For the ultimate getaway



Over the last few years, we’ve been working closely with WSJ+ to offer you—their members—an exclusive collection of some of our most euphoric experiences, including once-in-a-lifetime family excursions. As families ourselves, we know exactly how to ensure that your adventure will work for everyone in your group – from youngest to oldest. Below, you’ll find some of our favorite trips you can embark on in 2022 – and there’s a lot to get excited about.

However, if you don’t find something you like, then head on over to our A – Z of destinations. From here, you can plan your own escape – and to almost anywhere in the world.

Finally, we’d like to celebrate this collaboration by offering you an extra special something. With each trip you take or every trip you gift, Black Tomato will gift you—in turn—a complimentary experience. This is your exclusive benefit as a WSJ+ member.

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#1 A family safari to Kenya with WSJ+

Featuring game drives and Maasai culture

In search of the Big Five

The original safari destination, Kenya is the perfect spot for a luxury family adventure. Beyond the abundant wildlife of the Maasai Mara, there is much to explore here from hands-on conservation efforts to cultural immersions. See your family’s eyes light up as they tick off the Big Five on a game drive, before delighting in the smaller details on alternative safaris that will see you travel by foot, horseback or mountain bike. You’ll watch the sunset from the original inspiration for Lion King’s Pride Rock and there’s a fun introduction to Maasai culture too with the chance to enrol in Maasai Warrior School. Packed full of unique experiences, this is the ultimate family safari. Prices start from $6,600pp including all experiences, guides and some of the region’s most luxurious hotels, lodges and safari camps. 

WSJ+ members will receive a complimentary Maasai beading lesson for the whole family.

Prices start from $6,600pp including all experiences, transfers and some of the region’s most luxurious hotels.

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Take a literary deep dive into the life and work of James Joyce on this exclusive experience through the streets of Dublin. Alongside an expert literary guide, you’ll explore the politics, arts and culture that informed Joyce’s work before joining the Director of the Museum of Literature of Ireland on a ‘white glove’ tour of rare archival materials, including a priceless first-ever copy of Ulysses. This immersive experience taps into our network of leading figures and exclusive access to bring your literary interests to life. 

WSJ+ members will also receive a private whiskey tasting at the Jameson Distillery in Dublin.

Prices start from $7,250pp including all experiences, transfers and some of the region’s most luxurious hotels.  

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Luxury Italy holiday: Rome's coliseum

#3 A family adventure through Italy

Renaissance charm, ancient sights and coastal bliss; Florence, Rome and Puglia make an irresistible trio. On this ten-night escape, you’ll wind your way through glorious cities and along crumbling coastlines. Curated for families, you’ll visit gladiator ‘school’, learn the arts of pizza and gelato, and unwind on the sublime coasts of the Adriatic.

WSJ+ members will receive complimentary rental of a vintage Alfa Romeo Spider.

Prices start from $4,680pp including all experiences, guides and some of the region’s best and most luxurious hotels.   

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#4 An odyssey through the ancient world

Featuring dramatic ruins and Aegean bliss

From ancient Athens to island Crete

On this ten-night sojourn, we’ve prepared a true odyssey through the ancient world, with private tours of the Acropolis and Parthenon; the blissful beaches of Mykonos; and the ethereal landscapes of Crete and its environs – from the Cave of Zeus to the legendary Palace of Knossos.

WSJ+ members will enjoy a complimentary sunset tour of the Temple of Poseidon. 

Prices start from $6,201pp including all experiences, guides and hotels. 

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Where to go on holiday: Peru

#5 From Lake Titicaca to Machu Picchu 

Ancient cultures and modern cuisine collide on this ten-night journey through Peru. Travel through history alongside a host of expert guides and gain insider access to iconic sites as you skip the crowds of Machu Picchu and sail into the floating islands of Lake Titicaca. You’ll embrace local life too, as you pay tribute to Pachamama with a traditional shaman and meet the people playing a role in Peru’s culinary revolution.  

WSJ+ members will receive a complimentary Pachamanca lunch experience in the historic town of Ollantaytambo.  

Prices start from $11,450pp including all experiences, guides and some of the region’s best and most luxurious lodges and hotels.  

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Hawaii vacation

#6 Discover Hawaii by land, sea and sky

On this rejuvenating adventure to the islands of Hawaii, you’ll helicopter into volcanic craters, snorkel with manta rays off Big Island, cruise by catamaran, and explore the hidden waterfalls of the Na Pali coast. And that’s only the beginning.

WSJ+ members will enjoy a complimentary sunrise Hawaiian outrigger canoe experience.

Prices start from $7,100 per person including all experiences, guides and hotels.

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#7 Adrenaline and adventure in Costa Rica 

Featuring verdant jungles and dramatic volcanoes

From Arenal volcano to the beaches of Tortuguero

You’ll embark on an exhilarating expedition into the jungles of Costa Rica. A pitch-perfect combination of adrenaline, atmosphere, relaxation, and the animal kingdom.

WSJ+ members will enjoy a complimentary private dinner under the stars, on the riverbanks of Pacuare.

Prices start from $4,800 per person including all experiences, guides and hotels. 

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#8 Ancient discoveries in Egypt

This Egyptian adventure will see you embracing eight days of legends, luxury, and landscapes; from Saqqara and the Valley of the Kings to felucca boat journeys and UNESCO-listed Aswan. 

WSJ+ members will enjoy a complimentary private lunch on board a traditional felucca sailing boat with a local family.

Prices start from $6,950 per person including all experiences, guides and hotels. 

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#9 Khmer culture in Cambodia

Open the doors to the verdant landscapes and Khmer-era archaeology of Cambodia on this twelve night escape. Featuring everything from hot air balloon rides and cycle tours to hidden beaches and the wonders of Cardamom National Park.

WSJ+ members will enjoy a complimentary private tour of the Angkor sites with a member of the German Apsara Conservation Project.

Prices start from $9,945pp including all experiences, guides and hotels.

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Introducing Field Trip

Education begins in the classroom, but it doesn’t end there. From URL to IRL, it’s in the world that younger generations put their lessons to the test – discovering the inspiration for their futures and laying the foundations for their lives ahead.

Field Trip is a brand-new curriculum of educational encounters around the world. Designed for ages 12 and over (though they can also work for younger ages, too), the classes offer incomparable educational opportunities and behind-the-scenes access, all of it led by a team of experts and insiders. These experiences can be included as part of your wider Black Tomato trip, but we can also build your journey entirely around them.

How it works

#1 – Get inspired

Tell us what you’re interested in: by subject, class or destination.

#2 – Get planning

We’ll add your class to a wider Black Tomato experience, or we’ll build your entire journey around it.

#2 – Get ready

Your field trip is about to begin.

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It is worth every penny to have an expert plan a trip like this. We are clients for life. Thanks for everything!

Amy, a Black Tomato traveler


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