Compass Blog

Compass is a collection of blogs based on the imaginative research the Kensington team undertakes to ensure we find new and better ways to transform travel into a more meaningful and personal experience. In other words, we are always on the lookout for a secret café in Paris, the best spot to find the black rhino, a favorite local dish, a superb hike out of Buenos Aires and the next great hidden lodge. To accomplish this we've enlisted our team of destination specialists. When they are not designing custom trips that wow our clients, they are traveling the world for inspiration. In addition, we have pulled together a team of 'Explorers-In-Residence' - Royal Geographic Society Fellows, Explorer's Club Fellows and leading adventurers with fascinating stories. Follow these explorers and gain a unique perspective from their awe-inducing expeditions.

private guided travel Travel Blogs

Cities & Cultures, Epicurean Journeys, Family, Tailor-made Private Tours

Italy Three Ways: Classic, Culinary or Family - which style is for you?

So rich with historic, cultural and gastronomic treasures is Italy that the only way to really experience what moves you is on an Italy tour tailored just for you. Kensington’s custom tours allow travelers to create the trip of a lifetime, with the best private guides and award-winning attention to detail. Read More »

African Safari, Family, Family Fun

Escape Magazine Features Kensington's Family Safaris In Kenya

Escape Magazine (a journal from American Express travel) features Kensington Tours' Kenya safaris in its summer 2013 issue of Family Escapes. The author of the article, Heidi Mitchell, picked seven exciting destinations for parents traveling with children which included Kensington's safaris in Kenya's Masaai Mara. She spoke to our East Africa destination specialist, Pieter Boerma, who shared a few great insights and recommendations for going on safari as a family. Read More »

Tailor-made Private Tours

A Sophisticated Take On Peru

Back from their first private guided experience with Kensington Tours, Sophisticated Living’s  Editor-in-Chief, Bridget Williams and husband Eric Williams filled us in on their unforgettable journey to the heart of ancient Incan civilization, Peru. Read More »

Tailor-made Private Tours

A First Encounter with Beijing

Like most people, Christine Negroni enjoys all the parts of an adventure while traveling – even the unexpected. But in a destination where the language is challenging and getting around isn’t so easy, she discovers that having a guide can be a good thing. Christine visits Beijing for the first time with the assistance of a Kensington Tours’ guide who takes her off the tourist map and helps her find the heart of a destination. Read More »


Traveling Secrets & Shortcuts

Kensington is dedicated to ensuring that our travelers’ tours go smoothly.  Below you’ll find a collection of the secrets and shortcuts that enable us to provide unique and hassle free adventures. EGYPT In Cairo there can be dozens of large busses and thousands of tourists crowding the pyramids and Museum.  So Kensington guides go “in reverse order”, to give guests a private view of the sights before most of the big tour busses pull in, or after they have gone. Read More »

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