Paramount sends Private Jet to Seven Wonders
Paramount Business Jets, the leader of quality, safety and comfort in the executive jet charter industry, is now offering the ultimate dream trip, an excursion to the Seven Wonders of the World.
A Sample Interior of a BBJ
On the adventure, the first 16 passengers or family to book the trip will be whisked away on a month-long journey to some of the premier tourist cities on Earth.
The escapade will touch all six of the world’s civilized continents, aboard a fully-staffed 737 Boeing Business Jet loaded with amenities, including a full shower, complete telecommunications capabilities, movies and entertainment, gourmet menus, in-flight massage and yoga services.
“This is the ultimate fantasy trip,” said Richard Zaher, chief executive of Paramount Business Jets.
The trip is open to anyone who wishes to book it, whether it is individuals, couples, an entire family wishing for an unforgettable reunion-vacation, or executives who wish to treat their officers to a remarkable team-building opportunity.
The endeavor costs $356,250 per passenger for a grand total of approximately $5.7 million.
For those who cannot take a vacation for an entire month, PBJ has also added an option to book the final three legs of the tour, to make a 16-day adventure for $4.2 million.
Zaher said PBJ will balance the emissions created by the Boeing Business Jet through TerraPass, a leading carbon management services company.
The trip will have a carbon footprint of 833 metric tons. PBJ will double the offset.
TerraPass commended the move by PBJ.
“TerraPass is pleased to have been chosen as the carbon offset provider for this amazing journey,” said Erik Blachford, CEO of TerraPass Inc. and former CEO of Expedia.
“This trip has everything,” Zaher said. “We wanted do something to protect the environment, but it will also be extremely fun and educational.”
In a unique collaboration, the internationally acclaimed author and leadership expert Dr. Thomas D. Zweifel, the CEO of Swiss Consulting Group and former Columbia University professor who has worked with Fortune 500 senior managers, heads of state and military leaders, will be on board to give keynotes and workshops on 21st century leadership challenges, executive communication, and effective cross-cultural management.
“We are fortunate to have Zweifel with us on the trip,” Zaher said. “He has been described by the U.S. State Department as a ‘miracle worker.’ He will add to our clients the one-of-a-kind value that you simply don’t get anywhere else.”
Passengers will have the option to work with Dr. Zweifel in one-on-one executive coaching sessions, map out their future and upgrade their leadership game.
To add to the value of the trip, PBJ has booked world-renowned spiritual mentor, author and facilitator Janice Lundy.
Lundy will present “Believe, Breathe and Be Well: Spiritual Health for Busy People.” The discussion centers on total wellbeing, workplace success and harmonious relationships with others using a mixture of the world’s traditional wisdoms.
“My deepest desire and mission in life is to help others access their innate sense of peace, joy, and loving kindness, so that we might all live more compassionately with one another,” Lundy said.
Between the exciting opportunities aboard the Boeing Business Jet come the stops and the magnificence of the world’s wonders.
During travel on one of the most lavish vessels the private jet industry has to offer, a guide will prepare passengers for what to expect at each coming stop. The most knowledgeable and resourceful tour guides available will meet travelers at each destination to fully reveal the mystique of all stops on the trip.
Furthermore, fully trained security details will accompany travelers at the destinations, and all people on the trip will be issued cell phones to ensure the highest level of safety for their utmost worry-free enjoyment.
While in each city, the members of the voyage will stay at the highest-quality resorts and be chauffeured to each wonder by top-notch ground transport.
Each stop on the journey will also include extra time for travelers to experience the best of the best in entertainment, shopping, other tourist attractions and parties, specially created for the travel party.
The Colosseum in Italy
Taking off from JFK airport Wednesday, January 26, 2009, the journey will stop first in Rome, Italy to showcase the birthplace of modern society, art and science. While there, travelers will witness the magnificence of the Roman Coliseum. Estimated to have been built around 72 AD, the Coliseum was capable of holding up to 80,000 spectators who witnessed everything from public spectacles to bloody gladiator clashes.
Aside from the Coliseum, Rome offers the awesome architecture and reverence of Vatican City with the breathtaking art of Michael Angelo’s Sistine Chapel painting, as well as some of history’s most notable artistic works and buildings. Rome also includes some of Europe’s premier tourist and nightlife destinations.
The Pyramids of Giza
From Rome, passengers will continue to Cairo, Egypt to visit the pyramids of Giza. Considered a wonder since the ancient times, the pyramids continue to baffle and capture the imaginations of those ranging from visitors to religious pilgrims and scientists. According to History.com, the pyramid, Khufu, in Giza remained the world’s tallest building for more than 4,000 years and was not surpassed until the 19th century.
Next Stop: Amman, Jordan from which the voyagers will take luxury transport to the ancient ruins of Petra, carved and built into the sides of sandstone cliffs and canyons containing large networks of passages and gorges. While on horseback, visitors will witness the majestic architecture of a city that has been inhabited since prehistoric times and has served as temples and tombs to its inhabitants. Located between the Dead Sea and the Red Sea, Petra has served as critical crossroads between Arabia, Egypt and Syria-Phoenicia since ancient times.
The Taj Mahal in Agra, India
After Petra, it’s on to exotic Agra, India, where the spectacular Taj Mahal graces the landscape. A gigantic mausoleum erected between 1631 and 1648 at the behest of the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, in honor of his favorite wife, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) calls the Taj Mahal “the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage.”
Next, Paramount Business Jets Seven Wonders participants will go to Beijing, China to see the awe-inspiring Great Wall of China. Though the stop will only scratch the surface of the more than 4,000-mile series of structures, known as the Great Wall, that has stood since the fifth or sixth century BC and is visible from outer space, visitors can also experience the mystery of the Forbidden City, located in the heart of Beijing. Beijing is also a bastion of Asian life, culture, entertainment and fare.
From Asia, this fortunate band of executive jet charter travelers will head to the Land Down Under stopping in Cairns, Queensland, Australia. By boat, the sightseers will travel to the Great Barrier Reef where they may enjoy by snorkel or simply from the boat 400 types of coral, 1,500 kinds of fish and 4,000 species of mollusk that inhabit the reef. The reef is also home to the endangered sea cow and large green sea turtle, according to UNESCO. Cairns also offers one-of-a-kind shops, restaurants and other unique activities.
Christ the Redeemer
After a few days in Cairns, it’s back to the Western Hemisphere by way of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil February 21, to experience one of the most breathtaking displays of modern spirituality, the Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado Mountain in Tijuca Forest National Park, nearly half a mile above the city. The reinforced concrete and soapstone statue was completed in 1931 after half a decade of construction. It stands 130 feet high and its outstretched arms measure 92 feet from fingertip to fingertip. It is visible for 20 miles and weighs approximately 2 million pounds.
And, as PBJ Seven Wonders travelers enjoy the Catholic landmark, they can also experience the Brazilian pre-lent celebration known as Carnival. Perhaps the largest, most exuberant and outlandish party in the world, Carnival makes New Orleans’ Mardi Gras look like a child’s birthday celebration. It is a collage of world-class entertainment, celebrations of life and good-spirited decadence.
On February 26, the trip ends where it started, on a luxurious flight back to JFK airport in New York.
“This may be the most memorable, extravagant and exotic trip ever offered by a private jet charter company,” Zaher said.
To book a spot on Paramount Business Jets' Seven Wonders of the World vacation today, elite travelers should call 877-727-2538. Those interested should remember that this opportunity is available to only 16 people on a first-come, first-serve basis.
By Daniel J. Quigley