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Courtesy TCS World Travel
For the Road-Less-Traveled Seeker
Explore Eurasia by Private Jet
TCS World Travel’s new Cultures and Kingdoms of Eurasia Private Jet itinerary lets 50 curious, cultured travelers discover nine emerging destinations effortlessly over the course of 22 days. The April 20, 2017, departure leaves from Lisbon and jets travelers to hard-to-access and still mysterious places including Bishkek, Kyrgystan, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, the Musandam Peninsula in Oman, and Tirana, Albania. Travelers will learn the history of lost empires in the Silk Road oasis of Merv, Turkmenistan, and go on 4x4 safaris through the mountains of Wadi Khab Al Shamsi to see ancient petroglyphs in Oman. Over three days, guests will delve into the history and Persian-Islamic architecture of Isfahan, Iran, with visits to the UNESCO World Heritage Naqsh-e Jahan Square and 18th-century Ali Qapu Palace. Traveling by private jet eliminates the stress of customs and immigration and allows more time to delve into both the past and present of these complex cultures. Guests stay in discerning hotels, including Kempinski Hotel Cathedral square in Vilnius, Lithuania, and Six Senses Zighy Bay in Oman. From $77,950; tcsworldtravel.com.