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Topdeck

Topdeck

Headquarters in London, England
OVERALL RATING
4.6/5 - Excellent
TOURS
414
AGE RANGE
18-39
RESPONSE RATE
100%
RESPONSE TIME
0-1h
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Highlights

  • Award winning global product range
  • Passionate and knowledgeable crew
  • Balance of social and free time
  • Locally-inspired cuisine

Awards & Recognitions

Tour of the Year EuropeTour of the Year EuropeGuide of the Year
+2

Topdeck Guides

+28

2,190 Topdeck Reviews

Excellent
82%
Good
15%
Average
2%
Rather Poor
1%
Bad
0%
Accommodation
4.5 / 5
Transportation
5 / 5
Meals
4.5 / 5
Value for money
4.5 / 5
Guide
5 / 5
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  •  reviewer 1
    Tropical Discovery
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on February 22, 2017

    This is a brand new tour launched with Topdeck. This is my second tour with the company and it continues to exceed ...
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  •  reviewer 2
    Iceland Explorer
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on February 21, 2017

    This was my first time doing a tour as well as traveling alone and it was a great experience. Tour was well planned and had built in free time so you could do o...
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  •  reviewer 3
    Sweet As North (ex. Auckland)
    3.0 - Average
    Written on February 19, 2017

    Terrible tour. Foods are terrible, accommodations rare nightmare. Nothing's included, you have to pay for almost everything except transportation and everything...
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    Topdeck commented on this review
    Hi, We are sorry to hear that your experience with us fell short of your expectations. Our customer feedback team would like to hear from you regarding your concerns with a hope to clarify any questions or concerns you had on this trip. You will be able to reach them at feedback@topdecktravel.co.uk and they will be able to get back to your ASAP We look forward to hearing from you. Kind Regards, Team Topdeck

  •  reviewer 4
    European Wonder
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on February 18, 2017

    My first time to Europe and I got to hit all the highlights I've always dreamed of. I enjoyed the knowledge of history that Jess shared with us.

  •  reviewer 5
    Winter Spirit
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on February 15, 2017

    I booked this trip at the very last minuet and was extremely nervous and didn’t know what to expect. The tour ended up being the best thing I have ever done, ou...
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  •  reviewer 6
    Island Suntanner (ex. Sydney)
    4.0 - Good
    Written on February 15, 2017

    The trip was extremely well planned and organised! I had an amazing time and felt like I got great value for my money! The tour leader and group was great, and ...
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  •  reviewer 7
    Winter Express
    4.0 - Good
    Written on February 14, 2017

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  •  reviewer 8
    Winter Express
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on February 13, 2017

    I travelled on the Winter Express which was not only my first Topdeck trip but in fact my first overseas trip. It was a trip of a life tim...
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  •  reviewer 9
    Winter Express
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on February 13, 2017

    I did the winter express so we had a lot to see and do in a short amount of time. But Jess was so good with giving us all the information we needed weather it b...
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  •  reviewer 10
    Winter Spirit
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on February 11, 2017

    ... above and beyond to make sure we made the most of our experience. My Topdeck was one of the best experiences I've ever had, and Jess was a huge p...
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About Topdeck

Topdeck provides awesome tours to 18-39 year old travellers in Europe, Egypt, Morocco, Australia, New Zealand, Africa and Asia. Festivals and city breaks, extended tours around Europe, sailing tours and much more! Topdeck offers excellent value trips at affordable prices, with their passion to provide unforgettable travel adventures across the globe. Topdeck understands that some roads aren't meant to be travelled alone, and you generally have more fun with friends! With Topdeck you will explore, enjoy, and share the experience with other travelers. #Topdecker

Topdeck videos

  • Europe 2013 Travel
  • Wild Africa Adventure Tour!
  • North America Trips
  • Las Fallas - Festival of Fire
  • Channel [V] x Topdeck - Part 1: Paris
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  • Channel [V] x Topdeck - Part 2: Swiss Alps
  • Channel [V] x Topdeck - Part 3: Barcelona
  • Topdeck European Pioneer
  • Q&A with Topdeck Trip Leader
  • 11 ways to get inspired in Australia
  • See Australia with Topdeck
  • Experience the Magic of Europe
  • Topdeck Africa
  • Topdeck USA
  • Iceland: The Ultimate Travel Guide
  • New Zealand
  • Japan: The Ultimate Travel Guide
Europe 2013 Travel

Why Topdeck

40 Years Experiences

Topdeck has used their 40 years experience put together the itinerary of each tour with the traveler in mind. When on tour, you will be with other similarly aged, like minded travelers - and your new friends will be there with you to share the excitement and experience new places!

