How about a trip spanning seven countries in four continents? From the exotic South Pacific island of Tahiti to the awesome landscapes of New Zealand and Australia, from the Oriental charms of Bali and Thailand to the whitewashed Aegean landscape of Greece – it is all yours to enjoy in as little as just three weeks, at an incredibly affordable price.
Romantic South Pacific islands - Tahiti and Moorea
100% Pure New Zealand - Auckland and the Maori cultural capital of Rotorua
Downunder Australia - Sydney, voted the world's best city, and Melbourne
Exotic tropical island paradise of Bali
Enchanting Thailand - silks, temples and curries
Ancient Greece - Classics of Civilization!
Your Global Explorer package includes
Round-trip international airfare from New York or Los Angeles (low add-on fares available from other airports )
Domestic flights in Tahiti, roundtrip between Papeete & Moorea
2 Nights' Accommodations in Moorea
Sightseeing tour of Moorea
3 Nights' accommodation in Auckland
Full Day tour of Waitomo Caves and Rotorua, New Zealand
3 Nights' accommodations in Sydney
Cruise on Sydney Harbor + City tour of Sydney
Domestic flight from Sydney to Melbourne
3 Nights' accommodation in Melbourne
Excursion to Phillip Island (Penguins) or the Great Ocean Road
3 Nights' accommodations in Bali
Sightseeing tour of Ubud in Bali
3 Night's accommodation in Bangkok
Sightseeing in Bangkok
3 Nights' accommodations in Athens
Breakfast & Sightseeing tours throughout
All hotel service charges and applicable government taxes
All Airport-hotel transfers
|Two categories of accommodation are offered: Silver category hotels are carefully selected for their excellent value - all offer air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, restaurant and bar. Gold category hotels have a better location, offer more spacious rooms, extra amenities and a higher standard of service. |
Leave Los Angeles or New York for your overnight flight to Tahiti in French Polynesia, the island paradise in the South Pacific.
After an early morning arrival in Papeete, take a short flight to the neighbor island of Moorea. Enjoy a half-day sightseeing tour of Moorea in the afternoon and experience the mythical "Bali Hai", made eternally famous by James Michener in his book, Tales of the South Pacific.
A free day for you to relax on the beach or explore Moorea on your own.
Your flight leaves Moorea early this morning, connecting in Papeete to your nonstop flight to Auckland. Crossing the International Date Line you will arrive in Auckland the next day.
Kia Ora - welcome to New Zealand. Arrive in Auckland in the early morning. The cosmopolitan city center of Auckland is complemented by great escapes in the charming countryside within half an hour of downtown.
A full day trip to some of New Zealand's prime attractions awaits you today - visit the glow worm caves of Waitomo and then on to Rotorua, the center of Maori culture in New Zealand, also famous for its geothermal activity. Sheep-shearing demonstrations a well as a visit to Rainbow Springs & Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve are all included.
Enjoy a free day in Auckland - take an optional cruise to nearby Waiheke Island or play a round of golf perhaps!
Leave Auckland this morning and fly across the Tasman Sea to Sydney - arguably the most beautiful city in the world! You might want to take an afternoon coffee cruise (included in your package) on Sydney's beautiful harbor.
Days 9 + 10
A half-day tour covering the highlights of the city is included - visit the historical "Rocks", the spectacular area around the harbor including the Opera House, the famous Bondi beach as well as other landmarks of the city. The remainder of the time in Sydney is free for you to spend as you wish.
Transfer to the airport for your short flight early afternoon to Melbourne. After arrival, transfer to your hotel; the afternoon is free.
In the afternoon visit Warrook Farm, a working cattle ranch and enjoy the opportunity to feed kangaroos. At Philip Island visit the Koala Conservation Center, where a treetop boardwalk allows close-up views of the cute critters! Later, head to the beach to see the vast seal population on the island and at dusk, enjoy the famous parade when fairy penguins make their way from the sea to the to dune burrows on the beach. Return to Melbourne late this evening.
A free day in Melbourne for you to enjoy cosmopolitan city - try one of the many restaurants or visit the Arts Center as well as the museum.
Leaving Australia today, fly from Melbourne to Denpasar, Bali. Welcome to this lush green tropical island paradise, where the afternoon is free for you to relax and perhaps check out the beach.
Days 15 + 16
A half day's sight-seeing in Bali is included in the package: Visit Ubud - a town in the highlands of Bali, famous for its artists, as well as the neighboring villages of Celuk and Mas, famous for their sculptors and goldsmiths. The next day is free to relax, go shopping or enjoy an optional tour for more sightseeing.
Leave Bali today and fly to Bangkok in Thailand this afternoon, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel after a late evening arrival.
A half-day tour of the Grand Palace in Bangkok and the Emerald Buddha is included - marvel at the splendor of an ancient Siamese court with numerous palaces used for different Royal occasions. The remainder of the day is free to explore this fascinating Asian city on our own, take an optional tour or simply hunt down some of those fabulous bargains.
The day is free in Bangkok for some last minute shopping or sight-seeing, before your late evening flight on to Athens.
Arrive in Athens early this morning. Transfer to your hotel, the afternoon is free.
Days 21 + 22
Take in some of Athens' rich cultural heritage with a tour - the mighty Acropolis looking down on to the city, the Pantheon, the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Arch. The rest of the time is free - just watching the world go by from a sidewalk cafe or enjoying the Plaka come alive in the evening.
Late this morning transfer to the airport in good time for your flight back to New York or Los Angeles
23 Day Around the World Vacation Package: Tahiti , New Zealand, Australia, Bali, Thailand & Greece
from $7,879 only
Fishing, Tahitian style!
New Zealand Landscapes
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|6/01 - 8/31/14||$8,779||$9,759|
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We offer two categories of accommodation: Silver hotels are carefully selected for their excellent value - all rooms have private facilities and a tea/coffee maker. Gold hotels are better located, offer more spacious rooms with better amenities and a higher standard of service.
The departure date determines the price applicable. All prices are per person and based on twin-share accommodation.
A $100 surcharge applies for bookings made within 30 days of the departure date. The tour price does not include meals (other than those indicated), visa fees, personal expenses and travel / rental car insurance.
Our prices INCLUDE airport taxes and fuel surcharges
Personal Expenses and meals other than breakfast are not included in the tour price
Alfresco lunch in Sydney
Koala on Philip Island, nr. Melbourne
Gt. Ocean Rd. view, by Melbourne
Thai temple architecture
Ancient ruins in Greece