G Adventures vs Travel2italy - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 5
Value — 4.8
Guide — 4.8
Activities — 4.8
Lodging — 4.8
Transportation — 4.8
Meals — 4.8
Overall — 5
Value — 5.0
Guide — 5.0
Activities — 5.0
Lodging — 5.0
Transportation — 5.0
Meals — 5.0
Recent Reviews

This trip is amazing and well worth it. We chose the luxury option and could not have been more pleased.

5.0 April 2019
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 5.0
This trip was a bucket list trip. We were thrilled with the amount of detail and planning that G Adventures put into this. It was amazing. there was a perfect mix of urban meets rural. The Safari's were spectacular. The wild life interaction was more than we bargained for. The lodges were very accommodating and the service beyond compare. Our CEO (guide) was very knowledgeable and in tune with everyone's needs. We chose to stay in Zambia a 3 days after the scheduled trip. Most of our souvenirs were found here. The night entertainment was great. We believe that group guided trips are not for every vacation. This one is definitely one to let G Adventures do the research and planning for you. Just go and relax there is a lot to enjoy.
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Amazing trip through Antarctica

5.0 March 2019
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I just had an amazing trip through Antarctica - I would recommend it to anyone - great staff - exceptional food - amazing people - and great experiences :)

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Best Tour Operator!!

5.0 March 2019
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
G Adventures is the best tour operator I have ever been with. Even if my trip was 2 years ago, their hospitality and adventures will always remain with me. 10/10

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My recommendation exceeds 5 stars.... amazing trip

5.0 September 2017
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Our family had the most memorable trip to Italy and Greece in August 2017. It had been a dream of mine for years. I was hesitant to go ourselves and a tour group didn't appeal to us either. I found the Travel2Italy and Travel2Greece sites on the internet and started working with Faye. She was amazing. She made recommendations for hotels and day tours. Her experience was evident in every detail that was discussed and booked. We went to Venice, Florence, Rome, Crete and Athens. We could not have done this ourselves and I can't thank Faye enough for the wonderful itinerary. Danae was our contact person after the trip was booked. She was available 24/7 during our trip if anything had gone wrong. This was great peace of mind. We did communicate before our trip and during the trip to ask for recommendations and guidance. Danae returned my texts or calls promptly. She was amazing. My family was impressed by the organization and how each hotel and transportation mode was just perfect.
I am looking forward to going back someday and I would definitely use their services again. My recommendation for Faye, Danae, and this company exceeds 5 stars.
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Adam & Joanne Smith's trip to Italy 2016

5.0 June 2016
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Hello Faye,

Wow what can I say, we had the best holiday in Italy, the experience was amazing, the service was outstanding, the hotels were beautiful, the transfers were luxury plus and every driver was informative, helpful and courteous. The Hotel staff in every place we stayed were warm and welcoming and made us feel very special. We could not fault any part of our journey! Everything went off without a hitch and the timing between transfers to airports and train stations was extremely well planned.

Rome was our first stop and arriving at the Marriott Grand Hotel Flora we stepped into our beautiful room with a balcony over the city and champagne waiting for us!, We spent 3 days immersed in the glorious history of the ancient city with the help of our lovely guide.

Then to Siena the medieval city in Tuscany where spectacular views greeted us from our room at Hotel Athena, we fell in love with this city and walked the cobbled stoned streets, dinned in the Piazza, shared wine and Typical Tuscan cuisine and felt a real connection with the past.
Next stop Venice and our transfer was very enjoyable with both the private car, first class train and then the water taxi to our hotel all perfectly timed.

Venice was something else! Our Hotel the Palazzo Sant Angelo on the grande canal was lovely very quaint and typically venetian, the breakfasts were delicious and staff were very helpful. we loved exploring Venice with our guide and discovered the mysteries of the Venetians and were in awe at the wealth, art and lifestyles of the past.

A 6 am start and a 45 minute water taxi to the Venice airport in the pouring rain did not dampen
Our spirits for our flight to Naples, thanks to our guide who accompanied us through the airport to our departure gate. On arrival we were wished away by private transfer in a very flash black Limo to the Ancient city of Pompeii and a private tour by Mario who was an expert in everything Pompeii. We were captured and swept away to another time and another place it was truly a once in a lifetime experience. Then stepping into our waiting limo in front of the madding crowds and driven to our Hotel in Sorrento was the icing on the cake.

We absolutely loved Sorrento, it's spirit, its lively characters, its friendly locals, its lemons and limoncello, its music, the local seafood spaghetti, the flowers and the view!!! The Hotel Tramontano is stunning and view is breathtaking to say the least. The restaurant has the most spectacular position and lovely food. The gardens are joyful and calming we truly immersed ourselves in the village atmosphere.

