A Dubai camel safari has been named the best holiday experience in the world by the 2020 Travellers’ Choice Awards for Experiences.
A Harry Potter Muggles walking tour took the top spot for UK tours.
The awards are decided by users of travel reviews site Tripadvisor and tours and activities platform Viator.
All bookable experiences on Tripadvisor are powered by Viator.
Scotland performed well, with a day trip to Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands; an Edinburgh ‘dark side’ walking tour; and a Skip-the-Line walking tour of Edinburgh Castle claiming three out of the top five spots in the UK list.
The Travellers’ Choice Awards for Experiences recognise 375 experiences, tours and activities around the world, and winners were determined using an algorithm based on reviews and ratings for bookable experiences over a 12-month period.
Ben Drew, president of Viator, said: “Viator’s global partnership with Tripadvisor ensures that more of the incredible experiences bookable on our site are also available to the world.
“Viator and Tripadvisor give more travellers the opportunity to experience the richness that a destination can offer, making memories that will last a lifetime – whether you’re sandboarding in the Arabian desert, or making pizza in a Tuscan farmhouse.”
Top Five Experiences in the UK:
Harry Potter Walking Tour for Muggles in London
Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Small-Group Day Tour
Edinburgh Darkside Walking Tour: Mysteries, Murder and Legends
Skip-the-Line Edinburgh Castle Walking Tour
Oxford University Walking Tour With University Alumni Guide
Top Five Experiences in the World:
Premium Red Dunes & Camel Safari & BBQ, Al Khayma Camp, Dubai
Pizza and Gelato Cooking Class in Tuscan Farmhouse
Luxury Small-Group Canal Cruise in Open-Air Boat, Amsterdam
Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour
Northern Ireland Highlights Day Trip