2021 Private Escapes Sale Frequently Asked Questions
Can I book my Private Escapes Sale journey now?
Yes, the sale begins on Monday, November 30, at 9 a.m. CT and ends on Friday, December 4, at 4 p.m. CT.
How much space is available on these journeys?
Space is very limited, so if you prefer a specific journey and date, we suggest you book early. Once a journey is sold out, no additional rooms can be requested, as these journeys include specially negotiated prices.
Are these group journeys?
No, all Private Escapes Sale journeys, including canal barge private charters and luxury villa rentals, are private for just you and your travelling companions. All associated sightseeing is also private except for shared excursions on Nile cruise vessels.
What are the deposit and final payment requirements?
Full payment is required at the time of booking for Private Escapes Sale journeys, except for canal barge private charters for which standard payment terms apply (25% deposit, final payment due 120 days prior to departure).
What are the cancellation fees?
All payments made to Abercrombie & Kent are non-refundable at the point of booking. For canal barge private charters, deposits are non-refundable, and cancellations received by A&K 120 days or less prior to departure will be subject to a cancellation charge of 100% of the program price.
What happens if I need to cancel due to COVID-19?
To provide peace of mind to travellers, A&K offers a flexible booking policy on all Private Escapes Sale journeys that allows you to change or cancel up to 15 days prior to departure in the event of a COVID-19-related reason. Details on A&K’s Book with Confidence policy can be found here.
What are your health and safety standards?
A&K has established enhanced health and safety protocols that meet or exceed the latest global health and safety protocols recommended by “Safe Travels” from the World Travel & Tourism Council and “TourCare” from the United States Tour Operators Association, Canadian Association of Tour Operators and the European Tourism Association.
All guests must sign a COVID-19 Health & Safety Acknowledgement attesting to their fitness to travel and agreeing to comply with all health protocols as directed by A&K staff during their journey.
Can I book through a travel professional?
Yes, your travel professional can reserve a Private Escapes Sale journey on your behalf; however, space cannot be held without payment.
Can I book a Private Escapes Sale journey online or do I have to call your office?
Bookings cannot be made online. Please call 800 554 7016 to make your reservation.
Is there a limit on the number of rooms that can be booked at once?
No. Provided space is available, any number of rooms can be booked. Unfortunately, we will be unable to request additional rooms.
Can I apply my Marco Polo Club and/or 2020 re-booking discount?
No. These offers are not combinable with any other promotions or discounts.
I have a Future Travel Credit voucher with A&K. Can this be used for payment?
Yes. A Future Travel Credit voucher can be used as payment for a Private Escapes Sale journey.
I can't travel on the dates provided. Can these savings be offered on a customized trip?
No. The dates and itineraries offered are not changeable and hotel/camp/lodge substitutions are not allowed.
Is internal air included in the price?
Where applicable, internal air pricing is listed separately.
Is international air included in the price?
No; however, A&K is happy to help you arrange your international flights.
After I have confirmed my reservation, can I upgrade room/cabin categories?
Yes. Upgrades are available on request for an additional cost based on availability. Upgrade requests can only be made after the booking is confirmed and cannot be guaranteed.
Can I extend my stay?
Yes. Once you have a confirmed reservation, additional services may be added before or after the Private Escapes Sale journey at an additional cost.
Can I purchase travel insurance?
Yes. We offer A&K’s Guest Protection Program, which provides cancellation coverage, medical coverage and protection against lost or damaged luggage. The plan must be purchased within 48 hours of tour payment in order to waive the pre-existing medical condition exclusion. A Cancel For Any Reason upgrade is also available for an additional cost. More details can be found here: http://www.abercrombiekent.com/travel_store/travel_insurance/
Is triple occupancy pricing available?
Yes, triple occupancy pricing is available on many Private Escapes Sale journeys. Please call for details.
What's the difference between a solo traveller and single occupancy?
A solo traveller travels alone with no other travel companions on the trip. A single occupancy rate applies when you occupy a single room, but have other travelling companions in your party.
Is there a minimum age for children?
Children are permitted on most Private Escapes Sale journeys. Please call for details.
Is child pricing available for any of the journeys listed?
No, child pricing is not available on these journeys.
Do I have to secure a tourist visa prior to arrival?
U.S. and Canadian passport holders are required to have a tourist visa for arrival into Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania and Turkey. Your A&K Travel Consultant or travel professional will be able to provide you with further details regarding visa requirements. Holders of U.S. and Canadian passports are not required to obtain a tourist visa for entry into Greece for stays of up to 90 days. Citizens of other countries should contact the appropriate consular office for entry requirements pertaining to their journey.
What are the entry requirements? Do I need a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test to travel?
Currently, proof of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test is required to enter Kenya, Egypt and Croatia. Given the fluidity of the situation, updated entry requirements will be provided 30 days prior to travel.
What vaccine(s) do I need?
A yellow fever vaccination is required to enter Egypt, Kenya and Tanzania only if you are arriving from or have transited through a yellow-fever endemic area in South America or Africa. The CDC and WHO each provide a current list of all affected countries. If vaccination for yellow fever is necessary, you must carry an International Certificate of Vaccination provided by your physician; without it, you may be denied entry. If your physician advises against receiving the vaccination because of your personal medical history, he or she can provide you with the necessary documentation for the country(ies) that you are visiting. You’ll want to visit your doctor or local travel clinic a couple of months before departure to allow time for any vaccinations to take effect or to fill any prescriptions. It is a good idea to read up on any health issues or concerns related to your destination.
Check with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (cdc.gov/travel) or the World Health Organization (who.int/en) for the latest on required and recommended vaccines for your destination.