around the world
Set out on the adventure of a lifetime and discover some of the world’s most celebrated treasures—all in one extraordinary private jet journey. From the architectural marvels of the Taj Mahal, to the incredible creatures of the Great Barrier Reef or Rwanda, to trekking to the South Pole – experience insider-access like never before, all whilst travelling in exclusive style and staying at world-class accommodations.
Please contact us for further information on any of the round-the-world experiences below.
TCS World Travel
For more than 25 years, TCS World Travel has delivered unparalleled experiences, with exceptional service in unique global destinations. TCS World Travel’s wealth of expertise and global network is why they are the private jet tour operator of choice for distinguished organizations such as National Geographic Expeditions, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts and Smithsonian Journeys.
They offer two ways to explore the world: Circle the globe or explore a continent, stopping at 8 to 10 incredible destinations on a single seamless journey; or alternatively, delve deeper into the heart and soul of a country with a smaller group of like-minded travelers. Spend two weeks getting to know the local culture through enriching, immersive experiences.
On the global itineraries, TCS operate their customised Boeing 757 configured with 52/76 seats according to the trip or their 28-seat customised airliner. On the smaller, regional itineraries travel in style either a 14-seat Falcon 900 or 46 seat Fokker 70 aircraft. Please contact us if you would like to learn which aircraft operate which itineraries.
Whenever possible, TCS journeys travel west – on daytime flights only, to minimize jetlag. Guests will always overnight in a hotel, rather than on the plane.
A dedicated expedition staff member handles your luggage throughout the journey. In many destinations, your luggage will be transferred directly from the plane to your hotel room (often arriving before you check in). 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.
Visas, Customs & Immigration
Should your journey require visas or entry permits, TCS will send a visa kit with all the required information. They work with an expediting service who review applications and liaise with the consulates and embassies. During your trip, TCS World Travel pre-fill your customs and immigrations forms at every stop—all you need to do is sign. Where possible, guests enjoy special privileges such as expedited customs and immigration formalities. On occasion there may be a dedicated customs counter, or permission granted to go through without individual clearance.
On the Boeing 757 trips, a physician travels throughout the entire journey to ensure a safe, healthy and worry-free experience.
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.). At each destination, they provide you with a small amount of local currency, so you don’t have to exchange money to purchase minor souvenirs. They will even give you postcards at each destination – hand them to staff before departing for your next stop and TCS will stamp and mail them for you.
There are 17 TCS World Travel departures worldwide throughout 2020 alone – a selection of which can be seen below. Please contact us if you would like any further details on these or any of their other trips, or if you would like to check availability.
Best of Australia and New Zealand
April 12 – April 30, 2020
19 Days, 47 Guests, 8 Destinations, Fokker 70
Price: £60,000 per person, double occupancy (£6,000 solo supplement)
Discover dramatic landscapes and vibrant cultures on a spectacular private jet journey across Australia and New Zealand. Venture into the Daintree Rainforest delve deep into Aboriginal legend at Uluru and encounter Maori tradition on the shores of Lake Taupo. Then launch your explorations of Milford Sound from Queenstown, the self-proclaimed adventure capital of the world.
Sydney – Hobart, Tasmania – Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park – Kangaroo Island – Cairns and Daintree Rainforest – Lizard Island & the Great Barrier Reef – Auckland & Lake Taupo, NZ – Queenstown & Milford Sound, NZ
Highlights of Brazil
July 23 – August 10, 2020
19 Days, 28 Guests, 6 Destinations, Airbus A318
Price: £74,000 per person, double occupancy (£7,400 solo supplement)
Experience the stunning diversity of Brazil, from mighty Iguaçu Falls to hidden coastal beaches and the lush wetlands of the Pantanal. Move to the samba beat in Rio, cruise the currents of the Amazon and embrace the spirit of the Brazilian people as you travel by private jet into the abundant landscapes and cultural centers of this vibrant nation.
