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You there! I bet you’re ready for a holiday. The fact is, you’ve been slogging away all year in your retail job and you deserve a week-long getaway somewhere luxurious. But luxury travel isn’t five star unless the route to the destination itself is five star, too.

After all, no one wants to be cooped up on a budget flight when they’ve spent a fortune on the accommodation. It’s likely, if you’ve forked out for the break of a lifetime, you’ll want to travel in style too. So look no further than Places to Go for Luxury; we’ve handpicked some of the best – and most luxurious – ways to travel so you don’t have to. Well, we can all dream, can’t we?

Take a Ride on the Venice-Simplon-Orient-Express

The subject of many a book and film, the Orient Express has long been an elegant way to travel. In fact, few journeys are more luxurious than this one; the train itself is a true art deco icon and trips crisscross Europe, through some of the most stunning scenery in the continent. Sit back, relax and enjoy the vintage-styled cabins, mouth-wateringly delicious gastronomic delights and lively onboard entertainment. If you’ve got the money, this is the only way to see Europe.

Fly Thai Airways International

Visiting Bangkok? Fly Thai Airways International! It costs around $3,000, but there’s complimentary Dom Perignon, La Grande Dam and duty-free shopping. Founded back in 1960, it’s one of Asia’s best carriers – and it’s easy to see why. Enjoy some of the very best meals onboard, alongside delicious wines and Champagnes, while kicking back and relaxing – bliss!

Book Your Dog on Canine-friendly Private Fly

Why should you have all the fun when it comes to luxury travel?! Private Fly’s dog-friendly flights ensure your beloved pooch can participate, too. “A flight can be a traumatic experience for a pet”, says the brand’s website, “but trauma can be lessened on a private jet charter by the calming presence of their owner.” That’s right; you can travel with your pooch in an aircraft cabin, providing all your pet documentation is correct and up-to-date. Check it out if you’re the kind of person who hates leaving their poor pet behind.

Experience Japan Airlines

With the fare from Tokyo to New York costing a cool $7,000, this is no cheap experience. But it comes with adjustable headrests and side cushions, a built-in massage feature in the seats, delicious cuisine and a host of other additions you’ll want to check out. This really is ‘push the boat out’ travel, but it may be worth it for a milestone birthday or big anniversary – check it out.

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Hop Aboard Swiss International Airlines

Among the luxurious amenities on this New York to Zurich flight are Sprüngli chocolates, duty-free onboard shopping and La Prairie toiletries. On the dining front, there’s everything from light fare to seven-course meals on offer, and there’s a host of cool features on your in-flight video monitor too. Don’t miss it!