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AAT Kings vs Inspiring Journeys

Compare the travel styles, pricing, destinations and popularity of AAT Kings and Inspiring Journeys.

The Low Down

AAT Kings AAT Kings have partnered with Global Journeys since our inception, and as a result we have an in-depth understanding of all their trips, through both Australia and New Zealand. Our team have journeyed with them on 9 tours through New Zealand, Tasmania, South Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland. That close relationship also means we can deliver fantastic savings throughout the year.

AAT King's core multi-day coach tours cater mainly for those over 55+, whilst their short breaks in the Northern Territory tend to attract a more diverse range of ages. All coaches are first class, and AAT Kings pride themselves on their tour guides - many of which have been with them for decades!
Inspiring Journeys Inspiring Journeys is part of The Travel Corporation, so it's sister brands include Trafalgar, Insight Vacations and AAT Kings. As a relative newcomer to the luxury touring market, Inspiring Journeys was developed to rekindle your passion for travel through immersive, boutique experiences. Offering a range of journeys from 5 to 22 days to the most idyllic, breathtaking and iconic locations in Australia and New Zealand.

Designed for small groups of no more than 20 travellers, with no children under 12. From boutique accommodation to luxury coaches and exclusive experiences; all aspects of an Inspiring Journey have been carefully chosen to provide you with superior treatment.

Stats

No. of Trips
86
No. of Departures
3,478
Avg. Trip Length
9 Days
Avg. Price Per Day
$536
Accommodation
3.5 - 4 Star
Budget
Affordable & Premium
Trip Styles Coach ToursShort BreaksCity Breaks
Regions Explored AustraliaNew Zealand
No. of Trips
16
No. of Departures
146
Avg. Trip Length
9 Days
Avg. Price Per Day
$816
Accommodation
4 - 5 Star
Budget
Premium
Trip Styles Small Group Tours4WD Overland ToursFood & Wine ToursFestivals & Events
Regions Explored AustraliaNew Zealand

In Their Own Words We asked the travel companies themselves why you should travel with them

AAT Kings
Choosing AAT Kings for your Australia or New Zealand holiday guarantees you’ll benefit from the insider secrets, off-the-beaten-path destinations and authentic interactions with local characters that only 100 years of experience can provide. With over a hundred years’ experience in sharing Australia with our guests, AAT Kings holds exclusive access to some truly unique locations, secret trails and roads less travelled that add so much value to the overall travel experience.

At AAT Kings, our on-road staff are best in class. Our Travel Directors, Driver Guides and Drivers are hand-picked for their passion, experience, and enthusiasm for the spectacular countries we live in. There is truly no one better to share with you the best destinations across Australia and New Zealand. We have been perfecting our itineraries and products for over 100 years, so the benefits gained from travelling with us are unrivalled. With over 150 expertly crafted holiday itineraries to choose from, we offer something for everyone.
Inspiring Journeys
The Inspiring Journeys experience is designed for immersion and authentic connection. We invite travellers to embark on an exclusive exploration through Australia and New Zealand, discovering ancient cultures and rugged destinations, in style.

Our bespoke journeys venture off the beaten track, to truly connect guests with the destination, through immersive experiences in an intimate small group setting. With a maximum of only 20 guests per journey, your experience will be more exclusive, allowing access to boutique accommodations and experiences. Every element of an Inspiring Journey has been curated to offer not only offer authentic experiences, but to add the tiny, noticeable touches that infuse the experience with an exclusivity only few will ever have the opportunity to experience.

Infused with a passion for the destinations that they specialise in, your Journey Director is eager to share their in-depth knowledge, whilst you uncover truly unique locations, secret trails and roads less travelled.

