Itinerary

Transatlantic Journey May 2019
Date:
May 23, 2019 - June 15, 2019
Meeting point:
Quebec City, Canada
Length:
24 days / 23 nights
Mileage:
8,995 NM
Day 1 - Thursday, May 23: Quebec City

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 - Friday, May 24: Quebec City → Goose Bay, Canada → Reykjavik, Iceland (520 + 1340 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 our water crossing and land at Reykjavik, on the coast of Iceland. 

Hotel : Hotel Borg
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 3 - Saturday, May 25: Reykjavik, Iceland → Shannon, Ireland (800 nm)

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 4 - Sunday, May 26: Shannon

With our local guide we will 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 will enjoy a traditional Irish pub lunch.

In the afternoon we will 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 5 - Monday, May 27: 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 6 - Tuesday, May 28: Shannon → Porto, Portugal (690 nm)

Fly to Porto. Six Senses Douro Valley presents a superbly renovated 19th-century manor house set high on a hill overlooking the vine covered rolling hills of the Douro Valley and the river below. This former farmhouse is a luxurious spa retreat offering spectacular views. The serene setting is the oldest demarcated wine region in the world and a UNESCO world heritage site. 

 

Hotel : Six Senses Douro Valley
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 7 - Wednesday, May 29: Porto

The Douro Valley is one of the most magnificent wine regions in the world. Characterized by the steep terraced vineyards that line the wide and winding Douro River, the  hillsides are  interspersed with white and yellow hacienda style wineries.

We will explore this beautiful valley as we visit some of the top wineries and enjoy VIP tours and tastings at these fascinating estates. Meet the expert winemakers and sample the rich ports and reds that are produced here. Later we will embark on a cruise along the winding Douro River.

Hotel : Six Senses Douro Valley
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 8 - Thursday, May 30: Porto

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

Hotel : Six Senses Douro Valley
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 9 - Friday, May 31: Porto → Madiera (645nm)

Fly to Madeira – a breathtakingly beautiful subtropical island off the coast of Portugal. Madeira Island is known for its rich natural beauty. Every part of this volcanic island has something different to offer and is abundant with picturesque landscapes of steep majestic mountains, dropping into lush green valleys and breathtaking views of its rugged coastlines.

Hotel : Reid's Palace
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 10 - Saturday, June 1: Madeira

Today’s tour follows the eastern coast of the island with a visit to Cabanas de São Jorge, a unique village overlooking the sea and surrounded by mountains and vineyards that feature some of Madeira’s most spectacular scenery.
 
We’ll stop in Ponta Delgada, a picturesque village with breathtaking natural surroundings, for a lunch of typical Madeira dishes before we continue to São Vicente, idyllically set in a beautiful valley where you will be able to visit the best underground volcanic features ever found on the Island, São Vicente Caves.
 
The return journey takes you through stunning valleys and ravines carved into the island over millions of years, passing through the beautiful zone of Ribeira Brava.

Hotel : Reid's Palace
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 11 - Sunday, June 2: Madeira

Today is at leisure to relax or explore on your own. This would be a good time to enjoy one of the Levada walks - paths following the Levada irrigation channels right to the most hidden and magnificent spots on the island. Optional activities include deep sea fishing, snorkeling, scuba  diving,  boating,  whale and dolphin watching, golf and horseback riding.

Hotel : Reid's Palace
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 12 - Monday, June 3: Madeira → Menorca, Spain (1,100nm)

Fly to Menorca – one of the Balearic Islands located in the Mediterranean Sea. Enjoy a haven of peace and tranquility at Cugo Gran, luxury country house in Menorca. This rural hotel goes hand in hand with the softest light, clear star-filled skies, glorious countryside and sea views, and the purest fresh air. Savor local gastronomy and explore the island’s remarkable beauty spots.

Hotel : Cugo Gran Menorca
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 13 - Tuesday, June 4: Menorca

Today we will cruise the local waters on a private cataramaran (weather permitting) followed by lunch.

