The World's 12 Best Cities - According to Travel + Leisure

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Every year, Travel + Leisure magazine asks its readers to vote on their favourite travel destinations, and each August the publication reveals the results of tens of thousands of votes. Curious whether your favourite city is on the list? More importantly: can you find a ToursByLocals guide in these places, should you decide to go?

Readers ranked cities based on their sights and landmarks, culture, cuisine, friendliness, shopping, and overall value to travellers. There's no doubt the resulting list is diverse - showcasing cities everywhere from the American South to the Middle East, Europe and SE Asia.

Some cities will be surprises (for instance, how is it Beirut made the list but not places like Sydney, New York City or Buenos Aires?) and others - like perennial favourite Florence - entirely expected.

Agree or disagree, here are the World's "12 Best Cities" according to readers of Travel + Leisure - and yes, you'll find ToursByLocals guides in each of them!

1. Charleston, USA
2. Chiang Mai, Thailand
3. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
4. Florence, Italy
5. Luang Prabang, Laos
6. Kyoto, Japan
7. New Orleans, USA
8. Barcelona, Spain
9. Savannah, USA
10. Cape Town, South Africa
11. Rome, Italy
12. Beirut, Lebanon

Click on any of the cities above to see our local tour offerings in each place. Happy travels!
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