Allure of the Alps: Switzerland & Italy

10 days from $7,680 per person*
  • Immerse yourself in the Alps of Switzerland and Northern Italy.
  • Tour picturesque Lucerne with private guide, with mounts Pilatus and Rigi of the Alps in the background.
  • Private guided tour of renowned lakeside village Belagio, on Lake Como.
  • Scenic rail journey up to famous peak Jungfrau.
  • Collection of premium accommodations.
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The Alps await, as you discover the scenic splendor of Switzerland and the picture-perfect Lake Como region of Italy.

The allure of the Alps knows no bounds, beckoning wide-eyed explorers from around the world with their staggering peaks and scenic vistas. This combined journey of Switzerland and Northern Italy gives you a perfect taste of the Alps, as you discover Lucerne, Interlaken and Lake Como with a private guide. Ride the renowned Swiss rail system between cities for unforgettable views. Set out with your private guide through the streets of charming Lucerne, with its gabled rooftops, medieval ramparts and stunning backdrop of snow-capped mountains and Lake Lucerne. Take a boat ride across the lake and board a cog-wheel train to ascend to the peak of Mt. Pilatus. From Interlaken, take a day-long journey by rail through the various peaks and mountain towns of the Jungfraujoch, making your way to the "Top of Europe" at Jungfrau, a renowned Alps peak. Transfer to Lake Como in Italy, exploring the picturesque commune Bellagio with a private guide, famous for its stunning lakeside locale, with the Alps looming in the background. Visit nearby Milan with a private guide, famed fashion capital of Italy, before winding down back in Como. This is an Alps adventure sure to please. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Zurich
    Zurich
    • Private Transfer - Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Assistant/Driver
    • Swiss Half-Fare Card - Swiss Half-Fare Card
    • Switzerland - Welcome Package
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Walking Tour (2hrs) - Guide
    Ambassador a L`opera (B) (Superior)
  • Day 2 Zurich to Lucerne
    Zurich to Lucerne
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • Train - Zürich - Lucerne [45min] - 1st Class Ticket - Half Fare Card
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Luxury Vehicle/Driver
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Walking Tour (2hrs) - Guide
    Wilden Mann (B) (Classic)
  • Day 3 Lucerne
    Lucerne
    • Private Tour - Mount Pilatus with Boat Ride on Lake Lucerne (6 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Boat (Swiss Half Fare Card)
    Wilden Mann (B) (Classic)
  • Day 4 Lucerne to Interlaken
    Lucerne to Interlaken
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Luxury Vehicle/Driver
    • Train - Lucerne - Interlaken [2 hrs ] - 1st Class Ticket - Half Fare Card
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • Private Tour - Horse Carriage (1 hr) - Horse Carriage
  • Day 5 Interlaken
    Interlaken
    • Self-Guided - Excursion to Jungfraujoch (8 hrs) - 1st Class Ticket - Half Fare Card
  • Day 6 Interlaken to Lugano
    Interlaken to Lugano
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Luxury Vehicle/Driver
    • Train - Interlaken - Lugano [5 hrs] - 1st Class Ticket - Half Fare Card
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Luxury Vehicle/Driver
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Walking City Tour (2 hrs) - Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 7 Lugano to Como
    Lugano to Como
    • Private Transfer - Lugano - Como [45 mins ] - Vehicle/Driver
    • Italy - Welcome Package
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Walking Tour (2 hrs) - Guide
    Palace Hotel (B) (Classic)
  • Day 8 Como
    Como
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Bellagio & Lakeside Villages by Boat (4 hrs) - Boat/Guide
    Palace Hotel (B) (Classic)
  • Day 9 Como to Milan
    Como to Milan
    • Private Transfer - Como - Milan [1 hr ] - Vehicle/Driver
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day City Tour with Last Supper (3 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    UNA Cusani Milano (B) (Classic )
  • Day 10 Milan
    Milan
    • Private Transfer - Malpensa 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: Zurich

Upon arrival to Zurich Airport, an English-speaking representative will be waiting for you near the luggage pick-up area, holding a sign with your name on it. This representative will direct you to your awaiting vehicle and driver who will transfer you to your hotel.

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

Explore the city center of Zurich on a relaxing walking tour through Switzerland’s largest city and one of the world’s most important financial centers. With your private guide, wander along the streets and take in a good overview of Zurich’s many sides. Stroll through the business district, lined with ample shopping opportunities, through the Old Town, and along the lake to recharge amongst the greenery of the city’s recreational areas on the outskirts. Visit Fraumünster to see Chagall’s stained-glass church windows, and stop at the lake for a wonderful panoramic view of the city. As this is an orientation tour, entrance fees are not included and must be paid locally if you wish to enter any sites.

