AROUND THE WORLD
Aboard a Privately Chartered Qantas 747
SEATS SELLING FAST!
29 April -
16 May 2020
As the sun rises over Angkor Wat an energy awakens the land, promising an unforgettable experience.
Like a child trying to piece together a jigsaw puzzle you’ll wander around Samarkand bewildered before the blue hues of tessellated tiles fall neatly into place and the beauty of
Registan Square is revealed.
Twisting through the narrow chasm of the Siq, with high rocks blocking the sunlight you begin to wonder if the rose coloured city of Petra will ever reveal itself.
Beneath the earth water boils more furiously than a witch’s cauldron, searching for a hole to surge from in a fit of fury and life. The lunar landscapes, lava fields and waterfalls of Iceland are other worldly.
A well of sacrifice, ancient ball courts where players were penalised with decapitation and a pyramid dating from 900 CE – Chichen Itza is no shrinking violet of ancient sites.
Clear blue waters meet soaring green mountains as the sun performs its evening dance of colour across the Tahitian sky.
Angkor Wat - Samarkand - Petra & Dead Sea - Iceland - Merida & Chichen Itza - Tahiti
Earn Qantas Points on our journey Around the World in 2020
ANGKOR WAT - CAMBODIA
Wednesday 29 April
Welcomed aboard in Sydney by a handpicked Qantas crew and the Constellation team you’ll get a taste of what lies ahead.
Thursday 30 April
A La Carte options feature throughout your journey, get your first taste of them this morning:
Early risers are rewarded by a trip to see the sun rise over Angkor Wat. Or stay nestled in bed a little while longer before beginning your exploration.
No matter your choice it won’t be long before you’re marveling at the intricately carved bas reliefs of Angkor Wat and the Bayon, as well as exploring the ‘jungle temple’ of Ta Prohm. Return to your hotel for a late lunch. Spend time relaxing poolside
or venture to the nearby markets. Angkor Wat provides an incredible backdrop for a special gala dinner tonight.
Friday 1 May
A day of choices awaits you:
Delve deeper and discover the lesser known temples in the Angkor complex – there’s so much more to see.
Once you learn to ride a bike you never forget how. So take to the Cambodian countryside astride two wheels, leisurely cycling through rice paddy fields via local villages and schools. A great way to delve into local life.
If cycling’s not your thing there’s still an opportunity to immerse yourself in local life. Aboard an Army Jeep drive through rural landscapes to San-Day village for a traditional lunch.
Channel your inner Masterchef at Mahob’s organic farm and cooking school, learning the secrets of Khmer cuisine to impress dinner guests back home.
This evening choose to dine at one of your hotel’s restaurants or join the Constellation team for a taste of local flavours.
SAMARKAND - UZBEKISTAN
Saturday 2 May
Samarkand. There are few more evocative or intriguing cities and fewer still with such a complex history. Today you achieve the ordinarily impossible, flying directly from Siem Reap to Samarkand. With lunch and an accompanying glass or two of fine wine on board you’ll reach the Silk Road before day’s end.
Sunday 3 May
A city of fierce legends and fables that stretch through the centuries. This morning we take in the sites, from the extraordinary tiles and azure domed madrassas of Registan Square to Gur Emir Mausoleum, the final resting place of Tamerlane. Before a traditional tea ceremony and lunch we’ll pay a visit to Ulugbek Observatory and the Bibi-Khanym Mosque.
An afternoon of A La Carte options from which to choose:
Visit the paper making factory of Meros, watching mulberry bark transform into exquisite paper products.
The silk trade is still plied today. Visit a silk carpet factory and watch the intricate silk carpet making process. The perfect place to purchase a custom designed carpet!
Registan Square by night takes on a dreamlike quality. This evening’s dinner at Ulugbek Madrasa on Registan Square will live long in your memory
PETRA & THE DEAD SEA - JORDAN
Monday 4 May
Welcome back on board our flying home we journey to Amman and transfer directly down into the Jordan Valley for three nights of luxury by the Dead Sea.
