We are thrilled to announce that five of our tours have won prestigious TripAdvisor awards - placing them among the very best experiences across the world. These awards are based on the opinions and reviews of millions of avid travelers from around the world, and we are honored to have been named in these awards. At City Wonders, we strive to give our guests the best possible experience and help them make magical memories they’ll never forget - and these awards show us that our hard work is paying off.

The TripAdvisor awards have changed slightly in recent weeks: the Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best awards are their highest honor and were previously given the simple ‘Travelers’ Choice’ status. These award-winning tours, hotels and more are in the top 1% of listings on the TripAdvisor site. And the new Travelers’ Choice award, previously known as the ‘certificate of excellence’, places winners in the top 10% of businesses across the whole of TripAdvisor.

Three of our tours have been listed in the Top 10 Experiences in Italy category: Pompeii & Mt. Vesuvius Volcano Day Trip from Rome, Colosseum & Ancient Rome Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill and Venetian Islands Tour: Murano Glassblowing & Burano Lacemaking. These exciting tours give you an insight into these beautiful Italian places and will leave you feeling like you’ve had a true experience of what they have to offer - discover hidden secrets and come away knowing a little more than you did before.

Tourist admiring the beautiful colorful houses of Burano in Italy

Our Venetian Islands Tour: Murano Glassblowing & Burano Lacemaking provides the perfect opportunity to do something different while in Venice. Travel by private boat to the two most colorful islands in the lagoon, home to some amazing Venetian artists who have perfected their craft over generations. See how glassblowing works in Murano, and get an insight into lacemaking in Burano - all while being regaled with stories by an expert, English-speaking tour guide who can show you all the best bits of these two traditional islands. This tour is number 9 on the list of TripAdvisor’s Top 10 Experiences in Italy!

Tourists and guide touring the Colosseum in Rome

When in Rome, seeing the iconic Colosseum is the top of most peoples’ lists - and our Colosseum & Ancient Rome Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill is an amazing way to do it. With Skip-the-Line access to all three sites, a local historian to guide you around and the chance to hear so many stories about the history of ancient Rome, it is no wonder that this incredible tour has been labeled as the number 6 experience in Italy! Learn about gladiators and day-to-day Roman life, and feel as though you’ve traveled back in time to a completely different era.

City Wonders Guide explaining about the Ruins of Pompeii

Our Pompeii & Mt. Vesuvius Volcano Day Trip from Rome includes round-trip transportation between Rome and Pompeii, and Skip-the-Line entry when you get to the ruined city that was frozen in time all those years ago. With a local archaeologist guide you can explore the place that time forgot when it was buried under ash and pumice following a volcano eruption in 79 A.D. - and depending on the time of the year you can walk up to the steaming crater of the Mt. Vesuvius itself and stand in awe with the views from the top of this active volcano. During the winter months, you will enjoy free time exploring the stunning city of Naples. This relaxing full-day tour means you can see some incredible Roman history without any hassle, which is why it has been awarded the title of the 5th best experience in Italy. Our Pompeii & Mt. Vesuvius Volcano Day Trip from Rome has also been awarded 6th within the category of Top 10 Day Trips - Worldwide. This popular tour ticks all the boxes, and we are so proud it has been recognized in this way.

Tourists taking a selfie with Mona Lisa portrait at the back in the Louvre Museum in Paris

We don’t just have award-winning tours in Italy, however. Our amazing Semi-Private Louvre Museum Tour with the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo has been crowned the WINNER in TripAdvisor’s Top 10 Experiences in France category! This tour whisks you into the Louvre alongside an expert, art-loving tour guide who is keen to show you the best pieces within the gallery including, of course, the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo. Small groups mean it is even more magical, and you can appreciate the art even more. This tour has been expertly curated so that can see the most important and amazing artworks in the Louvre, and you’ll get to see the courtyard too. We are thrilled that this tour has been labeled the best experience in France, and so proud that our guests have enjoyed their visits to the Louvre so much.

Colosseum Underground Tour in Rome

Last but not least, we have a tour that has won an award in the Top 10 Cultural Experiences - Worldwide category. This is our amazing Semi-Private Colosseum Underground Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill - one of the best ways to experience one of the most iconic sites in Europe. For those interested in the bloody history of Rome from the gladiatorial battles to the public executions and everything in between, this tour gives you an amazing chance to walk in the footsteps of Roman emperors, fighters and everyday citizens who all had very different experiences in the Colosseum. Head ‘backstage’ and see the Colosseum from an angle that most people will never see. This tour is one of the most immersive when it comes to the Colosseum, as well as visiting the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, and we are so thrilled that it has been given the award of the 6th best cultural experience worldwide.

On top of these fantastic individual accolades, City Wonders is so excited to have been named a Travellers’ Choice Winner on TripAdvisor too. Thanks to our amazing guests and customers, we have been recognized as one of the best travel companies in the world - making us one of the top 10% of businesses on TripAdvisor. It is such an honor for us to know that you love what we do! Receiving this title shows us that we are doing the right thing with our tours, and we’re so pleased to see that our guests appreciate our hard work. Here’s to another year of creating and running amazing tours across Europe!

We take pride in ensuring all of our City Wonders tours are interesting, educational and fun - we want our guests to make memories that last a lifetime in some of the most incredible cities and places in the world. From the ancient mosaics in Pompeii to the delicate handmade lace in Burano, all of our tours show you something different and give you a real insight into the most iconic sites in Europe; admire the Mona Lisa, stomp around like a gladiator, imagine what it was like for an ancient Roman citizen to stand on Palatine Hill and look out ahead of them. If you are planning a trip Paris, Rome or Venice then be sure to check out our award-winning tours - we are delighted that our tours are making an impact, and look forward to welcoming you in the future.