Multi-Day Tour

Cruising the Greek Isles (10 days)

Abercrombie & Kent USA, LLC

Arrive Athens, Greece To Depart Athens

Valid for Departures: 10 Oct 2018 - 19 Oct 2018

Cruising the Greek Isles (10 days)

Day 1

Arrive Athens, Greece

Day 6

Rhodes

Day 7

Symi

Day 9

Syros

Day 10

Depart Athens

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
10 Oct 2018
Arrive Athens, Greece
Hotel Grande Bretagne Dinner
Arrive Athens, Greece:
Arrive in Athens, where an A&K representative meets and escorts you to your luxurious hotel in the heart of this historic city. After checking in, the remainder of the day is at leisure. This evening, join fellow guests for a welcome briefing before sitting down to dinner.
Day 2
11 Oct 2018
Athens, Greece
Hotel Grande Bretagne Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Athens:
Awake in the world's ancient capital, a veritable open-air museum filled with iconic architecture. Experience its wonders as you choose, selecting from excursions that cater to varied interests. You may begin your day at the Acropolis, where you discover its Hellenistic ruins, among them the Propylaea, the temple of the Winged Victory, the Porch of the Caryatids and the majestic Parthenon. Take in stunning views over the Plaka Quarter, the ancient Agora, Mount Lycabettus and the Theater of Dionysus, where the tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides were performed. After sitting down to a local lunch, continue to the Greek Orthodox Church of Kapnikarea, seeing its ornate reliefs and sculptures that depict Panathenaic games. Next, take a guided walking tour, sampling local cuisine in the Anafiotika neighborhood. While there, you also witness - and may join in on - a festive Syrtaki dance performance. Continue to a local coffee shop, where you may prepare your own cup of Greek coffee using a traditional briki pot. Visit local shops, learning about regional ingredients and dishes, such as feta cheese and pastirma, a dish featuring spiced, dried beef. Finally, visit a kompoloi workshop, seeing how the stress-relieving “worry beads” are made. Alternately, set out on a scenic drive to the Peloponnese peninsula en route to Mycenae and Epidaurus, pausing at the 19th-century Corinth Canal - an engineering marvel. Continue the Argolis region, the land of Homer's Golden Mycenae. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this military stronghold was among the significant centers of Greek civilization during the second millennium BC. Admire the Cyclopean Walls, the Lion's Gate and the Royal Tombs, including the Treasury of Atreus. Pause for lunch in a local restaurant before continuing to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Epidaurus, where you stand in awe of its ancient, acoustically impressive theater, said to be the birthplace of Apollo's son, Asklepios. Should you prefer to experience Athens' art scene instead, meet your artfocused guide and walk to a nearby gallery, learning about local, contemporary artists and the craft of furniture-making. You may even have the chance to meet an artist in person. Proceed to the Benaki Museum, the oldest in Greece, where you discover its eclectic, extensive collection of works from the Bronze Age. Take note of the antiquities from Mycenae and Thessaly, an array of regional costumes and two early works by El Greco. This evening, join your Expedition Team and fellow guests for a festive, private event on an Athenian street, featuring a scenic view of the Acropolis, live music and dancing with folkloric entertainment, and food and beverage stations.
Day 3
12 Oct 2018
Athens, Greece
'le Laperouse' Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Athens:
After breakfast at your hotel, spend the morning at leisure or join a guided visit to the renowned Acropolis Museum, seeing its antiquities that span the Bronze Age to the Roman and Byzantine eras. Whatever you decide, regroup with fellow guests for lunch at a beloved restaurant overlooking the Acropolis and Parthenon. After some time at leisure, board your coach for a guided panoramic tour of Athens before heading to the port of Pireaus to board elegant, new passenger ship, ‘Le Laperouse,' your exclusively chartered home for the next seven nights. Settle in to your balcony stateroom or suite before meeting your captain and crew. As you depart Athens and cruise toward Crete, sit down to a welcome dinner aboard.
Day 4
13 Oct 2018
Crete, Greece
'le Laperouse' Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Crete:
Disembark in Heraklion this morning, and choose from three expert-led shore excursions. You may visit the reputed Archaeological Museum, discovering its Minoan art and artifacts from the Neolithic period to Roman times. Procced to Knossos, where you pay a guided visit to King Minos' imposing Minoan palace, which dates back to the 15th century BC. Explore its countless rooms and passageways, as well as its theater. See the king's throne in what's said to be Europe's oldest throne room. Following some refreshments, take a scenic drive through the hilly countryside to a traditional Cretan village. Stroll along the narrow, paved streets, meeting with local craftsmen and visiting workshops that specialize in weaving, bread-making and blacksmithing. Then, sit down to an authentic Cretan lunch in the picturesque village square. Guests may instead visit the Historical Museum of Heraklion, which showcases the cultural heritage of Crete, from Byzantine through modern times. Continue on a walking tour of the city, seeing fabled Lion Square and 25th of August Street, a paved pedestrian boulevard fringed with stunning neoclassical architecture. After some time at leisure, drive to the towering fortress, where you take a guided tour. Then, set out on a scenic drive to a typical Cretan village, where you interact with residents and local artisans before joining fellow guests for a lunch of local specialties. Finally, guests may choose to visit Heraklion's renowned Archaeological Museum, followed by a scenic drive to a hilltop farm, where you learn how farmers raise goats, make cheese and grow olives. Attend a handson cooking demonstration, kneading bread and making local dishes with produce collected from the farm. Then, have lunch on the terrace overlooking the fields and sea. As your excursion of choice comes to a close, drive to the port town of Rethymnon, where you may take a leisurely stroll through the charming streets. Then, rejoin your luxury vessel. As you ply the Aegean, benefit from enriching onboard presentations, such as a photography session with tips to capture Greece's beautiful sights and landscapes, or an archaeology discussion that brings the singular architecture and ruins to light.
Day 5
14 Oct 2018
Santorini, Greece
'le Laperouse' Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Santorini:
