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10 Captivating Destinations, 23 Unforgettable Days
- 1 Kona, Hawaii
- 2 Rarotonga, Cook Islands
- 3 Christchurch, New Zealand
- 4 Queenstown and Milford Sound, New Zealand
- 5 Wolgan Valley, Australia
- 6 Sydney, Australia
- 7 Adelaide and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
- 8 Hobart, Tasmania
- 9 Great Barrier Reef, Australia
- 10 Malolo Island, Fiji
- 11 Kona, Hawaii
Kona, HawaiiView details
Kick off your journey on the Big Island
With its white-sand beaches, turquoise waters and black-lava landscapes, Hawaii Island’s spectacular Kohala Coast marks the start of your adventure through the South Pacific. Meet your fellow guests and expert expedition staff for a festive welcome dinner and get a good night’s sleep before we depart for the Cook Islands in the morning.
Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts CollectionSet on the dramatic Kohala Coast, Mauna Lani’s secluded beaches, coral reefs and ancient fishponds set the stage for your island experiences. With an air of understated elegance, the property features luxuriously furnished private cabanas, pond and ocean views, and natural décor that embodies the Hawaiian escape. Relax in a triumvirate of pools, each one offering its own personality.
October 31 – November 1
Rarotonga, Cook IslandsView details
Venture deep into the South Pacific
A tiny island nation with ties to New Zealand, the far-flung Cook Islands are comprised of 15 islands spread across a vast area of more than 750,000 square miles of ocean. From your stunning resort on the largest island, Rarotonga, discover an unspoiled paradise with white-sand beaches, coral reefs, rainforest-covered mountains and vibrant Polynesian traditions.
Don your snorkeling gear to explore the protected waters of the Cook Islands.
Island Discovery Tour
Delve into the natural, cultural and political heritage that makes Rarotonga unique. Visit the island’s limestone churches, lagoons and the Garden of Seven Stones, which commemorates the seven waka (canoes) featured in Maori tradition that carried the first Maori settlers on their migration through Polynesia.
Discover Rarotonga’s coral reefs and lagoons on a glass-bottom boat cruise. Listen to the peaceful sounds of the crew playing the ukulele as you watch an array of tropical fish swim among the vibrant coral.
Pacific Resort RarotongaThe intimate Pacific Resort Rarotonga offers just 64 rooms, suites and villas in a prime beachfront location on the white sands of Muri Beach. Enjoy opportunities for dining and relaxation surrounded by the resort’s manicured gardens, or savor sunsets and tropical cocktails at the Barefoot Bar.
Nautilus ResortNautilus Resort is a tropical island oasis set against a stunning mountain backdrop that spills into a crystal-clear lagoon. Escape to one of only 17 eco-friendly, suite-style rooms or villas, each with a private plunge pool on the beach or tucked among lush gardens. Relax with a cocktail by the infinity pool, let yourself be pampered at the spa, and end the day with delicious dining at the resort restaurant.
November 2 – 4
Christchurch, New ZealandView details
Christchurch is the heart of the South Island
From the Cook Islands, we cross the international date line and lose a day as we travel to the shores of New Zealand to Christchurch, the South Island’s cultural and economic hub. Established by the Canterbury Association in the 19th century, the city retains its English heritage but has evolved into a cosmopolitan destination with contemporary architecture, colorful street art and abundant parks and gardens to discover.
Christchurch Walking Tour
Take a guided walk around the city and discover its main sights, including the Botanic Gardens, Hagley Park, Avon River, Christchurch Art Gallery, Bridge of Remembrance and Cardboard Cathedral. Visit open-air art galleries and discover how the city has blossomed into one of the finest street art destinations since the Christchurch Earthquake in 2011.
Ride the Christchurch Gondola for the best views of the city. Take in spectacular bird’s-eye views of Lyttelton Harbour, the Port Hills, and the majestic Southern Alps in the distance.
Akaroa & Banks Peninsula
Drive along the Banks Peninsula to the charming seaside town of Akaroa. See the town’s historic cottages that showcase its French and British roots. Embark on a harbor cruise to spot the area’s abundant marine wildlife, which includes penguins and the rare Hector’s dolphin.
Waipara Valley Wine Tour
Located an hour north of Christchurch, the Waipara wine region is a paradise for wine lovers. Explore the valley and enjoy opportunities to taste its incredible pinot noir and reisling wines.
