Spain, Portugal & Morocco Explorer

12 days from $5,556 per person*
  • Led by expert private guides, embark on city tours of Barcelona and Madrid.
  • Feast on delicious food as you take in a flamenco show.
  • Explore the famous Gaudí architecture of Barcelona.
  • Explore Marrakech’s mosques and palaces with private guide.
  • Stay at a handpicked selection of comfortable accommodations.
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Discover the glory of Spain, Portugal, and Morocco on this custom voyage featuring architectural gems and art, historic sights, tantalizing cuisine, and maze-like medinas. Explore Barcelona, Madrid, Lisbon, Marrakech, and the High Atlas Mountains on a range of private and shared tours with expert guides. Throughout your journey, relax in a mixture of fine hotels and dazzling riads that offer extraordinary surroundings and exotic charms.

Forever vying for the #1 spot, the Spanish cornerstones of Barcelona and Madrid both offer an enchanting mix of old and new world charm. Barcelona is the epicenter of all things gastronomic, and its stunning Gothic and Art Deco buildings make it an architect’s dream. The stylish seaside city's world-class art museums, postcard-perfect Gothic architecture and legendary Sagrada Familia cathedral (which you’ll explore as part of a private walking tour) make it a perennial favorite. Set in the heart of Spain, capital city Madrid shows its infectious appetite for art, music, and epicurean pleasure. The golden metropolis of Europe’s most passionate country forms the perfect backdrop to a breathtaking performance of traditional flamenco. Near Lisbon, discover quaint shops, dazzling palaces, and incredible Portuguese heritage spread over traditional towns like Sintra, Cascais, and Estoril. ... Show More »

Travelers have long been seduced by Morocco’s unique architecture, vivid colors and dizzying labyrinthine medinas. Descend into the beating heart of Morocco, set against the snow-capped High Atlas Mountains. Wander amid the sizzle and smoke of Marrakech’s bustling marketplace and sip traditional mint tea in the courtyard of your tranquil riad. Experience an off-road adventure through the Atlas mountain range to one of the highest perched villages clinging to the mountainside. Explore Berber villages and watch the sun dance across the peaks. These are just a handful of the highlights awaiting you on your glorious adventure.

Kensington Tours creates private trips from the world’s finest ingredients. Tailor-made with care by your personal Destination Expert, your personalized trip is always a one-of-a-kind experience made just for you. Expert local guidance and 24/7 service come standard. « Show Less

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Barcelona
    Barcelona
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Meet & Greet - Assistant
    • Spain - Welcome Package
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Barcelona
    Barcelona
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Gothic Quarter Walking Tour with Cathedral & Sagrada Familia (5 hrs) - Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Barcelona
    Barcelona
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Gaudi's Barcelona with Casa Batllo, Casa Mila & Parc Guell (5 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Barcelona to Madrid
    Barcelona to Madrid
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • Train - Barcelona - Madrid [3 hrs] - Standard Class
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Madrid
    Madrid
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Walking Tour (3 hrs) - Guide
    • Activity - Dinner & Flamenco Show (2 hrs) - Sun-Thu
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Madrid to Lisbon
    Madrid to Lisbon
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Flight (Not Included)
    • Private Transfer - Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Assistant/Driver- weekday
    • Portugal - Welcome Package
    Breakfast
  • Day 7 Lisbon
    Lisbon
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day City Tour (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver - Weekday
    Breakfast
  • Day 8 Lisbon
    Lisbon
    • Private Tour - Estoril, Cascais & Sintra with Pena Palace (6 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver-Weekday
    Breakfast
  • Day 9 Lisbon to Marrakech
    Lisbon to Marrakech
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Flight (Not Included)
    • Meet & Greet and Assist - Assistant
    • Welcome to Morocco
    • Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 10 Marrakech
    Marrakech
    • Private Tour - Private Guide - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    • Private Tour - The Marvels of Marrakech (6-8 hrs) - Entrance
  • Day 11 Marrakech
    Marrakech
    • Private Tour - Private Guide - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    • Private Tour - High Atlas Mountains (with Lunch at Kasbah du Toubkal, 6-8 hrs) - Activity Fee Included
  • Day 12 Marrakech
    Marrakech
    • Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
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.
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Day 1: Barcelona

Meet your private driver and vehicle for an airport transfer. 

