Questions tagged [sightseeing]

The practice of going out looking at things and places.

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Fastest public elevator in the world

The Main Tower is my favorite attraction in Frankfurt am Main not only because of the wonderful public viewing platform, but also because of the amazing speed of the elevator - 25,2 km/h. I think the ...
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Do they check passport numbers at the Alhambra?

I've booked tickets to visit the Alhambra in Granada. During the booking process, I had to supply the passport numbers of everyone visiting. However, my passport will have expired by the time I intend ...
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Is Big Ben visible from the British museum?

First time in the UK for business. I have a small free window in the morning, which - as a Greek - of course would like to spend on the British museum. Is Big Ben visible from there? I will go ...
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Bus 42 in Paris

I reserved in Grand Hotel Leveque and I want to take the bus 42 to have a tour in Paris. from which station should I start if I want to see all the city as much as possible and how can I reach this ...
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Submarine Cable Landing Point in Cornwall, UK

A large number of transatlantic submarine cables make landfall in Widemouth Bay, near Bude in Cornwall, UK. I have some questions about visiting this site: What does a cable landing point look like? ...
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Why do some groups of tourists include someone carrying a banner?

While traveling in Thailand I have seen a lot of groups of Chinese tourists. But one thing is very confusing to me, every group has someone who was carrying a some sort of banner, and those banners ...
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Can you climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge for free?

When searching with Google for "Climb Sydney Harbour Bridge", pretty much every result say it costs $185. Only Wikivoyage talks about a free climb (although they also talk about the one above): ...
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Which of the London passes include more of London's headline tourist attractions? [closed]

I am traveling to London on 24th December and planning to spend 4-6 days there. I am checking the tickets for the main attractions in London to purchase them in advance to avoid long queues and last ...
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Lost places in Detroit

We're going to Detroit mid-November to see some of the famed "Lost Places" (think Michigan Central Station), but I'm not sure how to approach this subject. Most places which are easy to locate are ...
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Combined attraction pass for Moscow and St Petersburg

I know of separate attraction (city cards) passes for Moscow and St Petersburg, but was wondering if a combined pass exists that I can use both in Moscow and St Petersburg?
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What's the difference between the main deck and top deck of the Empire State Building?

Is there a significant difference in these two? Anything special to experience in 102nd floor? I believe the view of both floors don't have a significant difference. Apart from the view what are the ...
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Transit in Amsterdam for 10 hours, do I have time to visit the city for sightseeing?

I'm planning to go to Luxembourg via Amsterdam from Jakarta, Indonesia. I will use KLM, arrive in Amsterdam at 6am and depart to Luxembourg at 4.50pm. I have a valid Schengen Visa. my questions are: ...
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How early should I arrive for same-day tickets for the Washington Monument?

Quoting https://www.recreation.gov/ticket/facility/234635, Same-day, free tickets will also be available on a first-come, first-served basis daily, starting at 8:30 a.m. My question is... at what ...
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Badges for tourist achievements in Western Europe?

The Polish Tourism and Sightseeing Society promotes tourism and sightseeing, and one of its means is granting badges for various achievements, such as walking above 250 km on tourist routes, ...
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How to track my travels nicely?

They are online services for everything and anything. I can track my health, the distances I'd run, even for my banking account are cloud services avaible. While I don't need any cloud service per ...
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Where can I find a global heat map of travel spots?

For example, if I were to plan a trip between Munich and Berlin by car, it'd be great to have a quick glance at a map that would give me a quick idea on where the interesting spots are. That way there'...
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Online ticket benefits, Madame Tussauds New York

What are the benefits of Madame Tussauds online ticket purchasing as compared to walk up tickets? Also I see that there is a concession for Local Residents. I am staying in New York for 4 years with a ...
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What happened to the Prime Meridian sculpture in Greenwich?

This weekend I visited the Royal Observatory in Greenwich. Surprisingly the sculpture by the end of the line was not there, so I wonder what happened to it. Here's a picture of what it used to be ...
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How to avoid “overtourism” in Japan?

Recently there are many news stories about "overtourism" in Japan: Whilst Japan’s promotion as a tourist destination is incredibly important, JNTO is aware of cases of ‘overtourism’ in which local ...
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“Only in Russia” or “Only in Moscow” attractions in Moscow [closed]

For our upcoming trip, I'd like to plan some less-known places, like "only in Russia" or "only in Moscow" style, besides the trivial places like Kremlin, MGU or Tretyakovka. Maybe riding a bear or ...
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How can I see the birthplace of “Lord British” in Cambridge?

Richard Garriott (known as Lord British in Ultima computer games) was born in Cambridge, England in 1961. Is the street address of his home at the time published anywhere? The best I could find is ...
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Is the Sudbury Slag Pour still a thing?

20+ years ago I saw the "slag pour" in Sudbury, Ontario. This is molten rock leftover from processing metal out of ore being just dumped down a hillside from special train cars. At night it's really ...
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What are places shown in this sticker that claims to be a silhouette of Bangalore (Karnataka, India) skyline?

I came across this image and was curious what the places were. I'm soon planning a visit to Bangalore and would like to visit these places.
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When visiting Istanbul, is pre-booking city tours from known web sites better than on arrival?

I am going alone to Istanbul this Saturday for 3 days. I found a website (booking.com) with discounts on activities. For example, "Tour Haga Sofia with a guide" for $15. Or a tour in a city bus and a ...
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Tourist attractions on way from Stockholm to Oslo [closed]

I'll be going from Stockholm to Oslo by car. I understand the Oslojord area is very touristic. Are there any other nice attractions on this way? Somewhat off the direct route are Goethenburg and ...
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Is 6 hours transit time enough to see something of Seoul?

