China Adventure and Panda Highlights

10 days from $4,140 per person*
  • See Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Temple of Heaven with a private guide.
  • Explore a restored section of the Great Wall and meet Xi’an’s famous Terra-Cotta Warriors.
  • Spend a day getting to know the giant pandas at Chengdu’s Panda Research Center.
  • Take in an acrobat performance and cruise the Huangpu River in futuristic Shanghai.
  • Stay at a handpicked selection of premium accommodations.
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Cuddly creatures, glittering skyscrapers, and historic landmarks are the order of the day, every day on this adventure the combines the China’s modern and ancient wonders with its most beloved wildlife. From the must-see sights of Beijing to the Great Wall, from the Terra-Cotta Warriors to ultramodern Shanghai and a full day at Chengdu’s Panda Research Center to boot, this trip is perfect for the first-time visitor and panda fanatic alike.

The adventure begins in Beijing where, after getting settled, you’ll head out with a private guide and driver to discover the Chinese capital’s many landmarks and historic sites, including Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the UNESCO-protected Temple of Heaven. Later, stand before the Great Wall on a private trip to a restored section of China’s most significant landmark amid the scenic rolling hillsides of the Huairou District before heading south to Xi’an. Once home to China’s most powerful dynasties, Xi’an’s most famous current residents are the famed Terra-Cotta Warriors, whom you’ll meet face-to-face on a private tour of their abode, the nearby Big Wild Goose Pagoda, and the city’s fortified walls.

After a delicious hot pot dinner and a good night’s rest upon arrival in Chengdu, you’ll get your first glimpse of Ailuropoda melanoleuca (better known as the giant panda) on a private full-day encounter at the Panda Research Center, a wildlife preservation compound design to mimic the panda’s natural habitat as closely as possible to encourage the threatened species’ breeding. After bidding farewell to the pandas, the tour moves on to Shanghai where you’ll be welcomed with a delicious meal at stylish Ye Shanghai and a performance by the world-renowned Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe. Finally, explore this dynamic and ever-changing city on a private tour of its dazzling skyscrapers (including the 1,621-foot Shanghai World Financial Center) before embarking on a private cruise down the Huangpu River before visiting the stunning Jade Buddha Temple and the vast Yu Garden on a tour of the Old City’s treasures.
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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Beijing
    Beijing
    • Airport Meet & Greet
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Beijing
    Beijing
    • Private Tour - Tiananmen, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven with Lunch (6-7 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Beijing
    Beijing
    • Private Tour - Great Wall Mutianyu & Summer Palace with Lunch (8 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Beijing to Xi'an
    Beijing to Xi'an
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Train - Beijing - Xi`an [Bullet Train (6hrs)] - First Class/Soft Seat
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 5 Xi'an
    Xi'an
    • Private Tour - Terra Cotta Warriors, City Wall & Pagoda with Lunch - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 6 Xi'an to Chengdu
    Xi'an to Chengdu
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Train - Xi`an - Chengdu [Bullet Train (4hrs)] - First Class
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Private Tour - An Evening Out in Chengdu with Hotpot Dinner - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 7 Chengdu
    Chengdu
    • Private Tour - Pandas & Chengdu Tea Culture with Lunch - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 8 Chengdu to Shanghai
    Chengdu to Shanghai
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Air - Chengdu - Shanghai [(3hrs)] - Economy
    • Private Transfer - Airport (Hongqiao Domestic) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Activity - Shanghai Acrobatic Show and Dinner at Ye Shanghai - Dinner & Acrobatic Show (Standard)
    Hyatt on the Bund Shanghai (B) (River View Room)
  • Day 9 Shanghai
    Shanghai
    • Private Tour - Bund Cruise, Jade Buddha Temple, Oriental Pearl & Yu Gardens with Lunch (8hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Hyatt on the Bund Shanghai (B) (River View Room)
  • Day 10 Shanghai
    Shanghai
    • Private Transfer - Airport (PVG) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
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Day 1: Beijing

To ensure a seamless experience, your guide will be waiting for you outside the secure customs area with a sign with your name on it. The guide will assist you in meeting up with your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation.

Enjoy a private transfer between the airport and your hotel with an English-speaking guide.

