• Explore glorious iconic cities while diving into kid-friendly fun, connecting the whole family to Italy at its most authentic
  • Spar like a Roman gladiator in a mock combat training session
  • Take a pizza-making lesson and enjoy the fruits of your labor with a classic Italian Culinary Connection
  • Board a train to visit the Cinque Terre villages along the coast
  • Visit a family-owned balsamic vinegar factory, sampling this local favorite before enjoying a farmhouse lunch
  • Attend a master class in mask painting, creating your own Venetian carnival mask as part of an Artisan Connection

Discover la dolce vita and all-ages fun with a Roman gladiator school, a day in the seaside Cinque Terre, a visit with Michelangelo's David and a gelateria in Florence, and a master class in Venetian carnival mask making.

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The perfect way to experience African wildlife. January 2017

  • Value 3.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 3.0
This is a luxury small group safari. 12 people, two land rovers. We spent the arrival night in a hotel in Arusha, two of the nights during the safari in hotels, and the rest of the nights in the luxury camp. The hotels were all good. The food was good, not great. The luxury camp is a two room canvas tent containing a queen size bed or two doubles. then there is a dressing area leading to the "bathroom" which is a toilet seat on a box over a hole in the ground. There is a shower stall in which they fill a canvas bag with hot water from the fire. They will not begrudge you a refill if you want to take your time. The day starts early in the dining tent with breakfast. then it is off to the land rovers to begin the safari. The guides from all the different safari's communicate to share where the most sought after animals are to be found. You will absolutely be up close and personal with lions, elephants, giraffes, monkeys, wildebeest, ostrich, zebra, hyrax, and the bird life. You will also see Water buffallo and hippos, but is best not to get close to them. and you will see plenty of Cheetah and some Rhinos, but usually from afar.

Lunch is usually conducted picnic style in the park. Our A&K picnics were the envy of every other group. Then it is touring until sunset.

When you get back to camp there is a camp fire going and the head guide will present a lecture, while everyone enjoys some much needed libations, of which there is great variety and unlimited quantity. Then dinner in the dining tent, and after dinner back to the campfire for more libations, and usually to review everyone's pictures from that day.

The guides are extremely knowledgeable and friendly. You will actually miss them on your last day. I had a great time and heartily recommend this safari and A&K.

The best part is being inside the game park all day and night. You really dont want to be going back to a hotel, but to stay out in nature.

Some tips: There is a generator in the camp so you may recharge your electrical items every day. They can also launder your clothes. Things to bring: plenty of strong repellent to deter the horse flies, do not skimp on memory cards for your camera, be sure to have a telescopic lens for your camera, a good pair of binoculars with good magnification, a flashlight, a device to view your photos on, a device to copy your photos onto. Dont forget a sweater, its cold at Ngorongoro Crater. For your digestive happiness, I had good results taking probiotic and charcoal capsules every day. You can see my pictures at https://flic.kr/s/aHsiUJWDur
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An excellent trip June 2016

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We took a trip to Jordan and Oman planned through our travel councillor and A&K. We chose this upmarket company and certainly had an upmarket holiday. Everything was top notch from beginning to end. We saw all the amazing sights, were given excellent tour guides and the accommodation was 5 star all the way. They included a couple of unusual accommodation choices too such as a rather posh tent in the desert and an Eco tent at the turtle reserve in Oman.
Would fully recommend this whole tour and A&K.
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Does Not Recommend

Abercrombie and Kent June 2016

  • Value 1.0
  • Guide 1.0
  • Activities 1.0
  • Lodging 1.0
  • Transportation 1.0
  • Meals 1.0
Recently had a holiday booked with Abercrombie and Kent which was so disappointing we left 5 days early and the rest of the family left 3 days early. The way that A&K dealt with the situation and with us as guests was unprofessional and the property manager we dealt with on site was rude and antagonising. We have had numerous holidays with A&K before and never have we had an experience like this. It has been constant excuses and no apologies. We will never travel with them again and have advised our extended family, friends and industry contacts to do the same.
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Abercrombie & Kent June 2016

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Nothing could be more seamless or well planned than trips with A&K, however many times one changes one mind, they always manage it. Wouldn't travel to Egypt without them

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Stunning holiday October 2016

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Right from the very outset, I realised that I was in the hands of a professional and that was to be reflected and realised in our stunning holiday

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Days 1-3: Arrive Rome, Italy

Meals: Dinner on Day 1

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch on Day 2

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner on Day 3

Accommodation: Boscolo Exedra Roma

Arrive in Rome, the Eternal City, where you are met and escorted to your hotel. Tonight, gather with fellow guests for a welcome dinner. The next day, begin your journey through Roman history. Explore the colorful, noisy Campo de Fiori and the Piazza Navona with its over-the-top Fountain of the Four Rivers. Visit the Imperial Roman Forum and the Colosseum, where fierce gladiators once fought wild animals and each other. In the afternoon, complete your Cultural Connection with a visit to a Roman gladiator school, dressing in costume, taking a lesson and then engaging in mock combat. On your third day, tour the Vatican, viewing the Sistine Chapel with its jaw-dropping, frescoed ceiling painted by Michelangelo. Step inside St. Peter’s Basilica, where you marvel at Bernini’s soaring altar canopy. Tonight, experience a Culinary Connection with a lesson in Roman pizza-making and the chance to feast on your creation.

