Expert’s Eye: Barcelona

Expert’s Eye: Barcelona
Jeremy Kerrison

If you’re travelling to Spain this year, this is the man to talk to first. A&K Resident Tour Director®, Jeremy Kerrison has over 25 years of travel experience in Europe, several of them spent in the Catalan capital of Barcelona. Jeremy recently sat down with us to share his short list in Spain’s must-see city.

What makes Barcelona so unique?
It is a Mediterranean-situated city, renowned for its Modernist architecture, which is inspired by Antoni Gaudí and reflected in singular buildings, such as the unfinished Sagrada Familia church. However, its history dates back to the Romans, so there is amazing, diverse architecture that spans 2,000 years. Continue Reading ›

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Expert’s Eye: Xian

Expert’s Eye: Xian

You’ve Seen the Terra Cotta Warriors. Now What?

A&K Tour Director Gerald HatherlyEver since 1974, when local farmers accidentally unearthed its now world-renowned Terra Cotta Warriors, Xian, China, has graced countless luxury China tour itineraries. Viewing the life-size antiquities up close, accompanied by an on-site archaeologist on an A&K Luxury Small Group Journey, is an unforgettable travel experience clearly worth the trip.

Less obvious is how to choose from among this ancient city’s many other cultural and historic attractions. So, we asked Gerald Hatherly — one of A&K’s premier Tour Directors and a Condé Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist for China — for his best recommendations.

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Expert’s Eye: Madrid

Expert’s Eye: Madrid

A&K Tour Director Simon Butler-Madden A&K Tour Director Simon Butler-Madden takes you inside the place he knows best — his hometown, Madrid. Travel to Spain, as this madrileño reveals his favorite sites, place to grab a bite, soak up local culture and unearth treasures in Spain’s capital.

A diplomat specializing in East-West relations before joining Abercrombie & Kent in 1989, Simon has accompanied groups throughout all of Europe and Russia. His involvement in European arts, politics and culture gives him a unique insight that he shares with his travellers. He is a connoisseur of European wines and cuisine, even producing his own olive oil on a small farm in Extremadura, Spain.

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