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Busabout

4.0 | Great
  • 75% Recommend
Service Level
  • Standard
Type
  • Global Operator
Headquarters
  • Vauxhall Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom
Trips
  • 2

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Busabout Reviews & Ratings 75% Recommend

4.0 out of 5
Excellent 6 Great 0 Average 0 Disappointing 0 Terrible 2
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4.5 Activities:
4.5 Lodging:
4.0 Transportation:
4.5 Meals:
4.0

Tour Reviews

IA

Does Not Recommend

Horrible accommodation at Villa Fortunata Camp July 2018

1.0
  • Value 1.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 1.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 1.0
We were booked for an Italian Adventure in Capri and were booked at the Camp Santa Fortunata in Sorrento which turned out to be a nightmare. We paid for an upgrade and the cabin we were placed in had no air conditioning, windows had no mosquito net, the bathroom had no toilet paper. I have contacted them for a refund, of at least the upgrade that we paid, and they have refused. We ended up having to book a hotel in Sorrento because we just couldn't sleep at the cabin they placed us in.

We hated the accommodation and their communication was poor and underserved to their clients.
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GB

Recommends

Had a great experience on the 3 loops this summer. January 2017

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We booked early and got a great deal at the TNT Travel Show in London. Most of our accommodation we booked at either hotels or AirBnB. Loved that fact that we could be flexible, go off route for a few days then jump back on again. The guides, drivers and booking staff have all been amazing. Did some of the optional extras and loved them all. I can't recommend Busabout enough. So much that we have done a tour with them and will be doing 3 more next year.
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T

Does Not Recommend

We did 2 festivals with Busabout and I'm not quite sure what we actually paid for... January 2017

1.0
  • Value 1.0
  • Guide 1.0
  • Activities 1.0
  • Lodging 1.0
  • Transportation 1.0
  • Meals 1.0
Both tours were marketed as '4 day tours' (La Tomatina & Oktoberfest) - despite check in on 'Day 1' not starting until 2pm, and 'Day 4' ending at 8am - really a 3 night, 2 day tour. On the 2 days of the tour, the guides didn't do much guiding - they jumped on the bus, maybe said 3 sentences about the festival we were going to, told us what time to be back on the bus and that was it. Oktoberfest is actually free entrance, so literally all we paid for was accommodation and breakfast - not sure a 6 bed dorm is worth approx. $100aud each per night.
Breakfast on our first tour was simply toast with strawberry jam, the worst coffee in the world (or tea) and juice. Our second tour's breakfast was actually quite good which was surprising - although they took us to oktoberfest so early on the first day that breakfast actually wasn't open yet so we missed out. The optional activities sound exciting but you would be better off paying to do them with a different company who might actually tell you about the places you are going to.
All in all, we could have booked the same accommodation ourselves and booked day tours with companies who actually know what they are talking about for less money and a better experience overall.
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C

Recommends

Busabout is AMAZING!! January 2017

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
My boyfriend and I travelled with Busabout for just over three months this summer (July - October) The company are brilliant & the hosts certainly know their stuff and are so helpful. The bus trip days were fantastic, it was our opportunity to unwind, watch a movie (that was always themed to the place you were heading) look at the gorgeous sights, meet new people. The buses are really comfy and clean too.
We did Sail Croatia in September with Busabout also (Our host was the amazing Kelly, who made the trip smooth sailing and so much fun) this was a 5* trip - one we both won't ever forget.
We are so excited that Busabout are offering a Eastern Europe loop next year and can't wait to do it next summer.
We bought the North, south, west loop with 30 stops - it was money worth spent.
If you have the time and flexibility then honestly you would be silly not to book on Busabout.
We absolutely loved the excursions that Busabout offer as a extra purchase on the trips, my favorites were the Spanish cooking class in Barcelona and the bike tour in Berlin.
We had absolutely no issues whatsoever and met some absolutely amazing fellow Aussies and kiwis along the way! Book for next summer, no regrets smile emoticon Well most likely be joining you on an adventure of a life time.
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V

Recommends

Thanks for the memories and making my solo travel easier. January 2017

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I have met so many wonderful people around the world and Australia and several of them have become my new friends now. Most Trip Guiders are great and helpful with tips. I like the fact that it is a combination of everything such as exploring towns and parties and relaxation and making new friends. It's highly recommend.
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A

Recommends

Best week ever! August 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Jordie and tony the barman on ika sail croatia made us have the best week ever!! Every single day was amazing and they looked after us like a family! We will never forget them or the friends we made on the boat, I hope busabout knows how lucky they are to have staff so good,
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Stride Review

Since 1998, Busabout has been committed to helping independent travelers make their time, cash, and experiences go further, as part of a small group of companies that share its travel philosophy. 

What Makes Them Stand Out? 

