Expat Explore vs The Family Adventure Company - Tour Companies Compared

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

Early Bird is a scam!

1.0 March 2018
M
Does Not Recommend
  • Value 1.0
  • Guide 1.0
  • Activities 1.0
  • Lodging 1.0
  • Transportation 1.0
  • Meals 1.0
I booked an early bird trip with this company and paid for a single supplement, they then added the single supplement again and refuse to acknowlege that I did in fact book the single supplement at the start of my booking and have proof of the balance. stay clear of this company!
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Tour Expat Explore Company Reviews

Amazing tour!

4.0 January 2017
J
Recommends
  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0
For the most part of the tour was amazing. Our tour guide Shabby and our driver Drew were the best and made the trip completely memorable... I have to say that it doing 18 day tour was the best part of it all, with all the free days... A shorter tour would've been too rushed... The tour was a comfort tour and you pay for what you get... The hotel in Germany was horrible (smokers dream), but Shabby handled that for us... The excursions were good, but none of the food dinners you can pay for were worth it... I'd've rather went to a restaurant on my own... Our group was amazing and I have many new life friends!!! One of he top experiences I've had!!! I plan on doing another tour in the next year or so! We did the Europe Explorer 18 day!!
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Tour Expat Explore Company Reviews

Would recommend.

4.0 January 2017
S
Recommends
  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0
Me and my sister took the Italian Delights tour in September/October for 12 days and had a brilliant time. We saw all the best sights of Italy (some that we didn't even know we needed to see!) tried most of the local foods and cuisine, and had a brilliant tour guide Roma who gave great insight into everything we saw. Some of our fellow travellers were not impressed with the accommodation, but for the price we paid, and the very little time we spent in the hotels, we didn't find this an issue at all! I would recommend to others taking this tour to arrive in Rome a few days early to see inside the Colosseum (as only the outside is included in the walking tour). The only reason I haven't given this 5* is as a tour group we all agreed that we needed longer in Pompeii to look around rather than in some of the shopping stops. Overall, fantastic price for a brilliant tour which crammed in everything we wanted to see!
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Tour Expat Explore Company Reviews

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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Tour The Family Adventure Company Company Reviews

Booking and customer service were good. From a child's perspective

4.0 April 2016
A
Recommends
  • 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 43 Trips 14 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 132 $ 160
Operator Type Group Tour Operator Group Tour Operator
Size Regional Expert Global Operator
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
Service Level Budget Standard
Regions
  • Europe
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Europe
Known For
  • 50+
  • 18 - 35
  • Solo & Singles Travel
  • Budget
  • Adventure
Headquarters Surrey Quays Road, London, United Kingdom 1 Cross & Pillory Lane, Alton, England
Year Established 2005 1996
Solo Friendly N/A N/A
Tour Languages N/A N/A
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    About Expat Explore

    Since 2005 Expat Explore has been giving travelers once in a lifetime experiences on their expertly led coach tours throughout Europe. 

    What Makes Them Stand Out?

    Expat Explore is all about providing the highest quality travel experience at accessible prices. They operate coach tours, which include expert guided tours and activities along the way. Young, energetic tour leaders accompany every trip, keeping spirits high and making your trip as engaging and enjoyable as possible.

    Who Travels With Them?

    While all ages attend their tours, they are geared toward the younger demographic (the average age is 28-35). Groups tend to be large, so be prepared for that. Trips are on the more inexpensive end, though details such as transfers and airfare are not included.  

    Where Do They Operate?

    Their tours are operated throughout Europe, including the UK. They also run tours in Egypt and Turkey.  

    Why Travel With Them?

    For a unique and fun travel experience, Expat Explore is a great option. Especially if you’re a social person looking for a high energy tour, with a lot of fun activities to take part in along the way. Their experienced tour leaders are there to make your trip an unforgettable one.

    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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