Explore Tallinn, of the oldest and most beautiful cities on the Baltic Sea. Touch down in the Latvian city of Riga for lunch, and stroll through the 15th century town, noted for its Art Nouveau-Jugendstil architecture. Discover Krakow’s restored Jewish quarter in Kazimierz and enjoy a private performance by Klezmer musicians. Land in Slovakia and spend the day exploring Europe’s “youngest” capital, Bratislava. Take a private sunset cruise on the Danube to embrace the dynamic developing city of Budapest, with extensive World Heritage sites. Wander through the historic walled town of Dubrovnik and dine with a Croatian family at their country estate. Luxuriate at the Aman Sveti Stefan in Montenegro and explore the UNESCO towns of Kotor and Cetinje. In Czech Republic, gain exclusive access to Prague Castle’s Stahov Library and enjoy a private chamber concert.
DURATION: 15 Days/14 Nights
PRICED FROM: $64,900 pp dbl. occ
Dates: May 16 – 30,2014
Limited to 14 travelers
Destinations: Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Montenegro, Czech Republic.
Theme: Luxury, Private Jet
Your Journey Begins…
Fri. & Sat., May 16 & 17
The Three Sisters Hotel
Arrive in Tallinn on Friday on your independent flight. You will be met and transferred to your luxury accommodations in the heart of the old town. This evening meet your traveling companions and Lakani Tour Managers at a welcome cocktail and dinner party.
Tallinn’s Old Town is one of the most intact medieval cities in northern Europe. Visit the 13th century Gothic Castle of Toompea atop Cathedral Hill, allowing fine views of Tallinn, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the Town Hall Square. Take a walk through Catherine’s Passage lined with its artists’ workshops of glass, quilts, ceramics, and leatherwork.
Riga, Latvia & Krakow, Poland
Sun., Mon., & Tue., May 18, 19 & 20
Radisson Blu Hotel
Board your Private Jet for a short flight to Riga, the capital of Latvia and largest city of the Baltic States. Riga’s historic center is particularly known for its extensive Jugendstil (German Art Nouveau) architecture, which UNESCO considers to be unparalleled anywhere in the world. On a walking tour through the cobble-stone, picturesque streets, admire the Freedom Monument, Dome Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church, The Three Brothers medieval dwelling houses, 13th century St. Jacob’s Church, Blackhead’s House, the Latvian National Opera and old Riga Castle. Enjoy lunch at one of Riga’s exquisite restaurants before returning to the airport this afternoon.
Re-board your Private Jet flight to Krakow, once the capital of Poland. The historic center of Krakow is a traffic-free zone that miraculously escaped destruction during World War II and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. The 13th century merchants’ town is the largest and most authentic medieval market square in Europe with many historical houses, palaces and churches. On Wawel Hill, explore the Royal Castle, which was Poland’s royal residence and the coronation and burial place of Polish kings.
Travel to the outskirts of the city to visit the fascinating Wieliczka Salt Mine, which has been mined for nine centuries. Walking underground, you can see the oldest part of the salt mine with its subterranean museum containing numerous galleries with works of art, altars and statues sculpted in the salt. Continue to Krakow’s old Jewish quarter, Kazirmierz, for a traditional Polish lunch with local entertainment.
Bratislava, Slovakia & Budapest, Hungary
Wed., Thu., & Fri., May 21, 22 & 23
Four Seasons Gresham Palace
Fly by Private Jet to Bratislava, one of Europe’s youngest capitals and most dynamic developing cities. Explore the cobbled streets and quaint squares of the historic city center by mini-train, the only motorized vehicles allowed to enter the Old Town. Marvel at the panoramic views of the city from Bratislava Castle, and enjoy lunch before re-boarding your Private Jet.
Continue your Private Jet flight to Budapest, the capital of Hungary. Begin your tour of this historic city with a private boat cruise on the Danube to see the many interesting buildings on both the Buda and Pest sides of the river. Some of the buildings still emanate the old glory, among them the beautiful Hungarian State Opera House, majestic Parliament Building, Gothic Matthias Church and the eclectic Fishermen’s Bastion, one of the best vantage points in Budapest.
Visit the Castle District, the historic heart of Budapest, Millennial Monument on Heroes’ Square, built in 1896 as an entrance to the World Exhibition that was to commemorate the millennium of Hungarian Conquest. Explore the city’s largest church, St. Stephen’s Basilica.
Dubrovnik, Croatia &
Sveti Stefan, Montenegro
Sat., Sun., & Mon., May 24, 25 & 26
Aman Sveti Stefan
Fly by Private Jet, landing first in Dubrovnik, most recognized for its historic city walls that run uninterrupted for 6365 feet encircling the city. Explore the Franciscan Monastery with one of the oldest pharmacies in Europe, Rector’s Palace and the Cathedral with its famous Treasury. Drive through the Croatian countryside to the Konavle region, where you will be welcomed for lunch by a local family at their rural estate. The ingredients that will be used for your lunch today come from their garden.
Re-board your Private Jet for a short flight to Montenegro, where your luxury private cottage awaits on the islet of Sveti Stefan.
Drive around Boka Bay, the only fjord in the Mediterranean boasting one of the most amazing natural landscapes in Europe. Discover Kotor, a UNESCO listed “World Natural and Historical Heritage Site”. Visit the Maritime Museum and the 11th century Cathedral of St. Trifun, one of the oldest and most beautiful examples of Roman architecture on the Adriatic coast. Explore the old royal capital of Cetinje, which is today a center of historical and national identity for the Montenegrin people.
Prague, Czech Republic
Tue., Wed. & Thu., May 27, 28 & 29
Four Seasons Prague
Fly by Private Jet to Prague and discover the city’s incredible mix of Gothic, Romanesque, Baroque and Art Nouveau architecture. Prague Castle is the crowning glory of the city skyline; its Gothic spires have added to the fame of the city known as “City of a hundred spires”. Visit the Castle complex and enjoy a private tour of Strahov Library Theological Hall.
Explore Old Town Square, Town Hall, the old Jewish Synagogue and Cemetery and Charles Bridge. Take a private boat cruise on the Vltava River to enjoy Prague’s landscape from a different view. Thursday evening bid farewell to your fellow travelers at a cocktail and dinner party.
Your Journey Ends…
Fri., May 30
You will be escorted to the Prague Airport to board your independent flight home or on to your next destination.