TripAdvisor’s top 10 best travel experiences around the world

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You’ve booked your big summer or fall trip to that bucket-list destination. Now it’s time to make reservations for the sites and activities. River cruise in Chicago — which one’s best for architecture buffs? TukTuk food tour in Xi’An, China — who has the best food? Rome’s Sistine Chapel — which companies have the best guides?

Just in time, TripAdvisor has unveiled its list of the best experiences in the world, and it features what traverlers consider the best activities in Paris, Las Vegas, Iceland, Turkey and beyond.

The list, part of TripAdvisor’s 2019 Traveler’s Choice Awards, features a mix of classics — hello, combined Vatican-Sistine Chapel-St. Peter’s Basilica Tour for $65 — as well as more adventurous options, like a 5-hour Thingvellir Park Silfra snorkeling tour from Reykjavik, complete with pick-up for $165, or a private guided tour of Paris via vintage sidecar. “Retro, fun way to see Paris,” one user wrote. “Sounds crazy, but just do this.”

To see the full list of 25, visit For now, here are TripAdvisor’s top 10 best travel experiences around the world.

  1. Faster than Skip the Line: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica Tour, Rome, Italy
  2. Chicago Architecture River Cruise, Chicago, Illinois
  3. Tuscany in One Day Sightseeing Tour, Florence, Italy
  4. Snorkeling Silfra Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland
  5. Red Rock Canyon Electric Bike Tour, Las Vegas, Nevada
  6. Private Guided Tour on a Vintage Sidecar, Paris, France
  7. Luxury Canal Tour Starting at Anne Frank House, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  8. Best of Ubud Tour with Jungle Swing, Ubud, Indonesia
  9. Xi’an Evening Food Tour by TukTuk, Xi’an, China
  10. Canyoning in Madeira Island, Funchal, Portugal