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Four Seasons

Four Seasons Hotel in the Sky
April 29, 2014
By , Galavante Contributor

Air travel is pretty interesting these days. For the ultra-adventurous among us, look no further than Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic. For more terrestrial travelers who still want an epic journey, there’s the Four Seasons Private Jet.

You may remember our giddy excitement when the program launched last year. But this year, Four Seasons went even bigger with the debut of a retrofitted Boeing 757 Four Seasons hotel in the sky. The interiors are completely customized, taking into account every last detail – from the most comfortable position to stream episodes of your latest Netflix addiction to your personal in-flight iPad. You can expect Four Seasons’ signature service via an on-board concierge who will, quite literally, make your dreams come true (while you’re fully reclined, sleeping off the unlimited complimentary booze, no less).

The 2015 travel itineraries are hot off the press. The ambitious Around the World adventures were pretty stellar the first go-around, so they’ve only been slightly tweaked for next year. Hey – if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Although it’s a lot of travel, this is not the kind of vacation that requires a follow-up vacation just to recover. These globetrotting escapades will take you to nine destinations at a leisurely pace (read: spa, golf, explore, dine – repeat). By the end of it, your passport will resemble a work of modern art. So, really, you can justify this trip as an investment. 

Around the World Itinerary – Feb. 9–March 4, 2015:
Los Angeles • Kona, Hawaii • Bora Bora • Sydney • Bali • Chiang Mai • The Taj Mahal and Mumbai • Istanbul • London
$119,000 per person based on double occupancy ($11,000 single supplement)

Around the World Itinerary – Aug. 16–Sept. 8, 2015:
Seattle • Tokyo • Beijing • The Maldives • Serengeti • Istanbul • St. Petersburg • Marrakech • New York
$119,000 per person based on double occupancy ($11,000 single supplement)

Culture Vulture
What’s brand new this year is sure to catch the culture vulture’s attention. Four Seasons has introduced a 16-day Backstage with the Arts journey of Europe’s most beloved cities. You’ll get exclusive VIC (Very Important Connoisseur) access to the continent’s finest art, music and cultural experiences. Think private curator-led tours of Lisbon’s Berardo Collection Museum, backstage passes to Milan’s Teatro alla Scala, the keys to Istanbul’s Basilica Cistern after hours and a farewell dinner in the Eiffel Tower at the Michelin-starred Le Jules Verne.

Backstage with the Arts Itinerary – April 20–May 5, 2015:
Paris • Lisbon • Milan • Istanbul • St. Petersburg • Prague • Paris
$69,000 per person based on double occupancy ($8,000 single supplement)

Fifty-two fliers will pioneer the sky with Four Seasons. Hop on board and you might find that air travel just made you the most interesting person in the room.

(Photos courtesy of Four Seasons)