Itinerary

Journey to Africa 2019
Date:
September 01, 2019 - October 22, 2019
Meeting point:
Quebec City, Canada
Length:
52 days / 51 nights
Mileage:
16,680 NM
Day 1 - Sunday, September 1: Quebec City, Canada

Welcome to Quebec! Air Journey staff will greet you at the Chateau Frontenac.
 
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'll meet for a welcome cocktail before dinner.

Hotel : Fairmont Le Château Frontenac
Welcome cocktail and Dinner included
Day 2 - Monday, September 2: Quebec City → Goose Bay, Canada → Reykjavik, Iceland (575 + 1,340 nm)

We will fly over the immense forests and numerous lakes of Canada on our way to Goose Bay for a technical stop. Then continue over southern Greenland’s beautiful scenery before doing our second water crossing and landing at Reykjavik. 

Hotel : Hotel Borg
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 3 - Tuesday, September 3: Reykjavik

Destination of the day is Þórsmörk – the “Woods of Thor the Thundergod”. Guarding Þórsmörk nature reserve from unwanted traffic are several streams and glacial rivers cutting the rough track. Crossing requires caution but is a breeze is a Superjeep. We’ll visit powerfully beautiful Seljalandsfoss waterfall, a good 60 meters of constant rush. Conditions permitting, how about a walk around it – yes, you can go behind Seljalandsfoss. Soon after the road starts disintegrating and nature takes over your senses.
 
Bordering Þórsmörk nature reserve to the south is the famously ash-spewing volcano Eyjafjallajökull, topped by glacial ice and snow. Amongst numerous places of interest on our route is the Gígjökull glacier lagoon which is actually off the maps now. In 2010 it disappeared under volcanic rubble in a catastrophic flood of glacial melt and debris, caused by the Eyjafjallajökull eruption.
 
Where we go in the Þórsmörk Nature Reserve depends from day to day on weather and other conditions, but canyons, woodlands and caves are ideal settings for short walks.

Hotel : Hotel Borg
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 4 - Wednesday, September 4: Reykjavik, Iceland → Shannon, Ireland (795nm)

Fly to Shannon where we will transfer to the picturesque village of Adare. Situated in the lush heartlands of County Limerick, Adare Manor and Golf Resort is one of Ireland’s most evocative and spellbinding hotels. Steeped in exotic history and surrounded by medieval ruins, its 840-acre demesne is home to beautiful parklands, superb trout fishing on the river Maigue, and a renowned 18-hole championship golf course.

Hotel : Adare Manor
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 5 - Thursday, September 5: Shannon

With our local guide we’ll explore the mighty Cliffs of Moher - one of Ireland’s most famous natural wonders. Hike along the 700’ high cliffs and admire spectacular views over the Atlantic Coast, Galway Bay and the Aran Islands.
 
There will be a stop in Doolin, a lovely village where we’ll enjoy a traditional Irish pub lunch.
 
In the afternoon we’ll visit Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. The park is a living history museum depicting 17th– 19th century rural Irish life through a series of cottages and street scenes.

Hotel : Adare Manor
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 6 - Friday, September 6: Shannon

Today is at leisure to relax or explore on your own. Visit Adare village – considered Ireland’s prettiest village. An architectural wealth of scenic beauty, Adare’s main street is punctuated with beautiful stone buildings, medieval monasteries, ruins and a picturesque village park.

Hotel : Adare Manor
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 7 - Saturday, September 7: Shannon → Menorca, Spain (940 nm)

Fly to Menorca - one of the Balearic Islands located in the Mediterranean Sea.

Hotel : Cugo Gran Menorca
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 8 - Sunday, September 8: Menorca

Today we will cruise the local waters on a private catamaran (weather permitting) as we explore the island. There’ll be time for swimming and along the way we’ll stop at a local restaurant for lunch.

 

Hotel : Cugo Gran Menorca
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 9 - Monday, September 9: Menorca

Today is at leisure to relax and explore on your own.

Hotel : Cugo Gran Menorca
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 10 - Tuesday, September 10: Menorca → Malta (545nm)

Fly to Malta, part of the European Union since May 2004. This peaceful island is an ideal location to relax. The Domus Zamitello, a restored 17th century palazzo, is ideally located at the beginning of Republic Street just as one enters the cultural capital city of Valletta. 

