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SWISS Airlines RTW

Swiss Airlines Logo small   Swiss Airlines Round the World

The SWISS Airlines around the world fare will take you to 3 continents with one stop in each continent and the option to add a stop in Zurich as well. SWISS are officially rated as a 4* rated airline by Skytrax (source: airlinequality.com - the same rating as Qantas/Emirates and many other major carriers). SWISS partner with several other airlines to offer a flexible and quality round the world for those looking for a basic/skeleton route with limited internal flights included. You can still include a couple of Qantas flights to accrue some Qantas frequent flyer points at a low price or opt for all Star Alliance carriers to maximise a Star Alliance frequent flyer membership. 

**Pricing: from $2143 with taxes for travel to 3 continents!**

Book by 17 April! Full payment within 3 days of reservation. 

 

SWISS Check In

 

Route Options:

Pick Your Preferred Continent Order:

(Available in either direction)

Australia - Asia - Europe - North America - Australia [cheapest]

Australia - Africa - Europe - North America - Australia

Australia - South America - Europe - North America - Australia

Australia - Asia - Europe - South America - Australia

Australia - Africa - Europe - South America - Australia

(Enquire for a stopover in Auckland between Australia and North America, available for a surcharge flying Air NZ)

 

Add Stopover Cities in Each Continent: 

*Destinations marked with an asterisk may require a seperate connecting flight but can be utilised in an open stopover. Ask your consultant for more info.

ASIA: Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok, Tokyo, Shanghai, Beijing, Mumbai, Delhi, Bali*, Manila*, Male* [Maldives].

AFRICA: Johannesburg, Nairobi*, Mauritius*, Dar Es Salaam*. 

SOUTH AMERICA: Santiago, Rio De Janeiro*, Buenos Aires*, Sao Paulo*.

NORTH AMERICA: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto, Vancouver, New York City, Chicago*, Montreal*, Boston*, Las Vegas*, Havana* or Miami*.

EUROPE: Fly in via Zurich to over 50 destinations. You are permitted to just fly to Zurich, which is the cheapest for taxes, or you can extend on and stopover or just transit in Zurich. You can create an open stopover where you fly into one place and out of another, this is ideal to create a more flexible European itinerary.

See our Zurich airport guide for more info on transitting via Zurich, it's one of the quickest and easiest airports in the world!

European Destinations...

Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Basel, Belgrade, Berlin, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Cologne, Copenhagen, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Florence, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hamburg, Hanover, Istanbul, Lisbon, London, Lyon, Madrid, Malaga, Manchester, Milan, Munich, Nice, Oslo, Palma, Paris, Prague, Pristina, Rome, Skopje, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Valencia, Venice, Vienna, Warsaw, Zurich.

Destinations available at a surcharge (some destinations are seasonal):

Agadir, Ajaccio, Antalya, Bari, Birmingham, Cagliari, Cairo, Catania, Dalaman, Dubrovnik, Faro, Fuerteventura, Funchal, Heraklion, Hurghada, Ibiza, Jerez de la Frontera, Kiev, Kos, Lamezia Terme, Lanzarote, Las Palmas, Larnaca, Ljubljana, Lugano, Luxembourg, Malta, Marrakech, Marsa Alam, Moscow, Mykonos, Nuremberg, Olbia, Oporto, Rhodes, Santorini, Sharm El Sheikh, Split, St.Petersburg, Tenerife, Tel Aviv, Varna, Zagreb.

 

Here are some example routes: [// = own arrangements]

Sydney - LA // Miami - Zurich - London // Paris - Zurich - Hong Kong - Sydney

Melbourne - Sydney - New York - Zurich - Singapore - Sydney

Perth - Singapore // Phuket - Zurich - Paris // Zurich - San Francisco - Sydney - Perth.

 

How To Price & Book a SWISS Round the World Ticket: 

Book your round the world tickets

Step 1) Piece together your route from the continent and city options, don't forget to mention your nearest capital city in Australia.

Step 2) Fill in an enquiry form below with your desired order of cities and dates/durations.

