Lonely Planet Writer

You can tour the world for free once you go with a complete stranger!

If you’ve always dreamed of embarking on an epic tour of the world and you don’t mind sharing the experience with a complete stranger, then this is the chance for you.

If you’re willing to share the trip of a lifetime with a stranger, then you’re set. Image by Larisa Birta/TourRadar

Vienna-based TourRadar, the largest online platform for booking multi-day tours, has officially launched the “Tour the World” campaign, which will bring two travellers on a massive trip across all five continents. The two adventurers won’t know each other until the start of the tour, but according to TourRadar they will both be “hungry for adventure, the element of surprise and new experiences”.

That’s because not only they won’t know the person they’ll be travelling with, but they also won’t know which countries they’re headed for until they land in them – luckily, all expenses are paid by TourRadar, so all the travellers have to do is pack their bags and get ready for fifty days of adventures across the world.

This epic trip will last two months and touch all five continents of the world. Image by Roberto Nickson/TourRadar

The two travellers will be accompanied by a professional film crew and have their journey broadcasted on social media so that people from all over the world can follow this epic adventure.

To apply, all you need to do is record a two-minute long video of yourself (and the more you stand out from the crowd the better, suggests TourRadar) and submit it through the official form here. Applications will remain open until 29 March, and the winners will be selected by a panel of TourRadar executives in April – the trip itself will take place in May and June 2019.

You don’t have to be native English to apply, but conversational fluency in the language is required. Image by Claude Piche/TourRadar

If you want to know more about the company and the whole campaign, you can check out the official website here.