I am about to embark on a RTW trip and am thinking that starting my time in Europe would be best spent on a tour to meet some fellow travellers and also get a taste of quite a few countries to work out where I would like to go back to during my 3 month holiday. While I like having fun, I don't think a 28 day Contiki European pub crawl would really be my thing, so someone suggested Topdeck tours - but I've heard mixed results about them. Has anyone been on one of these tours and would be able to give me some feedback?
I haven’t been on a TopDeck tour but my sister went on a 30 day tour about 3 years ago and had a fantastic time. She met loads of friends and they all still keep in touch now. I also had a flatmate that did a 16 day tour last year and also had nothing but good things to say. To be honest think they are both much the same (Contiki & TopDeck) I think how well the tour goes all depends on the group of people you end up with.
Yea, I'm sure that's true. It's just hard trying to find a tour that isn't an all out drink/root fest and one that is for 50yr olds!!