Live Local, Travel Global with Abercrombie & Kent on Connections Journeys

New for 2015: Seven Dedicated Family Journeys

What does it mean to connect? Two years ago luxury travel experts Abercrombie & Kent launched Connections, an inspired approach to group travel designed to provide an intimate, first-hand perspective on the world’s most intriguing places. By artfully combining the same local expertise and insider access that A&K is known for, with 4-star-plus hotels specially chosen for their location, character and value, the response from travel agents was immediate and A&K’s Connections portfolio has grown from 17 countries to more than 30. Highlights of Abercrombie & Kent’s 2015 Connections Worldwide Group Journeys include:

  • All-new Family Journeys to Peru, South Africa, Spain, Russia and six additional destinations, with a $400 per-child savings
  • Eleven exciting new itineraries, including new destinations such as Sri Lanka, the Mekong River and the arid plains of Patagonia
  • Nine relaxing Connections European River Cruise Journeys, including the all-new World War II on the Rhine: 70 Years After Victory

   Connections journeys enable our guests to experience the most sought-after destinations in a small group of no more than 24 guests, led by a resident A&K Tour Director and expert local guides,” explains A&K President Phil Otterson.  “For 2015, we applied that same philosophy to trips for families. We worked with our local offices to reimagine each itinerary from the ground up with the goal of experiencing local life at its most authentic.”

Connecting Families around the World

    Each Connections Family Journey was designed by A&K’s resident experts to satisfy adventurers of all ages, with engaging local guides, fun and enriching activities, and child-friendly hotels. Departures coincide with school holidays. Choose from Amsterdam, Paris and London to South Africa, Peru, Australia & New Zealand, Spain, Italy, Russia.

Italy: A Family Journey – Go beneath the surface of Italy's best-known sites and cities. Learn the secrets of pizza making in Rome. Paint your own Venetian Carnival mask. Savor lunch with a family who produces celebrated balsamic vinegar. Visit the picturesque towns of Cinque Terre. 10 days from $5,795 (children save $400).

Spain: A Family Journey – Ride in a horse-drawn carriage to an authentic flamenco show. Take a dramatic cable car ride in Gibraltar and see the Barbary apes. Visit a traditional Andalusian ranch to witness a display of horsemanship. Sample traditional tapas around Seville. Join a local chef to learn classic Spanish dishes. Take part in a scavenger hunt in a museum. 10 days from $6,395 (children save $400).

South Africa: A Family Safari – Embark on twice-daily game viewing activities in Ngala Game Reserve, which borders Kruger National Park. Take the cable car to Table Mountain. Meet Boulders’ famous African penguin colony. Connect with local children when you visit the rural community of Welverdiend. Visit an Endangered Species Center where cheetahs, wild dogs and other animals are rehabilitated. Take a walking tour of Victoria Falls. 11 days from $7,395 (children save $400).

NEW CONNECTIONS JOURNEYS FOR 2015

Authentic, surprising and backed by peerless local expertise, Connections by Abercrombie & Kent takes guests beneath the surface on 11 new journeys including Peru, Kenya & Tanzania, India, Thailand, Cambodia & Vietnam, Australia & New Zealand, Amsterdam, Paris & London, Jordan & Egypt and more.

Sri Lanka: Pearl of the Indian Ocean – Ancient cities, tea plantations and hill stations vie for attention alongside amazing wildlife, temples and golden beaches. Visit five UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the rock fortress Sigiriya and the Sacred Temple of the Tooth. Join a resident of Colombo on a walking tour through Pettah Bazaar. Explore Galle Fort alongside a published author. 11 days from $3,495

Cruising the Mekong: Indochina & Angkor Wat Sail for seven nights on the Mekong River onboard the luxurious, all-suite R.V. ‘Mekong Navigator.’ Witness a stunning sunrise and spend three full days at Angkor Wat with an expert native guide. Visit Phnom Penh and Saigon. Journey by Vietnamese sampan to Chau Doc and the Tay An Pagoda, with its Hindu and Middle Eastern influences. 14 days from $6,295

Chile & Argentina: Patagonia & Beyond – Enjoy the picturesque Lake District, including visits to Chiloé Island and Puñihuil to see local penguins. Visit a traditional ranch to learn about life in the wilds of Patagonia. Explore the remote Torres del Paine national park. Visit Perito Moreno Glacier and sail among icebergs on Lago Argentino. 13 days from $7,495

European River Cruise Journeys combine unforgettable destinations with the convenience and excellent value of Connections travel. Following a successful launch last year, A&K elevates the popular river cruise with private sightseeing excursions accompanied by a dedicated Tour Director, small groups of no more than 24 guests, and city visits before and after cruising to explore key cities such as Amsterdam and Paris, in addition to Onshore Connections, exclusive experiences only available to A&K guests.

NEW FOR 2015 - World War II on the Rhine: 70 Years After Victory – Timed to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice, this nine-night program visits historical WWII sites. Travel with esteemed resident A&K Tour Director, Dr. James McKenzie-Hall, a noted European art historian and lecturer.

Every journey is built around Local Connections, which reflect a distinctive aspect of the local culture and transform a traveller’s experience of a destination. Market Connections introduce guests to the markets where locals gather to shop, barter and socialize. Neighborhood Connections feature walking tours that immerse travellers in a specific locale, while Musical Connections feature private performances with local musicians. Sample the local flavors on a Culinary Connection, or discover traditional handicrafts with an Artisan Connection. Lastly, visits to sacred places and meetings with devout individuals offer the opportunity for a moving Spiritual Connection.

Discover a world of inspiring travel made possible only with Connections by Abercrombie & Kent.Call 800.554.7094 to speak with an A&K Travel Consultant, go to www.ak-connections.com, or contact your travel professional to learn more.

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Prices are per person, double occupancy



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