Around the World Tour

From
  • $6599
    Air+Tax Included
  • 21
    Days

LONDON, CAIRO, BANGKOK, BALI, SYDNEY AND FIJI

Now you can experience the crown jewel of bucket-list journeys for yourself! smarTours® is thrilled to launch the very first Around the World tour package of its kind, 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 is planned to the nth degree, it offers ample free time to savor each of our six storied destinations to the fullest. It’s the smarter way to see the (entire) world and claim bragging rights as a true globetrotter!

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 Fiji

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
  • Blue Mountains Deluxe Experience (Sydney) (optional)
  • Fiji
  • Garden of the Sleeping Giant (Fiji)

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

Click the Day by Day itinerary above (or swipe on mobile devices) to see the experiences that await on each day of your tour.

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)

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. B Doubletree by Hilton Islington (or similar)

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 with customs and formalities before transferring to our hotel. B Cairo Marriot Hotel (or similar)

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 afterlife. See the meticulously restored and assembled barge at this glass-enclosed museum. After lunching like the Egyptians do at a local…

Cairo

Our stop in Cairo wouldn’t be complete without 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. B/D Cairo Marriot Hotel (or similar)

Cairo/Bangkok

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

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 and Flower Market. There’s time to stroll about the fruit and flower stands before returning to the hotel. The balance of the day is at your…

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 for details.) In the evening, join your fellow Around the World travelers for dinner. B/D Ramada Plaza Menam Riverside…

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.) B Ramada Plaza Menam Riverside Bangkok (or similar)

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. B Ubud Village Hotel at Monkey Forest or ARMA Museum & Resort (or similar)

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 a stunning (and popular) photo op. After lunch in a local restaurant, we’ll explore Goa Gajah (aka Elephant Cave), a…

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 the Museum Puri Lukisa and visit Ubud Palace, where the royal family still lives. We’ll have time to wander the grounds and see…

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. B

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 Bridge and the celebrated Opera House. Like what you see? We’ll have the chance to experience the harbor firsthand on a lunch…

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. B PARKROYAL Darling Harbour (or similar)

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. B PARKROYAL Darling Harbour (or similar)

Sydney/Fiji

Today we depart for Fiji, the sixth and final destination on our Around the World trip. Our airport “meet and greet” includes a traditional shell lei before we’re whisked off to our resort for a warm Fijian welcome. The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy. B DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Fiji (or similar)

Fiji

We’ll see (and taste!) nature at its peak beauty as we venture into Fiji’s heartland, through the beautiful Sabeto Valley, to the lush Garden of the Sleeping Giant, home to more than 2,000 different kinds of orchids. We’ll continue to Viseisei Village, the oldest settlement in Fiji, and Vuda Point, to view handicraft displays and marvel at the panoramic vistas of mountains, Nadi Bay and the Yasawa Islands. Before returning to our resort, we’ll refresh ourselves with a tropical fruit-juice drink and seasonal fruit from orchids while relaxing in a traditional Fijian bure…

Fiji

Enjoy the opportunity to relax and soak up Fiji’s idyllic setting. We’ll join our fellow Around the World travelers for dinner tonight to share stories and toast our unforgettable adventures. B/D DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Fiji (or similar)

Fiji/USA

With a late checkout, we’ll have time to savor those last few hours before our flight to Los Angeles. Around the World in 21 days—accomplished!

Guided Tour Pricing

Price includes international flights from New York (JFK) to Los Angeles (LAX).

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Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Single room supplement is $1449

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Reservations and Payments

Reservations can be made by phone (1-800-337-7773) and will be confirmed upon receipt of $300 per person non-refundable, non-transferable deposit which must be received within 48 hours of reservation. Full payment is due 75 days prior to departure. Baggage fees may apply. Space and prices subject to availability. For complete booking information and terms & conditions click here.

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 Praya 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.