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Kensington Tours

4.9 | Excellent
  • 98% Recommend
Service Level
  • Luxury
Type
  • Global Operator
Established
  • 1999
Headquarters
  • Wilmington, Delaware, USA
Trips
  • 4

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Kensington Tours Reviews & Ratings 98% Recommend

4.9 out of 5
Excellent 607 Great 25 Average 6 Disappointing 4 Terrible 9
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Tour Reviews

WQ

Recommends

Trip was outstanding and every piece… April 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Trip was outstanding and every piece came together perfectly. Guides were absolutely outstanding!

JG

Recommends

It was beyond expectations April 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
It was beyond expectations. The customer service was amazing; the tour they arranged for me I never would have found on my own. It was more like having friends tour me around than be on a tour. They truly crafted a once in a lifetime experience for me. It was my first experience using a tour company and I could not recommend it more. It truly allowed me to relax and take in the trip and not sweat ANY details. And when a few bumps in my schedule happened they were available to help me reschedule.
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DB

Recommends

Everything was excellent April 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Everything was excellent, from the selected tours to scheduling. Noting was left out. Couldn't have had a better experience. Glad I left the planning to the experts.

AL

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The guides were amazing April 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
The guides were amazing. Everything was planned flawlessly and to our taste. This was a really special trip.

SS

Recommends

We've done 2 exceptional trips with Kensington April 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We've done 2 trips with Kensington: Morocco's Imperial Cities and Vietnam/Cambodia.
The initial itineraries were good and if we had any change requests, the Kensington agents gladly complied. The agents were a pleasure to work with and were very familiar with the countries. The guides and drivers have been great; guides are knowledgeable and pleasant; they make the entry/exit process simple, taking care of visa details, etc... and are flexible with daily itinerary changes. They usually include some special experiences with locals to assist you in understanding the countries. The hotel choices have been really lovely. And we've loved the restaurants as well. We've recommended Kensington to many of our friends, particularly with countries that are not as familiar to us.
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p

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Great company and people April 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Great company and people. guides and drivers are great.

Stride Review

Kensington Tours is an award winning travel company offering in depth tours with experienced guides, unique activities and premium to luxury accommodations.

What Makes Kensington Tours Stand Out?

Kensington Tours is, in their own words “not in the business of booking tours.” Rather they highlight the individuality aspect of each traveler - and their dedication to designing personalized experiences.

Specialized travel experiences created by knowledgeable experts in destinations and experiences. Their local guides add a personal touch as they provide true insider knowledge and make the trip that much more memorable. You can take multiple types of tours from safari to river cruise, active adventure to honeymoon. They also have a unique Explorer in Residence program where you can take a tour guided by explorers such as travel photographers and storm chasers.

They have highly trained, experienced, and knowledgeable destination experts who contribute to the experience by providing local insight, spontaneity, and breadth - so you don’t feel that you miss anything while exploring your destinations.

Who Will Enjoy Traveling With Kensington Tours?

Private dining in the Maldives with Kensington Tours

Kensington is a luxury operator; their travelers are well-to-do and value dedicated high class customer service, premier accommodations, and excellent cuisine.

Travelers on a tour with Kensington seek to explore the world in comfort, are adventurous with an appreciation for the finer things. If you’re the kind of person who makes room for hiking boots alongside a few dressy items in your suitcase, Kensington Tours could be a good fit for you.

Young woman traveling with Kensington Tours

As opposed to Abercrombie & Kent, which whom they are often compared, Kensington has a more youthful focus, less obviously geared toward older travelers. That said they are a recognizable name among the 55+ crowd and their primary traveler, simply by default of the budget range does tend to be older.

Top Destinations

Kensington operates tours around the world, utilizing local accommodation, and diving into the local culture. Knowledgeable and passionate destination experts are on hand to help bring the destination to life.  

Lion cubs yawning Kensington tours African safari

They are well known for their Africa tours and safaris, which travel throughout the most popular safari destinations, as well as farther afield. In addition, Kensington tours also operate trips in Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Europe, and South America. They also have cruise departures to Antarctica!

Kensington Tours Travel Style

Kensington certainly ascribes to the notion that “luxury” does not mean “stiff” or require that you stick to 5 star resorts. Rather it’s a style of travel that allows you to see the world on a deeper, extremely personal level - in safety, comfort, with a guide who becomes like a friend helping reveal small nuances that bring each destination to life in a new way.

Mountain lodge luxury accommodation Kensington Tours

Think luxury eco lodges in the heart of Central America, a yacht down the Amazon, 5 star safari lodges where you can sip champagne looking out over the savannah. Transportation is in luxury coaches, comfortable safari jeeps, hot air balloons, river cruises etc.

The Kensington travel perspective is not to book a tour - but to craft an unforgettable experience.

They have many travel styles including Safaris, which they are especially known for, river cruises, and family trips.

Safaris with Kensington Tours - Enjoy the “fabled” African safari experience when you travel with Kensington Tours in Africa. Unforgettable wildlife encounters, luxury lodges, and exclusive private game drives, where expert guides reveal the best viewing opportunities and give excellent tips for spotting and photographing the animals.

