Abercrombie & Kent Develops New Luxury Journeys for 2017

Abercrombie & Kent Develops New Luxury Journeys for 2017
Family Journeys include new itineraries in Japan, Peru and East Africa featuring fun and enriching activities, as well as child-friendly hotels.

NEW FOR 2017

Scandinavia: Stockholm, Copenhagen & Oslo – Sample modern Norwegian dishes during a cooking class at Oslo’s Mathallen Food Hall. Take a day trip to Sigtuna, Sweden’s oldest town, and tour the majestic Gothic cathedral of Uppsala. Speed in first-class comfort on the train from Stockholm to Copenhagen, across the five-mile-long Øresund Bridge. Gain a new understanding of Viking sea power when you see newly-excavated Norse longships at the Viking Ship Museum. Ten days from $8,995.

Thailand In Style – Experience the fabled beauty and traditional culture of Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai. Explore Phi Phi Island, snorkeling in azure blue waters and relaxing on white sand beaches. Visit a floating market where vendors sell their wares from canoe-style boats. This leisurely-paced itinerary features stays in luxurious, secluded accommodations. Twelve days from $7,995.

France: From Paris to Provence – A walking tour of the fascinating Marais district offers an artist’s view of Paris before a private exploration of the new Picasso Museum. Touring in the scenic rural countryside of Burgundy includes private tours and tastings, and lunch at a winery. Stroll through Les Halles de Paul Bocuse market in Lyon and learn the secrets of a traditional silk workshop. Meet locals in Eze who offer tips on how to play pétanque -- before you try the game yourself. Twelve days from $10,995.

Family Japan – Contrast fast-paced, neon-lit Tokyo and Osaka with the serene beauty of Kyoto. Ride Like a Local on a bullet train past majestic Mount Fuji. Study Japanese culture through a hands-on lesson in origami. Be among the few Westerners to stay at Gôra Kadan, one of the most exclusive ryokans (traditional inns). A Taiko drumming lesson provides insight into ancient Japanese culture. Nine days from $9,795; children under 12 save $800.

Family Kenya & Tanzania Safari – Experience the best of East Africa’s national parks and game reserves, travelling with other families and an A&K Young Explorers Guide throughout the journey. Discover the iconic “Big Five” and visit a Maasai village to learn about the traditions of these nomadic people. See young elephants lovingly interact with doting handlers at the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi and hand feed Rothschild giraffes at the Giraffe Center. 12 days from $9,995; children under 12 save $800.

Family Peru – Watch the sun rise over iconic Machu Picchu and visit historic sites in colorful Cusco. Kayak on Huaypo Lake in the Sacred Valley of the Incas and swim with sea lions off Palomino Island. Learn about alpacas and llamas at a center in Awana Kancha and hand feed the animals. Join an A&K Young Explorers Guide on a visit to a local home and learn how to play the traditional Sapo game. Nine days from $5,995; children under 12 save $800.

Following the success of small group extensions, A&K is further expanding the choices for 2017 to include the Amalfi Coast, Lake Como and Bergen & Norway’s Fjords. Specially selected and priced to complement each small group journey, these extensions are led by a Resident Tour Director and let guests experience a comprehensive look at a destination.

NEW FOR 2017: Discover Dubai with Emirates and A&K

Abercrombie & Kent has partnered with Emirates to offer travelers to Africa, Asia and the Middle East the opportunity to enjoy preferred Business and First Class pricing, as well as an exclusive three-day stopover package to explore Dubai in complete luxury, staying at the Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach (from $1,995) or the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah (from $3,295).

Every Luxury from Start to Finish

Abercrombie & Kent’s Luxury Small Group Journeys are thoughtfully designed and limited to just 18 guests. This small group size allows A&K to feature the best five-star hotels, camps and lodges – those that can’t accommodate larger groups – in one-of-a-kind locations. It opens up exclusive insider-access opportunities that are only possible with an intimate group, from private museum openings to visits with local people in their homes. A small group also means more one-on-one interaction with the Resident Tour Director, who shares beyond-the-guidebook understanding of daily life in the place they’ve lived for decades.

All journeys feature exclusive, locally-inspired moments designed just for A&K guests, such as the opportunity to Ride Like a Local and explore a charming neighborhood by rickshaw, or enjoy a Scenic Sundowner, with a refreshing cocktail in an unforgettable location as the sun sets. Traveller’s Valet is an exclusive amenity for A&K guests, with complimentary laundry service at the midpoint of the journey. Private arrival and departure transfers are always included, regardless of when guests arrive or depart, as are all gratuities, except for the Resident Tour Director, which is at the guests’ discretion. A&K guests also appreciate Travelling Bell Boy® service to transfer luggage from hotel to hotel and complimentary Internet access.

To discover the world of experiential luxury travel that only the local experts at Abercrombie & Kent can deliver, go to www.abercrombiekent.com to view A&K’s 2017 Luxury Small Group Journeys, call 800 554 7094 to speak with a travel consultant or contact your travel professional.