Treasures of Ageless England

10 days from $19,440 per person*
  • Take a guided fossil walk along Dorset’s Jurassic Coast.
  • Visit the British Museum in private with an Egyptologist.
  • Go behind the scenes at Oxford’s famed Ashmolean Museum.
  • Greet the morning sun on a sunrise tour of Stonehenge
  • Explore the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich on a private tour.
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For a kingdom that shaped the world, England comes from humble roots. Its rocky coasts and rolling moorlands betray the passage of Mesozoic sea creatures, prehistoric civilizations, and Roman armies. Perhaps it’s that sense of living among history that inspired so many scientists and historians to set forth from here and return, armed with natural and human-made treasures, to found some of the world’s greatest museums. This Explorers Club tour connects you to both sides of that heritage; exploring the region’s regal past and artifacts from faraway lands that shaped the modern social sciences.

It begins at London’s British Museum with a private tour of its fascinating collection of Egyptian artifacts under the guidance of an Egyptologist, followed by a private tour of Portsmouth’s National Maritime Museum in the company of a curator. The nautical theme continues the next day at the historic dockyard with private tour of the HMS Victory and the Mary Rose — a restored 17th-century Tudor warship recovered from the sea floor — with a conservation expert.

In Wareham, you’ll head deep into the past at the Museum of Jurassic Marine Life to view the Etches Collection — an exhibit featuring more than 2,300 restored fossils — with Steve Etches, the local plumber-turned-paleontologist himself. Later, search for fossils on a privately guided tour of the Jurassic Coast along the shore of the English Channel. ... Show More »

The next day begins at dawn in the shadow of Stonehenge, England’s mysterious prehistoric monoument, for a private tour with exclusive access to the site’s Inner Circle, followed by a visit to the Roman ruins of Bath, home to UNESCO-protected archaeological sites and hot springs that once soothed the weary muscles of Roman soldiers.

Onward to Oxford and a day devoted to the contributions of Elias Ashmole, England’s preeminent antiquarian. Tour the Ashmolean Museum and see the artifacts and curiosities Ashmole collected on his travels throughout the world in the 17th century. Next, explore the Bodleian Library, home to a staggering collection of manuscripts and documents, including copies of the Magna Carta, a Gutenberg Bible, Ashmole’s illuminated Bestiary and Shakespeare’s First Folio.

Next stop, Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, where you’ll get an insider’s glimpse of this UNESCO-protected manor house on an exclusive private guided tour. From there, it’s on to Highclere Castle, where George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon, first displayed the spoils of his expedition to find the tomb of Tutankhamun.

The tour strikes a regal note back in London where you’ll be treated to a private tour of the infamous Tower of London, led by a Yeoman Warder, and get to see the sparkling Crown Jewels up close before going “behind the ropes” for a private tour of Windsor Palace. Your final stop: Kensington Palace for a privately guided tour of the official residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, more affectionately known as Will and Kate.

The Explorers Club Collection by Kensington Tours is an exclusive suite of travel experiences inspired by the expeditions of the world’s foremost society of scientists and adventurers. Each tailor-made Explorers Club trip connects you to the world’s most fascinating people, places, and experiences with expert local guides and award-winning 24/7 service support. On-trip experts and experiences are subject to change depending on availability. « Show Less

