Around the World in 80 days

Things have come on quite a bit in the world of travel since Jules Verne sent Phileas Fogg off on his fictional journey around the world in 80 days. But the urge to see new places and explore new cultures is stronger now than ever. 

First Class Holidays offer a special tribute to the legendary Phileas, taking you on a magical journey to explore amazing cities, see simply stunning scenery, laze on incredible beaches and experience the most jaw dropping natural wonders in 80 days for £19,999 per person.


New York


Only in New York can you see the “Grand Canyon of the East” (Letchworth State Park) in the morning and be dazzled by the sparkling lights of Broadway in the evening. View the world-famous skyscraper-filled skyline, grab a delicious bagel or visit a historic estate. New York really does have it all.

There’s something for everyone in Ontario, a region where bright city lights rub shoulders with thundering waterfalls. Where you can sit by tranquil lakes reflecting the forest clad slopes and watch wildlife. Where vineyards produce some of the best wines and everything is at one with nature. A land steeped in history and tradition, with a diverse culture and a European feel to its cities.


See the beauty of Canada’s first National Park in Banff, an all-year-round resort town set beside the Bow River and surrounded by the scenic Rocky Mountains. Travel along the Icefields Parkway, passing frozen lakes and waterfalls along the way before arriving in stunning Jasper. Take the famous ‘The Canadian’ rail journey to Vancouver, boasting a glorious waterfront setting and the stunning 1000-acre Stanley Park.


Situated in the middle of the desert, Las Vegas offers non-stop fun to all who seek it. Nearby is one of the natural wonders of the world – the Grand Canyon. Experience an exhilarating helicopter tour as you fly over Lake Las Vegas, Lake Mead, Hoover Dam and Fortification Hill along with many other breath-taking views. Travel onwards to San Francisco, characterised by its hills and cable cars and home to the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge, as well as the infamous Alcatraz Island. Head to Los Angeles aboard the iconic Amtrak Coast Starlight service and experience the glitz and glamour of Hollywood; go celebrity spotting in Beverly Hills or soak up the sun on the beaches of Santa Monica and Long Beach.


Soak up a world of idyllic beaches, waterfalls, emerald rainforests and vibrant culture. Delicious food and a laid-back lifestyle will leave you longing for more.  Hike up Diamond Head, a 300,000-year-old crater, and for incredible views, visit historical Pearl Harbor or scuba dive to see wrecks, reefs and marine life in Hanauma Bay. The “surfing capital of the world”, North Shore, home to top surf tournaments, has waves regularly reaching over 30 feet. Don’t panic- Waikiki Beach offers a much calmer experience! Don’t leave Honolulu without visiting the Polynesian Cultural Centre to experience Hawaii’s culture.


Active volcanoes, island sanctuaries and history top the list when visiting New Zealand’s North Island. From the far north where New Zealand’s political history began, journey through landscapes that blend magnificent beaches, sprawling farmlands and geothermal wonders. Māori culture is rich and ever-present in many parts of the North Island.

New Zealand’s South Island hosts the purest natural landscapes you’ll ever experience. From wildlife to wineries, from glacial valleys to star-filled skies, nature’s best flourishes against a palette of dramatic scenes. Here, towering alps meet peaceful sounds and rugged coastlines merge with sweeping plains. Let’s not forget the backbone of the island – the most down-to-earth locals you’ll ever meet.


A land so diverse, so magical, Australia offers something for everyone. From cosmopolitan cities and stunning scenery to amazing underwater reefs and marine life; sun-drenched tropical beaches and the scorched yet inspirational Red Centre to verdant vineyards and the hazy Blue Mountains, this is a land just waiting to be explored. Touring, hiking, sailing or lazing on the beach; sightseeing wine tasting and exploring rainforests or underwater gardens, you’ll find it all in the great Land Down Under.


A small island of tranquil shores fringed by crystal seas, backed by mountains cloaked in vibrant shades of green, Mauritius is hidden in the Indian Ocean. Visitors come here for the picture-postcard coastline, but scratch below the surface and you’ll discover more than beaches and glorious sunny days. The island’s diverse history has created a remarkably varied culture; quite something for a country that is about the size of Cornwall. The descendants of European, African, Indian and Chinese immigrants make up most of the population and each group has made their own mark.


South Africa is a melting pot of diverse cultures, stunning scenery, rich flora and fauna, adventure and activities, vibrant cities and much more. Nearly half a million visitors from the UK are drawn to South Africa each year, lured by iconic attractions such as Soweto, which is the largest township in Africa; Mvezo, the birthplace of Nelson Mandela; Table Mountain – one of the New7Wonders of Nature; the Western Cape’s world-famous wine region, and the equally famous Kruger National Park.

First Class Holidays offer an amazing “Around the World in 80 Days” bucket-list holiday, covering 25 locations in 6 countries across 3 continents. Give them a call on 0161 888 5632 or visit to find out more.

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24th Jun 2019
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Wonderful itinerary and some fab places to visit

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