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 You will be met at the airport by a dedicated Just You representative
A friendly Tour Manager will host your holiday and make sure it runs smoothly
 We'll show you the must-see sights and some of the hidden gems too
 You'll always stay in a room of your own with no single supplement to pay
 Many meals are included, allowing you to dine with your fellow travellers
 You can join in as much or as little as you like - the choice is always yours
 All of our holidays are protected by ATOL or our financial protection insurance
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Visit 11 unique countries - Switzerland, Italy, India, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand & USA - on an unforgettable round the world trip of a lifetime

  • Discover iconic sights in 14 stunning cities on included excursions
  • See three Modern Wonders of the World - the Colosseum, the Taj Mahal and the Great Wall of China
  • Cross the International Date Line
  • 50 meals included
  • Stay in your own room at 4 and 5-star hotels

Is circumnavigating the world something you’ve always wanted to do?

Tours

32 Days from £10,999

May 2018 - May 2018 Departures

After the huge success of our 2016 around-the-world adventure, in 2018 we are planning another amazing world tour. You could become part of a unique group of people who will travel over 31,000 miles, taking in 14 cities in 11 countries and cross the International Date Line. You will experience many of the best destinations the world has to offer and will bring back a wealth of wonderful memories from this trip of a lifetime.

Overview

What's included

  • The services of a Just You Tour Manager & Local Guides
  • Scheduled flights
  • Use of an airport lounge in the UK
  • Overseas transfers & other transportation
  • 28 nights’ accommodation in your own room, plus 3 nights in flight
  • 27 breakfasts, 8 lunches & 15 dinners
  • Welcome drink & farewell get-together
  • Welcome dinner at the Stadtkeller Restaurant in Lucerne
  • A representative to greet you at all UK airports
  • All airport taxes & security charges, UK Airline Passenger Duty, all state & local taxes, ATOL protection fee

Included excursions

  • Walking tour of Lucerne
  • Take Europe’s oldest cogwheel railway up Mount Rigi, the ‘Queen of the Mountains’
  • Traditional Swiss fondue meal in Lucerne
  • Rome sightseeing tour including the Colosseum
  • New Delhi’s highlights on a city tour
  • Taj Mahal & the mighty Agra Fort
  • Singapore’s highlights such as Merlion Park & the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum on a city tour (half day)
  • Singapore after dark tour includes a trishaw ride to the famed Raffles Hotel for a Singapore Sling
  • The mausoleum where Ho Chi Minh lies in state is just one highlight during a tour of Hanoi (full day)
  • Traditional water puppet show in Hanoi
  • City tour of Bangkok including the Grand Palace
  • Beijing’s landmarks
  • Great Wall of China & visit the stunning Summer Palace
  • Korean barbecue cookery lesson
  • South Korea highlights including a drive to the DMZ
  • Sydney’s Harbour Bridge & Sydney Opera House
  • Auckland city tour
  • Golden Gate Bridge & San Francisco city tour
  • Enjoy views of San Francisco Bay as you sip a glass of chilled Champagne
  • New York sightseeing (half day)
  • Farewell meal as a group of Global Explorers in New York

Please note: To maximise your enjoyment of this holiday a certain amount of walking is essential.

Itinerary

Our epic round-the-world tour begins with a flight to Zurich. On arrival, we’ll transfer by coach to Lucerne. Join your Tour Manager and Local Guide for an included walking tour of Lucerne, set amongst mountains with the River Reuss flowing through. We’ll discover the historic wooden Chapel Bridge and the Lions Monument too.

