The site named the top ten experiences in the world, based on an algorithm accounting for the quantity and quality of traveler reviews.

By Maria Yagoda
Updated August 29, 2018
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TripAdvisor just named its best travel experience worldwide, and it's a cooking class at a Tuscan farmhouse.

On Tuesday morning, the travel booking and planning site announced their inaugural "Travelers’ Choice Awards for Experiences," which recognized 345 bookable experiences around the world, including tours, day trips, tastings, and more. How'd they determine their list? The winners were chosen based on "an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of traveler reviews and ratings," according to a press release, and "Cooking Class and Lunch at a Tuscan Farmhouse with Local Market Tour from Florence" ranked the highest.

Costing around $116.00, the food experience offers a market tour of Florence and cooking class, where guests make bruschetta, roast pork, and tiramisu. The second most popular worldwide experience is a Bike Tour in Berlin.

TripAdvisor also compiled data on the best bookable experiences in the United States, and the highest ranking activity was the New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour, which sounds exhausting to us, but seems to be very well received.

Below, find the top 10 experiences in the world, as ranked by TripAdvisor's rubric for quality:

2. Berlin Bike Tour – Berlin, Germany

4. Sydney BridgeClimb – Sydney, Australia

6. New Orleans Cooking Class – New Orleans, Louisiana

7. Rotorua Maori Hangi Dinner and PerformanceRotorua, New Zealand

See all of the winners here.