Discover the ease of a luxury
adventure enhanced by expertly
planned chartered flights.
It is my pleasure to introduce an exciting new collection of
Wings Over the World journeys: nine incomparable adventures
by private air, including three all-new journeys exploring India;
Greece and Turkey; and Argentina, Chile and Brazil.
By linking each stop on your itinerary with privately chartered
flights, these journeys offer a more comprehensive travel
experience, opening opportunities for exploration between far-
flung places that are simply not possible with commercial air.
Imagine discovering the rich heritage of diverse South American
cultures from Buenos Aires to Mendoza and Patagonia firsthand,
all on the same journey; or whisking in and out of Izmir, Turkey,
on the same day, to explore the wonderfully preserved ruins of
Enjoy the flexibility to Design Your Day® once per journey, along
with the five-star accommodations and luxurious amenities that
you expect from the world leader in luxury small-group travel.
I invite you to plan now for 2020-21 and experience the pleasure
of an unforgettable Wings Over the World journey to the
destination of your dreams.
Founder, Chairman & CEO
Abercrombie & Kent
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Unique Luxury Journeys Made
Possible by Private Air
NEW! W I N G S O V E R A R G E N T I N A , C H I L E & B R A Z I L
WINGS OVER NORTHERN EUROPE
WINGS OVER SPAIN & MOROCCO
WINGS OVER THE MEDITERRANEAN
NEW! W I N G S O V E R G R E E C E & T U R K E Y
WI N GS OVER ISR AEL, JO RDAN & EGYPT
WINGS OVER EAST AFRICA
WINGS OVER SOUTHERN AFRICA
NEW! W I N G S O V E R I N D I A
Experience a great journey
made extraordinary by
privately chartered flights.
A Blend of the Best We Have to Offer
Only Wings Over the World journeys combine A&K’s
timeless luxury small-group travel experience with the
time-saving convenience of privately chartered air.
Experience More Than You Ever Thought
Possible, in Unmatched Luxury
Wings Over the World journeys dissolve the distances
between destinations, clearing the way for singular
itineraries that allow you to see and experience more
than you ever thought possible on a single journey.
Every minute saved by flying between locales is
better enjoyed exploring alongside an A&K Resident
Tour Director,® relaxing in luxurious five-star
accommodations and experiencing the incomparable
advantage of insider access, as only Abercrombie &
Kent can offer it.
Ease on the Ground and Comfort in the Air
Relax on privately chartered flights between
destinations that save time and complement your
itinerary. Enjoy hassle-free flight departures and
arrivals, avoiding waits at airports due to restrictive
commercial aviation schedules. Luxuriate on board,
receiving superb, personalized service in the air and
on the ground from a dedicated flight crew.
One-of-a-Kind Travel Experience
This distinctive combination of flexibility and
convenience results in a higher caliber of small-group
journey, one that shows off each destination at its
luxurious, inspiring best.
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amazing itinerary, a
beautiful private plane,
and an excellent
and truly charming
— Mark; Wings Over Spain &
Morocco guest, October 2018
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Our globe-spanning local
access takes you places no
one else can.
The Most Extensive Network of Travel Experts
Wings Over the World journeys offer you unfettered
access to the authentic heart and soul of a place — to
people and sites far beyond the reach of the average
traveller. Underlying these inspiring experiences is the
most robust tour operator support network in the travel
industry — over 55 offices in more than 30 countries
around the world, all working 24/7 to uphold the same
impeccable standards. Unlike our competitors, we train
and manage our own full-time staff, orchestrating every
aspect of your journey with precision and flexibility
down to the last detail.
The Difference Local Access Makes
For A&K, having our own local staff is only the beginning.
We forge lasting, one-on-one relationships with the people
who know your destination best, from craftspeople and
chefs to experts in local art and history. Our itineraries
don’t come out of guidebooks — they’re the result of the
authentic connections established between our experts and
the friendly, hospitable local people who lend your journey
a unique and personal touch.
This means you experience each stop on your journey
from a truly local perspective, all while enjoying a
seamless travel experience in which every detail has
been anticipated by a dedicated on-site staff.
Resident Tour Directors with Deep Local Ties
Our Resident Tour Directors have lived for decades,
sometimes even their entire lives, in the places you
visit. Overseeing your entire journey, they accompany
you every day, sharing their unique understanding of
daily life, as well as your destination’s culture, history
and wildlife. The result is a journey that reveals the
real spirit of a place, connecting you to everyone and
everything you encounter in a way you’ll never forget.
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Your small group unlocks
the door to experiences far
beyond the ordinary.
Ideal Group Sizes for Exploration
With an average limit of just 14 guests per departure,
Wings Over the World journeys feature exclusive
insider-access opportunities that make the most of
a small, intimate group size. Visit an olive farm for
a private tasting with its owner, a renowned author
and actress. Meet and mingle with locals in a village
outside of Jaipur. Enjoy a private concert at a
St. Petersburg museum, followed by caviar tasting
and Champagne. Each unscripted encounter opens
a unique window onto your destination, one that
is simply impossible to experience in a larger
An Intimate Group of Like-Minded Travellers
Wings Over the World offers a more relaxed group
travel experience than you may have ever been a part
of before. You and your fellow guests bond quickly
and easily, bringing a sense of shared discovery that
only grows as you proceed in your travels together.
These bonds remain among the most treasured
mementos of your journey, and guests who meet on a
Wings journey are often soon making plans together
for their next.
More One-on-One Time with Your Resident
Tour Director and Expert Local Guides
Travelling in a small group also offers you more
one-on-one time with your A&K Resident Tour
Director and expert local guides, for even greater
opportunities to experience their unique firsthand
perspectives on each locale you visit.
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We choose the best luxury Sanctuary Olonana
accommodations to Kenya
complement your journey.
The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra
One-of-a-Kind Locations India
Wherever possible, our experts select accommodations
near to the places you most dream of seeing and within
the region’s best hotels, whether historically iconic,
coveted high-design or supremely located at the edge of
Intimate Boutique Camps and Lodges
As a home base to secluded and extraordinary
wilderness adventures, many of our journeys feature
luxury hotels, and boutique camps and lodges available
only to smaller groups. While they vary in style, our
handpicked accommodations all combine classic local
details with modern amenities and cutting-edge eco-
friendly practices — not to mention an incredible front
seat to wildlife, often just outside your door.
Our commitment to luxury doesn’t stop at the water’s
edge. When your Wings Over the World journey
includes cruising on the Nile River, your vessel offers
the same level of comfort, service and style you would
experience on land, all while discovering the beauty of
life on one of the world’s most iconic waterways.
Many of the hotels selected for our guests are
Condé Nast Traveler Gold List or Travel + Leisure
World’s Best properties — when luxury is what you’re
looking for, there’s no reason to settle for second best.
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A&K Exclusive Desert Tented Camp
Upgrade Your Accommodations
Talk to an A&K Travel Consultant or your travel
professional about elevating your experience
with a higher room category.
Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria
We deliver the luxuries that
The Flexibility of Design Your Day
Experience your destination the way you want to with
Design Your Day. On a select day of your itinerary,
choose from at least three expert-crafted activities,
with one option created specially with active guests in
mind, such as a guided bike excursion past Big Ben,
Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey in London
or a guided walking safari along Kenya’s Mara River.
Dining that Explores Local Flavors
We provide you with the perfect mix of planned group
meals (including welcome and farewell dinners) and
mealtimes left unscheduled, as well as opportunities to
dine à la carte. Depending on your journey, experience
favorite local restaurants, or enjoy a cooking class or a
Travelling Bell Boy® and Traveller’s Valet®
With A&K’s exclusive Travelling Bell Boy service, you
simply leave your packed bags behind in your room
as you walk out the door and find them waiting inside
your room at your next accommodation. A&K also
offers you Traveller’s Valet: exclusive, complimentary
laundry service provided once per journey.
Indulge with Breakfast in Bed
On two select days of your journey, opt to enjoy a
continental breakfast in the privacy of your hotel room,
compliments of A&K.
Stay Connected on Us
Don’t wait for your trip to end to share photos
and stories with the folks back home — enjoy
complimentary Internet access during hotel stays.
Private Transfers and Gratuities Included
Private arrival and departure transfers are always
included with your journey, regardless of when you
choose to arrive or depart. Likewise, all of your
gratuities are included, save for your Resident Tour
Director, which is at your sole discretion.
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Included with Every
Wings Over the World Journey
▶ Unique Itineraries Only Made Possible by
▶ English-Speaking Resident Tour Director
and Local Guides
▶ Hand-Selected Luxury Accommodations
▶ Design Your Day, with a Choice of Activities
▶ Breakfast in Bed on Select Days
▶ Travelling Bell Boy Luggage Handling
▶ Traveller’s Valet Laundry Service
▶ Airport Meet and Greet with Private Transfers
▶ Full Breakfast Daily; Select Lunches and
▶ Entrance Fees and Taxes
▶ Gratuities (Except for Your Resident Tour
▶ Internet Access
▶ 24/7 A&K On-Call Support
Let A&K book your flights.
