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About Real Gap Experience

Real Gap Experience Office Opening Hours

Monday - Friday: 9am - 5.30pm


Don't forget you  can book online 24/7, so even if we aren't in the office you can save your spot!


Interested in making a booking?

Call 01892 277 040 or send an email to [email protected] - all you need we need is a deposit payment of £199 to book you on. Easy. 



As the UK’s largest gap year travel company, we at Real Gap Experience can’t help but feel a little proud of ourselves! Not only do we offer a diverse range of travel adventures and volunteer projects, we send thousands of people on unforgettable trips every year.

Since starting out, Real Gap Experience has grown to offer over 195 programs and travel options across 40 countries over 6 continents. We want to offer both gap year travellers and career break explorers the best range of choices possible, so whether you’re interested in volunteering, community work, conservation, paid work overseas, teaching English, learning a new skill, adventure travel or sports and expeditions, you’ll find what you’re looking for with us!


Whether you’re off to Africa, Asia, Latin America, Central America or Europe you can be sure you’ll be in the capable hands of travel experts at Real Gap Experience who know what they’re talking about!


What's so special about Real Gap Experience?

Not only are we passionate about travel, we’re dedicated to making sure you have a good time too and we have a number of ways of making sure that happens…

1.    Our travel advisors have traversed the globe and taken their own gap years, so they can give you all the advice you need to plan yours.

2.    You’ll get support from both our on-site and UK staff who understand the needs and expectations of Real Gap Experience travellers. We also have an emergency hotline so someone is available to speak to 24/7, every day of the year, just in case.

3.    Real Gap Experience is financially secure - we are members of ABTOT, which means that your money is secure no matter what.

4.    We can boast a wide choice of projects and programmes in over 30 countries and we’re constantly developing new programmes and new destinations just for you.

5.    We can tailor make a trip to meet your ideal gap year expectations.

To check out the latest developments and new projects explore the site to find your perfect trip!


Customer Service

If you have any questions about your booking just get in touch either by phone 01892 277 040 or email [email protected]


Who we are

We are a leading global gap year, career break and adventure travel provider.

Why travel with us

Real Gap Experience - Travel Experts

We are leading gap year travel experts with years of experience organising unique and memorable adventures for students and young people!

Financial Security

We know that the last thing you want to worry about when you’re planning your trip of a lifetime is whether your money is in safe hands.

Why we're different

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Read about the range, experience, support and financial security that make us stand out from the crowd!

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