Cultural Escape | November 4- 22, 2016 - SOLD OUT
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Let’s get lifted to live the once-in-a-lifetime holiday that will nourish your body, mind, and soul. An all-encompassing journey that will take you to the cultural epicentres of the world.
6 Countries in 19 days. An experience crafted to perfection to ensure you enjoy every step of the way.
London, the city where tradition meets modern sophistication, will be the meeting point with your fellow travelers. A night of fine cocktails and dinner at Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane is waiting for you. The morning after, is time to set off towards your first destination. Make yourself comfortable and toast with Dom Pérignon, in just a few hours you will be landing in Moscow.
The majestic Saint Basil’s Cathedral will welcome you to the biggest city on the European continent. Stroll through the bustling Red Square of Moscow and discover some of Russia’s architectural and artistic gems. As the sun sets, let yourself be seduced by the magical gracefulness of the most renowned corp de ballet.
Dubai is a passionate testament to the pleasures of excess. Contemplate the world’s largest artificial island and it’s glittery skyscrapers dining at world’s highest restaurant, located on the 122nd floor of Burj Khalifa.
If paradise exists, your next stop has to be part of it. The 115 islands that compose the Seychelles seem out of touch with reality. As the sun hides over the horizon, get ready enjoy a moonlight dive among thousands of tropical fish in the sapphire waters of this Indian Ocean archipelago.
Next stop? Serengeti. Put yourself in Indiana Jones’ shoes! Jump into your 4x4, and get ready to spot the “big five,”: lions, leopards, Cape buffalos, elephants and rhinos. Savoring a champagne breakfast in the bush after the safari, will be the best reward.
After these intense days immersed in the wild nature. It is time to fly back to Europe. We invite you to enjoy a gala dinner in the presence of a real masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture, not other than Michelangelo’s iconic David in the famed Galleria Dell’Accademia.
The journey comes to a close as you land in London. Dedicate the last hours to stroll through neighboring Hyde Park with its sprawling meadows and the Serpentine lake.
Experience the ultimate in luxury at 40,000 feet, traveling the world aboard the custom-designed Four Seasons Jet, and explore some of the best kept treasures of the most amazing destinations.
By the end of the journey, you will go back home feeling like you’ve grown a little bit.
Comfort at the highest level
This unique opportunity to travel around the world in a private jet Boeing 757 will allow you to visit 9 countries in a relaxed way. The jet has been equipped with seats that can be easily turned into beds, so you will feel like in the sofa of your own house. You will have the chance to travel long distances without realising, because on board there is entertainment options according to your taste. Also an exquisite menu prepared by The Four Seasons chef will be designed for you. Travelling with sophistication and comfort had never been so easy.
This itinerary visits some of the most important cities in terms of art, architecture and painting. A route that will allow you to contemplate buildings with a history of 2000 years like the Lost City of Petra, going through the Renaissance until the most recent constructions like the magnificent skylines in Dubai. Get attached to the culture like you have never experienced before with this comprehensive cultural tour.
Staff 24/7 at your disposal
You will travel with a team that are ready to make your wishes real. They will customize your experience from the beginning to the end. On board the jet and in all Four Seasons hotels there will be staff willing to help you and make you recommendations. A concierge is also available at anytime to book you an spa appointment or inform you about the best places to eat in the area.
4th - 5th November: London
Begin your journey in Great Britain’s historic capital and enjoy their most iconic landmarks and the London’s cultural gems. The city offers some of the most important exhibitions of international modern and contemporary art at the Tate Modern or the Saatchi gallery. If you prefer to contemplate classical masterpieces from the Greek or Egyptian eras, the British Museum is an splendid source to get to know the golden past of these civilizations. The first day you will meet the support team and fellow travelers over cocktails and dinner at the hotel. The following morning, all the group will board the Private Jet to Jordan. If you are still eager to visit more of the city don’t worry! This has been only a small taste of what this glorious metropolis can offer you because the itinerary will be closed down again in this town.
