Vienna Ice World

From 25 January to 10 March 2013, City Hall Square (Rathausplatz) will be transformed into a gigantic ice surface, making it a paradise for ice skating fans of all ages. The dreamily lit facade of City Hall forms the backdrop for the Vienna Ice World. The 7000 square meter surface offers ice-skating fans a fabulous landscape of ice. Skaters of all styles, from spirited and wild to sweeping and elegant, can glide around the rink daily from 9 am to 10 pm to the hits of the 80s and 90s as well as waltzes. A fantastic ice path about 750 meters long will snake through the romantically lit City Hall Park. In addition, six curling rinks await visitors.

At various outdoor stalls and in the Almhütte, gastronomes pamper guests with culinary delicacies from around the world. Warming drinks are also available, of course, at the Vienna Ice Dream - from aromatic organic punch to hot tea. An opportunity to warm up is also provided by the special child and family friendly panorama tent, whose glass façades afford a lovely view of the ice skaters on Rathausplatz.

1,200 pairs of ice skates preheated with warm air can be rented on-site. On the opening evening (24 January), ice skating is free for all.

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Rome tourist information, travel guide

Modern and old, past and present go side by side, all the time. 
Whether you are in Rome for 3 days, 3 weeks or 3 months, be prepared to step into the world’s biggest open air museum
You can decide to follow the typical tourist paths or you can be luck or brave enough to go off the usual tracks. One way or the other, Rome will seduce you and it will hardly leave you indifferent. It will surprise you, like a beautiful middle aged woman that has still plenty to offer and whose beauty is just been merely blurred by time passing by.
Rome is one of world's most photogenic cities - not surprising when you remember what's here - The Vatican, the Trevi FountainSt Peter's SquareSpanish Steps,Colosseum...
Whether you spend your time sightseeing, or lazing in cafés watching the world go by, it will be your turn to feature in your very own Roman Holiday.
Rome is a romantic place for honey-moon, favorite holiday destination, and city of fashion
If you have more time, you may want to get out and explore some of the othersights of RomeOstia Antica is an ancient seaport within an hour of the city and is Rome’s excavated answer to Pompeii. The Tivoli Gardens and the Villa d’Este was the summer residence of Emperor Hadrian and is a living Eden, filled with fountains, statues and breathtaking Baroque gardens. It’s best reached by an organized tour. North of the city, Lago Bracciano is a relaxing lake area with plenty of nature and three interesting Medieval villages along the shore, complete with castles, churches and villas – a great getaway from the hustle and bustle of Rome. The beaches in and around Civitavecchia on the Mediterranean town is another option. Of course you may not wish to leave Rome at all. We don’t blame you.


The incredibly rich cultural heritage of China has fascinated the world for centuries. It has been one of the world's oldest civilizations and the home of a proud and colorful people with a

of revolution and internal turmoil. Present China is an amalgamation of the glorious ancient Cathay of legends and the modern unflinching unapologetic superpower of the future. China 's present identity is overwhelmingly Communist . After the fall of the erstwhile Soviet Union , The People's Republic of China ( PRC ) remains the largest communist state anywhere in the world. The Zhonghua Renmin Gongheguo , as it is officially known, came into being on October 1, 1949. It is the fourth largest country in the world in terms of land area with Beijing as its capital city. It is divided into 23 sheng or provinces, 5 autonomous zizhiqu or regions and 4 shi or municipalities. The Chinese terrain is mostly mountainous. There are vast deserts like the Gobi in the West while fertile deltas and plains lie mainly in the east. The largest river is the Yangtze Kiang. Having the largest population in the world, China has several ethnic nationalities – the Han being the largest group followed by Zhuang , Uygur , Mongols , Manchu , Tibetans and others. The official language is Mandarin Chinese , dialects like Cantonese and Hakka are also popular in some regions. Though China is officially atheist, there are Buddhists, Taoists and a small minority of Christians and Muslims.

