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AAT Kings vs Travelmarvel

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

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!
Travelmarvel The lesser known, but equally popular Travelmarvel, is the sister brand of APT. Positioned as a premium Operator, but a level down from APT with regards to pricing, inclusions and the age of it's river ships. Travelmarvel & APT share the same past passenger Rewards Scheme, and many of our clients like prefer to spend a little less, knowing they are still backed by one of Australasia's premier touring companies.

With it's roots in coach touring through Australia and New Zealand, Travelmarvel now offer river cruises in Europe & Asia, tours and cruises in Canada and trips around South & Central America. As Platinum Partners of APT & Travelmarvel, our consulting team have an in-depth knowledge and have personally experienced travelling with Travelmarvel and would relish the opportunity to help organise your next holiday.


No. of Trips
No. of Departures
Avg. Trip Length
8 Days
Avg. Price Per Day
3.5 - 4 Star
Affordable & Premium
Trip Styles Coach ToursShort BreaksCity Breaks
Regions Explored AustraliaNew Zealand
No. of Trips
No. of Departures
Avg. Trip Length
15 Days
Avg. Price Per Day
4 Star
Affordable & Premium

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.
Holiday memories are not just shaped by the incredible places you visit, but also by the wonderful people you meet along the way. At Travelmarvel, we know that great service is about going above and beyond, and that’s why our staff are regarded as a holiday highlight in their own right.

Travelmarvel holidays offer the perfect combination of all the highlights of the destination with outstanding quality and value for money - you won’t go wrong choosing Travelmavel for your next holiday adventure.

Recent Reviews

Terrific Tassie Trip     0 , 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   0 , 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.
Gulf Savannah Wanderer     0 , ACT, Australia, Aug 2023
A very comfortable way to see an historic part of Australia that sits in our collective memory. Wild life, amazing scenery, vast open vistas, big sky’s, amazing sunsets experienced with a small group of like minded travellers. Easy travelling that is well organised and thoughtfully paced. Every day with a new experience. Some allowance is required for ...read more rustic accommodation still getting back to business after floods and staffing shortages. All up small allowances for an otherwise excellent travel experience. Highly recommended.
Untamed Kimberley & West Coast   0 , NSW, Australia, Aug 2023
Great tour from Darwin to Perth with AAT Kings. Small group on a large coach allowed plenty of room for everyone. Delma, the Tour Director and Rhys, the Bus Driver were very professional, provided lots of information of the areas we visited and ensured all had a wonderful time. Nothing was to much trouble. We were fortunate to have a great group ...read more of traveller's that were friendly and punctual so there were no travel delays.
Untamed Kimberley   1 , SA, Australia, Jul 2023
A great tour of a rather remote part of Australia...a great tour to do it if, like us, you are not 4WD travellers. Well structured and organised by AAT Kings. Emma Gorge glamping was a particular highlight for us...Optional extras also a must...fly in fly out to the Bungle Bungles and all day Horizontal fall tour incorporating Aquaplane, fast boat Cyclone ...read more Creek cruise ,fly over Dampier Peninsula Islands and Aqua Hatchery and Cygnet Creek too. You may never get the chance again! Full on days but fabulous and of a high standard all round.
Perfect Tasmania   0 , WA, Australia, Mar 2023
We had a really lovely holiday in Tasmania. The Tour Director and Driver Guide were very knowledgeable and more than willing to share this knowledge with all of us. The weather was pretty good, cool at times but Tasmania is like that. We only had really solid rain in Cradle Mountain, so we did not get to see it. Photos assured us that it was there! ...read more All the accommodation was top class as were the meals which were provided. My husband celebrated his birthday on this trip and everyone made it an occasion to remember. The only criticism I would offer would be the lack of name badges. It's not easy to remember 40+ names every day and badges would have been a real help here.
Magical Monkey Mia   0 , NSW, Australia, Sep 2023
Travelmarvel tour director, driver, coach, accommodation and meals were all good. There are some early starts and long days on the road, due to the distances between highlights. Global Journeys timely and professional involvement was much appreciated.
Great river cruise     1 , VIC, Australia, Sep 2023
Had a great time on this river cruise, fabulous weather, plentiful delicious food and wine , staff were very attentive and knowledgeable. Highly recommended.
Good trip but beware of misinformation   2 , NSW, Australia, Aug 2023
Our rail trip was great but could have been perfect if not for a few issues with lack of information and last minute changes to itinerary by Great Rail Journeys which cost us more money. Specifically, we asked what kind of rail pass we would get as this tour was planned almost a year in advance, however we were made to believe that we were getting a ...read more 15-day rail pass that would allow us free rail travel for 15 days which will cover our free days and a day after our tour, so we bought full fare tickets for those days that wouldn't be covered. Well, it turned out that we received a 30-day half fare card which would have entitled us 50% discount on rail trips we already bought for days that they said wouldn't be covered by the swiss pass. Also, for the free days during tour that we did not buy tickets, we could have bought discounted tickets much earlier as fares would have been cheaper 3-6 months before our trip, rather than day before we arrived in Switzerland.

Travel Marvel, Global Journeys and Great Rail Journeys failed to inform us that last minute changes were made to the itinerary which resulted in some of us cancelling private tours we booked on free days and rescheduling at a higher price than what we originally booked. Some of us totally missed out on the private tour. Luckily, these group of 10 friends made the most of the tour so it was still enjoyable despite the nuisance we have encountered. On a positive note, although the tour director could not resolve our issues, he was still great and helpful in his capacity.
Amazing Canada   1 , WA, Australia, Aug 2023
We had an amazing tour to Canada. Everything was so well organised and our accommodation was excellent. Even though we were on a fairly tight schedule each day, we enjoyed every moment discovering and absorbing the beautiful Canadian landscape and cities with our wonderful tour guides. Our many thanks to Toni who was very helpful and efficient with ...read more our booking and answered any queries we had quickly and thank you to Travelmarvel too.
Great Scenery and Culture But the Trains?     0 , NSW, Australia, Jul 2023
To tour the two countries (Sweden & Norway), was great because you could see the similarities and appreciate the differences. It was not too onerous a pace and we had time to look at museums/churches and other points of interest in our free time.
The itinerary was good. We had a variety of experiences. It was good to get to the north of both countries. ...read more We appreciated the culture in Sweden and the landscapes in Norway. The breakfasts at the hotels were amazing and the comfort was good.

Our tour leader was amazingly affable and made sure that we were as comfortable as possible and that we were enjoying the tour.
We were a little disappointed in the trains - they are not tourist trains which meant you did not always have a good window to see the country-side. Whilst this was not as important in Sweden as it was in Norway. In the end, we felt a tour by coach would have been as good.
Great trip to Canada and Alaska   2 , NSW, Australia, Jun 2023
We have just returned from our trip to the Canadian Rockies and Alaskan Inner Passage cruise. It was amazing and met all our expectations. A must do for everyone if possible.

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