The Best Experience of the Year Award 2023 recognises excellence in all leisure and tourism experiences targeted at youth, student and educational travellers

Shown below in alphabetical order are the finalists in the Best Experience of the Year category. The winners will be announced on 22nd November in London. Find out more and book your tickets now for an unforgettable evening that promises to celebrate the very best of the British youth, student and educational travel industry

The Beatles Story in Liverpool is an award-winning, world’s largest permanent exhibition about The Beatles. Situated at The Royal Albert Dock, it offers an immersive journey through their lives, music, and cultural impact. Experience their rise from humble beginnings to global fame, explore key locations like The Cavern Club and Abbey Road Studios. With rotating special exhibitions, each visit unveils something new. A magical history tour awaits!

The Manchester City Stadium Tour provides unrivalled behind-the-scenes access at the home of the Treble Winners. Using the latest technology, dreams come true as you sit and interact with Pep Guardiola in the press room. See what happens on matchdays in the Home Team dressing room, with an immersive audio-visual show. Immerse yourself in the City Story as you walk out of the glass players’ tunnel, sit in the dug outs, and soak up the views of the stadium from pitch-side! And don’t forget the unique opportunity of having your photo taken with all three trophies that make up the treble

The National Gallery tells the story of European art, masterpiece by masterpiece. From its home in London’s Trafalgar Square, the Gallery collects and cares for some of the world’s greatest paintings – and shares them with everyone to see. The National Gallery welcomes groups to explore over 700 years of wall-to-wall masterpieces. Discover the history and stories from our collection which is open all year round. Join us for an intimate expert-led tour of our world-renowned collection. Our gallery-approved Blue Badge guides will show you top highlights from our wonderful collection.

Do something different. Step out of the classroom and get ready to climb over the world’s most popular music, entertainment, and leisure venue. Booking your school trip is easy with Up at The O2. Experience the 90-minute adventure with our optional education programmes while marvelling over the incredible 360-degree view of London. Standing 52 metres above ground level, you can make memories and inspire the classroom.


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