Accommodation: Ambassador a L`opera (B) (Superior)

With its unique location in the heart of Zurich, the Small Luxury Hotel Ambassador à l’Opéra has always been the first choice for a discerning clientele: lovers of culture and the arts and holiday guests from all over the world. Each room is equipped with a smartphone to use free of charge. The stylish and very individual hotel rooms, with free Wi-Fi and many other high-end amenities, make for a memorable, eventful stay in Zurich. Enjoy true sleeping comfort in luxurious, electronically adjustable beds. The hotel is just steps away from beautiful Lake Zurich, and the opera house; galleries, museums, the world-famous and exclusive Bahnhofstrasse shopping street within walking distance. On-site dining options include breakfast, a rooftop bar, and well-appointed tasting menus. Guests can use the nearby "Silhouette" gym free of charge.

Allure of the Alps: Switzerland & Italy Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Zurich
Zurich
Allure of the Alps: Switzerland & Italy Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Zurich
Zurich

Day 2: Zurich - Lucerne

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

Board a train with service from Zurich to Lucerne. Approximate travel time is 45 minutes.

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

Explore the picturesque storybook city of Lucerne, a charming city with many faces, with your private English-speaking guide. Situated on banks of Lake Lucerne, the city has a long and fascinating history. Begin with a stroll across the 14th century Chapel Bridge and cross the Mill Bridge to see the macabre “Dance of Death” paintings. Pass by the Musegg Wall, the old city ramparts and the stately Town Hall, displaying suits of armor reminiscent of the Middle Ages. Continue to the Lion Monument, built in tribute to the Swiss Guards who defended the Royal Palace in Versailles during the French Revolution. An optional visit to the Swiss Transport Museum can be arranged. Famous for its huge collection of rail vehicles, aircraft cars, bicycles, and motorbikes as well as other exhibits and models connected with the history of transport and communication. Entrance fees are not included as this is a scenic orientation tour, any entrance fees required must be paid locally.

Accommodation: Wilden Mann (B) (Classic)

Wilden Mann Hotel an oasis of charm and hospitality snuggled in the picturesque old town of Lucerne. Each room is individually and beautifully decorated with a flair for detail. Wilden Mann is 200 meters from Lucerne’s most famous landmark, the Chapel Bridge. Lucerne train station and Lake Lucerne can be reached within an 8 minutes’ walk. The Wilden Mann Hotel has become synonymous with a creative cuisine with 3 on site restaurants, perfect service and top-quality facilities in a unique setting. A gem with the incomparable charm of bygone days, it currently extends across seven townhouses. Each room is individually and beautifully decorated with a flair for detail. A feeling for tradition harmoniously linked with modern comforts.

Allure of the Alps: Switzerland & Italy Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Lion Monument
Lion Monument
Allure of the Alps: Switzerland & Italy Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Lucerne
Lucerne

Day 3: Lucerne

Leave behind the quaint city of Lucerne and head to nearby Mount Pilatus with your private guide, including a boat ride on Lake Lucerne. Begin the day with a leisurely cruise on the crystal-clear waters of Lake Lucerne to Alpnachstad. From here, board the world’s steepest cogwheel train and ascend to Pilatus Kulm, at a breathtaking 7000 feet in height. At the top of Mount Pilatus stroll around to enjoy the dramatic panoramic views over the Swiss Alps and Lucerne. To descend, board an aerial cable car to Fraenkmuentegg, where you will change to smaller cable cars and sweep over pine forests and mountain meadows to the village of Kriens. Return to Lucerne by private transfer. First class Golden Round Trip tickets to Mount Pilatus, private guide, boat trip, cogwheel train, cable car and private transfer are included.

Accommodation: Wilden Mann (B) (Classic)
Allure of the Alps: Switzerland & Italy Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Panorama from Mount Pilatus, Switzerland
Panorama from Mount Pilatus, Switzerland

Day 4: Lucerne - Interlaken

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

Board a train with service from Lucerne to Interlaken. Approximate transfer time is 3 hours.

 

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

The center of Interlaken can't be thought of without horse and carriage rides! Enjoy a peaceful 1-hour ride in a carriage and enjoy an all new experience.

