We’re flying our clients all over the world over the next few weeks, many taking advantage of an Easter break.
Easter is a time of year when rich history, culture, and traditions combine for some interesting and unusual travel experiences around the world. Here are just a few Easter-inspired private jet adventures, that are also popular destinations at any time of the year.
A UNESCO world heritage site, Easter Island is a remote volcanic island located in the South Pacific 3,700 miles off the coast of Chile. The island is a stunning tourism spot best known for its beautiful moai archaeological statues – tall figures carved out of the volcanic rock, dating back as far as the 10th century.
The island earned its name by being discovered on Easter Sunday in 1722 by Dutch Explorer Jacob Roggeveen.
How to get there: Fly to Mataveri International airport on Easter Island, the most remote airport in the world, and shortlisted for the PrivateFly Scenic Airports poll 2016 by Paul Brady from Conde Nast Traveler.
Miami Opa Locka – Mataveri International Airport (one-way) from $90 000 in a Challenger 604 (seats 10)
JOIN THE EASTER PARADE IN NYC
New York is one of the most famous Easter-time destinations, due to its annual Easter Parade.
The tradition started in the 1870s, as a stroll or procession on Easter Sunday, most closely associated with Fifth Avenue, then followed a roll-out of other Easter processions across other US cities. Fifth Avenue’s Easter Parade also inspired a famous 1948 musical starring Judy Garland and Fred Astaire, set in New York.
How to get there: Fly by private jet to New York Teterboro airport, New York’s dedicated private aviation airport.
London – New York from £61,000 (one-way) in a Gulfstream G400 (seats 12)
SCOTLAND (THE ISLE OF EIGG)
Egg-rolling is just one of the ways that Scotland marks Easter traditions and celebrations, with boiled and painted eggs being rolled down a hill. And one remote and appropriately-named idyllic spot is the Isle of Eigg off the west coast.
Ok so it’s spelt differently, but it’s still an amazing place to visit at any time of year – as an island that is owned by its residents, with its Singing Sands beach and stunning scenery.
How to get there: The Isle of Eigg does not have its own airport, so fly to Oban, then enjoy a ferry crossing from Mallaig to Eigg.
EPICURIOUS EGG-TASTING IN HAUX, FRANCE
This southern French town is famous for its unusual event on Easter Monday which sees a giant omelette created in the centre square, using more than 4500 eggs. This dates back to when Napolean passed through Haux, and demanded an omelette to feed his army.
How to get there: Bordeaux is 20km from Haux, and often combined as part of epicurean trip to the Aquitaine region with its picture perfect vineyards and villages.
Paris Le Bourget – Bordeaux Merignac airport from €5,800 (one-way) in an Embraer Phenom 100 (seats 4)
SEE THE VIA CRUCIS IN ROME
Easter sees Rome come alive to mark one of the most important events in the catholic calendar. The Pope celebrates the Via Crucis (way of the cross) at the Colosseum, where a huge cross with burning torches lights the sky for the Stations of the Cross. Then on Easter Sunday, thousands gather in St Peters Square to await the Pope’s balcony blessing.
How to get there: Rome Ciampino airport is open 24 hours and is the most popular airport gateway for private jet travellers.
Geneva – Rome Ciampino from €5,300 (one-way) in a Citation Mustang (seats 4)
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