For your added comfort, an English-speaking assistant will meet you at your hotel lobby to walk you through your welcome package documents, and assist with hotel check-in, if required.

A welcome package with a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Accommodation: Balmes

The Balmes is a modern hotel just steps away from Barcelona’s Avinguda Diagonal in the city’s Eixample neighborhood. Minutes from Passeig de Gràcia, the hotel combines its central location with the tranquility of its pool and interior garden, creating an oasis in the heart of Barcelona’s shopping district. Comfort and modernity span the hotel's 97 guestrooms and suites, with all necessary amenities to ensure a pleasant stay - including free wifi internet. The on-site Balmes Restaurant offers a wide selection of gourmet market-fresh cuisine, and the unique B Bar coffee shop provides a special environment to grab a coffee, snack or meal.

Spain, Portugal & Morocco Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Balmes Hotel
Balmes Hotel
Spain, Portugal & Morocco Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Lobby
Lobby

Day 2: Barcelona

Meet your private guide and depart on foot for a half-day walking tour of Old Barcelona's historic Gothic Quarter. Take a journey back in time, and discover Roman remains and medieval palaces in the heart of the city. You'll stroll past medieval Roman walls and towers dating back to the 4th century, meander through narrow stone alleyways of the old Jewish Quarter, and stand at the center of the governmental square Plaça de Sant Jaume. Walk past the 15th century Casa de l'Ardiaca, former residence of the archdeacon, and enjoy visit of the 13th century Barcelona Cathedral, with its stunning neo-Gothic facade, and delightful stained glass windows. After soaking up Barcelona's historic core, travel like a local as your guide hails a taxi to bring you to famed Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi's iconic Sagrada Familia, where you'll get to visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site, and monumental masterpiece of architecture - still under construction over 100 years after building commenced. One of Barcelona's must-see sites, it's the largest unfinished Roman Catholic church in the entire world, and its unique style is not to be missed. After your visit, you'll have another taxi ride back to your hotel, though you can choose to continue exploring on your own if you wish.

Accommodation: Balmes
Spain, Portugal & Morocco Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Sagrada Familia
Sagrada Familia

Day 3: Barcelona

Meet your private guide and transportation, and embark on a half-day tour to discover the fascinating world of modernist architect Antoni Gaudí and his extraordinary achievements throughout Barcelona. Learn about Gaudi and his iconic architectural style, whose works have redefined and transformed the landscape of Barcelona, and no less than seven have been listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Walk along the elegant avenue Paseo de Gracia, one of Barcelona's most important shopping and business areas, where you'll find several of the city's most celebrated pieces of architecture, including two of Gaudi’s houses, which you'll be visiting today: Casa Batlló, and Casa Milà (known as La Pedrera). Casa Batlló is a surprising building with enigmatic forms, a colorful façade, and refined architectural details. La Pedrera is a sculptured residential building, and a fine example of how the wealthy lived at the beginning of the 20th century. Round out your Gaudi experience with a visit to Parc Guell, in upper Barcelona, enjoying beautiful views out over the city. Built at the start of the 1900's, and though never fully completed before his death, it still remains one of Gaudi's most colorful and imaginative works, and one of the most impressive public parks in the world.

Accommodation: Balmes
Spain, Portugal & Morocco Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Parc Guell
Parc Guell

Day 4: Barcelona - Madrid

Meet your private driver and vehicle for a train station transfer.

Depart by train from Barcelona to Madrid. The train ride takes approximately 3 hours.

Meet your private driver and vehicle for a train station transfer.

