Key Tours vs The Family Adventure Company - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 3.5
Value — 3.7
Guide — 3.7
Activities — 3.7
Lodging — 3.7
Transportation — 3.7
Meals — 3.7
Overall — 4
Value — 3.9
Guide — 3.9
Activities — 3.9
Lodging — 3.9
Transportation — 3.9
Meals — 3.9
Recent Reviews

The guide made the trip very enjoyable.

5.0 January 2017
ZL
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I took the Holy land tour in Israel an it was great, we had an excellent guide, he was very knowledgeable which made the tour more enjoyable. Hotel choices were OK.

Tour Key Tours Company Reviews

Not impressed!

1.0 August 2015
J
Does Not Recommend
  • Value 1.0
  • Guide 1.0
  • Activities 1.0
  • Lodging 1.0
  • Transportation 1.0
  • Meals 1.0
Bought through Groupon and paid an additional amount to go out of our airport on our dates. We immediately called in to book (same day) and were told that prices had gone up for that exact schedule we had already paid extra for - we ended up paying an additional $310 to go on the same trip. They seemed to cut corners wherever they could, including no airport transfers, which is one of the main thing tour companies usually provide. On the last night, we were transferred to a "like" hotel because of flooding. However, this one was disgusting - we were too grossed out to shower or even sleep well. After we returned home, I sent a very polite email requesting that one night be refunded. I received an email stating that I would be receiving a certain amount back to my card. After waiting a full 5 weeks, I finally received a check for half of the amount I was promised. This has been a bit of a headache and I will definitely choose a new company next time.
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Incredible and enjoyable trip!

5.0 August 2015
DV
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I just returned from the Italian Art tour package where you visit Rome, Florence, Venice and Milan and it surpassed my expectations. The representative (Christine)we were working with was very responsive to all questions and looked up several different flight schedules for us to choose from. When we arrived in Rome a car driver was waiting for us to take us to the hotel. At the hotel we were given all the vouchers for the other hotels, train tickets (which were already validated) and a couple excursions. It was an incredibly easy and enjoyable trip so I give my 5 star recommendation!
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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
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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Tours 1 Trip 14 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 0 $ 160
Operator Type Group Tour Operator Group Tour Operator
Size None Global Operator
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Independent / Self-Guided Packages
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
Service Level Luxury Standard
Regions
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Europe
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Europe
Known For
  • Solo & Singles Travel
  • Adventure
Headquarters Virginia, 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 Key Tours
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    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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