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The top 10 tours in the U.S from New York to California

TripAdvisor, a travel review and booking site, recently chose the top 10 tours in the United States, with a North Carolina tour coming in at No. 1.

The tours on the list were picked based on the quality and quantity of reviews from millions of TripAdvisor travelers and reviewers. The list includes a wide array of excursions from spotting animals to learning about culture and history to delicious food and beverage samplings.

Check out the country's top 10 tours -- and get ready for an adventure.

Wild Horse Adventure Tours, Corolla, North Carolina

Beaches, wildlife and adventure await visitors at Wild
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Beaches, wildlife and adventure await visitors at Wild Horse Adventure Tours in Corolla, N.C. Take a guided beach excursion in a Hummer while spotting Spanish Mustang horses. This tour takes the No. 1 spot on TripAdvisor's list, thanks to its two hours of sightseeing and learning about the rich history of the area.

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TripAdvisor Reviewer: "Not only did we see lots of horses and wildlife but the history provided of the area was incredible. Loved the Hummers and everyone could see all around."


Fee: Off-season tours (Sept. 6-May 28): adults $44, seniors $42, kids 12 and under $29

Real New York Tours, New York City

Real New York Tours provides plenty of tour
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Real New York Tours provides plenty of tour options to explore the Big Apple. Visitors can experience the city that never sleeps on foot and by subway in full-day tours of the entire city or shorter, more focused tours, such as one that explores Brooklyn's best breweries.

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TripAdvisor Reviewer: "The 6.5 hours flew so quickly, and at the end of the day I left with impressions, facts and stories that I'll never forget."


Fee: Small group tours start at $45 per person; private tours are priced according to number of participants and start at $250

Platypus Wine Tours, Napa, California

Napa is known for being wine country, and
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Napa is known for being wine country, and what better way to enjoy it than with a wine tour? Platypus Wine Tours brings small groups of a maximum of 12 people to four wineries in the area and provides guests with a picnic lunch. Of course, a wine tour wouldn't be complete without a delicious cheese platter -- don't worry, Platypus has that covered, too.

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TripAdvisor Reviewer: "The great thing about Platypus is that the drivers/hosts know the wineries that are the hidden gems and they are extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of Napa Valley and the wines."


Fee: Small group tours of Napa and Sonoma -- $110 per person, North Sonoma/Russian River/Healdsburg tours -- $99 per person, private tours priced upon request; winery tasting fees not included.

Pink Jeep Tours Sedona, Sedona, Arizona

Feel the wind blow through your hair as
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Feel the wind blow through your hair as you travel in style around Sedona, Arizona's beautiful landscapes. Pink Jeep Tours offers several options to take a spin in their rose-colored Wranglers while visiting sights, such as Bell Rock and Chapel Butte or opt to see a 700-year-old cliff during their "Ancient Rim" tour.

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TripAdvisor Reviewer: "Took us to the best places and provided knowledgeable and personal information of the area, the geology, the theology, the ancient history of the indigenous peoples."


Fee: Small group tours start at $78 per person

Trilogy Excursions, Lahaina, Hawaii

Visitors who enjoy sailing and snorkeling can kick
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Visitors who enjoy sailing and snorkeling can kick back and relax on a catamaran as they sail to some of the best areas to swim with tropical wildlife around Hawaii. Some tours include sunset sails complete with dinner and cocktails to top off your getaway.

Grand Adventures Tours, Las Vegas, Nevada

There's more to Las Vegas than the famous
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There's more to Las Vegas than the famous strip filled with top-notch hotels, great entertainment and delicious dining. Venture beyond the city's bright lights and discover the serenity of the Grand Canyon in nearby Arizona -- without missing the Hoover Dam. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture the picturesque views.

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TripAdvisor Reviewer: "This tour was without a doubt the highlight of my monthlong trip around the world. Our guide, Alfonso, was fantastic, gave us plenty of interesting information about all of the sights."


Fee: Small group tours start at $155 per person

Savor Seattle Food Tours, Seattle

Did you know that the first Starbucks opened
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Did you know that the first Starbucks opened in 1971 in Seattle, Washington, and is still open to this day for tourists to order their favorite drink at the original spot? Right across the street is the world-renowned Pike Place Market, one of the oldest farmers markets in the United States, where you can sample and try delicious goodies or watch fish being thrown into the air. Savor Seattle Food Tours will take you all across the city, where you'll get to taste the best that the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

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TripAdvisor Reviewer: "Getting to have some super yummy food and drinks, hearing about the local culture and meeting new friends was priceless. Even the rain didn't bother us."


Fee: Small group tours starting at $48; bookable in advance on TripAdvisor

Electric Tour Company Segway Tours, San Francisco

There's so much area to cover in the
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There's so much area to cover in the City by the Bay, so why do it all by foot when you can do it by Segway? With Electric Tour Company, you'll start the journey with a 45-minute training session before being brought to the must-see sights of the city, such as Fisherman's Wharf, Golden Gate Park and Lombard Street. They also offer a package to combine a Segway experience with a tour of the famous Alacatraz Island where you can explore the old prison with guided audio.

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TripAdvisor Reviewer: "We saw so much of the city with minimal effort going up and down the hills -- definitely the best way to see the sights! Segways are so easy to ride and going on the roads felt safe."


Fee: Small group tours starting at $70; bookable in advance on TripAdvisor

Chicago's First Lady Official Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise

There's more to Chicago than a slice of
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There's more to Chicago than a slice of deep dish pizza. Learning about the incredible architecture of Chi-town while sailing away is a great way to both see the sights and relax on vacation. During a 90-minute tour with Chicago's First Lady Official Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise, you'll learn about the design structures of more than 50 buildings in the The Windy City while enjoying a smooth-sailing boat ride.

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TripAdvisor: "A relaxing, high-quality river cruise to take in lovely city scenes with the most knowledgeable people to share the city's history and culture with you!"


Fee: Seasonal tours (April-Nov.) $39.74 during the day, $42.58 at twilight

Wild Willy's Airboat Tours, Saint Cloud, Florida

This is no ordinary boat ride -- it's
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This is no ordinary boat ride -- it's an adventure. Located just 30 miles south of Orlando, this excursion offers visitors the chance to take a one-hour airboat ride around Lake Tohopekaliga while viewing 12-foot alligators, waterfowl, herons and turtles. Tourists will also learn about lake ecology in what will be a truly fun biology lesson.

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TripAdvisor Reviewer: "I thought seeing the alligators and the ride would be worth the trip alone but it was an enjoyable biology lesson for all of us."


Fee (small group tours): adults, $48, children 3-12 $38, children under 3 are free; private tours for up to six guests are also available for a flat rate of $250

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