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around the world tours

Now that travel is back, aim BIG. Like Around The World BIG. Because if there’s one way to fill your eyes with beauty, broaden your horizons and change your life in the most exciting way, it’s traveling the globe. To immerse yourself in faraway lands and authentic experiences through culture, history, art, and tastes, we’ve curated a list of life-changing around the world tours.

Best Around The World Tours

For Ardent Travelers:  Around The World in 80 Days

A tour that pays tribute to Phileas Fogg, every traveling soul’s childhood hero, Around The World in 80 Days by Travel Nation is the ultimate around the world tour, taking you on an exciting trip across nine countries on four continents. 

The route 

This 80-day tour starts with a flight from the UK to Las Vegas (USA). From there, the trip continues to the Cook Islands, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, and Vietnam, before ending in South Africa. You stay for eight to ten days at most destinations, with 3-day stopovers in between. You travel by plane from destination to destination but there’s also the option to drive for some parts of the trip.

Highlights

Following in the footsteps of Jules Verne’s most famous character is a fascinating experience in its own right. Stay at boutique hotels and luxury camps, visit world-famous cultural and natural landmarks, step inside iconic buildings, and relax on pristine beaches. Watch the most memorable sunsets, go hiking, and experience the world’s best safaris. Savor every second of your Around The World in 80 Days tour and feel the essence of our magnificent world run through your veins. 

For Foodies: Flavors of The World

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Experiencing the local food is one of the best ways to get to know the culture of a destination. If a foodie adventure is your idea of seeing the world, book the Flavors of The World tour by TCS World Travel to embark on a rich culinary journey across six countries.

The route

This 15-day tour starts in Singapore with stops in Bangkok (Thailand), Amman (Jordan), Tbilisi (Georgia), Stockholm (Sweden), San Sebastián (Spain) before it concludes in Madrid, the vibrant Spanish capital. Travel is by private jet, the tour accommodates 32 people and you’ll spend 1-2 nights in each destination, staying at luxury hotels like the Four Seasons Hotel Amman, Stamba Hotel in Tbilisi, and Hotel Maria Cristina in San Sebastián. 

Highlights

What’s not to love about eating your way through some of the most diverse culinary destinations in the world? Experience a cooking class in Singapore. Enjoy the flavors of the best street food in Bangkok. Taste the aromas of Eastern cuisine through dishes like kanafeh and mansaf in Amman, visit one of the world’s oldest wine-making regions in Georgia, and discover three of Europe’s best dining scenes in Stockholm, San Sebastián, and Madrid. 

For Nature Lovers: Wildlife of The World

Re-connecting with nature and observing wildlife in their natural habitat is among the most precious travel experiences. To do this, embark on a Wildlife of The World tour by National Geographic to see gorillas, explore sea treasures, trek through rainforests, and be awed by architectural wonders. 

The route

This 24-day tour starts in Singapore with stops in Borneo (Malaysia), India, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Madagascar, South Africa, Rwanda, and finally Rome for a city break in this magnificent Italian city before heading home. Travel is by private jet or private charter, the tour accommodates 57 people, and you’ll spend 1- 3 days in each destination, staying in gorgeous hotels like The Fullerton Bay Hotel in Singapore, Rambagh Palace in Jaipur, and Kigali Marriott Hotel

Highlights

Visit one of the world’s best conservation centers to marvel at rare species in Singapore. Hike through the rainforest in Borneo and then sleep amid incredibly lush scenery at the Sukau Rainforest Lodge. Stand in awe before architectural wonders like the Gardens by the Bay in Singapore, the Amber Fort in Jaipur, and the Colosseum in Rome and go on 4×4 safaris in India and Sri Lanka. Stay on a coral island in the Maldives to explore treasures of the sea and spot gorillas and the big five in the Mother Continent. 

For Beach Lovers: Best Beaches & Islands

If your idea of a perfect vacation revolves around crystal clear waters, endless stretches of white sand, and laid-back vibes, the Best Beaches & Islands tour by Travel Nation will bring your tropical fantasy to life.

The route

This epic 52-day tour starts with a flight from the UK to Sri Lanka. From there, fly to the Maldives, Thailand, Bali, Australia, Fiji before concluding with a road trip along the west coast of the USA. You‘ll spend around a week in each sun-soaked location with a 3-day stopover in Bangkok. 

Highlights

Relax and enjoy the world’s most idyllic beaches and exotic islands while staying at superb luxury hotels like Velassaru Maldives, Sala Phuket, and Pimalai Resort & Spa in Krabi. Beyond all that sand time, you’ll spend lazy days exploring hidden gems like Colombo, the vibrant Sri Lankan capital, snorkeling on the west coast of Thailand, and enjoying an overwater bungalow experience in the Maldives. There’s also plenty of time to sample local wine, indulge in exquisite food (especially in Australia and Thailand), and enjoy magnificent sunsets, including the one over the iconic Hollywood sign.

For History Buffs: Ancient Explorer

Traveling is the easiest, more pleasurable, and inspirational way to immerse yourself in world history (who needs textbooks?). The Ancient Explorer tour by TCS World Travel is designed to expose you to 10 of the most historic destinations around the world, all famous for their incredible treasures. 

