Compare Back-Roads Touring vs. Penguin Travel

Reviews

Overall average rating

Overall average rating

4.5 out of 5 stars
4.0 out of 5 stars

Most popular reviews

Most popular reviews

8th May 2017
Have recently finished an Italy Indulgence Tour with Back-Roads. I chose the company...Read more
24th April 2017
Just loved my 12 day tour of Ireland. Great balance of history, culture and good time...Read more
3rd October 2016
We had a terrific trip. Pip, our driver and guide, was fabulous. He did a great jo...Read more
28th September 2016
My husband and i took the 5 day "Heart of England" tour with Helen Pointer as our gui...Read more
6 days ago
I have just come home from the Balkan tour with Zdravko as a guide, and it was over m...Read more
3rd May 2017
I went on the most recent tour - 8 to 21 April 2017 - with my youngest brother. Sad...Read more
17th December 2016
Eight country, thirteen day Balkan Kaleidoscope tour this October definitely exceeded...Read more
4th November 2016
I have not long finished the Balkan Kaleidoscope tour with penguin tours. I had a gre...Read more

Guide average rating

Guide average rating

4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5 stars

Transportation average rating

Transportation average rating

5.0 out of 5 stars
4.0 out of 5 stars

Accommodation average rating

Accommodation average rating

4.5 out of 5 stars
4.0 out of 5 stars

Meals average rating

Meals average rating

4.0 out of 5 stars
4.0 out of 5 stars

Value for money average rating

Value for money average rating

4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5 stars

About the operator

Number of Tours

Number of Tours

through 32 different countries
through 12 different countries

Travel Styles

Travel Styles

Cultural
Marine
Cultural
Nature & Adventure

Average rating

Average rating

4.5/5 from 14 reviews
4.0/5 from 17 reviews

Ideal Age Group

Ideal Age Group

40-80
No limit

Travellers met via TourRadar App

Travellers met via TourRadar App

8
travellers met through Back-Roads Touring tours
31
travellers met through Penguin Travel tours

Average Price per day

Average Price per day

$342
$74

Average Food Fund

Average Food Fund

n/a
n/a

Average tour length

Average tour length

8
days
10
days

Average Response Rate

Average Response Rate

100%
84%

Average Response Time

Average Response Time

Instantly
1 day

Videos

n/a

Tours

Most popular tours

Most popular tours

1 review
10 days from $2794
1 review
3 days from $767
1 review
12 days from $3469
1 review
5 days from $1732
1 review
12 days from $4145
1 review
7 days from $2118
15 reviews
14 days from $960.24
2 reviews
8 days from $453.67
8 days from $388.57
8 days from $388.57
14 days from $1489.19

Destinations

Europe

Europe

Asia

Asia

Australia/Oceania

Australia/Oceania

Africa

Africa

North America

North America

Latin America

Latin America

Most visited destinations

Most visited destinations

London (9)
Paris (5)
Oxford (3)
Nice (3)
Pisa (2)

Travel styles

Nature & Adventure

Nature & Adventure

Cultural

Cultural

Marine

Marine

Most Common Types

Policies

Average Group Age

Average Group Age

The average age for Back-Roads Touring tours is between 40 and 80. The age might vary for specific tours, so please check individual tours for details.
No group age specified

Hold my seat

Hold my seat

TourRadar can request Back-Roads Touring to hold seats for you for up to hours without any credit card details.
Holds are not possible for Penguin Travel.

Deposit

Deposit

TourRadar only requires a deposit of $200 to confirm a Back-Roads Touring booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 26 July 2017 the full payment is necessary.
TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm a Penguin Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 26 July 2017 the full payment is necessary.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation policy

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 $200 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 Back-Roads Touring:Visa- Master Card- American Express
The following cards are accepted for Penguin Travel:Visa- Master Card- American Express
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