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 The Great Escapade 
Round The World Ticket

Choice, flexibility, quality and unbeatable value. The Great Escapade Round the World offers travellers access to the entire route network of 4 of the worlds most exciting airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Singapore Airlines,
Air New Zealand and Silkair.
A very extensive choice of routes is possible with this fare which offers excellent stopover options in, Asia, Africa, Australasia, South Pacific & North America.

This fare offers excellent value with lower surcharges than many other Round The World Flights.

PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR possible destinations, example routes and detailed rules:

Fares - 2010
Date of Departure from UK
Economy Class  29,000 Miles
Business Class 29,000 Miles
13 Apr 2010 - 30 Jun 20109645149
01 Jul 2010 - 14 Aug 201011895149
15 Aug 2010 - 14 Sep 201010505149
15 Sep 2010 - 31 Oct 201011895149
01 Nov 2010 - 09 Dec 201010505149
10 Dec 2010 - 23 Dec 201013795149
24 Dec 2010 - 31 Dec 201010505149
Additional Tax & Fuel surcharges of approx 150 to 350 apply depending on exact route & airlines used.
Fares based on London/Manchester departures - Add-On's from regional UK airports available on request.
Child aged 2-11Yrs travel at 75% of fare. Infants under 2 at 10% of fare.
Please see rules for premium economy upgrade offers for this fare.
Please call 0845 6801358 for our best inclusive price on any Great Escapade Itinerary.

Some of the possible countries which can be incorportated on this fare include: 

Africa:  Kenya*, South Africa
Middle East: Dubai
Indian Subcont: India, Nepal*, Sri Lanka*
Asia: Cambodia, China, Indonesia inc Bali, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan
Australasia/Pacific: Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Vanuatu
North America, USA, Canada
Caribbean: Antigua*, Barbados* Grenada*, Jamaica* Tobago*  St Lucia

Please note that not all combinations of destinations shown above are possible due to airline route limitations and sector and mileage limits for the fare. Destinations denoted* all require a overland/surface sector if included on your itinerary.  

It is possible to combine this ticket with our special sector o/way fares to increase to maximise route options. Please call our dedicated RTW consultants for further information and help with route planning.

We can tailor make any itinerary and offer excellent deals on Hotels,
Car Hire, Sightseeing, Adventure Tours & much more!  
Call us to discuss your dream trip on 0845 6801358


Before calling us check out our Guide to Planning a Round the World

Example Great Escapade routes
Many more routes possible - please call us on 0845 6801358

London > New York > (surface) > San Francisco > Auckland > Sydney > Singapore > Delhi > London
(or vice versa)

London > Las Vegas > (surface) > Los Angeles > Rarotonga > Auckland > Christchurch > Sydney > Singapore > Delhi > London (or vice versa)
London > San Francisco > (surface) > Los Angeles > Cook Islands > Auckland > Wellington > Melbourne > Singapore > Mumbai (Bombay) > (surface) > Delhi > London (or vice versa)
London > Hong Kong > Singapore > Perth > (surface) > Cairns > Auckland >  Apia-Samoa > Los Angeles > London (or vice versa)
London > Singapore > Bali > Adelaide > (surface) > Sydney > Queenstown > Christchurch > Auckland > Tonga >  Apia-Samoa > Los Angeles > London (or vice versa)
London > Tokyo > (surface) > Osaka > Bangkok > (surface) > Singapore > Brisbane > Auckland > Tonga > Apia >  Los Angeles > (surface) > Las Vegas > London (or vice versa)
London > Delhi > (surface) > Chennai (Madras) > Singapore > Yangon (Rangoon) > Medan > Melbourne > Auckland > Cook Islands > Los Angeles > London (or vice versa)
London > Delhi > (surface) > Kolcata (Calcutta) > Ho Chi Minh City > (surface) > Bangkok > Singapore > Brisbane > (surface) > Sydney > Auckland > Cook Islands > Los Angeles > (surface) > Boston > London (or vice versa)
London > Hong Kong > (surface) > Kunming > Singapore > Medan > (surface) > Bali > Sydney > Auckland > Apia-Samoa > Los Angeles > (surface) >San Francisco > London (or vice versa)
London > Johannesburg > (surface) > Cape Town > Singapore > Brisbane > (surface) > Sydney > Los Angeles > (surface) > New York > London (or vice versa)

