A Luxury Tour by Private Jet Kingdoms & Cultures
Trace the path of great explorers and enduring cultures on this extraordinary journey across Europe and Central Asia by private jet. Stroll the well-preserved ancient quarters of Bukhara, Uzbekistan, uncover the treasures of the Silk Road in remote Turkmenistan and explore Montenegro’s Adriatic coast.
London, EnglandView details
Kick off your journey in cosmopolitan London
Meet fellow guests, your expert trip leaders and dedicated guest services staff for a welcome dinner. As your adventure begins, enjoy the atmosphere of one of the world’s most iconic cities. We depart for Montenegro in the morning.
Four Seasons Hotel London at Park LaneFresh, posh and inspired by Hyde Park greenery, Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane boasts a classical contemporary ambience, balancing eclectic British sophistication and sleek modern style. Enjoy a cocktail in the Amaranto Lounge while taking in views of the city, or relax with a massage at the rooftop spa.
June 14 – 15
Bay of Kotor, MontenegroView details
Tiny Montenegro is a hidden gem in the Balkans
One of Europe’s newest nations, Montenegro has been earning raves for its unspoiled Adriatic coastline, rugged mountains and medieval villages. Now is your chance to experience why this small nation is on many a must-see travel list.
Bay of Kotor Excursion
Sail from our hotel to Our Lady of the Rocks, a tiny manmade islet in the Bay of Kotor that is home to a Venetian-built church, before exploring the town of Kotor. Founded by the Romans and set on a stunning bay, Kotor has a storied past that is preserved in its UNESCO-listed Old Town, filled with churches, Venetian-inspired architecture and grand plazas.
Olive Oil Tasting and Village Visit
Take a boat ride across the bay to the olive groves of the Moric family, where you will enjoy an olive oil tasting and planting an olive tree before transferring to the village of Klinci and lunch at a local rural estate.
One&Only PortonoviNestled on the shores of the Adriatic coast against the backdrop of mountains, One&Only Portonovi is a luxurious sanctuary that stands as the jewel of the riviera. Choose from several dining options, take in panoramic views of Boka Bay from the outdoor pool, or enjoy a rejuvenating treatment at the spa.
June 16 – 17
Kraków, PolandView details
Experience Kraków, a center of academic, cultural and economic life
With a wealth of Gothic and renaissance architecture, no other city in Poland has so many historic buildings and monuments.
Old Town Walking Tour
Take a walking tour through the historic center of Old Town with its soaring Gothic churches and the enormous main market Square. Visit St. Mary’s Basilica, built in the 14th century and known for its magnificent wooden altarpiece.
Wawel Royal Castle
Visit the majestic Wawel Royal Castle and step into the castle chambers on a guided visit.
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Opt for an excursion to Wieliczka, famous for its salt mine that has been in operation for 700 years and thought to have restorative health benefits.
Auschwitz–Birkenau Memorial and Museum
Auschwitz–Birkenau was the most notorious of the six concentration camps established by Nazi Germany. A memorial to the 1.5 million people who were killed there during the Holocaust, choose to tour this haunting site and learn about this tragic period in history.
Sheraton Grand KrakówLocated on the banks of the Vistula river, Sheraton Grand Kraków offers stunning views of both the river and the Wawel Royal Castle. Rooms are appointed in contemporary Kraków style and amenities include a rooftop terrace with bar and a heated indoor pool.
June 18 – 20
Bucharest and Suceava, RomaniaView details
Explore the history and modern highlights of Romania
A shining star in Eastern Europe, Romania’s picturesque castles, world-famous painted monasteries and café-filled capital city are packed with charm. Our base for exploring this country is Romania’s capital, Bucharest, which was once nicknamed “Little Paris” for its elegant architecture.
Suceava Day Trip
Fly on the private jet to the Bucovina region, home to UNESCO-listed painted monasteries from the 15th and 16th centuries. Covered in intricate frescoes in vibrant blues and reds that have endured the ages, these monasteries are masterpieces of Byzantine art.
Bucharest City Tour
Explore Bucharest’s Old Town, once the home of merchants and artists in the 16th century, and where you will find wide, cobblestoned boulevards and Parisian-inspired architecture. Visit the palatial home of former Communist leader Nicolae Ceausescu, which has been turned into a museum.
Dinner at National Art Museum
Enjoy cocktails and dinner at the National Art Museum, which is located in the Royal Palace.
Athenee Palace HiltonBuilt in 1914 in the heart of Bucharest, the Athenee Palace Hilton blends historic flair with contemporary style and modern comforts. Guest rooms feature sweeping city views and a spacious living area, while on-site amenities include a fitness center, pool and a range of dining options.
