In its new 2017 Europe portfolio, luxury travel company Abercrombie & Kent is keenly focused on the experiential, previewing a number of different and unique options for the discerning traveller.
The new compendium contains over 37 itineraries and extensions for travellers seeking to explore Europe in luxury, with their own private guides at each stop or as part of one of A&K’s Hosted Small Group Journeys, with signature A&K service throughout.
A&K Managing Director Sujata Raman comments, “A&K’s business to Europe continues to go from strength to strength, with a significant increase in sales year on year. In response we’ve expanded our product range to include a new selection of carefully curated private and small group journeys, such as an intimate exploration of Puglia, Italy’s food bowl and a journey through France’s famed Champagne region.
“We have also introduced, not one, but two, new itineraries to Iceland. One of the world’s most exciting destinations, Iceland delivers a major hit of the surreal and the beautiful, with our guests offered up a range of experiences including the stellar theatrics of the northern lights, a helicopter landing next to lava fields, and a drive across the vast expanse of the Langjokull Glacier.”
What’s new for 2017?
A new 7-day ‘Highlights of Puglia’ adventure provides an unparalleled introduction to one of Italy’s most appealing and unspoiled regions, taking in extraordinary Baroque and Renaissance architecture and trulli, Puglia’s distinctive yet simple conically rooved white stone huts, as well as visits to hill top villages and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Guests will also have a chance to experience Puglia’s rich and bountiful cuisine, with highlights including a dairy farm visit for a chance to taste Puglia’s wines and to learn about its local cheeses.
A&K’s ‘Highlights of Puglia’ journey priced from $6,705 per person.
Fine wine, mouth-watering cuisine, and charming villages, A&K’s new 4-day ‘Discover Champagne’ journey provides an excellent introduction to one of the most famous grape growing regions in the world. Staying in a stunning Chateau in Reims, guests will learn about Champagne and visit one of its most famous champagne houses Moet & Chandon, including an opportunity to sample some of its finest vintages.
A&K’s 4-day ‘Discover Champagne’ journey is priced from $4,635 per person.
Iceland’s spectacular Northern Lights and its incredible landscapes, characterised by dramatic fjords, geothermal lakes, mountains, volcanic craters, geysers and waterfalls, are the focus of two new A&K journeys.
A&K’s 7-day ‘Land of Fire & Ice’ journey is a photographer’s dream, taking in the Golden Circle and a chance to soak in the healing waters of the Blue Lagoon, while A&K’s 7-day ‘Iceland and the Northern Lights’ journey also offers up a chance to see natural phenomenon, the Northern Lights, plus a visit to World Heritage listed Thingvellir National Park.
Guests on both journeys stay in intimate boutique properties, which range from log cabin style lodges to sophisticated Art Deco city hotels and more. Plus there’s also time to explore the compact and stylish capital, Reykjavik and your own A&K guide from start to finish.
A&K’s ‘Land of Fire & Ice’ is priced from $10,045 per person
A&K’s 7-day ‘Iceland and the Northern Lights’ is priced from $10,375 per person