These awards represent a pinnacle of excellence in the travel industry, recognizing organizations that consistently deliver exceptional experiences based on millions of traveler reviews. Tripadvisor celebrates businesses that have consistently received glowing reviews on Tripadvisor over the past year, placing us in the top 10% of all listings on the platform globally.
At City Wonders, we have been committed to providing unparalleled journeys through Europe's most captivating destinations for 19 years, and these accolades reaffirm our dedication to creating memories that last a lifetime.
“Congratulations to the 2023 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice winners,” said John Boris, Chief Growth Officer at TripAdvisor. “The travel resurgence we’ve seen throughout the past year has even further heightened the competition. Earning a Travelers’ Choice Award demonstrates that you have provided great experiences to those who matter most: your guests. With changing expectations, continued labor shortages, and rising costs, this is no easy feat, and I am continually impressed with the hospitality industry’s resilience and ability to adapt. Cheers to another successful year!”
Take a look at some of our most notable experiences in each of our award-winning destinations and discover how City Wonders can transform your next vacation into the adventure you've been eagerly anticipating, making every moment a memory to cherish.
Rome: Unveiling the Eternal City's Treasures with City Wonders
"When in Rome, do as the Romans do,” they say. And when you're with City Wonders, you'll not only do as the Romans do, but you'll also discover the city's rich history and culture like never before. Our award-winning tours in Rome offer a gateway to the past, blending ancient wonders with modern marvels.
The Colosseum: Relive the Gladiatorial Grandeur
No trip to Rome is complete without a visit to the iconic Colosseum. But we don't just offer Colosseum tours; we provide an immersive journey through the heart of ancient Rome. As you stand within the massive stone walls of this architectural marvel, our expert guides transport you back to the days of gladiatorial combat and grand spectacles. Witness the Colosseum's awe-inspiring architecture, learn about its fascinating history, and explore the hidden chambers beneath its floors. With our skip-the-line access, you'll avoid the crowds and make the most of your time exploring this legendary arena.
Day Trip to Tuscany: A Taste of the Italian Countryside
Our tour of Tuscany from Rome is a feast for the senses – nothing less. Our travelers get to discover the charm of medieval towns like Montepulciano, with their narrow winding streets and stunning architecture. They taste the flavors of Italy with a wine tasting in the heart of an authentic Tuscan vineyard, where the region's finest wines and local cuisine can be savored. Our expert guides share the history and culture of this enchanting region, providing a well-rounded and immersive experience.
Day Trips to the Amalfi Coast: A Coastal Dream
The Amalfi Coast is a slice of paradise along the Italian coastline, and City Wonders ensures you don't miss a single breathtaking view. Our day trips to the Amalfi Coast take you on a journey through dramatic cliffs, charming fishing villages, and crystal-clear waters. This year, we launched our new Amalfi Coast Experience which includes a scenic coastal cruise and an authentic limoncello tasting. This exhilarating experience stands as a perfect complement to our classic tour of Pompei, Amalfi & Positano from Rome.
Each experience offers a unique blend of beauty and culture. With our guides, you'll discover hidden gems, dine on local cuisine, and soak in the Mediterranean sun. These excursions promise an unforgettable adventure along one of Italy's most notable coastlines.
Venice: Unveiling the Enchantment of the Floating City
Venice, a city like no other, beckons travelers with its unique blend of history, art, and romance. We offer exclusive experiences in this enchanting destination, allowing you to explore some of Venice's most hidden treasures and iconic landmarks.
Murano & Burano Day Trip: A Glimpse of Artistry and Color
Venture beyond the canals of Venice to the neighboring islands of Murano and Burano, renowned for their artistic traditions and vibrant charm. Our Murano & Burano Day Trip transports you to a world of glassblowing mastery in Murano and a kaleidoscope of colorful houses in Burano. Watch skilled artisans create intricate glass masterpieces and stroll through Burano's streets, where every house seems to compete in a rainbow contest. Our knowledgeable guides provide insights into these unique islands, giving you a deeper appreciation for their craftsmanship and culture.
Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Basilica Small Group Guided Tour: Exploring Venice's Grandeur
Then, Venice's grandeur comes to life with our Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Basilica Small Group Guided Tour. Traverse the historic halls of the Doge's Palace, once the center of Venetian political power, and discover its hidden secrets. Cross the iconic Bridge of Sighs, so named for the sighs of prisoners as they glimpsed their last view of Venice. Explore the opulent St. Mark's Basilica, adorned with Byzantine mosaics that narrate centuries of Venetian history and spirituality. With our guides right by your side, you'll delve into the captivating stories behind these architectural gems, leaving you with a profound understanding of Venice's past and present.
The Vatican: Where Every Detail Matters
Our commitment to excellence extends to every destination we serve, including of course, the Vatican. Our Vatican tours are not just visits; they are journeys crafted with meticulous attention to detail.
Our expert guides are the backbone of our Vatican experiences. And just like our tours, they are not just guides; they are historians, art connoisseurs, and storytellers. With their deep knowledge and passion, they breathe life into the Vatican's history, art, and culture. Their expertise ensures that every traveler gains a comprehensive understanding of the Vatican's significance.
Furthermore, our Vatican tours offer an array of options to suit different preferences and interests. Whether you're a history buff, an art enthusiast, or a spiritual seeker, we have a tour tailored just for you. We prioritize small groups to provide an intimate and personalized experience, allowing you to ask questions and engage with your guide.
We also understand that every traveler is not made the same. Some prefer to explore historic venues at their own leisure, and every team member at City Wonders understands this key premise. So, this year we made sure to secure plenty of Vatican Tickets for those independent travelers, allowing them to receive the same exclusive benefits City Wonders has become known for, but with the freedom of a self-guided and untimed experience.
Final Thoughts from City Wonders
Our team is honored to receive the prestigious TripAdvisor 2023 Travelers' Choice Awards for Rome, Vatican, and Venice. Once again, these awards recognize our commitment to delivering exceptional experiences that immerse travelers in the history, culture, and beauty of these remarkable destinations. We are grateful to our valued guests for their unwavering support and positive feedback. Your reviews and ratings have played an integral role in securing these Travelers’ Choice Awards.
Join us on our award-winning tours and create memories that will last a lifetime. To all travelers, we thank you for being part of the City Wonders journey.