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Abercrombie & Kent’s 2018 Connections Journeys Set the Bar for Boutique Travel

New Itineraries to Manitoba, Poland, Switzerland and the Italian Lakes Deliver Local Access

December 06, 2017

Redesigned in 2017 to offer a stylish boutique travel experience, Abercrombie & Kent’s Connections Boutique Group Journeys continue to deliver with three new itineraries for 2018: Churchill: Belugas & Bears, Poland to Prague and Switzerland & the Italian Lakes.

“Connections Boutique Group Journeys reflect Abercrombie & Kent’s desire to deliver truly special, immersive experiences to our guests who crave a more vibrant sense of place,” explains Abercrombie & Kent President Keith Baron. “This boutique style of travel has resonated with travel agents and guests alike, which led us to expand the portfolio with new opportunities to discover destinations such as Poland and Italy’s Lakes District, in addition to wildlife adventures in subarctic Canada.”

New 2018: Connections Boutique Small Group Journeys:

Churchill: Belugas & Bears – Set out on a summer wildlife adventure through Canada’s northern reaches, witnessing beluga whales as they gather at the mouth of the Churchill River, searching for polar bears on shore, and discovering the history of the Hudson Bay fur trappers. 8 days from $5,795

Poland to Prague – Discover the history of one of Europe's most vibrant cities, Warsaw, from its early years to the struggles of World War II; visit the otherworldly Wieliczka Salt Mines; and in the neighboring Czech Republic, sample the famous brews of the Staropramen Brewery.10 days from $3,995.

Switzerland & the Italian Lakes - Experience the marvels of the Alps on a journey encompassing the best of Alpine Switzerland and Italy. Arrive in Zermatt in style with first-class seating on the Glacier Express. Savor famously smooth Swiss chocolate during a tasting workshop at Lindt chocolatier. Travel on one of the only cable cars in the world with an outdoor viewing deck. Enjoy a private farewell dinner on beautiful Isola Bella in Lake Maggiore. 11 days from $8,495

With intimate groups of no more than 24 guests, Connections Boutique Small Group Journeys are led from start to finish by a Resident Tour Director® that has lived for decades, if not their entire life, in the destination. This makes an important difference in how guests experience a country, providing them with more intimate access to places and experiences not available to larger groups.

Accommodations have been carefully selected to add a unique dimension to the destination. Preference was given to smaller properties – many with less than 100 rooms - that are locally or family-owned, and reflect the distinctive character of the destination through their history or style. Memorable hotels like Coombe Abbey in England and Hotel Brunelleschi in Florence have colorful histories that make them destinations in their own right, as do the family-run Platzl Hotel in Munich or L’Orologio in Venice with a view of the Rialto Bridge.

Each journey features authentic experiences to fully immerse guests in the energy – and flavor – of local life. These Boutique Connections range from visiting a family-owned winery in Chianti to joining in a chef-led cooking class, to watching an artisan in Reykjavik fashion knives as the Vikings once did, as well as mingling with regulars and tasting favorite local dishes in Barcelona’s Boquería Market.

Experience the world more intimately than ever before with Abercrombie & Kent’s 2018 Connections Boutique Group Journeys. Call 800.554.7094 to speak with an A&K Travel Consultant, go to https://www.abercrombiekent.com/small-group-journeys/connections-boutique-group-journeys, or contact your travel professional to learn more.

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Pricing is per person, double occupancy

Photos available for download at http://portfolio-galleries.abercrombiekent.com/pr-connections-2018

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