Exeter International vs The Family Adventure Company - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 4
Value — 4.2
Guide — 4.2
Activities — 4.2
Lodging — 4.2
Transportation — 4.2
Meals — 4.2
Overall — 4
Value — 3.9
Guide — 3.9
Activities — 3.9
Lodging — 3.9
Transportation — 3.9
Meals — 3.9
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Prague & Budapest

5.0 March 2016
L
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Exeter International planned one of the best trips I've ever been on - it was THE best in terms of a seamless, extraordinary itinerary. We had creative and insightful guides, experienced fascinating history without waiting in any lines, and received fabulous recommendations on dining and sightseeing when we had down time. Exeter had actually arranged a tour of the Terazin Concentration Camp with a Holocaust survivor who had been in that very camp - it made our trip unforgettable and I will never forget the kindness or forgiveness that sweet Ava portrayed while she shared her incredible story with us. If you're looking for a once in a lifetime experience in Western Europe, there is no better option than Exeter.
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Exeter International

5.0 June 2016
LH
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Outstanding trip! The team at Exeter really listened and arranged a wonderful itinerary for me and my sister that aligned perfectly with our interests. Very responsive during all the planning and during our visit. Drivers each day were very professional, punctual and courteous, even making a special effort for us to capture lots of photo opportunities. Very thoughtful. Our Moscow guide Elena was superb – very knowledgeable and a true delight She timed our visits each day to avoid lines and maximize our time. While we very much enjoyed everything we saw, I think it is the wonderful people we met along the way that we'll remember for years to come. Thank you Exeter for arranging such a personalized and truly extraordinary experience!
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St Petersburg — Exeter International

5.0 June 2016
GC
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
The only way to experience St Petersburg is with Exeter International. Our guide Albina was fantastic – so much knowledge and a passion for her job. While the itinerary seemed daunting [Albina] managed to keep our interest and attention, but remained flexible to our whims. We would have missed so much if we had tried to explore independently – indeed, in a museum as intimidating as The Hermitage her guidance is crucial – and of course Albina made sure we jumped the queues, which is a big bonus in this city! I totally fell in love with St Petersburg – I will be back and would love to spend another couple of days guided by Albina!
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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.

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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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Tours 11 Trips 14 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 326 $ 160
Operator Type Mixed Land & Cruise Group Tour Operator
Size Global Operator Global Operator
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
Service Level N/A Standard
Regions
  • Asia
  • Europe
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Europe
Known For
  • 50+
  • 18 - 35
  • Adventure
Headquarters Tampa, Florida, United States 1 Cross & Pillory Lane, Alton, England
Year Established 1992 1996
Solo Friendly N/A N/A
Tour Languages N/A N/A
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    About Exeter International

    Founded in 1992, Exeter excels at providing unique, unusual, and exclusive experiences.

    What Makes Them Stand Out?

    Travel experts help design classic trips in Europe, personalized to your travel style and interests. They pride themselves on offering unique “backstage pass” kind of experiences that you won’t find anywhere else. If you have a niche interest that you want to focus on during your travel, they are a great place to start.

    Who Travel With Them?

    They trips are well suited to older travelers seeking a relaxed and comfortable yet experiential, cultural, and authentic experience. They are less about active travel and more about cultural experiences such as going backstage at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow or a private winery tour in Croatia.

    Where Do They Operate?

    Their trips operate throughout Europe, including Turkey and several itineraries in Russia, which sets them a bit apart.

    Why Travel With Them?

    If you’re looking for a classic trip, with rich cultural experiences, history, and comfortable amenities, Exeter is the perfect place to look. There is also an exclusivity factor to their travel approach - so come here if you like having unique travel experiences to brag about! 

    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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