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33 Day Round the World Tour with Flights

Johannesburg - Kruger National Park - Hazyview - New York - Niagara Falls - Amish Country - Washington DC - Philadelphia - Seattle - Skagway - Tracy Arm Fjord - Juneau - Ketchikan - Victoria - Vancouver - Jasper - Banff - Lake Louise

All international flights included

Modern hotel accommodation

7-night Alaska Star Princess cruise

Experience a South African safari

 

From $13,499 $18,499 Include flight pp twin share

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A South African safari, a taste of the Big Apple, an Alaskan glacier cruise, and more, all in one tour!

Your journey will begin with a 6-day experience in South Africa visiting Johannesburg and Kruger National Park. After a dose of wild nature, you'll be on your way to the US. From New York the tour will take you to Niagara Falls, Washington DC, Philadelphia, and Seattle, before boarding the Star Princess for a magnificent 7-day cruise around Alaska's Inside Passage.

After soaking in the mountains, your tour will continue on in Canada with a visit to Banff and Jasper National Park. A full month of the world's sights awaits you!

Itinerary


Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11 Day 12 Day 13 Day 14 Day 15 Day 16 Day 17 Day 18 Day 19 Day 20 Day 21 Day 22 Day 23 Day 24 Day 25 Day 26 Day 27 Day 28 Day 29 Day 30 Day 31 Day 32 Day 33

Day 1

Australia to Johannesburg

Your journey begins today with the flight to Africa!

Meals included: inflight only

Day 2

Johannesburg

Arrive Johannesburg and transfer to the Greenfire Lodge your overnight accommodation.  The remainder of the day is free to recover from the flights to South Africa.

Accommodation: Greenfire Lodge, Johannesburg

 

Meals included: inflight only

Day 3

Kruger National Park

Departing from the Greenfire Lodge Johannesburg at 6.30am, set off on the scenic road to Mpumalanga. Enjoy a lunch stop in the historic town of Dullstroom before winding your way down the Drakensberg escarpment and into the untamed Lowveld. The road is filled with scenic beauty from mountain passes to the Acacia trees scattered across the African bushveld.

Spend the next two nights at your well-appointed GREENFIRE BUSH LODGE, which is situated in a private reserve within the greater Kruger National Park; an area where animals roam naturally and unrestricted. Being on a privately owned reserve allows us the freedom to explore the wilderness in search of a variety of animals both on foot and in open game drive vehicles.

The tented lodge blends into the bush and offers comfortable beds, en-suite bathrooms, a refreshing splash pool, and stunning views over the surrounding wilderness. Dinner tonight is cooked in the traditional manner over an open fire.

Accommodation: Greenfire Bush Lodge, Kruger National Park

Meals included: inflight only

Day 4

Kruger National Park

As is custom in the bush, start the day with a light breakfast of coffee and rusks before embarking on a guided game walk within this Big 5 area. Although you'll walk for some three hours, the purpose is not to cover distance but rather to search for animals and to focus on the smaller things one misses while out driving around in the bush. Your guide and/or tracker will lead the walk. Before the heat of the day, return to the lodge for a sumptuous brunch, after which it’s time to relax around the lodge and enjoy the serenity of the surrounding wilderness. A nearby waterhole in front of the camp is the source of water for many animals that come here to quench their thirst.

In the afternoon, an open vehicle game drive will be conducted which develops into an extensive night drive, all the time searching for animals. Groups will drive in search of animals until just before the sun set, when the guide will stop and you'll have time to enjoy a sundowner drink as the sun sets over the bushveld. Once it is dark, continue the game drive. Being in the bush at night provides the opportunity of viewing nocturnal animals.

This evening, enjoy a hearty bush “braai” cooked on an open fire. Fall asleep to the sounds of the wild.

Accommodation: Greenfire Bush Lodge, Kruger National Park

Meals included: breakfast and dinner

Day 5

Panorama Route

Rising with the African sun, enjoy a hearty breakfast before setting off to explore the highlights of the Panorama Route. The first stop will be to view the impressive Blyde River Canyon, then on to Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Gods Window, and the cozy little town of Graskop where you'll enjoy an own expense lunch. The Panorama Route offers guests some of the best natural wonders in the area and you'll spend as much time as possible at each of the highlights.

This afternoon, make your way to the tranquil GREENFIRE LODGE HAZYVIEW, a log cabin built spectacularly on stilts in the indigenous forest on the banks of the Sabie River. Time permitting you will be able to do a nature walk on the property and enjoy the surrounding forest. You will spend two nights here.

