Abercrombie & Kent has reimagined its Connections small group journeys to focus on boutique experiences, from one-of-a kind hotels to intimate local interactions, designed to reveal each destination and fully immerse travellers in local life.
This year A&K has expanded the Connections portfolio to feature 12 new journeys including cultural explorations of lesser-visited regions of Europe such as Latvia & Lithuania, Cornwall and the Cotswolds, Burgundy and the Loire Valley, and Sicily and Puglia. Active adventures in Iceland – including a new Family journey – complete the offerings.
Features of a Connections Boutique Group Journey include:
- Intimate group sizes of no more than 24 guests;
- Guaranteed departures with minimum two guests (excluding river cruises);
- Boutique local interactions putting guests in touch with the destination and its culture;
- Boutique dining opportunities;
- Boutique accommodations with heritage characteristics and atmosphere;
- Services of expert A&K Tour Directors;
- Extensive sightseeing with local guides;
- Value for money and all gratuities included (except for Tour Director); and
- Prices start from US$2,995 per person for an 8-day Morocco group tour.
A sample of the some of the new 2017 Connections Boutique Small Group Journeys include the following.
The Baltics & Helsinki – Visit three UNESCO World Heritage sites and tour the Rund?l Palace, an architectural gem. Explore Riga’s National Opera House during an exclusive backstage visit. Enjoy Nordic walking and a Finnish sauna. Accommodations include an historic hotel opposite Helsinki’s Esplanade Park and a hotel in Tallinn’s Old Town, decorated in favourite pieces from the owner’s Italian art collection. 11 days from US$4,695 per person.
Iceland: A Family Journey – Explore by mountain bike and Super Jeep, and swim in natural geothermal pools. Watch a craftsman fashion traditional knives as the Vikings once did. Drive atop the Langjökull Ice Cap. Ride native Icelandic horses along a black sand beach. 11 days from US$8,995 per person; child savings of US$400 for children under 12.