A British luxury e-commerce site is selling a travel package that spans two years and takes a couple across the world in the lap of luxury, seeing all of UNESCO's World Heritage sites. The price of the package? A cool $1.5 million.
The luxury trip will take in all of UNESCO's spectacular 962 World Heritage Sites, including the Taj Mahal in India, the pyramids in Egypt and the Forbidden City in China as well as less internationally known sights such as the painted timber houses in Halsingland, Sweden and Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site in the US state of Illinois. All of the sites listed have been designated as having outstanding universal cultural and natural value by the UN body. The site specifies that only safe destinations will be visited.
In total the trip will span 157 countries and take two years, during which time the couple will stay in hotels such as Sandy Lane in Barbados, Hotel George V in Paris and The Plaza in New York.
The trip will be orchestrated by bespoke travel company Hurlingham Travel, whose managing director Andrew Barker told The Daily Mail, who were first to report on the special package, "[t]his is certainly the most exciting trip we have ever managed, and is the most remarkable travel adventure imaginable."
The package is being sold by luxury e-commerce site VeryFirstTo, a site that offers "luxury products and experiences to members and can be tailored to the couple, according to the site. A donation of $7,500 (£5000) will be made to UNESCO during the trip.
Those who find themselves short of cash or time, can take a walk around some of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites from the comfort of your house with Google Map's special World Heritage Site program at: http://maps.google.com/maps/mapplets?moduleurl=http://www.svmapplets.com/sv/unesco/