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 London
    London
    • Transfer - Private - Heathrow Airport (arrival) - Vehicle/Driver- Small MVP
    • Airport Meet & Greet - Assistant
    • England - Welcome Pack
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 London to Portsmouth
    London to Portsmouth
    • London - Portsmouth [Vehicle & Guide at Disposal (9 hrs)] - Vehicle/Guide(4)
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Egyptology Tour at the British Museum - Egyptologist Guide
    • Tour - Private - The National Maritime Museum (45 mins) - Curator
  • Day 3 Portsmouth
    Portsmouth
    • Transfer - Private - Vehicle & Guide at Disposal (9 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide
    • Tour - Private - Portsmouth Historic Dockyard- HMS Victory - Guide
    • Tour - Private - Portsmouth Historic Dockyard- Mary Rose Museum - Admission
  • Day 4 Portsmouth to Wareham to Lyme Regis to Dorchester
    Portsmouth to Wareham to Lyme Regis to Dorchester
    • Portsmouth - Dorchester [Vehicle & Guide at Disposal (9 hrs)] - Vehicle/Guide(4)
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Etches Collection – Museum of Jurassic Marine Life (4 hrs) - Guide
    • Tour - Private - Jurassic Beach Walk (3 hrs) - Guide
  • Day 5 Dorchester to Stonehenge to Bath to Woodstock
    Dorchester to Stonehenge to Bath to Woodstock
    • Dorchester - Woodstock [Vehicle & Guide at Disposal (12 hrs)] - Vehicle/Guide(4)
    • Tour - Shared - Stonehenge- Inner Circle - Guide
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Walking Tour (4 hrs) - Guide
    • Attraction: Roman Baths - Admission
  • Day 6 Woodstock to Oxford
    Woodstock to Oxford
    • Transfer - Private - Vehicle & Guide at Disposal (9 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide
    • Tour - Private - Attraction: Ashmolean Museum - Admission
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Bodlean Library (4 hrs) - Guide
  • Day 7 Woodstock to Newbury to London
    Woodstock to Newbury to London
    • Woodstock - London [Vehicle & Guide at Disposal (9 hrs)] - Vehicle/Guide(4)
    • Tour - Private - Blenheim Palace - Guide
    • Attraction: Highclere Castle - Admission
    Breakfast
  • Day 8 London to Windsor
    London to Windsor
    • Transfer - Private - Vehicle & Driver at Disposal (12 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Tower of London- A Yeoman Warder Tour - Guide
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Royal Warrant Walking Tour (3 hrs) - Guide
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Behind the Ropes - Windsor Palace Tours (3 hrs) - Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 9 London
    London
    • Transfer - Private - 1/2 Vehicle & Guide at Disposal (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Kensington Palace- Victoria Revealed - Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 10 London
    London
    • Transfer - Private - Heathrow Airport (departure) - Vehicle/Driver- Small MPV
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Day 1: London

Meet your personal driver at Heathrow airport, and enjoy a private transfer to your hotel.

For your added comfort, a Meet & Greet assistant will welcome you upon your arrival. A representative will be waiting for you in the arrivals hall after you pass through customs. If a private airport transfer has been arranged, your representative will help to co-ordinate meeting up with your private chauffeur at the airport. You will then be escorted to the vehicle and transferred to the hotel. Your representative will assist you with checking in. 

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: Corinthia (5*)

Situated in the heart of London, close to the River Thames, Corinthia London is the undisputed jewel of the city. Moments from Trafalgar Square, Westminster, and Covent Garden, it is also within easy reach of Mayfair and the City. This grand Victorian building, dating from 1885, has been given new life with fine rooms, stylish suites and imaginative penthouses offering state-of-the-art 21st Century luxury. Corinthia London rooms embody a warm hospitality and refined luxury under the same roof, as well providing a quality and character that cannot be matched. The onsite amenities include two fine restaurants as well as a state of the art spa and fitness center.

Treasures of Ageless England Tours 2017 - 2018 -  London
London
Treasures of Ageless England Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Corinthia Lobby
Corinthia Lobby

Day 2: London - Portsmouth

Enjoy a full day of service with a private guide and vehicle at your disposal (maximum 9 hours). This provides flexibility in your day and gives you an opportunity to see and do as many things as you'd like within the allotted period. Please note, an additional fee applies for time overages.

