Category Archives: Europe

Eat, Pray, Love – A Journey Of Self Discovery

Feed your soul and please your palate with mouth-watering wine and cuisine in Italy, find inner peace at a tranquil ashram in intoxicatingly exotic India and learn to love once again on the breathtaking beaches of Bali with this private guided journey of self-discovery based on the bestselling novel Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.

Stimulate your senses with an appetizing culinary journey through Italy, a land renowned for its gastronomic pleasures. Led by your expert private guide you’ll tour Rome, Naples and Bologna. Dine on delicacies like panini, prosciutto and Chianti during a luscious picnic, sip celebrated vintages in the company of a sommelier, create time-honored Italian classics during cooking courses, visit aromatic food markets and take a tantalizing chocolate and wine tour.

Next it’s off to India to tend to your mind, spirit and soul during an enlightening tour of Delhi, Rishikesh, and Varanasi. Spend 5 nights at an intimate world renowned ashram with a master of Raj Yoga, enjoy pilgrimages to a myriad of holy monuments and sacred highlights, delight in a dawn boat ride down the holy Ganges river, visit the ancient ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri, take a private guided tour of the Taj Mahal, stroll through the park where Gautama Buddha first taught the Dharma after his enlightenment and journey to Manikarnika Ghat to view the beautiful death rituals and rites that the Hindus perform.

In the final phase of your voyage reconnect with your heart during a private tour of the tropical paradise that is Bali. Rich in visual beauty and blanketed with exquisite little offerings to the gods that materialize as if by magic, Bali will leave you with a sense of well-being and a happy heart. Explore Ubud, the cultural heart of Bali, visit fine art galleries and watch craftsmen at work, take in a theatrical performance of a traditional sacred sanghyang dance, tour shrines and pavilions dedicated to love, journey through the rural heartland of Bali, and tantalize your taste buds with an appetizing culinary course.

Eat, Pray and Love – Enhance your connection to each of these pleasures in the cultural setting best known to represent it. Take this incredible holiday with a loved one, family or friends. If you can’t take this much time away from your day to day life, pick your favorite part of the journey or let Kensington help you create a tour of self discovery customized just for you!

Learn More About This Incredible Journey Here

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Castles, Caviar & 5 Star Cruising – Elegant Russian River Cruise

Experience fairy tale castles, vodka, caviar, Tolstoy and centuries past on this unique Russian voyage. Only added a couple of weeks ago to Kensington’s cruise portfolio, it is quickly proving to be one our most popular Russian tours.  Why you might ask?  This elegant 5* cruise is a cost effective alternative to staying in hotels and an incredible way to see the country.


Discover this distinguished country’s epic history, amazing architecture and captivating culture while traveling on the elegant MS Volga Dream. Cruise through peaceful rivers, canals and lakes in classic 5* style as you enjoy the plethora of amenities available onboard this sophisticated ship. Disembark for fascinating shore excursions and guided tours of historic Yaroslavl, Goritsy, Vytegra, Kizhi and Mandrogi. Passenger will feel like they’re traveling thought time as they explore Moscow and St. Petersburg with the luxury of their own private expert guide. Tour the enchanting palaces, cathedrals, squares, museums and monuments that make that make these metropolises two of the most legendary cities in the world. See the majestic Kremlin, Red Square, Lenin’s tomb, Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Novodevichi Monastery, Tretyakov Gallery, Nevsky Prospect, Hermitage Museum, Winter Palace, St. Isaac Cathedral and more!

This exclusive Russian journey features a welcome ‘Russian Vodka, Bread & Salt Ceremony’, 3 nights at 4* hotels, private guide & driver, elegant cruise cabin, nightly entertainment, traditional meals during the cruise (breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner) as well as welcome fruit basket, champagne & snacks and complimentary house wine, draft beer and soft drinks while on board.  There are even special themed departures featuring professional opera singers, artistic performances and even one featuring Tolstoy’s Grandson!    Learn More
 

Kensington Launches Exclusive Private Tuscan Getaways

Imagine an intimate vacation in a European villa set against one of the most beautiful backdrops in the world, immersed in artistic legacy, drinking fine Italian wines and the good company of your family and friends.  Kensington Tours is excited to announce the latest exclusive offering in our vacation portfolio, luxury properties in the elegant countryside of Tuscany, Italy. 

