Captivating Cultures: A Grand Tour from Rome to Rajasthan by Private Jet

Istanbul, Turkey

Escorted Group Tours

On this luxurious holiday, we’ll be whisked away on a privately chartered jet for a grand and unique journey. We’ll begin in the Eternal City of Rome and conclude in mesmerising Istanbul, stopping along the way in equally show-stopping Montenegro, Jordan, India and Uzbekistan. Staying in exquisite hotels and dining at the most elegant and authentic restaurants, we’ll also be treated to a dazzling array of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which will be exclusive to our group. We’ll visit the Vatican before it opens, cruise the breathtaking Bay of Kotor, see iconic Petra and gaze at the stars under Wadi Rum’s desert skies. India promises tours of the Palace of the Winds, game drives in search of tigers and dawn views of the Taj Mahal from our hotel room. We’ll dine overlooking Uzbekistan’s beautiful city of Samarkand and explore Istanbul’s highlights before a farewell dinner to remember. We hope you’ll join us on this unmatched experience in the world of travel.


61 meals

  • 22 breakfasts
  • 16 lunches
  • 22 dinners
  • 1 brunch


22 nights in hotels


Travel in destination by coach

Excursions and visits

  • Tour of the Colosseum; visit to the Jewish ghetto; exclusive boat cruise on the Tiber; exclusive, private pre-opening tour of the Vatican museums and Sistine Chapel; walking tour of baroque Rome, squares and fountains; and an extra excursion of your choice in Rome
  • Tour of Kotor including Maritime Museum; private folklore performance and grappa tasting; exclusive boat cruise on the Bay of Kotor; visit to the island of Our Lady of the Rocks, with private open-air concert; and transportation to Budva if you wish to visit
  • 4WD tour of Wadi Rum; tour of Petra; and Petra by night
  • Tour of Amber Fort; yoga session; excursion to the City Palace, Jantar Mantar observatory and the Palace of the Winds; three game drives in Ranthambore; train journey to Bharatpur; visit to Fatehpur Sikri; guided tour of Taj Mahal; and tour of Agra Fort
  • Tour of Samarkand; plov cooking class; laser show in Registan Square; and a choice between an excursion to Shakhrisabz or a visit to local vineyard for a tasting
  • Tour of Istanbul including Dolmabahçe Palace, the spice bazaar and Grand Bazaar; visit to Hürrem Sultan Hamami Turkish bath; tour of Istanbul including the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace Museum; cocktails on exclusive yacht cruise on the Bosphorus strait; and an excursion of your choice in Istanbul
  • Welcome dinner at the Royal restaurant, overlooking the Colosseum, Rome; farewell dinner at Casina Valadier, Rome; traditional dinner in the desert, Wadi Rum; exclusive Arabian banquet, Little Petra; exclusive gala dinner at Samode Palace, Jaipur; exclusive rooftop terrace dinner overlooking Registan Square, Samarkand; lunch of Royal Ottoman cuisine; dinner at Sunset Grill & Bar, Istanbul; and farewell gala dinner in Istanbul


All drinks on board the aircraft, plus beer, wine and soft drinks with included meals

Entry visas for Jordan and India

Luggage allowance of two pieces per person

All gratuities

Expert local guides in each destination with Quietvox headsets


  • 22 nights

  • Italy, Montenegro, Jordan, India, Uzbekistan & Turkey

  • London Stansted Airport

  • Escorted tour moderate

From £29,995 per person

Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction if not required


Duration: 23 days

Please note

  • Please note: A wide range of onboard flight entertainment can be streamed directly to your own tablet. If you don't have one, just let us know and we’ll provide one for you.


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