Greenland: Glaciers & Inuit Heritage6 days & 5 nights, Private Journey
Handcrafted itineraries for one or more travelers with on-the-ground support, a private guide, and a private vehicle. Private Journeys represent the best of the custom programs we've designed over the years. Our insider knowledge and destination expertise make these innovative journeys truly unique experiences.Private Journey
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Day 1Arrive Ilulissat, Greenland
Upon arrival in Ilulissat, you will be escorted to your hotel.Hotel Arctic - 4 Nights (D)
Join your private guide for a walk through the town before sampling local and international specialties at the hotel's award winning restaurant. As you dine, enjoy the spectacular views of the Ilulissat harbor and the drifting icebers of Disko Bay.
Join your local expert for a boat ride to the Eqi Glacier. Nicknamed the Calving Glacier for its active nature, its spectacular walls rise 300 feet above the ocean with the rest of its 3,000-foot height below the waterline. Continue to the eastern coast of Alluttoq Island and Ataa, a former Inuit trading station that was abandoned approximately 50 years ago. Enjoy lunch in Ataa before cruising back through the ice in Disko Bay on your way to Ilulissat.Hotel Arctic (B, L, D)
Take a privately guided, easy hike to the shores of the incredible UNESCO World Heritage Icefjord, which includes the most productive glacier in the Northern Hemisphere. Continue with your guide to explore the Inuit ruins at Sermermiut, which was first settled by people from the Saqqaq culture more than 4,000 years ago. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, then visit a Greenlandic family in their home. Later, head for the local airport for a scenic flight over the Icefjord by private aircraft. After dinner, embark on an unforgettable sunset cruise on the Icefjord.Hotel Arctic (B, L, D)
Travel by boat to travel to the hunters' settlement of Oqaatsut (formerly known as Rodebay), which was founded in the 1700s by Dutch whalers. Located on a small peninsula jutting off the mainland into eastern Disko Bay, Oqaatsut is now home to around 46 people. Join your guide on a walk through the little village, visiting the general store, the fish storehouse and the offices of the fishing company that employs most of the population of the town. After your visit, return to Ilulissat.Hotel Arctic (B, L, D)
Day 5To Reykjavik, Iceland
Before your flight to Reykjavik, visit the local art museum, which was built in 1923 and was the home of five Colony Managers before being turned into a museum. Explore the collection for a glimpse into Greenlandic painting and sculpture.
Upon arrival in the Icelandic capital, your Cox & Kings representative will escort you to your centrally located hotel.
Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.Hotel Borg - 1 Night (B)
Day 6Depart Reykjavik
After breakfast, enjoy the morning at your leisure to explore Reykjavik. Alternatively, visit the Blue Lagoon, a unique, natural pool of mineral-rich geothermal water, located in the middle of a lava field. Widely renowned for its beneficial effects on the skin and health. Relax in the pools, get a massage or a mud bath, and feel the cares of the world slip away. Then, meet your driver who will escort you to the airport to board your onward flight.(B)
At Cox & Kings we believe that a good travel experience is not luck but judgment. We have compiled the following advice to outline the nature of travel in Europe and to help you prepare for your trip. Even with the most meticulous planning, however, minor problems can occur and, while our local representatives are always on hand to rectify such occurrences, we do request that you have a patient and broadminded approach to traveling in Europe.
Cruises & Train Tours
The river cruises and train tours in this brochure are offered subject to the conditions of carriage of the individual Train Company. PLEASE NOTE that in exceptional circumstances they may vary their itineraries with little or no notice, if water levels become unsafe, train lines become blocked or to avoid areas of dense traffic. Such changes are rare, but you should check the final itinerary at reception when you embark.
A number of flights within Europe arrive / depart early in the morning, and while we will endeavour to schedule your tour with a flight which arrives / departs at a reasonable time, sometimes there is little or no alternative and early check-in / check-out times may be required.
Accommodation standards vary dramatically throughout Europe, and hotels in Eastern Europe, Albania, Macedonia and regional Turkey, should not generally be compared to Western European standards. For our tours we have chosen hotels primarily for their location and the facilities available. We will endeavour to supply any extra information that you may require on these hotels. The hotels listed in the tour itineraries may occasionally be unavailable for the required dates. In this event, we will advise you of alternative hotels, which will, where possible, be of the same or of a higher standard than those featured in the itineraries. There are many new hotels being built in Europe and we may upgrade those featured in the brochure if better options in the same category become available. Please note all rooms reserved on your tour are standard; however, if you wish to upgrade your room (e.g. to a lake view or suite etc.), please speak to your tour consultant, who will be able to advise you about the options and the applicable supplements.
Check-in & Check-out Times: For all group and individual tours, hotel check-in/out time is normally 12 noon, but this does vary between hotels. Early check-ins and late check-outs cannot be pre-booked, but can sometimes be negotiated on site.
Many of the sites in Europe are quite spread out, and our tours consequently involve a reasonable amount of walking. Whilst the walking is normally easy going, a full-day’s sightseeing can be quite tiring and sometimes strenuous.
Although tourism is not a new concept in most parts of Europe, many of the areas visited are still extremely traditional. Therefore kindly respect local customs and dress codes.
Many countries require passports, visas to be presented before entry is permitted. Please ensure that all traveling members, including infants and children, are in possession of a passport, valid for at least 6 months, prior to departure. It is convenient and safe to have the visa process facilitated by Cox & Kings Limited from the concerned Consulates / Authorities on your behalf. Please note that it is totally at the discretion of the concerned Consulates / Authorities to grant / reject your visas. The consulate may require further documentation and / or personal appearance.
Area: 39,769 sq. miles
Currency: Icelandic Krona
Official Language: Icelandic
What To See: Besides being the center of Icelandic culture, Reykjavik is the main gateway to the country’s beautiful and pristine landscapes. The city has a number of thermal pools and spas popular with locals and travelers. Pingvellir National Park is situated on the tectonic plate boundaries of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, and is home to spectacular geysers, gorgeous waterfalls and the site of the world’s oldest parliament. In Arnarstapi, on the Snæfellsnes peninsula in West Iceland, marvel at the beautiful columnar basalt and cliff formations and one of Iceland’s most beautiful harbors.
Greenland: Glaciers & Inuit Heritage
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