Don't have 80 days to travel around-the-world? How about just 17 days? Experience some of the most exotic destinations worldwide all in one trip. From exotic Hong Kong – gateway to China and long known as the Pearl of the Orient, to the golden beaches of Thailand, to the wonder that is India, then all the way to the picture postcard charm of Zurich, Switzerland! It’s time for both of you to treat yourselves to a journey of a lifetime – and all it takes is just 17 days! A trip itinerary is available here.
The Taj Mahal, Agra, India
Your Discover the World package includes
Round-trip air, including applicable fuel surcharges and airport taxes/fees,
from New York (low add-on fares are available from most major airports nationwide)
2 Nights' Accommodations in Hong Kong
2 Nights' Accommodation in Bangkok
A traditional Thai dinner & cultural performance
Domestic flights, roundtrip between Bangkok & Phuket
3 Nights’ accommodations at a beachfront hotel in Phuket
1 Night's accommodations in New Delhi
Private, chauffeur-driven car between Delhi, Agra & Jaipur
2 Night's accommodation in Agra
2 Night's accommodation in Jaipur
2 Nights' accommodations in Zurich
Breakfast & Sightseeing tours throughout
All hotel service charges and applicable hotel taxes
Airport-hotel transfers in Asia.
|Two categories of accommodation are offered: Silver category hotels are carefully selected for their excellent value - all offer air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, restaurant and bar. Gold category hotels have a better location, offer more spacious rooms, extra amenities and a higher standard of service. |
Hotels used in this trip include:
This is an Independent Tour: You can leave on any day that is convenient, flying on regular scheduled airlines. All your flights, accommodations and airport transfers will be booked in advance. In most cities guided sightseeing trips are included. Since you will not be travelling with a group (except during most sightseeing trips), you have considerable freedom to do as you please. This also includes the ability to customize the trip, e.g. by staying longer in a city, for which we will be glad to submit a quote.
Day 1: New York-Hong Kong
Fly from New York to Hong Kong (arrive 1 day later due to International Dateline)
Day 2: Arrival Hong Kong
After your arrival in the evening, you will be transferred to your hotel.
Days 3: Hong Kong
Hong Kong is unlike any other, innately Oriental and yet very cosmopolitan. With 150 years of British colonial influence over the 2,000 years of Chinese culture, Hong Kong is a city of contrasts – where ancient traditions thrive in an ultra-modern city. While roadside vendors sell exotic Chinese snacks, you can also dine in elegant surroundings, finding whatever cuisine you might fancy. Hong Kong is the city of life, where East meets West.
Days 4-6: Hong Kong-Phuket
Fly to Phuket in southern Thailand, where you can relax for a few days at a beach resort and enjoy this amazing destination. Enjoy a traditional Thai herbal massage or a special spa treatment, while you relax by the blue waters of the Andaman Sea. Also you have a wide choice of optional recreational activities, ranging from golf to elephant trekking.
Day 7: Phuket-Bangkok
This afternoon, fly to Bangkok, the bustling capital of Thailand. Bangkok offers a great choice of attractions, shopping and dining opportunities, catering to almost every taste.
Day 8: Bangkok
Visit Buddhist temples with golden spires and see the magnificent Emerald Buddha during a half day tour. The afternoon is at your leisure.
Day 9: Bangkok-Delhi
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Delhi, arriving just after noon. Today you will get a first glimpse of India’s capital during a half day tour. India is an ancient land of grandeur and spectacle. There isn’t a place on Earth quite like it. Delhi encompasses over a thousand years of history and civilization in one sprawling, energetic city. Delhi’s many monuments, ruins, mosques and bazaars will provide you with plenty to see and do. Highlights include the Qutab Minar, Jama Masjid, Red Fort and Rashtrapati Bhavan (Presidential Residence).
Day 10: Delhi-Agra
Travel by a chauffer driven car to Agra (approx. 4 hours), home of the Taj Mahal, the world’s grandest monument to eternal love!
Day 11: Agra
Early this morning, you guide will take you to the Taj Mahal for a closer look at this architectural masterpiece as it glows in the morning sun and experience a magic feeling. Later visit the majestic Agra Fort.
Day 12: Agra-Jaipur
Leave Agra this morning and travel by road to Jaipur (approx. 5 hours). On the way, visit Fatehpur Sikri. Built during the second half of the 15th century by the Emperor Akbar, Fatehpur Sikri (the City of Victory) was the capital of the Mughal Empire for only some 10 years. Just before arriving in Jaipur, visit the hilltop fortress palace of Amber, climbing up on the back of a decorated elephant just like royalty in the past!
Day 13: Jaipur
This morning's sightseeing includes visits to the Maharajah’s City Palace and the Palace of Winds (which is not really a palace but an elaborate façade behind which royal ladies watched street processions while remaining unseen themselves). In the afternoon, you have some free time for shopping. Jaipur is noted for its handicrafts, colorful bazaars and broad avenues lined by sandstone clad houses (hence the name ‘pink city’).
Day 14: Jaipur-Delhi-Zurich
After some free time in Jaipur (perhaps catching up on some early morning photography in the bazaars or some last minute shopping), take your private chauffeur driven vehicle back to Delhi airport (approx. 6 hours) and board your overnight flight to Zurich, departing after midnight.
Days 15-16: Zurich
Zurich is a fabulous blend of a medieval European town with modern architecture, all located on the shores of the beautiful Lake Zurich with the Alps in the background. The best way to explore this city is by foot or streetcar, alternating between elegant streets lined with delightful stores and cafes and narrow, cobblestoned lanes that take you back a few hundred years. Elegant restaurants and an amazing variety of nightclubs are available for entertainment in the evening.
Day 17: Zurich-New York
Return to New York and end your wonderful journey around the world.
17 Day Vacation Around the World - Hong Kong, Thailand, India, Switzerland from $4,149
A warm greeting awaits you in Thailand
|2/1/20 - 3/31/20||$4,539||$5,729|
|4/1/20 - 5/31/20||$4,149||$5,239|
|6/1/20 - 8/31/20||$4,659||$5,789|
|9/1/20 - 9/30/20||$4,179||$5,279|
|10/1/20 - 11/30/20||$4,369||$5,659|
|12/1/20 - 12/31/20||$5,499||$6,269|
Our prices INCLUDE airport taxes and airline fuel surcharges
We offer two categories of accommodation: Silver hotels are carefully selected for their excellent value - all rooms have private facilities and a tea/coffee maker. Gold hotels are better located, offer more spacious rooms with better amenities and a higher standard of service.
The departure date determines the price applicable. All prices are per person and based on twin-share accommodation.
Visa fees, travel insurance, personal expenses and meals other than breakfast are not included in the tour price.
Hong Kong's spectacular harbor
Busy street in Hong Kong
Delectable Dim Sum in HK
The Taj Mahal, India
Zurich at night