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Our experts have combined their first-hand knowledge to create the ultimate luxury around-the-world adventure, with five-star accommodation and immersive excursions arranged in each destination. From traditional Laotian ceremonies and fun-filled Fijian parties, to guided hikes in Yosemite and touring Napa Valley with a sommelier – get ready for the tailor-made trip of a lifetime.
Travel from Singapore to Bangkok aboard the gloriously glamorous Eastern & Oriental Express, enjoying a dedicated 24-hour steward service and gourmet dining
After caring for elephants in Chiang Mai, more cultural encounters await in Luang Prabang - from alms giving to a sunset river cruise
Soar over the mighty Mossman Gorge Falls in the Daintree National Park by helicopter, and dive in the gorgeous Great Barrier Reef
Over in the USA, experiences range from touring Yosemite, wine tasting in the Napa Valley and exploring Brooklyn by bicycle
Visit a local family home in UNESCO-listed Luang Prabang to partake in a traditional baci ceremony. Observe as a village elder officiates the ceremony by chanting an invocation to call the “kwan” and to strengthen the power of the blessing. A white cotton thread will be tied around your wrist, a symbol of peace, good fortune and continuity. Being able to participate in this age-old practice with emphasis on renewal, forgiveness and the strengthening of social and family bonds is truly a deep, contemplative experience not easily forgotten.
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From your luxurious base of the Raffles Singapore – renowned for creating the Singapore Sling cocktail – embark on a heritage food tour of the city, visiting the many multicultural neighbourhoods and sampling local delights. Visit the bustling Geylang Serai Market, which lies in the heart of the Malay community, and indulge in favourite dishes, before visiting the Joo Chiat/Katong district, where a rich history, picturesque shop houses and delicious delicacies await.
Transfer to the station to board the Eastern and Oriental Express.
Enjoy an unforgettable two-night journey from Singapore to Bangkok, travelling aboard the luxurious Eastern & Oriental Express. Soak up views of your stunning surroundings, all whilst enjoying a dedicated 24-hour steward service and your own indulgent cabin.
Disembark and take a private car transfer to the Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok.
Bangkok is a spellbinding city with an energy quite unlike any other. While here, embark on a guided tour that showcases the capital’s captivating culture, rich history and diverse architecture. With a private driver and guide at your disposable, the itinerary can be tailored to your interests. Possible highlights include the Marble Temple, National Museum, Amulet Market, Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles and much more! Spend the rest of your time exploring Bangkok at your leisure, or ask your Luxury Travel Specialist for more fantastic tour ideas, restaurant recommendations and anything else you may need.
Take a private car transfer to Bangkok Airport for your flight to Chiang Mai.
Located in the north of Thailand, Chiang Mai is a delight to explore, offering cultural and natural treasures in equal measure. From the stunning Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai, visit a nearby elephant retirement home, where elderly elephants are lovingly cared for. Feed these spectacular senior animals their bananas and sugarcanes, help to make their medicine and bathe them in the river, while learning more about the home’s work from the friendly staff. Be sure to visit Chiang Mai’s bustling night markets for a glimpse of local life and to taste some northern Thai delicacies.
Take a private car transfer to Chiang Mai airport for your flight to Luang Prabang.
After a short flight to beautiful Luang Prabang, settle in for your stay at the enchanting Amantaka, located in the centre of the UNESCO-listed city in a former French colonial building. From here you can explore the many boutiques, fabulous restaurants and colourful markets of the city. The hotel also offers complimentary bicycles, one of the best ways to explore charmingly compact Luang Prabang. Channel the slower pace of life here with a late afternoon cruise along the fabled Mekong River, enjoying spectacular views – particularly at sunset! Rise at dawn the next day to observe monks undergo their morning alms giving ritual, before visiting a local village for a traditional Baci ceremony. An integral part of Lao culture, the purpose of the ceremony is to re-establish equilibrium by calling the “kwan”, or parts of the soul, back to the body.
Take a private car transfer to the airport for your flight to Singapore.
Spend a night back in Singapore on your way ‘Down Under’, enjoying an afternoon shopping, exploring the famed Gardens by the Bay, or perhaps visiting Sentosa Island.
