Around the world in 80 days? That’s nothing compared to Abercrombie & Kent’s new route.
The luxury travel agency is now accepting bookings for a 24-day trip to eight culturally rich destinations around the world, all accessible by private jet. The Cultural Treasures route stops in Washington, Japan, Nepal, Bhutan, India, Jordan, Sicily and the United Arab Emirates. If you join the expedition, you’ll travel to each destination aboard Abercrombie & Kent’s customized Boeing 757. The jet features Italian leather seats fitted with four-way adjustable headrests, all of which open up to a 6’5″ long flat bed.
But as comfortable as the plane is, the journey is designed to deliver special experiences on the ground. Among them, visits to Mount Everest, the Taj Mahal, a Tibetan monastery and even a Sicilian road trip behind the wheel of a Fiat 500. At each destination, guests will be guided by guides and experts to learn more on the local culture.
The trip was designed in direct response to customer requests for trips that take weeks, not days.
“Since returning to travel, we’ve seen an increase in demand for longer, more immersive trips, especially our private jet trips, which were the first and fastest to fill,” said Ann Epting, director of Abercrombie & Kent, in a press release. “Travellers are hungry for the kind of cultural experiences that can only be found in these extraordinary destinations and are eager for the chance to cross seven different places off their to-do list in just 24 days.”
When you’re not on the plane, accommodations at each destination include prime properties, such as the Oberoi Amarvilas overlooking the Taj Mahal and the 19th-century Villa Igiea on the Gulf of Palermo. And you don’t have to worry about bringing a full month’s worth of clothes: the laundry service is free.
The trip is scheduled for May 2023 and has 48 guests. You can reserve your place for the trip on the company’s website. Prices from $153,000 per person.