Excursions Japan by Musement

Guided walking tour in Tokyo – Japan’s cultural curiosities

Start off at Ningyocho, a district known for its old traditions and, as you’ll discover right away, tasty treats. That’s because the smell of cinnamon will lead us to our first stop, a shop that specializes in Japanese sweets.

Next up, we’ll stop at an incense store that dates back to 1705, where we’ll learn about Kōdō, the art of appreciating incense and the traditional Japanese incense ceremony.

Hungry? Good! We’ll stop at a snack shop from the Showa Era that carries treats popular in the early 20th century, including candies, caramels, Ramune soda, fish jerky, and bean paste snacks, to name a few.

We’ll then cross the street to a shamisen shop, and learn a bit about this traditional Japanese musical string instrument. From there, we’ll head to a local tenugui shop, where they sell woven hand towels depicting Japanese scenes.

Next you’ll go to one of the eight temples in Ningyocho. You’ll visit a shrine where virtue, longevity, learning, and wealth are worshipped. You can offer a prayer here, and wash a coin to ensure a prosperous life.

Once you’ve exhausted Ningyocho, you’ll visit another nearby neighbourhood, Nihonbashi. The district of Nihonbashi was a hub for merchants during the Edo period.

Visit a seaweed shop, as well as an old-fashioned stationery shop that was established in 1946. You’ll get to browse through the display of calligraphy brushes, inks, traditional paints, handmade greeting cards, and little dolls.

The tour will finish at the Nihonbashi information centre, where we will get to taste a few more traditional Japanese sweets before saying sayōnara.

Guided walking tour in Tokyo – Japan’s cultural curiosities

Tokyo West-Side walking and street-food tour

Join your guide on a walking and street food adventure in West Tokyo.

Dive headfirst into the eclectic neighbourhoods of Nakano and Koenji, as you stop by your guide’s favourite haunts to grab a bite to eat in these buzzing local eating, drinking and entertainment hubs.

Take joy in sampling a wide array of popular eats from local vendors, independent markets and Japanese franchises as we wind our way through the rustic streets and never-ending ‘shotengai’.

With the insider knowledge of a seasoned local, nothing’s off-limits as we fill our stomachs and explore the urban landscapes, dingy backstreets, neighbourhood attractions and mouthwatering cuisine that gives these culturally rich enclaves their distinctive character.

Tokyo West-Side walking and street-food tour

1400-year history exploration tour in Asakusa

While bus tours are very handy in terms of efficiently covering a large area in a short time, this tour is for those who want to visit or revisit an area of particular interest to get to know much more about it. Therefore, the tour is designed to cater only six guests or less so the guide is able to communicate with each guest firsthand, and visitors have the chance to ask all their questions. Especially since things taken for granted by Japanese are very often new to tourists.
The itinerary starts at the meeting point at the Azumabashi bridge. After viewing Tokyo Sky Tree and Sumida river, the visit will continue at the Culture Center. You may have a preview of the tour by overlooking Asakusa from high up the building designed by a well-known Japanese architect. You will then head to Sensoji temple, Tokio’s essential sightseeing spot, but you will also be sight-touching, tasting and learning the history and secrets of the ancient place while participating in the shrine-visiting rituals that Japanese people know. You will enjoy drawing a paper fortune, and then you will detour into the quiet back streets to pick up some freshly-made ‘melon pan’ sweet bread.
Afterward, the tour will continue to the ‘Rokku’ area, it is Asakusa’s traditional entertainment area, always busy and bustling with life. Take your chance to walk through the Meiji period (1868-1912) towards the present day, with stops along the way for more Japanese sweet snacks. The district of endless novelty, between movies, comedians, and exotic animals, transformed in a quaint neighborhood of handicrafts and nostalgia.

1400-year history exploration tour in Asakusa

Tokyo West-Side bike and food tour

  • Discover on your bike the eclectic Tokyo neighborhoods of Nakano, Koenji and Asagaya
  • Experience neighbourhood life on a salvaged Japanese ‘mamachari’ bicycle
  • Taste a wide selection of local Japanese snacks along the route
  • Let the atmosphere of the city surround you as your guide takes you through the streets
  • Learn more about the local culture first-hand

Tokyo West-Side bike and food tour

Asakusa Guided Tour

Going on a trip to Tokyo without going to Senso-Ji Temple, would be a bit like visiting Paris without going to see the Eiffel Tower. Located in the heart of the Asakusa district, Sensô-Ji is the oldest temple Buddhist of Tokyo.

Erected in honor of the goddess Kannon (a bodhisattva of the compassion, very famous in Japan), you will be dazzled by the Senso-ji Temple and awed by its traditional beauty and the legendary stories.

Once there, you will cross the main arch “Nakamise-dôri” leading to the Temple, where you will find stands of traditional items. Then, you will go to the impressive portal of the sanctuary: the Kaminari-mon (thunder’s door), where the red largest lantern in Japan is suspended.

Located in the center of an extraordinary Buddhist complex, the Sensô-Ji is not the only magical spot of your visit. Your visit will take you to charming temples, the five-storeys pagoda, the Japanese garden and its artificial pond…

This place attracts every day thousands of visitors from all over the world wanting to discover Japan in its most beautiful and pure authenticity.

Asakusa Guided Tour

 

 

 

Excursions Toronto , Canada by Musement

Hop-on, hop-off city tour of Toronto

  • Ride around Toronto on a Double Decker bus with a professional guide
  • Explore the city with a 48-hour pass that allows you to hop on and off at your leisure
  • Join the complimentary boat cruise (seasonal)
  • see link for details

Hop-on, hop-off city tour of Toronto

Classic Distillery District walking tour

Dubbed ‘One of Toronto’s Top 10 Walking Tours’, you’ll enjoy an hour in the beautiful Distillery District and learn the story of Gooderham and Worts Distillery’s rise to fame and transformation into the modern Distillery District.

Guided by a local expert, you’ll get insights on prohibition, working conditions, building uses, alcohol production, successes and failures, the area’s gentrification, and more. And to top it off your guide will take you for a complimentary tasting of 1 chocolate and up to 3 beer samples at the end of your tour.

Classic Distillery District walking tour

Lift Your Spirits Toronto Distillery District tour

Lift your spirits and discover Toronto’s pedestrian-only Distillery District on this two-hour walking tour. Listen to your guide share all about the city’s distillation industry, both past and present, as you walk the cobblestoned streets and admire the Victorian-era industrial architecture.

Visit the grand and impressive Spirit of York Distillery, and actually witness the distillation processes of premium vodka, gin and whiskey. Learn to properly savor the spirits, then you’ll enjoy some gourmet appetizers and even a cocktail based on your favorite spirit!

Lift Your Spirits Toronto Distillery District tour

Guided walking tour in Toronto: Kensington Market and Chinatown

  • Experience the sights, sounds, and smells of Toronto’s legendary Chinatown
  • Explore the unique, bohemian atmosphere of Kensington Market – one of Toronto’s most famous and eclectic neighbourhoods
  • Check out locally-owned and operated eateries, shops, and produce markets
  • Walk the hidden lanes and alleys to discover amazing graffiti art
  • Keep a tally of all the places you’re going to want to come back to later (trust us)

Guided walking tour in Toronto: Kensington Market and Chinatown

Private Niagara Falls tour

Begin your day of luxury with your own licenced guide and private vehicle providing style, comfort and class. Depart your hotel at your leisure and customize your itinerary, whether you want to explore Niagara with your private guide or experience breathtaking views of Niagara Falls and surrounding areas.

See how the combined power of the cataract Falls results in a mind-boggling flow-rate that provides hydroelectric power via reservoirs and canals. Treat yourself to a ride aboard the Hornblower Niagara Cruise (tickets may be purchased on tour), or add on a breathtaking helicopter ride over Niagara to see the region from a birds-eye view!

Next, enjoy a pay-own lunch in Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake or at a farm-to-table restaurant–according to your preferences. No tour would be complete without a sampling of some of the regions finest wines at an award-winning estate! Enjoy your wine tasting, and relax on the journey back.

Private Niagara Falls tour

Guided walking tour in Toronto: when pigs fry

It’s time for a bit of pork overload…are you ready? At one point there were so many pigs in Toronto that the city garnered the nickname “Hogtown”, and the pork and bacon earned a reputation for being some of the best in the world. Sample bacon, pork, and sausage, find out about ethical pig farming at a local butcher, and learn about the role of the pig in pop culture, or is that pork culture?

Guided walking tour in Toronto: when pigs fry

Beer makes history better – guided walking tour in Toronto

Through fire, war, depression, cholera, rebellion, and repression, beer has been there soothing the woes of Toronto’s people. Join them in historic pubs and hear tales of years gone by over a craft beer on this Toronto tour that proves that beer does indeed make history better (like that was ever in doubt)!

Throughout its history, from the early 1800s, when Toronto was known as “York” to the modern metropolis it is today, the citizens of this city have used beer for refreshment and merrymaking. This Toronto beer tour is a historic walk through the streets of the old Toronto and an introduction to Canadian beer all rolled into one.

Beer makes history better – guided walking tour in Toronto

Hop-on hop-off bus tour of Toronto

Enjoy everything Toronto has to offer and make the most out of your trip on board an open-top bus that will take you through the 20 stops available in this wonderful city.

Start the tour at Yonge-Dundas Square, and hop on and off as many times as you want during the 48-hour window that your ticket offers you. Once you are on board you’ll be able to marvel at local highlights like the CN Tower, the Bata Shoe Museum, Chinatown and the Hockey Hall of Fame, among others.

And with the live commentary and audio guide available, you’ll be able to learn as much as you can while you see the best this city has to offer.

Hop-on hop-off bus tour of Toronto

Toronto private wine tasting with CMS sommelier

Whether or not you’re a wine enthusiast, you’re sure to enjoy this private wine tasting in Toronto! Meet your sommelier guide before kicking off the tasting with a cocktail of local spirits. Your guide will teach you how to taste wine like the experts, and you’ll learn about the different regions and grape varieties that grow in Ontario. Pair delicious cheese and other snacks with your Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc and Icewine.

Toronto private wine tasting with CMS sommelier

Cold-climate wine tasting excursion in Niagara

Your intimate wine excursion in the Niagara region begins with a convenient pick-up by your sommelier guide. Learn about cold-climate wines, which is Ontario’s specialty and a Canadian treasure! Try Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and
Cabernet Franc at three boutique wineries.

Take a tour of the facilities and enjoy a cheese pairing as you meet the winemaking teams. Wander the picturesque village of Niagara-on-the-Lake after being treated to a locally-sourced lunch at one of the vineyards.

Cold-climate wine tasting excursion in Niagara

Dumpling crawl in Toronto

Discover Toronto’s buzzing Chinatown on this three-hour dumpling crawl! Feast on eight types of dumplings from different regions in China while learning about some dim sum classics. A local guide will share some food history as you sip on some bubble tea.

Dumpling crawl in Toronto

Best of Toronto private food and sightseeing tour

Experience the best of Toronto on this food and sightseeing customizable tour! Spot the city’s most popular sights as you ride around the city in a comfortable, six-passenger car. Your guide will bring you to authentic, ethnic eateries and some off-the-beaten-path gems to taste some of Toronto’s best grub. Customize the tour to accommodate your needs or palate, and feel free to add brews or spirits.

Best of Toronto private food and sightseeing tour

Icewines of Niagara tour from Toronto

Prepare to learn all about icewine, one of Canada’s national treasures, on this tour from Toronto! Icewine is made from frozen grapes that fall from the vine that are then crushed, producing a sweet nectar. After a pick-up in Toronto, head to Niagara wine country, where you’ll understand how icewine is made and learn about cool-climate grapes.

