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Around the world for $1.5M

By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com
Monday, April 15, 2013
Posted: 6 am ET

Wondering whether to go to the beach or the mountains for your next vacation? Or maybe you prefer a bit of history? Why not do it all, with an exclusive, around-the-world trip that will take one very rich couple to all 962 Unesco World Heritage Sites. The two-year getaway will cost approximately $1.5 million, but for that price, you'll come back with a slide show your friends will actually want to see.

Machu Picchu is on the vacation itinerary. Photo: © Lukasz Kurbiel/Shutterstock.com

VeryFirstTo, a company that specializes in luxury products and experiences, is organizing the trip with Hurlingham Travel. The couple will visit dozens of countries and take in sites such as Machu Picchu in Peru, the Taj Mahal in India, Ha Long Bay in Vietnam and Egypt's pyramids.

The company stipulates that the sites must all be safe to visit and reachable by business-class flights. To take the edge off inevitable road-weariness, the couple will be lodging in some of the finest hotels in the world, including the Hotel George V in Paris, The Plaza in New York, Cipriani in Venice and Sandy Lane in Barbados.

VeryFirstTo's exotic offerings in the past have included a flight into space at an estimated cost of $108,000, a bottle of 267-carat black diamond nail polish for $246,000 and a Christmas dinner for four for $192,000.

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April 19, 2013 at 1:31 pm

Au Contraire, Oleh.
What a magnificent way to appreciate our world and it's wonders. Scheme, plan and work a way to get to the point where you could afford it and all will benefit.

Oleh Sydor
April 19, 2013 at 10:35 am

Why do you post such inane nonsense ? This is about as relevant to most people as "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous". With citizens in many countries around the globe facing harsh conditions due to misguided austerity policies and income inequality rapidly increasing here and elsewhere, this
article has absolutely no redeeming social value.