32 Days from £13,499
Sep 2019 - Sep 2019 Departures
On this all-around-the-world adventure, you'll travel over 30,000 miles, take in 14 cities, 11 countries and cross the International Date Line. Start your discoveries in Switzerland, where you'll view 'Queen of the Mountains' Mount Rigi, before heading to Rome, with the Colosseum just one incredible highlight. India is next, to see the magnificent Taj Mahal, then spend two days exploring Singapore, with a trip to the famous Raffles Hotel to sample a Singapore sling cocktail highly recommended. From Vietnam's capital Hanoi you'll head to Bangkok then on to China. Tick off Tiananmen Square and the iconic Great Wall of China before a two-night stay in South Korea. In Australia you'll see the best of Sydney, and in New Zealand you'll take in the incredible sights of Auckland on North Island. The final leg of your journey begins as you touch down in the exciting city of Los Angeles, where you can soak up the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. From the neon-lit city of Las Vegas you can choose to take a flight over the awesome Grand Canyon, and the world-famous sights of New York are all yours to discover before you fly back to the UK.
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Your holiday at a glance
- Just You Tour Manager as your host
- Scheduled flights
- Use of an airport lounge in the UK
- 28 nights in 4 & 5-star hotels plus 3 nights in flight
- 51 meals: 28 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 15 dinners
- Specialist Local Guides
- Welcome drink & farewell get-together
- Welcome dinner at the Stadtkeller Restaurant in Lucerne
- Overseas transfers & other transportation
- Dedicated Just You representative to greet you at all UK airports
- All airport taxes & security charges, UK Airline Passenger Duty, all state & local taxes, ATOL protection fee
- Walking tour of Lucerne
- Take Europe's oldest cogwheel railway up Mount Rigi, the 'Queen of the Mountains'
- Traditional Swiss fondue meal in Lucerne
- Sightseeing tour of Rome including the Colosseum
- See the highlights of New Delhi on a city tour
- Taj Mahal & the mighty Agra Fort
- Discover Singapore's highlights on a half-day city tour
- Enjoy a tour of Singapore after dark, including a trishaw ride to the Marina Bay Sands Hotel for a Singapore Sling
- See the mausoleum where Ho Chi Minh lies in state during a full-day tour of Hanoi
- Traditional water puppet show in Hanoi
- City tour of Bangkok including the Grand Palace
- Discover Beijing's landmarks
- The Great Wall of China & a visit to the stunning Summer Palace
- Korean barbecue cookery lesson
- See the highlights of South Korea & drive to the DMZ
- Sydney's Harbour Bridge & Sydney Opera House
- Auckland city tour
- Los Angeles city tour
- Santa Monica
- New York sightseeing tour
- Visit Gardens by the Bay in Singapore
- Enjoy a river cruise in Bangkok
- Kung Fu Show in Beijing
- Enjoy a traditional Korean Show with dinner included in Seoul
- In Sydney, enjoy a Harbour Cruise, the Bridge Climb & visit Featherdale Wildlife Park & the Magical Blue Mountains
- Las Vegas by night
- Fly over the Grand Canyon
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 will drive 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.
You can spend most of today exploring at your own pace, before meeting a Local Guide and heading off to discover more of Rome's highlights. We'll pass St Peter's Basilica, the Mausoleum of Hadrian, usually known as Castel Sant'Angelo, Piazza Navona with its trio of majestic fountains, and the Pantheon, the most complete ancient building in the city.
Later this afternoon 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. Close by is Mehtab Bagh, a centuries-old garden complex, which sits on the other side of the river. You'll get to see the Taj Mahal from here too, for equally wonderful views.
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 Marina Bay Sands 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.
Today we'll head to the iconic Great Wall of China. We'll take a walk along its historic ramparts and marvel at its sheer scale before we stop for lunch. This afternoon 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.
This morning's included excursion takes us 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. In the evening we offer an optional visit to the Korea House restaurant, for yet more authentic cuisine and a traditional Korean show.
On our tour today we'll discover all of Seoul's highlights, which include the royal Gyeongbok Palace, Korea's captivating Folklore Museum and the South Gate Open Market. We also include a unique lunch experience today – a Korean barbecue cookery lesson. This afternoon we will visit to Seoul Tower, which soars to more than 230 metres above sea level, and this evening we'll take an overnight flight to Sydney.
On arrival in Sydney today, we'll check into our hotel and enjoy a day at leisure. With a three-night stay, there's plenty of time to explore. 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.
Our included sightseeing tour this morning 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.
The rest of the day is yours to explore as you please. You could opt to join one of our optional excursions, how about a cruise around Sydney Harbour or the world-famous Sydney Harbour Bridge climb.
You're free to explore Sydney your own way today, but if you'd prefer an organised trip, there's a thrilling optional excursion on offer. We'll start at Featherdale Wildlife Park, which is home to more than 300 species of native animals, from koalas to Tasmanian devils. From here we journey through the Blue Mountains, past the Three Sisters rock formation and along Jamison Valley - Australia's answer to the Grand Canyon. Finally, we'll arrive at Scenic World, where you can opt to take a journey on the world's steepest incline railway into ancient rainforest. A cable-car ride over the valley is another possibility.
