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

A&K's 2019 Europe brochure

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…

Featured Europe Journeys

Group of 249 days, from AU$7,785
Christmas Markets Along the Danube- A Connections European River Cruise Journey (2019)

​Embark on a festive Danube River cruise, staying in handpicked boutique hotels in the heart of Vienna and Munich, and visiting Christkindlesmarkts, historic Melk Abbey and the Imperial Treasury in Vienna.

Group9 days, from AU$7,785
Group of 2410 days, from AU$11,990
Family Spain - Luxury Family Journeys (2019)

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
Group of 249 days, from AU$13,155
Northern Lights of Lapland – A Connections Boutique Group Journey (2019/20)

Travel in search of the northern lights — one of nature’s most compelling spectacles — and experience the culture of Lapland, trying your hand at dogsledding and snowshoeing and staying in a unique hotel made from ice.

Group9 days, from AU$13,155
Group of 2411 days, from AU$11,755
Essence of Italy - A Connections Boutique Group Journey (2019)

​On this 11-day Italian adventure, discover the Eternal City of Rome, the Renaissance glories of Florence and Tuscany, and the dazzling Cinque Terre, indulging in unforgettable food and wine and experiencing Italian culture up close.

Group11 days, from AU$11,755


Belmond Grand Hotel Europe

​Opened in 1875, this landmark hotel is located in the very heart of St Petersburg

Amadeus Brilliant & Amadeus Elegant

Experience Europe at its finest onboard relaxing sister ships ‘Amadeus Brilliant’ and ‘Amadeus elegant,’ enjoying their spacious, stylish design and easygoing charm.

Amadeus Symphony

Travel the rivers of europe in style and comfort aboard ‘Amadeus Symphony,’ offering you convenient amenities, excellent cuisine and elegant design.