Accommodation: Regent Hotel

Cocooned amidst the labyrinthine alleyways or ‘hutongs’ once meticulously planned by the Emperors of China, the Regent Beijing Hotel near Forbidden City has become a landmark in the region which formed the centerpiece of the Middle Kingdom. Deep in the core of the historic quarter and a short distance from must-see cultural markers such as Tiananmen Square and the Temple of Heaven, the sensuous beat of traditional Chinese hospitality combines with a cutting-edge design to create an oasis of tranquility and a modern icon in a luxurious home away from home. Meticulously-designed in classic style yet reflecting contemporary convenience, the hotel’s rooms and suites offer the best in 21st century hotel luxury without sacrificing traditional Chinese elegance. This unique property features a business facility, a state-of-the-art Fitness Centre, a 25-metre indoor pool and a Wellness Spa which effortlessly exceeds current luxury hotel standards. This Forbidden City hotel is famed for treating its guests with courtesy and respect.

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Beijing
China Adventure and Panda Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Regent Beijing Hotel
Regent Beijing Hotel

Day 2: Beijing

Spend the day exploring three of Beijing’s most photographed sites with your private guide and driver. Head to the center of the city and begin with a walk across the sprawling expanse of Tiananmen Square. Built in 1417 during the Ming Dynasty and serving as the front door to the Forbidden City, the present square is one of the largest in the world, stretching a vast 44 square hectares. Here, walk past and featuring the Tiananmen Tower, Monument to the People’s Heroes, Great Hall of the People, and the Mao Zedong Memorial. Many historically important moments have unfolded in this public setting.

From here, cross the street and enter through the towering gates of the Forbidden City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with the largest number of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world. The expansive palace complex is comprised of 9,999 buildings spread across 74 hectares and protected by a 19-foot deep moat and a 32-foot tall wall, divided into two parts. The Outer Court was where the emperor exercised his supreme power over the nation, while the Inner Court was where he lived with his royal family. Twenty-four emperors from the Ming and Qing dynasties reigned over China from the Imperial Palace here until 1924. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant.

Next, drive to the Temple of Heaven, a serene space set amidst expansive gardens, and a popular spot for locals and travelers alike. With your private guide and driver, head to this urban oasis UNESCO World Heritage Site, originally constructed in 1420 during the Ming Dynasty to offer a sacrifice to Heaven in exchange for a bountiful harvest. The most magnificent buildings are The Circular Mound Altar (Yuanqiutan), Imperial Vault of Heaven (Huangqiongyu), and Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest (Qiniandian), which are connected by a wide bridge called the Sacred Way. The park grounds surrounding the park are a popular local mingling spot, and it is quite common to see people practicing Tai Chi amidst the green space.

Today’s tour involves a fair amount of walking at a leisurely pace. Comfortable walking shoes and adequate protection from the sun are highly recommended.

Accommodation: Regent Hotel
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Temple of Heaven

Day 3: Beijing

Spend the day exploring two of Beijing’s most visually captivating sites with your private guide and driver. Start the day with a visit to the Summer Palace, which dates to the 12th century, and this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a vast imperial encampment of temples, ornate pavilions, and halls set in a park around Kunming Lake. Occupying an area of 294 hectares, three-quarters of which is water, the compound features a sprawling archetypal Chinese garden that is ranked amongst the most noted gardens in the world and a truly picturesque setting to explore. The Long Corridor is a must-see – this covered walkway is decorated with more than 14,000 lavish paintings.

Then drive out of the city to take in the awe-inspiring Mutianyu section of the Great Wall, located 45 miles northeast of the city. By far China’s most iconic architectural wonder, it captivates the imagination of generations of travelers intrigued by this feat of engineering. This well-preserved section winds along lofty, cragged mountains for 1.4 miles and holds a prominent place in Chinese military history. Construction began during the 6th century Northern Qi Dynasty, and it was restored in the early years of the Ming Dynasty (spanning from the 14th to 17th century).

An abundance of natural springs in the area give this section of the Great Wall a lush verdant ecosystem, and the rolling forested hills make for an impressive panoramic photo regardless of the time of year. Take a cable car to the top of the hillside to explore the 26-foot-high granite walls. The 22 watchtowers stretch along the top of the mountain ridge as far as the eye can see, an impressive military barrier against invading forces from the north. Today’s lunch will be had at a local restaurant near the Great Wall. If you are interested and traffic permits, it is possible to stop for a quick photo at the 2008 Olympic sites of the Bird's Nest and Water Cube along the drive.

Today’s tour involves a fair amount of walking at a leisurely pace. Comfortable walking shoes and adequate protection from the sun are highly recommended.

Accommodation: Regent Hotel
China Adventure and Panda Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Great Wall at Mutianyu
Great Wall at Mutianyu

Day 4: Beijing - Xi'an

Enjoy a private transfer between the train station and your hotel with an English-speaking guide.

Transfer from Beijing to Xi'an via the high-speed bullet train. The train ride is approximately 6 hours.

