions where prohibited by law.

City Discovery Vice-President Wladimir Guez says, "With the Gift certificate, our customers do not have to guess when choosing the perfect gift. We have more than 5,000 different activities from spa getaways, cultural attractions to outdoor adventures and extreme sports. There will be something for everyone."

The tours on the span across the world, providing options for sightseeing and cultural activities in more than 80 countries.

This holiday, the website highlights some special seasonal tours that are only available during the Yuletide season. Below are some of their recommendations on where to spend Christmas and New Year's Eve:

•    The Christmas Eve Dinner Cruise, New Year's Eve Dinner Cruise or the Vaux le Vicomte Christmas in Paris

•    London has a Dickensian Christmas in Canterbury, Dover and Greenwich with Traditional Christmas Lunch and a New Year's Eve Musical Fireworks Cruise with Dinner

•    New York City's Holiday Lights Tour, Brooklyn Christmas Lights Tour and New Year's Eve at Bond 45 and Marquee

•    Austria's The Advent Package and Christmas in Vienna Package

•    Chile's New Year's Eve in Santiago with Dinner in Bali-Hai, New Year's Eve Facing the Sea in Hotel Zero and New Year's Eve in Casa Higueras

•    Reykjavik New Year's Eve Fireworks, The Golden Circle Classic and Northern Lights Mystery in Iceland

•    Other holiday activities

Guez further adds, "All the tours we offer on the website are carefully selected in order to ensure that our customers have the best experience when they travel, making the Gift certificate an extremely good value for money for any trip."

The City Discovery gift certificates can be purchased online through

Corporate buyers and companies can also take advantage of the gift certificates for business travel and incentive solutions. The gift certificates can also be used on to book airport transfers in over 400 airports worldwide.

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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