Wings Over the Mediterranean (2020)

​Discover ancient and modern wonders throughout the Mediterranean, from the art and history of Portugal and Spain to the charms and delights of Monaco and the Amalfi Coast, and explore Dubrovnik's pristine Elafiti Islands on a private pleasure craft.

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 charms and delights of Monaco and the Amalfi Coast, and explore Dubrovnik's pristine Elafiti Islands on a private pleasure craft.

Journey Highlights

  • Fly in comfort between five 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
  • Enjoy an exclusive after-hours visit to the stately, fortress-like Prince’s Palace in Monaco
  • 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
  • Visit a privately-owned olive farm, enjoying an exclusive opportunity to meet and talk with your host, a renowned local author and actress
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 briefing followed by a welcome dinner.
Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon | Meals: D

Day 2: Lisbon | Private Dinner with Fado Performance

Begin your city tour 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 tour 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. Tour 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 to enjoy time at leisure.
Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon | Meals: B

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

Leave Lisbon for nearby Setubal 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 savor dinner beside the sea, before checking in to your hotel.
El Palace | 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.
El Palace | Meals: BD

Day 6: Figueres | Birthplace of Salvador Dalí

Travel overland to Figueres, where you tour 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.
El Palace | Meals: B

Day 7: Monaco | Life on The Côte D’azur

This morning, your privately chartered aircraft whisks you to Nice, where you visit St. Paul de Vence, a village perched high above the sea that was once home to artist Marc Chagall. Walk its narrow streets, enjoy lunch as you soak in the views and play a friendly game of petanque with the locals. Proceed to Monte Carlo in Monaco, arriving at your hotel, located just steps from the storied casino. Tonight, enjoy exclusive private entry to the Prince’s Palace, followed by dinner.
Hôtel Metropole Monte-Carlo | Meals: BLD

Day 8: Monaco | Charms of The French Riviera

Enjoy a scenic drive with breathtaking views en route to the delightful villages of Eze and Beaulieu-sur-Mer. Next, explore the marvellous gardens of the Rothschild’s Villa Ephrussi. Then, privately visit an olive farm for a tasting of the oil pressed there, and meet the owner, a noted author.
Hôtel Metropole Monte-Carlo | Meals: B

Day 9: Naples, Italy/Sorrento | A Glimpse into History

Fly by private charter aircraft to Naples. On arrival, visit the historic city centre for lunch at a traditional Neopolitan pizzeria. Afterward, tour 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.
Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria | Meals: BLD

Day 10: 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 11: Pompeii & Dubrovnik, Croatia | Across the Adriatic

Journey to historic Pompeii for a tour of 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 to Dubrovnik by privately chartered aircraft, where you ride a cable car up Mount Srd for a Scenic Sundowner with stunning views over the sea. Return to Dubrovnik for dinner.
Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik | Meals: BLD

Day 12: 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. Later, watch silk weavers at work in Konavle, before enjoying the rest of your day at leisure. Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik | Meals: B

Day 13: 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: BLD

Day 14: Depart Dubrovnik

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

Journey Details

Flight Details: Lisbon-Barcelona (1 hour 45 min) | Barcelona-Nice (1 hour 5 min) | Nice-Naples (1 hour 20 min) | Naples-Dubrovnik (1 hour) 
Aircraft: Bombardier Challenger 850 or comparable (Aircraft and seating configuration subject to change)

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Accommodation/Partners

Accommodation/Partners

Hotel Excelsior, Dubrovnik

Wings Over the Mediterranean (2020)

Hotel Excelsior with its 158 rooms is just a short walk from the heart of the ancient city of Dubrovnik. The rooms and suites are tastefu ... Read more

Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria, Amalfi Coast

Wings Over the Mediterranean (2020)

The Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria epitomises Amalfi Coast luxury and exudes Italian elegance. Founded by the Florentinos in 1834, the Vi ... Read more

El Palace Hotel, Barcelona

Wings Over the Mediterranean (2020)

A well-known city landmark, El Palace Hotel has been through all of the remarkable events which have affected Barcelona during the last ... Read more

Dates & Prices

Journey Dates & Prices

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy

Jun 16, 2020 - Jun 29, 2020 Special
Price AU$49,260pp was AU$50,730 Single Supplement AU$7,935 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Available Enquire
Sep 8, 2020 - Sep 21, 2020
Price AU$49,270pp Single Supplement AU$7,820 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Available Enquire
Notes:

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