Compare Emerald Waterways vs. Encounters Travel

Reviews

Overall average rating

Overall average rating

4.0 out of 5 stars
4.0 out of 5 stars

Most popular reviews

Most popular reviews

30th October 2018
The river water level was low, so there really was no river cruise, except for about ...Read more
2nd August 2018
My wife and I enjoyed thoroughly throughout the journey. The itinerary was perfect wi...Read more
27th April 2018
There was so much included - guided walking tours thru the city center, museums, guid...
Highlights of the Netherlands & the B...
1 day ago
Overall very good trip, accommodation was great in Amman, less so in Petra. Our Guide...Read more
7 days ago
Overall, this was an excellent tour. I have only got good things to say about the tou...Read more
10th February 2019
We bought the tour on a groupon and what a deal it was. I have done Viking River Cru...Read more
30th January 2019
The Discovery Egypt tour has been well put together covering the best of Egypt in 9 d...Read more

Guide average rating

Guide average rating

5.0 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5 stars
Waleed kamouna(20 reviews)
Sheriff Hassan(10 reviews)
mohamed kareem(8 reviews)
Mohamed Kareem(2 reviews)

Transportation average rating

Transportation average rating

3.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5 stars

Accommodation average rating

Accommodation average rating

3.5 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

n/a
4.5 out of 5 stars

About the operator

Number of Tours

Number of Tours

through 25 different countries
through 34 different countries

Travel Styles

Travel Styles

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

Average rating

Average rating

4.0/5 from 3 reviews
4.0/5 from 249 reviews

Ideal Age Group

Ideal Age Group

12-90
5-99

Travellers met via TourRadar App

Travellers met via TourRadar App

0
travellers met through Emerald Waterways tours
71
travellers met through Encounters Travel tours

Average Price per day

Average Price per day

$279
$126

Average Food Fund

Average Food Fund

n/a
n/a

Average tour length

Average tour length

12
days
11
days

Average Response Rate

Average Response Rate

100%
96%

Average Response Time

Average Response Time

Instantly
7 hours

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Tours

Most popular tours

Most popular tours

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1 review
8 days from $3163
35 reviews
9 days from $1295
21 reviews
6 days from $738
9 reviews
8 days from $815
7 reviews
14 days from $1506
19 reviews
8 days from $690
4 reviews
8 days from $988

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 (78)
Koblenz (77)
Passau (73)
Melk (73)
Cairo (16)
Luxor (13)
Aswan (12)
Petra (9)
Edfu (9)

Travel styles

Nature & Adventure

Nature & Adventure

Cultural

Cultural

Marine

Marine

Festival & Events

Festival & Events

Special Interest

Special Interest

Activities

Activities

Most Common Types

Policies

Average Group Age

Average Group Age

The average age for Emerald Waterways tours is between 12 and 90. 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 Emerald 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 $500 to confirm a Emerald Waterways booking. The remaining balance is then payable 95 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 25 May 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 20 April 2019 the full payment is necessary.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation policy

No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 95 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of the tour, but the deposit of $500 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 Emerald 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