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Price for RTW for 12 months is it realistic??

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1. Posted by elle0603 (Budding Member 7 posts) 7y

Hi everyone,

I've quoted a price for a RTW trip for 12 months including flights to around the total of £13,000. I've been quoted around £3000 for flights from Travel Nation. Could any1 tell me if this price is realistic please?

Starting mid Jan 2010.

Jan - Peru - Lima & Cusco (1 week stay in each)
Feb - Brazil - Igassu Falls (1 week), Rio de Janerio (2weeks), Sao Paulo (1 week)
March - August - Working in Australia for 3 months, travelling for 2 months visiting Carins, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth
Sep - Fiji (2 weeks) New Zealand (1 month)
Oct - Singapore (2 weeks)
Nov - Thailand (1 month)
Dec - Vietnam (1 month)


2. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 7y

Quoting elle0603

Oct - Singapore (2 weeks)

Two weeks in Singapore?!

Three days is long enough to see and do all the touristy stuff. Go across the causeway into Malaysia and spend the rest of the two weeks there instead. There are so much more to see and do there than in Singapore.

3. Posted by IMonaghan (Respected Member 431 posts) 7y

Hello Hien, Long time no chat.

Definitely have to agree with Hien on that. There's sooo much to see in Malaysia... You should try not to skip it if you have the time.

4. Posted by fussy (Inactive 208 posts) 7y

The first ticket Sounds expensive, have you tried trailfinders?

5. Posted by jadeverell (Respected Member 255 posts) 7y

I have to agree, it does sound quite expensive. I paid £1500 (half the price they quoted you) to travel nation for the following route:

London - NY
NY - San Fran
LA - Fiji
Fiji - NZ (auckland)
NZ (Christchurch) - Melbourne
Bristbane - Bali
Bali - Singapore
Bangkok - London

With £13,000 you should be able to travel to a very good standard, espcially if you are working too!

You might want to shop around for your flight, as my ticket was only purchased last year.

Hope it helps


6. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 7y

I'm by no means an expert with the costs of rtw tickets purchased in the UK, but I know quite a bit about them purchased from Australia. I know that when South America is included in a RTW ticket it always puts the price up a lot more than the regular ones such as the type of thing jadeverell is talking about. The One World rtw fare is usually the most expensive fare and that would be the one you would require to visit most of those places in South America.

Also I am pretty sure that the itinerary you have provided is not available on any single rtw ticket without some large overland sections and a few seperate return flights, so that would put the price up quite a bit. The trip from South America to Australia would either require a LAN Chile flight from Santiago (Chile) -Auckland - Sydney or a Qantas flight from Buenos Aires - Sydney. Those are the only options I am aware of without going via North America which would put the price up even more.

Also the prices they tell you now can only be used as a guide because it is only possible for a travel agent or airline to tell you the cost a maximum of 330 days in advance as it is not possible to firm up anything for more than 11 months in advance.