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Join TCS World Travel and the founders of critically acclaimed AFAR Media on a first-of-its-kind private jet expedition departing from London to emerging destinations around the globe. Experience and celebrate these locales through immersive activities introducing you to local artists, entrepreneurs and community leaders. You will come away with a much deeper connection to the places you visit, leaving you with memories and friendships that will last a lifetime. And all of it by private jet.

13 Days 13 Days
5 Destinations 11 Destinations
28 Guests 11 Guests
Airbus 318 Asset 80 Airbus A318
Pace - Moderate pace Moderate Pace
Flatbed Seats Asset 60 Flatbed Seats

What's Included

The price of this all-inclusive expedition covers everything from travel on our private jet, hotels, ground transportation and meals, down to all daily activities, top-of-the-line guides, beverages and all tips.

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  1. Temperature temperature 66F/52F
    Rainfall rainfall 2.2 inches
    Currency currency British Pound Sterling
    Time Zone timezone GMT +1

    Your journey begins in London

    Arrive in London and meet fellow travelers, AFAR founders Joe Diaz and Greg Sullivan and your expedition staff for a celebratory dinner to start your journey.

    London to Vágar: 2H 20M
    See more information here.
  2. Temperature temperature 56F/45F
    Rainfall rainfall 6.0 Inches
    Currency currency Danish Krone
    Time Zone timezone GMT +1

    The Faroe Islands are Europe’s best-kept secret

    An autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark, the Faroes consist of 18 major islands. The isolated nature of the Faroe Islands means many of the archipelago’s natural treasures have remained virtually untouched. The islands’ rugged landscape is characterized by steep cliffs and narrow fjords—a natural wonderland awaiting discovery.

    Vágar to Beirut: 6H 0M
  3. Temperature temperature 84F/66F
    Rainfall rainfall 0.0 inches
    Currency currency Lebanese Pound
    Time Zone timezone GMT +3

    Discover why Beirut earned the nickname “Paris of the East”

    The Mediterranean meets the Middle East in Beirut, which was a popular getaway for movie stars and jet-setters in the 1960s. Although the city still bears the scars of a decades-long war, Beirut’s cosmopolitan culture and ancient treasures are once again enticing travelers to explore this hidden gem.

    Beirut to Tbilisi: 2H 10M
  4. Temperature temperature 77F/57F
    Rainfall rainfall 1.7 Inches
    Currency currency Georgian Lari
    Time Zone timezone GMT +4

    Georgia’s ancient capital is Europe’s most buzzworthy destination

    Tbilisi is earning raves as a burgeoning travel destination. The narrow winding streets of the Old Town, the tantalizing flavors of Georgian cuisine and access to stunning wine country are just a few reasons to visit this former Soviet republic.

    Tbilisi to Bari: 3H 40M
  5. Temperature temperature 79F/61F
    Rainfall rainfall 2 Inches
    Currency currency Euro
    Time Zone timezone GMT +2

    Dive into the bounty of southern Italy

    With its beautiful coastline, whitewashed villages and rich agricultural bounty, Puglia will charm and seduce you. This unspoiled paradise of small farms and coastline offers a different glimpse of Italy.

    Bari to London: 3H
  6. Temperature temperature 66F/52F
    Rainfall rainfall 2.2 Inches
    Currency currency British Pound Sterling
    Time Zone timezone GMT +1

    Return to London to cap off your trip

    Enjoy some final special experiences and a send-off dinner for a memorable end to this journey.

Emerging Destinations Beirut Private jet

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The world's most iconic places, remarkable experiences, and
not-to-be-missed natural wonders are waiting for you. 

US$79,950 USD per person
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Our dedicated team is available to answer all your questions. Fill out this contact form or call us at 00-1-844-986-7226.

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 knowledgeable lecturers and local experts to join us on our expeditions to bring each destination to life with real-time insights into culture, history and daily life.

Joe Diaz

Joe Diaz

Host

Joe Diaz is the cofounder of critically acclaimed, multi-platform media company AFAR Media. In addition to his daily responsibilities at AFAR, Joe is an accomplished speaker and frequently lends his expertise on a variety of topics, including travel trends, startups, brands, entrepreneurship, innovation through digital media, and more.

Greg Sullivan

Greg Sullivan

Host

Greg Sullivan is CEO and cofounder of AFAR Media. AFAR launched in 2009 and has grown into one of the leading travel media companies serving the world’s best travelers. Greg started his career as a corporate securities attorney and later an investment banker before launching a series of successful entrepreneurial ventures.

Bonenfant, Jenna

Jenna Bonenfant

Guest Services Manager

With a passion for travel and hospitality, Jenna brings more than 10 years of professional experience and a background in luxury hotel brands to her role. She enjoys working personally with guests to ensure they have everything they need for a memorable journey.

Expedition Leader

Expedition Leader

You will travel with an experienced expedition leader, 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.

Our Private Jet Experience

The moment you board our 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 with years of experience at your service. They’ll know your name, likes and dislikes, so you can have the most personalized experience possible.

Aircraft: Airbus A318-100

Number of Seats: 28

Type of Seats: Flatbed (180-degree recline)

Features: In-seat power outlets

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Expedition Details

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

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 our custom Boeing 757, luggage typically is limited to two checked bags: the wheeled bag we mail you and one additional large suitcase of your own. Both of these bags will be stored in the hold of the jet during our flights, but you will be allowed to take your backpack and other small personal items, such as purses and camera bags, along with you in the cabin.

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 makes 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 our 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.

We strongly recommend purchasing insurance to protect your travel investment. We are pleased to offer the Calvary Travel Insurance plan through our preferred partner Redpoint for an additional safeguard against the unexpected. 

The Cavalry Travel Insurance plan includes: 

  • Waive pre-existing medical conditions if you purchase travel insurance within 14 days of making your initial trip deposit
  • Potential upgrade for Cancel For Any Reason ("CFAR")
  • Coverage for trip cancellation/interruption, sporting goods, baggage loss, emergency dental and more
  • Primary medical coverage in the event you must visit a hospital or medical facility
  • Elite medical evacuation to your hospital of choice
  • Access to a global network of trained medical staff, including paramedics and nurses available 24/7

To learn more about Calvary Travel Insurance, please contact our Guest Relations team at 800.454.4149 or call Calvary directly at 415.481.0720.

London
London, England

Your journey begins in London

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London, England
Faroe Islands
Beirut, Lebanon
Tbilisi, Georgia
Puglia
Puglia, Italy

Dive into the bounty of southern Italy

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Puglia, Italy
UK
London, England

Return to London to cap off your trip

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London, England