Recent Reviews

Great Trip   0 , WA, Australia, Feb 2024
Enjoyed the trip. The planning with Georgie was easy. Our travel director and driver were excellent - the commentary gave so much detail about the history of Tasmania and the trip allowed enough time to explore the places we stopped in. I always felt very safe with our driver at the wheel even over the steepest, winding roads. My only complaint was ...read more that not enough spaces were allowed on the night animal spotting tour so most of us missed out.
South island 101   0 , New Zealand, Jan 2024
Maisie from Global Journeys made this trip possible in a very short time as I couldn't finalise things with the Operator quickly. This tour is great if you want a quick glance at all top spots of South island so that you can plan an extensive trip later to spots you liked.
The perfect getaway.     0 , NSW, Australia, Jan 2024
I enjoyed this trip so much. It was so easy as always dealing with Global Journeys. I have been on a few trips through them now and will certainly use them again. I always feel in good hands with Georgie. The trip was well paced, amazing places visited, the scenery stunning. The Trans Alpine train and Milford Sound cruise were my highlights. Great group ...read more of like minded people, good weather. If you are considering visiting NZ South Island just go! You won't regret it.
New Zealand Coach Tour   2 , AZ, United States, Nov 2023
Global Journeys handled our every need and question! This trip was one of the best I've experienced. AAT Kings provided an excellent tour guide, and I couldn't believe the skills of the bus drivers. Accommodations were perfect. I had a few suggestions for AAT Kings for future journeys: providing more information on the terrain on specific excursions; ...read more perhaps offering headphones for the hard of hearing; and providing name tags to ease getting acquainted with our fellow travelers.
Terrific Tassie Trip     1 , QLD , Australia, Nov 2023
Our AAT Kings Perfect Tasmania tour was exactly that, perfect. Our very experienced bus driver Tom and Tour Director Dave were both fantastic with a wealth of knowledge about Tassie. The meals and accommodation were also amazing. We thoroughly enjoyed everything including the history which was very interesting. Our Bruny Island added extra on the ...read more last day was also a wonderful experience.
Another AAT Kings Delight   1 , CA, United States, Oct 2023
This was our third journey with AAT Kings and as before the guide and driver were excellent. The drive to Monkey Mia is long but there were frequent stops all of which added to our knowledge of Australia its peoples, environment and culture.
NZ's Southern Drift tour was beyond my expectations.   0 , Australia, Jan 2024
Thank you to Tracey, our travel advisor. The wonderful sights and experiences in New Zealand will truly be remembered. The tour director and the driver were notably fabulous. We were always informed, organized and safe, even in our periods of free time. The coach was super comfortable, and we had ample stops.
Outback Contrasts - Fantastic Tour     0 , NSW, Australia, Sep 2023
Had so many highlights on this tour, it's hard to single one out. Uluru and Kings Canyon would have to be up there. Seeing Uluru both at sunset and sunrise was fantastic, as was the 'Under a Desert Moon' degustion dinner and completing the rim walk at Kings Canyon. Our Outback BBQ dinner on the last night was a fabulous way to wrap up this amazing ...read more tour. Our tour director, Tony, was fantastic- a wealth of knowledge and so much fun! Couldn't have asked for a better tour leader. Phil, our driver was also great, friendly and helpful. All included meals and accommodation were great. Mid September was a wonderful time to visit the Red Centre.
Worry free and very comfortable journey from Auckland to Wellington in New Zealand.   0 , QLD, Australia, Feb 2023
Our Tour Director, Cam and our Driver, Brian were extremely efficient and experienced as well as being very pleasant. They made our journey most enjoyable. Cam made every effort to ensure that all went according to plan and attend to our every need. I would not hesitate to book another holiday with Inspiring Journeys.
Kakadu's Ancient Secrets revealed in a relaxing tour   0 , NSW, Australia, Jul 2022
Tony our guide and Oly our driver looked after us in a thoroughly professional manner. We had enoughtime to enjoy the sights without being rushed and being in a small group made the whole process easier, i.e. no long queues when arriving at hotels, restaurants etc. Tony was very knowledgable and kept us entertained throughout the trip.
Kakadu was magnificent   0 , NSW, Australia, Jun 2021
Everything about this trip was magnificent. The accommodation, the bus, the journey, the driver/Guide Michael, Aerial journey over Kakadu, attractions, Katherine Gorge and the sunset river cruise dinner was just out of this world. We were the only Vegetarians/Vegans in the group and we were looked after very well in the food that was served to us. Special ...read more mention to Driver/Guide Michael who was very caring, knowledgeable, patient, witty and made the whole trip a very memorable one. Good on you mate!

Jemma and the girls in Global Journeys were very proactive, answering all our questions and more, and made sure that our above trip went smoothly. Excellent customer service.
Amazing adventure   2 , WA, Australia, Jul 2018
Booking with Global journeys was easy. They were very thorough and helpful. The tour was absolutely amazing and delivered everything it promised. We stayed at amazing accommodation and the meals were 5 star. We learnt so much about the Northern Territory from our tour guide and had lots of fun experiences.

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