Our Air Experts Always Go the Extra Mile
Thanks to our long-established partnerships with the
world’s premier carriers — not to mention decades of
experience — booking your air with A&K affords you a
multitude of benefits. Your A&K Air Concierge always
knows the best flights that work with your itinerary’s
start and end times, and in the event a flight is delayed
or canceled, we’re there 24/7 to assist you and make sure
you enjoy your journey as planned. We offer special
fares where available, as well as the freedom to earn
mileage points as your carrier allows and to cancel your
reservation up to a day before departure (fees may apply).
Contact us or your travel professional to learn more
about the benefits of booking your flights through A&K.
A rewards program made to
order for passionate travellers.
Welcome to Marco Polo Club®
Marco Polo Club extends complimentary membership
to everyone who travels on three or more journeys with
Abercrombie & Kent, USA. Among the club’s benefits
is a five-percent discount on almost any new booking
made within nine months of returning from an A&K
journey — a savings that members can pass on to any
immediate family travelling with them. As an added
benefit, solo travellers are entitled to a 50-percent
savings on most single supplements booked at any time.
Marco Polo Club members also enjoy recognition in
other ways with a place on the priority waitlist for
sold-out journeys, a members-only onboard reception
on A&K Luxury Expedition Cruises, and a variety of
exclusive communications and events. To learn more
about A&K’s Marco Polo Club, visit akmarcopolo.com.
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Book with peace of mind
thanks to our Guest Protection
Program with Cancel for
Any Reason coverage.
Help Protect Your Travel Investment with
Purchase A&K’s Guest Protection Program, which offers
coverage should you have to cancel your trip on short
notice, if a medical emergency arises while travelling, or
your baggage is lost or damaged. Administered by Aon
Affinity, with insurance benefits underwritten by United
States Fire Insurance Company, the Guest Protection
Program provides coverage for trip and baggage delays
as well as emergency medical evacuation and offers
convenient online claims filing.
For the utmost in flexibility, upgrade your Guest
Protection Program benefits to include Cancel for Any
Reason, which if purchased within 14 days of initial trip
deposit, allows you to cancel your journey up to two
days before departure and be reimbursed — no matter
the reason. Additional terms apply.
For more information on A&K’s Guest Protection
Program (including your state-specific terms, conditions
and exclusions), visit abercrombiekent.com/gpp.
Experience the finest in authentic luxury travel
with the company that invented it.
Contact an A&K Travel Consultant today by calling
800 323 7308 Monday through Friday (8-7 CT) and on
Saturday (9-1 CT), or speak to your travel professional.
Find more information online at abercrombiekent.com.
A&K Philanthropy partners
with local communities to
empower lasting change.
Building on a Legacy of Partnership
In 1982, Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy (AKP)
began its journey of community partnership
with conservation efforts in the Masai Mara.
Today, AKP is honored to continue this ongoing
mission, partnering with local communities to
improve education, conservation, health care and
enterprise with more than 40 projects spanning
seven continents — a philanthropic commitment
unequalled in the travel industry.
Experience an AKP Project Firsthand
A number of our journeys offer opportunities to visit
an AKP partner community, affording a wealth of
moving experiences you won’t find anywhere else.
Whether it’s celebrating a newly opened maternity
ward or serving lunch to local schoolchildren,
many of our guests experience their journeys’ most
impactful moments during these visits.
Sharing Genuine Perspectives
AKP employs a team of dedicated Philanthropy
Coordinators stationed throughout the world,
allowing for deeper, more meaningful cultural
exchanges. From speaking with a local teacher in
a Kenyan village to witnessing the impact of clean
water wells in rural Cambodia, AKP Coordinators
facilitate the face-to-face interactions that reveal
the true fabric of these communities.
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With more than 40 projects worldwide,
these are just a few of the ways our
AKP partner communities are shaping
Children of the Rainbow School
In Peru’s Sacred Valley, this special school provides
an oasis of education and hope to the region’s least
South Georgia Heritage Trust
On the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia, a team
of scientists is racing to save one of the planet’s most
important seabird habitats.
Cambodia Clean Water Project
Clean wells are turning the tides of waterborne illness
and fostering a healthier future for local families in a
rural Cambodian village.
Chipego Bike Shop
In a Zambian village, a small group of local women
have turned a tiny co-op into an inspiringly successful
enterprise radiating prosperity throughout the region.
Look for this symbol for opportunities to visit an A&K
Philanthropy project on your Wings Over the World journey.
For a complete list of AKP projects and visit opportunities,
or to make a tax-free donation, please visit akphilanthropy.org.
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A R G E N T I N A, C H I L E
12 Days from $34,995 | Single Supplement from $6,995
Limited to 11 Guests
Discover three vibrant nations, experiencing their people,
cultures and culinary treasures firsthand, including fine wines, on
an active, immersive journey that explores Mendoza’s winelands,
Patagonia’s epic landscapes and stunning Iguazu Falls.
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B R A Z I L São Paulo
Buenos Aires AIRCRAFT
Learjet 45 or comparable
CHILE Aircraft and seating configuration
subject to change.
ARRIVE/DEPART Torres del Paine
AIR National Park FLIGHT DETAILS
ROAD Buenos Aires–
Puerto Natales Puerto Natales (3 hrs 15 min)
Puerto Natales–Mendoza (3 hrs)
Iguazu Falls (2 hrs 15 min)
São Paulo (1 hr 50 min)
A&K ADVANTAGES ITINERARY
▶ Share a meal with a celebrated wine maker, DAY 1: Arrive Buenos Aires, Argentina
and set out on a full-day winery experience in
Mendoza, featuring a variety of tastings and lunch Arrive in Buenos Aires, where you are met and
with wine pairings transferred to your hotel, enjoying guaranteed early
check-in. Tonight, gather for a cocktail reception
▶ Relax on private charter flights, saving hours or and festive welcome dinner.
even days over commercial air routes
Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires | D
▶ Choose your own way to explore the rugged,
untouched wilderness of Patagonia, including DAY 2: Buenos Aires | Barrios & Tango Culture
iconic Torres del Paine National Park, with A&K’s
Design Your Day feature Explore cosmopolitan Buenos Aires and its various
barrios — each with their own unique character.
▶ Pursue exhilarating activities in scenic View some of the city’s modern street art in La Boca
surroundings, including horseback riding, hiking, and Barracas, which are steeped in art and history,
biking and kayaking and home to some of the most spectacular murals in
the city. This experience provides an in-depth look at
▶ Experience life at an estancia (ranch) outside the effect of politics, economics and social change on
of Buenos Aires and savor a traditional asado Buenos Aires street art and activism, to help foster a
(barbecue) lunch greater understanding of how the city’s history has
influenced public expression. Experience a private
▶ Behold magnificent Iguazu Falls from your tango demonstration and lesson from performers
hotel situated mere steps away; also view the at the famed Rojo Tango cabaret. Later, delight in
thundering cascades firsthand, from both the dinner and a tango show at this intimate venue.
Argentinian and Brazilian sides
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DAY 3: Buenos Aires | Polo and Estancia Traditions
Journey into the countryside, to an estancia (ranch),
where you have a polo lesson and try your hand at
swinging a mallet, or opt for a carriage or bicycle
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ride through the surrounding landscapes instead. ▶ Cruise the Patagonian Fjords to Two Glaciers,
For lunch, savor asado (barbeque), a local favorite witnessing their majesty and power up close.
of Porteños. Afterward, return to your hotel.
▶ Ride Horseback at Puerto Consuelo, the first
Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires | Meals: B L ranch in the region, and roam through the
DAY 4: Patagonia | A Scenic Treasure
▶ Trek to Condor Lookout on Mount Benitez,
This morning, fly south by private charter to viewing rock paintings en route, and watching
Puerto Natales, in windswept Chilean Patagonia, condors in flight.
arriving in time for lunch at your luxury hotel.
This afternoon, take advantage of the wide range Additional activity options are also available.
of activities and expeditions available, in varying Tonight, gather for another dinner accompanied by
grades of difficulty and duration. Tonight, dine at superb Chilean wines.
your hotel. The Singular Patagonia | Meals: B L D
The Singular Patagonia | Meals: B L D
DAY 5: Puerto Natales | Torres del Paine National Park
DAY 7: Mendoza | Foothills of the Andes
Explore the magnificent wilderness of Torres del
Paine National Park — a UNESCO Biosphere Depart the wilds of Patagonia and fly by private
Reserve renowned for its otherworldly landscape of charter to Mendoza, Argentina, where you have
granite spires and deserted pampas. See firsthand the lunch with a celebrated local winemaker. Afterward
serrated Torres del Paine mountains and scan their transfer to your hotel, nestled in a 55-acre vineyard.
peaks, where you might pick out a soaring Andean Enjoy dinner at leisure at your hotel.
condor riding an updraft. After dinner, simply relax
or marvel at the Patagonian night sky, awash with Cavas Wine Lodge | Meals: B L D
starlight. The Singular Patagonia | Meals: B L D
DAY 8: Mendoza | Winery Visits with Tastings
DAY 6: Puerto Natales | Design Your Day
Set out on a full-day winery experience that
Today, enjoy one of these Design Your Day includes visits and tastings at three wineries,
activities. enjoying lunch with paired wines at one of them.
