Sixteen (16) day, fifteen (15) night all-inclusive trip of a lifetime on Europe Rediscovered by Private Jet with Lakani World Tours from Saturday, May 6–Sunday, May 21, 2023, for one (1) couple
Air transportation by regional private jet by Lakani World Tours for all flights between Frankfurt, Germany and Edinburgh, Scotland with a hand-picked crew to serve chef-prepared meals, premium wine and beverages
Three (3) nights’ accommodations in a Suite at Schlosshotel Kronberg near Frankfurt, Germany
Three (3) nights’ accommodations in a Villa Suite at Villa La Coste in Provence, France
Three (3) nights’ accommodations in a Harbour View Suite at The Phoenicia Malta in Valletta, Malta
Three (3) nights’ accommodations in a One Bedroom Sea View Suite at Bahía del Duque Resort, Tenerife, Canary Islands
Three (3) nights’ accommodations in a Junior Suite at the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh, Scotland
Tour of Frankfurt, including Goethe Haus and St. Paul’s Church
Drive into Taurus Hills, full day sightseeing of the German Countryside and visit to the rose gardens of Electoral Castle
Private chartered boat in Rüdesheim with a cruise to Oberwesel and lunch at Schönberg Castle
Highlight tour of the French Riviera
Full day tour of the villages of Luberon
Guided exploration of the villages of Alpilles and the Carrières de Lumières
Full day tour of Valleta, including St. John’s Co-Cathedral and Casa Rocca Piccola
Sail to the island of Gozo by private Turkish Gulet
Full day excursion to Mount Teide in Las Cañadas National Park by four-wheel drive Jeep
Morning tour of Playa de las Américas and private visit to a Banana Plantation with a wine & cheese tasting
Visit to Edinburgh Castle and a walk on the Royal Mile to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official residence of the British monarch and the Royal Yacht Britannia
Choice of a half-day Harry Potter walking tour or half-day whiskey history and sampling tour
All meals included through Lakani’s signature Dine by Choice á la carte meal program
Raise your paddle to participate in the ultimate journey: a 16-day exploration of European high points by private jet, with every comfort provided and every whim catered to.
The adventure begins when you board the Lakani World Tours private plane: a jet normally holding 40 passengers, specially reconfigured for 15 lucky travelers. You’ll be accompanied by a Lakani concierge who will fulfill your every need. As you’re whisked from place to place in style and comfort, you’ll stay in luxurious hotel suites and benefit from curated sightseeing designed to convey the essence of each destination.
The first stop on your once-in-a-lifetime journey begins when you check into the Scholsshotel Kronberg near Frankfurt, a Five-star property with spectacular views of the Frankfurt skyline, the Castel Kronberg and the historic park. Your sightseeing in Frankfurt will include St. Paul’s Church, a former Protestant church that became the meeting place for the first freely elected German parliament in 1848. During your visit to the Taurus Hills Nature Park outside the city, you’ll explore the 14th century Electoral Castle with its original works by Gutenberg.
There’s no better way to see the countryside around Frankfurt than on a boat cruising the Rhine River. Your privately chartered vessel will first take you to the charming wine village of Rüdesheim. From there, you’ll continue on to Oberwesel and stop at Schönberg Castle, a 12th century fortification now home to a Four-star hotel.
Next, you’ll fly to the port city of Marseille, gateway to the French Riviera. You’ll tour the highlights of Marseilles before checking into the Villa La Coste. Designed in harmony with its verdant surroundings, this cutting-edge hotel and spa is set in the heart of the biodynamic vineyard of Château La Coste, an international destination for art, architecture and natural beauty.
Wherever you go throughout the Riviera and Provence, you’re never far from the legacy of the great French Impressionist painters. As you explore the Alpilles (literally, “little Alps”) south of Avignon, you’ll see landscapes reminiscent of Cézanne and immortalized by Van Gogh. An unforgettable highlight will be your visit to Carrières des Lumières in Les Baux-de-Provence, an underground audiovisual art gallery with one of the most comprehensive collections in the world, which features multimedia presentations of the works of artists such as Van Gogh, Yves Klein, Gaudi and Chagall.
