W&L’s popular private jet tours have delivered on their promise to provide travelers incomparable once-in-a-lifetime travel adventures. Through our enlightening and luxurious around-the-world expeditions, W&L travelers have gained a rare insight into the world’s astonishing diversity, traveling on a specially outfitted private jet to the Earth’s distant horizons—with the very best in accommodations and personal attention throughout. In History’s Lost Cities, the focus is sharper. We invite you to join W&L’s Lamar Cecil, popular Kenan Professor of History emeritus, for a sublime journey, roundtrip from London across Asia, exploring the cultural treasures of some of the world’s most exotic cities, again via the many conveniences of a private jet.
Our 21-day journey takes us from the vibrant bazaars and the exquisite Islamic architecture of Samarkand, Uzbekistan to Chengdu, China, where we can choose between Emperor Qin’s terracotta army in Xian, China or the holy Buddhist city of Lhasa, Tibet; from the imperial capitals of Vientiane and Luang Prabang in Laos to the ancient wonders of Burma in Yangon; from the Taj Mahal and the lakeside palaces of Udaipur in India to colorful Kathmandu and the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal; and from the lost city of Petra and Wadi Rum in Jordan to our final celebration in London.
Your experience of these enchanting lands and cities is enhanced by our unique approach to travel. We’ll enjoy the comfort and convenience of a VIP-configured Boeing 757 private jet, which whisks us in style from one destination to the next. We’ll gain insights into many cultures through the enlightened leadership of expert lecturers. We’ll relax in the astute care and guidance of a top-notch expedition staff, including a dedicated physician. Our itinerary features luxurious boutique accommodations, including the incomparable Oberoi Udaivilas in Udaipur, several lavish banquets and a variety of traditional entertainments.