Tonight, dine at 1884 Restaurante, owned by one
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From the mystique of its Malbec wines to the majesty of its high-desert
expanses at the foot of the Andes Mountains, the Mendoza region
is a dream destination. The city of Mendoza, with its wide, tree-lined
boulevards, charming plazas and friendly, relaxed atmosphere, is
backdropped by picturesque mountains, where stimulating outdoor
adventures await, including biking, hiking and horseback riding.
Mendoza is renowned as the largest wine-growing region in Latin
America. Blessed with warm sunny days — more than 300 of them a year
on average — and cool, grape-nurturing nights, the terroir here is unique,
yielding vintages that appeal to diverse and discerning palates.
The region’s signature Malbec grape, which originated in the damp
of France, thrives in Mendoza’s arid surroundings. Its bold taste and
outstanding value have helped make it a worldwide favorite, along with
other superb wines produced locally. Mendoza is also noted for its olives,
and the fine oil derived from them.
Wings Over Chile, Argentina & Brazil includes an exceptional three-
night sojourn in Mendoza that offers you the opportunity to experience
the wines, culture and landscapes of this starkly beautiful land alongside
the finest local experts.
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of Argentina’s top chefs — a culinary highlight of falls, starting with a train ride. Disembark to trek
the journey. Cavas Wine Lodge | Meals: B L D along pathways to the top of the waterfalls to take
in spectacular views and bask in a natural setting
DAY 9: Mendoza | Learning the Secrets of a Local Chef filled with orchids, colorful birds and endemic
wildlife. Enjoy an exclusive lunch in view of the
Today is yours to pursue activities as you desire. Dos Hermanos cascades, and then proceed to a
Perhaps horseback ride through the local vineyards, suspended platform at the brink of Devil’s Throat,
mountain bike or do a bit of hiking. A cooking the largest cascade in Iguazu National Park, to
lesson this evening is led by a chef who introduces experience the immense power of the water up
you to the secrets of Argentinian cuisine. Savor the close. After the visit, cross the border to your hotel
repast you have created as you relax beside a fire on the Brazilian side. Tonight, if the sky is clear,
amid the vineyards. Cavas Wine Lodge | Meals: B D enjoy the unique opportunity to explore the falls by
moonlight. Belmond Hotel das Cataratas | Meals: B L D
Savor an extraordinary culinary
moment, when you take part in a DAY 11: Iguazu | Up Close with Natural Wonders
cooking lesson in Mendoza, and
enjoy superb dining and fine wines Today, experience Iguazu Falls from both the
throughout your journey, including a Brazilian and Argentinian sides. Thanks to exclusive
Chef’s Table experience in Iguazu. park access, enter the Brazilian side before regular
operating hours, descending on a canyon trail for
DAY 10: Iguazu | Splendors of the Falls panoramic views of more than 240 cascades. Then,
board a glass elevator to a platform, for a new
Fly northeast to Iguazu, landing on the Argentine perspective. Later, a private boat takes you right up
side of Iguazu Falls. Bordering Brazil and to the bottom of the falls to feel the true force of this
Argentina, the falls are located in lush Iguazu natural wonder. In the afternoon, make a backstage
National Park — a vast forest that is home to visit to the Parque des Aves bird sanctuary that
rare birds, such as macaws, toucans and parrots, includes access to restricted areas and the privileged
as well as monkeys, crocodiles, armadillos and opportunity to interact with toucans and flamingos,
elusive jaguars. Explore the Argentine side of the among others. This evening, savor a memorable
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dinner in the care of a celebrated local chef who DATES & PRICING Double Single
takes you on a culinary journey through Brazilian
culture. Belmond Hotel das Cataratas | Meals: B L D Departure Occupancy Supplement
DAY 12: Depart São Paulo
Oct 19–30, 2020 $34,995 $6,995
After a leisurely morning and lunch at the hotel, fly Feb 18–Mar 1, 2021
by private charter to São Paulo, Brazil, where you Oct 11–22, 2021
connect with your international flight. Meals: B L
Extend your journey in São Paulo or explore vibrant Rio Minimum age is 10 years.
de Janeiro, on a private, tailor-made experience crafted First group event: sightseeing at 3:30 p.m. on Day 1.
just for you by our local experts. Contact A&K for details. Last group event: airport assistance in São Paulo on Day 12.
YOUR INSPIRING ACCOMMODATIONS
The Singular Patagonia Cavas Wine Lodge
Travel + Leisure World’s Best hotel overlooking the Travel + Leisure World’s Best hotel set on a 55-acre
Patagonian fjords, with spectacular views. vineyard at the foot of the Andes Mountains.
Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires Belmond Hotel das Cataratas
Celebrated luxury hotel, set in the historic and exclusive Classic luxury hotel perched high atop a cliff overlooking
Recoleta neighborhood. Iguazu Falls.
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14 Days from $34,995 | Single Supplement from $4,595
Limited to 13 Guests
Discover historic, cultural and natural splendors across England, Iceland,
Norway, Germany and Russia, whisking between destinations by privately
chartered air, as you visit a private farm that raises Icelandic horses, enjoy
special early entry to the Hermitage Museum and dine in the Reichstag.
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Reykjavik South Iceland
NORTH N O R WAY St. Petersburg AIRCRAFT
AT L A N T I C Bergen Bombardier Challenger 850
Aircraft and seating configuration
ARRIVE/DEPART NORTH subject to change.
ROAD FLIGHT DETAILS
ENGLAND Berlin London–Reykjavik (3 hrs 5 min)
Bergen (2 hrs 20 min)
Bergen–Berlin (1 hr 45 min)
St. Petersburg (2 hrs 10 min)
A&K ADVANTAGES ITINERARY
▶ Discover the diverse appeal of northern Europe,
DAY 1: Arrive London, United Kingdom
exploring historic, cultural and natural splendors
across England, Iceland, Norway, Germany Arrive in London, where you are met and transferred
and Russia, whisking between destinations by to your hotel. Tonight, join your Resident Tour
privately chartered air Director and fellow guests for a welcome dinner in
the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant. Four Seasons
▶ Learn about and ride Icelandic horses on an
exclusive visit to a private farm Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square | Meals: D
▶ Explore London like a local, taking a ferry across DAY 2: London | Local Sights & Culinary Delights
the Thames, exploring the Southwark Market and
walking the river’s South Bank Explore the Household Cavalry Museum and enjoy
an escorted viewing of the daily Mounted Guard
▶ Visit a farm set on a Norwegian fjord, taking part Change. Then, stroll to Westminster Pier, passing
in a cooking class on site, led by a chef Downing Street, the Houses of Parliament and Big
Ben along the way. Board a ferry to the Bankside
▶ Gain special early entry to the Hermitage Pier to sample delicacies at the Borough Market
Museum to view its spectacular art collections in on a foodie walk. And ascend the Shard, with
a quiet atmosphere, ahead of the masses fast-track entry and a glass of Champagne before
dinner. Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity
▶ Celebrate your journey with a private farewell
concert at the Isaak Brodsky House Museum, Square | Meals: B D
followed by a caviar tasting with Champagne
DAY 3: London | Design Your Day
▶ Experience a day in London your way, with a
choice of A&K’s Design Your Day options Today, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities.
▶ Visit Majestic Windsor Castle, one of the official
residences of England’s beloved Queen Elizabeth II.
▶ Explore the Royal Horticultural Society Home
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Garden at Wisley with its formal and model Icelandic horse. This small native breed has two
gardens, laboratory and arboretum. more gaits (such as a trot, canter or gallop) than
most horses — the smooth-riding tolt and the
▶ Savor a Gin-Focused Walking Tour through the speedy skeio. Learn about day-to-day life here, ride
neighborhoods of old London, stopping for tastings the horses if you wish and join your host family
of the “white satin.” in their home for a bountiful farm lunch on this
exclusive experience. Return to Reykjavik, stopping
▶ Bike Through London on an Active, Guided to view waterfalls and stunning black-sand beaches
Excursion, peddling past Big Ben, Buckingham as you go. Reykjavik Konsulat Hotel | Meals: B L
Palace and Westminster Abbey.
DAY 6: Reykjavik | A Soothing Soak in the Blue Lagoon
All choices include a traditional Sunday pub lunch.
