Abercrombie & Kent has announced new “Wings Over the World” Journeys, which enable a small group of travelers to explore an entire region while traveling aboard private air. These itineraries offer more time on the ground, instead of in transit, allowing guests to indulge in more experiences.
Stefanie Schmudde, A&K VP of product development and operations, said in a press release that the journeys allow travelers “to see more and do more, while offering a seamless experience flying point to point, with expedited check-in and immigration procedures.”
Wings Over the Mediterranean
Limited to 13 guests; 13 days
Travelers can discover ancient and modern wonders around the Mediterranean, from the art and history of Portugal and Spain, to the seaside charms of the Amalfi Coast and Dubrovnik. In Portugal, they will explore the castles at Sintra; in Figueres, Spain, they learn about the life and works of surrealist master Salvador Dalí. Guests will visit the National Archaeological Museum in Naples before entering the ancient ruins of Pompeii and indulge in the splendors of the Amalfi Coast with a cooking class in Ravello and a visit to a local farm where mozzarella is made by hand. They will also tour Dubrovnik and visit a traditional silk weaver, then choose from “Design Your Day” offerings, including a cooking class with wine tasting, sea kayaking around Lokrum Island or visiting shooting locations on a “Game of Thrones” walking tour.
Wings Over Northern Europe
Limited to 13 guests; 12 days
Hermitage Museum // Photo by Elen11/iStock/Getty Images Plus/Getty Images
Guests will explore the historic and cultural links between England, Iceland, Germany and Russia. They will experience London like a local, including a ferry across the Thames and a culinary stroll through Southwark’s Borough Market. “Design Your Day” options include visiting Windsor Castle, exploring the Royal Horticultural Society Home Garden, savoring a gin-focused walking tour or biking through London. In Iceland, travelers will learn about Icelandic horses with a visit to a private farm and relax with VIP access to The Retreat at the Blue Lagoon. In Germany, travelers will enjoy an evening visit to the Reichstag Dome, with dinner and drinks overlooking the Berlin skyline. Early entry to the Hermitage Museum in Russia affords an opportunity to view its collection with fewer people. A private farewell concert at the Isaak Brodsky House Museum on Arts Square in the center of St. Petersburg, followed by a caviar tasting with Champagne is also included.
New for 2022: Wings Over New Zealand
Limited to 18 guests; 11 days
Milford Sound, New Zealand // Photo by venturedesign/iStock/Getty Images Plus/Getty Images
Travelers will take in the scenery on a flightseeing tour by helicopter of Milford Sound and a glacier walk, with a cruise around Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour in a private 60-foot catamaran. Then, they will enjoy a full day of food, wine and art on Waiheke Island, visiting with a local artisan and tasting local wines and foods such as oysters, wild honey and cheeses. Guests will also visit a working sheep and cattle farm in Hawke’s Bay and enjoy a wine tasting. A privately chartered wildlife cruise around the South Island’s Otago Peninsula to see the only mainland colony of northern royal albatross and other wildlife is also on the itinerary. Choose among “Design Your Day” activities including a Dart River boat safari, four-wheel drive adventure through Skippers Canyon followed by wine tasting, or an electric bike tour of the bridges along the Queenstown Trails.
Good to know: A&K has the ability to recreate any Wings Over the World journey for a private group or customize a completely new Luxury Tailor Made Journey by Private air.
Guests additionally have access to A&K exclusives like Traveller’s Valet, complimentary mid-journey laundry service, Travelling Bell Boy service to transfer luggage from hotel to hotel, and Breakfast in Bed, offering guests two mornings with continental breakfast served in their hotel room. Private arrival and departure transfers are always included, regardless of date of arrival.