Our Rating

9.6

Accommodation
90%
Transportation
100%
Meals
95%
Value For Money
95%
Tour Guide
100%

Topdeck Travel

TRUSTED OPERATOR

COVID Safe

Topdeck Travel

TRUSTED OPERATOR

COVID Safe

About Topdeck Travel

Topdeck Travel is a tour operator providing trips for 18-39-year-olds through 65 countries. With over 370 exciting tours to choose from, Topdeck is one of the most popular group travel companies with young travellers.

Why Choose Topdeck Travel

Contacting Topdeck Travel

Topdeck Travel Head Office Address

109 Power Road, Chiswick, London United Kingdom W4 5PY

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18-39

AGE RANGE

$$

$$

PRICE RANGE

65

COUNTRIES

370

TOURS

Countries Visited

Tour Types

Hostel Plus, Hotel, Explorer, Sailing, Short Breaks, Festivals

AVERAGE

TYPES OF PASSENGERS

Why Choose Topdeck Travel

Contacting Topdeck Travel

Topdeck Travel Head Office Address

109 Power Road, Chiswick, London United Kingdom W4 5PY

Social Media

AVERAGE

60%
Females
40%
Males

GENDER OF PASSENGERS

AVERAGE

60%
Females
40%
Males

GENDER OF PASSENGERS

Booking fees

Price matching

PAYMENT PLANS

Free Single Supplement

Sustainable Travel

Financial protection

Booking fees

Price matching

PAYMENT PLANS

Free Single Supplement

Sustainable Travel

Financial protection

TERMS APPLY

Topdeck Travel Booking Highlights

Topdeck will offer a full refund or travel credit if you’re diagnosed with COVID-19 within 14 days, and up to 24 hours prior to your departure.

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TERMS APPLY

Topdeck Travel Booking Highlights

Topdeck will offer a full refund or travel credit if you’re diagnosed with COVID-19 within 14 days, and up to 24 hours prior to your departure.

Topdeck Travel Gallery

Topdeck Travel Videos

More About Topdeck Travel

Topdeck Travel has been in business since 1973 and still to this day remains one of the most popular choices for under 39 year-olds looking for a group holiday experience.

Today, Topdeck is owned by Flight Centre after having purchased the tour operator in 2014.

In early 2020, Topdeck Travel launched their ‘Feel Real’ campaign designed to highlight the benefits of group travel, rather than the destinations themselves with the hope to appeal to the evolving values of younger generations.

Like many other tour operators today, Topdeck is conscious about its impact on the environment, which is the operator has developed a strategy to ensure all their tours are designed with the environment in mind. Topdeck has shown they are a sustainable travel operator by reducing waste produced on trips with their fantastic plastic bottle scheme and drastically reducing emissions from their coaches too.

Topdeck Travel FAQs

Flight Centre purchased Topdeck Travel in 2014. Flight Centre agreed to buy 90% of the company in a deal that valued the youth tour operator at approximately £21 million ($38 million) at the time of acquisition.

Topdeck was started in 1973 by Australian-born, Graham ‘Skroo’ Turner.

Topdeck Travel was formerly know as Argas Persicus Ltd, which was a reference to the turkey tick, due to the founding partners having met in veterinary school.

Topdeck does not include flights to your tour departure location. You will need to book your own transportation to the start of your Topdeck tour.

But if your tour has an internal domestic flight as part of its itinerary, then the cost of your trip will include the domestic flights as part of your Topdeck tour package.

If you have any questions, you can contact Topdeck and they may be able to offer advice on how to get to your tour starting point.

Topdeck's Vietnam & Cambodia Explorer tour map

Some Topdeck trips include domestic flights as part of the price, such as the Vietnam & Cambodia Explorer tour.

What’s included

Every Topdeck tour includes your transport, accommodation, some of your meals, lots of included experiences and of course your Topdeck tour guide.

Every trip is different, so you’ll need to look at the “included experiences” section of the Topdeck tour you’re interested in to see exactly what is offered.

Your included tour transport will typically be by bus; however, if your itinerary does include ferry, boat or internal domestic flights, then these will also be bundled as part of your tour price.

What’s not included

The following items are not included in the price of your Topdeck tour:

  • Spending money
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Departure taxes
  • Any meals not listed on the tour itinerary
  • Excursions and entrance fees (unless these are specified in the “included experiences” information section
  • International flights to and from your Topdeck tour
  • Any optional activities recommended while on tour

How much you need to pay will depend on how close you are booking to your trip departure date.

If you book more than 2 months in advance of your departure date, you only need to pay a small deposit. You will have 60 days prior to your tour departure to pay off the outstanding amount in full.

If you’re booking last-minute (60 days or less), then you are required to pay the full amount upfront.

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