This one night-stay is made at the Four Seasons Hotel London Park Lane. This exclusive hotel located is situated in the south-west area of the city.
The hotel boasts a “classical contemporary” ambience, balancing eclectic British sophistication and sleek modern style. The hotel has 193 luxury rooms 46 of which are suites. Some of them have a fireplace and private terrace that gives access to stunning views to the city. The hotel is formed by 11 floors and its decoration follows the traditional and sophisticated English style.
The hotel a wide variety of services and amenities including fitness facilities, full-service spa, 24-hour In-Room Dining and a 24-hour Business Centre. If you want to get relaxed while having a cocktail, the Amaranto Lounge is the perfect place to observe the views of the city and have a chat with family and friends. Other options to start the trip in a distressed mood are having a massage at the rooftop spa.
5th - 8th November: Moscow
Moscow has 20 million inhabitants and it is one of the key locations in Russia that are worth to pay a visit. The renowned Red Square is home to the 16th Century St. Basil’s Cathedral, one of the most famous pieces of architecture in the world. Visit the Lenin’s Mausoleum or travel over the Bolshoy Moskvoretsky Bridge, a concrete arch structure which spans the Moscow River and connects the Red Square. Other leisure options include an afternoon at the Tretyakov Russian Art Museum or exploring the Moscow’s shops and markets. Ballet or theatre performances are other options to get immersed in the russian culture. Moscow Ballet’s and its Swan Lake performance are one of the most famous plays all over the world.
The hotel is located in an unbeatable landmark location, only some steps from Red Square, the Kremlin and the State Duma.
The current hotel is a modern replica of the legendary Hotel Moskva that opened in 1935. The luxurious Four Seasons Hotel Moscow offers 180 guests and suites, many of them inspired by the unique design of this historic building. There are nearly 40 room variations, starting at a 40 m2. All rooms are located between the fourth and the tenth floors. Many of the bathrooms feature large panels of richly grained marble, private water closet, separate shower and deep soaking bathtub.
The hotel offers fine venues, 24-hour In-Room Dining, spa with hair and nail salon, indoor lap pool in a glass-roofed courtyard and multilingual concierge.
8th - 11th November: Dubai
Dubai is one of the most ultramodern cities in the world located in the United Arab Emirates. Its exceptional skyline with avant-garde buildings and skyscrapers is a referent within the architecture field. One of it most iconic structures is the Burj Khalifa building, a 830 metres-tall tower that allows the visitor to admire the sparkling waters of the Arabian Gulf from the 122nd floor. Enjoy this amazing panoramic views as you dine in its restaurant, the world’s highest restaurant.
The following morning there will be the opportunity to raise up your adrenaline in the desert on board a 4x4 journey. Drive through the dunes and arrive to a golden beach where you can refresh after the intense driving experience. You will have the opportunity to visit the elegant Jumeirah Mosque and the traditional homes of the Bastakiya Quarter. In the evening there will be some time to go shopping. Dubai is a city that offers some of the world-class boutiques for people passionate about high-end brands.
The last there will be time to visit the Al Fahidi Fort, an 18th-century citadel that now houses the Dubai Museum and its extensive collection of Arabic art and artifacts. The exhibit shows the emirate’s turbo-evolution from fishing and pearling village to global centre of commerce. Before leaving there is an interesting option of visiting the incredible artificial islands of The Palm and The World.
Set on a 5.6 hectares of natural beach, the Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach is one is one of the most luxurious and modern hotels in the Arab Emirates.
The hotel has 237 luxury hotels including 49 suites. All of them follow Arabic design motifs combining them with a contemporary style and soft backgrounds of blue and green. This particular style creates an atmosphere of light and sophisticated luxury. The ultra-spacious rooms with high-ceilings of the hotel start at 70 square metres. They have indoor and outdoor living space and glamorous bathrooms with a mosaic-tiled wall. A special highlight is the TV hidden in the vanity mirror. Adjacent to the bathroom is a wood-panelled walk-in closet. The hotel is positioned among one of the the largest luxury hotel accommodations in Dubai. Most of its rooms offer views to the impressive skyline, the Arabian Gulf, pools, beach and gardens.
