Lost World Adventures vs Shamrocker Adventures - 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 — 4.9
Guide — 4.9
Activities — 4.9
Lodging — 4.9
Transportation — 4.9
Meals — 4.9
Recent Reviews

Their service was outstanding.

5.0 July 2017
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
"This Peru travel agency planned and booked a custom trip for me and my wife to Peru in October 2015. The trip included a short stay in Lima, and almost a week in the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Cusco. Their service was outstanding. The planning for the trip was perfect, and we relied entirely on them as we had not been to Peru before. They also went beyond the call of duty by getting a reservation at a good hotel in Lima even though there was a huge convention of the world bank in town at the time. They persisted until they found a cancellation. they even booked two good restaurants for us in Lima. The guides they provided were also excellent, including one who was truly outstanding.

I never would have located this company except through Zicasso. Two years ago we made a trip to Brazil and we looked and looked for a travel agency of this kind and never did find one. I would highly recommend using Zicasso to find the appropriate agency if you are traveling somewhere that you have not previously been to, or if you do not have an agency you are satisfied with."
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Our trip to Peru was planned perfectly, thanks to our travel agent! 

5.0 July 2017
K
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Our trip to Peru was planned perfectly, thanks to our travel agent! He was quick to respond to all of my needs & was very flexible. The hotels and the guides he arranged were great! We couldn't have asked for or imagined a better experience in this magical country!
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Our travel designers did a fantastic job keeping our herd together and entertained - all of the accommodations were excellent, guides were great, tours were interesting.

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
Hiking the Inca Trail (and learning that it is "an" Inca Trail, not "the" Inca Trail)

I loved every minute of it!

5.0 November 2017
E
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I took a 7-day tour back in 2013, and I loved every minute of it! The tour guide was very friendly and very knowledgeable, and it still in touch with people I met on the tour. We all became like a close group of friends that week. It was very hard to say goodbye and I still get reminiscent and sad that it was only a week. I cannot recommend you all enough!
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Tour Shamrocker Adventures Company Reviews

Brilliant

5.0 November 2017
A
Does Not Recommend
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
5 day Celtic rocker was amazing. Our tour guides Bernie and Jamie were brilliant their knowledge and personalities really brought the entire trip to life. You couldn't have wanted more from them, they were always willing to help and answer any questions you had.
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Tour Shamrocker Adventures Company Reviews

Amazing !! and Fantastic

4.0 January 2017
J
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  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0
We did the 7 day All Ireland St Pats tour, it was lots of fun! We loved the St Pats celebrations and travelling around seeing all the sights they were amazing!! Thanks Kim you were fantastic, hilarous and had lots of knowledge to share with us!!
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Tour Shamrocker Adventures Company Reviews

Tours 55 Trips 6 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 444 $ 104
Operator Type Custom/Private Tour Operator Group Tour Operator
Size Global Operator Local Specialist
Trip Types
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Group Tours
Service Level Luxury Standard
Regions
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Africa
  • Antarctica & the Arctic
  • Europe
Known For
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Luxury
  • 18 - 35
  • Solo & Singles Travel
  • Adventure
Headquarters Decatur, Georgia Dublin, Ireland
Year Established 1987 N/A
Solo Friendly N/A Good for singles
Tour Languages N/A N/A
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      About Lost World Adventures

      Founded in 1987, Lost World Adventures offers private and customized trips to South and Central America and Antarctica.

      What Makes Them Stand Out?

      Your guide will get to know you before beginning to plan your customized experience. If you want to have a relaxing beach vacation, they can arrange that. Or if you’d rather hike up the adrenaline, they are able to offer that as well.

      Who Travels With Them?

      They accommodate anyone from honeymooners to large groups. Trips are generally in middle price range - you won’t find tremendously budget items here, but they do their best to craft a trip based on all factors, price included.

      Where Do They Operate?

      They are focused in South and Central America, with a variety of trips from beach vacations to Costa Rica, food tours in Argentina, or Machu Picchu adventures. They are also among the few small companies providing cruises to Antarctica.

      Why Travel With Them?

      For the variety of trip type and theme you can choose from. They have food and wine tours, adventure tours, beach getaways, and cruises - all of which are customizable to your likes and dislikes. If you’d prefer not to overly customize, they have pre-set itineraries as well.

      About Shamrocker Adventures

      Founded in 1999, Shamrocker strives to provide variety and fun on their Ireland tours.

      What Makes Shamrocker Stand Out?

      As their name suggests, Shamrocker specializes in Ireland tours. They offer a wide array of experiences and a wide range of budgets as well, making them the perfect stop for first time travelers to Ireland.

      Most of their tours are between 3-7 days, which is a great amount of time for travelers considering a wider UK visit after Ireland. Most of their tours are large groups, but you also have the option to book a private tour and/or a special interest tour that has a more specific focus such as history or food.

      Who Will Enjoy Traveling with Shamrocker?

      For young independent budget travelers seeking a fun experience in Ireland, this is a great place to start. Food is usually not included so it’s up to you to arrange this yourself - but they attract the kind of traveler who will be interested in having this kind of free reign.

      Tours combine a mix of nightlife, active outdoor days, history and culture - great for travelers who enjoy all three, but weighted more toward the first two.

      They are on the young side with their tours - typically and 18-30 crowd will enjoy traveling with them. Tours often include drinking excursions, and there is a definite “party” feel that some may enjoy more than others. Groups are small to large, and the emphasis is on having a good time and getting to know your travel companions while exploring Ireland.

      Top Destinations

      They operate throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland, visiting top sites, hidden gems, and many pubs!

      Shamrocker Travel Style

      The Shamrockers travel style is all about revealing the fun adventurous side of Ireland. Tours are between 3-9 days typically. Accommodations are in multi bed hostel rooms, with the option to upgrade to private twin rooms if you are traveling with a friend or significant other.

      The main mode of transportation is by bus. While some days will involve a lot of driving, the time off bus is full, lively, and frequent. You might also travel by ferry during your trip - which is included in the price. Most entrance fees for tours etc are included in the price, however a few may be left optional in which case you will pay your own fee at the time.

      Why Choose a Tour With Shamrocker?

      If you are a young, outgoing and adventurous traveler who is not opposed to the backpacker travel style, and looking for a fun way to explore Ireland then this could definitely be the tour company for you.

      Shamrocker tours are ideal for independent minded travelers - all meals and drinks are up to you and some excursions are optional. If you enjoy exploring on your own a lot then this will be a good fit. They have regular departures as well, so this can be a great choice for spur of the moment decisions!

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