You’ll stop at four premium wineries, where you’ll taste their product paired with specially-selected foods. Your guide will reveal how to best enjoy the Niagara Icewine Festival and also share interesting information about the arduous icewine-making process. To conclude the tour, enjoy a locally-sourced lunch at one of the award-winning wineries.

Icewines of Niagara tour from Toronto

Queen West pastry crawl in Toronto

Work up an appetite walking around Queen West, and reward yourself with sweet treats on a 2.5-hour pastry crawl in Toronto! Walk around the vibrant neighborhood with your guide as you taste signature products at each bakery and learn the history of the shops.

Stop for a drink at a local eatery near the stunning Trinity Bellwoods Park and create your own Argentinian dessert at another café. Try divine eclairs, enjoy delicious Italian sweets and then take a tour of Queen West as well as famous Graffiti Alley. That’s not all–you’ll also receive a polaroid picture of you and your sweets to take home!

Queen West pastry crawl in Toronto

Cozy in the County wine tour

Not too far from Niagara lies Prince Edward County, a quaint island on Lake Ontario that has increasingly become more popular over the past decade due to its delicious wines and charming landscapes that are often compared to Burgundy, France. You’ll be picked up from your hotel in Toronto, and drive along the lake to your first winery of the day.

Spend the rest of the day guided by a sommelier learning about the region and its wine as you visit three other premium wineries. Enjoy a delicious lunch at *Norman Hardie’s vineyard, where they serve pizza on a wood-burning stove and veggies fresh from the garden. You’ll also have the opportunity to taste local delicacies and visit small towns throughout your excursion.

*Other lunch provided when not seasonally available.

Cozy in the County wine tour

Toronto West End pizza crawl

Pizza is one of the most beloved foods in the globe, and–in Toronto–they do it their own way! On this three-hour, guided crawl, you’ll discover Toronto’s amazing pizza scene in the West End neighborhood of the city. Taste the specialties of five different pizza shops and learn about the techniques, equipment, different doughs and history of the food throughout the tour.

Toronto West End pizza crawl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Excursions Vancouver, Canada by Musement

Capilano Suspension Bridge tickets

Originally built in 1889, Capilano Suspension Bridge stretches 450 feet (137m) across and 230 feet (70m) above the Capilano river. Included in your ticket is the Cliffwalk, the park’s newest attraction – a stunning walkway clinging to the granite cliff high above Capilano Canyon. Also, Treetops Adventure, seven suspension bridges through the evergreens taking you up to 100 feet (30m) above the forest floor. Enjoy seasonal musical entertainment and First Nations culture. Take photos at the Totem Park and with the Capilano Tramps. Top it off with a visit to the gift shop full of quality merchandise from all over Canada and great homemade fudge!

Capilano Suspension Bridge tickets

Victoria and Butchart Gardens tour

The tour starts with a 90-minute ferry cruise aboard with scenery so jaw-dropping you won’t want to blink! Marine wildlife sightings from the outdoor ship decks are common, especially eagles, sea lions and whales.

You’ll arrive at Swartz Bay terminal on Vancouver Island and continue to the enchanting botanical paradise of Butchart Gardens. Wander through a series of themed gardens, highlighted by the massive Sunken Garden and dancing fountain.

On to the City of Victoria which boasts many impressive architectural wonders, including the iconic Parliament Buildings and the waterfront Fairmont Empress Hotel. Visit the unique shops and cafes of Government Street and Chinatown. Stroll along the Inner Harbour for prime ocean views, and enjoy some free time to take in this culturally significant city.

Victoria and Butchart Gardens tour

Vancouver hop on hop off 24 hour sightseeing pass with optional tours

  • Explore Vancouver with a 24 hour Hop-on Hop-off bus tour
  • Create your own itinerary, with unlimited 24-hour use at 29 stops!
  • Choose to add on an evening walking tour or harbor tour
  • Explore Vancouver onboard clear-top buses and San Francisco-style trolleys. This flexible Hop-On, Hop-Off pass offers all the highlights of downtown Vancouver, including major attractions, and scenic points of interest. Choose to Hop-Off at any of the 29 stops, and Hop-On again to continue the tour. Enjoy exploring two distinctive routes of the city with unlimited use for 24 hours!With this tour you can also choose to add on an evening tour, a harbor cruise tour, or both – just select your preferred option at checkout!

Vancouver hop on hop off 24 hour sightseeing pass with optional tours

Victoria sightseeing tour from Vancouver

One of the most beautiful cities in the world is Victoria and is the capital of British Columbia. A vacation to Vancouver is not complete without a day trip to Victoria. The Victoria sightseeing tour begins with a scenic ferry ride with views of the Gulf Islands. Then you’ll be treated to a coastal drive through the communities of James Bay, catching sights of Beacon Hill Park and Mile 0. Then the tour continues with a sightseeing tour of downtown Victoria, with stops at the Inner Harbour, Government Street, Chinatown, Empress hotel, and parliament buildings.

Victoria sightseeing tour from Vancouver

Vancouver delights tour

Uncover the delights of downtown Vancouver and its neighbouring North Shore all in one day! This guided tour features stops at the city’s most famous landmarks, including: Vancouver Lookout Tower, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, Capilano Salmon Hatchery, Granville Island, Stanley Park Totem Poles and Stanley Park Prospect Point. You’ll also be able to see iconic Lions Gate Bridge, vibrant Chinatown, historic Gastown and beautiful English Bay.

Vancouver delights tour

Vancouver Art Gallery tickets

Telling stories through art for almost 90 years, the Vancouver Art Gallery is the largest public art museum in Western Canada and one of this country’s most respected and dynamic cultural institutions. The Gallery’s ground-breaking exhibitions, extensive public programs, and emphasis on advancing scholarship all focus on historical and contemporary art from British Columbia and around the world. Special attention is paid to the accomplishments of Indigenous artists, as well as to the arts of the Asia Pacific region—through the Institute of Asian Art that the Gallery founded in 2014. The Gallery’s programs also explore the impacts of images in the larger sphere of visual culture, design and architecture.
Enhance your experience with a guided tour of the exhibitions or get creative as a family with engaging art-making activities available every Sunday. Exit through the Gallery Store to find unique gifts, or refresh at the Gallery Bistro and enjoy its exquisite rooftop patio.

Vancouver Art Gallery tickets

Whistler and Shannon Falls tour from Vancouver

Take in the stunning landscapes as you make your way along the Sea to Sky Highway from Vancouver to Whistler. Along the way you’ll stop at Shannon Falls, the third tallest waterfall in the country. Admire views of the surrounding snow-capped mountain peaks and the coastal fjord of Howe Sound.

Upon arrival in Whistler, you’ll be free to explore the many shops and restaurants in the quaint mountain village. Visit the Squamish Lil’wat Centre–a museum honoring the history, culture and art of the local First Nations. After a full day in the mountains, sit back and relax on your journey back to Vancouver.

Whistler and Shannon Falls tour from Vancouver

Sea to Sky tour with deep fjord Zodiac boat ride

Explore Horseshoe Bay, a quaint seaside village in West Vancouver, before taking a one-hour Zodiac boat ride through Howe Sound–North America’s southernmost fjord. Take in the rugged landscapes of the coast with a knowledgeable guide. Walk to the base of Shannon Falls before continuing north, where you’ll board a Sea to Sky Gondola and journey 2,800 feet up the mountainside. You’ll also visit Britannia Mine Museum, a Canadian National Historic Site of Canada, and climb aboard a mine train as you hear the stories of early mining efforts within this community.

Sea to Sky tour with deep fjord Zodiac boat ride

Seattle sightseeing tour from Vancouver

  • Visit Seattle also known as the Emerald City with its plentiful evergreen trees and great sights of the Cascade and Olympic mountains coupled with the Pacific Ocean
  • A guided tour throughout Seattle catching all the highlights, the Seattle Centre, the famous Pike Place Market and the first Starbucks
  • Free time to explore shops

Seattle sightseeing tour from Vancouver

Canyon Lights Winter Festival tickets

Canyon Lights – a Winter Festival – has caught the attention of the world. Named one of the nine most spectacular holiday light displays in the world in 2017 by CNN Travel. Re-capture the feeling of wonder and excitement of the holiday season and be amazed by the hundreds of thousands of lights throughout the park. The suspension bridge, Treetops Adventure, Cliffwalk, the rainforest and canyon are transformed into a world of festive lights and visual enchantment. Treetops Adventure is a series of seven suspension bridges attached to eight 250 years old Douglas-firs with viewing platforms, reaching up to 110 feet above the forest floor. These magnificent Douglas firs will be lit above and below the collars, making these trees the eight tallest Christmas trees in the world! Back by popular demand, go on a Snowy Owl Prowl, decorate gingerbread cookies (by donation) and sing-along carols with the holiday band.

Canyon Lights Winter Festival tickets

City highlights tour of Vancouver

This city highlights tour is perfect for those wishing to discover Vancouver’s most popular sights! Stop to visit the Totem Poles in Stanley Park, the most visited attraction in British Columbia, before heading up to Prospect Point. Wander through artist’s studios, craft galleries and the public market on Granville Island. Ascend the Vancouver Lookout Tower to enjoy a stunning bird’s-eye view of the city.

Additional highlights include: Chinatown, Gastown , Canada Place ,English Bay

City highlights tour of Vancouver

Vancouver Lookout Tower admission tickets

You’ll get amazing panoramic views from the iconic Vancouver lookout tower and take in spectacular views of one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Glass elevators will whisk you 170 meters up from street level in 40 seconds!

Highlights from the lookout tower include landmarks such as English Bay, Stanley Park, Granville Island, Yaletown, Gastown, Chinatown, Robson Street, and the Entertainment District.

Vancouver Lookout Tower admission tickets

Entrance to Grouse Mountain

ou’ll enjoy access to the mountaintop via round-trip Skyride plus exciting adventures each season!

In the summer, enjoy scenic chair rides, the World Famous Lumberjack Show, Birds in Motion Demonstrations, Guided Eco- Walks and Grouse Mountain’s Refuge for Endangered Wildlife that includes Ranger Talks. In the winter months, enjoy endless snowshoe trails, family Sliding Zone, magical Lightwalk, ice skating on a 8,000 square foot outdoor pond and during December enjoy the Peak of Christmas holiday celebration. All of this and so much more awaits!

Entrance to Grouse Mountain

Sea to Sky tour in Vancouver

Enjoy a day exploring Vancouver’s rugged wilderness! Visit the quaint seaside village of Horseshoe Bay and take a Sea to Sky Gondola up Mount Habrich high above the Howe Sound fjord–North America’s southernmost fjord. For a boost in adrenaline, walk across the 335-feet long Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge and feel the mist from Shannon Falls–the third largest waterfall in British Columbia. Visit the Britannia Mine Museum, a National Historic Site of Canada, and climb aboard a mine train into a retired copper mine tunnel.

Sea to Sky tour in Vancouver

Grand tour of Vancouver by bike

On this tour, you’ll experience the very best sights, attractions, and biking that Vancouver has to offer! You’ll ride at a leisurely pace to world-famous Stanley Park, taking in the wildlife and natural surroundings. Pass by English Bay and hop a ferry over False Creek to discover amazing food and art at Granville Island.

After an hour break to find lunch at the Market, you’ll ride the seawall along the Southside of False Creek, enjoying beautiful views of Vancouver’s modern architecture framed by the North Shore Mountains. Pass the Olympic Village complex and Science World, and then go back in time to check out Vancouver’s vibrant Chinatown and Gastown.

