With Black Tomato, you can embark on one 40-day around-the-world adventure or do individual legs in places like South Africa, New Zealand and North America
There is something infinitely enduring about the works of Agatha Christie, who has become one the bestselling authors of all time—outsold only by Shakespeare and the Bible. For lovers of adventure, the appeal may be that many of Christie’s novels unfold against glamorous foreign backdrops and feature a heady coupling of thrilling mystery and the elegance of bygone travel. Among the most famous of these is 1937’s Death on the Nile, a whodunit set on an Egyptian paddle steamer. Kenneth Branagh’s glitzy film adaptation of that tome has opened in theatres, but for Christie fans who crave more than a cinematic glimpse into her wanderlust-propelled fiction, luxury travel operator Black Tomato has crafted a thoughtful series of customised journeys that follow one of the English author’s own real-life adventures: her famous 1922 Grand Tour.
A century ago, Christie set off on an epic 10-month voyage around the British Empire with her first husband, and to commemorate that milestone, James Prichard, chairman and CEO of Agatha Christie Limited—and Christie’s great-grandson—tapped Black Tomato to orchestrate a multi-leg Grand Adventure that kicks off in the United Kingdom, then explores Africa, Australia and New Zealand before culminating in North America.