Cherry Blossom Season in Japan

8 days from $13,150 pp*
  • Explore the temples, shrines, and landmarks of Tokyo and Kyoto with private guides.
  • Witness the gorgeous sight of Japan’s cherry blossoms in full bloom from the Philosopher’s Path.
  • Experience Tokyo’s funky street life on a guided tour of the Shibuya, Harajuku, and Akihabara districts.
  • Visit UNESCO-protected shrines, temples, and castles in Kyoto.
  • Stay at a handpicked selection of luxury accommodations.
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Please note that the best time to visit Japan for cherry blossoms would be the final 2 weeks of March, and the first 2 weeks of April. Accommodations during this period book up extremely early, and booking a minimum of 6 to 12 months in advance is required.

Japan is pretty at any time of year, but it’s somehow even more beautiful at springtime. That’s when the world-famous sakura (cherry blossom) burst forth, transforming the country into a fantasyland of soft-pink blooms. This postcard-perfect itinerary connects travelers with Japan’s rich cultural history at its most picturesque time of year.

After settling in, the tour begins with a privately guided full-day tour of the Tokyo of old. Largely spared by Allied bombs during World War II, the Asakusa and Yanaka districts retain much of the city’s pre-war character. Here, you’ll find two important landmarks – Senso Temple and the Meiji Shrine, tour the Shitamachi Museum, stroll Ueno Park, and visit the bustling Ameyoko-cho market. Later, meet Tokyo’s colorful modern side on a private afternoon tour of the Shibuya, Harajuku, and Akihabara districts, famous for their markets, anime shops, and outré street style.

Next, bid the big city goodbye and connect with nature on a private excursion into Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, home to stunning volcanic landscapes, an incredible cable car, and black eggs boiled in the region’s sulfuric hot springs, a local delicacy. After a trip by train to Kyoto, you’ll sit down to a special treat: a private dinner with a geisha hosted and translated by Peter Macintosh, an expert in Japanese culture. Kyoto is the heartland of traditional Japanese culture, and you’ll discover its serene beauty on a privately guided tour with stops at a pair of UNESCO World Heritage sites – Kinkaku Temple and Nijo Castle – before dropping by the famous Nishiki Market. The tour ends with a proper send-off: a private tour of the gardens, bamboo groves, tea houses, and shrines (including the historic Nonomiya Shrine and UNESCO-protected Tenryu Temple) of the scenic Arashiyama district on Kyoto’s western fringe, followed by a privately guided half-day stroll along the exquisite Philosopher’s Path, one of the very best places to take in the splendor of the cherry blossoms in all of Japan.
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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Tokyo
    Tokyo
    • Japan - Welcome
    • Activity - Airport Meet & Assist - Meet & Greet-Narita 9:00-20:55
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Narita Airport
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Tokyo
    Tokyo
    • Private Tour - Full Day Tokyo Highlights with Ueno Park by Private Transportation (8 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Tokyo
    Tokyo
    • Private Tour - Afternoon Pop Culture in Shibuya, Harajuku and Akihabara by Private Transportation (4hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Tokyo to Hakone
    Tokyo to Hakone
    • Private Tour - Full Day Hakone Mt. Fuji National Park Tour by Private Transportation (9 hrs) - Guide/Vehicle
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 5 Hakone to Kyoto
    Hakone to Kyoto
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • Train - Hakone - Kyoto [(2hrs)] - 1st Class
    • Private Transfer - Train Station Transfer with Private Vehicle and Guide - Vehicle/Guide
    • Private Tour - Private Dinner with a Geisha and Host Peter Macintosh by Taxi (2 hrs) - Host/Taxi
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Kyoto
    Kyoto
    • Private Tour - Half Day Kyoto Highlights by Private Transportation (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 7 Kyoto
    Kyoto
    • Private Tour - Half Day Kyoto Arashiyama Tour with Lunch by Private Transportation (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Private Tour - Half Day Kyoto Philosopher's Path Walking Tour by Private Transportation (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 8 Kyoto
    Kyoto
    • Private Transfer - Kyoto - Osaka [Kansai Airport] - Vehicle/Driver
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Day 1: Tokyo

Welcome to Japan!