The tour is easy for beginner riders of basic fitness. Frequent stops for stories and photo opportunities and the flat bike paths make this an enjoyable ride for all.

Grand tour of Vancouver by bike

Flyover Canada simulated ride experience

You’ll soar from coast to coast across some of Canada’s most spectacular sights with the latest in-flight ride technology!

Wind, scents and other amazing effects will make you feel like you are truly flying! At FlyOver Canada, you’ll spend approximately 25 minutes getting introduced to Canada. The complete experience includes pre-show, pre-boarding and the Ultimate Flying Ride!

Flyover Canada simulated ride experience

Scenic seaplane tour of Vancouver

This tour is the ideal introduction to seaplane aviation and one of the most popular tours of the North Shore Mountains. Departing from downtown Vancouver’s bustling Coal Harbour, you’ll experience a complete aerial view of the city!

Photographers will especially enjoy a bird’s eye view of Horseshoe Bay, English Bay and Deep Cove. The sensation of landing on water is something you’ll never forget!

Scenic seaplane tour of Vancouver

Whistler sightseeing tour

Whistler is a popular year-round destination with endless sightseeing and adventure choices. Enjoy scenic stops along the Sea-to-Sky highway, visit Shannon Falls and a full day of fun in Whistler. Upon arrival, you will be guided through Whistler Village. In the afternoon you have the choice to join an exciting outdoor activity or simply sightsee and shop in Whistler Village

Whistler sightseeing tour

Grouse Mountain and Capilano Suspension Bridge Park tour

From suspension bridges and treetop viewing platforms to fish ladders and mountain gondolas, this is the ultimate tour for thrill-seekers and nature lovers.

Enjoy the ocean, mountain and cityscape views over the Lions Gate Bridge as you make your way to the adrenaline-pumping Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

You’ll watch salmon leaping up the river at the Capilano River Hatchery, then climb aboard the world-renowned Grouse Mountain Skyride to a mountaintop playground of panoramic views and activities.

Grouse Mountain and Capilano Suspension Bridge Park tour

North Shore Peak & Canyon tour

Cross the Lions Gate Bridge into the North Shore–home to Vancouver’s most gorgeous nature. Visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, one of the world’s longest suspension footbridges. Walk over the suspended walkways throughout the forest canopy and visit Cliffwalk, a path cantilevered to the granite cliff-side.

Take a ride on the world-famous Grouse Mountain Skyride and enjoy breathtaking views of Vancouver. You’ll travel one aerial mile to the Peak Chalet where you can find seasonal entertainment, including live performances, chairlifts, exhibits and the Wildlife Refuge–a sanctuary for two orphaned grizzly bears.

North Shore Peak & Canyon tour

Vancouver City and The Lookout

This tour of culturally rich Vancouver begins with an introduction to downtown including Canada Place and Robson Street.

You’ll wind through historic and modern architectural wonders en route to Stanley Park, a 1000-acre natural oasis, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean. View the First Nations Totem Poles, and gaze upon ever-changing rainforest and shoreline scenery on the way through the park. Get the camera ready for a photo stop at Prospect Point, with a great view of Lions Gate Bridge.

You’ll continue on to the enchanting sights of English Bay beach area, followed by the eclectic Granville Island Market. This market embodies the ideal of smaller is better, with all food, art, and music locally produced, as a labour of love.

Top off this adventure with a glass elevator ride 169 meters above the streets, at the Vancouver Lookout, for views of the ocean framed by the lush Coastal Mountains, busy city and rugged shoreline. This tour is a great introduction to the scenic and historic highlights of beautiful Vancouver.

Vancouver City and The Lookout

Victoria and Butchart Gardens tour from Vancouver

Spend a day in Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia, located right on Vancouver Island. This full-day narrated tour begins, and will end, with a scenic cruise through the gorgeous Gulf Islands between mainland Vancouver and Vancouver Island. Explore the world-renowned 55-acre Butchart Gardens, a National Historic Site of Canada, and admire the beautiful floral displays. Don’t forget to visit the Sunken Gardens, which will surely take your breath away.

Victoria and Butchart Gardens tour from Vancouver

Sea to Sky tour with deep fjord Zodiac boat ride

Explore Horseshoe Bay, a quaint seaside village in West Vancouver, before taking a one-hour Zodiac boat ride through Howe Sound–North America’s southernmost fjord. Take in the rugged landscapes of the coast with a knowledgeable guide. Walk to the base of Shannon Falls before continuing north, where you’ll board a Sea to Sky Gondola and journey 2,800 feet up the mountainside. You’ll also visit Britannia Mine Museum, a Canadian National Historic Site of Canada, and climb aboard a mine train as you hear the stories of early mining efforts within this community.

Sea to Sky tour with deep fjord Zodiac boat ride

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Excursions Cuba by Musement

Havana Premium

American classic cars and decaying colonial houses make Havana a very special city. The highlights of this excursion include a visit to Villa Hemingways, a tour of Havana’s old town and a classic car ride. This is one of the exclusive TUI Collection excursions that give you the highlights of your travel destination in a special way – unique, authentic, responsible.

It starts in the Finca Vigia, the Cuban retreat of the writer Ernest Hemingway. It still looks like he just went out the door. Paper, books and even his typewriter are still in place. Visit La Floridita and La Bodeguita del Medio – two of his favorite pubs. Afterwards, explore sights such as the cathedral and the Plaza de San Francisco de Asís. On a panoramic tour you will see u. a, also the Plaza de la Revolución.

Afterwards, refresh yourself with a cocktail in a typical bar, where you collect your lunch box. In the afternoon, a 40-minute drive in an American classic car offers a wonderful opportunity for selfies. Dinner is then taken in an authentic restaurant in Havana’s old town. And before the return transfer, you will witness the cannon fire ceremony in the Morro fort.

Havana Premium

Caribbean tour

Experience more than just Cuba’s beaches and visit the pristine tropical beauty of the Zapata peninsula. Enjoy a folk theme park, a replica of a pre-colonial village, and a crocodile farm, and enjoy the afternoon on a Caribbean beach.

The first stop is the Fiesta Campesina theme park – immerse yourself in the country life and folklore here. Afterwards, a visit to the nearby crocodile hatchery Guama awaits. Here you can walk along the pools where endangered endemic reptiles live.

The next highlight is Punta Perdiz on the east bank of the famous Bay of Pigs. Enjoy a seafood lunch here and swim or snorkel in the Caribbean – unforgettable vacation experiences.

Caribbean tour

Seatour catamaran to Cayo Blanco

If you thought it couldn’t get any better than Varadero, then wait until you sail the catamaran to Cayo Blanco on this tour. This luxury catamaran trip takes you to the secluded paradise of white sand and clear water – the perfect location to relax on the beach and drink a rum cocktail or snorkel between the reefs.

From Varadero you have about an hour to relax on the deck or relax on the nets before stopping at a platform in the middle of the sea – ideal for jumping into the sea.

We continue to Cayo Blanco, where we anchor in front of the beach and have a lunch of fresh shrimp, chicken, rice and – as an option – lobster. Then there is time to swim and snorkel in the corals, sunbathe on the white sandy beach or explore the island, which is only 3 km long and 800 m wide.

Seatour catamaran to Cayo Blanco

Havana with overnight

Havana is one of the most fascinating cities in the Caribbean. This overnight tour takes you to the Cuban capital with all its highlights – the former Presidential Palace, the Colon Cemetery, Revolution Square, the City Museum and the old town of Havana. There is also the possibility to visit the famous cabaret show of the Tropicana Club.

Cross the bridge from Bacunayagua, which leads to the fishing village of Cojimar – the small town is the inspiration for Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea”. Then we continue to Havana with tours of the former Presidential Palace and the magnificent Colon Cemetery. You can also experience the modern side of Cuba – including the Revolution Square, the José Martí monument and the Che Guevara mural.

We stay at the Hotel Armadores de Santander, which is located in Old Havana and offers a panoramic view of the bay. The next day there is a guided tour of the old town, where you can explore colonial squares and the baroque cathedral. There is also a visit to the city museum in the old governor’s palace and free time after lunch.

Choose from these two options when staying in Havana:

Havana overnight stay without Tropicana Show – enjoy a free evening in peace.

Havana Overnight with Tropicana Show – Experience Havanna’s version of the Moulin Rouge.

Havana with overnight

Havana Premium

The vintage American cars and crumbling colonial houses make Havana a city like no other. Among this trip’s star turns are Ernest Hemingway’s villa, an Old Havana tour and a classic car ride. This is one of our TUI Collection excursions, which give you a local flavour of the destination while showcasing its unique, authentic and responsible values.

Kick off at Finca Vigia, Hemingway’s Cuban retreat. And it still looks as if he’d just run out the door, with papers and typewriter in situ. You’ll also drop into La Floridata and La Bodeguita del Medio – two his favourite hangouts. Next, discover landmarks such as the Cathedral and St Francis of Assisi Square. There’s also a panoramic tour taking in Revolution Square and more.

Afterwards, recharge with a cocktail in a typical bar, where you’ll collect your lunch box. In the afternoon, take selfies during a 40-minute vintage car ride. There’s also dinner in an Old Havana restaurant and the cannon shot ceremony at Morro Castle.

Havana Premium

Cuban flavors – cigars, cocktails & cuisine

You can experience what Cuba tastes like on this excursion. While you try the world famous Cuban rum, make beer in a brewery and learn how to make the perfect mojito in a cocktail course, the Cuban way of life is guaranteed to emerge. And after a delicious dinner, you can dance cha cha cha to the beat of a live band or smoke a cigar or two with the locals.

The tasty pleasure starts with a tour and tasting in the Factoria Varadero – a small brewery that offers everything from light and dark beers to earthy malt to strong strong beers. The next highlight is then waiting in the Casa del Ron. Learn how to mix drinks like a pro here in a cocktail class, using Cuba’s world-famous rum to create mojitos, pina coladas, cuba libres, daiquiris, and more.

Then there is free time on the upscale Plaza las Morlas to explore the pretty marina or to browse for souvenirs at the artisan market before dinner. Look forward to dinner in a nearby restaurant. In addition to local dishes, Cuban sounds are also served here to round off the experience. The live band also has the catchy tune “Guantanemera” in its repertoire. If you want, you can indulge in the salsa on the dance floor, or enjoy a relaxing cigar and a glass of rum at the end of the evening.

Cuban flavors – cigars, cocktails & cuisine

El Nicho & Trinidad tour

Cuba has some of the most beautiful natural and man-made sights in the Caribbean – and this excursion offers you a choice of both. You will visit the breathtaking El Nicho waterfalls and explore the colonial city of Trinidad. You’ll also see some other rural highlights.

Drive deep inland to the Fiesta Campesina theme park. Here are some of the folkloric aspects of country life on the island. Then it continues to the Escambray Mountains, where you follow a jungle path to the El Nicho waterfalls. The visit is only completed by wading in the turquoise rock pool.

After lunch we take you to Trinidad, which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO due to its cobbled streets with pastel-colored houses with large lattice windows. Explore the old town, where you can see landmarks such as the bell tower of the St. Francis Church and the Plaza Mayor. On the way back you will discover the port city of Cienfuegos, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is also known as the Pearl of the South due to its elegant

El Nicho & Trinidad tour

Tropes de Collantes

This two-day excursion offers a first impression of some of the most beautiful cities and landscapes in Cuba. Cienfuegos and Trinidad are explored. On the way there is a stop at the Fiesta Campesina property. After an overnight stay in the Escambray Mountains, take a tour of mountain slopes and visit the Che Guevara Museum.

