King & Whitson Travel affords the most exclusive experiences in Europe that are not available to just any traveler. We craft custom itineraries for our clients which show them each country in a very personal way. Some examples of experiences our clients have enjoyed:
Venture behind-the-scenes at St. Paul's Cathedral in London and make your way through hidden passageways to get a bird's eye view of the majestic church from the top of the dome. Go behind the gates at the Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace and learn from a former Palace guard the meaning of the rituals and the history and the meaning of being a Palace guard. Or enjoy a private, behind-the-ropes tour at Highclere Castle, the real "Downton Abbey" and enjoy lunch around the same table where they film the dinner scenes of the show.
Allow your guide to take you away from the crowds for your own private tour of the Vatican and Sistine Chapel to learn the history and experience the serenity of this awe-inpiring holy place. In Tuscany, join a master truffle hunter and his dog on a private truffle hunt in search of of Tuscany's "black gold." With a few sizable nuggets in hand, learn how to clean and preserve truffles before sitting down to a special truffle-themed lunch and special wine pairing.
See Paris in a new way - from your own private river limousine, cruising the River Seine, while sipping champagnes and nibbling on macarons from Laduree. No crowds. No photobombers. Just you and the river and Paris. Fashion mavens can meet with a fashion designer who will sketch the haute coutre dress of your dreams, tailored just for you. You will also meet a jeweler to create a unique jewel crafted by the power of your imagination.
With your private guide visit the Plitvice Lakes, the most beautiful national park in Croatia, protected by the UNESCO as the World Natural Heritage. The beauty of the National Park lies in its sixteen lakes, inter-connected by a series of waterfalls, and set in deep woodland populated by deer, bears, wolves, boars and rare bird species.
Enjoy an insider's tapas tour in charming small bars in the heart of Madrid’s charismatic old Austria’s area. Sample hearty food in manageable portions, helped down with some pleasingly potent wines, and amidst the joyous hullabaloo of the welcoming Madrileños. The variety is extensive, encompassing varied meats, fish and seafood, and the obligatory Spanish potato omelette. Blend in with the locals while you enjoy some excellent food and wines.