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Elegant Resorts

ELEGANT JOURNEYS

18

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Culinary Discoveries by Four Seasons Private Jet

27 May 2017 to 14 Jun 2017

For more information, please call our Travel Consultants on:01244 897 551

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Journey Highlights

On this ground-breaking journey, developed by Four Seasons and world-renowned Copenhagen restaurant, Noma, track the evolution of food, culture and creativity across Asia and Europe. Curated by René Redzepi and Noma in collaboration with Four Seasons, you'll enjoy an insider's look into the people, places and products that are changing the culinary landscape of our world.

This unique journey begins in vibrant Seoul, traversing Asia and Europe, before concluding in timeless Paris.  Travel to nine culinary and cultural capitals of the world aboard the elegant Four Seasons Private Jet, staying exclusively at Four Seasons hotels and resorts

Take advantage of an exclusive new benefit when you reserve your seat on Culinary Discoveries. As part of the seamless Four Seasons service, bookend your journey with complimentary business class airfare to and from the UK - up to £4,000 per person.

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Perfect for:

Discovering and experiencing Michelin-starred and local food in destinations across Europe & Asia

Guide Price:

From £95,000 per person (£8,500 single supplement). The price includes all private jet transportation, accommodation, meals, educational programmes, philanthropy programmes and more.

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Seoul, South Korea

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After meeting your journey’s dedicated team over cocktails, begin your extraordinary culinary expedition with a private dinner at chef Jong Kuk Lee’s home to experience his renowned farm-to-table cuisine. Visit the Jin-Kwan temple at the foot of picturesque Mt. Bukhan to learn the spiritual Buddhist preparation of temple food used for centuries to enrich the practice of meditation. Immerse yourself in Korean culture with a visit to an expert ceramicist’s studio, a lunch at a local brewery, or a traditional meal at a venerated temple. Celebrate your time in Korea with a festive meal at the home of New Korean cuisine, Jungsik, ranked in the top 10 of 'Asia's 50 Best Restaurants'.

The luxurious Four Seasons Hotel Seoul expertly blends old-world tradition and modern city life in Seoul's bustling central district, just steps from historic sites.

Fly from Seoul in South Korea to Tokyo in Japan

Approximate flying time of 2 hours, 10 minutes by private jet.

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Tokyo, Japan

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Your insider's journey into Tokyo's food world starts with joining world-renowned chef Namae Shinobu for a day of ingredient foraging outside the city, followed by a private dinner at his Michelin-starred restaurant, L'Effervescence. Or, you can choose to visit a local market with Tokyo chefs to learn the secrets of sourcing fresh ingredients, including fish. In the evening, savour a private dinner at Yakiniku Nakahara, 'one of the city’s finest Kobe beef destinations'. Other options include browsing the dazzling luxury fashion stores and food halls of the Ginza district, taking a sushi-making class, attending a Tokyo Giants baseball game, and learning the basic movements of sword-fighting from Tetsuro Shimaguchi, famous for choreographing the sword-fight sequences in Kill Bill.

Your world-class luxury hotel is Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi, close to Tokyo Station, Ginza and the Imperial Palace. Each of the boutique hotel's rooms blends state-of-the-art convenience with timeless luxury, along, of course, with the renowned Four Seasons' level of service.

Fly from Tokyo in Japan to Shenzhen in Hong Kong

Approximate flying time of 4 hours, 40 minutes by private jet.

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Hong Kong, China

Staying at

Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong

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Like its irresistible cuisine, Hong Kong is a vibrant and energetic blend of diverse influences. Old and new worlds intermingle at this apex of Eastern and Western culture known for its cuisine, nightlife and shops, as well as its impressive natural surroundings. Cruise Hong Kong’s scenic harbour at sunset in a traditional red-sail junk boat. Browse the stalls at the Temple Street night market, filled with tempting local delicacies, fortunetellers and performers. Savour a traditional banquet with a whole suckling pig at Fook Lam Moon, a Hong Kong institution.

Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, in the heart of the central district, is a refuge of timeless luxury with spectacular views and exquisite dining options. Enjoy captivating views of Victoria Harbour, Kowloon and the Peak or take a leisurely swim in the free-form infinity-edge pool.

Highlights

Begin your culinary immersion with dim sum at Lung King Heen, a three-Michelin-star restaurant at Four Seasons. Join chef Alvin Leung Jr. at his restaurant, Bo Innovation, and dive into the avant-garde world of molecular gastronomy at an 'X-treme Chinese Dinner'.