Experience the Retreat, an exclusive enclave on
Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square | the edge of the famed Blue Lagoon. Bathe in the
thermal waters, just relax or take advantage of the
Meals: B L many available treatments. After a relaxing lunch,
depart by private charter air to Bergen, Norway.
DAY 4: Reykjavik, Iceland | Local Culture & Cuisine Check in to your hotel, and then gather for dinner.
Fly by private aircraft to Reykjavik, the cultured Bergen Børs | Meals: B L D
coastal capital of Iceland, where you have lunch
upon arrival. Then, explore the city, viewing DAY7: Bergen, Norway | A Sea-Trading Heritage
Hallgrimskirkja church, the Harpa performance
center and Iceland’s parliament building. Later, Walk the colorful Fish Market, and then stroll
roam through the National Museum of Iceland to along the Bryggen (Bergen’s old wharf), a UNESCO
learn how this island nation was built. Tonight, dine World Heritage Site, to the Bergen Fortress. Gain
on Icelandic cuisine. insight into medieval-era sea trade here with a
visit to the Bryggen Museum, and stop to view
Reykjavik Konsulat Hotel | Meals: B L D 12th-century St. Mary’s Church. This afternoon,
ride the Floibanen funicular to a lookout point
DAY 5: South Iceland | Private Horse Farm Visit for the panoramic views. You may choose to join
Drive along Iceland’s scenic south shore, en route
to a private farm that specializes in the famed
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ST. PETERSBURG AND
Three generations ago, at the end of World War II, Berlin, Germany,
lay in rubble, the demolished capital of a defeated nation. Likewise,
St. Petersburg, Russia, then bearing its Soviet name, Leningrad, was
the war-weary survivor of a siege mounted by the German army that
had lasted for 900 brutal days.
Rebuilding these two living landmarks of Europe took far more than
time, brick and mortar. Both cities are testaments to the resilience of the
human spirit, and the longing of two peoples to heal and reclaim their
standing on the world scene.
Today, Berlin and St. Petersburg are cities reborn, must-see travel
destinations where history mingles with the hottest trends in culture and
cuisine. From dinner in the Reichstag to the echoes of the Cold War,
A&K invites you to experience the best Berlin has to offer. And whether
it’s a cruise of its relaxing canals or a before-hours stroll through the
Hermitage, you’ll discover St. Petersburg in consummate A&K style.
Explore them, along with other Northern European gems like London,
Reykjavik and Bergen, on an expertly crafted Wings Over the World
journey unique in its scope and depth.
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your local guide for a leisurely mountain hike. DAY 10: Berlin | Exploring Potsdam
Dine tonight at one of Bergen’s top restaurants, and
sample the local shellfish. Bergen Børs | Meals: B D Drive to Potsdam to view the Glienicke Bridge,
site of Cold War spy exchanges. Explore Sanssouci
Find out what makes the famed Palace, visit a former KGB prison and enjoy a
Icelandic horse so unique when you guided tour of Cecilienhof Palace, site of the
privately visit a farm devoted to this historic Potsdam Conference attended by Harry
hardy native breed and saddle up for S. Truman, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin.
a ride, on an exclusive experience in Afterward, return to your hotel for an evening at
South Iceland. leisure. Hotel de Rome | Meals: B L
DAY 8: Fjordland | Farm Visit & Cooking Class DAY 11: St. Petersburg, Russia | Canal Boat Cruise
Embark by private boat to a family farm set on Enjoy time at leisure this morning before you fly by
the shores of Bjornefjorden. Stroll the farm’s fruit private charter to St. Petersburg and check in to your
garden and meet its small animals. Then, join a chef hotel. Later, embark on a boat cruise on the city’s
to forage the nearby forest for the fresh ingredients canals, and then dine à la carte at your hotel. Four
needed for your cooking class. Partake in a wine
tasting led by a sommelier, and then help your chef Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg | Meals: B D
prep for the creation of savory local dishes. Return
to Bergen by road. Bergen Børs | Meals: B L DAY 12: St. Petersburg | The Magnificent Hermitage
DAY 9: Berlin, Germany | Dinner at the Reichstag Beat the crowds with special early entry to the
world-famous Hermitage Museum, to marvel at
Fly today to Berlin. On arrival, take a brief orientation its spectacular art collections in peace and quiet.
drive before you check in to your hotel. Savor a Scenic Cross the river for lunch at a restaurant at Peter and
Sundowner before gathering for dinner in the German Paul Fortress. Afterward, visit the fortress, where
Reichstag (Parliament). Hotel de Rome | Meals: B D you attend a choral concert of Russian spiritual
music, followed by the chance to visit St. Isaac’s
Cathedral. Tonight, attend a performance in one of
St. Petersburg’s historic theaters. Four Seasons Hotel
Lion Palace St. Petersburg | Meals: B L
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DAY 13: St. Petersburg | Sample Fine Russian Caviars DAY 14: Depart St. Petersburg
Travel to Petrodvorets (Peterhof), summer palace After breakfast, transfer to the airport to board your
of Peter the Great, to view its grounds, sculptures departing flight. Meals: B
and fountains. Return to St. Petersburg by hydrofoil.
Upon arrival, choose from a traditional Russian DATES & PRICING Double Single
High Tea or a visit with an artist in his home. Next,
tour the dazzling Fabergé Museum, and then gather Departure Occupancy Supplement
for a farewell concert at the Isaak Brodsky House Dates
Museum. Tonight, indulge in a tasting of Russian
caviars with Champagne, prior to a sumptuous Sep 4–17, 2020 $34,995 $4,595
farewell dinner at a local restaurant. Four Seasons
Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg | Meals: B D Minimum age is 12 years.
First group event: welcome briefing at 6:00 p.m. on Day 1.
Last group event: farewell dinner at 7:30 p.m. on Day 13.
YOUR INSPIRING ACCOMMODATIONS
Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square
Contemporary luxury hotel with classical styling, set in the historic former Port of London Authority building, overlooking
Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, featuring Michelin-starred dining and a luxurious spa.
Hotel de Rome Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg
Prestigious luxury hotel housed in a former bank, with Iconic grand luxury hotel, fronting St. Isaac’s Square, mere
elegant, contemporary styling, set in the heart of Berlin. steps from the State Hermitage and Palace Square.
Bergen Børs Reykjavik Konsulat Hotel
Fashionable contemporary luxury hotel set in the city’s Boutique luxury hotel built in a former 19th-century
former stock exchange, a five-minute walk from Bryggen. department store, featuring historical decor.
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SPAIN & MOROCCO
13 Days from $30,995 | Single Supplement from $6,995
Limited to 13 Guests
Explore two countries forever linked to the Moorish culture, discovering
how the Moors shaped the region’s iconic architecture and incredible
cuisine on a luxury journey that features several UNESCO World
Heritage Sites, a stay at A&K’s Exclusive Desert Tented Camp, and a
private flamenco performance at a palace in Seville.
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Seville S PA I N
AT L A N T I C Córdoba
Volubilis MEDITERRANEAN AIRCRAFT
SEA Bombardier Challenger 850
Aircraft and seating configuration
Meknes subject to change.
Marrakech FLIGHT DETAILS
Granada-Fez (55 min)
MOROCCO Fez-Erfoud (40 min)
Erfoud-Marrakech (50 min)
ARRIVE/DEPART Erfoud Marrakech-
AIR Seville (1 hour 20 min)
ROAD (via Er-Rachida Moulay Ali Cherif)
A&K Exclusive Desert
A&K ADVANTAGES ITINERARY
▶ Fly on privately chartered aircraft, saving hours or
DAY 1: Granada, Spain
even days over commercial air routes
Arrive in Granada, where you are met and
▶ Marvel at the fortress-like Alhambra Palace, a transferred to your hotel. Tonight, join your
fine example of Islamic architecture in Granada Resident Tour Director and fellow guests for a
cocktail, followed by a welcome dinner at your
▶ Ride a camel and experience the Sahara in style hotel. Hotel Alhambra Palace | Meals: D
at an A&K Exclusive Desert Tented Camp
DAY 2: Granada | The Incomparable Alhambra
▶ Discover the well-preserved mosaics of Roman
villas at Volubilis and the medieval-era Medina of Discover the Alhambra, a medieval Muslim palace
Fez, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites and UNESCO World Heritage Site, led by a top local
guide. See the delicate beauty of the Nazaries Palace,
▶ Behold the mastery of Yves Saint Laurent at a the Court of Myrtles and the intricately decorated
museum devoted to his works in Marrakech Court of the Lions. Then, stroll the gardens of the
Generalife, a palace from the days of Granada’s last
▶ Customize your travel experience on an Arab kings. Hotel Alhambra Palace | Meals: B D
afternoon in vibrant Marrakech, taking advantage
of A&K’s diverse Design Your Day feature DAY 3: Fez, Morocco | Land of Rich Heritage
▶ Explore Seville’s monumental Royal Alcázar Privately visit the Fundación Rodríguez-Acosta
palace on a special after-hours visit Museum before boarding your chartered flight to
Morocco, landing in Fez. Transfer to your hotel, a
▶ Walk the whitewashed medieval streets of refurbished former palace, where you stay for lunch.