From the French Riviera, you’ll fly to the island nation of Malta and its capital of Valletta. Your home base in Valletta will be Malta’s most iconic hotel, The Phoenicia Malta, a Five-star property with landscaped gardens, a spa, a lush infinity pool, picture-perfect views and every conceivable modern amenity.
A full day will be devoted to a tour of Valletta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. High points will include St. John’s Co-Cathedral, built in the 16th century and dedicated to Saint John the Baptist, considered to be one of the finest examples of high Baroque architecture in Europe. You’ll visit Casa Rocca Piccolo, constructed in 1580 by the Knights of St. John after they successfully fought off the invading Turks. The Turkish influence will be felt when you board a private gulet for a cruise to the island of Gozo, home to the Ġgantija Temples. Erected during the Neolithic Age 6,000 years ago, these massive structures are both awe-inspiring and mysterious.
More natural wonders await you at Santa Cruz de Tenerife, capital of the Canary Islands. The natural beauty of the city is enhanced by the many urban sculptures by artists such as Miro and Henry Moore. You’ll spend three nights at Bahía del Duque Resort, where world-class service meets seducing ocean views and magical sunsets.
Your sightseeing in Tenerife will focus on the natural wonders of the island such as Mount Teide in Las Cañadas National Park, rising 12,000 feet out of an enormous volcanic crater. During a tour of the holiday resort Playa de las Américas, you’ll visit a banana plantation to sample the small, sweet bananas that made the island famous.
For the grand finale of your European tour, head to Edinburgh for an immersion into Scottish culture. Recognized as the capital of Scotland since at least the 15th century, Edinburgh is the seat of the Scottish Government and Parliament, as well as the highest courts in Scotland. You’ll spend three nights at the historic Balmoral Hotel, originally opened in 1902 as the North British Station Hotel, in a Junior Suite.
You’ll tour the Castle, home to the Scottish National War Memorial and site of many battles from the Wars of Scottish Independence in the 14th century to the Jacobite rising of 1745. You’ll also visit the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official residence of the British monarch in Scotland. The late Queen Elizabeth II spent one week in residence at Holyroodhouse at the beginning of each summer, where she carried out a range of official engagements and ceremonies.
No visit to Edinburgh is complete without a stop at the Royal Yacht Britannia, former yacht of the British monarchy permanently berthed at Ocean Terminal, which traveled more than one million nautical miles during her naval career. To finish your experience of the Scottish capital, you’ll have the choice between exploring the winding streets and mysterious alleys that inspired J.K. Rowling to write the Harry Potter saga or sampling the glories of Scotland’s best whisky.
No matter how much time you’ve spent exploring Europe, you’ve never been treated to an experience as luxurious and memorable as this—a single bid can make it happen!
Due to the nature of the events in this trip, it is date specific and will take place Saturday, May 6-Sunday, May 21, 2023 and cannot be redeemed at any other time. Includes all private jet flights on a Challenger 850 or comparable aircraft from Frankfurt, Germany to Edinburgh, Scotland. Airfare from the United States to Europe is not included. Roundtrip, VIP airport services and private car transportation to and from the international airports are included. The following is included: Suite accommodations at the hotels listed (substitute hotels when necessary); all beverages including liquor aboard the jet; Lakani’s signature Dine by Choice program; all meals–à la carte where available; bottled water, coffee and tea with meals on the ground; special events with alcohol; transportation by deluxe air-conditioned vehicles and motor coaches; entrance fees for sightseeing; gratuities to hotel and restaurant staff, Lakani tour managers, local guides and drivers; knowledgeable local guides; services of Lakani tour managers; baggage porterage throughout including two pieces of baggage per person; airport taxes; amenities package; transfers between the airports and hotels. Items not included and at the responsibility of the traveler are the following: trip cancellation insurance; passport and visa fees; personal expenses (mini bar, alcohol not mentioned above, laundry, telephone, etc.); inoculations and medications; and other gratuities not specifically mentioned as included.
This lot is made possible through the courtesy and collaboration with Lakani, long-standing Festival supporter