Today you will visit British Museum with a private Egyptology specialist as your guide. Follow your guide through the rooms to see a carefully chosen selection of ancient and medieval exhibits. Experience culture and art through the ages and be amazed by the world of ancient Egypt through monumental stone sculpture, including the colossal statue of Ramesses II, Rosetta Stone, a 5,000-year-old sand-dried mummy, wall paintings from Nebamun’s tomb and more. Learn about the customs, beliefs and the daily lives of the Ancient Egyptians and see the art and artifacts that complement each other to create the fullest picture of ancient Egyptian society.

The world's largest maritime museum, the site offers an impressive gallery displaying 500 years of Britain's history with the sea.  Accompanied by your guide (a curator) unravel the secrets of Britain’s rich maritime history on an exciting guided tour of the museum. Stroll around and spend time viewing the ship models and plans, manuscripts & navigational instruments, maritime art and a ship simulator and interactive exhibits. Learn about iconic vessels like the HMS Victory and the Royal Navy fleets and marvel over highlights like Turner's Battle of Trafalgar painting and the Trade gallery. Narrating the long, briny and eventful history of seafaring Britain, the excellent museum's exhibits are arranged thematically for you to explore.

Accommodation: The Langstone Hotel (4*)

Ideally placed on the northern shore of Hayling Island, The Langstone Hotel is one of the most admired hotels located just 8 miles from Portsmouth city center. The property overlooks the Langstone and Chichester Harbour and its open space, fresh air and sheltered waters on Hayling Island. The hotel features beautifully decorated guestrooms, with extravagance bedding and breathtaking views over the Harbour. At Langstone Hotel, guests are invited to enjoy a first class dining experience in a 2-AA Rosette award winning Brasserie Restaurant. Light snacks and meals are offered at the Compass Bar and Lounge. Other amenities include fully-equipped Lifestyle Health and Leisure Club, featuring an indoor pool, gym, hot tub, sauna and steam room.

Treasures of Ageless England Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Statue of Ramesses II
Statue of Ramesses II
Treasures of Ageless England Tours 2017 - 2018 -  The Langstone Hotel Portsmouth
The Langstone Hotel Portsmouth

Day 3: Portsmouth

Enjoy a full day of service with a private guide and vehicle at your disposal (maximum 9 hours). This provides flexibility in your day and gives you an opportunity to see and do as many things as you'd like within the allotted period. Please note, an additional fee applies for time overages.

Meet your private guide and get an exclusive access to- HMS Victory before it opens to the visitors. Discover the famous vessel HMS Victory, Lord Nelson’s flagship in the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. The remarkable ship is topped by a forest of ropes and masts and weighted by a swollen belly filled with cannons and paraphernalia for an 850-strong crew. Explore the ship from top to bottom, climb the rigging, and see where Nelson lived and died. Clambering through the low-beamed decks and crew's quarters is an evocative experience.

 

Situated within a working Naval Base, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is home to Mary Rose Museum. The boat-shaped museum that's been built around the ship gives uninterrupted views of the preserved timbers of the ship's massive hull. It can also be seen from tiered galleries that reconstruct life on each deck, using some of the 19,000 artifacts that were raised with her. Step foot aboard the Mary Rose, the flagship of King Henry VIII and now a living museum and admire the breath-taking 16th Century vessel and see it come alive through a collection of Tudor artifacts recovered from the sea after nearly 500 years.

Accommodation: The Langstone Hotel (4*)
Treasures of Ageless England Tours 2017 - 2018 -  HMS Victory
HMS Victory
Treasures of Ageless England Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Mary Rose Museum
Mary Rose Museum

Day 4: Portsmouth - Wareham - Lyme Regis - Dorchester

Enjoy a full day of service with a private guide and vehicle at your disposal (maximum 9 hours). This provides flexibility in your day and gives you an opportunity to see and do as many things as you'd like within the allotted period. Please note, an additional fee applies for time overages.

