Post-Pandemic Luxury: Five New Wings Over the World Journeys from Abercrombie & Kent
Preview a More Rewarding Way to Explore Alaska, Australia, East Africa, India and Italy & Its Islands on a Live Webinar Wed, June 8
June 06, 2022
The experts at Abercrombie & Kent have the ultimate travel hack for making the most of every moment of a vacation. Wings Over the World Journeys feature privately chartered flights between each destination to minimize time wasted in transit. Demand for travel featuring regional business jets has been so strong post-pandemic that A&K has expanded its Wings portfolio, adding five new itineraries for 2023: Alaska, Australia, East Africa, India and Italy & Its Islands, bringing the total number of Wings journeys to 14 covering Southern Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Mexico, South America and New Zealand.
“Wings Over the World Journeys strongly resonate with those who want to travel in the most luxurious and seamless way possible, thanks to private terminals in most locations with expedited check-in and customs,” explains Stefanie Schmudde, A&K Vice President of Product Development and Operations. “We eliminate airport pain points by flying directly from each destination to the next on a schedule that makes sense for each specific itinerary, not commercial service, so guests are able to see much more in less time.”
Register here to learn more about this approach to post-pandemic travel directly from Stefanie Schmudde on a live webinar Wed, June 8, at 1pm ET/10am PT, including a preview of five new itineraries for 2023.
NEW FOR 2023
Wings Over Alaska
Explore the far-flung reaches of Alaska, staying in remote wilderness lodges. Revel in a day of private bear viewing in Katmai National Park. Go dogsledding with a former Iditarod racer. Privately cruise majestic Prince William Sound, watching for whales and viewing tidewater glaciers. Board a train into the deep backcountry of the Chugach Mountains. Discuss conservation challenges with Fran Ulmer, Chair of The Nature Conservancy, and former Lt. Governor of Alaska. Limited to 12 guests; 10 days from $34,995
Wings Over Australia
Discover the Great Barrier Reef on a private charter by boat, visiting Whitehaven Beach, considered one of Australia’s finest. Encounter rare wildlife, including the Tasmanian devil, and visit Raptor Refuge, an A&K Philanthropy project. Cruise Sydney Harbor by super yacht and explore the Opera House on a private visit. Take in Uluru at sunrise and sunset. Discover the beautiful east coast of Tasmania, including lunch at the Museum of Old and New Art. Savor the best of Melbourne’s winelands. Relax in some of the country’s finest accommodations including Tasmania’s Saffire Freycinet, Longitude 131 and Intercontinental Hayman Island Resort in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. Limited to 18 guests; 13 days from $39,995
Wings Over East Africa
Experience the best of East Africa on a single journey; from mountain gorillas and chimpanzees in Uganda, to tracking the Big Five in the Serengeti and the Great Migration in Kenya’s Masai Mara. Limited to 16 guests; 11 days from $39,495
Wings Over India
Explore India’s treasures on one remarkable journey, from the Taj Mahal to the palaces of Jaipur, and seek out the elusive Bengal tiger in Ranthambore National Park. In Varanasi, take a private sunrise cruise on the Ganges River to observe daily life along the ghats (stone steps leading down to the river), and join a pandit (Hindu priest) for a Hindu blessing ceremony in Jaipur. Stay in some of the country’s most iconic hotels, including the Oberoi Rajvilas and The Oberoi Vanyavilas. Limited to 17 guests; 12 days from $34,495
Wings Over Italy & Its Islands
Discover Italy’s most beguiling mainland and island destinations, from Rome to rural Puglia to the storied islands of Sardinia and Sicily. Indulge in Fettucine Alfredo at the restaurant where it was created. Explore the country landscapes and rural villages of Sardinia on a 4x4 Jeep safari. Sample the culinary pleasures of Sicily and visit the markets of Catania. In Ostuni, visit a local olive oil producer with an ancient underground mill. Take in the local architecture from the traditional trulli houses of Alberobello to the Sicilian Baroque style that made Ragusa and Modica UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Explore Syracuse alongside a local expert who reveals the many-layered history of this ancient city, one of the earliest colonies of ancient Greece. Limited to 13 guests; 11 days from $38,995
Wings itineraries include more time to explore alongside an A&K Resident Tour Director® who has lived for decades, if not their entire lives, in the region. Each journey includes exclusive experiences only possible for intimate groups, such as behind-the-scenes access to a renowned winemaking team Australia’s Yarra Valley, private entry to the Villa Farnesina, a 16th-century suburban estate noted for its sumptuous Renaissance frescoes or an intimate discussion of conservation challenges with Fran Ulmer, Chair of The Nature Conservancy, and former Lieutenant Governor of Alaska.
On a select day, Design Your Day® experiences offer a choice of at least three expert-crafted activities, with one adventure planned with active guests in mind. In Alaska’s Tutka Bay, hike through a temperate old-growth rainforest with an expert guide who points out the local flora and fauna, kayak to the Herring Islands, or learn to cook using locally sourced and foraged ingredients. In Italy’s Puglia region, join a farm-to-table cooking experience at a local masseria, hike in the scenic Alto Salento and enjoy a classic Italian picnic lunch, or explore Monopoli on an E-bike tour, followed by lunch in Ostuni, a region famed for its ancient olive trees.
TAKE IT PRIVATE
With more than 60 years of experience providing tailor made guided travel, A&K has the ability to recreate any Wings Over the World journey for a private group, or customize a completely new Luxury Tailor Made Journey by Private Air.
LUXURIES THAT MAKE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE
A&K’s Wings Over the World journeys combine luxury small-group travel with the time-saving comfort and convenience of privately-chartered air. Luxurious accommodations reflect the distinctive character of each destination. Savor the authentic taste of local cuisine with a balance between planned group meals and mealtimes left unscheduled, as well as opportunities to dine a la carte. Guests appreciate A&K exclusives like Traveller’s Valet®, complimentary mid-journey laundry service, Travelling Bell Boy® service to transfer luggage from hotel to hotel, and Breakfast in Bed, where guests may enjoy two leisurely mornings with continental breakfast served in the comfort of their hotel room. Private arrival and departure transfers are always included, regardless of date of arrival.
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Pricing is per person, double occupancy
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