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Topdeck Travel

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Topdeck Travel is the answer to a travel fanatic’s dream.

Perhaps you are on your gap year before starting university, or maybe you’re after the adventure of a lifetime. Whatever your reason; if you’re between the ages of 18 and 39, then it’s time to think about booking a Topdeck Travel tour.

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9.4Our Rating
Topdeck Review

Accommodation
9
Transportation
10
Meals
9
Value for money
9
Guide
10
Pros
  • 40+ years of experience
  • Huge range of tours
  • No tipping policy
  • Highly rated tour leaders
  • Great range of deals
Cons
  • Their website & booking process is a bit slow

Who are Topdeck Travel?

Topdeck is a tour operator who is serious about travel.

They offer 18-39-year-olds the chance to uncover extraordinary with other like-minded people on over 370 different tour routes in 65 countries, from Europe, North America, Asia, Australia & New Zealand, Africa, the Middle East & North Africa.

47 years in operation

370+ tour routes

65 countries

Topdeck history

Topdeck Travel was founded in 1973 by the Australian Graham ‘Skroo’ Turner and two of his friends who decided they needed to see the world. They invested in two double-decker buses while in England and set up a travel company.

That was how Topdeck Travel was born.

Topdeck Travel initially embarked on bus tours to the European continent, and areas of Northern Africa. The company grew and grew, and by 1980 they had seventy to eighty buses. During the ’80s, Topdeck expanded out to the United States and Australia.

Topdeck has gone from strength to strength ever since.

FUN FACTTopdeck’s original transportation was double-decker buses converted into a large camper-van to allow passengers to sleep on board.

Collection of old Topdeck Travel buses
Old Topdeck Travel buses from 1970s & 1980s.
🚀 Topdeck Travel Launched 1973
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Topdeck Travel was founded in 1973. The original double-decker buses were converted to allow passengers to sleep on board during the early trips.
1974
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The term 'deckers' was coined (now known as #Topdeckers). Tours expanded to the Middle East and overland between London and Kathmandu.
Early 1980s
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Topdeck Travel grew rapidly and expanded its operations into the United States and long-distance tours from Sydney to London.
Early 1990s
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Topdeck shifted from converted buses to coaches offering camping and staying on European campsites followed by the introduction of hotel trips.
2005 - 2007
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Topdeck introduced their hotel programme offering tours for all budgets. Explorer trips were officially launched.
2013
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Topdeck Travel break into the US market with a variety of tours to North America & South America.
2015
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Topdeck begin offering tours throughout Asia.
2020
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Topdeck Travel launches its “Feel Real” mission aimed at travellers discontented with “filtered tourism”. Topdeck unveils three new destinations.
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Topdeck Travel destinations

Topdeck Travel provides tours in many and varied destinations from the exotic to the extreme.

There’s a tour for every taste & budget.

Europe

Ever wanted to visit the land of fire and ice, otherwise known as Iceland? Or perhaps you are more interested in seeing ancient sites such as Italy’s world-famous Colosseum in Rome. You can do this with an Explorer tour.

There are over 160 tours that Topdeck Travel manage in Europe, and every one of them will allow to experience a new culture and language and see something truly authentic.

There are chances to go sailing, and you can choose where you stay, be it a luxury hotel or a budget hostel.

Up To 30% Off Europe Trips
Deal
3 months ago

Up To 30% Off Europe Trips

Topdeck
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North America

If you have ever wanted a taste of real freedom them travelling across the USA and Canada can do this. The vast expanse of the country will put you in awe.

With so many trips to choose from, it may be challenging to make a decision. You may decide that a ride along Route 66 is your thing, or perhaps a visit to a National Park in Utah. Or maybe you could go and travel the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

A trip like this allows you to not only explore places you would never usually go, but it will enable you to find a piece of you that was missing before. North America is so vast, but instead of feeling lost, you will feel found with Topdeck Travel.

Up To 30% Off North America Trips
Deal
3 months ago

Up To 30% Off North America Trips

Topdeck
Valid online only

Middle East & Africa

Seeing the sand-dunes of the Sahara is an overwhelming experience and one that you may need to satisfy in yourself. Seeing the pyramids rise from the heat can cause emotions you never knew existed.

There is such a remarkable history in the countries of the Middle East and North Africa, that if you were to choose a tour here, you would not be left wanting more.

There is nowhere like Africa. It has it all, the wild game, the wide-open expanse, the rugged landscape, and mountain ranges, the sense of wonderment that you have genuinely gone somewhere different.

