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September 7 – 21, 2023 | Maximum 15 Travelers
• Suite accommodations at no extra charge for all tour members
• A-la-Carte at restaurants and Room Service
• Special entertainment and gala evenings
• Window seating for all excursions
• Leisure time in each destination to enjoy the facilities
• All gratuities to guides, drivers, hotel staff and Lakani Tour Managers
• “Luggage-One-Touch” from start to finish
• Fly directly between destinations and avoid typical airport crowds at private terminals
Your VIP Private Jet, which normally seats more than 40, has been custom-fitted for only 15 travelers with luxurious leather club seats and posh interiors. Your cabin crew will graciously anticipate all of your in-flight needs, while serving first class cuisine with fine wines and champagnes. Experience arrivals like royalty, often at private terminals, where you hardly realize the usual customs and immigration formalities have taken place.
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Cost Per Person
Single Room Supplement
Gain insight into the World Design Capital as you tour the city highlight. Visit the unique Temppeliaukio Rock Church, built into the bedrock. See the historic monuments of Senate Square. Admire the Eastern Orthodox Uspenski Cathedral. Marvel at the unforgettable Sibelius Monument, dedicated to Finnish composer, Jean Sibelius. Sample Finnish delicacies at Market Hall during your visit of Market Square, and stand in awe at the landmark white Lutheran Cathedral on neoclassical Senate Square.
Enjoy an inspirational afternoon performance by some of Finland’s best musicians presenting music by Jean Sibelius. Then climb aboard a century-old vintage train that will take you base prominent city sights and through the popular Kallio neighborhood.
Discover the Old Town, an UNESCO World Heritage Site, and visit the 15th-century Palace of the Shirvanshahs with its mausoleum, mosques, and terraced royal buildings. See the legendary Maiden Tower, the Synyk-Kala Minaret, and Philharmonic Hall. Dine in Baku’s charming Mugam Club while being entertained by live Azerbaijani and Mugam music.
Drive along the Baku Boulevard, the coastal promenade also known as Seaside Park. Learn about the country’s rich history in textiles at the Azerbaijan Museum of Carpets, In 2010, UNESCO proclaimed them a “Masterpiece of Intangible Heritage”. Visit the Fire Worshipper’s Temple, the holy place of Zoroastrians and witness the natural phenomenon at Yanar Dag, continually ablaze due to the steady seep of gas from under the surface of the sandstone.
Gain an insider’s view of Cretan culture and history during your exploration of the ruins of Knossos Palace. Settled as early as the Neolithic period, Knossos has been called Europe’s oldest city and the Bronze Age Palace once held 18,000 people.
After a typical Cretan lunch, discover more Minoan civilization artifacts in the impressive Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Stroll and browse the city’s charming shops and cafes.
Visit a family-run vineyard in the wine region of Peza and learn how to make some of Crete’s specialties in a cooking class. Enjoy the fruits of your labors accompanied by some of the estate’s finest wines.
Reboard the jet and continue across the Adriatic Sea to Bologna, the capital of Emilia-Romagna, a region long considered the Cradle of Italian cuisine.
Begin your exploration with a shopping trip to the local market with your local hostess. Learn how to make pasta from an expert followed by lunch in a private home. Work off your lunch with a walking tour of Bologna’s historic center and admire the medieval Asinelli Tower, a symbol of Bologna for 900 years that stands over 318 ft high. Visit the Anatomical Theatre of the Archiginnasio with its remarkable ceiling and wall decorations, carvings and is ornate anatomical table where university students from the 16th century would have learned about human anatomy and surgery. Tour the unique Santo Stefano Basilica complex and then end the afternoon inside the 13th-century Church of Santa Maria della Vita.
Drive to Modena and get a thrill as you enter the Modena Racetrack (Autodromo di Modena) and be driven in a Ferrari, with the engine being pushed to its limits. After lunch, stop in Maranello to visit the Enzo Ferrari Museum, where you will see an exhibition of Ferrari cars and memorabilia owned by Enzo Ferrari. On your way back to Bologna, you’ll have a chance to sample balsamic vinegar at a local producer.
CHOOSE YOUR DAY ON WEDNESDAY, September 20
Drive to St. Jean de Luz to visit Maison Louis XIV and the Basque church. Continue to Spain and ascent Monte Igueldo funicular for a panoramic view of the picturesque coast and San Sebastian. Descend into town for a gastronomic experience with a Tapas rally lunch where you’ll dine at three tapas bars.
Travel south to Bilbao, Spain, home to the famous Guggenheim Museum designed by Frank Gehry. The iconic building is one of the most admired works of contemporary architecture. Learn about the building and the collection of modern art from a specialized museum guide.
Reminisce on your final evening with fellow travelers and your tour managers at a festive farewell cocktail and dinner party.
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