You will find that here all details matters and services are at the room and in the common areas are superior. The room has a refrigerated private bar, espresso machine, tea maker, in-room safe, yoga mat, ironing board and iron. Other technological services such as Wi-Fi, a 55-inch flat-screen TV and bluetooth speaker are at your disposal in the room. At the bathroom you will find amenities of Rajasthan brand exclusively produced for Four Seasons Resort Dubai. The common areas are splendorous: 11 restaurants, lounges, nightclubs, two outdoor pools, indoor spa lap pool and two floodlit tennis courts. All the entertainment offer is so complete that you will have no need to get out of the hotel. To end the day pamper yourself with an exclusive massage at the luxurious Pearl spa, one of the Dubai’s best spas.
11th - 15th November: Seychelles
This 115-island Indian Ocean archipelago sets the standard for sustainable eco-tourism and is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites brimming with rare flora and fauna. Almost a 50% of the territory of the island is set in national parks and reserves. Seychelles prides itself on its record for conservation policies and its protection for the environment. Therefore, it is home of many endemic specimens such as the fabulous Coco-de-mer, the largest seed in the world, the jellyfish tree, with only eight surviving examples. Seychelles is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site for the Aldabra, the world’s largest raised coral atoll and the Praslin’s Vallée de Mai, once believed to the original site of the Garden of Eden.
The Four Seasons hotel is located in Mahe Island in Petit Anse area. Situated in scenic surroundings it offers white-sand beaches and breathtaking sunsets.
The hotel has 67 treehouses villas and suites that are perched on the jungle hillside and offer amazing views to the beach. Room have a wide variety of features like air conditioning and soaking tub, private WC with bidet, walk-in closet/dressing area, hair dryer and slippers. They are decorated in a traditional Creole style.
In all rooms you will find a wide selection of amenities such as Wi-Fi, twice-daily housekeeping with evening turndown service, fitness centre, a selection of international daily newspapers and complimentary yoga classes daily. Other services that are available on request are children’s amenities, family-oriented activities and electrically powered carts.
15th - 18th November: Serengeti
The Serengeti is a geographical region in Africa located in the northern of Tanzania that extends to south-western Kenya. This area is abundant land in national parks and game reserve and it has an incredible diversity of wildlife. You will have the opportunity to enjoy a safari and with luck you probably can spot the “big five”: lions, leopards, Cape buffalos, elephants and rhinos. Other activities like a ride in a hot air balloon are also available. At the end of the day there is not better than relax in the lodge’s infinity pool overlooking the savanna.
The Safari Lodge located in Serengeti National Park is a sanctuary to get close to lions, leopards and elephants in a luxury way. Experience the best of the safari experience without missing any comfort detail.
The hotel has 77 guest rooms (suites and villas), an elegant spa and one infinity pool, so you don’t have to sacrifice any luxury during your African safari adventures. Rooms are decorated following the contemporary African style: four-poster beds with mosquito netting, textiles and artwork. All rooms are enhanced by modern comforts such as air conditioning and high-speed Internet access. One of the most delightful assets from its rooms is the open-air sundeck that offers a direct view of the plains. You will enjoy of a fantastic audience with any lions or elephants that might be passing by.
The hotel takes care about the details and offers to guests disposal an infinity pool overlooking the Serengeti. There is also the possibility to make guided activities within the educational discovery centre. The hotel also offers complimentary Wi-Fi and a Kid’s Club.
18th - 21th November: Florence
Florence is the cradle of the Renaissance and its museums, palaces, churches are considered some of the greatest artistic treasures in the world. Immerse yourself into the world-class galleries like Uffizi Gallery and discover Michelangelo’s David. There’s a wide option of museums, so you will be able to choose to visit the one from your favourite artist. After a very intense museum day go to do some shopping and walk around the most stylish boutiques in high fashion. To end the day enjoy good food with a famous Tuscany wine.
