Kensington Tours Launches ‘Elite Collection’ of European Tours

Tour operator Kensington Tours has launched its new “Elite Collection” of European tours, which include after-hour tour of the Sistine Chapel, walk through Voltaire’s private library or tour St. Petersburg on a private excursion led by Dostoevsky's great grandson.

Hand-crafted by Kensington’s team of senior European specialists, these private tours are designed for explorers seeking behind-the-scenes access and deep cultural connections.

The “Afterhours Vatican, Ferraris & Private Yacht” is a 14-day tour in Italy, particularly Rome, Florence and Amalfi. It includes: a private after-hour tour of the Vatican; a “la dolce vita” behind the wheel of a Ferrari and in the caverns of exclusive wine cellars; and discovery of the Amalfi Coast during six days on a private yacht.

The seven-day “Haute Cuisine, Couture & Châteaux” is slated in Paris and Bordeaux, with the tour including enjoying a private collection at a fashion house, creating a personal scent at Guerlain, making macaroons at Lenôtre and sipping through exclusive wine cellars.

The “Jewels Of The Crown” is a nine-day Russian tour, including visits to Moscow and St. Petersburg, and a backstage tour of the Bolshoi Theatre to an afterhours Hermitage visit, special access to Voltaire's library, a tour led by Dostoevsky's great grandson.

The seven-day “Lords of the Manor & Literature Greats” is slated in London, including private tours of aristocratic homes led by the Lords themselves. Behind the scenes at the Queen’s Windsor Castle; an in-depth Stonehenge experience led by an Oxford archaeologist; and the chance to bypass a three-year waitlist to visit Prince Charles’ gardens at Highgroveare included.

Slated at Croatia and Montenegro is the 12-day “Royal Beaches & Island Hopping By Yacht”, which includes: curator-led tours of national museums and sunbathing on golden beaches once reserved for royalty.

Kensington Tours offers custom and private guided tours to over 90 countries worldwide. The company’s offerings are handcrafted to deliver personalized adventures.