Enjoy a private transfer between the train station and your hotel with an English-speaking guide.

Accommodation: Sofitel on Renmin Square

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.

China Adventure and Panda Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Xi'an
Xi'an
China Adventure and Panda Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Sofitel on Renmin Square
Sofitel on Renmin Square

Day 5: Xi'an

The Terra Cotta Warriors are the most iconic site in Xi’an, an impressive marvel that went undiscovered until 1974. With your private driver and English-speaking guide, spend the day visiting the Terra Cotta Warriors, the Ancient City Wall and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. The incredible army of over 7000 soldiers, archers, horses, and chariots in full battle array has guarded Emperor Qin’s tomb since 210 BC. Incredibly, each figure is unique, and the painstaking repair and excavation continues in 3 pits, protected inside enormous hangars specially constructed for the archeological dig.

Stop for a local lunch before returning to the city center to visit the Ancient City Wall. The walls, ramparts, gates, and watchtowers form one of the oldest and most complete city defenses are still around. Built in the 13th-century on the foundations of the original Tang Forbidden City surrounding the city center you can walk, rent a bike or take an electric cart around the full 8.5-mile circuit, with great views of the city on either side and a deep moat surrounding the fortifications. Next, visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. An important Buddhist site, the simple and elegant Pagoda is housed on the grounds of the attractive Da Ci’en Temple. The Pagoda was built in the 7th century to house the Buddhist materials that Xuanzang (Tripitaka) brought back from his epic world-famous 16-year pilgrimage to India. The Temple complex has several large halls with some great Buddhist statues and murals. At the end of the day, return to your hotel by private vehicle.

Accommodation: Sofitel on Renmin Square
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Terra Cotta Warrior

Day 6: Xi'an - Chengdu

Enjoy a private transfer between the train station and your hotel with an English-speaking guide.

Transfer from Xi'an to Chengdu via the high-speed bullet train. The train ride is approximately 4 hours.

Meet your driver for a train station transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.

Enjoy a lovely evening out in Chengdu starting with a Hotpot dinner at Huangchenglaoma, and walking through Broad and Narrow Street.

Accommodation: Shangri-La Hotel Chengdu

Being one of the Chengdu hotels located in the city's cosmopolitan Jinjiang District, Shangri-La Hotel, Chengdu enjoys spectacular views of the Jinjiang River. The hotel sits adjacent to the stylish 30-storey Shangri-La Centre, making the hotel and office complex a landmark in one of China's most modern and affluent cities. The hotel consists of luxurious and spacious guestrooms and suites, along with 26 serviced apartments that cater to the unique needs of long-term guests. Boasting Chengdu's largest and most advanced conference facilities, and 25 minutes from Shuangliu International Airport, the hotel is ideal for leisure travellers.

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Outdoor Restaurant
China Adventure and Panda Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Panda
Panda

Day 7: 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: Shangri-La Hotel Chengdu
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Panda Bear

Day 8: Chengdu - Shanghai

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

Board a flight with direct service from Chengdu to Shanghai. Approximate flight time is 3 hours.

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

The Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe has garnered international fame, with dazzling displays that seem to defy the laws of gravity. This evening, your private guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel for your dinner reservation at Ye Shanghai before the show. Housed in a renovated Shikumen style house, the restaurant embraces the cuisine of neighboring Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces. From here, drive to the theater and settle into your seats with the help of your guide. The multimillion-dollar performance is a testament to traditional Chinese acrobatic arts, featuring stunning costumes, modern technology, and original live music during the show. The acrobats undergo years of rigorous training, starting as young as six or seven. Many performers boast 20 years of experience. After the memorable performance, transfer back to your hotel by private vehicle.

Accommodation: Hyatt on the Bund Shanghai (B) (River View Room)

Hyatt on the Bund Hotel Shanghai is a premium hotel, uniquely located on the banks of the Huang Pu River at the northern end of the Bund in Shanghai, China. Hotel suites and rooms at this luxury Shanghai hotel offers spectacular views of the Bund and Pudong, with convenient access to Shanghai's airports and major areas of the city. A member of the Grand Hyatt portfolio, Hyatt on the Bund Hotel Shanghai offers guests a unique experience with stylish Shanghai restaurants, sophisticated comfort, and functional conference rooms equipped with advanced technological equipment. Hyatt on the Bund Hotel Shanghai is also host to the Yuan Spa, Shanghai which offers a variety of massage and facial treatments. Once known as the "Paris of the East", Shanghai has a combination of historical and ultra-modern architecture, making it a city where old and new and east and west harmoniously co-exist. Situated on the east coast of China and south of the Yangtze River, Shanghai attracts both business people and tourists from all corners of the world.

