8 of the highest-rated travel experiences in the world, according to TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor recently revealed the best family vacation experiences with their first-ever Travelers' Choice Awards. The booking site compared millions of customer reviews to find fan-favorite hotels, beaches, landmarks and more.
Here are the top eight reviewer-chosen experiences in the world.
1. Cooking Class & Lunch at Tuscan Farmhouse with Local Market Tour
This cooking class is a great way to experience Italian cuisine in a rustic, intimate setting with true Italian chefs. The class is held in the Tuscan countryside, providing spectacular views and fresh ingredients for a bowl of handmade pasta.
"We learned so much about the food in Florence and making delicious Italian food. Everyone had a great time and we really enjoyed meeting people to share the experience with. The view while making pasta and then eating our meal was unbelievable! Great experience that I would love to repeat," said one TripAdvisor reviewer.
Cooking class in Tuscany. Couldn’t be more perfect. We went to the market in Florence, picked out our own meat and produce, drove out to a Tuscan farmhouse and made our own bruschetta, pasta & tiramisu from SCRATCH. Paired with lots of Chianti Classico. You couldn’t beat the view
Perfect for the active family, a bike tour is a fun, social way to experience Berlin and see sights with a knowledgeable guide. Learn Berlin's rich history in a vibrant tour for the whole family, including lunch, Alexanderplatz and the Berlin Wall.
"It's great for kids, easy on the legs and an absolute must if you're visiting — we will return to Berlin as a result of this tour. Thoroughly recommended and excellent value for money," said a TripAdvisor reviewer.
This tour gives families the opportunity to capture the big apple in one day. It take travelers on a bus to see Federal Hall, the South Street Seaport, the 9/11 Memorial and Wall Street. Then travelers climb aboard a luxury ship for a harbor cruise featuring Ellis Island, Lady Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge. Then, head back to the bus for a quick tour of Lincoln Center and Central Park. It's a whirlwind of a day accompanied by tips from guides and some of the best that New York has to offer.
“It was an intimate tour and very well-organized. You’ll feel like a friend is showing you around, with all of the juicy insider info,” noted a reviewer.
4. Sydney BridgeClimb
Climb the Sydney Harbor Bridge at dawn, dusk or night for some of the most spectacular views of Sydney. The climb is a perfect activity for the whole family, and you can even tailor your tour to include karaoke. Small groups can also receive special attention throughout the climb to ensure an exhilarating and unforgettable experience.
"This is one of the most amazing experiences and an absolute must-do for anyone in Sydney - tourists or locals. I highly recommend the twilight climb because you get the best of the day and night," said one TripAdvisor reviewer.
5. Vatican VIP Experience: Exclusive Breakfast at the Vatican with Early Access to Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel
Enjoy an Italian-American breakfast buffet in the Pine Cone Courtyard and exclusive early access to the museum. Guests will enter the Sistine Chapel, see Michelangelo's "The Last Judgement" and view St. Peter's Basilica in an exclusive tour.
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