For your added comfort, you will be welcomed by an English speaking assistant who will assist you upon arrival at the airport. Your assistant will be waiting for you with a sign with your name on it.

Meet your driver for an enjoyable airport transfer with a private vehicle.

Accommodation: Mandarin Oriental

Conveniently located in the heart of the city, Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo enjoys a bird’s eye view of the breathtaking city skyline. Surrounded by the chic shops and offices of Nihonbashi, the hotel exudes crisp, cutting-edge style with state-of-the-art technology, a renowned spa, award-winning restaurants and impeccable service. The guestrooms are a blending futuristic luxury with a sense of space, capture the essence of Japanese style and design.

Cherry Blossom Season in Japan Tours 2019 - 2020 -  The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Lobby
The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Lobby
Cherry Blossom Season in Japan Tours 2019 - 2020 -  The Mandarin Oriental Hotel View
The Mandarin Oriental Hotel View

Day 2: Tokyo

Today, you will enjoy a full day tour of the fascinating city of Tokyo including the beautiful Ueno Park with your local guide by private transportation. Your day begins with a visit to the outside Imperial Palace, home of Japan’s Imperial Family. Next, you will travel to Asakusa, Tokyo’s old town where you can experience the atmosphere of old Tokyo. Subsequently, you will visit Sensoji, Tokyo’s oldest temple and wander down Nakamise, a shopping street that has been providing temple visitors with a variety of traditional local snacks and tourist souvenirs for centuries. You will then take the subway across town to Meiji Shrine, a shrine dedicated to the deified spirit of Emperor Meiji and a popular place for traditional Japanese weddings. If time permits, you can take a walk to the Omotesando shopping street, a broad tree lined avenue home to the flagship stores of the world’s top fashion brands.

This afternoon explore Tokyo’s shitamachi (downtown). Our image of Tokyo is usually that of a super-modern metropolis but suburbs like Yanaka, which was miraculously spared the carnage of the Allied bombings in World War II, still preserve a nostalgic atmosphere. Part of its charm today lies in this sense of being hidden. Visit old temples and shrines, one of Tokyo’s oldest Buddhist cemeteries as well as traditional shops selling Japanese paper and sweets, and soak in the atmosphere of pre-war Tokyo. Take a look at what life in this area used to be like in the Shitamachi Museum, located in Ueno Park. One of the most popular parks for hanami (cherry blossom parties) in Tokyo, Ueno Park was originally part of Kaneiji Temple, which used to be one of the city's largest and wealthiest temples and a family temple of the ruling Tokugawa clan during the Edo Period. Your guide will take you on a stroll to show you the many attractions that enrich this large park. Last stop for the day is Ueno’s Ameyoko-cho, a busy market street underneath the train lines. Originally the site of a black market after World War Two, this bustling market is the last of its kind in Tokyo, and is filled with shops and stalls selling various products such as fresh fish, dried food and spices. At one of the many open air restaurants under the train tracks, you can stop for a cold drink and a yakitori (grilled chicken skewer). At the end of the tour, you will be dropped off at your hotel.

 

Accommodation: Mandarin Oriental
Cherry Blossom Season in Japan Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Ueno Park Cherry Blossom Trees
Ueno Park Cherry Blossom Trees
Cherry Blossom Season in Japan Tours 2019 - 2020 -  The Mandarin Oriental Hotel
The Mandarin Oriental Hotel

Day 3: Tokyo

This afternoon, explore three of Tokyo's vibrant centers of youth fashion and pop culture with your private local guide and a private driver. Begin in Shibuya, Tokyo's main center for youth fashion and culture. Its streets are the birthplace of many of Japan's fashion and entertainment trends and the area is also home to the famous five-way "scramble crossing". The Shibuya Crossing is rumored to be the busiest intersection in the world. Next, travel to Harajuku and Takeshita-Dori (Cat Street). This famous street is lined with quirky fashion boutiques, cafes, and restaurants for your enjoyment. Harajuku caters to every imaginable style and is the epicenter of Japanese “kawaii”, the culture of cuteness. Continue to Akihabara, also known as Electric Town, an area that was originally famous for its many electronics shops. Akihabara is renowned as the center of Japan’s otaku culture, a culture of diehard fans in anime and manga fandom. Many shops and establishments devoted to anime and manga are now dispersed among the electronic stores in the district. The last stop at one of Tokyo’s famous pet cafes. Here you can enjoy a beverage and dessert and befriend a few of Tokyo’s cuddly creatures. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped off at your hotel. 

