Solos 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
Recent Reviews

Golf course good ,hotel not so good

3.0 January 2017
M
Does Not Recommend
  • Value 3.0
  • Guide 3.0
  • Activities 3.0
  • Lodging 3.0
  • Transportation 3.0
  • Meals 3.0
With the exception of New Year's Eve the food was poor. The bedrooms need a refurbishment

Tour Solos Company Reviews

Met all my expectations, and I had a thoroughly enjoyable time.

5.0 January 2017
C
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Met all my expectations, and I had a thoroughly enjoyable time. The tour manager, Gary, was the best I have come across - very hard working, making sure everyone in the group was getting what they wanted from the holiday. The hotel was very well appointed, comfortable and clean, and the food was very good.
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Tour Solos Company Reviews

The holiday was overall very good, the rep was exceptionally good.

4.0 January 2017
J
Recommends
  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0
The holiday was overall very good, the rep was exceptionally good. The hotel had ok entertainment in the evenings but nothing exceptional.
The only problem I found was the male members of the holiday 70% were there to pull, which can spoil a holiday, No in my book means No. So the easiest option was to retire early in the evenings.
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Tour Solos 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 2 Trips 14 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 291 $ 160
Operator Type Independent / Self-Guided Packager Group Tour Operator
Size Global Operator Global Operator
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
Service Level Standard Standard
Regions
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • Asia
  • Europe
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Europe
Known For
  • 50+
  • 18 - 35
  • Solo & Singles Travel
  • Adventure
Headquarters Harrow, England, United Kingdom 1 Cross & Pillory Lane, Alton, England
Year Established 1982 1996
Solo Friendly Good for singles N/A
Tour Languages N/A N/A
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    About Solos

    Founded in 1982 in UK, Solos is the first travel company to focus on the singles community. They have 30 years of experience in crafting trips geared toward solo travelers vacation trips that are built according to the interest of a solo traveler

    Who is Solos Best Suited For?

    Solos provide trips for single travelers of all ages with all budget types. It’s important to note that single doesn’t necessarily mean romantically single. While this may be a large segment of the travelers you encounter on a Solos trip, it is by no means the only type. Some may just prefer the experience of traveling alone, but Solos allows for a nice balance, providing the company of fellow travel enthusiasts who also are traveling by themselves.

    What Makes Them Stand Out?

    Solos have range of holiday types to choose from, including cruises, walking tours and trips that focuses on specific activities such as skiing or golf. Travelers also have the option to search trips by age range. Solos also maintains a very strong community aspect, encouraging travelers to feel a part of something exclusive and special.  

    Where Do They Operate?

    Solos is the first specialist to focus on the needs of the single traveler. They currently offer trips in Asia, Europe, Central America & the Caribbean.

    How Does it Work?

    Solos offers several different trip types, as detailed above. They also have something called “Club Solos” an exclusive group of specially selected hotels, only available to Solos guests. This means that you can customize the amount of privacy you want, but are never more than a few steps away from a fellow Solos traveler. They have a comprehensive forum on their site where you can meet other travelers and ask questions, and introduce yourself to the community.

    Why Travel With Them?

    If you prefer exploring and discovering places around the world solo, yet not completely alone, Solos is the perfect option. They cater to multiple budgets and offer many ways to meet other solo travelers through mixers and activities. Traveling alone can be a very rewarding experience, and Solos augments this experience by helping you meet like-minded travelers. It’s a great opportunity to make connections and new friends, while seeing the world! 

    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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