Disembark in Athinios this morning, taking in magnificent views of the caldera. Today, choose from three engaging shore excursions. Perhaps participate in a guided visit to the archaeological site of Akrotiri, exploring its meticulously preserved houses, streets, squares and workshops, covered with volcanic pumice since 1600 BC and then excavated in the 20th century. Next, drive to the charming town of Oia. Built on a steep slope of the caldera, it's marked by white homes, blue church domes and narrow streets. After a guided tour, enjoy time at leisure in the unique surroundings. Alternately, guests may take a short boat ride to the island of Nea Kameni, taking in views of Oia and Fira, noting the towns' white homes and blue-domed structures. Ascend the still-active crater during a guided hike, learning about the volcano's history as you go. Then, sail to the thermal springs of Palea Kameni, where you may swim in the warm waters. Instead, oenophiles may opt for a scenic drive through hilly Santorini, learning about the particulars of vine cultivation on the windy, dry island. Visit a local winery to experience Santorini's winemaking process firsthand. Proceed to the 19th-century Argyros Mansion, a beautifully preserved, privately owned home. After the visit, sit down to a wine presentation and sample an array of specially selected local vintages. Each of the excursions end in Fira, where you may enjoy time at leisure in the picturesque town, perhaps shopping or exploring on your own. Rejoin your vessel at leisure. At sunset, bid farewell to Santorini, and enjoy dinner aboard.
Day 6
15 Oct 2018
Rhodes
'le Laperouse' Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Rhodes:
Spend a full day on the island of Rhodes, perhaps choosing to discover its medieval past as you explore the city's fortifications on a guided walk. Enter the Old Town via the D'Amboise Gate, following cobblestone streets to the Grand Masters Palace, inspired by the Papal Palace of Avignon, France. Stroll down the Avenue of the Knights - where knights once lodged - admiring the medieval architecture, complete with large doorways, courtyards and arched windows. Proceed to the Archaeological Museum, a knight's hospital in the 15th century. Other guests may prefer to take an island drive toward the ancient Doric town of Lindos, passing through citrus groves, fields of olive trees and vineyards. You may hike to the acropolis, seeing the temple of Athenia Lindia, a double-winged portico; the Byzantine church; the fortifications of the knights; and the remains of the governor's quarters. Next, drive to a ceramic workshop, where you watch local artists create and decorate pottery during a demonstration. Attempt to make your own piece under the guidance of a master potter. Alternately, pay a short visit to the Grand Master's Palace and take a walking tour of Rhodes' Old Town, followed by a panoramic drive to a rustic, beloved restaurant. There, you participate in a hands-on cooking experience, sitting down to a lunch of the dishes you just prepared. Each excursion ends at the port, giving guests the option to board the vessel for lunch, explore the fortified town further or shop at leisure. This afternoon, guests may want to enjoy our exclusive beach break, relaxing on lounge chairs by the enchanting water. In the evening, regroup with fellow guests for a cocktail reception and gala dinner with musical entertainment at a surprise venue that's reflective of Rhodes' medieval heritage.
Day 7
16 Oct 2018
Symi
'le Laperouse' Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Symi:
Arrive at the colorful, mountainous island of Symi, where you may explore this morning at leisure or join an expert for an educational walk. See its brightly painted neoclassical homes and scenic waterfront before returning to your vessel mid-morning. Cruise to Bodrum, Turkey. Upon arriving in the afternoon, you may choose to visit Bodrum Castle - built in honor of St. Peter - proceeding to the Underwater Archaeology Museum, which houses the oldest shipwreck in history. You may instead escape to the Bodrum Peninsula, where you explore traditional Etrim, a mountain village known for its expertly crafted carpets. While there, you are welcomed into a 300-year-old stone home, where locals currently reside. Alternately, culinary enthusiasts can discover the bounty of fresh, local ingredients during a hands-on Turkish cooking class and wine tasting.
Day 8
17 Oct 2018
Mykonos, Greece
'le Laperouse' Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Mykonos:
Arrive in picturesque Mykonos today and choose from three shore excursions. You may take a private boat ride to the small, uninhabited island of Delos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, former religious center and the purported birthplace of Apollo. Explore the remarkably preserved ruins with an expert, including government buildings, homes, the cistern and the amphitheater. Should you wish to stay in Mykonos, take a short drive to town. Set out on a guided walk along its narrow, whitewashed streets, featuring a meandering layout designed to confuse pirates. Or you may choose a panoramic drive through the island, taking in its unique landscape and vistas, including Delos island, sun-drenched beaches and quaint villages. Stop in the village of Ano Mera, where you visit the Monastery of Panagia Tourliani, dedicated to the Virgin Mary. In a typical village square, pause for local snacks and beverages. As you continue on your scenic drive, stop at a 15th-century baker, seeing how woodfire ovens are utilized. As your excursion concludes, rejoin the ship for lunch. This afternoon, you may relax on a wind-sheltered beach, during an A&K exclusive beach break, where lounge chairs, towels, snacks and beverages await. Or remain on board or choose to explore Mykonos town at your own pace. As you cruise the deep-blue sea, you may attend a fascinating food and wine discussion on board.
Day 9
18 Oct 2018
Syros
'le Laperouse' Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Syros:
Begin the day with breakfast aboard, overlooking lively Mykonos. Enjoy your vessel's facilities or participate in water activities (weather permitting). The ship then cruises toward Syros, arriving mid-afternoon. Disembark after lunch, taking a guided walk of the island. See the impressive Cathedral of St. Nicholas; the Vaporia Quarter with its neoclassical mansions; and the Monument of the Unknown Soldier. Passing the bustling market, reach the Church of the Assumption, where you see the original icon of El Greco. End your exploration at the Apollo Theater, where you witness a rousing private performance. Tonight, attend a festive farewell dinner aboard your luxury vessel.
Day 10
19 Oct 2018
Depart Athens
None Breakfast
Depart Athens:
Arrive in Piraeus this morning, where you disembark after breakfast. Transfer to the Athens airport and board your return flight home, or join our optional extension, featuring the incomparable jewels of Northern Greece.

