When it comes to planning for holidays, the last thing we want is to let stress spoil the fun. Subtract pre-trip hassles of booking flights, reserving accommodation and plotting itineraries, and you get the Four Seasons Private Jet Experience.
The luxury hotel chain is taking its legendary service to the skies with the launch of its customised plane, the industry’s first fully branded private-jet experience.
The black aircraft will have a dedicated onboard concierge to book activities from spa treatments and tee times to private excursions “on the fly”. The 52-seater takes flight next February, and the only thing you have to worry about is packing your suitcases. You could select from pre-arranged itineraries – prices start from US$69,000 (S$86,000) per person – which include an only-by-private-jet stop at the Taj Mahal, backstage visits to Europe’s most remarkable museums and a private gala at Pavlovsk Palace outside St Petersburg. Or you could charter the plane for your personal use from US$110,000 a day, inclusive of flight crew.
JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLD
The Four Seasons Jet may be the first of its kind in the industry, but here are other companies which also offer personalised getaways.
Abercrombie & Kent
Travel with up to 17 other guests in intimate groups designed to give you out-of-guidebook experiences. From splendid safari camps to exotic Asian adventures, A&K has got you covered with 19 destinations in its arsenal. Each itinerary has been put together by local A&K experts, some of whom have been named Top Travel Specialists by Conde Nast Traveler magazine. www.abercrombiekent.com
Customise every detail of your trip, from the jet you take and places you visit, right down to the spa treatments and meals you’ll enjoy. Even if you have only a day to spare, the company can arrange quick escapes – such as indulgent lunches in Paris or Florence, and city breaks in Barcelona or Venice. www.jetescapes.co.uk
Enjoy an exhilarating weekend at the Monaco Grand Prix. Take ski breaks on snow-covered slopes across Europe. Or sail around the Mediterranean on a fully crewed luxury yacht. These are just some of the choices listed on Jeffersons’ destination index. Whatever you choose, you’ll be flown in on a private jet of your choice. www.jeffersons.com
Apart from tailor-made holidays, this company also organises cultural tours and music holidays to satisfy one’s artistic appetite. Pick from architectural visits to Rome or Lake Como, archaeology excursions in Sicily, opera holidays in Vienna or Zurich, or even music cruises to Iceland or Oslo. www.kirkerholidays.com