Accommodation: Hotel Atlantico

Hotel Atlantico is perfectly located on the buzzing Gran Via, in Madrid's city center, often compared to New York City's Broadway Avenue. Decorated in a neoclassic style with tapestries, furniture, sculptures and period windows, the hotel offers guests modern facilities with all of the amenities one would need for a pleasant stay in the capital. Guest rooms are comfortable and spacious, relaxing with neutral colors, and provide free wifi internet connectivity. Relax in the evening with a cocktail, taking in the spectacular view of the city from the hotel's 9th floor terrace.

Spain, Portugal & Morocco Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hotel Atlantico
Hotel Atlantico
Spain, Portugal & Morocco Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Cafe
Cafe

Day 5: Madrid

Departing on foot with a private guide, enjoy a half-day walking tour that will take you through Madrid's oldest quarters, tracing the legacy of the Habsburg and Bourbon dynasties. Admire the many churches, convents, inns, palaces, theaters, narrow medieval streets and traditional shops, all steeped in history that no visitor should miss. Discover the capitol’s key sights like Puerta del Sol, renowned as the bustling heart of Madrid since the 17th century, and Calle Mayor or Plaza Mayor, a porticoed square that will take you back to the times of swashbuckling swordsmen and medieval rogues. Scamper through the Arco and Calle Cuchilleros where you'll find centuries-old taverns dug into caves under the square, and the Plaza de la Villa with excellent examples of Spanish architecture. Marvel at the impressive Royal Palace, the largest in Western Europe, and the elegant Plaza de Oriente, lined by gardens and grand statues of Spain’s early rulers.

This evening, make your way independently to Corral de La Moreria Flamenco, an authentic tablao (place where flamenco is performed) in the Old Quarter of Madrid. Here you’ll enjoy a three course typical Spanish dinner with wine and mineral water, followed by a stunning performance of flamenco, a traditional Andalusian art form which combines professional singing, guitar, and dancing, for an overall dazzling experience.  

Accommodation: Hotel Atlantico
Spain, Portugal & Morocco Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Plaza Mayor
Plaza Mayor
Spain, Portugal & Morocco Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Flamenco Dancer
Flamenco Dancer

Day 6: Madrid - Lisbon

Meet your private driver and vehicle for an airport transfer. 

Flight is required, currently not included in the quote. Please contact your Destination Expert if you are interested in adding this service to the itinerary.

Meet your driver for a private airport transfer. For your added comfort, we will have an English speaking assistant waiting for you outside the customs with a sign with your name on it. Your representative will help you to co-ordinate meeting up with your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation.

A welcome package with a bottle of wine, city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Accommodation: Hotel Britania

Hotel Britania is a genuine Art Deco Boutique Hotel in the Historic Centre of Lisbon. Located on a quiet street right alongside the cosmopolitan Avenida da Liberdade. The only hotel to remain intact until today, this hotel records the glamour of the 1940's. Everything about its design strives to reawaken the spirit of the unit without losing its original soul. The rooms conserve ample dimensions as well as the cork floor. The warm colours contrast with the elegant lines of the furniture and the luster light fittings. The recovery of the whole building is exemplary as is the case of the paintings in the bar alluding to the Portuguese overseas empire.

Spain, Portugal & Morocco Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Lisbon
Lisbon
Spain, Portugal & Morocco Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hotel Britania
Hotel Britania

Day 7: Lisbon

With a private guide and driver, embark on a half-day tour of Lisbon, the city of seven hills, has layers of history dating to occupation by the Phoenicians, the Romans, the Visigoths and the Moors. Visit the heart of the city, Rossio Square, then spend some time in Alfama, the Old Quarter. See the Lisbon Cathedral, with history dating back to the 12th century, and admire views of St. George’s Castle, a Moorish fortification, while catching a stunning panorama over the city from the Miradouro da Senhora do Monte lookout. In Belem, the city's monumental district, walk alongside a pair of UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the stunning 16th century Jeronimos Monastery, and the Belem Tower on the bank of the Tagus River. Enjoy a short stop at the Monument to the Discoveries, celebrating the influential 15th-16th century Portuguese Age of Discovery before a transfer back to your hotel. 

