Wings Over Northern Europe (2022)

Experience historic, cultural and natural splendours across England, Iceland, Germany and Russia, travelling in comfort between destinations by privately chartered air.

Journey Overview

Wings Over the World itineraries feature private charter flights between destinations, allowing you the convenience of visiting remote places with less time spent getting there.

Experience historic, cultural and natural splendours across England, Iceland, Germany and Russia, travelling in comfort between destinations by privately chartered air, as you visit a private farm that raises Icelandic horses, and enjoy special early entry to the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg.

Journey Highlights

  • Discover the diverse appeal of northern Europe, travelling in comfort and style between destinations aboard privately chartered flights
  • Learn about and ride Icelandic horses on an exclusive visit to a private farm
  • Explore London like a local, taking a ferry across the Thames, exploring Southwark’s Borough Market and the river’s South Bank
  • Enjoy evening access to the striking Reichstag Dome, indulging in a private dinner and drinks in this iconic location
  • Gain special early entry to the Hermitage Museum to view its spectacular art collections in a quiet atmosphere, ahead of the masses
  • Celebrate your journey with a private farewell concert at the Isaak Brodsky House Museum, followed by a caviar tasting with Champagne
  • Experience a day in London your way, with a choice of A&K’s Design Your Day options
Itinerary

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive London, United Kingdom

Arrive in London, where you are met and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, join your Resident Tour Director and fellow guests for a welcome dinner in the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant.
Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square | Meals: D 

Day 2: London | Local Sights & Culinary Delights

Explore the Household Cavalry Museum and enjoy an escorted viewing of the daily Mounted Guard Change. Then, stroll to Westminster Pier, passing Downing Street, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben along the way. Board a ferry to the Bankside Pier to sample delicacies at the Borough Market on a foodie walk. And ascend the Shard, with fast-track entry and a glass of Champagne before dinner.
Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square | Meals: BD 

Day 3: London | Design Your Day

Today, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities.

  • Visit Majestic Windsor Castle, one of the official residences of England’s beloved Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Explore the Royal Horticultural Society Home Garden at Wisley with its formal and model gardens, laboratory and arboretum.
  • Savour a Gin-Focused Walking Tour through the neighbourhoods of old London, stopping for tastings of the “white satin.”
  • Bike Through London on an Active, Guided Excursion, peddling past Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey.

All choices include a traditional Sunday pub lunch.
Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square | Meals: BL 

Day 4: Reykjavik, Iceland | Local Culture & Cuisine

Fly by private aircraft to Reykjavik, the cultured coastal capital of Iceland, where you have lunch upon arrival. Then, explore the city, viewing Hallgrimskirkja church, the Harpa performance centre and Iceland’s parliament building. Later, roam through the National Museum of Iceland to learn how this island nation was built. Tonight, dine on Icelandic cuisine.
Reykjavik Konsulat Hotel | Meals: BLD

Day 5: South Iceland | Private Horse Farm Visit

Drive along Iceland’s scenic south shore, en route to a private farm that specializes in the famed Icelandic horse. This small native breed has two more gaits (such as a trot, canter or gallop) than most horses — the smooth-riding tolt and the speedy skeio. Learn about day-to-day life here, ride the horses if you wish and join your host family in their home for a bountiful farm lunch on this exclusive experience. Return to Reykjavik, stopping to view waterfalls and stunning black-sand beaches as you go.
Reykjavik Konsulat Hotel | Meals: BL 

Day 6: Reykjavik & Berlin, Germany | The Blue Lagoon

Experience the Retreat, an exclusive enclave on the edge of the famed Blue Lagoon. Bathe in the thermal waters, just relax or take advantage of the many available treatments. After a relaxing lunch, depart by private charter air to Berlin, Germany. Check in to your hotel upon arrival. Later, enjoy independent reservations for dining, arranged by A&K.
Hotel de Rome | Meals: BLD

Day 7: Berlin | Exploring the Historic City

Start your visit of Germany’s capital with a morning city tour, viewing historic sights such as Potsdamer Platz, Topography of Terror and Checkpoint Charlie. Your afternoon and evening are at leisure. Relax or explore on your own with a pass arranged by A&K that allows you entry into many of the city’s major museums, such as the Pergamon Museum or the Jewish Museum.
Hotel de Rome | Meals: B

Day 8: Berlin | Exploring Potsdam

Drive to Potsdam to view the Glienicke Bridge, site of Cold War spy exchanges. Explore Sanssouci Palace, visit a former KGB prison and enjoy a guided tour of Cecilienhof Palace, site of the historic Potsdam Conference attended by Harry S. Truman, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin. Savour a Scenic Sundowner before gathering for dinner in the German Reichstag (Parliament).  
Hotel de Rome | Meals: BLD

Day 9: St. Petersburg, Russia | Canal Boat Cruise

Enjoy time at leisure this morning before you fly by private charter to St. Petersburg and check in to your hotel. Later, embark on a boat cruise on the city’s canals, and then dine à la carte at your hotel.
Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg | Meals: BD 

Day 10: St. Petersburg | The Magnificent Hermitage

Beat the crowds with special early entry to the world-famous Hermitage Museum, to marvel at its spectacular art collections in peace and quiet. Cross the river for lunch at a restaurant at Peter and Paul Fortress. Afterward, visit the fortress, where you attend a choral concert of Russian spiritual music, followed by the chance to visit St. Isaac’s Cathedral. Tonight, attend a performance in one of St. Petersburg’s historic theatres.
Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg | Meals: BL 

Day 11: St. Petersburg | Sample Fine Russian Caviars

Travel to Petrodvorets (Peterhof), summer palace of Peter the Great, to view its grounds, sculptures and fountains. Return to St. Petersburg by hydrofoil. Upon arrival, choose from a traditional Russian High Tea or a visit with an artist in his home. Next, tour the dazzling Fabergé Museum, and then gather for a farewell concert at the Isaak Brodsky House Museum. Tonight, indulge in a tasting of Russian caviars with Champagne, prior to a sumptuous farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg | Meals: BD 

Day 12: Depart St. Petersburg

After breakfast, transfer to the airport to board your departing flight.
Meals: B

Journey Details

Minimum age is 10 years.
First group event: welcome briefing at 6:00 p.m. on Day 1.
Last group event: farewell dinner at 7:30 p.m. on Day 11.

Flight Details:
London–Reykjavik  (2 hrs 55 min)
Reykjavik–Berlin  (3 hrs 25 min)
Berlin–St. Petersburg  (2 hrs 10 min)

Aircraft: Bombardier Challenger 850 or comparable (Aircraft and seating configuration subject to change)

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Preferred Accommodation

Preferred Accommodation

This journey features the following Preferred Accommodations:

Reykjavik Konsulat Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton

Wings Over Northern Europe (2022)

This city-centre hotel has a history that is part of Reykjavík’s rich fabric. The building was a department store in the 1900s, run by Co ... Read more

Rocco Forte, Hotel de Rome, Berlin

Wings Over Northern Europe (2022)

Sitting on one of the most important squares in former East Berlin, Hotel de Rome was originally built in 1889 as the headquarters of the ... Read more

Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg

Wings Over Northern Europe (2022)

This newcomer to St. Petersburg opened in August 2013. It was eagerly anticipated and has delighted those who have been the first to st ... Read more

Dates & Prices

Journey Dates & Prices

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy

Sep 2, 2022 - Sep 13, 2022
Price AU$43,235pp Single Supplement AU$6,210 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
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