FAQs: The Global 360

16/07/2014 - Georgia Wilson

Q: How much money will I need?
A: For spending money we recommend anything between £3,500-5,000, but this will vary depending on the activities you want to do, and the length of time you are away.

Q: How long will I go for?
A: This is up to you. Most people go for a year, spending approximately 6 months of this in Australia working. However as this trip is customisable, we can tailor it to your specific needs.

Q: When can I go?
A: This trip runs all year round, with start dates at least once a month, and sometimes two or three times in a month, so it’s up to you when you want to leave.

Q: What countries can I go to?
A: If you book on one of our suggested Global 360s you will get to visit your chosen combination of all the countries mentioned above, but if you want to customise it, we offer trips in over 30 different countries, so the options are endless!

Q: Is it a group trip or will I be travelling alone?
A: The Global 360 as a whole is an independent travel package made up of several of our favourite smaller group programmes. You may find that there are people following exactly the same route as you, or you may find yourself with a different group at every stage of your trip. Either way you’ll meet lots of great people who will help make your trip one to remember!

Q: How flexible is it?
A: Very! We tailor-make this trip to suit you, and you can stay in each place for different lengths of time and spend a few months or a whole year enjoying your 360 trip – our travel advisors will help you plan your perfect individual itinerary, or you can let us do all the hard work & sign up for a suggested 360 itinerary.

Q: How much is the deposit?
A: The deposit for our Global 360 is £500.

Q: Do I have to pay in full before I go?  What are the payment options?
A: Yes, you have to pay the balance of your trip before you leave, but we have several different options;

  • Pay £500 deposit and then pay the rest off 12 weeks before departure.
  • Pay £500 deposit and then pay a monthly amount so you are paid off 1 month before departure.
  • Pay £500 deposit and pay money in whenever you can as long as you are paid up in full 12 weeks before departure.

Q: How much are flights? Can you arrange them for me?
A: For a round-the-world ticket you are looking at paying between £1,800-2,200. This is just a guide price, as the cost will change if you wish to add more destinations to your trip. For example, adding in South America will increase the cost of your ticket. Yes, we can help arrange your flights for you. We work with a great flights team, who are able to get competitive prices on reliable airlines.

Q: Do I need any visas?
A: If you hold a UK passport holder, you will need a Working Holiday Visa if you plan on staying in Australia to work, which we can help you arrange. You’ll also need to apply for an ESTA visa for the US which needs to be done before you go.

Asia Visas: You will need visas in order to enter Cambodia and Vietnam, and for Thailand if you plan to remain for durations of longer than 30 days. These MUST be obtained before you travel.

Cambodian visas can either be obtained online, or upon arrival at the border (where you would need to pay the USD 20 fee). Visas for Laos are usually issued upon arrival at the border. Vietnamese visas must be obtained before travelling.  In Thailand, without a visa, British nationals arriving by air can remain in the country for a maximum of 30 days, though if you arrive across a land border you can only stay for 15 days. If you wish to stay for longer, or plan to begin employed work during your stay, then you will need to apply for a visa before you depart the UK. If you are not planning on working this will be in the form of a 60-day tourist visa.

The visa situation in Indonesia is frequently changing. Please check www.fco.gov.uk for the latest information.

Q: Can I do the 360 with a friend?
A: Yes, you can do this trip with a friend, partner or group of friends.  Just ask your travel advisor.

Q: Do I need Vaccinations?
A: You should visit your GP at least 8 weeks before you wish to go and they will advise you of any necessary vaccinations.

Q: What about Travel Insurance?
A: We over a Travel Insurance package that has been specifically designed for our Gap 360 customers. Click on the link to view the policies and prices we offer at  Gap 360 Travel Insurance

Head off around the world on the ideal Global 360 package! If this is the gap adventure you’ve been looking for, then contact us here at Gap 360 and we can make sure we plan the perfect round-the-world 360 trip to suit you. What are you waiting for?

If I haven’t answered your questions please feel free to contact me on: [email protected] or call me on: 01892 527392.

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