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

10 hours ago
Lauren is an amazing guide, loved having her on the coachRead more
10 hours ago
Rachael is a fantastic and charismatic guideRead more
11 hours ago
Jenn was an amazing guide and she definitely made the trip fun and stress free. The t...Read more
11 hours ago
Had an absolutely amazing time on Sail. Could not have asked for a better guide and c...Read more
2 days ago
I did a 3 day Isle of Skye and Lochness tour with MacBackpackers. It was absolute fun...Read more
3 days ago
I wouldn't consider myself a "tour" type of person, and I was pretty skeptical when I...Read more
4 days ago
Amazing trip! Great landscapes in Scotland. Also, Dave was a great guide! He told us ...Read more
4 days ago
Best tour I have ever been on! I could not recommend this tour enough, for everyone, ...Read more

Guide average rating

Guide average rating

5.0 out of 5 stars
Oliver Stephens(305 reviews)
Lucie Hodges(233 reviews)
Wes Baimbridge(215 reviews)
Michael Coelho(206 reviews)
Ryan MacFarlane(187 reviews)
Angela Hunter(130 reviews)
Ryan Tarascas(115 reviews)
Toby(115 reviews)
Darcy Phegan(113 reviews)
Micaela Augoustides(112 reviews)
5.0 out of 5 stars
Richard Galloway(455 reviews)
David Watson(287 reviews)
Neil mclennan(221 reviews)
Mark Doggett(141 reviews)
Tim Blott(39 reviews)
Stewart McCulloch(17 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 39 different countries
through 2 different countries

Travel Styles

Travel Styles

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

Average rating

Average rating

4.5/5 from 4614 reviews
5.0/5 from 1563 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

$35
$65

Average Food Fund

Average Food Fund

n/a
n/a

Average tour length

Average tour length

27
days
5
days

Average Response Rate

Average Response Rate

100%
100%

Average Response Time

Average Response Time

Instantly
2 hours

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Tours

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487 reviews
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685 reviews
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186 reviews
3 days from $189.75
19 reviews
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19 reviews
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7 days from $456.45

Destinations

Europe

Europe

Asia

Australia/Oceania

Australia/Oceania

Africa

Africa

North America

North America

Latin America

Latin America

Most visited destinations

Most visited destinations

Split (43)
Munich (34)
Paris (26)
Berlin (26)
Prague (25)

Travel styles

Nature & Adventure

Nature & Adventure

Cultural

Cultural

Marine

Marine

Festival & Events

Festival & Events

Independent

Independent

Activities

Activities

Most Common Types

Most Common Types

Discovery (3810)
Flexi (1745)
Adventure (1483)
Sailing (1270)
Boat (615)

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 10 November 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 20 November 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