If you are staying in New York, a visit to the Top of the Rock is something you simply must do to make your visit complete. Are you looking for those iconic shots looking out over New York City? You have found it here. No other vantage point in the city offers the inspiring, dramatic and unobstructed like the Rockefeller Centre, putting Top of the Rock on the top of the list of New York City tourist attractions. From its elevated position on the 70th floor of the Rockefeller Centre, the views are impressive and unobstructed through 360°, stretching for miles in all directions. You will enjoy great views over Central Park and the northern district of Manhattan. You will also be able to spot other famous landmarks of the city such as the Chrysler Building, Times Square, the Hudson River, the East River, the Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty.
Fly in a helicopter over the rooftops of New York’s skyscrapers for a completely different view of the city. Join this tour and enjoy an unforgettable experience in the city that never sleeps! Get a bird’s eye of the Big Apple in this helicopter ride and fly over the Statue of Liberty, the centre and outlying suburbs of Manhattan, where you’ll be able to spot the most iconic buildings and skyscrapers of the most famous city in the world. You will get unforgettable, awe inspiring views of New York Harbour, the George Washington Bridge and Central Park. You will come to face to face with the Statue of Liberty, the famous Empire State Building, the magnificent art deco Chrysler Building and admire the vast green expanse of Central Park from above. This tour is a must for your agenda.
Contemplate the majesty of the Grand Canyon from the South Rim with a scenic bus tour from Las Vegas - a once in a lifetime experience that will leave you wanting more! Escape the bright lights and noise of Sin City and take a relaxing day out to one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World.
Hop on to a luxury coach and prepare for the ride of a lifetime! If you have a day free whilst staying in Las Vegas, you cannot miss the opportunity to visit the Grand Canyon. Sit back, relax and enjoy one of the most scenic routes in the world. Travel through the forbidding Mojave Desert and the dramatic landscapes of northern Arizona as you listen to the informative en-route narration. As you arrive at the Grand Canyon, you will be taken back by the enormity of this natural masterpiece. Marvel at the layer upon layer of colours that adorn the walls of this breath-taking gorge carved as deep as 1.6km into the earth by a 446km-long stretch of the Colorado River. Stretching as far as the eye can see, the South Rim is the widest part of the canyon, reaching a width of up 29km.
Discover the Florida Everglades from Fort Lauderdale on this airboat adventure at Everglades Holiday Park. This exciting airboat ride is a great way to experience the unique subtropical ecosystem of the Everglades. Glide across the grassy water while looking for wildlife like alligators, fish, turtles and wading birds in their natural habitat. This tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off.
Not only is Burj Khalifa the world's tallest building but it has also broken two other impressive records: tallest structure, previously held by the KVLY-TV mast in Blanchard, North Dakota, and tallest free-standing structure, previously held by Toronto's CN Tower. Burj Khalifa tops the three most widely used categories when it comes to tall buildings and their height classifications.
This means that the Burj Khalifa, standing at 828 metres (2,716.5 feet) is: Tallest building in the world, Tallest free-standing structure in the world, Highest number of stories in the world, Highest occupied floor in the world, Highest outdoor observation deck in the world.
So why not have the experience of a lifetime, where you can ascend to the top of this monumental structure to marvel at the jaw-dropping views that it provides of the city, surrounding desert and the Persian Gulf. Highlights of this spectacular experience include:
Visit the tallest skyscraper in the world - A unique experience that you will want to do again. Access to the observation deck on the 124th floor. Enjoy a 1 hour expedition inside the Burj Khalifa, and ascend to the 124th floor in the third fastest elevator in the world! Once up there, you will be impressed with the birds-eye views of the city that “At the Top” offers, which will take your breath away at daytime or night-time.
Each atoll in the Maldives is made of a coral reef encircling a lagoon, with deep channels dividing the reef ring. A string of islands takes their place among this atoll ring; each island has its own reef encircling the island lagoon. The reefs of the islands, alive with countless types of underwater creatures and vibrant corals, protect the islands from wind and wave action of the surrounding vast oceans. Therefore, it comes at no shock that the Maldives forms as one of the best diving hot spots in the world. This activity can be booked prior to your travel arrangements with the resort that you will be accommodated in at the time.
