LONDON, CAIRO, BANGKOK, BALI, SYDNEY AND O’AHU
Now you can experience the crown jewel of bucket-list journeys for yourself! Enjoy an enjoyably paced 21-day trip that includes around-the-world airfare, handpicked first-class accommodations, a host of meals, English-speaking guides, and iconic sightseeing attractions. Other tour companies and airlines may offer around-the-world trips, but they are either priced “out of this world” or leave you to fend for yourself at every stop along the way. While our Around the World itinerary includes plenty of exciting stops and activities, it also offers ample free time to savor each of our six storied destinations to the fullest. It’s the smarter way to see the world (literally!) and claim bragging rights as a true globetrotter!
smarTours is working diligently with our partners in our Around the World Tour destinations to lock in an exciting new itinerary, along with dates and pricing for 2022 and beyond. Please check back soon for new dates and pricing.
For COVID-19 updates, please scroll down to our “Before You Depart” section.
- 2 nights in London
- 3 nights in Cairo
- 3 nights in Bangkok
- 3 nights in Bali
- 3 nights in Sydney
- 3 nights in O’ahu (Honolulu, Hawaii)
- Panoramic London City Tour
- Windsor Castle (London)
- Great Pyramids & Sphinx of Giza
- Egyptian Museum
- Buddhist Temples (Bangkok)
- Floating Market (Bangkok) (optional)
- Pura Tanah Lot (Bali)
- Bali Herbal & Nature Walk
- Sydney Harbor Lunch Cruise
- Australia Blue Mountains Deluxe Experience (optional)
- Pearl Harbor Tour
- Hawaiian Luau
- International airfare from New York (JFK), returning to Los Angeles (LAX)
- Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
- Ground transportation in an air-conditioned motor coach
- Accommodations at first-class hotels
- 26 meals: 18 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners (additional meals provided aboard flights)
- Comprehensive sightseeing tours including admission fees as indicated in the itinerary
- Professional, English-speaking expert local guides at each destination
Depart from New York
Your once-in-a-lifetime journey “Around the World” begins today with an overnight flight to the United Kingdom.
Arrive in London
After meeting your driver and guide at London Heathrow airport, we’ll take a panoramic tour of London’s famed landmarks, architecture, and historic sites. Our nonstop procession of “must-sees” includes the Houses of Parliament, Elizabeth’s Tower (Big Ben), Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Nelson’s Column, Marble March and more. After hotel check-in and a short rest, we’ll gather for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
Doubletree by Hilton Islington or similar | Dinner
Today is a free day to sample the delights of London on your own. Make sure you use your included round-trip River Thames Cruise from Westminster Pier to Tower Pier. This stretch between Tower Bridge and Westminster Abbey is one of the most recognizable in the world. You’ll pass under eight bridges and see sights, like the Tower of London, London Eye and the Shard, from a fresh perspective.
On our way to a midday flight, we’ll drop by Windsor Castle, which most recently captured the world’s imagination as the venue for the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. We’ll admire the palatial home of over 40 monarchs before catching our flight to Egypt. At the airport, we’ll be met by a representative who will assist us with customs and formalities before transferring to our hotel.
Cairo Marriot Hotel or similar | Breakfast
After breakfast this morning, we’ll meet our Egyptologist guide and dive into the country’s past with a visit to the Egyptian Museum, home to over 120,000 artifacts that showcase the arc of Egypt’s amazing history. See mummies, jewelry, sarcophagi and the treasures of King Tut. This evening enjoy dinner with your group before heading to your next destination.
| Breakfast, Dinner
Take the morning to relax or explore before transferring to the airport for an overnight flight to Thailand.
Arrive in Bangkok
Bangkok beckons with a feast for the senses. Here’s your chance to sample its sights, sounds, and flavors on your own. Your local tour guide will offer plenty of ideas, but we strongly recommend that you don’t miss a chance to see the world-famous floating market by long-tailed boat. (See Optional Tours for details.)
