SEATTLE--Clients can ring in the new millennium on a lavish trip, aboard a private jet, arranged by TCS Expeditions.

The 24-day program, with New Year's celebrations planned for both sides of the international date line, visits South Pacific, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. The trip departs Los Angeles Dec. 27, 1999 on a Boeing 757; capacity is limited to 88 passengers.

Participants are scheduled to welcome in the millennium on the island of Tonga, just west of the dateline. They will then recross the dateline and be among the last to witness the end of the 20th century during traditional New Year's Eve festivities in western Samoa.

Lecturers accompanying the trip are astronaut Buzz Aldrin; Edmundo Edwards, an archaeologist specializing in the South Pacific, and Michael McElroy, chairman of Harvard University's Department of earth and planetary sciences.

In addition to Tonga and Samoa, the program includes visits to Easter Island, Papua New Guinea, Cambodia, Nepal (including an overnight at Tiger Tops jungle lodge), India and Yemen. There also will be wildlife viewing on the Serengeti Plain in Tanzania, an exploration of Jordan's lost city of Petra and a visit to the ancient caravan stop of Timbuktu on the edge of the Sahara. Farewell festivities are planned in Marrakesh, Morocco, the final stop before the trip's end in Washington.

The trip is priced at $44,950 per person, double, including transportation, hotels, special events, excursions and meals. TCS is paying agent commissions of 10%. TCS Expeditions has created 20 other private-jet expeditions since 1995.
TCS Expeditions
Phone: (800) 727-7477

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