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

Perfect holiday!

5.0 January 2017
C
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
My husband & I just did a 10 night self guided trek in the Dolomites. We have walked with several different companies in the past & have never had this level of attention to detail. It was a joy to stay in the carefully selected hotels/B&Bs. Fabulous food, great ideas for side trips, alternative routes (weather & energy dependent). Loved the personal touches, staying in contact & rapid response to questions. I would whole heartedly recommend Alpinehikers to first time hikers up to experienced trekkers. Thank you for a perfect holiday!!
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Awesome self guided trip!

5.0 January 2017
KK
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Alpine Hikers arranged an awesome self guided hiking tour, in the Bernese Oberland region of Switzerland, for my group of five people. The hikes were amazing. We have never seen such stunning scenery. On top of that, the Inns were top notch, with delicious gourmet dining. All at a very reasonable price. The knowledge and expertise of Alpine Hikers made this spectacular vacation possible. We never could have arranged such a wonderful tour on our own. Also, due to the relationship Alpine Hikers has with the Inn Keepers, we honestly feel we were given special attention at each Inn and often received the nicest rooms available. Thanks Alpine Hikers for the trip of a lifetime!
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Unforgettable trip!

5.0 January 2017
GH
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
My wife and I have been blessed to be able to see some beautiful places around the world, but neither of us can remember a trip where we were able to experience more stunning natural beauty than this one. On top of the perfect weather and scenery, we were blown away by the fabulous accommodations, delicious food, and exceptional service we received. This was the first time we have ever been on a vacation that was planned by someone else, and I have to say that no detail was overlooked. From the hotel and train reservations to the recommended hikes, everything was perfectly in order. We have been impressed with your meticulous organization and prompt and thorough responsiveness during the whole process. We had the pleasure of meeting Michelle when we were in Murren, and were impressed that she took the time to check in on us to make sure our trip was going well. In short, this trip exceeded our already high expectations and is one we will never forget. We are already trying to decide which of your tours we will do next. We can't sing your praises enough!
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The company provided an excellent pre tour service

5.0 December 2016
A
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
A
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
A
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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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