Hotel MontrealThe boutique Hotel Montreal, located in central Christchurch, is fully refurbished with a timeless décor that favors comfort as well as style. The 5-star accommodation offers the blissful feeling of home away from home. Guests can enjoy fitness facilities, complementary bicycles and even croquet on the hotel lawn.
The GeorgeThe George is a boutique hotel located in the heart of Christchurch, overlooking Haley Park and the River Avon. It is just steps away from the city’s vibrant cultural precinct. With award-winning dining, a high level of service, a beautiful setting and 5-star comfort, The George is a consistent pleaser. Guests can work out in the on-site gym or even enjoy a peddle on one of the hotel’s complimentary bicycles.
November 5 – 7
Queenstown and Milford Sound, New ZealandView details
Seek adventure in Queenstown
If Christchurch is the South Island’s cultural capital, then Queenstown is its adventure capital. Nestled on the shores of Lake Wakatipu against the breathtaking backdrop of the Southern Alps, the city offers endless possibilities for outdoor sports and recreation but is also the gateway for exploring the region’s vineyards and historic mining towns.
Milford Sound Flightseeing
Take a helicopter ride over world-famous Milford Sound and its surrounding fjords, mountains and lakes. The Maori believe the stunning terrain was shaped by the hand of a powerful god. A brief stop on a glacier provides a close-up look at the natural processes that carved this landscape.
Shotover River by Jet Boat
Take an exciting jet-boat ride out on the Shotover River, once the location of one of the world’s richest gold mines.
Sample the region’s vintages on a small-group vineyard tour followed by a wine tasting with local vintners.
Kiwi Birdlife Park
Meet the avian residents of the Kiwi Birdlife Park, a five-acre sanctuary dedicated to the conservation and rehabilitation of more than 20 native bird and reptile species.
Hotel St MoritzSet against the stunning backdrop of the Remarkables mountain range and overlooking Lake Wakatipu, Hotel St Moritz reflects the idyllic nature of its surroundings. Elegantly furnished interiors are decorated with inspired works of art. Take in the tranquility of the mountain scenery from outdoor hot tubs, rejuvenate at the gym and sauna, or sample local wine varieties at the Lombardi Dining Room and Bar.
November 8 – 9
Wolgan Valley, AustraliaView details
Venture into Australia’s rugged Blue Mountains
From Queenstown, we fly to Sydney and split into two groups. One group will drive to the Wolgan Valley, while the other group will travel there by private helicopter. Located within the UNESCO-listed Greater Blue Mountains Area, this remote valley has been referred to as “Australia’s best-kept secret” for its awe-inspiring landscapes, remarkable biodiversity and rich Aboriginal heritage.
Wildlife & Sundowners Tour
Take in the Wolgan Valley’s incredible wildlife and scenery at sunset when native animals are most active. Enjoy sundowners and opportunities to observe kangaroos, wallaroos, wallabies and perhaps even the wedge-tailed eagle. Your knowledgeable field guide will share stories of local bush lore and history along the way.
Mingaan Wiradjuri Smoking & Cleansing Experience
Participate in a unique experience that offers insight into the vibrant living culture and environmental values of the Aboriginal Wiradjuri people, who have held ties to the Wolgan Valley landscape for thousands of years.
Guided Nature Walk
Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the beautiful landscape of Wolgan Valley with a passionate field guide. Learn about the natural environment and cultural heritage of Wolgan Valley, including the valley’s plant and animal resources and how they were used by the local Aboriginal people and early settlers. The walk also provides excellent opportunities for bird-spotting.
One&Only Wolgan ValleyImmerse yourself in the breathtaking landscape of the Greater Blue Mountains at One&Only Wolgan Valley, a luxury resort on a 2,800-hectare conservancy. After a day of exploration, retreat to your own villa sanctuary with a private pool and stunning views of the valley. The resort’s two restaurants and bar offer carefully curated, sustainable menus featuring the region’s finest seasonal ingredients.
Sydney, AustraliaView details
Cosmopolitan Sydney satisfies every type of traveler
On November 10, those who traveled to the Wolgan Valley by helicopter will drive back to Sydney, while those who drove will make the return journey by helicopter. Originally a penal colony, the city’s position on one of the world’s largest natural harbors guaranteed its future success. Today, Sydney is the largest city in Australia, where surf culture, innovative cuisine and iconic architecture coalesce to create one of the most vibrant cities in the world.