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Sail on A&K's first-ever cruise to Greece and explore fascinating ruins, singular historic sites and natural marvels aboard brand-new, exclusively chartered 'Le Laperouse.' Joined by A&K's enrichment experts, visit both essential sites and lesser-known gems, including the islands of Symi, Delos and Syros.

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Fabulous Trip

By: Ellen


Reviewed on: 07 Aug 2013

A & K was a wonderful tour company. All our needs were met.
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Highly recommend

By: Bobby4675


Reviewed on: 15 Sep 2013

A & K arranged for great guides on our recent trip to Morocco. They were knowledgable on the country it's history and culture and liked to share their knowledge in excellent English.
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Bush

Quality - Class

By: coj1


Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2013

Abercrombie & Kent is at the pennacle of companies serving the traveling elite. No complaints whatsoever. Would recommend them every chance I get.
Travel Advisor:  Jay Musgrove

The best tour ever

By: Don


Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2013

First, Ross Voss is the best guide anywhere. We learned so much in a casual, conversational way. His background and knowledge enables him to cover all aspects of Israel: the ruins, the history, the geology, the flora and fauna, the people, the political/governance situation. Ross took us to some of his favorite restaurants which we loved. Also, Simon was extremely helpful and engaging. He was able to extend our stay at the King David because of our late flight home.

Highly recommended

By: Grammy


Reviewed on: 13 Oct 2013

We were pleased with the choices of hotels and tours we had with A&K. Our tour guides were very well informed and interesting and competent. Our only problem arose with the descriptions on our itinerary. They differed a bit from what we were expecting. I feel that the itinerary they sent us was a standardized description for everyone, but not us explicitly. Other than that, our trip was full of fun moments, great hotels and great restaurant recommendations and I would use A&K again.
Travel Advisor:  Leah Bergner

HIGHLY RECOMMEND

By: MASEY


Reviewed on: 30 Nov 2013

USED A AND K FOR THE FIRST TIME FOR OUR TRIP TO CHINA AND NOW WOULD USED NO OTHER…EVERYTHING ABOUT THE TRIP WAS FIRST CLASS AND OUR GUIDE NANCY WAS OUTSTANDING

Great service

By: Lloyd


Reviewed on: 03 Dec 2013

We spent a couple of great weeks in Africa. The service was great as we were escorted from the time we left until we boarded the plane for home. We experienced many different accommodations in our travels and none were unsatisfactory. Our traveling companions needed electric power all night for a breathing machine, and were supplied with electricity everywhere. One camp could not supply electricity all night, and we were moved to a site that could. Very good service.
Travel Advisor:  Kristie England

Needed Better Advanced Planning

By: Repeat Travelers


Reviewed on: 29 Nov 2013

We used A&K for a tour of South America. The accommodations and tour guides were excellent. However, our tour ended in Brazil on a national holiday weekend. The crowds at Iguazu Falls and Rio were substantial causing long delays. For example, our viewing of the "Christ the Redeemer" statue was re-scheduled from Saturday to Sunday and it rained constantly that day (our last) causing poor visibility, so we were unable to see this most important site.
Travel Advisor:  Mary Ann Ramsey
Not Recommended

Mediocre Morocco

By: M in London


Reviewed on: 10 Mar 2014

We just returned from a weeks vacation in Morocco with A and K.  The itinerary was fine and the country is extremely beautiful.  However, we did not not have a great guide.  The first two days he took us to lunch at these places where there were only tourists and the server REFUSED to give us a menu.  We were inclined to trust that the guide took us to a decent place so we went with the 'set' menu only to find that we were horribly ripped off.  A similar scenario happened the next day until we complained to A and K.  The restaurant problem improved but after that there were a few other situations where we felt ripped off.  Additionally, the guide's knowledge and general interest in our having a good time seemed low.  Bottom line: Others had told us that when in Morocco it seems like you have to constantly be on guard and we were hoping that going with a company like A and K would have better shielded us from this.

Top Notch!

By: Jcoles


Reviewed on: 17 Mar 2018

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Travel Advisor:  Shari Tucker

Jordan/Egypt tour

By: splendido folks


Reviewed on: 25 Mar 2018

fine, as usual.
Travel Advisor:  Kathy Burns Lamphier

A & K

By: pat


Reviewed on: 20 Mar 2018

We have traveled with A & K a number of times and have enjoyed all of our journeys. Travel with this company is seamless, from airport pickup to airport departure. Their itineraries are varied and interesting. Overall, the guides are warm, pleasant, and well informed. I also appreciate the quality of the hotels and restaurants.
Travel Advisor:  Debra Stern

tour operator

By: Wendy


Reviewed on: 03 Apr 2018

Our tour operator Mohammed Hedid was absolutely amazing!!! Full of knowledge and lots of fun! He really knows how to read his clients and what they want. Best tour guide we have ever had! He provided an amazing experience for the trip of a life time!
Travel Advisor:  Susan Sparks

Unbelievable

By: Fishing222


Reviewed on: 03 Apr 2018

First rate. Great tour, and the guides and driver was top notch. They made our tour top notch. Nice job we maybe hooked.
Travel Advisor:  Kathy Wilton

Top Tier Travel

By: Laurie


Reviewed on: 07 Apr 2018

We have chosen a total of 4 trips with A&K over the last few years. We traveled in Africa, Indochina and China with them. Accommodations, Tour Directors and Local tour guides were all knowledgeable and well organized. We always felt safe and cared for. Any problems that came up were dealt with in a timely manner.. We went to major tourist areas in a well planned way to best avoid the majority of the crowds. Transfers were smooth and our luggage was handled efficiently. We feel there was a good balance of free time and activity. If you wanted to return to hotel early, that was arranged when possible.
Travel Advisor:  Debra Stern

