Exclusive Experiences – Private Four Seasons Jet Adventure

Unlimited World of Adventure Bespoke Journey October 23 – November 15, 2019.

As you may know, we are very supportive of the Four Seasons brand – we aren’t FS addicts, however, we appreciate the guaranteed particular high level of service, unique resort settings and often times, very exclusive activities. Confirmed by our personal experiences and our very satisfied clients, we visit and test as many hotels a year as possible!

Four Seasons was one of the first hotel groups to venture into the successful private jet business, a luxury hotel in the sky, posh amenities and service on these exclusive Jet Journeys begin the moment you set foot in the Boeing 757.  Your comfort is guaranteed at 40,000 feet when you travel the world aboard their custom-fitted Private Jet. Efficient airport meet & greet, check; Bose headphones, check; curated menus, check; comfortable beds, check.  Designed by the same team who conceive the style and character of their hotels and resorts, the distinctive Boeing 757 ensures that you fly in comfort and style and arrive rejuvenated and ready for new adventures at every destination.

Four Seasons Jet Adventure

These Journey offerings are a contemporary recreation of the by gone days of the traditional Grand Tour, no need for a chaperone or leather trunks filled with guide books, the Four Seasons Private Jet Journey will provide for every need. A gateway to adventures you may never have imagined. Rely on the expertise of Four Seasons as you are personally escorted from one world-class destination to the next. The smooth start-to-finish service ensures that every detail is seen to at every step along the way. Enjoy the luxury of Four Seasons hotels and resorts that embrace the natural beauty and authentic character of each destination. As you touch down in each new country, door-to-door luggage service transports your bags directly from the Private Jet to your hotel room and back again. The Executive Chef communicates with the culinary teams at each stop to ensure that everyone is aware of dietary restrictions and preferences. For extra peace of mind, a Journey physician travels with you to meet any needs along the way. Local experts and on-the-ground guides are ready to share insider experiences, and property concierges have recommendations to help you explore each new destination according to your personal travel style. Discover distinctive restaurants and recreation amenities and opt to indulge in unique local spa treatments as Four Seasons delights and surprises at every turn. You may wonder, why haven’t I done this before?

All itineraries include extensive options and activities, allowing you to customize your experience to match your own interests. Discover the world’s most breathtaking and secluded beaches in the Seychelles. Meander the Nishiki Market with the Four Seasons chef, lovingly known as “Kyoto’s Kitchen,” where you can sample the freshest local fare. Trek with a naturalist expert through Rwanda’s lush bamboo forests to observe mountain gorillas up close in their natural habitat. I’ve spent three days trekking in Rwanda and it was one of the most enchanting trips of my life. Nothing compares to an encounter with a massive 700-pound silverback gorilla or watching his young blackback offspring practice chest pounding. Escape on a bespoke three-night cruise through the Galápagos Islands and encounter the natural treasures of this unique archipelago. With Four Seasons access, an extraordinary array of options is at your fingertips.

Directly after we confirm, we will begin planning your personal itinerary with the help of our Four Seasons Global Guest Services Manager. On call for travelers before, during and after the trip, their dedicated professionals can accommodate any request and will help us curate your ideal Journey. Of course, we are also involved and will confirm you are happy! Choose from a variety of excursions, make private arrangements, or simply relax and enjoy the Four Seasons experience.

Four Seasons Jet Adventure

From the moment you step aboard the Four Seasons Private Jet, you’re surrounded by comfort and care. Designed, styled and custom-fitted to the highest specifications, the Private Jet features just 52 flatbed seats. Travel in style between nine extraordinary destinations on a Journey spanning natural, cultural and cosmopolitan attractions. A seamless Four Seasons experience is yours throughout the Journey, with stays at Four Seasons hotels and resorts—and, in two more remote locations, accommodations carefully curated by our team with the Four Seasons. Enjoy instinctual Four Seasons service from their team of dedicated professionals, including the Director of Guest Experience, Onboard Concierge and Executive Chef who accompany you throughout your trip. This is an exclusive Journey of discovery with the Four Seasons, a carefree trip around the world.

Let the Journey Begin!

Seattle – October 23 – 24, 2019

Explore –  Embark on your around-the-world adventure on the shores of the Puget Sound. Gather for dinner with your fellow travelers and your Journey’s dedicated support team at Chihuly Garden and Glass, where local artist Dale Chihuly’s vibrant glass creations glow against the backdrop of the city’s iconic Space Needle. If you have arrived early, opt to go behind the scenes to meet the producers and vendors of Pike Place Market on a private tour, or head to the Boeing factory for a one-of-a kind opportunity to view jets being assembled on the production line before they take to the sky. Or choose to get a birds-eye view of Seattle from a seaplane, soaring high above the evergreen forests and waterways that surround the city. The next day, you board the Private Jet for the flight to Kyoto.

