Value and Authenticity in One Amazing Journey
For explorers at heart who refuse to skimp on inspiration and enrichment, Connections Journeys offer something never before possible: a chance to discover the world in the company of unmatched local experts, at an unbeatable value. When traveling with A&K, you are joined by an incomparable Resident Tour Director® giving you an authentic understanding of each place you visit, and you are backed by the around-the-clock support of our 52 offices worldwide.
New! Announcing A&K's 2016 Connections Worldwide Group Journeys
Our 2016 Connections Journeys are now available, with nine new itineraries in a range of exciting destinations. We're also excited to share three new family adventures to Italy, Scotland and Ireland, as well as new Connections European river cruise itineraries. These journeys allow you to discover the world through A&K's hallmark insider access - all at an unprecedented value.
About Connections Worldwide Group Journeys
Local Connections in Every Destination
Connections Journeys aren't only about "seeing the sights," they're about connecting you to your destination in authentic and unexpected ways. Every journey offers Local Connections: unique travel moments reflecting a distinctive aspect of the local culture, including Market, Neighborhood, Culinary, Artisan, Musical and Spiritual Connections.
An Incomparable Resident Tour Director and the Finest Local Guides
Your A&K Resident Tour Director brings your itinerary to life through decades, if not an entire lifetime, of firsthand experience in your destination, giving you an authentic understanding of each place you visit. In addition, A&K employs only the most accomplished expert local guides to accompany your guided tours and shore excursions.
Dedicated On-the-Ground Office Staff
At every local A&K office worldwide, our Managing Directors and their dedicated staff are continually working behind the scenes to ensure your itinerary is always running smoothly. Born, raised and working in the locations you visit, they have the long-established relationships with local people, places and organizations that make it possible for you to connect to your destination in ways far beyond the reach of the average traveller.
Intimate Groups of Just 24 Guests
Small groups give you more opportunity to get to know your Resident Tour Director, as well as your fellow guests. They also allow us access to places and events larger groups can't manage. Other travel companies' groups average 40 guests or more; only A&K offers intimate group travel at an exceptional value.
Accommodations that Connect You
You want to feel you are in the heart of your destination and able to step out easily to explore in your free time. A&K's locally based experts carefully select four-star-plus accommodations that enhance the small group experience, with a focus on location and character.
Remarkable Dining that Reveals the Locale
New cuisine is like a destination unto itself, and the best way to explore a new culture is often through its food. Our local experts choose vibrant restaurants rich in local color, and our carefully planned menus include authentic local cuisine as well as favorites from home. Almost every journey also includes festive welcome and farewell dinners – a way to connect with the new friends you’ve made.
Services, Transfers & Gratuities Included
Amenities and services are fully included, with no hidden costs. Arrival and departure transfers, regardless of time of day, and events, such as live entertainment, are included. Gratuities are included, too, save for your Resident Tour Director, which is left to your sole discretion.
Other Ways to Explore Connections with A&K
Family Journeys are planned from the ground up to satisfy adventurers of all ages. Departures coincide with school breaks, and free time is built into the itineraries to allow you to explore as a family. To help share the gift of travel with the entire family, we've added a savings of $400 per child on all Family Journeys.
Explore Europe at its most authentic with inspiring journeys that carry you through the very heart of the continent. Cruise along the Rhine, Main, Danube, Rhône and other storied waterways. Explore France, Holland, Germany, Austria and Hungary to discover life in Europe at its most authentic, at an unmatched value.