Take a private car transfer to Singapore Airport for your flight to Melbourne.
Upon arriving in Melbourne, you’ll be whisked away for a one-night tour of the glorious Great Ocean Road, one of the most beautiful coastal drives in the world. Highlights include getting a feel for Aussie surf culture at Bells Beach, discovering various charming seaside villages, and spotting wild koalas at Kennett River. Soak up the Cape’s natural beauty from the oldest surviving lighthouse in mainland Australia – Cape Otway Light Station – and learn more about Aboriginal culture, before a stroll in the lush, wildlife-dense rainforest. Upon reaching Port Campbell National Park, you may be in time to glimpse the iconic Twelve Apostles at sunset. On your way back to Melbourne, get ready to be inspired once again with another look at the Twelve Apostles by daylight. You will also stop for a spot of artisan ice cream, whisky and gin tasting at a local dairy, before visiting the Tower Hill Reserve, a dormant volcano crater that houses koala, kangaroo, wallaby, wombat and more.
Continue to Park Hyatt, Melbourne.
Melbourne is a cosmopolitan city with plenty to explore across each of its distinct neighbourhoods. Enjoy a privately guided walking tour to several of the city’s hidden gems, traversing the charming arcades and laneways to discover quirky cafes, independent retailers and street art hotspots, stopping for lunch and a glass of local wine. You will also head out on a night walking tour, visiting several culinary hotspots and discovering the evening atmosphere with a local guide.
Take a private car transfer to Melbourne Airport for your flight to Ayers Rock. From here, transfer to Longitude 131°.
At the unique Longitude 131° lodge, draw back your curtains to enjoy the changing colours of sunrise over Uluru, the striking red sandstone monolith at the heart of Australia’s ‘Red Centre’. Your stay here includes the choice of several spectacular small group tours and experiences that embrace the outback surroundings – from sunset gorge tours to internationally celebrated light installations and dinner beneath the stars. Other activities can be arranged at an additional cost – including private guided hikes and tours, Aboriginal experiences, helicopter flights, camel rides, motorcycle tours, painting workshops and more.
Transfer to Ayers Rock Airport for your flight to Cairns. From here, take a private car transfer to Alamanda Palm Cove.
All-Inclusive (some drinks restrictions)
Beautiful beaches and laid-back living await in Cairns, your next stop. You will stay in the cool, coastal suburb of Palm Grove in a charming hotel right on the beachfront. During your time here, enjoy an unforgettable helicopter flight over rivers and creeks to the imposing Mossman Gorge waterfall. Land on the top of the falls, enjoying time to swim and relax, as well as enjoying a gourmet picnic and beverages, backed by breathtaking views.
Take a private car transfer to Cairns Airport for your flight to Lizard Island.
Experience the dazzling beauty of the UNESCO-listed Great Barrier Reef from your lodge on secluded and serene Lizard Island. Your time here is yours to spend as you please. Simply unwind on one of 24 private beaches, while complimentary activities include glass bottom kayaking, snorkelling, naturalist guided walks and stargazing. Other experiences can be enjoyed for an additional charge – including various types of fishing, guided diving excursions, a tour of the wonderful Research Station, and spellbinding sunset cruises.
Transfer to Lizard Island airstrip for your flight to Sydney (via Cairns). From here, take a private car transfer to Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley.
Stay amid a 4,000-acre wildlife reserve in the UNESCO-listed Greater Blue Mountains and make the very most of the great outdoors with a range of possible alfresco pursuits. Complimentary offerings include guided nature walks, horse experiences, conservation activities and a colonial heritage tour, while more marvellous experiences can be arranged for an additional charge. These include wildlife tours, private 4WD excursions, horse riding, guided hikes, guided mountain biking and archery.
Take a private car transfer to Park Hyatt Sydney.
Spectacular Sydney is next to explore on your worldwide adventure. After settling in, head to the iconic Sydney Bridge for a unique twilight experience. Climb stairs and catwalks never previously opened to the public, and wind your way through a tangle of hatchways and steel girders suspended above the traffic, joined at all times by an expert Climb Leader. On the twilight BridgeClimb experience, you will be able to see the city both in daylight and by night, as well as soaking up stunning sunset views. Another unforgettable experience in Sydney involves exploring on the back of Harley Davidson motorcycle, before soaring by seaplane to Cottage Point Inn for a delicious three-course lunch.
