I'm a seasoned, independent traveler who has never used a tour company. My husband and I are going to do a nine day tour of India's golden triangle and Varanasi in March. Since our time is so limited there we thought it might be best to take out the thrill and uncertainty of making in country travel arrangements on our own. We got a quote from Kensington Tours because they offer private tours and I have read good things about them in articles, but since then have read both bad and good of them. Some reviewers felt like they could have done the same tour with local tour operators booked at the hotel. I really dislike group tours but am more concerned with the travel logistics being ironed out because of our limited time. So the question is for you similar travelers...am I really getting a service worth the money by going with Kensington or am I better off spending a little time making the between city travel arrangements and booking private drivers at our hotels? Thank you for your advice and opinions.