Fly from Shenzhen in Hong Kong to Chiang Mai in Thailand

Approximate flying time is 2 hours, 35 minutes by private jet.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand

Staying at

Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai

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Chiang Mai is the vibrant gateway to Northern Thailand’s unique cultural and culinary traditions. Embark on an elephant trek through a lush landscape of mist-covered mountains to a nearby hill tribe village.

In the idyllic Mae Rim Valley, wrapped around its own rice paddy, Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai is located in a jungle garden with architecture inspired by ancient Thai tradition. Experience soul-deep relaxation at the award-winning spa or in the crystal waters of the foliage-fringed pool. Visit the professional cooking school to learn the secrets of Thai cuisine.

Highlights

Join former Noma chef, Garima Arora, for lunch and an exclusive visit to a Royal Project farm, part of a national effort to boost sustainable farming. Get an insider’s view of Chiang Mai’s nightlife and local dining with your guide Duangporn 'Bo' Songvisava, co-founder of restaurant, Bo.lan and recently named one of Asia’s best female chefs. Complete your immersion into the country’s distinctive flavours at our Essentially Thai dinner with acclaimed chef, David Thompson.

Fly from Chiang Mai in Thailand to Mumbai in India

Approximate flying time is 3 hours, 50 minutes by private jet.

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Mumbai, India

Staying at

Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai

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Formerly known as Bombay, this magnificent and charismatic city is the home to historic riches and glamorous Bollywood. Alongside Art Deco and grand colonial relics and temples you'll find bazaars, parks, museums, shopping malls, beaches and some of the finest restaurants in the country.

Contemporary and bright, airy and inviting, Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai is a sleek icon of Indian hospitality, offering spacious luxury accommodation, often with views of the Arabian Sea. Retreat to one of eight spa treatment rooms, including two spacious suites that function as private spas, for a peaceful retreat whilst in frenetic Mumbai.

Highlights

Sample the flavours of India’s cultural capital, from the chaats — or street food — to cutting-edge menus at elite restaurants. Enjoy an exclusive opportunity to prepare traditional specialities with former Noma chef, Garima Arora. Garima is also your guide in a visit to vibrant Crawford Market, and during an evening street food crawl to find the best kebabs, mutton biryani and other iconic dishes in the city’s traditionally Muslim areas. Cap your visit with Noma chairman, Marc Blazer, at the Four Seasons for an insider’s perspective on the future of restaurants.

Fly from Mumbai in India to Pisa in Italy

Approximate flying time is 10 hours by private jet.

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Florence, Italy

Staying at

Four Seasons Hotel, Florence

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Delve into the culture of Florence from your historic palazzo hotel room and explore the highlights of Tuscany, renowned for its classic, hearty cuisine. Admire Florence's stunning Renaissance-era art and architecture, including the magnificent Duomo and the glorious Uffizi Gallery, where you will enjoy a private viewing in the Vasari corridor. Cap off your Tuscan immersion with a private viewing of Michelangelo's iconic David in the famed Galleria Dell'Accademia.

Highlights

Travel out into the picturesque Tuscan countryside to sample the region's diverse flavours. Meet with pioneering wine-makers, Tenuta di Valgiào, at their lush estate that occupies a medieval site. Spend the afternoon in Lucca for dinner at Damiano Donati’s celebrated bistro. Conclude the visit by travelling to Chianti to learn from the poetic Dario Cecchini, a fifth-generation butcher, before moving on to dinner at Il Bucaniere on the beach of San Vincenzo, run by Fulvietto Pierangelini.

Staying at

Four Seasons Hotel, Florence

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A stunning example of five star luxury, the Four Seasons hotel in Florence will delight and indulge even the most demanding of guest. The hotel is located next to the wonderful Giardino della Gherardesca botanical gardens and comprises of a beautiful 16th century convent known as Il Conventino and an exquisite 15th century palace known as the Palazzo della Gherardesca. Over 4,5 hectares of stunning gardens complete with pretty flowers and huge lawns separate the two buildings and form part of the hotel. The Four Seasons is one of the finest hotels in Florence and is home to the Michelin starred restaurant Il Palagio along with a host of other excellent restaurant and bars. The swimming pool is found amidst the hotel gardens and is an oasis of beauty within the city. With Many of Florence’s major landmarks on its doorstep, the Four Seasons Florence is a superb choice of hotel.


  • Type:Luxury Hotel
  • Summary:Jewel of the Renaissance
  • Feature:Michelin Starred restaurant Il Palagio
  • Rooms:116 Rooms & Suites
  • Location:Italy
  • Nearest airport:Florence Airport
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Fly from Pisa in Italy to Lisbon in Portugal

Approximate flying time is 2 hours, 30 minutes by private jet.