Tonight, we’ll gather as a group for a cheese fondue meal, drink and folklore evening at the Stadtkeller Restaurant in Lucerne.
Mount Rigi is known as the ‘Queen of the Mountains’ and we’ll discover its splendour this morning. Our journey begins by boat to Vitznau, where we’ll board a train and travel on Europe’s oldest cogwheel railway – the Mount Rigi Railway – up the mountain. On a clear day, you’ll see the snow-capped Alps, 13 lakes and across to Germany and France. After time to enjoy the view from the top of the mountain, we then take the coach to Zurich airport for our onward flight to Rome, where a two-night stay has been arranged.
Today’s included full-day tour of Rome is hosted by a Local Guide who will introduce us to many of the major sights of this historic city, including an exclusive guided tour of the Colosseum. Admire the Spanish Steps and toss a coin in the spectacular Trevi Fountain to ensure you return to the city one day. Dinner is included this evening.
After breakfast and a morning at leisure, we’ll head to Delhi on an overnight flight. We’ll stay in India’s chaotic and dazzling capital for two nights.
On today’s tour of New Delhi, we’ll see spacious tree-lined avenues and stunning examples of British architecture including the imposing India Gate and Parliament House. For a glimpse into Delhi’s past we’ll visit Humayun’s Tomb, a stunning example of Mughal architecture said to have inspired the Taj Mahal, and Qutub Minar, a soaring five-storey sandstone tower.

Enjoy dinner at the hotel this evening.
Today’s highlight is a visit to the Taj Mahal in Agra. This bewitching monument was built by the Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal.

Next stop is the red sandstone Agra Fort, where we’ll have the chance to wander through the chambers of this former royal residence.

Dinner will be served at the hotel this evening.
This morning we’ll fly to Singapore, arriving in plenty of time to settle in before dinner this evening.
Our included tour of Singapore, a former British trading post founded by Stamford Raffles in 1819, starts with a cruise on a traditional bumboat to Merlion Park. We’ll see the magnificent waterfall in the shape of the mythical Merlion before heading to the Civic District and Orchard Road, Singapore’s famous shopping avenue.

Next stop is the National Orchid Garden, with its 60,000 blooms. We’ll take the weight off our feet and enjoy an included traditional Chinese lunch before continuing on to Chinatown. Here we’ll visit the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum for insight into the Buddhist culture. The rest of the day is at leisure
Today you are free to relax at the hotel or explore further with your travelling companions. Alternatively, you could join our optional excursion to the Gardens by the Bay, a vast park consisting of three waterfront gardens and huge domed conservatories which house thousands of plants.

We include a fabulous Singapore after dark tour this evening which begins with a stroll through Bugis Village, where hundreds of stalls sell literally everything! Next we head to the iconic Raffles Hotel, where you could choose to sample the famous Singapore Sling cocktail. Afterwards we’ll enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
Today we’ll leave Singapore behind and fly to Hanoi, Vietnam’s fascinating capital, arriving at our hotel in the afternoon.
Our full-day sightseeing tour of Hanoi begins in Ba Dinh Square, where silent sentries guard the marble and granite mausoleum where Ho Chi Minh lies in state. Within this complex we’ll also visit the imposing Presidential Palace and the modest stilt house where ‘Uncle Ho’ lived and worked. Before an included lunch we’ll stop at the One Pillar Pagoda and the Quan Thanh Temple.

After an afternoon visit to Hoan Kiem Lake and the Temple of Literature, we’ll enjoy a walking tour of the Ancient Quarter and take in more sights on a relaxing cyclo ride. This evening, take your seat at an included Water Puppet show.
Today you’ll take a short flight from Hanoi to Bangkok. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure, relaxing with your fellow travellers.
Our morning sightseeing tour of Bangkok begins at the Grand Palace, where we’ll see Wat Phra Kaeo, Thailand’s holiest site, and the beautiful Emerald Buddha. The tour continues to Wat Pho, the oldest and largest Buddhist temple in Bangkok, famed for its incredible Reclining Buddha.

After a free afternoon, We’ll gather as a group to enjoy aromatic Thai cuisine at dinner tonight.
China is our next destination, with our flight taking us to Beijing, where we’ll stay for three nights.
Today’s included tour starts in Tiananmen Square, the largest public square in the world, which is bordered by the Qianmen Gate, the Great Hall of the People and the Gate of Heavenly Peace. We’ll go through the gate, which forms the entrance to the incredible Forbidden City, to marvel at the magnificent buildings that house the Imperial Palace from which China was ruled by the imperial dynasties for hundreds of years.

After lunch we’ll visit the Temple of Heaven, where a guided tour will introduce us to a magnificent art collection.

