Think you’ve been there, done that? Step off the beaten path with Lakani’s “Unusual Europe.” Your transportation? A luxury VIP aircraft, which normally seats more than 40 passengers, but has been custom-fitted with spacious leather club seats and a posh interior for no more than 15 travelers. Your cabin crew will anticipate all of your needs, while serving first-class cuisine with fine wines and Champagnes.
This is a trip of diverse cultural experiences for one discerning couple—beginning upon your arrival in Helsinki, Finland. A vibrant seaside city of beautiful islands and great green parks, among the many unique sites you’ll see, Temppeliaukio Church will fill you with awe. Excavated directly into solid rock in the heart of Helsinki, the morning light spreads from a row of windows to an altar wall of rugged rock, where an ice-age crevice serves as the altarpiece.
Your incredible jet-setting experience officially begins as soon as you board the Lakani Private Jet for the flight to Baku, Azerbaijan, which offers everything from a Walled Old City and medieval sandstone palace to shaded piazzas, streets lined with boutiques and cafes, and modern museums. Among the spectacular sites you will see in this ancient city is Burning Mountain (Yanar Dağ), a naturally occurring wall of fire that today is known to exist due to Azerbaijan’s enormous natural gas reserves.
Will you be captivated by the food, beauty or history of Crete, Greece? All of the above, for sure. Considered Europe’s oldest city, the Palace at Knossos dates back to the Bronze Age and once held 18,000 people. Spend some time exploring the ruins and be spirited back in time. Stroll the charming streets of Heraklion and enjoy a visit to a family-run vineyard where you also have an opportunity to indulge in Cretan specialties, along with the estate’s finest wines.
On your way to Italy, you’ll stop in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, a jewel of the Balkan Peninsula. You’ll visit the Stari Most, a 16th-century, Ottoman-style bridge stretching across the Neretva River, and connecting the two sides of the city. For a great view of the Stari Most and the city, climb to the top of the minaret at the Koski Mehmed Paša Mosque, built in 1618.
Bologna is a wonderfully walkable, “foodie” city that is also home to the oldest university in the western world (1088). In addition to a thrilling ride in a Ferrari on the Modena Racetrack, you will stroll through Piazza Maggiore and Bologna’s famous arched colonnades, surrounded by cafes, medieval and Renaissance structures of every description.
The seaside resort of Biarritz has been a favorite beach getaway since Napoléon III arrived during the mid-19th century. Its elegant villas and heritage-listed residences, with their belle époque and art deco details, remain glamorous. From Biarritz, France just over the border to San Sebastián, Spain to an excursion into Basque Country, this multicultural experience will be extraordinary—either ascending Monte Igueldo for a panoramic view of the picturesque coast or visiting the famous Guggenheim Museum designed by Frank Gehry in Bilbao.
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Business Class Airfare from a major airport in the United States to Helsinki, Finland and return from Biarritz, France is included. Trip to be taken from Thursday, September 3–Thursday, September 17, 2020 and includes all private jet flights from Helsinki to Biarritz, France; Suite accommodations at the hotels (substitute hotels when necessary); all beverages including liquor aboard the Jet; all meals–à la carte where available, to include Lakani’s exclusive Dine by Choice meal program; bottled water, coffee and tea with meals on the ground; special entertainment for gala evenings; leisure time in each destination; transportation by deluxe air-conditioned vehicles and motor coaches; window-seating for all excursions; entrance fees for sightseeing; gratuities to hotel/restaurant staff, Lakani tour managers, local guides and drivers; knowledgeable local guides; Lakani tour managers; baggage porterage throughout; airport taxes; amenities package; transfers between the airports and hotels throughout and emergency medical evacuation insurance of $100,000.00 for covered reasons. The trip does not include trip cancellation insurance; medical and accident insurance; passport fees; personal expenses (mini bar, laundry, telephone, fax, and internet charges); inoculations and medications and other gratuities not specifically mentioned as included.
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