Cotswolds Charm, Alpine Wonders and Nordic Delights
September 15, 2023 - September 29, 2023
Meeting point:
Quebec City, Canada
15 days / 14 nights
7,700 NM
Day 1 - Friday, September 15: Home → Burlington, VT, USA (KBTV)

Welcome to Burlington! Air Journey staff will greet you at the Delta by Marriott.

All participants will meet for introductions and attend an extensive briefing covering the general procedures of our journey as well as details for
tomorrow's departure.

Afterwards, we will gather for a welcome cocktail
before dinner.

Hotel : Delta by Marriott
Welcome cocktail and Dinner included
Day 2 - Saturday, September 16: Burlington, Vermont, USA (KBTV) → Goose Bay, Canada (CYYR) → Kangerlussuaq, Greenland (BGSF) (730 + 870 NM)

Fly over the immense forests and numerous lakes of Canada on our way to Kuujjuaq for a technical stop.

Then continue over southern Greenland's beautiful scenery before landing at Kangerlussuaq in western Greenland. The airport's Kangerlussuaq Museum illustrates the town's past as a U.S. airbase during WWII.

Because we will be approaching the Arctic Circle and the “land of the midnight sun”, we will have an astonishing 20 hours of daylight!

Hotel : Hotel Kangerlussuaq
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 3 - Sunday, September 17: Kangerlussuaq, Greenlandn (BGSF) → Reykjavik, Iceland (BIRK) (730 NM)
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Fly over ice-covered Greenland before landing in Reykjavik, Iceland. Upon arrival, we will transfer to the Hotel Borg where we will enjoy luxury accommodations in the very center of Reykjavik.

The Hotel Borg’s central location overlooks the beautiful square of Austurvöllur and is situated across from Althing, the Icelandic parliament, and the cathedral.

Hotel : Hotel Borg
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 4 - Monday, September 18: Reykjavik, Iceland (BIRK) → Cirencester, England (EGBP) (975 NM)

Today we fly to Cirencester – a charming market town situated on the River Churn in Gloucestershire, England. Upon arrival, we’ll transfer to Thyme – a boutique hotel composed of 17th-century cottages and refined rooms dotted throughout Southrop Manor’s 150-acre estate. With an on-site farm and fruitful kitchen garden, the hotel’s cookery school is revered among visiting gourmands.

Thyme is a family story where a passion for the land, food and entertaining merges with a love of nature, beauty and conservation. A collection of restored, historic buildings form a peaceful hamlet environment that invite you to rest and reconnect in this English country paradise.

Hotel : Thyme
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 5 - Tuesday, September 19: Cirencester, England

Today we’ll explore the Cotswolds - a range of hills in Gloucestershire now designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We’ll journey into the idyllic English countryside, synonymous with charming thatched cottages, rolling hills and beautiful rural settings, passing through quaint villages made distinctive by the famous honey-colored Cotswold stone.

Hotel : Thyme
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 6 - Wednesday, September 20: Cirencester, England

Today is at leisure to relax or explore on your own. Your Journey Director will be available to help you plan your day.

Hotel : Thyme
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 7 - Thursday, September 21: Cirencester, England (EGBP) → Geneva, Switzerland (LSGG) → Lausanne, Switzerland (460 NM)

Today we fly to Geneva. Upon arrival, we will proceed to the railway station located at the Geneva airport for our transfer by train to Lausanne (luggage will be sent separately). Our scenic train ride takes us along Lake Geneva to Lausanne (approx. one hour).

We will stop for lunch prior to our arrival at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel (where Coco Chanel spent her later years). This afternoon we will meet with our local guide for a city tour to explore Lausanne. There will be time for shopping before our return to the hotel.

Hotel : Beau Rivage Palace
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 8 - Friday, September 22: Lausanne, Switzerland

Today we will take the train north to the village of Le Brassus. A brief walk from the train station leads to the Musée Atelier Audemars Piguet. The museum is the creation of the selfsame luxury watchmaker, which two watchmakers founded in a building next door in 1875, and inside lies a commemoration of time-keeping with 300 watches on display. At the heart of the museum is the studio of craftspeople that assemble the most complicated watches - which can take up to eight months and require 648 components, all assembled by one person.

Hotel : Beau Rivage Palace
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 9 - Saturday, September 23: Lausanne, Switzerland

Today we’ll take a GCN lake boat to the picturesque village of Evian (yes, famous for its mineral water) on the French side of the lake (approx. 35 minutes). Lunch is at a local restaurant. There will be time afterwards to explore the village and stroll along the waterfront before returning by lake boat to Lausanne.

Hotel : Beau Rivage Palace
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 10 - Sunday, September 24: Geneva, Switzerland (LSGG) → Alesund, Norway (ENAL) (980 NM)

Today we will fly to beautiful Alesund, Norway. Perched at the top of Norway’s Western Fjord country, picture-perfect Alesund is spread over several islands stretching into the Atlantic, with the spectacular Sunnmøre Mountains as a backdrop. If its natural beauty doesn’t grab you, its architecture surely will. After an early 20th-century fire destroyed much of the town, Alesund was rebuilt in absolute Art Nouveau (Jugendstil).

Hotel : Storfjord Hotel
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 11 - Monday, September 25: Alesund, Norway

Enjoy an Electric Porsche Day Trip to explore the region of Sunnmøre in style. The Sunnmore Alps are home to some of Scandinavia´s finest driving roads. There is a vast amount of scenic viewpoints, made even more relevant by the signature world-class architecture applied to the public spaces, and most drives may involve a ferry across some fjord, or sub ocean tunnel, which makes our journey in the Porsche Taycan an unforgettable experience.

Hotel : Storfjord Hotel
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 12 - Tuesday, September 26: Alesund, Norway

Today we will explore Alesund and its surroundings by air. Enjoy amazing views of the city, glaciers, fjords, mountains and landmarks from the cockpit of a helicopter! During our 30-minutes ride, view the rooftop of the planet from a very unique perspective.

Hotel : Storfjord Hotel
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 13 - Wednesday, September 27: Alesund, Norway (ENAL) → Egilsstaðir, Iceland (BIEG) (565 NM)

Fly to Egilsstaðir, Iceland, where we will transfer to the Lake Hotel. With its origins dating back to 1903, the Lake Hotel is a renowned, family-run hotel that rests on the old core of Icelandic farming culture

Hotel : Lake Hotel
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 14 - Thursday, September 28: Egilsstaðir, Iceland (BIEG) → Kangerlussuaq, Greenland (BGSF) → Iqaluit, Canada (CYFB) → Quebec City, Canada (CYQB) (880 + 485 + 1,025 NM)

After breakfast and an in-depth briefing, we will fly to Quebec City, Canada, as we start our way back home. There will be technical stops to refuel in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, and Iqaluit, Canada, before landing in Quebec.

Situated in the heart of historic Old Quebec, the Chateau Frontenac sits high on a bluff overlooking the St. Lawrence River. Tonight we’ll enjoy a farewell dinner.

Hotel : Fairmont Le Château Frontenac
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 15 - Friday, September 29: Quebec City, Canada (CYQB) → Home

After breakfast and an in-depth briefing, we’ll transfer back to the airport for the flight home.

Breakfast included