Gastronomic Journey of France

10 days from $9,280 per person*
  • Explore a Parisian food market with a private guide, tasting local specialties as you go.
  • Join a wine expert for a private tasting in his 17th-century cellar.
  • Compare the flavor notes of Burgundy’s best wines at a private tasting.
  • Discover the gourmet pleasures of Lyon on a private walking tour.
  • Try your hand at Lyonnais cuisine at a chef-led cooking class.
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“French cuisine” has no precise definition — its ingredients and flavors are as varied and unique as the regions that have birthed them — which is exactly why France remains the true gastronome’s first love. The national menu is as extensive as it is exquisite. With its romantic allure, dozens of markets overflowing with produce from the country’s four corners and over 130 Michelin stars spread among its 9,000 restaurants, Paris boasts more than enough variety to keep even the most discerning foodie occupied for several lifetimes. But there’s more beyond the big city; easygoing Beaune captivates wine lovers with its dry reds and flinty whites, and Lyon’s lively bouchons serve up hearty fare and friendly atmosphere. This premium gastro-centric tour offers a chef’s selection of all three.

It begins in Paris with a private guided walking tour of the historic city highlights and icons, followed by a guided food market visit and tasting excursion, then private car service and a reservation at a top restaurant of your choice. Top Paris off with an exclusive wine tasting in the 17th-century cellar of a local collector and sommelier. From there, head to Beaune, a charming walled town distinguished by its diverse array of pre-Roman, medieval, and Renaissance architecture. Here, you’ll take a privately guided walking tour, a hands-on cooking lesson, a seven-course lunch and artisanal cheese tastings before spending an entire day sampling the vintages (including a pair of Grand Crus) on a private tour through the cellars of the famous Wine Route. Last stop: Lyon, the ancestral home of French cuisine, and the gastronomic capital of the world, where you’ll be treated to a half-day gourmet walking tour around the UNESCO-protected town, take a chef-led cooking class, and enjoy an exclusive chocolate and wine tasting in the Côtes du Rhône. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Paris
    Paris
    • Airport Meet & Greet - Assistant
    • Private Transfer - Airport (CDG or Orly) - Vehicle/Driver
    • France - Welcome Package Paris & South
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Walking Tour of Paris (3 hrs) - Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Paris
    Paris
    • Private Tour - Taste of Paris Walking Tour (2.5 hrs) - Guide
    • Jules Verne at Eiffel Tower Dinner Reservation & Car Service - Vehicle/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Paris
    Paris
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Wine Tasting in an Ancient Parisian Cellar (with Lunch, 4 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Wine Expert
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Paris to Beaune
    Paris to Beaune
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • Train - Paris - Beaune [3.5 hrs ] - First Class
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • Private Tour - Walking Tour (2 hrs) - Guide
  • Day 5 Beaune
    Beaune
    • Private Tour - Very Best of Cote de Beaune & Cotes de Nuits (with Wine Tastings, 8 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide
  • Day 6 Beaune
    Beaune
    • Small Group Tour - Market Visit & The Chef's Atelier Cooking Class (with Lunch, 6 hrs) - Chef
  • Day 7 Beaune to Lyon
    Beaune to Lyon
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • Train - Beaune - Lyon [1 hr 45 min] - First Class
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Gourmet Lyon Walking Tour (3 hrs) - Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 8 Lyon
    Lyon
    • Small Group Tour - Cooking Class (with Lunch, 3 hrs) - Chef
    • Optional: Bouchon Bistro Dinner
    Breakfast
  • Day 9 Lyon
    Lyon
    • Private Tour - Rhone Valley Chocolate & Wine (with Tastings, 9 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 10 Lyon
    Lyon
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Paris

For your added comfort, a Meet & Greet assistant will be waiting for you outside of airport customs, holding a sign with your name on it. They will help you to co-ordinate meeting up with your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation.

Meet your private driver and vehicle for an airport transfer.

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 provided to you on your first day in destination.

Meet your private guide at your hotel and depart on foot for a 3-hour walking tour of Paris, the City of Light. The location of your hotel will dictate how your time is best spent, though your guide will be happy to accommodate any specific requests. Perhaps stroll to Ile de la Cite, where the medieval city was focused, and home the cathedral of Notre-Dame, one of the most famous Catholic churches in the world. Make your way to see the courtyards of the world famous Louvre, the largest palace and museum in Europe. Learn about Paris at the time of Napoleon as you see the imposing Arc de Triomphe on the renowned Champs-Elysees, or make your way toward the icon of Paris, the Eiffel Tower, for a ground-level photo opportunity of this must-see monument.

