Touring Spain With Abercrombie & Kent
When I think of group travel, the first thing that comes to my mind is my wife’s blue-haired aunts hopping a bus for Branson, Missouri. You know, crowded buses, truck stop restroom breaks, and lots of snoring from one point to the other.
However, when Abercrombie & Kent (A&K) invited us along for a 7-night group travel outing to Spain, we absolutely jumped at the offer.
As an American baby boomer traveler, when I hear the words Abercrombie & Kent, I think three things: British company, luxury travel, and African safaris.
Geoffrey Kent and his parents, Valerie and Colonel John Kent, founded Abercrombie & Kent in 1962 with little more than a Bedford truck and a sterling silver ice bucket.
Today, A&K runs 50 full-time offices worldwide, staffed by more than 2,300 people; it also operates its own safari camps and Nile cruise ships, and maintains a fleet of customized safari vehicles. Its reputation allows A&K travellers private, sometimes exclusive access to museums, archaeological sites and cultural attractions around the world.
In other words, perhaps more than any other company, A&K has written the book on luxury, world-wide adventures.
A&K has written the book on luxury, world-wide adventures!
And now, fifty years after pioneering the modern luxury adventure, Abercrombie & Kent introduces a new approach to group travel: Connections by Abercrombie & Kent.
The basic idea is to take A&K’s renowned experience in luxury travel, offer it to small groups (only 24-28 guests), tap into their unmatched network of 50 offices around the world, and create a luxury small group travel experiences unparalleled in the world of travel.
Further still, they’re doing this all at an unbeatable price. How do they do that?
We just received our A&K travel itinerary, and just look at the destinations in our journey:
- Day #1 – Arrive Barcelona and spend the night at Hotel Palace Barcelona
- Day #2 – Guided tour of Barcelona and spend another night at Hotel Palace Barcelona.
- Day #3 – Fly to Granada, guided tour of the Alhambra, and spend the night in the historic Alhambra Palace Hotel.
- Day #4 – Begin our journey to Seville, with stops in Málaga and Ronda. Spend the night in the iconic Hotel Alfonso XIII.
- Day #5 – Explore Seville and end the day with a little flamenco dancing. Spend another night at Hotel Alfonso XIII.
- Day #6 – Journey to Córdoba. After exploration, take high-speed train to Madrid. Spend the night at the Hotel Ritz Madrid.
- Day #7 – Explore Madrid and spend another night at the Hotel Ritz Madrid.
As you can probably imagine, we’re very excited to explore Spain, and perhaps even more excited to have Abercrombie & Kent as our guides.
Stay tuned, we’ll have much more to share about this experience in the coming weeks and months.