It's luxurious travel and then it's luxurious travel.
And at any time, touring the world on a specially equipped private jet with 15 to 50 like-minded passengers, all in the same economic leeway, falls into the "ultra-luxe" category.
For well-traveled, worldly travelers with destinations and experiences who are still on the bucket lists, participating in a private jet tour is a popular way to explore the world in the lap of luxury. These all-inclusive trips can cost more than $ 100,000 per person.
"But the level of care, the supply of food and drink and the special facilities and white glove services are top notch," said Becky Powell, president of Protravel International. "What really makes these trips special is the opportunity to visit many exotic destinations and all-color, staying in unique high-end accommodations and accessing curated, insider experiences."
Sounds like your type of journey? Here are some private jet trips to consider.
Culture, Education and Convenience
Both National Geographic Private Jet Expeditions and Smithsonian Journeys offer tours of the high-end market focused on education and culture, said Julie Danziger, managing partner at adventure travel company, Embark, "with it the big draw is the specialty guides and the people who host the tours. "
National Geographic Private Jet Expeditions
Trips starting: $ 78,945 per person. [1[ads1]9659010] In the air: A Boeing 757 jet with 48-75 leather seats (depending on turn) in a 2×2 configuration. The crew includes an expedition chef, serving officer and dedicated luggage driver.
On the ground: Itineraries include Africa, Central and South America, around the world.
The tours start at. : $ 85,950 per person.
In the air: Boeing 757 specially configured 76-class business jet.
On the ground: Itineraries include the entire world, including Machu Picchu, Easter Island, Samoa, Petra, Marrakesh.
Four Seasons Private Jet Experience
When Michael Petrina received an email describing a trip on the Four Seasons, he thought it was "ridiculously extravagant and crazy." But the retired lawyer analyzed the offer, and now he and his spouse are packing their fourth Four Seasons private jet tour.
"It's definitely an investment," Petrina said. "But you get the opportunity to see remote places you don't want to travel on your own and in a very comfortable way."
"We consider the aircraft our 116th hotel, and these trips are an extension of our brand," said Javier Loureiro, director of guest experience on the Four Seasons jet.
The tours start at: $ 163,000 per person; 21-24 days.
In the air: Customized Boeing 757 jet with 52-flat Italian leather seats. A new Airbus A321neo with 48 seats and a social space for workshops and classes will debut in 2021.
On the ground: Itineraries include the International Intrigue Tour, with nine destinations including Kyoto, Serengeti, Budapest, St. Petersburg and Paris, with accommodation in four Seasons hotels.
Abercrombie and Kent
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In addition to good food, curated cultural events and an executive chef, a bonus to Abercrombie and Kent around the world – private jet tours are hosted by the company's founder and co-chairman Geoffrey Kent.
"Guests of these kinds of adventures are delighted to meet like-minded people with a shared curiosity around the world," Kent said. "We also find that once-in-a-lifetime trips, such as a private jet trip, also have several solo travelers. I think this is due to the unique destinations visited on these trips, as well as the length of the programs."
The tours start: $ 32, 495 (regional) and $ 160,000 per person (around the world)
By Air: Chartered Boeing 757 with 50 custom-designed Italian leather that is completely lying. One cabin host for every seven guests and a dedicated luggage manager.
On the ground: Regional Wings Over the World Journeys has 13-16 guests, while Around the World with Geoffrey Kent tours can have as many as 48 guests.
At Aman Private Jet Expeditions, run by Remote Lands, groups of around 16 guests with small private jets travel to exotic locations in Asia (and sometimes Europe) and live exclusively at luxury Aman hotels and resorts chain. During the day, guests have private cars and guides. The evenings have lavish dinners and cocktail parties.
"It's a lot of fun to go with a small group of like-minded people," said Catherine Heald, co-founder and CEO of Remote Lands. "If you just go with your spouse, it won't be the same kind of party."
The tours start: $ 60 000.
In the air: Airbus 318s and chartered business jets with interior living room.
On the Ground: The Grandest Tour ($ 128,000 per person) is a 9-day, 21-night trip to Japan, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Bhutan, India, Greece, Montenegro and Italy.
TCS World Travel
TCS World Travel, a leader in private jet tournaments, collaborates with Smithsonian Journeys, Four Seasons and others, but also offers its own regionally focused experiences and around the world.
As with most tours mentioned here, "all-inclusive" covers private chartered jets, first-class accommodations, ground transportation, meals and beverages, sightseeing and special access visits, baggage handling, gratuity and a team that includes a tour doctor.
A President's Journey Around the World includes the favorite websites of the company's president, Shelley Cline, and costs $ 134,000 per person. The tour visits seven destinations in 24 days.
Prices start at: $ 72 950.
In the air: Boeing 757 and medium-sized private jets, such as the A318-100 and the Bombardier Challenger series.
On the ground: Regularly focused experiences and around the world.
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A new Antarctic itinerary from luxury travel company Red Savannah makes great use of private jets. Antarctica with Private Jet includes transport to Cape Town, South Africa to Antarctica as well as Antarctic flights to / from the South Pole and to / from an Imperial Penguin colony.
Prices start at: $ 96,000.
In the Air: Small private jets transport guests from Cape Town, South Africa to an exclusive private jet in Antarctica.
On the ground: In addition to the visit to the emperor penguin colony, it is time to trek and explore ice tunnels. Guests will spend a night at the South Pole and stay in a private sleeping pillow.
Most people associate Crystal with the luxury cruise line, but in 2017, the company debuted Crystal Skye, a lavishly transformed 88-seat Boeing 777 aircraft, a bar and a social salon, and a flight crew with an executive cook.
Scheduled private jet flights did not pan out, but now Crystal AirCruises offers the aircraft as the world's largest private jet for charter.
"Sports teams have rented the aircraft, and we have had weddings and mitzvahs on board," said Richard Ziskind, vice president and CEO of Crystal AirCruises. "We also had a couple celebrating the anniversary by renting one of Crystal's yachts and renting the plane to take their guests to parties in two cities."
Price to charter: $ 350,000 to over $ 1 million.