Abercrombie & Kent has been pioneering luxury adventure travel experiences since their first African safaris in 1962, and today their award-winning travel services extend around the globe to more than one hundred countries on all seven continents. As the vaccine rollout expands, travelers are responding by planning bigger and more rewarding trips to celebrate missed milestones.

Abercrombie & Kent’s Wings Over the World Journeys enable a small group of travelers to explore an entire region all in one journey, thanks to timesaving private air. These thoughtfully designed itineraries offer more time on the ground, instead of in transit, allowing guests to indulge in more exclusive experiences and unmatched insider access. We love this opportunity for travelers ready to begin planning travel for 2021 and 2022, and especially impressed by these 3 travel journeys.

“Abercrombie & Kent’s Wings Over the World Journeys are perfect for those who want to make up for lost time and binge on new experiences. Travel by privately-chartered air enables them to see more and do more, while offering a seamless experience flying point to point, with expedited check-in and immigration procedures,” explains Stefanie Schmudde, A&K Vice President of Product Development and Operations. “We have redesigned two journeys in Northern Europe and the Mediterranean for the fall, and offer Wings itineraries in East and Southern AfricaIsrael, Jordan & EgyptSpain & MoroccoGreece & TurkeyArgentina, Chile & Brazil, plus a brand-new itinerary across New Zealand for 2022.”

1. A&K Travel Experiences: Wings Over the Mediterranean

  • Limited to 13 guests; 13 days from $29,995

Discover ancient and modern wonders around the Mediterranean, from the art and history of Portugal and Spain, to the seaside charms of the Amalfi Coast and Dubrovnik. Imagine living like Portuguese royalty on a day exploring the castles at Sintra. Explore the life and works of surrealist master Salvador Dalí in Figueres. Visit the National Archaeological Museum in Naples before entering the ancient ruins of Pompeii. Indulge in the splendors of the Amalfi Coast, with a cooking class in Ravello and a visit to a local farm where fresh mozzarella is crafted by hand. Tour Dubrovnik and visit a traditional silk weaver, then choose from Design Your Day offerings including a cooking class with wine tasting, sea kayaking around Lokrum Island or visiting shooting locations on a Game of Thrones walking tour.

2. A&K Travel Experiences: Wings Over Northern Europe

  • Limited to 13 guests; 12 days from $31,995

Explore the historic and cultural links between England, Iceland, Germany and Russia.  Experience London like a local, including a ferry across the Thames and a culinary stroll through Southwark’s Borough Market. Design Your Day options include visiting Windsor Castle, exploring the Royal Horticultural Society Home Garden, savoring a gin-focused walking tour or biking through London.  Learn about Icelandic horses with an exclusive visit to a private farm and relax with VIP access to The Retreat at the Blue Lagoon. Enjoy an evening visit to the striking Reichstag Dome, with dinner and drinks overlooking the Berlin skyline. Early entry to the Hermitage Museum affords a rare opportunity to view its spectacular collection with fewer people. Celebrate at a private farewell concert at the Isaak Brodsky House Museum on Arts Square in the center of St. Petersburg, followed by a caviar tasting with Champagne.

3. A&K Travel Experiences: Wings Over New Zealand

  • Limited to 18 guests; 11 days from $34,995

New for 2022, take in the stunning scenery on a flightseeing tour by helicopter of Milford Sound and a glacier walk, with a cruise around Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour in a private 60-ft catamaran. Savor a full day of food, wine and art on Waiheke Island, visiting with a local artisan and tasting local wines and foods such as oysters, wild honey and cheeses. Visit a working sheep and cattle farm in Hawke’s Bay and enjoy a wine tasting. Spend a day on a privately chartered wildlife cruise around the South Island’s Otago Peninsula to see the only mainland colony of northern royal albatross and other wildlife. Choose among Design Your Day activities including a Dart River boat safari, 4-wheel drive adventure through Skippers Canyon followed by wine tasting, or an electric bike tour of the bridges along the Queenstown Trails.

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A&K Travel Experiences: The Wings Journeys…

Wings itineraries allow more time to explore alongside an A&K Resident Tour Director® who has lived for decades, if not their entire lives, in the region to offer a personal perspective. With most journeys limited to just 12 or 13 guests, A&K includes exclusive experiences only possible for intimate groups, such as a private tour of New Zealand’s only castle, led by the owners who restored it from near ruin; lunch with a celebrated local winemaker or private access to the paws of the Great Sphinx.

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 Marrakech, learn to cook with Moroccan spices from a local chef, explore the souks with an expert guide, or walk the historic Jewish Quarter (Mellah) to learn about its history of religious tolerance. In the Masai Mara, join in a farm-to-table cooking experience, visit A&K Philanthropy projects making a difference in local communities, or gain a new perspective during a walking safari along the Mara River with an expert naturalist guide.

A&K Travel Experiences: Go Private…

With nearly 60 years’ experience providing private 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.

“Wings journeys are available on an exclusive basis for private parties, allowing guests to choose when and with whom they want to travel. Each itinerary can be customized based on group size and aircraft availability,” adds Schmudde. “We had great success with guests who have taken our Wings Over the Mediterranean journey private. They appreciated the privacy of chartered air, exploring with their own local guides and enjoying five-star hospitality at the finest hotels.”

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A&K Travel Experiences: The Luxuries and Safety…

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 also appreciate A&K exclusives like Traveler’s Valet®, complimentary mid-journey laundry service, Travelling Bell Boy® service to transfer luggage from hotel to hotel, and Breakfast in Bed, offering guests 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.

Travel in confidence knowing that A&K has enhanced health and safety protocols. With more than 55 offices around the world, A&K’s local presence offers 24/7 support to handle the unexpected. They fully vet each partner, including restaurants, hotels, boats, transportation providers and venues, and work tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure they know A&K’s exacting standards.

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