And it’s not just about the wildlife. Your safari may include a visit to Mt. Kilimanjaro, an afternoon visiting with local tribes, enjoying their hospitality, food, and learning about their culture.

Meeting people in local African villages cultural tours with Kensington tours

Active Adventures - True to their outlook on travel, Kensington combines the best of luxury with active adventure. This means whitewater rafting, hiking in Wales, or waterfall rappelling. A day full of activity followed by a well deserved cocktail in the sunset. Kensington adventure tours are offered in a variety of physical levels and are intended for beginners all the way up to hard core experienced adventure travelers.

Family tours with Kensington - Sometimes it can be hard traveling with young ones because not all activities are open to them, and age restrictions cause an unbalanced experience. So Kensington has several family tours designed for a variety of ages. Most feature a stay at one hotel or on a cruise, allowing you to unpack only once and relax into the travel experience.

Tribesmen playing traditional instruments on island tour with Kensington tours

Food & Wine - All Kensington tours feature spectacular food and wine, but sometimes you want to focus on this specifically - diving deeper into the culture surrounding a places culinary delights. These tours often feature private kitchen visits, winery tours with the winemaker themself, and classes where you can learn to make traditional dishes.

Couple on honeymoon enjoying private Kensington customized tour

Honeymoon - Let Kensington Tours help you plan the perfect Honeymoon getaway. Work with an expert who will listen to what kind of travel experience you’re looking for and craft an itinerary that is uniquely you.

Festivals & Events - Year round there are spectacular festivals and events held around the world - with countless niches and meanings. You could take in the fun of Oktoberfest, or the brightly colored Carnival in Rio, or the Tulip Festival in Holland. These events are often crowded, very busy, and can be difficult to navigate. Visiting with a Private Guide, and having all the logistics planned out in advance is the best way to relax and be able to truly appreciate the meaning behind the festival and have more fun!  

Easter island chile tour with Kensington tours

Other styles include “We to Me”, in which you participate in volunteering and conservation initiatives, giving back to local communities and helping keep wildlife areas protected. They also have an “Explorers Club” - tours that follow in the paths of scientists, and explorers both modern day and ancient. And for one of the best holiday traditions, you can book a special Christmas departure, which visits the lovely Christmas markets of Europe.

Why Choose a Tour With Kensington Tours?

If you’re looking for a luxury travel experience with a small, intimate group and private expert guides with you every step of the way, who promise to “transform a vacation into an experience of a lifetime,” then look no further.

Young hiker on active luxury tour with Kensington

The price is hefty (though some more mid budget options are available), but well worth it for a fully immersive, luxurious, comfortable, unforgettable travel experience. Don’t expect to only stick to the tourist sites; Kensington is about incorporating many off the beaten path unique experiences, as well as highlighting fascinating historical and cultural facts.

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From Kensington Tours

Kensington Tours specializes in custom tours to over 90 countries worldwide. Our tailor-made journeys are carefully crafted to deliver a personalized adventure like no other. We build in extraordinary, enriching experiences and put the best private guides at your service. We do all this with award-winning attention to detail and unbeatable value for your travel dollar.

Associations:

International Air Transport Association, Advancing Tourism to Africa

Awards:

Travel+Leisure Award 2015 Travvy Award Travel+Leisure- 2014 Family TravelNational Geographic - 50 Tours of a Lifetime 2014 National Geographic - 50 Tours of a Lifetime Travel+Leisure World's Best Award 2011

12 days
Private Guided
Premium - 4 star
Physical :
From: $ 4,995

Highlights

  • Step back in time at the Colosseum of El Jem.
  • Explore the Ksar Ouled Soltane, seemingly drowned by sand dunes.
  • Visit the breathtaking Sahara canyons and oases.
  • Embark on a private guided tour of the highlights of Tunis.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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7 days
Private Guided
Premium - 4 star
Physical :
From: $ 2,170

Highlights

  • Visit the national museum of Bardo
  • Explore Tunis 
  • Travel to one of the best preserved roman historical sites in all of Tunisia, Dougga. 
  • Opportunity to visit the numerous historic and geological sites of the region and a perfect place to relax
  • Visit the impressive mosque Sidi Okba, founded in the 7th century
  • Visit Zaghouan
  • Explore Sousse
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8 days
Group Tour
Premium - 4 star
Physical :
From: $ 2,016

Highlights

-- Visit Agra Fort, built of red sandstone and marble

-- Embark on tiger tracking safaris in Rajasthan’s tiger reserve.

-- Explore the Amber Fort, Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, and more with private guide.

-- Mingle with locals as you sample delicious samosas, pakoras, and more.

-- Enjoy private transfers between airport and hotels.

-- Featuring a selection of hand picked premium properties

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9 days
Group Tour
Luxury - 5 star
Physical :
From: $ 6,999

Highlights

  • Trekking in the Logar Valley
  • Visit of Bled Castle, Bee Family and Pletna Boat Ride
  • Bovec and Soca Valley with Rafting
  • Visit of Postojna Caves
  • Bike Tour
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