Sydney Opera House Backstage Tour
On a private tour, you’ll get an intimate look at the inner workings of this celebrated performing arts venue. Expert guides reveal insider secrets as you tour areas not open to the public.
Ride the ferry to explore Sydney’s award-winning zoo with a private guide. Greet Australia’s unique animals, from koalas to emus to kangaroos.
Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb
Take a guided journey to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Enjoy uninterrupted views as you climb the outer arch of the bridge all the way to the summit, where the 360-degree views of the city, the Opera House and beyond are unforgettable.
Rocks District Walking Tour
The earliest European Sydneysiders—convicts, soldiers, whalers and sailors—all walked this route. The Rocks and Millers Point have been overlaid by generations of change, but among the bustling modern city streets, remnants and traces of early times can be found. Following the guided walk, choose to explore the area further on your own or return to the hotel.
Shangri-La SydneyLuxurious amenities, modern décor and a relaxing ambience make the Shangri-La Sydney an ideal place to continue our exploration of Australia. This five-star hotel features plush beds and soundproofed windows for a tranquil atmosphere and uninterrupted views of the city skyline, the harbour and the Sydney Opera House.
November 11 – 13
Adelaide and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, AustraliaView details
Adelaide charms with its robust arts scene and tasty culinary traditions
From Sydney, we travel west to Adelaide, South Australia’s vibrant coastal capital. Our three nights here offer us time to enjoy the city’s restaurants, gardens and convenient access to the acclaimed winelands of the Barossa Valley, as well as a day trip to Australia’s most iconic natural wonder.
Day Trip to Uluru
Take an unforgettable day trip by private jet to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Take in the ethereal red domes of Kata Tjuta on a guided hike through Walpa Gorge, a natural formation carved between two of the site’s 36 monumental rocks. Learn the natural history and cultural significance of this sacred site and enjoy staggering views of Uluru, Australia’s most iconic landmark.
Barossa Valley Wine Tasting
Soak in the charming towns and rolling vineyards of the Barossa Valley, South Australia’s renowned wine region. Visit the Hutton Vale winery, a family-owned estate and farm that was established in 1843. Learn about the area’s agricultural history before sitting down to lunch in this rustic setting. Afterward, a short transfer brings you to Torbeck, a more modern winery to sample the wines straight from the barrels and enjoy a tasting of their premium wines.
Explore the Adelaide Hills wine region, famed for its cool-climate wines. Take part in a masterclass with an expert cheesemaker and visit the Shaw & Smith winery, renowned for its varieties of chardonnay and sauvignon blanc, for a tour and tasting. Visit the Cedars, home and studio of renowned landscape artist Hans Heysen.
Penfold’s Magill Estate Winery Dinner
Enjoy a wine experience of grand proportions and expand your palette with celebrated wine and food at the spiritual birthplace of some of Australia’s most famous winemaking stories, dating back to 1844.
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Located in the heart of the city, the Adelaide Botanic Garden showcases the beauty and diversity of plants from across Australia and the world.
Mount Lofty HouseEnjoy Mount Lofty House, a boutique hotel and historic property located in the Adelaide Hills. Explore the pristine grounds, including the nearby botanical garden, and dine on award-winning cuisine at Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant.
Sequoia LodgeThe Sequoia Suites are part of the newly constructed Sequoia Lodge on the Mount Lofty House property. Suites at the Sequoia Lodge offer sandstone fireplaces and breathtaking panoramic views of Piccadilly Valley with access to a private lounge.
Hobart, TasmaniaView details
Uncover the rich history of this southern sea port
The jet delivers us to Tasmania, where we explore Hobart, the island’sthriving cultural capital. Established as a penal colony for British convicts, the city’s deep-water port led to rapid growth during the 1800s, as Hobart became a center for the Southern Ocean whaling and sealing trade. From its history of imprisonment and industry, Hobart has developed a distinctive artistic community.
Hobart City Tour
Discover Hobart’s old sandstone architecture and picturesque waterfront walkways. Enjoy the sights of Battery Point, the city’s earliest settlement, where you may peruse the many lanes and hidden alleys, and see the 19th-century sandstone buildings in Salamanca Place. Stop for lunch at a nearby restaurant.