Excellent t

By: Jackie


Reviewed on: 19 Apr 2018

This trip was flawless. The weather perfect, tons of cherry blossoms, the best hotels ever, the tour guides were great. All was clean and on time. The other folks on the trip were well traveled and easy to be with. Japanese food was not my favorite, but they went overboard serving me meat instead of fish with every meal. Our tour guide was the best. All clean transportation and plenty of water to keep us safe.
Travel Advisor:  Daria Westerfield

Recent trip to Egypt

By: dcn3


Reviewed on: 24 Mar 2014

My wife and I just returned from an extraordinary trip to Egypt.  My advice: take this trip at the next available opportunity.  A&K lived up to their gold standard reputation.  Their ogranization, support, professionalism, lodging, food--all excellent.  What attracted us most were the sites chosen to visit, and they were, of course, spectacular.  Our Egyptologist/guide, Wael, was superb:  enormously knowledgeable, passionate, funny, great rapport--in other words, the best kind of teacher.  What we had not anticipated was the collegiality and energy of our group.  We woke up each morning looking forward to spending time with these people.  This was a wonderful trip.
Travel Advisor:  Tara Hyland

What a top rate Company

By: Love to Travel


Reviewed on: 11 Apr 2014

A&K is marketed as a high end operation and had a lot to live up to, and surely, they did not disappoint.  First rate all the way. The Egyptian ground personnel were so welcoming, knowledgeable, efficient and professional.  I would highly recommend A&K when travelling to Egypt.
Travel Advisor:  Lisa and Nancy Zupancic
Not Recommended

Disappointing

By: Rich segall


Reviewed on: 12 Apr 2014

limited cultural activities and seeming cheapness with meals. One tour director and no local guides. Switched from tauck because of group size, but clearly not worth it. Would not recommend this company.

highly recommend

By: Dean


Reviewed on: 10 May 2014

I was very pleased with the trip organization.  A and K reps met us in the hotel and were "at our service".  The quality of our guide and driver was first rate.  There were no glitches in our whole week with A and K.
Travel Advisor:  Brigitte Feinberg

Lechner/Baker Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zamia

By: Deborah


Reviewed on: 18 May 2014

Amazing trip!!!!!!!!!! Our guide, Peniso was outstanding!  Very knowledgeable and patient with all our questions.  We both learned a tremendous amount and saw some amazing things.  Accommodations and staff were also fantastic.  I certainly hope to travel with A & K again!!  And would highly recommend your company to anyone traveling to Africa.  
Travel Advisor:  Beth Flowers

Highly Recommend

By: L


Reviewed on: 06 Jun 2014

I have traveled with A & K off and on over 20 years.  They always provide an outstanding itinerary, tour leaders, guardian angels, local guides of high order.
Travel Advisor:  Myra Collins

Excellent service, we highly recommend Albercommbie &Kent

By: Bobbye & Robert


Reviewed on: 02 Jul 2014

Albercombie & Kent provided a great trip, the personal services provided and details were excellent. The team in Johannesburg were extremely polite, attentive and helpful. We especially want to commend our guide we had in Botswana, Poniso Shamukuni. Poniso absolutely made the trip for us and our group. Always helpful, always there, always attentive, great attitude, funny, informative, thorough, and a delight to be with.
Travel Advisor:  Bettie Lee

The best for private tours.

By: Richard66


Reviewed on: 18 Nov 2014

Fantastic private tours. Have used them all over the world and they are always great. Worth the money.

The best

By: Carol


Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2014

Monica is wonderful. She is easy to work with, responsive and responsible. I will work with her again for sure
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India!!!!!

By: CAB


Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2015

Memories of a lifetime! A&K are the BEST!!!
Travel Advisor:  Cheri Brumleu

2 days with A&K in Russia

By: GG & JJ


Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2015

A & K are extremely professional. Nothing but 1st rate service each time we are in their care. They are very good at changes on the fly if necessary. Their staff are knowledgeable, very polite, and come as advertised. They DO know the secrets of the cities we have shared with them, and St. Petersburg is no exception. Once again, true to the adage, you get what you pay for. They do come at premium rates, that are justified by the premium service. On a trip such as we took it is easy to compare prices and services with other guests that took "similar" ground tours. While we did pay considerably more, we also got considerably more. One other great thing was the fact that they handled all Russian visa requirements, removing that burden from us. Thanks A & K for making a great trip even greater.
Travel Advisor:  Karina Fong

Phenomenal guides and service

By: DD


Reviewed on: 25 Sep 2015

This was our first trip with A&K and we would definitely recommend to anyone. They guided us through every step of this journey - and when visiting a country like Egypt and I think it is also the only way to travel and feel entirely safe. Laila our Egyptologist was very knowledgeable and incredibly helpful throughout. We had upgraded our room on the Sunboat to the Presidential Suite. When we checked in they upgraded us again to the Royal Suite given it had not been booked! Hugely appreciated. It will be hard not to want to book this on another trip! Many thanks to all.
Travel Advisor:  Bonnie Niemi

Tour Expert

By: DDFJR


Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2015

A & K did a good job and we will use them again
Travel Advisor:  Sandra Ortiz

a well designed trip

By: Cristina


Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2015

Three things I should point out: - Sudden changes on the itinerary on the go - The bus seats were far from confortable for the long trips we had every now and again. - My health issue of Hipertention , had been ignored and that ment a big problem for me.In spite of having sent you the form with my medical issues. Sincerely Cristina s Yarnoz
Travel Advisor:  Valerie Ann Wilson

