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

2 days ago
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
6th November 2018
The tour checked off what it needed to do, but fall short of expectations on deliveri...
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4th November 2018
Despite the conditions of the river and sometimes weather most things we enjoyed. Som...Read more
1 day ago
The tour was amazing. From the first minute since we got to Jordan till the minute ou...Read more
2 days ago
We had an upgrade with our accommodation so it was excellent. The greatest disappoint...Read more
7 days ago
This trip was a life long desire. I went with my wife at end of October 2018. The tr...Read more
29th October 2018
Wonderful trip. We would have liked more time in the valley of the kings.Read more

Guide average rating

Guide average rating

5.0 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5 stars
Waleed kamouna(18 reviews)
Sheriff Hassan(9 reviews)
mohamed kareem(6 reviews)
Mohamed Kareem(2 reviews)

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 26 different countries
through 32 different countries

Travel Styles

Travel Styles

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

Average rating

Average rating

5.0/5 from 147 reviews
4.5/5 from 225 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
114
travellers met through Encounters Travel tours

Average Price per day

Average Price per day

$183
$145

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%
100%

Average Response Time

Average Response Time

Instantly
2 hours

Videos

Tours

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32 reviews
9 days from $1309
14 reviews
6 days from $746
3 reviews
14 days from $1522
17 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 (190)
Budapest (170)
Paris (167)
Passau (165)
Melk (165)
Lyon (142)
Cairo (15)
Luxor (13)
Aswan (11)
Edfu (8)
Petra (7)

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 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 16 February 2019 the full payment is necessary.
TourRadar only requires a deposit of $250 to confirm a Encounters Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 17 January 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 60 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.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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  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Oceania
  • Europe
  • N. America
  • L. America