Wings Over the Mediterranean (2023)

Discover ancient and modern wonders throughout the Mediterranean, from the art and history of Portugal and Spain to the seaside charms and delights of the Amalfi Coast, and sojourn on a three-night stay in scenic Dubrovnik.

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.

Discover ancient and modern wonders throughout the Mediterranean, from the art and history of Portugal and Spain to the seaside charms and delights of the Amalfi Coast, and sojourn on a three-night stay in scenic Dubrovnik.


Journey Highlights

  • Fly in comfort between four countries throughout the Mediterranean aboard an exclusively chartered aircraft, with a dedicated flight crew
  • Discover the wonders of Portuguese royalty during a day at Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Explore the life and works of surrealist master Salvador Dalí on a day trip to Figueres
  • Relax along the incomparable Amalfi Coast, indulging in a hands-on cooking lesson above the sparkling sea
  • Roam the ancient ruins of Pompeii, witnessing a moment frozen in time by a volcanic eruption
  • Customize your travel experience in Dubrovnik, with a choice of Design Your Day options
Itinerary

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Lisbon, Portugal

Arrive in Lisbon, where you are met and transferred to your hotel in the city centre. Tonight, join your Resident Tour Director and fellow guests for a welcome reception and dinner.

Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon | Meals: D

Day 2: Lisbon | Private Dinner with Fado Performance

Begin your day with a visit to the National Coach Museum to see ceremonial and promenade vehicles from the 17th to 19th centuries. Proceed to the Jeronimos Monastery to admire its Manueline-style architecture, and then explore the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum. Tonight, experience the magic of Portugal’s ancient Fado tradition over dinner.

Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon | Meals: BD

Day 3: Sintra | Romantic Castles by The Sea

Travel just outside Lisbon today to Sintra, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its stunning 19th-century monuments. Explore the National Palace of Portugal, the best-preserved medieval royal residence in the country, and then proceed to the Pena Palace, decorated with vivid colours and evocative stone carvings. Return to Lisbon for time at leisure.

Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon | Meals: B

Day 4: Barcelona, Spain | A City Rich in History

Leave Lisbon for a private exploration of one of Portugal’s oldest wineries. After lunch, drive to Beja, and then fly by private charter aircraft to sunny Barcelona. Take in the views from the hill of Montjuïc, and then ride the cable car to the port and savour dinner beside the sea, before checking in to your hotel.

The One Barcelona | Meals: BLD

Day 5: Barcelona | Gaudí’s Magnificent Wonder

View the Barcelona Pavilion, and then discover the Sagrada Família, a spectacular basilica designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí. Enjoy your afternoon at leisure, perhaps stopping for lunch in the Central Market, also known as La Boqueria, free to explore the city. Tonight, gather for a flavourful tapas experience and a flamenco performance.

The One Barcelona | Meals: BD

Day 6: Figueres | Birthplace of Salvador Dalí

Travel overland to Figueres, where you are guided through the Salvador Dalí Theatre-Museum, designed by Dalí himself and considered the world’s largest surrealist object. Continue to Girona, a city that boasts Romanesque towers, medieval stone ramparts and a cathedral with the widest Gothic nave in the world. Explore the charming old Jewish Quarter and visit the medieval Arab baths before returning to Barcelona.

The One Barcelona | Meals: BD

Day 7: Naples, Italy/Sorrento | A Glimpse into History

Fly by private charter aircraft to Naples. On arrival, enter the historic city centre for lunch at a traditional Neapolitan pizzeria. Afterward, visit the National Archaeological Museum to view many of the treasures excavated from Pompeii and Herculaneum. Later, travel to the coastal town of Sorrento and settle into your hotel, where you enjoy a relaxing Scenic Sundowner experience overlooking the glittering Gulf of Naples.

Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria | Meals: BLD

Day 8: Amalfi Coast | A Lesson in the Local Cuisine

Indulge in the many splendours of the Amalfi Coast, starting with a seaside drive. Proceed to the hilltop town of Ravello, where you take part in a cooking class, and then sample the local dishes you’ve helped create for lunch. Later, descend to Amalfi itself and return to Sorrento by boat on a cruise along the scenic coast.

Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria | Meals: BL

Day 9: Sorrento | A Time in the Sun

This morning, visit a local organic farm, strolling through their garden to see how it showcases the local biodiversity and basking in the sun-warmed scents of aromatic herbs. Then, gather in the on-site dairy to learn how traditional fresh mozzarella is crafted by hand. Taste the delicious results before returning to Sorrento for an afternoon at leisure, free to hike the rugged hills, visit the lyrical island of Capri or simply relax.

Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria | Meals: B

Day 10: Pompeii & Dubrovnik, Croatia | Adriatic Crossing

Journey to historic Pompeii to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the daily life of ancient Italy was frozen in time by ash and debris from an eruption of nearby Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. Then, fly by privately chartered aircraft to Dubrovnik, where you settle into your luxurious hotel, and then enjoy dinner.

Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik | Meals: BLD

Day 11: Dubrovnik | Silk Weavers Visit

Stroll in Dubrovnik with your local guide to see the Franciscan monastery, Dubrovnik Cathedral and the Rector’s Palace, a masterpiece of secular architecture. After lunch, watch silk weavers at work in Konavle, before enjoying the rest of your day at leisure.

Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik | Meals: BL

Day 12: Dubrovnik | Design Your Day

Today, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities.

  • Attend a Cooking Class with a Wine Tasting and then savour what you created for lunch.
  • Embark by Sea Kayak on a refreshing, tranquil paddle around Dubrovnik’s picturesque Old Town and Lokrum Island.
  • Visit Game of Thrones Shooting Locations on a walking tour, led by a local who worked as an extra on the celebrated television series.

Tonight, gather for a farewell dinner.

Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik | Meals: BD

Day 13: Depart Dubrovnik

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 5:30 p.m. on Day 1.
Last group event: farewell dinner at 7:00 p.m. on Day 12.

Please Note: Proof of COVID-19 full vaccination is required for this program.

Flight Details:
Lisbon–Barcelona (1 hr 45 min)
Barcelona–Naples (1 hr 45 min)
Naples–Dubrovnik (55 min)

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

Included with every Wings Over The World Journey

  • Unique Itinerary Made Possible by Private Chartered Flights
  • English-Speaking Resident Tour Director and Local Guides
  • Hand-Selected Luxury Accommodations
  • Airport Meet and Greet with Private Transfers
  • Travelling Bell Boy Luggage Handling
  • Breakfast in Bed on Select Days
  • Full Breakfast Daily; Select Lunches and Dinners
  • Your Choice of Activity on Design Your Day
  • Traveller’s Valet Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Entrance Fees, Taxes and All Gratuities Except for Resident Tour Director
  • 24/7 A&K On-Call Support

Customise this Journey

Talk to one of our expert Journey Designers or your travel agent about booking this tour as a private journey for your own small group with family or friends. Or, if you would prefer to travel privately, find out more about creating the perfect bespoke tailor-made journey based on this itinerary.

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Preferred Accommodation

Preferred Accommodation

This journey features the following Preferred Accommodations:

Hotel Excelsior, Dubrovnik

Wings Over the Mediterranean (2023)

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Dates & Prices

Journey Dates & Prices

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy

Jun 13, 2023 - Jun 25, 2023
Price AU$49,995pp Single Supplement AU$9,850 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Sep 5, 2023 - Sep 17, 2023
Price AU$49,995pp Single Supplement AU$9,850 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Sep 19, 2023 - Oct 1, 2023
Price AU$49,995pp Single Supplement AU$9,850 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
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