Accommodation: Hotel Interlaken

Situated in the heart of the city, Hotel Interlaken is a convenient 10-minute walk from the GoldenPass Line scenic train ride and easy walking distance to many of the city’s main sites. The family-owned and operated hotel has proudly boasted warm hospitality since its origins in 1491. The elegant guestrooms have been updated and modernized to meet the highest standards of comfort and modern technology. Onsite dining options include local Swiss fare and a cozy lounge and bar open from Tuesday through Saturday.

Allure of the Alps: Switzerland & Italy Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Interlaken by Horse-Drawn Carriage
Interlaken by Horse-Drawn Carriage
Allure of the Alps: Switzerland & Italy Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Interlaken
Interlaken

Day 5: Interlaken

Today’s self-guided excursion will take you to the very heart of the Bernese Alps: the mighty Eiger, Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau form the imposing nucleus of the Alpine Region. Walk to Interlaken Ost station and take the train into the Waterfall Valley of Lauterbrunnen where you will need to change trains and board one to Jungfraujoch. Approximate travel time from Interlaken to Jungfraujoch is 2.5 hours each way through stunning scenery. At Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe, you can visit the Ice Palace and the Sphinx Terraces - reached by lift affording a breathtaking view of the Aletsch Glacier, the largest river of ice in Europe. Refreshment or a meal can be obtained at the Jungfraujoch Restaurant "Top of Europe". After roughly 2 hours exploring the vistas, return to the mountaineering village of Grindelwald, known as the winter sports and mountaineering center. Enjoy the view on the mighty mountains, before returning to Interlaken where you'll independently transfer back to your hotel. Tickets to Mt. Jungfraujoch and seat reservation from Kleine Scheidegg – Jungfraujoch and back are included.

Accommodation: Hotel Interlaken
Allure of the Alps: Switzerland & Italy Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Jungfrau
Jungfrau

Day 6: Interlaken - Lugano

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

Board a train with service from Interlaken to Lugano with service via Lucern. Approximate travel time is 5 hours.

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

Meet your guide for a 2-hour private walking tour of Lugano, affectionately referred to as the “Little Rio de Janeiro” of Europe. Thanks to the geographical configuration of the city, Lugano is blessed with subtropical vegetation and pleasant climate all year round. On your tour, discover the charming and relaxing atmosphere of this cosmopolitan city. Stroll through the characteristic traffic-free Old Town with its many arcades and cobble-stoned streets and along the Via Nassa, the city’s main shopping street.  The many piazzas will make you fall in love further with the city's romantic Latin-inspired world. Discover some of the city’s unique sites, as well as the center of the town including the Monument of Independence, the Park, the Piazza Riforma, and the Santa Maria degli Angioli, the church of classic Franciscan character with its impressive frescoes. As this is an orientation tour, entrance fees are not included and any sites of interest must be paid for locally.

Accommodation: Splendide Royal

The Hotel Splendide Royal sits along the enchanting Lake Ceresio in the heart of Lugano and within walking distance to Museo d'Arte Moderna and more. The hotel is housed in a beautifully maintained late 19th-century palace and features opulent guest accommodations and welcoming staff who provide meticulous personal service, inspiring loyalty among its clients. Splendide Royal offers excellent Italian cuisine and refreshing cocktails at its restaurant & bar, ideal places to start and conclude a day's adventure.  Its beauty dominates the lake front, La Riva Caccia, which connects to the centralized and elegant Via Nassa. The town center can be reached by foot in a few minutes by walking along the enchanting lakefront. 

Allure of the Alps: Switzerland & Italy Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Lugano Landscape
Lugano Landscape
Allure of the Alps: Switzerland & Italy Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Lugano
Lugano

Day 7: Lugano - Como

Meet your private driver and vehicle for a transfer to Como in Italy. Approximate travel time is 45 minutes.

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 and set out on foot for a 2-hour walking tour through the town of Como, discovering the treasures of the historical center in this beautiful lakeside retreat. Founded by the Romans, the city is surrounded by medieval walls on its three sides. Enjoy a pleasant walk along the lake, allowing you to take in some views of villas and important rationalist style buildings (1920's-30's), continuing toward the ancient core of the city, admiring some quaint squares enriched with works of art. Here you can spot Como's best-known monument, the Gothic and Renaissance Cathedral, where construction spanned the 14th-18th centuries.

Accommodation: Palace Hotel (B) (Classic)

In the center of Como, overlooking the lakefront, this historical Art Nouveau palace is divided into two buildings: the 19th Century grand mansion il Plinius and the modern wing Pianella. The Hotel features spacious and elegant spaces with 94 rooms boasting fantastic views of the lake or the city from the balconies and windows. The Garden Bar Ceccato with its romantic terrace is located in the extensive gardens which open out onto the docks. The splendid Antica Darsena Restaurant is great for an elegant lunch or dinner in a remarkable setting.  And finally the relaxing Hotel Bar is a perfect way to end the evening.

