Spice Route Journey - From Aqaba to Venice by Private Jet

Oriental spices

Private Jet Tours

Inspired by the fabled Spice Route, our latest private jet tour follows the footsteps of ancient traders who brought exotic, highly sought-after spices like pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon and cardamom to the western world. It’s going to be an aromatic, delicious journey, brought to life with behind-the-scenes tours on spice farms and plantations, visits to lively souks and fragrant spice markets and exclusively chartered cruises on Kerala houseboats and Omani dhows. There’ll be 4WD tours over sand dunes and the chance to see Petra’s cinematic Treasury, creative workshops and art-themed walks in Venice, and banquets inspired by heritage recipes from the spice trade. A marque of all our private jet tours, we’ve selected exquisite hotels and the most elegant and exclusive restaurants as you explore the world’s greatest spice kingdoms in ultimate style.

Included with every escorted tour

  • VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Knowledgeable tour managers
  • Included excursions
  • Selected meals and international flights

Including

42 meals

  • 16 breakfasts
  • 10 lunches
  • 16 dinners

Accommodation

16 nights in hotels

Transport

Travel in destination by coach

Excursions and visits

  • Choice of visit to Wadi Rum with 4WD tour or visit to Petra with guided walking tour
  • Guided visit to Stone Town and Darajani Market; spice farms tour
  • Visit to Lemurs' Park (time permitting); tour of vanilla plantation with local flights
  • Fort Cochin guided tour; snake boat regatta; backwaters tour and cruise; cultural evening with Kathakali show
  • Visit to Nizwa, Jabrin Forts and Birkat Al Mauz village; Muscat sightseeing tour; sunset dhow cruise
  • Venice street food tour; your chosen excursions in Venice; Murano Island visit and glass factory tour
  • Beachfront gala dinner with traditional entertainment in Zanzibar; Kochi cultural evening with dinner and Kathakali entertainment; Gala farewell dinner in Venetian palazzo

Plus

All drinks on board the aircraft

Soft drinks with included lunches

Beer, wine and soft drinks with included dinners

Luggage allowance of two pieces per person

All gratuities

Overview

  • 16 nights

  • Jordan, Zanzibar, Madagascar, India, Oman & Italy

  • London Stansted Airport

  • Escorted tour moderate

From £34,995 per person

Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction if not required

Itinerary

Duration: 17 days

Please note

  • A note about Ramadan
  • Our Spice Route Journey takes place during the holy month of Ramadan when Muslims observe fasting from sunrise to sunset. It’s a fascinating time to travel, offering the chance to experience the rich traditions, hospitality and generosity associated with Ramadan. This custom is best seen at Iftar, the time every evening when fasting is broken and family and friends come together for hearty feasts. In Muslim-majority destinations like Zanzibar and Oman, it’s important we respect local customs and beliefs at this time and while we not required to fast, we may need to refrain from eating, drinking or smoking in public during daylight hours. Many restaurants, cafes and government-run buildings will be closed during daylight hours and alcohol might not be served even when they are open.
  • Accommodation in Madagascar
  • Madagascar has a low level of economic development and as a result, standards of accommodation and service can vary and might not always meet those expected in the West. Although we have selected one of the best available hotels in Antananarivo (a locally graded 5* property) in our opinion it is more suited to a 4* grading. However as Madagascar played such a key role in the spice industry, we felt it was important to include it on our tour. We also believe visitors will enjoy experiencing traditional Malagasy hospitality and immersing themselves in the local culture.

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