Accommodation: Greenfire Lodge, Hazyview

Meals included: breakfast and dinner

Day 6

Kruger National Park

An early start, depart at sunrise and travel the short distance to enter a different area of the Kruger National Park for a full day of game viewing. Slowly traversing in search of the many animals that inhabit this area, enjoy the high vantage point and comfort of your well-equipped vehicle. Your guide will take time to explain the behaviour of the animals seen in this fascinating environment.

Although most of the day will be spent game viewing, you'll stop at various designated sites to stretch your legs, to enjoy brunch, and to wander around one of the park’s rest camps. Late this afternoon, exit the park and return to the comfort of our GREENFIRE LODGE HAZYVIEW.

Accommodation: Greenfire Lodge, Hazyview

Meals included: breakfast and dinner

Day 7

Johannesburg

After a relaxed breakfast, depart Hazyview and head back to Johannesburg. The tour will end in the late afternoon on arrival at the Greenfire Johannesburg Lodge.  Stay overnight at the Greenfire Lodge.

Accommodation: Greenfire Lodge, Johannesburg

Meals included: breakfast

Day 8

Johannesburg to New York

After a relaxed breakfast, the day is yours to explore Johannesburg at leisure. Johannesburg, South Africa's biggest city and capital of Gauteng province, began as a 19th-century gold-mining settlement. Its sprawling Soweto township was once home to Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. Mandela’s former residence is now the Mandela House museum. Other Soweto museums that recount the struggle to end segregation include the somber Apartheid Museum and Constitution Hill, a former prison complex.

This evening you will fly overnight to New York.

Accommodation: overnight flight

Meals included: breakfast and inflight

Day 9

New York

On arrival, transfer to your hotel in New York where you will meet the Tour Director for the next leg of your journey.

Accommodation: The Dylan Hotel or similar, New York

Meals included: inflight only

Day 10

New York

This morning enjoy a city tour of New York which includes some of the most famous sights of Manhattan. Catch glimpses of the famous skyline as you absorb the bustle and energy of the Big Apple. The rest of today is at leisure. Your Tour Director will assist you in making plans. May we suggest a stroll through Central Park, a bird’s eye view on a Manhattan Helicopter Tour (optional), or reenact history with a kiss in Times Square. Bring your camera!

Accommodation: The Dylan Hotel or similar, New York

Meals included: none

Day 11

Niagara Falls

Today, drive across New York state through the Finger Lakes Country and towards the Canadian border, arriving at one of the world’s natural wonders, breathtaking Niagara Falls. Indulge in a spot of wine-tasting at Watkins Glen, on the shores of Lake Seneca, named for the Seneca Indian Nation. Spend the evening at the romantic Niagara Falls.

Accommodation: Best Western Cairn Croft, Niagara Falls

Meals included: none

Day 12

Amish Country

This morning you will have time to explore the Falls. Perhaps take a ride aboard the Maid of the Mist and a lunch overlooking the falls (optional), or stroll along Table Rock to view the thundering waters of the Horseshoe Falls. Depart Niagara and travel into Pennsylvania Dutch country, also known as Amish Country, for your overnight stay.

Accommodation: SureStay Collection by BW Genetti or similar, Amish Country

Meals included: none

Day 13

Washington DC

This morning travel through the Appalachian Mountains along the picturesque Susquehanna River, the longest river on the American East Coast. Visit the historic Gettysburg Civil War National Battleground, site of the largest battle ever fought on American soil, and the place where President Lincoln gave his famous address in 1863. From here, you will journey to the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., where you may enjoy a memorable evening tour and dinner (optional).

Accommodation: Alexandria Hotel or similar, Washington DC

Meals included: none

Day 14

Washington DC

Enjoy a city tour with such highlights as the U.S. Capitol Building, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, the F.B.I. Building, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, the White House and Arlington National Cemetery, site of the JFK Memorial. Spend the remainder of the day exploring some of the many museums comprising the Smithsonian Institute or simply stroll the banks of the Potamac River.

Accommodation: Alexandria Hotel or similar, Washington DC

Meals included: none

Day 15

Philadelphia

This morning, continue your journey to Philadelphia, the “City of Brotherly Love” and the birthplace of America, where the Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, 1776. Here you will see Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell on a comprehensive city tour. Join in this evening for an optional dinner at one of the cities most famous venues for the local delicacy of Philly Cheese Steak.

Accommodation: Philadelphia 201 Hotel or similar, Philadelphia

Meals included: none

Day 16

New York

This morning, return to New York City. Arrive back at the hotel at approximately 4pm and have the rest of the day at leisure.

Accommodation: The Dylan Hotel or similar, New York

Meals included: none

Day 17

Fly to Seattle to join the Alaska Inside Passage Cruise

Transfer to New York airport for the transcontinental flight to Seattle. Transfer to Seattle cruise terminal to check in for your Alaska Inside Passage Cruise on Star Princess.

