The most exclusive ways to travel the world
Friday 17, September 2010
For an exclusive, luxury, travel experience tourists will have to dig deep into their pockets. The online travel portal HolidayCheck has searched the market to bring together the top exclusive trips for those that can afford an extra special holiday.
Luxury Yacht in Monaco - ₤640,000
Sip Champagne like the high society, while sailing in the Mediterranean on board your own private yacht. An experienced crew welcomes guests aboard the 300ft Mega Yacht. There is plenty of room aboard for friends, in the 20 luxurious cabins.
Space Flight - ₤130,000
Live the childhood dream. Experience weightlessness and see the world from above. The exclusive provider Virgin Galactic offers up to 6 tourist places aboard the VSS Enterprise. The first manned test flight in July 2010 successfully reached an altitude of 110km. To book, a deposit of a mere ₤13,000 is required!
Private Island in the Bahamas – ₤42,000
For those first class travellers that can afford it, this 13-acre island is the perfect place to rent. The main house and several suites can accommodate up to 12 guests. This is full board to the maximum level of service. A personal Gourmet Chef can meet any culinary desire, and of course the best wine to accompany it. Unfortunately drinks are not included in the price.
Titanic dive – ₤26,000
The wreck of the RMS Titanic, sunk in 1912 is located at depths of 4000m in the Atlantic Ocean. Today you can visit it buy going on a submarine dive. Be careful, the twelve-day expedition aboard a research vessel requires a good standard of physical fitness.
Climb Mount Everest - ₤42,200
Plenty of time is required to fully experience climbing to the “roof of the world”. A 61 day expedition allows participants to climb to 8848 metres with the help of experienced mountain guides. The tour price includes flights, meals, and all you need to survive like tents, radio equipment and climbing gear. Fitness and climbing experience is of course a must.
Round the world in a private jet – from ₤40,950
Got 24 days spare? Then ask for the world! Visit hidden wonders like Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, New Guinea, Portugal and the US on this private jet tour. Guests will be pampered in the luxurious environment of the Boeing 757 private plane, by their personal cabin crew.
North-Pole Expedition - ₤1,675
Temperatures of less than 35 degrees may not be everybody’s idea of a holiday. A trip to the northern-most point on the earth is not for the faint hearted. Participants will trek for 8 to 9 hours per day, pulling their luggage on a sleigh at all times. Then remember, at the end of the day you still have to set up camp, so you ensure a good nights sleep. This trip is a real challenge that offers a once in a life time adventure.
The Vienna Opera Ball ₤14,000
Tickets for this annual event can cost up to ₤14,000, but for that price you will be in the best position to see all of the glamorous celebrities in attendance. In previous years this has included Sophia Loren and Paris Hilton. There is a waiting list for reservations, but the lucky few with tickets can join the Viennese high society in white tie and ball gowns.
The Maharajas Express ₤13,000
Travel India in style on the Maharajas Express. The presidential suite on the Princely India Tour costs $20,000. Starting in Mumbai, the travellers will visit numerous Indian destinations and take in sights such as the Taj Mahal, the Amber Font in Jaipur and Lake Udaipur, before reaching their final stop in Delhi. Throughout the trip guests will receive the highest quality of service and gourmet dining.
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