Rio de Janeiro – Iguacu Falls – Pantanal – Manaus & the Amazon – Salvador – Trancoso – Rio de Janeiro
Southern Africa: Wine and Wildlife
August 31 – September 17, 2020/September 16 – October 3, 2020
18 Days, 28 Guests, Destinations, Airbus A318
Price: £79,000 per person, double occupancy (£7,900 solo supplement)
Explore the best of Southern Africa on this exciting 18-day journey. Sample some of the world’s finest wines in the Cape Winelands, discover the stark beauty of the Namib Desert, explore the riverine landscapes of Zambia, relax on Mozambique’s stunning beaches and search for wildlife in South Africa’s foremost reserves.
Cape Town, South Africa – Cape Winelands, South Africa – Sossusvlei, Namibia – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe – South Luangwa National Park, Zambia – Pemba, Mozambique – Kruger National Park, South Africa – Cape Town, South Africa
Epic Kingdoms by Private Jet
29 September – 17 October 2020
19 Days, 52 Guests, 7 Destinations, Boeing 757
Price: USD114,950 per person, double occupancy (USD11,495 solo supplement)
Uncover the legendary civilizations and enduring cultures of Asia, Africa and the Mediterranean, from remote Bhutan to the treasures of ancient Egypt. Immerse yourself in the royal opulence of Jaipur, explore Northern Thailand’s majestic temples and discover Sicily, where Greek and Roman ruins overlook the scenic splendor of Mount Etna.
Athens, Greece – Jaipur, India – Kathmandu, Nepal – Paro, Bhutan – Chiang Mai, Thailand – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Luxor & the Pyramids, Egypt – Sicily, Italy – London, England
Around the World
October 24 – November 17, 2020
25 Days, 76 Guests, 9 Destinations, Boeing 757
Price: Starting at £72,000 per person, double occupancy (£7,200 solo supplement)
The world’s most iconic places, remarkable experiences and not-to-be-missed natural wonders are waiting for you. Our flagship journey combines a life list of global destinations and UNESCO World Heritage sites into a seamless, elegant trip. Discover ten legendary destinations as you circle the entire globe. Marvel at the architectural treasures of Angkor Wat and the Taj Mahal, seek out diverse wildlife on the Great Barrier Reef and the Serengeti Plain, and immerse yourself in rich ancient cultures as you travel from Machu Picchu and Easter Island to Bhutan and the Lost City of Petra.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Cusco and Machu Picchu, Peru – Easter Island, Chile – Apia, Samoa – Great Barrier Reef, Australia – Angkor Wat, Cambodia – Taj Mahal, India – Serengeti Plain & Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania – Lost City of Petra and Wadi Rum, Jordan – Marrakech, Morocco – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Seven Continents by Private Jet
January 6, 2021 – February 22, 2021
28 Days, 52 Guests, 9 Destinations, Boeing 757
Price: £137,750 per person, double occupancy (£13,775 solo supplement)
Touch down on all seven continents in a single epic journey that reimagines the Grand Tour for the 21st century. Uncover the many wonders of our world, from the ancient Pyramids and the moai of Easter Island to the ethereal landscapes of Antarctica, considered by many to be travel’s last frontier. Experience dynamic cultures along the way, from ancient Omani traditions to the emerging food and wine scene in Melbourne and Santiago.
Miami – USA – Santiago, Chile – Antarctica – Easter Island, Chile – Nadi, Fiji – Melbourne, Australia – Langkawi, Malaysia – Muscat, Oman – Luxor & the Pyramids, Egypt – London, England
Animals of the World by Private Jet
February 25, 2021 – March 16, 2021
20 Days, 52 Guests, 7 Destinations, Boeing 757
Price: £114,000 per person, double occupancy (£11,400 solo supplement)
Travel the world on an expedition in pursuit of some of the planet’s most magnificent creatures in their natural habitats. Experience the awe of sighting megafauna like gorillas and tigers in the wild, and delight in encounters with lemurs, stingless jellyfish and a stunning variety of birds as you journey by private jet across the Northern Pacific, Asia and Africa.
