Abercrombie & Kent Orchestrates a Globe-Spanning Adventure Filled with “Firsts”
NEW FOR 2024: Around the World with Geoffrey Kent: An Inspiring Expedition by Private Jet
September 19, 2023
Japan | India | Malta | Senegal | Saint Helena | Uruguay | Easter Island | French Polynesia
After designing luxury adventures for more than 60 years, Abercrombie & Kent founder and Chairman Emeritus Geoffrey Kent reveals his newest and most captivating itinerary yet, Around the World with Geoffrey Kent: An Inspiring Expedition by Private Jet (Oct 13-Nov 7, 2024), filled with first-time experiences in remote destinations few travellers have yet to visit.
“This adventure takes us around the world on one of the most compelling itineraries I’ve ever created, with nearly every stop well off the typical tourist paths – with several places I’ll be visiting for the first time,” explains Geoffrey Kent. “We will be among the first to experience a private tea ceremony in Kanazawa’s Kenroku-en Garden, enjoy an audience and dinner with the King of Ladakh and take part in a private parade in Malta as the guests of honor — and that’s only the beginning.”
Discover Kanazawa, “the other Japan” known for its rich cultural offerings, alongside a renowned Japanologist; dine at Ketataisha Shrine with a performance of the Sacred Shinto dance, an opportunity available nowhere else in Japan. Experience the cultural heritage of the former Himalayan kingdom of Ladakh and take in a central Asian polo match put on specially for A&K guests. Relive Malta’s fascinating WWII history with private visits to the Lascaris War Rooms and the underground tunnels used to move materials in wartime. Visit Senegal’s stunning Pink Lake, following the route of the Dakar Rally by 4x4 vehicle, then take in a somber visit to Goree Island by private ferry. Explore Saint Helena Island, one of the most remote islands on earth, and trace Napoleon’s footsteps, visiting the house where the deposed emperor spent his final years. Discover the art, culture and cuisine of Uruguay, learning the tango at a private lesson, visiting the home of a local artist and enjoying a meal designed by the world-famous chef Francis Mallman. View Easter Island’s iconic moai statues up close and enjoy a sunset cocktail atop a dormant volcano. Unwind in a tropical paradise at the eco-friendly The Brando resort, reserved exclusively for A&K guests.
Privileged Access & Personalized Experiences
A&K pioneered the luxury adventure more than 60 years ago, and our network of local experts is unsurpassed. This itinerary is built around authentic events that reveal the heart of each destination, from a high-altitude polo match put on specially for the group to a visit to the workshop of renowned Uruguayan artist Carlos Paez Vilaro for sunset cocktails.
Personalize the journey with a choice of Design Your Day® activities, including active outdoor excursions, enriching cultural encounters and relaxing wellness experiences. In Malta, visit medieval Mdina with gates recognizable to any Game of Thrones fans, explore the official summer residence of Malta’s president, learn the art of falconry or visit temples that predate the Egyptian pyramids.
Leading every Inspiring Expedition is an experienced Tour Director, who orchestrates the adventure from start to finish. On the ground, explore in smaller parties, each led by a Tour Manager and assisted by resident guides and local experts. A professional photographer is on hand throughout the journey to document every remarkable moment. An onboard physician travels with the group to assist with any medical concerns, while a dedicated Luggage Manager oversees the handling of guest luggage between each destination as part of A&K’s Travelling Bell Boy® service.
Luxury in the Air
Travelling by private jet makes it possible for a group of just 46 guests to experience far more than on a conventional itinerary -- with greater comfort and ease. Onboard A&K’s privately-chartered Boeing 757 are custom-designed Italian leather seats that open to fully lie-flat beds 6.5' long (79” pitch), each equipped with a personal massage system, 4-way adjustable headrest and lumbar support. A fully stocked, open bar features top-shelf wine and spirits, in addition to first-class meal service with personalized espresso drinks. A best-in-class in-flight experience is guaranteed by a dedicated cabin crew with a crew-to-guest ratio of 1:7. Amenities onboard include noise-cancelling headphones and curated entertainment selected to complement the itinerary.
Abercrombie & Kent was a private jet pioneer, introducing the first Royal Air Tour in 1989. Today it is one of the most experienced companies in the private jet business, having designed and operated dozens of programs on a variety of luxury aircraft to destinations all over the world, as well as custom-designed jet itineraries for multi-generational families and private groups.
To learn more about Around the World with Geoffrey Kent: An Inspiring Expedition by Private Jet (26 days from $184,950 per person, double occupancy) or other A&K Private Jet Journeys, contact your travel advisor, go to https://www.abercrombiekent.com/private-jet or call 800.554.7094 to speak to an A&K Travel Consultant.
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