After 4 wonderful days in Sorrento we were met by our driver and whisked the short hour drive to picturesque Positano and the story book Palazzo Murat Hotel in the middle of this enchanting town. It was like walking into a secret garden and disappearing into another world. Positano was our resting place we spent five days exploring the quaint little town, we hired a boat for the day and explored the rugged coast line visiting the smaller towns along the Amalfi Coast, we walked the ancient paths and wondered at the mountainous terrain and the old homes seemingly hanging on to the cliff faces. We were sad to leave but excited to see our final city Florence.

Travelling via the first class speedy train was very comfortable and spacious and we arrived in Florence approximately 2.5 hours after departing Naples. The driver met us and delivered us to our last hotel, the Villa Medici and our private room with large balcony and 180 degree view of the ancient town. Our trip was not complete without attending the Motorcycle GP in Mugello on the Sunday that was a real adventure but totally worth it! Walking the streets of Florence with our guide was like a real life history lesson and viewing "David" at the Academia gallery was breathtaking and evoked many emotions in both of us. It was a spiritual journey. Having the luxury is a private tour guide was the only way to go and we didn't line up for anything!

Adam and I truly believe that booking this tour through you Faye and Travelive was the best decision we have ever made and we look forward to planing our next adventure possibly to Greece in the coming future. We had an absolute blast and it was the trip we dreamed of thanks to you.

Kindest regards and many thanks

Joanne & Adam
Noosa Heads, Queensland
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family trip to Italy

5.0 April 2016
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Our family wanted to visit 3 cities in Italy in 10 days: Venice, Florence and Rome and model the trip on locations mentioned in several Dan Brown books (Inferno, Angels and Demons). Also had to have a 'hot' American breakfast and a few more requirements that were important to our family of 4 (2 adults, 2 older teens). This company did a great job planning our trip so it hit all the required components. Our tour guides were wonderful.
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Tours 857 Trips 0 Trip
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 194 $ 0
Operator Type Group Tour Operator Group Tour Operator
Size Global Operator Local Specialist
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
  • River Cruises
  • Independent / Self-Guided Packages
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
Service Level Standard Standard
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Rivers & Seas
  • Australia & Pacific
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Europe
  • Antarctica & the Arctic
  • Europe
Known For
  • 18 - 35
  • Safari
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Adventure
    Headquarters Toronto, Canada Boca Raton, Florida
    Year Established 1990 N/A
    Solo Friendly No single supplement N/A
    Tour Languages N/A N/A
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        About G Adventures

        Specializing in small-group, multi-day adventure tours and expeditions, Toronto-based G Adventures has been a pioneer in the field since 1990.

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        Founded by entrepreneur Bruce Poon Tip after a backpacking trip to Asia, the company fosters sustainable and environmentally sound tourism practices -- giving back to the communities they visit -- and considers its business “changig people’s lives,” not just offering a vacation.

        It’s since grown to become the world’s largest independent adventure travel company, with more than 1,350 employees, many of them professionally trained guides.

        What Makes G Adventures Stand Out?

        • Well-balanced, all encompassing, and adventurous trips
        • Strong engagement with local cultures
        • Emphasis on being a responsible traveler and giving back to the community
        • Trips that are made to be life-changing

        G Adventures strives to create unique experiences for its travelers that start even before the trip itself. The company provides trip inspiration through their Looptail blog and you can connect with fellow travelers via the ‘Departure Lounge’, which is part of G’s ‘Watering Hole’ travel forum.

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        Once on your trip, you will meet your ‘CEO’ or ‘Chief Experience Officer’ who is “responsible for enriching your journey, offering local insight, and pursuing great experiences as they happen.” Most groups average around 12 travelers, with a maximum of 16 on most trips.

        G Adventures has made a concerted effort to expand their offering beyond youth focused adventures, though this remains a core theme. Your Danube River Cruise will be imbued with the same culturally immersive and adventurous touch as your trekking journey through the Himalayas.

        Who Will Enjoy Traveling With G Adventures?

        • Adventurous-minded and culturally curious people
        • Moderately active people
        • Ages 18-39 (but all ages are welcome)
        • Solo travelers (no charge for single supplement!)
        • Those who favor authentic experiences over luxury  

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        If you are the kind of traveler who packs running shoes before dress shoes, hiking attire before dinner attire, and a sense of adventure before playing it safe, then G Adventures is the perfect fit for you. You love engaging with locals, meeting new people, and being spontaneous. 

        Most G Adventures tours have an active focus - expect to be on the move, packing a lot in. That said they do allot generous free time to explore on your own. There’s a chance you may not see every major tourist attraction in the interest of a more “real” experience. But the nice thing is if a particular site is not on the itinerary, you can use your free time to visit.

        If you are interested in a tour that plans every part of the itinerary down to the minute, G Adventures will probably not be the best fit for you. 

        Groups are geographically diverse, with a higher proportion of North Americans than some other operators. 

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        Top Destinations

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        You can find G Adventures trips in most parts of the globe, including 32 countries in Europe, 25 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, 21 countries in Asia, 10 countries in South America, 12 countries in Central America and the Caribbean, five countries in North Africa and the Mideast, plus the U.S., and Canada.