I am flying to Tokyo in November, and I have the choice to go direct (paying extra) or transit via Seoul. Is 6 hours transit time enough to leave Incheon airport for a bit to see something of Seoul? ...
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Where can I visit Anthony Howe's amazing wind-powered kinetic sculptures?

Mesmerized by Anthony Howe's incredible kinetic sculptures, I wish to see them in real life to appreciate their 3D structure: Besides Washington's Orcas Island, where can I see them? What are the ...
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Do we have to expect a queue for the shuttle from Watford Junction to Harry Potter Studio?

We have tickets for the Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studio for 10 AM on a Thursday (April, 18 2019 to be precise). I've read that shuttles leave every 20 minutes from Watford Junction but I can't find ...
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Computer geek tourist attractions in the San Francisco Bay Area & Silicon Valley?

We're planning a family vacation to the San Francisco Bay Area & Silicon Valley, and one of the highlights I don't want to miss is the Computer History Museum. However, I didn't find that listed ...
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Am I allowed to leave airport in the USA during a 23-hour layover?

We will be traveling from Germany to USA and have 23 hour layover in Atlanta. I have an American Passport. The other travelers have German passports.
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Where in Kyoto can I visit a traditional wood workshop?

I'm taking my dad (an avid hobby wood worker) for a few days to Japan, specifically the Tokyo and Kyoto region. Would anyone have some recommendations or know of a traditional Japanese wood workshop ...
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Sightseeing for family in London?

Are there any special sights in London that are suited for the very different interest of a family consisting of 5 persons between 20 and 60 years old? I don't think that museums are a good choice.
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Is a 13-hour layover in the middle of the night enough time to go see Buckingham Palace?

My plane lands at Heathrow at 8:30 pm on December 10 and leaves Gatwick the next morning, December 11, at 9:15 am. Do I have the time to see Buckingham Palace?
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Gare de Lyon to CDG on November 3-4, 2018

I will be arriving at the Paris Gare de Lyon Train station around 9.30 AM tomorrow (Saturday) and want to explore some major attractions in Paris and then will have to catch an international flight at ...
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Are Agra main attractions closed on 31st of December?

I'm planing a trip to India for the end of this year, and I want to know if Agra main attractions are closed on the 31st of December (like the Taj Mahal and Agra fort). I didn't find anything in the ...
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Paris in Jan Christmas decorations

I am travelling to Paris on the 7th of January, 2019. I wanted to know if the Christmas lights and decorations will still be there around the city at that time. It's my first visit to Paris, so that ...
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Amsterdam Centraal or Sloterdijk station area?

For sightseeing in Amsterdam and traveling to Brussels, should we stay in Amsterdam Centraal area or can we stay at Sloterdijk station area? How difficult and expensive it is to travel back and ...
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Sightseeing the USA by air [closed]

The next time family from overseas comes to visit me in the USA, I would like for them to see the major sites in the USA. Is there such a thing as a prepaid flying tour of the USA?
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Is the new Tokyo Fish Market in Toyosu open to visitors?

The famed Tsukiji fish market closed last weekend, with its replacement the Toyosu fish market opening for business today. Is the new market open to tourists? I'm specifically interested in the tuna ...
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US B1/B2 Visa - regarding number of days of stay

I've applied for US B1/B2 Visa and scheduled an interview. I have to attend a 4-day conference but I have entered the length of stay in the US as 10 days in the DS-160 form. This is because my ...
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Uncrowded budget ski resort in the Alps with children which is also good to spend time for non-skiers

We are looking for a skiing resort in Alps to visit in first half of March 2014. Which of them is at the same time uncrowded for mid- and advanced-level skiers, while has enough facilities for non-...
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Are there other tram bistros like the cancelled U76 in Düsseldorf?

Until 2014, you could have coffee and light breakfast on one of the tram lines in Düsseldorf, Germany. Unfortunately they have discontinued this long tradition since, for the last two years, no new ...
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Is there a roof-top bar in the Empire State building?

My wife and I plan to visit New York for the first time in a couple of days. A friend of us told us that instead of going to the top of the Empire State building (which implies long waiting times and ...
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How to dress suitably for Jungfrau mountain sightseeing trip?

I have planned to travel sightseeing at Jungfrau mountain in Switzerland. Since I have checked with many weather forecast website on my trip date, they said the weather probably be cloudy, partly ...
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What is usually open in Vienna during Christmas?

I'll be spending my a few days of my holidays in Vienna and I found the city quite dead today (24th). It was such a disaster to find a nice restaurant to have dinner and every single shop/restaurant ...
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Which sights are open late in Paris?

I am on a conference in Paris and I have free time after 7 pm. What can I see at this time? Last time I went up the Eiffel tower, this was great at night and still open. What else can I do? Which ...
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Photogenic Places Between Williamsburg, Virginia and Roanoke, Virginia along I64

I'm planning on making this trip in a few weeks and I'm looking for nice places to stop that is slightly off of I64 to snap a few pictures. Using OnTheWay, I'm planning on stopping at Lake Monticello; ...
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Is the Dunkirk area suitable for bicycling?

Is the area around Dunkirk and Calais, including the cities, suitable for bicycle tourism in July? My concern is that, being two not-so-small ports, both can offer nothing more than long lines of ...
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Planning my Singapore tour as a photographer

I am visiting singapore. I am a traveller + Photographer. I will arrive at 5.00 AM 14th Sep and Departure is 7.00 AM 16th. So I got only two days. I have booked a hotel from Geylang area (Without ...
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Traveling across the United Kingdom by car [closed]

Me and my friends had an idea of going to the UK by car and travel across the country to see as much as possible. I would like ask if someone can share his opinion of where to go and where to don't go....

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