Flexible private jet travel to top European summer destinations

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Looking for a last-minute summer getaway? As more destinations continue to open up to international travel, embark on a journey of luxury travel and soak up the sun in some of the most popular European destinations for private jet travelers.

Thanks to our partner the Inspiring Travel Company, we have hand-picked some of the top hotels and resorts for you during your stay. Enjoy the ultimate holiday getaway, to some of the most idyllic of destinations. With access to over 7,000 aircraft, our Private Jets team are available 24/7 to arrange your flights to the nearest airports at any destination.


A destination that is rapidly growing in popularity, Croatia offers a perfect mix of beautiful and historic scenery, encompassed within the glistening waters of the Adriatic Sea. With over 1,240 miles of unspoiled coastlines and more than one thousand islands, Croatia is a destination where there is plenty to discover.


Dubrovnik is one of Croatia’s most popular tourist destinations and a favorite amongst our private jet travelers, and it’s not difficult to see why. Its magnificent walled medieval old town is packed with aristocratic palazzi and elegant Baroque churches. Beyond the walls, attractions include wine bars, classy seafood restaurants and luxury hotels. 

Hotel Excelsior

The Inspiring Travel Company recommends Hotel Excelsior. Within walking distance to the old town and offering incredible views from the terrace, this beautiful hotel is the perfect place for exploring the city but also relaxing in the hotel. And it even comes with direct access to the sea from the sunbathing platform! There aren’t many properties in Croatia’s capital city that offers such a mix of beach holiday and city break, all combined with timeless elegance and contemporary luxury guaranteed. And with sea view rooms or suites available, ensure you make the most of this spectacular setting.

Getting to Dubrovnik by private jet
Nearest airport to Dubrovnik: Dubrovnik Airport (DBV)
Average flight time to Dubrovnik from New York: 9 hours 30 minutes
Recommended private jet: Bombardier Global 6000


Exuberant Split is a city that has just the right balance between modern and traditional with a unique historical heritage too. Diocletian’s Palace remains the city’s central ingredient and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Beyond the city's medieval centre lies a mountainous coast, and a perfect backdrop to the turquoise waters of the Adriatic. With dozens of bars, restaurants and shops to enjoy, Split is one of the Mediterranean’s most compelling cities.

Getting to Split by private jet
Nearest airport to Split: Split Airport (SPU)
Average flight time to Split from New York: 9 hours 30 minutes
Recommended private jet: Gulfstream G650

If you’re looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the main tourist hotspots, then the islands of Croatia are a must. The three main Elafiti islands of Kolcep, Lopud and Sipan, northwest of Dubrovnik, are among the most beautiful and unspoiled in the Adriatic, and Kolocep and Lopud are entirely car-free. If it's irresistible beaches you're looking to enjoy, then the islands of Brač and Susak certainly won't disappoint.


Greece has been attracting visitors for thousands of years with its miles of crystalline coast, historic sites, beautiful beaches and hours of sunshine. The Greek islands are the country’s biggest attraction in the summer, with Santorini and Mykonos usually amongst the most popular destinations with private jet travelers.


Mykonos has vastly grown in popularity in recent years. The idyllic setting of chalky whitewashed houses perched on aquamarine waters bathed in the Grecian sun has grown as the iconic image of the island. Mykonos’ beauty doesn’t just lie in its landscape and architecture, it’s a destination that has something for everyone. From activities to accommodate the whole family, to relaxing on the beach, or partying within its vibrant nightlife, there is plenty to do when you travel to Mykonos.

Santa Marina

The Inspiring Travel Company recommends the beautiful resort of Santa Marina located under 2 miles from Mykonos town, and on its own exclusive 500-foot private sandy beach. Home to the world-famous Buddha Bar, offering you a great place to enjoy lunch overlooking the beach or book for dinner and cocktails, Santa Marina provides a variety of accommodation depending on your travel needs - from hotel rooms and suites to stunning villas.

Getting to Mykonos by private jet
Nearest airport to Mykonos: Mykonos International Airport (JMK)
Average flight time to Mykonos from New York: 11 hours
Recommended private jet: Bombardier Global 7500

Instantly recognizable by the chalk-white buildings topped with cobalt-blue domes and houses carved into cliffs is the stunning island of Santorini. Wander the iconic villages of Oia, Fira and Imerovigli, which are also home to some of the most stunning of hotels and villas. Or roam the peaceful volcanic shores and black-sand beaches in Kamari and Perissa. Beautiful Oia is also famous for its sunsets, displaying a medley of colors before fading to starlight. 

Grace Hotel Santorini, Auberge Resorts 

If you’re looking for the perfect location to relax and unwind, then the Inspiring Travel Company recommends Grace Hotel Santorini, Auberge Resorts located in Fira and overlooking the Caldera. One of the most sought-after hotels in Greece, this exclusive retreat is a haven of luxury with its individually styled suites and private plunge pools with uninterrupted views of the Aegean Sea.

