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Best of the Best Destinations 2024
Travellers’ Choice Awards
Travellers’ Choice Awards

Best of the Best Destinations

Sustainable Destinations - World

For eco-conscious travellers, the below winners stand out for their commitments to sustainability as measured by various inputs from our data partners at Global Destination Sustainability Movement and internal Tripadvisor data points, including destinations where Tripadvisor users were most likely to be found discussing sustainability in positive reviews.

The Travellers’ Choice Awards Best of the Best title celebrates the highest level of excellence in travel. It’s awarded to those who receive a high volume of above-and-beyond reviews and opinions from the Tripadvisor community over a 12-month period. Out of our 8 million listings, fewer than 1% achieve this milestone.

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Copenhagen is one of Europe’s oldest and most popular cities. It’s also one of the cleanest and most metropolitan. The dynamic Danish capital features progressive modern architecture, the must-visit Tivoli Gardens amusement park, stunning palaces, and all the activities and amenities you would expect in a world-class destination. Explore the canals and pretty narrow streets, appreciate beautiful old homes, and find great shopping and people watching on The Ströget.
Great for
 Historical Tours
 The great outdoors
 Bars
 Cultural Tours
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Captain was accommodating and very patient. There was a daughter who asked him to wait for her mother . The mother bought coffee and is trying to run to the boat. His name is Mark. We waited for 5 minutes and he welcomed her. The guide was fluent in English. Though it was an English tour , she asked if anybody speaks Danish just in case . She translates everything she says in Danish too . Overall , it was an enjoyable experience for everybody .
    adelb797
    @adelb797
    Reviewed July 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must visit! Fantastic food, intimate setting, amazing service. Could not ask for more. Family-run business- Julia was attentive to our needs and her husband Jakob made us the most delicious meal. Great price for the quality of the menu. Would highly recommend!
    100natashah
    @100natashah
    Reviewed July 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great and very modern hotel, exceptional breakfast and clean rooms. Easy to travel to the Copenhagen centrum by bus and metro. Parking wasn't included but close to the hotel and with lots of space. Nice little store in the lobby, in case you need something to drink after the bar has closed. Also very friendly and helpful staff!
    358inad
    @358inad
    Reviewed July 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We arrived quite late in the evening and had a warm welcome and delicious pasta dishes as well as really good wines by the glass. Thoroughly recommend!
    celiarZ9145RD
    @celiarZ9145RD
    Reviewed July 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited Copenhagen for four days and the dinner we enjoyed here was by far and away the best meal we had in Denmark. The chefs here did some amazing things with fish dishes and desserts. Add in an extensive wine list and you won’t do better when visiting Copenhagen.
    Piscator_13
    @Piscator_13
    Reviewed July 2024