Kenya and Tanzania

By: Shaddix-Powell


Reviewed on: 31 Oct 2015

OMG - a trip of a LIFETIME! All of the representatives we met were friendly, helpful, and informed. All transfers and accommodations were there when they needed to be and we never were left not knowing what was going on or what to expect. The reserves were beautiful and each one was unique to the other. If I was going to give any suggestions, it would be to provide air conditioning in the vehicles when traveling from one destination to another. Not being used to the climate, we were pretty uncomfortable a lot of the time. And at Governors Camp, if they could provide a little fan to be used when needed. There too, we had times that was uncomfortable. It was a delightful trip, one that we will recommend to everyone and already have. We also have recommended your tour company over and over again. And would definitely travel with A&K to other destinations as well due to the high quality of service. WONDERFUL TRIP! Thanks again to all.
Travel Advisor:  Sandy Martens

India

By: CAB


Reviewed on: 26 Oct 2015

Fabulous!! A&K are the best and took care of our every need and desire. The India staff were so warm and welcoming. It was a trip of a lifetime.
Travel Advisor:  Cheri Brumleu

Personal and expert service

By: CJ


Reviewed on: 03 Jan 2016

All drivers, guides and the A & K angel were very friendly, knowledgeable and [professional.
Travel Advisor:  Angela Kruseski

very good

By: Nance


Reviewed on: 02 Feb 2016

enjoyable and very knowledgeable..our guide was Ridlon to Cuba
Travel Advisor:  Trisha Iannazzi

Excellent experience

By: ML from Ormond


Reviewed on: 18 Apr 2016

We were so impressed with the Guides who facilitated our trip. They were efficient, knowledgeable, energetic, fun and flexible. We were so overwhelmed with the richness of Peru and it's history, but they were able to explain so much to us. It really added to the quality of the trip. Every guide was different.....but all were excellent! They were patient with us, and guided us in many ways that were very helpful....shopping advise, rest, food, climbing and hiking at Machu Pichu. Our guide for 3 days in Cusco and at Machu Pichu was so wonderful!! He was able to assess our group and customize our time there so that we learned and experienced so much. We felt like he was a very good friend by the end of our trip!! That's probably the best compliment I could give. I would highly recommend the services of Abercrombie & Kent.
Travel Advisor:  Karen Upchurch

expertly planned adventure

By: johnr


Reviewed on: 15 Apr 2016

Wow, what a trip. From the very start to the end our accommodations and guides were of the highest quality and took great care in providing us the best adventure ever.
Travel Advisor:  Karen Upchurch

Wonderful

By: RLB


Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2016

This trip was an amazing experience!!! The services, attention to details, accommodations, sights, food and hotel accommodations were outstanding! I wish our tour director's English was a bit better.
Travel Advisor:  Sue Bauer

Great Personal Service

By: Sean & Egen


Reviewed on: 09 Dec 2016

A&K helped us have a once-in-a-lifetime experience on our trip. Our guardian angel helped recommend some restaurants, attractions, and lesser-known things to do that were all outstanding, and we definitely would not have been able to find them without her help! The tour guides we took were exceptional in their service, we loved every minute. Thanks!
Travel Advisor:  Katie Rollins

Good job

By: Noname


Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2016

This tour was just what we wanted to do in Casablanca. Our guide was very good. He made us feel very welcome in his city. Abercrombie and Kent is a very good company.
Travel Advisor:  Sara Krutsinger

Wonderful A&K

By: Philmom3


Reviewed on: 25 Oct 2016

We traveled with A & K to China and the Yang Tse. We had a great tour guide,Jason Lee who took great care of our group! He is friendly, caring and knowledgeable. The local tour guides were also great and added more information and color to the places we visited. The hotels were all 5 star as far as we are concerned. The meals were always a feast! Mira took us to the airport when it was time to leave and she stayed with us until we have checked in our luggage and were on our way to immigration. All in all an excellent trip!
Travel Advisor:  Adam Rog

Good cultural tour

By: Wominos


Reviewed on: 28 Oct 2016

Grenada accommodations -poor check in considering advance notice Marabella- dirty, small, dated not even 3 star quality of room Seville- good quality but way too small for two Local tour guides - outstanding, knowledgable, passionate, great ambassadors Food- very good except for crazy crab in Barcelona which was poor Transportation - air and train excellent. Bus transport could be improved - offer something more than just water, washrooms or pace the tour so that this does not become a wait for your guests. Disembarment help was sadly lacking and compared to other tours we have been on a huge disappointment. Also incident of observing the bus driver arguing with the tour director when he should be meeting her needs. Tour director- very good. It is asking a lot for one person to meet the needs of 22 people. We had an incident of the bus driving off without a passenger early in the tour and I don't think this would happen with a smaller group Overall very enjoyable
Travel Advisor:  Brenda Ostlund

Organized a great trip

By: Robin


Reviewed on: 15 Dec 2016

Our travel agent worked with A&K USA to arrange a great trip.
Travel Advisor:  Honey Mistry

Reliable People

By: Robert72


Reviewed on: 30 Dec 2016

If they say they will meet you at your plane, they will meet you and they will be on time. There's enough stress in travel without having to worry about your support company. A & K did a very good job for us.
Travel Advisor:  Tony Huffman
Not Recommended

India

By: Ricknha


Reviewed on: 28 Jan 2017

Their onsite support left a lot to be desired. This was most evident at the airport and with hotel check in

recent trip to UK

By: doc


Reviewed on: 27 Jan 2017

I would give A and K a full recommendation. A grade A. We had an excellent driver in England named Bob who was fantastic. A and K service and support was really good.
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Pulliam

Vietnam travel

By: Midtown


Reviewed on: 08 Mar 2017

Our tour guide Dan and the entire A + K team had everything covered. Nothing was too much trouble and couldn't have been nicer to us.
Travel Advisor:  Simone McKinney

Morocco trip

By: John


Reviewed on: 24 Feb 2017

Great trip with professional guidance and a sense of service and seamlessly coordinating and managing a multi segment trip to Morocco.
Travel Advisor:  Krista Wissinger