Stay –  With views over the Puget Sound toward the snowcapped Olympic Mountains, Four Seasons Hotel Seattle is a luxurious urban oasis in the middle of the city. Enjoy sophisticated Pacific Northwest cuisine prepared with the freshest local ingredients at Goldfinch Tavern, an Ethan Stowell restaurant, and easy access to Seattle’s iconic Pike Place Market, located just a block away.

Four Seasons Kyoto Four Seasons Jet Adventure

Kyoto – October 25 – 28, 2019

Explore –  Four Seasons is your key to experiencing Kyoto’s distinct mix of traditional Japanese culture and modern influences. Unlock the centuries-old magic of Kyoto, filled with 17 UNESCO World Heritage sites as well as an untold number of hidden treasures. Practice meditation with a Zen master, and immerse yourself in the spirit of feudal Japan during a private lesson in the art of samurai sword combat. For a modern contrast, join the Four Seasons chefs on an exploration of the city’s culinary culture at the Nishiki Market, nicknamed “Kyoto’s Kitchen” by locals. Visit the ceramics collection at the Robert Yellin Yakimono Gallery, which showcases both antique and contemporary pieces. Venture into the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, where rickshaws take guests down a winding path through the dense forest of towering stalks of bamboo. Their Michelin-starred sushi chef will give you an expert overview of Japanese cuisine, followed by a hands-on lesson in preparing a traditional meal.

Stay –  Intimate and contemporary, Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto is located in the city’s most scenic district. At the heart of this brand-new hotel is an 800-year-old pond garden that will immerse you in the serenity and beauty of ancient Japan. Pamper yourself at one of the largest and most luxurious spa facilities in Kyoto, take in the views from the waterside terrace, or sip a cup of freshly brewed matcha in the lovely Tea House. We have reserved this beautiful hotel many times and our clients love it!

Bali – October 28 – 3, 2019

Explore – Discover the heart of the island paradise of Bali as you explore its lush rain forests, terraced rice paddies and cultural traditions. Immerse yourself in Bali’s rich heritage of spirituality on a visit to four water temples along the Pakerisan River, including a dip in a sacred pool and a water purification ritual led by a temple priest. Drive through the valley in restored vintage Volkswagen convertibles to the Jatiluwih rice terraces, where traditional cultivation methods are still practiced. Embark on a white-water rafting adventure as you paddle along the rapids of the Ayung River, looking up at cascading waterfalls and keeping an eye out for local wildlife. Visit the Green Village, a unique, modern eco-architectural community of stunning homes built entirely by hand of local bamboo. Meet the jewelry makers, painters and weavers of Ubud, Bali’s capital of the arts.

Four Seasons Bali at Sayan. Four Seasons Jet Adventure

Stay –  Tucked away in the central highlands, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan is your personal sanctuary in the jungle. Unwind in your spacious villa, overlooking peaceful rice fields, water gardens and the sacred Ayung River. Dine on the terrace above a lush gorge or in a café beside the river as you sample a variety of Indonesian flavors. In the Sacred River Spa, unite body and mind with therapies drawn from Eastern traditions. Another oft reserved property we have happily organized for our clients!

Seychelles October 31- November 3, 2019

Explore –  Experience a little piece of paradise at your exotic seaside resort. On the island of Praslin, explore the UNESCO World Heritage Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve, a well-preserved ecosystem where you can stroll under enormous coco de mer palm trees found nowhere else on Earth. Venture to La Digue, a lush island home to groves of coconut palms and hibiscus gardens, as well as striking white-sand beaches studded with massive granite boulders. Back at your resort, dive or snorkel among a multitude of vibrant tropical fish in the clear warm waters. Stroll through cinnamon and takamaka trees with local artist Nigel Henri to high atop a granite plateau, where you will sketch the panoramic vista. If you’re feeling adventurous, opt to catch a wave with an expert surfing guide, or choose to explore the brilliant-blue waters on a kayak or stand-up paddleboard. Align your body and spirit with a traditional ritual at the island spa or center your mind during a mountaintop yoga session overlooking the sea.

Four Seasons Seychelles Four Seasons Jet Adventure

Stay – Set high on a hillside, the Four Seasons Resort Seychelles is a luxurious island sanctuary. Enjoy panoramic views of the Indian Ocean from your serene villa, which is beautifully outfitted with Creole furnishings. Refresh yourself with a dip in your villa’s private infinity plunge pool or soak up the sun on the wrap-around deck. Fresh seafood, island fruit and Creole flavors await in your resort’s restaurants and bars.

