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 backed by the around-the-clock support of our 52 offices worldwide.
Announcing a Special Advance Preview of Select 2016 Journeys
2016 Dates Just Added to Other A&K Journeys: Reserve your preferred date now with a fully refundable deposit on newly added 2016 dates on an additional 12 journeys. You will have seven days after the final 2016 itinerary and pricing is published to confirm your reservation.
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.
An Incomparable Resident Tour Director® and the Finest Local Guides
Your resident 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 local guides to accompany you on your journey.
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.
Authentic Four-Star Plus Accommodations at Every Destination
A&K's locally based experts select from a range of four-star plus hotels that enhance the small group experience, with an emphasis on location and authentic character.
Irresistible Dining Opportunities
New cuisine is like a destination unto itself, and the best way to explore a new culture is often through its food. Our carefully planned menus include authentic local cuisine as well as favorites from home. Almost every journey also includes festive welcome and farewell dinners.
Included Services, Transfers & Gratuities
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.