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The capital city of Sweden combines modern attractions with historic charm. Kick off your stay with visits to Stockholm’s two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Royal Palace Drottningholm (the residence of the royal family) and the magical Skogskyrkogården, or Woodland Cemetery. Stroll the cobblestone streets of Old Town and over the picturesque bridges that span the city’s canals. The 19th-century Skansen was the world’s first open-air museum and is still a premier place to learn about Swedish history.
Great for
 Historical Tours
 Bars
 Cultural Tours
 Architecture Tours
03.
After many years of hard work, the "Sleeping Beauty" has awoken from its slumber. The city is beautifully restored and has an ultra-modern public transport system. The “Port of the Moon” is also now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Stone Bridge, with its 17 arches, crosses the Garonne, offering pedestrians a lovely view over the docks and harbour. Take a stroll through old Bordeaux in the Triangle d'Or and stop at Place des Quinconces, France’s largest public square. The city of Bordeaux is an ideal base for exploring the greater wine region’s unforgettable sights and tastes.
Great for
 Wine Tastings
 Bus Tours
 Unwind
04.
Sitting on the edge of the Baltic, the modern, cosmopolitan city of Helsinki is the World Design Capital for 2012. The beauty of the surrounding nature blends seamlessly with high-tech achievements and contemporary trends. Walking tours of the city centre show layers of history, while modern architecture and cutting-edge style stake the city's claim to the future. Choose Helsinki during its endless summer days or get adventurous on crisp, snowy winter nights.
Great for
 Make & see art
 Historical Tours
 Bars
 Cultural Tours
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05.
Singapore is known as a bustling metropolis that also happens to be one of the cleanest and safest cities of its size in the world. (Just make sure you heed the local laws—something like spitting in the street might merely be considered rude in your hometown, but here, it carries a severe penalty.) You'll find historic sites like the Thian Hock Keng temple, superlative shopping (including gargantuan malls) and numerous beaches.
Great for
 Walking Tours
 After dark
 Historical Tours
 Bars
06.
Lovely, laid-back Melbourne has something for everyone: family fare, local and international art, haute boutiques, multicultural dining, Australian and Aboriginal history, spectator sports, and pulsing, swanky nightlife. Cruise on the free City Circle Tram loop to check out unique attractions like the Royal Botanical Gardens and the Healesville Sanctuary, which buzzes with local animal species.
Great for
 Nature and Wildlife Tours
 Wine Tastings
 Shopaholics
 Full-day Tours
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The 1000-year-old Norwegian capital sits at the head of Oslo Fjord. This stunning setting gives hints of the wild wonders that lie just beyond the city. From taking in visual delights at Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Viking Ship Museum, the Munch Museum and Holmenkollen, to the challenging content within the new Nobel Peace Centre and the Holocaust Centre, Oslo offers plenty of food for thought. The Oslo Pass allows free travel on public transport, free parking and many museum and sight admissions.
Great for
 After dark
 Historical Tours
 Art & history
 Cultural Tours
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Unassuming Brussels is the capital of Belgium, Flanders and Europe. Medieval Grand-Place is indeed grand, with many 17th-century buildings and daily flower markets. Reopened in 2006, the Atomium, Brussels' Eiffel Tower, provides great views, both inside and out. Architecture fans should visit the Musée Horta, home of Belgian master architect Victor Horta. St Gery's clubs and bars are packed all year round. Seafood eateries abound in Ste Catherine. Exploring the narrow streets on foot is more fun than getting snarled up in traffic.
Great for
 City Tours
 Historical Tours
 Bars
 Cultural Tours
09.
For visitors, the best thing about Galway is that you can walk everywhere. As soon as you arrive, enjoy a walk through the city streets. There, you'll find lively pubs, independent shops and winding cobblestone streets packed with students, artists, writers and craftspeople. You may even hear Gaelic spoken. For a day trip, take a ferry to the island of Inis Mor. You'll return refreshed by the ocean air and Inis Mor's breathtaking scenery. Oh, and be sure to wear sunscreen on the island, no matter how chilly it is. (Just trust us, okay?)
Great for
 Nature and Wildlife Tours
 After dark
 Historical Tours
 Bars
10.
With a population of almost 300,000 in the city proper, Belfast has grown into a cosmopolitan destination and become a popular weekend break spot. With feelings of optimism and life pulsing through the city, Belfast makes for an energising getaway. It's never been easier to tour the city, thanks to a number of intriguing bus, taxi, boat and pedestrian options. Don't miss the Ulster Folk Museum or the Belfast Cathedral, and make sure to experience some of the award-winning restaurants, bars, clubs, galleries and theatres.
Great for
 After dark
 Historical Tours
 Art & history
 Cultural Tours
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Bangkok is full of exquisitely decorated Buddhist temples—as you go from one to the next you’ll be continually blown away by the craftsmanship and elabourate details. But if you’d rather seek enlightenment in a gourmet meal, or dance the night away, you’ll also enjoy Bangkok—the restaurant and nightclub scenes here are among the best in the world.
Great for
 City Tours
 Historical Tours
 The great outdoors
 Bars
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Stroll Las Ramblas and enjoy Barcelona's unique blend of Catalan culture, distinctive architecture, lively nightlife and trendy, stylish hotels. You'll find Europe's best-preserved Gothic Quarter here, as well as amazing architectural works by Gaudi. La Sagrada Familia, considered Gaudi's masterpiece, is still under construction (your entrance fee helps to fund the project). Feel like a picnic? Look no further than the rambunctious La Boqueria market, where you can stock up on local delicacies.
Great for
 Biking
 Historical Tours
 Bars
 Cultural Tours
13.
Montreal, c’est si bon! This French-speaking city is considered the cultural capital of Canada, and is a cosmopolitan celebration of Québécois style. A horse-drawn carriage ride around the cobblestone streets and grand buildings of Vieux-Montréal will give you a taste of European flavour. The Basilique Notre-Dame is a confection of stained glass, and the Plateau Mont-Royal district will delight you with its quaint boutiques and cafés. Dig in to a massive plate of poutine to fuel up for a tour of the epic Olympic Park.
Great for
 Ghost Tours
 Historical Tours
 Bars
 Cultural Tours
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History lovers should know that Milan is not all about trendy shops and designer clothes. Among the city's many historical attractions are La Scala Opera, the Milan Cathedral, the National Museum of Science and Technology and Santa Maria della Grazie, the church that preserves da Vinci's "Last Supper".
Great for
 After dark
 Historical Tours
 Bars
 Cultural Tours
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The largest city in Switzerland is a major contemporary art and shopping destination. Important artworks are displayed in the Kunsthaus and the Rietberg Museum. Those who consider shopping an art can hone their skills along Bahnhofstrasse and Niederdorf. Chagall's stained-glass windows in the Fraumünster amaze. Zurich's 500 clubs and bars, including several in swimming pools, pulse with life till the early hours. This city on Lake Zurich has excellent public transport and a free bike-hire system.
Great for
 Nature and Wildlife Tours
 Make & see art
 Historical Tours
 Bars
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