China & Tibet Highlights

13 days from $5,447 per person*
  • Stroll through the beautiful architecture in Yuyuan Garden.
  • Visit cuddly pandas at the Panda Research Center.
  • Private guided tours of Drepung Monastery, Potala Palace, and more.
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch during a trip to the Great Wall.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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As you watch pandas interact in their natural habitat, you’ll likely feel the need to pinch yourself to check this is not simply part of an elaborate oriental dream.

While it’s certainly a dream trip, this is an experience firmly rooted in reality. You’ll get up close to China’s shyest native animals at the Panda Research Center in Chengdu, and experience an authentic tea ceremony at a local teahouse before descending on the culinary delights of Chengdu’s fragrant Jinli Street. You’ll also discover the ancient sites of Beijing including Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven and the Great Wall; stand in awe in front of the 7,000-strong Terra Cotta Army in Xi’an; tour the most significantly spiritual and visually stunning monasteries of Tibet; taste the spicy local cuisine in the home of Szechuan cooking; and discover the modern delights of 21st-century Shanghai.

Your authentic experience of China’s most historically significant sites and Tibet’s profoundly spiritual monasteries is overseen by a team of experienced local guides and private drivers. You’ll stay in a collection of four- and five-star international hotels, and experience the traditional art of Buddhist Zen at a charming boutique property. This is a trip that won’t only fill your sim card, but also your memory for decades to come. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Beijing
    Beijing
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 2 Beijing
    Beijing
    • Tour - Private - Tiananmen, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven with Lunch - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 3 Beijing
    Beijing
    • Tour - Private - Great Wall Mutianyu with Lunch - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 4 Beijing to Xi'an
    Beijing to Xi'an
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Beijing - Xi`an [(2hrs)] - Economy
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day City Wall by Bike - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 5 Xi'an
    Xi'an
    • Tour - Private - Terra Cotta Warriors, Banpo & Pagoda with Lunch - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 6 Xi'an to Lhasa
    Xi'an to Lhasa
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Xi`an - Lhasa [(3hrs)] - Economy
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Afternoon Acclimatization
  • Day 7 Lhasa
    Lhasa
    • Private - Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple & Bhakor Street with Lunch - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 8 Lhasa
    Lhasa
    • Private - Drepung Monastery & Sera Monastery with Lunch - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 9 Lhasa to Chengdu
    Lhasa to Chengdu
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Lhasa - Chengdu [Direct (1.5 hr)] - Economy
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Hotpot Dinner - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 10 Chengdu
    Chengdu
    • Tour - Private - Pandas & Chengdu Tea Culture with Lunch - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 11 Chengdu to Shanghai
    Chengdu to Shanghai
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Chengdu - Shanghai [(3hrs)] - Economy
    • Transfer - Private - Airport (Hongqiao Domestic) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Bund & Nanjing Road Walking Tour (4hrs) - Guide
  • Day 12 Shanghai
    Shanghai
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Jade Buddha Temple & Yu Garden with Lunch - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 13 Shanghai
    Shanghai
    • Transfer - Private - Airport (PVG) by Car & Maglev Train - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
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Day 1: Beijing

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.

Accommodation: Park Plaza Wangfujing (4*)

Park Plaza Beijing Wangfujing showcases the city as a unique reflection of the many changing facets of contemporary Chinese culture, where ancient cultural sites vie for space alongside high-rise buildings and an intricate freeway system. This Beijing lodging is just minutes away from several popular attractions, such as Tiananmen Square, the National Museum of China, and the Forbidden City. The world-renowned services at the Park Plaza Wangfujing Hotel Beijing ensure that guests enjoy a warm and personalized stay. Guest rooms provide visitors with optimum comfort and feature contemporary amenities, including cable TV, high-speed Internet access and work desks. Enjoy the hotels other amenities, including a gymnasium and massage center. The Park Plaza Wangfujing Hotel features three on-site restaurants that offer a range of cuisines. Enjoy Asian dining at Ooodle, international dishes at Bloo Dining, and a menu of light fare at First Lounge Bar.

