The Family Adventure Company vs Overland Ireland - 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 — 5
Value — 5.0
Guide — 5.0
Activities — 5.0
Lodging — 5.0
Transportation — 5.0
Meals — 5.0
Recent Reviews

The company provided an excellent pre tour service

5.0 December 2016
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  • 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
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  • 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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Thank You overland for a fantastic week

5.0 August 2017
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Just got home. Thank You overland for a fantastic week. The trip was well planned , with weather issues and requests worked in. The Lodging choices were great. We had the honor of having the one and only Lisa as our intrepid guide. She made us all instantly feel included and excited to be traveling together. Lisa brings the sunshine, wit and knowledge . Great tour, great group BRILLIANT guide :) " look right' " avert your eyes"
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Amazing tour of Ireland with Overland Ireland is Amazing

5.0 July 2017
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We just finished an amazing tour of Ireland with Overland Ireland as our guides and hosts.I cannot say enough good things about Lisa our funny, knowledgeable, and energetic guide from County Cork, and Jimmy our all knowing driver. The journey itself was a great way to see Ireland's amazing offerings and learn about the Irish culture. We visited the majestic Wild Atlantic Way and all of the amazing stops along it's path. I would highly recommend this tour and Overland Ireland to anyone looking to see all that Ireland has to offer without the stress of planning hotels stays, car rentals, and daily activities. I can also say that I would have never known all the great things about County Cork without this tour
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We finished our trip having made new friends

5.0 July 2017
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I cannot recommend Overland Ireland enough!! Just finished a fantastic tour (or should I say, "brilliant" tour) with Lisa as our informative and enthusiastic guide and Jimmy as our stupendous driver (and "unofficial" tour guide). My group of 7 traveled which included 3 teenage girls enjoyed meeting and traveling with the other 4 members of our tour. The mix of historic sites, magnificent gardens, breathtaking views, quaint towns and exciting activities was wonderful -- and kept everyone engaged the entire trip. Both Lisa and Jimmy went out of their way to make the trip one that was filled with fun and laughter, and many personalized touches. They had tremendous recommendations for meals in the places we visited. We finished our trip having made new friends, including Lisa and Jimmy, and many, many wonderful memories that will last a lifetime!
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Tours 14 Trips 3 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 160 $ 249
Operator Type Group Tour Operator Group Tour Operator
Size Global Operator Local Specialist
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Group Tours
Service Level Standard Standard
Regions
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Europe
  • Europe
Known For
  • Adventure
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Cycling
  • Adventure
Headquarters 1 Cross & Pillory Lane, Alton, England Galway, Ireland
Year Established 1996 2014
Solo Friendly N/A N/A
Tour Languages N/A N/A
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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.

      About Overland Ireland

      Think Ireland is only for gardens and quaint guest houses? Think again. These tours are adventure minded and take to the road, exploring off the beaten track.

      What Makes Them Stand Out?

      They keep tours small, and really focus on making sure everyone has the best Ireland experience. Instead of just visiting tourist attractions, they also imbue your travel experience with many local stops. Additionally they are adventure minded, so rather than visiting another church you might take a sea kayaking excursion. Prepare to see Ireland in an entirely different light!

      Who Travels With Them?

      Overland tours tend to attract younger travelers, in the 18 - 35 range, and very hip older travelers. These kinds of tours aren’t for everyone, as they can be exhausting and involve long drives (though Overland Ireland makes a point to say they try and keep driving distances short).

      Where Do They Operate?

      You can plan your own route, but their pre-set tours travel throughout Western and Southern Ireland, either broken up or in one fell swoop.

      Why Travel With Them?

      This is a vibrant, youthful tour company. Tours are very active and busy - with the goal of introducing you to a young adventurous side of Ireland. Expect small groups, minimal driving time, and staying in locally run establishments. They are very welcoming to solo travelers and this is a great way to make lasting friendships!


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