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Ultimate Round the World

An epic round-the-world adventure of a lifetime!

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Group Size: Varies

Trip code: URTW

Duration: 19 weeks or longer

Explore 6 different countries!
See beaches, jungles & cities
Flexible travel & group tours

Get globe-trotting around the world on an awe-inspiring adventure! Travel to 6 fantastic destinations - Thailand, Bali, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and the USA filled with tons of magical hotspots and iconic landmarks. Between visiting lively urban cities, exotic rainforests and tropical beaches, you’ll make everlasting memories that will stay with you forever. We guarantee it will be an extraordinary experience! 

All our 360 trips are fully flexible and tailor-made to suit you, so if you want to add in or take out tours then let your travel advisor know and you can plan your own perfect itinerary!

Trip highlights

  • Come face to face with majestic elephants, buzzing nightlife and beautiful white sandy beaches in Thailand
  • See ancient temples, swim beneath gushing Balinese waterfalls and feed wild monkeys
  • Go surfing like a true Aussie and snorkel in the ocean to the wonderful Great Barrier Reef
  • Snow-capped mountains, lush scenery and jaw-dropping activities for adrenaline junkies in New Zealand
  • Explore magical underwater wonderlands, walk along beautiful beaches and sunbathe on the sand in fabulous Fiji
  • Uncover iconic American sights at the spectacular Grand Canyon, the dazzling lights of Las Vegas and prestigious Washington, DC.
What's included

Thai Adventure

  • 24 nights accommodation
  • Airport pick up
  • In-country transport inc. internal flight
  • Bangkok city tour, cycle tour
  • Chiang Mai cookery class, night market visit and temple tour
  • Elephant experience
  • Trekking & bamboo rafting
  • Khao Sok National park and floating bungalow stay
  • Phi Phi snorkelling & kayaking
  • Angthong Marine Park visit
  • Ao Nang street food crawl
  • Mangrove forest kayak trip
  • Koh Tao boat trip

Bali Intro

  • 11 nights accommodation
  • 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners
  • Airport pick up
  • Learn to surf experience in Canggu
  • Visit to a local homestay & temple visits
  • Dolphin boat trip & snorkelling with turtles
  • Boat trip to all 3 Gili Islands
  • Sunrise volcano trek
  • Monkey Forest visit
  • Traditional Balinese massage

Australia East Coast Adventure

  • 40 nights’ accommodation + 2 overnight buses
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Sydney harbour cruise & party night
  • Bondi Beach yoga & Coogee to Bondi Coastal Walk
  • Surf lesson & yoga in Byron Bay
  • Dolphin encounter
  • 2 night Whitsunday Island cruise
  • Magnetic Island visit
  • Fraser Island 4x4 island driving
  • Atherton Tablelands Excursion
  • Great Barrier Reef snorkelling
  • Brisbane city tour + beach visit

Grand Kiwi

  • 18 nights' accommodation
  • 18 breakfasts, 7 dinners
  • Visit to Bay of Islands
  • Wine tasting in Marlborough
  • Walks in Tongariro National Park
  • Stay in Fox Glacier
  • Free time in Queenstown
  • Milford Sound

Fiji Island Hopping

  • 7 nights’ accommodation
  • 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
  • Snorkelling
  • Sunset yoga
  • Kayaking/paddleboarding
  • Waterfall trek
  • Local village experience

Los Angeles to New York Road Trip

  • 20 nights accommodation
  • Party bus in Las Vegas
  • Bike tour of Washington DC monuments
  • Explore Zion National Park
  • Lake Powell swim
  • Sunset/sunrise at the Grand Canyon
  • Monument Valley visit
  • Live music in Austin, New Orleans, Memphis & Nashville
  • Admission to all included national parks & monuments

We also provide...

  • A personal Gap 360 Travel Advisor who will help plan your perfect trip
  • Assistance arranging flights and travel insurance
  • 24 hour emergency support
What's not included
  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Some airport transfers
  • Some meals and drinks (see itinerary)
  • Fiji compulsory meal plans (see itinerary)
  • Optional activities
  • Additional nights of accommodation before, after or between trips (varies depending on your individual itinerary)
Further trip information

Build your own Ultimate Round the World

Travel on our suggested Ultimate Round the World route, or build your very own personalised trip. Wherever you wish to go - our trips are tailor made just for you! You will be assigned your own personal Travel Advisor so you can build your own dream Round the World getaway.

Our Ultimate Round the World Itinerary

Our Ultimate Round the World trip package will have you travelling to a combination of 6 of our most popular trips in total across the globe:

  • Thai Adventure
  • Bali Intro
  • Australia East Coast Adventure
  • Grand Kiwi
  • Fiji Island Hopping
  • Los Angeles to New York Road Trip

*Please note that all elements of the trip are changeable and we can customise global trips depending on your personal requirements.*

Thai Adventure - 25 days

Start in banging Bangkok with boat tours, temple visits and a night out on Khao San Road, before travelling north overnight. In chilled out Chiang Mai you’ll join a cooking class, spend time in an amazing elephant camp and trek through the spectacular countryside with an overnight stay in a rustic retreat. Fly south where you’ll pass the next week in a glorious haze of beach time, snorkelling and kayak trips on Koh Phi Phi and Ao Nang. Strike inland next, to majestic Khao Sok National Park, where you’ll stay in a traditional float-house on the lake before another dose of sun, sea, sand and partayyyy on Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao! We’ve thrown in a day trip to the exquisite Ang Thong Marine Park and a boat trip to the most beautiful areas around Tao. We’ll finish by looping back round to Bangkok for one last night out in the city.