Tuesday 5 May
Jordan is not an easy country to reach yet the ancient city of Petra ranks high on most travellers’ bucket lists. After today you can cross this incredible ancient city, carved into the rockface, off your list.
Anticipation builds as you wind your way through the narrow Siq, to be greeted as you turn the last corner by the magnificent Treasury building. And that’s just the beginning. The artefacts and buildings of this New Seven Wonder of the World lay almost untouched for centuries. Today the hidden secrets and iconic wonders of the ‘Lost City’ of Petra are yours to discover. Travel back to your hotel by the Dead Sea for dinner this evening.
Wednesday 6 May
Today you can make Jordan your own – select from our A La Carte options:
Visit the market town of Madaba, known for its Byzantine mosaics including a large 6th century mosaic map of the Holy Land. Continue to Mt Nebo, where Moses is said to have seen the Promised Land.
Be mesmerised by the beauty of Jerash as you step between the Roman ruins and entwine yourself into its remarkable history.
Make the most of your time in this incredible region and travel to Jerusalem in neighboring Israel. At the cross roads of history and the intersection of faith Jerusalem is one of the world’s oldest cities.
Or simply relax at your Dead Sea resort, floating in the buoyant waters and applying the cure-all mud to your body.
This evening a special dinner is planned… the rest is a surprise!
REYKJAVIK - ICELAND
Thursday 7 May
Back on board our private 747 with its friendly Qantas crew relax with a glass of French Champagne and top quality meal service for the direct flight to Iceland.
For a country with the word “ice” in its name, Iceland has become a travel hot spot – there’s nowhere in the world quite like it. Waste no time becoming familiar with the lunar landscapes and moss covered fields as we take a pleasant diversion on our way from the airport to your hotel.
Friday 8 May
The next two days bring you many ways to experience this remarkable country – mix and match as you desire with our
A La Carte options:
A day of true adventure. Drive through the countryside, stopping to see the many waterfalls and lava flows en route to Langjökull glacier. Board a glacier truck across the ice to the entrance of an ice cave where you’ll venture inside the iceberg itself!
Visit the site of the world’s oldest parliament, Pingvellir and the meeting point of two tectonic plates. Continue onto the Geysir area to witness the extraordinary phenomenon of geysers spouting water into the air, some as high as 30 metres! Nearby is the impressive Gullfoss, Europe’s most magnificent waterfall. Watch as the water thunders to the gorge below.
Take a journey through the stunning landscapes of Iceland’s southern coast. Breathtaking scenery melds into the fables and stories of Iceland. Sheer cliff faces, glacial rivers and waterfalls rivet your eyes to the scenery.
Soothe yourself in the geothermal mineral rich waters of the iconic Blue Lagoon.
MERIDA & CHICHEN ITZA - MEXICO
Sunday 10 May
It’s goodbye land of ice and fire, hello Mexico. Merida is a charming colonial town on the Yucutan Peninsula. And while you might be here for ancient Mayan ruins don’t be surprised if it’s Merida herself that steals your heart.
Monday 11 May
One of the most dramatically beautiful Mayan cities, the once thriving kingdom of Chichen Itza, is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today is dedicated to exploring these magnificent ruins as local Maya guides regale us with stories of bravery, battle and brutal human sacrifice.
Return to your hotel for an array of diverse dining options – the choice is yours.
Tuesday 12 May
As a Mesoamerican civilisation the Maya Empire was highly sophisticated, known for its art, architecture, mathematics and
astronomy. Yesterday we witnessed what is considered the most expansive of the Mayan ruins. Today you’ve got some choices to make!
Visit what is considered the most elegant remains of the Mayan civilisation at Uxmal, where ornate stone mosaics and soaring vaulted arches remain centuries later.
Travel to Izamal, Mexico’s most vivid juxtaposition of three cultures. Ancient pyramids surround one of the largest monasteries the Spanish ever built in Mexico, while contemporary Maya artisans do a brisk trade in their traditional crafts.
