Days 1-7: UK to Canada – Majestic rail & drive – Calgary to Vancouver
Depart the UK from your chosen airport bound for your first stop, Canada!
In Canada we’ve included our week long Majestic rail & 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!
Days 7-10: Los Angeles stopover
Your amazing around the world continues with an LA city break. Explore the bright lights of Los Angeles on this 4 day/3 night LA stopover which includes 3 nights’ accommodation and a city tour. Check out the famous handprints that are dotted along the street near the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, spot your favourite stars on the Walk of Fame, shop until you drop Beverley Hills or simply head to the beach at Santa Monica for a quintessentially L.A experience.
Days 10-13: Honolulu Stopover
Your next stop in the USA is Hawaii, we have included a 3 night stopover in Honolulu with accommodation, transfers and a Pearl Harbour Memorial tour. Learn more about the tragic WW2 history of Hawaii before enjoying what it is today, with beautiful beaches and breath-taking scenery you may choose to stay longer here and explore some of the other islands, speak to one of our consultants to tailor your perfect trip.
If you’re interested in exploring a little more of Hawaii, we can plan a longer itinerary to different islands. Here are some more Hawaii trip ideas:
Days 15-21: Sydney, Blue Mountains & Hunter Valley self-drive
Heading over to New South Wales, our 7 day Sydney, Blue Mountains & Hunter Valley self-drive gives you 4 days to explore the iconic city of Sydney before taking a short self-drive adventure into the Blue Mountains and the Hunter Valley. With the freedom to explore at your own pace, you’ll cover 3 of the main highlights in this region.
Explore the vibrant city of Sydney and don’t miss Darling Harbour, Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach. After a few days, pick up your hire car and head into the Blue Mountains, so-named for the bluish haze that blankets the hills from the many eucalyptus trees. From here, visit the wineries of the Hunter Valley for a day’s wine tasting in this well-known wine region.
Days 21-29: Brisbane to Cairns with Fraser Island
Travel overland to Cairns with our Brisbane to Sydney Pacific Highway road trip itinerary along Australia’s east coast. Stop off at the Noosa Everglades before driving up to Fraser Island, Australia’s largest sand island which is home to wild dingos and a host of Aboriginal culture. Explore the island’s top beauty spots by 4WD vehicle, including Lake Mackenzie and seventy mile beach complete with the Maheno shipwreck. We’ve also included an overnight Whitsunday Islands sailing adventure on a maxi yacht, wake up early enough and spot dolphins swimming alongside the boat!
A night in Cairns completes the trip, if you would like to extend your time why not take a look at:
Days 29-34: Perth & the wine region self-drive
Your next stop is in Perth on the West Coast with our road trip down the coast exploring the towns of Bunbury and Margaret River. A ‘foodie’ heaven, this region is home to over 120 wine producers and food producers – a great place to help you relax into your trip and sample plenty of gourmet fare. Your final stop is Pemberton where the scenery changes completely; we’ve included a stay in a forest retreat overlooking the lake.
If you’d like to extend your stay in Australia even further, we will create the perfect itinerary. Here are some more Australia trip ideas:
Days 34-37: Singapore stopover
We’ve included our Singapore stopover package which includes 3 nights’ accommodation, airport transfers airport and a half-day city tour. In the evening, we recommend you head down to Marina Bay to see the stunning light shows that light up the sky. Why not book an afternoon tea at the iconic Raffles Hotel, or head up to the Long Bar to enjoy a Singapore Sling in the bar where it was created?
Days 37-40: Dubai Stopover
Your first stop is the United Arab Emirates and the popular hub of Dubai, where we’ve included our Dubai Stopover with 3 nights’ accommodation, private transfers and a desert safari adventure complete with traditional Arabian welcome, 3 course BBQ dinner and even a camel ride if you wish! Relax on the beach or hit the shops, make sure to keep some luggage space for the rest of your adventure though!