        A number of destinations are well off the beaten track, from Sao Tome and Principe in West Africa to Borneo in east Asia to the Maldives in the Indian Ocean and both polar regions.

        Itineraries often focus on more off the beaten path locations; small towns, remote and rural villages, less touristy districts and sites.

        G Adventures Travel Style

        Pricing is competitive (cheaper), largely by using “grassroots” approaches: local transport and a mix of privately-owned accommodations, perhaps including homestays and camping. Efforts are made to focus on authenticity with both culinary choices (locally-owned restaurants) as well as transportation methods.

        G Adventures truly offers something for everyone. Trip styles include Classic, Active, Rail, YOLO (You Only Live Once - for 18-39’s), National Geographic Journeys, Marine, Family, Local Living, and Private Groups.

        Local Living tour with G Adventures

        Classic - Classic trips with G Adventures are designed for independent minded travelers who don’t want to miss anything. This is the perfect choice if you want a balanced mix of classic tourist sights and local cultural experiences.

        Active - Throwing it back to one of the things G Adventures does best. Kayak, walk, hike, trek; experience your destination through the outdoors. These multi-sport trips are great if you hate standing still and enjoy being out in nature. G Adventures Active tours are ideal for those who are relatively physically fit and like a challenge.

        Rail - A rail journey is a great way to dial it back. Take it slow and really savor the feeling of the journey. Take iconic routes and enjoy the ride.

        YOLO - “You only live once” is the acronym, and while G Adventures provides adventurous experiences for all, these trips are specifically designed for 18-39 year olds. Get cheeky, get wild, experience life unfettered, as you explore the culture and the local nightlife. If you have the stamina, these trips are once in a lifetime. Kind of like the age range.

        National Geographic Journeys - A more premium travel experience, these G Adventures trips, as part of a partnership with National Geographic Expeditions, involve the same culturally immersive approach and knowledgeable guides with an elevated level of accommodations and service.

        Marine - Love to be out on the water? Let G Adventures cruises take you to the far reaches of the globe via river and ocean. Experience incredible sights above and below the surface. Unpack once and enjoy the escape of being a part of the crew and passengers.

        Family - Adventure tours aren’t always especially friendly to younger travelers. G Adventures Family Friendly tours make adventure activities accessible for you and your youngsters! Trips often have an educational element, and are designed with multiple ages in mind.

        Local Living - Get to the heart of it with a homestay. These tours are designed to make you really feel at home and appreciate the feel and rhythm of living like a local.

        Private Groups - If you and your family, or a group of friends want the fun all to yourself, G Adventures can plan a private group trip just for you.

        Note: part of the culturally immersive experience when traveling with G Adventures is the use of public transportation. This means carrying your own luggage on buses, trains, etc - sometimes during commute hours! So pack light for your own comfort and the comfort of those around you.

        Why Choose a Tour With G Adventures?

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        For those travelers seeking an exciting, professionally guided, and culturally immersive travel experience G Adventures is the perfect tour company to consider. Their trips are designed to be as authentic as possible - and they place much emphasis on giving back to local communities - so you’ll know your tourism dollars are going toward meaningful causes.

        Trips with G Adventures are not luxury by any means. But if unique experiences and active days appeal to you over a fluffy pillow then you’re in the right place.

        Departures are guaranteed once you’ve paid (barring significant weather or safety issues). And they don’t charge single supplements. In short, G Adventures wants you out there with them.

        You can find something for everyone at G Adventures; whether that’s sailing down the Danube with a glass of wine in hand, or traipsing through the rainforests of Costa Rica.


        1. What kind of luggage should I bring?

        On many G Adventures trips it’s important to keep in mind that local public transportation is used frequently. Sometimes during commute hours! For your comfort and the comfort of those around you, it’s a good idea to pack light. Some areas will be very crowded, so take pickpocket precautions.

        2. Do I need travel insurance?

        Yes! Travel insurance is required for all travelers on G Adventures trips. If you don’t have your own insurance already, you can purchase a plan for the time you’ll be traveling when you book your G Adventures tour. This is an easy and budget friendly option. If you’re interested in browsing more plans, check out the top travel insurance options »

        3. Is airfare included?

        Unfortunately no. While G Adventures does not include international airfare in their trip prices, they can help you book flights.

        4. Is there a single supplement?

        No. G Adventures does not charge a single supplement for their tours. Single travelers are very welcome. You will share with a same-sex roommate during the tour. If you wish to have a single room, there is usually an option to pay an additional fee for your own room.

        5. Is there an age cap?

        While G Adventures trips tend to appeal largely to younger adventure travelers, all ages are welcome on the majority of trips. The exceptions include on their 18-39 tours, which are specifically designed for only travelers within that range. On most other G Adventures trips, children under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian, and are open to kids 12 and up. Some family friendly trips are open to younger kids.

        6. What size are the groups?

        G Adventures group tours are kept small and intimate. The max is 15, with the average hovering more around 10.

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