Travel from the realm of the midnight sun to the radiant isles of the Mediterranean, discovering some of Europe’s little-known treasures on a journey by private jet. As you fly from one destination to the next, experience the diverse architecture, cuisine, and flora and fauna that flourish on the edges of Europe.  

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 Picture-perfect Lake Bled in Northwest Slovenia  The rugged beauty of the remote Faroe Islands  The rugged beauty of the remote Faroe Islands  Picture-perfect Lake Bled in Northwest Slovenia  With ancient towns and villages, Malta is one of the most alluring and diverse spots in the Mediterranean  Mallorca entices with its beautiful coastline, secluded coves, Spanish architecture, and numerous wineries  Mallorca entices with its beautiful coastline, secluded coves, Spanish architecture, and numerous wineries  Showcasing its powerful landscapes of waterfalls, geologic features, and myriad sea birds, the beauty of Iceland surrounds you  Puffin in Faroe Islands  Iceland  Showcasing its powerful landscapes of waterfalls, geologic features, and myriad sea birds, the beauty of Iceland surrounds you

Hidden Wonders of Europe: A Private Jet Journey

15 days from $98,950

Travel from the realm of the midnight sun to the radiant isles of the Mediterranean, discovering some of Europe’s little-known treasures on a journey by private jet. As you fly from one destination to the next, experience the diverse architecture, cuisine, and flora and fauna that flourish on the edges of Europe.  

or Call 866-903-7650

Overview

Travel from the realm of the midnight sun to the radiant isles of the Mediterranean, discovering some of Europe’s little-known treasures on a journey by private jet. Encounter the soaring sea cliffs of the fabled Faroe Islands and the enormous chambers of Slovenia’s Škocjan Caves. Hike along the coast of Mallorca and into the spruce forests of Iceland. Witness the sweep of history across the continent, seeing the vestiges of prehistoric peoples, Romans, Vikings, and medieval knights. As you fly from one destination to the next, experience the diverse architecture, cuisine, and flora and fauna that flourish on the edges of Europe.  

Highlights Include

  • Faroe Islands: Explore the soaring cliffs and dramatic fjords of the mystical Faroe Islands on hikes and horseback rides. Ride a ferry to the breathtaking sea cliffs of Vestmanna, a maze of vertical walls, sea stacks, and arches that draws rich birdlife. Then visit the Viking village of Kirkjubøur. 
  • Slovenia: Stay in Ljubljana, and discover some of the many wonders of this small country. Ride a traditional pletna boat to the iconic island in Lake Bled, and venture to cliff-top Bled Castle.  Enter the vast chambers of the World Heritage-listed Škocjan Caves, or enjoy a private tour and horse show at the Lipica Stud Farm. 
  • Malta: Discover gems of baroque architecture within the walled city of Valletta, and see a masterpiece by Caravaggio in St. John’s Co-Cathedral. Then step further back in time at the megalithic temples of Hagar Qim and Hal Saflieni Hypogeum and learn about Malta’s earliest inhabitants. 
  • Mallorca: Take a walking tour of elegant Palma de Mallorca, which dates back to Roman times, and explore the island’s coast by sailboat or on a hike. Visit the monastery and palace of Valldemossa, and savor local wines and olives at a private tasting. 
  • Iceland: Experience the geothermal landscapes of southern Iceland, from the steaming mineral waters of the Blue Lagoon to the legendary sites of the Golden Circle. Take a guided nature walk in the forests of Heidmork Nature Reserve, and learn the secrets of Icelandic cuisine during a cooking class.  

Itinerary

Day 1 — Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

Arrive in Boston and meet your fellow travelers, Smithsonian Journeys Experts, and staff at a festive welcome dinner at your hotel in the heart of Back Bay. (D)

Days 2 - 3 — Faroe Islands, Denmark

Our private jet brings us to one of Europe’s best-kept secrets, the remote Faroe Islands: a rugged wonderland of steep cliffs, sweeping moors, and narrow fjords. Venture into these mystical landscapes on hikes or a horseback ride, or take a private ferry to Vestmanna, a breathtaking maze of vertical walls, sea stacks, grottos, and arches. As you navigate between these towering rock formations—some as tall as 2,000 feet—watch for the seabirds that nest in the cliffs here, including puffins, kittiwakes, guillemots, and fulmars. Then explore Viking history in the village of Kirkjubøur, home to a turf-roofed houses, a 13th-century cathedral, and the world’s oldest still-inhabited wooden house. (2B, 2L, 2D)

Days 4 - 5 — Ljubljana, Slovenia

Fly across much of continental Europe to lovely Ljubljana, a city that won World Heritage status for its architecture and urban design. Journey to Lake Bled and ride a traditional pletna boat to its tiny isle; then explore Bled Castle, an 11th-century fortress perched on a cliff above the lake. Explore the vast chambers of the World Heritage-listed Škocjan Caves, or enjoy a private tour and horse show at the Lipica Stud Farm, the origin of the unique Lipizzaner horse. (2B, 2L, 2D)

Days 6 - 8 — Malta

The fortified city of Valletta that stands today was founded by the Knights of St. John in the 1500s, but numerous civilizations occupied it previously, including the Phoenicians, the Greeks, the Romans, and the Arabs. Within the city walls lie hundreds of monuments that attest to this dynamic past, and the concentration of historic treasures earned the entire Old City World Heritage designation. On a walking tour, admire the city’s 16th-century engineering and discover a host baroque treasures, including St. John’s Co-Cathedral and the Caravaggio masterpiece within. Then delve further into island’s past at Hagar Qim and Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, prehistoric temples that shed light on Malta’s earliest inhabitants. (3B, 3L, 3D)

Days 9 - 11 — Mallorca, Spain

Fly west to the Balearic Island of Mallorca, and settle into a 19th-century mansion in the heart of historic Palma. Enjoy lunch and a walking tour of this charming city, both cosmopolitan and ancient. On a sailing excursion, take in views of the idyllic coves and limestone cliffs that line the island’s coast. Or explore the dramatic coastal landscape on a hike. Then journey to the northern coast to visit the town of Valldemossa, home to a grand medieval palace and monastery; or sample local wines and olive oil during a private wine tasting. (3B, 3L, 3D)

Days 12 - 13 — Reykjavík, Iceland

Our final stop is Iceland, where nearly 22 hours of daylight will allow plenty of time for exploring. Head to the Blue Lagoon for a therapeutic soak in its thermal springs. Experience the geological wonders of the Golden Circle, including the two-tiered Gullfoss waterfall; the bubbling landscape of Geysir; and historic Thingvellir National Park, where two tectonic plates converge. Alternatively, take a guided nature walk through the rugged Heidmörk Nature Reserve, a conservation success story just outside the city. Try your hand at creating Icelandic cuisine during an interactive cooking class. (2B, 2L, 2D)

Day 14 - 15 — Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

Our jet delivers you back to Boston today, bringing our trip full circle. Toast your journey to Europe’s hidden treasures at a farewell dinner tonight. Return home on independent flights the next day. (2B, L, D)

Included meals are denoted as follows: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Reception (R), Dinner (D)