Vita Italian Tours vs The Family Adventure Company - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 5
Value — 5.0
Guide — 5.0
Activities — 5.0
Lodging — 5.0
Transportation — 5.0
Meals — 5.0
Overall — 4
Value — 3.9
Guide — 3.9
Activities — 3.9
Lodging — 3.9
Transportation — 3.9
Meals — 3.9
Recent Reviews

We had a wonderful holiday

5.0 December 2018
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We had a wonderful holiday thanks to Gianni who organised a private tour of the Le Marche region for my husband and I. Arriving in Ascoli Piceno from Rome we relaxed into our 16c Hotel Palazzo with beautiful frescoes and a historic court yard, setting the scene for the historical sights and unique experiences ahead. Riccardo was our local guide, friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about his region. We travelled with ease to Pesaro, Urbino, San Marino, San Leo, Gradara sampling local produce and wines along the way. Travelling this way enabled spontaneity (we turned left, had a beautiful lunch in a country restaurant with a cellar that was built into a cave just below Mussolini’s hotel room!)
and in each city Riccardo knew to inform my husband of the local caffe corretto inc., caffe Meletti, Moretta Fanese, Completo etc.,
We really enjoyed every day and evening - thank you !
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we would recommend them over and over they were just amazing

5.0 October 2017
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
When we first meet Mario and his family at their office in Collingwood to discuss our up coming holiday they were so friendly, warm, professional and we talked like old friends. We did the "Grand Italy Tour", also being from an Italian back ground myself I could have not done it without them it was so easy we just needed to get to Rome and they took us all through the most beautiful scenery that we could only dream off, the hotels very central and clean, we visited castles, churches, food oh the food all the entries to museum etc no hiccups for the entire trip no time wasted our small group of people (10) were so great. We were a family for the 17 days it was amazing. Mario and Gianni answered all questions that the group had without hesitation. All our organised Lunches and Dinners were to die for, we would recommend them over and over they were just amazing. They also organised our trip to London, Paris and visiting our families in Calabria, Sicily and Switzerland that also went well all our connecting flights, trains and accommodations were great. Thanks so much Mario, Viny and Gianni for organising our wonderful overseas trip, we will cherish for ever!! Book your holiday with Vita Italian Tours and experience Italy in a more personal manner. You will love it. Rae & Dom
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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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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
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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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Tours 4 Trips 14 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 352 $ 160
Operator Type Group Tour Operator Group Tour Operator
Size Local Specialist Global Operator
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
Service Level Standard Standard
Regions
  • Europe
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Europe
Known For
  • Budget
  • Adventure
Headquarters Victoria, Australia 1 Cross & Pillory Lane, Alton, England
Year Established N/A 1996
Solo Friendly N/A N/A
Tour Languages N/A
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      About Vita Italian Tours

      Family owned and operated, Vita Italian Tours focuses on providing locally led small group tours of Italy.

      What Makes Them Stand Out?

      They are a small family owned and run tour company, dedicated to showing you around Italy and introducing you to the history and culture. If you’re looking for an Opera and food themed tour - look no further. Or perhaps you’re interested in the beauty of Tuscany - they have a tour that explores the region in depth. They may not have many tours, but they also allow for some customization to bring you closer to the Italy you want to experience.

      Who Travels With Them?

      Their tours are often enjoyed by older travelers, but families and middle age groups of friends will also find their tours fun. The themes are not adventure focused, but do feature many cultural immersion elements.

      Where Do They Operate?

      All around Italy. Some tours are focused in a specific region, such as Tuscany, while others go around the country.

      Why Travel With Them?

      If you’re looking for an in depth culturally driven tour of Italy, Vita Italian is the place for you. Specializing in highly focused tours led by locals eager to share the vibrant Italian culture with travelers. They also provide many logistical handlings, such as airport transfers and most of your meals, transportation, and accommodation is included.

      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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