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The Family Adventure Company vs Overland Ireland - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 4
Value — 3.9
Guide — 3.9
Activities — 3.9
Lodging — 3.9
Transportation — 3.9
Meals — 3.9
Overall — 5
Value — 5.0
Guide — 5.0
Activities — 5.0
Lodging — 5.0
Transportation — 5.0
Meals — 5.0
Recent Reviews

The company provided an excellent pre tour service

5.0 December 2016
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
The company provided an excellent pre tour service and the information sent was accurate and useful. I would definitely look at using them again and recommend them to any family.

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I was very impressed with the Family Adventure company in terms of the holiday

5.0 April 2016
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I was very impressed with the Family Adventure company in terms of the holiday delivered which was exceptional. The booking and pre-holiday experience was fine although it would be better to have a specific contact to email rather than just to phone the general number with queries.
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Booking and customer service were good. From a child's perspective

4.0 April 2016
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  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0
Booking and customer service were good. From a child's perspective, FAC were not as welcoming. Another company we have travelled with sent a welcome pack with a travelling companion (soft toy) and activities to do while travelling. When on the holiday this company also catered more for families needs e.g. more frequent stops when travelling for food and toilets, without parents having to ask. The stops were also at more sensible times e.g. making sure there was a stop at lunch time (12.30ish), rather than early afternoon (1.30 onwards). Children (and adults) get irritable if they've not eaten making the journey more stressful.
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Fantastic trip!!

5.0 July 2019
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Fantastic trip!! Such an amazing way to see Ireland! The small group made it so much more personal and relaxing. The tour guides work so hard to customize the trip to what you want. While on the road, we decided that we would want to do something or see something, and we got to do it- you won’t get that on a giant tour bus trip! I am actually a college student studying abroad in Madrid, and decided I wanted to see Ireland. I booked this trip alone, but the whole Overland Ireland experience is so welcoming and warm! I had an amazing time and would really recommend it!
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Overall excellent trip and would recommend to everyone

5.0 July 2019
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
The locations we visited were absolutely stunning and because it’s a small group venture we could go places that the big buses couldn’t get to. We got the full Irish experience and gave the trip an exclusive feel.

Really enjoyed the activities as well. The van was incredible comfortable and everyone had plenty of space, the fact that we had internet on board was really cool. Was great during the longer drive to add some pictures etc of our trip and to keep in touch with friends.

Overall excellent trip and would recommend to everyone.
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It was just great, highly recommended!

5.0 June 2019
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Ireland is awesome! Overland Ireland even more awesome! I was on the South-West tour and if you are planning to visit Ireland, this tour company is all you need. The best part is that everything was included, there were no unexpected fees. Transportation, accommodation and included food were excellent, the guide (Pat) was great, funny and knowledgeable and really considerate to the group's needs. The small group was also a cool experience, we all got along from day one. I can't really think of highlights, every minute was just jaw-dropping scenery. The tour included boat rides to islands off the coast, hiking, cycling, tasting Irish food, GUINESS! and listening to 'trad' Irish music, more than I expected! It was just great, highly recommended!
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Tour Overland Ireland Company Reviews

Tours 15 Trips 3 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 160 $ 249
Operator Type Group Tour Operator Group Tour Operator
Size Global Operator Local Specialist
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Group Tours
Service Level Standard Standard
Regions
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Europe
  • Europe
Known For
  • Adventure
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Cycling
  • Adventure
Headquarters 1 Cross & Pillory Lane, Alton, England Galway, Ireland
Year Established 1996 2014
Solo Friendly N/A N/A
Tour Languages N/A N/A
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      About The Family Adventure Company

      Founded two decades ago and based in the UK, The Family Adventure Company specializes in small group family adventure vacations. The company is now part of the global adventure travel operator Intrepid Travel, and trips are offered through Intrepid as well, allowing them to greatly expand their range.

      What Makes Them Stand Out?

      With more than 20 years’ experience, The Family Adventure Company helped pioneer the concept of small-group adventure travel for families with young children. Activities are wide-ranging, from river rafting and kayaking to cycling, sailing, camping, and wildlife viewing, all geared to the ages and interests of the family travelers.

      Who Travels With Them?

      A wide variety of families, including solo-parent, single-child, multi-generational families -- parents, children, and grandparents traveling together -- and families with teenagers. The latter have dedicated trips of special interest to teens.

      Where Do They Operate?

      Much of the world: Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas.

      How Does it Work?

      No matter where you travel, The Family Adventure Company provides an English-speaking, family-friendly local leader. Lodging, transportation and activities are also included. Tours typically consist of three or four families with kids of similar ages or interests. (You can also put together your own trip with just your family or other families you’re friendly with.) Children 14 and under get a ten percent discount off adult prices; large families (over two kids) get another price break.

      Why Travel With Them?

      The award winning company offers a wide range of trips for a wide variety of families. Because they only cater to families, they know what kids like – and as any parent can tell you, nothing is more disastrous than a family tour not geared in any way to kids. The company also supports responsible and sustainable travel practices and gives back to local communities.

      About Overland Ireland

      Think Ireland is only for gardens and quaint guest houses? Think again. These tours are adventure minded and take to the road, exploring off the beaten track.

      What Makes Them Stand Out?

      They keep tours small, and really focus on making sure everyone has the best Ireland experience. Instead of just visiting tourist attractions, they also imbue your travel experience with many local stops. Additionally they are adventure minded, so rather than visiting another church you might take a sea kayaking excursion. Prepare to see Ireland in an entirely different light!

      Who Travels With Them?

      Overland tours tend to attract younger travelers, in the 18 - 35 range, and very hip older travelers. These kinds of tours aren’t for everyone, as they can be exhausting and involve long drives (though Overland Ireland makes a point to say they try and keep driving distances short).

      Where Do They Operate?

      You can plan your own route, but their pre-set tours travel throughout Western and Southern Ireland, either broken up or in one fell swoop.

      Why Travel With Them?

      This is a vibrant, youthful tour company. Tours are very active and busy - with the goal of introducing you to a young adventurous side of Ireland. Expect small groups, minimal driving time, and staying in locally run establishments. They are very welcoming to solo travelers and this is a great way to make lasting friendships!


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