Exploring the World from the Inside Out
Abercrombie & Kent’s Marco Polo Club Invitational JourneysFor more than 25 years, Abercrombie & Kent’s Marco Polo Club (MPC) has offered Invitational Journeys to exotic, intriguing destinations around the globe, exclusively to MPC members. For the first time, Abercrombie & Kent is offering 20 programs – and making them available to all A&K travellers interested in venturing off the beaten path and delving deep beneath the surface of a culture.
“For 2013 we designed 20 extraordinary new journeys, many to fascinating new destinations and others that explore familiar countries in unexpected ways – including two guest favorites,” explains Abercrombie & Kent USA president Phil Otterson. “Each itinerary is led by an expert A&K Tour Director and offers unique insider opportunities not available anywhere else in the travel community.”
2013 Marco Polo Club Invitational JourneysAbercrombie & Kent is the world leader in luxury and adventure travel, widely known and highly respected for its attention to detail, high standards of service and the authenticity of inspiring experiences that are part of each carefully-crafted itinerary. New destinations for 2013 include Colombia and Sri Lanka.
Colombia’s Colonial Charm – On this first-ever A&K journey to Colombia, explore Spanish colonial walled cities in the company of local experts. Experience the aromas, textures and flavors of this fascinating area of coffee and pineapple plantations and sugar mills. Visit a horse-breeding farm and meet local furniture makers on their bamboo farm.
Sri Lankan Serendipity - Few islands in the world offer the diversity found here, from ancient cities to rolling tea plantations to the best beaches in the Indian Ocean, as well as an astonishing variety of bird and animal wildlife. Explore the island formerly known both as Serendip and Ceylon, offering a potpourri of culture, custom and sheer natural beauty.
Travellers who have circled the globe in search of the next ‘must see’ destination will find themselves drawn to Latin America, inspired by the breathtaking landscapes found on Patagonian Paradise and natural and man-made wonders of the Galápagos and Easter Island on South American Panorama.
Rediscover familiar destinations by venturing off the beaten path or immersing yourself in the local culture. Explore Amsterdam’s famous Rijksmuseum as it reopens after years of renovations on The Flemish Masters. Delve into the “true Italy” while exploring the crossroads of history between Europe and Africa, on Sicilian Sojourn, or as a spectator at the world-famous horse race in Siena on Tuscany, Umbria & The Palio. Imagine life as it was at the turn of the last century on Castles & Wines of France. Surround yourself with the quintessential Scottish experience at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo & Perth Highland Gathering. Compare and contrast the modern energy and timeless charm of Oman & the Emirates: Pearls of the Persian Gulf. Explore the remote region of Diqing, which provides a glimpse of Tibetan culture on China: Tracing the Yangtze.
Whether riding the rails or cruising the less-travelled waterways, the mode of transportation can be as much of an adventure as the destination itself. Be one of the first to cruise on an extended journey up the Nile River, cruising to sites that have been barred to travellers for more than 15 years, on Splendors of Egypt. Experience the untamed natural beauty of the rarely-visited Upper Mekong as you float serenely through tropical bamboo forests From Thailand to Laos on the Mekong. See daily life unfold from your private compartment on your train as you travel from Beijing to Moscow via Mongolia on Riding the Rails Through Siberia. Travel back in time through the rich history of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan on Along the Silk Road by Private Train. Discover the wonders of Botswana, Zambia and South Africa from different vantage points: a houseboat, a 4x4 vehicle, on foot, from above in a helicopter and on a luxury vintage train on Southern Africa by River and Rail. Observe a wide array of Tanzanian wildlife while staying at some of the country’s most spectacular camps and lodges on Tanzania: Ultimate Luxury Safari.
In addition to new experiences, travellers will have a second chance to experience two encore programs: Brazil: Rainforests to Rio and English Gardens & The Chelsea Flower Show, which offers privileged access to the Royal Horticultural Society’s members-only festivities – and sold out in 2012.
Through its network of 50 local offices, Abercrombie & Kent has added new amenities to 2013 Marco Polo Club Invitational Journeys to further enhance the luxury travel experience. Travelling Bell Boy® service allows guests to leave their packed bags in their room when they depart in the morning and find them waiting in their room at the next hotel that evening. Complimentary Internet service is now included in many destinations.
Guests travel in the company of Abercrombie & Kent’s best, most knowledgeable Tour Directors from beginning to end. All departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of two bookings.
For information about Abercrombie & Kent’s 2013 Marco Polo Club Invitational Journeys, contact A&K at (800) 554-7094 or www.abercrombiekent.com.
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