Kona, USA – Koror, Palau – Chengdu, China – Ranthambore, India – Jaipur, India- Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda – Nosy Be, Madagascar – Kruger National Park, South Africa – Cape Town, South Africa
There are a number of excellent cruises that offer the opportunity to visit the shores of Antarctica, however with a White Desert experience you will be able to explore the interior – an irresistible opportunity for the true adventurer. White Desert are pioneers of Antarctic luxury – with only 12 guests on each private jet departure, and trips ranging from 1 – 8 days, the experience is tailored to be as relaxed or as adrenalin-fuelled as you wish.
Departing from Cape Town by Gulfstream G550, the flight time to Wolf’s Fang Runway is 5 hours. With a 6,750NM range and travelling at 0.85 mach, the G550 is one of the world’s most capable business jets and has the capacity to fly from Cape Town to Wolf’s Fang runway and back again without refuelling. With more than 20 landings per season, the White Desert pilots have built up a huge amount of experience. The Gulfstream range is also famous for its wide oval windows, which offer incredible views flying over the icebergs of the Southern Ocean.
For ‘interior’ flights once you have arrived at Wolf Fang, White Desert operate two identical Basler BT-67s. Versatile, durable and with an extended range, these aircraft are able to land on snow and ice. It is these aircraft that are used for flying to the Emperor Penguins and South Pole.
The luxurious White Desert Whichaway Camp is a camp like no other – perfect for your Antarctic adventure, changing location in accordance with daylight hours.
There are 7 spacious state-of-the-art sleeping pods. They are designed for two people and measure over 6m (20ft) in diameter. Each dome contains everything you could need for your stay including heating, premium bedding, a writing desk and en-suite wash area with separate toilet.
Despite its remote location, guests staying at Whichaway Camp are able to warm up with a hot shower in the shower pod.
The communal space at Whichaway Camp is a place to sit back , reflect and recharge. The well-appointed lounge, with adjacent cocktail deck, is both warm and comfortable. This is the perfect setting for guests to relax and share experiences after a day on the ice. There is also a library, complete with timeless classics recounting tales of Antarctic exploration.
From hearty breakfasts, to decadent picnics and six-course tasting menus, dining at Whichaway Camp is an unforgettable experience. There is also a Camp Sommelier, who selects award-winning labels from leading Cape vineyards.
Activities can be as easy and gentle, or adventurous and adrenaline-fuelled as you wish. From a gentle trek and picnic to look at the ice waves or tunnels, to kite-skiing, ice-climbing, abseiling or learning to rock climb on a nearby ‘Nunatak’ mountain. For those interested in ongoing scientific explorations, visit a research base or explore the Schirmacher Oasis. For nature lovers, a visit to the Emperor Penguins is a must (2hr flight from Whichaway). And for the ultimate bucket-list trip, follow in the footsteps of only the hardiest explorers and visit the South Pole (7hr flight from Whichaway).
White Desert understands and respects that Antarctica is a highly sensitive wilderness and as such, operates in strict accordance with the environmental tourism guidelines laid out in the Antarctic Treaty. They also go further and operate their own zero impact policy, including powering the camp by renewable energy, removing all human waste (to be disposed of responsibly n South Africa) and offsetting flight emissions through a portfolio of Carbon projects. Further details can be found on their website.
The Greatest Day
A chance to experience the real interior of Antarctica in a single day. Price: $13,500 per person.
On this 4-day adventure, learn what it takes to survive in Antarctica from one of the most experienced and accomplished polar explorers of our time – Ben Saunders, who has covered more than 7,000km of Arctic and Antarctic terrain in the past two decades. Price: $38,000 per person.
With an emphasis on photography, this 5-day trip offers unique access to a magnificent penguin colony when the chicks are taking their first steps off their parent’s feet. Price: $58,000 per person.
