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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 5 fantastic destinations - Thailand, Bali, Australia, New Zealand 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
  • Uncover iconic American sights at the spectacular Grand Canyon, the dazzling lights of Las Vegas and the Deep South
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Thai Adventure

  • 24 nights’ accommodation
  • Some meals (see accommodation & meal section)
  • WhatsApp buddy list before you travel
  • Airport transfer on arrival
  • A local Thai guide
  • Bangkok city boat tour
  • In-country transport (inc. internal flight)
  • Cookery class in Chiang Mai
  • Chiang Mai night market tour
  • Ethical elephant experience
  • Trekking in the northern foothills
  • Bamboo rafting
  • Koh Phi Phi viewpoint visit
  • Phi Phi boat trip with snorkelling and kayaking
  • Maya Bay entrance fee
  • Ao Nang street food crawl
  • Railay Beach Day Trip
  • Bor Thor mangrove forests kayak trip
  • Khao Sok night market
  • Khao Sok entrance fee
  • Khao Sok long-tail boat trip
  • Khao Sok floating bungalows
  • Ang Thong National Marine Park visit
  • Koh Samui beach clean
  • Koh Tao Snorkel Boat Trip
  • Bang Krachao tour

Bali Intro

  • 11 nights accommodation
  • 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner
  • 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
  • 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 6 dinners
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Sydney harbour cruise & party night
  • Coogee to Bondi Coastal Walk
  • Surf lesson & yoga in Byron Bay
  • 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
  • 20 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

Southern States

  • 20 nights accommodation
  • 17 breakfasts and 7 dinners
  • 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

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Some airport transfers
  • Some meals and drinks (see itinerary)
  • Optional activities
  • Additional nights of accommodation before, after or between trips (varies depending on your individual itinerary)
  • Local taxes: $50-$80 - subject to change

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 5 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

Kick off your amazing trip around Asia in vibrant Bangkok, where you’ll enjoy boat tours, temple visits and banging nights out. Next up it’s Chiang Mai where you’ll visit an ethical elephant project, hike through the northern foothills, go bamboo rafting, learn how to cook authentic Thai food, and spend a night in a rustic retreat. Then fly to the South, where we’ll chill on beautiful Phi Phi for a few days, before transferring to the lively beach town of Ao Nang. We’ll take a kayaking expedition through mangrove forests, before a trip inland to the spectacular Khao Sok National Park, where you’ll stay on the lake in a float-house! Then it’s back to the islands for 3 nights on Koh Samui, including a blissful day kayaking and snorkelling in Ang Thong Marine Park, before we head to the legendary party island of Koh Phangan. Beach, sleep, party, repeat! Our last island destination is lovely little Koh Tao where we’ll spend 3 days sunning ourselves and visiting the best snorkelling and kayaking spots, before travelling back to good old Bangkok for a last night out.

Moon Parties in Koh Phangan

Visit Koh Phangan at the right time and you can experience the legendary moon parties, like the Full Moon Party. Check out our guides and make sure they line up with your travel dates or speak to one of our expert travel advisors for help:

Full Moon Party Dates & Guide

Half Moon/Jungle Party Dates & Guide

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.

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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Christmas and New Year Pricing Please note that if you plan to travel in Australia over the Christmas and New Year period, a higher price will be applied to your Australia East Coast tour. Please speak to a travel advisor to receive a breakdown of the individual trip dates and confirm whether peak pricing applies to your desired itinerary.

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Get flight quote - from £2249

We have a fantastic flights team who can help you book all the flights needed to get between your individual programmes, as these are not included in the cost of the programme.  Contact a travel advisor who can provide you with a quote for the flight prices.

If you do the programmes in the order suggested then your flight route will be: Home to Bangkok - Bangkok to Denpasar - Densapar to Sydney - Cairns to Auckland - Wellington to Los Angeles - Miami to Home. Please see below for full details of the arrival and departure.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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 excluded (5 breakfasts, 10 lunches and 7 dinners are included). 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.

10 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner 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 (9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 6 dinners), 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.

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

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.

17 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.

The minimum age to join this trip is 18 years old. This trip is designed for 18-35 year olds. 


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


A 30 day tourist visa is available to most British citizens on arrival in Bali for approximately £25. A tourism levy of approximately £8 is payable upon each entry into the island of Bali via an air or sea port (including re-entry from surrounding islands). You must have a passport with at least 6 months validity from your arrival date and at least two blank pages available in your passport.


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. 


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.

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