Are you looking for a luxury travel gift for the person who has everything? Flexjet has teamed up with luxury travel experts Abercrombie & Kent to offer Passport to the World. Inspired by Jules Verne's 1873 adventure novel Around the World in 80 Days, the Passport to the World is a fourteen-day, around-the-world trip for up to eight people on board a Challenger 605. According to the companies, this is the first and only completely private jet experience available for trips circumnavigating the globe.
Geoffrey Kent, founder of Abercrombie & Kent notes, "Traveling by private jet makes it possible to visit some of the most inspiring World Heritage sites in just two weeks, which under ordinary circumstances would be difficult – perhaps impossible – to see on a single trip".
With prices starting at $750,000 for transportation and $750,000 for land accommodations, this journey includes overnight accommodations at landmark hotels and meals at some of the world's best restaurants, all chosen by local Abercrombie & Kent staff, who promise authentic experiences at each location. On board the Challenger 605, guests will enjoy global WiFi and leather seats that transform into beds, among other amenities. Jet Solutions will provide an expert dedicated crew that will remain with travelers throughout their two week adventure.
The Passport to the World includes six different stops. A&K guides will help illuminate each destination with their one of a kind insider access. The agenda includes the following:
- Days 1–2: Osaka & Kyoto, Japan | Geishas, Tea & Temples
Enjoy a kaiseki lunch at the three Michelin-starred Arashiyama Kitcho and take an exclusive tour of Joju–in Temple, which is normally inaccessible to the public.
- Days 3–5: Beijing, China | Modernity Meets History
The tour of the Forbidden City includes two halls normally closed to visitors. The final day in China ends with a Champagne toast and white-cloth picnic lunch atop the Great Wall itself
- Days 6–7: Hong Kong | The Soaring City
The stop in Hng Kong lets you experience the spiritual side of Hong Kong as you explore its Buddhist Chi Lin Nunnery, Daoist Nan Lian Gardens and the revered Man Mo Temple. Xulinary delights include lunch at the city's only three-star Michelin restaurant.
- • Days 8–9: Agra, India
Stay at the Oberoi Amarvilas, the only property affording views of the romantic Taj Mahal, with visits at both sunrise and sunset.
- Days 10–11: Istanbul, Turkey | Crossroads of History
A private opening of the Hagia Sophia and the Topkapi Palace Complex, plus dinner in the home of a member of Ottoman royalty, who
joins you for your feast.
- Days 12–14: Paris, France | City of Light
Enjoy private, after-hours access to the permanent collections at the Louvre Museum and a private, luxury yacht dinner cruise on the Seine.
The two companies are also offering to customize any other itinerary, with a private jet journey designed around the places you want to experience.