Lonely Planet Writer

Four Seasons announces 19-day world 'culinary discovery' tour

Four Seasons has announced a new 19-day culinary adventure, taking off by private jet in May 2017.

Four Seasons private jet.
Four Seasons private jet.

Billed as a first-of-its-kind, this new “Culinary Discovery” journey will take travellers to nine countries to sample some of the best in local cuisine and culture. Travellers will dine at Michelin-starred restaurants and renowned private kitchens, local markets and farms, and street food stalls. They’ll also enjoy adventures like elephant trekking, winery tours and cooking classes from Michelin-starred chefs.

Travelling on the tricked-out Four Seasons private jet, the journey will begin in Seoul, before heading to Hong Kong, Chiang Mai, Mumbai, Florence, Lisbon, Copenhagen, and finishing in Paris.

Culinary discoveries.
Culinary discoveries at  Four Seasons.

For this new venture, the luxury hospitality company has teamed up with some of the world’s best restaurants, including Noma and its critically acclaimed head chef René Redzepi. Other leading chefs involved include Namae Shinobu, Garima Arora and Fulvio Pierangelini.

“We have always enjoyed the opportunity to travel and explore, and to learn about the ingredients and cultures that have helped shape what people eat and how they cook,” said René Redzepi.

When not eating, travellers will explore historical and cultural landmarks, and enjoy the comforts of staying at Four Seasons hotels and resorts.

Of course, all this indulgence comes with a price tag. This delectable journey will set you back from $135,000 per person, all-inclusive.

In addition to the Culinary Discovery, Four Seasons are also launching an all-new, 24-day Global Getaway journey to explore nine countries across five continents. They have also announced an update to their popular 24-day, 9-country International Intrigues journey, which will see you night-snorkeling in the Maldives and meditating in the Serengeti.