A new journey organized by London’s Hurlingham Travel, a bespoke luxury travel company, has made headlines for being the “World’s Most Expensive Holiday.” The trip, which would take two years, costs a hefty £990,000 (approximately $1.5 million). Whoever is lucky enough to be able to afford the holiday would visit hundreds of UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Destinations included on this high-priced adventure include the Taj Mahal in India, the Great Pyramids in Egypt, the Forbidden City in China, and the site of Machu Picchu in Peru. Currently, the trip is for sale on British website VeryFirstTo.com. The website promises business-class flights whenever it is possible and accommodations in hotels such as the Cipriani in Venice and Moscow’s Ritz-Carlton.
Don’t have a million bucks to spend on a vacation? Trips organized by Academic Arrangements Abroad might not visit hundreds of World Heritage sites, but many of our travel programs include spots on the UNESCO list. For example, our Rajasthan program features a sunrise viewing of the Taj Mahal as well as a stop at the Jantar Mantar Observatory. Travelers on “In the Realm of Angkor: The Splendors of Thailand & Cambodia” admire the magnificent 12th-century temple of Angkor Wat. The 19 perfectly aligned Windmills of Kinderdjik, built in the 17th century and placed on the list of UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1997, are part of our 2014 “Dutch & Flemish Landscapes” program. And a cruise from Porto travels through Portugal’s Douro River Valley, the world’s first demarcated wine region.
Which World Heritage sites would you most like to see?