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Ultimate Round the World

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

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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 the Deep South
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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
  • K'gari 4x4 island driving
  • Atherton Tablelands Excursion
  • Great Barrier Reef snorkelling
  • Brisbane city tour + beach visit

Best of New Zealand

  • 20 nights' accommodation
  • 18 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 5 dinners
  • Sea kayaking in Raglan
  • Maori cultural experience
  • Walks in Franz Josef and Able Tasman National Parks
  • Milford Sound nature cruise
  • Free time in Queenstown

Fiji Island Hopping

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

Southern States

  • 20 nights accommodation
  • LA tour
  • Vegas night-time tour
  • Grand Canyon park entry and hike
  • Monument Valley Park entry
  • Cadillac Ranch Amarillo
  • Billy-Bob honky-tonk
  • Memphis Beale Street
  • Sun Studios visit
  • New Orleans French Quarter
  • Bourbon Street
  • Downtown Miami tour

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:

*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.

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 and K'gari 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!

Best of New Zealand - 21 days

Arrive in Auckland and visit Wakiheke Island and then head to the surf paradise of Raglan. Explore Rotorua and visit Waitomo Caves and then visit Lake Taupo before travelling onwards to the buzzing capital city of Wellington, discover breathtaking Abel Tasman National Park and see epic views of Marlborough Sounds. Pass through black sand beaches, and the fur seal colony on Cape Foulwind towards Westport. See the phenomenal Franz Josef Glacier, stop by famous Queenstown for some adventure, then onwards to the epic mountains and waterfalls of Te Anau. Cycle through breathtaking scenery in Central Toago before heading to Christchurch city to some partying. Go for a spot of whale watching in Kaikoura before moving onto the capital city of Wellington where your New Zealand adventure 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.

Southern States - 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. Then to unique and cultured New Orleans. After experiencing the sounds, sights and delicious foods of these Southern cities, venture on to Florida's beaches with stops at Panama City Beach, Orlando and finish up in Miami!

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. You can arrive at any time on day 1. Your tour ends in Wellington on day 21. You can depart at any time. Airport transfers aren't included but are easily arranged locally.

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 Los Angeles. As there are activities on your first day we recommend you arrive the day before, in case of delays. We can assist you with booking extra accommodation.

Your Round the World trip ends in Miami on day 21 of the USA tour. An airport transfer is not included but is easy to arrange.

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 K'gari, 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.

Best of New Zealand

20 nights accommodation is included. You will be staying in varied accommodation throughout this trip - 11 nights in hostels and 9 nights in basic lodges. Most nights are in single-sex multi-share dorms of 4-6 people.

18 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 5 dinners are included on this trip.

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 - FJD129 per day (2 day stay)
  • Mantaray meal plan - FJD129 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.

Southern States

20 nights of twin share accommodation are included on this tour. Accommodation is twin share rooms in 3-4* properties and located close to all the action.

18 breakfasts and 7 dinners are included. You’ll buy the rest of your meals yourself along with your group. This is a great opportunity to sample some of the local cuisine.

Minimum age & eligibility

The minimum age to join a Mini Global 360 trip is 18 years old. This trip requires you to show evidence that you have been fulled vaccinated against covid-19 (final dose administered a minimum of 14 days prior to the start of the trip).

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 as a tourist. These must be applied for before departure and can easily be done online.

New Zealand

UK citizens don’t need a visa and can stay in the country as a tourist for up to six months. 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. 

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.

Visa rules and regulations are subject to change. Please check the relevant embassy websites for the most up to date visa information.

Covid safety

This trip is designed with your safety and wellbeing in mind. As a result of Covid-19, many of our suppliers and partners around the world are introducing new policies and procedures surrounding health and safety in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. As the state of travel is evolving these new safety measures will adapt over time, and will be different for each trip. Here are some of the changes you may see on your trip:

Arrival safety meetings
Most trips have an arrival meeting on the first day where the guide or local team will run through the trip, the safety protocols, and to answer any questions you may have. Now more than ever it is important you arrive in time for these meetings.

Proof of vaccination or negative covid test
For the safety of all travellers, at the start of some trips you may be required to show evidence that you are fully vaccinated (14 days after your second dose) and/or show evidence of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of the tour start date in order to join the programme.

Updated hygiene and safety procedures
Our suppliers and partners have health and safety procedures in place on all of our trips. These protocols will be updated and adapted as a response to the Coronavirus outbreak, dependent on local restrictions and laws.

Transport and accommodation choices
Our suppliers and partners choose the accommodation and transport on our trips very carefully, and you may see a change to what would normally be used as a response to the outbreak. This may involve such changes as enhanced use of private transport or quieter accommodation.

Trained and knowledgeable staff
Our staff in the UK are trained to help you with your trip before you depart and answer any questions you may have. In addition, the local team and guides on our trips are there to help with any health and safety concerns and to ensure our trips run safely and smoothly.

Reduced group sizes
Some trips will run with reduced group sizes to start with. You may find that trips are more intimate and chilled, whilst still being packed with fun and adventure.

Healthcare
Your guide or the local team will be on hand to help you seek medical attention should you require it during your trip. As medical facilities and standards can vary around the world, you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place before you depart to cover you for any medical emergencies.

24/7 emergency support
We operate an emergency phone line for our travellers abroad. This is operated by a UK based member of staff 24/7 if you have a genuine emergency or urgent matter that you need attending.

It is important that you take measures to make travelling safer for yourself and others around you. Ensure you frequently wash your hands, cover your face when you sneeze and cough, bring and use your own hand sanitiser and facial coverings/masks, and enable social distancing where necessary. You should also ensure you listen to the instructions and guidance of the local team at all times, and follow all local laws and restrictions.