As the holiday season quickly approaches, Crystal has unveiled a new itinerary that will allow travelers to plan to take in next year’s festivities.
Crystal AirCruises’ “Holidays Around the World” journey spans 16 days, departing from Los Angeles on December 22, 2017. The private jet journey begins with Crystal AirCruises’ signature Launch Day & Bon Voyage dinner and accommodations at the Montage Beverly Hills. In the air, the itinerary includes two- and three- night stays in Bora Bora, French Polynesia; Queenstown/Christchurch, New Zealand; Sydney, Australia; Jaipur, India; and Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Along the way, guests will be treated to all-inclusive Crystal Experiences that aim to reflect the natural and cultural allures of each destination. Experiences for intrepid adventurers, history buffs and foodies are available, while Crystal AirCruises’ Design Your Time option allows for a fully customized holiday. Among the events and exclusive experiences planned are:
Bora Bora/Papeete, French Polynesia (Accommodations at Conrad Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa) – An exclusive holiday dinner and celebration kicks off the island visit. During their stay guests will dive into the tropics with lagoon discoveries, soar over island peaks by helicopter, and indulge in world-class cuisine and Polynesian culture at hot spots like Maikai Bora Bora.
Queenstown/Christchurch, New Zealand (Accommodations at Hotel St. Moritz) – Highlighting the adventurous outdoor lifestyle of New Zealand, Crystal guests will enjoy a welcome reception at Kawarau Bridge Bungy Centre, then explore Fiordland National Park by helicopter and 4x4 and ride horseback through Doonholme Farm. A master culinary class in Central Otago Wine Region and a boutique experience at Chard Farm Vineyards will showcase the flavors and vintages of the region.
Sydney, Australia (Accommodations at Sheraton on the Park) – Crystal guests will be treated to VIP positioning for a New Year’s Eve soiree and fireworks extravaganza over Sydney’s famous Harbour Bridge.
Jaipur, India (Accommodations at Oberoi Rajvilas) – During a full day at the Taj Mahal, guest will explore the pink city. Here guests can take in views of the city and historic palaces, or take a Personal Connections experience joining the locals as they start their day with a morning Aarti (devotion the Gods). Other experiences include sunrise yoga led by an acclaimed Guru and a Hindu art ceremony.
Abu Dhabi, UAE (Accommodations at The Emirates Palace Hotel) – Travelers can live out high-speed dreams with a Formula 1 racing experience at Yas Marina, plus privileged access to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and an exclusive “1001 Arabian Nights” Bedouin camp dinner reception.
Crystal AirCruises’ 2017 “Holidays Around the World” itinerary is available for booking, with fares starting at $78,600 per guest. Reservations for Crystal AirCruises’ global itineraries for 2017 and 2018 are available for booking now. Aircraft operated for Crystal AirCruises by Comlux Aruba NV.