Itinerary

TBM Journey to Europe June 2024
Date:
June 02, 2024 - June 23, 2024
Meeting point:
Quebec City, Canada
Length:
22 days / 21 nights
Mileage:
8,810 NM
Day 1 - Sunday, June 02: Home → Quebec City, Canada (CYQB)

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, June 03: Quebec, City (CYQB) → Kujjuaq, Canada (CYVP) → Kangerlussuaq, Greenland (BGSF) . (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 o
daylight!

Hotel : Hotel Kangerlussuaq
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 3 - Tuesday, June 04: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland (BGSF) → Reykjavik, Iceland (BIRK) (730 NM)
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Fly over ice-covered Greenland as we continue towards Iceland.

Upon arrival, we'll transfer to the Hotel Borg where we will enjoy luxury accommodations in the very center of Reykjavik. The Hotel Borg overlooks the beautiful square of Austurvollur, and is situated across from Althingi, the Icelandic parliament and the cathedral.

After dinner at the hotel, you may want to venture on your own to experience the local nightlife.

Hotel : Hotel Borg
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 4 - Wednesday, June 05: Reykjavik, Iceland

Today we will venture on an adventurous descent inside the remains of Iceland’s dormant Thrihnukagigur volcano.

We will traverse the surreal landscapes of Iceland’s countryside on our way to the Blue Mountains, hiking through the area’s craggy lava fields. Then we will follow our guide inside the geological site's immense subterranean interior, its walls still scalded from an eruption that took place 4,000 years ago.

Hotel : Hotel Borg
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 5 - Thursday, June 06: Reykjavik, Iceland (BIRK) → Deauville, France (LFRG) → Normandy, France (1,137 NM)
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This morning, we continue north to Deauville, France, for our visit of Normandy. Upon landing, we will transfer to the
Chateau de Canisy, the private and most unique chateau of Count Denis de Kergolay in Canisy.

Enjoy the lifestyle of French royalty in this privately-owned Normandy castle. Set on 800 acres of verdant Normandy
countryside, in existence for over 1,000 years, the Chateau de Canisy is a historic presence of monumental proportions. Even more special still, is the fact that for those thousand years it has belonged to the same family, and it is their home.

Hotel : Hotel Château de Canisy: France
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 6 - Friday, June 07: Normandy, France

We embark on a journey of discovery, visiting 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 of Normandy (codenames UTAH, OMAHA, GOLD, JUNO and SWORD).

We will walk among the cliffs, bunkers and edges, visit several museums, D-Day memorials and the very moving American Cemetery.

Hotel : Hotel Château de Canisy: France
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 7 - Saturday, June 08: Normandy, France

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

Hotel : Hotel Château de Canisy: France
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 8 - Sunday, June 09: Normandy, France → Deauville, France (LFRG) → Prague, Czech Republic (LKPR) (550 NM)
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Fly to Czech Republic to discover the beautiful city of Prague. One of the most beautiful and visited cities of Europe, this capital of 1.2 million has an incredible mix of Gothic, Romanesque, Baroque and Art Nouveau architecture. The Vltava River winds through this "city of a hundred spires," its riverbanks and the surrounding hills contrasting with compact, winding cobblestone streets of the old city center.

At the crossroads of centuries-old trade routes and now the cultural and economic center of the Czech Republic, Prague is an art-filled jewel in the heart of Europe. Alive with music and culture, it offers elegant riverside promenades, breath-taking architecture and cafe-lined squares.

Hotel : Mandarin Oriental Prague
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 9 - Monday, June 10: Prague, Czech Republic

Today we will depart with a private local guide for a walking tour of Prague Castle and Lesser Town. The largest ancient castle in the world, Prague Castle sits on the highest hill in the city. Gigantic St. Vitus Cathedral, part of the castle, towers over the city and took 600 years to build. The crown-jewels of the Bohemian Kings and relics of St. Wenceslas, the 10th-century Duke of Bohemia, are on display.

We'll explore the history and precious cultural and architectonic heritage of Prague. It is one of the most attractive sites in Europe and not only for its geographic location is called "Heart of Europe". It lies in the center of the Bohemia on the river.

Hotel : Mandarin Oriental Prague
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 10 - Tuesday, June 11: Prague, Czech Republic

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

Hotel : Mandarin Oriental Prague
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 11 - Wednesday, June 12: Prague, Czech Republic (LKPR) → Zurich, Switzerland (LSZH) (276 NM)
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Our next stop is Zurich, Switzerland.

We will transfer to the Dolder Grand Hotel, a luxurious City Resort in the truest sense of the word. The Hotel treats its guests to magnificent views over Zurich, the lake and the Alps. The Dolder Grand Spa and the nearby woods offer plenty of opportunities for rest and relaxation. And those who would rather dive into the vibrancy of one of Europe’s most beautiful cities can reach the center of Zurich in a matter of minutes.