Allure of the Alps: Switzerland & Italy Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Lake Como
Lake Como
Allure of the Alps: Switzerland & Italy Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Como
Como

Day 8: Como

Meet your private guide and head to Como's harbor where you'll board a privately captained Venetian-style boat, and cruise north toward Bellagio. Along the way, admire the stunning scenery of world-famous Lake Como and observe most of the ancient villas belonging to the Noble branch of the lake such as Villa Erba, Villa D’Este, Villa Pizzo in Cernobbio, and Villa Fontanelle situated in Laglio where the lake reaches its narrowest point. After about an hour on this pleasant boat ride, you'll reach Bellagio, one of the many scenic villages surrounding the lake. With the beautiful backdrop of the Alps, your guide will lead you on foot, spotting churches nearing 1,000 years old, and classical villas, of noble beginnings. Enjoy a visit to the English-style gardens of Villa Melzi, stretching out along the lake shore. This 19th century villa was built by master craftsmen for the Francesco Melzi d'Eril, who held the title of Gran Chancellor of the Napoleonic Reign of Italy. Afterward, you'll rejoin your boat for the return sailing to Como.

Accommodation: Palace Hotel (B) (Classic)
Allure of the Alps: Switzerland & Italy Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Bellagio
Bellagio

Day 9: Como - Milan

Meet your private driver and vehicle for a transfer to Milan. Approximate travel time is 1 hour.

Meet your private guide and driver, setting out on a half-day tour of monumental Milan. Admire the stunning exterior of the great Cathedral of Milan, a 515-foot long Gothic masterpiece which took six centuries to complete. It's the largest church in all of Italy, and the third largest in the world. Walk around the perimeter of the red and brown stone Sforza Castle, a Renaissance palace built in the 15th century by the Duke of Milan. Over years of expansion, the complex eventually became one of Europe's largest citadels. Continue on with views of La Scala, Milan's 18th century Opera House, one of the most prestigious in the world. The highlight of your tour will be a visit to the Santa Maria delle Grazie Church - a beautiful 15th century Renaissance convent, where you'll get to see the world-famous painting the Cenacolo (Last Supper) by Leonardo da Vinci. Conclude with a return transfer to your hotel.

Accommodation: UNA Cusani Milano (B) (Classic )

The elegant UNA Cusani Milano welcomes guests to Italy’s most fashionable city with warm Italian hospitality and authentic Milanese style. Set on a bustling cobblestone street, this sleek hotel is ideally situated for exploring Milan between the Duomo, Castello Sforzesco, Brera District and the Scala Theatre allowing guests to make the most of their stay in Milan. Enjoy a wonderful meal at the hotel’s on-site restaurant while gazing out at the magnificent view of the city. With it’s modern, spacious guestrooms and thoughtful design, this delightful hotel promises a refined and comfortable stay filled with Italian charm.

Allure of the Alps: Switzerland & Italy Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Last Supper
Last Supper
Allure of the Alps: Switzerland & Italy Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Duomo di Milano
Duomo di Milano

Day 10: Milan

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.

Ambassador a L`opera (B) (Superior): Zurich

With its unique location in the heart of Zurich, the Small Luxury Hotel Ambassador à l’Opéra has always been the first choice for a discerning clientele: lovers of culture and the arts and holiday guests from all over the world. Each room is equipped with a smartphone to use free of charge. The stylish and very individual hotel rooms, with free Wi-Fi and many other high-end amenities, make for a memorable, eventful stay in Zurich. Enjoy true sleeping comfort in luxurious, electronically adjustable beds. The hotel is just steps away from beautiful Lake Zurich, and the opera house; galleries, museums, the world-famous and exclusive Bahnhofstrasse shopping street within walking distance. On-site dining options include breakfast, a rooftop bar, and well-appointed tasting menus. Guests can use the nearby "Silhouette" gym free of charge.

Wilden Mann (B) (Classic): Lucerne

Wilden Mann Hotel an oasis of charm and hospitality snuggled in the picturesque old town of Lucerne. Each room is individually and beautifully decorated with a flair for detail. Wilden Mann is 200 meters from Lucerne’s most famous landmark, the Chapel Bridge. Lucerne train station and Lake Lucerne can be reached within an 8 minutes’ walk. The Wilden Mann Hotel has become synonymous with a creative cuisine with 3 on site restaurants, perfect service and top-quality facilities in a unique setting. A gem with the incomparable charm of bygone days, it currently extends across seven townhouses. Each room is individually and beautifully decorated with a flair for detail. A feeling for tradition harmoniously linked with modern comforts.

