So good is Kensington's 'Tunisia Signature' that National Geographic awarded this customizable private guided experience the honor of "50 Tours of a Lifetime."
Fodor’s Travel Intelligence names Kensington one of the World’s Best Luxury Tour Specialists.
Finding the travel style that is right for you is an essential part of designing the pefect tailor-made tour. To ignite your imagination and highlight exciting experiences you may not have considered, we've created a variety of travel styles that will make planning more fun. Browse below at the range of possibilities and then contact our experts - we'll marry your style with the perfect destination, a tailored mix of activities and experiences and a pace that is just right for you.
For those who want to be active, and enjoy the best sights and tastes in a region. We hire expert guides and private vehicles that get you right into the heart of the great outdoors. We cater to all levels from a beginning young hiker to an experienced white-water rafter, or a boomer with a life-long dream to cycle through the Loire Valley. Whatever the pursuit, our custom tours are tailored just for you. Hike past medieval castles in lush, mountainous Wales, or tackle majestic Kilimanjaro with an experienced guide. Raft through exciting white water in Nepal or Wyoming, or float serenely down the Snake in Idaho. Rappel down waterfalls in Costa Rica. Or learn to ski in Chile or Mont Tremblant, Québec. We will arrange all details. Contact our team of experts to create your own customized outdoor adventure, your sport, your pace.
The fabled African safari. If ever there was a lifetime experience—this is it. So immerse yourself in an Africa that is uniquely yours. Add extra days or adjust locations to see what you want to see, the way you want to see it. Float on a hot air balloon over Serengeti’s great migration. Look into the eyes of a mountain gorilla. Hike up majestic Kilimanjaro. Craft an elegant southern safari featuring Victoria Falls and Cape Town’s special allure. Or relax on an unspoiled beach. Create your perfect travel style, whether authentic safari tent, handpicked lodge or prestigious hotel. Throughout your journey, your private local guide will bring African culture, music and food to life. Relax knowing that our local offices and expert staff will enhance your travel experience. We know Africa. So contact our experts for your customized safari adventure, your way, your pace.
Featuring private jets, red carpet arrivals, prestigious culinary experiences, nights at royal residences and privileged behind-the-scenes access to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Kensington’s Elite tours open the doors to the finer things in life. Each of these carefully crafted A-List adventures is the perfect combination of calibrated luxury, unfettered wanderlust and orchestrated indulgence. Ideal for those travelers who appreciate the exceptional, these decadent private adventures include tours led by renowned historians, museum curators, master chefs and even descendants of royalty. Nights are spent at castles, presidential suites, ancient citadels, famous vineyards and private yachts. Topping off the list of luxurious properties are the same 5* hotels used as Pavarotti, Oscar Wilde, Queen Elizabeth, and Hollywood greats. Epicurean encounters include lessons with culinary legends, Michelin-starred restaurants, normally inaccessible wine cellars and impromptu champagne toasts. Kensington Elite tours are your key to unparalleled world-class experiences.
Love cruising but want to get into the parts of the world that are beautiful, remote and largely unknown – expedition cruises are for you. Featuring strengthened expedition ships, state-of the-art Zodiacs, experienced pilots and guides, and pre and post tours, you’ll have the opportunity to tell stories few others can match. Troll through Arctic waters in the wake of famous explorers. Amaze at Antarctica’s abundant sea life. Spot polar bear, reindeer, walrus and beluga in Spitzbergen. Explore tribal cultures in New Guinea and Indonesia. Contact our team of experts for a tailor-made expedition cruise experience just for you.
Kensington’s Explorers-In-Residence Series allow you to travel with the 21st Century’s finest explorers on thrilling in-depth expeditions to the most fascinating places in the modern world. These exclusive small group tours (6-12 people) are guided by Royal Geographical Society Fellows, Explorers Club Fellows, renowned researchers, television personalities and other leading adventurers. Featuring privileged insider access, life changing encounters and extraordinary moments found nowhere else; these elite once-in-a-lifetime adventures are truly the stuff legends are made of.