We fly to Auckland in New Zealand today, 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 today.
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 Los Angeles. We will cross the International Date Line on this flight and therefore we will arrive in Los Angeles around lunchtime the same day. Here you'll stay in unique accommodation, the famous Queen Mary, a retired ocean liner, which is now a hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure, so why not start your explorations with a look around the ship, which also houses a museum and offers tours.
We'll get to know Los Angeles today on an included morning sightseeing tour of this sprawling city. Highlights include Hollywood, where we'll see the TCL Chinese Theatre, whose courtyard features the hand and footprints of more than 200 stars of stage and screen.
Later this afternoon we'll visit the chic coastal resort of Santa Monica, where you can take a stroll along the 100-year-old pier, a landmark which is lined with attractions including its famous Ferris wheel.
Today we'll travel to the glittering neon wonderland of Las Vegas. This evening, why not join an optional Las Vegas by night tour to see this desert city spectacularly illuminated.
We've left today 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.
Today we include a half-day tour with a Local Guide, who will introduce us to New York's numerous highlights.
This evening, we'll gather as a group to enjoy a farewell meal.
Explore New York at leisure before we transfer to the airport for our overnight flight back to the UK.
We'll arrive back in the UK this morning.
Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.
By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.
Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change. The full range of excursions will be detailed in your holiday information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.
Featherdale Wildlife Park and the Magical Blue Mountains - Sydney
At Featherdale wildlife park you will have the chance to see over three hundred species of Australian wildlife, from Koalas to Tasmanian Devils. You will then drive through the Blue Mountains to the Three Sisters and along the Jamieson Valley (Australia's Grand Canyon), before departing for Scenic World where you will have the chance to ride the worlds steepest incline railway (optional), and ride in the scenic cable car with views of the World Heritage listed Jamison Valley.
Full Day – Highly Recommended
Beijing Kong Fu Show
Beijing Kong Fu Show
Using traditional Martial Arts & Modern Theatre, the Legend of Kung Fu follows the story of a young boy found wandering outside an ancient temple. Like every boy in China, he dreams of becoming a Kung Fu master. On the road to enlightenment the young monk encounters many difficulties and temptations when overcoming his fears of becoming a Master of Kung Fu. The show has English subtitles shown above the stage to keep you informed of the story line. The actors do not speak; the show is all Kung Fu, dance and acrobatics. It is the fusion of modern dance with Chinese traditional arts which make this performance unique and spectacular. The best Kung Fu performers from all over China have been found for this production and it shows on the stage. Their average age is just 17 years old.
Evening show - Minimal Walking - Amazing Performance
Singapore - Gardens by the Bay
Explore Singapore’s first step toward becoming a city in a garden - and one of the city skyline’s most futuristic additions - with a tour around the famously colourful Gardens by the Bay. Begin by stepping inside two indoor conservatories, Cloud Forest and Flower Dome. Housed within enormous glass domes, these are the structures that tower over surrounding urban stretches. Stop and smell the aroma of the multi-coloured Flower Field, a regularly changing floral display that reflects seasons, festivals and themes. Peer up at Cloud Forest’s 35-metre high indoor waterfall - the highest in the world - before heading to the Supertree Grove. These man-made “super trees” are not only enormous, but boast a suspected walkway between them perfect for aerial views of the park.
Half day – minimal walking – for nature lovers
Bangkok - Bangkok River Cruise
Meet your English-speaking guide at your hotel, and then drive to the edge of the Chao Phraya river. Here you will board a local style boat and will spend the next few hours exploring the old canals of the Thonburi side of Bangkok. You will discover a more relaxed and traditional side of the Thai capital. During the journey you will have opportunities to buy snacks and purchase souvenirs at stops en route. A visit to the Temple of Dawn is included, which you will probably recognize from its famous silhouette. The local story goes that the shards of pottery decorating its 79 metre tall spire came from a nearby shipwreck 100 years ago.
Half Day - Minimal Walking - Not to be missed
Las Vegas - Golden Eagle Helicopter tour
Amazing aerial views of the Grand Canyon
•Scenic Helicopter flight over the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead
•Helicopter designed for comfort and sightseeing
This tour is a memorable helicopter experience to the Hualapai Nation on the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. The experience is enhanced by narrations in your language of choice coupled with an excellent selection of music that highlights what your eyes will be seeing: Lake Mead, the Hoover Dam, the great expanse of the Mojave Desert, and the Grand Wash Cliffs on the Hualapai Reservation. Upon arrival to the West Rim, you will be treated to the visual wonders of the Grand Canyon - a truly inspiring work of nature that most visitors consider breathtaking.
Tour Duration - Approximately 3.5 - 4 hours
Flight Duration - 70 minutes
Hotel Pick-Up - Passengers are picked up from most major Las Vegas hotels.
Check-In - Check-in at our state of the art terminal facility in Boulder City.
Hoover Dam - Fly over world famous Hoover Dam.
Lake Mead - One of the largest bodies of water in the Southwest.
Grand Canyon - Fly over the Grand Canyon, see Guano Point and Eagle Point.