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Visit Tasmania’s largest wildlife rescue center and join an experienced keeper to meet Tasmanian devils and other native animals.
Her Story Performance
Choose to explore Hobart with Her Story, a live theater event that provides a real-life account of a female convict imprisoned in Tasmania during the 1830s.
Dinner at MONA
Take a private ferry to the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), where you are treated to a private viewing before gathering for dinner.
MACq 01Located in Hobart’s waterfront precinct, the MACq 01 pays homage to Tasmania’s colorful history in a relaxed yet luxurious setting. Each of the rooms at the hotel is linked to a Tasmanian character whose personality inspires the décor. Guests enjoy beautiful views of the Derwent Estuary and easy access to the vibrant waterfront area.
November 15 – 16
Great Barrier Reef, AustraliaView details
Encounter the marine life of the Great Barrier Reef
The northeast coast of Australia is home to some of the world’s most unique natural wonders. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system, composed of roughly 3,000 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 1,600 miles.
Great Barrier Reef Boat Cruise
Embark on a cruise of the Great Barrier Reef, gliding across the crystal-clear waters. Keep an eye out for exotic marine life such as sea turtles, clown fish, feather stars and reef sharks.
Participate in a rainforest walk with an Aboriginal guide of the Kuku Yalanji people and experience the wonders of the Daintree Rainforest. The gorge is a rain forest sanctuary of rare and exotic fruit trees and wildlife facing extinction. After the walk, discuss rain forest flora and fauna with your guide and learn more about traditional Aboriginal culture.
Shopping in Port Douglas
Enjoy lunch, then choose to shop in Port Douglas or return directly to the hotel.
Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort and SpaSet on nearly 10 acres, this resort features extensive gardens and water features, including a lagoon-style pool, pool with waterfalls, pool bar and direct beach access. Guest rooms are equipped with modern amenities and private balconies or terraces.
November 17 – 19
Malolo Island, FijiView details
Rest and recharge on the tropical paradise of Fiji
After landing in Nadi, we continue to the Mamanuca Islands, where we spend three nights at a serene resort tucked in a natural ocean lagoon. On the tiny and peaceful Malolo Island, enjoy time to relax, seek adventure at your own pace, and sample a bit of Fijian culture before your journey through the South Pacific comes to a close.
Enjoy opportunities for water sports including kayaking, windsurfing and catamaran sailing, or explore the resort’s variety of nature trails.
Visit the local villages and get a glimpse of daily life for indigenous Fijians.
Discover the tranquil waters and marine life of Likuliku Lagoon, which is surrounded by a fringing coral reef that offers ideal snorkeling conditions.
Fijian Crested Iguana Experience
Uncover the history of the Fijian crested iguana, learning about the extensive conservation work on Malolo Island to ensure the survival of the species. Take a personalized tour of the resort’s iguana sanctuary, including its breeding cages and dry forest habitat.
Likuliku Lagoon ResortLikuliku Lagoon Resort is a wilderness island retreat set in a natural ocean lagoon surrounded by a protected marine sanctuary. Resembling an ancient Fijian village, the resort’s authentic bures were designed to reflect the island’s traditional architecture and culture. When not exploring the pristine waters of the lagoon, relax and enjoy the resort’s amenities, which include an alfresco restaurant, two bars, a spa and gym.
November 19 – 20
Kona, HawaiiView details
Your journey comes full circle
Gain a day crossing the international date line and arrive to Kona on the evening of November 19 for a farewell dinner with your fellow travelers. Following a night of rest, return home on your independent flight the next day.
Fairmont OrchidInspired by the Hawaiian spirit of aloha, the Fairmont Orchid is a luxury resort and spa on the majestic Kohala Coast. Immerse yourself in a Big Island haven with 32 oceanfront acres of tropical gardens, cascading waterfalls and a serene white-sand beach and lagoon. The resort’s amenities include the award-winning Spa Without Walls, a 10,000-square-foot oceanfront pool, world-class golf course, 10-court tennis pavilion and six restaurants.
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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.
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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
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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 20 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 departing on expeditions with international destinations must have valid passports to participate in the 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.
For expeditions that include international border crossing, 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.
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We have developed and operated nearly 300 luxury jet expeditions to more than 200 destinations, and are the most experienced and awarded jet expedition company in the world. Our all-inclusive journeys deliver unparalleled and meaningful experiences, with exceptional service, in unique destinations around the globe.