Hotel : Domus Zamittello
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 11 - Wednesday, September 11: Malta

Our half-day city tour includes a visit to Valletta, the capital city, built in 1565 by the Knights of St. John. Our tour starts with a visit to the Upper Barakka Gardens where you can admire views overlooking the stunning fortified Grand Harbour. It also features the magnificent St. John's Co. Cathedral where you can view Caravaggio's 'Beheading of St. John'.
 
The final stop in Valletta is the Grand Masters Palace, the old seat of the order of St. John and today used as home to the parliament. We will also enjoy a tour of a private palace: Casa Rocca Picolla.
 
The afternoon is free to enjoy on your own the city or just relax at the hotel. You may be interested to tour the Aviation Museum or the delightful fortified city Mdina located 20 minutes from the hotel.

Hotel : Domus Zamittello
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 12 - Thursday, September 12: Malta → Athens, Greece (470nm)

Fly to Athens where we’ll transfer by helicopter to the Amanzoe in Porto Heli - a scenic town situated on the east coast of the Peloponnese and across from the cosmopolitan islands of Spetses and Hydra.
 
Encircled by a dazzling blue sea, this area is the birthplace of legends and civilization, blessed by a history that embraces the Spartans and Romans, the Byzantines and Venetians, all drawn here over the millennia because of the region’s beauty, wealth and strategic location. The Amanzoe is situated on a hilltop offering panoramic views of the Peloponnese countryside and coastline.

Hotel : Amanzoe
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 13 - Friday, September 13: Porto Heli

Today we’ll cruise along the Peloponnese peninsula surrounded by Greek islands and uninhabited islets as we sail and swim in secluded coves and visit the cosmopolitan island of Spetse - known for its seafaring traditions and Venetian and neoclassical architecture.

Hotel : Amanzoe
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 14 - Saturday, September 14: Porto Heli

Today is at leisure to relax and enjoy the Amanzoe resort.

Hotel : Amanzoe
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 15 - Sunday, September 15: Athens → Aqaba, Jordan (745nm)

Transfer back to Athens by helicopter. Fly to Aqaba, Jordan. Gracefully situated on the sandy beaches and azure waters of the Red Sea, the Kempinski offers vibrant coral reefs, majestic mountains and incredible historic sites. With unforgettable scenery, abundant seaside activities and beautiful weather, you’ll enjoy breathtaking beauty in a breathtaking setting. Enjoy this unique city embedded with a fusion of history, nature, and city life surrounded by picturesque mountains and blue sea.

Hotel : Kempinski Hotel Aqaba
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 16 - Monday, September 16: Aqaba

Our full day tour today takes us to the rose red city in Petra (travel time approx. 1.5 hrs). We’ll begin at the Visitor’s Center for a walk through the Siq for a breathtaking experience when you first step foot in Petra. We’ll continue to the beautiful Treasury, along the Street of Facades, the Royal Tombs and Qasr Al Bent. Considered one of the wonders of the world, Petra is an archaeological, anthropological and geological phenomenon. We’ll learn legends, myths and truths about this incredible city. We will explore all the major sites and ruins along the route.

Hotel : Kempinski Hotel Aqaba
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 17 - Tuesday, September 17: Aqaba → Djibouti (1170nm)

Fly to Djibouti, “Land of the Gods”, situated where the Indian Ocean meets the Red Sea.

Hotel : Djibouti Palace Kempinski
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 18 - Wednesday, September 18: Djbouti

With our local guide we'll explore Lac Assal. As the lowest point on the African continent at 508’ below sea level, Lac Assal can only be described as magnificent. The big salt field makes you feel like you are walking in no man’s land. The water has bright colors that change from time to time due to the sun’s reflection. In the past, the Salt Lake has been used by many caravans and was a well known trading place for different empires. Today you will still see some of these salt caravans collecting salt.

Hotel : Djibouti Palace Kempinski
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 19 - Thursday, September 19: Djibouti → Arusha, Tanzania (965nm)

Fly to Arusha where we will land at the Kilamanjaro airport. Situated just outside Arusha, Legendary Lodge is set in lush tropical gardens on a working coffee farm.