Hotel : Cugo Gran Menorca
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 14 - Wednesday, June 5: Menorca

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

 

Hotel : Cugo Gran Menorca
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 15 - Thursday, June 6: Menorca, Spain → Brindisi, Italy (635nm)

Fly to Brindisi. Borgo Egnazia is located in the heart of Puglia, immersed among the ancient olive groves of the Itria valley and only steps away from the crystal blue Adriatic sea of Savelletri. The Hôtels central location makes it the perfect base to indulge your cultural self and explore the history of this beautiful region.

Hotel : Borgo Egnazia
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 16 - Friday, June 7: Brindisi

Today we will visit the Baroque architecture, caves, Neolithic sites, and stunning traditional hilltop villages.
Puglia is also known for its culture and magnificent landscapes, for the Swabian castle at Andria (hunting home of Frederick II), for the ‘trulli’ and for Mount Sant’Angelo, one of the oldest Michaelic cultural sites and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Baroque from Lecce, the measured elegance of Otranto (the easternmost city on the Italian peninsula), the ‘cummerse’ of Locorotondo and the overlooking views of the sea at Polignano offer truly unique panoramas.

Hotel : Borgo Egnazia
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 17 - Saturday, June 8: Brindisi

Today is at leisure to relax or explore on your own.
 
Visit the cultural sights and sounds, exciting sports, games, and a whole host of organized activities that are available within the property
 

Hotel : Borgo Egnazia
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 18 - Sunday, June 9: Brindisi → Berlin, Germany (425nm)

Fly to Berlin. Immerse yourself in the alluring metropolis of Berlin, the capital of reunified Germany. Discover new facets in this cultural and fashion hub and soak up the vibrant atmosphere. You can browse amazing stores in this shopper’s heaven and savor every last moment in this land of Cockaigne. A turbulent history and vibrant cultural highlights make Berlin to one of the most fascinating metropolis in the world.

Hotel : Hotel Adlon Kempinski
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 19 - Monday, June 10: Berlin

Enjoy Berlin through a comprehensive, panoramic tour of the city’s history, architecture and culture with our local private guide. Visit Berlin’s Reichstag, Potsdamer Platz and Checkpoint Charlie, the famous crossing point between East and West Berlin. We will travel to Museum Island for a visit to the Pergamon Museum. The Museum’s monumental highlights are truly breathtaking to behold.
 

Hotel : Hotel Adlon Kempinski
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 20 - Tuesday, June 11: Berlin

Today is a day to relax or explore on your own.  Situated in Pariser Platz Square and on Unter den Linden Boulevard, Adalon Kempinski is within close proximity to the most famous landmarks of Berlin, the Brandenburg Gate, and surrounded by sights and attractions, exclusive boutiques, galleries and theatres

Hotel : Hotel Adlon Kempinski
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 21 - Wednesday, June 12: Berlin → Oslo, Norway (465nm)

Fly to Oslo, the capital of Norway which sits on the country’s southern coast at the head of the Oslofjord and known for its green spaces and museums.

Hotel : The Thief
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 22 - Thursday, June 13: Oslo

There will be a half-day cruise in the beautiful Oslo Fjord in one of the Riva yacht, The Rivarama, called as “the floating suite”.

 

Hotel : The Thief
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 23 - Friday, June 14: Oslo

Today is a day to relax or explore on your own.
 
The Thief’s Spa has the best spa cultures from all over the world and their Oslo spa center also lets you do your daily exercise in the tranquil, cove-like swimming pool area or at the gym.

Hotel : The Thief
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 24 - Saturday, June 15: Oslo → Reykjavik, Iceland → Goose Bay, Canada → Home (940 + 1,340nm)

After breakfast and an in-depth briefing, we will launch our over-water crossing to Iceland. We will fly to Goose Bay for a technical stop to refuel before flying our separate ways as we head home.

Hotel : The Thief
Breakfast included