Beijing
Beijing
Park Plaza Wangfujing
Park Plaza Wangfujing

Day 2: Beijing

This full day of private guided tour explores Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Temple of Heaven with a stop for a deluxe lunch. Tiananmen Square was built in 1417 during the Ming Dynasty and stretches a vast 440,000 square meters. The Forbidden City is the world's largest palace complex with 9,999 buildings. The Outer Court was where the emperor exercised his supreme power over the nation. The Inner Court was where he lived with his royal family. Fourteen emperors of the Ming dynasty and ten emperors of the Qing dynasty reigned here until 1924. The Temple of Heaven was built in 1420 AD during the Ming Dynasty to offer sacrifice to Heaven.

Accommodation: Park Plaza Wangfujing (4*)
Temple of Heaven
Temple of Heaven

Day 3: Beijing

Enjoy a full day private guided tour with lunch at the Great Wall at Mutianyu located 45 miles northeast of Beijing. This section winds along lofty, cragged mountains for 1.4 miles. Construction was started in the Northern Qi Dynasty (550-577) and was restored in the early Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Built mainly from granite with 8 meter walls and 5 meter wide at the top, it is notable for its 22 watchtowers. Lunch is included.

Accommodation: Park Plaza Wangfujing (4*)
Great Wall at Mutianyu
Great Wall at Mutianyu

Day 4: Beijing - Xi'an

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.

Fly from Beijing to Xi'an. Flight time is approximately 2 hours.

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.

Built in the 13th century on the foundations of the original Tang Forbidden City surrounding the city center, experience the full 14 kilometer circuit of China's most intact city wall with great views of the city on either side.

Accommodation: Sofitel on Renmin Square (4*)

The heritage of Xian and the classic French hospitality of Sofitel combine to creature the stunning Sofitel Xian on Renmin Square. Welcoming travelers to the heart of the city, the hotel is located very centrally within the Xian city walls near many historical sites including the Bell Tower, Drum Tower, Great Mosque, and Forest of Steles. Additionally, the airport and Terra Cotta Warriors are both a 45-minute drive away. All guest rooms are adorned with modern conveniences, indulging your senses within a chic design that perfectly complements your stay. Explore Mediterranean flavors and Moroccan, Chinese, Brazilian, and Japanese cuisines from the various selections of elegant restaurants in addition to two bars and lounges. For more leisurely pursuits, guests can enjoy the services of Touch Spa with the swimming pool Jacuzzi and state-of-the-art fitness center.

Xi'an
Xi'an
Sofitel on Renmin Square
Sofitel on Renmin Square

Day 5: Xi'an

Take a full day private guided tour of the Terra Cotta Army, Banpo Museum, and the Buddhist Wild Goose Pagoda with a deluxe lunch. China's greatest archaeological excavation - over 7,000 Terra Cotta life size warriors and horses arranged in battle formations symbolically guard the Mausoleum of Emperor Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of the Qin dynasty (246-209 BC). The Neolithic Banpo Village has nearly 10,000 production tools and the remains of 45 houses on display.

Accommodation: Sofitel on Renmin Square (4*)
Terra Cotta Warrior
Terra Cotta Warrior

Day 6: Xi'an - Lhasa

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.

Fly from Xi'an to Lhasa. Flight time is approximately 3 hours.

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.

Take the afternoon to rest at your hotel to allow your body to acclimatize. Try to minimize physical activity to avoid the effects of altitude sickness.

