Offbeat

By Hayley Pugh 


Fans of Christmas can now buy the ultimate trip – including stays at 10 of the world’s most festive hotels – for a whopping £45,000.

The Ultimate Christmas Decorations Trip is a whirlwind 18-day holiday to the world’s finest hotels – famed for their extravagant decorations.

PIC FROM Caters News: The Dolder Grand, Zurich

At a staggering £45,905 the excursion isn’t for those on a budget but festive fans will not be disappointed with the 10 incredible locations which includes the Plaza in New York City a hotel that has played host to many Christmas movies including Home Alone 2.

Other hotels on the hit list are The Mission Inn in Riverside California, which boasts a whopping five million lights and the Fairmont Princess in Arizona, which has been transformed into a winter wonderland with a four-storey musical tree and an ice-skating rink.

PIC FROM Caters News: Mission Inn Riverside, CA

Next on the agenda is the Dallas’ Hotel Crescent Court followed by the Amelia Island Ritz Carlton with its very own gingerbread pirate ship including pirates made from chocolate.

Guests will then be whisked off to the Cayman Islands to stay at the Ritz Grand Cayman before jetting into London to see the famous Claridge’s Christmas tree – this year designed by Karl Lagerfeld.

Other highlights of the holiday include the George V Paris, one of Paris’ oldest hotels where the decorations are legendary and The Dolder Grand, Zurich, where the elevated winter wonderland offers breath taking panoramic views of the snow-capped Alps and Lake Zurich.

Finally, the holiday comes to an end in Prague at the stylish Hotel Josef.

PIC FROM Caters News: George V, Paris

The extraordinary trip is available through VeryFirstTo.com and has been organised by luxury travel company, Hurlingham Travel.

The excursion leaves from London on December 20 and if someone buys the holiday a donation of £1000 will be made to The Prince’s Trust charity.

PIC FROM Caters News: Plaza in New York

FULL LIST OF DESTINATIONS AND HOTELS

London to New York – 2 nights Plaza New York, NY

New York to LAX – 2 nights Mission Inn Riverside, CA

LAX to Phoenix – 2 nights Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, AZ

Phoenix to Dallas -2 nights Hotel Crescent Court, TX

Dallas to Jacksonville – 2 nights The Ritz Carlton Amelia Island, FL

Jacksonville to Cayman – 3 nights Ritz Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Cayman to London – 2 nights Claridge’s, London

London to Paris – 1 night George V, Paris

Paris to Zurich – 1 night The Dolder Grand, Zurich

Zurich to Prague – 1 night in The Josef.

Prague to London