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Lisbon, Portugal

Staying at

Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon

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Lisbon is a monumental city where the tradition and pride of an ancient seafaring legacy exist in serene harmony with the ideas and innovation of a forward-looking generation. From the seafood of the traditional Portuguese maritime culture to the delicate spices of North Africa and the fiery flavours of the New World, Lisbon's culinary traditions reflect the country's rich history. Begin your introduction to Lisbon with a stroll through the Chiado, a fashionable neighbourhood dotted with charming cafés and vintage boutiques. Delve into contemporary and modern art with a curator of the Berardo Collection Museum. Take a private tour of the Jerónimos Monastery, an impressive monument built to celebrate Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama's voyage to India.

Located in the heart of the city, Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon is the city's premier luxury hotel. The hotel boasts striking views over St. George's Moorish Castle and the Tagus River; an excellent collection of art; a soothing spa and acclaimed dining, including Varanda–the only restaurant in the city with a view of Eduardo VII Park.

Highlights

Accompany a local chef on an insider’s tour of the historic Mercado da Ribeira, which was once the site of one of Europe’s most famous fish markets. Join a local guide and experience the best of Lisbon's nightlife and street food. Cap your time in Portugal with a gala dinner of modern takes on Portuguese classics at Belcanto, José Avillez’s two Michelin-starred restaurant.

Fly from Lisbon in Portugal to Copenhagen in Denmark

Approximate flying time is 3 hours, 25 minutes by private jet.

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Copenhagen, Denmark

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The Danish capital offers an alluring mix of new and old, including progressive modern architecture, quaint and narrow streets and a culture of innovation.

Disembark in Copenhagen and receive a very special welcome from René Redzepi, one of the most influential chefs in the world and the mastermind behind your journey. René and the team of his renowned restaurant, Noma, will welcome you to their home city and introduce you to the family, friends, producers and chefs that comprise their world. Forage with the Noma team and enjoy aperitifs on Amager Beach. Attend a curated conversation with René and other distinguished chefs. Learn about the evolution of their innovative methods and their vision for the future of Noma. Gather for a full, private, meal with Noma, including exclusive behind-the-scenes access and insights.

Fly from Copenhagen in Denmark to Paris in France

Approximate flying time is 1 hour, 50 minutes by private jet.

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Paris, France

Staying at

Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris

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In the City of Light, indulge in the splendour of Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris. Just steps away from the fabled Champs-Élysées, the location is perfect for exploring a city where Old World architecture and art stand side-by-side with contemporary fashion and modern gastronomy.

Highlights

Admire Paris from the water, enjoying champagne and oysters as you cruise the Seine on a private riverboat. Turn to Noma’s curated list of local favourites and explore the staff’s favourite pâtisseries and wine shops. Enjoy an intimate tasting session in the historic, secret wine cellar at your hotel. Take a day trip to the historic beaches of Normandy, then return to Paris and toast to a successful culinary adventure with a private farewell dinner at the three Michelin Star restaurant, Le Cinq.

Staying at

Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris

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Steps away from landmarks such as the River Seine, Les Champs-Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower, Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris was built in 1928 and can lay claim to being a landmark in its own right. Inside, are lovingly restored 18th century Flemish tapestries and 19th century paintings and furniture, alongside exquisite objets d'art and original 1930s architecture. Unequivocally luxurious, guest rooms and suites are furnished in the style of Louis XVI and come complete with marble-lined bathrooms. This is a fabulous base from which to explore the romantic city of Paris, and when you've enjoy a day of sightseeing and shopping in the multitude of designer boutiques that line the pretty boulevards of Paris, you can head back to the hotel to enjoy a spa treatment, swim in the decoratively stunning indoor swimming pool or enjoy a meal at the award-winning, three Michelin Star Le Cinq restaurant – a sublime experience. The hotel's gratifying gourmet dining also extends to Le George Mediterranean restaurant with one Michelin star whilst L'Orangerie, boasting one Michelin star, is a masterclass in fine French gastronomy.

*Guests are advised the hotel's spa facilities including the pool will be closed until the end of June 2018 but access to the fitness suite is still permitted and four treatment rooms are available.*


  • Type:Luxury Hotel
  • Summary:Unequivocally the most luxurious hotel in the City of Lights
  • Feature:Enjoy gourmet dining at the award-winning Le Cinq restaurant
  • Rooms:244 rooms & suites
  • Location:France
  • Nearest airport:Charles De Gaulle Airport
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