A Boeing 737-400 private jet has taken off from London-Stansted Airport (STN) on a 23-day ‘Captivating Cultures’ grand tour.
It is the first time that, Titan Travel, part of the Saga Travel Group in the United Kingdom (UK), has waved off a private jet holiday but plans to do more in the future.
The holidaymakers, three pilots and five cabin crew members left on September 13, 2023, for their first stop off in Rome, Italy.
The trip will come to an end in in Istanbul on October 5, 2023, but along the way the passengers will take in the cultures of Montenegro, Jordan, India, and Uzbekistan.
The group of holidaymakers will experience once-in-a-lifetime adventures, many of which will be exclusive to the group.
These will include a visit to the Vatican before it opens, cruising in the breathtaking Bay of Kotor, visiting iconic Petra and sitting under the stars in Wadi Rum desert.
In India there will be a tour of the Palace of the Winds, game drives in search of tigers and dawn views of the Taj Mahal.
The group will also dine overlooking Uzbekistan’s beautiful city of Samarkand and explore Istanbul’s highlights before a farewell dinner to remember.
Also, on board throughout are three expert tour managers and an aviation specialist operations director.
The flight times range between one hour and 16 minutes and five hours and 53 minutes.
“We’re delighted that our inaugural private jet tour has taken to the skies, and we wish all our guests an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime adventure. They were in high-spirits as they boarded, looking forward to the next 23-days and nine cultural destinations from Petra to the Taj Mahal and Samarkand. We can’t wait to hear all their stories when they return,” John Constable, Saga Travel Group’s CEO, said.
Titan is repeating the private jet tour in September 2024, and also has a 21-day round-the-world tour that departs in November 2024 and takes in Rio de Janeiro, Easter Island, Fiji, Sydney, Siem Reap, Agra, Delhi and the Maasai Mara.
According to Titan Travel’s website the round-the-world tour will cost around 62,000 (£49,995).
Constable added: “The Captivating Cultures private jet tour has proved incredibly popular and was 70% sold within two months of opening for sale, so we are hosting another one next year, along with a round-the-world option. There’s also a 2025 Spice Route launching on sale in the coming weeks, which we’ve already had significant pre-registrations for.”