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 April, 2014

Tailor-made Private Tours

Henri Bendel and Kensington Tours Launch South of France Sweepstakes

Kensington Tours has teamed up with luxury fashion boutique Henri Bendel to offer an exclusive opportunity to win a luxury trip to the French Riviera. Read More »

Relaxation , Tailor-made Private Tours

10 Must-See Buddhist Monuments

Travelers from the far corners of the globe are drawn to symbols of the world’s most peaceful religion, seeking to experience its beauty, tranquility and architectural splendor. Read More »

Food & Wine

World's Best Cities for Coffee Lovers

One of the best ways to begin a day of travel and exploration is with a steaming cup of local coffee. A visit to a local café while traveling can immerse you in the unique culture of your destination, while providing a quick antidote to jet lag. So grab a cup of joe and settle in - here is your round-the-world guide to the best travel destinations for coffee lovers. Read More »


Tour Through Rio de Janiero by Bicycle

With a warm breeze on your face and beautiful people surrounding you, you leisurely tour the shoreline of a jaw-dropping oceanfront city. This is Rio de Janiero like you’ve never seen it before - from the seat of a bicycle. Read More »


Kensington Wins 2014 National Geographic Traveler Award

Kensington Tours has been awarded National Geographic Traveler magazine’s 50 Tours of a Lifetime! Our 9 day luxury tour of Slovenia was selected as one of the most authentic, innovative, immersive, best-guided, and most sustainable tours. Read More »

Expedition Cruises, Ocean Cruises, River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises

Top 5 Reasons to Take a Private Guided Shore Excursion

From historic tours and cultural encounters to active adventures and culinary escapades, Kensington offers customized tours in 200 ports around the globe. With your ship in port for an average of just 8-12 hours, shouldn’t you make the most of your time on land? Here are the top 5 reasons to take a private guided shore excursion. Read More »

Food & Wine

Top 5 Foodie Delights on Tour in Morocco

Morocco’s aromatic, refined and diverse cuisine can seduce even the most demanding palate. The country’s culinary tourism scene is flourishing, and for good reason. Whether visiting Marrakech, Fes, Casablanca or the Atlas Mountains, travelers to Morocco are consistently enthralled by the gorgeous presentation of sumptuous epicurean delights. Read More »

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