Europe from Abercrombie & Kent
Luxury travel company Abercrombie & Kent has released its new collection of journeys through Europe. Twenty-five countries are covered with a range of travel styles and focuses. A pageant of dazzling cities and enchanting rural regions is presented in the portfolio along with sparkling coastlines and dramatic alpine terrain. There are great ideas for summer travel to the Mediterranean and Adriatic, for springtime in the Baltic or winter in Norway and Iceland.
There are cultural journeys for independent travellers as well as luxury island and river cruises, barging holidays as well as a multitude of rail trips and hosted small groups. Two new private journeys focusing on the Northern Lights have also been included. One, in Iceland, visits locations outside of Reykjavik such as the Snæfellsnes Peninsula and the South Shore, where raw landscapes provide the best viewpoints. The other, in Norway, combines dog sledding and snowmobiling with Northern Lights adventure.
Continuing the focus on northern Europe, there’s a new nine day summer journey in Norway that starts in Oslo, taking in the highlights of the west coast where beautiful fjords, remote islands and mountain ranges rise dramatically from the sea.
Explore the Baltic States with a new ten-day multi-country programme that visits their unique capitals, Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius. Each has its own fascinating cultural traditions and a rich heritage that’s engrained in the cobbled streets, soaring spires, castles, cathedrals and lakes.
Heading south to the Adriatic, there’s a new week long journey to the heart of the Istrian Peninsula, a stunning coastal area shared by Croatia, Slovenia and Italy. For an extended exploration of the area, A&K suggest combining this trip with the nine day ‘Delights of the Adriatic’ that travels from Zagreb, Croatia to Split, Dubrovnik and Kotor, Montenegro.
The brochure also features an exclusive charter of the new luxury, all-balcony vessel, Le Laperouse. Chartering a unique route around Greece, you’ll enjoy the costal journey around Athens, Knossos, Rhodes, Santorini, Mykonos, Symi and Bodrum. Throughout the voyage there are daily choices of enriching shore excursions, catering to a range of interests, such as art, nature, architecture, food and wine. All are meticulously hand-selected by A&K’s expedition experts with insider access and personalised insight to Greece’s landmarks, culture and fascinating history.
Around Britain on a 5 day Cotswolds exploration, is a great way to Scotland and Ireland. For families and multi-generational travellers, there are some magical suggestions in Europe from a family tour of Italy complete with pizza making and battling gladiators to a luxury canal barge on the waterways of France. For special milestone celebrations you can also charter a private yacht in Croatia and travel aboard the Trans-Siberian Express.
The Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy (AKP) presence (first established in Africa), also extends to Europe. In Florence, AKP are helping to restore the Basilica of Santissima’s Giambologna Chapel which guests can visit with a restorer to understand the meticulous process. In the north of Iceland, AKP have also supported the building of a blue whale exhibit at the Husavik Whale Museum. A donation to AKP is made on behalf of every A&K guest travelling.