Upmarket travel company Abercrombie & Kent has unveiled a captivating collection of 10 new tailored-made voyages to entice Australians who are heading to Europe for the Paris Olympics to stay a bit longer.

The Eiffel Tower in Paris
The Eiffel Tower in Paris

In a concerted effort to get Aussie travellers to extend their dream holiday, A&K’s new voyages range from an epicurean adventure through France, an off-radar journey into Italy’s heartland and a Scandinavian odyssey of Denmark, Sweden and Norway.

With the Paris Olympics kicking off in July this year, A&K said that some of its specialised journeys in Greece and Italy will take guests on a private motor yacht to explore Crete’s stunning west coast calling at Balos Lagoon, one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, then stopping at a brewery to experience a six-course meal in Santorini. Guests will also be taken to a private leather workshop to learn how to design their own bespoke handbag in Florence.

Italy’s green heartland of Tuscany

In Spain and Portugal, A&K has arranged for a private flamenco show in Madrid, a motorcycle sidecar tapas tour in Barcelona and an intimate lunch with a Countess on the Cadaval Estate in Lisbon – a historic house known for its architectural grandeur and embodiment of Portuguese culture.

The Cotswolds, England

In France and England, the company has arranged for guests to create their own fragrance in Grasse on the Cote d’Azur, a private dining experience with a Michelin-starred chef in a Chateau in Bordeaux or a private viewing of the Crown Jewels in London.

Here are highlights of some of the new itineraries for 2024

A private 10-day epicurean journey from Paris to Bordeaux. This indulgent holiday will take you from the treasure-lined galleries of the Louvre in Paris to the glittering Hall of Mirrors in Versailles, calling at boutique vineyards with great wines. Prices start from $18,405pp. For more information click here

Climb onboard the Indian Pacific to Perth and taste some of the best local produce and wine in Margaret River
Two French winegrowers in their vineyards at sunset.

If you enjoy taking in the peaceful medieval towns, dense forests and foraging through Umbria to get a taste of its wine, truffle hunts and scenic hikes, then experience a 10-day sojourn into Italy’s green heart of Umbria and Tuscany with prices starting from $22,120pp. Click here for more information.

Experience the smorgasbord of cultural delights of Spain and Portugal over 13 days from a sensual flamenco performance to Gaudi’s extraordinary architecture in Barcelona. Then wander the winding streets of Porto, admiring the extravagant Baroque churches in Lisbon. Prices start from $22,250pp. Click here.

For more information visit A&K’s website or call (03)9536 1800.