The Family Adventure Company vs Planet Rail - 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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Treasured memories.

5.0 June 2018
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We have just returned from Venice and we were privileged to be able to stay at the Cipriani Hotel and then travel back to the UK in a Grand Suite on the VSOE. Thanks to Guy and the team for putting everything together and we now have many new treasured memories. I would highly recommend booking with Planet Rail.
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Everything was perfectly planned

5.0 May 2017
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Cannot praise the company highly enough following a trip through Europe and down to Italy. Despite a complicated itinerary, everything was perfectly planned and ran like clockwork. Hotels and transfers were great, with a room upgrade provided at every hotel in Italy. Will definitely be using them again and thank you so much in helping us plan such an amazing and memorable trip!
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Our holiday to Venice and Lake Garda was superb.

5.0 July 2016
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Everything was organised to perfection which for "slightly" anxious travelers like us takes all the stress and worry away, leaving us free to relax and enjoy the vacation. The enjoyment is added too by the absolutely wonderful choice of hotels, in stunning locations, in both destinations ... couldn't of chosen better ourselves!
Fantastic sunsets and storms were viewed from lovely balconies and terraces and of course drinks were consumed on both!
The attention to detail and personal service of Guy and his team is exceptional with nothing overlooked. The itinerary was spot on and great transfers were included. Will continue to holiday with Planetrail if they can put up with all my demands! And certainly wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to others, even though I want to keep them to myself!

Had an amazing time, created new memories which shall remain and I'm already planning our next adventure! Thank you so much Planetrail.
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Tours 14 Trips 14 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 160 $ 307
Operator Type Group Tour Operator Group Tour Operator
Size Global Operator Regional Expert
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Group Tours
  • Custom Itineraries
Service Level Standard Standard
Regions
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Europe
  • Asia
  • Europe
Known For
  • Adventure
  • 50+
  • 18 - 35
  • Solo & Singles Travel
  • Train & Rail
Headquarters 1 Cross & Pillory Lane, Alton, England The Hawk Creative Business Park, Hawkhills, Easingwold
Year Established 1996 2003
Solo Friendly N/A N/A
Tour Languages 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.

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