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

6 days ago
Our first riverboat experience after a number of ocean cruises and it will not be out...Read more
17th August 2016
The Avalon Waterways Cruise is simply stunning. Compared to other cruise ships that...Read more
27th July 2016
Just finished the Romantic Rhine from Amsterdam to Basel and everything about the tri...Read more
27th July 2016
We did our first river cruise in May last year from Budapest to Amsterdam on the Impr...Read more
1 day ago
I did the Big Tiki in March 2017 and could not imagine a better tour experience. Thi...Read more
1 day ago
Joining Contiki was the best decision I made on my travels and kudos to our guide Sus...Read more
2 days ago
I have had the best experience and would definitely reccomend it to anyone. Susie was...Read more
2 days ago
Contiki in New Zealand was amazing! I loved every minute of it. Everything was organi...Read more

Guide average rating

Guide average rating

5.0 out of 5 stars
5.0 out of 5 stars
Greg Colgin(274 reviews)
Isobel Needham(258 reviews)
Kassie Jones(193 reviews)
Susie Ferkins(162 reviews)
Trys Eddy(125 reviews)
Nicole Cecil(123 reviews)
Courtney Dailey(119 reviews)
Megs Chandler(110 reviews)
Nihar Vasa(109 reviews)
Trent Plaine(108 reviews)
Az Gallagher(77 reviews)
James Jenkins(68 reviews)
Ebony Skye Anderson(66 reviews)
Lisa (64 reviews)
Rachel Calleja(61 reviews)
Sian Truasheim(59 reviews)
Grant Feddo(58 reviews)
Hailee Gypsy Atkins(56 reviews)
Matt Grieves(54 reviews)
Ellie Teasdale(48 reviews)
Tammy Coetzee(48 reviews)
Emma Chipperfield(47 reviews)
Anne-Elyse Gauthier(39 reviews)
Matt(37 reviews)
Emmy Nilsson(34 reviews)
Chloe Du Bois(32 reviews)
Lucy Powell(31 reviews)
Kyle Junkuhn(27 reviews)
Alanna Schulz(26 reviews)
Tarryn Liddell(24 reviews)
Brianna Dransfield(23 reviews)
Larissa Cowlrick(22 reviews)
Areti Fronis(20 reviews)
Danielle Shevlin(12 reviews)
Courtney Hutchison(10 reviews)
Aaron rogers(7 reviews)
Judith Lee(5 reviews)
Stephen Galloni(4 reviews)
Patrick Davis(4 reviews)
Joe Patrick(3 reviews)
jhonatan fernandez(2 reviews)
Jason Magerkorth(2 reviews)
Maïté Morelli(2 reviews)
Mark Heap(1 review)

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 28 different countries
through 61 different countries

Travel Styles

Travel Styles

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

Average rating

Average rating

5.0/5 from 93 reviews
4.5/5 from 3052 reviews

Ideal Age Group

Ideal Age Group

8-80
18-35

Travellers met via TourRadar App

Travellers met via TourRadar App

1
travellers met through Avalon Waterways tours
583
travellers met through Contiki tours

Average Price per day

Average Price per day

$139
$113

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

Videos

Tours

Most popular tours

Most popular tours

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100 reviews
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61 reviews
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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 (92)
Paris (84)
Viviers (83)
Lyon (83)
Arles (83)
Avignon (83)
London (93)
Rome (83)
Venice (72)
Paris (71)

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 80. 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 28 June 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 14 May 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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