Albatross Tours vs SafeHands Travels - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 4
Value — 3.7
Guide — 3.8
Activities — 3.8
Lodging — 3.8
Transportation — 3.7
Meals — 4.0
Overall — 5
Value — 4.9
Guide — 4.5
Activities — 4.8
Lodging — 4.4
Transportation — 4.8
Meals — 4.4
Recent Reviews

Disappointing

2.0 January 2018
J
Does Not Recommend
  • Value 1.0
  • Guide 2.0
  • Activities 2.0
  • Lodging 2.0
  • Transportation 1.0
  • Meals 3.0
We spent way too much time squashed on a bus. 3 star hotels and no time to enjoy our locations as we arrived in the dark and left early morning. Not well planned and not worth the money we paid. Really disappointing. Will not be recommending Albatross Tours!
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Wonderful memorable tour!

5.0 January 2017
JT
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
My partner Mike Coulthard and I would like to express our gratitude to Helen Sheehan (our tour manager) and Ermano (our coach driver) for the service provided on the Italian Grande Tour departure date 27 September 2015 to ensure that we had a wonderful memorable tour.
We have thoroughly enjoyed the tour and have found the variety in the places we have visited gave us a wonderful overview of Italy as it really is.
Helen worked hard to ensure that we enjoyed ourselves, offering suggestions for things to do, places to see and where tk eat in our down time. Helen also organized other treats on our behalf to make the trip more enjoyable including:
*An opera trip in Montecatini
*A gondola ride in Venice
*A wonderful dinner in Maiori at the Norman Tower
*As well as treats in board the coach such as rum chocolates and Baci chocolates.
We found Helen to have an intimate knowledge of the places we visited and she was always willing to share further information that she had sourced along the way.
We were also extremely appreciative that Helen had the foresight to change our program at times to ensure that outdoor activities were completed in the best possible weather.
We would like to also give kudos to Helen in how she managed a variety of different personalities on the tour and always with a smile.
Our driver Ermanno endeared himself to the tour group with his hearty buongiorno's each morning, courtesy and care for his passengers and precision driving in some very tight places and precarious roads. We were amazed at what he could do with our coach on tiny Italian Roads. Thankyou Ermanno for being part of our touring family...
We found the ability to stay at least a couple of nights in one spot (and these not being major cities) to be a wonderful help in obtaining a feel for the real Italy. We loved the family atmosphere of all of the hotels we stayed at during our trip and would be happy to return to each and every hotel if the opportunity presents itself in the future...
Overall we would have no hesitation in recommending Albatross Tours to friends or family. In fact we are hoping to be able to travel again with Albatross in the near future when we next visit Europe...
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Great tour!

5.0 January 2017
I
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
The Italian Grande tour is one of the best tours I have been on. Our tour finishes in Rome in two days time and so far everything has been great. Our tour guide Helen has done a wonderful job keeping everything running to schedule and trying to deal with everyone's wants. Our hotels have been more than satisfactory and the staff very friendly and helpful. Our coach driver has been very professional but always ready for a laugh. Everyone has different experiences on tour but I have nothing but praise for Helen and Albatross Tours for delivering on a great tour in the Italian Grande.
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Tours of Kathmandu, Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Khimsar, Jodhpur, Udiapur, Marari and all point between.

5.0 April 2018
TmtoIaN
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 4.0
We spent three weeks touring Nepal and India. We can really recommend Safhands Travel and especially Mr. Rohit. The tour and itinerary suggested by Rohit was excellent. The service received by the Safehands representatives, welcomers, drivers and guides was first class. We will treasure our memories of this holiday. Thank you Rohit.
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Overall was good and we were happy with the holidays spent in India .