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Shanghai Acrobats
China Adventure and Panda Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Jin Mao Tower
Jin Mao Tower

Day 9: Shanghai

Spend the day visiting some of Shanghai’s must-see sites with your private guide and driver, contrasting traditional Chinese elements with the rapidly evolving iconic skyline that line the Huangpu River. The Oriental Pearl Tower rises up from the river, a distinct landmark surrounded by the Yangpu Bridge in the northeast and the Nanpu Bridge in the southwest, creating the image of ‘twin dragons playing with pearls’. The scene is the dramatic backdrop against the Pudong business district, with stunning views of the Shanghai Tower and Shanghai World Financial Center, along with the colonial European-inspired buildings across the river. Enjoy the sprawling cityscape atop this 1,535-foot tall tower, the world’s sixth tallest TV and radio tower and the second tallest in China. Cruise along the river for one hour along the mighty Huangpu River and disembark amidst the splendid architecture that lines the Bund.

Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant showcasing Shanghai’s cuisine, then drive to the Jade Buddha Temple, one of the most famous Buddhist shrines in Shanghai. The statue was brought to China from neighboring Myanmar in the late 19th century, and the temple itself was destroyed during the revolution that overthrew the Qing Dynasty. The current temple was erected in 1928 to protect the jade statues inside. Next, drive to the Yu Gardens, the largest of Shanghai’s ancient gardens, dating to the mid-16th century. The expansive grounds feature the architectural styles of the Ming and Qing Dynasties, with six pavilions each with their own unique design, laid out in the Suzhou style. The Grand Rockery in the center of the garden is a popular photo stop, with replica peaks, cliffs and caves. The Yu Gardens are a year-round delightful retreat from Shanghai’s frenetic pace, as the changing seasons offer a different experience and a moment of quiet contemplation. Adjacent to the gardens is the City God Temple, surrounded by a network of local snack vendors and souvenir shops that make for a colorful walk into the Yu Garden. At the end of the day, return to your hotel by private vehicle.

Accommodation: Hyatt on the Bund Shanghai (B) (River View Room)
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Yu Gardens

Day 10: Shanghai

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

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

Depart from Shanghai 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.

Regent Hotel: Beijing

Cocooned amidst the labyrinthine alleyways or ‘hutongs’ once meticulously planned by the Emperors of China, the Regent Beijing Hotel near Forbidden City has become a landmark in the region which formed the centerpiece of the Middle Kingdom. Deep in the core of the historic quarter and a short distance from must-see cultural markers such as Tiananmen Square and the Temple of Heaven, the sensuous beat of traditional Chinese hospitality combines with a cutting-edge design to create an oasis of tranquility and a modern icon in a luxurious home away from home. Meticulously-designed in classic style yet reflecting contemporary convenience, the hotel’s rooms and suites offer the best in 21st century hotel luxury without sacrificing traditional Chinese elegance. This unique property features a business facility, a state-of-the-art Fitness Centre, a 25-metre indoor pool and a Wellness Spa which effortlessly exceeds current luxury hotel standards. This Forbidden City hotel is famed for treating its guests with courtesy and respect.

China Adventure and Panda Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Regent Beijing Hotel
Regent Beijing Hotel
China Adventure and Panda Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Lobby
Lobby

Sofitel on Renmin Square: 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.

China Adventure and Panda Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Sofitel on Renmin Square
Sofitel on Renmin Square
China Adventure and Panda Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Swimming Pool
Swimming Pool

Shangri-La Hotel Chengdu: Chengdu

Being one of the Chengdu hotels located in the city's cosmopolitan Jinjiang District, Shangri-La Hotel, Chengdu enjoys spectacular views of the Jinjiang River. The hotel sits adjacent to the stylish 30-storey Shangri-La Centre, making the hotel and office complex a landmark in one of China's most modern and affluent cities. The hotel consists of luxurious and spacious guestrooms and suites, along with 26 serviced apartments that cater to the unique needs of long-term guests. Boasting Chengdu's largest and most advanced conference facilities, and 25 minutes from Shuangliu International Airport, the hotel is ideal for leisure travellers.