Canaves Oia Suites

If you want to be closer to Oia where you can walk to local shops and restaurants then Canaves Oia Suites is perfect. This award-winning property offers stunning panoramic views from every open space and window. Its Infinity Pool Bar Restaurant is perfect for lunch and dinner, with plenty of traditional Greek favorites on the menu.

Getting to Santorini by private jet
Nearest airport to Santorini: Santorini Thira Island Airport (JTR)
Average flight time to Santorini from New York: 11 hours 5 minutes
Recommended private jet: Bombardier Global 7500


Mainland Spain and the offshore Balearic Islands of Ibiza, Formentera, Mallorca and Menorca, are usually very popular with private jet travelers in the summer month, due to its stunning beaches, manicured golf courses, renowned cuisines and an amazingly diverse cultural heritage. 

The main cities of Spain are among the most vibrant in Europe. For many travellers, Barcelona offers the most exuberant of destinations thanks to Gaudi’s iconic architecture, the lively promenade of the Ramblas and 3 miles of sandy beach. Spain’s capital Madrid, not to be outshone, is a contemporary style set amongst the narrow, atmospheric alleys, dotted with shops, bars and eateries including Amazonico - one of Madrid’s most popular and well-loved restaurants. In the southern region lies Seville, bursting with personality at every corner, while Valencia on the southeastern coast offers a thriving arts scene and nightlife.

Getting to Barcelona by private jet
Nearest airport to Barcelona: Barcelona-El Prat (BCN)
Average flight time to Barcelona from New York: 8 hours 30 minutes
Recommended private jet: Bombardier Global 5000

Getting to Madrid by private jet
Nearest airport to Madrid: Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
Average flight time to Madrid from New York: 8 hours
Recommended private jet: Bombardier Global 5000

Getting to Seville by private jet
Nearest airport to Seville: Seville Airport (SVQ)
Average flight time to Seville from New York: 8 hours 5 minutes
Recommended private jet: Bombardier Global 5000

Getting to Valencia by private jet
Nearest airport to Valencia: Valencia Airport (VLC)
Average flight time to Valencia from New York: 8 hours 20 minutes
Recommended private jet: Bombardier Global 5000

The Balearic Islands

Just off Spain’s mainland on the east coast lie the Balearic Islands of Ibiza, Formentera, Mallorca and Menorca. With their picturesque countryside, beautiful beaches, prehistoric ruins and world-class nightlife scene, there are plenty of reasons why the islands are popular with holidaymakers in the summer months. For many of our private jet travelers, Ibiza and Majorca are among the favorites.


The unrivalled party island of Ibiza is the ideal destination to enjoy the best of both worlds – as well as its golden coastlines, untouched scenery in parts of the island and luxury island retreats, you can enjoy some of the best and most glamorous nightlife Europe has to offer. 

Six Senses Ibiza

If you’re wanting some of the best places to stay during your time in Ibiza, then the Inspiring Travel Company recommends Six Senses Ibiza - the first sustainable BREEAM certified resort in the Balearics. This newly opened resort for summer 2021 offers guests amazing food, a fantastic spa and something for the whole family, all set amongst the rolling hills and beautiful surrounds of Ibiza.

Nobu Ibiza

Nobu Ibiza located on the beautiful beachfront is also a great option for those wanting to be closer to the town for shops, restaurants and nightlife, all of which is easily accessible just a short five-minute drive away. Whether it’s a trip for two, or a family holiday, Nobu Ibiza accommodates for all ages, including a kids’ club offering plenty of activities to keep them entertained for hours.

Getting to Ibiza by private jet
Nearest airport to Ibiza: Ibiza International Airport (IBZ)
Average flight time to Ibiza from New York: 8 hours 35 minutes
Recommended private jet: Gulfstream G650


The biggest of Spain's Balearic Islands, Majorca has long been a popular holiday destination. Its white sandy beaches, sweeping bays, picturesque villages, beautiful countryside and mountain peaks including the UNESCO World Heritage site of Serra de Tramuntana, makes it a perfect Mediterranean holiday hotspot.

St Regis Mardavall

The Inspiring Travel Company recommends St Regis Mardavall. This large resort is ideal for families, with a fabulous kids’ club and plenty of restaurants. Ideally located just minutes from Puerto Portals marina with its shops, restaurant and beautiful beach, there are plenty of choices for how you spend your holiday. 

Belmond La Residencia

For a more tranquil setting, the Inspiring Travel Company recommends Belmond La Residencia. This stunning resort located in the mountains has amazing views and is within walking distance of the artistic village of Deia, where you can really immerse yourself in the local culture and discover some amazing local restaurants.

Son Brull

For a more boutique experience then Son Brull would be perfect. This beautifully restored 12th-century monastery welcomes its guests with an exterior of tradition, but step inside, and you’re transported through a contemporary Mallorca design hotel, that’s full of surprises at every turn. With infinity pools and cleverly renovated rooms oozing luxury, comfort and tranquility.

Getting to Majorca by private jet
Nearest airport to Majorca: Palma de Mallorca (PMI)
Average flight time to Majorca from New York: 8 hours 40 minutes
Recommended private jet: Gulfstream G550

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