First of all, a visit to the Finca Fiesta Campesina is on the program, where you can taste Cuba’s best coffee and visit the mini zoo. Afterwards there will be a tour of the elegant port city of Cienfuegos, which is known both as “the Paris of Cuba” and as the “Pearl of the South”. Then we continue to Trinidad, a UNESCO World Heritage Site full of colonial houses and churches. Lunch is taken in a ranch style restaurant. The first day of the excursion ends with an overnight stay in the Topes de Collantes Natural Park.

The next morning we drive through the mountains in a former Red Army truck. The list of sights includes the coffee and banana trees as well as the Kubatrogon, the national bird of Cuba. The excursion is rounded off with a visit to the Che Guevara Museum in Santa Clara.

Tropes de Collantes

Buena Vista Social Club Show

With the success of the Buena Vista Social Club, Cuban music has opened up around the world and is now as much a part of Cuba’s cultural heritage as its historic churches and unique nature. This show takes you into the cosmos of Cuban live music and the associated attitude to life.

At the Buena Vista Social Show, the ensemble of musicians plays a thrilling mix of Cuban music live – salsa, soul and jazz are just a few of the influences. You simply have to experience these rhythms and Cuban joie de vivre – look forward to unforgettable holiday memories.

The show takes place in Varadero and is performed by musicians who have music in their blood and for whom these songs are part of their identity. This tribute to the Buena Vista Social Club of the late 90s promises a vibrant show with top-class Cuban live music.

Buena Vista Social Club Show

Self-drive off-road tour through the Yumuri valley

Get in the off-road vehicle and let your guide drive you to where normal vehicles come to a standstill when driving through the province of Matanzas. It goes along the imposing sugar plantations and sleepy villages of the Yumuri valley. Enjoy the paradisiacal Coral Beach, snorkel in the breathtaking Saturno Cave, linger on a horse ranch and enjoy a motorboat ride over the Canimar River – all in one day.

The first highlight is the Coral Beach – dive into the water of this beautiful bay and snorkel to the offshore reef together with its colorful sea creatures. We continue to the Saturno Cave, where you can snorkel and swim between fish and stalagmites. The tour also takes you through the provincial capital of Matanzas, where the faded pastel-colored colonial era houses commemorate Cuba’s former glory.

For lunch we stop at the Rancho Gaviota – this is located in the middle of the Cuban landscape. After lunch there is the opportunity to go horse riding before the last highlight of the day is a boat trip on the mangrove-lined Canimar River.

Self-drive off-road tour through the Yumuri valley

Cuba: sugar, cigars and rum

n Cuba you think of sugar, cigars and rum. This excursion introduces you to all three of these amenities and shows how they became part of Cuba’s national identity. The day is rounded off with a city tour in Cardenas.

You start with a visit to a sugar mill and a tour of the plantation to observe the traditional method of sugar cane harvesting. Here you can see first hand the machines and equipment used in sugar production. You can also look forward to the sweet and revitalizing guarapo drink made from cane sugar juice – a popular Cuban drink.

A drive through the sugar cane fields will bring you to Cardenas, known for unusual contemporary folk art. Look forward to a guided tour of the old town from the colonial era before having lunch in a private residence. In the afternoon, visit a famous cigar store in Varadero and take part in an event where an expert explains how different cigars and rum types go together. It couldn’t be more Cuban.

Cuba: sugar, cigars and rum

Havana highlights

Havana – here the sounds of honking American classic cars mix with rhythmic salsa sounds. On this excursion, you will experience all the highlights that Cuba’s spectacular capital has to offer. These include the old town and Revolution Square.

The journey takes you through picturesque countryside and once you have arrived in Havana, you will be taken on a tour through the heart of the old town – it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stroll along the busy streets that connect Cathedral Square, Plaza de Armas, Plaza Vieja and St Francis’s Square. When meeting the residents of the city, you can experience the Cuban warmth and joie de vivre before you stop for lunch.

In the afternoon, look forward to other highlights – the Malecon Promenade, the Vedado District and Revolution Square, which is famous for its huge bronze mural with the face of Che Guevara. There is also more free time for a stroll at your own pace or even to linger in one of Ernest Hemingway’s old favorite places.

Havana highlights

Cuban Flavours – Cigars, Coctails & Cuisine

Discover all the flavours of Cuba as you sample world famous rum, craft beers at a brewery and learn to make the perfect mojito in a cocktail class. And after a delicious dinner, you can dance the Cha Cha to the beat of a live band or chomp cigars with the locals.

Kick off this flavourful intro to all things Cuban with a tour and tasting session at Factoria Varadero – a craft brewery serving up everything from light and dark beers to earthy malts and sturdy stouts. At Casa del Ron you’ll learn to mix cocktails like a pro using Cuba’s world famous rum to create Mojitos, Pina Coladas, Cuba Libres, Daiquiris and more.

At upscale Plaza las Morlas you’ve free time to stroll the pretty marina or shop for souvenirs in the handicraft market before dinner. In a nearby restaurant, you’ll have your fill of tasty local dishes to the sounds of classic foot-tapping tunes like Guantanemera from the live band. Afterwards, you can hit the dancefloor for those salsa beats or enjoy a relaxing cigar and a glass of rum to round off the evening.

Cuban Flavours – Cigars, Coctails & Cuisine

Topes de Collantes Overnight

  • Discover the Finca Fiesta Campesina
  • Guided tour of Cienfuegos – the ‘Pearl of the South’
  • Wander the cobbled streets of colonial Trinidad
  • Explore the Escambray Mountains in a Red Army truck
  • Visit the Che Guevara Museum in Santa Clara

Topes de Collantes Overnight

Topes de Collantes Overnight

This two-day tour gives you a taste of some of Cuba’s prettiest cities and countryside spots. You’ll explore Cienfuegos and Trinidad, with a stop at Finca Fiesta Campesina on the way. After spending the night in the Escambray Mountains, you’ll follow a highland trail and visit the Che Guevara Museum.

First up is Finca Fiesta Campesina, where you can try what’s said to be one of the best coffee’s in Cuba before touring the mini-zoo. Next, visit Cienfuegos for a guided tour of this elegant seaside city, known as the ‘Pearl of the South’. Then it’s on to Trinidad, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, packed with pastel-coloured colonial homes and churches. Lunch is at a ranch-style restaurant. Day one ends with a stay in Topes de Collantes Natural Park.

The next morning, you’ll hop on a former Red Army truck for a mountain tour. Coffee and banana trees as well as the trogon, Cuba’s national bird, are all on the sightseeing checklist. Rounding off the tour is a visit to Santa Clara’s Che Guevara Museum

Topes de Collantes Overnight

Seatour Catamaran to Cayo Blanco

If you thought Varadero was the business, wait till you sail by catamaran to Cayo Blanco. This luxury cruise will take you to a secluded key of white sands and clear waters, where you can unwind on the beach while nursing a rum cocktail or snorkel among the reefs.

Sailing from Varadero, you’ve an hour or so to chill on deck or lounge on the nets before stopping at a platform in the middle of the sea where you can dive into the water.

Next is Cayo Blanco itself, where we’ll drop anchor off the beach for a lunch of fresh prawns, chicken, rice and – as an option – lobster. You’ll then have free time to swim and snorkel in the coral, sunbathe on the talcum powder-like sands or to explore the island, which is just 3km long and 800 metres wide.

Seatour Catamaran to Cayo Blanco

Havana Special & Tropicana

Experience the best that Havana has to offer on this excursion. On a guided tour of the old town, do not miss any of the historical sights before continuing on to modern Havana. Visit Revolution Square and the Malecon Promenade and then look forward to a delicious dinner including the colorful Tropicana Show in the open-air revue theater Tropicana Club.

The old town of Havana is a labyrinth of cobblestone streets and baroque churches – your competent guide ensures that you see all the highlights and at the same time leads you through the history of the city. Look forward to the cathedral, Plaza Vieja and Plaza de Armas before continuing on to the port. Next up is modern Havana – along with the imposing “Plaza de la Revolución” and the Malecon Promenade. Free time in the Capitol.

Then you have the opportunity to freshen up in a hotel room before the Tropicana Show is waiting after dinner. The magnificently decorated show girls and boys offer a unique show – colorful, full of Caribbean joie de vivre and infectious bongo sounds.

Havana Special & Tropicana

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Excursions Canada by Musement

Luxury sunset whale watching tour

Hop onboard an open or semi-covered catamaran for over 3 hours of a whale and wildlife watching adventure! This exciting cruise that will have you admiring the beautiful sunset as well as local wildlife.

This popular and top-rated tour will take you to all the best spots, cruising along the beautiful waters surrounding Victoria for the chance to see orcas, humpback whales, sea otters, bald eagles and more. You’ll be taken to multiple wildlife stops, provided world-class interpretation and personalized service.

The Semi Covered Catamaran with indoor and outdoor seating offers both an indoor viewing area as well as multiple outdoor viewing decks. The vessel provides onboard restrooms and you will be provided with complementary jackets, blankets, sunglasses, toques, gloves and sunscreen.

Otherwise, enjoy this west coast whale and wildlife watching tour on our custom-built, high-performance open boats. Round off the evening tour with an enriching and inspiring nature-viewing experience. Guaranteed whales and adventure!

Luxury sunset whale watching tour

Luxury wildlife watching boat tour

Hop onboard an open or semi-covered catamaran for over 3 hours of wildlife watching adventure on the beautiful coastal waters surrounding Victoria!

You’ll experience an award-winning West Coast wildlife watching tour, offering a diverse range of enriching and educational nature-viewing opportunities. This popular and top-rated tour will take you to all the best spots, cruising along the beautiful waters surrounding Victoria for the chance to see orcas, humpback whales, sea otters, bald eagles and more. You’ll be taken to multiple wildlife stops, provided world-class interpretation and personalized service.

Although whales can’t be guaranteed, the extended range allows a higher opportunity to find whales on a heated, semi-covered catamaran. The catamaran offers both an indoor viewing area as well as multiple outdoor viewing decks. The vessel provides onboard restrooms and you will be provided with complementary jackets, blankets, sunglasses, toques, gloves and sunscreen.

Luxury wildlife watching boat tour

Luxury whale watching day tour

Hop onboard an open or semi-covered catamaran for over 3 hours of a whale and wildlife watching adventure!

This popular and top-rated tour will take you to all the best spots, cruising along the beautiful waters surrounding Victoria for the chance to see orcas, humpback whales, sea otters, bald eagles and more. You’ll be taken to multiple wildlife stops, provided world-class interpretation and personalized service.

The Semi Covered Catamaran with indoor and outdoor seating offers both an indoor viewing area as well as multiple outdoor viewing decks. The vessel provides onboard restrooms and you will be provided with complementary jackets, blankets, sunglasses, toques, gloves and sunscreen.

Otherwise, enjoy this west coast whale and wildlife watching tour on our custom-built, high-performance open boats. Round off afternoon with an enriching and inspiring nature-viewing experience. Guaranteed whales and adventure!

Luxury whale watching day tour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Excursions Zimbabwe , by Musement

Chobe National Park day trip

The ultimate safari experience unfolds on a day trip to Chobe National Park in Botswana where you can admire the world’s largest elephant population. Besides the elephant population, the park is known for having a great concentration of games, or quarries, belonging to the bird species. The cruise on the Chobe River brings you close to brilliant bird life, pods of wallowing hippos, primeval crocodiles, and elephants. The afternoon’s land-based safari heads deeper into the Park to spot the elusive big cats that make Chobe their home.

