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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 SmarTours 

Great Value Vacations

 

   Overall Average Rating                   


4.9/5 


4.4/5

 

   Number of Reviews


576


2449

 

   Number of Tours


40


28

 

   Travel Styles

 

Comfort, Value

 

Comfort, Value

 

   Average Tour Price

 

$2,871

 

$2,939

 

   Average Tour Length

 

    12.6 Days

 

8.7 Days

 

   Tour Type

 

Large Group, Custom


Group, River Cruise, Independent

 

   Years in Business

 

21 

 

6 

 

 

Destinations

 SmarTours 

 Great Value Vacations 

 

   Europe Tours

 

14

 

11

 

   South America Tours

 

5

 

3

 

   Africa Tours

 

5

 

11

 

   Asia Tours

 

13

 

1 

 

   Antarctica Tours

 

0

 

0

 

   Australia & Pacific Tours             

 

1

 

0

 

   Central America Tours 

 

2

 

1


   North America Tours

 

0


0


   Middle East Tours

 

1

 

0 

 


 

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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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