Emperors and South Pole
This luxury 8-day adventure starts at Whichaway Camp, then takes you into the heart of Antarctica to see the Emperor Penguins, followed by a visit to the southernmost point on earth – the South Pole. Price: $92,500 per person.
All prices include airport collection from Cape Town, return flights to Antarctica on the White Desert private jet, all accommodation, food and drink (including all alcohol) in Antarctica, all guiding fees, support of field guides and logistics staff, use of certain items of polar clothing, and payment of a ‘Carbon Tax’ for offsetting emissions created by all logistics associated with Antarctic travel. The camp operates on a “zero-impact” policy. Prices are subject to change.
What’s not included
Travel to/from Cape Town and accommodation in Cape Town.
Please contact us if you would like further information or to check availability.
Four Seasons Private Jet
The Four Seasons Private Jet team delivers a fully customised around-the-world journey to the world’s most captivating destinations. Experience insider access with like-minded travellers seeking unique experiences, with the comfort of Four Seasons service and care. With one crew member to every six passengers in the air, combined with Four Seasons’ global network of Concierges arranging exclusive access experiences on the ground, no detail goes unnoticed.
Four Seasons currently operates a bespoke 52-seat Boeing 757 and will launch its new service in early 2021 – a fully customized Airbus A321R aircraft with room for just 48 passengers. Extending the comfort and style of Four Seasons hotels up into the sky, key features of the new plane will include a spacious lounge area to encourage socialising between passengers, interactive workshops and demonstrations run by the brand’s experts.
The on-board journey team includes the Four Seasons Director of Guest Experience, Four Seasons Concierge, Journey Manager, Assistant Journey Manager, Private Jet Chef and an on-board physician.
The jet always flies during the day, arriving in each new destination usually mid-afternoon.
The dedicated Luggage Concierge ensures your suitcases are exactly where you need them to be without you having to lift a finger.
Visas, Customs and Immigration
Should your journey require visas or entry permits, Four Seasons will assist. Where possible, guests enjoy special privileges such as expedited customs and immigration formalities. On occasion there may be a dedicated customs counter, or permission granted to go through without individual clearance.
Enjoy peace of mind knowing that if any medical issue should arise throughout the trip, you’ll be under the capable care of a personal on-board doctor.
Working closely with each local Four Seasons culinary team, the on-board Executive Chef Kerry Sear calls on his decades of experience to create innovative in-flight menus highlighting regional flavours and specialties, using fresh ingredients gathered throughout the trip.
What’s included on a Four Seasons Private Jet Journey
Along with the flights, accommodation and ground transfers, all beverages, including alcohol, are included while on board the jet. All lunches and dinners include beer, soft drinks, and selected wines and liquors. Complimentary bottled water is available at all times while touring and at hotels. All meals are included, from the welcome dinner in the first destination through breakfast at your leisure on the final morning. Many meals are à la carte, but you can expect at least one group meal per destination that incorporates an exciting event or local entertainment.
Not included: The program does not include: airfare to and from your home city; passport and visa fees; personal expenses such as laundry or telephone charges, optional additional activities (such as golf fees, spa services, private cars and drivers); and liquor and snacks consumed outside of the private jet and regular daily meals.
World of Adventures May 2020
May 4 – May 27, 2020
24 Days, 8 Countries, 52 passengers, Boeing 757
Price: USD 145,000 per person based on double occupancy (solo supplement USD 14,500)
This incredible itinerary circles the globe taking in extremes of experiences for an adventure unlike any other. Come face-to-face with a family of mountain gorillas in Rwanda, practice your salsa moves during a private dance class in Bogotá and sail to a remote beach for a snorkelling adventure in the Bahamas.