Well designed and organized itinerary

By: Mother/daughter Thailand trip


Reviewed on: 06 Mar 2017

The Abercrombie guides, drivers and service was top notch and we felt well taken care of with NO stress about logistics. Everything was well designed and ran smoothly amongst four different cities.
Travel Advisor:  Lena Brown

Wonderful company for travel in Morocco

By: Morocco 2017


Reviewed on: 03 Mar 2017

My driver and guide were delightful, and the itinerary was perfect. The entire time I was in Morocco, I felt safe and cared for. All hotels selected by A&K were spectacular!
Travel Advisor:  Jeannie Smith

A & K

By: Carol L


Reviewed on: 19 Apr 2017

A& K planned an excellent trip. Had us busy every minute of the day. Great lecturerers, fun excursions, nice hotels, unique activities. But best of all were the tour director and the local guides. They were wonderful! Smart, well informed, funny, helpful--they really made the trip.
Travel Advisor:  Fran Nelson

2017 Grand World Cruise ms Amsterdam

By: Erik


Reviewed on: 05 May 2017

Very professional guides, excellent transportation choices and good hotels.
Travel Advisor:  LynnDee King

Tours

By: Sponje


Reviewed on: 05 May 2017

Loved our tours with cruise specialist. We were well cared for. Size of groups were smaller, loved the whisper boxes and usually water available. Ship hosts were wonderful.
Travel Advisor:  LynnDee King

World traveler

By: World traveler


Reviewed on: 14 May 2017

Our travel agent partnered with A&K in organizing our 6 off-ship excursions. They have the best guides, were always on time, provided little extras, and recommended only the best. Each trip was flawless in planning and execution. Experts accompanied us which made the experiences more potent and memorable. Don't hesitate to use them.
Travel Advisor:  Ken Neibaur

Travel experience

By: Big guy


Reviewed on: 15 Jun 2017

Everything went as planned with no problems
Travel Advisor:  Patsy Sowa

Africa

By: Shamrock


Reviewed on: 06 Jul 2017

The trip was very well planned and great attention to detail.
Travel Advisor:  Beth Justus

Terrific vacations!

By: Deborah


Reviewed on: 07 Jul 2017

A and K makes traveling so easy and such fun. From providing fabulous accommodations, to flawless transfers, to knowledgeable guides, they are the best. I often travel on my own and so it is so nice to have a company have my back, if you will. Every A and K representative I've met, from the Far East to Europe, has been professional, punctual, responsive, and perfect. If you want a truly memorable trip, I recommend using A and K!
Travel Advisor:  Patsy Sowa

A&K

By: DDf


Reviewed on: 21 Jul 2017

Abercrombie and Kent is world wide and excellent
Travel Advisor:  Sandra Ortiz

A&K

By: Leigh


Reviewed on: 26 Jul 2017

All well organised

Galapagos

By: Dan


Reviewed on: 20 Aug 2017

We have booked many trips with A&K. This trip was pretty easy as the Natuarlists and the ship crew did most of the work.
Travel Advisor:  Nicole Pierce
Not Recommended

A&K

By: Johnna


Reviewed on: 29 Aug 2017

Peru was great. Ecuador had too many issues to even start to discuss them here.
Not Recommended

Mostly overpriced bus trips

By: Jtsalley


Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2017

most of the tours offered were look out the window bus rides. The tour descriptions oversold what was actually presented. For instance on a tour to what was advertized as a "bird Island," we found no birds. They had left two to three weeks earlier as they always do. But this was not noted in the brochure Most adventurous Travelers would do better personally and save money designing their own tours from the internet.

Barge trip - Renaissance Loire/Burgundy

By: Mike and Susan


Reviewed on: 18 Sep 2017

This was a lovely trip. Not having done a barge trip we did not have specific expectations but did want to see the more rural and traditional side of France. The trip accomplished that. The barge was comfortable, the crew very responsive and helpful and the food and wine very good. We would do it again. One small suggestion - perhaps the barge could offer some sort of picnic lunch that the guests could take with them on shore excursions as opposed to returning to the barge for lunch. We are walkers and bikers so the ability to take lunch and meet the barge at the evening mooring would be nice. In fairness, I am confident that the crew would have responded to such a request - we didn't think to ask until too late in the trip but might have had the option been offered earlier. That was our fault, not the barge's. We thoroughly enjoyed the trip and will probably do another one.
Travel Advisor:  Denise Sullivan

ArcticPassage

By: Travel queen


Reviewed on: 28 Sep 2017

A&K organizes the best itinerary, world class experts, and expeditions to thoroughly immerse us in the Arctic Passage. Thoughtfully organized, attention to details, and special surprises awaited us along the way. They do it right.
Travel Advisor:  Ken Neibaur

Spain trip

By: John


Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2017

Always on top of things; generally one step ahead. Excellent tour guide and local guides. Accommodations were very nice. Too much travel for our liking.
Travel Advisor:  Joan Schwartz

5 Stars

By: Robmel


Reviewed on: 30 Sep 2017

Every single guide we had was wonderful! Without their knowledge and teachings we would not have fully experienced our trip. Kudos to a well ran company!
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Pulliam

Egypt.

By: Chuck the Hawk


Reviewed on: 02 Oct 2017

The Egyptologist that A&K used for this trip, was knowledgeable and interesting for all the guests on the trip. The sites selected were excellent. The only problem on this trip was some of the very, very early flight times on the internal trips. While I realize that it was the best they could do, I would hope that some small changes in the routing might have been done to give us a later flight time.
Travel Advisor:  Monica Varri

Egypt

By: Mike


Reviewed on: 05 Oct 2017

Mostly excellent.