Take a private car transfer to Sydney Airport for your flight to Fiji. From here, transfer by road and speedboat to Six Senses Fiji.
Spend four nights soaking up the indescribable beauty and laid-back pace of Fiji, staying at the stunning Six Senses. Spend your time here as you please, perhaps embracing the range of experiences on offer both on land and at sea. Options include island hopping by boat, picnicking on private sandbanks, visiting local villages, learning to speak Fijian, crafting traditional rafts, and visiting therapeutic hot springs nearby. Please note that charges may apply for these awe-inspiring activities.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Los Angeles.
Stay at the iconic and ultra-glamorous Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel, ideally located for exploring. Soar by helicopter over the Hollywood Sign, Santa Monica and more, before arriving in Malibu for an extra special beach picnic. You can also join a guide for a cycling tour of Beverly Hills and Bel Air, getting the insider scoop on celebrity residences.
Pick up a rental car and self-drive to Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara.
Belmond El Encanto enjoys panoramic Santa Barbara and Pacific Ocean views from its seven acre garden setting. Spend some time exploring the downtown area of this charming Californian city, making the most of its famous Mediterranean-style buildings, upscale boutiques and eateries offering local wines and seasonal fare. While here, you can also enjoy a private horse riding experience on the beach.
Self-drive to Carmel Valley Ranch.
Set in almost 500-acres of captivating countryside, the iconic Carmel Valley Ranch lies in a world of extraordinary natural beauty. Keep your eyes peeled for native birds and fauna as you tackle one of several scenic hiking trails, or choose from a range of wonderful ranch activities - from wine experiences and horse riding, to traditional Canadian hatchet throwing. Please note that additional charges may apply for some activiites.
Self-drive to Tenaya Lodge, Yosemite National Park.
Stay at Tenaya Lodge amid the magnificent Yosemite National Park, exploring the deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient sequoia trees and vast wilderness on a full-day tour with an expert local guide. There is also a host of other activities to enjoy - such as horse riding, fishing and archery. Additional charges may apply.
Self-drive to Meadowood Valley in the Napa Valley.
Spend two nights at Auberge du Soleil, embracing the region’s rich culinary and wine offerings with a full day exploring alongside a sommelier. Enjoy insider-access to the award-winning wineries, as well as a delicious picnic lunch with a beautiful backdrop. Your hotel, meanwhile, boasts a Michelin-starred restaurant and the serene Auberge Spa.
Self-drive to The St Regis, San Francisco.
San Francisco is a vibrant city with plenty to offer - from glorious dining options to a wonderful art scene. While here, enjoy a guided tour by private vintage cable car, uncovering many of the city's highlights. You can also take an evening trip to infamous Alcatraz, learning more about the prison's history and enjoying beautiful sunset views.
Drive to San Francisco Airport for your flight to New York. From here, take a private car transfer to the New York Edition.
End your around-the-world adventure in the ‘Big Apple’, where your base will be the elegant The New York Edition. As well as exploring the city’s highlights at leisure – from Central Park to the Chelsea Highline – a bike and foodie tour invites you to discover the culinary hotspots of trendy Brooklyn, while an evening will be spent watching the whacky but wonderful Blue Man Group show at the Astor Palace Theatre.
Take a private car transfer to JFK Airport for your flight to the UK.
Singapore’s diverse culture is showcased through the multi-heritage cuisine on offer – including Chinese, Malay, Indian and Peranakan delights. On this guided tour, visit a range of neighbourhoods to sample local delicacies, beginning with a trip to the bustling Geylang Serai Market in the heart of the Malay community. After indulging in local favourites here, head to the Peranakan neighbourhood of Joo Chiat & Katong, characterised by heritage shophouses, quaint stores and a selection of wonderful eateries.
