Why Choose Us?

Gap 360 is all about helping people to head off travelling! Whether you are planning on taking a full gap year, or simply want a short gap trip or a few weeks break, you'll find what you need with us!

Here are ten top reasons why you should choose Gap 360:

1. We offer fantastic, free travel advice

Our Travel Advisors have all 'been there and done it' themselves, having travelled around the world and we love to help others to enjoy the same amazing travel experiences. Our travel advisors are available at the end of a phone, by email or via our online chat service to answer all your questions. They'll give you the scoop on the best places to visit abroad and what activities, tours and experiences to enjoy when you get there.

We also provide an extensive travel advice section on our website, giving you the top tips about the practicalities of travel, from health and safety, to visa advice, how to find paid work abroad, advice for parents and much more!

Before you go we'll give you free advice on a wide range of important topics, such as:

Take a look at our travel advice pages or get in touch with a travel advisor today!

Thai boat in Krabi

2. We offer a wide choice of amazing trips

We know that when it comes to going travelling, everyone has their own ideas about where they want to go, what they want to do, and what they hope to get out of the whole experience. So we have developed a wide range of exciting trips abroad. You can choose from over 200 travel package options in over 50 countries! Trip activities include:

Check out our full range of amazing trip activities or explore our range of exciting destinations all around the world.

The Colosseum in the Rome

3. We offer low prices and easy payment plans

We try to keep our prices as low as possible. For most of our programmes we only ask only for a £199 deposit. We offer two great payment plans: 1) Book with a £199 deposit and pay the rest of your balance 12 weeks before you go, or 2) Book with a £49 deposit and pay the rest off in equal monthly instalments, with the last payment due one month before you travel.

We do have overhead costs that we need to cover and there will always be organisations that advertise at a lower price, but be careful…many are based overseas with no financial protection and ultimately, you get what you pay for.

Please note that some of our programmes require a larger deposit; please see our Terms & Conditions for details.

Benefits of booking through us:

  • Book with a low £199 deposit on most trips
  • Or choose a £49 deposit with a monthly payment plan
  • Book free with a debit card
  • Pay only 2.5% credit card fee (other organisations charge 3%)

For more information on the booking options and process, check out the how to book page.

Koala in a tree

4. You'll be assigned a personal travel advisor

You will deal with a personal travel advisor, who can help you with every aspect of your trip. We won't switch you from one person to another and you will receive excellent service from an advisor who has travelled extensively themselves and can help you plan your perfect gap trip.

Your travel advisor can help you book one or more of our incredible gap travel programmes, or they can help you build your own trip from scratch - the choice is yours!

Meet the Gap 360 team here.

The Great Barrier Reef Australia

5. We offer party and adventure trips, paid work packages and rewarding volunteer programmes

If you're looking for fun, party time and adventures abroad then we have selected some exciting group tours and trips which provide plenty of party experiences. From party time on the Thai islands, to adventure trips in Australia and much more, we make sure your gap trip is all about fun and adventure!

Paid work is one of the most popular activities for gap travellers, and we offer a wide range of paid work packages that can help to kick start your job search abroad. Australia, New Zealand and the USA are the top destinations to find paid work, but we also offer paid teaching in Asia and much more. Get earning and fund your gap travel with paid work abroad!

Many travellers are looking to make a difference on their gap year, and we know how important it is to visit worthwhile, rewarding and legitimate volunteer projects. When you book one of our volunteer programmes you can be sure that your help will be needed and valued on your chosen project. We have vetted each volunteer placement so you can rest assured that you are making a difference in the right way and in the right place.

Check out our party travel trips, browse through our adventure travel trips, take a look at our range of paid work packages or look at our volunteer programmes here.

Downtown LA

6. We can help you with everything from flights to travel insurance

At Gap 360 we want to make sure that your travel plans come together with the minimum of hassle. Our partner flights team, Flights 360, can get you great deals on plane tickets. Call Ukali or Charlie at Flights 360 on 01892 543943 or email them at [email protected] for the best bargains on your flights - tell them that you're a Gap 360 customer to get a great flight quote.

We offer our own competitively priced gap travel insurance policy, designed especially to cover the sorts of activities you'll be doing on your gap year. Choose from the basic Gap 360 policy or get Gap 360 plus if you're planning to do lots of adventure activities - we even offer separate winter sports cover too!

Take a look at our worldwide travel insurance policy here.

Japanese Temple

7. We offer our customers great benefits

Gap 360 have teamed up with some awesome brands to offer our customers great discounts on their products. All the brands we work with come highly recommended and can help you build up your gap kit before you jet off travelling!

Check out our customer benefits here.

Sea lion swimming

8. We offer an emergency helpline manned by our team 24/7

If you have a problem on your trip abroad you can call the Gap 360 office in the UK for help and advice. If the office is closed, you can call our emergency operations number, which is available 24/7, 365 days a year. You will get through to one of our Gap 360 team who are always on hand to help in any emergency situation. You will speak to an actual human, not a machine or answering service!

Parrots

9. We give a price guarantee and are financially secure

We doubt you'll be able to find the same trip cheaper but if you do, we'll match it.* Once you have confirmed your start date and paid the trip fee in full , we guarantee that your price will not increase. This means that the earlier you can book your trip in advance, the better! We have provided financial bonds which guarantee that your money is safe with Gap 360 Ltd. We are members of ABTOT, the association of bonded tour operators.  *We can only price match on identical trips and at the time of booking (due to possible currency fluctuations etc). We cannot price match with companies outside of the UK and/or those who do not offer the same financial security.

Bali Beach resort

10. We are fair minded

Our Fair Travel policy guarantees that you, the customer, will be dealt with fairly. Our staff and the people we work with overseas are also fairly treated, which means they can work to provide excellent service for you.

Indian Fisherman