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Travel & Unusual tours!

I recently became an affiliate with Viator, which means if you click on the Viator symbol on the front page and book something, I may make a dollar or two. But one of the reasons, I have become an affiliate with Viator is because I have used their tours all over the world and I am very impressed with them. Below, I have found some interesting tours for you to think about at worldwide destinations and maybe plan something around these.

Typically, I use Viator for the Hop On Hop Off Bus more than anything, but I have used them for other tours. One of the tours we were on was a 2-day in St. Petersburg, Russia. We were traveling on a Spanish Cruise Ship and they weren't offering English speaking tours in St. Petersburg, if they had, we probably would have booked it with them. But they didn't and we ended up doing this fantastic 2-day tour. There were only 8 of us, so we had a spacious private van and a very knowledgeable tour guide. We never waited in line for anything. We had so much fun. Yvonne P, one of my friends made a point of asking our tour guide, every political question she could think of. The poor tour guide couldn't answer any of them, because she didn't want to get in trouble. Life is not easy in Russia.


This above picture is actually a tour I have scheduled in Dublin, Ireland for my trip Jan 11-16, that I have purchased for my group. It is Dublin Haunted City Game & Walking Tour. We will go on quests via an app on my phone and every time we unlock the ghost story associated with the location, it will unlock the next stop. Doesn't it sound like fun!

And the best part it was on sale, so I got it for half price.

Go on a quest around the haunted parts of Dublin by solving clues that will unlock haunted stories. Follow clear directions so that you won't need a guide, just your phone. Start and stop whenever you want.

+ Discover the most haunted streets, villas, and squares in the city + Find out the horror stories of the people who used to live there + Solve clues on your phone while you visit the haunted Dublin

You are invited to discover the captive souls, the spirits and the mysterious skeletons of Dublin with an interactive city exploration app. You will be guided step-by-step to the cursed buildings where they carry out their eternal punishments while you learn all of their stories.

Each clue will lead you from one place to another, giving you exact directions, so you won’t need a map, a GPS or a guide. When you solve it and guess the answer, the secret story of that place is unlocked.

Along the way, you’ll find horror stories that will give you the chills.

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, Kildare Street, Dublin Ireland

The biggest museum in Dublin

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Theobald Wolfe Tone Statue, St Stephen_s Green, Dublin Ireland

Iconic statue

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: St. Ann's Church, Saint Anthony's Saint Ann's Church Dawson Street, Dublin 2 Ireland

Iconic church

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Olympia Theatre, 72 Dame Street, Dublin 2 Ireland

Major theater

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: City Hall Exhibition Centre Dame Street Cork Hill, Dublin D02 NP93 Ireland

The city hall

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: River Liffey, Dublin Docklands Development Authority Custom House Quay, Docklands, Dublin 1 Ireland

You will get to this place by following a clue and solving a puzzle. Once there, you will get indications on how to continue your game, while also learning about the place you've discovered.

Duration: 15 minutes


Secret itinerary of prisons of Piazza San Marco

Discover the 16th century prisons of the Venetian Republic, one of the earliest jails in Europe, created in 1500 and linked to the Doge’s Palace through the famous Bridge of Sighs. Nowadays the Palace, that overlooks the stunning Riva Degli Schiavoni, is home of an important Venetian cultural institution.

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Palazzo delle Prigioni, Castello 4209 Calle degli Albanesi, Venice Italy

An amazing itinerary in which you will be accompanied through places never visited until now: enter in the in the imposing courtroom and in the dark cells, you will discover the lifestyle of the prisoners, what they ate, drank and where they slept. See the authentic graffiti left by the inmates and listen about the exciting Casanova’s jailbreak: he managed to escape from the maximum-security jail known as “Piombi”!

Listen to the myths and legends that still live inside these cold cells and halls. Along the route you’ll enjoy the explanation of the powerful “Council of The Ten”, composed by the highest Venice Politicians that oversaw the justice in all Venetian domains.

Since the birth of the Republic, Venice has been always careful to the administration of justice, of which used to do proudly with own judicial system. composed by courts, lawyers and magistrates. One of the main points was the operating police used to resolve fights and punish the perpetrators of crimes.

Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: Doge's Palace, Piazza San Marco, 1, 30124 Venice Italy

The 1500's Prison is connected to the Doge's Palace with the Bridge of Sighs.

Pass By: Piazza San Marco, 31024 Venice Italy

The tour take in place in the "Palazzo delle Prigioni", Prisons Palace in Piazza San Marco.

I've been to Venice many times and I would loved to have done this, but just now discovered this. I will do it on my next trip to Venice!


Paris City Game: Romantic Love Story in Montmartre

Take your significant other and discover the most romantic places in Paris by solving clues to get from one place to another and learn incredible stories. You will play the city exploration game as two lovers who fell in love in Paris long time ago, and who are now they’re trying to reconnect.

Along the way, you’ll visit Amelie’s cafe, the Wall of Love, gorgeous house and many hidden gems of the city. All while finding out secret stories of the buildings, the people connected to them or the events happening there.

After you buy this route, you’ll receive a code via email which you’ll have to insert into the app for it to unlock. After this, go to the starting point in the city and start solving clues to discover places and stories. The route takes 1-2 hours to explore, but there’s no time limit, so you can pause it at any time.

The game can be played in English and French.


You will solve clues around Montmartre that will help you discover the love story of Q & M. With every clue that you solve, you will find a new place and read another part of the story.

Stop At:

• Moulin Rouge, 82 Boulevard de Clichy, 75018 Paris France

• Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, 35 Rue du Chevalier-De-La-Barre, 75018 Paris France • Au Lapin Agile, 22 rue des Saules, 75018 Paris France • 9th Arrondissement, 11 rue Blanche, 75009 Paris France • Rue Lepic, Paris France • Le Mur des Je t'aime, Square Jehan Rictus, 75018 Paris France • Church of St Jean Montmartre, Rue des Abbesses, 75018 Paris France • Place des Abbesses, Paris France • Place du Tertre Place du Tertre, 75018 Paris France • Eglise Saint-Pierre de Montmartre, 2 rue du Mont Cenis, 75018 Paris France • Carrousel de Montmartre, Place Saint Pierre, 75018 Paris France

• Square Louise Michel, 6 Place Saint Pierre, 75018 Paris France • La Fontaine des Innocents, Square Louise-Michel, 75018 Paris France

I think this sounds like so much fun. What a great way to see the city and the tour is only $16, with a 40% discount if booked by December 31, 2019.


Save King's Landing - Real-Life Adventure Game

Immerse yourself in the world of ‘Game of Thrones’ and test your nerve and quick thinking with this 80-minute Escape Room experience in Dubrovnik. Team up with friends, family, or colleagues, and pit your wits against puzzles, clues, and challenges to escape from a locked game room within the 60-minute time limit. No knowledge of 'Game of Thrones' is required. This small-group experience is for a maximum of five people.


Escape room is a real-life adventure game for all ages! Team up with friends and pit your wits against puzzles to finish your mission & escape the room within a 60 minute time- limit. Get a briefing on the game, enter the room, listen as the lock fastens and start searching for clues. Physical condition and age do not matter in this game, it is teamwork, creativity & logic that counts. If it gets too hard, ask the game master to help with hints.

Stop At:

• Dubrovnik Escape Room, Josipa Kosora 22, Dubrovnik 20000 Croatia

So here are some fun tour stops: I've included my own personal booked tour for Dublin, Romantic Paris for two, Dubrovnik Escape Room & Prisons of San Marcos. This may be a future page blog, as I discover new and interesting things to do while visiting the world.

I hope I have inspired you to travel. Valerie Brown

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