Adventures Abroad vs The Family Adventure Company - Tour Companies Compared

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Overall — 4
Value — 3.9
Guide — 3.9
Activities — 3.9
Lodging — 3.9
Transportation — 3.9
Meals — 3.9
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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Tours 5 Trips 14 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 331 $ 160
Operator Type Group Tour Operator Group Tour Operator
Size Global Operator Global Operator
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
  • River Cruises
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
Service Level Standard Standard
Regions
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Australia & Pacific
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Europe
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Europe
Known For
  • Adventure
  • Adventure
Headquarters Richmond, British Columbia, Canada 1 Cross & Pillory Lane, Alton, England
Year Established 1987 1996
Solo Friendly N/A N/A
Tour Languages N/A N/A
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    About Adventures Abroad

    Since 1987, Adventures Abroad has offered tours around the world. They believe travel will not only help you grow and change, but provide opportunities, new perspectives, and broaden horizons.

    What Makes Adventures Abroad Stand Out?

    • Small group sizes (21 people max)
    • 400+ itineraries around the world
    • Attention to detail in every itinerary

    You can expect consistent quality, flexibility, experience, small groups, and great value when going on a tour with Adventures Abroad. For these reasons, they have gained a following of loyal travelers over the years.

    Who Will Enjoy Traveling With Adventures Abroad?

    • Adults
    • Ages 50+
    • Moderately active travelers
    • Ages 15+ (for Family Group Tours)
     

    Although their tours welcome adults of all ages, Adventures Abroad attract many ‘mature travelers’ in their 50’s. There is generally a lot of moving and walking through cities and towns, which is great for those that like to see more in a short period of time. Adventures Abroad also caters to seniors and/or families with young children with their Custom Trips option.

    Tours sit at a mid-range price level and are all conducted in English. The majority of their travelers come from Canada and the USA, but they are welcoming to people from all around the world.

    Top Destinations

    • Americas
    • Europe
    • Africa & Middle East
    • Asia
    • Polar
     

    They travel all around the world, with a focus on bringing you to places off the beaten path. But if you’re worried about missing the main sites, don’t worry. Adventures Abroad designs their itineraries to be well balanced. You’ll usually have the opportunity to see many main attractions as well.

    On an Adventures Abroad tour to Italy, a visit to the Accademia museum will be followed by the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and end with a walk through the tombs of Michelangelo and Galileo Galilei.

    Or visit a mosque, stroll through a park dedicated to Mahatma Ghandi, and take photos of important Muslim monuments on an Adventures Abroad India tour.

    Adventures Abroad Travel Style


    As a small group tour company, Adventures Abroad takes advantage of travel experiences not available to larger groups.

    One of the best benefits of traveling in smaller groups is that they can secure bookings in smaller local restaurants. This means more authentic cuisine experiences, and less buffets. Breakfast and dinners are included, with lunch being free for you to explore.

    Accommodations are typically hotels in the 3-4 star range. They focus on providing a comfortable sleeping place, and less about the fancy beach resorts. Elevators and en suite toilets will not be available in some hotels. You’ll ride private air-conditioned motor coaches for the most part, with the occasional public trains and local transport.

    They offer 3 different travel styles…

    Cultural Journeys

    • “Soft adventure trips” focused on culture, history, and natural attributes of the destination
    • Not physically demanding, but plenty of walking on uneven surfaces in cities, towns, and archaeological sites
    • Fast-paced
    • 3-4 star hotels

    Active Adventures

    • More physically demanding than Cultural Journeys
    • hiking/walking excursions
    • Active hiking days balanced with leisurely cultural activity days
    • 3-4 star hotels

    Family Friendly Tours

    • Custom-built tours
    • Great for young children and seniors
    • Private group guided tours

    Adventures Abroad Trips are rated 1 to 3 for activity levels.

    Level 1: There is very little physical activity involved aside from short walks to restaurants or sights of interest.

    Level 2: The itineraries are jam-packed and require a lot of moving throughout the day. It would be a good idea to pack some comfortable walking shoes.

    Level 3: Tours with hikes and walks on uneven and steep terrain will fall into this category.

    Customized itineraries for friends, families, couples, work or school outings are another specialty. You can choose from one of their existing itineraries or work with them to design your own.

    Their Module System is a great option for those that plan to go to multiple countries. If you only want to have tours in certain destinations, and a wider range of duration and itinerary options, they’ll help you out with that!

    Why Choose a Tour With Adventures Abroad?

    Adventures Abroad tour guides’ extensive knowledge and helpfulness will provide you with great insight into the history and culture. Additionally, their small group sizes will allow for you to build better friendships, discover more authentic food, and move quicker.

    On the other hand, moving at a fast pace often means you get less time to interact with locals, or wander around on your own. Visiting famous statues, monuments, and walking tours are common themes, so if you don’t enjoy these types of activities, Adventures Abroad may not be suitable for you.


    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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