This is our 2020 Thai Adventure itinerary. If you are looking to travel in 2019 check out our Thai Adventure 2019 itinerary

Bali Intro - 12 days

Arrive in beautiful Bali and be taken to a  guest house in lively Kuta. See mesmerising Balinese temples, stop at the white sands of Padang Padang Beach and learn to surf in cool Canggu. Swim under a fantastic waterfall before arriving in Lovina to go dolphin spotting. Your next stop will be at the gorgeous Gili Islands where you will enjoy some free time to relax, see turtles and enjoy the nightlife. Afterwards, hop on a ferry to Ubud and visit the sacred Monkey Forest followed by a life-changing sunrise volcano trek.

Australia East Coast Adventure - 6 weeks

Explore Australia for an amazing 6 weeks of fun, starting out in Sydney Harbour where you will see the popular sights before boarding an overnight bus to travel to the hippie beachside of Byron Bay. Learn how to surf like a true Aussie on glistening waters and head to Brisbane for a taste of the city before heading to beautiful Noosa for some laidback sunbathing on the sand. You’ll also stop off at many stunning locations like Rainbow Beach, Fraser Island, and will head out for a 2 night cruise around the wonderful Whitsunday Islands, all whilst taking part in numerous activities - including a once in a lifetime snorkelling experience at the Great Barrier Reef!

Grand Kiwi - 19 days

Arrive in Auckland and head to the scenic Bay of Islands where you will have the chance to go kayaking and spot dolphins. Stay overnight in a traditional Maori Marae with an evening of fun entertainment. Explore Rotorua and visit The Hobbiton movie set before travelling onwards to the sensational Tongariro National Park, the buzzing capital city of Wellington, discover breathtaking Nelson and pass by the shops and bars of charming Christchurch. See the phenomenal Fox Glacier, stop by famous Queenstown for some adventure, then head back to Christchurch for a visit to a kiwi sheep farm and afternoon tea where your New Zealand venture ends.

Fiji Island Hopping - 8 days

Touch down in fabulous Fiji and head to your welcome dinner with new friends. Head South to The Coral Coast and jump on a boat trip to Vatulele and the Yanuca Islands. Discover Novala Falls and learn how to surf on picturesque beaches before going over to the incredible Yasawa Islands to see the beautiful Blue Lagoon resort. See amazing limestone caves, and sip cocktails by the shimmering sea at Waya Island before heading out for a farewell dinner with your group.

Los Angeles to New York Road Trip - 21 days

Travel through the Deep South of America for 3 incredible weeks. Begin your road trip in L.A. and go celebrity spotting on Hollywood Boulevard, then head to the main strip of Las Vegas on a fantastic party bus. Stop by wonderful lakes and scenery en route to the spectacular Grand Canyon, then journey on down to historical Santa Fe and hear wonderful jazz in Louisiana. Then to unique and cultured New Orleans before stopping off at the iconic country music scene of Nashville. After experiencing the sounds, sights and delicious foods of these Southern cities, venture on to political Washington DC to see the White House and then finish your American journey in the bright lights and hustle and bustle of NYC.

Please note the USA trip only runs during the summer and there are no start dates in the winter months.

For a more detailed day to day itinerary please download the trip notes or speak to a Travel Advisor.

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Arrival information

Thailand

Arrange your flights to arrive in Bangkok Suvarnabhumi airport on day 1 of this tour. You will be met between the hours of 6am and 10pm at the airport by your group leader, who will take you to your hostel and introduce you to the rest of your group.

Bali

Arrive into Denpasar Airport on day 1 of Bali Intro. An airport transfer included. The Bali Intro ends in Ubud on day 12. A return airport transfer is not included but your tour guide can help arrange this.

Australia

Your Australian adventure begins at around 4.30pm on day 1 in Sydney. You should arrange your flights to arrive into Sydney Airport (SYD) either the day before your trip or in the morning on day 1. An airport transfer is included. You will need to go to a pre-set meeting point at Sydney airport and a greeter will direct you to the shuttle bus which will take you directly to your hostel to begin your first week of Australian fun!

New Zealand

You will need to arrange your own travel into Auckland where the tour begins. The tour departs at approximately 8:30am on day 1, so you must arrive one day earlier. We can help you arrange accommodation for the pre-tour night if you wish. Your tour ends in Christchurch on day 19 at 6pm. We recommend flying out of Christchurch the following day.

