Discover the Albatross Difference
Our tours are designed for you - Australians and New Zealanders
Albatross Tours have created tours specifically for people like you travelling to the far side of the world, and wanting more from their escorted coach tour than a few hurried, all too brief visits and repetitive, long intercity drives. That is why we ensure the touring pace is always so much more sensible! Longer stays in each destination provide you with far more time for sightseeing, and a more fulfilling overall touring experience. That is also why we make sure each tour is genuinely inclusive, with no additional 'on tour' costs. We know Australians and New Zealanders can be uneasy with tipping, so we have included all 'on tour' gratuities and end of tour tips.
Enjoy longer stays with 2, 3, 4 and even up to 7 night stops
Everybody hates unpacking their bags every evening, and then having to re-pack them again early the next morning. That is why, apart from possibly the first or last night of the tour, there are virtually no 'one night stops' on any of our programmes. Instead, we make sure our tours always have a much more sensible pace by including two, three, four and even seven night stays in each captivating city or region.
Our programmes are always packed with numerous included sightseeing excursions and extras, but we still ensure you have quality 'My Time' to relax and savour your surroundings. We have even left some days completely free – for the simple pleasure of it!
See more and experience more with Albatross
When we design our tours we first look at each region and we ask what must be done, what can be done, and what should be done. Our objective is to give you a more rewarding experience and allow you time to ‘stay a while’ and savour the destination. We then break these down into carefully balanced touring days. Some days might have quite conventional visits to towns and cities. On other days we will add activities that are distinctly provincial, maybe quirky or possibly even something for the simple pleasure of it.
'My time' guaranteed!
Albatross Tours offer genuinely inclusive tours!
Albatross tours are genuinely inclusive and include all of those special excursions and visits, sightseeing tours and feature dinners. We even include the end of tour tips to your tour manager and driver! You will never be confronted with a long ‘optional activities list’. We believe these expensive, later charged, hidden extras (usually costing over $100 per person per day) are entirely predictable - so we have already included these experiences for you in our tours. This means you will find it far easier to budget for your daily holiday expenses and you will have complete transparency on where you money is going.
We encourage you to compare our tour prices on a cost per day basis, and take into consideration that Albatross Tours have NO additional ‘on tour’ costs. Rest assured, by the time you get back home and walk back through your front door you will not have paid any more.
Small, more intimate groups
We limit the maximum size of each of our Europe/UK Small Group Tours to just 28 travellers*. In fact our average group size is just 22 on our Europe/UK Small Group Tours. Travelling in a small group enables us swifter, priority access to all the attractions and special eventsa and a higher level of personal service from your Tour Manager. Our small groups can stay in hotels chosen for their style, character and location, and not just size. Dining out is also more enjoyable as we can use delightful local restaurants rather than standard, larger group establishments.
All our Europe/UK Small Group Tours are capped at only 28 travellers. Albatross Tours Christmas, New Year, Winter Wonderland and ANZAC tours carry up to 40 travellers.
Stay in a character style hotels in superb locations
At Albatross, we know how important where you stay is. In addition to centrally located city hotels, we purposefully aim to stay in a variety of authentic regional hotels with character and charm. In properties with a regional style or ambience, sometimes ‘olde worlde’, or simply elegant with nostalgia, and sometimes with surprises and where every room is different. Imagine staying in a delightful family run Gasthof hotel with balconies that have window boxes bursting with geraniums, or a beautifully renovated cave room reminiscent of the ‘Flintstones’, or a superb ancient castle dating back centuries.
Book with confidence with our guaranteed group departures!
Book our tours with confidence! If you book and deposit on any of our tours, as long as there are just 10 or more people travelling onyour designated group departure, we guarantee it will travel. Please refer to our booking conditions for details.
Experience you can trust
With well over 20 years of experience in successfully creating and operating market leading European tours, you know you are in safe hands. Established in 1995, we are based in Brisbane, Australia and are part of the UK based award winning The Albatross Group. Together we operate over 5,000 special escorted tours every year. We are proud to be have been nominated as a finalist in the 'Best niche wholesaler' category for the last 5 years at the National Travel Industry Awards.