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Katie“The European Wonder tour was more than expected. The accommodation and meals were great and the whole tour was brilliantly organised. Vincenzo was an awesome trip leader who had loads of knowledge and made learning about the areas fun and exciting. He was ...“

Topdeck

Topdeck

4.6/5 - Excellent
Headquarters in London, England
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TOURS
545
AGE RANGE
18-39
RESPONSE RATE
100%
RESPONSE TIME
0-1h
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  • Passionate and knowledgeable crew
  • Balance of social and free time
  • Locally-inspired cuisine

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 p...

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

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2,782 Topdeck Reviews

Excellent
81%
Good
16%
Average
2%
Rather Poor
1%
Bad
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Accommodation
4.5 / 5
Transportation
5 / 5
Meals
4.5 / 5
Value for money
4.5 / 5
Guide
5 / 5
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  • C
    Ultimate Surfari (ex. Sydney) 2017-18
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on February 20, 2018
    This trip was awesome. Had an amazing guide, great transport. The accommodation was always fantastic and the people I met were truly fantastic. If your having d…
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  • P
    Winter Express
    4.0 - Good
    Written on February 15, 2018
    This was the best tour ever! Went to every place on my bucket list, made friends and memories I’ll keep for life. Bianca was the best tour guide, really knowled…
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  • CJ
    Winter Getaway
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on February 13, 2018
    Absolutely brilliant. One of the best experiences ever. Carolyn and Louie made such an unforgettable trip. Can not recommend enough for those want to see Europe…
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  • CM
    Northern Explorer (ex. Wellington) 2017-18
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on February 12, 2018
    A great trip despite being comfortably the oldest on the bus. Great people, Scott the guide and Emily the driver were fantastic; really friendly and helpful. A …
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  • CG
    Ski Austria
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on February 12, 2018
    What a fantastic tour. Designed well for both experienced and inexperienced skiers (and boarders), St Johann and Steinplatte were easy to get to by bus. I had a…
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  • CS
    Beach & Bush (16 destinations)
    2.0 - Rather poor
    Written on February 10, 2018
    I'm not a picky traveler and I don't need luxury but this tour was BUDGET and not accurately described. Accommodations were BASIC and mostly in the hostel …
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  •  reviewer 7
    European Wonder
    4.0 - Good
    Written on February 8, 2018
    …ach other and made you feel at ease. Would love to go on a trip with Topdeck / Vincenzo again.
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  • L
    Grand Kiwi (21 destinations)
    2.0 - Rather poor
    Written on February 6, 2018
    Missed parts due to top deck not booking properly. Big let downed New Zealand itself was amazing. I broke my arm on tour and the guide was apparently studying p…
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  • RI
    Island Suntanner (ex. Sydney) 2017-18
    3.5 - Good
    Written on February 2, 2018
    … about this tour was the company. Out of all the tours I’ve been on Topdeck is definitely the least helpful and least personal I’ve ever exper…
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  • BJ
    Roman Trail (from Rome to Prague)
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on February 2, 2018
    Vincenzo was extremely helpful and insightful as to Europe.

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

  • Topdeck European Pioneer
  • Q&A with Topdeck Trip Leader
  • Australia: See Australia with Topdeck
  • Europe: Experience the Magic of Europe
  • Africa: Why you should go to Africa
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  • USA: What happens on a Topdeck USA trip?
  • Iceland: The Ultimate Travel Guide
  • New Zealand: Why New Zealand?
  • Japan: The Ultimate Travel Guide
  • Ultimate Travel Guide: Canada
  • Western Europe Travel Guide
  • Ultime Travel Guide: New Zealand
  • Ultimate South East Asia Bucket List - TOPDECK
  • Morocco with Topdeck
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Topdeck European Pioneer

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…"
  • "Two summer seasons completed for Topdeck Europe and loving the continent's vibes more than ever! I'm…"
  • "The greatest adventure yet! Guiding with Topdeck is a dream come true for me! I LOVE travel, lets be…"

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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.