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

111

Client Reviews

4.6

Out of 5 Rating

64

Client Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Swiss New Year Holiday
5 Star Review from Jann.

We had a fabulous trip, staying at Lauterbrunnen with the hospitable Mark and Ursula and never ending spectacular views....read more
Austrian Lakes Christmas Holiday
4 Star Review from Lara & Robyn.

We stayed at the White Horse Inn, Lake Wolfgangese. The hotel was right on the lake, the view from our balcony and breakfast...read more
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
Corners of Cornwall
3 Star Review from Colleen.

This was my second trip with Back-Roads - and, while good, it didn’t match the highlights of the Highlights of Britain t...read more
Highlights of Britain
5 Star Review from Colleen.

My first tour with Back-Roads and I was very impressed - group of 15 with a great guide and driver. We visited the highlights...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
Anzac's 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

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

1.7

Optionals

Regions Visited

Operator Details

54

Trips

170

Departures

58

Trips

852

Departures

13

Average Trip Length

8

Average Trip Length

$472

Average Price Per Day

$437

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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