Topdeck vs Cuba Travel Services - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 4.5
Value — 4.6
Guide — 4.6
Activities — 4.6
Lodging — 4.5
Transportation — 4.5
Meals — 4.5
Overall — 3.5
Value — 3.3
Guide — 3.3
Activities — 3.3
Lodging — 3.3
Transportation — 3.3
Meals — 3.3
Recent Reviews

FUNNEST GAP TOUR EVER!

5.0 July 2018
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Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
This Topdeck was so much fun, with it being the leaders last trip the chefs first trip and everyone else on the bus being 18 on a GAP year it was one to remember!
Unfortunately we missed out on Nice as we were in Paris heading to Nice on Bastille day, the day of the drive through attack. Topdeck took a good step forward and moved us to Switzerland earlier and we had an extra day there and in Florence instead! They had the best facts and took us to the best places. Our leader Amanda would tell us the most important facts of the trip show us where to party and where to stay safe and let us do our own thing at night!
Would highly recommend!
Check out my Topdeck here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tB_uiN6dOOc&lc=z221j1nhwkfwfjgeaacdp4302urkdwx33xmfi0u45j1w03c010c
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Amazing Europe Trip

5.0 February 2017
S
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
There are so many great things to say about my European trip of a lifetime. The people that made it was my fellow topdeckers and of course the Fab Tour guide Matt Stewart. This is a trip that I will never forget, so many lovely memories I will cherish forever. We was very lucky with Matt because he really took time to talk to us and make us all feel relaxed with each other and asked us what we wanted to do. He was so knowledgable about all the places we went to, I remember thinking to myself this guy is pretty cool the fact he knows so well about the history and culture of each place especially the amount of cities we travelled to. Matt made the trip fun, interesting, exciting and I hope that if I was to ever do a top deck again one day he would be the tour guide or I think I would be disappointed. Have recommended top deck to so many people, memories I will have for a lifetime.

Georgina staines
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TopDeck Tours was awesome

5.0 January 2017
IAS
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Topdeck Tours was awesome, at the time back in 2005 I was traveling for 12 months, and wanted to see a huge chunk of Europe on a budget, so I found this company and it was exactly what I was looking for, the guides were very friendly, our cook was making really great meals on the side of the road, and the driver was very funny, and the accommodation was all good and I and all the other people had such and awesome time, and lots of us still keep in touch and will always remember our Topdeck experience.
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Exceptional service from beginning to end

5.0 August 2015
MA
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Exceptional service from beginning to end! I'm from L.A. and for the longest time, have always dreamt about traveling to Cuba.

However, when originally researching how to get there from the U.S. (despite the progress between the two countries), I was met with many conflicting and confusing "resources" that did not provide any solutions. But that all changed when I found Cuba Travel Services.

Last month, I was finally able to travel to Cuba and experience it before the floodgates open up. It was the most spectacular trip thus far (Coincidently, I was even there for the U.S. Embassy reopening!)

Andrea Calderon from CTS, provided and setup everything I'd need to go. This included informative and up-to-date knowledge of travel to Cuba (she answered all my 28628100 questions), necessary documents, my visa, and the round trip chartered flight from Miami to La Habana, Holguin to Miami (they have multiple departing locations in Cuba.)

Cuba Travel Services is awesome and it could not have been a more seamless process.

Gracias por todo!
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Tour Cuba Travel Services Company Reviews

Very good travel services

4.0 August 2015
K
Recommends
  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0
Very good travel services, except they get more expensive every year and no flights from LA!

Tour Cuba Travel Services Company Reviews

This was the most horrible experience

1.0 August 2015
LC
Does Not Recommend
  • Transportation 1.0
  • Value 1.0
  • Guide 1.0
  • Activities 1.0
  • Lodging 1.0
  • Meals 1.0
This is my first time traveling with this travel agency and airline.*suncountry* My flight was supposed to leave at 11:35 am from tampa to cuba on 3/5/15. It is 3/6/15 and it is 2:28am. Guess where I am. Miami!!! I checked my bags at 7:30 this morning. Anticipating my flight to Havana where we have a car rented also through Cuba travel. To make this long story short we did not board the plane until shortly after 6pm because the airport kept saying the plane had some part they had to fix. Then every hour the info was that they were waiting for the part. Then part arrived and wasn't fixed, and wasn't fixed. During the whole time we waited we were only offered a $10 food voucher which everyone knows in the airport does not buy you a full meal, not even 1/2 a meal.

At last minute, before boarding we were all happy plane was ready to go. But then, we were told flight crews time expired and we had to fly to Miami first to swap out the crew and then fly to cuba. We didn't like it but the thought of movement was nice. Flight crew could've flown us to Cuba and waited there instead of making us wait here. So we arrive in miami and are informed crew would be on in about 20 min. We start seeing crew, we're happy, and then there it is again. We are delayed because the plane 'still' has electrical problems. Still? We were informed later by a plane mechanic that the plane flew to miami with problems . So all 100 plus of us lives were put in danger. Our lives were risked. Why did they do this. I would've rather stayed in Tampa where my bed is and come back the next day. While on the plane we were not aloud to get off for about a good hour or so. Customs would nor let us. All we were offered was a cup of room temp water. No snack, nada. When we finally exit into Miami terminal we were given a boarding pass. Supposedly to get back on plane. Well guess what , around 1:00 am flight cancelled. You can only imagine people's reactions. Cubans reactions!! We got a nutrigrain bar now and a soda. That's it.

No straight answers from anyone this whole flight and what people want to hear is the TRUTH! !!!!! My car rental in Cuba probably will not be refunded. May not even have a car when we get there. I spent a whole day of my vacation like a prisoner in an airport! ! Come on . It is 4:15 am now. In one hour I will have been awake a full 24 hours. No offering of blankets or anything from airport and it is freezing. There are mothers who have infants that need their formula which was packed under the plane. OMG......this was the most horrible experience.
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Tour Cuba Travel Services Company Reviews

Tours 350 Trips 0 Trip
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 149 $ 0
Operator Type Group Tour Operator Group Tour Operator
Size Global Operator Local Specialist
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
Service Level Standard Luxury
Regions
  • North America
  • Australia & Pacific
  • Africa
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Europe
  • North America
Known For
  • 18 - 35
  • Safari
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Adventure
  • Adventure
Headquarters Chiswick, London, UK Cypress, California, USA
Year Established 1973 2012
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!

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