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Around the world by private jet

This trip separates the true jetsetters from mere travellers.
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Alyssa Schwartz, April 23, 2013 2:56:08 PM

There’s travelling around the world, and then there’s travelling around the world like a true jetsetter. And Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts’ around the world tour is just the sort of trip that separates the jetsetting wheat from the chaff.

Ten far-flung destinations in 23 days – an itinerary that might be exhausting, but not if you’re doing it private jet-style. That’s right. While the hotel accommodations require no further explanation as a standard-bearer of luxury, there’s the matter of getting around. In this case, your transportation is a custom-outfitted Boeing 757 jet, fitted with two-by-two leather seats, on-board Wifi, and even guest lecturers on board. There are no overnight flights, so you’ll arrive at such exotic locales as Northern Thailand and Mumbai fresh and ready for pampering.

Two on-board concierges, both members of Les Clefs d’Or, can ensure you hit the ground running, whether than means getting whisked off to meet with a personal shopper at Harrods upon arrival in London or an anti-jetlag spa treatment after you cross the International Date Line.

The 2013 trip is already sold out, but the 2014 flight lifts off March 14, 2014 and is booking now. All for a cool $69,950 – $7,650 extra if you’re flying solo.

10 destinations on the Four Seasons 2014 around the world tour (and where you’ll stay):
1. Los Angeles – the iconic Beverly Wilshire Hotel
2. Kona, Hawaii – Four Seasons Resort Hualālai at Historic Ka‘ūpūlehu
3. Bora Bora – Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
4. Sydney, Australia – Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
5. Bali, Indonesia – Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan
6. Chiang Mai or Chiang Rai, Northern Thailand – Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai (or Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle, $3,950 upgrade)
7. Taj Mahal
8. Mumbia, India – Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai
9. Istanbul, Turkey – Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet
10. London, England – Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane

Closer to home:

The good news for the rest of us is that you don’t need a private jet to get to Four Seasons flagship property, the new Four Seasons Hotel Toronto. Opened in October 2012, the hotel soars 55 storeys above Toronto’s Yorkville neighbourhood and has a 30,000-square-foot spa and restaurant by renowned chef Daniel Boulud on the premises.

Photos courtesy Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. Credit: Joey Terrrill (top)

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