World Voyager Vacations by CEALS
Blessed with some of the world's most astoundingly beautiful scenery, award-winning wines, and intriguing history, New Zealand is one of those rare places that seems too good to be true. Until, that is, you arrive and discover it's somehow even better. Join us on this wine-themed journey that covers both the North and South islands in grand style. Tucked away at the bottom of the Southern Hemisphere, New Zealand may be easy to miss, but it's impossible to forget.
We kick things off on Waiheke, a small resort island just minutes from downtown Auckland, where you'll have the chance to visit (and sample the wares of) as many as four vineyards, including the celebrated Obsidian and Kennedy Point wineries, as well as try locally produced honey and olive oil. Next, explore the sights of Auckland, the Kiwi capital, on a private half-day city tour with stops at trendy Parnell Village, the scenic waterfront, Harbour Bridge, and beautiful Mount Eden. In elegant Napier on the shores of Hawke's Bay, step into the world of the Maori on a private half-day encounter that will introduce you to the art, culture, and traditions of New Zealand's first peoples while tasting expertly crafted local wines before heading to the South Island and charming Blenheim. Here, in the heart of New Zealand's famed Marlborough wine country, you'll enjoy a private wilderness tour of the forests along the picturesque Queen Charlotte Track en route to tastings at renowned local wineries. Queenstown, your final stop, is billed as the "adventure capital of the world," and your stay here won't disappoint. First, take a scenic gondola ride to a dinner surrounded by the stunning sights of Lake Wakatipu, the Remarkables mountains, and the city's skyline. Next, explore the Middle Earth-esque landscapes of Milford Sound on your own with the help of a private car, a short cruise, and a picnic lunch. Finally, bid New Zealand a fond farewell with a private day tour of the boutique vineyards and gorgeous scenery of the Central Otago wine region, including lunch at the award-winning Carrick Winery and a scenic drive through Kawarau Gorge.
Kensington Tours creates private trips from the world's finest ingredients. Tailor-made with care by your personal Destination Expert, your personalized trip is always a one-of-a-kind experience made just for you. Expert local guidance and 24/7 service come standard.
Kensington Tours - Experience The World, Your Way
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.
Expert Team with Deep Destination Knowledge
What's the secret sauce behind every one of our tailor-made experiences? Seasoned destination experts intimately versed on the new, the old, the different, the must-sees, the off-the-beaten track and the out-of-this-world. Whether you are looking for a value adventure, a premium tour or the most exclusive activities, properties and amenities (or better yet, the flexibility to mix and match between these), our experts have the deep knowledge to transform a trip into an experience of a lifetime.
Experienced Local Guides and 24/7 On-the-ground support
Experienced local guides, finely attuned to your personal expectations and connected to the people and culture, deliver breathtaking moments. This is the simple truth that guides Kensington Tours. The best spot to find the black rhino, a secret café and a favorite local dish, a personal account from a defining cultural moment and a local tradition shared - these are the experiences that endure.
Our guides are complemented by our global network of in-country offices to give you 24/7 support and peace of mind from start to finish.
How Kensington Began
Kensington Tours is the inspiration of intrepid explorer and Royal Geographic Society Fellow Jeff Willner. His thirst for travel stems from growing up in Africa where his parents worked for most of his childhood, and where he discovered the richness of global cultures. A veteran of global expeditions to over 70 countries, he has criss-crossed the continents to experience the extraordinary. During these years, Jeff realized the vast difference between a package tour and personal discovery - where deep knowledge and personal attention of a local guide can turn a trip into an experience.
It is from these roots that Jeff began building his vision for Kensington Tours, drawing on his years with McKinsey & Company and Wharton. Led by a team of destination experts with real in-country experience (not a call center) and a commitment to rethinking the way you travel - it has resulted in an award-winning travel company that spans the globe. What does this mean for you? It's simple: extraordinary travel experiences at unrivaled value.
World Voyager Vacations
a division of Corporate Events and Leisure Services LLC (CEALS)
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