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Around the World

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  • $6999
    Tour Only
  • 21
    Days
  • Average Tour Review

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!

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Itinerary at
a Glance

  • 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)

Tour
Highlights

  • 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

Activity Level: Explorer 

Your Tour
Includes

  • 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

Tour Itinerary

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 

London

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.

| Breakfast

London/Cairo

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 

Cairo

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

Cairo

Today we explore the splendors of Egypt on a half-day tour that takes us to the wondrous Great Pyramid and the Sphinx of Giza, which famously combines a reclining lion with the head of an Egyptian king. We’ll gain insights into the magnitude of their creation before seeing another example of Egyptian construction at the Solar Barge Museum. Ancient Egyptians buried a “solar barge” near the pharaoh’s tomb to help transport the ruler into the…

Cairo/Bangkok

Take the morning to relax or explore before transferring to the airport for an overnight flight to Thailand.

| Breakfast 

Arrive in Bangkok

Welcome to Thailand, the “Land of Smiles.” After a morning arrival, we’ll be met at the airport by our Thai tour guide and escorted to our hotel for breakfast. Once refreshed, we’ll embark on a morning orientation tour of Bangkok, where we’ll catch a peek of famed temples and shrines as we drive around Rattanakosin Island, a historic district flanked by the Chao Phraya River. We’ll be energized by a stop at Bangkok’s vibrant Chinatown…

Bangkok

After breakfast, we’ll tour some of Bangkok’s most impressive Buddhist temples. Marvel at the five-ton solid gold statue of Buddha at Wat Trimitr and the colossal 150-foot-long reclining Buddha at Wat Po. We’ll also stop at the White Marble Temple, one of the finest examples of Thai architecture. Spend the afternoon at your leisure or hop aboard an optional canal boat ride across the river for a glimpse of daily Thai life. (See Optional Tours…

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.)

| Breakfast 

Bangkok/Bali

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 

Ubud, Bali

A full day of sightseeing in beautiful Bali awaits! Our itinerary starts with a performance of the Barong and Keris Dance, a traditional Balinese dance narrating the fight between good and evil. We’ll continue to Taman Ayun Temple, which translates as “beautiful garden.” This landmark features traditional architecture and, of course, gardens with lotus and fish ponds. Our next stop is the Pura Tanah Lot, the Sea Temple, perched precariously on a rocky outcrop and…

Ubud, Bali

Now that we’re more than halfway through our trip around the world, it’s time to stop and smell the flowers…and herbs! We’ll visit the Jamu Organic Remedy Workshop, learning about Indonesian traditional medicine (known as “Jamu”) while taking a nature walk with a local farmer, who will help you select herbs to make your own organic body mask, oil and scrub. After lunch at a local restaurant, we’ll view traditional and modern Balinese artwork at…

Bali/Sydney

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.

| Breakfast 

Sydney

Ah, spectacular Sydney! After meeting our local guide, we’ll take off for an introductory city tour. We’ll see the famous Bondi Beach and stroll along its promenade, as well as see some of the city’s neighborhoods like the exclusive eastern suburbs, historic Paddington and The Rocks, which offers a glimpse into Sydney’s past. We’ll stop at Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, hand-carved out of rock by convicts in 1810, for spectacular photo ops of the Sydney Harbour…

Sydney

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.

| Breakfast 

Sydney

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

| Breakfast

Sydney/O'ahu

We’ll have free time to explore Australia this morning before we head to O’ahu, the “Gathering Place” and heart of Hawaii. After crossing the international dateline, we’ll arrive in Hawaii on the morning of this day. After checking in, we’ll enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Consider taking a walk along Waikiki Beach and watching the surfers or make a stop at Duke’s Waikiki Beach for a mai-tai. The Modern Honolulu or similar |…

O'ahu

Today’s excursion begins with a Pearl Harbor tour where we’ll relive the events that unfolded on that fateful Sunday morning in 1941 when U.S. forces at Pearl Harbor came under attack by Japan – catapulting the United States into World War II. A visit by boat to the USS Arizona Memorial offers an appropriate setting to reflect on the extensive battle that took place, leading to the loss of life of 1,177 of the ship’s…

O'ahu

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 

O'ahu/Los Angeles

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!

Guided Tour Pricing

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Optional Tours Customize your trip with these optional tours.

Canal Excursion

  • Bangkok
  • 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

  • Bangkok
  • 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

  • Bali
  • 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.

BridgeClimb Sydney

  • Sydney
  • 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

  • Sydney
  • 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.

Reviews

m a

So far, this tour is the important tour of my life. The timing is great. The price is fantastic. Therefore, i have invited several other friends to join irma and i on our first adventure with smarTours. Just cant wait to visit new places a and relatives around the world with new friends Thank you so much in advance.
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