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TCS World Travel, SeaDream partner on cruise-private jet odyssey

The journey starts with a SeaDream cruise in the Mediterranean (Photo: SeaDream Yacht Club)
TCS World Travel partnered with SeaDream Yacht Club for a journey that combines a Mediterranean cruise with private jet travel in Africa. It is rich with experiences ranging from driving a Ferrari in the south of France to observing mountain gorillas in Rwanda.

The trip begins with a cruise on a SeaDream yacht. Then travelers fly aboard a custom-configured Boeing 757 private jet to Africa, with world-renowned experts as guides and first-class accommodations.

The 20-day 'Sea. Sky. Safari.' journey in May 2017 visits eight countries—Spain, France, Italy, Monaco, Rwanda, Botswana, South Africa and Morocco—and is priced starting at $107,000 per person, double occupancy.

'Over the past 25 years TCS World Travel has partnered with some of the most renowned organizations in the world including Four Seasons, National Geographic Expeditions and Smithsonian Journeys to create incredible journeys,' TCS World Travel president Shelley Cline said. 'We are thrilled to partner with SeaDream Yacht Club to extend our journeys to the ocean with our first sea, sky and land expedition to the Mediterranean and Africa.'

The SeaDream cruise will visit destinations including Barcelona and the Costa Brava, Provence, Portofino, Cannes and Monte Carlo. The jet portion of the program goes to Rwanda, Botswana, South Africa and Morocco. The Boeing 757 aircraft is configured with 52 Italian leather flat-bed seats, and has amenities such as on-demand inflight entertainment, iPads with expedition information and menus designed by TCS World Travel's executive chef.

Some highlights of the journey include exploring the grand 17th-century Château de Flaugergues while sipping a glass of wine from the chateau's vineyard, where grapes have been grown since Roman times. Travelers can live the life of a Formula 1 driver for a few hours on an excursion through Eze behind the wheel of a Ferrari, and come face-to-face with a troop of mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park.

In the Okavango Delta they can search for lions, leopards, hyenas, hippos, elephants, giraffes and great herds of zebra and Cape buffalo. And they can glimpse the disappearing traditional Berber society on a trek into the Atlas Mountains to learn about life in a rural village from its chieftain.

TCS World Travel tailors its trips to individual interests. The programs are all-inclusive of best-available accommodations, ground transportation, dining, exclusive sightseeing options, special events and activities, and enrichment programs.

The 25-year-old company has offices in Seattle and London and is part of TUI AG.