June 21 – 22
Bukhara, UzbekistanView details
Bukhara is a fabled Silk Road outpost and medieval holy city
One of Central Asia’s oldest cities, Bukhara was a legendary stop on the ancient Silk Road, a network of trade routes between China and Europe. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site for its historic center, the city remains the best example of a well-preserved medieval Central Asian city.
Historic Bukhara Tour
Learn why UNESCO calls the historic center of Bukhara “an open-air museum.” Stroll through Lyabi-Khauz, a central square built around an artificial reservoir and flanked by mulberry trees. Admire the decorative carved terra cotta and brick masonry of one of Bukhara’s oldest mosques, thought to be more than 1,000 years old. Visit the ancient trading domes, covered bazaars where vendors still sell handicrafts.
Learn about local cuisine with a cooking class featuring area favorites, including shorpa (soup), somsa (savory pastry) or plov (a rice dish). After your hands-on lesson, dine on your creations for lunch.
Hunt for treasures to take home from the Carpet Gallery, where local artisans continue Uzbekistan’s renowned silk carpet weaving traditions.
Tea House Visit
For a taste of local life, stop at a chaikhana or tea house, a time-honored place in Uzbekistan where people gather at leisure over cups of traditionally brewed green tea.
Shakristan HotelSet in Bukhara’s historic center, the Shakristan Hotel offers an excellent location for exploring the city’s attractions. Modern, comfortable rooms blend European and Central Asian style, and the hotel’s facilities include a restaurant and bar.
June 23 – 25
Tbilisi, GeorgiaView details
Georgia’s ancient capital is Europe's most buzzworthy destination
Tbilisi is earning raves as one of the hottest travel destinations by outlets as diverse as Vogue and Lonely Planet. The narrow winding streets of the Old Town, the tantalizing flavors of Georgian cuisine and access to stunning mountain landscapes are just a few reasons to visit this former Soviet republic.
Old Tbilisi Excursion
Begin your exploration in the historic Metekhi district, where much of the architecture dates back to the golden age of the Georgian Orthodox Church. Visit Metekhi Church, a 13th-century stone-and-brick structure overlooking the river, and the 6th-century Anchiskhati Basilica, which is the city’s oldest surviving church. Venture over to the bath district, where distinct domed bathhouses with elaborately tiled entrances were built for soaking in the natural hot springs.
Gori and Uplistsikhe
Head into the Georgian countryside to visit Gori, the birthplace of Joseph Stalin. The Stalin Museum charts the Soviet dictator’s life from the tiny house in Gori where he was born to his role in the 1917 Russian Revolution to his leadership of the USSR until his death in 1953. Then, explore Uplistsikhe, home to an amazing 3,000-year-old cave city filled with rock-hewn temples, squares and dwellings connected by tunnels.
Take in the UNESCO World Heritage monuments of Mtskheta, one of the oldest cities in Georgia. Visit the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral and Jvari Monastery, both exceptional examples of Georgian Orthodox architecture.
Stamba HotelExposed brick and books line the walls of the Stamba Hotel’s light-filled guest rooms, a modern interpretation of the Soviet-era publishing house it now occupies. Enjoy fresh takes on classic Georgian cuisine at the hotel’s café, or sample the decadent offerings at the on-property chocolatier.
June 26 – 27
Ashgabat & Merv, TurkmenistanView details
Experience a land of contrasts in Turkmenistan
Set in the heart of Central Asia, Turkmenistan is one of the least-visited countries in the world. Explore the marble-clad buildings and gilded monuments of Ashgabat, its capital, before spending a day at Merv, one of the oldest and best-preserved oasis cities on the Silk Road.
Ashgabat City Tour
Explore Ashgabat’s urban landscape, including lavish, Las Vegas–style fountains, the golden-domed Turkmenbashi Palace and Soviet-era monoliths.
Merv Day Trip
Stop in Merv on the way to Bukhara, once a thriving city on the ancient Silk Road and a UNESCO World Heritage site, for a day of exploration. Settled in prehistory, Merv became the world’s largest city in the 12th century and was occupied until the late 1700s. Discover the citadel within Erk Kala, a Persian fortress and the oldest city structure, before taking in the intricate brickwork and murals in the mausoleum of Sultan Sanjar.
Uncover Turkmenistan's rich history of carpet weaving at the Carpet Museum, which showcases the history and techniques that have been passed down through the centuries.
Take in the grandiose golden domes of the Turkmenbashi Mosque, the largest of its kind in Central Asia and the final resting place of Turkmenistan’s first president, who commissioned the structure to be built with a mausoleum in his honor.