Busabout offers a unique freeform style of travel, with it’s “hop-on” and “hop-off” flexible coach network. It also offers full adventures, sailing and island hopping trips, festival tours, and winter vacations.

Who Travels With Them?

Busabout is for independent backpackers aged 18 and up, although they do have exceptions for younger travelers accompanied by an adult. 

Where Do They Operate? 

The Busabout network includes destinations in Europe, Asia, Eastern Europe, Morocco, Scotland, and Ireland. 

Why Travel with Them? 

Busabout provides an easy, different way to see the world, perfect for travelers interested in meeting others and sharing their passion for exploring the world.

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From Busabout

Busabout is not your average travel company. It was 1998 when we first linked up the best cities and destinations in Europe with a commitment to the independent traveller to make their time, cash and experiences go further. By being the alternative choice we have remained dedicated to our freestyle form of travel and our unique hop-on hop-off flexible coach network.

We live to travel and as travellers ourselves know what makes an unforgettable trip. Sometimes we show you around, other times you are free to explore, either way, we hope to give you choice and plenty of local knowledge.

This passion to explore the world (without costing the Earth) has also developed over the years into our innovative Adventures, be it island hopping in Greece and Croatia, trekking through Eastern Europe or discovering the ancient cultures of Egypt and Morocco.

Our coaches

We are particularly proud of our 'Big Blue' buses. They might not be the most expensive in the world but they are by far the coolest. You may think we are a bit strange but once you've travelled around Europe with us, you will become rather fond of them too. Our modern brand new fleet are air-conditioned, have reclining seats, plenty of leg room and a secure lock-up for your bags. We even had some designer upholstery made especially - your bum has never sat on anything this cool.

The techie stuff

You don't just get choice and flexibility off the coach, you get it on-board too. If you want to hang out with your new-found travel-mates, go for it. If you want to chill and catch up writing the journal instead, you're welcome to. You can also listen to music or watch a movie. Just like on flights we have audio plugs on every seat so when we play DVD's, you can choose to watch and you don't have to be quiet if you don't! And for all you flash-packers we have power points to charge all your electronic bits 'n bobs.

Stay Connected

All our coaches offer WiFi connection. Buy access for the day, surf the net and make your family and friends super jealous with your Facebook and Twitter updates. Also, you can access My Trip to keep track of your travel plans and book your accommodation.

Travel safe

No need to worry about your gear. Today most backpackers carry loads of expensive electronic gadgets and with a semi-decent pack or case, it's no wonder you want it within arms-reach. When you are on the bus all your stuff is locked up underneath and only your driver can get to it so sit back and relax.

Travelling solo?

One of the best things about travel is the people you meet, whether from back home or other parts of the world. Busabout is perfect for people travelling on their own as you will have the opportunity to meet like-minded travellers and share experiences. Those who do start out by themselves (almost half our travellers!) very soon have a group of friends to travel with. In fact Busabout is the only travel network in Europe operated exclusively for backpackers. In hostels, we place you with fellow Busabouters when possible so you can feel more secure in your accommodation.

Your Decisions

Simple - you hop-on and hop-off our network around Europe. It's what independent travel is all about  the ability to design your own trip, go where you want and stay as long as you want. Your travel sectors can be pre-booked online or with the Guides on the buses and you are free to change your mind as often as you want (just be careful around the really busy Festivals like Oktoberfest and Pamplona!).

Personalised Attention

Travelling on Busabout means that you do the discovering while our awesome crew are there to help you make the most of your trip. Want to know about that tiny village just south of Prague or which metro line to take for the Eiffel Tower? Just ask and you'll get all the low-down you need for your own tailor-made adventure.

Local Knowledge

Our Guides and Drivers are all independent travellers who are fanatical about Europe and keen to share their knowledge and experience with you. It's not all historical sites and culture, our guys will give you their own top tips about where to party, the best little family-run restaurant in town and where to go for live music. They've been there and tried it all so have plenty of suggestions.

Trips & Specials

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11 days
Group Tour
Value - 3 star
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Highlights

  • Admire the ancient, golden Schwedagon Pagoda
  • Walk amongst the monks at the largest monastery in Amarapura
  • Marvel at the view from 1,518 mtr high Mt Popa
  • Drift across the serene and ancient Inle Lake
  • Get snap happy at the temples of Bagan
  • Traditional Burmese village trek, Kalaw
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8 days
Group Tour
Basic - 2 star
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From: $ 919

Highlights

  • Mostar, the bridge and the bakeries
  • Sarajevo walking tour with a cevapcici lunch in the Old Town
  • The buzz of Belgrade
  • Our gypsy evening in Sofia
  • Bulgaria’s Black Sea Coast
  • Istanbul in the evening and the Blue Mosque
  • The great value for money food and drink
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