Sometimes it Pays to be an Elitist

Isramworld expands Elite Series programs

By: Skye Mayring

Last August, Isramworld introduced its Elite Series of ultra-deluxe private tours to India with a series of stays in top-level rooms and suites at the finest hotels. This year, the company is expanding the successful concept to other countries like China, Vietnam, Peru, Europe and Israel.

“The Elite Series is geared to the ultra-sophisticated traveler and designed to fill a gap in the luxury travel market, said A. Ady Gelber, the president and CEO of Isramworld.

All Elite Series trips include a private limousine with a driver and a professional guide, both of whom accompany the passengers from the moment of arrival to departure.

“No expense is spared,” said Gelber. “It’s always the best accommodations with the best views and the best facilities.”

A suggested touring itinerary is provided (entrance fees are included). Since the itinerary is merely a suggestion and the trip is completely changeable on a daily basis, the guide will help achieve clients’ desires. Typically, upon arrival and over the first few days, the guide will access the clients’ energy levels and speak to them about their wants and needs for the days ahead.

Suggested Elite Series itineraries include twelve nights in Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur and Jodhpur. Clients can embark on an elephant-back safari or accept an invitation to the retreat of the Maharaja of Jodhpur.

An 11-night excursion in China includes suite accommodation in Beijing, Xian, Yangtze River Cruise and Shanghai, along with a private lunch in the Forbidden City and visits to the restricted areas of the Xian excavations.

Clients may also enjoy a Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong itinerary which includes nine nights in suites at Peninsula and The Ritz-Carlton hotels, first- and business-class domestic flights, private harbor cruises and a private Chinese cooking class.

A 10-night Vietnam package can include a private helicopter to Halong Bay and suite accommodation in Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hue and Hanoi.

“The Elite Series is all about a totally custom-made tour, privately escorted and guided with everything included,” said Gelber. “It’s also about enormous commissions for the agent.”

The Elite Series programs are priced from $8,988 to $15,465 per person.