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Around the World

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
21 days
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Overview

Highlights (Bullets)

  • Panoramic London City Tour
  • Windsor Castle (London)
  • Great Pyramids & Sphinx of Giza
  • Egyptian Museum
  • Buddhist Temples (Bangkok)
  • Optional Floating Market (Bangkok)
  • Tanah Lot (Bali)
  • Bali Herbal & Nature Walk
  • Sydney Harbor Lunch Cruise
  • Featherdale Wildlife Park
  • Explore Fiji
  • Garden of Sleeping Giant (Fiji)

Short Description

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. Our Around the World itinerary is planned to the nth degree, so all you do is 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!

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value (3*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions All internal ground transport
Start City N/A
End City N/A

Itinerary

Day 1; Depart New York

Your once-in-a-lifetime journey “Around the World” begins today with an overnight flight to the United Kingdom.

Day 2: Arrive in London

Meals: Dinner

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 Hotel – Islington (or similar)

Day 3: London

Meals: Breakfast

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.

Day 4: London/Cairo

Meals: Breakfast

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, where we’ll be met by a representative who will assist with customs and formalities before transferring to our hotel. Cairo Marriott Hotel (or similar)

Day 5: Cairo

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

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 restaurant, you’ll have the rest of the day at your leisure.

Day 6: Cairo

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

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 a dinner with your group before heading to your next destination!

Day 7: Depart Cairo

Meals: Breakfast

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

Day 8: Arrive in Bangkok

Meals: Breakfast

Welcome to Thailand, the “Land of Smiles.” After arrival, we’ll be met at the airport by our Thai tour director and escorted to our hotel for breakfast. Embark on a morning orientation tour of Bangkok which includes a drive around the Rattanakosin Island historic district of Bangkok. Flanked by the Chao Phraya River to the west, you’ll have the chance to peek at the tops of famous temples and shrines, and see historic sites of Bangkok. On your tour you’ll stop and walk around Bangkok’s Chinatown and the Flower Market. This area is home to one of the most dynamic and vibrant commercial districts in Bangkok. From fruit stands and local eateries to shops and flowers, there’s only a few places in Bangkok that can match its level of energy and vibrancy. At the conclusion of our tour, return to the hotel. The balance of the day is at your leisure. Ramada Plaza Menam Riverside Bangkok (or similar)

Day 9: Bangkok

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

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.) Enjoy a dinner with your Around the World group this evening.

Day 10: Bangkok

Meals: Breakfast

Bangkok beckons with a feast for the senses. Here’s your chance to sample its sights, sounds and flavors on your own. Your Tour Director 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 more info.

Day 11: Bangkok/Bali

Meals: Breakfast

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)

Day 12: Ubud, Bali

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

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 only accessible during low tide. After lunch in a local restaurant, we’ll explore Goa Gajah, (aka Elephant Cave), a manmade grotto of archaeological and religious significance. We’ll descend into the courtyard to view carvings of mythical creatures, fountains, bathing pools and meditation areas. The evening is at your leisure.

Day 13: Ubud, Bali

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

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 traditional buildings embellished with stone carvings, including work by Bali’s most well-known artist, I Gusti Nyoman Lempad.

Day 14: Depart Bali

Meals: 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.

Day 15: Bali/Sydney

Meals: Lunch

Ah, spectacular Sydney! After meeting our local Tour Director, 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 cruise featuring a seafood buffet. After you check in to your hotel, the remainder of the day is at leisure. PARKROYAL Darling Harbour (or similar

Day 16: Sydney

Meals: Breakfast

Meet Australia’s fabled fauna at Featherdale Wildlife Park, home to one of Australia’s most comprehensive collections of native wildlife. Prepare to utterly be charmed by the adorable koala or take the opportunity to hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Day 17: Sydney

Meals: Breakfast

With Sydney at your doorstep, how will you spend a free day? See our Optional Tours for to check out details about our adrenaline-filled BridgeClimb Sydney tour.

Day 18: Sydney/Fiji

Meals: Breakfast

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. DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Fiji (or similar)

Day 19: Fiji

Meals: Breakfast

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 of 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 tropical fruit juice drink and seasonal fruit from orchids while relaxing in a traditional Fijian bure (wood-and-straw hut). The evening is at your leisure.

Day 20: Fiji

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Enjoy the opportunity to relax and enjoy this idyllic location. We’ll join our fellow Around the World travelers for dinner tonight to share stories and toast our unforgettable adventures.

Day 21: Fiji/USA

Meals: Breakfast

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

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Excellent tour . Well organized. Lots of cobblestones and hills however made it hard for some tour members

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Guide and hotels were fine. Did not like the fact that some trips were optional and add -on costs. In past Smartour trips I have been on, all excursions were included.. Also, one excursion, on the last day, was basically a shopping trip. Cute town, but no purpose.Would have liked formal interaction/meeting/discussions about political/daily life, info on Salazar era, with people who live in Portugal. Guide alluded to it on bus, but would have like more in-depth views. Also 44 is a very large group! But, we did love Portugal, and our guide, Romina, was delightful.
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Optional Activities

Bangkok: Canal Boat Ride – Approx. $18 per person

See the “real Bangkok” in a most surprising and delightful way! Cruise the quiet canals and the Chao Praya river with your guide, who will show you how the local lives on and along the water. This is the old Bangkok still hidden in plain view.

Bangkok: Damnoen Saduak Floating Marketing + Visit Phra Pathom Chedi – Approx. $45 per person

Visit the rural, yet world-famous floating market of Damnoen Saduak. You will enter the famous floating market by long-tailed boat via a labyrinth of narrow canals through the orchards. Sit and take your pictures, or try some local mango and sticky rice. Don’t forget to take a look behind all the souvenir stalls to see the wooden house stretching along the canals like they did for centuries. Continue to visit Phra Pathom Chedi- the tallest stupa in the world 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.

Bali: White Water Rafting at Ayung River – Approx. $44 per person

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 buffet lunch at a restaurant overlooking majestic mountains and rice fields.

Sydney: BridgeClimb – Approx. $236

TJust 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 Harbor Bridge where you’ll pause for unforgettable views. A complimentary souvenir photo of the climb is included.

Flight & Transport Inclusions

All internal ground transport

Group Size

Intimate Group - 12 max

Accomodations

Night 1

Overnight Flight

Nights 2 - 3

London: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel – Islington

60 Pentonville Road

London, N1 9LA, United Kingdom

Nights 4 - 6

Cairo: Marriott Hotel

16 Saray El Gezira Street

9Zamalek, Cairo, 11211 Egypt

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Overnight Flight

Nights 8 – 10:

Bangkok: Ramada Plaza Menam Riverside Bangkok Hotel

2074 Charoenkrung Road, Bangkorlaem

Bangkok, 10120, Thailand

Night 11 – 13:

Bali: Ubud Village Hotel at Monkey Forest

Jalan Monkey Forest

Ubud 80571, Bali, Indonesia

or

Bali: ARMA Museum & Resort

Jalan Raya Pengosekan

Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

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Night 14:

Overnight Flight

Nights 15 – 17:

Sydney: PARKROYAL Darling Harbour

150 Day Street

Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia

Nights 18 – 20:

Fiji: DoubleTree Resort By Hilton Hotel Fiji

Naisali Island, Sonaisali, Fiji

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Meals Included

18 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches and 4 Dinners

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