5.0 January 2018
GS
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 3.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 3.0
  • Meals 5.0
Me my wife and our daughter had no problems all over the tour as Mr Rohit has planned exaclty the way we wanted it to be. Besides then a small room problem in Shimla ca use the room was small and there don't have running hot water as other hotels cause we had a child and we were first time feeling the chills of winter but it's was settled by Rohit as he promised us. Regarding the firts driver I think he is not fit to be a tour driver, beginning was okay but towards then end he was slacking but that to was settled by Rohit, by giving us a new driver.but overall we was happy and enjoyed the cold weather which we wanted to experience once in a life time as we are from Malaysia. We will come back to India and will get Rohit from Safe Hands to do the arrangements again. Will recommend to all who wish to travel to India SAFE HANDS TRAVELS. Thank you Rohit SAFE HANDS TRAVELS. All the best you.
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Tour Safehands Travels Reviews

Fantastic tour

5.0 December 2017
Ft
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Excellent travel company. There were only 4 ladies traveling however, throughout the trip, we felt very safe and in good hands. Excellent accommodation, vehicles, sightseeing, guides and their followup care. The driver was very patient with our none ending shopping request. Would recommend to all
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Tour Safehands Travels Reviews

Tours 3 Trips 4 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 378 $ 70
Operator Type Group Tour Operator Group Tour Operator
Size Regional Expert Local Specialist
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Custom Itineraries
Service Level Standard Standard
Regions
  • Europe
  • Asia
Known For
  • 50+
  • 50+
  • 18 - 35
  • Solo & Singles Travel
  • Yoga
  • Health & Rejuvenation
  • Train & Rail
Headquarters Brisbane , Australia Delhi, India
Year Established 1995 2015
Solo Friendly N/A N/A
Tour Languages N/A N/A
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    About Albatross Tours

    Founded in 1995, Australia based Albatross Tours specializes in guided Europe travel for small to large groups.

    What Makes Them Stand Out?

    They offer premium coach tours through a select number of European countries. Their tours are enjoyed by Australians and New Zealanders which gives them even more focus and a great place to make new friends.

    Who Travels With Them?

    Their tours are attended by Australians and New Zealanders. All tours are capped at 28 people, though the average size is usually 22. On rarer occasions, groups may be as small as 11-12, but if you’re looking for a group that intimate, it’s not the standard with Albatross. They are best suited to older travelers, aged 45 and up.

    Where Do They Operate?

    They operate throughout Europe, mainly in Western and Central Europe.

    Why Travel With Them?

    For a coach tour experience of Europe, led by experts, where you’ll travel in comfort and ease - seeing both major attractions and more off the beaten track locations as well. They always offer a good balance of free time to guided activities on their tours, so they are perfect if you enjoy the idea of planning some independent activities.

    About SafeHands Travels

    SafeHands Travels is a mid size boutique company formed on the theme of building great relationship. We at Safehands are passionate to explore and share our Spirituality, Cultural heritage; Natural beauty and rich tradition through our experienced and dedicated team of highly motivated tour professionals.

    We assure our travelers the utmost comfort and best of the experience. We always stand by them to make them feel at home. This bonding that we develop remains there even after the completion of tour. This is what we are known for and strive to achieve. We do not accept the booking for more than 12 people in a group as it affects the personalized services. Traveler’s satisfaction is paramount to us, which results in building great relationship and eventually helps in achieving our mission.

    Geographically, our coverage is limited to India and Nepal. Having diverse culture and vast areas, there is a lot to explore. There are many lesser known or unexplored destinations that present a new face of the country and become a reason for travelers delight.

    We use some handpicked, traditional and locally influenced hotels in all segments starting from luxury to budget as per requirement. Our transportations are best in its class and are integral part of our tour package. We are very selective in choosing drivers and more importantly the tour guides who truly represents us and play a very significant role in the success of a tour. Our guides are experienced, knowledgeable and licensed.

    Our itinerary goes well on moderate pace, neither too fast that we just touch the destination nor even slow to lose the interest in the destinations. Most of the days are packed with sightseeing and activities

    Why SafeHands:

    We know how to Walk our Talk. This is evident from our customer reviews. Finally with a non compromising attitude towards our core values, we offer fair deal and value for money.

    We exist as a Socially responsible company and are vigilant towards environment. Our responsive approach assures Personalized services with a sense of safety and security. 

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