Traveling with young children on a private guided tour can be fun, interesting, and yes, even restful! Our tailor-made tours start with thoughtfully selected hotels, from 3-star comfy to 5-star deluxe, in ideal locations. Stay longer in a central spot, unpack just once. And relax. We also know how important it is to have a shallow wading pool or waterpark nearby. As for touring, our private vehicles and local guides let you get out and see the sights you want to see, at your pace. Plus, both parents can tend to the children and enjoy the ride. Stop at enchanting restaurants where owners will readily welcome your little ones. And in the evening, take advantage of hotel babysitting for some grown-up enjoyment. Rest with ease knowing that our local offices and expert staff can enhance any travel experience for families with young children. Contact our team to create your tailor-made trip of a lifetime, your way, your pace, your kids.
Kensington Tours is pleased to announce we have partnered with Air New Zealand to bring you the very best in flights to Australia. It’s easy to get to Oz with Air New Zealand’s new flights from North America to 8 cities in Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Cairns, Adelaide, Perth, the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast). All Air New Zealand flights are just one stop to Australia, giving passengers the option to break-up their trip with time in Auckland.
Our epicurean journeys are designed for passionate foodies seeking an entertaining mix of market excursions, visits to local kitchens and meetings with creative chefs. Private guided gives you the best of all worlds. Cooking schools, discovering local markets, and private tours of artisan producers – you can have it all. Try Italian cooking in Tuscany, haute-cuisine or regional nouvelle in France, Asian fusion in Thailand or Vietnam, classical Szechuan in China, or experimental American. Our experts have planned dinners in Istanbul palaces, Japanese temples, and on the ice of Antarctica. Each of our tours is a collaboration with our regional experts, to create the best total experience. Never has travel offered so many original ingredients. So contact our team to create your ideal culinary tour, with delectable taste throughout.
There is no end to the magical travel moments to be found at the world’s most phenomenal festivals. From midsummer pagan rituals and camel beauty pageants to crazy street carnivals, leg rowing races and even Ernest Hemingway’s favorite fete, celebrations across the globe offer a unique way for adventurers to experience a country’s culture, cuisine and spirit. This year, go behind-the-scenes of these time-honored traditional celebrations with Kensington.
When you put so much time and care into planning every detail of your wedding – shouldn’t you expect the same from your honeymoon! Our experts will custom design your trip to fit your vision. Make it a special experience for just the two of you, with a private vehicle and your own personalized itinerary. Choose from an island in the Caribbean or a Rocky Mountain peak, an exotic adventure for two in Africa, Asia, or South America—or a tropical getaway to Hawaii, Bali, or Tahiti. Consider a sophisticated sojourn to the French Riviera or Amalfi Coast. Select from the world’s finest hotels, hand-picked boutiques, destination retreats, or a private villa. Contact our experts to create the ideal mix of luxury, adventure, and of course, romance.
Our destination specialists and cruise experts have come together to create the ultimate immersive experience for you to offer your travelers. Combining the multi-country port hopping that cruising allows with the in-depth (and in-land) experiences of private guided travel, these itineraries offer the best of both land and sea. Featuring two cruises woven together and bookended with private guided tours, these month long voyages offer life changing encounters, deep cultural connections, and countless bucket list favorites all seamlessly combined into one incredible experience. All planned 'one-stop-shop style' by your experts at Kensington. Bon Voyage!
Our customized ocean cruises offer everything you need for exciting voyages at sea. Sail across the Atlantic on a famed liner. Journey to the Great White Continent of Antarctica with our special expedition team. Join Mickey and the gang for fireworks and fun at sea. Cruise the Amazon to spot pink dolphins. And watch scenery and sights from your private balcony. We seek out interesting itineraries on the most charming ships and extend your relaxation with private guided shore excursions and extra days before or after your cruise.With our extensive knowledge of ships, routes, ports of call, and our local support team around the world, we will expertly design your tailor-made ocean voyage.
