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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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The best experiences of my life

5.0 December 2017
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Traveling with Smart Trip from Rome to Croatia was one of the best experiences of my life. It was easy, convenient, and allowed for me to focus on my studies as I knew my travel logistics were covered. The staff at Smart Trip were all friendly and very accommodating to study abroad students, many had studied abroad before and knew what it was like! I loved being able to meet other students studying abroad that I would not have otherwise known were in Rome too! Smart Trip helped create one of my best memories from Europe, cant wait for more!
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It was a blast!

5.0 November 2017
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I went on the Budapest, Vienna & Salzburg tour (from Florence) and it was a blast! Smarttrip is by far one of the best travel companies for students. The program was well planned, from the tours and extra activities to the accommodations. The staff was friendly, helpful and professional. I highly recommend using this company- well worth the money!
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Explore the mountain and experience the best conditions

5.0 November 2017
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
When I was abroad I wanted to ski the Italian alps soo badly and I was able to do that through SmartTrip's services! They took us there in very comfortable coach buses from Florence and drove us through this amazing snowy town to the mountain of Abetone. Now dealing with a ski resort where the employees only speak Italian is no easy task. But SmartTrip dealt with it flawlessly and got the students everything they needed with no trouble (gear, lift tickets, etc.). The day was AWESOME. We had all afternoon to explore the mountain and experience the best conditions I've ever ridden.
When it was time to head back to Florence, our bus got stuck on the snow-covered mountain along with hundreds of other cars heading home. It was crazy. We were on top of this mountain for at least three hours but once again, SmartTrip dealt with it and made sure we were getting home. Surprisingly, none of the students were visibly frustrated. We definitely made the best of the situation. SmartTrip ended up getting another bus sent from Florence to rescue us from the mountain and the rest is history. Do I recommend booking with SmartTrip.... HELL YES!
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Tour Smart Trip Company Reviews

Tours 15 Trips 4 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 160 $ 61
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
  • 18 - 35
Headquarters 1 Cross & Pillory Lane, Alton, England Firenze, Italy
Year Established 1996 N/A
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.

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