The route

This 24-day tour starts in Miami (USA), with stops in Mexico City (Mexico), Easter Island (Chile), Bora Bora (French Polynesia), the Great Barrier Reef (Australia), Bangkok & Koh Samui (Thailand), Petra (Jordan), Cairo (Egypt), Taormina (Italy), before ending in Madrid (Spain). Travel is by private jet, the tour accommodates 48 people and you’ll spend 2 – 3 nights in each destination staying at luxury hotels like the Four Seasons Hotel Miami, Silky Oaks Lodge in Australia, and San Domenico Palace in Taormina. 

Highlights 

A stay at the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel in Madrid will offer you the chance to sleep within the walls of a glorious building that dates back to the late 19th century and is just a stone’s throw from some of Madrid’s most striking landmarks, like Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol. This trip really does have it all. From admiring world-renowned art like the works of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera in Mexico City and mysterious century-old statues on Easter Island to exploring the stunning ecosystem of the Great Barrier Reef, staying in the heart of the desert in Petra, swimming in the turquoise waters of Bora Bora, and standing before the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt, one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World.

For Dreamers: The Silk Road

If you dream of traveling along the ancient caravan routes used during Asia’s silk and spices trade, The Silk Road by Smithsonian Journeys is one of the most sensual and eye-opening around the world tours.

The route

This 17-day tour explores Central Asia’s Five Stans: Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan. You’ll fly to Ashgabat in Turkmenistan from the USA (WHERE) and then journey from one country to the next by train or plane, staying for 3 – 5 days in each at luxury boutique hotels like Amelia Boutique Hotel in Uzbekistan, Hyatt Regency Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan, and Intercontinental Almaty Hotel in Kazakhstan. 

Highlights

Discover the secrets of the famed Silk Road by visiting legendary cities like Khiva and Bukhara in Uzbekistan, Penjikent in Tajikistan, and Almaty in Kazakhstan in the company of knowledgeable local guides. Visit imposing religious and archaeological sites like the Dzhuma Mosque, the Bibi Khanum Mosque, and Old Penjikent and have lunch in the home of a local family in the village of Tokmak. 

For Adventurers: A Northern Odyssey

If you prefer to see the world one hemisphere at a time, A Northern Odyssey by National Geographic will introduce you to the best of the Northern Hemisphere through curated bespoke experiences.   

The route

This 21-day tour starts in Seattle (USA) and ends in Boston (USA). Along the way, you’ll visit Japan, Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Russia, Poland, Norway, Denmark, and Scotland. Travel is by private jet, the tour accommodates up to 57 guests, and you’ll spend around two days in each country, staying in luxury hotels like the Four Seasons Kyoto, Hotel Dilimah in Uzbekistan, and Hotel Foroyar on the Faroe Islands.

Highlights

Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the wooden temples and gardens of Kyoto and explore heart-wrenching historical monuments like the Auschwitz – Birkenau concentration camp. Enjoy a ride on the famous bullet train from Kyoto to Hiroshima, walk on the beautiful sand dunes in Mongolia, marvel at stunning architecture at the historic Red Square in Moscow, and travel beyond the Arctic Circle to Svalbard. You’ll also read poetry and sip top-quality whiskey in Edinburgh. 

Best Around The World Cruises 

Miami To Venice 

Around the world tours and cruises go well together. Travel from Miami to Venice by Oceania Cruises onboard a fantastic cruise ship and enjoy a trip to remember for life. 

The route

This 26-day cruise starts in Miami (USA) and calls at several ports in Bermuda, Portugal, Spain, France, Monaco, Italy, Greece, Croatia, and Slovenia. The final port of call is Venice (Italy).   

Highlights

Stay in a luxurious suite overlooking the sea for as far as the eye can see while cruising the Atlantic Ocean and the glistening Mediterranean Sea. Visit the sunniest destinations in Europe and be enchanted by the utter charm of Venice. 

Dakar To Buenos Aires 

Travel between two continents, from Africa to South America, on this dreamy cruise from Dakar to Buenos Aires by Silversea, enjoying days at sea and overnights in buzzing cities, like Rio and Buenos Aires. 

The route

This 24-day cruise starts in Dakar, the capital of Senegal, and calls at several ports in Cape Verde, Brazil, Uruguay, and Argentina. The final port of call is Buenos Aires (Argentina). 

Highlights

Stay in an elegant suite with a private veranda to enjoy unobstructed views of the ocean. Explore colorful markets in Dakar and Buenos Aires, gorgeous natural landscapes in Porto Novo and Fogo, vibrant cities, like Salvador de Bahia and Montevideo, tranquil villages, like Paraty, and exotic beaches in Ilhabela and Porto Seguro during one of the most memorable trips you could ever wish for. 

Los Angeles To Tokyo

A cruise that could easily claim the title of the mother of all cruises, the Los Angeles to Tokyo grand cruise by Oceania Cruises takes you from the turquoise waters of the South Pacific to the wonders of New Zealand, Indonesia, and Japan. 

The route

This 72-day cruise starts in Los Angeles (USA) and calls at several ports in the USA before heading to French Polynesia, American Samoa, Fiji, New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, and the final port of call Tokyo (Japan). 

Highlights

Enjoy dreamy views of the ocean from your comfortable suite. Indulge in a feast of turquoise waters in Kauai, Oahu, and Hawaii, remarkable natural landscapes in New Zealand, and the most exciting destinations in Australia, Indonesia, and Japan during this once-in-a-lifetime trip around the world.

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