Europe

Europe is a treasure trove of dazzling cities and sophisticated cultures, enchanting rural scenes and sparkling coastlines.


A&K may be best known for taking the most discerning travellers to more exotic destinations, but we also pride ourselves on bringing new perspectives to places you already know and love, and some of our most extraordinary journeys are in Europe.

All the journeys here are designed to allow you to relax into a place and enjoy a more authentic European pace, where your encounters are more likely to be with locals than with other travellers, and where — if you’re lucky — you’ll have an adventure. Because to us how you travel and why you travel is as important as when and where you travel. 

With the benefit of A&K’s local knowledge and contacts, you can skirt the crowds and queues and enjoy the great cities of the Grand Tour, enhanced by exclusive and outside-hours access to palaces, museums and basilica, dining in splendid villas and ancient cellars, with private audiences and performances, all far from the madding crowd. Our travel designers are always on the lookout for more emerging destinations and new experiences, often in the margins between countries and continents and across cultures. 

Some of the most fascinating journeys in this portfolio are in the Caucasusbehind the old Iron Curtain, to the Baltic capitals, in northern Scandinavia, or in beautiful, less-visited, yet still emblematic cities like Krakow or Seville

Enjoy exploring!

“I will take you by a dear dirty back way, Miss Honeychurch, and if you bring me luck, we shall have an adventure.” — E.M. Forster, a Room With A View

Explore Europe in A&K Style

From the quintessential luxury of France and unparalleled charm of Italy to the quixotic allure of Turkey, Europe is a melting pot of culture, history and picture-perfect backdrops.

Culture seekers will enjoy authentic experiences exploring the traditional bijou villages and historic walled towns of Portugal, or enjoy Austria’s classical music heritage in the heart of Vienna.

Take in the sites, sounds and flavours of Italy on our hosted walking tour through the verdant region of Puglia, or witness the breathtaking phenomenon of the aurora borealis in Iceland.

Nature lovers can get up close to glaciers, fjords and polar bears on our Arctic Cruise Adventure expedition, taking you along the dramatic and rarely-seen coastlines of Greenland, Iceland and Norway.

Hot air balloons, horse riding, wine tasting and luxurious spas — our range of exciting and authentic itinerary options allow you to create a truly tailor-made personal experience whether you’re travelling as a family, couple, small group or alone.

If you are looking for the apogee of extravagance, join us on the A&K private jet and sample the very best of Europe and beyond in the utmost luxury.

Europe's Luxury Holiday Accommodation

Luxury accommodation options in Europe are myriad — iconic establishments vie with charming country inns and seductive contemporary hotels rival the intimacy of river cruise vessels. 

Spoil yourself with a stay at the exclusive Villa Dubrovnik with panoramic views over the Adriatic Sea, or join us aboard the Magna Carta — one of the most luxurious vessels cruising the British Isles today.

Step back to the age of elegance aboard the iconic Golden Eagle Danube Express and take in vibrant cities of Italy, Germany, Poland, Russia, Austria and Hungary as you relax in your intimate, en-suite cabin. 

Whatever style of accommodation makes you feel most at home when on holiday, ensuring the perfect blend of elements for each individual is what A&K does best.

Europe Tour Highlights

As Europe travel experts with a long history in bespoke itineraries, A&K has hand picked what we know to be the very best in high-end experiential travel tours to Europe. Browse our award-winning Europe Journeys to discover curated itineraries with enviable highlights.

  • Cruise Croatia’s dazzling Dalmatian Coast aboard your private yacht
  • Discover Prague's selection architectural styles, a recommended visit during all holidays to Czech Republic
  • Soak in the warm healing waters of the Blue Lagoon in Reykjavik
  • Visit Italy’s picturesque wine regions 
  • Explore orthodox Christian churches, cathedrals and monasteries in Georgia and Armenia  
  • Visit Denmark's most vibrant city- Copenhagen 
  • Cruise the Greek Isles 
  • Discover Sweden's epic Viking History 
  • Visit Lake Skadar, the largest national park in Montenegro
  • Experience a traditional Slovenian winery
  • Experience the marvels of the Alps on a journey encompassing the best of Alpine Switzerland and Italy
  • Journey through the ever changing landscapes of England on the Belmond Royal Scotsman 
  • Experience intimate musical performances in  Scotland and Ireland
  • And much more…

Europe Countries

Featured Europe Journeys

Group of 1314 days, from AU$49,995
Wings Over the Mediterranean (2019 - 20)

​Discover ancient and modern wonders throughout the Mediterranean, from the art and history of Portugal and Spain to the charms and delights of Monaco and the Amalfi Coast, and explore Dubrovnik's pristine Elafiti Islands on a private yacht.

Group14 days, from AU$49,995
Group of 248 days, from AU$12,200
Family Switzerland - Luxury Family Journey

​Step into the magical Swiss Alps, discovering alphorn playing with local pros, epic heights on James Bond Mountain, chocolate tastings and jaw dropping nature on hikes and raft rides.

Group8 days, from AU$12,200
Group of 2411 days, from AU$7,345
The Baltics & Helsinki - A Connections Boutique Group Journey

Set forth on an unhurried journey through Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Finland, discovering former Soviet republics steeped in complex history, capital cities dressed in stunning architecture and progressive cultures along the coast.

Group11 days, from AU$7,345
Group of 2410 days, from AU$11,990
Family Spain - Luxury Family Journeys

Catch the intoxicating spirit of Spain on an all-ages journey across the best of the country, discovering markets and wild works of art, rare animals in their element, and flamenco and paella-making lessons.

Group10 days, from AU$11,990

Featured Accommodation

Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg

Located within a restored 19th century Russian palace, the Four Seasons Lion Palace is a luxury property in the heart of St Petersburg right behind St Isaac’s Square.

Gran Meliá Palacio de los Duques

Located in the privileged Habsburg district next to the Royal Palace, the Opera House and the Cathedral, Leading Hotel of the World Gran Melia Palacio de los Duques is a luxury urban resort.

Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik

Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik is an iconic landmark uniquely located on a cliffside, with magnificent views from every floor, over to the island of Lokrum and the Old Town.

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