From towering great heights, to intricate architecture, we round up some of the best and most iconic attractions around the world offering groups amazing views.
The Eiffel Tower in Paris offers panoramas across the city and further. The first floor has a glass floor and the second-floor deck allows you to spot the Louvre, Grand Palais and the Seine and Notre Dame. There's also a restaurant on this desk for those feeling peckish on the way up. At the top, you can visit Gustave Eiffel's office, which has been restored to its original condition and format.
Pictured: Eiffel Tower.
The Empire State Building in New York may look like a glorified office building, but it cannot be denied that it is one of the most iconic buildings in the world. Visits up the building can involve lookouts on the 86th and 102nd floor where you can enjoy 360-degree scenery of New York City. There's also an exhibit called the Sustainability Exhibit located on the second floor for guests to explore the state-of-the-art technology.
Pictured: Empire State Building.
The CN Tower in Toronto allows you to walk on a glass floor above the city as well as have a bite to eat in the 360 Restaurant. You can also enjoy the Sky Pod which is 447 metres above the city. When the weather is good you may even be able to spot Niagara Falls and New York State from here. For thrill seekers, there’s the Edge Walk, where visitors can stand on an exterior desk.
Pictured: CN Tower in Toronto.
At 2717 feet tall Burj Khalifa, in United Arab Emirates, is the current tallest building in the world. Guests visiting can choose different tour options of viewing from the 148th, 125th and 124th levels, or just the 125th and 124th levels. Once you return to the bottom, there's a cafe for you to enjoy a hot beverage.
Pictured: The Burj Khalifa.
A giant window in the sky, with a commanding view of Shanghai: this is what you will find at The Sky Walk at the Shanghai World Financial Center in China. It consists of a bridge, almost 500m above the ground, with an open design roofed with glass. The impression given is that you’re floating in mid-air, accompanied by spectacular views of downtown Shanghai and the Huang Pu River below.
Pictured: Shanghai skyline.
Something a bit different…
Efteling Theme Park and Resort’s Pagode ride, in the Netherlands, is a flying Thai Temple that raises up from the ground and rotates to offer a panoramic view over the whole of Efteling and beyond. It is one of Efteling’s icons, flying high from the middle of the park. When Pagode reaches its peak, you can see over the whole of the Efteling park and spot the attractions. Group rates are available at the park and there is accommodation to suit too.