it all began...An early Topdeck trip to Morocco in 1983Topdeck's knowledgeable crewIf there's one thing we can guarantee you will have in common with everyone on your Topdeck trip, it's a passion to travel and a desire for new and exciting experiences! Travelling with a group of young, like-minded individuals is an ideal way to meet people and independent travellers can benefit from the camaraderie and extra security that comes with group travel. Time and again we witness passengers embark on lasting friendships, drawn together by shared experiences and incredible memories.As a passenger on a Topdeck trip, you become a part of our family and we look forward to you joining us as we continue to blaze trails across the globe.With just £400 to his name, a young Aussie vet stumbled across a paddock of retired London double-decker buses and with a flash of inspiration - along with some makeshift bunk beds - Topdeck was born!More than 38 years have passed and Topdeck is now one of the most respected names in travel. We run comprehensive trips to a host of destinations around Europe, North Africa, Australia and New Zealand and boast a knowledgeable and passionate team who will share your journey and a fleet of state-of-the-art coaches to ensure you travel in style. Sorry, the double deckers just couldn't cut it anymore.What hasn't changed in all those years is the ethos and spirit we've had since day one - fiercely independent, with a passion to travel the globe and a desire to break the mould in the travel industry. Our trips take the stress out of travelling. With modern, comfortable transport, hand-picked accommodation and a knowledgeable, friendly road crew at your disposal, we take the strain so you can concentrate on the important business of enjoying yourself. Step Pyramid of King Zoser, Cairo(The oldest complete stone building in the world)Egypt was AMAZING! A must see for all the history buffs out there.- Mark & Jane, NSW, AustraliaTopdeck trips often visit World Heritage sites, chosen for their outstanding natural or cultural significance. Look out for this symbol, which indicates a site inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
how we do it.Award-Winning Topdeck QualityIn 2011 Topdeck was the proud winner of Favourite Middle East Tour Operator at the 2011 UK Golden Backpacker Awards, a reflection of the quality we aim to deliver on every single trip. We have been running trips to North Africa and the Middle East for longer than all of our competitors, and we are the preferred supplier to some of the largest and most respected names in the travel industry. But at Topdeck we never rest on our laurels - we are constantly improving our product range to stay ahead of the 'pack'. We are immensely proud that our extraordinary growth, particularly in the last few years, has been due in large part to personal recommendations of past clients. Our crew is really what Topdeck is all about and they are what helps to make us unique. We see them as 'our people, your mates' and they will share their passion and knowledge with you, giving you a unique insight into every destination you visit. Our crew are there to do all they can to help you realise your dreams, sort of like very knowledgeable mates who are with you every step of the way. Meet MedoTrip Leader Medo is a highly knowledgeable Egyptologist who has been working with Topdeck for 10 years. He's also a proud father of two daughters, and he loves sharing Egyptian culture with his passengers. He says "Join Topdeck and share our experiences of ancient and modern Egyptian daily life!" Meet NardeenBorn in Cairo, Nardeen studied Egyptology for 4 years before becoming a Trip Leader for Topdeck, and has inspired many young Egyptian girls as a woman in a predominantly male profession. She says "I love Egyptology and I love working with Topdeck groups, so really I have the perfect job!"Highly Trained and Passionate Trip LeadersWe believe that the best way to see Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Israel, Morocco and Turkey is through the eyes of a local. Our caring Trip Leaders all fall in to that category, and they are on hand 24/7 to cater for your every need. Being locals, our guides can give you a rare insight in to the places we visit, and offer priceless advice on how to get the most out of your trip. What's more, although tipping is common in this part of the world, with Topdeck it firmly remains a personal choice, never an expectation.Fellow TravellersUnlike many tour operators in the region, all of our passengers are aged between 18 and 39. Not that we have anything against pensioners or children, we just believe that sharing your journey with a group of like-minded people will be one of the highlights of your time away. In our opinion, there's only one way to beat an experience like sailing a felucca on the mighty Nile, gazing in awe at Petra, or riding a camel in the Sahara Desert - and that's by having a group of mates around to enjoy it with!Free TimeAt Topdeck, we always remember that no two passengers are the same. Because of this, all of our trips seek to strike a balance between included sightseeing and free time, which gives you the flexibility to make the most out of your precious time away. It means you can spend that little bit of extra time in a temple, market or coffee shop - whatever suits you most! We cherish the variety of personalities we have on board, and you can be assured that on a Topdeck trip you'll always be treated as an individual, never as a 'number'. Hassle Free TravellingAt Topdeck we are experts at taking the hassle out of your travel. We have checked out every hotel so there are no hidden surprises, our air-conditioned coaches will take you in comfort through even the craziest city traffic, and when it comes to queuing at a museum, rest assured that no-one will get you to the front door faster than our guides! Our philosophy could best be described as 'we do the work, you enjoy the sights!' Travelling Alone?No problem! A large percentage of our passengers do and it's a great way to meet people from many different parts of the world. Better still, it costs no extra, as we don't have costly single supplements - instead we'll pair you up with someone of the same gender to share with. Some roads are not meant to be travelled alone! 4|5"Keep an eye out for this icon"