As you would expect from a company with an illustrious history in luxury travel, cruising with Abercrombie & Kent is different.

You won’t, for instance, be waiting at the dockside with the crowds. There won’t be any crowds.

The company has launched a new concept in cruise travel  – where exclusive means just that.

Private land tours, unique stays in luxury hotels – and flights included.

The concept is available on a new European itinerary which starts in the Friuli region in Italy. You’ll visit stunning lagoons and see famous Italian art and architecture.

The region is known for its special sightseeing. It’s a feast of influences from ancient Rome, Byzantine and Renaissance artefacts and Baroque and Gothic architecture.

You will also visit Venice in time for the city’s famous Biennale. And this is when Abercrombie & Kent come into their own.

Venice attracts vast numbers during its Biennale. Guests on this tour will be part of a guided experience to see this spectacular event.

Of course, food is at the heart of this amazing journey. Guests will be part of a gastronomic adventure, trying local food and meeting producers and providores.

Then, there is a seven-night cruise along Croatia’s Dalmatian coast on board Ponant’s luxurious little ship, Le Lyrial. The cruise will call at Dubrovnik, Kotor and Rovini.

The inclusions cover just about everything. For instance:

         Group size of no more than 24 guests

         An A&K Australia Tour Director travels with group

         Gourmet food and wine experiences in northern Italy

         Guided touring of Renaissance Palmanova, Roman                        Aquileia and the medieval abbey of Sesto al Reghena

         A morning at the Venice Biennale with a specialist art guide

         Elegant, well located hotel accommodation in Italy

         Upgraded cruise accommodation with your own private                   balcony

         Walking tours of Korcula Island, Split, Dubrovnik and Pula

         A kayak adventure in Kotor, Montenegro and biking on the               island of Hvar

         Venetian highlights – Accademia Gallery, the Scuola di San             Rocco and the Frari Church

         Cocktails at Harry’s Bar and a tour of Venice’s bacari

         Economy class international flights

The tours start from January 2017, but places are limited.

You can secure your booking now.  For more information, click here.