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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

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.
All aspects of our trip to Uluru were fantastic.   0 , VIC, Australia, Mar 2023
All aspects of our trip to Uluru were fantastic. The service provided by our travel Consultant Hannah was excellent, especially as we were initially not able to get a booking for the Sounds of Silence dinner. Hannah kept in touch with Voyager for cancellations and was able to get us booked in for the dinner around 1 week before departure.

The accommodation ...read more at Sails in the Desert was beyond what we were expecting and was simply first class. All of our tours operated by AAT Kings were great experiences and they really have some great people operating as their bus drivers and tour guides. One driver that went way beyond our expectations was Will and he made our three journeys with him as our driver exceptional. We will certainly be travelling back to Uluru again.
Great Trip of Tassie   0 , NSW, Australia, Mar 2023
Very happy travelling with AAT, the tour guide and driver were both excellent at their jobs. The 10 day itinerary was a very full, we covered a lot of places, which was good but next time I probably would go for a more relaxed itinerary where we could spend a bit more time in each place. It was very early morning starts and very full days. We did have ...read more a couple of afternoons and nights as free time which were great just to chill. Good mix of people on the trip and accommodation and majority of meals were all very good.
Global Journeys were great to book through, all very easy and all documents and relevant information were emailed, extra accommodation etc booked and any questions were answered promptly by Toni. Would definitely book through them again.
AAT Kings Tasmania   0 , New Zealand, Mar 2023
Rachael did a great job in organising everything for us and we had a thoroughly good 11 days. Sadly some of the folk got Covid which rather put a dampener on things but it didn't stop us healthy ones from enjoying ourselves. Our Tour guide was amazing and being born there she had a great deal of knowledge which we would never have found out if we ...read more had been tripping around on our own. Also our driver was amazing. He could get that darn bus around some of the tightest corners and into some of the smallest parking spots. Our accommodation throughout the tour was great and would most certainly come through Global Journeys if and when we want to visit Australia again.
Tasmanian Wonders Tour   0 , NSW, Australia, Dec 2022
I enjoyed the tour and felt we saw the most interesting and scenic areas of the island. I have a good understanding of the way people live, and the industries that support them. The convict and colonial history of the island is incredible, and having seen the area around the Gordon River am extremely grateful for the successful blocking of the attempt ...read more to dam the Franklin River. I thought the standard of some of the hotel rooms was not good enough, with some air conditioners and lights not working, and having to hunt for power points to charge my phone and camera overnight. The irons in the rooms were cheap and flimsy - if they're provided they should be of a decent standard . I was disappointed at the end of the tour when lack of supervision of a passenger with obvious health issues caused me to bring home something that ruined my Christmas. Overall I enjoyed the tour, but will ensure in future that my expectations of the tour director's responsibilities are not unrealistic.
Tasmanian Wonders   2 , NSW, Australia, Nov 2022
Very comprehensive tour of Tasmania - gave us a real insight in to the varying landscape and the history of the state. We went to places that we would never had gone to had we planned a tour ourselves. Weather was beautiful and really gave us the chance to explore.
Such a wonderful holiday more than we imagined.     0 , VIC, Australia, May 2023
Our tour was packed with adventure. So much to see and do. The accommodation was was very nice. Breakfast s was delicious. The only let down was when we arrived at Victoria our first day, there was no one to greet us . So l had to arrange a taxi.
Our bus driver Gil was very accommodating. Yes we would travel again with Travelmarvel and you Georgie ...read more Walpole were very helpful while we were filling in our paperwork. Thank you again for your patience. We have some beautiful and amazing memories of our holiday adventure.
Too little time in New Zealand   0 , CA, United States, May 2023
A wonderful one-week trip through the beautiful North Island of New Zealand. We came away wanting more. Our tour leader, Fernando, and coach driver, Matt, were capable and caring throughout. Matt did a terrific job driving us through flooded roads from the Bay of Islands to Auckland.

Highlights were our visits to the Waitangi Treaty Site, the Hobbiton ...read more Movie Set, and the Te Puia Maori cultural experience. Included meals were consistently good; however, stops for lunch "on your own" that left us with too little time to find a good meal in unknown small towns were rather disappointing. Hotels were clean, and had friendly staff, but were not the best -- bathrooms in particular had too little space and were not well designed.
Swiss rail journey   0 , WA, Australia, Apr 2023
Overall a good trip. It was out of season for Switzerland but a couple of the stops were not too interesting as we really had to wonder around for a couple of hours with nothing much to do, particularly on one Sunday when the place we visited was a bit desolate.
Wonders of the South West   0 , VIC, Australia, Mar 2023
We were very happy with the tour and everything went smoothly. The accommodation, meals and sightseeing were great and our driver and tour director were excellent and gave us lots of information about the areas we were travelling through and also the history. Western Australia is so vast that we would never cover the distances that we did on the tour ...read more by ourselves. Also we were very impressed with how clean and well kept every city and town - no graffiti anywhere! The highlights were Monkey Mai, Pinnacles Desert and Wave Rock. We would have liked to spend more time in Margaret River. We would definitely travel with Travelmarvel again and book through Global Journeys. And thank you Jemma for all your good work with the bookings as everything worked out perfectly!
Excellent   5 , VIC, Australia, Dec 2022
The whole trip was excellent. I have nothing bad to say. The accommodation was great, the food was to die for and the trips where good. Our cabin on the ship was lovely and in fact the whole ship was great. Crew were also excellent.
Great value for money river cruise.   3 , QLD, Australia, Dec 2022
So glad we chose Travelmarvel's European Gems cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest for our first trip after covid restrictions for the past three years. We sailed on the Polaris, a brand new ship which was modern and tastefully furnished. The staff and crew worked very hard throughout the cruise and were very friendly and eager to please. The cruise director, ...read more Andrew, was always available and approachable and he made sure everyone was informed about each day's tours and activities. The food and drinks were of a high standard and plentiful. We were looked after in every way and felt very special indeed. There were so many lovely passengers on board and we enjoyed their company very much. We saw some amazing places and were thrilled that it also snowed for some of the cruise. Of course, being December, the Christmas markets didn't disappoint either. A big thankyou to Georgie from Global Journeys who always makes booking so easy and stress free and Travelmarvel for a wonderful cruise that was everything we could have hoped for.

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