Melbourne: The world's most expensive holiday will take two years and cost a staggering 1.5 million dollars, and one lucky traveller is about to embark on this very memorable trip.

When luxury site launched a jaw-dropping luxury holiday offering last month they didn't actually expect anyone to take them up on the offer.

But it wasn't long before a rich Chinese traveller put his hand up for the trip.

"When we launched it, we didn't know if it would sell. Not all of our products do," company founder Marcel Knobil said.

The man, whose name has been withheld, will leave next year to visit the world's 962 Unesco world heritage sites including Petra, Jordan, Cambodia's exotic Angkor temple and Peru's famous Machu Picchu, media reported.

Other locations on the list include Orkney, Scotland and Rock Islands, Palau.

So it's clear there won't be much time for him to sit back and put his feet up - the itinerary dictates he will visit more than one site every day of the trip.

He'll be flying business or first class and staying in luxury hotels including the Hotel George V in Paris, the Plaza in New York, Cipriani in Venice and the Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai.

"He will be indulged from start to finish. We even have on offer: night time gondola in Venice accompanied by music played by personal musician, whilst sipping crystal champagne from Murano glass champagne flutes; and a personal chef, stone therapy, aromatherapy, and massage post Machu Picchu," Knobil said.

It's not known if the man will travel alone - the fee allows him to bring a partner.

Knobil said an Italian industrialist is also very close to signing up for the trip and there have been 15 other enquiries.

Luxury travel company Hurlingham Travel will be orchestrating the holiday.


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