OAK BROOK, Ill. -- Abercrombie & Kent has added family
departures to four of its Asia programs.
The itineraries are the Highlights of Thailand, Magnificent
India and Nepal, Yangtze Interlude and China Family Holiday.
In most cases, a children's activity coordinator will be on
board for the family programs.
"On the Yangtze Interlude, you have dinner with a local family.
On the China Family Holiday, you have kite-flying in Tiananmen
Square," a spokeswoman said.
A&K introduced a few family departures in the mid-1990s.
This year, they are offered on 23 itineraries, 59 departures in
Highlights of Thailand includes sightseeing by private boat in
Bangkok, an excursion to Sukhothai and an elephant ride in Mae Hong
The land-only rate through March is $2,990 per person, double.
The supplement for air from the West Coast starts from $800 for
economy and $3,925 for business class. Domestic flights are an
The Magnificent India and Nepal itinerary includes visits to
Delhi, the Taj Mahal, Chitwan National Park and Kathmandu; a
private cruise on Lake Pichola at Udaipur; and a private dawn
cruise on the Ganges.
The rate is $5,835 per person, double, land only, for departures
from September through March.
From New York, economy class air starts from $1,315; business
class from $5,425. Domestic flights are an additional $180.
The Yangtze Interlude includes visits to Shanghai's waterfront,
the terra-cotta warriors in Xian, a three-night cruise of the
Yangtze and excursions to the Great Wall, the Forbidden City,
Chongqing and Suzhou.
Prices start at $4,470 per person, double. A child under age 12
sharing with one adult costs $3,240. Domestic flights cost $450;
$345 for kids. International air from the West Coast starts at
$755; $4,210, business class.
The China Family Holiday includes the Xian Zoo; a full-day
cruise on the Li River; visits to the terra-cotta warriors and Reed
Flute Cave; sampan sailing at Aberdeen fishing village and a tram
ride to Victoria Peak in Hong Kong.
The land price is $4,690 per person, double; $2,995 for a child
under 12 sharing with one adult; $2,620 for a child under 12 with
Air from the West Coast starts at $760 for adults, $695 for
children under 12. Business class fare is from $5,285 for adults,
$4,100 for children.
A&K also will be adding family departures to its Images of
Indo-China program for 2003. The itinerary includes Vietnam,
Cambodia and Thailand. The firm's 2003 brochure will be available
For more information, call (800) 323-7308 or visit www.abercrombiekent.com.