Córdoba, once known as a city of three cultures This afternoon, tour Fez el-Jedid (modern Fez). See
— Muslim, Jewish and Christian the Royal Palace, madrasas (school-mosques), the
city wall and the mellah (Jewish quarter). Tonight
at your hotel, attend a special cocktail reception
and dinner, joined by a guest speaker who reveals
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fascinating aspects of Moroccan culture. mounting a camel to complete your journey to
A&K’s exclusive nomadic tented camp. As the sun
Palais Faraj Suites & Spa | Meals: B L D sets over the dunes, toast your desert sojourn with
a Scenic Sundowner. Later, relax to the sounds
DAY 4: Fez | Timeless Medieval City of authentic Moroccan entertainment beside a
campfire, before adjourning to a nearby tent for
Explore Fez el-Bali (Old Fez), the cultural heart of a dinner of regional dishes with wine. Slumber
Morocco. Stroll the labyrinthine old quarter, with its tonight in comfort, in the silent Sahara.
9,000 narrow lanes, alleys and lively souks. Enter the A&K Exclusive Desert Tented Camp | Meals: B L D
intricately detailed 14th-century Karaouine — one
of the word’s oldest universities, and visit Nejjarine Meet with a member of the family
Square. Palais Faraj Suites & Spa | Meals: B L D that owns the still-inhabited Casa de
Salinas, an elegant 16th-century palace
DAY 5: Volubilis | Roman Ruins & Vineyards in Seville, and then enjoy a guided visit
of their private estate — an exclusive
Journey overland to explore the Roman ruins opportunity made possible by A&K.
of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
brimming with iconic architecture and mosaics DAY7: Marrakech | Arabian Horses & Moroccan Cuisine
depicting mythical scenes. Venture to a local
winery outside of Meknes, for a special Chef ’s Table Fly by private charter to Marrakech, saving hours of
experience set among the region’s sun-bathed overland travel time. Upon arrival, stop for lunch,
vineyards and olive groves. Sample some of the and then marvel at a horse show featuring stunning
wine produced here along with a gourmet meal Arabian stallions. Then, check in to your exquisite
made from locally sourced, organic ingredients. hotel — and your elegant riad room. Tonight,
gather for a traditional Moroccan dinner prepared
Palais Faraj Suites & Spa | Meals: B L by an award-winning chef at the hotel’s restaurant.
Royal Mansour Marrakech | Meals: B L D
DAY 6: Sahara Desert | Camel Ride to Desert Camp
Fly to Er-Rachidia Moulay Ali Cherif, and then
transfer overland, stopping for lunch, before rolling
out into the Sahara Desert, amid towering red sand
dunes, in a 4x4 vehicle. Change modes of transport,
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LEGACY OF THE MOORS
Spain and Morocco are both nations with rich and colorful histories
influenced by many cultures down through centuries — but perhaps by
none more so than that of the Moors. The Moorish presence here began
when Muslims from eastern North Africa, including Berbers and Arabs,
expanded westward and northward across the Mediterranean Sea. In
711 they conquered Visigothic Hispania (the Iberian Peninsula). Later,
the Berber Revolt in the Maghreb — a region that includes modern-day
Morocco — led to eventual Moorish rule along the southern coast of
Over the next 700 years, the Moors developed a culture devoted
to Islam, while remaining comparatively tolerant of other religions.
They built magnificent mosques and impressive seats of learning,
including some of the oldest continuously operating universities in
the world. Christian Europeans waged a centuries-long war dubbed
the Reconquista to reclaim Iberia, which culminated in 1492. Moorish
power later faded across Morocco as well.
Today, A&K’s superb Resident Tour Directors and local guides excel at
providing visitors with an in-depth understanding of the Moors’ legacy
of lyrical architecture, tantalizing cuisine and commitment to education,
which still influences life throughout the region.
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DAY 8: Marrakech | Exploring the Red City Later, gather for a special dinner featuring
entertainment by a gnaoua band.
Explore Marrakech, starting at the 19th-century
Bahia Palace. Then, visit the Ben Youssef Madrasa, Royal Mansour Marrakech | Meals: B D
an Islamic college adorned with marvelous carvings.
Savor lunch in the lively medina, followed by an DAY10: Seville, Spain | After-Hours at the Royal Alcázar
opportunity to discover the meandering souks and
colorful Djemaa El Fna Square. Board a privately chartered flight to Seville,
Spain, where you check in to your hotel, and then
Royal Mansour Marrakech | Meals: B L walk with your guide to the Royal Alcázar — a
monumental palace — for a special after-hours
DAY9: Marrakech | Historic Gardens & Design Your Day visit. Finish the evening with a dinner of authentic
Spanish tapas. Hotel Alfonso XIII | Meals: B L D
Ride by horse-drawn carriage to Jardin Majorelle,
a picturesque garden created by French painter DAY 11: Seville | Private Visit to Hospital de la Caridad
Jacques Majorelle and later restored by design
legend Yves Saint Laurent. Tour the on-site Berber Today, explore the Seville Cathedral with a guide,
Museum and the Yves Saint Laurent Museum and then visit the Casa de Salinas, where you meet
nearby, which reveals his vast portfolio. This a member of the family that owns this small, private
afternoon, enjoy one of these Design Your Day 16th-century palace. Tonight, after dinner at a local
activities. restaurant, experience a private, after-hours visit to
Baroque Hospital de la Caridad and hear Gregorian
▶ Learn to Cook with Moroccan Spices during a chant performed live.
hands-on cooking class with a local chef.
Hotel Alfonso XIII | Meals: B D
▶ Explore the City’s Souks with an expert guide,
walking narrow streets lined with shops plying DAY 12: Córdoba & Seville | A Flamenco Finale
local food and crafts.
Venture by train to Córdoba, in Spain’s Andalusia
▶ Walk the Historic Jewish Quarter (Mellah) region, for a walking tour of its whitewashed
with a guide, a place once known as a bastion of medieval streets. Stroll to its heart: the old Jewish
religious tolerance. quarter, part of the historic center of Córdoba, a
UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Then, discover the magnificent Mezquita, viewing DATES & PRICING Double Single
its 10th-century splendors, and continuing to
Medina Azahara, one of the main archaeological Departure Occupancy Supplement
sites in Spain, before returning to Seville. Later Dates
this evening, ride by horse-drawn carriage to a
private reception and farewell dinner, followed by a Mar 2–14, 2020 $30,995 $6,995
performance of flamenco dancing and singing — a $31,495 $7,495
fitting coda to your amazing Moorish adventure. Oct 5–17, 2020 $32,495 $7,995
Hotel Alfonso XIII | Meals: B L D Mar 8–20, 2021
Oct 4–16, 2021
DAY 13: Depart Seville
After breakfast, transfer to the airport and depart. Minimum age is 10 years.
First group event: welcome briefing at 7:00 p.m. on Day 1.
Meals: B Last group event: farewell dinner at 7:30 p.m. on Day 12.
YOUR INSPIRING ACCOMMODATIONS
A&K Exclusive Desert Tented Camp
Nomad-styled desert camp with en suite facilities situated in the magical dunes of the Sahara.
Royal Mansour Marrakech Palais Faraj Suites & Spa
Condé Nast Traveler Gold List hotel and spa, commissioned Former Arab-Moorish palace in the heart of Fez, offering
by Morocco’s King, with private riads and fine dining. views over the historic medina.
Hotel Alhambra Palace Hotel Alfonso XIII
Landmark luxury hotel and palace in the heart of The most iconic hotel in Seville, built in 1929 and centrally
Alhambra with unforgettable views of the romantic city. located in the historic Santa Cruz neighborhood.
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Save $1,000 per Person on the Jun 16 Departure
14 Days from $33,495 $34,495 | Single Supplement from $5,395
Limited to 13 Guests
Discover ancient and modern wonders throughout the Mediterranean,
from the art and history of Portugal and Spain to the charms and delights of Monaco
and the Amalfi Coast, and sojourn on a three-night stay in scenic Dubrovnik.
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I TA LY C R O AT I A AIRCRAFT
Bombardier Challenger 850
PORTUGAL Barcelona MONACO or comparable
Lisbon Monte Carlo
Aircraft and seating configuration
S PA I N (via Nice) subject to change.
Dubrovnik FLIGHT DETAILS
Lisbon–Barcelona (1 hr 45 min)
Sorrento Barcelona–Nice (1 hr 5 min)
Nice–Naples (1 hr 20 min)
(via Naples) Naples–Dubrovnik (1 hr)
MEDITERRANEAN Amalfi Coast
A&K ADVANTAGES ITINERARY
▶ Fly in comfort between five countries throughout
DAY 1: Arrive Lisbon, Portugal
the Mediterranean aboard an exclusively
chartered aircraft, with a dedicated flight crew Arrive in Lisbon, where you are met and transferred
to your hotel in the city center. Tonight, join your
▶ Discover the wonders of Portuguese royalty Resident Tour Director and fellow guests for a
during a day at Sintra, a UNESCO World welcome reception and dinner.
Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon | Meals: D
▶ Explore the life and works of surrealist master
Salvador Dalí on a day trip to Figueres DAY 2: Lisbon | Private Dinner with Fado Performance
▶ Enjoy an exclusive after-hours visit to the stately, Begin your day with a visit to the National Coach
fortress-like Prince’s Palace in Monaco Museum to see ceremonial and promenade vehicles
from the 17th to 19th centuries. Proceed to the
▶ Relax along the incomparable Amalfi Coast, Jeronimos Monastery to admire its Manueline-
indulging in a hands-on cooking lesson above the style architecture, and then explore the Calouste
sparkling sea Gulbenkian Museum. Tonight, experience the magic
of Portugal’s ancient Fado tradition over dinner.
▶ Roam the ancient ruins of Pompeii, witnessing a
moment frozen in time by a volcanic eruption Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon | Meals: B D
▶ Customize your travel experience in Dubrovnik, DAY 3: Sintra | Romantic Castles by the Sea
with a choice of Design Your Day options
Travel just outside Lisbon today to Sintra, designated
▶ Visit a privately owned olive farm, enjoying an a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its stunning
exclusive opportunity to meet and talk with your 19th-century monuments. Explore the National
host, a renowned local author and actress Palace of Portugal, the best-preserved medieval
royal residence in the country, and then proceed
to the Pena Palace, decorated with vivid colors and
evocative stone carvings. Return to Lisbon for time
at leisure. Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon | Meals: B
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DAY 4: Barcelona, Spain | A City Rich in History Quarter and visit the medieval Arab baths before
returning to Barcelona. El Palace | Meals: B
Leave Lisbon for nearby Setubal for a private exploration
of one of Portugal’s oldest wineries. After lunch, Make a private visit to an olive
drive to Beja, and then fly by private charter aircraft farm near Monaco on an exclusive
to sunny Barcelona. Take in the views from the hill experience that includes meeting and
of Montjuïc, and then ride the cable car to the port talking with the owner, a renowned
and savor dinner beside the sea, before checking in author and actress. Enjoy an olive-oil
to your hotel. El Palace | Meals: B L D tasting and relax with a glass of wine.
DAY 5: Barcelona | Gaudí’s Magnificent Wonder DAY 7: Monaco | Life on the Côte d’Azur
View the Barcelona Pavilion, and then discover the This morning, your privately chartered aircraft whisks
Sagrada Família, a spectacular basilica designed you to Nice, where you visit St. Paul de Vence, a village
by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí. Enjoy your perched high above the sea that was once home to
afternoon at leisure, perhaps stopping for lunch in artist Marc Chagall. Walk its narrow streets, eat lunch
the Central Market, also known as La Boqueria, free as you soak in the views and play a friendly game of
to explore the city. Tonight, gather for a flavorful petanque with the locals. Proceed to Monte Carlo
tapas experience and a flamenco performance. in Monaco, arriving at your hotel, located just steps
from the storied casino. Tonight, gain exclusive private
El Palace | Meals: B D entry to the Prince’s Palace, followed by dinner.
Hôtel Metropole Monte-Carlo | Meals: B L D
DAY 6: Figueres | Birthplace of Salvador Dalí
DAY 8: Monaco | Charms of the French Riviera
Travel overland to Figueres, where you are guided
through the Salvador Dalí Theater-Museum, Delight in a scenic drive with breathtaking views en
designed by Dalí himself and considered the world’s route to the delightful villages of Eze and Beaulieu-
largest surrealist object. Continue to Girona, a city sur-Mer. Next, explore the marvelous gardens of the
that boasts Romanesque towers, medieval stone Rothschild’s Villa Ephrussi. Then, privately visit an
ramparts and a cathedral with the widest Gothic
nave in the world. Explore the charming old Jewish
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LINKED BY THE SEA
Few bodies of water on earth have played a more central role in the
development of human civilization than the Mediterranean Sea. It was
here that the ancient Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans sailed forth
to explore new lands, do battle and conduct trade, spreading aspects
of their distinctive cultures into Europe, Asia, North Africa and the
Middle East as they went.
Time and tide rolled on, and new dynasties arose. The Moors
conquered the northern coast of Africa and ruled Iberia for seven
centuries, until the crusader knights overcame them, leaving their own
mark on Mediterranean history. Later still came the Venetians, who
used their economic, cultural and naval might to dominate life on and
around the sea.
Wings Over the Mediterranean is designed to reveal the common
threads these bygone peoples wove throughout the entire region
during their travels, and to discern remnants of their faded cultures that
still linger today in the destinations you visit.
Only A&K’s ability to craft one-of-a-kind itineraries utilizing privately
chartered flights offers you this comprehensive perspective in a shorter
time than ever before possible, on a single luxurious journey.
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olive farm for a tasting of the oil pressed there, and fly to Dubrovnik by privately chartered aircraft,
meet the owner, a noted author. where you ride a cable car up Mount Srd for a
Scenic Sundowner with stunning views over the
Hôtel Metropole Monte-Carlo | Meals: B sea. Return to Dubrovnik for dinner.
DAY9: Naples, Italy/Sorrento | A Glimpse into History Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik | Meals: B L D
Fly by private charter aircraft to Naples. On arrival, DAY 12: Dubrovnik | Silk Weavers Visit
visit the historic city center for lunch at a traditional
Neopolitan pizzeria. Afterward, visit the National Stroll in Dubrovnik with your local guide to see
Archaeological Museum to view many of the treasures the Franciscan monastery, Dubrovnik Cathedral
excavated from Pompeii and Herculaneum. Later, and the Rector’s Palace, a masterpiece of secular
travel to the coastal town of Sorrento and settle into architecture. Later, watch silk weavers at work in
your hotel. Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria | Meals: B L D Konavle, before enjoying the rest of your day at
leisure. Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik | Meals: B
DAY 10: Amalfi Coast | A Lesson in the Local Cuisine
DAY13: Dubrovnik | Design Your Day
Indulge in the many splendors of the Amalfi Coast,
starting with a seaside drive. Proceed to the hilltop Today, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities.
town of Ravello, where you take part in a cooking
class, and then sample the local dishes you’ve helped ▶ Attend a Cooking Class with a Wine Tasting and
create for lunch. Later, descend to Amalfi itself and then savor what you created for lunch.
return to Sorrento by boat on a cruise along the
scenic coast. Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria | Meals: B L ▶ Embark by Sea Kayak on a refreshing, tranquil
paddle around Dubrovnik’s picturesque Old Town
DAY 11: Pompeii & Dubrovnik, Croatia | and Lokrum Island.
Across the Adriatic
▶ Visit Game of Thrones Shooting Locations on
Journey to historic Pompeii to explore this UNESCO a walking tour, led by a local who worked as an
World Heritage Site, where the daily life of ancient extra on the celebrated television series.
Italy was frozen in time by ash and debris from an
eruption of nearby Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. Then, Tonight, gather for a farewell dinner.
Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik | Meals: B D
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DAY 14: Depart Dubrovnik DATES & PRICING Double Single
After breakfast, transfer to the airport to board your Departure
departing flight. Meals: B Dates
Jun 16–29, 2020 $33,495 $34,495 $5,395
Sep 8–21, 2020
Minimum age is 10 years.
First group event: welcome briefing at 5:30 p.m. on Day 1.
Last group event: farewell dinner at 7:00 p.m. on Day 13.
YOUR INSPIRING ACCOMMODATIONS
Hôtel Metropole Monte-Carlo
Luxurious, Belle Époque-style hotel with contemporary flair, just a three-minute walk from the Casino de Monte-Carlo.
Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon El Palace
Landmark luxury hotel situated atop one of Lisbon’s seven Ideally located hotel offering avant-garde luxury and easy
hills and offering striking vistas of local historical sites. access to Barcelona’s top cultural and culinary attractions.
Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik
Historic luxury hotel, set in lush gardens, with breathtaking Iconic, landmark luxury hotel, recently refurbished, with
views of the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. magnificent views over the Old City and the Adriatic Sea.
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GREECE & TURKEY
12 Days from $31,995 | Single Supplement from $3,995
Limited to 13 Guests
Explore the historic and cultural riches of the ancient world, from the glories of
Athens and Istanbul, to the Minoan culture of idyllic Crete and the wonders of
Cappadocia, flying by chartered air around this fascinating region, and walking
historic paths to experience the local life of yesterday and today, up close.
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GREECE Istanbul AIRCRAFT
Bombardier Challenger 850
Athens Cappadocia or comparable
TURKEY Aircraft and seating configuration
subject to change.