Well dealt with problems

By: Erik Nelson


Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2017

Honestly our experience with And K was very mixed while we were traveling 1 guide was excellent 1 was bad and one did not show up. However they were extremely accommodating when they were made aware of the issues. Not every guide will have a great day every day and we understand that but A and K far exceeded my expectations on what they did to try and make it up to us. Their behavior was so virtuous that it as convinced me that our unpleasant encounters really must have been an anomaly and I would give them another try.
Travel Advisor:  Michele Grace

young staff

By: flip


Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2017

The staff were young but very knowledgeable. It was nice to be whisked to historical sites and be informed of the lifetime of changes in the region,
Travel Advisor:  Ralph Iantosca

Switzerland Trip

By: Jim Wagner


Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2017

We were pleased with all our transportation. The drivers were all on time, professionally dressed, with nice vehicles. We sometimes had trouble with the language differences, but benefited from their knowledge of the local regions.
Travel Advisor:  Debra Stern

Awesome experience!

By: Robin


Reviewed on: 17 Oct 2017

They took all the stress out of traveling to another country! Great experience!
Travel Advisor:  Daria Westerfield
Not Recommended

Very disappointing!

By: lynne


Reviewed on: 13 Oct 2017

Abercrombie's Luxury Small Group Journey turned out to be a vacation I would remember for all the wrong reasons. It was small but "luxury" it was not, (3 Hotels were what I felt I paid for and expected) the other 3 were horrible hotels with the lowest class of rooms, including the smell of sewage and street noise all night long. We had guide who was barely understandable and seemed disinterested and not connected to her work like she was going through the motions, and a poorly planned overdone trip which had as riding in a bus for hours on end to get from one tourist stop to the other. We came back exhausted, disappointed and glad to be home. No value for money here.

A&K tours are First Class

By: John


Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2017

If you want a trip with ALL of the details taken care of for you, go with A&K. If you want extremely knowledgeable tour guides who tailor your trip to your wants and needs, go with A&K. They put together our trip to Peru with wonderful places that we never would have found on our own. They provide a detailed itinerary in advance but are perfectly willing to change the plans on the fly during your trip. The guides all spoke perfect English and were extremely well versed in the local culture. We will definitely use A&K again.
Travel Advisor:  Samantha Collum

Trip to Budapest, Vienna, Prague, and Berlin

By: Bill Lehr


Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2017

An excellent trip with outstanding guides. Our tour leader, Gabor Kovacs, was one of the best--perhaps THE best--tour leader we ever have had. Although we had some reservations about the beauty of this area, we were surprised with the beauty of the entire area we visited. Of course, the history of Berlin hade the trip even more enjoyable.
Travel Advisor:  Diane Crisman-Race

a&k

By: Festus


Reviewed on: 18 Oct 2017

Outstanding! Personal guides is the way to go, Everyone was extremely knowledgeable and very organized and I don't think we could have seen nearly so much without their expert guidance, On top of that, they were ready to do whatever they could to maximize our experience. Every one of them was tops and it was obvious A&K has very high standards.
Travel Advisor:  Michael Holbrook

Review of Abercrombie & Kent USA

By: Dawn


Reviewed on: 21 Oct 2017

This was our second European Waterways canal trip with A&K. The barge was sparkling clean, beautifully run, fabulous staff, best of gourmet food with paired wine. The tempo of the trip was designed for the most relaxing experience. Loved it.
Travel Advisor:  Joan Smith

Abercrombie

By: Dan


Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2017

We have traveled with A&K on several vacations all over the world. They do what they say; have competent advisors and are thorough in coordinating the trips. I would recommend A&K.
Travel Advisor:  Nicole Pierce

India

By: Go


Reviewed on: 06 Nov 2017

One of my best trips ever and I love to travel!
Travel Advisor:  Betty Worthy Strahan

Great trip

By: DeeDee


Reviewed on: 10 Nov 2017

The best, hard to imagine anything that could have been done better, well less bus
Travel Advisor:  Betty Worthy Strahan

Morocco Imperial Cities

By: Anne


Reviewed on: 08 Nov 2017

It was a great trip. We had a good mix of cultural and religious sites, shopping, eating, etc. and Alami, our guide, was fantastic! The hotels were generally great -- especially the Sirhai in Fez -- but the Sofitel Hotels in Casablanca and Rabat were not great. Need to rethink those as they were dirty, huge (Rabat) and not comparable to the ones we stayed at in Fez and Marrakesh. Otherwise, the pace was good, you had some down time but plenty to do. The Atlas Mountains day trip was fantastic! All around, a great trip!
Travel Advisor:  Gabrielle Warncke

The best

By: PGM and JBB


Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2017

A & K never leaves a detail to chance.
Travel Advisor:  Rochelle Lieberman

Abercrombie and Kent

By: milt and gerry


Reviewed on: 25 Nov 2017

This was our seventh tour with A&K and they were perfect, as always.
Travel Advisor:  Tracy Hughes

Jordan and Israel

By: Tom


Reviewed on: 29 Nov 2017

Everything was great. Received full value for the money spent.
Travel Advisor:  Sally May
Not Recommended

What did they do for us?

By: rb


Reviewed on: 28 Dec 2017

Paula Kay arranged a "tailor-made" (i.e., independent) tour of Chile with A&K. With the exception of being met in the Santiago airport by an A&K rep, who whisked us to a connecting flight (extremely helpful at SCL), we never had any contact at all with A&K. On our return to SCL, the place was a complete zoo, and we would have benefitted from more rep help. The Alto Atacama hotel in San Pedro de Atacama where we stayed was wonderful. We highly recommend the place.

Review of Abercrombie & Kent

By: GandG


Reviewed on: 03 Jan 2018

As this was our first trip with A & K we were pleasantly surprised to feel totally comfortable with the itinerary and accommodations provided. The guides were very knowledgeable and provided information in such a way that we could understand and felt our questions were answered to our satisfaction. The days were long and there was an abundance of information provided, but the hotels that we stayed in provided an restful atmosphere in which we were able to restore ourselves for the next day's adventures.

