If you’re used to a certain degree of comfort and style, then you might balk at having to slum it while you’re travelling from one place to another. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of luxurious travel options available to discerning tourists and businesspeople.
If you’re a VIP, or you aspire to taste a little bit of the high life, then you’ll want to consider some of the luxury options available. This is the kind of thing that can take the stress out of travelling – though in some cases you’ll get a premium price-tag attached.
Travelling by Air
The big advantage of air-travel is that it’s the fastest method of getting from one place to another. Many airlines offer the option of first-class travel, which comes with extra leg-room, comfortable chairs, and extravagant dining options.
If you have especially deep pockets, then you might own your own private plane. But if you aren’t quite so fortunate, then there is the option of renting a private jet. This provides a taste of the high-life with the ongoing maintenance and staffing costs that comes with ownership.
Travelling by Sea
It’s become a bit of a running joke that billionaires invest vast resources into absolutely enormous mega-yachts: floating mansions that put entire holiday resorts to shame. If you’re a mere millionaire, then you might have to make do with a much smaller vehicle, but you can still explore the ocean and enjoy a degree of privacy and seclusion that’s difficult to match on the mainland. What better way to cruise the tourist spots of the Mediterranean?
Travelling by Road
The most desirable luxury cars tend to be produced in very small quantities. If you want a true luxury experience, naturally, you’ll pay a dedicated chauffer to sit behind the wheel on your behalf, rather than doing it yourself. Consequently, this is a great option for one-off occasions, like high-school proms, stag and hen dos, and weddings.
If you’re looking to enjoy a supercharged driving experience with a very expensive performance vehicle, then the best option is probably to go for a track day. That way you’ll be able to push things without worrying about traffic laws and speed cameras.
Private cabins and first-class tickets make luxury rail travel possible. As well as getting you from one place to the next, some of the world’s most iconic rail routes are actually an experience in themselves, with accommodation and entertainment all built-in. You might do a tour across Asia or America in a train carriage, over several weeks. Rail also has the advantage of being environmentally sound, which might help you to justify the extra expenditure you might make.