Where will your wanderlust take you?
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Abercrombie & Kent offers expertly crafted, luxurious holidays in some of the most exotic and beautiful destinations in the world. And the travel company has just teamed up with Qantas to help your money go further. A&K is now giving away one Qantas Point for every dollar Frequent Flyer members spend on private land itineraries. To celebrate this, we’ve rounded up some of the best itineraries to suit all tastes. Read on to discover your ultimate indulgent getaway...
For ancient history
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Have your Indiana Jones moment in Petra’s massive and ornate sandstone temples (a film location for Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade), swim in the Dead Sea, explore the Pyramids of Giza and float down the Nile. This private tour of Egypt and Jordan packs 5000 years of civilisation into 12 well-paced yet exciting days.
For art and architecture
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Russia has some of the most opulent displays of art you’ll ever see, from the vast riches of the Kremlin Armoury or the grand collection of the State Hermitage Museum to the mind-bogglingly beautiful Moscow Metro stations. And architecture simply doesn’t get any more dazzling than the colourful onion domes of Russia’s famous cathedrals.
For a desert safari
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Visit ancient cities with beautiful mosques and bustling markets, and encounter the massive Atlas Mountains and the majestic desert on a thrilling 12-day private tour of Morocco.
For rich culture
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A tour of Iran is full of culture, history and hospitality, from the ancient Persian city of Persepolis – one of the world’s most important heritage sites – to quaint villages producing art, textiles and handicrafts. You’ll walk along ancient streets lined with beige adobe houses, punctuated by towering minarets and the domes of colourfully tiled mosques. And sip warm, fragrant tea from a delicate glass as you lounge on a generous kilim cushion.
For close encounters with wildlife
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On safari in central and southern Kenya, you’re never far away from the wildlife, whether it be on a drive, on horseback or even while lounging in your own private plunge pool that overlooks a watering hole.
For something off the beaten track
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Real-life Madagascar, off the south-east coast of Africa, is very movie-worthy: you’ll see towering baobab trees, “forests” of limestone pillars and, yes, loads of cute and strange creatures. It’s a unique cultural and natural experience that you won’t find anywhere else.
For the best food and wine
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France’s abundance of gourmet food and wine is, of course, no secret. This luxury escape raises the bar: you’ll take a private tour of Paris’s best provedores, led by a restaurant critic, and enjoy a traditional lunch in the home of a Bordeaux local
For pure romance
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Palace and castle stays are just the beginning – this romantic tour of Italy’s north-east will take you to Venetian glassblowers, the Prosecco Wine Route, medieval towns and exquisite Palladian villas.