San Francisco, Calif. (PRWEB) September 15, 2011
As travelers jump on early fall travel to take advantage of cooler weather and colorful scenery, Viator – the leading resource for more than 9,000 tours and activities in 800-plus destinations in more than 150 countries – offers tips for finding the best bargains and saving on time when planning the perfect fall getaway.
Fall for Foliage
Autumn in New England is high season for leaf peepers, and big crowds typically mean higher prices. Avoid both with Viator’s escorted fall foliage tours. Someone else does the planning, organizing and driving – all travelers need to do is take in the spectacular scenery. Options include a 10-hour tour from Boston through the New England countryside with a visit to an apple orchard, a half-day tour through Ottawa’s Gatineau Park, and a full-day Hudson River cruise from New York City to Bear Mountain – all under $60.
Just Say No…to the Queue
Save time by booking tours that offer skip the line access, particularly at popular attractions where wait times can be longer than two hours. The new Skip the Line: Eiffel Tower Tickets and Small Group Tour, developed exclusively for Viator, includes priority access to the first and second levels of the Eiffel Tower, tickets to the third level, and a small group guided tour limited to 20 people. Prices for Viator members start at $51.19, or 25 percent off the standard rate.
Toast Shoulder Season Savings at Oktoberfest!
A fall getaway to Europe is traditionally affordable (being shoulder season and all), and with the Euro at its lowest level against the dollar since the beginning of the year, there is no better time to plan a trip – particularly for those with a passion for beer, music and festivity! Viator offers last-minute deals for travelers to enjoy Oktoberfest in Munich, including two new multi-day experiences: the 4-Day Oktoberfest Experience for Independent Travelers ($427.55) and the 3-Day Munich Package including Oktoberfest and 3-Day Munich City Card ($527.30) with accommodations, tickets to the festival, tours and more. Or opt for the more traditional seven-hour Oktoberfest tour with tickets (starting at $121.49).
Get Back to Nature
Fall is a great time to miss the crowds that flock to America’s national parks during the summer, but still enjoy great weather. Discover two of the West Coast’s most spectacular natural wonders, Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park, on a three-day camping and hiking adventure from San Francisco. Viator members can enjoy 30 percent off on Sept. 21 ($259).
Viator’s fall tours and activities can be accessed through Viator.com, the Viator Tours and Activities App for iPhone and Viator’s mobile site. Visit the Viator Travel Blog for more inspiration or follow the company on Facebook and Twitter for the latest deals, promotions, contests and Viator news.
Viator® is the world’s leading online resource for travel experiences, providing access to more than 9,000 tours, attractions and activities in 800-plus destinations in more than 150 countries. Viator– the Latin word for traveler – offers a one-stop shop to plan, research and book trip activities via its Web and mobile platforms with resources such as nearly 300,000 traveler reviews, ratings and photos, suggested itineraries and the Viator Travel Blog. Viator’s in-house travel experts hand-pick trusted local operators to ensure quality, value and service, all backed by a low-price guarantee. Viator sells its products through Viator.com, the Viator Tours and Activities App for iPhone, the Viator Ultimate Experience Guide for iPad, eight local language sites for the European and Japanese markets and more than 2,000 affiliated sites that include major hotel chains and airlines, online travel agencies, city-specific sites and more. Viator is a privately held company, with lead investment from The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest private equity firms. Founded in 1995, Viator is headquartered in San Francisco with regional offices in Sydney, London and Las Vegas. Visit the Viator Travel Blog for more inspiration or follow the company on Facebook and Twitter for the latest deals, promotions, contests and Viator news.