Three luxury tour providers have just announced new 2018 itineraries
Abercrombie and Kent, Butterfield and Robinson and Scenic have all announced new itineraries for 2018. Here are the highlights.
By Grace Smith
Butterfield and Robinson
Walking Tour of North India
Experiential luxury specialists Butterfield and Robinson has announced a week-long walking tour from Jodhpur to Narlai and Delwara set to launch in February 2018. Highlights of the tour include a morning yoga session over the Aravalli Hills, a walking tour of the Old City of Jodhpur and a private after hours tour of the cliff-top Mehrangarh Fort, followed by a glass of champagne while watching the sun set 400 feet above the city. The itinerary consisting of daily village, sanctuary and mountain walking is suitable for recreational walkers but guests needn’t be experienced trekkers.
The seven days / six nights India Walking tour is priced from US$7,995 (about A$10,862), with single supplements starting at US$1,500 (about A$2,037).
Abercrombie and Kent
Hosted Small Group Journeys
Specially crafted for the intrepid luxury traveller, Abercrombie and Kent’s new Hosted Small Group Journeys lead guests on an exploration of a number of the world’s most remote destinations. The expert-led journeys aim to combine cultural encounters, culinary experiences and immersive activities that go well beyond the standard tourist trail. There are 22 new itineraries featuring experiences such as a voodoo ceremony in West Africa, reindeer sleigh rides in northern Norway, a shaman ritual in Guatemala and a Golden Eagle Festival in Mongolia. Other destinations include Iceland, Italy, Armenia, Iran, Madagascar, Ethiopia, South America and more.
Prices start from A$$6,950 for the 10-day Guatemala: Ancient Traditions and Icons of the Maya tour.
Scenic River Cruises
To Europe and South America
Leading luxury river cruise carrier Scenic has released new itineraries in Europe and South America for 2018. The European itineraries will cruise through the iconic waterways of France, Portugal, Russia and the heart of continental Europe, docking in Europe’s favourite cities including Paris, Prague, Budapest, Amsterdam, Zurich, Moscow and Porto. Scenic’s 15-day Jewels of Europe itinerary from Amsterdam to Budapest will follow ancient trade routes, stopping off at the World Heritage-listed site of Bamberg, the ancient Bavarian city in Nuremburg and the glittering city of Vienna. Other tours follow The Upper Danube, The Rhine and Moselle, Black Sea and Danube Delta, The Saone and Rhone and more.
The Jewels of Europe itinerary starts from only A$6,995 per person including return flights.
Scenic’s 2018 South American program will take in Cuba, Panama, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil and more, and features the brand new 12 or 29 day Icons of South and Central America itinerary. The new trip will journey from Havana and Trinidad to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Machu Picchu and Cuzco, with on-shore expereinces including a horse and carriage ride and dinner and Cartagena, cooking classes in Cuzco and an off-road exploration of Los Glaciares National Park.
Prices for the Icons of South and Central America itinerary start from A$11,995 for the 12 day itinerary.
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