Accommodation: Le Saint

A haven of peace, intimacy is the sole identity of Le Saint, a deluxe hotel in Paris' peaceful Saint-Germain-des-Pre´s quarter, combining classic Parisian style and discretion, with the charming surroundings of this legendary neighborhood. Behind the fine Haussmanian facade of a private mansion, Hotel Le Saint is hidden away on the quiet sunny street of Prés-aux-Clercs, harbored from the city bustle. Neither a boutique hotel nor a palace, Le Saint is simply a place where every detail inspires comfort. Each of the 54 rooms and suites create an environment where classic meets modern, and where one immediately feels at home. An on-site restaurant and bar, and a spa and wellness center provide additional comforts for discerning guests.

Gastronomic Journey of France Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Louvre Courtyard
Louvre Courtyard
Gastronomic Journey of France Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Paris
Paris

Day 2: Paris

Depart from your hotel on foot with your private guide, setting out on a walking tour to explore the old Les Halles market district, renowned for having been the site of the central Paris food market for hundreds of years. To this day, this quarter is home to a variety of specialist food purveyors and culinary equipment stores, and even Paris’ oldest pâtisserie. With your guide, saunter through a typical Parisian street market, making stops along the way at some excellent specialty shops to taste a variety of sweet and savory items, including cheese, pastries, chocolate, and more. While multiple tastings will be provided for you along the walk, you're also more than welcome to buy your own additional treats along the way too, as you uncover the taste of Paris!

Please note, depending on the date, this tour could be shifted to take place in the Latin Quarter or the Madeleine area, to accommodate for the best open market.

Tonight, discover a highlight of the buzzing gastronomic scene of Paris while admiring majestic views from renowned Michelin star restaurant Le Jules Verne, located on the second floor of the Eiffel Tower. A true gastronomic delight, Le Jules Verne offers exquisite French haute cuisine under superchef Alain Ducasse. Advance dinner reservations will be made in your name in order to secure your table, and round-trip transportation in a private vehicle will be provided. Bon appetit! 

Please note: Your meal is not included and is payable on the spot. Reservations are subject to availability and are confirmed at the time of booking. Due to high demand at Jules Verne, cancellations under 48 hrs or no-shows are subject to a post-billed fee.

Accommodation: Le Saint
Gastronomic Journey of France Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Cheese Stall
Cheese Stall
Gastronomic Journey of France Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Eiffel Tower Dinner
Eiffel Tower Dinner

Day 3: Paris

Meet your private driver and vehicle setting out for a private wine tasting with Lionel Michelin, wine expert and vintages collector. He will host you in his 17th century cellar, a mythical site where the famous wine merchant Jean-Baptiste Besse settled in the early 30’s. This cellar has received amateur wine enthusiasts from all over the world for over 50 years, including Hemingway and Ustinov. Revisions were made to Lionel Michelin's property in 2004, inspired by De Vinis Illustribus. The final product was an amazing collaboration of history and passion, transforming this special location into a wine connoisseurs dream. The first basement cellar is a place where the greatest bottles are stored. The second basement cellar, which was built in 1636, is especially dedicated to old vintage wines ranging over more than a century. Your exclusive wine tasting will be conducted in English by the owner Lionel Michelin himself. He will share with you his passion for enology and analyze and comment on each wine: region, varietal, characteristics, evolution and harmony with served dishes. You'll also enjoy an included lunch, selected according to the wines, including top-quality gourmet products like foie gras, cooked meats, smoked salmon, fine cheeses and pastries. Afterward, you'll transfer back to your hotel.

Accommodation: Le Saint
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Ancient Parisian Cellar

Day 4: Paris - Beaune

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

Depart by train from Paris to Beaune. Approximate travel time is 3.5 hours.

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

Set out on foot with a private guide to explore the medieval town of Beaune. Two hours will give you a brilliant overview, spotting the signature Burgundian tile roofs of the old town most prominently featured on the 15th century Hospices de Beaune, also known as the Hotel-Dieu. Stroll past the old market and the clock tower, see the intact half of the town's medieval ramparts, and admire the church of Notre Dame. While the town is surrounded by some of the most famous vineyards in the world, the historic core of Beaune is its own unique treasure.

Accommodation: Najeti Hotel de la Poste

The charming Najeti Hotel de la Poste is located in the heart of Beaune, gateway to the wine-growing region of Burgundy. This prestigious establishment, a former post house in a magnificently picturesque building, offers 36 individually styled rooms and suites, and a restaurant which perpetuates the Burgundy tradition of hospitality, good food, and great wines. Located near the cobbled streets, traditional houses and ramparts of Beaune's historic city center, as well as the Hospices de Beaune, a superb example of 15th-century Gothic architecture, Najeti Hotel de la Poste is ideally situated for a discovery of Beaune and the surrounding wine region of Burgundy. 

