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Small-Group Luxury Takes Flight on New Wings Over the World Journeys

Abercrombie & Kent announces two new itineraries to Australia and the Mediterranean, featuring the convenience of privately-chartered flights



January 13, 2017- Abercrombie & Kent has expanded their Wings Over the World portfolio for 2017 to offer four regional journeys that combine the advantages of A&K luxury small-group travel with the comfort and ease of privately-chartered flights.  First introduced in China and India last year, A&K developed two intriguing new itineraries for 2017: Wings Over the Mediterranean, which reveals ancient and modern wonders from Portugal and Spain to Italy and Croatia, and Wings Over Australia, which offers the best of the continent, including mystical Uluru and the Great Barrier Reef.


Wings Over the World journeys feature privately-chartered flights between destinations. This not only offers guests the convenience of visiting remote places with less time spent getting there, but a more enjoyable travel experience on the ground and in the air. From hassle-free flight departures and arrivals and the ability to avoid long waits at airports due to commercial aviation schedules, to separate terminals and faster check-in procedures. In the air, the experienced crews aboard the chartered planes offer personalized in-flight service, in a comfortable, sociable atmosphere.


“The greatest luxury for our guests is time – especially when spent with family and friends or doing something they’re passionate about, like travel. Our Wings Over the World itineraries are so expertly planned and seamlessly executed that they enable travellers to get the absolute most from their journey,” explains Abercrombie & Kent President, Phil Otterson. “Whether on a complex itinerary, visiting cosmopolitan cities and rural villages, or traversing a continent, every minute saved flying between destinations means more time on the ground to experience them.”


These journeys offer exclusive insider access only possible for a small group of travellers; from private museum openings to visits with local people in their own homes and stays at one of-a-kind hotels that can’t accommodate larger groups. The group size reflects the size of the plane, from 13 in China and the Mediterranean to 20 guests in Australia.  Each departure is led by an A&K Resident Tour Director® who has lived for decades, or their entire lives, in the destination, and provides insights into the culture that can only come from being a local.


NEW! Wings Over the Mediterranean

Immerse yourself in iconic and storied locales surrounding the Mediterranean and Adriatic Seas, from Lisbon and Barcelona to Monaco and the Amalfi Coast, and on to Dubrovnik and the Elafiti Islands. Discover the wonders of Portuguese royalty during a day exploring the castles at Sintra. Explore the life and works of surrealist master Salvador Dalí on a day trip to Figueres. Enjoy a two-night stay in Monaco, where you have an exclusive after-hours visit to the Prince’s Palace. Explore the ancient ruins of Pompeii and relax along the incomparable Amalfi Coast. Tour Dubrovnik and visit a traditional silk weaver, before cruising the verdant Elafiti

Islands by private yacht. Limited to 13 guests; 14 days from $29,995 (May 23–Jun 5; Sep 12–25, 2017)


NEW! Wings Over Australia

Explore Australia from Melbourne to the Outback, the Great Barrier Reef to Sydney, staying in the very best accommodations in every location. Discover Melbourne, privately visiting a family sheep ranch and enjoying a full day of touring in the Yarra Valley winelands. Relax with a two-night stay at Longitude 131° — a five-star, tented eco-camp with stunning views of majestic Uluru (Ayers Rock). Experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef on a full-day private excursion. Discover the best of Sydney, touring the Sydney Opera House, cruising around Sydney Harbour, viewing native Australian species firsthand at Taronga Zoo and exploring the famed Rocks District. Limited to 20 guests; 13 days from $25,495 (Sep 25–Oct 7, 2017; Feb 19–Mar 3, 2018)


Luxuries That Make a World of Difference

Experience locally inspired moments crafted by A&K’s experts, such as a charming neighborhood visit by horse-drawn carriage or rickshaw when you Ride Like a Local, or a refreshing cocktail — a Scenic Sundowner — set in an unforgettable location against a breathtaking sunset. Guests also appreciate Traveller’s Valet®, complimentary mid-journey laundry service, Travelling Bell Boy® service to transfer luggage from hotel to hotel, along with private arrival and departure transfers and most gratuities included.


The authentic taste of local cuisine can be the highlight of any journey. A&K provides a balanced mix of planned group meals — including celebratory welcome and farewell dinners — and mealtimes left unscheduled. Guests can also experience favorite local restaurants, join a Chef’s Table experience featuring a culinary demonstration, and enjoy an à la carte dinner at their leisure, on A&K.


For more information and a full list of departures, please visit, call 800.554.7094 to speak with an A&K Travel Consultant or contact your travel professional for more information