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.

Postings for February, 2010


Castles, Caviar & 5 Star Cruising - Elegant Russian River Cruise

Experience fairy tale castles, vodka, caviar, Tolstoy and centuries past on this unique Russian voyage. Only added a couple of weeks ago to Kensington’s cruise portfolio, it is quickly proving to be one our most popular Russian tours.  Why you might ask?  This elegant 5* cruise is a cost effective alternative to staying in hotels and an incredible way to see the country. Read More »


地獄谷野猿公苑 (The Jigokudani Monkey Park)

When we asked one of our recent Kensington travelers what was the highlight of her private guided tour of Japan, she responded with only a collection of pictures – of monkeys! Located at the heart of the Japanese Alps, close to Nagano lies the Jigokudani Monkey Park.  Two kilometres off the road, this picturesque mountain sanctuary is located in the valley of the Yokoyu River which is part of the Joshinetsu-Kogen National Park. Read More »


Kensington Launches Exclusive Getaways

Imagine an intimate vacation in a European villa set against one of the most beautiful backdrops in the world, immersed in artistic legacy, drinking fine Italian wines and the good company of your family and friends.  Kensington Tours is excited to announce the latest exclusive offering in our vacation portfolio, luxury properties in the elegant countryside of Tuscany, Italy. Read More »


Taking Your Tour To New Heights

Imagine cruising above the plains of the Serengeti watching the great migration, sharing a romantic panoramic vista of Paris’s Eiffel Tower or ascending to a bird’s eye view of the Pyramids – all from the basket of a hot air balloon! Ideal for photographers, adventurers and anyone who’s ever wanted to fly, hot air balloons provide a unique outlook that simply isn’t available on the ground.  These classic voyages are entertaining, adventurous and often surreal. Read More »

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