Chobe National Park day trip

Sunset Cruise Bushtracks River Safari from Zimbabwe

Embark on an exciting cruise experiencing a real African sunset exploring the river with its marvelous creatures.
The Cormorant and Darter small boats are designed specifically thinking of safari comfort and practicality. You will explore the smaller channels close to the waterfalls, and you will enjoy being surrounded by lively birdlife and wildlife.
You will have the chance to witness untouched and non-contaminated places, getting a glimpse of the meandering river between the islands, and marvelling at Smoke that thunders , this is the name that the natives gave to the majestic waterfalls. Victoria Falls are the largest waterfalls in the world, and they are double the height of Niagara Falls.
Of course, animal sightseeing is gorgeous, yet, being in the open wilderness animal sightings are not always going to happen.

Sunset Cruise Bushtracks River Safari from Zimbabwe

Helicopter flight over Victoria Falls

Enjoy an incredible panoramic view of the majestic Victoria Falls, the sumptuous Zambezi river that cranes a path across the world and the natural beauties of the wildlife roaming in its environment. Watch the vegetation disperse itself, reaching for sunlight and water. It will be an awe-inspiring 15-minute flight and you will enjoy every minute of it, witnessing how the sun bounces off the surface of the water leaving a speck of light and giving you the impression of a thousand diamonds being carried by the stream. Approach the magnificent face of the waterfalls over the upper gorges

Helicopter flight over Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls tour in Zimbabwe

If there is any magic in this world, it lies in water. This might be why the Victoria Falls rainforest is such a captivating and enchanting place. There is a little bit of heaven reflected onto the earth in the curtain of water that cascades into the heart of the world.
Victoria Falls posses a one-of-a-kind beauty that man cannot replicate, and a trip to South Africa won’t be complete if you don’t visit them. It is a natural wonder of the world, created by nature to remind us of just how powerful and complex she is. The guided tour of the waterfalls will let you dive into the breathtaking view and will let you get closer to the local customs and traditions. The adventure ends at a craft market at the entrance of the rainforest, where visitors can appreciate the talented local craftsmen or purchase a memento of this special experience.

Victoria Falls tour in Zimbabwe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Excursions San Francisco USA by Musement

Big Bus San Francisco hop-on hop-off tour

  • Live commentary in English
  • Experience the best views of the city from the comfort of the bus
  • Choose between 3 different ticket options
  • 4 walking tours included
  • Enjoy the city at your own pace
  • Free Wi-fi onboard
  • See link for full details

Big Bus San Francisco hop-on hop-off tour

Alcatraz tickets with San Francisco city bus tour

Alcatraz Island remains one of San Francisco’s greatest landmarks – and now you can experience its chilling allure for yourself. Packaged with the San Francisco city tour, this Alcatraz combo features an award-winning cellular audio tour and roundtrip boat ride to ‘The Rock.’

Enjoy a four-hour guided tour of San Francisco. At each stop, you’ll have the chance to get off the bus for photo ops at your favorite sights. Your fully-narrated tour takes you from the bay to the ocean in comfort and style – aboard a luxury motorcoach. See famous neighborhoods including Chinatown, North Beach, Civic Center, the Presidio of San Francisco, Nob Hill and more, Enjoy the 360-degree views of the city from Twin Peaks, the historic Sutro Baths at Land’s End and the majestic Golden Gate Bridge.

Alcatraz tickets with San Francisco city bus tour

 

 

 

Excursions Grand Canyon, Tampa, Seattle , USA by Musement

Trail of Time tour in Grand Canyon

Experience the unending vastness and awesome beauty of the Grand Canyon – on the ground. An open-air Jeep Wrangler will bring you to the trail and your expert guide, brimming with facts about the geological formations and the multi-colored rock layers, will walk you along the paved Trail of Time from Yavapai Point to Grand Canyon Village. With ample time to take in the expansive views and ever-changing light, you will stop at Yavapai Point Observatory, Hopi House, filled with exquisite Hopi arts and crafts, and the magnificent El Tovar Lodge. A free ticket to the Imax movie, “The Hidden Secrets,” is included in your tour.

Trail of Time tour in Grand Canyon

Grand Entrance tour with sunset option

If this is a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Grand Canyon or a return visit, your guide will leave you with an experience of discovery and wonder few will ever know. The history, its dramatic geology, wildlife and the extraordinary landscape of this natural wonder are revealed through stories, facts and legend. You’ll travel along the stunning South Rim in an open-air Jeep Wrangler, ending at Grandview Point, witnessing some of the most expansive, gorgeous, and magnificent vistas ever experienced. A free ticket to the Imax movie, The Hidden Secrets’ is included in your tour.

Grand Entrance tour with sunset option

The Grand Canyon desert view tour

Climb aboard The Grand Canyon desert view tour if you want the total rim experience. Well informed and entertaining guides will interpret the indigenous fauna, flora and provide captivating geological and human history. Travel in an open-air Jeep Wrangler and stop at many prominent vistas, some fairly remote the farther east you go. At the Desert View Watchtower be sure to look at the murals depicting scenes of local Indian culture. Then peer down thousands of feet and witness the mighty Colorado River where it curves and heads to the west. On a clear day you can see over 100 miles. A free ticket to the Imax movie ‘The Hidden Secrets’ is included in your tour.

The Grand Canyon desert view tour

Grand Canyon desert view tour at sunset

Could there be a more dramatic place to witness a sunset than at the Grand Canyon? Get the full download on the multi-layered sandstone formations that define the Grand Canyon from your experienced and knowledgeable guide. Travel in an open-air Jeep Wrangler and as sunset approaches, every moment explodes in a color palette as dazzling light dances across giant rock cliffs, shadows envelop entire gorges and canyon walls blaze orange, rust and red. Then sit back and remember these moments forever. A free ticket to the Imax movie, “The Hidden Secrets,” is included in your tour.

Grand Canyon desert view tour at sunset

Tampa Bay CityPASS

The Tampa Bay CityPASS® will open the gates to super Tampa Bay discounts. It will cover admission to the five best city attractions and you will pay 50% less than what you would with the same tickets purchased separately. CityPASS® ticket holders also get to skip most of the main-entrance ticket lines.

Visit five of Tampa Bay best attractions for one low price: buy now and save 50%!

See more and avoid most ticket lines: CityPASS® is good for nine days, beginning on the first day of use — perfect for a weekend getaway or a longer vacation!

Attractions:Please see link

Tampa Bay CityPASS

Tampa speed boat adventure tour

Experience the adventure of a lifetime on our Speed Boat Adventure Tour! A guided and narrated tour of the St. Petersburg waterways and Tampa Bay…with a twist.

You get to drive, navigate and captain your own speedboat for the entity of the tour while following our trained guides and experience the best of both worlds – the THRILL of driving your own speedboat, and the safety of having a skilled guide introduce you to the beauty of the St. Petersburg waterways and Tampa Bay.

The witty yet historical narration is done through a radio communication system mounted in each boat. Spot dolphins, sea turtles, manatees, sea birds, and more. Fun for the whole family!

Tampa speed boat adventure tour

Sedona ancient ruins Jeep tour

This interpretive adventure begins as you travel in a cutting edge Jeep Wrangler through spectacular canyon lands with towering red rock formations. The ancient ruins of a 700-year-old Sinaguan cliff dwelling come alive as your guide reveals the customs, myths, and legends of native ancestors. You will be captivated as you stand among the ancient walls of this world class site. Listen as your guide offers insight into the meanings and symbolism of the intriguing rock-art displayed within the ruins.

Sedona ancient ruins Jeep tour

Broken Arrow Jeep tour Sedona

Conquer the rugged terrain of the popular Broken Arrow Trail in Sedona in a 4WD vehicle during this 2-hour tour. Bounce along and hang on tight as your guide points out the important landmarks and photo ops among the red rock formations. Eyes open wide on this fun-filled adventure that leads you on and over the red rocks in a cutting edge Jeep Wrangler, while the magnificent canyon walls surround you. You’ll be awestruck by the natural splendor and thrilled as your guide expertly navigates you down ‘The Road of No Return’.

Broken Arrow Jeep tour Sedona

Seattle Sky View Observatory tickets

Sky View Observatory is the tallest public observatory in the Pacific Northwest and the perfect place to begin any Seattle experience. Guests ascend 73 floors in 70 seconds in an immersive elevator ride that whisks them to the Observatory, where stunning 360-degree views await.
From Mt. Rainier to Mt. Baker, the San Juans to the Olympics, all of the Northwest’s magnificent scenery is on display. You can relax at the Sky View Café with a snack, coffee, local beer or boutique wine while you take in the breathtaking views. Whether planning an excursion to the rainforest or a journey through Seattle’s thriving cultural scene, Sky View is the essential first stop. You can plan your visit with the city and the wild at your feet.

Seattle Sky View Observatory tickets

Seattle CityPASS

The Seattle CityPASS® will open the gates to super Seattle discounts. It will cover admission to the five best city attractions and you will pay 46% less than what you would with the same tickets purchased separately. CityPASS® ticket holders also get to skip most of the main-entrance ticket lines.

Each CityPASS® ticket book includes helpful information, including insider tips, a map, attraction and transportation details, directions, and money-saving coupons.

Visit five of Seattle’s best attractions for one low price: buy now and save 46%!

See more and avoid most ticket lines: CityPASS® is good for nine days, beginning on the first day of use — perfect for a weekend getaway or a longer vacation!

Attractions:Please see link

Seattle CityPASS

Mt. Rainier National Park day tour

Mt. Rainier is encased in more than 35 square miles of snow and ice, and surrounded by old-growth forests, alpine meadows, shimmering lakes and rushing waterfalls. Your naturalist guide will reveal the natural and cultural history of Mt. Rainier, from the medicinal properties of native plants to the geological forces that produced this imposing monolith, as you explore different sections of the National Park on interpretative walks or snowshoes.

Stroll through the old-growth forests near Longmire, where Douglas fir, hemlock, and cedar trees dwarf visitors and the gurgles of natural springs fill the crisp air. Experience waterfalls and mountain views as you wind to higher elevations. Take advantage of Paradise’s legendary snowfalls on an introductory snowshoe trail or pick tart wild berries on a sub-alpine summer hiking trail.

Throughout the tour your guide will intersperse fascinating insights with moments of solitude as you become enveloped in Mt. Rainier’s pristine wilderness.

Mt. Rainier National Park day tour

Olympic National Park day tour

Olympic National Park is a UNESCO World-Heritage Site distinguished for its ecological diversity and expansive wilderness. This naturalist-guided tour takes you across Puget Sound to the northeast part of the Olympic Peninsula, where you’ll explore the moss-draped forests, azure lakes and striking mountains that define the region.

Visit Hurricane Ridge to watch deer graze in the meadows, listen to the distinct shrill of a marmot, smell the pungent perfume of a summer wildflower or feel the snow crunch beneath your feet on a winter snowshoe.

Then, continue west to the glacially-carved Lake Crescent, where you’ll delve into the fern-filled forests that line its shores, venturing to Marymere Falls if time allows. Throughout the day, your guide will chronicle how Olympic isolation has produced these distinct ecosystems.

