As the vaccine rollout commences, travellers 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 travellers to explore an entire region all in one hit, thanks to timesaving private air charters. These trips offer more time on the ground, instead of in transit, allowing guests to indulge in more exclusive experiences and unmatched insider access.
Privacy of private air
“Our Wings Over the World Journeys are perfect for those who want to make up for lost time and splurge on new experiences,” says Sujata Raman, Abercrombie & Kent Regional Managing Director Australia / Asia Pacific.
“Travel by privately-chartered air enables guests to see more and do more, while offering a seamless experience flying point to point, with expedited check-in and immigration procedures.
“There are two redesigned journeys in Northern Europe and the Mediterranean plus itineraries in East and Southern Africa; Israel, Jordan & Egypt; Spain & Morocco; Greece & Turkey and Argentina, Chile & Brazil.
Limited to 13 guests; 13 days from $40,535
This journey reveals 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.
There’s a fascinating day channeling Portuguese royalty on an exploration of the castles at Sintra. The life and works of surrealist master Salvador Dalí are brought to light in Figueres and a visit to the National Archaeological Museum in Naples is included as well as an engaging stroll through the ancient ruins of Pompeii. Guests indulge in the splendours of the Amalfi Coast, with a cooking class in Ravello and a local farm visit where fresh mozzarella is crafted by hand. Dubrovnik is showcased and a traditional silk weaving workshop encountered. There are also Design Your Day choices including a cooking class with wine tasting, sea kayaking around Lokrum Island or visiting film locations on a Game of Thrones walking tour.
14-26 June, 2022; 6-18 September, 2022
Limited to 13 guests; 12 days from $43,235
The historic and cultural links between England, Iceland, Germany and Russia are explored on this unique adventure. Guests will experience London like a local, including a ferry trip on 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, savouring a gin-focused walking tour or biking through the city. The peculiarities of Icelandic horses are revealed on an exclusive visit to a private farm and VIP access to The Retreat at the Blue Lagoon is a relaxing end to a day. An evening visit to the striking Reichstag Dome, with dinner and drinks overlooking the Berlin skyline, is a highlight while early entry to the Hermitage Museum affords a rare opportunity to view its spectacular collection with fewer people. A private farewell concert at the Isaak Brodsky House Museum on Arts Square in the centre of St. Petersburg, followed by a caviar tasting with Champagne is a fitting end to the journey.
Wings itineraries allow more time to explore with an A&K Resident Tour Director who has lived for decades, if not their entire lives, in the region and offers an insightful personal perspective. With most journeys limited to just 12 or 13 guests, A&K includes exclusive experiences only possible for intimate groups, such as 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, there’s an engaging opportunity to cook with Moroccan spices alongside 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, guests join in a farm-to-table cooking experience, visit A&K Philanthropy projects making a difference in local communities, or gain new perspectives during a walking safari along the Mara River with an expert naturalist guide.
Take it Private
With nearly 60 years’ experience providing private experiential travel, A&K has the ability to recreate any Wings Over the World journey for a private group, or customise 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 customised based on group size and aircraft availability,” adds Raman.
Luxuries that make a World of Difference
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 and dining reflects the authentic tastes of the 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 Traveller’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.
Travellers can have confidence knowing that A&K has enhanced health and safety protocols in place and a book with confidence policy allowing guests to make changes to their holiday up to 15 days before travel both within Australia and overseas, for COVID-related reasons.
Lead image: Mediterranean | All images supplied