Accommodation: Mandarin Oriental
Cherry Blossom Season in Japan Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Shibuya Crossing
Shibuya Crossing
Cherry Blossom Season in Japan Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Tokyo
Tokyo

Day 4: Tokyo - Hakone

Leave behind the hustle and bustle of Tokyo in favor of a day in Hakone, the gateway to Japan’s tallest mountain Mt. Fuji and the surrounding national park. Your local guide will meet you at your hotel this morning and accompany you on your private drive from Tokyo. Spend the day exploring Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, making use of your private vehicle as well as Hakone’s experiential forms of transport. Ride the world’s second longest cable car up Mt. Owakudani, passing over sulfurous fumes, hot springs and hot rivers in this active volcanic area. Sample Hakone’s famous local treat, the black eggs of Owakudani. The eggs are hard boiled in Hakone’s well known sulfuric hot springs, and local legend has it that eating one of these eggs will add seven years to your life. Board a majestic pirate ship and sail across Lake Ashinoko, a lake formed by a volcanic eruption 3000 years ago. Throughout the day there is a chance to catch a glimpse of Mt. Fuji, however, please keep in mind that she is a notoriously shy mountain and it needs to be a clear day.  

Accommodation: Gora Kadan

A stay in Gora Kadan, a former holiday retreat for the imperial family in the National Park Hakone, is an invitation to bring your five senses to life by submerging yourself in Japan’s most ancient way of life. A true highlight for foodies - it is renowned for serving one of the best 'kaiseki' dinners in all of Japan. In these calm and pleasurable settings, located in an area of springs heated by volcanic sources, you may move from your suite with its minimalist design, to a swimming pool or spa while wearing a Yukata cotton kimono. Treat yourself to a well-earned retreat in the natural beauty of Hakone National Park.

Cherry Blossom Season in Japan Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Lake Ashinoko
Lake Ashinoko
Cherry Blossom Season in Japan Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hakone
Hakone

Day 5: Hakone - Kyoto

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

Relax on the scenic train from Hakone's Odawara station to Kyoto. The train ride is approximately 2 hours.

Meet your guide for a train station transfer with a private vehicle.

Japan is filled with unique and memorable experiences, and tonight’s dinner is a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience: an exclusive private dining opportunity with a geisha or apprentice geisha, hosted by Peter Macintosh. Mr. Macintosh has spent half his life living in Kyoto and boasts 25 years of insight into geisha life, working as a location scout on the “Memoirs of a Geisha” movie. He was married to an ex-geisha, studies Japanese arts and is a lecturer on Geisha Studies at Kansai University. The evening begins with a walk through some of Kyoto’s geisha districts. Peter has colorful explanations about the history, present and future outlook of geishas. You may even spot a geisha or maiko (apprentice geisha) heading towards her first appointment of the evening. After your stroll, relax in the intimate setting of a private dinning room of a traditional Japanese restaurant over a lavish dinner with free-flowing drinks. An hour of private maiko or geisha entertainment follows, consisting of conversation and traditional dancing, accompanied by the shamisen, a Japanese stringed instrument. There is time to ask questions about the geisha and their world (translated into English by Peter), as well as play traditional drinking games. This is an unforgettable night of delectable dining, drinks, experiential traditional entertainment, and great photo opportunities. The evening ends at the restaurant, and Peter can help you arrange a taxi back to your hotel (payable directly to the taxi).

Accommodation: Four Seasons Kyoto

Discover the style and vibe of today's Japan with an 800-year-old ikeniwa (pond garden) at its heart – intimate, contemporary Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto, in the scenic district of temples. Within light-filled, spacious guest rooms and select Private Hotel Residences, experience personalised, insider access to Kyoto's four-season delights. Double-height windows frame our tranquil garden as you enjoy modern European brasserie dining. Sip local craft beers on the waterside terrace. Cross the glass bridge for matcha in the Tea House. Float in the indoor pool then melt into bliss in the Spa. Conclude successful business behind artisan-carved cedar doors. Or celebrate new beginnings in the soaring, sunlit Chapel.

