Compare Avalon Waterways vs. Encounters Travel

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
6 days ago
My husband and I had a really great time. However we felt as if the price of the trip...Read more
7th September 2017
Jordan has always been on my bucket list. So glad I've been. 4 days of our tour were...Read more
28th August 2017
The trip was great well organized, lot see, the accomodations were good. Would defini...Read more
2nd August 2017
The trip was good, the guide was really friendly and knowledgable. Some days are a...Read more

Guide average rating

Guide average rating

5.0 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5 stars

Transportation average rating

Transportation average rating

5.0 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5 stars

Accommodation average rating

Accommodation average rating

5.0 out of 5 stars
4.0 out of 5 stars

Meals average rating

Meals average rating

5.0 out of 5 stars
4.0 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 29 different countries
through 31 different countries

Travel Styles

Travel Styles

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

Average rating

Average rating

5.0/5 from 97 reviews
4.5/5 from 129 reviews

Ideal Age Group

Ideal Age Group

8-99
5-99

Travellers met via TourRadar App

Travellers met via TourRadar App

2
travellers met through Avalon Waterways tours
122
travellers met through Encounters Travel tours

Average Price per day

Average Price per day

$299
$144

Average Food Fund

Average Food Fund

n/a
n/a

Average tour length

Average tour length

14
days
11
days

Average Response Rate

Average Response Rate

100%
96%

Average Response Time

Average Response Time

Instantly
n/a

Videos

Tours

Most popular tours

Most popular tours

9 reviews
15 days from $5319
8 reviews
8 days from $2327
1 review
14 days from $5034
6 reviews
11 days from $2811
8 reviews
8 days from $2469
11 reviews
8 days from $2564
3 reviews
8 days from $1234
7 reviews
9 days from $997
10 reviews
9 days from $1158
4 reviews
6 days from $759
4 reviews
8 days from $740
5 reviews
7 days from $617

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)
Cairo (14)
Luxor (14)
Aswan (12)
Edfu (9)
Karnak (6)

Travel styles

Nature & Adventure

Nature & Adventure

Cultural

Cultural

Marine

Marine

Festival & Events

Festival & Events

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 Encounters Travel tours is between 5 and 99. 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 Encounters Travel.

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 20 December 2017 the full payment is necessary.
TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm a Encounters Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 20 November 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 Encounters Travel:Visa- Master Card- American Express
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