Step 3) RoundAbout Travel will price up your itinerary and check availability for you within 1 business day. We will contact you with any questions should we need any more detail.

Step 4) Contact your dedicated round the world consultant to massage your itinerary within the constraints of the airfare to your desires. All contact via email within 1 business day per contact. Don't waste time driving down to the travel agent when you can do it all from your computer. Feel free to call us on 1300 318 227 with any questions, we're open for bookings from Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. All inquiries from Friday late afternoon and over the weekend are responded to by close of business on Monday in order of receipt.

Step 5) Confirm your trip with a $150 deposit & book in your itinerary for full payment within 3-5 days. Your dedicated round the world consultant will help with any changes or alterations should they arise, we're here for you from start to finish with a 1 business day service guarantee.

 

Notes:

Destinations

Some destinations are seasonal or limited services, schedules are not always brought out as far in advance as SWISS operated flights and may only operate once or twice a week during their season. Our consultants will advise if your destinations are not operated during your preferred time and will advise alternative options if necessary. 

Sale Fare

A 3 continent trip including Asia must be utilised to achieve a sale fare. Asian stops/transits on the sale fare are Singapore, Bangkok, Shanghai and Beijing only. Other Asian destinations will be at a higher year round airfare route. Transitting via Bangkok has been used to achieve the lead in rate. The key to sale fare availability is the flight between Europe and Asia or vice versa. We suggest this leg of the trip to be during an off peak time, very limited seats from mid December to late January for this leg. Maximum 3 month duration on sale fares, higher rates available for longer trips. 

Seasons

Sale fare: Low season departures 15 September to 31 January. Limited seats between Aus-Asia-Europe from mid December to late January, we suggest to keep costs down to fly the North American portion over this time. 

This fare is all about availability and as you get closer to departure over busy times the discount seats may be exhausted. Our specialist consultants will check availability on all options to ensure you have the best available deal for your dates. Peak season June-August has limited availability. October-November has the best availability for the rest of 2014 with pockets of seats in August/September and December. Book now for December/January to secure lower rates with airlines expecting to run full at this time it will tend to push prices up.

Backtracking

You are permitted to make your way overland between two points but cannot backtrack. i.e. you cannot fly Sydney - New York // own arrangements to LA // LA - Zurich.

Travel Direction

You may choose to travel EAST or WEST without affecting the price.

Taxes

Taxes range depending on your route, each stopover, flight sector and destination all affect taxes. 1000s of combinations are possible. From price based on Melbourne - Bangkok - Zurich - LA  - Melbourne to achieve the lowest taxes. Taxes can change at any time and are correct as at 8 Jan 14. Taxes are higher for other routes. Enquire with your desired route for a detailed price, our consultants will help you maximise the value of the fare and offer options to fit best around your preferred cities and dates whilst also keeping costs to a minimum. In the example Bangkok is used as a transit only, a stopover will attract higher taxes. Good pricing is also available via Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing at slightly higher levels. 

Stopovers

Flying into one destination and out of another only counts as 1 stopover. You may add stopovers in Zurich for additional taxes if you are flying through to another European destination. 

Luggage

1 piece included on all flights at 23kg. Some additional allowances for sporting equipment apply, see SWISS website for more info.

Changes

Minimum change fee is $225 per change subject to availability. Re-routing will incur additional taxes. Cancellation fee $1280 before departure, nil refund after departure. No-show for any flight is classed as cancellation after departure and results in nil refund.

Route and Availability

Pricing is subject to availability, if the cheapest price isn't available for your desired dates the best available fare will be advised.

 

Submit your preferred route to the RoundAbout Travel Team below with desired dates/time frames and we'll price it up based on availability. Remember to include where you are from in Australia so we can include any domestic sectors if necessary.

Priced from...

$2143.00A

Booking request form

If you would like to book the above airfare deal, simply fill out the below booking request form and RoundAbout Travel will get back to you within 1 business day. You can then use your password to log in and check your itinerary, make any required adjustments and proceed to payment. Help

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