Accommodation: Hotel Britania
Spain, Portugal & Morocco Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Rossio Square
Rossio Square

Day 8: Lisbon

Accompanied by your private guide, depart on a scenic coastal drive, spotting several sandy beaches hidden within the cliffs, protected by the 17th century fortresses along the coast. Arrive to the beautiful resort town of Estoril, famous as the home of the Casino Estoril and Hotel Palácio, known rendezvous points for WWII spies and their handlers, while Portugal remained politically neutral. Take a stroll on the Tamariz Beach promenade, admiring the 17th century Forte da Cruz castle, set behind a backdrop of palm trees. Continue to Cascais, once a small fishing village, the town has managed to maintain its seafaring traditions combined with the aristocratic and royal presences of the late 19th and early 20th century, as it shifted into a luxurious resort town on the Portugal Riviera. Passing through its animated town center you’ll find a cosmopolitan life side by side with stunning Atlantic beaches. After, head to Sintra, where hundreds of years of history and culture await, surrounded by lush vegetation. After a short walk in the old city center, find yourself surrounded by the old houses that are now converted into small quaint handicraft shops and traditional pastry shops. Ascend the mountain by shuttle for a visit of the 19th century Pena Palace, Sintra's undisputed highlight, a most incredible combination of architectural styles, colors, and shapes, you'll feel like you've entered a fairytale. Conclude your day with a return to Lisbon.

Accommodation: Hotel Britania
Spain, Portugal & Morocco Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Pena Palace, Sintra
Pena Palace, Sintra

Day 9: Lisbon - Marrakech

Meet your driver for a private airport transfer in Lisbon. Please note drivers may or may not speak English as their sole responsibility is to transfer clients from one location to another. If you would like to have the presence of an English speaking Assistant or Guide for your transfer this can be pre-arranged upon request and would be subject to an additional supplement.

Flight is required, currently not included in the quote. Please contact your Destination Expert if you are interested in adding this service to the itinerary.

Upon arrival into Marrakech, you will be met on the tarmac by a local representative and escorted through Customs and Immigration, avoiding any queues along the way.

A local representative will provide you with your travel documents, go over the itinerary in detail and answer any questions you may have about your upcoming adventure.

You will be privately transferred between your accommodations and Marrakech airport by a professional driver.

Accommodation: Riad Les Yeux Bleus

Riad Les Yeux Bleus is located in the Bab Doukkala district, one of the most popular and picturesque quarters of the medina, and just ten minutes on foot from the square of Jemaa el Fna in the heart of Marrakech. Riad Les Yeux Bleus features comfortable bedrooms, each one decorated in its own style. The property features two charming patios; two pools, a library, a hammam, and a magnificent roof terrace with a bar. It is the perfect place for you to relax after a hard day of exploring the wonders of Marrakech.

Spain, Portugal & Morocco Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Riad Les Yeux Bleus
Riad Les Yeux Bleus
Spain, Portugal & Morocco Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Lounge
Lounge

Day 10: Marrakech

The sweeping and dynamic history of Marrakech – an imperial capital in centuries past – is best appreciated with the help of a private guide. Today, begin your tour of the Ochre City with a visit to the Koutoubia Mosque. Constructed in the 12th century, it’s known for its a beautiful minaret which can be seen from nearly every approach to the city due to a long-standing ordinance that forbids any other building in the old city to rise above the height of a palm tree. After viewing Koutoubia Mosque, visit nearby El-Bahia Palace. Translated to English, the El Bahia Palace means “Palace of Brilliance,” and this incredible, ornate and meticulously crafted property is endowed with some of the finest ceramics in the country. This 19th century palace was built over a seven-year period for Ba Ahmed, the son of the Grand Vizier Si Moussa. Featuring a trapezoidal garden, tiled courtyard, and many hidden treasures in the form of antique objects d'art and the palace's convergence of Andalusian and Moorish architecture, it is a must-see site. Your next stop is one of most coveted archeological sites in Morocco: the Saadian Tombs. Opened to the public in 1917, they are accessed through a narrow passage which leads to an enclosed garden and into two mausoleums that host more than one hundred mosaic-decorated tombs. The Musee De Marrakech, your next stop, is an important example of Moorish architecture, and the main courtyard and chambers are host to impressive feats of design; elaborate archways, gorgeous stained glass, and a collection of ceramics that are sure to dazzle. Finally, wander through the mesmerizing souks of Marrakesh. With 18 souks selling a dizzying array of handicrafts, textiles, spices, foods, electronics, antiques and everything in between, the souks of Marrakech are the perfect place to find a keepsake to bring home, or to simply get in touch with day-to-day life in the Red City.