Up To 30% Off Middle East & Africa Trips
Deal
3 months ago

Up To 30% Off Middle East & Africa Trips

Topdeck
Valid online only

Australia & New Zealand

A tour of the land down under can take you from the sandy beaches and surf to tropical forest and desert.

A road trip in Australia is something everyone needs to experience.

Or what about New Zealand where you can travel the road of the Orcs in Lord of the Rings. New Zealand is a real gem. You will want to visit the stunning national parks and explore the labyrinth of caves and tunnels in the Waitomo cave system.

Whatever tour you choose, it is impossible to be disappointed.

Up To 30% Off Australia & New Zealand Trips
Deal
3 months ago

Up To 30% Off Australia & New Zealand Trips

Topdeck
Valid online only

Asia

The largest continent has so much to offer.

Topdeck Travel offers you many tours that can take you to the best sushi restaurants in Japan, the market places of Bangkok or island hopping around Bali.

Up To 30% Off Asia Trips
Deal
3 months ago

Up To 30% Off Asia Trips

Topdeck
Valid online only

Latin America

Whether you want to party in style, visit the Galapagos Islands or see the home of the Inca, a South American tour will make you want more.

There is nowhere on Earth that will make you feel as magical or in awe as the Amazon rainforest either. With so many destinations, you need to decide who you are, and what place calls to your soul.

Up To 30% Off Latin America Trips
Deal
3 months ago

Up To 30% Off Latin America Trips

Topdeck
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Topdeck review & testimonials

9.4Our Rating
Excellent

Accommodation
9
Transportation
10
Meals
9
Value for money
9
Guide
10
Pros
  • 40+ years of experience
  • Huge range of tours
  • Enthusiastic & proficient tour leaders
  • Great combination of social & free time
  • No tipping policy
  • Great range of deals
Cons
  • Their website & booking process is a bit slow
Morgan
Morgan
Roman Trail tour
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Great driver and tour leader - really knew the histories of all of the places we went to. Great guys, really relatable and friendly. Rest of the group really made us feel welcome. Overall - fantastic tour.
Daniel
Daniel
California Calling tour
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The tour was extremely well organised and excellent value for money considering the amount of places you see. Meals included on several days was a bonus and our guide Nikki was so helpful and enthusiastic. Would definitely recommend this tour!
Josie
Josie
Winter Getaway tour
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Absolutely amazing trip with amazing trip leader, bus driver and group. Didn’t want it to end.
Sarah
Sarah
Trail To The Alps tour
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I loved it, it surpassed all my expectations. Would highly recommend.

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Morgan
Morgan
Roman Trail tour
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Great driver and tour leader - really knew the histories of all of the places we went to. Great guys, really relatable and friendly. Rest of the group really made us feel welcome. Overall - fantastic tour.
Daniel
Daniel
California Calling tour
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The tour was extremely well organised and excellent value for money considering the amount of places you see. Meals included on several days was a bonus and our guide Nikki was so helpful and enthusiastic. Would definitely recommend this tour!
Josie
Josie
Winter Getaway tour
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Absolutely amazing trip with amazing trip leader, bus driver and group. Didn’t want it to end.
Sarah
Sarah
Trail To The Alps tour
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I loved it, it surpassed all my expectations. Would highly recommend.
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Sustainable travel

Topdeck Travel understands the importance of sustainable travel.

They have put a great deal of time and resources into developing a strategy to ensure all their tours are designed with the environment in mind.

Topdeck has reduced waste produced on trips with their fantastic plastic bottle scheme – they have also cut back emissions from their coaches too! 👏

Topdeck deals

Topdeck Travel is generous when it comes to offering discounts on their tours.

You can be sure to find a deal or Topdeck discount code throughout the year – and we have them all!

Topdeck brochures

Browse and download the latest Topdeck brochures and start planning your adventure of a lifetime with Topdeck Travel!

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Contacting Topdeck

Topdeck Travel has head offices in the UK, Australia & the USA.

UK address: 109 Power Rd, Chiswick, London W4 5PY

Australia address: Level 5/275 Grey St, South Brisbane QLD 4101

USA address: 631 Wilshire Boulevard 3rd floor, Santa Monica, CA 90401

UK

0845 257 5212 (from inside the UK)

+44 (0)20 8987 3305 (from outside the UK)

AUS

1300 886 332 (from inside Australia)

+61 7 30634071 (from outside Australia)

New Zealand

0800 525 366

USA

1 800 607 1399

You can email Topdeck on info@topdeck.travel when their offices are closed.

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