Escorted Gap Year provides seamless travel arrangements and peace of mind for parents. Our experienced travel specialist will be by your side from Sydney on 1st January, 2025 and remain in London for the first 5 nights to help if needed.

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we all travelled safely
I would like to thank you both for all your amazing work and that you are both a huge help in alleviating the stress involved with travelling. I appreciate your efforts that ensured we all travelled safely and had places to stay. I feel so fortunate to have been able to travel over with your company.
never doubted the reasons why we chose to book … through your service
I have never doubted the reasons why we chose to book both our children through your service but now more than ever I am so glad. Every step of the way you have given us peace of mind during this current COVID crisis it has been no different.
Alice and Tamara
thank you for all your help

Just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for all your help last year with my son‘s gap year. I’m sure that covid has meant many extra hours of work on your part and we are grateful for that. He is home and safe with many stories and new friends that hopefully he’ll see again in the coming years. You have been amazing. Thank you once again.



In 2018 Angas Travel united its overseas school tours expertise with Roz, founder of Escorted Gap Year, to personally escort school leavers on their gap year abroad. Drawing on Roz’s experience over the past 17 years, Escorted Gap Year has developed a program that offers all the travel services required to ensure “the gappies” first independent introduction to the UK and Ireland goes smoothly – as well as giving parents the reassurance that their child is well looked after and arrives safely. Roz continues her role as Manager NSW and we are grateful for her continued assistance and collaboration.

By Their Side on Escorted Outbound Flights

For young Australians leaving school, taking a gap year abroad is a rite of passage and an opportunity to broaden their horizons. But, their first solo steps overseas can often feel like a giant leap into the unknown world. That’s why getting off on the right foot is vital. With our friendly guidance, we’re there too so that your child won’t trip at the initial tricky stuff!

From planning the trip to the moment their flight takes off, our experienced escort will be alongside throughout the beginning of their journey. Seamlessly guiding the group through changing time zones, transits and Heathrow Immigration, until they are settled in with a camera roll full of selfies with Big Ben.

Getting the Visa right, the first time

With different requirements for both London and Ireland, it can be daunting to know exactly what your child will need to ensure permission to enter the country of their choice. At Escorted Gap Year, we know Visa requirements, it’s our business too. We will advise the requirements necessary and guide you to apply in a timely manner. For instance, a UK Immigration grant a Youth Mobility Scheme Visa which allows for those over 18 years to live and work in the UK for up to two years with no restriction to leaving the country as many times as they wish within this period. For your peace of mind, please begin the process at least four months prior to your departure date. If your child does not have an Australian passport with six months’ validity beyond the return date, or is not an Australian citizen, please get in touch well in advance of their intended travel.

Insure the Experience of a Lifetime

Every epic journey needs an insurance policy for obvious reasons. In the event of theft, illness or an accident, it doesn’t have to feel like the end of the world. We understand that organising this side of travel can be complicated, which is why we’ll sort it all out for you. Escorted Gap Year offer several alternatives to deliver premium customisable cover, with invaluable 24/7 contact. So, if your child, bless them, has an emergency, or simply a question – help and reassurance is just a phone call away

Their second point of call is the team at Escorted Gap Year. We never switch our mobiles off and are always available for calls or texts in case of emergencies.

Make the most of Summer Break

From mid-July to mid-September, UK and Ireland has our equivalent Summer School Holidays. This is when your child has an opportunity to hit an envious bucket list of European countries and must-see, must-do activities arranged and guided by Contiki. Providing trips for the young traveller market for over 62 years, Contiki has worked together with Escorted Gap Year to create an ideal trip, hugely successful amongst previous Gappies and is offered exclusively for Gappy travellers aged between 17 and 20 years. Let Escorted Gap Year book and manage this with no extra worry.

Invite Your Mates

Want your best mates, not gapping, to join in a Summer vacation like no other? Escorted Gap Year will happily make this happen. We can arrange the travel details and Contiki booking for any friend of gap year travellers, between the ages of 17 to 20 years, ensuring they are on the same booking number as their friends to ensure they all travel together.

Gap Year Referrals

Escorted Gap Year suggests first contacting the School Careers Advisor for support and guidance on how to secure a gap year placement.
We are also pleased to pass on contact information to several organisations who assist in helping secure quality placements in both the UK and Ireland.


Get In Touch Now

If you have any question feel free to email us below, you can also give us a call at +61 8 8131-2642 or email:

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