SmarTours vs Great Value Vacations

By Samantha Scott
May 25, 2017

SmarTours and Great Value Vacations are both great tour companies for budget and middle budget travelers seeking a group tour. Often compared, here are the facts based on all the trips from these companies on Stride, and their Stride profiles. 

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Great Value Vacations


   Overall Average Rating                   




   Number of Reviews




   Number of Tours




   Travel Styles


Comfort, Value


Comfort, Value


   Average Tour Price






   Average Tour Length


    12.6 Days


8.7 Days


   Tour Type


Large Group, Custom

Group, River Cruise, Independent


   Years in Business









 Great Value Vacations 


   Europe Tours






   South America Tours






   Africa Tours






   Asia Tours






   Antarctica Tours






   Australia & Pacific Tours             






   Central America Tours 





   North America Tours




   Middle East Tours







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What Makes Them Stand Out?

SmarTours: SmarTours can appeal to many types of traveler and age groups. They are a great choice for middle and low budgets looking for a well rounded tour experience. Additionally they are one of the few companies to include airfare (from the US) in their packages. Read more...

Great Value Vacations: Their name really is true - they provide lively, fun tours around the world at a great value. All accommodations and activities are hand selected by their experts or the “feet on the street” as they call them. Read More...

Why Travel With Them?

SmarTours: SmarTours is perfect for travelers looking for an all-logistics-handled larger tour. They do have smaller tours available, but manyof their tours are larger groups around 30 or 40. If you are looking for value, don’t mind a large group and want tours focused on exotic destinations, then SmarTours is a perfect choice for you. Read more... 

Great Value Vacations: If you're seeking a solid tour designed by travel experts for a decent price, this is the company for you. They offer a lot of variety and and easy booking process, where all logistics are taken care of all in one place. And although they are about great value, this doesn't imply cheap or corner cutting. Read More...

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