Ephesus (via Izmir)
Heraklion Athens–Heraklion (50 min)
CRETE Heraklion–Izmir (1 hr)
Izmir–Cappadocia (1 hr 15 min)
AIR Istanbul (1 hr 10 min)
A&K ADVANTAGES ITINERARY
▶ Fly in comfort between iconic locales throughout DAY 1: Arrive Athens, Greece
Greece and Turkey aboard an exclusively
chartered aircraft, with a dedicated flight crew Arrive in Athens, where you are met and transferred
to your hotel in the city center. Tonight, join your
▶ Explore Athens, the birthplace of democracy, Resident Tour Director and fellow guests for a
learning about Greek civilization at the Acropolis welcome dinner. Hotel Grande Bretagne | Meals: D
Museum and viewing the iconic Parthenon
DAY 2: Athens | Private Rooftop Dinner
▶ Discover Crete, where you visit the Palace of
Knossos archaeological site, savor lunch at a This morning, set out on a foodie walking
winery and set out on an exhilarating Jeep safari exploration of Athens, visiting some of the oldest
neighborhoods in the city and experiencing its
▶ In Turkey, journey to the ruins of Ephesus, one charming streets, street food and traditional dishes.
of the best-preserved ancient cities in the world, Devote your afternoon to leisure, perhaps setting
arriving at, exploring and departing from this out to explore Athens on your own. Later, view the
legendary site on the same day, thanks to the Parthenon in the early evening light, and then savor
convenience of privately chartered flights a private dinner with stunning views on the rooftop
of the Acropolis Museum.
▶ Enter Cappadocia’s incredible underground city of
Kaymakli, view volcanic stone “fairy chimneys” and Hotel Grande Bretagne | Meals: B D
discover the restored Dark Church
DAY 3: Crete | Minoan Treasures
▶ Stay four nights in historic, legendary Istanbul, as you
visit the famed Topkapi Palace on an exclusive private Board your private aircraft for the short flight to
opening, view spectacular examples of Ottoman Crete. On arrival, savor lunch before visiting the
architecture and ferry across the Bosphorus to Heraklion Archaeological Museum, viewing items
experience life on its Asian bank. collected from across the island that date back 5,500
years and offer glimpses into the ancient Minoan
civilization. Afterward, proceed to your hotel on the
eastern shore of the island. Daios Cove | Meals: B D
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DAY 4: Heraklion | A Triumph of the Bronze Age your hotel, passing en route through the Selinari, an
area noted for endangered vultures, which you may
Today, explore the Palace of Knossos, the largest spot soaring overhead. Daios Cove | Meals: B L
Bronze Age archeological site on Crete. As you do,
learn more about the Minoans, the people who Explore the magnificent Hagia Sophia
built the palace sometime in the 17th century BC in the peace and quiet of a before-
and who were named by historians for the mythical hours visit, marveling at this stunning
King Minos, remembered for constructing the example of Byzantine architecture, a
labyrinth that imprisoned the monstrous Minotaur. centerpiece of spiritual and cultural life
After lunch at a Cretan winery, return to your hotel in Istanbul since the sixth century.
to enjoy its many amenities. Daios Cove | Meals: B L
DAY 6: Izmir, Turkey | Ancient Ephesus
DAY 5: Crete | Roaming the Countryside
Depart for Turkey this morning on an illuminating
Today, set out on an exhilarating off-road safari to day trip made possible by privately chartered flights.
absorb fun information about Greek mythology as Touch down in Izmir, where you visit the ruins of
well as breathtaking views. Visit a local village and ancient Ephesus, some of the most well-preserved
take in majestic vistas over Mirabello Bay. Journey remains of an ancient civilization anywhere in the
to the plateau of Katharo, along winding dirt tracks, world. Founded in the fourth century BC, the city
passing through the biggest forest on the island, has at times been ruled by the Persians and the
where the mountains soar to nearly 5,000 feet above Romans as well as the Greeks. It was home to Saint
the sea, perhaps stopping at a kafenio (café) for a Paul for more than three years, and it was here
refreshment. Later, wind down the mountainside he established the church that became the head
to another plateau, where you savor an al fresco of the Seven Churches in Asia Minor. After your
barbecue lunch, served with wine. Afterward, visit exploration of this history-laden site, with its ruins
Zeus’s cave, where legend holds the father of all the of temples, roads, baths, fountains and far more,
Greek gods was born. Continue along roads that re-board your aircraft and continue to Cappadocia.
can only be accessed by four-wheel-drive vehicle,
crossing rivers and admiring the rugged terrain, Argos in Cappadocia | Meals: B L D
until you reach the village of Krassi. Head back to
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AT THE CROSSROADS
The lands of present-day Greece and Turkey have been trod by many
peoples of many eras, sometimes linking East with West, and at other
times dividing them. The armies of vast empires have swept across
these crossroads again and again, driven by the ambitions of legendary
leaders and bringing with them immeasurable cultural change.
As the birthplace of democracy and the ancient home of philosophy,
mathematics, theater and more, Greek culture was once without peer.
In the Bronze Age, circa 3000 BC, the Greek island of Crete was
home to the Minoan culture, a progenitor of Classical Greece and, by
extension, Western Civilization itself. Your visit to the ruins of the palace
of Knossos reveals the grace of Minoan architecture and art.
Turkey has witnessed its own share of momentous historical turning
points, from the first establishment of Christianity as an organized
religion in Constantinople to its role as the hub of the vast Ottoman
empire that ruled the region for 600 years. Whether ballooning over
Cappadocia or appreciating the quiet majesty of Hagia Sophia on a
private, before-hours visit, Turkey holds an inimitable appeal.
This amazing journey by private air takes you in a matter of days across
two countries steeped in a shared history that took centuries to unfold.
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DAY7: Cappadocia | Ballooning Over Cappadocia Sophia for a private, before-hours opening. Take
in the structure’s imposing façade, matched only
This morning, lift off on an inspiring hot air balloon by the grandeur of its towering, vaulted ceilings.
excursion over Cappadocia, and explore the area’s Next, visit the Basilica Cistern, its marble columns
volcanic stone “fairy chimneys.” View frescoes at the still standing since the sixth century. Then, revel
rock-carved churches of Goreme, and discover the in the ornately decorated ceilings and spectacular
stunningly restored Dark Church. Then, sit down to tile work of Topkapi Palace, on an exclusive private
a private barbecue lunch, while taking in views of opening of this one-time imperial residence of
the incredible Cappadocian landscape. Afterward Ottoman sultans. This evening, privately cruise
visit a pottery in Avanos to learn how the renowned the glittering Bosphorus, toasting its beauty on a
earthenware of the region is created and observe Scenic Sundowner.
master potters at their craft.
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Argos in Cappadocia | Meals: B L
DAY 10: Istanbul | Design Your Day
DAY 8: Istanbul | Lunch with a Local Family
Set out this morning to explore the magnificent
Explore the fascinating underground city at Dolmabahce Palace. This afternoon, enjoy one of
Kaymakli, which dates to as early as the eighth these Design Your Day activities.
century BC and includes chapels, kitchens, air vents
and living quarters carved out of volcanic rock. ▶ Ferry to the Asian side of the City, strolling its
Then, get to know the Goreme Weavers Association vibrant food markets and staying for lunch.
on an engaging artisan visit. Next, meet with a local
family and join them for lunch in their home. This ▶ Explore Cultural Istanbul at the Pera Museum,
afternoon, fly by private charter to Istanbul, and the Galata shopping district and Karakoy’s
settle into your luxuriously appointed hotel. coffeehouses.
Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus | Meals: B L D ▶ Indulge in a Historic Hammam Experience or
simply relax in the spa at your hotel.
DAY 9: Istanbul | Hagia Sophia & Topkapi Palace
This evening is at leisure.
Early this morning, stroll to the timeless Hagia
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DAY 11: Istanbul | Legacy of a Magnificent Ruler DATES & PRICING Double Single
Today, explore Suleymaniye Mosque and Istanbul’s Departure Occupancy Supplement
fabled Grand Bazaar, meeting local craftspeople Dates
along the way. Enjoy your afternoon at leisure,
free to relax or explore this marvelous city on your Sep 7–18, 2020 $31,995 $3,995
own. This evening, gather with fellow guests for a May 10–21, 2021
farewell dinner. Sep 6–17, 2021
Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus | Meals: B D Journey Details
Minimum age is 10 years.
DAY 12: Depart Istanbul First group event: welcome briefing at 6:00 p.m. on Day 1.
Last group event: farewell dinner at 7:00 p.m. on Day 11.
After breakfast, transfer to the airport to board your
departing flight. Meals: B
YOUR INSPIRING ACCOMMODATIONS
Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus Daios Cove
Luxury hotel set in a restored 19th-century Ottoman Luxury resort hotel nestled in a secluded cove on the sunny
palace, featuring hammams and a pool on the Bosphorus. isle of Crete, in a tranquil setting of natural, rugged beauty.