Fatima Spiritual Tours

Our Fatima pilgrimage tours includes visits to Portugal, Spain, France and Italy. Begin your pilgrimage with a night in cosmopolitan Lisbon then continue to Santarem and the Church of St Stephen, home to the oldest recorded Eucharistic miracle, before arriving in Fatima for the next 5 nights. Airfare from your U.S. home city is available. Daily breakfast and dinner are included.
Day 1 - USA - Lisbon. Board your overnight transatlantic flight to Lisbon. Dinner and breakfast are served on board.
Day 2 - Arrive Lisbon. Arrive Lisbon. Meet your Priest, tour guide and fellow pilgrims. After an orientation drive through Lisbon, we stop and visit St. Anthony's Church. Despite what might be assumed from his name, Saint Anthony was born and grew up in Lisbon. Traditionally, the invocation of his name is considered the best means of locating lost objects. Dinner and overnight in Lisbon.
Days 3 - Lisbon - Santarem - Fatima. After breakfast depart Lisbon for Santarem, where one of the oldest cities in the world is located. We will walk through its narrow streets to the Church of St Stephen, containing the oldest recorded Eucharistic miracle. This miracle has been on continuous display since 1269. We then continue on to Fatima, the place where the Blessed Mother appeared in 1917 to three simple shepherd children and exhorted mankind to pray for world peace. Dinner and overnight in Fatima
Days 4 to 7 - Fatima. Start off your days by going to Mass at the Little Chapel of the Apparitions. Your escort and tour guide will be advising you about your day by day itinerary upon arrival however, by the time your trip ended you would have seen Fatima as well as experienced the beauty of this spiritual town. We will see the Basilica, the site of Francesco and Jacinta's graves, the Hamlet of Aljustrel, where the children lived, and Valinhos, the site of Our Lady's appearance after the children's return from prison. Experience Christ's love as you walk and follow the Stations of the Cross along the Via Sacra (The Sacred Way) culminating in the Chapel of Calvary, which overlooks all of Fatima. Join pilgrims from around the world in an evening candlelight procession to pray the rosary. Don't forget your white handkerchief for the Adeus farewell, when pilgrims wave a loving farewell to the statue of Our Lady of the Rosary. Join your prayers with those of pilgrims from around the world as you pray for the sick, drink water from the miraculous well. Attend the blessing of the sick and participate in nightly candlelight processions requested by Our Lady. Time for private devotions before dinner and overnight.*
Day 8 - Fatima - Lisbon - USA. You will depart for your homebound flight back to the USA.*The last 3 nights Catholic Priest may not be accompanying group.

Last - Minute - Offers

You are one of the spontaneous people who imidiately decide to make holidays in the mountains. Who looks at the weather forecast and decides making a short trip. Just have a look at our last-minute-offers. Propably you find the right and if you don't find anything today, just have a look tomorrow and the day after you propably sit in the sunset of the Arlberg mountain. Skischulen am Arlberg: Wo liegt es näher, sein skifahrerisches Können zu verbessern oder es zu erlernen, als bei den Profis der Arlberger Skischulen! Hier am Arlberg, wo die "Wiege des Skilaufs" ist, wo Hannes Schneider, der Pionier des alpinen Skilaufs, schon 1921 die erste Skischule gründete. Viele erfahrene einheimische und internationale Skilehrer stehen Ihnen hierfür zur Verfügung. St. Anton - St. Anton ist nicht nur ein El Dorado für Schifahrer, sondern mittlerweile auch ein sehr beliebter Urlaubsort für Langläufer und das wohl hauptsächlich aufgrund der landschaftlich wunderschönen und abwechslungsreichen Loipen. Das Gebiet wurde sogar vom Land Tirol ausgezeichnet, wobei hier wesentliche Kriterien die hohe Schneesicherheit, die gute Beschilderung, die Anzahl, Länge und der Abwechslungsreichtum der Loipen waren.

Tourism in India, Goa

Goa is definitely the best tourist place for India. "The pearl of the east," Goa is known for its Gothic churches, crumbling forts, palm-fringed beaches, coconut groves, ferry rides, bubbly folk music… the list is endless! With its 131-km-long coastline, Goa is an important locale in every tourist's itinerary. Sun, sand and sea being the major attractions, Goa trip is a perfect heaven for the ones who need and want relaxation. Goa Beach Resorts always add to the fun. Christian Pilgrimage tours to Goa are extremely popular. Besides pilgrimages Goa is famous for honeymoons also. Goa, honeymoon packages are extremely popular with Indians. Goa, honeymoon packages cater to the needs of the tourists with varying budgets. The all-inclusive Goa, honeymoon packages tour too make interesting options. The location of Goa makes it easily accessible. Travelling to Goa, the best tourist place for India is comfortable. Situated on the western coastline of India, the Union Territory of Goa is sandwiched between the states of Maharashtra and Karnataka. The capital Panaji is at a distance of 592 km from Bangalore and 593 km from Mumbai. The waters of the Arabian Sea wash the coastline of Goa. It is split into two districts-North Goa (STD Code: 0832) and South Goa (STD Code: 0834). North Goa includes the capital city of Panjim, the former capital of Old Goa, Fort Aguada and Candolim, Chapora, Vagator, and the beaches Calangute, Anjuna, and Baga. South Goa includes Vasco da Gama Bogmalo, Margao, Colva and Benolem. Being near to the sea, Goa enjoys a maritime climate, with April and May being very hot. The Goa Beach Resorts sitauted on the beach sides are the best way to enjoy Goa. Christian Pilgrimage tours to Goa are usually taken up around the Christmas and New Year. In Goa, the accommodation rates differ according to the seasons. Goa Beach Resorts are an excellent accommodation option. From mid-December to late January, it is the high season. The middle season is from October to mid-December and February to June, and the late season from July to September. Prices may reach sky-high limits during Christmas. The range of hotels and Goa Beach Resorts is vast. One can obtain specific details from the information bulletin of Goa tourism. Goa, Honeymoon Packages too offer accommodation in the best beach resorts of Goa.

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