As you’ve probably already realized through personal trial and error, some tours-and tour companies-deliver the goods just a little bit better than everybody else (In some cases, a lot better). Earlier this month, the consumer travel website
released the list of the Top 10 Tours in the US based on reader feedback. Once you’ve read through this nationwide round up, better get on the horn and make your reservations. Something tells us the spaces on these outdoor adventures are gonna fill up fast…
Unforgettable views await those who take a unique tour of Kauai – from 1,500 feet in the air. Travelers rave that this plane tour is the ultimate way to experience this lush, sought-after island, and invariably return with extraordinary photographs.
An intimate walking tour of Savannah’s historical beauty, Explore Savannah not only takes travelers through the history and culture of the city, but beloved tour guide Bobby gives insider recommendations for exploring the city on your own.
Setting itself apart from slow-paced tours that provide well known facts about the city, Real New York Tours is beloved for its “real” approach – educating travelers about big tourist spots as well as providing exciting and little-known city tidbits, with true New Yorkers as guides.
Llamas may be unconventional modern-day travel companions, but these surprisingly friendly and industrious animals provide just what travelers need to explore the wilderness of New Mexico. The llamas will bear your load and escort you on your hike, as tour guides educate you on the surrounding area. The day’s exploration concludes with a picnic.
Accessible only by the historic and beautiful Durango & Silverton Railroad, the day-long zipline course lets travelers fly safely through the air, surrounded by the exquisite natural landscape of the forest. On top of the thrilling excitement the ziplining adventure provides, Soaring Tree Top Adventures works to minimize its impact on the environment.
There’s no better way to get to know a city than through its food, which is exactly how Savor Seattle helps travelers get acquainted with the history and culture of this vibrant city. A number of tours are offered, each with specific themes, but the principle is the same – discover Seattle via its epicurean side.
More than simply a tour, City Food Tours gives visitors a true taste of Philadelphia, introducing them not only to the city’s delicious and diverse food, but to little-known facts about the city of brotherly love.
Aboard the Aleutian Ballad, the fishing boat seen on “The Deadliest Catch,” visitors watch as fisherman pull massive king crabs, octopi, salmon and other creatures out of the cold waters and into viewing tanks where they can be observed and even touched.
Scott’s pizza tours take visitors inside the world of New York pizza, with history and mouth-watering pies at every turn. The three hour walking tour begins at New York’s oldest pizzeria before tasting the rest of the city’s best, while the four-and-a-half hour weekend bus tour brings pizza enthusiasts further afield, with equally appetizing results.
Travelers aren’t very camouflaged in The Urban Safari’s zebra-striped tour vehicles, but they are privy to an exciting and eclectic look at San Francisco, from its well-known sights to the treasures that are off the beaten path, with city history and spectacular views sprinkled in.