TripAdvisor’s best tour in the UK is a £25 pub crawl of London – and here are the other top experiences – The Sun

TripAdvisor’s best tour in the UK is a £25 pub crawl of London – and here are the other top experiences – The Sun


THE best experiences in the UK have been revealed by TripAdvisor with London dominating the most popular bookings.

Within the top ten, five of the best tours are found in the UK capital.

In first place was a small tour of some of the city's most historical pubs, costing from £25 per person.

With visits to pubs on Fleet Street, the iconic location of British journalism, as well as establishments visited by Charles Dickens and Shakespeare, the popular three-hour excursion has won rave reviews on TripAdvisor.

Of 571 reviews, the tour has been given five stars from tourists who praised the trip, which included interesting facts and history within the area, as well as optional tastings of the local brews.

Other London-based experiences include a classic car private tour of the city, a Thames river cruise and a chocolate tour in Mayfair.

Top 10 Experiences in the UK

  1. Small-Group Tour: Historical Pub Walking Tour of London – London, from £25
  2. Private Tour of London in a Classic Car – London, from £245 per car
  3. Mayfair Chocolate Ecstasy Tour – London, from £50 per person
  4. Belfast Troubles City Centre Walking Tour (10.30AM) – Belfast, from £18 per person
  5. Harry Potter Walking Tour for Muggles in London – London, from £16 per person
  6. High-Speed Thames River RIB Cruise in London – London, from £43 per person
  7. Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour in Edinburgh – Edinburgh, from £23 per person
  8. 3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh – Edinburgh, from £249 per person
  9. Oxford University Walking Tour – Oxford, from £17 per person
  10. Game of Thrones and Giant's Causeway Full-Day Tour from Belfast – Belfast, from £35 per person

The cheapest on the list was the Harry Potter Walking Tour of London, starting from just £16 per person.

Stops along the way include some of the inspirations for Diagon Alley and the Leaky Cauldron, while the tour guide reveals some of the secrets and unknown facts about the films.

While London took most of the top tours in the UK, Scotland and Ireland also featured on the list.

A Belfast city walking tour and a trip exploring Game of Thrones filming locations also made the top ten, as did an Edinburgh walking tour and a three-day trip around Skye and the Scottish Highlands.

Hayley Coleman, a TripAdvisor spokesperson, explained how they have doubled the number of bookable tours on the website to over 200,000 choices due to their popularity.

TripAdvisor revealed some of the top experiences in the world, with a Vatican tour in Rome, a river cruise in Chicago and Tuscany sightseeing trip making the top three.

Snorkelling in Iceland, a food tour in China and white water rafting in New Zealand also made the top ten in the world.

The winning experiences were determined based on reviews and ratings over the last 12 months.

Top 10 Experiences in 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, USA

3. Tuscany in One Day Sightseeing Tour – Florence, Italy

4. Snorkelling Silfra Tour with Pick up – Reykjavik, Iceland

5. Red Rock Canyon Electric Bike Tour – Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

6. Private Guided Tour on a Vintage Sidecar from 1 Hour to 7 Hour – Paris, France

7. 1-Hour Canal Tour starting at Anne Frank House Amsterdam – 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. Kaituna River White Water  – Okere Falls, New Zealand

Earlier this year, London was named as the best rated tourist destination in the world, thanks to the Royal Wedding.

It pipped Paris, Rome and Crete to the post, with Bali, Barcelona and Dubai also failing to make it high in the list.

A B&B in the UK was also named the best in the world according to TripAdvisor, with the £125-a-night hotel in Torquay popular with guests.

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