Topdeck vs Aspiring Adventures - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 4.5
Value — 4.6
Guide — 4.6
Activities — 4.6
Lodging — 4.6
Transportation — 4.6
Meals — 4.6
Overall — 5
Value — 5.0
Guide — 5.0
Activities — 5.0
Lodging — 5.0
Transportation — 5.0
Meals — 5.0
Recent Reviews

Winter Spirit around Europe!

5.0 March 2019
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I did the 24 day Winter Spirit around Europe! I would definitely recommend booking a Topdeck tour! It was the best experience ever. Doing my second Topdeck in July around New Zealand!

Tour Topdeck Company Reviews

Most amazing experience ever!

5.0 February 2019
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Did Uluru discovery in Australia and Grand Kiwi in NZ back in November and it was the most amazing experience ever! Awesome guide and driver. Well organized and took great care of us!
Only one bad hostel accommodation wise, but other than that it was amazing.
It was so nice not having to worry about accommodations, transportation, and most meals when we got there! On the days it wasn’t included, the guide/driver would tell us what’s in the area!
For sure will be doing another topdeck tour in the future!
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Tour Topdeck Company Reviews

Extremely knowledgeable

5.0 February 2019
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Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
My partner and I just completed the 20 day Discover Winter tour and it was absolutely outstanding! What really made the trip though was the Trip Leader, Alex, and the driver, Deyan. They were both extremely knowledgeable people and explained everything we needed to know to enjoy every place we went to. I highly recommend this tour and hope that everybody else has the opportunity to meet Alex and Deyan.
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Aspiring Adventures Helped Our Family Have the Trip of a Lifetime

5.0 January 2017
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
It's simple: if you are looking to delve deeply into your exploration of Peru, are interested in customizing a trip around your interests, or are a family with young children then you should travel with Aspiring Adventures. During our 16-day visit with two kids (7 and 9) we saw and did more than we would have otherwise on our own,...
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The trip of a lifetime with my husband and three young children

5.0 December 2016
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I found Aspiring Adventures through the guide book FODORS. They planned a custom 10 day trip that was kid and family friendly with hands on activities that my family will remember for a lifetime such as riding ATVs, cooking classes, making chocolate, paddling boarding,visiting an authentic working farm and eating in the house of an Peruvian family. Of course all...
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A once in a lifetime opportunity to delve deeper

5.0 November 2016
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
As your publicity material says, we really did delve deeper on our 2 week Classic tour with the amazing Luis. We did so much more than scratch the surface, with mind blowing and mind opening home-stays and visits to off the beaten track archaeological sites. Luis has a real knack of knowing exactly what we needed at the time and...
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Tour Aspiring Adventures Company Reviews

Tours 347 Trips 2 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 147 $ 274
Operator Type Group Tour Operator None
Size Global Operator None
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
    Service Level Standard N/A
    Regions
    • North America
    • Australia & Pacific
    • Africa
    • Middle East & North Africa
    • Europe
      Known For
      • 18 - 35
      • Safari
      • Trekking & Camping
      • Adventure
        Headquarters Chiswick, London, UK N/A
        Year Established 1973 N/A
        Solo Friendly Good for singles, No single supplement N/A
        Tour Languages English
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          About Topdeck

          Founded in 1973, Topdeck has been providing fun, adventurous trips around the world for 18-39 for over 40 years.

          What Makes Topdeck Travel Stand Out?

          Topdeck tour focuses on providing friendly and authentic guided group tours where like-minded 18-39 year old travelers can have amazing group experiences. There are several trip types to choose from, from camping, to immersive, to multi destination, to sailing.

          Who Will Enjoy Traveling with Topdeck?

          Sociable, adventurous, budget conscious 18-39 year olds are the kinds of traveler who will gravitate to Topdeck. Though they offer a few different distinct travel styles, there is definitely a sense of an ongoing party, with travel as the conduit and underlying shared interest.

          If the idea of being around a group of similarly aged people - many of whom may be exploring internationally for the first or second time - being spontaneous, and meeting locals (often in the environment of bars or clubs) is unappealing, then Topdeck may not be your cup of tea.

          Introverted travelers, or those for whom an extensively planned itinerary including many museums and historical sites is ideal, may want to hunt around before choosing a Topdeck tour.

          That is not to dissuade the more observational traveler - who may very well find a group they gel with perfectly on a Topdeck tour. Only to caution that you will be surrounded by several extroverted personalities.

          The bottom line is if you are game for anything, are traveling on a budget, and don’t mind fairly basic but comfortable accommodations and inexpensive meals - sometimes on the go - then you will enjoy the Topdeck tour experience.

          Top Destinations

          Topdeck has tours throughout the world, in Europe, Australia & New Zealand, North America, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.

          Topdeck Travel Style

          The Topdeck travel style is tied quite specifically to their audience. These tours are great for youthful and energetic 18-39 year olds looking for a good time and to make new friends.

          In the interest of keeping their tours affordable, travelers with Topdeck will need to make a few allowances. For example, hostels and hotels may be situated quite far away from the city centers. You can also expect some long travel days. The more of a good sense of humor and adventure you have, the more you’ll enjoy the experience.

          Why Choose a Tour With Topdeck

          Feeling the urge to connect with travelers in your age group, have fun, and make lasting friendships? Topdeck has over 40 years of experience in adventure travel, which has helped them create epic low cost trips for 18-30 somethings.

          These tours are certainly not for those who prefer to take things slow. You will be running around, moving between a lot of places - which in some cases means very long bus rides - going out a lot, meeting new people, and staying active throughout your tour.

          If your ideal travel experience is more methodical and planned out in nature, Topdeck may not be for you.

          But if you are an adventurous and social travelers eager to absorb a new culture and make new friends, then hop on board!

          About Aspiring Adventures

          Aspiring Adventures is a tour provider founded by two travel enthusiasts with a focus on travel in Peru.

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