On day 16 we’ll head to the iconic landmark the Great Wall of China. Take a walk along its historic ramparts and marvel at its sheer scale. After lunch, a visit to the Summer Palace is included.
Today we’ll leave Beijing and head to Seoul in South Korea for a two-night stay.
On the morning of day 18 we include an excursion to the demilitarised zone, or DMZ – one of the last relics of the Cold War. Stretching for 2km either side of the border between North and South Korea, this area is full of fascinating historical sights. We also include a unique lunch experience today – a Korean barbecue cooking lesson. In the evening we offer an optional visit to the Korea House restaurant, for yet more authentic cuisine and a traditional Korean show.

On day 19 we’ll discover all of Seoul’s highlights on an included tour which takes in the royal Gyeongbok Palace, Korea’s captivating Folklore Museum and the South Gate Open Market.

This evening we’ll take an overnight flight to Sydney.
We’ll arrive in Sydney on day 20 for a threenight stay. You can check straight into your hotel room and enjoy a day at leisure.

Sydney is Australia’s biggest city, although the centre is surprisingly compact and can be explored easily on foot. The world-famous Harbour Bridge and Opera House dominate the vast and picturesque harbour and are thrilling sights to the first-time visitor.

On the morning of day 21 we include a sightseeing tour which will introduce highlights such as Bondi Beach, Hyde Park, Darling Harbour and Mrs Macquarie’s Chair – a rock cut into the shape of a bench which offers one of the best vantage points in the city.

Enjoy the rest of your time in Sydney at leisure. If you want to discover more, there will be an excellent choice of optional excursions on offer, including a drive to the Blue Mountains and a harbour cruise.
On day 23 we fly to Auckland in New Zealand, where we will stay for two nights. The beautiful city of Auckland is situated on North Island in the spectacular Hauraki Gulf. Here you’ll find a subtropical climate, thermal springs and geysers, rich farmland, glorious national parks, luxuriant forests, stunning lakes and more. We’ll see all the highlights on an included city tour on day 24.
Today you have a full day in Auckland to explore at leisure with your travelling companions, or perhaps you’d prefer to relax before our evening flight to San Francisco. We will cross the International Date Line on this flight and therefore we will arrive in San Francisco around lunchtime the same day. The rest of the day is at leisure.
San Francisco, home of the Golden Gate Bridge, street cable cars and the buzzing Fisherman’s Wharf waterfront, is one of the world’s most beautiful cities.

Join our included city tour this morning to discover highlights such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street, Golden Gate Park and Chinatown. During a free afternoon, explore at leisure or why not take an optional helicopter flight over San Francisco Bay and Alcatraz island, the infamous former federal prison.

We’ll end the day in style with an included glass of Champagne as we take in the views of San Francisco Bay.
We’ll leave the ‘City by the Bay’ on day 27 and take a short flight to the glittering neon wonderland of Las Vegas. In the evening, why not join an optional Las Vegas by night tour to see this desert city spectacularly illuminated.

We’ve left day 28 free for you to make your own discoveries. An optional flight over the awesome Grand Canyon is an exciting possibility.
The next leg of our journey takes us to the thrilling city of New York, where our hotel, in the heart of midtown Manhattan, is our base for the next two nights.

On arrival you may choose to head to Times Square to admire the neon lights which illuminate every structure. Later, why not enjoy an evening out with your travelling companions. You might even want to take in a Broadway show.

On day 30 we include a half-day tour with a Local Guide, who will introduce us to the city’s numerous highlights.

This evening, we’ll gather as a group to enjoy a farewell meal.
Explore New York at your leisure on day 31, before we depart on an overnight flight back to the UK. Our return flight arrives home on the morning of day 32.


Please note: To maximise your enjoyment of this holiday a certain amount of walking is essential.

Accommodation

You will stay at the 4-star Hotel Astoria located in the heart of Lucerne. The hotel boasts three award winning restaurants and a rooftop garden lounge and bar with panoramic views across the mountain landscape and rooftops of Lucerne. Rooms are spacious, comfortable and light with air conditioning to ensure a comfortable climate. You will also find a safe, minibar, complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV and a nespresso coffee machine in your rooms for your use and the rain shower in your modern, spacious bathroom, giving you a spa experience.

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The 5-star Hyatt Regency Delhi offers guests views of Delhi and landscaped gardens. With room facilities including a flat screen TV, WiFi and luxurious beds.

