Thinking of booking your gap travel experience? Before you book take a look at our top advice tips about booking gap travel:
Think about what sort of gap trip you're planning to book. Are you thinking of going on an epic round-the-world trip or are you jetting off to a single destination and taking your travel plans from there? Do you want to take a full gap year or a short gap break? Do you want to do paid work or volunteering, or learn new skills? Or are you seeking adventure travel experiences or the perfect party tour? Check out all the awesome activities on offer and make sure you decide on duration, what to do and where to go before you make a final booking decision.
Don't miss out on your dream destinations: Make sure you do your research about the best destinations to suit you. If you need a little help working out which destinations it would be best for you to book, have a chat with one of our expert travel advisors and get advice and help finding out all about amazing countries around the world. If you're looking for hassle-free fun in an English-speaking country, then Australia or New Zealand will be right up your street. If you want an epic road trip, pick the USA. If you want parties and adventures in another culture, Thailand might top your list. If it's stunning scenery and history you're after, South America might be your ideal location. Take your time deciding where to go before you book and don't forget; you don't have to choose just one destination, you can see it all on a round the world trip if you want!
You may choose to book your gap year through a gap travel company such as us here at Gap 360. Booking your gap travel through an established company is advisable, as this way you can make sure you go on reputable tours or programmes, meet loads of other travellers on the same trip, can guarantee your money is secure and have access to loads of travel and safety advice, plus 24 hour emergency support. If you choose to book through a gap travel company, look carefully at what is included in your package and make sure the company is 100% financially secure (we are!). Some agencies don't include flights, so you may need to book these yourself. Gap 360 customers can get the best flight deals through our partner company, Flights 360, plus we even have our very own gap travel insurance policy. We are ABTOT protected, and all of our gap travel programmes have been risk assessed and vetted so we know you will get the best, safe, fun and hassle-free travel experience!
Whatever type of trip you're planning, we recommend that you book your gap trip well in advance. The earlier you book, the cheaper flights and accommodation tend to be. Shop around so you get the best deals. Some all inclusive trips can work out much better value than booking everything individually. Gap 360's gap travel programmes are designed to offer affordable gap trips which are secure & fun and offer the best deals possible without compromising on safety. You can book one of our trips with deposits starting from GBP199, or you can sign up for a payment plan from as little as GBP49 deposit. Remember - the more money you save before you go on your gap year, the more you'll have to spend when you're out there!
Now you're ready to get booking your dream gap adventure abroad!