Kensington Tours Offers Customized Tours and Events for 2014 (SLIDESHOW)


Kensington Tours, an award-winning luxury travel provider, offers customized tours and access to a variety of such events across the globe. From the sports enthusiast to the culturally-driven, Kensington Tours can help travelers to curate a unique experience. The following events will take place this year.

India’s Holi & Elephant Festival – March 17: Travelers can participate in an ancient spring festival of colors and love, and Jaipur’s Elephant Festival. Offering classic highlights, cultural riches and events, guests can delve into the history of Delhi, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaipur, and Agra led by an expert private guide.

Chinese New Year Celebration – February 17: Surrounded by red dragons, glowing lanterns and displays of fireworks as guest ring in the Year of the Horse. Lion dancers will usher as a private guide leads guests through the festivities in Beijing, Xi’an, Guilin, and Shanghai.

Festival of the Sun – June 24: Travelers will partake in the 500-year-old celebration of Inti Raymi – Peru’s Festival of the Sun – and travel to Machu Picchu. There will be a religious ceremony of Andean costumes, holy legends, dances, and processions.

Spain’s Running of the Bulls – July 6-14: Travelers are invited to figuratively take the bull by the horns on a journey through Madrid, Pamplona, San Sebastian and Spain’s most famous fiesta, San Fermin. The festival dates back to the 14th century and showcases a side of the country rarely seen by visitors.

Germany’s Oktoberfest – September 20 through October 5: Travelers should be prepared to wear a Lederhosen and celebrate all things Bavarian at Oktoberfest. Travelers will join thousands of visitors from around the world in singing, dancing, costumes, traditional brass bands and beer.

Iceland Summer Solstice – June 21: Kensington Tours invites travelers to celebrate the summer solstice on an exclusive tour as guests honor the ancient tradition, marking the longest day of the year in Reykjavik, Iceland.

2014 Calgary Stampede – July 4-16: Known as “the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth,” the Calgary Stampede offer guests a rodeo experience with a parade, a chance to speak with ranchers and saddle up for a demonstration of bull riding.

Nice Carnival – February 14 through March 4: A display of costumes, massive floats, fireworks and the French Riviera await guests who take part in the Nice Carnival. Kensington Tours offers a chance to see carnival goers throw flowers on thousands of onlookers and celebrate this year’s theme, King of Gastronomy.

Alaska’s Iditarod Dog Sled Race – Departs February 26: Travelers will embark on an adventure showcasing the state’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. From the historic race’s opening banquet in Anchorage, across thousands of miles to Finger Lake, guests can watch as the mushers and their teams vie for the coveted “Golden Harness.”

Cherry Blossom Season – March through April 2014: Travelers are invited to take part in a picnic and the Japanese tradition of hanami “flower viewing” on the private journey showcasing the historic highlights of Tokyo and Kyoto. The best time for travelers to visit would be the second two weeks of March and the first two weeks of April.

Myanmar’s Leg Rowing Festival – October 30 through November 6: Kensington Tours takes guest on a cruise along Southeast Asia with a pilgrimage to Hpaung Daw U, also known as Myanmar’s Leg Rowing Festival. Guests will watch as a golden barge holding four Buddhas is towed by ornamented leg-rowers from a private boat with an expert guide.