The brainchild of amateur paleontologist and avid collector Steve Etches, the Museum of Jurassic Marine Life hold an extensive collection of Etches' fossils. Today you will get a chance to observe the fabulous fossil collection, led by Steve Etches himself! Steve a local Kimmeridge fossil collector, and expert has over the last 30 years, discovered, collected and researched over 2000 incredible late Jurassic Kimmeridgian specimens. Marvel at the extensive collection of fossilized specimens in the immersive museum dedicated to the science of paleontology.

Lyme Regis is famous for its geology, fossils and its unique role in the birth of the earth sciences. Today you will be guided by Geologist Richard Edmonds, earth science manager for this World Heritage site. He will lead you through a 3-hours walk along the beaches of Charmouth or Monmouth (weather dependent) and explain the relationship between geology and wildlife. You will walk the famous coastline that yielded a range of spectacular fossils, including giant marine reptiles, intricate crinoids, ammonites and even dinosaur remains.

 

Accommodation: Summer Lodge Country House Hotel & Spa (4*)

The award-winning Summer Lodge is set in a Georgian manor house just 3 miles from the town center and 7 miles from Beaminster. With 24 rooms in four acres of perfectly manicured gardens, it's small enough to feel like home but the period furniture, silk-lined walls, elegant four-poster beds and the army of staff offering impeccable service ensure that this is a home fit for royalty. The award-winning restaurant on-site serves some traditional English dishes with a modern twist and an extensive cellar of wines selected by the award winning sommelier. Afternoon tea is served in the drawing room. The Spa features an indoor heated pool, a hot tub, a sauna and a gym.

Treasures of Ageless England Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Fossil
Fossil
Treasures of Ageless England Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Summer Lodge Front View
Summer Lodge Front View

Day 5: Dorchester - Stonehenge - Bath - Woodstock

Enjoy a full day of service with a private guide and vehicle at your disposal (maximum 9 hours). This provides flexibility in your day and gives you an opportunity to see and do as many things as you'd like within the allotted period. Please note, an additional fee applies for time overages.

Today you will have exclusive group access to the inner stone circle at Stonehenge, one of England’s most mysterious and magnificent monolithic landmarks, prior to general opening hours. Gaze at the monument from a unique inside perspective and listen to fascinating stories that detail the mysteries surrounding the landscape. Be one of a rare few to walk inside the UNESCO-listed prehistoric stone circle and get an up-close view of the iconic bluestones and trilithons.

An enjoyable walking tour combines the best of Bath's ancient Roman heritage, as well as its splendid Georgian architecture and its vibrant modern culture. As you walk between the sites, hear about this UNESCO-listed city and its Roman and Georgian heritage. Admire landmarks like Bath Abbey, marvel at the magnificent Royal Crescent and the mysterious Circus. Explore and see the best of the pomp and luxury of the 18th century.

This service includes admission fees to the Roman Baths.

The site includes the remains of the Temple of Aquae Sulis, the Roman baths fed by the sacred hot spring, and a well-presented museum of artifacts found at the site. The Roman Baths are below the street level of modern Bath and other Roman ruins stretch out beneath the city in all directions. The site consists of four main features: the Sacred Spring; the Roman Temple; the Roman bath house; and artefacts from Roman Bath.

Accommodation: Macdonald Bear Hotel (4*)

The Macdonald Bear Hotel is a charming 13th-century Coaching Inn is located in the picturesque and lively village location of Woodstock. Just a mile from magnificent Blenheim Palace, the hotel is surrounded by Oxfordshire’s beautiful countryside. With its ivy-clad facade, oak beams, open fireplaces and stone walls, the hotel exudes warmth and coziness - perfect for an escape to good old-fashioned hospitality. The hotel features elegant rooms with exposed-beam ceilings mixed with traditional decor with modern accents. The onsite restaurant serves traditional British fare and delicious cocktails and light bites are offered in a clubby lounge.

