A Four Seasons Private Jet Experience
A family-friendly journey by private jet, this enriching 13-day itinerary is filled with majestic wildlife experiences, ancient historical treasures and awe-inspiring natural wonders to captivate travelers of all ages.
7 Far-Flung Destinations, 13 Remarkable Days
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Discover the historic heart of Athens
Newly restored to its former status as the glamorous jewel of the Athens Riviera, the iconic Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens allows you to explore the ancient historical sites of this fabled city.GREECE TO EGYPT: 2H 15M (day trip)
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Marvel at Egypt’s archaeological treasures
During our stay in Athens, our Private Jet travels to Egypt for the day, allowing you to explore the legendary Pyramids of Giza, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.GREECE TO TANZANIA: 8H 15m (overnight flight and includes charter)
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Embark on a safari in Serengeti National Park
Leaving the shores of the Aegean Sea behind, you’ll depart Athens on an overnight flight and travel deep into the heart of Africa to the untamed landscape of the Serengeti Plain—a sanctuary where animals roam free under a seemingly infinite sky.TANZANIA TO MAURITIUS: 5H 35M (INCLUDES CHARTER FLIGHT)
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Escape to beautiful Mauritius for three nights
American author Mark Twain famously proclaimed that heaven was modeled after the island of Mauritius, an Indian Ocean paradise of white-sand beaches, balmy winds, turquoise lagoons and lush rain forests.MAURITIUS TO RWANDA: 5H 00M
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The Virunga Mountains are a haven for rare wildlife
Following the oceanside serenity of Mauritius, our jet touches down in the “Land of a Thousand Hills,” where animal experiences of a lifetime await. In the forest-covered mountains of Rwanda, come face-to-face with a family of mountain gorillas or endangered golden monkeys.
RWANDA TO ZAMBIA: 3H 00M
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Opt for a classic safari experience in Rwanda
As an alternative to visiting Volcanoes National Park, travel to Kigali and continue east to spend two nights in another of Rwanda’s national parks, home to hundreds of savannah species and the largest protected wetland in central Africa.
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Survey the splendor of the world’s largest waterfall
On our way to Johannesburg, our Private Jet arrives in Zambia for a chance to witness one of nature’s most magnificent displays, listed among the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.ZAMBIA TO SOUTH AFRICA: 1H 50M
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Conclude your journey in South Africa
Our journey concludes in dynamic Johannesburg, South Africa’s historic and cultural hub. Should you wish to extend your trip, the City of Gold offers plenty of attractions to discover or convenient access to other destinations in the region.
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Rely on the expertise of Four Seasons as they personally escort you from one world-class destination to the next. Their smooth start-to-finish service ensures that every detail is seen to at every step along the way. They assist with visas and travel forms, and make clearing customs and immigration a breeze with private, expedited service wherever possible.
The Four Seasons Private Jet Experience
Experience the luxurious design and exceptional attention to detail you have come to expect from Four Seasons properties at 40,000 feet when you travel the world aboard the brand-new Four Seasons Private Jet. Designed by the same team that conceives the style and character of Four Seasons hotels and resorts, the custom-fitted Airbus A321 has been reimagined with premium, handcrafted finishes and intuitive functionality in mind. With the widest and tallest cabin in its class, as well as a spacious new social lounge that invites you to connect with your fellow travelers, the new Jet offers an even more modern, enriching and interactive flight experience.
Every element of the private jet has been strategically designed with you in mind, from the Italian-leather seats created exclusively for Four Seasons to the customized amenities. With one crew member to every six passengers, personalized service is guaranteed from the moment you step aboard.
Aircraft: Airbus A321neo-LR
Number of Seats: 48
Type of Seats: Flatbed (180-degree recline)
Features: Spacious social lounge area, larger lavatories, personal ottoman
Amenities: On-demand entertainment and in-flight Wi-Fi
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.
Luggage is limited to two bags per person. The maximum weight per suitcase is 50 pounds (22 kg). All suitcases will be stored in the hold of the jet during our flights. You may also bring one carry-on bag per person, plus a camera bag or purse. All carry-on items must fit in the overhead bin. Please note that in some destinations you will need to carry your items up the jet stairs.
A dedicated journey 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 journey staff member are used to transfer luggage between the airport and the hotel on arrival and departure. Often, your bag will be 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.). 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
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.
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 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.