Accommodation: Intercontinental Lhasa Paradise (4*)

The Intercontinental Lhasa Paradise provides Tibetan styled accommodations and internet access in all rooms. Guests have the convenience of onsite business facilities, a health and fitness center and spa services. Relax by the pool or enjoy the live entertainment. The hotel features luxury guest rooms and suites with stunning views of Lhasa’s river valley and surrounding mountain scenery. Hotel offers an exciting array of specialty dining experiences, including Feast All Day Dining restaurant, Longxue Chinese restaurant, Teppanyaki Japanese restaurant, Cha Lounge, Moonlight Lounge, Altitude Bar, Himalayan Café and Sense Reading Lounge. There's always something special happening at an InterContinental hotel. Whether you are looking for a fun-filled getaway.

Lhasa
Lhasa
Intercontinental Lhasa Paradise
Intercontinental Lhasa Paradise

Day 7: Lhasa

Enjoy a full day tour of Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Bhakor Street. Originally built by King Songtsen Gampo in the seventh century, Potala Palace was rebuilt by the Fifth Dalai Lama in 1645, and became the seat of Dalai Lamas and political center of Tibet. Jokhang Temple is located in central Lhasa and is the ultimate pilgrimage destination for Tibetan Pilgrims. Bhakor is the oldest road in Lhasa that pilgrims tramped out around Jokhang Temple through centuries. Buddhist pilgrims walk or progress by body-lengths along the street clockwise every day into the night. The circular road is also a marketplace for printed scriptures, cloth prayer flags, and religious items. Lunch is included.

Accommodation: Intercontinental Lhasa Paradise (4*)
Potala Palace
Potala Palace

Day 8: Lhasa

Enjoy a full day private guided tour of Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery. The Drepung Monastery is the most important monastery of the Gelugpa sect in Tibetan Buddhism. Seen from afar, its grand, white construction gives the monastery the appearance of a heap of rice, so it was given the name 'Drepung' which in Tibetan means “collecting rice”. The Sera Monastery at the foot of Tatipu Hill is located in the northern suburb of Lhasa City and was built in 1419 during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). The hill behind it was covered with wild roses in bloom when the monastery was built, so it was named Sera which means "wild rose" in Tibetan. Lunch is included.

Accommodation: Intercontinental Lhasa Paradise (4*)
Drepung Monastery
Drepung Monastery

Day 9: Lhasa - Chengdu

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.

Direct flight from Lhasa to Chengdu.

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.

The Sichuan province is the home of Szechuan cooking. Experience the burning fire of Sichuan's famous Hotpot dish at the Huang Cheng Lao Ma restaurant. The restaurant is accommodated in an artistically impressive brick building with a façade displaying pictures from Chengdu’s past. There are several types of hotpots; the traditional chili pepper-hua jiao red pot, hot and mild spilt version, beer lamb hotpot or bullfrog hotpot. A typical ingredient is offal, but in many restaurants the old tradition has been reinvented and modern versions usually include a selection of different meats and seafood. 

Accommodation: Buddha Zen Hotel (4*)

Buddha Zen is named by Master Chishan as the first hotel with the theme of Buddha Zen culture in China. The design of the hotel follows the spirit of Buddha Zen with the combination of traditional Chinese aesthetics. Its interior design is unique and its couplets are meaningful. In the hotel, there are a plenty of rare Tangkas, ancient temple paintings and antiques, which include the oldest man-made embroidery of Qing Dynasty in Sichuan. It is a good chance for guests to feel a sort of predestined relationship with Buddhism in the hotel. Buddha Zen Hotel was born with excellence and continues creating marvels without any counterpart. The tranquility included in the traditional culture is showcased by the active modern expressions. Surrounded by the noisy metropolitan culture, guests still have a chance to experience an eremite’s life in the hotel. The guestrooms are deliberately decorated with Buddha Zen style and the first choice for Buddhist dignitaries, Buddha-worshippers, and high-end business persons.

Panda
Panda
Guestroom
Guestroom

Day 10: Chengdu

Enjoy a full day private guided Chengdu tour, starting with a half-day trip to the Panda Research Center. The center was designed to imitate the pandas' natural habitat in order to provide the best possible environment for rearing and breeding. After watching and observing the pandas, travel to Chengdu's traditional Jinli Street for a local lunch. After your meal, you will visit a local tea house to experience one of the most vibrant and ancient tea cultures in the world. Lunch is included.

