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Gap Year & Student Travel

Whether you’ve just finished high school or university and fancy hitting the road before settling down, or you just need a break from the rat race, the Trailfinders team of travel experts can help you plan and book your adventure, your way.

Virtually all of our team of 750 travel experts have taken their own gap year and between them they have travelled to 96% of the world’s countries. There’s no need to read endless blogs with conflicting information or leaf through guide books that are quickly out-of-date – our team have been there, seen it, done it and can give you one on one advice. What’s more, our team combine their work with travel and spend six weeks or more each year exploring every corner of the globe.

Just pop in to see us in one of our 39 Travel Centres, or use our handy call-back service and a travel expert will be in touch almost instantly!

What Do You Want To Do?

Whatever your interests, whatever your budget, wherever you want to go and whoever you want to go with, we can inspire you, give expert advice and provide a perfectly planned itinerary.

Want to combine an Australia Working Holiday Visa with a month long trip through South East Asia with travel here, there and everywhere? Do you only have two weeks for an adventure but have no idea where to go?

We’ve got your back.

Looking to book a 12 month round the world ticket with a footloose and fancy free attitude to travel? We’ll sort your flights, accommodation and experiences, as well as offering some handy advice, and send you on your way!
Working Holiday Visa Australia

Each year, 300,000 young travellers head off to Australia for work and play through the Australian Working Holiday Visa programme.

Welcome to Oz - Working Holiday Arrival Packages
Start your adventure the right way with our super-handy arrival packages in Sydney and Melbourne. The perfect way to get settled and make friends Down Under.

Freestyle Explorer Passes
Craving flexibility and the freedom to create your own itinerary but the peace of mind and security of having all your transport arranged and expert knowledge on the road? Look no further!

Small Group Experiences
Whether you’re on your way to and from Australia or you only have 2 weeks and a tight budget to see somewhere new, we have an incredible range of small group multi day tours across the globe.

Build Your Own Adventure
Hit the open road, ride the worlds railways, fly and flop or city hop, your way. Trailfinders can arrange it all and what’s more, we have total flexibility and security on the packages we offer.

Around the World & Epic Journeys
Whether you’re after a round the world flight with flexibility to change dates as you go or an epic, guided adventure across continents, dive right in.

Where To Go

New Zealand
South East Asia
Central & South America
North America

Stuck For Inspiration?

Challenge Yourself
Life in your comfort zone can be a bit, well, boring. We like a challenge sometimes at Trailfinders, come take a look.

Unmissable Experiences
Travelling to a destination is one thing but we think that's just part of the story. There's some things you've just got to do once you're there, after all you only live once.

Work For Us!
Have you been there, seen it, done it too? Why not come and work for us and help other travellers find their dream trip?


Trusted since 1970, Trailfinders Travel Insurance has been carefully crafted to offer extensive cover and outstanding value for money. What's more, our policy has extensive Covid-19 cover including cancellation prior to travel, curtailment of your trip, quarantine, and medical expenses whilst overseas.

It may not be the most exciting purchase you’ll ever make, but ensuring you have comprehensive cover is essential, and it will keep the parents happy!

As well as all the usual bells and whistles, our cover is perfect for Gap Year and Student travel because a huge range of Adventurous Activities are included at no additional charge. Try any of the 70+ activities including abseiling, bungee jumping, gorge swinging, parasailing, white water rafting or zip lining, safe in the knowledge that you're automatically insured!
Trailfinders Travel Insurance

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Speak to a Travel Expert

We believe booking online is no substitute for one-on-one service. Between them our expert travel consultants have travelled to over 96% of the world's countries. As a result the service and advice they offer is second to none.

Our travel centres are currently closed
Our phone lines are open at the following times:-

Monday to Friday: 8am - 8pm (UK) : 9am-7pm (ROI)
Saturday & Bank Holidays: 9am - 6pm
Sunday: 10am - 6pm

For individual opening times please check your local travel centre

Submit an Enquiry Request a quote or appointment about this holiday and we call you back at a time that suits you Make an Appointment Make an Appointment to visit one of our travel centres alarm


Our free Viewtrail App stores your essential travel information in one secure place, ensuring we are with you from start to finish.
  • View your travel plans on or offline, wherever and whenever you wish
  • Live flight notifications - real time information as you travel
  • Online check-in links and pre-tour notifications
  • Luggage allowance
  • Mapped places of interest - restaurants, shops, stations...plus route guidance back to your hotel
  • View e-vouchers and export them to your Apple wallet
  • Secure access to booking history, profile and insurance contact information
  • One touch emergency contact 365/24/7
  • Add to calendar function
  • Countdown to travel
  • Local time, weather, translator and exchange rate calculator
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