Compare CostSaver vs. Penguin Travel

CostSaverMember since 02/08/2016See CostSaver Tours

Reviews

Overall average rating

Overall average rating

4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5 stars

Most popular reviews

Most popular reviews

2 days ago
It's a bit of a whirlwind because so much is covered in a fairly short time period. ...Read more
2 days ago
Long bus rides and "hectic" mornings, but a GREAT trip.Read more
3 days ago
I know we only had a certain amount of time to see things but I feel as though we cou...Read more
4 days ago
Fast paced tour, covered a lot. Stuart was an excellent driver and Hamish a very know...Read more
2nd September 2018
This was a brilliant tour that took in all of the Western Balkans. Every day was exci...Read more
30th August 2018
Great trip with an opportunity to see everything we hoped and more. Great itinerary ...Read more
27th August 2018
This was a quick overview of the Balkans, with stops in most countries for 2 days, so...Read more
27th August 2018
very good tour of the balkansRead more

Guide average rating

Guide average rating

5.0 out of 5 stars
Kassie Jones(219 reviews)
4.5 out of 5 stars

Transportation average rating

Transportation average rating

4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5 stars

Accommodation average rating

Accommodation average rating

4.0 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 43 different countries
through 19 different countries

Travel Styles

Travel Styles

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

Average rating

Average rating

4.5/5 from 213 reviews
4.5/5 from 56 reviews

Ideal Age Group

Ideal Age Group

5-80
18-80

Travellers met via TourRadar App

Travellers met via TourRadar App

79
travellers met through CostSaver tours
42
travellers met through Penguin Travel tours

Average Price per day

Average Price per day

$143
$67

Average Food Fund

Average Food Fund

n/a
n/a

Average tour length

Average tour length

13
days
11
days

Average Response Rate

Average Response Rate

100%
100%

Average Response Time

Average Response Time

Instantly
7 hours

Videos

n/a

Tours

Most popular tours

Most popular tours

16 reviews
9 days from $1272
23 reviews
10 days from $1176
9 reviews
13 days from $1704
6 reviews
19 days from $2664
10 reviews
7 days from $936
23 reviews
8 days from $876.25
49 reviews
14 days from $1004.44
5 reviews
8 days from $473.83
8 days from $418.04
1 review
8 days from $553.13
10 days from $1410.72
10 days from $1298.15

Destinations

Europe

Europe

Asia

Australia/Oceania

Australia/Oceania

Africa

Africa

North America

North America

Latin America

Latin America

Most visited destinations

Most visited destinations

London (39)
Paris (32)
Venice (31)
Lucerne (30)
Rome (29)
Sofia (6)
Ohrid (2)
Minsk (2)

Travel styles

Nature & Adventure

Nature & Adventure

Cultural

Cultural

Marine

Marine

Festival & Events

Festival & Events

Independent

Independent

Activities

Activities

Most Common Types

Most Common Types

Policies

Average Group Age

Average Group Age

The average age for CostSaver tours is between 5 and 80. The age might vary for specific tours, so please check individual tours for details.
The average age for Penguin Travel tours is between 18 and 80. The age might vary for specific tours, so please check individual tours for details.

Hold my seat

Hold my seat

TourRadar can request CostSaver 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 CostSaver booking. The remaining balance is then payable 50 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 11 November 2018 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 21 November 2018 the full payment is necessary.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation policy

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 $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 CostSaver:Visa- Master Card- American Express
The following cards are accepted for Penguin Travel:Visa- Master Card- American Express
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  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Oceania
  • Europe
  • N. America
  • L. America