On days when weather closes access to Hurricane Ridge you may visit the sandy coastline of the Dungeness Wildlife Refuge or spend more time among the forests and waterfalls of the Elwha Valley

Olympic National Park day tour

Adventure whale watching San Juan Islands

Get on an open boat adventure tour, explore protected waters and discover the islands’ abundant wildlife and spectacular beauty. The tour company is the longest operating whale/wildlife tour in the island. It’s not the biggest, nor does it strive to be. As an owner operated company, it takes pride in providing a quality tour with a personal touch. Skilled local naturalists make the trips fun, informative and interactive, and the owner/captain is dedicated to making your whale watching and wildlife trip an experience of a lifetime!
At least 5 percent of the profits is pledged for conservation, and education is a key part of the trip. You will certainly come away with memories to last a lifetime and a newfound appreciation for the natural world. The open boat Western Explorer II (newly built in 2018) carries up to 25 guest and is similar to a Zodiac style boat. It is the only boat of its kind in Washington State, offering longer range “expedition style” adventure tours. It is also the only water-jet driven vessel based on San Juan Island.

 

Adventure whale watching San Juan Islands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Excursions Vietnam by Musement

Phu Quoc Highlights Tour

With so many things to see and do on the island of Phu Quoc, this highlights tour is just the ticket. Your jam-packed day begins by visiting a pearl farm, Ham Ninh fishing village and Ho Quoc Pagoda. Then, at Sao Beach you’ll lunch and relax before reaching Duong Dong town to visit the prison on this full day tour.

The morning kicks off with a visit to a pearl farm where you’ll find out everything on the history of pearl farming. Then it’s on to the Sim Wine factory and Ham Ninh fishing village on the east coast to see the comings and goings of local fishermen. Afterwards we’ll continue our journey to Ho Quoc Pagoda – a new Buddhist temple overlooking the Gulf of Thailand.

You’ll arrive at the powder-soft shores of Sao Beach with its swaying palms and turquoise waters. Have lunch at a local restaurant here and enjoy some free time to sit back and soak it all up. On our way back to Duong Dong, we’ll visit Phu Quoc Prison, also known as the Coconut Tree Prison.

Phu Quoc Highlights Tour

Saigon Free & Easy

They say if you haven’t seen Saigon, you haven’t really seen Vietnam. Now named Ho Chi Min City, the nation’s busiest metropolis is a bustling bazaar of French colonial architecture, street food stalls and unbridled energy. Explore the former capital at your own pace with this flight, transfer and hotel package from Phu Quoc.

After pick-up from your hotel in Phu Quoc, you’ll take a transfer to the airport for the short flight to Ho Chi Min. On arrival, you’ll be dropped off at 4-star city-centre accommodation – the perfect base for setting out to explore.

With free time to use as you choose, you can admire top sights like the General Post Office and Notre Dame Cathedral, hit the city’s street food markets to snack on delicious dishes, or just sit back and soak up the atmosphere. If you want to head further afield, why not visit the Cu Chi war tunnels – a sprawling network of underground passages built as Viet Cong hiding spots during the Vietnam War.

Saigon Free & Easy

Can Tho Eco Tour

Vietnam is a small slice of paradise. And to keep it that way, this tour focuses on sustainable means of enjoying her stunning scenery, local charm and natural beauty.

We’ll cycle through the surrounds of the Mekong Delta, stop by a sacred Gian Gua tree and visit a tropical fruit farm to taste fresh pickings from a family-run orchard. Then, hop aboard a traditional sampan boat for a float downstream, and we’ll plant a sapling with the Ba Láng village locals. The rest of the afternoon and evening is spent relaxing in your overnight accommodation at Can Tho Eco Lodge – a fully sustainable nature retreat.

After breakfast on day two, we climb into a canoe to join the congested canals of traders in Cai Rang floating market. Laden with goods and produce, vendors float downstream selling to throngs of shoppers on the shore. It’s the perfect place to practice your bargaining skills. Last but not least, we’ll learn how to making delicious rice noodles at Hua Huin village before catching a flight back to resort.

Can Tho Eco Tour

Starfish Beach and Phu Quoc National Park Tour

This full-day tour brings you up and close to Phu Quoc’s paradise-like sights. You’ll travel through the lush forest of Phu Quoc National Park and chill out on the sands of Thom Beach. The highlight will be Starfish Beach, where you can swim among hundreds of red starfish with a forest backdrop to boot.

After you’ve left your hotel, you’ll begin travelling north, passing through the primeval forests of Phu Quoc National Park. Your destination will be Thom Beach, whose picture postcard setting with an arc of white sand backed by forest and fringed by clear water make one breathtaking place to chill out.

You can head out to Hon Mot Island, a tiny island located just off the coast. Then, it’s over to what’s known as Starfish Beach, a wild beach near the national park and Rach Vem floating village. There’s time to swim, interact with local fishermen and admire the hundreds of red starfish just beneath the water.

Starfish Beach and Phu Quoc National Park Tour

Northern Phu Quoc Boat Tour

With the delightful waters of the Gulf of Thailand right on your doorstep, a relaxing cruise around the north of Phu Quoc is just what you’re looking for. Try snorkelling and fishing as we cruise past islets, beaches and palm-fringed coastlines, then top it off with a cocktail at a five-star beach club.

After a transfer to the pier in Duong Dong, you’ll be welcomed on board the boat ready for an afternoon cruise along the northern coastline of Phu Quoc. And as soon as we set sail, you’ll be able to look out for pristine beaches and tiny islets dotted along the shores.

You’ll have the chance to learn the art of fishing from local fishermen, and once the captain drops anchor, jump in and enjoy the fresh warm waters. Snorkel and swim before getting back on board to head to the luxury 360 Rock Bar Island beach club. With top DJs at the decks,you can dance to big beats in a spectacular setting and enjoy a complimentary mocktail before your return.

Northern Phu Quoc Boat Tour

Phu Quoc Bike Tour

Pedalling your way around the island of Phu Quoc, you’ll discover all the breathtaking scenery this island has to offer. Join a guided bike ride to capture its true essence on this half-day tour.

After being picked up from your hotel, you’ll meet your guide at the starting point where you’ll don your helmet and set off on a guided bike tour. As you cycle your way around Phu Quoc, your guide will take you to see captivating views and scenes where coaches can’t reach with lots of photo stops along the way.

Pedalling by the stunning scenery of the island’s national park, you’ll cycle a 16km route through tropical rainforest and natural beauty. Stop by the fishing village of Rach Vem for starfish spotting and a swim in the sea and then continue towards Ganh Dau Cape. With wow-factor views over neighbouring Cambodia, it’s the perfect place to pit stop in time for a spectacular sunset.

Phu Quoc Bike Tour

River Cua Can Kayak Tour

Kayaking along the emerald River Cua Can takes you on a voyage through lush green forests. On this half-day action-packed tour, you’ll explore the north of Phu Quoc island in an alternative way, visit Nguyen Trung Truc temple and rest your legs over lunch on Vung Bau beach.

The best way to discover the delights of the River Cua Can River is to get up close – and that’s just what you’ll do with a kayaking tour. Hop in and paddle your way downstream, watching out for wildlife and gazing out over the water and natural forest of Cua Can that match each other in total harmony.

Sailing back to the pier, we’ll rest at a riverside hut before heading to a bee farm, where you can test your knowledge on honey bees. Then visit Nguyen Trung Truc temple, dedicated to an anti-colonial militia leader, and head to Vung Bau beach for lunch. Follow it up with some relaxation, swimming and sunbathing – absolute perfection.

River Cua Can Kayak Tour

Phu Quoc Highlights & Cable Car Tour

With so many things to see and do on the island of Phu Quoc, this highlights tour is just the ticket. Your jam-packed day calls at Ham Ninh fishing village and Ho Quoc Pagoda. Then, after lunch at Sao Beach, you’ll ride the world’s longest cable car before visiting an infamous prison in An Thoi.

Kick off the morning with a visit to the Sim Wine factory and you’ll find out all there is to know about Vietnamese vino. And after seeing local fishermen come and go in Ham Ninh, we’ll head to Ho Quoc Pagoda – a new Buddhist temple overlooking the Gulf of Thailand.

Arriving on the palm-fringed sands of Sao Beach, you’ll have lunch at a local restaurant and enjoy some free time to sit back and relax. Then in the afternoon, you’ll journey between An Thoi Town and Hon Thom Island on the world’s longest cable car ride. After your fill of spectacular views, you’ll round off with a guided tour Phu Quoc’s infamous Coconut Tree Prison.

Phu Quoc Highlights & Cable Car Tour

Phu Quoc Mudbath & Spa Package

There’s no greater pampering in Phu Quoc than a mud bath and spa treatment on a tropical beach. This half-day excursion includes a 90-minute mud bath and a Vietnamese body massage as well as free use of other spa facilities, which will leave you feeling completely rejuvenated.

You’ll start to unwind the moment you arrive at this tranquil seaside oasis at the edge of Duong Dong town. Things get even more chilled as you settle into your restorative experience, as the centre was explicitly designed to promote harmony between man and nature.

Kick back and drift off as you enjoy a combination of outdoor mud bath soaking on the beach, a sauna session and an expert body and foot massage. On this excursion, you’ll also get to keep yourself hydrated and replenished with complimentary mineral water.

Phu Quoc Mudbath & Spa Package

Island Deep Sea Activities

Forget scuba diving, sea trekking is the new adventure craze. With a futuristic-looking helmet, you’ll step into the waters of a natural bio reserve and walk the ocean floor, free of tubes or tanks. And if you thought Vietnam was beautiful above the water, it’s even more breathtaking below. Get ready for an unforgettable underwater adventure.

We’ll kick start by whisking you via speedboat towards a natural bio reserve. After a quick briefing, you’ll strap on your helmets and get ready to dive. No tubes or heavy oxygen tanks, this futuristic design allows you to breathe normally as you walk the ocean floor with ease. Your hair and face even stay dry.

Transported to an underwater world, you’ll discover exotic marinelife as you explore the colourful coral below the surface. Then, back above water, you’ll head to Hon Dam Island to round off your day, relaxing on the sand.

Island Deep Sea Activities

Full-day tour to Ben Tre with a boat trip on the Mekong

The area may be Vietnam’s ‘rice bowl’ but fruit orchards and coconut groves also thrive there. On your trip, you will stop to chat with the locals, visit a local brick kiln, try out fresh fruits, and see traditional cottage industries. You will have the opportunity to explore the villages and rice paddies by bicycle or motorized rickshaw.

A hand-rowed sampan will then take you down the narrower waterways giving you an appetizing glimpse of daily life on the delta.

Full-day tour to Ben Tre with a boat trip on the Mekong

Full-day city tour in Saigon and Cholon

A vibrant metropolis, Saigon teems with energy, activity, and motion. Everywhere you look, you see the convergence of traditional and modern life. Begin with a tour of the historic center, strolling along Dong Khoi Street, formerly known as the Rue Catinat, the main shopping thoroughfare, and heart of old colonial Saigon. Pass by classic European-style landmarks such as the ornate City Hall (Hotel De Ville), the old Opera House (both may only be viewed from the outside), and pay a quick visit to the neo-Romanesque Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office.

Afterward, dive into modern history with a tour of the Reunification Palace. Formerly the Independence Palace of the South Vietnamese president, this 60s style building was famously stormed by tanks on April 30, 1975, signifying the fall of South Vietnam. It has been preserved in its original state, and the original tanks remain on display near the entrance gates.

Continue to the harrowing War Remnants Museum, which comprehensively documents the travails of the long Vietnam- American War. Inside are detailed photographic exhibitions; outside is a collection of tanks, planes, and weapons. A powerful experience, this museum is guaranteed to provoke strong emotions. Then visit the Emperor of Jade Pagoda, one of Saigon’s most interesting pagodas.