Hotel : Legendary Lodge
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 20 - Friday, September 20: Arusha to Western Corridor of the Serengeti

Take a local charter flight to Manyara for our transfer to Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp.
 
Located in the remote Western Corridor of the Serengeti, Grumeti provides a private Serengeti experience with exclusive game viewing in some of the most secluded parts of Africa’s most famous game reserve. Its rustic yet sophisticated safari tents are tucked into the shade of an evergreen forest on the banks of a tributary of the famous Grumeti River. Black and white colobus monkeys chatter in the foliage and chase each other over the thatched roofs of the tented suites. A resident pod of hippo grunts and grumbles from beneath a layer of luscious green water weeds in the tranquil pool in front of the camp.
 
Game drives from the camp can expect to encounter large lion prides and clans of hyena up to a hundred strong, as well as the great herds of Tanzania’s annual Great Migration. Each year, the masses of wildebeest and zebra cross the waters of the Grumeti River, home to some of Africa’s largest crocodile, in search of fresh grazing grounds.

Hotel : Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 21 - Saturday, September 21: Western Corridor of the Serengeti

We will participate in scheduled safari activities.

Hotel : Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 22 - Sunday, September 22: Serengeti

We will participate in scheduled safari activities.

Hotel : Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 23 - Monday, September 23: Manyara to Arusha > Pemba, Mozambique to Quilalea Island (605nm)

We will take a charter flight back to Arusha to get our planes.
 
Fly to Pemba where we will transfer by state of the art helicopter to Azura Quilalea Private Island. Quilalea Private Island is a wholly uninhabited island paradise surrounded by the pristine waters of the Quirimbas Archipelago marine sanctuary. Situated 30 nautical miles north of Pemba, the island lies within a fully protected marine reserve, ensuring an abundance of marine life.

Hotel : Azura Quilalea
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 24 - Tuesday, September 24: Quilalea Island

Today we will visit Ibo Island - from the 15th to the 18th century, Ibo was a prosperous trading post. It's history includes slaves, pirates, silver, ivory and intrigue. We’ll learn about its secrets, history and culture. Our guided walk allows us to interact with the amazing local people and observe their unique island culture.

Hotel : Azura Quilalea
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 25 - Wednesday, September 25: Quilalea Island

Today is at leisure to relax or explore on your own. Use of snorkeling equipment and kayaks is included.
 
Optional activities include guided/specialist activities, fishing, boat hire, snorkeling, island hopping and show sailing.

Hotel : Azura Quilalea
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 26 - Thursday, September 26: Quilalea Island to Pemba > Maun, Botswana to Khwai River Lodge (1070nm)

Transfer back to Pemba by helicopter.
 
Fly to Maun where we will take a local charter flight to Khwai River Lodge. The lodge’s indulgent tented rooms are built for game spotting. Spy wildebeest from the elevated private deck or swing in a hammock as zebra and elephants saunter past.
 
Morning and afternoon game drives depart daily in open land cruisers. Night drives, with spotlights and stargazing presentations, are also available after dinner. As the lodge is located on a private concession, vehicles are allowed to drive before and after sunset, as well as off road.

Hotel : Khwai River Lodge
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 27 - Friday, September 27: Khwai River Lodge

Daily game drives with professional guides and trackers provide the perfect opportunity to get up close to Africa’s incredible animals, while evening drives reveal the elusive magic of nocturnal Africa.
 
Wildlife can be spotted all year round including giraffe, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dogs.

Hotel : Khwai River Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 28 - Saturday, September 28: Khwai River

We will participate in scheduled safari activities.

Hotel : Khwai River Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 29 - Sunday, September 29: Khwai River Lodge to Maun → Cape Town, South Africa (875nm)

We will take a charter flight back to Maun to get our planes.
 
Fly to Cape Town. Upon arrival, transfer to the One & Only Cape Town hotel. Nestled in the cosmopolitan Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, the One & Only offers breathtaking vistas of Table Mountain and Signal Hill.

Hotel : One & Only Cape Town
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 30 - Monday, September 30: Cape Town

Delight in a half-day city tour of Cape Town. This vibrant cultural excursion will take you to some of the Mother City’s most renowned attractions! Our first stop at Table Mountain with a return revolving cable car ride – weather permitted. Enjoy a scenic drive along the coastline through Clifton and Sea Point towards the Company Gardens.
 
