Compare Avalon Waterways vs. Contiki

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Reviews

Overall average rating

Overall average rating

5.0 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5 stars

Most popular reviews

Most popular reviews

26th July 2017
We recently returned from the Legendary Danube cruise. Most of the tours were predom...Read more
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
2 hours ago
Greg is amazing at his job! He was extremely organized and very energetic. He was als...Read more
2 days ago
Greg was a great tour guide and travel friend! He made sure everyone was having a gre...Read more
3 days ago
The trip far exceeded my expectations, mostly because of the knowledge and good humou...Read more
3 days ago
I did the scandacian portion of the contoki trip. It was such a blast. The scenery wa...Read more

Guide average rating

Guide average rating

5.0 out of 5 stars
5.0 out of 5 stars
Greg Colgin(330 reviews)
Isobel Needham(267 reviews)
Kassie Jones(193 reviews)
Megs Chandler(169 reviews)
Susie Ferkins(163 reviews)
Nihar Vasa(143 reviews)
Trys Eddy(126 reviews)
Nicole Cecil(125 reviews)
Courtney Dailey(121 reviews)
Trent Plaine(108 reviews)

Transportation average rating

Transportation average rating

5.0 out of 5 stars
5.0 out of 5 stars

Accommodation average rating

Accommodation average rating

5.0 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5 stars

Meals average rating

Meals average rating

5.0 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5 stars

Value for money average rating

Value for money average rating

5.0 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5 stars

About the operator

Number of Tours

Number of Tours

through 30 different countries
through 63 different countries

Travel Styles

Travel Styles

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

Average rating

Average rating

5.0/5 from 97 reviews
4.5/5 from 3344 reviews

Ideal Age Group

Ideal Age Group

8-99
18-35

Travellers met via TourRadar App

Travellers met via TourRadar App

1
travellers met through Avalon Waterways tours
709
travellers met through Contiki tours

Average Price per day

Average Price per day

$301
$125

Average Food Fund

Average Food Fund

n/a
n/a

Average tour length

Average tour length

14
days
13
days

Average Response Rate

Average Response Rate

100%
100%

Average Response Time

Average Response Time

Instantly
Instantly

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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 (94)
Paris (77)
Passau (76)
Melk (75)
London (95)
Rome (86)
Venice (74)
Paris (72)

Travel styles

Nature & Adventure

Nature & Adventure

Cultural

Cultural

Marine

Marine

Festival & Events

Festival & Events

Independent

Independent

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 99. The age might vary for specific tours, so please check individual tours for details.
The average age for Contiki tours is between 18 and 35. 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.
TourRadar can request Contiki to hold seats for you for up to hours without any credit card details.

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 15 November 2017 the full payment is necessary.
TourRadar only requires a deposit of $200 to confirm a Contiki booking. The remaining balance is then payable 45 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 1 October 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 45 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of the tour, but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.

Credit Cards

Credit Cards

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