About Us

Kipling Tours are located in Staunton VA in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. We also have a British office in the historical abbey town of Sherborne, Dorset, in the heart of the West Country. Our tours are all custom designed and can be organised on whichever dates suit you, with an program tailored to your own pace and requirements.

Our team’s destination knowledge is second to none, and our efficiency and dedicated customer service will be apparent from your initial contact with us, right the way through the planning phase, giving you the confidence to take your students on tour.

When you decide to travel with us, you will enjoy our dedicated planning and attention to detail and will come home with memories to last a lifetime.


Booking with Kipling Tours

  • Customized Tours
    All our tours are designed according to your precise requirements. Unlike some operators we don't sell 'off the shelf' programs, so we can always ensure that your tour is exactly right for you.
  • Expert knowledge of your destination
    Our staff have an unrivalled first hand knowledge of all our destinations, regularly visiting them to keep up to date. We also operate periodic inspection trips to ensure that hotels and other suppliers continue to meet our required standards.
  • Competitive Pricing
    We're always happy to look at matching or beating any other quote you may have, on a like for like basis. We're not always the cheapest however we do offer value for money, with good standard hotels and knowledgeable guides with outstanding customer service.

100% customized

Your trip designed by us

Our trips are all 100% customized. You tell us where you want to travel to, when you want to go, and what you want to see and achieve.  We will then put together a totally customized program which we will send to you, together with an indication of price. If anything is not quite how you want it, you can then tell us to make any changes you want. We work with you to choose the right hotels based on your budget and will always confirm selected properties in advance. Once we have agreed a program we will send you our final quote and you can then finalize your booking.

expert knowledge

We know the destinations

Our team are all enthusiastic travellers and collectively we have over 50 years of experience in planning and organising tours to a wide range of worldwide destinations. In addition to many of our most popular destinations such as India, China and Peru, we also have experience of many unusual and out-of-the-way places such as Uzbekistan, Malawi, Uruguay & Oman. Indeed if you want to travel to a destination not featured on our website, get in touch as we may well have been there!  We are always actively involved in reccy trips and update our website when we add new places.

responsible tourism

Doing the right thing

We like the kind of tourism which benefits the local economy and local people, and we try to work directly with as many small suppliers as we can. In some countries such we have worked with the same people and families for over 25 years, spanning generations in some cases.

financial protection

100% Financial Protection

Financial Protection

We are members of the Travel Trust Association and all your advance payments are fully protected through our trust account.


Talk to us

To start planning your customized tour, talk to us today. You can call us on 1.844.240.3979 or email us info@kiplingtours.com