Next, the tour will take you past the Houses of Parliament, City Hall, the Castle and Slave Lodge and the Bo-Kaap — Cape Town’s traditional Malay Quarter. The tour will end at Signal Hill to witness the firing of the noon gun.

Hotel : One & Only Cape Town
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 31 - Tuesday, October 1: Cape Town

Enjoy a scenic full day tour visiting some of the most renowned attractions of Cape Town as we head towards beautiful Clifton Beach and historic Simon’s Town, renowned Chapman’s Peak Drive, Seal Island and Penguin Colony, Cape Point Nature Reserve and Kirstenbosch Gardens. This scenic journey invites guests to take-in the breathtaking vistas of Cape Point. From Clifton beach, Camps Bay, Hout Bay and the renowned Chapman’s Peak to historic Simon’s Town, Cape Point Nature Reserve, The Cape of Good Hope and the Kirstenbosch Gardens – there’s a picture-perfect moment for all.

Hotel : One & Only Cape Town
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 32 - Wednesday, October 2: Cape Town → Walvis Bay, Namibia to Mowe Bay (690nm)

Fly to Walvis Bay where we will take a local charter flight to Mowe Bay for our transfer to Shipwreck Lodge.
 
Uniquely designed around the enigmatic shipwrecks that line Namibia’s Skeleton Coast, there’s nowhere on the continent quite like Shipwreck Lodge. In fact, there’s nowhere on the continent quite like the Skeleton Coast. It’s a raw, rugged and impossibly remote slice of African wilderness, where towering dunes and wind-swept plains roll as far as the eye can see, buffeted by the icy Atlantic seas.
 
But there’s much more to the area than simple isolation. Stay at Shipwreck Lodge and game drive amongst desert dwelling elephant and track elusive desert lion; discover the enchanting desert flora (succulents and lichens); sit atop the dunes as the sun sinks below the horizon; spend the day beach-combing for whale bones and debris from centuries of shipwrecks, or marvel at the geologically-remarkable Clay Castles.

Hotel : Shipwreck Lodge
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 33 - Thursday, October 3: Mowe Bay

Enjoy a scenic game drive along the Hoarusib River to track desert-adapted elephant. Namibia is one of only two spots on Earth where Desert-adapted Elephants are known to occur, the other being Mali. Visit the Clay Castles, a natural geological formation, where brown hyenas are often encountered.
 
In the afternoon travel by vehicle to the Oasis water point which is complimented by the smoothly sculptured roaring dunes to conclude the “must do” sundowner.
 

Hotel : Shipwreck Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 34 - Friday, October 4: Mowe Bay

Travel by vehicle to the Möwe Bay seal colony. Along the way view remnants of the Suiderkus Shipwreck, along the beach past the remains of the Karimona shipwreck, abandoned Westies diamond mine, remains of the Ventura Bomber, to the beautiful natural wind shelter created by the reeds at the Flamingo pools.

Hotel : Shipwreck Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 35 - Saturday, October 5: Mowe Bay to Walvis Bay > Livingstone, Zambia (700nm)

Our charter flight brings us back to Walvis Bay to get our planes.
 
Fly to Livingstone and transfer to the David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa. 
 

Late afternoon we’ll board the Royal Livingstone Express - restored steam locomotive of polished leather, teak and brass – for a journey through the national park and Zambezi River Valley. Experience vintage luxury with a modern fine dining experience to recreate moments of bygone romance!

Hotel : David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 36 - Sunday, October 6: Livingstone

We’ll discover the many facets of the magnificent Victoria Falls - the biggest falling curtain of water in the world. A famous feature is the naturally formed Devil's Pool, near the edge of the falls. When the river flow is at a safe level, usually during the months of September to December, people can swim as close as possible to the edge of the falls within the pool without continuing over the edge and falling into the gorge. This is possible due to a natural rock wall just below the water and at the very edge of the falls that stops their progress despite the current.

This afternoon experience an unforgettable helicopter flip over the Victoria Falls. The flight provides spectacular photographic opportunities that also incorporate a spot of game viewing. 

