In the late 19th century, Around the World in 80 days was first published, telling the story of how Phileas Fogg was bet a vast sum of money that he wouldnt be able to travel around the world in 80 days. In those days, without air travel, such a huge journey, in just a few weeks, would have seemed insurmountable.
These days, you are in a position to make a similar journey to Suez, Bombay, Hong Kong, San Francisco and New York in far less time and take in a lot more of the sights along the way than Fogg ever could. Additionally, this is a travel opportunity that is far more affordable than it was back then! Plus, your personal tour guide will be on hand to ensure you get the most out of your experience.
With Aspen Travel, youll begin and end your journey with a sense of wonder. The middle will be pretty sensational too! To give you an idea of what to expect, your South American itinerary wont just include that heart stopping moment, when you turn around on the peak of Macchu Picchu and survey the majesty of the ancient Incan citadel in its full glory. You might visit the alpaca market and sample the local wine too.
When you tour India, youll benefit from the guidance given by the award winning travel operators with whom we partner. Whether youre viewing the Taj Mahal from its best vantage point at sunrise, taking a game drive to the area where youll have the best chance of spotting the elusive Bengal tiger in its natural habitat, or eating street food from the countrys most acclaimed vendors, the quality of care that has gone into planning your trip will be immense. You can even include the same methods of transport Fogg did in his trip, including the elephant ride, hot air balloon carriage, trains and ships!
We only deal with luxury all inclusive packages, so all youll need to worry about is ensuring youre enjoying every moment as it unfolds. Your personal tour guide will be tasked with directing you to ensure you gain the best possible experience from each stopover. You might be welcomed as a guest into a local familys home, be taken to the beauty spot where you have a chance of glimpsing rare wildlife, or be taken to eat the regional delicacy at an incredible restaurant off the beaten tourist track.
Have you got a month to spare, money put aside for a holiday and the inclination to see the world before a world leader somewhere presses the red button? We can help. We can put together a bespoke trip that, over the course, of a month (or longer if you have the time) will take you to all the global destinations youve ever wanted to see. Well provide you with the full Phileas Fogg schedule, around Asia and the Americas, as well as anywhere else you want to go, but without any of the unwanted drama and much better hotel stays! Take a look at over 6,000 different tours and itineraries on our website and call us on 0161 755 3081 to see how we can tailor your holiday!
Solo travel around the world
The travel industry has only recently begun to realise that there are plenty of holiday makers who are quite happy to travel around the world on their own, but its the single supplement and stigma attached thats making them think twice. Saga Holidaysare a company Aspen Travel partners with and it caters exclusively for the over 50s. Should you be retired and wish to visit far flung, exotic destinations with like minded travellers who travel around the world, many of whom are also journeying solo, booking a Saga holiday is a great way to do it!
Everything will be organised on your behalf. Youll have a tour guide to take you from place to place, great company and everything you need for luxury travel and overnights included. You could find yourself traversing India, China, South Africa, Europe, Australasia and the Americas, visiting a new city every morning and making the most of both iconic attractions and rarely frequented beauty spots.
Riviera Travelare another award winning tour company for whom Aspen Travel is a booking partner. Your guide will also act as a host, bringing you together with your fellow solo travellers at sociable events should you want to make new friends, but will also leave you to your own devices, when you need to feel independent from the crowd.
Intrepid Travel also offers a range of holidays for solo parents. If youre thinking of giving the kids a travel experience theyll never forget, but youd like to share it with other parents on holiday alone with their children, this is the perfect solution.Youll travel in small groups and get an itinerary that includes lots of activities to entertain all age groups.
A honeymoon that takes you around the globe
When we get married, we typically set aside a few weeks of honeymoon time, but do you really want to spend three weeks looking at the same beach? For an exciting time that youll never forget, why not travel the world? Well put together tours that take in the specific destinations that interest you.
You could find yourself jumping into the lagoon, off your private jetty, in the romantic Maldives one day and laughing yourself silly riding elephants through the jungles of Sri Lanka the next. If the pair of you have a shared leisure interest, such as a particular water sport, music preference, or love of wine, we can arrange your trips to reflect that, such as a Mark Warner holiday
Family holidays that take in all the major world attractions
World travel doesnt just have to be done by adults. If your kids are old enough to remember being taken on a holiday of a lifetime, why not take them with you when you embark on your round the world trip? Your itinerary can be scheduled to include family friendly activities.
Imagine the faces of your little ones lighting up as they play on the various beaches of the world, spot exotic wildlife and visit impressive attractions that theyve learnt about in school!
Travel the globe with friends
Perhaps, like Phileas Fogg, youd like to travel around with a few friends; particularly if youre students, or recent graduates looking to expand your horizons. Our group packages can take you to lively ski resorts, on cruises, into plantations and of course along the coastlines.
Booking with Aspen Travel
You might be newly retired and planning to send your kids inheritance on visiting a plethora of compelling countries. You might be a creative or office worker, on sabbatical, looking for new experiences. Or, you might simply be looking for the most exciting summer holiday ever. You dont need a reason to travel. Life is short and if youre not making a trip to your bucket list cities a priority, youre wasting a precious opportunity!
Our team here at Aspen Travel can help youtravel around the world with have access to an incredible range of escorted tours that will provide you with all the flights, food, drink and accommodation youll need on your trip. A tour manager will travel with you to ensure you make all your connections on time, sort out any problems that may arise, provide you with guided tours when you meet them and gain entrance to the attractions you most want to see.
The skill in creating the perfect trip totravel around the world for you lies in knowing which escorted tours are going to work best together. Please give us a call to start your journey. We look forward to the challenge of putting together your around the world trip and as for enjoying yourself, all bets are off. Were certain youre going to have the time of your life. Get in touch now.