Accommodation: Star Princess cruise ship in a Standard Inside Cabin

Meals included: none

Day 18

Alaska Inside Passage Cruise - At Sea

Enjoy the ship’s facilities at your leisure.

Star Princess is one of the largest ships in the Princess fleet. She offers nearly 900 balcony staterooms from which to take in each vibrant horizon, or capture a breathtaking sail-in to a romantic city like Venice. Relax and enjoy the street performers in the Italian-inspired Piazza or lose yourself in a lounger at Movies Under the Stars.® The 24-hour International Café and award-winning Vines Wine Bar fulfill your cravings for fresh desserts, toasted paninis, and more. Discover cuisine and activities that bring the colors, cultures and flavors on board, and come back with new perspectives, new friends, and incredible memories.

Accommodation: Star Princess cruise ship in a Standard Inside Cabin

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 19

Alaska Inside Passage Cruise - Ketchikan, Alaska, USA

A traveler's first view of this Inside Passage port town may be of a boat-filled harbor enveloped in snowcapped mountains. The rustic city of Ketchikan has been called the totem pole capital of the world. Tours show off the city's streets, restored from the pioneer days; the harbor's salmon canneries; and the world's oldest collection of totem poles at the Totem Heritage Center. Sportfishing, kayaking, hiking, bear watching and Misty Fjords seaplane excursions are also popular.

Accommodation: Star Princess cruise ship in a Standard Inside Cabin

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 20

Alaska Inside Passage Cruise - Tracy Arm and Juneau, Alaska, USA

Tracy Arm, Secluded in the Tongass National Forest, Tracy Arm boasts some of the most spectacular views in North America. At the head of the fjord, you will observe dramatic views of the twin Sawyer Glaciers, which are surrounded by towering mountains that rise over 7,000 feet over the blue water. You will also see waterfalls and tidewater glaciers along the way and you may even catch a glimpse of the wildlife that calls this area home: the great bald eagle, seals relaxing on the icebergs and if you are lucky, a bear or mountain goat.

Alaska's capital city of Juneau is a dramatic sight with a backdrop of lush green mountains. Visitors here can drive, float, paddle or take a helicopter to the monumental Mendenhall Glacier. Other popular excursions include cruising along the straits and sounds of the Tongass National Forest, prospecting for gold at the original site of gold discovery or visiting the Alaska State Museum and the Alaska Brewing Company.

Accommodation: Star Princess cruise ship in a Standard Inside Cabin

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 21

Alaska Inside Passage Cruise - Skagway, Alaska, USA

Skagway is the northernmost point of the Inside Passage, the town reflects its mining past in the false-front buildings and gold rush relics. Tourists can experience the majesty of White Pass summit and the Yukon territory aboard the railway, paddle to Glacier Bay and Chilkoot Bald Eagle Preserve, get a close-up view of the natural beauty on a wilderness safari, soar over glaciers on a helicopter tour or, for those who catch the fever, pan for gold.

Accommodation: Star Princess cruise ship in a Standard Inside Cabin

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 22

Alaska Inside Passage Cruise - At Sea

Enjoy the ship’s facilities at your leisure.

Accommodation: Star Princess cruise ship in a Standard Inside Cabin

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 23

Alaska Inside Passage Cruise - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Victoria revels in its English essence at the southernmost tip of Vancouver Island. Afternoon teas, double-decker buses and English inns, gardens and pubs are common in this capital city. The most popular attraction is the world-famous Butchart Gardens, flaunting 50 acres of floral magnificence. Other must-sees include the historic Empress Hotel, the Scottish-style Craigdarroch Castle and the Royal British Columbia Museum, where tourists will find a reconstruction of a turn-of-the-century street.

Accommodation: Star Princess cruise ship in a Standard Inside Cabin

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 24

Vancouver

Your Alaska cruise arrives back in Seattle.  Upon arrival transfer by coach to Vancouver from the Alaska cruise please catch a taxi to your Vancouver Hotel for 3 nights  The remainder of the day is yours to explore Vancouver at leisure.

Accommodation: Robson Hotel or similar, Vancouver

Meals included: breakfast

Day 25

Vancouver

Own arrangements in Vancouver.

Blessed with a spectacular Pacific Rim location, Vancouver is a study in contrasts and cohesion. Set between the mountains and the sea, the city blends cultures and landscapes, allowing visitors to enjoy a modern, cosmopolitan city alongside the great outdoors. You could spend all weekend exploring Stanley Park, but you don't want to miss the panoramic vistas from the Capilano Bridge or the Sea to Sky Highway, or the opportunity to ski or explore a mountain trail. A temperate year-round climate makes Vancouver enjoyable in any season, though the winter months do bring a string of rainy days.

