Luxury Small Group Journeys
World’s Best Luxury Tour Operator
Setting the standard for luxury small-group travel worldwide, Abercrombie & Kent’s Luxury Small Group Journeys deliver the best in comfort and service in the world’s greatest destinations.
Count on intimate group sizes limited to just 18 guests, stay in the best of the best hotels and experience unmatched insider access to revered sites, often before the crowds arrive. Backed by the support and expertise of our 50 local offices, you also travel under the wing of A&K’s award-winning Tour Directors, each of whom bring your destination to life with one-of-a-kind local insight.
Discover more about what sets A&K small-group journeys apart from all the rest.
For A&K guests, travel is more than a pastime: it is a treasured opportunity to discover more about both the world and themselves. Our Luxury Small Group Journeys combine one-of-a-kind local encounters, unparalleled service and lifelong expertise into the most inspiring travel experiences available anywhere in the world.
Intimate Groups of Just 18 Guests
Our journeys are created to connect you to your destination. That's why our luxury small group journeys are limited to just 18 guests on land and 24 on family journeys. Stay in intimate upscale lodgings and explore sites closed to larger groups, while enjoying more interaction with your A&K Tour Director.
An Itinerary Crafted by Experts
Every itinerary has been created by on-the-ground experts who know each site intimately; who’ve inspected each hotel; and who understand that inspiring travel is not about checking items off a list – it’s about combining can’t-miss sightseeing opportunities with the kind of unique local encounters you won’t find in any guidebook. A&K experts are known the world over; for instance, Egypt expert Rami Girgis and China expert Gerald Hatherly were both named Condé Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialists.
Unmatched Insider Access
Thanks to our extensive and long-established local ties, A&K can offer access to people and sites far beyond the reach of the average traveller. Imagine discovering the Terra Cotta Warriors with insights from a resident archaeologist; exploring Machu Picchu from the vantage point of the only hotel located on the site; or sitting down to dinner with a farming family in their own home in Bhutan. Wherever you travel, A&K takes you past the crowds of waiting tourists and into places no other travel company can go.
History of Recognition
Our unmatched service, local knowledge and painstaking attention to detail have won praise both from travellers and travel professionals, who for 10 consecutive years have chosen A&K as the world’s finest luxury travel company. Among our many distinctions, we were named World’s Best Luxury Tour Operator by Global Traveler and Best Africa Tour Operator at the World Travel Awards and by readers of Travel Weekly, TravelAge West and Recommend.
Signature VIP Service
A&K brings five-star service to every journey. From picking you up at the airport and handling your baggage with our VIP Travelling Bell Boy® service to covering your gratuities and providing complimentary Internet access at your hotel, we mind every detail so that you can fully enjoy your destination.
The World’s Best Hotels, Handpicked for You
Your accommodations are an important way of experiencing the character of your destination. A&K’s local experts inspect every hotel and luxury camp used on our journeys, ensuring that each night of your itinerary finds you comfortably settled in a space that is welcoming and full of authentic local charm, with service that lives up to A&K’s exacting standards.
Guaranteed Group Extensions
For the perfect way to begin or extend your small-group journey, choose from A&K’s small-group extensions, many of which have been newly added in 2015. On several itinerary pages, find the highlighted extensions that best complement a particular journey while also rounding out a more comprehensive and unforgettable adventure.
Every A&K luxury small group journey is guaranteed to operate with a minimum of two guests — another reason to book with confidence.
A&K Price Assurance
With our guaranteed A&K Price Assurance, if the price of your journey goes down after booking, we will automatically refund you the difference.
New in 2015
New amenities make A&K small-group travel even more memorable and inspiring.
The Traveller’s Valet
A good traveller always tries to pack light, which isn’t always easy on a long journey. Beginning in 2015, A&K gives you a helping hand with Traveller’s Valet. This exclusive amenity provides complimentary laundry service at the midpoint of your journey, allowing you to keep your luggage light.
Nothing tops off an inspiring day of travel like a cold drink and a spectacular view. This year, all Luxury Small Group Journeys include a Scenic Sundowner, an opportunity to enjoy a cocktail with your Tour Director and fellow guests at a site chosen for its breathtaking views of the local scenery or skyline.
Every Luxury Small Group Journey also includes:
- Complimentary Internet access during hotel stays, allowing you to keep in touch with friends and loved ones back home
- Ride Like a Local, a chance to experience local life with an excursion by local transport
- Private airport transfers, regardless of when you choose to arrive and depart
- All gratuities except for your Tour Director, which is left to your sole discretion