Itinerary

TBM Journey to Le Bourget
Date:
June 12, 2019 - June 26, 2019
Meeting point:
Montreal, Canada
Length:
15 days / 14 nights
Mileage:
7,315 NM
Day 1 - Wednesday, June 12: Quebec City, Canada

Welcome to Quebec! Air Journey will greet you at the Chateau Frontenac.

We'll meet in the late afternoon for introductions and an extensive briefing covering the general procedures of our journey as we prepare for tomorrow's departure.

Afterwards, we'll meet for a welcome cocktail and dinner at the hotel.

Hotel : Fairmont Le Château Frontenac
Welcome cocktail and Dinner included
Day 2 - Thursday, June 13: Quebec City, Canada → Kuujjuaq, Canada → Kangerlussuaq, Greenland (690 + 725nm)

We'll fly over the immense forests and numerous lakes of Labrador on our way to Kuujjuaq for a technical stop. Our flight then continues over southern Greenland’s beautiful scenery before landing at Kangerlussuaq.

Hotel : Hotel Kangerlussuaq
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 3 - Friday, June 14: Kangerlussuaq → Reykjavik, Iceland (730nm)

Fly to Reykjavik. The Hotel Borg overlooks the beautiful square of Austurvöllur, in the heart of Reykjavík, across from Althingi, the Icelandic parliament and the cathedral.

Hotel : Hotel Borg
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 4 - Saturday, June 15: Reykjavik

Enjoy an incredible full day Super Jeep tour where you will witness Iceland's most exciting natural attractions. We'll visit Thingvellir National Park - a unique place of beauty with its interesting geology and history - before heading Lyngdalsheiði to view the lava fields on the hills above Laugarvatn. At Haukadalur, you'll see the famous Strokkur geyser erupting and spewing boiling water into the air. We'll end the day with a swim in the Blue Lagoon, Iceland's most unique and popular attraction.

Hotel : Hotel Borg
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 5 - Sunday, June 16: Reykjavik → Prestwick, Scotland → Paris, France (735 + 455nm)

Our flight today takes us to Paris – the City of Lights – at the Pontoise airport. We’ll indulge ourselves in the luxury of the Hotel Plaza Athenee – one of Paris’ most prestigious landmarks - located on Avenue Montaigne, the French capital’s most chic district. A leisurely evening stroll brings us to a local bistro where we’ll enjoy dinner. 

Hotel : Le Plaza Athenee Paris
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 6 - Monday, June 17: Paris

This morning we’ll transfer to Le Bourget Airport - once Paris’ main airport and where Charles Lindbergh landed after  his  transatlantic  flight  in  1927, site of the world’s largest Air Show and Plane Exhibition (up to 350 exhibitors and 40 countries represented).

Some may choose to spend the day visiting Paris’ most famous sights. Optional tours can be arranged including a visit to the Louvre Museum, Orsay Museum, a local Cooking Class, Wine Tasting, etc.

Hotel : Le Plaza Athenee Paris
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 7 - Tuesday, June 18: Paris

Today we will return to Le Bourget to continue our visit of the Air Show. Optional tours will be offered.

We will meet in the evening to transfer to Bateaux- Parisians where we will enjoy dinner while sailing on the Seine River with outstanding views of Paris and its beautiful architecture along the quays.

Hotel : Le Plaza Athenee Paris
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 8 - Wednesday, June 19: Paris → Tarbes, France → Menorca, Spain (365 + 275nm)

Fly to Tarbes. After lunch there, we’ll visit the Daher factory. Tracing its origins to the pioneering Morane-Saulnier aviation company – and more recently the well-known SOCATA – Daher is the world’s oldest aircraft manufacturer in operation today. 

Afterwards, fly to Menorca - one of the Balearic Islands located in the western Mediterranean Sea.

Hotel : Torralbenc
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 9 - Thursday, June 20: Menorca

Today we will cruise the local waters by private boat (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 : Torralbenc
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 10 - Friday, June 21: Menorca

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

Hotel : Torralbenc
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 11 - Saturday, June 22: Menorca → Caen, France (595nm)

Fly to Caen where we will spend three 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 a historic presence of monumental proportions. It is even more special because for those thousand years it has belonged to the same family and is their home.

Hotel : Hotel Chateau de Canisy
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 12 - Sunday, June 23: Caen

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). 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 Chateau de Canisy
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 13 - Monday, June 24: Caen

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

Hotel : Hotel Chateau de Canisy
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 14 - Tuesday, June 25: Caen → Reykjavik, Iceland (1,135 nm)

After an in-depth briefing, we will launch for our overwater crossing to Reykjavik.

 

 

Hotel : Hotel Borg
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 15 - Wednesday, June 26: Reykjavik → Kangerlussuaq, Greenland → Goose Bay, Canada (730 + 870nm) → Home

After breakfast and another in-depth briefing, we will head home. 

There will be a technical stop in Kangerlussuaq and Goose Bay for lunch and to refuel.

Breakfast included