Your Around the World adventure continues to exotic, spiritual Bali. Your local guide will meet you at the airport and provide the transfer to our resort in Ubud, considered the cultural heart of Bali.
Ubud Village Hotel at Monkey Forest or ARMA Museum & Resort or similar | Breakfast
Enjoy the resort’s pool and spa amenities or just relax before departing on an overnight flight to Sydney. The more adventurous won’t want to miss the chance to go white-water rafting on the Aung River. See Optional Tours for details.
Meet Australia’s fabled fauna at Featherdale Wildlife Park, home to one of Australia’s most comprehensive collections of native wildlife. Prepare to be utterly charmed by the adorable koala or take the opportunity to hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
With Sydney at your doorstep, how will you spend a free day? If you prefer adrenaline to relaxation, check Optional Tours for details about BridgeClimb Sydney. Or, check out the optional Full-Day Blue Mountains Deluxe Experience
Today is at leisure to enjoy the beach, pool, or choose an optional activity. Tonight, we’ll have a memorable send-off with a traditional luau and ceremony.
| Breakfast, Dinner
Consider joining an optional early morning hike of Diamond Head. Then off the airport for your flight home. Around the World in 21 days—accomplished!
We are working diligently to secure future tour dates and pricing for this itinerary. Please fill out the "Request a Future Date" form linked below and we will notify you once dates are available.
Optional Tours Customize your trip with these optional tours.
- From approx. $18 Per Person
See the “real Bangkok” in a surprising and delightful way! Cruise the quiet canals and the Chao Phraya river with your guide, who will show you how locals live on and along the water. This is the old Bangkok still hidden in plain view.
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market and Phra Pathom Chedi Tour
- From approx. $45 Per Person
A market on water? This fascinating excursion takes you first to the colorful, world-famous floating market of Damneon Saduak. It’s great fun watching merchants selling food, produce, baskets and other wares from their boats. Photo ops abound! Our other stop is Phra Pathom Chedi, the world’s tallest stupa, a dome-shaped Buddhist shrine.
White-Water Rafting on Ayung River
- From approx. $44 Per Person, including buffet lunch
Ready for the thrill of a lifetime? It begins the moment you push off the banks of the Ayung River. Switching Class II and Class III rapids, you’ll wind through deep valleys with cascading waterfalls and towering cliffs of prehistoric significance. Your adventure ends with a hot shower followed by a gourmet buffet feast at a restaurant overlooking majestic mountains and rice fields.
- From approx. $236 Per Person
Just think of the stories you’ll have to tell, plus you’ll have the photographic proof! A professional climb team will take you on an exhilarating ascent to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, where you’ll pause for unforgettable views. A complimentary souvenir photo of the climb is included.
Full-Day Blue Mountains Deluxe Experience
- From approx. FROM APPROX. $185 Per Person
One of seven national parks that make up the Greater Blue Mountains
UNESCO World Heritage Site, Blue Mountains National Park is an
earthly natural paradise, boasting sandstone outcroppings, eucalypt
forests, deep ravines, spectacular views and an awesome roster of flora
and fauna. Join your guide for an off-the-beaten-path tour of this
magnificent landscape. Includes morning tea refreshment, lunch and a
glass of sparkling wine.
Doubletree by Hilton IslingtonLondon
This contemporary hotel is conveniently located near the tube and local sites. All rooms offer warm, relaxed decor and custom-designed beds, plus flat-screen TVs and free WiFi. They also have mini-fridges and tea and coffee making facilities. A breakfast buffet is available, and there’s an on-site grill restaurant, as well as a chic bar. Additional amenities include a freshly baked cookie on arrival.
60 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9LA, United Kingdom
Cairo Marriott HotelCairo
Your home base in Cairo is a historic palatial property with lush gardens and 5-star accommodations. Pool, casino, spa, on-site dining.
16 Saray El Gezira Street • Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt 11211
Menam Riverside HotelBangkok
Set on the Chao Phraya River, Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Bangkok Menam Riverside features luxury rooms, free shuttle boat, spa and pool.
