Topdeck vs Solos - Tour Companies Compared
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Overall — 4.5
Value — 4.6
Guide — 4.6
Activities — 4.6
Lodging — 4.5
Transportation — 4.5
Meals — 4.5
Overall — 4
Value — 4.2
Guide — 4.2
Activities — 4.2
Lodging — 4.2
Transportation — 4.2
Meals — 4.2
5.0 July 2018
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!Read more
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!
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Tour European Adventure
5.0 February 2017
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.Read more
Tour Mega European
5.0 January 2017
Ian Armstrong Sydney
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.Read more
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3.0 January 2017
Does Not Recommend
With the exception of New Year's Eve the food was poor. The bedrooms need a refurbishment
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5.0 January 2017
Met all my expectations, and I had a thoroughly enjoyable time. The tour manager, Gary, was the best I have come across - very hard working, making sure everyone in the group was getting what they wanted from the holiday. The hotel was very well appointed, comfortable and clean, and the food was very good.Read more
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4.0 January 2017
The holiday was overall very good, the rep was exceptionally good. The hotel had ok entertainment in the evenings but nothing exceptional.Read more
The only problem I found was the male members of the holiday 70% were there to pull, which can spoil a holiday, No in my book means No. So the easiest option was to retire early in the evenings.
Tour Solos Company Reviews
|Tours||357 Trips||2 Trips|
|Average Trip Price Per Day||$ 148||$ 291|
|Operator Type||Group Tour Operator||Independent / Self-Guided Packager|
|Size||Global Operator||Global Operator|
|Headquarters||Chiswick, London, UK||Harrow, England, United Kingdom|
|Solo Friendly||Good for singles, No single supplement||Good for singles|
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.
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!
Founded in 1982 in UK, Solos is the first travel company to focus on the singles community. They have 30 years of experience in crafting trips geared toward solo travelers vacation trips that are built according to the interest of a solo traveler
Who is Solos Best Suited For?
Solos provide trips for single travelers of all ages with all budget types. It’s important to note that single doesn’t necessarily mean romantically single. While this may be a large segment of the travelers you encounter on a Solos trip, it is by no means the only type. Some may just prefer the experience of traveling alone, but Solos allows for a nice balance, providing the company of fellow travel enthusiasts who also are traveling by themselves.
What Makes Them Stand Out?
Solos have range of holiday types to choose from, including cruises, walking tours and trips that focuses on specific activities such as skiing or golf. Travelers also have the option to search trips by age range. Solos also maintains a very strong community aspect, encouraging travelers to feel a part of something exclusive and special.
Where Do They Operate?
Solos is the first specialist to focus on the needs of the single traveler. They currently offer trips in Asia, Europe, Central America & the Caribbean.
How Does it Work?
Solos offers several different trip types, as detailed above. They also have something called “Club Solos” an exclusive group of specially selected hotels, only available to Solos guests. This means that you can customize the amount of privacy you want, but are never more than a few steps away from a fellow Solos traveler. They have a comprehensive forum on their site where you can meet other travelers and ask questions, and introduce yourself to the community.
Why Travel With Them?
If you prefer exploring and discovering places around the world solo, yet not completely alone, Solos is the perfect option. They cater to multiple budgets and offer many ways to meet other solo travelers through mixers and activities. Traveling alone can be a very rewarding experience, and Solos augments this experience by helping you meet like-minded travelers. It’s a great opportunity to make connections and new friends, while seeing the world!