Thomas Cook India and SOTC Travel Introduce Private Journeys

Personalised, premium, chauffeured van tours

Empowers customers to design their holiday, their way!

The India Holiday Report from Thomas Cook and SOTC Travel reveals that Indians are becoming increasingly discerning travellers with an increased appetite for premium and experience led travel (78%) and higher spends (80%). Thus, with a strategic intent to target this increased demand, perfectly timed for the upcoming festive season, the Companies have introduced Private Journeys: personalised, premium, chauffeured van tours.

Thomas Cook and SOTC’s Private Journeys are designed to target HNIs, multigenerational families, ad-hoc groups of friends, and honeymooners/couples.

Private Journeys are fully customisable, private holidays with a closed/known group of friends/family that allows for a leisurely exploration of a destination: its history, culture, cuisine, and hidden secrets! Right from choosing the locales, the driving route, stops enroute, outdoor activities, shopping/dining experiences – can be entirely chosen by the customer as per their preference making these tours truly private.

Curated by experts, Private Journeys feature exclusive experiences including: a panoramic tour of Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire with exclusive photo stops of Anne Hathaway’s cottage, visiting Shakespeare’s wife’s childhood home – a beautiful timber-framed thatched farmhouse before travelling South through the stunning Cotswolds, witness Britain’s greatest medieval experience with a private tour of Warwick Castle and Windsor Castle. Football enthusiasts can explore the Paris Saint-Germain Football club, from top of the stands to the subs bench, the VIP boxes to the conference room and the renowned trophy wall. Private Journeys also offers exploration of Turkiye’s turquoise coast from Izmir, outdoor/adventure like ATV Rides/Jeep Safaris or paragliding over Turkiye’s unique rock formations. Unique elements also include personalized photo shoots with panaromic backdrops of the Swiss Alps, a Bustronome gastronomic dinner experience under the stars and more!

Highlights of Thomas Cook and SOTC’s Private Journeys:

  • Premium, private vehicles at one’s disposal with professional local English-speaking drivers
  • Centrally located 4-star hotels; inclusive of breakfast
  • Itineraries cover festivals, wildlife experiences, unique elements of culture & history…
  • 24×7 on ground local emergency helpline for customer safety/reassurance