Accommodation: Buddha Zen Hotel (4*)
Panda Bear
Panda Bear

Day 11: Chengdu - Shanghai

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.

Fly from Chengdu to Shanghai. Flight time is approximately 3 hours.

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.

Walk along the famous Nanjing Road and the fabulous Bund area while you listen to your expert local tour guide explain the history and development of China's most cosmopolitan city. Nanjing Road, Shanghai’s major shopping district, is one of the world's busiest shopping streets, packed with bustling stores and food outlets. It's named after the neighboring province’s capital. A large part of Nanjing Road is a pedestrian precinct. The next stop is the Bund, which is Shanghai's famous waterfront. From here you will have spectacular views of the Pudong side of the city

Accommodation: Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden (4*)

The Marriot run Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden is a modern and luxurious property located adjacent to the Yuyuan Gardens and old quarter of downtown Shanghai. With a top-notch spa, 340 contemporary yet expressive rooms and suites offering breathtaking views across the Shanghai city skyline and a central location within reasonable distance to Shanghai's traditional attractions, this hotel offers a great luxury to value proposition well-suited to any trip. Guest rooms feature luxury custom bed fittings and modern amenities and with a choice of six restaurant and bar options and an up to date fitness facility and pool, the Renaissance Shanghai Yuyuan is an ideal choice for luxury and convenience.

Jin Mao Tower
Jin Mao Tower
Lobby
Lobby

Day 12: Shanghai

This half day private guided city tour visits some of the most picturesque areas around Shanghai, specifically the Jade Buddha Temple and Yuyuan Garden. The Jade Buddha Temple is one of the most popular sights in Shanghai containing rare white jade Buddhas brought from Burma in the nineteenth century. One is seated while the other is in the recumbent position of Sakyamuni symbolizing the Buddha's attainment of enlightenment or nirvana. Yuyuan Garden is the largest of Shanghai's ancient gardens with architectural styles of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. The garden has six areas, each in its own style and the most popular being the Grand Rockery in the center. A deluxe lunch is included.

Accommodation: Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden (4*)
Yuyuan Garden
Yuyuan Garden

Day 13: Shanghai

Enjoy a transfer from central Shanghai with a private vehicle, driver, and English speaking guide to the Maglev station. From here you will take the train to get to the Shanghai Pudong International Airport. 

Accommodation:
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Park Plaza Wangfujing (4*): Beijing

Park Plaza Beijing Wangfujing showcases the city as a unique reflection of the many changing facets of contemporary Chinese culture, where ancient cultural sites vie for space alongside high-rise buildings and an intricate freeway system. This Beijing lodging is just minutes away from several popular attractions, such as Tiananmen Square, the National Museum of China, and the Forbidden City. The world-renowned services at the Park Plaza Wangfujing Hotel Beijing ensure that guests enjoy a warm and personalized stay. Guest rooms provide visitors with optimum comfort and feature contemporary amenities, including cable TV, high-speed Internet access and work desks. Enjoy the hotels other amenities, including a gymnasium and massage center. The Park Plaza Wangfujing Hotel features three on-site restaurants that offer a range of cuisines. Enjoy Asian dining at Ooodle, international dishes at Bloo Dining, and a menu of light fare at First Lounge Bar.

Park Plaza Wangfujing
Park Plaza Wangfujing
Lobby
Lobby

Sofitel on Renmin Square (4*): Xi'an

The heritage of Xian and the classic French hospitality of Sofitel combine to creature the stunning Sofitel Xian on Renmin Square. Welcoming travelers to the heart of the city, the hotel is located very centrally within the Xian city walls near many historical sites including the Bell Tower, Drum Tower, Great Mosque, and Forest of Steles. Additionally, the airport and Terra Cotta Warriors are both a 45-minute drive away. All guest rooms are adorned with modern conveniences, indulging your senses within a chic design that perfectly complements your stay. Explore Mediterranean flavors and Moroccan, Chinese, Brazilian, and Japanese cuisines from the various selections of elegant restaurants in addition to two bars and lounges. For more leisurely pursuits, guests can enjoy the services of Touch Spa with the swimming pool Jacuzzi and state-of-the-art fitness center.