Accommodation: Robson Hotel or similar, Vancouver

Meals included: none

Day 26

Vancouver

Own arrangements in Vancouver.

Accommodation: Robson Hotel or similar, Vancouver

Meals included: none

Day 27

Vancouver to Jasper

Depart from Vancouver and drive through the farming communities of the Fraser Valley. Ascend into the Coastal Mountains and follow the Coquihalla Highway to Kamloops, in the arid interior of British Columbia. After lunch, retrace the route of the famous Overlanders along the North Thompson River to reach your hotel in Jasper.

Accommodation: Lobstick Lodge or similar, Jasper

Meals included: none

Day 28

Jasper to Banff

Your day starts with a scenic hike through Maligne Canyon before heading South. Then, travel along the world-famous Icefields Parkway to take in some of nature’s most spectacular mountain scenery. Have your camera ready for possible wildlife sightings! Highlights include Athabasca Falls, Peyto Lake, and the Columbia Icefield. Ride the “Ice Explorer”* on Athabasca Glacier or visit the Glacier Skywalk*.

Accommodation: Banff Inns or similar, Banff

Meals included: none

Day 29

Banff National Park

Enjoy a full day of sightseeing in Banff National Park. Start your morning with a leisurely hike in Johnston Canyon and stroll along the shores of picturesque Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. In the afternoon, visit the world famous Banff Springs Hotel and Bow Falls. With your free time in Banff, you may also choose from optional activities such as soaking in the natural spa at the Upper Hot Springs* or taking a gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain*.

Accommodation: Lake Louise Inn or similar, Lake Louise

Meals included: none

Day 30

Banff to Vancouver

This morning, enjoy a drive through Rogers Pass, the highest part of the route to the Rockies. On your scenic return journey through Yoho National Park, catch a glimpse of an engineering marvel: the Spiral Tunnels. Arrive in downtown Vancouver in the evening.

Accommodation: Robson Hotel or similar, Vancouver

Meals included: none

Day 31

Depart Vancouver

After you check out of your hotel today, transfer to Vancouver airport for your flights home to Australia.

Meals included: breakfast

Day 32

In transit due to date line

Meals included: inflight only

Day 33

Arrive Australia

Arrive home.

 

Meals included: inflight only

Inclusions & Exclusions


Inclusions

  • Return economy class airfare from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart* or Canberra* (*surcharges apply)
  • International flights with a combination of Qantas, Emirates, Etihad, South African Airways, Qatar, Alaskan Airlines or United Airlines (subject to availability)
  • 21 nights Hotel accommodation on twin share basis
  • 7 nights Alaska Glacier Inside Passage Cruise from Seattle Round Trip in a Standard Inside Cabin (option to upgrade to Standard Oceanview Cabin or Standard Balcony Cabin)
  • Ships Cabin including entertainment & meals on board the ship. All cruise taxes, port charges & gratuities on board are included
  • Meals as indicated: 11 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 11 dinners
  • Coach transport during Canada land tour
  • Roundtrip airport and cruise terminal transfers in North America and South Africa
  • Sightseeing and Game Drives as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

 

Accommodation

Johannesburg - Greenfire Lodge
Kruger National Park - Greenfire Bush Lodge
Hazyview - Greenfire Lodge
New York - The Dylan Hotel or similar
Niagara Falls - Best Western Cairn Croft or similar
Amish Country - SureStay Collection by BW Genetti or similar
Washington DC - Alexandria Hotel or similar
Philadelphia - Philadelphia 201 Hotel or similar
Vancouver - Robson Hotel or similar
Jasper - Lobstick Lodge or similar
Banff - Banff Inns or similar
Lake Louise - Lake Louise Inn or similar
Star Princess - in a Standard Inside Cabin (option to upgrade to Standard Oceanview Cabin or Standard Balcony Cabin)


All Traveldream deals are backed by a 14-day refund guarantee! 

Exclusions

  • Visas, where required
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Meals not mentioned
  • All drinks
  • Any additional requests
  • Tips (Driver, Representative & Guide)

 

Child Policy

No child discounts apply. A full priced voucher must be purchased for all children travelling. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors are allowed.

 

Single Supplement

The additional supplement for a single traveler is $4000.

Departure Dates


MAY 2019
03 rd
Friday 03 May 2019  ‐  Tuesday 04 Jun 2019
MAY 2019
10 th
Friday 10 May 2019  ‐  Tuesday 11 Jun 2019
MAY 2019
31 st
Friday 31 May 2019  ‐  Tuesday 02 Jul 2019
JUN 2019
21 st
Friday 21 Jun 2019  ‐  Tuesday 23 Jul 2019
JUL 2019
05 th
Friday 05 Jul 2019  ‐  Tuesday 06 Aug 2019

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