Accommodation: Riad Les Yeux Bleus
Spain, Portugal & Morocco Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Koutoubia Mosque
Koutoubia Mosque

Day 11: Marrakech

Enjoy a morning excursion to the High Atlas Mountains and Kasbah du Toubkal. Heading south from Marrakech along the hairpin bends, you will eventually reach one of only two passes through the High Atlas Mountains. Perhaps make a brief stop at the Berber villages of Tahanoute or Asni and continue to the village of Imlil, where you will take a ten-minute walk up to Kasbah du Toubkal. Mules will be available if you prefer to ride! Situated on a hilltop with commanding views of the surrounding valley, the Kasbah du Toubkal was built as a summer palace for the Pasha El Glaoui. It is now a wonderful place to experience Berber hospitality and a great base from which to explore the High Atlas. Enjoy a traditional Berber lunch on the terrace overlooking the snow-capped peaks or a picnic lunch on the trail. You may wish to take a stroll to a nearby Berber village, where an invitation to share mint tea with the locals can be arranged. Later in the afternoon, your driver will return you to Marrakech where you will enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Accommodation: Riad Les Yeux Bleus
Spain, Portugal & Morocco Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Kasbah du Toubkal
Kasbah du Toubkal

Day 12: Marrakech

You will be privately transferred between your accommodations and Marrakech airport by a professional driver.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

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.

Balmes : Barcelona

The Balmes is a modern hotel just steps away from Barcelona’s Avinguda Diagonal in the city’s Eixample neighborhood. Minutes from Passeig de Gràcia, the hotel combines its central location with the tranquility of its pool and interior garden, creating an oasis in the heart of Barcelona’s shopping district. Comfort and modernity span the hotel's 97 guestrooms and suites, with all necessary amenities to ensure a pleasant stay - including free wifi internet. The on-site Balmes Restaurant offers a wide selection of gourmet market-fresh cuisine, and the unique B Bar coffee shop provides a special environment to grab a coffee, snack or meal.

Spain, Portugal & Morocco Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Balmes Hotel
Balmes Hotel

Hotel Atlantico : Madrid

Hotel Atlantico is perfectly located on the buzzing Gran Via, in Madrid's city center, often compared to New York City's Broadway Avenue. Decorated in a neoclassic style with tapestries, furniture, sculptures and period windows, the hotel offers guests modern facilities with all of the amenities one would need for a pleasant stay in the capital. Guest rooms are comfortable and spacious, relaxing with neutral colors, and provide free wifi internet connectivity. Relax in the evening with a cocktail, taking in the spectacular view of the city from the hotel's 9th floor terrace.

Spain, Portugal & Morocco Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hotel Atlantico
Hotel Atlantico

Hotel Britania: Lisbon

Hotel Britania is a genuine Art Deco Boutique Hotel in the Historic Centre of Lisbon. Located on a quiet street right alongside the cosmopolitan Avenida da Liberdade. The only hotel to remain intact until today, this hotel records the glamour of the 1940's. Everything about its design strives to reawaken the spirit of the unit without losing its original soul. The rooms conserve ample dimensions as well as the cork floor. The warm colours contrast with the elegant lines of the furniture and the luster light fittings. The recovery of the whole building is exemplary as is the case of the paintings in the bar alluding to the Portuguese overseas empire.

