Millions of travelers booked things to do on GetYourGuide this year, but what were the best-reviewed experiences, you ask? We dove into the numbers to see which of our 34,000 experiences scored the best reviews. Without further ado, here are the 20 experiences that blew minds and Instagram feeds in 2018.

#20: Skip the line at the Niagara Falls

You don’t make memories waiting in line. That’s why our community loved skipping the line to get up close and personal with the Niagara Falls on this boat trip.

The Sydney Opera House in Australia

#19: Meet Sydney’s icon

The Sydney Opera House is way more than just funky shapes, and this guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site was showered with praise in 2018.

#18: Get a bird’s-eye view in Tokyo

Tokyo is beautiful from every angle, but our travelers think the best views are reserved for those who ascend to the top of the Skytree, the world’s tallest freestanding tower.

#17: See Budapest’s romantic side

There are tons of ways to experience Budapest, but none match this 2.5-hour candlelit dinner cruise along the Danube.  

Winding back alleys in Lisbon, Portugal

#16: Hear the stories that define Lisbon

It’s easy to see why Lisbon has emerged as Europe’s hottest destination — especially after learning about the city’s past and present on this top-rated walking tour.

#15: Go wild in Ireland

Ireland’s wild west coast is home to some seriously underrated gems, and this much-loved day trip visits the best of them, including the Cliffs of Moher, Burren, and Galway.

The Louvre Museum in Paris, France

#14: Get your art on in Paris

No trip to Paris is complete without a visit to the Louvre, and this GetYourGuide Original tour of the world’s largest museum raked in the five-star reviews.

#13: See the best of Banksy in Amsterdam

Few cities in the world can compete with Amsterdam when it comes to galleries, and the Moco Museum, which includes work by Banksy, proved a real hit among our community.

#12: Paddle around Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik may boast a picture-perfect old town, but it was sea kayaking along the walled city’s glittering coast that got travelers hyped.

#11: Treat your taste buds in Portugal  

Foodies fell head over heels for the belt-busting dishes and palate-pleasing wine during this river cruise through Portugal’s Douro Valley.

A speedboat tour of the Dubai Marina in the United Arab Emirates

#10: Head to the water in Dubai

Visitors to Dubai had a real need for speed this year as they whizzed along the coastline to see all the major sights from aboard a boat.

#9: Experience Iceland’s unbeatable scenery

Iceland has something for everyone, and this full-day tour lets travelers explore dramatic landscapes, including glaciers, waterfalls, and volcanic beaches.

Hobbiton, New Zealand

#8: Satisfy your inner movie nerd in New Zealand

You don’t need hairy feet to enjoy a day at Hobbiton, but a love of all things LOTR (especially Hobbit life) is a big plus for anyone visiting the Shire film set in New Zealand.

#7: Step back in time in Granada

The GetYourGuide community loved skipping the line to hear the Alhambra’s fascinating tales on this three-hour tour that’s led by an experienced guide.

#6: Take a tour of the Elbphilharmonie

It hasn’t even been open for two years, but Hamburg’s striking concert hall has quite the story to tell. Hear how it went from scandal to wonder on this one-hour guided tour.

Take an Instagram tour of Bali’s most-snapped sights

#5: Snap your way around Bali

Bali is a beauty, and this Instagram tour takes visitors to only the most snap-tacular spots, such as the Tukad Cepung waterfall and the Gates of Heaven.

#4: Go underground in London

Stepping back in time to experience Winston Churchill’s war rooms, which are untouched from the Blitz, was the top-rated thing to do in London this year.

#3: Take to the skies in the USA

It’s pretty easy to see why getting a bird’s eye view of the Grand Canyon before descending to the valley floor to enjoy a glass of champagne scored so highly this year.

The Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain

#2: Pedal around Barcelona

There’s no better way to see Barcelona than by joining an experienced guide for a bike ride around the city’s top sights, including the Sagrada Familia and Casa Mila.

#1: Enjoy a royal experience in Edinburgh

And the 2018 winner has been crowned! Head to Edinburgh, grab a Corgi, practice your royal wave, and step aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia, the Queen’s former floating royal residence.