A first-class railway journey is one of the most relaxing ways to travel. Soak up the scenery to the clickety-clack of the train and track. Our experts will make your train journey even more special – with private guided tours along the way, and flexible pre/post train options so you can fully explore the region to your heart’s content. Experience the Orient Express, Canada’s coast-to-coast, Africa’s Blue Train, the Palace on Wheels or Royal Rajasthan in India. For the more adventurous try the Trans-Siberian, the Darjeeling Himalayan, or China’s epic Chengdu to Lhasa high-altitude train. No matter where you are, our local offices are available 24/7 for your peace of mind. Contact our team of experts to create your customized rail journey. An adventure to remember.
Rivers were the superhighways of centuries past, and river cruises unlock the unique sights and history of cities and civilizations. Enjoy a private guided tour (or stay with the cruise group tour) to walk through the old ports. Sample the cuisine, visit museums, eat at local restaurants. A river cruise is living history re-discovered. The vessels tend to be small and intimate, the landscape and locations are constantly changing, and you spend time immersed right in the thick of local life. In the evening, sleep in comfort as the riverboat glides to the next amazing destination. Open your curtains in the morning to a new city and new discoveries. Contact our team of experts for our full range of river cruises complete with private guided shore excursions and 24-hour on-the-ground support.
Kensington Tours is pleased to announce we have partnered with luxury hospitality provider Sanctuary Retreats. They own their own and lodges and camps in Zambia, Botswana, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. Building on their heritage of luxury adventure travel, they also manage and run six spectacular expedition cruise ships in some of the most amazing cultural and ecological sites in the world. Five of the cruises explore epic rivers - the Yangzi in China and the Nile in Egypt. The newest addition to the Sanctuary portfolio is the Ananda, which will be sailing the rivers of Myanmar in late 2014. Learn More
Discover a new world of choice for your cruise shore excursions. Featuring private guide and vehicle, your day ashore is transformed to a personalized adventure. On arrival in port, walk past the lineups to your own private car. Look for your name on a sign, and immediately whisk away in air-conditioned comfort. Your guide is a local expert, eager to show you the culture, food, landscape, historical attractions—whatever you’d like to see. Eat lunch at a famous restaurant. Enjoy exclusive shopping. Or swim at a hidden beach. Then, back at the ship, be delivered right at the ship’s gangplank. If you have children or are traveling with a group of friends, we’ll organize a bigger vehicle and private entrance into a museum or attraction. With our global team of destination experts, we customize the must-see sites in every port. Contact our team of experts to discover the joy of private guided cruising.
Small Group Tours allow you to explore areas in the company of other curious travellers in an intimate environment and at a very palatable price range. Enjoy the comfort of having a knowledgeable and dedicated person with you throughout your trip.
Villa vacations provide one of the most relaxing ways to enjoy a holiday—unpack just once, and explore the surrounding region in the care of your expert guides. We carefully select luxury properties in Italy, France, the Caribbean, and indeed, worldwide. Our website is a small taste of a broad portfolio that can meet any need. A large bespoke property for corporate retreat, a fun family location with delicious meals and kidcare included, a secluded honeymoon getaway, or a stately castle with pheasant and fly fishing. Charter a yacht for a fun day on the water, or dive ancient shipwrecks. Contact our experts to design your tailor-made villa vacation with the added security of 24-hour on-the-ground attention from our local offices.
Imagine yourself on a luxury yacht, sailing to the most beautiful locations of the world—your professional crew creating an ambiance of pampered comfort. Sail in a traditional gulet along Turkey’s beautiful Turquoise Coast, the Greek islands of the Eastern Aegean, or the exquisite Dalmation coast. Snorkel in the tropical waters of Hawaii or Galapagos. Explore the pristine islands of Thailand’s Andaman Sea, enjoying Asian cuisine as the sun sets. Or a Caribbean adventure in Bahamas, BVI, or Antigua. Add a villa or hotel, private guided excursions, or a private jet transfer to make the trip truly special. Whether a couple, family, group, or corporate event, our team of experts will get you beyond a mere boat rental to a complete amazing experience.
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