These are the world’s best experiences, according to TripAdvisor

The review platform has named all the tours, trails and boat trips with the highest volume of outstanding reviews

Liv Kelly
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Liv Kelly
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Canal cruise in Amsterdam
A canal cruise in Amsterdam was named the third best experience in the world | Photograph: Shutterstock

What do you get up to when you travel? Some of us are history fanatics who love a good museum, others adrenaline junkies who’ll try every water sport under the sun. Whatever your bag, there’s an experience out there for you – and TripAdvisor has compiled a list of the very best ones.

The Travellers’ Choice Awards Best of the Best title is awarded to experiences that have received a high volume of outstanding reviews throughout a 12-month period – of the platform’s 8 million listings, less than one percent achieve this level of excellence. 

So, which is the best of the best of the best? According to TripAdvisor reviews, the best thing you can do in the world is go on the Unvanquished Tour in Porto City Centre. This walking tour takes you on a half-day stroll through Porto, taking in the most important sites of a place we recently named Europe’s most underrated city break.

About this, TripAdvisor user Fiona T said: ‘A fantastic tour with a wonderful and informative guide, Agata. She taught us a lot about Portugal as we passed by some of the city's most famous landmarks. Agata was very knowledgeable about not only Porto, but also Portuguese history, and she answered everyone's questions easily.’

In second place it’s an all-inclusive Ubud private tour, which will guide you through rather magnificent sites such as Tegalalang Rice Terrace and Tegenungan Waterfall in Indonesia at your own pace, and in third, it’s a good old-fashioned canal cruise in Amsterdam. But great experiences all over the planet have made the cut – take a look below.

These are the world’s 10 best experiences, according to TripAdvisor

  1. The Unvanquished Tour in Porto City Centre
  2. All-Inclusive Ubud Private Tour
  3. All-Inclusive Amsterdam Canal Cruise by Captain Jack
  4. Small-Group Explore Angkor Wat Sunrise Tour with Guide from Siem Reap
  5. Chichen Itza, Cenote and Valladolid All-Inclusive Tour
  6. The Best tour in Florence: Renaissance & Medici Tales
  7. Classic Inca Trail Trek 4D/3N to Machu Picchu
  8. Budapest Danube Cruise with Buffet Dinner, Performances and Music
  9. Full-Day Ninh Binh Highlights Tour from Hanoi
  10. Silfra: Snorkeling Between Tectonic Plates

To read more about each experience and have a look at some more actual reviews, you can do so on TripAdvisor here

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