Compare Albatross vs Back-Roads

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

Albatross
4.4 out of 5
117 Reviews
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Back-Roads
4.7 out of 5
79 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

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

The Emerald Isle
4 Star Review from Jim & Jennifer.

Ireland surely is "40 shades of green", absolutely stunning and beautiful. Back-Roads was able to take us to out of the way...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

WWI Battlefields
5 Star Review from Tilly & Kenneth.

I’m a seasoned traveller and this tour was one of the most poignant, thought provoking experiences I have had. The wonderful g...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

The Garden of England
5 Star Review from Hilary & Wayne.

We went from one beautiful garden or castle to another. So much was seen. One of the highlights was the Tenterden Steam...read more

Black Forest, Bavaria & the Tyrol
4 Star Review from Avril.

My first tour with Albatross and will travel with them again. The itinerary was well thought out, and the hotels were in...read more

Iberian Inspiration
5 Star Review from Kaye & Stuart.

Thank you Yvonne. We really appreciated your careful consideration of allowing sufficient time for connecting flights whilst...read more

The Italian Grande
5 Star Review from Ray & Barbara.

We have recently toured with Albatross Tours on their Italian Grande trip; an 18 day coach tour from Milan to Rome. It took...read more

La Belle France
5 Star Review from Maree.

Good trip, knowledgable guide and careful driver plus a very sociable group of fellow travellers. Accommodation and included...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
2.3/5

Regions Visited

50 Trips
12 Trips
35 Trips
19 Trips
USA
7 Trips

Operator Details

50
Trips
142
Departures
13
Avg. Trip Length (Days)
473
Avg. Price Per Day
Premium
3.5-4 Star
Guided Tours
28
Max Group Size (Summer)
40
Max Group Size (Winter)
75
Trips
1,397
Departures
8
Avg. Trip Length (Days)
468
Avg. Price Per Day
Premium
Various
20
Max Group Size
Small Groups
50+
Average Age