Spend two nights on the ultra-luxurious Eastern & Oriental Express Train as you glide from Singapore to Bangkok through some of Southeast Asia’s most enchanting landscapes, all while enjoying five-star service, cuisine and comfort. On the way, visit a local Malaysian village, where a choice of excursions awaits – from tasting local cuisine amid lush rice paddies, to an invigorating hill trek with an expert naturalist. You will also stop for a guided cruise along the historic River Kwai in Kanchanaburi, Thailand, as well as exploring the Thai-Burma Railway Museum.
Home to a spectacular collection of museums, historical sites and traditional Thai homes, spend the day exploring the cultural gems of Bangkok. Investigate a number of inspiring sites, where you'll learn more about the design, architecture, history and culture of the buildings. This tour can be tailor-made to your interests, with recommended sites including the Marble Temple, National Museum, Amulet Market and the Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles.
Spend the morning or afternoon visiting Chiang Mai's Elephant Care Centre. Older elephants retire here to be cared for by expert mahouts. You'll have the opportunity to feed the senior elephants with bananas and sugarcanes, walk through the elephant graveyard and to make the daily medications the animals require with veterinary professionals.
Experience the magic of the mighty Mekong as you spend a late afternoon cruising downstream, taking in picturesque riverscapes of local villages, banana plantations, and swaths of forest. Soak up the area’s beauty and enjoy a selection of refreshments, before watching the stunning sunset over the enchanting waterway and surrounding hillsides.
Experience the Buddhist ‘Tak Bak’ tradition – or the morning alms ceremony – during your time in Luang Prabang. Wake up before dawn to behold a procession of hundreds of orange-robed monks, making an offering to them in the traditional Laotian manner.
An integral part of Laotian culture, take part in a traditional baci ceremony at a local family’s home, undertaken to re-establish equilibrium by calling the “kwan”, or parts of the soul, back to the body. A white cotton thread will be tied around your wrist, a symbol of peace, good fortune and continuity.
Victoria’s Great Ocean Road is an amazing experience at any time of the year. On your two-day tour, slow down the pace and take time to explore lesser-known sights and scenery, along with unmissable attractions. Gain an insight into Australian surfing culture at Bells Beach, spot koalas in the wild at Kennett River, explore the magnificent rainforest of Mait’s Rest, learn about Aboriginal culture and admire the Twelve Apostles at sunset.
With the insider insights of an expert guide, uncover the lesser-known highlights of Melbourne. Take a morning walk through the city's beautiful back streets, where you'll find the shops of local designers and specialty retailers, where you can purchase unique souvenirs. Quirky cafes, incredible stree art and historical delights are also on the agenda, while you'll also have the opportunity to savour morning tea, along with lunch at a local restaurant.
As the sun disappears, meet your expert guide and explore Melbourne by night. Bring your appetite as you visit several culinary hotspots, sampling signature dishes that showcase the diversity of cuisines and depth of experimentation for which Melbourne’s chefs are renowned. Between courses, grab a cocktail at a rooftop bar and enjoy good conversation while taking in the city lights.
Take off from Port Douglas helipad and begin your flight along the coastline. Passing by rivers and creeks, admire the imposing Mossman Gorge before landing on top of a waterfall. Step out of your helicopter and soak up the incredible scenery, taking time to swim, relax and enjoy a gourmet hamper and beverages. Following your meal, hop back aboard your helicopter another scenic flight back to Port Douglas.
Get ready for an exhilarating first-hand experience of one of the world’s most famous icons! Absorb a 360-degree panorama of Sydney on the original climb experience. During this three and a half hour small group adventure, you will climb stairs and catwalks never previously opened to the public and wind your way through a tangle of hatchways and steel girders suspended above the traffic. You will see the place where the arch was joined for the first time, making Sydney Harbour Bridge History, as well as using access walkways only recently used exclusively by maintenance teams. At the top, you will climb between the arches to the summit, 134 metres above the water, overlooking all of Sydney laid out before you. Along the way, an expert climb leader will share the bridge's rich history, leaving you in awe of this incredible feat of engineering.
Please note: All climbers must wear suitable enclosed rubber soled shoes such as runners, track or hiking shoes. PVC and leather soled shoes are unsuitable. Every climber will need to pass a breath test (for a blood alcohol limit of 0.05% or less) before being allowed to climb.