Gastronomic Journey of France Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hospices de Beaune
Hospices de Beaune

Day 5: Beaune

Experience the very best of Burgundy, discovering the wines and villages of the Cote de Beaune and Cotes de Nuits on a full day excursion with a private wine expert, tasting 16 top wines of the region. Keeping with the spirit of the very best, you'll be picked up by your driver-guide in a luxury vehicle, before setting out to experience the region. Enjoy three private wine tastings at three authentic estates, sampling a great selection of Burgundy's best wines, including 8 Grand Crus, epitomizing the best of the best. Witness Burgundy's Champs Elysees, and the villages of the Cote de Nuits as they are revealed one by one along this legendary road. You will be given a welcome break in Vosne-Romanée outside the Romanee-Conti estate, before taking a detour via the Clos de Tart, admiring stunning views toward the Chateau of Clos de Vougeot, and the exceptional scenery of the Cote de Beaune. Visit the amazing Chateau de Pommard, exploring its wine cellars, and its wine museum and art gallery. Taste the very best of Burgundy during exceptional tastings at 3 authentic estates, gaining an understanding of these two legendary Cotes, and gradually grasping the essence of the Burgundy vineyards. Let the terroir of these fine wines reveal the secrets of Burgundy before your eyes.

Accommodation: Najeti Hotel de la Poste
Gastronomic Journey of France Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Burgundy Vineyards
Burgundy Vineyards
Gastronomic Journey of France Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Beaune
Beaune

Day 6: Beaune

Make your way to a local cheese shop where you'll meet up with an expert chef-instructor, setting out on foot to enjoy a small group tour full of exploring, cooking and tasting. With no more than 10 participants, you'll enjoy an introduction to the delightful gastronomic culture of Burgundy as you visit a market in the heart of Beaune, followed by a hands-on cooking class in the chef's atelier. You'll walk to the famed local market to select the ingredients for today's cooking class, then make your way to the atelier kitchen where you'll don a crisp white apron, accompanied a glass of chilled Champagne. You'll prepare lunch together, a menu consists of seasonal and market-inspired artisanal food from regional producers, and learn classic Burgundian techniques you can use at home. After the cooking class, sit down in the dining room and enjoy a seven-course French lunch with table service, sophisticated and generous wine pairings exploring Burgundy's terroir, and a full cheese course, in celebration of the bounty of Burgundy and the meal you've created.

Accommodation: Najeti Hotel de la Poste
Gastronomic Journey of France Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Local Market
Local Market

Day 7: Beaune - Lyon

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

Depart by train from Beaune to Lyon. Approximate travel time is 1 hour and 45 minutes.

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

Meet your private epicurean guide outside of Lyon's St. John's Cathedral, embarking on a half-day gourmet walking tour of the gastronomic capital of France. A medieval gem with a UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town, Lyon is also famous for its world-renowned chefs like the Méres Lyonnaise (the “Mothers of Lyon”) and local hero (and three-Michelin-star chef) Paul Bocuse. Your guide, a specialist in culinary history, will bring you through the most emblematic neighborhoods of Lyon's cuisine, taking you in to visit select shops and eateries along the way for a number of included samplings, allowing you to taste the best of the local specialties in town. Stroll past numerous historic monuments and medieval structures as you uncover the taste of Lyon, meandering from the Old Town on the banks of the Saône, to the Left Bank of the Rhone, via the Presqu'ile, concluding at Les Halles Paul Bocuse, the famous covered market.

Accommodation: Cour Des Loges

Nestled in the heart of Old Lyon, the luxury hotel Cour des Loges resembles a castle in a city whose architectural style recalls the Italian Renaissance. Bringing together four buildings from the 14th-17th centuries around a central courtyard, Cour des Loges offers a perfect blend of historic charm and modern comfort, and promises bespoke luxury for every guest who comes to discover the gastronomic capital of France. With food being such a central element of Lyon, it's no surprise that Cour des Loges features its own Michelin-starred restaurant, Les Loges, an ode to elegant cuisine offering gourmet delights in praise of seasonal flavors. A distinctive property with a prime location in the heart of the city, Cour des Loges is one of those special places that one will enjoy and remember, thanks to its ideal combination of lavish style, comfort and service.

Gastronomic Journey of France Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Gourmet Lyon
Gourmet Lyon
Gastronomic Journey of France Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Lyon
Lyon

Day 8: Lyon

Make your way to a workshop in the heart of Lyon where you'll join a small group of up to 8 participants for a cooking class lead by a professional chef. With the guidance and oversight of your instructor, you'll create 3 delicious recipes of typical Lyonnaise cuisine, and afterward you'll get to taste your own creations for lunch, paired with a glass of red or white wine. Bon appetite!

Optional / Not Included
Lyon is the revered food capital of France, and with that it has a very unique culinary scene, including "bouchon" bistros, which serve traditional Lyonnaise fare. This evening, perhaps set out independently and enjoy the authentic delights of one of the many bouchon bistros in Lyon.

