Journeys to India, Asia and Europe


WITH 2012 just around the corner, travel company Abercrombie & Kent have released their third portfolio of travel compendia for 2012.

The new India, Orient and Europe brochure contains a comprehensive collection of handpicked holiday ideas.

China: A Family Adventure

  • 12 days 
  • From $6995 per adult and $5695 per child (based on family of four)

A&K has identified multi-generational travel as an increasingly dominant trend. In response, this year the company is pleased to release family friendly journeys to China and Vietnam. Educational and experiential, these well-paced holidays will delight travellers of all ages. Specially selected activities like kite making, pottery, biking and cooking will keep even the youngest adventurer engaged. 

Mongolia: Naadam Festival & the Gobi Desert 

  • 12 days
  • From $9235

Mongolia, one of the world's most remote and rarely visited destinations, is the focus for one of A&K's exclusive small group journeys. With its famous Naadam Festival, wild horsemen, nomads, yurts and dramatic landscapes, the country is full of evocative images and fascinating attractions. A day at the festival is included with archery, horse racing, dancing, wrestling and musical performances.

Road To Mandalay

  • Four days
  • From $2500

Solo travellers are catered for as well in the new portfolio, with luxury rail and cruise experiences a must. From the renowned Orient-Express stable, routes such as the Road To Mandalay in Myanmar, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express in Europe and The Royal Scotsman in Scotland all enable solo guests to travel at no additional cost to the regular twin pricing and each provides wonderful on board camaraderie.

Darjeeling Extension

  • Four days
  • From $1135

In a country famous for its tea culture, A&K releases its Darjeeling Extension itinerary. Based at charming Glenburn Tea Estate overlooking the Kanchenjunga mountain range, this short stay provides guests with a luxurious and relaxing introduction to India's 'tea story' against the backdrop of some of the country's most iconic hill stations.

Jewels of the East

  • Seven days
  • From $1995

Also in India, the dazzling temples of Orissa in the east of the country are a new highlight. Sprawled across the Deccan Plateau, the most famous is Hampi - a vast World Heritage listed collection of temple complexes and shrines some dating as far back as the 15th century, which offers up a fascinating contrast to the beguiling delights of Kolkata, India's cultural capital.

Escape to Ananda

  • Four days
  • From $1770

Travelling for health and wellbeing is firmly in vogue and India is synonymous with meditation, yoga and spirituality. With that in mind, A&K launches a four day retreat at the award-winning Ananda Ayurvedic Spa in the Himalayas where a specially tailored programme is included for guests. In addition to wellness experiences and treatments, also on offer are Ayurvedic cooking classes, river rafting and golf.

Con Dao Extension 

  • Four days
  • From $1585

Six Senses Con Dao is the perfect antidote for those seeking rest and relaxation and the sanctuary of one of the world's most idyllic beachfront resorts. Just a short flight from Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City, this stunning hideaway offers guests a wealth of things to do - or not depending on their inclination, and combines perfectly with A&K's popular 'Highlights of Vietnam'.

Southern Laos Extension 

  • Four days
  • From $925

Laos remains one of Asia's most charming and unspoiled destinations, and even more so in the south of the country where the rural existence remains little changed in centuries. The experience includes visiting minority villages, Khmer ruins and the vast riverscapes of the 4000 Islands region.

Tuscany Food & Wine

  • Eight days
  • From $9845

A&K's Italian offering features two new entries for 2012. The first combines a visit to  the beautiful towns and villas of Italy's celebrated northern lakes with its stunning Riviera coastline. Another journey focuses on Tuscany's rich gastronomic traditions and includes special culinary experiences, wine tasting and cooking lessons.

Cities of Central Europe

  • Eight days
  • From $7450

Europe's central European capitals also provide a new focus, with a new itinerary incorporating the contrasting cities of Berlin, Dresden and Prague. Carefully restored post-war Dresden provides a tranquil contrast to dynamic Berlin and its famous monuments, while Prague's Old Town offers up stunning medieval laneways and architecture alongside undeniably cosmopolitan attractions.

Golden Ring Extension

  • Three days
  • From $3725

Guests visiting Moscow might consider a short side trip to explore the ancient towns to the northeast of the Capital. Essentially open-air museums, villages feature unique and picturesque monuments of Russian architecture from the 12th to the 18th centuries.

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