Luxury Travel Methods & Destinations for Summer

Summer is the time to leave your everyday life behind and head out for an unforgettable holiday. Here are the best ways to get around this summer and a few destinations, whether by Yacht or Villa, that take luxury to an entirely new level.

Private Jet

Travelling by private plane is arguably the most luxurious way to get from A to B. Not only can you customise your flight to your needs, but it can also be far more affordable than you may think, especially if you are travelling in a group. 

A private jet also allows you to take off and land wherever you want because, unlike a commercial plane that needs a lot of infrastructure, a private jet can land anywhere with a working runway or landing strip. 

There are ways to make private jet travel more affordable — sometimes, a trip on a private jet can cost you less than a commercial flight. Since you aren’t technically paying per seat (as private jets are often charged per hour), the bigger your group, the less you pay. It can be a fantastic way to get luxury treatment without breaking the bank.

First-Class Cruise

A cruise is one of the best ways to see multiple countries in one holiday. With several luxurious cruise liners operating across the globe, it is easy to find one heading to a location you want to visit. 

Most cruise lines also offer incredible first-class packages that will elevate your experience. These packages often include access to VIP lounges and restaurants, shore trips, personal cabin staff, and more. 

P&O Cruises offers something even better than just first-class cabins; they have cruises that take you to the edge of the Arctic Circle, giving you a chance to experience the Northern Lights, a truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. 

Private Yacht

Once you have reached your coastal destination and you don’t want to be stuck in the confines of a hotel or the city, renting a private yacht is an incredible way to see more than you expected and have substantially more privacy, no matter how busy the city is.

Monaco, for example, is famed for the dozens of yachts that line its coastline daily. Being able to escape to one and head off somewhere new whenever you feel is the perfect combination of seclusion without being too far from the action. 

You can also choose to captain it yourself or have a professional do it. If you are unsure of the waters or the best places to sail to, a seasoned captain can make your trip that much better by taking you to secret spots that regular tourists rarely get to see.

First-Class Train Trip

If you are heading to Europe, Asia, Africa, or South America in the summer, you may want to investigate travelling in a luxury train cabin. Europe has an extensive rail network across multiple countries, and plenty of trains travel hundreds of miles, making for beautiful, extended luxury train trips.

You can travel between Paris and Istanbul on the Orient Express, take the Grand Alpine Express, travel through the Highlands of Scotland, and a multitude of other rides that will take you to all corners of the continent. 

First-class rooms and carriages are also far more luxurious than you may think. You can eat Michelin-star-level food, enjoy a fully equipped hotel-like room, and typically have a member of staff waiting to tend to your every need. While trips usually only last a few days, it is an extremely unique way to travel and see the countries you are passing through.

Luxury Car Hire

Once you have arrived at your destination, renting a luxury vehicle to get around the city may seem overboard, but to live like the rich and famous, you need their toys, too. There are dealers in most major cities that have everything from a brand-new Porsche to a classic Ferrari that you can rent. 

While you have to be careful, there is arguably no better way to get around a city than in the driver’s seat of a Lamborghini or Rolls Royce, even if it is only for a few days. 

Hot Air Balloon Experience 

Seeing the world from above on a hot air balloon ride might be the most unique way to see and experience a new part of the world. Especially in Africa, such as in the Serengeti, a hot air balloon ride is the ultimate way to see the massive herds of animals making their way across the plains. 

Hot air balloon rides also often come with fantastic extras like champagne, snacks, and a full picnic. What could be better than watching the sun rise over the Great Pyramids of Giza or the vineyards of Tuscany from the air? 


Finally, for travelling across a city or taking scenic flights, a helicopter ride can provide a travel experience like no other. Whether you are in New York City and want to see its famous skyline or along the coast of South Africa, taking in Table Mountain and the beautiful beaches, a helicopter is the way to do it. 

Once again, there are operators all over the world, with some offering helicopter tours, while others operate similar to taxis, in a way. Uber, for example, now offers helicopter rides on routes in and around New York City for those looking to skip rush-hour traffic. 

Travel the Right Way

These luxury travel methods will not only elevate your experience to new heights but also instantly transform your holiday into the best one you have ever had. The saying “it’s about the journey, not the destination” is fitting when it comes to travel, so finding ways to make the journey memorable and luxurious is well worth the effort.