Compare Avalon Waterways vs. Bamba Experience

Reviews

Overall average rating

Overall average rating

5.0 out of 5 stars
3.5 out of 5 stars

Most popular reviews

Most popular reviews

8th May 2017
Accommodation was excellent. Rooms, staff and meals on board Avalon were very good. L...Read more
7th May 2017
The boat and staff were lovely but the cruise itself was disappointing. You are led t...Read more
1st May 2017
The whole Avalon cruise was beyond my expectations. The cruise crew were exceptional....Read more
23rd March 2017
Our first riverboat experience after a number of ocean cruises and it will not be out...Read more
1 day ago
The trip was not what I expected. I particularly wanted a small group... I was told b...Read more
12th May 2017
STAY AWAY FROM BAMBA, please, don't even think about it. 2Bamba Experience will defin...Read more
2nd May 2017
The trip covered everything expected but the cost excessive.You could do the trip you...Read more
21st April 2017
It is as advertised "self-guided" tour. Japan in itself is an amazing destination, r...Read more

Guide average rating

Guide average rating

5.0 out of 5 stars
3.5 out of 5 stars
Laurent Steiner(2 reviews)

Transportation average rating

Transportation average rating

5.0 out of 5 stars
3.5 out of 5 stars

Accommodation average rating

Accommodation average rating

5.0 out of 5 stars
3.5 out of 5 stars

Meals average rating

Meals average rating

5.0 out of 5 stars
3.0 out of 5 stars

Value for money average rating

Value for money average rating

5.0 out of 5 stars
3.5 out of 5 stars

About the operator

Number of Tours

Number of Tours

through 29 different countries
through 80 different countries

Travel Styles

Travel Styles

Marine
Cultural
Independent
Nature & Adventure
Cultural
Special Interest
Activities
Marine
Festival & Events

Average rating

Average rating

5.0/5 from 96 reviews
3.5/5 from 106 reviews

Ideal Age Group

Ideal Age Group

8-80
18-80

Travellers met via TourRadar App

Travellers met via TourRadar App

1
travellers met through Avalon Waterways tours
139
travellers met through Bamba Experience tours

Average Price per day

Average Price per day

$198
$84

Average Food Fund

Average Food Fund

n/a
n/a

Average tour length

Average tour length

14
days
12
days

Average Response Rate

Average Response Rate

100%
100%

Average Response Time

Average Response Time

Instantly
1 day

Videos

Tours

Most popular tours

Most popular tours

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15 days from $4631
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8 days from $2508
5 reviews
8 days from $1760
11 reviews
8 days from $2412
5 reviews
3 days from $109
2 reviews
5 days from $284
1 review
3 days from $343
1 review
3 days from $118
7 reviews
8 days from $1392
1 review
14 days from $932

Destinations

Europe

Europe

Asia

Australia/Oceania

Australia/Oceania

Africa

Africa

North America

North America

Latin America

Latin America

Most visited destinations

Most visited destinations

Vienna (95)
Passau (77)
Melk (76)
Paris (76)
La Paz (112)
San Jose (108)
Uyuni (92)
Antigua (92)
Cancun (87)

Travel styles

Nature & Adventure

Nature & Adventure

Cultural

Cultural

Marine

Marine

Festival & Events

Festival & Events

Independent

Independent

Special Interest

Special Interest

Activities

Activities

Most Common Types

Most Common Types

Policies

Average Group Age

Average Group Age

The average age for Avalon Waterways tours is between 8 and 80. The age might vary for specific tours, so please check individual tours for details.
The average age for Bamba Experience tours is between 18 and 80. The age might vary for specific tours, so please check individual tours for details.

Hold my seat

Hold my seat

TourRadar can request Avalon Waterways to hold seats for you for up to hours without any credit card details.
Holds are not possible for Bamba Experience.

Deposit

Deposit

TourRadar only requires a deposit of $250 to confirm a Avalon Waterways booking. The remaining balance is then payable 90 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 22 August 2017 the full payment is necessary.
TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm a Bamba Experience booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 23 July 2017 the full payment is necessary.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation policy

No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 90 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of the tour, but the deposit of $250 is non-refundable.
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of the tour, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable.If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.

Credit Cards

Credit Cards

The following cards are accepted for Avalon Waterways:Visa- Master Card- American Express
The following cards are accepted for Bamba Experience:Visa- Master Card- American Express
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