A visit to the scenic province of Kanchanaburi, revealing its role in the history of the Pacific War. Kanchanaburi Province, one of the largest and hottest of all Thai provinces, lying to the west of Bangkok and adjacent to Myanmar separated mostly by a mountainous border broken by the Three Pagodas Pass. Kanchanaburi sits on the banks of the Kwae Yai and Kwae Noi rivers, surrounded by limestone outcrops and fields of sugar cane. One less pleasant aspect of its history was the prisoner of war camp during the Second World War, when this area was the site of a railway line intended to stretch throughout British Burma to India. Visit the Jeath war museum, which is housed in the same sort of huts the POW's used and is filled with exhibits telling their story. Visit the War Cemetery as well as the Bridge on the River Kwai, restored after the war and still carries the railway today.
What is an evening at Sirocco like? It’s an experience best taken in with all five senses, difficult to describe, but we’ll try. Its sights are iconic. lebua’s imposing golden dome above you, the twinkling lights of Bangkok around and below. Take a Mediterranean voyage without moving from your seat, and experience flavors from Mykonos, Nice, Rome, Barcelona, Tunis and Beirut, all imaginatively interpreted by Chef Romain. For the full taste experience, make sure to add our sommeliers’ recommended pairings.
Discover the primitive beauty of the Phi Phi Islands with this boat trip to one of the most unforgettable corners of Thailand. These two little limestone isles are located just to the south east of Phuket. Emerging out from turquoise waters, they are blanketed by an exuberantly green flora. The Phi Phi Islands strike the perfect balance between a touristic destination and a natural paradise. Whizz towards the islands on an entertaining speed boat ride that will take you on a breath-taking tour around both islands. As you pass it, you might recognise Maya Bay, where Leonardo DiCaprio was filmed during the shooting of the movie “The Beach”. You’ll also see through the boats fine wake of spray amazing sites such as Loh Samah Beach, Monkey Beach, Pileh Cove and the stunning Viking Cave, a deep grove inhabited by innumerable swallows – locals collect their nests to make soup.
Yala National Park Safari is a combination of a National Park and a Strict Nature Reserve. The Park consists of almost 130,000 hectares of strictly protected land, comprising light forests, grasslands, lagoons and scrubs. Of the 5 blocks that make up Yala National Park Safari, 2 blocks are currently open to the public.
Yala National Park Safari is located in the South-Eastern area of Sri Lanka, with its fringes hugging the Indian Ocean. Yala was designated as a wildlife sanctuary in 1900, and was then designated as a National Park in 1938, returning harmony to the area after being used as a hunting area for the elite classes during British rule.
Yala is home to some of the most famous mammals, with Leopards, Elephants, Crocodiles Jackals, Sloth Bears and Spotted Deer to name but a few of the 44 mammal varieties found here. Further to mammals, Yala is a sanctuary for around 215 bird species that grace the skies and forest floors with an array of colours and sounds.
This UNESCO World Heritage Site, a spectacular Rock Fortress, is one of Sri Lanka’s major attractions. The most impressive facets of the unique complex are the Water Gardens, the Frescoes of beautiful maidens, the Mirror Wall with ancient graffiti, the Lion platform and the Summit of 1.6 hectares, which was completely covered by buildings during the period of Sigiriya’s glory. Built by King Kashyapa (477-495 A.D), the “Lion Rock” is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200m from the scrub jungle.
A mighty 600 ft high rock-fortress of a 5th century King is famous for its entrancingly beautiful frescoes which are found in a sheltered pocket of the rock. One cannot fail to marvel at the masterful execution of the sinuous forms of these women (originally 500, of which only 19 remain today). The old stairway to the top led through the mouth of a huge crouching lion, carved from the rock- today only the paws remain. Remains of the handsome royal citadel are on the summit.
