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Around the World Private Jet Adventures
The 2016 Around the World by Private Jet Tour has been deferred to 2017
When our World Tour takes flight in 2016 it will have been 29 years and sixty-one different destinations 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 a private jet adventure offers.
Our 2016 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 that you may not otherwise take the time to visit.
Our seamless 2016 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 Day 1
Upon our afternoon arrival, there will be time to rest and acquaint ourselves with the local surroundings, take a refreshing dip in the hotel pool or do some shopping in the adjacent shopping area. Later, we’ll gather for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, where we’ll be formally introduced to our Tour Director and Aircraft Crew, and then enjoy our first dinner together.
The 4* Captain Cook Hotel
is Anchorage’s only true luxury hotel. Located in what is now the bustling hub of America’s gateway to the Pacific Rim, the Captain Cook Hotel caters to the international traveler with the service and meticulous attention to detail for which it is justly famous. When staying at this luxury hotel in downtown Anchorage, guests can expect exceptional, service-minded and genuine Alaskan hospitality.
Osaka / Kyoto Japan – Day 3, 4 & 5
We arrive in Osaka from Anchorage 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 venture back into history with a visit to Nara, the nation’s capital between 710 and 784, and the cradle of arts, crafts, literature and industries. Buddhism first flourished here under the strong patronage of Emperors who reigned at Nara. The park has nearly 1,050 tame deer, the Todaiji Temple containing Daibutsu, the world’s largest bronze statue of Buddha. The main edifice which houses the statue is also the world’s largest wooden structure.
Hotel New Otani Osaka 5*
Situated along a scenic riverside in Osaka Business Park, Hotel New Otani Osaka 5* is an oasis in the heart of the second largest city in Japan. This Osaka hotel offers guests an array of luxurious guestrooms and suites and numerous restaurants and bars for superior dining. Home to some of the largest conference venues in Western Japan, the hotel is also just steps away from the Osaka Castle and its surrounding 264 acre castle park, giving guests spectacular views of the natural and beautiful areas surrounding Osaka.
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Vietnam – Day 6, 7 & 8
Ho Chi Minh City, commonly known as Saigon, is famous for the pivotal role it played in the Vietnam War. Far from the war days, it is now a vibrant 21st century city, from the finest of hotels to the cheapest of guesthouses, the classiest of restaurants to the tastiest of street stalls, the choicest of boutiques to the scrum of the markets, it is a city of energy and discovery. We’ll tour the highlights of this wonderful city, enjoy a dinner cruise on the Saigon River, and visit the Mekong Delta – sampling the fresh fruits of the season and enjoy a traditional music performance.
The Sofitel Saigon Plaza 5*
is one of the many buildings completing the Saigon skyline, situated on the historical Le Duan Boulevard; this 5-star hotel enjoys a central location offering easy access to Saigon historical and cultural sights. Featuring an abundance of facilities, that include a spa menu featuring an array of sensory pleasures and a gastronomic restaurant serving unique cuisine that will set the taste buds alight.
Siem Reap Cambodia – Day 9 & 10
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 here to watch the sun set over this seventh wonder of the world. We’ll visit the South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon, Baphoun, 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 floating schools, police station, shops and homes.
Angkor Century Resort & Spa 5*
is a unique 5* deluxe resort property set within lush tropical gardens covering an area of 9 acres. A 15minute drive from the Airport and the Angkor Temples, it is located within the heart of Siem Reap City. Hotel interiors are a stylish integrate of contemporaneous western appropriateness a long with Khmer artistic, refined and creative designing. The resort has an outdoor pool and a fitness centre.
Bangkok Thailand – Day 11, 12 & 13
Bangkok, Thailand’s capital, is a sprawling metropolis known for its ornate shrines and vibrant street life. The boat-filled Chao Phraya River feeds its network of canals, flowing past the Rattanakosin royal district, home to the opulent Grand Palace and its sacred Emerald Buddha temple. Nearby is Wat Pho with its enormous reclining Buddha and, on the opposite shore, Wat Arun with its steep steps and Khmer-style spire. We’ll explore the temples, the Grand Palace and the many sights of the city, the Floating Market by long-tailed speedboat and the famous Bridge on the River Kwai, immortalized in a novel and film in the 1950s. This bridge was part of the ‘Death Railway’ constructed by the Japanese Imperial Army in World War II to supply their troops in Burma.
JW Marriott Hotel 5*
Style and substance combine for tremendous results at the JW Marriott Hotel 5*. Located on the famed Sukhumvit Road, this luxury hotel offers travelers an unbeatable city centre location from which to explore Bangkok. Amenities include multiple restaurants, plus a bakery, a cafe and 3 bars. There’s also a gym, spa, and outdoor pool.
Goa India – Day 14 & 15
Our tour continues with a flight over the Bay of Bengal to Goa, a state in western India with coastlines stretching along the Arabian Sea. Its long history as a Portuguese colony prior to 1961 is evident in its preserved 16th-century churches and the area’s tropical spice plantations. Goa is also known for its beaches, ranging from popular stretches at Baga and Palolem to laid-back fishing villages such as Agonda. A chance to relax by the beach after a short tour of Old Goa.
5* Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa
is one of the best 5-star luxury resorts in Goa nestled along the pristine Arossim Beach, just 15 minutes from Dabolim Airport. Set within 45 acres of landscaped gardens with glimmering waterways and lagoons, the five star beach resort combines elegance with distinctive regional character. With its dramatic architecture, this beach resort in South Goa was conceptualised as a charming Indo-Portuguese village housing 250 pousada-style guestrooms and suites, each offering a spa-inspired bathing experience. The resort showcases a selection of exquisite restaurants, including a seafood restaurant on the beach. Other facilities include the award-winning Sereno Spa, one of the largest swimming pools in India.
Aqaba Jordan – Day 16 & 17
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.
The Movenpick Resort & Residences Aqaba 5*
is located in the centre of Aqaba with a magnificent view of the stunning waters of the Red Sea and coloured mountains with direct access to a private beach. This architectural delight features a mix of European and Arabesque designs, reflecting a homely feeling. The resort combines grandeur, luxury and welcoming hospitality. It features a private beach, several outdoor pools and 8 dining outlets.
Prague Czech Republic – Day 18, 19 & 20
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.
Prague Marriott Hotel 5*
offers an unparalleled blend of timeless sophistication and modern comfort in a convenient location in Old Town. With thoughtfully designed, spacious hotel rooms with plush bedding, quality in-room entertainment, and stylish decor with service to match. The fitness centre includes a full gym, indoor pool and sauna.
Reykjavik, Iceland – Day 21 & 22
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. On our Golden Circle tour we’ll see the Gullfoss Waterfall and the 200 metre wide Kerid Crater and the Strokkur Geyser that spurts water and steam 20 metres in the air. Tonight we will have an unforgettable gala farewell banquet with live music and dancing.
The 4* Fosshotel
is conveniently located in the centre of Reykjavik. Opened in 2015, it is the largest hotel in Iceland. This trendy hotel features 320 stylish rooms overlooking Reykjavik’s skyline and reflects an energetic and sophisticated décor, personalized service, as well as unique dining concept.
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 have close our suitcase for the last time on our world tour as we head back to Keflavik Airport for our flight home.