Oguzkent HotelLocated in the city’s urban center, Oguzkent Hotel offers sweeping views of Ashgabat’s landmarks from its guest rooms. The on-site amenities include an indoor pool, full-service spa and fitness center, and you can try Central Asian, European and Moroccan cuisine at the hotel restaurant.
June 28 – 30
Ephesus & The Turquoise Coast, TurkeyView details
Traverse Turkey’s Turquoise Coast
Discover an ancient landscape where the Aegean’s signature cerulean waves lap at timeless sun-soaked shores. The Turquoise Coast is renowned for its Greek, Roman and Byzantine archaeological sites, as well as its tranquil beauty.
Enjoy a guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ephesus, including the famous terrace houses, where you can get a sense of family life during the Roman era and admire intricate frescos and mosaics. Also visit the House of the Virgin Mary, a sacred mountainside shrine where the Virgin Mary is thought to have lived near the end of her life.
Weaving Center Visit
Observe a traditional folk dance while enjoying lunch in the courtyard of a local weaving center in Ephesus. Topkapi Palace rugs were woven in this region during Ottoman times, and the tradition carries on today. Following the performance, shop for fine leather, tiles and rugs, admiring the rich textiles and artisanal designs.
Discover the seaside town of Bodrum, including the impressive Castle of St. Peter, the ancient Mausoleum at Halicarnassus and the Hellenistic Theatre of Bodrum overlooking the town. Leisure options on the Bodrum Peninsula include golfing, swimming, snorkeling and time to unwind at the hotel.
Mandarin Oriental, BodrumLocated on the Bodrum Peninsula, surrounded by the azure waters of the Aegean Sea, Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum offers innovative dining experiences and exclusive access to two secluded sand beaches. The resort’s extensive leisure facilities include a fitness and aquatic center, luxury retail shops and a 2,700-square-meter spa featuring a variety of holistic therapies and treatments.
July 1 – 2
London, EnglandView details
Celebrate your journey’s end in London
Return to London on the evening of July 1 for a farewell dinner with your fellow travelers. Following a night of rest at your luxurious hotel, return home on your independent flight the following day.
Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity SquareOverlooking Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square occupies a landmark art deco building that was once home to the Port of London Authority. Enjoy city views from light-filled rooms and savor afternoon tea under the beautiful domed ceiling of the Rotunda.
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Our Dedicated Staff and Knowledgeable Experts
An experienced team takes care of all the logistics before, during and after your trip. Your dedicated guest services manager prepares you for your trip of a lifetime and a veteran team of expedition leaders travels with you, taking care of all the details throughout your journey. We also invite a knowledgeable lecturer, as well as local experts, to join us on our expedition to bring each destination to life with real-time insights into culture, history and daily life.
The Private Jet Experience
The moment you board the private jet, you can breathe deep and leave your worries at the door. The hidden costs of international travel, such as transit time and airport delays, cut into quality vacation time. Flying direct to most destinations reduces overall travel time, maximizing the time spent exploring each iconic destination.
Throughout your flight, you’ll have highly trained staff and crew at your service. They’ll know your name, likes and dislikes, so you can have the most personalized experience possible. All in-flight meals and beverages are included, as well as a selection of beer, wine and spirits. In addition, we can accommodate your food allergies or special dietary requirements.
Aircraft: Airbus A321neo-LR
Number of seats: 52
Type of seats: Full flatbed recline
Features: In-seat power outlets and USB ports
Amenities: Noise-canceling headphones and onboard tablet, Wi-Fi where available
Aircraft operated by Titan Airways Limited
Relax, discover and explore on an expertly curated journey, meticulously produced by a passionate team of seasoned world travelers. Learn more about the services we offer—before, during and after your trip, as well as what to expect on our expeditions.
This once-in-a-lifetime trip is the perfect way to spend quality time with your partner or to treat yourself to an adventure you’ll never forget. Adults of all ages take our trips, sometimes with a companion and sometimes by themselves. You will meet fellow guests with a curiosity about the world and come away with unforgettable memories and special friendships. It can also help you memorably mark a special occasion, whether it’s an anniversary, birthday, retirement, honeymoon or other milestone.
The minimum age to take our expeditions is 12, but we will consider younger guests on a case-by-case basis.
Shortly after booking, your guest services manager will mail you more details about your trip. This dedicated professional will be your main point of contact. He or she will provide you additional information leading up to your departure and is available to answer any questions via phone or email.
Prior to departure, you will receive a set of amenities for your trip. These may include a wheeled bag, a backpack, packing cubes and other useful travel items.