The glories of Renaissance art and architecture will capture and will bring you to the most prosperous times of culture and creativity in the human stage.
The hotel is located in a 16th-century overlooking the Giardino Della Gherardesca and only 15 minutes walk from the Florence Cathedral and 3.4 km from Renaissance art Uffizi gallery.
Its opulent 72 guest rooms include 44 suites, some of them have original frescoes, friezes and hand-painted sculptures. Families can be accommodated in connecting rooms and/or suites on request.
Four Seasons service and amenities are exceptional. At the room you will find complimentary water, fruit and juice and a selection of local or international newspapers. The spa is also an excellent option to get relaxed while having a haircut or pedicure.
21st - 22nd November: London
To end this intense itinerary the jet will go back to London. You will have the opportunity to revisit the the most iconic landmarks and do some shopping in the fabulous London’s West End area. From Regent Street to Carnaby passing by Selfridges, considered as the Best Department Store in the World, you will the opportunity to buy in the six floors of luxury brands. After such a tough day of shopping, you deserve a drink. Sip an exotic cocktail or a glass of bubbly on rooftop cocktail bar Aqua Spirit in Soho, which affords sweeping views of the capital. Enjoy a farewell dinner and night’s rest at the hotel before returning on your independent flight home.
Feel yourself at home being lodged again at the Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane.
What is included in the package:
- A privately chartered Boeing 757 that departs from the departure city as listed in the itinerary and returns to the final destination city as listed in the itinerary.
- Four Seasons hotel accommodations and all applicable taxes in the destinations.
- Operator-planned excursions and options as indicated in the itinerary, from arrival at the first hotel through departure from the last hotel.
- All meals beginning with dinner on the first night of the Tour and ending with breakfast on the last morning of the Tour, as indicated in the itinerary.
- Complete program of special events and activities include extensive options at all destinations.
- All taxes; group transportation; airport transfers at the beginning and the end of the itinerary; services of professional staff, including journey managers and Four Seasons Concierge; bottled water throughout the program (during sightseeing, at scheduled meals, and in your room).
- The following beverages: liquor aboard the private jet, during special events and cocktail parties on land, house wine and/or beer at lunch and dinner, and non-alcoholic beverages at all scheduled meals on land.
- Baggage handling during the Tour; internet access in hotels and on board the private jet, where available; tips or gratuities to local guides, drivers, porters, and wait staff; amenities package; minimum of $100,000 medical evacuation insurance (which includes minimal accident/sickness/baggage insurance) for covered reasons.
- Any tips or gratuities not specifically mentioned as included in the total Tour price will be at your discretion.
- The exact Tour itinerary, name and location of hotels, length of stay at each hotel, and other ground accommodations and services, are set forth in the itinerary, which is a part of this Agreement.
During the 19 days that lasts The Cultural Escape itinerary you will be travelling comfortably in a 757 Boeing. Inside this private jet you will have guaranteed the highest levels of comfort and style. All details have been taken into account, like the flatbed seats that have been especially handcrafted in Italy to bring an extra dose of sophistication. Another distinctive trait of Four Seasons quality is the service provided on board. You will be travelling with a team of dedicated professionals that will take care of all your needs. An onboard concierge is also available to book excursions or other services, so can have everything settled once you land in each destination. While on route, the Four Seasons Executive Chef will design and prepare exclusive in-flight menus using the freshest ingredients, so you can taste the local gastronomy of the country you will visit. For the most pleasure-seekers there is a wide option of alcoholic drinks that range from the most exclusive champagne like Dom Pérignon to other exceptional brands. All details matter and you will experience the highest levels of attention with the services of this package.
- First-class dedicated Boeing 757
- 52 flatbed seats handcrafted in Italy
- In-seat power and USB outlets
- Fully electric seat controls (for recline and bed position)
- Mid-height rear privacy screens
- 78’’ of personal space
- iPads provided to each guest
- Bose noise-cancelling headphones
- Personal ottoman with storage
- Global Wi-Fi where available
- On-demand entertainment system