Luxury European Holidays, Abercrombie&Kent

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The endless variety of Europe means it's hard to think of a single thing that links all 50 countries together. The staggering architecture? It's certainly beautiful, from Moorish to Baroque to Renaissance… The food? Fantastically diverse, with piquant herbs and spices, the freshest produce and innovative, scene-stealing restaurants in every city. What about the scenery? The landscapes vary from mountains (the Alps) to moonscapes (Cappadocia), and in some instances you can go from skiing to the beach in a single afternoon. As a continent, Europe's many regions are often characterised by its national staples;tapas from Spain, pizza from Italy, bratwurst from Germany or souvlaki from Greece. But were you aware that you can also find some of the world's greatest sushi in Russia, the finest Indian food in England and the Netherlands, or authentic Middle Eastern falafel in Sweden? Europe doesn't discriminate when it comes to a tasty morsel.

But its single greatest draw is surely its scenic sights;an almost unimaginable wealth of attractions, from the birthplace of democracy in anarchic Athens to the romantic domes and spires of Florence's unmistakable skyline. Canals are no more beautiful than under the dreamy light that seeps through Venice's watery streets, beaches no more scenic than in the Greek Islands or Croatia, while multi-layered, multi-cultural influences have shaped ancient cities like Rome, Barcelona and Paris into pulsating, brilliant hotbeds of innovation and activity. So where to begin? Like all great adventures it's best to start slow, but once you've dipped beneath Europe's frankly stunning surface, you'll be hooked for life.

Europe with A&K
With A&K Luxury European Holidays, we know the best places to stay, the liveliest bars and the most romantic retreats in the myriad of short-break destinations, enabling you to experience the most iconic cities and towns in Europe at their zenith. Our people on the ground will ensure you get a table at the most fashionable restaurant, entry to the latest exhibition or tickets to the hottest play. To help you fully appreciate a city's true verve, they will introduce you to best local markets, the coolest cafes, the artisan areas and the more quirky aspects of your city of choice. They will guide you around world-famous sights, offering a fresh perspective or insight that few mainstream visitors will be exposed to.

Just a short hop and you could be enjoying avant-garde Barcelona, the fabulous treasures of St Petersburg or fashionable Monaco. Europe still holds us in its sway, oozing culture, sophistication and metropolitan jewels. The Eastern Mediterranean encompassing Greece, Cyprus & Turkey is a fascinating arena of antiquity where the enduring imprint of ancient empires - Greek and Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman - is still evident. Europe and Asia rub shoulders beside the waters of the Bosphorus in glamorous Istanbul.

Take to the water and enjoy a river or canal cruise the most scenic way to see Europe at its best. Why not choose the heart of Europe along the Danube and join an A&K crafted group trip with our signature touches of private and exclusive visits. If you are looking for a beach break close to home then the golden sands of the Italian Islands, Portugal's Algarve coast as well as Greece with its islands and Cyprus the last our post before you hit the Middle East.

Are you children sport mad? Why not take a look at our Super Skills Travel itineraries at the Forte Village resort in Sardinia. Your child will meet and train with some of the greatest champions of their favourite sport. We all know happy kids make happy parents!
Tell us exactly what you want from your break. We will ensure you get it.

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Or find out more about our special offers to Europe, or view are suggested hotels for visiting the Christmas Markets.

Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Paris & The Cote d'Azur

Nights: 6 | from £1,750

Experience the essence of France with this stylish combination of sophisticated city chic in Paris and the elegance of the Cote d’Azur. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Northern Lights Wonderland

Nights: 3 | from £3,550

For a short winter break there is nothing more invigorating than a visit to Iceland when the air is crisp and the night sky is black, for the best chance of witnessing the ethereal Northern Light in all their shimmering glory by night, while exploring the majestic countryside by day. Find out more

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Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort*****


Within striking distance of the Cote d'Azur and Provence this luxury resort is an absolute delight. Nestled amongst the hills of Provence and with superb...Find out more

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Rosewood Castiglion Del Bosco


Situated in the heart of Tuscany's Brunello winemaking region, Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco is one of Tuscany's largest contiguous estates. It is located...Find out more

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Offer Finca Cortesin

Finca Cortesin

Situated along the coast from Marbella, Finca Cortesin burst onto the luxury hotel scene in 2008. The service and attention to detail is what sets this...Find out more

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Hotel Danieli

Hotel Danieli, a Luxury Collection Hotel: a timeless wonder amid the Venetian art, the 14th century palace of Doge Dandolo is a masterpiece of hospitality....Find out more

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Offer Amanzoe



Aman Resorts' Greece offering is surrounded by undulating olive groves and overlooking the island of Spetses and the Argosaronic Gulf beyond. The free-standing...Find out more

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Our Europe & Middle East team – Sarah, Eleanor, Lynne, Rob, Aline, Kate and Sandrine are experts in designing the perfect holiday to suit your personal needs, interests and budget. Their intimate knowledge of every hotel and resort featured in our portfolio, together with our own network of offices throughout the region, allows us to offer unique in-depth knowledge, unparalleled insider access and the VIP service for which Abercrombie & Kent is renowned. 

Read about our latest experiences in Europe and the Middle East in our Travel Blog pages.

To find out more about our Europe team, click on the consultant links below or call them on 01242 547 703 or enquire online

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