We’ll end the day with a sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi River - a must for visitors. Just upstream from the magnificent falls, crocodiles and hippos are the staple of these legendary exhilarating cruises.

Hotel : David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 37 - Monday, October 7: Livingstone → Kigali, Rwanda (980nm)

Fly to Kigali where we will transfer to  Volcanoes National Park. Situated in the far northwest corner of Rwanda, the park protects the steep rain forested slopes of the magnificent Virungas mountain range. Rare mountain gorillas and golden monkeys reside here including roughly half of the world’s wild population of mountain gorillas. 

Experience a truly dramatic natural setting at the heart of an amphitheater formed by eroded volcano cones. Conically shaped thatched forest villas are tucked into the lush forest setting while spacious verandas open out onto magnificent views of the surrounding peaks. 

Hotel : Bisate Lodge
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 38 - Tuesday, October 8: Kigali

We’ll spend the morning searching the lush vegetation at the foot of Mount Sabyinyo for one of two habituated groups of golden monkey, one of them a troop of more than 80 members.

The afternoon is at leisure to explore this scenic landscape to where Dian Fossey carried out her ground-breaking gorilla research, traversing slopes covered with rainforest and bamboo. Take time to visit the local community and engage in the culture of the area, visiting a coffee plantation or local traditional homestead.

Hotel : Bisate Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 39 - Wednesday, October 9: Kigali

An exhilarating trek in the footsteps of the rare and critically endangered Mountain Gorillas - the largest living primate on earth - starts in the dramatic scenery of the Virungas foothills. Trekkers will be immersed in the mysterious intimacy of the primeval rainforest, alive with colorful bird calls, ferns and butterflies. Experienced local trackers are rangers who have spent their entire lives in this forest. Weaving through the overhanging vines, mosscovered hagenia and giant lobelias that thrive in the tropical climate, the rangers soon bring us up close with a Gorilla family. Spend a magical hour with the group as they go about their daily life, feeding, playing, resting; raising their young.

Hotel : Bisate Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 40 - Thursday, October 10: Kigali → Addis Ababa, Ethopia (835nm)

Fly to Addis Ababa. Located in the heart of the Ethiopian capital and safely nestled between the National Palace and the Prime Minister’s residence, the Sheraton Addis sits on a hilltop overlooking the city with plunging views and acres of space.

Hotel : Sheraton Addis Ababa
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 41 - Friday, October 11: Addis Ababa

With a local guide we will discover the highlights of Addis Ababa including visits to the Ethnographic Museum, Trinity Cathedral, National Museum and the Cathedral of St. George.

Hotel : Sheraton Addis Ababa
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 42 - Saturday, October 12: Addis Ababa → Luxor, Egypt (1055nm)

Fly to Luxor where we will transfer to the Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa. Situated on the east bank of the lush River Nile in the village of Karnak, the Hilton offers glorious views over the river and the historic city of Luxor.
 
After an early dinner we will proceed to the Temple of Luxor, once connected to Karnak via the Avenue of Sphinxes, almost two miles in length. Built by Amenhotep III in 1380 BC, the site was added to by later pharaohs. The temple enjoyed many celebrations, the most important being the Festival of Opet which lasted almost a month.

Hotel : Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 43 - Sunday, October 13: Luxor

The ancient Egyptians stopped building pyramids as royal tombs after thieves stole all the treasures inside, and instead they started burying their royalty in secret tombs at Thebes, today's West Bank of Luxor. Here, explore the Valley of the Kings, where New Kingdom pharaohs were buried in the hidden tombs, which have maintained their richly-painted hues and were filled with treasures for use in the afterlife. Then, visit the Valley of the Queens, where the pharaohs' wives and children were buried.
 
Rising out of the desert plain in a series of brilliant white terraces, the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut merges with the sheer limestone cliffs that surround it. Forming a natural rock amphitheater, the temple was an important religious and funerary site.
 
Next, enjoy a brief stop at the famed Colossi of Memnon and the two immense statues of Amenhotep III which, in Pharaonic times, guarded the entrance to his once great temple. During the Roman period, the site became a resort spot where many prominent travelers left their own graffiti carved into the sandstone.
 
