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Highlights
  • In Rome's Trastevere district, enjoy wine tasting and dinner at the home of a local resident on a charming Neighborhood Connection
  • Make a Culinary Connection as you learn the secrets of Florentine cuisine in an Italian cooking class guided by a chef
  • Enjoy unique, private access to the atelier (workshop) that crafts Venice's carnival costumes, and tour the palace that houses it
  • On our Artisan Connection, meet a local mozzarella producer on his farm to sample this delicious cheese and learn firsthand how it is made
  • Lunch with a family who produces celebrated balsamic vinegar and sample this local favorite

 

Cruise to the island paradise of Capri, explore Roman greats like Vatican City, take a culinary lesson from a Florentine chef, discover the stunning Cinque Terre and try carnival mask making in Venice.

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Abercrombie & Kent Travel Reviews & Ratings
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4.3 Guide
4.5 Activities
4.5 Lodging
4.5 Transportation
4.5 Meals
4.3
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The perfect way to experience African wildlife. January 2017

5.0
  • 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

5.0
  • 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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GD

Does Not Recommend

Abercrombie and Kent June 2016

1.0
  • 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

5.0
  • 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

Operator Abercrombie & Kent

A

Recommends

Stunning holiday October 2016

5.0
  • 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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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Naples/Sorrento, Italy

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Hilton Sorrento Palace

Arrive in Naples and transfer to your hotel. Gather with your fellow guests at tonight’s welcome dinner.

Days 2-3: Sorrento / The Amalfi Coast & Island of Capri

Meals: Breakfast (Day 2); Breakfast, Dinner (Day 3)

Accommodation: Hilton Sorrento Palace

Take a walking tour through elegant Sorrento and travel the breathtaking Amalfi Coast. The next day, cruise by hydrofoil to the island paradise of Capri. In the afternoon, meet a local mozzarella producer and learn how the cheese is made, before enjoying a home-cooked meal at their farm.

Days 4-6: Rome / Pompeii, the Vatican & the City Up Close

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner(Day 4); Breakfast and Lunch(Day 5); Breakfast(Day6)

Accommodation: Boscolo Exedra Roma

This morning, travel north to Rome, stopping en route in the ancient city of Pompeii, which was buried in volcanic ash and frozen in time when Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD 79. This evening in Rome’s Trastevere, join a welcoming local at her home for wine and a home-cooked feast. Journey through history the next day with a morning visit to the Imperial Roman Forum and the Colosseum; in the afternoon, explore the charming Campo de Fiori, the Piazza Navona and its remarkable Fountain of the Four Rivers, and the Pantheon, one of the most widely copied buildings in the Western world. Later, stop at the iconic Trevi Fountain before taking in the Spanish Steps. On your third day, explore Vatican City, where you view the Sistine Chapel with its legendary frescoes by Michelangelo, as well as St. Peter’s Basilica.

Days 7-9: Florence / The Renaissance & Tuscany

Accommodation: Hotel Brunelleschi

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner(Day 7); Breakfast (Day 8); Breakfast, Lunch(Day 9)

Continue north to the famed region of Tuscany, stopping en route in medieval Siena. Here, your local expert introduces you to the Piazza del Campo, home of the famous Palio di Siena horse race. Continue to Florence, a vast and beautiful monument to the Renaissance. The next day, in the company of a specialist art guide, visit the Galleria dell’Accademia to see Michelangelo’s David and the Uffizi Gallery, home to some of the world’s most important art treasures. Later, cross the Ponte Vecchio to stroll the delightful Boboli Gardens on the grounds of the Pitti Palace. On your last day, savor the sights of the Mercato Centrale market before enjoying a three-hour culinary class, where your chef shares the secrets of Florentine cooking.

Day 10: Pisa / World-Famous Leaning Tower

Accommodation: NH La Spezia

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drive to Pisa, where you see the extraordinary Leaning Tower and explore the Pisa Cathedral and Baptistery with a local guide. Stop in Lucca to tour its lovely pedestrian quarter, then continue on to your next destination, the stunning Italian Riviera.

Day 11: Cinque Terre / Beauty Along the Coast

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: NH La Spezia

Discover the extraordinary beauty of the Cinque Terre (“Five Lands”), five scenic villages built along the steep coastal cliffs of Liguria on the Italian Riviera. See Manarola, a fishing village set amid terraced vineyards where you can walk to view the coast, and visit other villages nearby.

Days 12-14: Venice / Palaces & Canals

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch(Day 12); Meals: Breakfast and Dinner (Day 13); Breakfast (Day 14)

Accommodation: Hotel Palazzo Giovanelli

Travelling by coach to Venice, stop en route to enjoy a private tasting of balsamic vinegar. Then visit Verona, known to the world as the setting for Romeo and Juliet. In Venice the next day, visit St. Mark’s Basilica, with its lavish 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 festive farewell dinner. Transfer to the airport the next day for your flight home.

Dates & Pricing

Price From

$ 7,995

Price Per Day:

$ 571 per person
 
  • Single Supplement (Single Occupancy): $ 2,795

Special offers are available

Save $500 per person when you book by March 31, 2016.

Departures every saturdays

 

Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.

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.
Details
Trip Includes
  • All accommodations
  • Meals and fully guided sightseeing as noted in the itinerary
  • Airport transfers
  • Services of A&K Tour Director
Trip Excludes
  • International and internal airfare
  • Passport and Visa Charges
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Gratuities to the A&K Tour Director
  • Personal Expenses
Meals Included:

13 Breakfasts, 6 Lunch and 6 Dinners

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

Cancellation Fees Per Person

Cancellations must be received in writing and will become effective on the date of receipt, fax or email. Cancellations received by A&K are subject to the following:

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

91 days prior to departure or more: $500

90-61 days prior to departure: 20% of program price

60-31 days prior to departure: 50% of program price

30 days prior to departure or less: 100% of program price

Age Notes

Min. Age: 10

Additional Information:

Guaranteed Departures

All group journeys excluding Connections European River Cruise, Expedition Cruise, Private Jet, Wings Over the World and Inspiring Expeditions by Geoffrey Kent are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of two (2) persons. Guaranteed departures will operate except only in cases of force majeure, which could include any major world event adversely affecting international travel patterns or other circumstances beyond A&K's control.

A&K Price Assurance

The A&K Price Assurance applies to all group journeys available through A&K excluding Expedition Cruises, Private Jet, international and internal air and extra services. The A&K Price Assurance applies only to 2016 advertised rates on abercrombiekent.com for the same program, travel date and accommodation classification. A&K reserves the right to modify or cancel the A&K Price Assurance for future bookings without prior notice.

Baggage

A&K provides porterage of two (2) pieces of baggage per person. Please note should your journey include internal/ domestic or charter flights your luggage allowance may be less than two (2) pieces of baggage and weight/size restrictions may apply.

Details will be provided in your Pre-Travel Documentation. Baggage and personal effects are at the owner's risk throughout the travel program, and A&K assumes no liability for lost or damaged baggage. Please check with your international carrier for other baggage restrictions and fees applicable to your international flights.

Child Policy

The minimum age is 10 years old unless noted on the itinerary and all children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Minimum age is 12 years old for Connections European River Cruise Journeys and varies for Family Journeys. Some activities contained within an itinerary may have a different age restriction than the overall minimum age requirement. Details will be provided at the time of booking. A&K reserves the right to marginally exceed the published maximum group size on Family journeys to accommodate a family.

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