Itinerary

Journey to Africa 2022
Date:
September 04, 2022 - October 25, 2022
Meeting point:
Quebec City, Canada
Length:
52 days / 51 nights
Mileage:
19,645 NM
Day 1 - Sunday, September 4: Quebec City, Canada

Welcome to Quebec City! Air Journey staff will greet you at the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac. Situated in the heart of historic Old Quebec, the hotel sits high on a bluff overlooking St. Lawrence River.
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 : Fairmont Le Château Frontenac
Welcome cocktail and Dinner included
Day 2 - Monday, September 5: Quebec City → Kuujjuaq, Canada → Kangerlussuaq, Greenland (690 + 725 nm)

We will 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 - Tuesday, September 6: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland → Reykjavik, Iceland (730 nm)

Fly over ice-covered Greenland and then do our second water crossing. Upon arrival, we will transfer to the Hotel Borg where we will enjoy luxury accommodations in the very center of Reykjavik.

Hotel : Hotel Borg
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 4 - Wednesday, September 7: Reykjavik, Iceland

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 in a Superjeep.

We will visit the 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 varies from day-to-day depending 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 5 - Thursday, September 8: Reykjavik, Iceland → Knock, Ireland (735 nm)

Fly to Ireland West Airport in Knock. The oldest castle in Ireland, dating to 1228, Ashford fits everyone’s fantasy of a medieval fortress, with soaring turrets, breathtaking views of Lough Corrib and a resident ghost. Set on 350 scenic acres, the luxurious, five-star property was once the estate of the famed Guinness family.

Hotel : Ashford Castle
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 6 - Friday, September 9: Knock, Ireland

Today is at leisure to relax or explore on your own. The expansive 350-acre Ashford Estate lends itself perfectly to  a range of activities, from country-classic pastimes such as horse riding, fishing, falconry and shooting, to more modern activities such as golf, cycling and kayaking.
 
In the afternoon we’ll visit the Wine Cellars at Ashford Castle for a private wine tasting. 

Hotel : Ashford Castle
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 7 - Saturday, September 10: Knock, Ireland

Today is at leisure to enjoy the Castle activities. Enjoy the hotel grounds and amenities including horseback riding, hunting, clay target shooting, golf, tennis and river fishing.
 
This afternoon discover the ancient form of falconry at the oldest established Falconry School in Ireland. Flying hawks is an experience of a lifetime! Our private Falconry Experience shares with you the pleasure and excitement of falconry - a fascination that has enthralled people for 4,000 years.

Hotel : Ashford Castle
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 8 - Sunday, September 11: Knock, Ireland → Menorca, Spain (995 nm)

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

Hotel : Torralbenc
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 9 - Monday, September 12: Menorca, Spain

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

Hotel : Torralbenc
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 10 - Tuesday, September 13: Menorca, Spain

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

Hotel : Torralbenc
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 11 - Wednesday, September 14: Menorca, Spain → Malta, Republic of Malta (545 nm)

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 12 - Thursday, September 15: Malta, Republic of 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 and Dinner included
Day 13 - Friday, September 16: Malta, Republic of Malta → Athens, Greece (470 nm)

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- Porto Heli, Greece
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 14 - Saturday, September 17: Porto Heli, Greece

Today we will 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- Porto Heli, Greece
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 15 - Sunday, September 18: Porto Heli, Greece

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

Hotel : Amanzoe- Porto Heli, Greece
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 16 - Monday, September 19: Athens, Greece → Aqaba, Jordan (745 nm)

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 17 - Tuesday, September 20: Aqaba, Jordan

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

Hotel : Kempinski Hotel Aqaba
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 18 - Wednesday, September 21: Aqaba, Jordan → Djibouti, East Africa (1170 nm)

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 19 - Thursday, September 22: Djibouti, East Africa

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, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 20 - Friday, September 23: Djibouti, East Africa → Arusha, Tanzania (965 nm)

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 21 - Saturday, September 24: Arusha, Tanzania to Western Corridor of the Serengeti

We will 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 22 - Sunday, September 25: Western Corridor of the Serengeti

We will participate in scheduled safari activities.

Hotel : Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 23 - Monday, September 26: Western Corridor of the Serengeti

We will participate in scheduled safari activities.

Hotel : Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 24 - Tuesday, September 27: Manyara to Arusha, Tanzania > Pemba, Mozambique to Quilalea Island (605 nm)

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 25 - Wednesday, September 28: Quilalea Island, Mozambique

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 26 - Thursday, September 29: Quilalea Island, Mozambique

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 dhow sailing.