Days 4-6: FLORENCE / From Renaissance Art to Gelato

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner  on Day 4

Meals: Breakfast on Day 5 and Day 6

Accommodation: Hotel Brunelleschi

Travel to the sprawling landscapes of Tuscany and stop in medieval Siena. Here, your local expert introduces you to the Piazza del Campo, home of the Palio di Siena horse race. Continue to Florence, where you check in to your hotel, housed in a medieval building in the heart of ancient Florence and only steps from the Duomo. The next two days are a fun lesson in Italian art. Explore the Accademia Gallery, home of Michelangelo’s David, and the Uffizi Gallery with its incredible Renaissance works. Stop for Italian ice cream at a gelateria before diving deeper into the city with your family. On the third day, visit Palazzo Vecchio to experience a family tour guided by costumed figures donning Renaissance-era dress. Later, indulge in a chocolate-making workshop in the bustling Mercato Centrale.

Day 7: PISA / World-Famous Leaning Tower

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Portovenere

Drive to Pisa, where you explore with a local guide. See the famous Leaning Tower, where children (eight years old and up) can venture inside the 14th-century bell tower. Stop in Lucca to wander its charming cobblestone streets. Continue on to the Italian Riviera, checking in to your 17th-century waterfront hotel in Porto Venere.

Day 8: CINQUE TERRE / Along the Mediterranean Coast

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Portovenere

Discover the brightly colored, coastal Cinque Terre (“Five Lands”), five scenic villages set on high cliffs along the Italian Riviera. Take a train to Vernazza with its protected harbor. Enjoy a local lunch in Manarola, a fishing village with high terraced vineyards and a deep history; dating back to 1338, it is considered the oldest village in the Cinque Terre. You also visit Riomaggiore, a secluded medieval village.

Days 9-11: VENICE / Palaces, Gondolas & Carnival Masks

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch on Day 9

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner on Day 10

Meals: Breakfast on Day 11

Accommodation: Hotel L'Orologio Venice

Continue on to Venice, Italy’s canal-laden wonderland. Stop en route to enjoy a private tasting of balsamic vinegar at a family-owned acetaia (vinegar factory). After lunch, travel to Verona, known to the world as the setting for William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Arrive in Venice by the evening. Begin the next day with a visit to St. Mark’s Basilica, with its rich decoration of marbles and golden mosaics, and the Doge’s Palace. By special arrangement, spend time at a workshop famous for crafting Venetian carnival masks, taking part in a class where you create your own to bring home. This evening, gather for a farewell dinner with the new friends you’ve made. Transfer to the airport the next day for your flight home.

Dates & Pricing
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$ 6,995

Price Per Day:

$ 636 per day
  • Single Supplement (Single Occupancy): $ 2,895

Journey Details

  • Minimum age is 6 years.
  • First group event: welcome briefing at 6:00 p.m. on Day 1.
  • Last group event: farewell dinner at 7:15 p.m. on Day 10.
  • Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.
  • Triple occupancy pricing is available upon request
Prices may vary due to local taxes and trip seasonality. Click "Request Info" to inquire directly with the tour operator for the final trip price.
Trip Includes
  • All accommodations
  • Meals and fully guided sightseeing (including park and entrance fees) as noted in the itinerary
  • Airport transfers
  • Services of A&K Tour Director
Trip Excludes
  • International airfare
  • Passport and Visa Charges
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Gratuities to the A&K Tour Director
  • Personal Expenses
Meals Included:

10 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches and 5 Dinners

Flights & Transport
Only ground transport
Group Size:
Small Group - 24 max
Maximum Number of People in Group: 24
Limited to Max 24
Start City
End City
Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation fees per person

Luxury Small Group Journeys, Marco Polo Journeys, Connections Land Journeys, and related Group Pre- and Post-Tour Extensions

  • If 91 days prior to departure or more cancellation fee is $500
  • Is 90-61 days prior to departure cancellation fee is 20% of program price
  • If 60-31 days prior to departure cancellation fee is 50% of program price
  • If 30 days prior to departure or less cancellation fee is 100% of the program price

Age Notes

Min. Age: 6

Additional Information:

Pre-Tour Extension: Amalfi Coast, Days: 4 | From: $3,495

Available to add to select departure dates. See Dates & Prices tab for details.

Day 1

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Hilton Sorrento Palace

Arrive in Sorrento, Italy.

Day 2

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hilton Sorrento Palace

Take a walking tour of elegant Sorrento before travelling to the breathtaking Amalfi Coast.

Day 3

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Hilton Sorrento Palace

Cruise by hydrofoil to the island paradise of Capri. Meet a local mozzarella producer and learn how the cheese is made before enjoying a home-cooked meal at their farm.

Day 4

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Travel to Rome to join your main journey, stopping first in ancient Pompeii, which was buried in volcanic ash when Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD 79.

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