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Round the World trip planner

We get it - your wanderlust and thirst for adventure means you don't usually play by the rules - neither do we! As well as our ready-made Round the World and Multi-stop routes, we also offer travellers amazing value when it comes to creating their very own Round the World trip. 
Blue box with a white tick through it Fly from anywhere
We have regional departures across the UK, and you can fly around the world (or not) in either direction without breaking ANY universal time laws.
Blue box with a white tick through it Stay flexible
Avoid change fees and stay flexible by adding a MultiFLEX pass to your flights, starting from £29. T&Cs apply.
Blue box with a white tick through it Deposits from £49
Book now pay later for £49 and guarantee your flight price today. All you need to do is visit us in store or give us a call. T&Cs apply.

Create your own Round the World route

By using a cleverly selected combination BlueTicket fares, our Travel Experts can help you piece together and plan a bespoke adventure. Add on one of our MultiFLEX date change passes and you've got unlimited freedom over when you jump on that next flight, wherever you are in the world. Get in touch with a Travel Expert to start your world trip planning, or scroll down to find out more on bagging the cheapest Round the World fares. T&Cs apply.

 

Step 1: Pick your stops

Wherever your wandering soul wants to visit we can get you there. Start thinking about what you'd like to do, and keep in mind that some activities may only be available at certain times of the year.

Step 2: Make an appointment online, get £50 off

When you are ready to get started, book an appointment at your local store with one of our Round the World experts, and get £50 off your trip. T&Cs apply.

Step 3: Meet your Round the World expert

You pick the destinations and our Round the World experts will figure out the best route. Basically, we do the boring bits so you don't have to. Once your flights are booked we can also help you find tours, accommodation, volunteer projects and travel insurance.

Step 3: Book now, pay later

Lock in the lowest airfares and best flight availability with our deposit scheme from £49, and pay the balance 10 weeks before you fly. T&Cs apply.

Tips on saving money when booking your Round the World trip

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Open jaw flights

No, we're not talking about skydiving here, although that is a must on your Round the World trip. Flying 'Open Jaw' is a term we use here at STA for flying into one city, and out of another. For example, you could book one leg of your journey to north Vietnam, and the next leg departing from Singapore. Why? Because it's often cheaper, you'll get to overland through so many amazing countries, and avoid doubling back on yourself to the the original airport. 
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Stopover

Major airline carriers export eager backpackers across the world daily, and they all have cities they most commonly stop to refuel in. Emirates will drop you off for a transit in Abu Dhabi or Dubai, whereas if you fly east with Cathay Pacific, you'll likely switch flights in Hong Kong. If you're flying to South or Central America, you're likely to touch down in Toronto or New York on the way. Take advantage of this by booking one or two nights in your stopover city - a massive added bonus! Plus, two connecting flights are heaps cheaper than one long one. 
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Time it right

Flights departing between Tuesday and Thursday are often heaps cheaper than those around weekends. You should also check when the local school holidays or celebrations are in your country of departure or arrival, as flight fares tend to increase during these times. Ask your Travel Expert to help you time it right, so you can fly on the cheapest fares. 
  
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Book in advance

Flights booked around ten to eleven months in advance are usually the cheapest - the closer it gets to your desired departure date, the steeper they get. Book your trip as early to save money, and you can lock it in with just a £49 deposit. All the more time for you to get saving for your year travelling around the world! T&Cs apply. 

Terms and Conditions

1. BlueTicket terms & conditions

BlueTickets are airfares exclusive to STA Travel and can offer discounted fares, flexible routings and low change fees to people with the following status:
  • full time students;
  • teachers; and
  • customers under the age of 31.

Proof of status is required, you may have to purchase an ISIC, ITIC or IYTC card which depends on the specific airline / air ticket (as applicable). Tickets are available on selected routes and airlines and can be identified with the “BlueTicket” logo. Please note that should you be required to purchase an ISIC, ITIC or IYTC card, you may be required to present this at check-in or you could be denied boarding.

To be eligible for an ISIC card you must be: A full time student at school, college, language school, university or if you’re in higher education. There’s no maximum age limit, but the minimum age is 12 years. ‘Full-time’ means 12 weeks or more of study during one academic year. The ISIC card is subject to the eligibility requirements already mentioned and is conditional upon approval. ISIC card is presented in the form of a virtual card. Discounts and offers available via ISIC are subject to change at any time, without notice. Please refer to www.myisic.co.uk/discounts for offer details. Additional terms and conditions may apply to individual discounts.

