Around the world in 27 days

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Crystal AirCruises has paired with Peninsula Hotels for 2017 to offer the quintessential luxury world tour for those who can afford it – 10 cities and 27 days for $159,000. Baroque Travel has all the details


So what will you get when you embark on a superlative 27-day world tour with Crystal AirCruises and Peninsula Hotels? Well, for starters, you can diarize a private dinner on the Great Wall of China. You’ll enjoy the Festival of Lights with another special dinner in Bangkok, experience the magic of a traditional Chinese tea ceremony in Beijing, drink Champagne in the area where this famous French bubbly is made, and lots more.


Of course, this inaugural journey for Crystal AirCruises pulls out all the stops, but it’s likely that this is just the start of a journey that will become a traditional for those with the budget to enjoy the finer things in life. Passengers will visit 10 glamorous cities around the world, starting off in New York. Wherever they go, they will stay in a luxurious Peninsula Hotel, an establishment just as prestigious and exclusive as the Crystal Air jet offering, with superior accommodation, every possible luxury facility and pampering at every turn.


Passengers start the tour by enjoying a rooftop cocktail reception at the Peninsula New York, and enjoy extraordinary luxury experiences in each destination city. The Peninsula Shanghai will host them to an over-the-top dinner that steps back in time to glamorous Old Shanghai, in Tokyo passengers will enjoy a private performance of the ancient art of Kabuki… and did we mention that guests enjoy afternoon tea in each city, too?


This unbelievable round the world luxury journey by private jet will be the inaugural flight for CrystalAir Cruises’ brand new Boeing 777-200LR jet. Aside from exploring some of the world’s most exciting cities, the air journey itself will be quite exceptional. The brand new Boeing, which is set to take to the sky in summer 2017, has been completely refurbished. The result is a larger, more high-tech and luxurious version of most luxury private jets.


All seats now convert into 180-degree lie-flat beds, there’s a social lounge area with stand-up bar and table seating, and in-flight meals are all prepared by a private executive chef. Guests enjoy the use of Apple iPads on board, complimentary WiFi and Bose Noise Cancelling headphones, interactive TVs and much more. This is luxury air travel in the same league as Crystal Cruises’ legendary cruise liners, and if the latter is anything to go by, passengers are in for an unbeatable luxury experience.

Crystal AirCruises opened bookings for their extraordinary luxury private jet packages at the beginning of November, for travel taking place from 31 August 2017.


The inaugural world tour will be the first of many journeys on this ultra-luxurious jet, and the Peninsula Hotel collaboration means that guests will continue their luxury journeys on land in the same style. Destinations visited on this exceptional trip include New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills, Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Manila, Bangkok and the grand finale, Paris. In each city, guests will be hosted to a special welcome reception by a local celebrity (famous artists, gallery owners, fashion and jewelry designers are on board). They will share their expertise about their hometown with their guests.


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