Kensington has carefully selected these 25+ properties in order to meet requirements of the highest quality standards.  Chose the abode that best suits your needs from various farmhouses, cottages, manors, estates and palaces ranging in size, style, splendour and location.  Ideal for family holidays of all sizes, groups, reunions, weddings and other celebrations, these picturesque properties are an elegant and intelligent alternative to staying in hotels.

Select which residence suits your vacation needs best, and then customize it with the amenities and services that your party requires for their ultimate getaway.  At your wish Kensington can organize guides, chauffeurs, maids, childcare, chefs, masseuses and other staff to tend to your every want. 

For those of you who want to experience the sights, sounds and smells of this gorgeous region Kensington can provide private guided day trips and excursions custom designed just for you.  Explore Rome, Florence or Siena or discover the region’s renowned vineyards, hilltop towns, colourful festivals, celebrated cuisine in the care of our experienced local guides. 

You and your companions will lose yourselves in the breathtaking landscape, history and culture that it inspired artistic legends like Michelangelo, Botticelli, Dante and Donatello.  When it’s time to go, no traveler will want to leave this blissful region but your memories of time spent in Tuscany will last forever.

Want to learn more about these desirable properties?  Travel HERE to find out how Kensington can customize these Italian escapes  exclusively for you and your group!

Taking Your Tour To New Heights

Imagine cruising above the plains of the Serengeti watching the great migration, sharing a romantic panoramic vista of Paris’s Eiffel Tower or ascending to a bird’s eye view of the Pyramids – all from the basket of a hot air balloon!

Ideal for photographers, adventurers and anyone who’s ever wanted to fly, hot air balloons provide a unique outlook that simply isn’t available on the ground.  These classic voyages are entertaining, adventurous and often surreal.  Whether for special occasions, romantic proposals, airborne adventures or unique perspectives of the world, hot air balloons provide an unparalleled flight experience.  What you bring on your flight is up to you, the camera, the kids or maybe champagne!     

The Kensington portfolio features a variety of private guided tours with balloon rides for travelers who want to take to the skies.  Soar above the rooftops of Paris, wildlife in the Masai Mara, the ancient temples of Angkor Wat, the magical cave city of Cappadocia, the beaches of Fiji, vineyards in Tuscany, snow capped mountains New Zealand, the rainforests of Costa Rica, deserts of Dubai and more.

Hot air balloons capture the imagination, make your heart beat a little faster and each flight is a unique and enchanting voyage.  An absolute must on any traveler’s list of life experiences, these whimsical journeys will take your next holiday to a whole new height.

Celebrate The Most Romantic Day Of The Year In The Most Romantic City In The World

Paris the City of Love – Valentine’s Special
4 Days From $710pp

Express your love with this 4 day Valentine’s sojourn to Paris.  Très romantique, the world renowned city of love makes the ideal backdrop for Valentine’s Day.  Take a dreamy evening cruise down the Seine River, stroll through poetic Montmartre and finish your tour with the ultimate romantic experience – dinner for two in the Eiffel Tower!  Stay at the elegant Regence Etoile in the heart of the most prestigious district of Paris, close to The Champs Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, the Palais des Congrès and la Défense.  This exclusive special includes walking tours, airport transfers, hop on hop off ticket transfers between the capital’s sites, Paris welcome package and more! 

The ultimate gift for Valentine’s Day, an anniversary, birthday or just because, this passionate getaway will be remembered forever!  To avail of this special rate, you must book before February 12, 2010 and travel any time between February 12 and May 31, 2010!

The World’s Finest Masquerade

Take part in one of the most glamorous festivals in the world on this masked tour of Venice’s Carnival, which takes place Febuary 6-16 in 2010.  Guests will be treated to an exquisite Venetian period makeover before traveling by gondola to some of the city’s most fashionable masked balls, which have been enchanting travelers since the 13th century.  Begin with a Welcome celebration to introduce you to the magic of Venetian history and culture.  Cruise on a gondola tour through the islands, enjoy lively concerts, mouth-watering dinners, historical walking tours, a private visit to a distinguished glass studio and participate in an opera!  Masquerade by moonlight at the Hotel Danieli, the most exclusive hotel in Venice, located a few steps from Piazza S. Marco. Dress up again for the timeless ball at Palazzo Pesaro Papafava, a stunning 14th century Palace, before departing this momentous tour of Italy’s city of love. Learn More