Am thinking of heading back to Oz soon for another year but instead of just getting a return flight want to get a RTW and after going to Oz heading to Fiji, Cambodia and Vietnam. How much are tickets for this sort of trip? Are there any travel agencies that are better for RTW than others?
Any help appreciated!
Give www.travelnation.com a try - we've bought our RTW ticket from there. The guy who dealt with us -snip- was really helpful, and they were by far the cheapest we got quoted. They're based in Brighton, but we sorted out our whole trip over email pretty much. Good luck...
[ Edit: sorry, no emails in the forum please. ]
I'm planning a RTW trip also, how much was your ticket and how many stops were you able to do??
I bought my RTW Trip ticket from STA Travel. They have agents all over the UK and they are really helpful. Their travel insurance is also a lot cheaper than anywhere too. The prices are reasonable and depend on air mileage. On their website you can plan a trip in the matter of minutes and get a quote as well.
Hi, yeah I vote for TravelNation also. They arranged my RTW ticket. I can't quite remember the cost. I think it was £1,350 off the top of my head but that was LONDON-SYDNEY-SANTIAGO-BUENOS AIRES-RIO DE JANEIRO-LONDON and it was flexible too - i.e. I could change the dates for free and so I thought that was a good deal considering it included alot of South America.
Best thing is to shop around, work out your budget and route, then ask about certain deals etc. and work out where you want to go from there. There is also travellerspoint here, that seem to do RTW and www.travelbag.co.uk and www.roundtheworldflights.com as well as the travel nation website but I think it is www.travelnation.co.uk they were very efficient. STA travel is good for student travel or younger people and they have a website also but I can't remember it.
Our ticket covers the following:
London > Rio (overland) Santiago > Auckland (overland) Christchurch > Melbourne (overland) Cairns > Bali > Singapore (overland) Bangkok > Hong Kong > London
This came to just over £1300 (including taxes) with Travel Nation, and they beat our nearest quote by about £400. Flying with BA / Quantas / Lan Chile and I think we can also add in a few internal flights here and there within each continent if we wanted to at a fairly minimal cost (just the taxes basically).
Give them a try...