Antarctica

By: Sandy


Reviewed on: 13 Jan 2018

Excellent— the cruise was phenomenal and the guide, Augustin, was equally phenomenal!! I recommend this trip to anyone with a sense of adventure. It’s a once in a lifetime vacation!!
Travel Advisor:  Birgit Navarre
Not Recommended

General Unpreparedness

By: John Wagner


Reviewed on: 14 Jan 2018

Our pre-trip itinerary and supporting documentation was marketed as if the trip was pre-scheduled and would be worry-free. Upon arriving in Cape Town, itinerary items had been adjusted and removed, and we were left scrambling late at night after long international travel to call and get our itinerary fixed. The itinerary we received upon arrival was vastly simplified. Our guides, who were all excellent, had been tasked with coordinating many activity logistics instead of having the pre-scheduled itinerary that we were promised. Even after being promised by them that our itinerary would be restored to the one that we booked, wine tastings were not pre-scheduled, we did not get to do a bike ride that had been promised, and our first full day in the country was limited to a half-day rather than the full day promised in the itinerary. Also, A&K never communicated the timing of hotel and airport transfers and "made it up to us" by simply sending a bottle of sparkling wine to our hotel room.

A&K Antarctica

By: MIkeR


Reviewed on: 14 Jan 2018

A&K - the ship is amazing, the staff was knowledgeable and entertaining, The place was breathtaking. There are lots of choices to go to Antarctica - A&K is a very good one.
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Andersen

A&K Staff in Egypt Were Informative, Friendly & Always on Time

By: Mimi


Reviewed on: 23 Feb 2018

Our tour coordinator Amr Nabil made sure everything ran smoothly from the time we arrived until we headed home again. That was no small feat as we visited several cities and took several domestic flights within Egypt. Laila Abdel Raouf was our guide for Cairo and the surrounding sites, and she was fabulous! Our driver Khaled handled the traffic with aplomb and drove us to busy urban sites, as well as more distant towns in comfort. The A&K staff really deserve extra kudos!
Travel Advisor:  Samantha Collum

Dash

By: Walk Fam


Reviewed on: 19 Jan 2018

From the moment we landed in Sri Lanka to the moment we departed, we could have not been in more competent hands with Arabian, A&K and especially our extremely skillful, professional and great humored driver, Darshana Pushbushpakumara who we affectionally referred to as Dash. Dash is one of those one in a million people. Always smiling, always willing to share with us his deep and rich and proud knowledge of his country and culture. In addition, his ability to navigate use efficiently and safely through the roads of Sri Lanka was entirely amazing. We as a family wholeheartedly recommend Arabian, A&K and especially Dash to anyone interested in traveling to Sri Lanka. The Walker Family.
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Bush

Safari in Tanzania

By: nkk


Reviewed on: 19 Jan 2018

Our experience with Abercrombie & Kent was fabulous! We knew before traveling with A&K that they were an excellent tour company but our experience surpassed our expectations. The representatives that picked us up at the airport and transported us to different destinations were professional, courteous and helpful. The accommodations were superb. We really liked that the 3 camps we stayed at were each comfortable and unique. The staff at the camps were amazing! The staff are welcoming and accommodating and very professional. The meals and snacks were delicious and nutritious. The tents were luxurious and romantic. The views and scenery at each camp was breathtaking. Our guides that drove us on the safaris were so knowledgeable, patient and conscientious. Our guides, Abdul and Emmanuel, made the trip so enjoyable and memorable. The hosts at each camp went out of their way to make us feel welcome. We really want to thank Suleiman at Sancturary Ngorongoro. Thank you so much!!
Travel Advisor:  Tom Gehrels

East Africa

By: Lorelle


Reviewed on: 03 Feb 2018

I cannot believe my good fortune for having this incredible experience. A&K staff (special kudos to Charles who found our lost bags) were outstanding, personable and knowledgeable. Add to that all the small details, hot water bottles and turndown service on those chilly nights, hot cocoa served in our tent every morning, enthusiastic guides and drivers, along with informative lectures.
Travel Advisor:  Monica Varri

Pretty Much As Expected

By: Betty


Reviewed on: 08 Feb 2018

This is our third trip on Safari with A & K. Everything went very well and they were there when we needed and expected them to be this making the trip most enjoyable and less stressful. My only complaint would be in the communication with several of the agents in the Chicago office. I lost patience but worked through Deb Knopf, our travel agent, and all worked out. They seemed to take forever to respond to requests and one was particularly curt with her responses. Having owned a travel agency and having been a travel agent earlier in my career ( I am now retired), I am well aware of what to expect in form of response time, etc. and/or even checking back to indicate they needed more time. I also expected more detail for some of the responses as the itinerary was complex and required more detail for the response. In Africa everyone was wonderful and very professional and we could not have been more pleased.
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Knopf

Sarawak & Sabah

By: Steve Guinn


Reviewed on: 16 Feb 2018

Two private tours booked through Catherine Conn w/A&K. Both were excellent and we appreciate willingness to modify and change on the fly, particularly our stop in Kuching which was delayed from our original plan due to tides.
Travel Advisor:  Catherine Conn

Great adventure

By: Patricia


Reviewed on: 10 Feb 2018

I have been traveling with A&K for many years and I think this is the only way to travel to countries soooo different from yours. I would always recommend itt.
Travel Advisor:  Francis Contreras

Riches of Rajesthan

By: Bumbo


Reviewed on: 02 Mar 2018

Excellent. A list of names of my fellow travellers at the start is essential. 3 night stays at the hotels would be ideal.

The best

By: Anis


Reviewed on: 09 Mar 2018

Of course! The best.
Travel Advisor:  Francis Contreras

A & K tour guides are knowledgeable and helpful

By: Nancy


Reviewed on: 11 Mar 2018

Our A&K guides were all very friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. They were very patient with all of the guests and answered questions thoughtfully as they came up.
Travel Advisor:  Mark Simoes

asia trip

By: rhonda


Reviewed on: 12 Mar 2018

All very positive. They handled all aspects of the trip for us, and were very attentive to all details. The tour guides for each location were all good. A few were exceptional
Travel Advisor:  Kim Schneider