Luxury Shooting Trips
Smarter Air Charter has a ten-year pedigree in flying clients to the famed hunting grounds of Europe for luxury shooting trips. In partnership with our friends Jagd Stiedl, we can offer a bespoke experience to rival the very best available.
We would fly a VIP group of shooters by private jet to an exclusive hunting ground in Hungary that's run by this well-established, trusted family firm who we know well from our many previous dealings. We have been flying groups of our most discerning VIP clients over to them in this way from the UK and the USA for nearly ten years. *
Here's an example: a UK group of up to eight guns flying from either a London or Midlands airport, (London Biggin Hill or Birmingham/Brize Norton) suggesting a departure on a Friday lunchtime and returning on Sunday evening. All accommodation, transport, food and drink, licenses and ammunition will be included in the example cost laid out below, although it's important to remember that the package can be individually tailored as required. We can also use a wider choice of UK airports if specified, dependent on operational considerations. Transport to and from the UK airports is not included but it can easily be arranged, also at a surcharge.
*Smarter Air Charter Ltd. is not a travel agent - the flights and shoot would be booked separately
The aircraft would typically be a Challenger jet (or equivalent) and the flight time to Budapest would be around 2h25m. Catering and drinks on board will be included and the passengers would have the use of the private lounge at whichever airport we depart from. The suggested itinerary on arrival in Budapest late on Friday afternoon would include a brief private luxury coach tour of the city sights before arriving at the selected Hunting Lodge, Castle Szirak, for dinner. Two full days of driven shoots would then follow before returning to Budapest airport on Sunday evening for the flight home. The clients would at all times be escorted by multi-lingual staff members.
The Hungarian estates offer sport shooting hospitality equal to any in the world for quality and luxury. Each gun will be provided with a personal loader and up to five or six driven shoots can be arranged in one day. 100 pheasants per gun over two days is already included in the price. An average shooting day can realise a bag of 500 birds and more. An additional driven duck shoot might also be arranged as part of the weekend if required. Personal guns can be taken on board the aircraft by prior arrangement or guns can be hired on-site.
The Season runs from October through to February and we’d strongly suggest a booking lead-up time of three or four months although late opportunities sometimes present themselves.
The GUIDE cost per gun including private flights and all accommodation, meals, transport, VAT and two full-day driven hunts for a group of eight would be GBP9,950.00. An accurate costing will be given in response to any bespoke requirements of the clients as regards personalisation/dates/aircraft availability etc.
Please let us know if you have any questions - we’ll be glad to field them or alternatively contact Jagd Stiedl www.huntinghungary.com for practical issues regarding the shoot itself. These trips are sensational value for money and will provide memories to last a lifetime.