Rwanda November 3 – 5, 2019

Explore – The mist-shrouded Virunga Mountains are a haven for the rare and endangered mountain gorillas. Arrive in Kigali and transfer to your mountain lodge near Volcanoes National Park, where naturalist Dian Fossey famously studied these peaceful giants. Accompanied by a naturalist guide, trek through the scenic bamboo forest, where groups of mountain gorillas make their home. Spend an unforgettable hour watching a family of gorillas up-close as they play in the forest, groom each other, and munch on fruit and leaves. This wildlife encounter is a remarkable opportunity to be in close proximity to one of the world’s elusive creatures in its natural habitat. Return to your mountain lodge and relive the day’s adventures.

Stay – Though Four Seasons does not currently have a property in Rwanda, we have chosen a selection of well-appointed lodges near Volcanoes National Park, each immersed in the natural beauty of your surroundings. Stay in a mix of cottages, bungalows and comfortable rooms at one of the following properties: Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, Amakoro Songa Lodge, Virunga Lodge or Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel. Or opt to upgrade to Bisate Lodge, where six luxurious villas offer dramatic views of the volcanoes. I’ve stayed at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge and with its recent refurbishing, it is a superb lodge and close to Volcanoes National Park.  Bisante Lodge would be another fine choice.

Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Four Seasons Jet Adventure

Marrakech November 5 – 8, 2019

Explore – The sights, sounds and flavors of Marrakech are best experienced in Jemaa el Fna square. Ride a horse-drawn carriage to this vibrant plaza, where snake charmers, acrobats and magicians entertain in the streets. Explore local food and spice markets with a specialist in traditional Moroccan cooking. Drive to the foothills of the rugged Atlas Mountains and then ride mules or walk to a Berber village to sip tea with a local family and share stories over a traditional meal. Immerse yourself in the lush blue-and-green paradise of the Majorelle Gardens, built in the 1920s by painter Jacques Majorelle, and lovingly restored by Yves Saint Laurent. See how the iconic French designer drew inspiration from Marrakech at the nearby Musée Yves Saint Laurent, which showcases his clothing, accessories and artwork. On a private shopping expedition with a local guide, seek out the best spots to shop for Berber carpets, leather goods, jewelry and luxurious fabrics. You don’t want to miss any of these activities, we have meandered the souks, bargained for Moroccan treasures and have sent many clients to magical Marrakech!

Four Seasons Marrakech Four Seasons Jet Adventure

Marrakech Four Seasons Jet Adventure

Stay – With Moorish gardens and restful swimming pools, Four Seasons Resort Marrakech offers a peaceful oasis, where you can view the canopy of the resort’s garden from your private guest room. Opt to take a refreshing break in the Quiet Pool, enjoy a traditional ghassoul clay cleansing ritual at the Spa, or delight in the fusion of Mediterranean and African cuisines at your resort’s restaurants.

Bogotá November 8 –11, 2019

Explore –  With everything from colonial-style buildings to the most talked-about restaurants, Bogotá has emerged as South America’s must-see destination. Visit the city’s beautiful historic center to explore the Museo Botero, which showcases the work of renowned Colombian painter and sculptor Fernando Botero, as well as other international masters, including Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí. Step into the vibrant Latin culture of Colombia with a private salsa lesson. Sip on fresh-roasted coffee, one of the country’s most famous exports, and learn to identify its distinct qualities. Explore Bogotá’s flourishing street art with a local artist, who will lead you through a neighborhood that has been transformed by vibrant outdoor murals. Let one of the Four Seasons chefs guide you through the flower and fruit sections of the colorful Paloquemao Market. Discover why this city is known as a food lover’s paradise on a guided progressive lunch, sampling chef-prepared dishes using locally sourced ingredients. Your Four Seasons Concierge can make reservations for you at one of the city’s excellent restaurants to complete your culinary exploration.

Stay – Four Seasons Hotel Bogotá is a chic, contemporary retreat located in one of the city’s must-visit neighborhoods. Guest rooms are designed to evoke a sense of openness with unique features such as hand-knotted carpets and original artwork. Sample the international flavors at Nemo, a new restaurant in collaboration with famed Colombian Chef Harry Sasson or unwind at the serene Spa.

Galapagos Archipelago, Four Seasons Jet Adventure

Galápagos Islands November 11-14, 2019

Explore – After your Private Jet lands in Ecuador, you depart on a local flight to the Galápagos Islands to embark on the Silver Galápagos. Venture into the remote Galápagos Islands, where centuries of natural isolation have allowed unique plants and animals to develop. Your adventure begins on Isabela Island. Explore the sheltered waters of Tagus Cove by kayak or on a snorkeling excursion for a chance to encounter sea turtles, marine iguanas, flightless cormorants and Galápagos penguins that make their home here. Take an exciting Zodiac boat ride into Elizabeth Bay, a stunning landscape where desolate lava fields meet a green mangrove forest. Keep an eye out for the blue-footed booby, an iconic species of marine bird found only on these islands. Look for sea lion pups on Floreana Island, where a small colony thrives amid the lava rocks along the shore and seek out sea turtles that nest on its white-sand beaches. Discover the perfect balance of relaxation and adventure on this three-night private cruise, where you can swim or hike during the day and unwind with a massage or cocktail aboard the ship at night.