At this city, you can visit one of the most well-preserved temples in the world, the wonder which is Angkor Wat. This is the biggest Hindu temple in the world to enjoy with the longest lively carving wall of more than 2000 meters long by 2 meters high, excluding relief on ceiling and on hundreds of roof supporting pillars. After completed the tour around all the most visited temples in Angkor area, you still have time to admire whole view of Angkor Wat temple, rice paddy, north east highland and active reservoir of West Baray and to get fresh air on the summit of Phnom Bakeng hill till sun set.
Enjoy a full day visit to Elephant Nature Park; a natural home and sanctuary for Thai elephants. You will learn about the rescued and orphaned elephants and their individual stories. You will have an opportunity to observe the incredible giants on the viewing platform as they roam the park with their family groups. No riding and bathing activities in the park so you can focus on spending a quality time observing and being with the herds.
Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in the Malaysian Sabah District of North Borneo was founded in 1964, to rehabilitate orphaned orangutans. The site is 43 sq km of protected land at the edge of Kabili Sepilok Forest Reserve. The facility provides medical care for orphaned and confiscated orangutans as well as dozens of other wildlife specie
The Similan Islands are located in the Andaman Sea on the West coast of Southern Thailand. The Similan archipelago covers 140 sq.km's and consists of eleven islands: Koh Bangu, Koh Bon, Koh Ha, Koh Hin Pousar, Koh Huyong, Koh Meang, Koh Payan, Koh Payang, Koh Payu, Koh Similan, Koh Tachai, the eleventh island is now closed indefinately. The islands are world famous for some of the best scuba diving in Soputh East Asia. The islands are closed from mid May through to mid October each year.
The journey will take you to the traditional Arabic camp, where you will have the opportunity to try on a traditional Arabic dress, the Arabic...Explore More
Pick-up available from hotels and shopping malls in the centre of Abu Dhabi. The journey will continue until you reach the traditional Arabic camp, where you will have the opportunity to try on a traditional Arabic dress, the Arabic sweets and coffee significant to Bedouin culture.
After sunset, a BBQ dinner will be served under the starlit sky, with live entertainment to ensure you have a night to remember. You will also be treated to traditional Arabic hospitality, with Arabic coffee and dates served as they have been for centuries and continue to be served in Emirati homes today.
Photo Credit: Abu Dhabi Departure of Culture & Tourism
Introducing Dubai’s less frivolous cousin, Abu Dhabi is a city that still clings to its roots. With a rich history and culture, this tour will introduce you to the top sites in the UAE capital and the island on which it stands.
Discover one of the largest Mosques in the world, impressive in size and elegance, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque boasts eighty marble domes and a thousand pillars. It can be seen from both bridges as you enter the city and there is no better place to begin your Abu Dhabi education. It is one of few mosques open to visitors between prayer times so that you can admire its impressive interior and well-kept gardens. From here we continue to Abu Dhabi downtown with a stop at the Heritage Village. See what life was like here in a walled complex that also houses an interesting Bedouin exhibition.
We drive along the spectacular Corniche, past gleaming white mosques, glass-clad offices and elegant high-rise apartments to the tip of the breakwater for a superb view of the city’s magnificent skyline. The last part of the tour is dedicated to the giant Saadiyat Island project where the Louvre museum and Guggenheim museums are being built to fulfill the image of Abu Dhabi as a cultural city.
Ha Long Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site found on the coast of Northern Vietnam. Ha Long Bay is one of the best examples of a karst limestone landscape anywhere in the world, and consists of around 1600 islands and islets topped with lush green rainforest. Not only is Ha Long Bay biologically diverse, but it also holds historical and cultural significance with artefacts found on the islands mountains and caves dating back to ancient cultures of the New Stone Age. Today the Bay is perfect to explore by boat where you can do day trips, or stay for multiple days on a 5* luxury junk ship, exploring different islands, kayaking and swimming in the emerald waters.
Why not depart your hotel in Hanoi early in the morning through the beautiful countryside of Northern Vietnam down to Ha Long Bay. Upon arrival, transfer immediately to a boat and begin a four-hour cruise through the limestone monoliths where you’ll see a plethora of marine life, and perhaps if you’re lucky you’ll see some of the rare gibbon primates of Ha Long Bay. You can then enjoy a fresh seafood lunch after cooling off in the beautiful emerald waters before returning to enjoy the rest of your evening in Hanoi.