Cherry Blossom Season in Japan Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Geisha
Geisha

Day 6: Kyoto

Kyoto is home to an impressive 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and two of the most memorable ones are Kinkakuji Temple and Nijo Castle. Meet your local guide in your hotel lobby for a half day tour of Kyoto with a private vehicle.  Start with a visit to Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion), which was originally built as a retirement villa for the Shogun. After his death in 1408, it became a Buddhist Temple as per the Shogun’s final wishes and is now one of Kyoto’s most famous temples.

Next is Nijo Castle, an ornamental castle that was built by the founder of the Edo Shogunate as his Kyoto residence and is surrounded by stunning surrounding gardens. The main building was completed in 1603 and is famous for its architecture, decorated sliding doors and ‘chirping’ nightingale floors. The castle served as an imperial palace briefly during the 19th century. Next, take a walk through Nishiki Market, a narrow, five block long shopping street lined by more than one hundred shops and restaurants. Known as "Kyoto's Kitchen", this lively retail market specializes in all things food related, like fresh seafood, produce, knives and cookware, and is a great place to find seasonal foods and Kyoto specialties, such as Japanese sweets, pickles, dried seafood, and sushi. You may wish to stop for lunch in this area (not included). At the end of the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Accommodation: Four Seasons Kyoto
Cherry Blossom Season in Japan Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Kinkakuji Temple
Kinkakuji Temple
Cherry Blossom Season in Japan Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Four Seasons Kyoto
Four Seasons Kyoto

Day 7: Kyoto

Spend a half day exploring the scenic Arashiyama district on the western outskirts of Kyoto with your local guide, traveling by private vehicle. The area has been a popular destination since the Heian Period (794-1185) when nobles would enjoy its natural setting. Okochi Mountain Villa is the former villa of the famous samurai film star Okochi Denjiro (1896-1962), and consists of several beautiful gardens and buildings, including living quarters, tea houses and a Zen meditation hall. Take a break here and enjoy some “Matcha” green tea with a snack.

With your energy replenished, take a stroll through Arashiyama’s famous bamboo groves, which are particularly attractive when there is a light wind and the tall bamboo stalks sway gently back and forth. The bamboo has been used to manufacture various products, such as baskets, cups, boxes, and mats at local workshops for centuries. Visit Nonomiya Shrine,  a Shinto shrine where in ancient times, unmarried imperial princesses stayed for a year or more to purify themselves. Next, visit Tenryuji Temple, ranked among Kyoto's five great Zen temples, and the largest and most impressive temple in Arashiyama. Founded in 1339 at the beginning of the Muromachi Period (1338-1573), the temple is one of Kyoto's UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In addition to its temple buildings, there are attractive gardens with walking paths. In a traditional building inside the temple grounds overlooking the beautifully landscaped garden, appreciate the experience of a vegetarian "shojin-ryori" (traditional Buddhist cuisine) lunch built around yuba, tofu and seasonal vegetables. At the end of the tour you will be dropped off at your hotel.

The Philosopher's Path is a pleasant stone path through the northern part of Kyoto's Higashiyama district. The path follows a canal which is lined by hundreds of cherry trees. Approximately two kilometers long, the path begins around Ginkakuji (Silver Pavilion) and ends in the neighborhood of Nanzenji. The path gets its name due to Nishida Kitaro, one of Japan's most famous philosophers, who was said to practice meditation while walking this route on his daily commute to Kyoto University. There are many small temples and shrines to stop off along the walk.

Accommodation: Four Seasons Kyoto
Cherry Blossom Season in Japan Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Bamboo Groves
Bamboo Groves
Cherry Blossom Season in Japan Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Philosophers Path
Philosophers Path

Day 8: Kyoto

Enjoy a transfer with a private driver from Kyoto to Osaka Kansai International Airport.

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

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

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  • 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.
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Mandarin Oriental: Tokyo

Conveniently located in the heart of the city, Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo enjoys a bird’s eye view of the breathtaking city skyline. Surrounded by the chic shops and offices of Nihonbashi, the hotel exudes crisp, cutting-edge style with state-of-the-art technology, a renowned spa, award-winning restaurants and impeccable service. The guestrooms are a blending futuristic luxury with a sense of space, capture the essence of Japanese style and design.