Hop aboard a Harley Davidson with your private driver/guide and take a 90-minute journey through the sights of Sydney and Eastern Sydney. Travel through the waterfront suburbs to Watsons Bay, followed by Woolloomooloo, before arriving at world-famous Bondi Beach, where you'll have chance to wander along the front. Travel back to the city via the historic suburb of Paddington, with its famous terrace houses, and through the Botanical Gardens with a stop at Mrs Macquarie’s Chair.
Departing Rose Bay, your scenic flight will follow the coastline from the Harbour along Sydney's Northern Beaches, before turning inland to fly over the majestic Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park and Hawkesbury River. The aircraft will set down on the tranquil waters of Cowan Creek, where you will disembark at the restaurant's private wharf. Enjoy a three-course a la carte lunch (beverages are available at additional cost) on the deck while the water laps beside you. Relax amid the sights and sounds of the Australian bushland and birdlife. After lunch, your return flight offers a rare opportunity to see Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House from a bird’s eye view, before returning to Rose Bay.
Board your private helicopter and get ready to enjoy a bird’s eye view of Los Angeles’ most iconic sights – including Universal Studios, the Hollywood Sign and the mansions of Beverly Hills and Bel Air. Heading west, soar over the beautiful beaches and world-famous pier of Santa Monica towards Malibu, where you will land on an exclusive plateau overlooking the shoreline. Enjoy a picnic lunch – complete with Champagne, strawberries and cheesecake – before heading back to L.A.
No trip to Los Angeles is complete without exploring the exclusive enclaves of Beverly Hills and Bel Air. Join a private guide as you cycle – on a high-end hybrid road bike - past the boutique stores of Rodeo Drive and pedal between the impressive private (sometimes former) homes of television, movie and music stars – including Madonna. Wander through the beautiful grounds of a landmark Beverly Hills Estate, as well as checking out the Sunset Strip and the Pacific Design Centre. In total, you’ll cycle around 10 miles on this eye-opening and exclusive excursion.
With an expert local guide from Tenaya Lodge, get ready to discover the breathtaking beauty of Yosemite National Park. Travel by comfortable custom tour bus, complete with a retracting roof to give glorious views of the soaring cliffs and valleys. You will visit a range of the park’s highlights – including the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, Glacier Point, Yosemite Falls, El Captain Meadow and much, much more!
An icon of San Francisco, the historic cable car system is the ultimate way to explore the ‘City by the Bay’. Join your guide and board your own vintage private cable car, setting out to see some of San Francisco’s highlights – including Fisherman’s Wharf, Hyde Street Pier, Ghiradelli Square and the symbolic Golden Gate Bridge – learning more about the city as you go.
As the sun sets over the iconic skyline and Golden Gate Bridge of San Francisco, sail by ferry to Alcatraz Island for a tour of the infamous prison, once holding notorious gangsters Al Capone and Machine Gun Kelly. Visiting at night means fewer crowds and a more intimate experience, including a narrated boat tour around the island, as well as guided tours from the dock to the main prison.
Discover the hidden gems of trendy Brooklyn on a guided cycling tour, taking a customised route according to your interests. No matter where you choose, soak up the vibrant atmosphere as you glide along tree-lined streets, and enjoy incredible views over to Manhattan as you pedal along the waterfront. Your guide will suggest various local eateries that you can stop at along the way for delicious treats (payable direct), creating an epicurean adventure that showcases the true diversity of the neighbourhood.
For a one-of-a-kind evening in New York, look no further than the unique Blue Man Group show in the downtown Astor Palace Theatre, where blue-painted men play various instruments to amazing music - from drums covered in fluorescent paint, to PVC pipes. This immersive, messy and marvellous show is great for all ages and involves plenty of audience participation and possible paint coverings.
Due to the variety of destinations included, this tour can be enjoyed throughout the year. Ask your Luxury Travel Specialist for advice on the best time to travel for your preferences.
49 NIGHTS FROM £35,000 per person
Price based upon economy flights from London, transfers, UK airport lounge passes and meals and excursions as specified.
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