Marco Polo Journeys®
For over 25 years, our most dedicated travellers have looked to Marco Polo Journeys for itineraries rich in exotic destinations and unique insider-access - what we call the luxury of access. Led by A&K's most revered Resident Tour Directors® with no more than 18 guests, Marco Polo Journeys venture farther off the beaten track and deeper into special interests, sometimes forgoing a creature comfort for the exclusivity of experience afforded by the road less taken.
A Journey for Every Traveller
How you go can be just as important as where. River & Rail journeys feature luxurious interludes on board a stylish river cruiser or train, hearkening back to a more refined and leisurely era of travel. Whether it’s cruising the Nile relaxed in your deck chair or watching the Thai countryside pass by from an elegant dining car, getting there becomes a destination unto itself.
Whether you’re visiting a familiar or less-frequented destination, Marco Polo Journeys take you deep inside to experience it in ways few other travellers do. On an Incredible Cultures departure, look forward to the finest in authentic, exclusive insider-access opportunities everywhere from Ethiopia’s rock-hewn churches to China’s Shaolin Temple.
Experience the Ultimate in Luxury Small-Group Travel
Insider Access and an Unmatched Local Presence
When you travel with A&K, you enjoy unrivaled insider access to the authentic heart and soul of a place — and to people and sites that lie far beyond the reach of the average traveller. Our longstanding relationships in every destination we visit make it all possible, from the seamless flow of an A&K itinerary to the prompt attention paid to an unanticipated request. This trustworthy, on-the-ground presence also allows us to manage your safety and security, which are always our first priorities.
Itineraries You Won't Find Anywhere Else
Discover a bold new lineup of exotic destinations and insider access with a Marco Polo Journey in 2019. For those looking to blaze a trail, we’re going farther afield to uncover Brazil’s Pantanal wetlands, Canada’s coastal wilderness and Oman’s desert oasis. We’re also exploring the world’s most inspiring architecture, wildlife, events and festivals. Whether it’s taking in Dubai’s “Little Manhattan,” or joining Papua New Guinea’s Independence Day celebrations, these journeys deliver the luxury of access.
An Expert at Your Side: The A&K Resident Tour Director
Leading your Marco Polo Journey are A&K’s most popular and in-demand Resident Tour Directors - the best of the best. He or she brings your itinerary to life through decades, if not an entire lifetime, of firsthand experience in your destination. The result is a journey that transforms your understanding of a place, connecting you to the people and places you encounter in a way you’ll never forget.
Intimate Groups of Just 18 Guests
Our Marco Polo Journeys are limited to just 18 guests, allowing us to reserve hotels that can’t accommodate the typically larger (40-plus) groups that travel with other companies. This also opens up a world of exclusive insider-access opportunities, from private museum openings to visits with local people in their own homes, while affording you time to get to know your fellow guests and interact with your Resident Tour Director.
Accommodations that Immerse You in the Culture
In keeping with the Marco Polo experience, we handpick the accommodations to immerse you deeper into the local culture. From palaces to yurts, from trains to yachts — your experience is made all the more authentic by the places you stay. The remoteness of some destinations may entail fewer creature comforts than a typical A&K luxury journey would afford, but to a Marco Polo guest, the luxury of location is well worth the trade-off.
Luxury Down to the Last Detail
Exclusive Moments Designed Just for You
On every A&K journey, experience locally inspired moments that are crafted by our experts just for A&K guests. These include the opportunity to explore a charming neighborhood by horse-drawn carriage or rickshaw when you Ride Like a Local, and to end the day with a refreshing cocktail — our Scenic Sundowner — which we set in an unforgettable location against a breathtaking sunset.
A Unique and Varied Dining Experience
We provide you with a perfect mix of planned group meals — including celebratory welcome and farewell dinners — and mealtimes left unscheduled. You’ll also experience favorite local restaurants, join in our Chef ’s Table — where you may participate in a culinary demonstration and feast on a beautiful menu.
Your Luggage Is in Our Hands
With A&K’s exclusive Travelling Bell Boy® service, simply leave your packed bags behind in your room as you walk out the door; find them waiting inside your room at your next accommodation.
A good traveller always packs light and we make it easier for you with our Traveller’s Valet® service. Offered only by A&K, this exclusive amenity provides complimentary laundry service at the midpoint of your journey.
Getting away from it all doesn’t have to mean leaving everything behind. Enjoy complimentary Internet access during hotel stays on Luxury Small Group Journeys.* Don’t wait for your trip to end to share photos and stories with the folks back home.
Private Transfers & Gratuities Included
Private arrival and departure transfers are always included with your A&K journey, regardless of when you choose to arrive or depart. Likewise, all of your gratuities are included, except one for your Resident Tour Director, which is at your sole discretion.
Departure Dates & Prices are Always Guaranteed
Book your journey with confidence knowing we won’t cancel. Every A&K Luxury Small Group Journey is guaranteed to depart with a minimum of just two guests. And if the price you pay for your journey drops after you book, we’ll refund the difference.
More and more travellers are choosing to see the world on their own. That is why A&K invites solo travellers to join one of our Luxury Small Group Journeys, where single accommodations are available at every stop on the itinerary, you explore alongside like-minded travellers and A&K’s local offices provide the safety and security of around-the-clock support.
Extend Your Journey
Discover the region you are visiting in greater depth with an A&K luxury small-group extension, usually four or five days in length, added to the start or end of your journey. If you would prefer to travel privately on a custom extension created around your specific interests, speak with an A&K Travel Consultant or contact your travel professional.
Rest easy with A&K’s Guest Protection Program, which offers coverage should you be forced to cancel your trip on short notice, if a medical emergency arises while travelling, or your baggage is lost or damaged. For added flexibility, you may purchase A&K’s new Guest Protection Program with Cancel For Any Reason Coverage.
A&K's Marco Polo Journeys
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