To be eligible for an IYTC card you must be: Aged between 12 and 30 (inclusive). You will need to show us proof of your date of birth with a driver’s license, passport or birth certificate. You do not need to be a student. The IYTC card is valid for one year from the date of issue, so you need to apply for the IYTC card before your 31st birthday in order to be eligible for the card. For discounts visit www.myisic.co.uk/discounts. Discounts correct as of July 2019 and are subject to change without notice. Additional terms and conditions may apply to individual discounts.

To be eligible for an ITIC, you must be: A teacher, professor or instructor engaged in full time employment at an accredited educational establishment for a minimum of 18 hours per week and for a minimum of one academic year. The ITIC card gives you access to many of the same benefits and discounts as the ISIC card. Each ITIC card is valid for up to 12 months, starting from the date of issue.

2. MultiFLEX flight pass terms & conditions

We will only sell you a MultiFLEX Pass if you have changeable flight tickets as part of your itinerary. If you have lots of flights (e.g. on a round-the-world trip), you may have some tickets that aren’t changeable and other tickets that you can change. Please confirm with a Travel Expert before purchasing that you are on an eligible ticket. If you have purchased your flight ticket and MultiFLEX Pass online, we will contact you if your flight ticket is not eligible. Making date changes (even on changeable tickets) usually incurs change fees and sometimes there is a difference between the fare for your original ticket and the one you want to change to. Your MultiFLEX Pass means that you won’t pay change fees, but you will still need to pay any fare difference if you want to change to a more expensive flight, or there are additional taxes which apply. Changing flights at the last minute is likely to mean there is a higher fare difference, so we recommend making changes as early as possible.

There may be instances where you have purchased the Multiflex pass in conjunction with a ticket which is subject to a schedule change by the airline. In these instances, the airline may take ownership of the ticket and standard airline date change fees will apply. This means that the Multiflex pass can no longer be utilised for this flight so the Multiflex cost will be refunded in full to you, unless you choose to retain it to be used with other flights as part of your itinerary.

MultiFLEX Passes can only be redeemed for date changes on flights booked as part of the named passenger’s original itinerary. MultiFLEX Passes are not transferable. A new trip requires a new MultiFLEX pass. All date changes are subject to availability and ticket conditions. MultiFLEX Passes do not change the rules of your purchased ticket, e.g. maximum stay validity or booking class. For example, if your ticket only allows you to stay for a year, then you can’t change to a date beyond this point using your MultiFLEX Pass. Please contact your Travel Expert for more information about this, e.g. the maximum length of stay on your ticket. The MultiFLEX Pass is only valid in conjunction with selected economy class tickets.

One Date Change Pass – 1 date change - can only be purchased before full payment of your booking.
Three Date Change Pass – 3 date changes – can only be purchased before full payment of your booking.
Unlimited Date Change Pass – unlimited date changes – can only be purchased before full payment of your booking.
Post Departure Change Pass - 3 date changes – can only be purchased after depature.

If you want to change your flight before you leave the UK you can only do this if you have purchased the Unlimited Change Pass – to do this, please contact your booking store. Date changes before you leave the UK are not covered on the One Change or Three Change MultiFLEX Passes and these changes will incur change fees, as well as any difference in the fare and applicable taxes. After you have left the UK, date changes using the MultiFLEX Pass can be redeemed by contacting our Global Travel Help Team using this form. You can’t make a date change for a flight you have already missed. Missing your flight may also affect remaining segments of your journey, possibly resulting in a new purchase being required. Please contact your booking store if you have missed a flight and you have not yet left the UK, if you have left then please contact Global travel help using this form. Your MultiFLEX Pass covers date changes only. MultiFLEX Passes cannot be used to change the name of the passenger. If you wish to change your destination (known as re-routing) and there are change fees involved in doing so, these fees will not be covered by the MultiFLEX Pass. If the fare for the new destination is more expensive, then you will have to pay the fare increase and any applicable taxes as well. Please note that other restrictions may apply to rerouting your ticket. Your MultiFLEX Pass is non-refundable.

3. Flight deposits from £49 terms & conditions

Deposits are available on selected flights if booking more than 10 weeks prior to departure. Deposits start from £49 (which depends on your airfare selected) and are inclusive of a Low-Deposit Access fee of £5 which will be added to the total booking price. All deposits are payable at the time of booking and are non-refundable and non-transferable. If you cancel the Deposit agreement or fail to make the final payment, STA Travel will charge the non-refundable deposit (including the £5 low deposit access fee) and cancel the flight booking. The price of your ticket will be guaranteed upon receipt of the deposit. Once the deposit is paid, any changes to your itinerary will incur change fees or loss of deposit. Full payment is due 10 (ten) weeks prior to your scheduled departure.

For full terms and conditions on each product, please ask your Travel Expert at time of enquiry or booking.