China Adventure and Panda Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Shangri-La Hotel Chengdu
Shangri-La Hotel Chengdu

Hyatt on the Bund Shanghai (B) (River View Room): Shanghai

Hyatt on the Bund Hotel Shanghai is a premium hotel, uniquely located on the banks of the Huang Pu River at the northern end of the Bund in Shanghai, China. Hotel suites and rooms at this luxury Shanghai hotel offers spectacular views of the Bund and Pudong, with convenient access to Shanghai's airports and major areas of the city. A member of the Grand Hyatt portfolio, Hyatt on the Bund Hotel Shanghai offers guests a unique experience with stylish Shanghai restaurants, sophisticated comfort, and functional conference rooms equipped with advanced technological equipment. Hyatt on the Bund Hotel Shanghai is also host to the Yuan Spa, Shanghai which offers a variety of massage and facial treatments. Once known as the "Paris of the East", Shanghai has a combination of historical and ultra-modern architecture, making it a city where old and new and east and west harmoniously co-exist. Situated on the east coast of China and south of the Yangtze River, Shanghai attracts both business people and tourists from all corners of the world.

Depart (B) (Int`l Airport): Shanghai

Depart from Shanghai 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.
  • Reginald B — April 14, 2019 — Asia

    This was a GREAT tour to Thailand! It exceeded my expectations in many ways (ie. itinerary, flexibility, and customer service). I would recommend this tour and Kensington Tours to family and friends. I will definitely use Kensington Tours for my future travel plans. My destination expert was Ms. Forkan. She expertly tailored my experience to my needs and wants. She filled in all the "unknowns" and ensured a safe, smooth trip/tour. Her professionalism and support was a 10/10. Thank you Ms. Forkan for designing this trip of a lifetime!

  • Ann L — June 05, 2019 — Asia

    Our guides made our whole trip - we will remember them as much as China itself. Jerry immediately put us at ease and made us feel like his best friends - he was sincere and authentic and open. Katy (in Chengdu) had great energy and showed us how people really live. Even though she must see the pandas every other day of her life, she still seemed to genuinely LOVE seeing them. (And, later, when we discovered we'd left valuables in the safe at our hotel, she went WAY above and beyond to take care of things - even after we were already in Shanghai!). Nancy (in Shanghai) was amazing - we truly enjoyed our time with her and she took us to markets and encouraged us to take our time at the places that interested us most. When we'd seen enough temples, our guides communicated with each other to rearrange our tours in coming destinations. We felt like we were on the food tour of China - the meals were wonderful, and it was - really - TOO MUCH FOOD! No part of our day was wasted, but if we wanted to start later or call it a night sooner, plans were easily rearranged. We would absolutely go with Kensington again!

  • Sandra S — February 09, 2019 — Asia

    We had a really interesting trip and your team made it all so easy. Our guides were not only informative, but they took very good care of us. They kept us on schedule with all the city transfers, made the Visa process so quick and introduced us to some of the things they loved about their cities as well as the scheduled sites. There were so many highlights on this trip, but I was especially wowed by the cruise on Ha Long Bay. Our guide in Hanoi went above and beyond on my birthday and arrived to pick us up with some beautiful orchids and a lovely gift. We were very happy with all our accommodations as well.

  • Daryl H. — January 26, 2019 — Asia

    I was pleasantly surprised and pleased with the superb attention to detail in fulfilling my requests and my dreams

  • Laura E. — January 08, 2019 — Asia

    One of the benefits was that the guides were very flexible and suggested and accommodated changes to plans based on the weather and other circumstances. They all said they could do this when working with Kensington because Kensington supported it and empowered them with this flexibility. A big advantage in making the trip perfect!

  • Ajitkumar P. — January 04, 2019 — Asia

    The whole trip was well organized and we have recommended using Kensington to our friends.

  • Donna F. — February 03, 2018 — Asia

    Mark was able to put together the perfect tour! Our guide was very knowledge and we really appreciated her being so flexible with the holiday as we were there for Chinese New Year! She was able to take us to all the sights and part of the highlight was eating traditional Chinese food for New Year's.

  • Marjorie H. — October 01, 2018 — Asia

    This tour was so well organized - everything went off perfectly. As two women traveling together in a country where the language barrier was a challenge, it gave us great peace of mind to know that we would be escorted wherever needed. We appreciated not being part of a group - our private tour guides were delightful and the entire trip was very special for my daughter and me.

  • Sandra S. — October 13, 2018 — Asia

    The trip was very enjoyable. We gained new insights into China and the Chinese people. I wish we could have stayed longer. There is so much to see. My favorite sites were the Great Wall, Terra Cotta Soldiers, White Jade Buddah and the Shanghai night skyline. Cindy was most helpful in planning our trip. She's truly an asset to your company. Kensington Tours met all of our vacation needs.

  • Gina A. — January 09, 2019 — Asia

    I usually don't write reviews but I have to tell you, this was the best vacation. Yuki, our Destination Expert, did an excellent job putting it all together and the guides were excellent. I will be using you guys for my next international vacation.

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Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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