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These Are The Best Travel Experiences In The World For 2019

These Are The Best Travel Experiences In The World For 2019

Trying to decide where to go on holiday this year? Well, the results are in: the world's top travel experiences for 2019 have been revealed, with a tour of the Vatican coming top of the list.

Travel site TripAdvisor has announced the winners of its 2019 Travellers' Choice Awards for Experiences, recognising the best bookable experiences, tours and activities as decided by travellers. The winners were decided based on reviews and ratings for bookable experiences over a 12-month period.

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The top experience around the world was a tour of the Vatican with skip-the-line access - not surprisingly for anyone who's ever marvelled at the splendour of the city-state while wishing they'd been organised enough to skip the queue.

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Second was a Chicago architecture river cruise in Illinois, followed by a Tuscany in one day sightseeing tour.

Other popular experiences included a snorkelling Silfra tour in Reykjavik, a red rock canyon electric bike tour in Las Vegas, a private guided tour on a vintage sidecar in Paris and a one-hour canal tour starting at Anne Frank's house in Amsterdam.

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Further afield, popular choices included a best of Ubud tour with jungle swing in Ubud, Indonesia, a Xi'an evening food tour by TukTuk in Xi'an, China and a Kaituna River white water experience in Okere Falls, New Zealand.

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In the UK, the top experience was awarded to a pub crawl including some of London's most historic bars. Second and third most popular were a private tour of London in a classic car, in which you can see the sights of London with a driver in a classic Mini Cooper, and a Mayfair chocolate tour where you'll visit chocolatiers in Mayfair, Piccadilly, St. James's, and Soho.

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Credit: TripAdvisor

"We know experiences are the best part of any trip, so over the last year we've doubled the bookable experiences offered to more than 200,000 - giving travellers even more of what they want and love," said Hayley Coleman, a TripAdvisor spokesperson.

"This year's winners - like a Balinese jungle swing, a Harry Potter walking tour, or even faster than 'skip-the-line' Vatican access - are an incredible sampling of the kaleidoscope of experiences travellers can book on our site."

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Topics: Life News

Deborah Cicurel

Deborah Cicurel is a freelance journalist at Tyla. She writes entertainment, travel and lifestyle content for a variety of print and digital titles.