Stay –  Enjoy an extension of your Four Seasons Private Jet Experience aboard the Silver Galápagos, which is exclusive to this group. The Four Seasons Executive Chef will curate all onboard dining experiences, while the dedicated Four Seasons Concierge takes care of all your needs as you set sail through the Galápagos Islands. Unwind after the day’s adventures in a variety of suites, each featuring an elegant design and high-end amenities.

Miami  November 14 – 15, 2019

Explore – Your around-the-world Journey concludes in Miami. Upon arrival, settle in to your luxurious room at the new Four Seasons beach hotel, which provides spectacular views of Biscayne Bay and Miami’s skyline, and relax after your global adventure. Recap the highlights of your incredible Journey as you toast to your new friends at a festive farewell dinner and enjoy a night’s rest before returning home on an independent flight. Choose to extend your stay and let a local expert guide you through the best spots for authentic food in Little Havana, the epicenter of Cuban culture in Miami. Or opt to explore the Magic City’s diverse arts scene, from the street murals in the Wynwood neighborhood to the innovative galleries in the Design District. If time permits, escape to a luxurious poolside cabana for a signature spa treatment, or enjoy a nightcap on the rooftop terrace.

Four Seasons Miami Downtown. Four Seasons Jet Adventure

Stay – Four Seasons Hotel Miami sits in the heart of the Brickell neighborhood, where gleaming skyscrapers are interwoven with high-end boutiques and trendy restaurants. The city’s artistic influences come to life within the hotel’s walls, from the art deco flourishes in your guest room to the towering bronze sculptures of Adam and Eve by Colombian artist Fernando Botero in the main lobby.

An Exclusive World of Adventures Aboard Four Seasons Private Jet

October 23 – November 15, 2019.

Fees: Per person price, double occupancy $143,000.00

The Grand Journey: seamless and luxurious, with interesting gateways, why not invite a group of friends or family and share this memorable Journey?

Four Seasons Jet Adventure

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Exclusive Villa du Lac  Genève

Summer slipping past and you are in need of one more splendid escape before the leaves fall? In early June I enjoyed a delightful 2-week sojourn to Greece and Geneva and Megeve, France, many of these posts are up on website – some still in progress! An exclusive look at The Villa du Lac is enclosed. A contemporary glass-walled residence on the shores of Lake Geneva, just a few minutes from the town center. Adjoining the grounds of La Réserve, the Villa du Lac offers the serenity of a waterside house along with the advantageous of a 5-star hotel.

During my travels, I made a stop in Geneva and stayed at La Réserve five-star hotel. It’s been many years since my last visit to this international beauty perched on banks of the stunning azure lake and nearby Alpine peaks. The French speaking city has long been known as cosmopolitan, embodying humanitarian traditions and recognized as the capital of peace. Geneva is Switzerland’s most international city, a crossroads of Europe.

The hotel offers genteel boat cruises on Le Motoscafo, a classic wooden power boat to the city center, mosey to the pontoon and avail yourself of this complimentary service.  While cruising the lake, I spotted this gorgeous glass Villa just a few doors down from the hotel on the beach. This stunning villa is managed by the hotel and includes hotel staff, and access to the pool, spa and all dining options. We can also organize your own private classic boat for afternoons on the lake.

This magnificent villa on the shores of Lake Geneva the Alps and Mont Blanc, at the very heart of La Réserve Genève. The contemporary glass Villa du Lac, graced with interior design by Rémi Tessier. Complete with daily personalized housekeeper service, experience an exclusive stay whether you are in Geneva for business or leisure.

https://www.lareserve.ch/en/luxury-villa-rental-geneva/

Over 4000 sq feet spread over two floors.
All rooms with panoramic views over the garden and lake.
South-east facing.
Contemporary decor by Rémi Tessier.

Three bedrooms:1 master bedroom with bathroom, dressing-room; Fitness area and balcony; 1 bedroom with ensuite shower and balcony; 1 bedroom with ensuite bathroom (could be transformed into a study or playroom); Beautiful 160 m² living room on garden level consisting of video room, two large lounges, a study area and a dining room; Fully equipped eat-in kitchen with terrace; Access to hotel services – bar, restaurants and spa; Daily, personalized housekeeping service; Continental breakfast served by a housekeeper; Round the clock security.

Geneva is the perfect gateway city to the French Alps, Athens and many other wonderful destinations. Begin or end your European jaunt at Villa du Lac …there is availability in September for a last-minute Journey!

Ring me for details!