Or if you’d prefer a more leisurely day explore Merida’s charms with a morning city tour.
This evening you’re welcomed into a traditional hacienda for a magical dinner.
PAPEETE - TAHITI
Wednesday 13 May
All of our Qantas flights are non stop, direct from one destination to the next, that’s the beauty of travelling aboard a privately chartered aircraft. Stretch out in your seat and make the most of the superior quality wine and food served on board. By now you’ll know your fellow travelers and the on board atmosphere is more like a social gathering than a flight.
We arrive into Tahiti this evening in time to enjoy a Polynesian dinner at your hotel.
Thursday 14 May
You’re in a tropical paradise and it’s your last full day on holiday – what do you do?
Explore the city. Wander the market in search of photo opportunities and local traders. Visit Tahiti’s Notre Dame Cathedral and the world’s only Black Pearl Museum. Return to your resort for an afternoon of Tahiti time – pool, beach, spa?
Adventure to the heart of the island by exploring the main crater in the Papenoo Valley and the lush vegetation of Tahiti’s giant ferns and colourful plants. Cross rivers, view impressive waterfalls and take in the pure mountain streams. This is a true 4WD adventure.
Visit the Tahitian Market and watch the local people ply their trade. Stand on the site of Venus Point, where Europeans first encountered Polynesia and continue along the wild east coast, stopping at waterfalls and witnessing the stunning beauty of the island before a Tahitian flavoured lunch. Before returning to your hotel make a stop at the Spring Garden of Vaipahi to admire the tropical plants and trees as well as the sacred site of Marae Arahurahu.
Dinner tonight is a choice of one of the restaurants in your hotel.
Friday 15 May
The time has come to say farewell to newfound friends. The best place for goodbyes is where it all started, aboard your private
Qantas 747. The flight home is sure to be lively as you exchange numbers and reflect on our adventure Around the World.
Saturday 16 May
Arrive in Sydney today with time to connect to some Australian cities. Just be warned, it may take a week or so to adjust back
Prices are all inclusive, twin share per person from Sydney. Connecting fares to join the journey in Sydney from other cities
are available on request.
Earn Qantas Points on your
Around the World tour*
Your journey with Constellation Journeys can contribute to your Qantas Points balance - considerably. Depending on the class you select, you will benefit from a sliding scale of points that could take you even further on your next journey.
*You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn and redeem Qantas points. A joining fee usually applies, however Constellation Journeys has arranged for this to be waived for new customers at www.qantas.com/freejoin
Terms & conditions apply.
At Constellation Journeys we are proud to make our own rules. Our Superior Class guests will travel in Economy Class seats and enjoy everything from enhanced dining to French Champagne on board. All the seats are occupied in this part of the aircraft but this is much more than just your average flight – you’ll
receive the VIP treatment.
If personal space is your priority, rest assured you will have ample room to spread out in Qantas Economy seats with a guaranteed window or aisle seat and an empty seat next to you. An enhanced dining and bar service is included. This is how life in the clouds should be.
If you’re looking for that little bit extra from your journey why not upgrade to Premier Class, where you can enjoy Qantas Premium Economy seats, designed for comfort and relaxation. You will also enjoy the Qantas Business meal and bar service.
Featuring Qantas’ award winning Business service you can enjoy the next level of comfort with fully lie flat sleeper seats located on the main deck of our Qantas Boeing 747. Private car transfers to and from your home, exclusive Business Class dining and a selection of the very finest hotels complement our Business
Located on the exclusive upper deck of our Qantas Boeing 747 you will find your heaven in the sky. Once the place of piano bars and cocktail lounges, this intimate and private section of the aircraft offers only 18 guests Qantas First Class meal service together with First Class wines, beers and spirits including vintage Champagne, all enjoyed from the comfort of your fully lie flat sleeper seat. You will also receive a First Class amenity kit featuring ASPAR skincare products and First Class pyjamas.
On the ground you will enjoy the highest standard of accommodation including suites in most hotels and private car transfers to and from each airport. See adjacent box for the full list of inclusions.
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