The first Crystal AirCruises’ luxury Boeing 777-200LR tour will feature stays at Peninsular hotels around the world.

The 27-day private jet tour takes off on August 31, 2017, from New York and leads in at $159,000 when bookings open on Tuesday (November 1).

The Peninsula Grand Inaugural Crystal AirCruise will stop at 10 cities ranging from New York to Tokyo, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Paris.

Travellers will participate in exclusive events that showcase each location, including a private party and dinner on the Great Wall of China and a Festival of Lights celebration in the Thai capital.

Crystal chief executive and president Edie Rodriguez said: “It is our honour to partner with The Peninsula Hotels for the landmark occasion of Crystal AirCruises’ inaugural journey, as their reputation for excellence is legendary, and their philosophy of exceeding guests’ expectations and wishes aligns beautifully with Crystal’s own.

“For more than two decades and throughout our tremendous expansion, our guests continue to expect innovative experiences and new heights of luxury with their Crystal holidays. Crystal AirCruises will offer these with our signature meticulous service and attention to detail.”

Peninsular Hotels sales vice president Simon Yip said: “We couldn’t imagine a more perfect partner than Crystal to offer a guest experience reminiscent of the historical ‘grand tours’, now elevated to include a private air experience unlike any other paired with our incredible hotels and bespoke destination programmes.”