Accommodation: Cour Des Loges
Gastronomic Journey of France Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Cooking Class
Cooking Class

Day 9: Lyon

With your private driver-guide and vehicle, set out for a full day along the Rhone for an oenological and gourmet experience that combines both wine and chocolate. To the south of Lyon, the Côtes du Rhone vineyards stretch along the length of the river. The hillsides form a magnificent landscape and offer breathtaking views. You'll head to the city of Tain l'Hermitage at the bottom of the iconic Hermitage Hill, where you'll be treated to a wine tasting as you learn about the history and winemaking process of the Cave de Tain vineyard. In the afternoon, you'll visit the multi-sensory Valrhona Cité du Chocolat, the ultimate place for chocolate exploration and knowledge, where you'll get to taste, learn, and take home some of the secrets that have made Valrhona the standard bearer in the chocolate industry. Continue to the northernmost vineyard in the Rhone Valley, Cote Rotie, featuring one of the best reputations. With its steep hills and vineyards planted on terraces, this wine-making area will delight you with its unique charms before returning to Lyon. 

Accommodation: Cour Des Loges
Gastronomic Journey of France Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Chocolate Tasting
Chocolate Tasting

Day 10: Lyon

Meet your private driver and vehicle for an airport 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.

Le Saint: Paris

A haven of peace, intimacy is the sole identity of Le Saint, a deluxe hotel in Paris' peaceful Saint-Germain-des-Pre´s quarter, combining classic Parisian style and discretion, with the charming surroundings of this legendary neighborhood. Behind the fine Haussmanian facade of a private mansion, Hotel Le Saint is hidden away on the quiet sunny street of Prés-aux-Clercs, harbored from the city bustle. Neither a boutique hotel nor a palace, Le Saint is simply a place where every detail inspires comfort. Each of the 54 rooms and suites create an environment where classic meets modern, and where one immediately feels at home. An on-site restaurant and bar, and a spa and wellness center provide additional comforts for discerning guests.

Gastronomic Journey of France Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hotel Le Saint
Hotel Le Saint
Gastronomic Journey of France Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Lounge
Lounge

Najeti Hotel de la Poste : Beaune

The charming Najeti Hotel de la Poste is located in the heart of Beaune, gateway to the wine-growing region of Burgundy. This prestigious establishment, a former post house in a magnificently picturesque building, offers 36 individually styled rooms and suites, and a restaurant which perpetuates the Burgundy tradition of hospitality, good food, and great wines. Located near the cobbled streets, traditional houses and ramparts of Beaune's historic city center, as well as the Hospices de Beaune, a superb example of 15th-century Gothic architecture, Najeti Hotel de la Poste is ideally situated for a discovery of Beaune and the surrounding wine region of Burgundy. 

Gastronomic Journey of France Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Najeti Hotel de la Poste
Najeti Hotel de la Poste

Cour Des Loges : Lyon

Nestled in the heart of Old Lyon, the luxury hotel Cour des Loges resembles a castle in a city whose architectural style recalls the Italian Renaissance. Bringing together four buildings from the 14th-17th centuries around a central courtyard, Cour des Loges offers a perfect blend of historic charm and modern comfort, and promises bespoke luxury for every guest who comes to discover the gastronomic capital of France. With food being such a central element of Lyon, it's no surprise that Cour des Loges features its own Michelin-starred restaurant, Les Loges, an ode to elegant cuisine offering gourmet delights in praise of seasonal flavors. A distinctive property with a prime location in the heart of the city, Cour des Loges is one of those special places that one will enjoy and remember, thanks to its ideal combination of lavish style, comfort and service.

Gastronomic Journey of France Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Cour Des Loges
Cour Des Loges
Gastronomic Journey of France Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Historic Renaissance Interior
Historic Renaissance Interior

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.
  • Mary W — May 05, 2019 — Europe

    My Kensington Tours Destination Expert, Jessica Clements, was so helpful and patient as we planned our trip. She was so helpful in recommending things based on her experience and so patient as our dates changed, and we had more ideas about what we wanted to see. Once we got to Greece, our pickups and transfers were seamless. Our tour guides, drivers and destination greeters were all so warm and welcoming. The hotels were fantastic in terms of service and location. Overall, it was a wonderful experience and I have already recommended Kensington to several friends.

  • Rita B — April 24, 2019 — Europe

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

  • Marilyn R — April 22, 2019 — Europe

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

  • Sharayu T — May 13, 2019 — Europe

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

  • Mary Ann C — April 09, 2019 — Europe

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

  • John C — April 20, 2019 — Europe

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

  • Diana S — May 25, 2019 — Europe

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

  • Kathleen K — May 15, 2019 — Europe

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

  • Cynthia D — April 20, 2019 — Europe

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

  • Rena K — April 06, 2019 — Europe

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

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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