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Sacred Sites, Seashells & Safaris

22 days with Crystal AirCruises   Rating: Deluxe

Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 New York City, USA
High above one of the world’s most fascinating cities, the Mandarin Oriental elevates the anticipation of your journey before you. Step back into the golden age of air travel and meet fellow guests at Crystal’s signature Launch Day & Bon Voyage festivities, dinner and overnight.

Day 2 New York City, USA - Crossing International Dateline

Day 3 Crossing International Dateline - Tokyo, Japan

Day 4-5 Tokyo, Japan
Old meets new in Tokyo, a fascinating blend of pop culture and ancient spirituality, of dazzling neon signs, soaring glass towers and serene pagodas. Enjoy a cultural encounter with a former champion wrestler at a sumo stable, and watch a heated match ringside.

Day 6 Tokyo, Japan - Yangon, Myanmar
Early Rapa Nui people created the massive moai that overlook the island’s barren landscape. Recent excavations reveal that the colossal heads actually have bodies, but these new discoveries have just scratched the surface. Why were they erected? Who do they represent? The mysteries remain.

Day 7  Yangon, Myanmar
Turn back the clock in time-warped Myanmar. Gaze amazed at the bejeweled Shwedagon Pagoda. Then fly to one of the world’s greatest archaeological sites, the ancient royal city of Bagan, where over 2,000 pagodas sprawl across a high plain along the Irrawaddy River.

Day 8  Yangon, Myanmar - Maldives

Days 9-10 Maldives
Straddling the equator, washed by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is the quintessential tropical idyll with some of the world’s richest marine biodiversity. Go snorkeling with a marine biologist to learn about the native sea turtles and vibrant eco-system.

Day 11 Maldives - Agra, India

Day 12 Agra, India
Built by the great Mogul emperor Shah Jehan in memory of his wife, the Taj Mahal is the world’s greatest monument to eternal love. Observe the splendor of this marble masterpiece at dawn or dusk when the Taj takes on different hues with the day’s changing light. 

Day 13 Agra, India - Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Days 14-15 Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Experience the beauty of the untamed in Zimbabwe and Botswana. Walk through the rainbow-laced mist of the thundering Victoria Falls. Go on game drives in Chobe, home to the largest population of elephants found anywhere. Astonishing wildlife. Stunning scenery. Two full days -- two amazing destinations!

Day 16 Cape Town, South Africa
Journey through the Himalayas to some of the most beautiful and isolated places on earth. Choice of a three-night stay in Kathmandu, Nepal, to explore a trove of UNESCO-treasured palaces and temples; or an overnight in Nepal followed by a two-day trip to Lhasa, Tibet, a spiritual land of monasteries, monks and mantras.

Days 17-18 Cape Town, South Africa
Not only is Cape Town stunning, tucked between the sea and flat-topped Table Mountain, but its surroundings are equally spectacular—sandy beaches, majestic mountains and bucolic winelands. Join us via helicopter for a safari at Aquilla Private Reserve, home of the Big Five.

Day 19 Cape Town, South Africa - Vienna, Austria

Days 20-21 Vienna, Austria
Opulent palaces, gothic churches, historic concert halls and great museums await. And let us not forget Sachertorte mit Schlag or Apfelstrude. This is Wiener Lebensart—a cultured appreciation of life’s pleasures. Prosit!

Day 22 Vienna, Austria - New York City, USA

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All This Included
Visit Yangon’s Shwedagon Pagoda, Agra’s Taj Mahal and Vienna’s Belvedere Palace. Go on Safari in South Africa and spot the Big Five in Zambezi. Experience 'Old Asia' in Myanmar and the underwater wonders of the Maldives.

Air Experience
  • Crystal’s Boeing 777-200LR is the world’s newest and only privately owned private tour jet, offering unmatched space and a dedicated team of Crystal Skye Butlers
  • The world’s only private tour jet with a separate social space including dining tables, stand-up bar and Crystal SkyeCellar with more than 300 world-class vintages
  • The world’s only private tour jet with Crystal Exclusive Class™ seats—fully reclining, flatbed Welsh handcrafted sleeper seats designed for ergonomic comfort
  • The world’s only private tour jet with Michelin-inspired cuisine prepared by in-flight Executive Chef
  • Sophisticated in-flight entertainment system with 24" monitors, the industry’s largest, plus unlimited complimentary global Skye-Fi, Bose® Noise Cancelling headphones, Apple iPads® preloaded with personalized itineraries
  • The finest all-inclusive selections of wines, champagnes, beers and premium spirits
Land Experience
  • The world’s only private tour jet experience to offer a choice of four all-inclusive, interchangeable Destination Experiences in each destination, offering as many as seven unique options on any given day
  • The world’s only private tour jet experience to include culinary experiences at critically acclaimed restaurants, including Michelin– and Gault et Millau-rated favorites
  • Design Your Time option invites travelers to create a custom program (at their expense)
  • Signature Crystal Events bring guests together for exclusive experiences throughout each AirCruise, including Launch Day and Bon Voyage celebration in each departure city
  • Accommodations at the finest hotels, resorts, eco-villages and safari lodges; all transfers and privileged access to sites
Highlights
  • Watch a sumo match in Tokyo; experience a traditional tea ceremony with a geisha, or shop with a chef at a market, and then learn how to make sushi.
  • Behold the bejeweled Shwedagon Pagoda by night; then fly to the ancient royal city of Bagan, home to over 2,000 temples and pagodas, and explore by bike or pony cart.
  • Discover the crystalline waters of the Maldives on an exclusive snorkeling adventure exploring some of the world's most spectacular reefs.
  • Contemplate the splendor of the Taj Mahal at dawn and dusk, and discover the 16th-century tour the ghost town of Fatephur Sikri with a conservation architect.
  • Go on safari in Chobe, cruise the Zambezi and spot elephants, hippos and exotic African birds, and experience Victoria Falls on a hike or helicopter adventure.
Accommodations
New York City: Mandarin Oriental Hotel New York
Tokyo: Conrad Tokyo 
Yangon: Belmond Governor’s Residence
Maldives: Shangri-La’s Villingill Resort & SPa
Agra: The Oberoi Amaravilas
Victoria Falls: The Victoria Falls Hotel
Cape Town: Belmount Mount Nelson Hotel
Vienna: Hotel Palais Hansen Kempinski


Notes
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information. 
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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.