Seattle – Kyoto – Bali – Seychelles – Rwanda – Marrakech – Nevis – Bogotá – Miami
Remote Wonders 2021
December 31, 2020–January 20, 2021
21 Days, 7 Countries, 48 passengers, new Four Seasons Jet – the Airbus A321
Price: USD 169,000 per person based on double occupancy (solo supplement USD 22,000)
Celebrate the launch of the new Four Seasons Private Jet on its inaugural journey. Ring in the new year with fireworks over the Burj Khalifa, discover the wilds of the Serengeti and Rwanda, experience the lively urban spirit of Bangkok and the tranquillity of the Seychelles.
Dubai – Hoi An – Angkor Wat – Bangkok – Chiang Mai – Seychelles – Rwanda – Serengeti – Dubai
International Intrigue 2021
February 24 – March 19, 2021
24 Days, 9 Destinations, 48 passengers, new FS Airbus A321
Price: USD 163,000 per person based on double occupancy (solo supplement USD 21,200)
Seek out serenity on remote island paradises, engage your senses in vibrant cultural capitals, and uncover the magic of the vast African savannah – all on one inspiring journey around the world. Go behind the scenes at a prestigious ballet academy in St Petersburg; Learn the secrets of samurai swordfighting from a master in Kyoto or unwind with a holistic spa treatment in the Maldives.
Seattle – Kyoto – Hoi An – Maldives – Serengeti – Marrakech – Budapest – St Petersburg – Paris
Timeless Encounters 2021
March 19 – April 11, 2021
24 Days, 9 destinations, 48 passengers, new FS Airbus A321
Price: USD 163,000 per person based on double occupancy (solo supplement USD 21,200)
Four Seasons’s longest-running journey around the world showcases its extraordinary range with stunning natural beauty, enduring cultural traditions, inspiring urban experiences and a stop at one of the world’s iconic wonders. Swim with the gentle rays on a snorkelling safari in Bora Bora, explore the world’s most romantic site on a day trip to the Taj Mahal and soar over the Arabian Gulf on a private helipcopter tour in Dubai.
Kona – Bora Bora – Sydney – Bali – Chiang Mai – Taj Mahal – Dubai – Prague – London
Ancient Explorer 2021
October 5 – October 28, 2021
October 30 – November 22, 2021
24 Days, 10 Destinations, 48 passengers, new FS Airbus A321
Price: USD 167,000 per person based on double occupancy (solo supplement USD 21,700)
Experience a trip of a lifetime with the Ancient Explorer itinerary. Explore the legendary wonders of the world from dynamic Mexico City and historic Athens to remote Easter Island and the Lost City of Petra.
Miami – Mexico City – Easter Island – Bora Bora – Great Barrier Reef – Bangkok or Koh Samui – Jordan – Eygypt’s Pyramids – Athens
&Beyond Private Jet Journeys
This extraordinary 12-day/11-night, exclusive private jet journey boasts sublime, handpicked accommodation, situated in the most exclusive of settings. Spanning 5 countries, enjoy 8 nights in the heart of the pristine African bush and 3 nights in two of Africa’s iconic cities. The &Beyond Private Jet Small Group Journey is an authentic experience, set in the most iconic destinations in Africa. There is also the option to extend into Mozambique, Botswana, Namibia, Rwanda or Uganda.
The Bombardier Challenger 350 private jet, ideally configured to accommodate small groups and families will be used for all international routes, with the exception of the routing between the Masai Mara and Ngorongoro Crater, as well as between Ngorongoro Crater and Kilimanjaro International Airport, where a Private PC12 Charter Flight will be used. Turbo-prop fixed wing aircrafts and private vehicle transfers will be used internally, to connect with bush landing strips.
Night 1. Nairobi | Kenya Giraffe Manor
Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi – the hub of East Africa – is one of the largest and most influential cities in the continent, and the only city in the world with a national park on its doorstep.
One of its most iconic retreats, the historic Giraffe Manor, offers a truly enchanting opportunity to interact with its resident herd of Rothschild giraffe. In the mornings and evenings, the giraffe visit the Manor, casually interrupting mealtimes by poking their long necks into the windows of the dining area in search of a delicious treat.
