Fly round the world in style with our Business Class holiday that brings you to 5 different countries in just under 7 weeks. Beginning in South Africa, you can sample fine wines and spot the ‘Big 5’ on a guided safari. Then head to Australia to sightsee in Sydney and self-drive through the Blue Mountains and Hunter Valley. With beach time included in both Fiji and Hawaii, you’ll feel fully relaxed before rounding off your trip in Canada with another road trip and a journey on board the majestically scenic Rocky Mountaineer train. A true adventure and the trip of a lifetime!
Arriving in Cape Town, this holiday will introduce you to the scenic wine regions of South Africa’s Garden Route and its gourmet dining. Heading to Johannesburg next, you’ll encounter vast African plains that are home to lion, giraffe, leopard, rhino and elephant; look out for the Big 5 on your guided safari tour in Pilanesburg.
Your next stop is a boutique stay in Sydney, Australia, a city which offers such classic sights from the spectacular Opera House to the Sydney Harbour Bridge. With our included self-drive you can spend a few days outside of the city in the hazy Blue Mountains and one of Australia’s premier wine regions – the Hunter Valley and finally, a stay in the luxury Spicers Vineyard Estate.
Leaving Australia behind, you’ll fly on to Fiji and then Hawaii for some secluded time in the South Pacific. Complete with swaying palms and white sand beaches tempting you to spend your days in complete relaxation on our boutique retreat in the Mamanuca Islands, followed by 6 days discovering the islands of Hawaii.
Finally, Canada brings a complete contrast to your trip, with spectacular snow-capped peaks, mirror lakes and the opportunity to walk on a glacier. Glide through spectacular scenery in comfort on the iconic Rocky Mountaineer train and feast your eyes on the spectacular scenery and wildlife you’ll pass through.
Depart the UK from your chosen airport.
The first stop on your round the world holiday is South Africa, you now have a week to explore the fabulous Cape Town and the winelands region. Spend your first 3 nights in Cape Town exploring the culture and history of this fascinating country, learning about Apartheid and even taking a trip to Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated. Leaving the city, you’ll drive out drive to Stellenbosch, home to funky art galleries and cool cafes, with vineyards nearby for those wine tasting excursions. Foodies will love the next stop - Franschhoek – with the opportunity to dine in some of the best restaurants in South Africa.
No trip to South Africa is complete without a wildlife experience so we’ve included our Pilanesburg safari from Johannesburg. With 5 nights here, you’ll head out ‘Big 5’ game safaris with an experienced guide. We’ve included a night either side of your safari stay in Johannesburg to give you a chance to explore. ‘Jo’berg’ as it is colloquially known is a city on the up; its cultural centre includes theatres, restaurants, cafes and museums and the inner city has become a haven for tourists. We guarantee you will be pleasantly surprised by the cultural experiences and friendly locals.
Your safari experience takes place at Shepherds Tree Lodge in the Pilanesburg National Park. Here you can spot zebras, lions and elephant while relaxing in beautiful surroundings with all your meals and activities included in your stay. An experience of a lifetime!
Welcome to Australia! Here, we’ve included a self-drive adventure beginning in Sydney; home to the the ‘must-see’ sights like the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. You’ll have time to explore the city before heading north to the central coast, with its pristine beaches and picturesque coastal walks. Staying in boutique accommodation throughout, your final 2 nights will be in the luxury Spicers Vineyards Estate located in the wine growing region of Hunter Valley.
Every trip needs a time for relaxation and this is it – a week in the South Pacific paradise of Fiji. You’ll be staying on two Fijian islands, both located in the Mamanuca chain and known for their boutique 4* resorts. Lay back, relax on white sandy beaches with a cocktail in hand and take a well-deserved break from all that exploring. Fijians are incredibly friendly so why not join a village visit to discover how the locals live and take part in a Kava Ceremony, a traditional Fijian greeting!
Next stop is the beautiful beaches on the captivating islands of Hawaii. Spend 3 nights in Honolulu on the island of Oahu and 3 more nights on Kauai giving you time to take a historical tour of Pearl Harbour and experience a traditional ‘Luau’ (Hawaiian feast with entertainment) on Waikiki Beach. For walk on the wild side, take time to admire the landscapes of the dramatic Na Pali coastline with its cascading waterfalls and lush mountains or head to the quiet beaches of Kauai’s north shore for some or hit the waves and try your hand at surfing!
In Canada we’ve included our week long Majestic rail and drive package to take you from Calgary to Vancouver by car and rail. Beginning in the alpine town of Banff, you’ll spend 2 nights here with plenty of hiking opportunities nearby and local hot springs for some post-hike relaxation. Next up is the spectacular Lake Louise, the ‘jewel of the Rockies’ where you can hike the ‘plain of six glaciers’ trail with dramatic views from its peak that justifies the trek to reach it. Get out on to Athabasca glacier in Jasper with our ice explorer tour before boarding the famous ‘Rocky Mountaineer’ train back to Vancouver. With a stop in Kamloops, traversing this splendidly scenic region will be a highlight of your trip!
This itinerary is purely a suggestion, and can be tailor-made to your requirements, so please contact us with your dates and requests and we’ll put together a bespoke quotation for you.
43 nights in a combination of boutique hotels and BandBs, luxury lodges and 3.4/4* standard accommodation.
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*Some of our itineraries are based on lead in accommodation, if you prefer a higher standard of hotel or have something particular in mind please speak to your consultant who will be happy to amend the itinerary to suit you.