Spain, Portugal & Morocco Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hotel Britania
Hotel Britania

Riad Les Yeux Bleus: Marrakech

Riad Les Yeux Bleus is located in the Bab Doukkala district, one of the most popular and picturesque quarters of the medina, and just ten minutes on foot from the square of Jemaa el Fna in the heart of Marrakech. Riad Les Yeux Bleus features comfortable bedrooms, each one decorated in its own style. The property features two charming patios; two pools, a library, a hammam, and a magnificent roof terrace with a bar. It is the perfect place for you to relax after a hard day of exploring the wonders of Marrakech.

Spain, Portugal & Morocco Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Riad Les Yeux Bleus
Riad Les Yeux Bleus

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

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.
  • Rita B — April 24, 2019 — Europe

    Our entire visit to Poland was outstanding, first-class. Booking the tour with Karolina Stringer made it so easy. All I did was tell her the places we needed to visit and what was the feel we wanted for the visit. Not only did we want to see the landmarks of Poland, but we also wanted time to walk the squares, sit in the cafes, take public transportation. Everyone we encountered in Poland was top-notch. Our guide for Gdansk was Ewelina Danecka. This amazing woman enchanted us with her knowledge and her joy in sharing her country with us. On our first day, I requested we reverse the first two days of our plan and she was totally flexible. I gave her the name of a very obscure town and she and the driver found it! Ewelina acted as my interpreter with the parish priests of the two towns we specifically needed to visit for our family research. She and our driver stayed with us an extra two hours after they were scheduled to be done for the evening and because of their generosity we saw Wawel Castle, which wasn't on our schedule, we loved it! Our three days with Ewelina were so intense and emotional that we felt we were leaving family when we said goodbye to her. The Hanza Hotel was wonderful, overlooking the riverfront. Warsaw was waiting for us and so was Agnieszka Tomazuk. Agnieszka was wonderful. We were specifically interested to visit the Warsaw ghetto and the war monuments commemorating the valor of the Poles during the WW2. And we were very interested to know about the Polish life under communism. I specifically requested a "good" Chopin concert. We didn't get good, we got a brilliant concert given by Agnieszka Przemyk-Bryla, in the Szuster Palace, not some impersonal concert hall. Her passion for the music combined with her technical ability made that evening unforgettable. The Polonia Palace Hotel was very nice, though not quite within walking distance to the Warsaw town square. On the way to Krakow we stopped at Jasna Gora to see the Madonna. We were guided and educated by one of the nuns of the Monastery. Totally awesome. We could not have done Krakow without our guide, Marta Bochenek. She made sure we knew not just what we were getting into when we went into the Wieliczka Salt Mine, but how to get out and meet up with her, since there were not one, but two exits from the mine. And when we went to Auschwitz, Marta very wisely said that she would be waiting if we decided not to go to the Birkenau portion of the concentration camp visit. Respectfully and reverently done as it was, Auschwitz was so powerful, we decided not to go on to Birkenau. I'm so glad we did go to Auschwitz. The Sheraton Krakow was very fine. Our first cup of "real" coffee in Poland. Most of the hotels' coffee is made from Nescafe or some instant coffee. The coffee at the Sheraton Krakow was really whole roasted coffee. Kensington Tours is contracting with the first class tour agency in Poland. We could not be more satisfied with our entire experience. The mood of our tour exactly matched the attitude I relayed to Karolina at the very beginning of our planning. This trip felt like it was planned just for us. This is our second time using Kensington Tours. Like the first trip, this was OUR tour.

  • Marilyn R — April 22, 2019 — Europe

    The absolute best trip to Europe we have ever taken. The entire process was flawless: best hotels, best guides, etc. This experience was new to us, but now it’s the only when I will travel! Kensington tours was the best. A truly 5-star experience from beginning to the end!