Sofitel on Renmin Square
Sofitel on Renmin Square
Swimming Pool
Swimming Pool

Intercontinental Lhasa Paradise (4*): Lhasa

The Intercontinental Lhasa Paradise provides Tibetan styled accommodations and internet access in all rooms. Guests have the convenience of onsite business facilities, a health and fitness center and spa services. Relax by the pool or enjoy the live entertainment. The hotel features luxury guest rooms and suites with stunning views of Lhasa’s river valley and surrounding mountain scenery. Hotel offers an exciting array of specialty dining experiences, including Feast All Day Dining restaurant, Longxue Chinese restaurant, Teppanyaki Japanese restaurant, Cha Lounge, Moonlight Lounge, Altitude Bar, Himalayan Café and Sense Reading Lounge. There's always something special happening at an InterContinental hotel. Whether you are looking for a fun-filled getaway.

Intercontinental Lhasa Paradise
Intercontinental Lhasa Paradise
Atrium
Atrium

Buddha Zen Hotel (4*): Chengdu

Buddha Zen is named by Master Chishan as the first hotel with the theme of Buddha Zen culture in China. The design of the hotel follows the spirit of Buddha Zen with the combination of traditional Chinese aesthetics. Its interior design is unique and its couplets are meaningful. In the hotel, there are a plenty of rare Tangkas, ancient temple paintings and antiques, which include the oldest man-made embroidery of Qing Dynasty in Sichuan. It is a good chance for guests to feel a sort of predestined relationship with Buddhism in the hotel. Buddha Zen Hotel was born with excellence and continues creating marvels without any counterpart. The tranquility included in the traditional culture is showcased by the active modern expressions. Surrounded by the noisy metropolitan culture, guests still have a chance to experience an eremite’s life in the hotel. The guestrooms are deliberately decorated with Buddha Zen style and the first choice for Buddhist dignitaries, Buddha-worshippers, and high-end business persons.

Guestroom
Guestroom
Guestroom
Guestroom

Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden (4*): Shanghai

The Marriot run Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden is a modern and luxurious property located adjacent to the Yuyuan Gardens and old quarter of downtown Shanghai. With a top-notch spa, 340 contemporary yet expressive rooms and suites offering breathtaking views across the Shanghai city skyline and a central location within reasonable distance to Shanghai's traditional attractions, this hotel offers a great luxury to value proposition well-suited to any trip. Guest rooms feature luxury custom bed fittings and modern amenities and with a choice of six restaurant and bar options and an up to date fitness facility and pool, the Renaissance Shanghai Yuyuan is an ideal choice for luxury and convenience.

Lobby
Lobby
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • Elizabeth W — June 24, 2015 — Asia

    Excellent trip. All of the guides were professional and top quality. We were able to see many sights due to their knowledge of the train system and they also taught us how to get around on our own. The guides also recommended places to see on our own time and all worth while. In addition they taught us local customs and foods that we needed to try in that region. Very helpful. Special day was with our guide on the Fish Market and sushi making tour, made sushi personally with her. She made it a very special day. Great tour for those who want guides but also some free time on our own. The guides were always on time, the transportation on time and everyone was so nice and helpful. We also appreciated not having to be in a large group of strangers and the one on one quality of the tour. Was not sure what to expect but the trip met all expectations and then some. Will use Kensington again and will refer friends.

