Topdeck vs Wingbuddy - Tour Companies Compared
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Overall — 4.5
Value — 4.6
Guide — 4.6
Activities — 4.6
Lodging — 4.6
Transportation — 4.6
Meals — 4.6
Overall — 5
Value — 4.7
Guide — 4.7
Activities — 4.7
Lodging — 4.7
Transportation — 4.7
Meals — 4.7
Winter Spirit around Europe!5.0 March 2019
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!
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Most amazing experience ever!5.0 February 2019
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!Read more
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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Extremely knowledgeable5.0 February 2019
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.Read more
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Such a Wonderful Company5.0 November 2018
This is such a professional and caring company. They are a great example why it's best to deal with real people instead of internet searches. I booked a condo on Tripadvisor for a month in Greece and found out about a week later that they had double booked and I was out of luck. But not really out of luck--a friend turned me to Wingbuddy and, considering the various curves our party of four threw at them (leaving from and returning to different cities, changing our minds, etc.), they proved to be patient, organized and reliable! They have an equally amazing partner in Greece called Courmouzis Travel. I had my passport stolen on the plane from Montreal and so was detained at the airport for a day. They did not miss a beat in providing logistics for me separate from the rest of the larger group to get me a new shuttle and ferry ticket. And when we did not like one of our accommodations, they immediately changed us the same day to a very acceptable alternative. I needed to extend my stay in Athens and they were kind enough to arrange their special pricing for me at the very nice Jason Hotel. I cannot say enough great things about them, but I do thank both Wingbuddy and Courmouzis in my most sincere way,Read more
Tour Greek Island Hopping
BEWARE OF WINGBUDDY!!!!1.0 September 2018
Does Not Recommend
BEWARE- WINGBUDDY WILL TAKE YOUR MONEY AND DISSAPEAR. THEY WILL NOT RESPOND TO CUSTOMERS IN EMERGENCY SITUATIONS!!Read more
My parents booked a vacation to Greece through Wingbuddy and unfortunately for them, due to poor weather conditions the ferry from Santorini to Athens was not in service. When they tried to contact their service provider Wingbuddy, (whom they paid a significant premium to book through) to find out where they were going to stay the additional night in Santorini and how they were going to get home, as they needed to return to Athens to catch their flight back to Toronto, they were unable to reach a representative. Despite numerous attempts to contact the emergency line that was provided to them prior to their trip- NO ONE RESPONDED OR GOT BACK TO THEM. As you can imagine they are in quite a panic, being in an international country, unsure if there is even enough capacity to stay another night in the hotel, or if they will make it back to Athens in time to catch their flight home. They were able to get a hold of their airline, who advised them that in the event that they missed their flight, they would need to repurchase the next flight out, with an estimated cost of $2,000-$4,000 per person. WINGBUDDY IS A DISGUSTING PROVIDER. THEY TOOK THEIR MONEY WITHOUT PROVIDING A FULL SERVICE AND WERE NOT AVAILABLE TO ASSIST IN AN EMERGENCY. I've since tried to call their office on my end, and I have not been able to get a hold of a representative, nor has anyone reached out to me/gotten back to me. Buyers, beware, WINGBUDDY IS TERRIBLE.
Additionally, they claim to set you up in 3-4.5 star hotels in Greece but this is not accurate. Completely dishonest and disgusting service.
Tour Greek Island Hopping
Everything was very well organized5.0 November 2017
I took a trip to Italy with my family and just loved it, everything was very well organized, and the price was lower than anywhere else (flight included!)
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|Tours||347 Trips||9 Trips|
|Average Trip Price Per Day||$ 147||$ 201|
|Operator Type||Group Tour Operator||Group Tour Operator|
|Size||Global Operator||Local Specialist|
|Headquarters||Chiswick, London, UK||Quebec, Canada|
|Solo Friendly||Good for singles, No single supplement||N/A|
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!