Hotel Grande Bretagne Argos in Cappadocia
Classic luxury hotel, opened in 1874, situated in the heart Contemporary luxury hotel situated on a hillside in rock-
of Athens and overlooking the Acropolis. carved spaces reclaimed from a historic monastery.
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W I N G S O V E R I S R A E L,
JORDAN & EGYPT
13 Days from $36,995 | Single Supplement from $9,995
Limited to 12 Guests
Explore three classic Middle East destinations in less than two weeks, thanks to the flexibility
and convenience of privately chartered flights, journeying from Jerusalem, Bethlehem and
Masada to Petra and Wadi Rum, and onward to set foot inside the tomb of King Tutankhamun,
touch the paws of the Sphinx and cruise for four nights along the Nile.
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MEDITERRANEAN Tel Aviv Jerusalem Bethlehem
SEA Dead Sea
I S R A E L Petra Masada
Wadi Rum AIRCRAFT
Gulfstream IV & Embraer
EGYPT Luxor Legacy 600 or comparable
Aircraft and seating configuration
Kom Ombo subject to change.
Abu Simbel RED Tel Aviv–Aqaba (45 min)
SEA Aqaba–Abu Simbel (2 hrs)
Abu Simbel–Aswan (40 min)
Luxor–Cairo (1 hr 15 min)
A&K ADVANTAGES ITINERARY
▶ Discover Israel, a land held sacred by three
DAY 1: Arrive Tel Aviv, Israel
faiths, and gain perspective on the nation’s varied
cultures when you visit a vast array of biblical and Arrive in Tel Aviv, where you are met and privately
historical sites transferred to your hotel in Jerusalem. The King David
▶ Customize your experience in Jerusalem, taking DAY 2: Jerusalem | Timeless Spiritual Inspiration
advantage of A&K’s Design Your Day feature
If you wish, rise early for a guided walk on the
▶ Behold Petra, the city “half as old as time” Temple Mount. After breakfast, explore the Old
and Wadi Rum, the desert outpost of City of Jerusalem, starting in the Jewish Quarter.
Lawrence of Arabia Proceed past the Burnt House, destroyed by the
Romans in AD 70, to the Western Wall, Judaism’s
▶ Embark on a four-night Nile River cruise aboard most sacred site. Also explore the underground
the intimate dahabeah, ‘Sanctuary Zein Nile Western Wall tunnels. After lunch, visit major
Chateau,’ and marvel at some of Egypt’s greatest Christian sites, including St. Anne’s Church, nearby
temples and tombs the Pool of Bethesda. Walk along the Stations of
the Way of the Cross, to the Church of the Holy
▶ Explore one of Egypt’s legendary pyramids on the Sepulchre. Proceed to Mount Zion to view the
Giza Plateau from the inside out traditional Tomb of King David and the Upper
Room, which commemorates the Last Supper.
▶ Enter Egypt’s latest world-class landmark — the Grand Tonight, gather at a local restaurant for a special
Egyptian Museum welcome dinner. The King David | Meals: B L D
▶ Touch the paws of the enigmatic Great Sphinx on DAY 3: Jerusalem, Bethlehem or Tel Aviv |
a once-in-a-lifetime insider-access opportunity Design Your Day
Today, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities.
▶ Explore the New City of Jerusalem &
Bethlehem, viewing the Dead Sea Scrolls and
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joining a local Christian family for lunch in DAY 6: Petra & Wadi Rum | The Bedouin Life
Bethlehem, in the West Bank.
Explore Petra, the once-thriving desert capital
▶ Visit the New City of Jerusalem & Enjoy Time carved into red rock, with a local archaeologist.
at Leisure, exploring Yad Vashem, before some Discover the Siq, the Treasury, the Temple of the
free time to relax or explore. Winged Lions and the Palace Tomb. This afternoon,
continue to Wadi Rum, the so-called “Valley of the
▶ Discover Dynamic Tel Aviv on an active walking Moon” and the site of your private desert camp.
tour and visit the ancient port city of Jaffa. Later, marvel at the sunset as you sit down to a
Bedouin meal, followed by a discussion on local
All options include lunch. Bedouin life. Discovery Bedu Camp | Meals: B L D
The King David | Meals: B L D Touch the paws of the Sphinx, with
special private access that takes you
DAY 4: Jerusalem | Masada & the Dead Sea up close to the mysterious, millennia-
old statue, an exclusive travel moment
Venture through the Judean desert wilderness made possible by our long-standing
to Masada, where you take the cable car up to local presence.
the last stronghold of the Zealots. Many of their
fortifications, originally built by King Herod, still DAY 7: Abu Simbel & Aswan, Egypt | Abu Simbel
stand today. Stop for lunch at a hotel beside the
Dead Sea. If you wish, take a dip in its buoyant, Fly from Aqaba via private charter to Abu Simbel.
mineral-rich waters before returning to Jerusalem. There, behold the towering twin temples of Ramses
II and his wife, Queen Nefertari, rescued from the
The King David | Meals: B L D flooding waters of the Aswan High Dam. Then, fly
to Aswan, where you board the intimate dahabeah,
DAY 5: Aqaba, Jordan | Arrival in Petra ‘Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau.’ This evening, ride by
motorized boat to the island of Agilika and view the
Transfer to the Tel Aviv airport to board your
privately chartered flight to Jordan, landing in
Aqaba, where you have lunch before continuing to
Petra. Mövenpick Resort Petra | Meals: B L D
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THREE CIVILIZATIONS ,
O N E TI M ELY J O U R N E Y
Israel, Jordan and Egypt each have strong and distinctive cultural
identities. While Israel is historically a land held sacred by three faiths
as well as a thriving, modern nation, Egypt is home to the legacy of a
civilization that enjoyed an unparalleled zenith before receding into the
sands of time. And Jordan, with its own ancient marvels, completes a
trio of destinations that together embody the mystique and allure of the
Middle East as few others can.
Wings Over Israel, Jordan & Egypt affords you the incredible
opportunity to visit all three of these classic destinations on one exciting
journey, in under two weeks — an elegant timetable made possible by
the convenience and flexibility of privately chartered flights and A&K’s
long-standing presence in the region.
Discover Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Masada, Petra, Luxor, the pyramids
at Giza, Cairo and the timeless Nile River — fascinating places with
histories so compelling that any one of them might top a traveller’s
must-see list — accompanied by A&K Resident Tour Directors and
the finest local guides.
Revel in insider access moments, as you are immersed in the story of
three enduring desert cultures on the journey of a lifetime.
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Philae Temple. This sacred complex was dedicated of the best-preserved tombs in the Valley of the
to the goddess Isis and reflects a fusion of three great Kings. Continue to the Valley of the Queens, where
civilizations — Egyptian, Greek and Roman. you visit Queen Nefertari’s tomb, famous for the
colorful, well-preserved artwork that adorns its
‘Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau’ | Meals: B L D walls. After lunch back on board, visit the Temple of
Karnak and walk through the Great Hypostyle Hall.
DAYS 8–9: Cruising the Nile | Stunning Architecture Visit the Temple of Luxor, with its massive statues of
Ramses II, and marvel at the Colonnade and Court
Go ashore at Kom Ombo to visit the Greco-Roman of Amenhotep III.
temple dedicated to Haroeris (the sun god) and
Sobek (the crocodile god), and view the mummified ‘Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau’ | Meals: B L D
remains of several crocodiles that once basked along
the ancient Nile shore, just as their descendants do DAY 11: Luxor & Cairo | Immersive Museum Visit
today. Continue sailing toward Esna, a city sacred
to ancient Egyptians, passing riverside villages Today, bid farewell to ‘Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau,’
where time has seemingly stood still and soaking in disembarking to fly aboard chartered aircraft to
the ambience aboard your dahabeah, taking in the Cairo. Explore the new Grand Egyptian Museum,
views, as history unfolds all around you. where the entire 5,400-piece collection of artifacts
taken from the tomb of Tutankhamun is expected
‘Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau’ | Meals: B L D to be on display for the first time. Then, check in at
your hotel located along Cairo’s Corniche.
DAY 10: Cruising the Nile | Tutankhamun & Nefertari
Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza | Meals: B L
Cruise to Luxor where you roam through the
Valley of the Kings, legendary burial ground of the DAY 12: Cairo | The Pyramids & the Great Sphinx of Giza
pharaohs and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It
was here in 1922 that the tomb of “the boy king,” Venture through the Giza Plateau and explore the
Tutankhamun, was found by British archaeologist interior of a legendary pyramid. Continue to the
Howard Carter. Now discover it for yourself, as Solar Boat Museum, site of Cheops’ cedar funerary
you set foot inside its 35-century-old walls. Also boat. Then, go up close to the Great Sphinx,
visit the tomb of Seti I, the father of Ramses II, one enjoying special private access to the paws of this
enigmatic monument, close enough to touch them.
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