Treasures of Ageless England Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Stonehenge
Stonehenge
Treasures of Ageless England Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Macdonald Bear Hotel - Front View
Macdonald Bear Hotel - Front View

Day 6: Woodstock - Oxford

Enjoy a full day of service with a private guide and vehicle at your disposal (maximum 9 hours). This provides flexibility in your day and gives you an opportunity to see and do as many things as you'd like within the allotted period. Please note, an additional fee applies for time overages.

The Ashmolean is the University of Oxford's museum of art and archaeology, founded in 1683. It is the oldest public museum in the world and has incredibly rich collections from around the globe, ranging from Egyptian mummies and classical sculpture to the Pre-Raphaelites and modern art. The artifacts at the museum provide a variety of stories ranging across various cultures and periods of time. The Ashmolean’s collections are extraordinarily diverse, representing most of the world’s great civilizations, with objects dating from 8000 BC to the present day.

Meet your private guide and enjoy a tour of Oxford's Bodleian Library, one of the oldest and most impressive public libraries in the world. The library started off with 20 books, it currently holds more than 12 million items, contains 117 miles of shelving and has seating space for up to 2500 readers. A staggering 5000 books and articles arrive every Wednesday, all of which need to be cataloged and stored.

Accommodation: Macdonald Bear Hotel (4*)
Treasures of Ageless England Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Ashmolean Museum
Ashmolean Museum
Treasures of Ageless England Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Bodlean Library
Bodlean Library

Day 7: Woodstock - Newbury - London

Enjoy a full day of service with a private guide and vehicle at your disposal (maximum 9 hours). This provides flexibility in your day and gives you an opportunity to see and do as many things as you'd like within the allotted period. Please note, an additional fee applies for time overages.

Visit Blenheim Palace, a UNESCO-listed Baroque manor house where Sir Winston Churchill was born. Enjoy an exclusive private guided tour and delve into the history of the 18th-century manor house, and get up close to priceless works of art and tapestries. Explore the opulent chamber and hear the details about life in the Palace, delivered in a most engaging way as you wander through the network of corridors. Admission included.

Highclere Castle is the home of the 8th Earl and Countess of Carnarvon. In 1922 the 5th Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun. Over 5,000 objects, works of art and everyday items were found in the tomb, providing an extraordinary insight into the Ancient Egyptian civilization.

Accommodation: Corinthia (5*)
Treasures of Ageless England Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Blenheim Palace
Blenheim Palace
Treasures of Ageless England Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Highclere Castle
Highclere Castle

Day 8: London - Windsor

Enjoy a full day of service with a private driver and vehicle at your disposal (maximum 12 hours). This provides flexibility in your time and gives you an opportunity to see and do as many things as you'd like within the allotted period. Please note, an additional fee applies for time overages.

From medieval torture to grim executions and infamous royal prisoners, the Tower of London has long found itself at the center of the city's dark history. Despite its chilling reputation, the Tower of London has also been the cradle for the British Crown Jewels since the 14th century. Today you will enjoy an exclusive, privately guided tour of the iconic Tower of London accompanied by a Yeoman Warder. Marvel at the glittering Crown Jewels and Coronation regalia, the ultimate symbol of the British monarchy and the centerpiece of coronations since 1661. Roam the ramparts with the famous Beefeaters who still protect the tower. Following the visit, the Tower will be fully open to explore at leisure.

Meet your knowledgeable guide for an exclusive 3-hour walking tour. The tour has been tailored to give you an insight into the origins and running of a selection of brands that have been granted Royal Warrants. Visit some of Britain’s luxury retailers like Berry Bros & Rudd, Albert Amor Ltd, Lock & Co Hatters, J.J Fox cigars and Gieves & Hawkes and get a glimpse of commitment to the highest standards of service and excellence required to be awarded a Royal Warrant.

