Amsterdam canal tour tops list of world’s best travel experiences

An open-air Amsterdam canal boat tour with refreshments has been crowned the world’s best travel experience by TripAdvisor.

The reviews website today announced the winners of its Travellers’ Choice “Best of the Best Things to Do” awards, which analyze thousands of user reviews and ratings to rank the most popular.

TripAdvisor reviewed the best dining experiences, nature and outdoor activities, pop culture tours, and bucket list experiences across 11 categories.

The £17 ‘Canal Cruise Amsterdam Open Boat’ won the day with a five-star rating and almost 10,000 reviews, of which 9,964 were rated ‘Excellent’.

The second most popular experience was a Red Dunes desert experience involving quad biking, sandboarding, camels and BBQ, in Dubai; third place was marked by a visit to the North Shore island of Oahu in Hawaii.

Meanwhile, the winner of the Best Experiences in the UK category was a high speed RIB cruise on the River Thames in London.

A food walk in Reykjavik in Iceland tops the list of the world’s best dining experiences, while Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia church has been crowned the world’s best attraction based on review data.

The Somerset Roman Baths attraction in Bath has been voted the UK’s best tourist stop, with 22,262 ‘Excellent’ or ‘Very good’ reviews out of 23,559.

Two hot air balloon flights made it into the top 15 experiences: a hot air balloon flight in Luxor over Egypt and a Turkish adventure in Cappadocia.

Kate Urquhart, Managing Director of Experiences at Tripadvisor, said: “Today I am delighted to announce the winners of the 2022 Travellers’ Choice Things to Do Awards, which celebrate the most amazing tours and activities of the past year. .

“From a luxurious night out filled with food to a long-haul trek, there’s something for every traveler on this list. Tripadvisor offers an unrivaled platform for finding and booking things to do, so check out this year’s winners to discover the tours and activities travelers say you can’t miss!

Red Dunes’ Quad Bike, Sandsurf and Chamels Tour Ranked Second in World’s Best Experiences

(Trip Advisor)

The World’s 15 Best Travel Experiences

  1. Amsterdam Open Boat Canal Cruise
  2. Red Dunes Quad Bike, Sandsurf, Camels and BBQ Desert Experience from Dubai
  3. North Shore Tour and Oahu, Hawaii Tour
  4. Natural Pool and Indian Caves Jeep Safari, Aruba, Caribbean
  5. Clear Kayak Tour of Shell Key Preserve and the Tampa Bay Area, Florida
  6. Classic Inca Trail Trek (Four Days/Three Nights) to Machu Picchu, Peru
  7. Reykjavik Food Walk, Iceland
  8. High Speed ​​RIB Cruise on the River Thames in London
  9. Rafting in Rio Jacare Pepira by Wild Canoe Territory in Brotas, Brazil
  10. City and Beatles Tour by Blue Route, Liverpool
  11. Renaissance and Medici Tales Walking Tour in Florence, Italy
  12. Hot Air Balloon Ride in Luxor, Egypt
  13. Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Ride and Champagne Breakfast, Turkey
  14. Food and Walking Tour of Little Havana in Miami
  15. Half-Day Mojave Desert ATV Tour from Las Vegas
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