Would You Spend $300,000 to Travel the World and See Chandeliers?
Travelers who love sparkle, shine, and utter opulence can now have it all, thanks to the $300,000 Baccarat Heritage Experience.
Baccarat, the crystal manufacturer known for everything from glassware to chandeliers, is offering a 12-day journey around the globe to celebrate 250-plus years of being very, very expensive.
Beginning in New York City, guests will experience the Big Apple like only royalty would. Think: spa treatments at the only Spa de La Mer in the world (you want to get the La Mer Baccarat Facial using, what else but diamond powder and crystal stones?) champagne on Madison Avenue, and an exclusive upscale dinner. You’ll sleep at the new “unapologetically luxurious” Baccarat Hotel, before jetting off to Paris in a private plane.
The trip traverses the globe, flying by helicopter to Lorraine, hopping over to Istanbul to see the Baccarat chandelier-filled palaces of Ottoman Empire sultans, and venturing to Moscow, which has an unbelievable collection of Baccarat works created specifically for Russian czars. Day nine continues in Tokyo (with exceptional cocktails), and the trip concludes in Seoul, South Korea: home to the newest Maison Baccarat.
After a dozen days crisscrossing the globe by private aircraft, eating Michelin-worthy meals, and enjoying exclusive tours, we can promise you one thing: you’ll see an awful lot of crystal.
Don’t want to drop hundreds of thousands of dollars on a single vacation? Modest high rollers can opt for an evening in the Baccarat Hotel’s lavish, namesake suite—for just $18,000 per night.
Melanie Lieberman is the Assistant Digital Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @melanietaryn.