What's the difference between Elderhostel/Road Scholar and Untours?
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|Accommodations||Elderhostel tours provide you with hotels and sometimes college dormitories.||Untours features fully-furnished private apartments, cottages, and farm houses ideally situated to explore both local and world renowned sites.|
|Regional specialization||Elderhostel travels throughout the World (8,000 programs in 90 countries)||Untours specializes in Europe (21 programs in 10 countries), with additional programs in Buenos Aires and Quebec.|
|Type of packages offered||Elderhostel packages are all-inclusive with most meals, tours, lectures included. Airfare optional.||Untours packages include apartment, car rental, and on-site support including transfer from airport and orientation session with local English-speaking staff. Meals and tours are not included to allow maximum freedom for independent exploration. Airfare optional.|
|Sample Price||Sample Elderhostel trip: 13 days in Switzerland, includes meals, guides and lectures, hotels and transportation by coach between cities, without airfare ("Program Only Pricing"): $4,895 per person, double occupancy.||Sample Untours trip: 14 days in Switzerland, including fully furnished vacation rental with an equipped kitchen, on-site support, 14 day Swiss Rail passes valid on trains, buses, lake ships plus free entry to over 400 museums in Switzerland, on-site support, and many other extras: $1,799 per person, double occupancy.|
|Program operations||Elderhostel is operated by over 500 independent subcontractors.||Operated by Untours.|
|Company size||Large||Small (Regional specialists travel each year to inspect properties and oversee on-site operations. These are the same experts who are available to discuss your individual vacation plans.)|
|Company age||Elderhostel was founded in 1975||Untours was founded in 1975|
|Profits||Elderhostel is a not-for-profit organization||Untours profits go to charity, The Untours Foundation|
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