Delve into the history of the British Royal Family on an exclusive 'behind-the-ropes' guided tour of Windsor Castle. Originally built by William the Conqueror in the 11th century, it’s still used by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as a weekend residence and for state ceremonies. Stroll around the opulent chambers of the State Apartments, many adorned with paintings by Rembrandt and Canaletto, and learn how they have been home to numerous monarchs. See other highlights and be sure to visit the castle's St George’s Chapel, an echoing Gothic masterpiece that holds the tombs of 10 English monarchs, including the infamous Henry VIII. End the tour with a glass of Champagne (included).

Accommodation: Corinthia (5*)
Treasures of Ageless England Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Yeoman Warder
Yeoman Warder
Treasures of Ageless England Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Royal Warrant
Royal Warrant

Day 9: London

Enjoy a half day of service with a private guide and vehicle at your disposal (maximum 4 hours). This provides flexibility in your time and gives you an opportunity to see and do as many things as you'd like within the allotted period. Please note, an additional fee applies for time overages.

The exclusive tour of Kensington Palace will start with breakfast at The Orangery Restaurant. After sipping on some specialty teas and tucking into handmade cakes and pastries you will then meet your guide. Learn the intimate history of Queen Victoria at the fascinating ‘Victoria Revealed’ exhibition – set within her own room adorned with personal objects. Inspired by the Queen's journals, and featuring displays of personal objects in the rooms where she once lived, the exhibition gives an intimate account of Victoria's extraordinary life. After the guided tour you are welcome to explore the State Apartments and the extensive dress collection at the palace. 

Accommodation: Corinthia (5*)
Treasures of Ageless England Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Kensington Palace
Kensington Palace

Day 10: London

Meet your driver at your hotel and be taken to Heathrow Airport by a private transfer.

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.

Corinthia (5*): London

Situated in the heart of London, close to the River Thames, Corinthia London is the undisputed jewel of the city. Moments from Trafalgar Square, Westminster, and Covent Garden, it is also within easy reach of Mayfair and the City. This grand Victorian building, dating from 1885, has been given new life with fine rooms, stylish suites and imaginative penthouses offering state-of-the-art 21st Century luxury. Corinthia London rooms embody a warm hospitality and refined luxury under the same roof, as well providing a quality and character that cannot be matched. The onsite amenities include two fine restaurants as well as a state of the art spa and fitness center.

Treasures of Ageless England Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Corinthia Lobby
Corinthia Lobby

The Langstone Hotel (4*): Portsmouth

Ideally placed on the northern shore of Hayling Island, The Langstone Hotel is one of the most admired hotels located just 8 miles from Portsmouth city center. The property overlooks the Langstone and Chichester Harbour and its open space, fresh air and sheltered waters on Hayling Island. The hotel features beautifully decorated guestrooms, with extravagance bedding and breathtaking views over the Harbour. At Langstone Hotel, guests are invited to enjoy a first class dining experience in a 2-AA Rosette award winning Brasserie Restaurant. Light snacks and meals are offered at the Compass Bar and Lounge. Other amenities include fully-equipped Lifestyle Health and Leisure Club, featuring an indoor pool, gym, hot tub, sauna and steam room.

Treasures of Ageless England Tours 2017 - 2018 -  The Langstone Hotel Portsmouth
The Langstone Hotel Portsmouth
Treasures of Ageless England Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Guest Room
Guest Room

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel & Spa (4*): Dorchester

The award-winning Summer Lodge is set in a Georgian manor house just 3 miles from the town center and 7 miles from Beaminster. With 24 rooms in four acres of perfectly manicured gardens, it's small enough to feel like home but the period furniture, silk-lined walls, elegant four-poster beds and the army of staff offering impeccable service ensure that this is a home fit for royalty. The award-winning restaurant on-site serves some traditional English dishes with a modern twist and an extensive cellar of wines selected by the award winning sommelier. Afternoon tea is served in the drawing room. The Spa features an indoor heated pool, a hot tub, a sauna and a gym.