Hotel : Dolder Grand
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 12 - Thursday, June 13: Zurich, Switzerland

We will start our day with a guided tour on land, winding through the city's narrow streets and historic sites. Discover the charm of Zurich, stroll along the city walls, and admire the diverse architectural landscape that give the city its distinct character. Let our expert guide bring the rich history and culture of Zurich to life, creating unforgettable memories along the way.

After a delightful lunch in Zurich, embark on a scenic boat excursion with a knowledgeable local guide and marvel at the breathtaking views of the surrounding area from the tranquil waters of the lake.

Hotel : Dolder Grand
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 13 - Friday, June 14: Zurich, Switzerland

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

Hotel : Dolder Grand
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 14 - Saturday, June 15: Zurich, Switzerland (LSZH) → Menorca, Spain (LEMH) (276 NM)

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

Upon arrival, we will transfer to the Hotel Torralbenc. The hotel is set in a charming, traditional Menorcan finca surrounded by rolling farmland and vineyards, yet close to the island’s sandy beaches with magnificent views of the Mediterranean Sea.

With a delightful restaurant with a garden terrace and sea views, a salt-water outdoor pool, a romantic chapel and pretty gardens, this is the place to come for the perfect island hideout.

Hotel : Torralbenc
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 15 - Sunday, June 16: Menorca, Spain

Today we will cruise the local waters by private boat (weather permitting) as we explore the island by sea.

There will be plenty of time for swimming as we explore the many “calas” or bays of the area, some only accessible by boat. Along the way, we will stop at a local restaurant for lunch.

Hotel : Torralbenc
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 16 - Monday, June 17: Menorca, Spain

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

For those who are interested in exploring outside the property, Menorca’s two main cities: Maó or Ciutadella are great places to visit. Both places are full of charming cafes, shops and attractions.

After an enjoyable lunch in Lucerne, we will continue our guided tour through the narrow streets, viewing the historical places and attractions on land. Together, we will discover the city’s history and hear stories from daily life as we meander from the Chapel Bridge to the Octagonal Water Tower and Lucerne Castle. Delve into Lucerne’s historic Old Town, stroll along the city walls, and see the 16th-century houses for which Lucerne is famous.

Hotel : Torralbenc
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 17 - Tuesday, June 18: Menorca, Spain (LEMH) → Tarbes, France (LFBT) (275 NM)

Today we will fly to Tarbes to visit the birthplace of your great airplane: The SOCATA – Daher factory complex.

Witness the varying steps that are taken to bring these beautiful birds to flight. The tour will provide background on the history of Daher and give us an up-close look of their production facilities.

The perfect day to expand your love for your impressive aircrafts.

Hotel : le Rex Hôtel
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 18 - Wednesday, June 19: Tarbes, France (LFBT) → Amsterdam, Netherlands (EHAM) (580 NM)

Our Journey continues to Amsterdam. Often referred to as the other "Royal Palace of Amsterdam", De L'Europe Amsterdam
occupies a scenic waterfront location on the Amstel River. The stylish rooms of the hotel embrace local heritage with special
attention to design detail and modern technology.

The hotel also offers a selection of the finest haute cuisine in Amsterdam; Michelin-starred restaurant Bord'Eau and brasserie
Marie.

Hotel : Dolder Grand
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 19 - Thursday, June 20: Amsterdam, Netherlands

With our local guide we embark on a walking tour for an intimate and insider’s view of this beautiful city. We will view Amsterdam’s historical center including Dam Square, the Royal Palace, the Anne Frank House, the Rembrandt House Museum and the infamous Red Light District while we learn about an intriguing historical background and snap photos of the UNESCO-listed canals and 17th-century gabled houses.

After lunch, we will visit the Van Gogh Museum and experience a canal cruise on the Amsterdam river.

Hotel : Dolder Grand
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 20 - Friday, June 21: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Today is at leisure to relax and explore this beautiful small town on your own.

Hotel : Dolder Grand
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 21 - Saturday, June 22: Amsterdam, Netherlands (EHAM) → Prestwick, Scotland (EGPK) → Reykjavik, Iceland (BIRK) (385 + 735 NM)
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After breakfast , we will start our trek back towards home as we fly to Iceland. There will be a stop in Prestwick, Scotland, for fuel before continuing on to Reykjavik.

Upon landing, we will transfer to the Hotel Borg. Tonight, we will gather for a group dinner in downtown Reykjavik.

Hotel : Dolder Grand
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 22 - Saturday, June 23: Reykjavik, Iceland (BIRK) → Kangerlussuaq, Greenland (BGSF) → Goose Bay, Canada (CYYR) → Bangor, ME, US (730 + 870 + 610 NM)

After breakfast, we will head west for our return home.

Two technical stops has been arranged in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland and then in Goose Bay, Canada for refueling before continuing onwards to Bangor, Maine, to clear US Customs. For those based on the west coast of the United States, an alternate stop to clear US customs can be arranged.

Afterwards, we will all go our separate ways home.

Hotel : Dolder Grand
Breakfast included