In the afternoon, head out to Cholon (Chinatown). Explore the highlights of this fascinating area, beginning with a walking tour from Tran Hung Dao Street through Nguyen Trai and Soai Kinh Lam market (cloth wholesale market), visit Cha Tam Church. Continue to Thien Hau Pagoda, built by the Cantonese congregation and dedicated to the heavenly goddess. End the tour at the central Ben Thanh Market, where vendors display a vast array of goods and handicrafts, appealing to every taste.

Full-day city tour in Saigon and Cholon

Day trip to the Cu Chi Tunnels

Never discovered by the American forces, the Cu Chi Tunnels were an important Vietcong base during the American War. Stretching over 200 km, this incredible underground network, dug by hand out of hard laterite, connected command posts, hospitals, shelter and weapons factories.

Today, walk through the area and learn about the day to day life of the Vietcong, bear witness to the cleverly disguised entrances and elaborate booby-traps, and even venture inside the tunnels, some of which have been modified to accommodate tourists.

Day trip to the Cu Chi Tunnels

Full-day city tour in Hanoi

Although it is the modern-day capital of Vietnam, Hanoi still retains the mystery and charm of past centuries. Narrow lanes and traditional shophouses invite an exciting exploration by walking, while it’s many beautiful public spaces – lakes, parks, tree-lined boulevards, and monuments – give the city an air of elegance and harmony with nature unique among Asian capitals.

The Museum of Ethnology brings to life the astonishing ethnic diversity in Vietnam, with art and artifacts from the 54 different ethnic groups that inhabit the country. Inside the museum are detailed descriptions of minority groups, with examples of their traditional clothing and way of life. Outside are faithful reconstructions of traditional longhouses, cemeteries and other distinctive ethnic buildings.

Start the exploration of the vast Ho Chi Minh Memorial Complex with a visit to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum which contains the embalmed body of Ho Chi Minh (closed Mondays, Fridays, and from 15 June to 18 August). View the outside of the Presidential Palace and then stroll through the park to the Ho Chi Minh Stilt House (closed on Monday afternoon) where Ho Chi Minh lived from 1958 until his final days in 1969. Preserved in the same condition as, during his life, it may be viewed through the windows.

Continue to the miniature 11th century One Pillar Pagoda which was rebuilt after being destroyed by the French in 1954. The Temple of Literature has a peaceful series of walled courtyards and graceful gateways, and this monument is one of the best-preserved examples of traditional Vietnamese architecture. Founded in 1070 and dedicated to Confucius, this was also the site of Vietnam’s first university. In one courtyard, giant stone tortoises bear stele on their backs, listing the accomplishments of graduating scholars.

Hoan Kiem Lake (Hoan Kiem means Lake of the Returned), is a lake in the historical center of the Hanoi capital. It is one of the major scenic spots in the city and serves as a focal point for its public life. Legend has it that King Le Loi handed a magic sword called Heaven’s Will which brought him victory in his revolt against the Chinese Ming dynasty back to the Golden Turtle God in the lake. The Tortoise Tower (Thap Rua) standing on a small island near the center of the lake is linked to the legend. The Ngoc Son Temple was erected in the 18th century. It honors the 13th -century military leader Tran Hung Dao who distinguished himself in the fight against the Yuan – Mongol invaders, Van Xuong, a scholar and Nguyen Van Sieu, a Confucian master and famous writer in charge of repairs made to the temple in 1864.

Jade Island is connected to the shore by the wooden red-painted Huc Bridge (The Huc, which means Morning Sunlight Bridge). The Old Quarter holds over a thousand years of history and remains one of Vietnam’s most lively and unusual places, where one can buy anything from a gravestone to silk pajamas. Explore by walking to the maze of back streets with fascination wonderment at every turn and there are endless things to buy from wool clothes, cosmetics, gold and silver jewelry, silk clothes and herbal medicines.

Full-day city tour in Hanoi

Good Morning Saigon walking tour

Wake up with the locals and soak in the sights and sounds of Saigon in the early morning. Set off not long after the sun has risen and witness the city slowly waking up around you. Spend some time sipping cafe da, a Vietnamese iced coffee at the outdoor “bird cafe” in one of the city’s most attractive parks. This is a great place to mingle with the locals and even join in the early morning chatter. Saigon’s bird lovers flock here on a daily basis to show off their prized birds and to listen to the singing. They sit on the bench-lined walkways shaded by ancient towering trees exchanging expertise and sharing gossip. Stroll through to the adjacent park and witness the locals going about their daily exercise routines. Some practice Tai Chi while others jog and challenge each other to games of badminton. Continue walking to an old dim sum shop, a popular and bustling eatery in the neighborhood. Sit among the locals and sample the same breakfast they enjoy every day – an assortment of tasty dim sum with steamed dumplings, buns, and rolls. After a delicious breakfast, return to your hotel as the locals set off to begin their daily work.

Good Morning Saigon walking tour

A visit to the My Son Sanctuary

Visit the My Son Sanctuary, formerly a religious center of the Champa Kingdom, a sophisticated civilization that held sway over the region from the 4th to the 13th centuries. Today, all that remains are five archaeological sites from different periods, set among green hills and winding streams. After a brief visit to the Visitor’s Centre for an overview of Cham history, walk along the forested paths to explore the ruins.

A visit to the My Son Sanctuary

Half-day city tour in Saigon

A vibrant metropolis, Saigon teems with energy, activity, and motion. Everywhere you look, you see the convergence of traditional and modern life.

Begin the trip into modern history with a tour of the Reunification Palace. Formerly the Independence Palace of the South Vietnamese president, this 60s style building was famously stormed by tanks on April 30, 1975, signifying the fall of South Vietnam. It has been preserved in its original state, and the original tanks remain on display near the entrance gates.

Afterward, drive to the historic center to visit the Emperor of Jade Pagoda, one of Saigon’s most interesting pagodas. Proceed to pay a quick visit to the neo-Romanesque Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office. Pass by the classic European-style landmarks such as the ornate City Hall (Hotel De Ville), the old Opera House (both may only be viewed from the outside).

Finally, end up at the central Ben Thanh Market, where vendors display a vast array of goods and handicrafts, appealing to every taste.

Half-day city tour in Saigon

Half-day city tour in Hanoi

Begin the day by passing the Ho Chi Minh President’s Mausoleum (only viewed from the outside). Continue on to the Temple of Literature with its walled courtyards and graceful gateways. Founded in 1070 and dedicated to Confucius, this was also the site of Vietnam’s first university.

Finally, take a walk through the Old Quarter, a fascinating network of narrow alleys and shop houses also known as ‘The 36 Streets’ – each street being named after the merchandise traditionally sold there, ranging from fabrics to crafts and from medicines to tombstones.

Enjoy Vietnamese coffee at a local coffee shop during your stroll. Stop at the Ancient House on Ma May Street, an excellent example of traditional Hanoian style architecture from days gone by.

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Excursions Washington USA by Musement

Big Bus Washington DC hop-on hop-off tour

  • Live commentary in English
  • Experience the best views of the city from the comfort of the bus
  • Choose between 2 different ticket options
  • Enjoy the city at your own pace
  • Free wifi onboard

Big Bus Washington DC hop-on hop-off tour

Best of DC – VIP full-day tour

Enjoy reserved entry into the U.S. Capitol Building for a guided walking tour of this historic building – home to the Senate and the House of Representatives. Watch a film on the history of government in the U.S.and then continue touring the building to learn about the country’s legislature. Along the way, you’ll see the Crypt, the Rotunda, and National Statuary Hall.

Best of DC – VIP full-day tour

Washington DC Explorer Pass + Downloadable Guidebook

  • Save up to 35% on top Washington DC attractions
  • Enjoy 3, 4 or 5 attractions and tours of your choice from over 10 options
  • Get your pass on any mobile device or print at home
  • Download the informative guidebook to help plan your trip
  • Every pass comes with a downloadable guidebook to help you choose the next place to visit. With extra discounts and special offers at participating locations, the Washington DC Explorer Pass is an easy and convenient way to save money and see the very best of Washington, DC.

Washington DC Explorer Pass + Downloadable Guidebook

Mount Vernon and Arlington National Cemetery full-day tour

Begin this full-day, guided tour with a visit to historic Mount Vernon Estates, a top tourist site located on the banks of the Potomac River. With your ticket in hand, you’ll arrive early enough to beat the crowds. Wander the grounds along with the outlying building, museum, education center and over 20 galleries and theaters! Then board the bus again and wander through Old Town Alexandria before heading to Arlington National Cemetery in the afternoon.

  • Explore historic Mount Vernon and its vast grounds
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Old Town Alexandria
  • Visit Arlington National Cemetery and see many famous memorials

Mount Vernon and Arlington National Cemetery full-day tour

DC at dusk – night lights

Washington DC is remarkable after dark, and this combined shuttle/walking tour brings you a unique, breathtaking experience of the U.S. capitol city, flooded with night lights. You tour guide will hop off with you at each attraction and share important details of the monuments. Throughout the evening, you will learn about the memorials of famous American leaders who helped shape the United States. Many of the architectural landmarks in Washington, D.C. commemorate important chapters in American history.

  • Experience moonlit views of Washington D.C’s historical landmarks and monuments
  • Learn about the great people who shaped the U.S. from a professional guide
  • See breathtaking views of the U.S. capital, flooded with lights

DC at dusk – night lights

Best of Washington, D.C. full-day tour

There’s no better way to discover the top sights of the nation’s capital than on a full-day tour aboard an open-top, double-decker bus! As you ride around D.C., you’ll learn about the city’s history and spot iconic landmarks.

Visit the U.S. Capitol Building (Wednesday and Friday only), take photos on the lawn of the White House and pay homage at the World War II Memorial. Throughout the tour, you’ll even have some free time to explore on your own. Back on the bus, you’ll pass the Washington Monument, Freedom Plaza, FBI Building and much more.

Best of Washington, D.C. full-day tour

Two-day Washington, D.C. grand tour

If you want to have a comprehensive view of Washington, D.C., this two-in-one grand tour is for you! Learn from some of the most knowledgeable and experienced tour guides in town as they escort you around the city like a VIP. You’ll be enthralled by the history and little-known facts about all the monuments and statues in and around the nation’s capital.

During the narrated tour, enjoy a photo opportunity outside the grand U.S. Capitol Building. The tour will also bring you to George Washington’s beloved plantation–Mount Vernon–as well as the Arlington National Cemetery, where you can visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

The tram ride through Arlington National Cemetery will also stop at the Kennedy Gravesite. This tour wouldn’t be complete without visits to the Reflecting Pool, Women in Military Service for America Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Memorial and Korean Memorial.

Two-day Washington, D.C. grand tour

DC highlights tour – half-day guided walk

On this 4-hour tour, you’ll find unique opportunities to explore and learn the history behind each site and attraction. You’ll take a guided walking tour to see DC’s most famous landmarks and monuments – including the White House, the U.S. Capitol Building, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, and Martin Luther King memorial. A short but nonetheless thorough tour for those who wish to experience the city in less time!

DC highlights tour – half-day guided walk

Discover DC monuments tour and boat cruise

  • Marvel at the architecture and landmarks while touring Washington, D.C. with a professional guide
  • Don’t forget your camera! Enjoy many photo opportunities throughout the tour
  • Relax on a one hour boat cruise along the Potomac River
  • Learn about the memorials of famous American leaders who shaped the U.S.
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Discover DC monuments tour and boat cruise

Private and Semi-Private Arlington National Cemetery walking tour

This guided walking tour lets you peruse the grounds, which belonged to General Robert E. Lee. Hear all about the tombs of President John F. Kennedy, soldier Audie Murphy, and military general General William Sheridan on this tour and visit the Arlington National Cemetery which is the final home of over 400,000 service members and their families. You’ll get to see lesser known graves such as the famous boxer Joe Louis. Your guide will escort you to the Tomb of the Unknowns where you might catch the Changing of the Guard ceremony. You’ll also get the chance to visit the recent memorials to the victims of the space shuttles Columbia and Challenger while walking the grounds.