Ninh Binh is a beautiful and diverse province in the north of Vietnam that is often referred to as Halong Bay on land, for the simple reason that it looks like Halong Bay but on land. The landscape is dominated by karst limestone, the same mountainous features that make Halong Bay so mesmerising. As you’d expect from a mountainous limestone landscape, rivers and caves are prominent in the region, with some of the caves being accessible by boat allowing you to admire their beauty up close. Ninh Binh is also in close proximity to Hanoi, with a day trip being possible from your hotel in the city.
Imagine this… Upon arrival, you will take delight in a scenic bicycle ride around paddy fields, pagodas, small villages and markets. A visit to Vuon Thi Village will offer you a chance to interact with the local people by partaking in their daily activities. Discover the lifestyle, hospitality and friendliness of the Northern Vietnamese people when you prepare lunch with a local family. Later, work alongside the farmers in the field and learn how wet rice is cultivated. Sit back and take in the mesmerizing limestone cliffs while cruising on the Van Long reservoir. Then drive back to Hanoi to enjoy the city at your own pleasure before setting your head down in your hotel in preparation for another inspiring day in Vietnam.
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Drive to the extraordinary Cu Chi tunnels, just outside Ho Chi Minh City. During the war for independence, Vietnamese guerillas built the labyrinth of narrow tunnels virtually underneath U.S. bases, using them to hide during bombing raids and to stage surprise attacks. Afternoon, half-day city tour to visit the former Presidential Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, Saigon Post Office, and Ben Thanh market.
The breath-taking Niagara River began its journey towards leaping off the Niagara Escarpment some 12,500 years when melting glaciers filled the basin creating the river. It’s now one of the biggest attractions in North America and has to be seen to appreciate the sheer power of the falls.
For more than 150 years, the Niagara Falls Maid of the Mist has taken visitors through the foaming waters beneath the falls. The journey begins at the bottom of the Observation Tower. The Maid of the Mist will then journey to the base of the American Falls and then on to the basin of Horseshoe Falls, through the crashing waters and massive rock formations. This Niagara Falls tour allows passengers to experience first-hand the power and intensity of the falls.
Dambulla Cave Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is located in the north central province. The Cave Temple dates back to the 1st Century BC, and is actually a complex of 5 caves that was first used as a refuge by an ancient king. Upon regaining his throne he commissioned spectacular carved images into the rock within the cave. Later kings further improved on these images and today the caves contain more tan 150 images of the Buddha, with the largest being over 15 metres in length.
Cave inscriptions from the 2nd Century BC are found and on the walls are many paintings most of which belong to the Kandy period (early 19th century). This temple is a perfect location to view evolution of ancient Sri Lankan art and is an important historical site due to the amalgamation of the material from many eras.
Don't miss the opportunity to visit the archaeological site of Pompeii with an expert official guide. Thanks to the priority entrance you will skip the stess of a long queue and get inside the ruins without troubles!
Walk along the ancient "cardini" and “decumani” and explore the remains of the prosperous Romans. Pompeii, lay buried by volcanic ash from the first-century eruption of Mount Vesuvius until excavations began in the 18th century. See the baths, streets, bakeries and forums that were once integral parts of daily life. Marvel at the magnificently preserved frescoes that adorn the fine Villas.
- Departure from Sorrento
- Guided walking tour of Pompeii of 2 hours
- Return to Sorrento
The greatest and finest sanctuary of ancient Athens, dedicated primarily to its patron, the goddess Athena, dominates the centre of the modern city from the rocky crag known as the Acropolis.
The most celebrated myths of ancient Athens, its greatest religious festivals, earliest cults and several decisive events in the city's history are all connected to this sacred precinct. The monuments of the Acropolis stand in harmony with their natural setting. These unique masterpieces of ancient architecture combine different orders and styles of Classical art in a most innovative manner and have influenced art and culture for many centuries.
This is a must-vist location if you visit Athens, and is undoubtedly on any bucket-list