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Expat Explore

4.2 | Great
  • 84% Recommend
Service Level
  • Budget
Type
  • Regional Expert
Established
  • 2005
Headquarters
  • Surrey Quays Road, London, United Kingdom
Trips
  • 43

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Expat Explore Reviews & Ratings 84% Recommend

4.2 out of 5
Excellent 13 Great 3 Average 0 Disappointing 0 Terrible 3
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Tour Reviews

D

Recommends

a memoriable experiences that will last a lifetime January 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Beyond expectations. I had Simon as my tour guile. He was very knowledgeable, passionate and overall a great champ to talk to. Matt was our bus driver, great sense of humor and knows the best pubs and local happenings. I was hoping for a good time and instead had a memoriable experiences that will last a lifetime
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D

Recommends

Your tour arrangements was amazing and fun October 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
My 1st tour with Expat in South Africa 14 days tour from Cape Town to Johannesburg And Kruger National Park. Your tour arrangements was amazing and fun, hotels were so great for 13 nights. Included Meals were outstanding. I would personally like to Thank your Tour Guide Willem Steenkamp, he did a great job. Everyone enjoyed their moments on this tour. Keep up the good work!
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M

Recommends

made such amazing memories!! July 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Had an amazing tour with Sarah our tour leader and Maico our driver. We had 8 days to see 7 countries. 8 days felt like 2 weeks, we saw so much and made such amazing memories!! Loved every second of it!!!* Thank you expat for giving us such great value for money!!!
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C

Recommends

So glad to have this amazing journey April 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Highly recommend expat explore! i had such a great time on 10 days Europe highlights. thanks our tour leader Kaeleigh, she is knowledgeable and interesting, also our driver Joa and all the friends in this group! So glad to have this amazing journey. definitely will come back for the next one with expat!!!
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M

Does Not Recommend

Early Bird is a scam! March 2018

1.0
  • Value 1.0
  • Guide 1.0
  • Activities 1.0
  • Lodging 1.0
  • Transportation 1.0
  • Meals 1.0
I booked an early bird trip with this company and paid for a single supplement, they then added the single supplement again and refuse to acknowlege that I did in fact book the single supplement at the start of my booking and have proof of the balance. stay clear of this company!
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N

Recommends

We had an amazing experience and met some fantastic people January 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
My husband and I did the Ultimate European Tour in July/ August 2017. We had an amazing experience and met some fantastic people. Our tour guide Shae and Coach Driver Bill were extremely fantastic at their jobs. Every destination we went to was on time or earlier and their knowledge of each country and town we visited was extensive! The accommodation was great and every excursion that was suggested was a great way to experience the destination. I will definitely be using Expat for our future travels. We are so grateful that we experienced this tour as it was definitely a trip of a life time for us!
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Stride Review

Since 2005, Expat Explore has been giving travelers once-in-a-lifetime experiences at budget friendly prices and at the highest quality possible. What first began as a few friends’ mutual passion for adventure has grown into 31 leaders guiding thousands of travelers around the world.

What Makes Expat Explore Stand Out?

  • Multi-country itineraries
  • Great value
  • Over 50 tour programs
  • Guaranteed departures (won’t cancel last minute if there aren’t enough people signed up)
  • Price Beat Promise
 

Expat Explore is all about providing the highest quality travel experience at accessible prices. They operate coach tours, which include expert guided tours and activities along the way. Young, energetic tour leaders accompany every trip, keeping spirits high and making your trip as engaging and enjoyable as possible. They take a lot of pride in their affordable prices - in fact, if you find the same tour online for a lower price, they’ll beat it!

Who Travels With Expat Explore?

  • Ages 28-35
  • Budget travelers
Silhouettes of a group of people by a lake at sunset

While all ages are welcome on their tours, they are geared toward the younger demographic (the average age is 28-35). Groups tend to be large, so be prepared for that. (A typical group size will be 48 people).  Trips are on the more inexpensive end, which means some details such as transfers and airfare are not included. Tours with Expat Explore are not physically demanding - but make sure you pack sneakers since walking tours are a typical part of the itinerary.

Top Destinations

  • Europe
  • Middle East & Africa
  • USA & Canada
  • Southeast Asia
A red double decker bus driving through the city in England

Expat Explore tours began specializing in the UK and England, but over time they’ve expanded to offer trips around the world. Expect a balance between exploring the highlights and lesser-known places of each destination.

Expat Explore Travel Style

People on a bus

While not the most luxurious nor stylish, Expat Explore does well on catering to affordability and fun. Private coaches are generally used for transportation - equipped with reclining chairs, on-board toilets, air conditioning, and an entertainment system.

Accommodations sit in the 3 to 4 star range with ensuite bathrooms. Some trip itineraries have free days for you to explore on your own. It should be noted that transportation and meals are not included on those days. 

Men laughing on top of a green valley

Why Travel With Expat Explore?

For a unique and fun travel experience, Expat Explore is a great option. Especially if you’re a social person looking for a high energy tour, with a lot of fun activities to take part in along the way. Their experienced tour leaders are there to make your trip an unforgettable one.


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From Expat Explore

History

Once upon a time, a young South African travelled to Paris on a very small budget. Walking and using public transport, he explored the city. On his last day in Paris his diminished funds left him with a choice – go to Disneyland or eat lunch. True to the travellers' spirit, he went to Disneyland!

Wanting to share his experiences, he started to take friends around Paris and joined forces with Jakes Maritz, another Expat. Together they founded a company which offers great value tours to people wanting that once in a lifetime experience. That person is Carel Cronje and the company is Expat Explore Travel.

Since 2005, Expat Explore Travel has been conducting expert-led coach tours to Europe and the UK. A company started by two South African travellers, Expat Explore grew out of their desire to share their knowledge and expertise with others. Expat has always had a focus on providing once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences at an accessible price, delivered at the highest quality possible.

Expat Explore has grown to offer not just tours of Europe but also Egypt, Turkey, Greece, and Croatia all with the same emphasis on top-notch travel at a competitive price.

Our Tours and Travellers:

Our passengers are part of a global community, gathering together to enjoy some of the world’s most fascinating attractions and landmarks. We have a passion for sharing our knowledge of the places we know so well with our travellers.

Our tours to Europe are led by lively, professional tour leaders who are all experienced travellers. Our tours in Egypt, Turkey, Greece and Croatia are led by local English-speaking professional guides; experts who show our travellers the true pulse of a destination as only a local can. Over the years, many thousands of passengers of all ages and backgrounds have explored the world’s most enticing destinations with us, and we’re proud to think back on all the memorable experiences we’ve shared with them

Guaranteed departures: Our Comfort tours are guaranteed to operate, so you never have to worry about your tour being cancelled at the last minute.

Early bird savings: Expat Explore offers the most competitive prices out there. But as seats are sold, prices go up – book early to get a great deal.

Wi-fi in our hotels: All our Europe hotels now feature free wi-fi, so you can stay connected while you’re on the road.

10% deposit on all our tours: Secure your seat with just a 10% deposit at the time of booking.

No credit card fees: Unlike many other operators, we don’t charge fees for credit card payments

Great value tours: See Europe for less with Expat Explore Tours!

Associations:

The European Tour Operators Association

Awards:

Awarded the eKomi Silver Seal of Approval!

Trips & Specials

No Specials at this time. Please check back later!

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Value - 3 star
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From: $ 2,805
18 days
 
Value - 3 star
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From: $ 2,230
 

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