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To discuss your Great Escapade
or to make a reservation please call us on 
0845 6801358
We are open 9.00am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday (closed Bank Holidays).
There is a 2% charge for credit cards. No charge for debit cards.
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Before calling us check out our Guide to Planning a Round the World

The Basic Rules of the Great Escapade Round the World Ticket

THE ESCAPADE MUST INCLUDE A MINIMUM OF ONE INTERNATIONAL SECTOR
ON AT LEAST 2 PARTCIPATING CARRIERS

*Airport Taxes and Airline Fuel Surcharges:
Vary depending on your route and exchange rates at the time of ticketing. These can from 150 to 350
depending on your route and airlines used.. Please call us for an exact quote.


Minimum/maximum trip duration:

No Minimum  duration.  Maximum trip duration 365 days. Open dated tickets are not possible.

Stopovers:
Unlimited stopovers within the maximum permitted mileage. Only one stop permitted in the same city.
Only 3 stops permitted in New Zealand.


Transits:
Unlimited transits permitted. Transits are included in the total mileage calculation for the ticket. 

Surface sectors:
Permitted. Each surface sector counts as one stop and is included in the total mileage and stopover calculation for the ticket.


Basic Route:

Travel must be "round the world" and must include one Transatlantic and one Transpacific crossing.
Mileage must not exceed 29,000 miles.

Excess Mileage:

In Economy/Premium Economy: An additional 1,500 miles can be purchased for 75, an additional 3,000 miles can be purchased for 150 or an additional 4,500 miles for 230. This does not increase your stopover allowance.

In Business Class: A
n additional 1,500 miles can be purchased for 125, an additional 3,000 miles can be purchased for 250 or an additional 4,500 miles for 360. This does not increase your stopover allowance.

Upgrades:

Please note a surcharge will apply for Business Class passengers traveling on Singapore Airlines B773ER/A380 services .  Please ask our consultants for more details and costing info.

Upgrade to Virgin Atlantic Premium Economy Class from 255 per flight.
Upgrade to Air New Zealand Premium Economy Class from 320 per flight.


Payment:
A non-refundable deposit of 75 will secure your seat (150 for business or first class). We will then forward a detailed itinerary and confirmation by email. Any changes you wish to make should be advised within 7 days of booking and before your balance is paid. Due to varying ticket time limits imposed by the airlines, we normally request payment within 10 days of making your original reservation. The exact balance due date will be advised to you at time of booking and shown on your confirmation invoice.  

(There is a 2% handling fee of paying your balance by credit card).   

Changes:
Prior to departure: Please contact our travel consultants for full details.
After starting your trip date changes are free of charge (a small local admin fee may apply).
Route changes are 50+ any local service fees. (or local equivalent).Once you have started your trip all changes must be made directly with the airline. 


Child fares:
75% of adult fare for children 2 - 11 years old throughout duartion of trip (No discount on surcharges and taxes).

Infant fares:
10% of adult fare for infants under 2 years old throughout duration of trip (No discount on surcharges).

Cancellation fees:
Penalties apply for cancellation. Please ask our consultants for details.
No refunds permitted on partly used tickets,

Planning your route
Due to the vast range of possible destinations we are unable to list them all here. All routes are subject to mileage restrictions and airline sectors flown   Please call our RTW specialists on 0845 6801358 to discuss your desired itinerary and we will be happy to advise you of the feasible options.


Before calling us check out our Guide to Planning a Round the World

IATA
To discuss your Great Esacpade
or to make a reservation please call us on 0845 6801358

We are open 9.00am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday (closed Bank Holidays).
There is a 2% charge for credit cards. No charge for debit cards.
ABTA