Private and Semi-Private Arlington National Cemetery walking tour

American politics & debate on Capitol Hill tour

The tour begins at the heart of the city–the U.S. Capitol Building. Discover the origins of the city, along with inner workings of the American government and some incredible stories about U.S. politics as you stand right in front of the building that started it all. Discuss the city’s development as you gaze upon the Capitol, Supreme Court and Library of Congress. Next, wander up one of D.C.’s most historic streets while engaging in a lively debate, all led by your guide. Opinions are welcome, but keep it friendly.

Pass some of the most historic places of Capitol Hill, including the Eastern Market, Old Navy Hospital and Marine Core Barracks. Find out where all the movers and shakers meet outside the office, hearing about the significant changes the neighborhood and city have undergone.

Finally, check out the oldest commercial district in the city–Barrack’s Row. There, your local guide will point out some of the best spots to eat, drink and socialize before ending the tour at a local favorite bar on the Row. Even if you don’t end up changing any policies, you’ll still end the tour at a bar where you’ll toast to new friendship!

American politics & debate on Capitol Hill tour

Private and Semi-Private Capitol Hill walking tour

Capitol Hill is the at the center of activity in Washington DC, on a guided walking tour with a well-informed local will show you the buildings and institutions that have cemented DC such a significant part of the United States. Check off on your sightseeing list some of the most notable places in the US capital, including the striking exteriors of the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress, and the Capitol. Immerse yourself in the Thomas Jefferson library and get to see the real Gutenberg Bible. Learn facts about the judicial system at the Museum of the Supreme Court, and perhaps get a look inside the actual courtroom.

Private and Semi-Private Capitol Hill walking tour

Private and Semi-Private Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History tour

This tour will lead you through the museum’s focal points as you stroll through exhibits about land and sea life. The museum collection of 126.5 million artifacts is held in a purpose-built structure that takes up the same space as 18 football fields! Your trusty guide will be there to make sure you don’t get lost in this massive space. Feast your eyes on a 46 karat Hope diamond, with its brilliant blue sparkle with surely catch your eyes. The diamond was once owned by Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette before disappearing during the French revolution and going through several hands before landing at the Smithsonian. Going through the collection of gems and jewels, you’ll lock eyes with the Dom Pedro aquamarine, the largest gem of its kind. After the glitz and glamour of looking at gems, you’ll turn the corner to find yourself face-to-face with real mummies and learn about rituals in Ancient Egypt. You’ll also get the chance to see life-size specimens of giraffes, elephants, polar bears, and other land mammals. Next on the agenda is visiting the real-life coral reef exhibit bringing the sea to you. Learn about Phoenix, the 45-ton whale that has been monitored by the museum and see the life-size replica.

Private and Semi-Private Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History tour

DC food and history tour on H Street

This foodie tour of Washington DC will reveal everything about the people who brought this great city to life, whilst giving you a taste of all the best local cuisine!

You’ll get a taste of a very special drink that has helped the beverage industry in DC skyrocket in recent years, before visiting the H Street Corridor, restaurants, markets, churches and historic sites.

You’ll hear some amazing stories about the people who used to live and work in this district, learn how food has played a big part in bringing the community together and taste for yourself why DC’s food scene is enjoying a much-deserved resurgence.

DC food and history tour on H Street

DC craft cocktail tour

This tour will explore the history of prohibition and cocktails in DC and learn how alcohol helped shape the country.

You’ll visit three of DC’s best cocktail bars where you’ll sample drinks, meet the people behind the bars, and observe how their craft cocktails are made.

You’ll be regaled with tales of DC speakeasies, taken to bars you wouldn’t find on your own, to the penthouse for a breathtaking view of the of the city and everywhere in between.

Along the way, you’ll uncover how cocktails have played a massive part in DC’s history, learn how prohibition shaped the city, and discover the local distilling movement that’s returning. By the time you’re done, you’ll never look at cocktails in quite the same way.

DC craft cocktail tour

National Gallery of Art guided walking tour

On this small, two-hour Journey from the Renaissance to Impressionism walking tour, you’ll explore the main collections of the National Gallery of Art with a guide. As he shares stories behind the paintings and explains hidden icons, view examples of medieval art, Renaissance art, sacred art, and Impressionism art.

Throughout the tour, you’ll identify and learn about the symbolism found in the art that conveys cultural messages about our lives, virtues and vices. View world-renowned works by Rembrandt, Monet, da Vinci, JMW Turner and other artists that you may not have known about!

National Gallery of Art guided walking tour

Twilight bus tour of Washington, D.C.

Discover the historic sights of Washington, D.C. by night on a twilight bus tour! Witness the monuments and memorials illuminate under the stars as you ride around the nation’s capital. There are even stops on the tour where visitors can hop off and take a look around, including:

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Twilight bus tour of Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. unveiled tour

Skip the crowded sidewalks and enjoy a ride on an all-electric Red Roadsters for an exhilarating tour around the nation’s capital. Make your way through the Smithsonian area, as your guide discusses the best exhibits in each museum. Make sure you bring a notebook because you’ll want to take notes for later! Afterwards, breeze past the Washington Monument, Holocaust Museum and Bureau of Engraving and Printing on your way to the beautiful Tidal Basin. Learn about the history of this aquatic oasis, as well as the Jefferson Memorial.

You’ll also have the opportunity to hop out and explore on your own at both the FDR and MLK Memorials. At both locations you’ll head out on foot with tips and insider information from your guide. Cruise along the scenic Potomac River with views of Arlington Cemetery before seeing the World War I and World War II Memorials. Your journey continues through American history with a drive past the iconic White House and a stroll past Capitol Hill.

*Red Roadsters are the personal and comfortable way to tour the National Mall. Equipped with roll-down clear siding, they’re the perfect way to sight-see in the rain or wind. Vehicles are also equipped with warm blankets in the winter for your comfort.

Washington, D.C. unveiled tour

Monuments by night tour in Washington, D.C.

This 2-hour Washington, D.C. night tour on a Red Roaster begins at the Smithsonian metro station, where guides will take you back in time to the beginnings of the city and share some tips for exploring the city on your own. As you work your way through the Smithsonian complex, learn about some of the amazing museums the city has to offer. Afterwards, pass two of D.C.’s most incredible monuments–the Washington Monument and the Jefferson Memorial. Wander through the FDR and MLK memorials, enjoying a stroll along the gorgeous Tidal Basin at sunset.

Continue on past the World War I and World War II Memorials all the way to the Lincoln Memorial, where views of the Potomac River and the National Mall sparkling in the dark will leave you breathless. Listen to stories about the meaningful statues and famous buildings on your way to the White House. Continue on towards Capitol Hill and be astounded by the Supreme Court, Capitol Building and Library of Congress. End your tour on a high note by asking your guide for some recommendations for the rest of your stay in the nation’s capital.

*RedRoadsters are the personal and comfortable way to tour the National Mall. Equipped with roll-down clear siding, they’re the perfect way to sight-see in the rain or wind. Vehicles are also equipped with warm blankets in the winter for your comfort.

Monuments by night tour in Washington, D.C.

Mall and monuments electric car tour

On this small group tour of the National Mall you’ll board an all-electric Red Roadster, perfect for covering the huge area and many monuments in DC, and follow a local guide who’ll give you the scoop on the White House, Capitol Building, Smithsonian, and more.

You’ll cruise past the city’s most iconic monuments, learning their history and cultural impact on the way. Hop out and explore the FDR and MLK memorials, as well as the Lincoln Memorial. At both locations, you’ll uncover tips and insider information from your guide, and spend some time inside these amazing memorials.

Mall and monuments electric car tour

Private and Semi-Private Smithsonian National Museum of Air and Space tour

The National Air and Space Museum will teach you everything about the early history of flight to the Space Race and moon landings. You’ll visit the Apollo 11 Command Module exhibit and get to see actual moon rocks, the National Air and Space Museum has some of the most extraordinary artifacts. At the museum there will be early models of planes like the Wright Brother’s aircraft and the Spirit of St. Louis, which crossed the Atlantic Ocean before such an accomplishment was possible. You will uncover the facts on the disappearance of well-known pilot Amelia Earhart as well. Visit a real space shuttle and see space suits worn by astronauts working on the Hubble telescope and discover the history of the pioneering program that through innovation and technology that made it possible to land a man on the moon. Before you depart from the tour, grab some freeze-dried ice cream in the gift shop to top off the astronaut experience.

Private and Semi-Private Smithsonian National Museum of Air and Space tour

Private and Semi-Private Smithsonian National Museum of American History tour

This guided museum tour will tell the story of a motley crew of colonists who built one of the world’s most influential and powerful countries, the United States. You will be able to see American artifacts at the National Museum of American History learning all the key facts from a knowledgeable guide. The Smithsonian National Museum of American History demonstrates the US’s rise through a unique assortment of items like the actual banner that inspired the country’s national anthem. Hear about the country’s first president, George Washington, while looking at his sword. You can also learn how Hollywood has impacted this country when you feast your eyes on Dorothy’s iconic ruby red slippers. Have a conversation on dark historical past of segregation through the Greensboro lunch counter and the pivotal part that the first ladies’ gowns played. This tour will help you comprehend the choppy history that has manifested in the United States of America.

Private and Semi-Private Smithsonian National Museum of American History tour

Private and Semi-Private DC National Gallery of Art Museum tour

An extensive collection of art ranging from Renaissance artists, the French Impressionists, and great American painters all housed under one roof at the DC National Gallery of Art. This guided museum tour will give you the chance to discuss pieces by famous artists like Da Vinci and Degas. Monet’s “Woman with a Parasol,” Stuart’s portrait of George Washington, and Titan’s “Venus with a Mirror” are just some of the masterpieces you will be able to see in this collection. Your guide will tell the tales and scandals behind these famous paintings. You’ll also learn the techniques the masters used to create these prolific works of art. The museum itself, is a great discussion topic since it was quickly transformed from an empty building to a revered museum in less than a century.

Private and Semi-Private DC National Gallery of Art Museum tour

Private and Semi-Private DC National Archives skip-the-line tour

The National Archives holds one of the most famous documents in the foundation of the United States of America. This guided tour will let you be face to face with the unassuming documentation that gave way to the most influential and powerful nation in the world. The dignified neoclassical building is widely considered a shrine to American history. Starting at the National Archives Rotunda learning about the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution while facing the immaculately preserved documents from the 17th and 18th centuries. The Bill of Rights and the Federalist Papers both include the signatures of famous statesmen like Alexander Hamilton. Onto the Public Vaults Exhibits, where letters written by presidents like George Washington and John F. Kennedy are showcased. The United States’ rocky racial past comes to light while you see the Emancipation Proclamation. This pivotal document aided in ending slavery in the 19th century. More recent historical documents, such as the citation given to civil rights activist Rosa Parks, serve as a time stamp in documenting racial issues. Lastly, in the Rubenstein Gallery, you’ll see older documents like the Magna Carta of 1297 that influenced many of the other artifacts that are in the National Archives.

Private and Semi-Private DC National Archives skip-the-line tour