Hotel : Azura Quilalea
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 27 - Friday, September 30: Quilalea Island, Mozambique to Pemba, Mozambique > Maun, Botswana to Sanctuary Chief's Camp (1070 nm)

Transfer back to Pemba by helicopter. Fly to Maun where we will take a local charter flight to Sanctuary Chief’s Camp.
 
Located on famous Chief's Island in the Moremi Game Reserve, the camp was once the former royal hunting reserve of Chief Moremi, in the heart of the Okavango Delta. The  lodge’s  spacious  and  breezy bush   pavilions   feature   a   private dining area, a tranquil outside seating area and a terrace pool – all perfect for absorbing the surrounding plains and majestic African skies. Relax on your covered deck and look out for elephants, giraffes, buffalo and other wildlife as you enjoy the camp’s excellent cuisine and wines.
 
On the plains one may find the roaming lions that prey on the thousands of antelope, zebra and buffalo who live here all year round. There are also healthy populations of wild dog. These extremely rare predators have been hunted to the point of extinction in most areas of Africa and this is one of their last strongholds.

Hotel : Sanctuary Chief's Camp
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 28 - Saturday, October 1: Sanctuary Chief's Camp, Botswana

Daily game drives (morning and afternoon) with professional guides and trackers provide the perfect opportunity to get up close to Africa’s incredible animals.
 
Wildlife can be spotted all year round including giraffe, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah, and wild dogs. 

Hotel : Sanctuary Chief's Camp
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 29 - Sunday, October 2: Sanctuary Chief's Camp, Botswana

Today we will participate in scheduled safari activities.

Hotel : Sanctuary Chief's Camp
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 30 - Monday, October 3: Sanctuary Chief's Camp, Botswana to Maun, Botswana → Cape Town, South Africa (875 nm)

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 31 - Tuesday, October 4: Cape Town, South Africa

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 5: Cape Town, South Africa

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

Hotel : One & Only Cape Town
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 33 - Thursday, October 6: Cape Town, South Africa → Livingstone, Zambia (1040 nm)

Fly to Livingstone and transfer to the Royal Livingstone Lodge. Late afternoon we will 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 : Royal Livingstone Lodge
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 34 - Friday, October 7: Livingstone, Zambia

We will 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.
 
We will 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 : Royal Livingstone Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 35 - Saturday, October 8: Livingstone, Zambia → Kigali, Rwanda (980 nm)

Fly to Kigali where we will stay at the Marriott Kigali hotel.

Hotel : Marriott Kigali
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 36 - Sunday, October 9: Kigali, Rwanda to Virunga Volcano Range, Rwanda

We will transfer by helicopter to the One&Only Gorilla’s Nest.

Cushioned in the foothills of the breathtaking Virunga Volcano Range along the northwestern frontier of beautiful Rwanda, the Gorilla’s Nest is the closest resort to Volcanoes National Park.

It makes the magical possible as you enjoy a one-in-a lifetime, personal encounter with the rare and majestic Mountain Gorilla, roaming free in its own natural habitat.

Hotel : One&Only Gorilla's Nest
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 37 - Monday, October 10: Virunga Volcano Range, Rwanda

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.

Spend the afternoon searching the lush vegetation at the foot of  Mount Sabyinyo for one otwo habituated groups of golden monkey, one of them a troop of more than 80 members.

 

Hotel : One&Only Gorilla's Nest
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 38 - Tuesday, October 11: Virunga Volcano Range, Rwanda to Kigali, Rwanda → Addis Ababa, Ethopia to Murulle, Ethiopia (835 nm)

Fly to Addis Ababa. Upon arrival, we will transfer by charter flight to Murulle for our stay at Lale's Camp located in the Omo Valley on the eastern banks of the Omo River. After checking in at the Camp, we will visit the Karo (Kara) village Duss. The Karo number less than 1,000 in number and are characterized by ritual body scarification, colorful body painting and flashy beadwork. Duss is the seat of the Karo government and their unique log constructed parliament.

Hotel : Lale's Camp
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 39 - Wednesday, October 12: Murulle, Ethiopia

Visit the unforgettable and remote region of the Mursi. The Mursi are also noted for their body scarification, body painting and most striking is the clay plate that is inserted into the lower lips of the women and colorful dresses. They can be reached after boating upstream and then a short hike to their village. After lunch, boat ride to Muguji / Kwegu.
 

The Kwegu people (or Muguji people) are hunter-gatherers and agro-fishery people of Surmic ethnic extraction inhabiting the shored of the Omo River in southwestern Ethiopia. The ethnic Kwegu are one of the smallest ethnic groups in Ethiopia with the population of about 700 and facing extinction. They are primarily fisherman, hunters and cultivators. They spend a large part of their time on the river and are noted for their canoe-making skills. The speed of the river's current and the dangers from the crocodiles render these skills vital.

