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Uncover the incredible diversity of the South Pacific on a journey that showcases the best of ten destinations across Oceania. Marvel at the rugged beauty of Queenstown and Australia’s remote Wolgan Valley, escape to idyllic Polynesian islands, explore premier wine regions, sample the many offerings of Sydney and Christchurch, and experience bucket-list destinations like Uluru and the Great Barrier Reef.

23 Days 11 Days
10 Destinations 11 Destinations
52 Guests 11 Guests
Airbus A321 big jet Airbus A321
Pace - Moderate pace Moderate Pace
Flatbed Seats Asset 60 Flatbed Seats

What's Included

This all-encompassing itinerary includes accommodations, all meals, transportation, and a wide variety of exclusive excursions and activities.

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  1. 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. 

    Kona to Rarotonga: 6H 35M
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  2. 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.

    Rarotonga to Christchurch: 5H 25M
  3. 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 to Queenstown: 1H 15M
  4. 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.

    Queenstown to Wolgan Valley: 4H 00M (includes 40M helicopter flight)
  5. 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. 

    Wolgan Valley to Sydney: 2H 45M drive
  6. 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 to Adelaide: 2H 15M
  7. 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.

    Adelaide to Hobart: 2H
  8. 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 to Cairns: 4H 25M
  9. 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.

    Cairns to Malolo Island: 5H 25M (including boat transfer)
  10. 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.

    Malolo Island to Kona: 7H 40M (including boat transfer)
  11. 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.

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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.

Expedition Leaders

Expedition Leaders

You will travel with an experienced team of expedition leaders, who will manage all the logistics of this program, fill out customs and immigration forms, handle your luggage and ensure that your experience is hassle-free.

Stuart Meeks

Stuart Meeks

Guest Services Manager

Stuart connects people with travel experiences that create memorable journeys around the globe.  He has explored 25 countries where he enjoys taking photos, especially in Italy, Nepal and Tanzania, while finding adventure along the way.

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Experts

Experts from renowned academic and cultural organizations travel with you to share their knowledge of the sights, cultures and people we encounter. They will share their insights on each destination during the flight.

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.

Welcome Aboard

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

TCS Airbus a321 52-Seat configuration

Expedition Details - Your Trip

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

Destination Safety
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-Trip Resources
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

Reservation Process

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 American Express, check or wire transfer, made out to the secure escrow account for each expedition.

Cancellation Policy

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.

Kona, Hawaii
Kona, Hawaii

Kick off your journey on the Big Island

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Kona, Hawaii
Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Christchurch, New Zealand
Queenstown and Milford Sound, New Zealand
Wolgan Valley, Australia
Sydney, Australia
Adelaide and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
Hobart, Tasmania
Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Malolo Island, Fiji
Kona, Hawaii
Kona, Hawaii

Your journey comes full circle

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Kona, Hawaii