Our trips are a unique opportunity for like-minded travelers who are interested in learning and exploring to come together. The strong friendships forged on our trips continue long after guests return home and open the door to more travel adventures.
On expeditions with 50 or more travelers, daily activities will be divided into intimate groups of 6 to 12, so you never feel like you’re part of a crowd. On all trips, we offer numerous activity options at each destination such as: guided small-group sightseeing, curated shopping, and exclusive visits to museums and landmarks. Other examples include more active options like hikes or snorkeling, as well as unforgettable moments like an intimate guided exploration of Angkor Wat and our hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti.
TCS World Travel is committed to maintaining the quality and safety of the expedition for all participants. Overall, our trips give you the freedom to set your own pace. Each destination on every itinerary offers a variety of options with different activity levels. In some, you may only be walking for short periods of time and have more downtime between excursions, while in others, you may spend the entire day touring or walking over uneven terrain. You may, of course, choose to have a day off and relax at any location.
On all our expeditions, you can expect the following:
- Uneven ground/frequent walking up to one mile at any given time
- Walking up the steps to the jet, as many foreign airports do not have jetways
- Trip pace—only one to three nights in each stop with some late-night activities and early-morning departures
- Time zone changes
- High altitude (some expeditions)
- Changes to your ‘normal’ routine: unique cuisine, frequent packing/unpacking
We will make reasonable efforts to accommodate participants with special needs; however, we cannot accommodate wheelchairs or walkers. If you require a slower pace, extra assistance, or the use of a cane or walking stick, arrangements can be made for private touring at each destination. Any extra cost for such arrangements will be the responsibility of the participant.
Trip Pace Definitions
These icons refer to the overall pace of the trip and not to specific activities at each destination. For example, an expedition classified as moderate or relaxed in overall pace can still offer active options such as hiking or snorkeling.
- Active Pace: Almost every day fully scheduled, and/or longer flight durations; expedition crosses multiple time zones
- Moderate Pace: Downtime opportunities every three or four days, and/or shorter flight durations; crosses fewer time zones
- Relaxed Pace: Many opportunities for relaxation, and/or three-night minimum stays in most destinations
Before TCS travels to any destination, we vet it for safety. We and our consultant medical advisors, Dr. Thomas Burke and the BostonMD team, closely monitor all health situations. We monitor the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), the US Department of State, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and other third-party destination experts, and are consulting with our trusted local suppliers to evaluate travel to all locations featured on our expeditions.
The beauty of private jet travel is the ease of pivoting. If we need to change an itinerary for any reason, we can use our contacts in countries worldwide to assist us with making alternate arrangements for our group. These changes could be made well in advance of arrival or even while we are in the air en-route to a given location.
On many expeditions, a trip physician will be available to consult with you at your request about general medical health issues such as upper-respiratory infections or gastro-intestinal upsets, which are not uncommon on this type of trip. Should you become seriously ill en route, the trip physician will be able to liaise with local physicians at your request and, if necessary, your medical providers back home, to assist in determining what further care you may require.
On-Trip Activity Level
This is an active program which requires a serious health assessment. There will be walking excursions at nearly every location, and you will need to climb stairs at some of the sites, as well as when you board and disembark the aircraft. There are some airports where you will be responsible for transporting your small wheeled overnight bag. We will have some early-morning departures and late-night activities, and may travel through multiple time zones.
To help counterbalance the carbon footprint that results from flying, TCS World Travel offsets carbon emissions for all flights. TCS has partnered with Sustainable Travel International, a global non-profit organization with 15 years of experience developing successful carbon offset programs for the travel industry. Sustainable Travel International has calculated the carbon footprint of all TCS jet trips starting in 2019 and purchases highly vetted carbon offsets equivalent to that amount.
Our luggage allowances are based on the type of aircraft on which the expedition is offered. On the custom Boeing 757 or Airbus A321 planes, luggage typically is limited to two checked bags: the wheeled bag we mail you and one additional large suitcase of your own. On expeditions on smaller aircraft like the Fokker 70, guests are allowed the wheeled bag we mail you and one additional smaller bag due to weight restrictions. Bags will be stored in the hold of the jet during our flights, but you will be allowed to take your backpack and another small personal item, such as purse or camera bag, along with you in the cabin.
On many trips, a dedicated expedition staff member handles your luggage throughout the journey. In many destinations, our staff will transfer your luggage directly from the plane to your hotel room. In others, you may be required to walk your bags through customs before handing them over to our staff, but we take over from there. Secure vehicles accompanied by a dedicated expedition staff member are used to transfer luggage between the airport and the hotel on arrival and departure. Often times, your bag is in your room by the time you’re checked into the hotel.
