Titan Travel vs Tradition Tours - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 5
Value — 4.9
Guide — 4.9
Activities — 4.9
Lodging — 4.9
Transportation — 4.9
Meals — 4.9
Overall — 5
Value — 5.0
Guide — 5.0
Activities — 5.0
Lodging — 5.0
Transportation — 5.0
Meals — 5.0
Recent Reviews

What a fantastic tour

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
We have just returned from California & the Golden West tour .
What a fantastic tour from start to finish ; great quality hotels etc ,we had an amazing time and would definitely recommend it.
We had a brilliant tour guide called John Allen , nothing too much trouble , so knowledgeable and organised, with a great sense of humour , well done all round .
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Tour Titan Travel Company Reviews

Offer a superb service

5.0 May 2019
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I have travelled extensively with Titan both as a couple and for several years as a solo traveller. They offer a superb service and Titan is my 'go to' company for most of my trips - I only travel with others if Titan don't offer the destination I seek!
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Tour Titan Travel Company Reviews

Enjoy the chance to travel

5.0 May 2019
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Titan have always given me a very good service, in booking, travel and quality of holiday. As a single traveller I enjoy the chance to travel with like-minded people on well-organised trips.

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Incredible adventure, well worth the journey

4.0 April 2019
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  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0
For many years, my wife and I had thought about going to Israel and visiting the many historical sites of the bible as well as the roots of Christianity.

Additionally, its relevant to know that we consider ourselves to be what one would called “seasoned travelers”. Over the past 10 years, we have made it a point to visit most of the countries of Europe and we had lived in Paris for 2 years early in our career. Each of our annual excursions typically meant a trip of 21 days.

We have always use the Rick Steves guidebooks exclusively as our “bible”. I book all the hotels, trains, buses, rental cars, etc. using Rick’s suggestions and my wife sets the daily itinerary of places to see, costs, need for advanced tickets and reservations, etc. in simple terms, WE have essentially been our “travel agent”.

So, in June, 2018, when we thought about going to Israel in mid March 2019 (9 mos in advance), we were shocked to learn that there was NO Rick Steves guidebook, or really any other type of guide book.

Therefore, we did the following. We started to research Christian based tours (not pilgrimages) learning that most tours essentially started on a Monday and could last up to 13+ days.

I then booked our airfare locking in our start and end dates. Our idea being to go to Israel arriving on a Friday and having a weekend to acclimate our bodies to the 8hr time difference. We also decided that we wanted additional time after the tour wherein we’d rent a car and retrace and revisit sites we wanted to spend more time at during the tour. Our next step then was identifying a travel agency to lock in “the tour”.

I spend a good 60 hours or more (had just retired, so I had some free time, plus we had just returned refreshed from a great 21 day visit to Greece) checking tour agency web sites, making inquiries, etc. In late July, i came across this “start up”, Tradition Tours and in particular, Donny Arkush.

From the 1st call with Donny, we were convinced he and his agency were “the guys”. We had several follow up calls discussing agendas etc. We signed up, made our deposit and essentially, moved on with our fall agenda as we knew we were in good hands.

We kept in contact with Donny as both he and my wife continued to trade ideas of things to see and do. On March 20, we left for Israel and we returned April 10. We booked a platinum level which was an upgrade for us. (We normally would have booked a gold level or maybe bronze level and wouldn’t have had any issue).

Our guides in Israel and in Jordan (Petra) were great, the hotels, meals, everything was top shelf A-one. The hotels that Donny booked for our “after tour” excursion were also great. We did the tunnel tour and the light shows while revisiting Jerusalem. As an aside, we found Israel to be really safe and we had zero issues renting a car and driving. (I understand the insurance costs, etc. so no surprises for me as i was able to partly use credit card insurance, etc. cars are Automatic transmission so no issue on hills)

So, if everything was GREAT, why then is my rating only 4 stars (I actually debated rating only 3 stars, but settled on 4)?

Given my background in trip planning, I was not completely comfortable with the degree of information provided by Tradition Tours relative to logistics. When I got the 7 pages I glanced at them, emailed a few questions but given all my discussions with Donny, I didn’t pay as much attention upfront before we left. After all, that’s what I thought I paid an agency for. With hindsight, it appeared to me that the staff had simply taken a prior tour agenda, replaced some dates and hotel names, etc. but for all intent hadn’t proofread what they sent us. Thus, we had a few untimely issues with: which hotel we were actually staying, and who was picking us up in the morning when we ended the Israel tour and started the Jordan tour. All issues got resolved but required my getting a little frustrated and likely abrasive with staff at Tradition Tours and a few hotel receptionist. In fairness to Donny, he and I have discussed ALL the issues in great length both during the tour and after.

I have to commend Donny as he reached back to me on April 15th to follow up everything good and bad from the trip.

To me, his follow up showed me that He CARES.
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Tour Tradition Tours Company Reviews

It was an awesome tour

5.0 April 2019
NR
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
It was an awesome tour, I had been to Israel 3 times before but this one was great. We took the Bronze hotels and they were clean . friendly, and their locations were terrific. . Our tour guide, Edo, was friendly, informative and his patience was to be commended because we had two other people on the tour that to me, never opened a history book or Bible and were totally clueless. I would recommend this tour to anyone,

As for our Travel agent, Donny, Thank you for your guidance and patience dealing with us. You put us in the right direction and your suggestions for hotels and airlines were right on target.
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Tour Tradition Tours Company Reviews

Holy Land Tour 2/22/19 to 3/3/19

5.0 April 2019
MBA
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
It was a trip of a lifetime and hope to do it again.

Tour Tradition Tours Company Reviews

Tours 418 Trips 0 Trip
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 246 $ 0
Operator Type Mixed Land & Cruise Group Tour Operator
Size Global Operator Local Specialist
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
  • River Cruises
  • Group Tours
  • Custom Itineraries
Service Level N/A Luxury
Regions
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Australia & Pacific
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Europe
  • Middle East & North Africa
Known For
  • 50+
  • 18 - 35
  • Train & Rail
  • Luxury
Headquarters Salfords Aventura, Florida
Year Established 1973 N/A
Solo Friendly N/A N/A
Tour Languages N/A N/A
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