Abercrombie & Kent’s latest Europe collection of extraordinary travel experiences includes eight brand new itineraries across 33 countries with 28 tailor-made journeys, six luxury expedition cruises and three small group journeys.
Travelling to favourite destinations such as Italy, Greece and Norway, and a suite of Europe’s finest emerging destinations, including Sardinia, Corsica and Malta.
Visit a reindeer farm in rural Finland. Join an award-winning florist for a master class in the art of regal floral arrangements at France’s Château de Chenonceau. Take to the water on a private ferry on the Greek strait of Bosphorus. Whether it’s a culinary journey around rustic Italy, a rail adventure through the snow-frosted Swiss Alps or a wine-tasting odyssey through the vineyards of Portugal, Abercrombie & Kent’s Insider Access opportunities abound.
A&K’s Signature European Guardian Angels
A&K’s signature Guardian Angels at the helm to assist discerning travellers every step of the way.
With the benefit of A&K’s local knowledge and contacts, you can skirt the crowds and enjoy exclusive outside-hours access to palaces, museums and basilica, dining in splendid villas and ancient cellars, with private audiences and performances.
All 28 of A&K’s tailor-made journeys in Europe feature their signature 24/7 ‘Guardian Angels’ – unrivalled local specialists. Whether suggesting unique Tuscany vineyards to visit or finding the best-hidden wine bar amid the architecture and canals of Amsterdam, your personal A&K Guardian Angel is just a phone call away to assist with any travel desire, any time of the day.
Below are some of the eight exciting new itineraries for A&K’s latest 2022/23 Europe brochure. For a full list of A&K’s inspiring European travel ideas, see their new brochure.
While A&K may be known for taking travellers to the most exotic destinations, they also bring refreshing and authentic perspectives to European places you know and love.
10 days Northern Italy: A Cultural and Culinary Exploration
Discover northern Italy’s most evocative cities as you celebrate the region’s rich flavours. Visit country estates and vineyards where age-old methods deliver the finest local produce – yours for the tasting. Discover the palatial villas, alpine landscapes and charming ancient villages of the Italian Lake District before diving into Italy’s capital of style, Milan.
10 days Norway Winter Odyssey
Few places on earth offer more ways to witness the Aurora Borealis than Norway. During the starry winter nights, an extraordinary phenomenon of lights dances across the sky. Venture to the staggering wilderness of the Arctic Circle. Meet Sami reindeer herders and learn about their heritage. Marvel at breathtaking Lofoten Island landscapes and Viking history. Take the legendary Flam Railway and cruise on Norway’s longest and deepest fjord. Wander Bergen’s atmospheric Hanseatic wharf area.
10 days Cruising the Greek Isles
Explore ancient ruins and natural marvels from iconic Athens and Mykonos to the lesser-known gems of Patmos, Delos and Syros. Go off the beaten path in Santorini with an exclusive wine tasting, hike to the Monastery of St. John in Patmos and soak up the idyllic Mediterranean Sea with a beach break in Rhodes. This cruise can be combined with A&K’s new Adriatic Voyage: Croatia, Montenegro & Greece and European Coastal Cruise: Portugal, Spain & France for one extraordinary, grand Mediterranean voyage.
Emerging Mediterranean Islands – Sardinia, Corsica and Malta
Italy’s wild and rugged Sardinia is brimming with scalloped bays, sheer cliffs and emerald waters. At the same time, France’s sophisticated, yacht-clad island of Corsica boasts jagged mountain ridges and hilltop villages frozen in time. Peel back the layers of Malta’s 7,000 years of history and discover one of the most significant clusters of UNESCO World Historical sites worldwide.
Sample artisanal honey and fine wine cultivated on the islands for centuries. Immerse yourself in local culture with a hands-on cooking class. Hike to the spectacular white sands of Cala Luna. Cruise the impossibly blue waters of the Maddelena Archipelago on a vintage sailboat. And visit the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte in the charming coastal town of Ajaccio.
Admire the beautiful mosaic floor, richly decorated chapels and expressive paintings of Valletta’s St John’s Cathedral. Travel by traditional water taxi to the commanding Fort St Angelo. Discover the remnants of Neolithic civilisations in the subterranean crypt of Hal Saflieni. Ponder the origins of the megalithic temples of Malta. And swim and snorkel in the turquoise waters of Comino and Gozo.
For a full list of A&K’s inspiring European travel ideas, see their new brochure.
This article was produced in partnership with Abercrombie & Kent. www.abercrombiekent.com.au
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