Compare Albatross vs Back-Roads

Compare the travel styles, pricing, destinations and popularity of Albatross vs Back-Roads.

Albatross
4.4 out of 5
119 Reviews
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Back-Roads
4.7 out of 5
84 Reviews
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Albatross are a little bit different to the larger coach Operators, you'll see this when you peruse through their tour itineraries. Designed with leisurely 2, 3, 4 and even 5 night stays, their trips focus on regional discoveries - travelling around 1 to 3 countries in-depth. Albatross focus only on Europe, and split their tours into two categories - summer trips and winter festive trips. The latter all depart in the winter months and have a maximum 40 passengers per departure, while the European summer range have a maximum group size of 28. Albatross pride themselves on their tour inclusions, so you wont be dipping into your pocket for gratuities and optional excursions.
As their name suggests Back-Roads itineraries focus on regional tours off the beaten track. Catering for small groups (maximum of 20), they travel through Europe & the UK as well as newly released tours in Asia and North America where accommodation is 'selected for their charm and home comforts'. While our team at Global Journeys haven't experienced any of their trips personally, our clients that have chosen to discover Europe with Back-Roads have provided glowing reviews on their return. With an eclectic range of trips to choose from - including canal cruises, this small group Operator is well worth considering.

Most Recent Reviews

East Germany & the Glorious Czech Republic
5 Star Review from Barry.

We booked this tour through Jemma at Global Journeys and she did a great job. After the initial booking I wanted to make...read more

Iberian Inspiration
5 Star Review from Jeannine.

11 days of driving through Spain and Portugal, visiting World Heritage sites on an almost daily basis. Wonderful organisation,...read more

The Ireland Connection
5 Star Review from Paul & Ros.

Having travelled twice before with Albatross, we were confident of the quality of the tour and the accommodation, which is...read more

Enchanting Southern Italy
5 Star Review from Jill.

Loved our week in southern Italy wandering the back streets, driving into the hills and catching local ferries along the...read more

The Italian Grande
5 Star Review from David & Deirdre.

Antonia was an exceptional guide - very knowledgeable, enjoyable to be with, supported all the group, and spent a lot of...read more

Highlights of Northern Spain
5 Star Review from Roger & Mary.

This is the second Back-Roads trip we have taken. The decision to try them again was very much based on the great experience...read more

Scandinavia, In the Footsteps of Vikings
3 Star Review from Pam.

While we were unlucky with the changeable weather, we were certainly not let down by the breathtaking scenery in Norway,...read more

A Scottish Journey
5 Star Review from Rob.

We were looking for a tour that would give us as much exposure to Scotland as possible in a limited time and without having...read more

Scandinavia, In the Footsteps of Vikings
2 Star Review from David & Deirdre.

This was our first Albatross. We felt qualified to make a fair judgement as we have done 10 tours with a variety of tour...read more

WWI Battlefields
4 Star Review from Colin, Lesley, Bruce & Karen.

Georgie supplied great service and the tour was really good and informative, a lot to comprehend in a short time. The hotels...read more

Review Breakdown (Out of 5)

Value For Money review average
4.3/5
Vs
4.4/5
Tour Guide review average
4.6/5
Vs
4.7/5
Accommodation review average
4.2/5
Vs
4.4/5
Tour Pace review average
4.2/5
Vs
4.6/5
Included Excursions review average
4.4/5
Vs
4.6/5
Optional Excursions review average
2.2/5
Vs
2.4/5

Regions Visited

53 Europe & UK Trips
53 Trips
12 Asia Trips
12 Trips
35 Europe Trips
35 Trips
19 UK & Ireland Trips
19 Trips
7 USA Trips
USA
7 Trips

Operator Details

53
Trips
218
Departures
12
Avg. Trip Length (Days)
467
Avg. Price Per Day
Premium
3.5-4 Star
Guided Tours
28
Max Group Size (Summer)
40
Max Group Size (Winter)
75
Trips
1,111
Departures
8
Avg. Trip Length (Days)
469
Avg. Price Per Day
Premium
Various
20
Max Group Size
Small Groups
50+
Average Age