Last year, 73 million U.S. tourists traveled abroad, a record number, federal data show. Europe and the Caribbean remain popular destinations, but there was a notable uptick in the number of Americans traveling to Asia and Oceania in the South Pacific, compared with a year earlier. But what if you want to hit more than one continent in a single trip? For those who can afford to spend six figures per person, there are companies that specialize in group tours that crisscross the globe via private jet. They also throw in gourmet meals, pit stops at luxury hotels and spas, and in-flight lectures from experts. Just reading the tour descriptions is its own form of escape. Here are some itineraries to contemplate while you’re riding the Metro.

A reveler dressed up as a devil runs holding a torch with firecrackers while taking part in a 'Correfoc' or 'Fire-runs' during the Sant Antoni neighborhood celebrations in Barcelona. (David Ramos/Getty Images)

Sea. Sky. Safari.

This trip, offered by TCS World Travel, a 26-year-old company that specializes in private-jet tours, starts on a SeaDream Yacht Club vessel before switching to aircraft. Fifty-two guests will stop at Mediterranean ports, then fly to Africa. It sets sail May 5 and returns May 24.

Cost: $107,000 per person for double occupancy.

Days 1-2: Barcelona

Day 3: Roses and Costa Brava, Spain

Day 4: Sete and Carcassonne, France

Day 5: Cassis and Provence, France

Day 6: Portofino, Italy

Day 7: Monte Carlo, Monaco

Day 8: Cannes, France

Days 9-11: Kigali and Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

Days 12-14: Okavango Delta or Kalahari Desert, Botswana

Days 15-16: Cape Town, South Africa

Days 17-18: Marrakesh, Morocco

Days 19-20: London

An aerial View of Bora Bora. (Michel Renaudeau/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Around the World by Private Jet: The Tropics to the Arctic

Abercrombie & Kent, a global luxury travel firm that has been around since 1962, prides itself on offering travelers unique experiences. On this 26-day adventure that departs May 1, 50 guests will get to “enjoy a cocktail atop a dormant volcano, attend a private exhibition of the Naadam Games in Mongolia and enjoy an open-air bazaar reserved exclusively for you.”

Cost: $129,000 per person for double occupancy.

Day 1: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Days 2-4: Colombia

Day 5: Easter Island

Days 6-9: French Polynesia

Day 10: Solomon Islands

Days 11-13:Philippines

Days 14-16: Mongolia

Days 17-19: Uzbekistan

Days 20-22: Russia

Days 23-26: Iceland

La Koutoubia in Marrakech, Morocco. (Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

Around the World

Smithsonian Journeys, founded in 1970, is the cultural travel program of the Smithsonian Institution. Once a year, it sends travelers on a Boeing 757 for a 24-day tour of “legendary sites up close.” This year’s outing takes off Sept. 27.

Cost: from $79,950 per person.

Day 1: Orlando

Days 2-4: Cuzco and Machu Picchu or north coast of Peru

Days 5-6: Easter Island

Days 7-8: Apia, Samoa

Days 9-10: Great Barrier Reef or Daintree, Australia

Days 11-13: Angkor or Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Days 14-15: Taj Mahal in Agra, India

Days 16-18: Serengeti Plain or Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Days 19-20: Petra and Wadi Rum, Jordan

Days 21-22: Marrakesh, Morocco

Days 23-24: Orlando