Treasures of Ageless England Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Summer Lodge Front View
Summer Lodge Front View
Treasures of Ageless England Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Guest Room
Guest Room

Macdonald Bear Hotel (4*): Woodstock

The Macdonald Bear Hotel is a charming 13th-century Coaching Inn is located in the picturesque and lively village location of Woodstock. Just a mile from magnificent Blenheim Palace, the hotel is surrounded by Oxfordshire’s beautiful countryside. With its ivy-clad facade, oak beams, open fireplaces and stone walls, the hotel exudes warmth and coziness - perfect for an escape to good old-fashioned hospitality. The hotel features elegant rooms with exposed-beam ceilings mixed with traditional decor with modern accents. The onsite restaurant serves traditional British fare and delicious cocktails and light bites are offered in a clubby lounge.

Treasures of Ageless England Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Macdonald Bear Hotel - Front View
Macdonald Bear Hotel - Front View
Treasures of Ageless England Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Macdonald Bear Hotel - Courtyard
Macdonald Bear Hotel - Courtyard

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.
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  • Kyran D — September 15, 2017 — Europe

    Our tour expert Rachel Cooke was outstanding! She handled all inquiries and requests with great professionalism and patience. The location of our hotels were optimal for touring and easy access to trains and metro. Tour guides Marion for the Latin Quarter, Frederick the Louvre, Bruno Mont St Michel and Melanie for the beaches of Normandy were all very knowledgeable and delightful to be with!

  • Donna O — September 15, 2017 — Europe

    Andrew was an amazing guide starting in Inverness! And Debbie was great for our walking tour in Edinburgh. We could not be happier! We learned so much about Scotland and enjoyed every minute of our trip.

  • Robert Goodby — August 14, 2017 — Europe

    This was one of the best trips we've ever taken. Everything worked as planned, someone was always waiting to greet us at each transfer point, and the guides in Moscow and St. Petersburg were absolutely first-rate: knowledgeable, friendly, fluent in English, and very helpful. Our conversations with them about Russian life and history were an unexpected bonus to what was already a highly educational and informative itinerary.

  • Peter Stephanos — August 14, 2017 — Europe

    Kensington was top notch. Our transfers were always on-time and courteous/professional. When there was a labor strike in Athens, they rescheduled our cancelled ferry and booked us on a flight. We had no idea until they called and said we had been booked on the flight. So helpful that we didn't ever have to stress!

  • Barbara Schulman — August 14, 2017 — Europe

    We had an absolutely WONDERFUL trip; Everything was perfectly planned by Kensington; all drivers were professional and the city guides were excellent, educated in the history of their city and enjoyable to be with. Upon hearing that we were artists, one guide even changed her tour to include local artworks that we would not have known about , and we were thrilled. We have never had a tour planned personally for the 2 of us, and were delighted with the results. All contacts with our planner, Jason Susinski, were timely and professional. We will definitely travel with Kensington again.

  • Nancy Silvio — August 14, 2017 — Europe

    This was my first experience with a totally guided tour. It was wonderful to not have to worry about anything, it was all well planned out. What we did see was wonderful, important and the guides were knowledgeable and kind. When we expressed interest in going bowling in Berlin he made sure we found the best place!! Anything was possible.

  • Durriya E — March 29, 2017 — Europe

    This trip was the perfect balance of guidance and independence. Each local guide brought a very personal touch to the tour and were both engaging and informative. Luiz was a pleasure to work with and provided the guidance we needed to create an itinerary that suited our interest and the pace we wanted.

  • Gary J — March 29, 2017 — Europe

    We wanted a quality trip for our anniversary; and got more than what we expected. Well planned, well thought organized and well executed. We will definitely use Kensington tours for any trips in the future

  • Pamela P. — March 24, 2017 — Europe

    I had never had the desire to visit London. After going, I am so glad I did. Kensington Tours made this once in a lifetime trip one I rate as the best. I have done some extensive traveling and this company made sure every detail was in place.

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.

* USD per person, double occupancy. Custom designed personal tour. Prices subject to change.

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