An important part of travelling is the experiences you have along the way. Fortunately, we live in an age where you can plan your travel experiences long before you make your trip.

If you’re ready to take your holidays to the next level hotel and restaurant review website TripAdvisor recently released its Top Travel Experiences for 2019 as voted for by travellers just like you.

We’ve rounded up the Top 10 Travel Experiences from the TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Awards just for you.

1.Rome, Italy

Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica Tour

At the top of the list is the Faster Than Skip-the-Line Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica Tour. According to TripAdvisor, it’s a favourite with travellers because it allows you to skip the hours-long lines at the Vatican Museums tour in Rome.

There really is no better way to beat the crowds and marvel at the sights including Raphael’s Rooms, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica.

2.Chicago, Illinois

Chicago architecture

Chicago Architecture River Cruise

If you’re into the architecture scene then this tour is an absolute must because it allows you to see all of Chicago’s architectural masterpieces in a single tour. You’ll also have access to the history of the city’s architectural history from an expert narrator onboard.

3.Florence, Italy


Tuscany in One Day Sightseeing Tour

Another one of those tours travellers love. What’s better than seeing all the highlights of Tuscany in one day. Oh, and did we mention this travel experience comes with a three-course winery lunch and wine tasting?

4. Reykjavik, Iceland


Snorkelling Silfra Tour With Pick up

This is one for the water babies. How does a five hour Thingvellir Park Silfra snorkelling tour from Reykjavik sound?

It is a truly unique travel experience because it’s the only place in the world where you can snorkel between two continental plates. The best part is that all the equipment is provided and you only need swimming experience.

5.Las Vegas, Nevada

Red Rock Canyon

Red Rock Canyon Electric Bike Tour

Looking for an easy outdoor travel experience in Las Vegas? Give the Red Rock Canyon Electric Bike tour a go. It’s a fun easy ride on an electric bike that allows you to see the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area from Las Vegas.

6. Paris, France

Private Guided Tour on a vintage sidecar

Is there any other way to see the city of love than on a private guided tour in a vintage motorcycle sidecar? You can choose from multiple tour options, with customizable themes. You can do anything from 1 to 7 hours with a full-day ride to Versailles or Giverny.

7. Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam canals

Luxury Canal Tour starting from Anne Frank House

This one-hour luxury canal tour is perfect for escaping the crowds. This small group canal cruise allows you to relax in a comfortable setting while seeing Amsterdam’s wonderful sights. The best part? The boats are 100% electric so you can enjoy a peaceful and quiet ride.

8.Ubud, Indonesia

Jungle Swing

Best of Ubud Tour with Jungle Swing

All the best of Indonesia is included in this tour from the springs at Tirta Empul Temple and macaques at Ubud Monkey Forest to the Tegalalang Rice Terrace, Tegenungan Waterfall, and of course the famous jungle swing.

9. Xi’an, China

Street food

Xi’an Evening Food Tour by TukTuk

Here’s a little something for the foodies. The  Xi’an Evening Food Tour will take you off-the-beaten-track for a food tour of Old Xi’an in a tuk-tuk.

You’ll get to take unlimited food samples at up to five food stops as you discover the hidden eateries frequented by locals.

10. Rotorua, New Zealand

Huka River New Zealand

Kaituna River White Water Rafting

Finally, there’s a little something for the adventurer with the Kaituna River White Water Rafting tour.

This unmissable travel experience features a three-hour white-water rafting trip from Rotorua. Spend an hour paddling rapids on the Kaituna River, slip down waterfalls and jump from the cliffs!

Wherever you decide to go, let SAA get you there. Book your tickets today!