Nights 2 & 3. Masai Mara National Reserve, Bateleur Camp
Fly from Wilson Airport on your private charter flight to the southwest of Kenya and the open plains of the Masai Mara. Covering an area of 1,510 sq the Masai Mara National Reserve is a land of breath-taking vistas, abundant wildlife and endless plains. Home to an excellent year-round concentration of game, the reserve is a photographer’s and naturalist’s paradise, with abundant elephant, buffalo, giraffe, lion and cheetah alongside the migratory wildebeest and zebra.
Tucked away at the foot of the scenic Oloololo escarpment (the rim of the Great Rift Valley), you will find Bateleur Camp. Reflecting the ambiance of Kenyan safaris of the ‘20s and ‘30s, it is situated where the famous final scene of the movie Out of Africa was filmed. Adventures abound with twice-daily game drives and spot-lit night drives. Optional activities include a hot air balloon safari or a community excursion that includes memorable interactions with the Maasai.
Nights 4 & 5. Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania &Beyond Ngorogoro Crater Lodge
Arrive into Manyara airstrip, Tanzania, where your welcoming &BEYOND guides await to transfer you up to the rim of the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater. Once a gigantic volcano, it is the largest intact caldera in the world, sheltering one of the most beautiful wildlife havens on earth.
The award-winning Ngorongoro Crater Lodge offers captivating sundowners in the company of charismatic Maasai warriors, exclusive candlelit dinners with awe-inspiring views, and a full-day game drive into the heart of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, with lunch served in a spectacular bush banquet on the crater floor.
Night 6. Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Matetsi River Lodge
After breakfast your private charter flight awaits to fly you to Kilimanjaro International Airport to meet up with the private jet for your journey to the majestic Victoria Falls – one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles.
Combining an exceptional wildlife experience and 15km of private Zambezi River frontage, Matetsi Private Game Reserve is an exclusive safari oasis that plays host to an incredible array of experiences. Delight in a spectacular tour of the Victoria Falls followed by a beautiful sundowner boat cruise along a private stretch of river. The next morning after a delicious breakfast, enjoy thrilling game viewing adventures in 50,000 hectares of pristine wilderness.
Nights 7, 8 & 9. Kruger National Park, South Africa & Beyond Ngala Tented Camp
The world-famous Kruger National Park is South Africa’s largest game reserve and one of the finest wildlife sanctuaries on the planet, where more mammal species roam free than in any other game reserve.
Arrive by jet at Mpumalanga Airport in Nelspruit, gateway to the Kruger National Park, and transfer for a short charter flight to Ngala Airstrip and the Ngala Tented Camp. The romance of canvas mingles with the simple sophistication of polished wooden decks, textured fabrics and clean lines.
Experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in rhino notching. Get up close and personal with these highly endangered giants of the African bush and assist in the conservation and monitoring of these majestic animals. Additional exciting activities include twice-daily game drives, bush walks, or perhaps consider a hot air balloon safari or a scenic helicopter flight over the lowveld.
Nights 10 & 11. Cape Town South Africa, One&Only Cape Town
Depart by jet from Mpumalanga to fabulous Cape Town, often described as one of the most beautiful cities on earth. With Table Mountain at its heart and two oceans at its feet; the city is vibrant, cosmopolitan and an eclectic mix of old and new.
Experience Cape Town by summitting Table Mountain by cable-car or wind your way through a scenic tour of the Peninsula, taking in the sights of Hout Bay, Chapmans Peak, Boulders Beach with its adorable penguins and a visit to Cape Point where two oceans collide. Alternatively, sample the finest among South Africa’s renowned wines on a expertly guided tour of the famed Cape Winelands.
On your last evening of the trip, enjoy an elegant closing banquet hosted by &BEYOND CEO, Joss Kent, and Denis Goldberg, famed friend and fellow activist of the late Nelson Mandela.
Please contact us if you are interested in the &Beyond Private Jet Journey.