2074 Charoenkrung Road, Bangkorlaem, Bangkok, 10120, Thailand
Ubud VIllage Hotel at Monkey ForestBali
Elegant boutique hotel built following elements of local Feng shui. Spa, two pools, coffee shop and restaurant.
Jalan Monkey Forest, Ubud 80571, Bali, Indonesia
Arma Museum & ResortUbud
Jalan Raya Pengosekan
Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia
PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, SydneySydney
In walking distance to top city sites, Cockle Bay, dining along the wharf and more.
150 Day Street, Sydney, New South Wales, 2000, Australia
The Modern HonoluluHonolulu, Hawaii
1775 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, HI 96815
Departing the U.S.: For the safety of everyone in the group, smarTours has implemented some COVID-19 travel requirements which apply to all tours regardless of destination. To learn more, click here.
Returning to the U.S.: In accordance with U.S. entry requirements, smarTours will arrange testing for the group in destination. Full details and requirements can be accessed here. More details including cost will be added when available.
Note: If you are traveling with us on a land-only basis please share your travel plans with us and let us know if you will also need to be tested with the rest of the group.
Please note entry requirements are changing rapidly. For up-to-date information, please click the links below.
- Entry requirements
- State Department Travel Advisory Updates (United Kingdom, Egypt, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia)
- Center for Disease Control Updates & Information (United Kingdom, Egypt, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia)
Flights from JFK and back to LAX are still to be confirmed for 2022 departures. Please make sure to allow sufficient time for clearing customs and immigration if you are planning a connecting flight. For connecting flights from LAX you will also need to recheck your bags in addition to clearing immigration. We recommend at least three-and-a-half hours. Please note that flight schedules are subject to change without prior notice.
ADVANCE SEAT ASSIGNMENT
Our selected airlines do not assign seats in advance, and smarTours is not involved in seat assignments. Seat assignments can only be arranged at the airport upon check-in.
PASSPORT AND VISA INFORMATION
You must possess a passport valid for at least 6 months after the date of travel.
Egypt: U.S. citizens require a tourist visa for Egypt, which may be obtained on arrival in Cairo for $28 (includes the visa and facilitation fee).
Australia: U.S. passport holders require an ETA (Electronic Travel Authority/visa) to enter Australia. This visa can be secured online before the trip by logging into the official website at https://www.eta.homeaffairs.gov.au/ETAS3/etas. Please follow the procedures as listed on the official website to secure the ETA/Visa and pay online any applicable fees.
Non-U.S. citizens should check with the respective consulates for current visa requirements to all their travel destinations.
Be sure that your passport has ample blank pages as most countries require a blank page. Please note that the U.S. State Department no longer issues additional passport pages, so you will need to renew your passport if you are low on blank pages. Please remember that it is your responsibility to obtain the necessary travel documents before the trip.
TICKETS AND FINAL DOCUMENTS
Your airline tickets, along with final instructions and additional travel tips, will be sent to you 7–10 days before the scheduled departure of your tour. Please make sure to advise us in case your address changes.
Immunizations are not currently required in any of our destinations. However, you may wish to consult your personal physician or local public health authorities as to their suggestions.
Our Around the World trip takes us to six destinations with varied climates. Please be prepared for everything from London’s famously foggy weather to Cairo’s desert heat and the tropical climates of Bali and Fiji.
NON-INCLUDED MEALS AND SIGHTSEEING
The hotels used on this tour offer several dining choices and will accept credit cards for your non-included meals. Optional sightseeing tours and evening activities will be offered.
CREDIT CARDS AND LOCAL CURRENCY
Hotels and some stores accept major credit cards. However, for “street shopping” you will need local currency or U.S. Dollars. Your hotels will be able to exchange cash to local currency. It is recommended that you bring along cash in small denominations.
Due to the limitations of both the airlines and the tour buses, each passenger may bring one piece of checked luggage (no more than 50 pounds), and one carry-on piece small enough to fit under the seat in front of you. We recommend that you do not over-pack and that you plan to layer your clothing with climate and comfort in mind.