  • Sharayu T — May 13, 2019 — Europe

    The Eastern Europe trip was fabulous. Everything went smoothly. The guides and drivers were excellent. We enjoyed the trip immensely. To begin with, our arrival at Budapest train station and meeting up with Mr. Sandor went flawlessly. We were a little anxious as the main train station was closed, but when we got down at Budapest Kelenfold, it was such a relief to see Mr. Sandor waiting for us. All our guides, Sandor, Bozena, Agnieszka, and Sandra were very knowledgeable, friendly, and adaptable. They intermixed personal stories and anecdotes that made understanding the history and culture at each place very gratifying. The accommodations were comfortable, and the locations were perfect. Eastern Europe with its old traditions and architecture, and the suppressed existence during Nazi and Russian occupations offers a very different and distinctive experience. Thanks to Jessica Clements for facilitating a unique travel itinerary.

  • Mary Ann C — April 09, 2019 — Europe

    Courtney was wonderful. She worked through all of my concerns and was very flexible when Delta caused a plan change. Her responses to my requests were promptly answered and her communication with me was excellent. Petur, our guide, was a delight. We enjoyed Iceland and his thorough knowledge helped us to experience all the country had to offer.

  • John C — April 20, 2019 — Europe

    Jiri, our driver/guide in Slovenia, really made our trip. He is knowledgeable, flexible, and responsive. Even has a university degree in art history! He connected many of the dots between Slovenia and what has been going on in the rest of Europe over the past centuries!

  • Diana S — May 25, 2019 — Europe

    The itinerary was perfect, considering we only had 5 days to fit in this extension of our 22 day Transatlantic Cruise. Hope did a great job in coordinating for us the highlights of Sicily. All the guides and drivers are always helpful and knowledgeable from Kensington. In Agrigento, our guide was an archaeologist who teaches at universities. He had notebooks with diagrams and maps to show us exactly what we were looking at. He answered questions so thoroughly, we felt that we had a tour and a history lesson. It was amazing and the pace of all the tou

  • Kathleen K — May 15, 2019 — Europe

    We enjoyed working with Jamie Boar. She was knowledgeable, communicated well, friendly, and professional. We got all we wanted from the personal tours planned and were impressed with the high quality of the guide. We will certainly use Kensington Tours again.

  • Cynthia D — April 20, 2019 — Europe

    I found Kensington Tours on Google. At my first visit to the site, I was contacted immediately by Julie Couturier. She made my inquiry seem like we were having coffee, and she just happened to know everything I needed to make me choose her as my representative and travel expert. I was recommended to other tour companies, by friends, but it was Julie that made me realize Kensington was the best choice. We started our discovery in 2018 and because I was traveling with my grandchildren, I wanted to ensure the trip was perfect. We had to make changes as we went along, first because we were able to confirm a suite at the Marriott Grand Residence on Park St. with reward points. Julie was quick to make all the necessary changes in our tours. We felt privileged to have had the tour guides that Julie set for us, each one was so very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour which kept our 13 and 11 years old interested. Julie suggested a play and what child can say the saw “Matilda” in London. We certainly would not have enjoyed our trip as much if we had tried to do this on our own. Julie suggested a visit to Warner Bros Harry Potter and it was worth every moment. I would have never gone there, so congrats again to Julie. She was also able to advise us as to where to purchase groceries for our room, having lived in London previously. I have had many friends travel around the world and I don’t know of one that speaks as highly of their tour company or their travel expert the way my family has. Thank you Kensington Tours and especially Julie.

  • Rena K — April 06, 2019 — Europe

    We were extremely impressed with every aspect of our trip. We were celebrating our 30th anniversary and it could not have been more perfect. Chantal, our Destination Expert, worked with us to make sure that my physical limitations were not a problem. Each guide and driver took such good care of us. They were so knowledgeable and helpful. We plan on booking with Kensington again in the future. The service and amazing itinerary could not have been better. Thank you for memories that will last a lifetime!

  • Clark S. — November 10, 2018 — Europe

    We booked a trip to Paris for our 20th Anniversary. The trip was wonderful! We were able to customize our trip with our tour expert, Julie, and our trip was great.

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