  • Lynn m — June 18, 2015 — Asia

    We booked all accommodation ourselves so not rated on survey. Kensington did a perfect job for us customizing all our transportation needs at the airport, ferry, hotel or boat transfer. There was always someone waiting with a sing on the correct day, time and place. As well the guides we used were friendly, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and spoke English well. Our travel consultant Marc Sison was excellent always prompt returning my call or email as well as making fabulous suggestions like going to Oslob to snorkel with the Whale Sharks, an absolute highlight of our trip. Our trip to the Philippines was primarily to snorkel and we were not disappointed, the water was warm and clear with lots of fish, coral, sea snakes, sting rays and even a couple of black tipped reef sharks. Of course there were turtles but we have seem many in our past snorkeling. This has created another way of traveling. Thanks! All the categories on the survey I rate as 10.

  • Maynard Fossum — December 12, 2014 — Asia

    My trip to China proved to be an outstanding experience. Each location provided excellent learning and entertainment opportunities. The country was very impressive both in its deep history and in the huge modernization that has taken place in recent decades. The tour guides at each location were well informed and able to answer questions while also offering detailed information at all sites. It was a pleasure to be so well taken care of. The guides and drivers were always helpful. The meals on the tour were delicious and varied. I was pleased with the choice of restaurants. The hotels were comfortable and well located. I will recommend Kensington Tours.

  • FayeLaing — December 12, 2014 — Asia

    I was a bit nervous about visiting Myanmar. Thanks to the outstanding help and planning via Kensington Tours, everything went off without a hitch!! It was a fantastic experience, that I would recommend to anyone with a spirit of adventure.

  • Craig Gelman — December 12, 2014 — Asia

    Fabulous trip. Every aspect from the planning to execution was excellent.

  • Ruth Reinhard — December 12, 2014 — Asia

    The trip was fantastic!!!Each guide and driver gave us so much information and were so helpful. They made sure that they took good care of our well being and requests. My husband, who we all call "the reluctant traveler" said, halfway through the trip, where are we going next? He said if he can go with Kensington then he will go anyplace. Thanks for making our trip to China a memorable experience.

  • SixtoCastenada Jr. — December 12, 2014 — Asia

    100% satisfied! We had a wonderful trip. Our travel adviser, Tony Newman put together a tour that included everywhere we wanted to visit and within our very limited time frame. Conrad, who booked our transportation was very professional. The tour guides, hotel accommodations and transportation arrangements were all excellent. We will be using Kensington Tours again!

  • TerryCreighton — December 12, 2014 — Asia

    We were so impressed with all aspects of the trip that Kensington arranged for us - even at short notice. The itinerary was perfectly planned, full of extra activities like riding an elephant and a water buffalo cart ride. The guides were wonderful in all the places we went and the travel was easy between locations. Vietnam is a wonderful destination and Angkor Wat is amazing too. We loved the overnight on the boat in Halong Bay and the train ride to Sapa. The day we spent trekking between indigenous villages in the mountains of Sapa was one of the most interesting days of my life! We have travelled a lot and this was one of the best trips we have ever taken.

  • Olive Ramchand — June 03, 2014 — Asia

    I have to admit, this was the BEST vacation I ever had. The tour was nothing less than Fantastic! The hotels were great, the guides were great, the transportation was great, the places were great, the people were great, the food was great and last but not least China, itself was out of this world. I'm so glad I booked this tour and would recommend this to anyone. Thanks so much for all your help, your interest and your recommendations. Steve in China was so attentive, he called constantly to make sure everything was fine. We really had a fabulous time and even my jaded husband who normally only seems to care about where the nearest golf course is, was impressed and had a wonderful time.

    Thanks again, and unto the next vacation (although I don't know how we would top this one!!)

  • Jeanne Tarvin — April 21, 2014 — Asia

    The tour was absolutely fabulous. It all started with the planning. Kathryn graciously accommodated our tight schedule and multiple needs, including a mid-trip change in plans. The tour guides and drivers were all great and extremely knowledgeable. The accommodations and meals were fantastic. I was apprehensive about going to China not knowing the language but it worked out great!

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