Fiji

The tour begins in Nadi on day 1 of the Fiji trip. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your accommodation. Please arrive by 6pm to be in time for the evening welcome dinner. Your tour ends on Waya Island on day 8. A return transfer back to Nadi is not included but easily arranged locally. You should arrange for your flights to leave Fiji the following day. Your guide can help you book the extra night of accommodation in Nadi for day 8 locally.

USA

Your tour begins in L.A. at 7:30am on day 1 of the American road trip. Due to this early start, we recommend you book an extra night of accommodation in L.A. before your tour begins. Any extra accommodation is at your own cost. The hotel in L.A. operates a free shuttle service between the airport and the hotel.

Your Round the World trip ends in the New York area at around 5pm on day 21 of the USA tour. An airport transfer is not included but is easy to arrange. We recommend flying out of New York the following day.

Accommodation & meals

Thai Adventure

24 nights accommodation is included for the full duration of the tour. For the majority of the trip your accommodation will be in multi-share dorms in modern hostels.

Most meals and drinks are not included, except meals at the Elephant Home and during the Hill Trek. This provides an excellent opportunity to engage with local people at restaurants and market stalls and to sample authentic local cuisine. Food in Southeast Asia is very cheap so eating out won’t break the bank!

Nights out on this trip are organized by our trip guides but drinks and entrance fees are at your own cost.

Bali Intro

11 nights’ accommodation is included. The accommodation is of a great standard, with swimming pools, private bathrooms, air conditioning and hot water. The rest of the nights will be twin or double share.

8 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners are included on this tour. Other meals are at your own cost.

Australia East Coast Adventure

42 nights of accommodation are included on this group tour. This will mainly be in mixed hostel dorms, sleeping between 4 and 12 people. Two nights will be spent on overnight transport. Two nights will be spent camping on Fraser Island, and two nights will be spent on board a maxi yacht.

Some meals are included on this tour, however you will need to purchase the majority of meals yourself. Each stop will have a great range of restaurants and backpacker bars where you can find tasty meals.

Grand Kiwi

18 nights accommodation is included as part of this Grand Kiwi adventure. This is on a multi share basis, in a range of hotels, hostels, motels, cabins and 1 night in a traditional Maori Marae. Accommodation is based on four people sharing in same-sex dorms.

Some but not all meals are included during this 19 day tour. You will have a total of 18 continental style breakfasts included and 7 dinners.

Fiji Island Hopping

7 nights of dorm accommodation are included on this tour. Dorms usually range from 3-8 people per room, with the exception of Mantaray Island where the dorm is up to 32 people. All accommodation has hot and cold water, free drinking water, aircon, wifi and fully licensed bars on site.

There are 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners included.

At the final two resorts there is a compulsory daily meal package that is not included in the trip cost.

  • Blue Lagoon meal plan - FJD119 per day (2 day stay)
  • Mantaray meal plan - FJD99 per day (2 day stay)

In total, the meal plan payments will cost around £150-200, which covers breakfasts, lunches and dinners at those resorts.

Los Angeles to New York Road Trip

20 nights of shared accommodation are included on this tour. 13 nights will be spent camping, 3 nights will be spent in budget accommodation and 4 nights will be spent in hotels. All camping equipment and fees are included apart from a sleeping bag, which you will need to bring yourself.

Meals are not included on this tour. A food kitty is in place to cover all meals while camping. You will need to contribute USD10 a day to cover these meals. All cooking equipment is provided and you will take turns as a group to prepare meals. In the cities, you are encouraged to head out and sample local specialities at restaurants and food markets. Please allow some extra spending money for these meals out.

Minimum age & eligibility

The minimum age to join a Mini Global 360 trip is 18 years old.

Thailand

British nationals can enter Thailand without a visa for a stay of up to 30 days.

Bali

A 30 day free tourist visa is available to most British citizens on arrival in Bali.

Australia

All visitors to Australia (excepting those from New Zealand) will require a visa or Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) to enter. These must be applied for before departure, and if you’re planning on working in Australia whilst you’re out here you’ll need a Working Holiday Visa. If you are just heading to Australia for fun however, an ETA will suffice. Both visas can be applied for online.

New Zealand

UK citizens don’t need a visa and can stay in the country for up to six months. If you are planning on working at all during your time in New Zealand, you will need to apply for a Working Holiday Visa (available to 18-30 year olds) and can do this by visiting the New Zealand Immigration website.

Visitors who are transitting through or entering New Zealand as tourists will need to hold an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) before travelling to New Zealand. Tourists will also need to pay an International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL) alongside the ETA. People entering New Zealand on a Working Holiday Visa do not require an ETA.

Fiji

British nationals do not need a visa for visits of up to 4 months, providing you have an onward or return travel ticket.

USA

Please note the legal drinking alcohol age in the USA is 21 years.  If you are under 21, you will not be permitted into pubs, bars or casinos. Most British Nationals visiting the USA will be able to travel (for tourism purposes) under the US Visa Waiver Programme for durations of up to 90 days. All travellers going to the United States will have to complete the ESTA form online for authorisation under the Visa Waiver Programme.

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