Compare Albatross vs Back-Roads

Compare the travel styles, pricing, destinations and popularity of Albatross vs Back-Roads.
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 18), they travel through the UK and Europe and stay at accommodation '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.

Overall Ratings

4.4

Out of 5 Rating

108

Client Reviews

4.6

Out of 5 Rating

63

Client Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

The Italian Grande
5 Star Review from Fay D..

Having briefly been to Italy before still did not prepare me for this amazing, beautiful and diverse country, not to...read more
The Italian Grande
4 Star Review from Rachel.

The tour I thought was good value for the money. Accommodation was very good and the meals at dinner were very good except...read more
The Italian Grande
2 Star Review from Barry.

This was our first trip with Albatross after several tours with Insight so we were interested in a comparison between the...read more
The Italian Grande
3 Star Review from Denis & Michelle.

Had a great time & saw some fantastic places. Small group tour of 24 people was a good size. Tour guide & bus driver were...read more
The Italian Grande
4 Star Review from Peter.

This is a really good trip with lots of included meals. The trip covered a lot of varied places and activities, some stunning...read more
Iberian Inspiration
5 Star Review from Mary & Brendan.

The trip was perfect in every way. Our tour guide Justin was friendly and approachable, very knowledgeable about the places...read more
Corners of Cornwall
4 Star Review from John.

We did enjoy the tour. The group of travellers were all Aussies. This made for good interaction. However, it could have been...read more
Anzacs on The Western Front
4 Star Review from Frank & Marilyn.

The tour was good. Small numbers on Back-Roads tours. The guide (Mark Banning) was excellent, he organised things really...read more
A Scottish Journey
4 Star Review from Nicola & Jane.

Would definitely travel with Back-Roads again. Liked the number of passengers and the pace of the tour. Thank you for your...read more
Paris to Nice through Vineyards & Mountains
5 Star Review from Urszula.

The itinerary for this tour was stunning. The Ch√Ęteau de Vaux-le-Vicomte was our first highlight. The beautiful views from ...read more

Review Breakdown (Out of 5)

4.3

Value

4.4

Value

4.6

Guide

4.6

Guide

4.2

Accommodation

4.3

Accommodation

4.2

Pace

4.6

Pace

4.4

Excursions

4.6

Excursions

2.0

Optionals

1.6

Optionals

Regions Visited

Operator Details

54

Trips

203

Departures

61

Trips

819

Departures

13

Average Trip Length

8

Average Trip Length

$441

Average Price Per Day

$465

Average Price Per Day

Accomodation: 3.5-4 Star

Accomodation: Various

Average Age: 45-60+ years

Average Age: 40-60+ years

Budget: Premium

Budget: Premium

Group Sizes: 40 & 28

Group Sizes: 18

Tour Types: Coach Tours & Small Group Tours

Tour Types: Small Group Tours

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