Hotel Interlaken : Interlaken

Situated in the heart of the city, Hotel Interlaken is a convenient 10-minute walk from the GoldenPass Line scenic train ride and easy walking distance to many of the city’s main sites. The family-owned and operated hotel has proudly boasted warm hospitality since its origins in 1491. The elegant guestrooms have been updated and modernized to meet the highest standards of comfort and modern technology. Onsite dining options include local Swiss fare and a cozy lounge and bar open from Tuesday through Saturday.

Allure of the Alps: Switzerland & Italy Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hotel Interlaken
Hotel Interlaken

Splendide Royal: Lugano

The Hotel Splendide Royal sits along the enchanting Lake Ceresio in the heart of Lugano and within walking distance to Museo d'Arte Moderna and more. The hotel is housed in a beautifully maintained late 19th-century palace and features opulent guest accommodations and welcoming staff who provide meticulous personal service, inspiring loyalty among its clients. Splendide Royal offers excellent Italian cuisine and refreshing cocktails at its restaurant & bar, ideal places to start and conclude a day's adventure.  Its beauty dominates the lake front, La Riva Caccia, which connects to the centralized and elegant Via Nassa. The town center can be reached by foot in a few minutes by walking along the enchanting lakefront. 

Allure of the Alps: Switzerland & Italy Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Splendide Royal Hotel Lugano
Splendide Royal Hotel Lugano

Palace Hotel (B) (Classic): Como

In the center of Como, overlooking the lakefront, this historical Art Nouveau palace is divided into two buildings: the 19th Century grand mansion il Plinius and the modern wing Pianella. The Hotel features spacious and elegant spaces with 94 rooms boasting fantastic views of the lake or the city from the balconies and windows. The Garden Bar Ceccato with its romantic terrace is located in the extensive gardens which open out onto the docks. The splendid Antica Darsena Restaurant is great for an elegant lunch or dinner in a remarkable setting.  And finally the relaxing Hotel Bar is a perfect way to end the evening.

UNA Cusani Milano (B) (Classic ): Milan

The elegant UNA Cusani Milano welcomes guests to Italy’s most fashionable city with warm Italian hospitality and authentic Milanese style. Set on a bustling cobblestone street, this sleek hotel is ideally situated for exploring Milan between the Duomo, Castello Sforzesco, Brera District and the Scala Theatre allowing guests to make the most of their stay in Milan. Enjoy a wonderful meal at the hotel’s on-site restaurant while gazing out at the magnificent view of the city. With it’s modern, spacious guestrooms and thoughtful design, this delightful hotel promises a refined and comfortable stay filled with Italian charm.

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.
  • Anish K — July 10, 2019 — Europe

    Everything A to Z was perfectly planned. The quality of the tours, guides and hotels was excellent! There were no hiccups and always numbers to call with any questions. It was a trip of a lifetime!

  • Robert G — May 25, 2019 — Europe

    We spent 14 days in Athens and three Greek islands. We took eight excursions and had four transfers from ports to hotels. Every transfer was on time, welcoming and eager to provide as much information as they could about the island. Every excursion and guide we had was punctual, polite, professional and very knowledgeable about the toured area. The vacation was everything we had hoped for. Kensington, and in particular Alyssa, were wonderful in helping us plan our trip and make it a wonderful success.

  • Barbara F — May 14, 2019 — Europe

    We could not have chosen a better company. The professionalism of all involved in planning our trip was beyond our expectation. We were so pleased that we have already booked our next trip with Kensington.

  • Claudia C — June 07, 2019 — Europe

    Alyssa Page did a marvellous job. We couldn't have been more pleased with her suggestions and arrangements. She booked the right amount of time in each of 4 places, and wonderful hotels and tours, timely responding to my multitude of questions pre-trip. She made all logistics easy and it all flowed so smoothly. I give her five stars.

  • Pamela W — June 07, 2019 — Europe

    My mom and I had such an awesome trip. It was the best thing we could have done together. We celebrated her 79th birthday in London and the guide and driver were awesome. It was also nice to have the same driver for all the tours. In France, our guide and driver went above and beyond for us. They were both so amazing. I can't believe the experience we had and I'm sure this will be my new way of travel.

  • 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.

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