Free Time to Explore

Topdeck knows how important time is, and that is why they give you as much free time as possible, so you can go and explore at your own pace. The expert staff at Topdeck are enthusiastic about travel, and they know their stuff. You can rely on them to ensure you get the best out of your trip, and they will do everything to make sure that happens.

Topdeck Benefits

Experienced Staff

The best bit about having motivated, knowledgeable staff is that they take care of all the boring stuff, and you enjoy the fun parts of travelling. They will make sure there is no overbooked trains, accommodation fully booked, or language problems... they are there to make life easy for you!

Details Organised

Topdeck organise all accommodation, transport, food, local guided tours and they even have some 'Totally Topdeck' experiences. What is included in your tour is clearly marked, so that you can budget for the other important things; like shopping and having a good time. When traveling, the Topdeck staff are there to assist - whether it’s the guides in Europe, the drivers in Australia, or a local guide in Egypt - they are there to make sure you can get the most out of your experience with local knowledge, tips and tricks, or local specialties.

Topdeck Guides

  • "Work hard, play hard, be kind, travel, travel, travel some more.....oh and always try the local food..."
  • "The greatest adventure yet! Guiding with Topdeck is a dream come true for me! I LOVE travel, lets be..."
  • "I love showing people around Australia and bringing alive its unique landscape and animals along with..."

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Topdeck Story & History

Started by friends in 1973 who shared a passion for adventure, Topdeck Travel has a long history of delivering authentic and fun group travel. Originally transport was provided by double decker buses, which gave way to the name Topdeck. From 1974 onwards, and even into the 1990s, these ‘deckers’ (double decker buses) travelled throughout Europe and even further afield in to Morocco, the Middle East, and sometimes making the extended trip between London and Kathmandu.

During the 1980s, the company decided it would move further afield into the United States of America, where it started operations. The company even ran trips from Sydney to London from 1980 onwards, with the last leg using a converted Sydney double decker to stay in theme. Later on it was decided to introduce coaches, and then this happened in the mid 1980’s, it was primarily for the winter ski holidays. This marked the end of the old double deckers, with the 1990’s marking the start of retirement for them in great numbers.

Once this happened, the focus shifted towards camping trips, staying in various campsites across Europe. After this, Topdeck started to take shape as the company we know it today, offering camping, hostel based trips, and even trips with hotel accommodation. one of the original Topdeck double decker buses can still be seen to this day at the Isle of Wight Bus Museum, which is near Newport, Isle of Wight.

Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions.

  • How much cash do I need to bring?

    You will have easy access to local currency from ATMs in all major cities. It is also recommended to bring some cash on arrival (US$ or GBP), in addition to your local payment amount. Tipping is expected for quite a few things (carrying your luggage etc.) but you only need to give a small amount and your Trip Leader will advise you what is appropriate.

  • What clothes do I need to bring for the African trip?

    The climate in each African country varies. Most countries range between hot days and mild nights in the summer months to warm days and cool nights in the winter. Some countries can get very hot in summer, so lightweight cottons and linens are recommended along with clothing to cover your head and neck and high factor sunblock. If visiting in winter you will need to bring some warmer clothing for the cool evenings.

  • Is it possible to extend my stay?

    Please contact us to enquire about the cost of pre and post tour accommodation which can be added to your booking for an additional cost.

  • What is the age range on the trip?

    Topdeck's safari trips are run exclusively for travellers aged 18 to 30-something.

  • For African tours, what is the group size on the trip?

    The group have a maximum size of 24 and usually average around 16 travellers.

  • What kinds of food are served on the trip in Africa?

    All of Topdeck's trips include a variety of appetising meals. Please contact us for details on the trip or if you have any questions regarding dietary requirements.

  • What are the accommodations on the trips through Africa?

    During the evenings, you will stay in a two-person dome tents kitted out with insect screens and foam mats. In certain locations Topdeck trips feature included hostel upgrades and they also use comfortable hotel accommodation on Zanzibar.

  • What are the kinds of transportation that Topdeck use?

    Topdeck uses state of the art overland safari vehicles. It keeps food and drinks fresh (in the on-board drinks cooler), your belongings safely stowed (in secure lockers big enough for your entire luggage) and it comes with power points so you can charge up laptops, cameras and mp3 players so you can plug in and chill out when you need to.

  • Is travel insurance needed for the trip?

    Yes, comprehensive travel insurance is compulsory on all Topdeck trips and should be taken out at the time of booking. Please contact us for more information or visit this page www.tourradar.com/travel-insurance for a free quote with our insurance partners, World Nomads.

  • What are not included on the trip price?

    The following are not included on the trip price: Sleeping bag, personal travel and medical insurance, items of a personal nature, optional excursions and restaurant meals and drinks.