2018 Around the World by Private Jet
When our Tour takes flight in 2018, it will be 31 years and sixty-one different destinations we have visited since we first offered a Private Jet Tour of the World. We’ve had the pleasure of entertaining many guests who have been with us countless times, enjoying the familiarity of revisiting some places and expanding their horizons of new ones, always enjoying the excitement, security and the camaraderie that our private jet adventure offers.
Our 2018 itinerary has been carefully planned to give you a balance of sightseeing, leisure time, comfort and dining experiences. It offers an opportunity to visit many “must-see” destinations on one all-inclusive adventure.
Our seamless 2018 Around the World Tour flights, accommodations, sightseeing and special events are planned from experience to give you the best a holiday can offer. For the novice traveler or seasoned adventurer, we extend a warm invitation for you to join us on this prestigious Around the World Tour by Private Jet.
Depart Toronto & Edmonton for Anchorage, Alaska
Upon our afternoon arrival in Anchorage, there will be time to rest and acquaint ourselves with the local surroundings, take a refreshing dip in the hotel pool or enjoy some shopping in the adjacent shopping area. Later, we’ll gather for our welcome dinner where we will enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and be formally introduced to our Tour Director and Aircraft Crew.
Osaka, Kyoto & Kobe, Japan
Day 3, 4 & 5
We arrive in Osaka from Anchorage (cross the international date line) via Petropavlovsk-Kamchatka. We have a mid-afternoon arrival with the rest of the day at leisure in order to adjust to the time zone change. Sightseeing will include a tour of the ancient city of Kyoto visiting Nijo Castle, Kinkakuji Temple, Sanjyusangendo Temple and Heian Shrine. We’ll travel by Bullet Train to the port city of Kobe, once the capital of Japan in 1180. Kobe has been rebuilt since WWII and again after a devastating earthquake in 1995. As well as sightseeing, we will be treated to an authentic Kobe Steak lunch, renowned as the best beef in the world.
Day 6 & 7
Xian is often called the birthplace of Chinese civilization. Capital of Shaanxi Province and located at the eastern end of the Silk Road, the history and cultural significance of Xian stretches through China’s ancient past and into its future. Our visit will include one of the most significant archaeological finds in the world, the Terra Cotta Army. A large collection of detailed life-size terra cotta sculptures in battle formations, reproducing the imperial guard troops of Emperor Qin Shi Huang (259 – 210BC), the first emperor of the first unified dynasty of Imperial China.
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Day 8 & 9
We’ll visit Angkor Wat, the most important monument of the south-east Asian Khmer Empire and the world’s largest sacred temple complex. Originally constructed as a Hindu temple built by the Khmer King Suryayaman II in the early 12th century, it gradually transformed into a Buddhist temple toward the end of the 12th century. We will stay to watch the sun set over this seventh wonder of the world. We’ll visit the South Gate of Angkor Thom, the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King. We will enjoy a boat ride on the Tonle Sap Lake to see the fishermen’s “floating village” of schools, police station, shops and homes.
Delhi & Agra, India
Day 10, 11 & 12
Delhi is thought to have been established in 700 AD and has since been ruled by many. The British were in power between 1858 and 1947. During this time they developed a part of Delhi to be the capital now known as New Delhi. We will explore the famous attractions of Old Delhi including Jamia Masjid and the Red Fort and the charms of New Delhi including India Gate, Lotus temple and Qutub Minar. An optional tour will be offered to Agra to visit the Taj Mahal; the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage.
Dubai & Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Day 13, 14 & 15
Abu Dhabi and Dubai, located on the Persian Gulf, are two of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi is the capital and the second most populous city of the UAE with the most populous being Dubai. In Abu Dhabi, we will visit the beautiful Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and one of the world’s most advanced Formula 1® race tracks – the Yas Marina Circuit. In Dubai we will take a high speed elevator to the 124th floor of the Burg Khalifa Tower to experience the views from the observation deck of the world’s tallest building. We will also take a boat across the Creek to shop the famous Souks (markets) in the historic wharf area.
Day 16, 17 & 18
From the Middle East we fly south to Nairobi then continue by light aircraft over the plains of Africa to the Masai Mara for our safari adventures. Here we will have the opportunity to encounter the “Big Five”, lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo, as well as giraffes, hyenas, gazelle and many more animals in their natural habitat. This huge expanse of gently rolling grassland specked with flat-topped acacia trees and dotted with villages of the Masai people, the Masai Mara is regarded as the jewel of Kenya’s wildlife viewing areas.
Day 19 & 20
Warm, sunny and fringed with palm trees, Aqaba is lapped by the crystal clear waters of the Gulf of Aqaba and cooled by a steady northerly breeze. It’s ringed by mountains that change in colour with the change of the hours. We travel to the site of the ancient city of Petra and enter the gates of the past. Myths say it was built by magic, and it could not be taken by the Romans until 106AD because of the rough terrain guarding its borders. Our guide will take us through the architectural and spiritual wonders of this majestic place as we walk through this mystical city.
Prague, Czech Republic
Day 21, 22 & 23
Prague, the “City of Spires”, is one of the least “Eastern” European cities you could imagine. Architecturally it is a revelation – few other cities anywhere in Europe look so good – and no other European capital can present six hundred years of architecture so completely untouched by natural disaster or war. We’ll visit the old town to see the Town Square, the astronomic clock, St. Nicholas Church, National Theatre, Charles Bridge, Belvedere, Loreta and visit Prague Castle, the Royal Palace and St. Vitus Cathedral.
Day 24 & 25
Our final destination in our journey Around the World is Reykjavik, Iceland’s coastal capital. Renowned for the late-night clubs and bars in its compact centre. It’s home to the National and Saga museums, tracing Iceland’s Viking history. The striking concrete Hallgrimskirkja church and rotating Perlan glass dome offer sweeping views of the sea and nearby hills. We’ll experience the Blue Lagoon and on our Golden Circle tour we’ll see the Gullfoss Waterfall, the 200 metre wide Kerid Crater and the Strokkur Geyser. We conclude our stay with an unforgettable farewell gala dinner with live music and dancing.
We will have seen many wonders of the world, experienced cultures east to west, landscapes from deserts to jungles and made many new friends, but sadly, we’ll close our suitcase for the last time on our world tour as we head back to Keflavik Airport for our flight home.