Hotel : Lale's Camp
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 40 - Thursday, October 13: Murulle, Ethiopia

Journey by road to Turmi (3-hours drive). Turmi is the home for the Hamar tribes who are well known for their body decoration, moonlight dance (Evangedi Dance) and Bull jumping.
 
Bull jumping is a ceremony which marks the rite of passage from childhood to adulthood. The elite jump over a line of 10 to 30 bulls four times completely nude without falling and joins the next rank called Maze. Bull- jumping is not done every day so we cannot guarantee that you will get to see this ceremony.

Hotel : Lale's Camp
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 41 - Friday, October 14: Murulle, Ethiopia to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Our charter flight takes us back to Addis Ababa where we will spend the night. 
 
Located in the heart of the Ethiopian capital and safely nestled between the National Palace and the Prime Minister's residence, the Sheraton Addis Ababa sits on a hilltop overlooking the city with plunging views and acres of space.

Hotel : Sheraton Addis Ababa
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 42 - Saturday, October 15: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia → Abu Simbel, Egypt → Aswan, Egypt (900 + 120 nm)

Fly to Abu Simbel, Egypt for a technical stop to refuel.
During our stop we will visit the Temple of Ramses II (considered the grandest and most beautiful of the temples commissioned during the reign of Ramses II as well as one of the most beautiful in Egypt) and the Temple of Nefertari. After our visit, fly to Aswan.

Hotel : Old Cataract Aswan Hotel
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 43 - Sunday, October 16: Aswan, Egypt

We will visit the granite quarries to view the enormous Unfinished Obelisk, a 1,200-ton block that showcases the outstanding skills of ancient Egypt’s stonemasons. Then a short boat ride brings us to the exquisite temple of Philae on the island of Agilika. Like Abu Simbel, this temple was dismantled and reconstructed to prevent its eventual destruction by the Nile floodwaters.
In the afternoon we will sail in a traditional Nile felucca and continue our discovery of Nubian culture and heritage with a visit to a traditional Nubian village.

Hotel : Old Cataract Aswan Hotel
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 44 - Monday, October 17: Aswan, Egypt → Cyprus, Republic of Cyprus (645 nm)

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 18: Cyprus, Republic of Cyprus

Today is at leisure to relax or explore or your own. 
 
The resort's watersports center offers optional activities including paragliding, windsurfing and kiteboarding. Other options for an additional cost include speed boats, pedal boats, kayaks and jet skis.

Hotel : Columbia Beach Resort
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 46 - Wednesday, October 19: Cyprus, Republic of Cyprus → Rome, Italy (1030 nm)

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 20: Rome, Italy

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 will have 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.

Afterwards a city tour will unveil the authentic look of the Eternal City. 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.

 
 

Hotel : Hotel Eden
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 48 - Friday, October 21: Rome, Italy

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

Hotel : Hotel Eden
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 49 - Saturday, October 22: Rome, Italy → Deauville, France (690 nm)

Fly to Deauville where we will spend two nights at the private and most unique chateau of Count Denis de Kergolay in Canisy.
 
Enjoy the lifestyle of French royalty in this privately-owned Normandie castle. Set on 740 acres of verdant Normandie countryside and in existence for 1,000 years, the Château de Canisy is an historic presence of monumental proportions.

Hotel : Hotel Château de Canisy: France
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 50 - Sunday, October 23: Deauville, France

Discover the sites of D-day (June 6, 1944) - the largest invasion force in history! Codenamed OVERLORD, it delivered five naval assault divisions to the beaches of Normandy (codenames UTAH, OMAHA,  GOLD,  JUNO  and  SWORD).
 
We will walk  among  the  cliffs, bunkers and edges old soldiers still talk about, visit several museums, D-Day memorials and the very moving American Cemetery.

Hotel : Hotel Château de Canisy: France
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 51 - Monday, October 24: Deauville, France → Reykjavik, Iceland (1135 nm)

After breakfast and an in-depth briefing, we will launch for our over-water crossing to Iceland.
 
Upon arrival in Reykjavik, we will transfer to the Hotel Borg where we will enjoy luxury accommodations in the very center of town. The Hotel Borg overlooks the beautiful square of Austurvöllur, and is situated across from Althingi, the Icelandic parliament and the cathedral.

Hotel : Hotel Borg
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 52 - Tuesday, October 25: Reykjavik, Iceland → Kangerlussuaq, Greenland → Goose Bay, Canada → Home (730 + 870 nm)

After breakfast and another in-depth briefing, we will head for Goose Bay.

Our first technical stop is Kangerlussuaq for lunch and to refuel before taking our final over-water crossing and touching down on the North American continent in Canada for a second technical stop in Goose Bay before flying our separate ways home.

Breakfast included