Alpine Hikers vs The Family Adventure Company - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 5
Value — 5.0
Guide — 5.0
Activities — 5.0
Lodging — 5.0
Transportation — 5.0
Meals — 5.0
Overall — 4
Value — 3.9
Guide — 3.9
Activities — 3.9
Lodging — 3.9
Transportation — 3.9
Meals — 3.9
Recent Reviews

overall great experience

5.0 August 2018
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We just returned from an ideal vacation trekking the Bernese Oberland trail! Alpinehikers, with great advice from Matt, did a great job helping us set up a dream vacation in the Alps. So many highlights, great maps & info along the way, and overall great experience. I highly recommend them!
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The trip was very well planned and we had a wonderful time

5.0 July 2018
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
My daughter and I did the Eiger to Matterhorn self-guided trip with Alphinehikers and it was amazing! Matt and others were so helpful from the very beginning when we were deciding which trip to do. They were informative and thoughtful in answering all of our questions. The trip was very well planned and we had a wonderful time. The communication was outstanding! Thank you!!!
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All aspects of the trip were planned fantastically by Abby and it was amazing.

5.0 June 2018
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
My son and I did a self-guided tour of Bernese-Oberland and Zermatt (May 30 to Jun 9 2018). All aspects of the trip were planned fantastically by Abby and it was amazing. The details and information provided along with the hotels (recommended by Alpinehikers) we stayed at were all spectacular. We were pretty much treated as VIPs everywhere we stayed and the food was amazing. I would highly recommend and look forward to another trip soon!
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The company provided an excellent pre tour service

5.0 December 2016
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Recommends
  • 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.

Tour The Family Adventure Company Company Reviews

I was very impressed with the Family Adventure company in terms of the holiday

5.0 April 2016
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Recommends
  • 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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Tour The Family Adventure Company Company Reviews

Tours 6 Trips 14 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 402 $ 160
Operator Type Independent / Self-Guided Packager Group Tour Operator
Size Regional Expert Global Operator
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Independent / Self-Guided Packages
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
Service Level Standard Standard
Regions
  • North America
  • Europe
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Europe
Known For
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Adventure
  • Adventure
Headquarters Prescott, Arizona 1 Cross & Pillory Lane, Alton, England
Year Established N/A 1996
Solo Friendly N/A N/A
Tour Languages N/A N/A
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    About Alpine Hikers

    Created out of a desire to share the beauty of the Swiss Alps with others, Alpine Hikers is a uniquely focused tour company. For the ultimate Alpine hiking experience, they’re where to go.

    What Makes Them Stand Out

    The folks at Alpine Hikers are passionate about the magical mountains they bring people through, and appreciate their effect. Even stating that they test all their hikes for the “Heidi factor” allowing visitors to get the best possible experience and views possible.

    Who Travels With Them

    While their tours are open to all, they do require a certain level of physical fitness. 

    Where Do They Operate

    They have specially selected tours all focused in the Swiss Alps.

    Why Travel With Them

    Join their tours for the pinnacle of Alpine hiking, and and the opportunity to learn from knowledgeable, experienced guides about the surrounding areas environment and history. They also offer several different style of tour, from small groups to self guided.

    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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