We suggest you bring comfortable clothing that can be layered. One of your most important items is a pair of comfortable shoes for walking. Our guests generally dress up a little for the welcome and farewell dinners, but this is their choice and is certainly not required. Also, you will find slightly more formal dining options at many of the hotels where we stay. For this reason, you may want to bring a few nicer outfits. A more detailed packing list with specific clothing recommendations will be sent to you closer to the departure date. While you’re packing please keep in mind that laundry services are available at most of our hotels. We also recommend you leave extra space in your suitcase to bring home souvenirs of your journey.
TCS World Travel is committed to safeguarding the security of its guests on every expedition. The company has implemented a set of security processes throughout the journey – from before guests depart to when they touch down in a destination. These processes have been fine-tuned over two decades and more than 300 private jet expeditions and thousands of custom trips to help ensure peace of mind for everyone involved.
All guests must have valid passports to participate in this program. Passports must be valid at least six months beyond the end date of your expedition. If visas are required for the expedition, a visa kit will be sent to you approximately five months before departure. We work with an expediting service that helps make getting your required visas easier. Although you’re still required to fill out your visa forms and cover the application costs, they will review the application to make sure it’s complete and liaise with the necessary consulates and embassies to process your visas.
We pre-fill your customs and immigrations forms at every stop—all you have to do is sign. Where possible, our guests enjoy special privileges, such as expedited customs and immigration formalities. We may have a dedicated customs counter for our group and are occasionally allowed to go through without individual clearance.
The price of your expedition incorporates large items like the jet, hotels, transportation and meals, but it also includes many other things, such as activities, top-of-the-line guides, private dinners in restaurants, beverages and every single tip (guides, restaurants, hotel staff, drivers, etc.). In addition, we give you some “walking around money” in the local currency at each stop. We also supply you with all the bottled water you can drink all day every day. We even provide you with postcards that we mail for you—all you have to do is write.
Your expedition includes:
- Travel on a privately chartered jet
- First-class accommodations
- Ground transportation
- All meals and beverages, including select beer and wine
- All sightseeing activities, from guided small-group excursions and private shopping to more active options such as snorkeling and hikes
- Special events and private access
- Top local guides and/or on-trip experts
- A veteran expedition team who handles all logistics
- On some itineraries, a trip physician who accompanies you throughout your journey
- All gratuities
- Luggage handling
- Bottled water
Your expedition does not include:
- Commercial airfare between your home city and departure/arrival destination
- Optional and additional accident/baggage/cancellation insurance
- Passport and visa fees
- Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone and fax fees
- All beverages not mentioned above as included
- Hotel minibar charges
- Meals not scheduled by TCS World Travel
- Inoculation and medication costs of any kind
To reserve your place on the expedition, complete and sign a reservation form and return it with your deposit. The deposit can be made by check, wire transfer, or by a major credit card such as American Express, Visa and MasterCard. If you pay your initial deposit by credit card, it is fully refundable until you sign the reservation form. Subsequent payments are payable by check or wire transfer, made out to the account indicated on the reservation form.
If you cancel your reservation or change your plans, your right to receive a refund is limited, as set forth in the trip payment schedule. All cancellations will become effective as of the date of the postmark or email receipt. All requests for refunds must be sent to TCS World Travel in writing via mail, fax or email.
If you are traveling solo and prefer the privacy of your own room, you will be charged a solo traveler supplement. This ensures that individual travelers will get the same type and size rooms as our double occupancy travelers.
The Jet tour is operated by TCS World Travel, dedicated to delivering immersive, worry-free travel experiences for the globally curious and modern luxury traveler. The aircraft is operated by Titan Airways, an IOSA-certified airlines with over 30 years of experience in bespoke air charter travel.
We strongly recommend purchasing insurance to protect your travel investment. We offer a best-in-class trip insurance program available exclusively to guests on our group jet expeditions. Our program provides unique benefits that you won’t find anywhere else in the insurance market, including:
- Insurance for your entire trip cost in a single streamlined plan
- The ability to purchase the plan and waive pre-existing conditions any time up until final payment
- COVID-19 coverage, with the option to cancel before your trip departs
- Flexibility to pay in installments and insure your trip as you go
Our insurance program also includes these additional benefits for your peace of mind:
- No-risk guarantee allowing you to cancel your plan within 10 days and receive a full refund
- Coverage for trip cancellation/interruption, baggage loss, emergency dental and more
- Option to add on Cancel For Any Reason ("CFAR") coverage for up to 75 percent of your trip cost
If you would like a personalized quote, or have any questions about our insurance program, please contact our Guest Relations team at 800.454.4149.