Cherry Blossom Season in Japan Tours 2019 - 2020 -  The Mandarin Oriental Hotel
The Mandarin Oriental Hotel

Gora Kadan: Hakone

A stay in Gora Kadan, a former holiday retreat for the imperial family in the National Park Hakone, is an invitation to bring your five senses to life by submerging yourself in Japan’s most ancient way of life. A true highlight for foodies - it is renowned for serving one of the best 'kaiseki' dinners in all of Japan. In these calm and pleasurable settings, located in an area of springs heated by volcanic sources, you may move from your suite with its minimalist design, to a swimming pool or spa while wearing a Yukata cotton kimono. Treat yourself to a well-earned retreat in the natural beauty of Hakone National Park.

Cherry Blossom Season in Japan Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Gora Kadan
Gora Kadan

Four Seasons Kyoto: Kyoto

Discover the style and vibe of today's Japan with an 800-year-old ikeniwa (pond garden) at its heart – intimate, contemporary Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto, in the scenic district of temples. Within light-filled, spacious guest rooms and select Private Hotel Residences, experience personalised, insider access to Kyoto's four-season delights. Double-height windows frame our tranquil garden as you enjoy modern European brasserie dining. Sip local craft beers on the waterside terrace. Cross the glass bridge for matcha in the Tea House. Float in the indoor pool then melt into bliss in the Spa. Conclude successful business behind artisan-carved cedar doors. Or celebrate new beginnings in the soaring, sunlit Chapel.

Cherry Blossom Season in Japan Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Four Seasons Kyoto
Four Seasons Kyoto

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.
  • Tin T — June 22, 2019 — Asia

    The trip was fantastic, well planned, great tour guys. That was a trip of a lifetime and Kensington Tours had done an exceptional well in organizing from the fly to Japan, Hong Kong, Bali & Singapore to the hotels, daily tours with the level of details and places we wouldn't have known where to go. Can't wait for Kensington Tours to organize our 3rd trip in the near future!

  • Ann M — June 20, 2019 — Asia

    Asia Expert Yuki Ng did an amazing job of setting up our trip. She totally understood what we wanted to see and do. My husband, 17-year-old grandson and I spent a week in Seoul in June of 2019. Miriam, also known as CJ, our local guide in Seoul, was fantastic. She was very knowledgeable, friendly and engaging. We totally enjoyed our time with her. We learned so much about the history and culture of Korea and with her expert guidance, we were introduced to many different and delicious Korean foods. Our lunches with her were memorable not only for the variety of restaurants and dishes that we sampled but also for the stimulating and pleasant conversations we shared while eating. She also made several suggestions for things to do in the evening that added to our enjoyment of the city. We were truly fortunate to have Miriam as our guide. Our driver Mr. Jo was also great. He calmly and expertly navigated the congested streets of Seoul and always greeted us with a smile and a pleasant ‘good morning.’ We had not been to Seoul before this trip. We found it to be vibrant, beautiful, and very clean. The people were friendly and helpful. Our accommodations were beyond what we expected. We had a wonderful time in Seoul. We could not have been more pleased.

  • Anne H — May 28, 2019 — Asia

    My trip was a dream come true! From the time I landed in Beijing to the time I landed back to the US, everything was perfect. I traveled alone, but felt very safe and very well taken care of by the guides and drivers I had in the different cities and countries I visited. I learned so much about the culture and heritage of the Chinese, Tibetan and the Nepalese people. It was worth every penny I spend and much more!

  • Jackie M — March 30, 2019 — Asia

    I loved it all. Thanks especially to our guide Abit, in Kathmandu, Norenda, in Pokhara, and Min, in the Annapurna region, for being fabulous people. Thanks again for also referring us to Bahari Lodge in Chitwan National park. By far, that was the best place I've ever stayed in all of my international travels: they always had a surprise in store for us, that was awesome. They let us spend as much time as we wanted with the elephants, no rush, and sent elephants to come and play with us when we merely mentioned that we loved them. A great thank you to our naturalis Krishna at Bahari Lodge in Chitwan. All fantastic people who were great with tourists like us. We also enjoyed Temple Tree Resort very much.

  • 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.

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