We’ll visit the Luxor Museum. This elegant modern museum boasts a fabulous collection of artifacts from ancient Thebes. The collection includes pottery, jewelry, furniture and other artifacts from the ancient city, as well as a group of magnificent New Kingdom statues, found in 1989 buried beneath Luxor Temple.
 
Enjoy the scenery at Luxor from the Nile as you set sail on a felucca (weather permitting), the traditional sailboat of Egypt, drifting towards Banana Island and Crocodile Island a few miles upriver.
 
In the evening, we’ll attend the Sound and Light Show at Karnak Temple, a fascinating walking tour through the history of the world’s largest-ever temple complex, narrated by the voices of the pharaohs. Shadows play off the enormous columns in the grand Hypostyle Hall, creating a mysterious effect.

Hotel : Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 44 - Monday, October 14: Luxor → Cyprus (540nm)

Fly to Cyprus. The third largest island in the Mediterranean, Cyprus offers ancient sites, breathtaking mountains, and a beautiful coastline featuring stunning, unspoilt beaches.
 
A magnificent beach resort, the Columbia is located in the tranquil and picturesque Bay of Pissouri on a vast beach framed by dramatic white cliffs. Guests can unwind relaxing in the lagoon style pool admiring incredible views of the Mediterranean without a care in the world.

Hotel : Columbia Beach Resort
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 45 - Tuesday, October 15: Cyprus

Enjoy a truly luxurious sea cruise in to the romantic Aphrodite's Rock. Experience a breathtaking trip along the stunning Cyprus coastline, beyond Cape Aspro, to see Aphrodite's Rock and swim in her crystal clear waters.

Hotel : Columbia Beach Resort
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 46 - Wednesday, October 16: Cyprus → Rome, Italy (1030nm)

Fly to Rome. Set in the Old City of Rome, close to the Spanish Steps and Villa Borghese, the luxury Hotel Eden offers the feel of a private home and a rooftop restaurant providing panoramic views of St. Peter's Dome and the Eternal City. Situated within a historic building dating back to 1889 and completely renovated in 2017, the hotel is steps from some of the city's top attractions.

Hotel : Hotel Eden
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 47 - Thursday, October 17: Rome

Enjoy a visit of the Vatican Museums with a private guide which will unveil all the must-sees in the Vatican, from the Gallery of Maps, to the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s. You’ll exclusive access to the Cabinet of Masks, an elegant room which hosts roman marble statues and mosaics. 

This is an unforgettable experience of one of the world’s most fascinating and visited collections

 

Hotel : Hotel Eden
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 48 - Friday, October 18: Rome

Our private guide will unveil the authentic look of the Eternal City. We’ll explore the well-known attractions and iconic landmarks – Piazza Navona, Piazza Venezia, Spanish Steps, Trevi’s Fountain, and Pantheon – but also discover hidden gems along the way as our guide reveals some of the city’s fascinating secrets.

There will be free time this afternoon to relax or explore on your own.

 

Hotel : Hotel Eden
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 49 - Saturday, October 19: Rome → St. Peter, Jersey (765nm)

Fly to St. Peter, Jersey, in the Channel Islands. A lovingly restored Jersey manor house, Longueville Manor sits at the foot of one of Jersey's most beautiful valleys. This 18-acre estate plays host to magical woodland walks, an attractive ornamental lake with surrounding gardens and a fully restored Victorian kitchen garden.

Hotel : Longueville Manor
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 50 - Sunday, October 20: St. Peter, Jersey

With local researchers we’ll visit the WWII German fortifications that are not normally accessible to the public. They will show you how Jersey was made into an impregnable fortress & share with you stories from the battles, raids, escapes and resistance. The tour is a perfect complement to understanding the history of the D-Day invasion which took place less than 30 miles away.

Hotel : Longueville Manor
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 51 - Monday, October 21: St. Peter → Reykjavik, Iceland (1100nm)

After breakfast and an in-depth briefing, we will launch for our over-water crossing to Iceland.

Hotel : Hotel Borg
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 52 - Tuesday, October 22: Reykjavik → Kangerlussuaq, Greenland → Goose Bay, Canada → Home (730 + 870 +nm)

Fly to Goose Bay with a stop in Kangerlussuaq for lunch and to refuel before taking our final over-water crossing and touching down on the North American continent in Canada before flying our separate ways as we head home.

Breakfast included