TripAdvisor, the travel planning and booking site, has announced the winners of its first-ever Travelers’ Choice® awards for Experiences.
The awards recognise 345 experiences, tours, and activities globally, highlighting the world’s best experiences overall. They’re also broken down by country, and by category including day cruises, cultural experiences, day trips, multi-day tours, hop-on hop-off tours, and food, beer, and wine experiences.
“Experiences are often the highlight of a trip, and a great way to immerse yourself in the local culture, or even explore your hometown. From a cooking class at a Tuscan farmhouse, to a glow worm cave tour in New Zealand, and three day US National Parks tour, these awards highlight the best things to do around the world, with something for every type of traveller,”said Laurel Greatrix, director of communications for TripAdvisor.
Winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account a business’s reviews, opinions and popularity with travellers over the last year.
TripAdvisor is the world’s largest provider of bookable experiences, with more than 100,000 bookable activities, tours and attractions worldwide.
Top 10 Experiences in the World:
Cooking Class and Lunch at a Tuscan Farmhouse with Local Market Tour from Florence – Florence, Italy
Berlin Bike Tour – Berlin, Germany
New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour– New York City, New York
Sydney BridgeClimb – Sydney, Australia
Vatican VIP Experience: Exclusive Breakfast at the Vatican with Early Access to Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel – Rome, Italy
New Orleans Cooking Class – New Orleans, Louisiana
Rotorua Maori Hangi Dinner and Performance – Rotorua, New Zealand
Best of Niagara Falls Tour from Niagara Falls, Ontario – Niagara Falls, Canada
Vancouver to Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour by Bus –Vancouver, Canada
Wild Wicklow Tour including Glendalough from Dublin – Dublin, Ireland