Abercrombie & Kent Develops New Luxury Small Group Journeys for 2018 Featuring India, Russia, Brazil, Chile, Argentina and Alaska
Also New for 2018: Complimentary Breakfast in Bed, an A&K-Exclusive Amenity
July 17, 2017
Based on the belief that true luxury is the privilege of discovery, adventure and access, Abercrombie & Kent (A&K) is expanding their 2018 Luxury Small Group Journeys portfolio to include five new journeys that explore the regal legacies of India and Russia, and immerse travellers in natural and cultural splendors, from Chile and Argentina to Brazil and Alaska. To further enhance the luxury experience, A&K is adding a new exclusive amenity, complimentary Breakfast in Bed.
“From discovering the local traditions of a Bishnoi village in Jodhpur to before-hours access to Russia’s finest museums, to visiting a Patagonian brewery to learn the secrets of the region’s distinctive beers, we’ve developed new itineraries which incorporate experiences that are true to each destination and its traditions,” explains Abercrombie & Kent President Keith Baron. “Our local offices are experts at discovering unique activities that truly reflect the local culture.”
NEW FOR 2018: Breakfast in Bed, on Us
“Traditional luxuries are still appreciated by our guests, which is why we’ve added complimentary Breakfast in Bed,” explains Baron. Twice during each Luxury Small Group Journey guests can opt for continental breakfast, served in the comfort of their hotel room.
Each new itinerary takes full advantage of A&K’s 55 years of experience and 52 offices worldwide to reveal the destination at its most authentic.
India & the Riches of Rajasthan – Journey through the cultural heartland of northwest India. Visit a Bishnoi village to witness their reverence for the natural world and meet local artisans. Explore the Taj Mahal at both sunset and sunrise. Stroll through the intricately-carved marble columns of Ranakpur’s Jain Temple. Revel in the Art Deco decor at the incomparably luxurious Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, considered one of the finest hotels in the world. Twelve days from $7,995.
Imperial Russia – Enjoy insider access throughout, including early entry to the Hermitage Museum with its vast collections of jewelry and artifacts. Explore the Kremlin’s State Armory and the Diamond Fund, featuring the 190-carat Orlov Diamond. Visit Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg, where you enjoy a concert of Russian spiritual music. Tour the private Fabergé Museum for up-close views of the famous Fabergé Eggs. Nine days from $8,795.
Brazil: Natural Wonders & Colonial Charms – View the many architectural gems in São Paulo. Marvel at the powerful cascades of Iguazu Falls from the Brazilian and Argentinian sides. Visit Ouro Preto, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and other colonial-era villages dating back to the 18th century gold rush era. Go behind the scenes to experience the Carnival culture in Rio and learn some samba moves. Nine days from $6,995.
Majestic Chile & Argentina – Savor Chile’s exquisite wines and learn more about its cuisine with a Chef’s Table experience at a family vineyard. Spend two days at the luxurious Hacienda Hotel Vira Vira in Pucón exploring ancient Mapuche territories. Traverse the Andes along the Seven Lakes Road, enjoying views of snow-capped volcanos and ancient forests. Sample the flavors of Bariloche at a private session with a local brewmeister. Catch the spirit of Buenos Aires at a private tango demonstration. Ten days from $8,495.
Alaska: Wilderness & Wildlife – Explore Alaska by road, rail, helicopter and airplane. Venture beyond the rarely-crossed Arctic Circle to an isolated wilderness community. Ride a dome railcar through Denali National Park, land on a snow-covered glacier and cruise in Kenai Fjords National Park. Transfer by helicopter to a glacial ice field and traverse it by dog sled, guided by experts. Nine days from $7,395.
Every Luxury from Start to Finish
Abercrombie & Kent’s Luxury Small Group Journeys are thoughtfully designed and limited to just 18 guests. The small group size allows A&K to feature the best five-star hotels, camps and lodges – those that can’t accommodate larger groups – in one-of-a-kind locations. It opens up exclusive insider-access opportunities that are only possible with an intimate group, from private museum openings to visits with local people in their homes. A small group also means more one-on-one interaction with the Resident Tour Director® who shares beyond-the-guidebook understanding of daily life in the place they’ve lived for decades.
All journeys feature exclusive, locally-inspired moments designed just for A&K guests, such as the opportunity to Ride Like a Local and explore a charming neighborhood by rickshaw, get a taste of local cuisine with a Chef’s Table culinary demonstration, or enjoy a Scenic Sundowner, with a refreshing cocktail in an unforgettable location as the sun sets. Traveller’s Valet is an exclusive amenity for A&K guests, with complimentary laundry service at the midpoint of the journey. Private arrival and departure transfers are always included, regardless of when guests arrive or depart, as are all gratuities, except for the Resident Tour Director, which is at guest discretion. A&K guests also appreciate Travelling Bell Boy® service to transfer luggage from hotel to hotel and complimentary Internet access.
To discover the world of experiential luxury travel that only the local experts at Abercrombie & Kent can deliver, go to https://www.abercrombiekent.com/small-group-journeys/luxury-small-group-journeys/ to view A&K’s 2018 Luxury Small Group Journeys, call 800 554 7094 or contact your travel professional.
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Pricing is per person, double occupancy
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