Your private jet journey begins in Lisbon. Once the heart of the world’s largest seafaring empire, contemporary Lisbon is a spirited city of Gothic cathedrals, palaces and monasteries. Take in the ebullient character of the Lisbonites as you stroll around the historic city centre, or visit one of the many independent art galleries. If rest and relaxation are your preference, spend the day as the locals do, passing the time at a café with a good book and bica (strong black coffee). In the evening, meet your fellow guests and expedition leaders at a welcome dinner.