Return shuttle to hotel.
Please provide your body weight to the Tour Manager once on tour and prior to travel on this flight. If you weigh more than 136kilos (21.4 stone) please can you advise the sales advisor at the time of booking as the excursion operator requires you to purchase an additional seat. If you do not advise anyone of this prior to travel you will be charged for this at check in for your optional flight.
The final seating arrangement on any helicopter is determined by an automated weight and balance calculator. The balance of weight onboard a helicopter is critical for flight safety. Safety is Papillon’s number one concern therefore it is impossible for us to guarantee which seat you will be allocated.
Minimal walking – Once in a lifetime
Departures for the Grand Canyon flights are early morning and are subject to weather conditions.
Please Note: You will only be able to take one of the Grand Canyon flights due to time restrictions.
Sydney Harbour Cruise - Sydney
On any day the harbour is a vibrant blue and dotted with hundreds of sailing boats and the only way to fully enjoy the harbour and visit its many sights is to take a cruise.
Sydney Harbour is known to be one of the most beautiful harbours in the world, and on this hour long cruise you will see why. You will see the beautiful parklands, reserves and gardens, not to mention the famous Sydney Opera House.
Hour Cruise – Not To Be Missed
Seoul - Traditional Korean Show including dinner
Come and enjoy the unique tastes of Korea by tasting traditional court cuisine in a charming atmosphere. The food at Korea House is based on the records contained in ancient literature. The food is cooked by superior chefs under the supervision of 'Han Bok-ryeo' who has expert knowledge about the court cuisine of the Joseon Dynasty. All the dishes are prepared with the most delicious raw ingredients by the finest chefs in Korea to provide you with the best taste and flavour.
Whilst at Korea House you will have the opportunity to experience a performance that has been staged for over 32 years in the most time-honoured show, performed over 16,000 times and enjoyed by more than 1,600,000 people from all around the world. There are eight different performances combined in a format that lasts for approx. one hour: O-go-mu, Arirang Concerto, Jinju Gyobang Gutgeori Dance, Seoljanggo, Bicheon (Flying Celestial Maiden), Sarang-ga dance, Korean fan dance and Hallyangmu and Pungmul-nori. When all the performances are over, you will have the opportunity to take pictures with the beautiful performers.
Evening excursion – minimal walking – unforgettable
Night time in Las Vegas
Prepare to be absolutely dazzled by the city whose lights beat them all! Get into the mood of this unashamedly brash neon city as we “Cruise” the world-famous ‘Strip’ and downtown area. Soak up the razzle-dazzle from your comfortable air-conditioned coach as we show you the lights and stop for some fascinating sights along the way, all with fascinating facts about this glamorous modern oasis in the desert.
Evening Tour - Minimal Walking - Must See!
Tribal Spirit - Western Territory by land and air
The exquisite beauty and mystique of the Grand Canyon is only a short flight away. Witness bird’s-eye views of Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and Fortification Hill.
Arrive at Grand Canyon West, home of the Hualapai tribe, for this once-in-a-lifetime excursion featuring a flight aboard a luxurious ECO-Star helicopter. Descend and land 3,500 feet below the rim, enjoying the grandeur of the Grand Canyon from an exclusive landing site only 300 feet above the mighty Colorado River. Choose between a wide variety of attractions at Grand Canyon West, including Eagle Point, the Native American Village, and Guano Point. Eagle Point is also home of the Skywalk, a glass bridge that suspends more than 4,000 feet above the Grand Canyon.
The Skywalk is an optional activity on this adventure and can be purchased directly when at Eagle Point for approximately $25. The hop-on, hop-off shuttle allows you to manage your time and experience your own customized expedition; enjoy either Guano Point or Eagle Point during your allocated ground time.
Please note: The maximum weight limit per person is 136.4 kilos / 21.43 stone. Anyone over this will be required to purchase an additional seat. Please advise your tour manager of your weight as they will need to pass this to Maverick, who have advised that guests with inaccurately stated body weights may be cancelled with no refund.
Your tour manager will need to gather everyone's weight at least 10 days ahead of the flight and advise Maverick. The combined weight of the guests must not exceed the limit for the helicopter or the flight cannot be confirmed.
Where possible please advise your weight at the time of booking the excursion.
Duration: approximately 7 hours (hotel to hotel) Moderate walking An unforgettable day
You can save money and enhance your holiday with this Prebookable excursion package…Bangkok River Cruise/Gardens by the Bay/Traditional Korean Show including dinner/Beijing Kung Fu Show/Featherdale Wildlife Park and the Magical Blue Mountains - Sydney/Night time in Las Vegas
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.
Rooms are furnished with private bathrooms, minibar, air-conditioning and flat-screen TV.
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Dates and Prices
Thursday 26 September 2019
Thursday 26 September 2019
11:45 Zurich (Kloten)
Saturday 26 October 2019
19:30 Newark (Liberty Intl)
Thursday 26 September 2019
Thursday 26 September 2019
11:55 London (Heathrow)
14:40 Zurich (Kloten)
Saturday 26 October 2019
19:30 Newark (Liberty Intl)
07:40 London (Heathrow)
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