Compare Busabout vs. MacBackpackers

BusaboutMember since 02/08/2010See Busabout Tours

Reviews

Overall average rating

Overall average rating

4.5 out of 5 stars
5.0 out of 5 stars

Most popular reviews

Most popular reviews

15 hours ago
Loved every minute of itRead more
17 hours ago
Michael is a absolute legend. By far the best tour guide we had on this trip. He is a...Read more
18 hours ago
Demi was the most brilliant, knowledgeable, kind and friendly guide. She often went o...Read more
22 hours ago
Eliza was very fun and vibrant, and showed care and thought in everything she did. S...Read more
3 days ago
I'm so glad I decided to do this tour! It was the perfect way to see more of Scotland...Read more
3 days ago
I didn’t know much about Scotland before going on this tour but I feel like now I can...Read more
5 days ago
I thoroughly enjoyed the 3 day Isle of Skye tour with Richard! Richard is incredibly ...Read more
5 days ago
Brilliant! Thanks a million to Richard and our travelling clan they were the best peo...Read more

Guide average rating

Guide average rating

5.0 out of 5 stars
Lucie Hodges(228 reviews)
Oliver Stephens(127 reviews)
Michael Coelho(95 reviews)
Wes Baimbridge(75 reviews)
Naomi Hall(68 reviews)
Tony Rakaupai(67 reviews)
Ryan Robson(61 reviews)
Anela Ilic(59 reviews)
William Counsell(59 reviews)
Ryan Tarascas(58 reviews)
5.0 out of 5 stars
Richard Galloway(389 reviews)
Neil mclennan(180 reviews)
David Watson(178 reviews)
Mark Doggett(115 reviews)
Tim Blott(29 reviews)

Transportation average rating

Transportation average rating

4.5 out of 5 stars
5.0 out of 5 stars

Accommodation average rating

Accommodation average rating

4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5 stars

Meals average rating

Meals average rating

4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5 stars

Value for money average rating

Value for money average rating

4.5 out of 5 stars
5.0 out of 5 stars

About the operator

Number of Tours

Number of Tours

through 38 different countries
through 2 different countries

Travel Styles

Travel Styles

Cultural
Nature & Adventure
Marine
Festival & Events
Independent
Cultural
Festival & Events

Average rating

Average rating

4.5/5 from 2668 reviews
5.0/5 from 1268 reviews

Ideal Age Group

Ideal Age Group

18-99
18-40

Travellers met via TourRadar App

Travellers met via TourRadar App

139
travellers met through Busabout tours
255
travellers met through MacBackpackers tours

Average Price per day

Average Price per day

$48
$71

Average Food Fund

Average Food Fund

n/a
n/a

Average tour length

Average tour length

18
days
5
days

Average Response Rate

Average Response Rate

100%
100%

Average Response Time

Average Response Time

Instantly
3 hours

Videos

Tours

Most popular tours

Most popular tours

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8 days from $671
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9 days from $671
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9 days from $479
223 reviews
11 days from $1295
391 reviews
5 days from $311.13
560 reviews
3 days from $185.95
149 reviews
3 days from $185.95
18 reviews
7 days from $498.38
60 reviews
7 days from $436.3
11 reviews
6 days from $348.18

Destinations

Europe

Europe

Asia

Australia/Oceania

Australia/Oceania

Africa

Africa

North America

North America

Latin America

Latin America

Most visited destinations

Most visited destinations

Travel styles

Nature & Adventure

Nature & Adventure

Cultural

Cultural

Marine

Marine

Festival & Events

Festival & Events

Independent

Independent

Most Common Types

Most Common Types

Flexi (764)
Discovery (641)
Sailing (606)
Boat (354)
Adventure (348)

Policies

Average Group Age

Average Group Age

The average age for Busabout tours is between 18 and 99. The age might vary for specific tours, so please check individual tours for details.
The average age for MacBackpackers tours is between 18 and 40. The age might vary for specific tours, so please check individual tours for details.

Hold my seat

Hold my seat

TourRadar can request Busabout to hold seats for you for up to hours without any credit card details.
Holds are not possible for MacBackpackers.

Deposit

Deposit

TourRadar only requires a deposit of $100 to confirm a Busabout booking. The remaining balance is then payable 50 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 8 September 2018 the full payment is necessary.
TourRadar only requires a deposit of 25% to confirm a MacBackpackers booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 18 September 2018 the full payment is necessary.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation policy

No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 50 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of the tour, but the deposit of $100 is non-refundable.
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of the tour, but the deposit of 25% is non-refundable.If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.

Credit Cards

Credit Cards

The following cards are accepted for Busabout:Visa- Master Card- American Express
The following cards are accepted for MacBackpackers:Visa- Master Card- American Express
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  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Oceania
  • Europe
  • N. America
  • L. America