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The 4-star Sunway Hotel is located close to a host of Hanoi's attractions including its Old Quarter.

Hotel facilities include a restaurant, lounge, coffee shop, health club and sauna. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, TV, mini-bar, coffee/tea-maker, safe and hairdryer.
The Park Plaza is situated in a central location of Bangkok. Hotel features a restaurant, and rooftop swimming pool. Rooms have air-conditioning, TV, DVD, fridge, ironing board, hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilitates and private bathroom.
The Crowne Plaza U-Town Beijing is situated directly next to Beijing U Town, which is home to a variety of shops and restaurants, making it perfect for relaxing and entertainment. Other hotel amenities include an indoor pool, fitness centre, bar and Hopfenstube German restaurant. Rooms are furnished with private bathrooms, minibar, air conditioning and flat-screen TV.
Best Western Premier KUKDO Hotel is located in Seoul's central Jung-Gu area. It offers spacious and modern rooms with en-suite facilities. Rooms further benefit from flat-screen TVs, air-conditioning, bottled water and tea/coffee making facilities. Guests can enjoy both local specialities and Western dishes in the Patio Restaurant and Bar, located in the hotel.
"The 4-star Rydges World Square enjoys a convenient location in central Sydney, with easy access to Darling Harbour and premier shopping and dining options. You can dine in Sphere Restaurant and enjoy a drink in the new bar, The Cidery Bar and Kitchen. In addition, WI-FI is available in all guest rooms, bar, restaurant and public areas. Luxurious guest rooms are well-equipped with en suite facilities, flat-screen TVs and free WI-FI. The cosy Rydges Dream Bed with crisp, white linens complemented by custom black bed scarves and pillows will have you sleeping soundly and waking fully refreshed.
The 4-star City Life Hotel is ideally located in the heart of Auckland.

Hotel facilities include a restuarant, bar, gym and a swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, mini-bar, safe, tea/coffee-making facilities and a TV.

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Located on the Strip, you will stay at the Tropicana Hotel. Hotel facilities include restaurant, bar, casino and pool. Bedrooms have private facilities.
SpringHill Suites is a contemporary hotel in the heart of Manhattan and within walking distance of many of the city’s main attractions. A huge variety of shops and restaurants are right on your doorstep.

Hotel facilities include a lounge and bar. Bedrooms have private facilities and air-conditioning.

Hotel Astoria Lucerne

Just You have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

Dates and Prices

Departing from

Departure date

Duration

Price from

Status

 

Manchester

Thursday 17 May 2018

32 Days

£10,999

Available

Outbound
Swiss International

Thursday 17 May 2018

Departs

08:40 Manchester

Arrives

11:45 Zurich (Kloten)

Operated by

Swiss International

Inbound
United Airlines - UA

Saturday 16 June 2018

Departs

19:30 Newark (Liberty Intl)

Arrives

07:30 Manchester

Operated by

United Airlines

London (Heathrow)

Thursday 17 May 2018

32 Days

£10,999

Available

Outbound
Swiss International

Thursday 17 May 2018

Departs

11:55 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

14:40 Zurich (Kloten)

Operated by

Swiss International

Inbound
United Airlines - UA

Saturday 16 June 2018

Departs

19:30 Newark (Liberty Intl)

Arrives

07:40 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

United Airlines

Memories of our 2016 Global Explorer

Tour Manager, Yvette Barnett"'Wow', just 'wow' to what we have done and seen in a month!"

Tour Manager, Yvette Barnett, led our first Global Explorer tour in 2016 and here’s what she said about this unique experience:

“I think when people look back through their photos, they will realise what a wonderful trip this has been. And it really has, from Tuk Tuk rides in India to cruises in Sydney to Hollywood film sets to the Andes in Chile, to tango in Argentina and then to Copacabana beach. 'Wow', just 'wow' to what we have done and seen in a month!”

"Maybe we will meet on another adventure in the future and I hope so because it has really been a pleasure to travel with them all.”

Just You Global Explorer 2016 group in Shanghai
Just You Global Explorer 2016 group in Sydney
Just You Global Explorer 2016 group in Fiji