Airbnb Recreates Jules Verne's 'Around the World in Eighty Days' With 18-country Itinerary (Video)
Airbnb Adventures is celebrating its launch with an extraordinary journey.
Fans of Airbnb get ready for some good news: The travel company just introduced Airbnb Adventures, and with it they’re giving a few lucky people the chance to travel around the world. The new trip is similar to any other tour operator and an extension of the current Airbnb Experiences that are offered by the company. This new addition to the portfolio now makes Airbnb a trifecta of sorts, offering accommodations, shorter experiences, and longer adventures.
To celebrate the beginning of the new trips, the company was inspired by Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days. The book takes readers on a journey through six continents, 18 countries, two oceans, and five seas using eight different types of transportation. The Around the World in 80 Days Adventure will recreate a good part of this trip over 12 weeks.
The trip begins in London, but before returning here you’ll travel to “medieval Europe, the former Soviet Union, eastern Africa, the Middle East, northern and southern Asia, the South Pacific, the Americas, and a Nordic island,” according to the trip website. More specifically, you’ll visit England, Romania, Uzbekistan, Egypt, Jordan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nepal, Bhutan, Thailand, China, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the North American desert, Ecuador, Chile, and Iceland. All accommodations, food, transportation, and drinks are included — all you have to do is buy a round-trip ticket to London.
This adventure kicks off on September 1 and is priced at $5,000 per person.