Gap travel advice

Everyone in our team has taken at least one gap year in their time. So not only do we seriously know what we’re talking about, but we may have a few tips you just wouldn’t know unless you’d been there...


Your world’s calling!


We offer hundreds of travel ideas the world over – from adventures, conservation & volunteering gap years and career breaks, to name just a few.


Gap travel for you


Every year, Real Gap Experience sends thousands of people on unforgettable trips. If you’re thinking about gap year travel, check out our advice pages and do give us a call if you want to talk anything over.


Our gap year travel experts are just a phone call away or if you'd rather talk face to face then you’re always more than welcome to visit us at our office!

Planning your trip

Planning a gap year

Our Real Gap Experience advisors have all travelled extensively on their own gap years and are eager to help you plan your trip of a lifetime!

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What kind of gap year traveler are you?

Group of gap travellers with Real Gap

No matter what you’re up for doing in your gap year, we have literally hundreds of gap year travel ideas to choose from.

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Travelling Solo?

Want to head out on your own, but not sure whether you can? 80% of our travellers go solo, so the answer to your question is YES, Real Gapper!

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Getting the most from your trip

Getting the most from your gap year

As a leading, global gap year company, we’re often asked for travel abroad advice and how to make the most out of your time, and we're happy to give it!

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Responsible Travel

As one of the world’s leading gap year companies, we believe it’s important to do everything we can to be as responsible as possible.

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Fundraising & Budgeting

Travel Australia with Real Gap

Sorting out the trip budget, and fundraising, is one of the main things our customers ask us about.

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Travel For Under £100 a Week

If you're looking to travel on a budget, Real Gap's got the answer. On some of our trips you can travel for under £100 a week!

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Working abroad

Getting work experience abroad during a gap year has never been so important and with Real Gap Experience, it's never been so easy either!

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One of the most popular activities during a gap year and here you can read our guide to picking the perfect project for you.

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Students & graduates

Want to make the most of your long summer vacation? Perhaps you've finished college and are thinking about taking a student gap year?


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Career breaks

If you’re interested in taking a career break or sabbatical we can advise you on what considerations you should make and how to prepare for your trip.

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School leavers

If you’re taking a gap year after leaving school, Real Gap Experience has advice for school leavers that will give you the Real deal – whether you’re going to uni or not.  

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At Real Gap Experience we understand that parents have concerns about their child taking a gap year - some of us are parents ourselves. Let us put your mind at ease....

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Safety Course

Safety Training Course

You’ll have the time of your life whilst away and we want to ensure that you have the skills and the know-how to do so safely.

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Cheetah conservation with Real Gap

Want answers fast? Read some of the most commonly asked questions and the answers from our team

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Meet Our Awesome Team

From our Sales Advisors to our Customer Ops team, the Real Gap family is the absolute best, and here's your chance to get to know them for yourself!

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