Compare Avalon Waterways vs. Highland Explorer Tours

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

1st December 2018
Amazing experience with flawless service. Our guides in Vietnam and Cambodia were so ...Read more
30th November 2018
It's not the operator (Avalon) it is Tour Radar You do less than the bare minimum fo...Read more
15th November 2018
Low water and motor coach use for part of the trip were the only issues. Avalon did ...Read more
9th November 2018
I would be more than happy to recommend Avalon Waterways as a cruise provider. As the...Read more
7th November 2018
I loved the tour. It was great! It turned out that there were only four of us on it...
Isle of Skye & The Highlands (B&B)
6th November 2018
I had an absolutely fantastic time on this trip at the end of October. Lee is an amaz...Read more
29th October 2018
The Isle of Skye and Highlands tour was just fantastic! Our itinerary was packed full...
Isle of Skye & The Highlands (B&B)
25th October 2018
Everything was perfect.
Isle of Skye, Loch Ness & Inverness (...

Guide average rating

Guide average rating

5.0 out of 5 stars
5.0 out of 5 stars
Calum Christie(21 reviews)
Holly Wilson(6 reviews)
Glenn Collier(3 reviews)
Steve Syme(1 review)

Transportation average rating

Transportation average rating

4.5 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 26 different countries
through different countries

Travel Styles

Travel Styles

Marine
Cultural
Festival & Events
Activities
Nature & Adventure

Average rating

Average rating

5.0/5 from 149 reviews
4.5/5 from 131 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
0
travellers met through Highland Explorer Tours tours

Average Price per day

Average Price per day

$179
$109

Average Food Fund

Average Food Fund

n/a
n/a

Average tour length

Average tour length

14
days
5
days

Average Response Rate

Average Response Rate

100%
100%

Average Response Time

Average Response Time

Instantly
Instantly

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Tours

Most popular tours

Most popular tours

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8 days from $3646
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10 days from $3639
29 reviews
10 days from $4400
29 reviews
8 days from $3454
29 reviews
8 days from $2975
29 reviews
8 days from $2879
8 reviews
3 days from $469
2 reviews
5 days from $921
7 reviews
5 days from $748

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 (190)
Budapest (170)
Paris (167)
Passau (165)
Melk (165)
Lyon (142)

Travel styles

Nature & Adventure

Nature & Adventure

Cultural

Cultural

Marine

Marine

Festival & Events

Festival & Events

Activities

Activities

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 Highland Explorer Tours 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.
TourRadar can request Highland Explorer Tours 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 14 March 2019 the full payment is necessary.
TourRadar only requires a deposit of $170 to confirm a Highland Explorer Tours booking. The remaining balance is then payable 50 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 2 February 2019 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 50 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of the tour, but the deposit of $170 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 Highland Explorer Tours:Visa- Master Card- American Express
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  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Oceania
  • Europe
  • N. America
  • L. America