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Where to travel in 2018… new Cox & Kings journeys

| 27 Nov 2017

Leading the team responsible for curating Cox & Kings’ range of exciting travel experiences, Nigel Hosking shares his pick of the new journeys for 2018

Lion, Kenya


AFRICA: Kenya & Zimbabwe

Link the natural wonders of the magnificent Victoria Falls with Kenya’s Masai Mara, the home of safari. Witness the spectacle of the migration of over a million wildebeest from July to October – a truly unmissable event. Top it off with three nights in Zimbabwe and a visit to the falls, locally known as ‘the smoke that thunders’.

Kenya & Victoria Falls is available as a non-exclusive group tour ● 13 Days & 11 Nights from £3,540

EUROPE: Portugal

For 2018 we have significantly increased our offering in Portugal, with two new group tours, together with some private journey options. For such a small country there is huge cultural diversity and a delightful mix of old and new, which makes the country a joy to discover. The medieval hilltop town of Obidos is one of my favourites on our new itinerary (I’ve walked its magnificent ramparts!), but we also include time in Lisbon, Porto and the Douro valley, a cruise along the Douro river and sampling world-renowned port wine.

Obidos, Portugal

Obidos, Portugal

Grand Tour of Portugal is available as an escorted group tour ● 10 Days & 9 Nights from £1,995


In 2018 we will be offering many more Family Adventure tours right across our worldwide programme. For example, the wonderful variety of Costa Rica makes it a fantastic place for families to actively explore, from the nature of the rainforest and stunning sight of Arenal volcano to the gorgeous beaches. Our itineraries can be as active as required, with opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, canopy walks or zip lining.

Ziplining, Costa Rica

Ziplining, Costa Rica

Costa Rica Family Adventure is available as a private tour ● 12 Days & 10 Nights from £2,095

FAR EAST: Vietnam & Cambodia

With some of the finest accommodation throughout, our new luxury tour of Vietnam and Cambodia is a must for the first-time visitor to Indochina. Take a two-night cruise on Halong Bay, visit enchanting Hoi An and imperial Hue, experience the natural beauty of the Mekong delta and wander amid the magnificent Angkor temples.

Yen stream near Hanoi, Vietnam

Yen stream near Hanoi, Vietnam

Vietnam & Cambodia in Style is available as a private tour ● 16 Days & 14 Nights from £3,895


Another destination where we have significantly increased our 2018 programme is Morocco, with a new comprehensive tour of the imperial cities, a Solo Travellers trip to mystical Marrakech and an expert-led Arts & Culture itinerary. This is all in addition to some exciting private travel options travelling to the spectacular Atlas mountains and the rolling sands of the Sahara.

Djemaa El Fna, Marrakech

Djemaa El Fna, Marrakech

Moroccan Explorer: Imperial Cities to Desert is available as an escorted group tour ● 10 Days & 9 Nights from £1,695

ARTS & CULTURE: Art & Artisans

Louise Tucker introduces our exciting 2018 programme of expert-led tours, which features many new itineraries with a new concept and approach. Our Venice tour includes some fascinating artisan encounters, such as visiting the weavers and workshops that produce gondolas, mirrors and carnival masks.

Carnival mask-making, Venice

Carnival mask-making, Venice

Venice: Art & Artisans is available as an expert-led group tour ● 5 Days & 4 Nights from £1,995

CANADA: Great Ice Bears

This new Arctic adventure provides the best opportunity for polar bear fans to spot these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. Staying three nights at Dymond Lake Ecolodge, where many of the Arctic’s most famous residents can be seen and photographed on foot, it also includes a one-day Tundra Buggy™ tour in Churchill for more polar bear viewing. You may also spot caribou, Arctic and red foxes, Arctic hares, wolves and moose as well as a number of bird species such as snowy owls.

Two polar bears sleeping on the snow, Churchill

Sleeping polar bears, Churchill

The Great Ice Bear Adventure is available as a non-exclusive group tour ● 7 Days & 6 Nights from £7,545


We have introduced eight new itineraries to our collection of small group tours for solo travellers. All explore fascinating parts of the world in the company of like-minded people. One of these tours visits Romania and includes the highlights of Transylvania such as Bran castle, alleged home of Count Dracula, a tour of the Liberty Bear Sanctuary, and visits to fortified churches, royal palaces and monasteries, all set amid stunning mountain scenery.

Castle Bran, Romania

Castle Bran, Romania 

Romanian Explorer is available as a group tour ● 8 Days & 7 Nights from £1,415

SHORT BREAKS: Exclusive Collection: Villa Dubrovnik

Part of our Exclusive Collection of short break properties, Villa Dubrovnik is a very sophisticated but relaxed 5-star retreat, built into a cliff with out-of-this-world sea views; everywhere seems to overlook the turquoise Adriatic. There are just 50 rooms and six suites, each with a private terrace and sea view. The menu is creative Mediterranean and the service impeccable.

Old town rooftops, Dubrovnik

Old town rooftops, Dubrovnik

Villa Dubrovnik from £695 per person, including 2 nights’ accommodation, breakfast, return car transfers and international flights.

INDIA: Rajasthan 

Our immersive new tour of Rajasthan explores the majestic forts, the opulence and splendour of the maharajahs’ palaces, goes in search of the elusive Bengal tiger, and includes a scenic train ride through rural parts of this enchanting northern province, awash with all the colours of India. Enjoy dining in a number of scenic locations such as amid the dunes of the Great Thar Desert and overlooking Lake Pichola.

Tiger, Ranthambore national park

Tiger, Ranthambore national park

Passage through Rajasthan is available as an escorted group ● 16 Days & 14 Nights from £2,495.

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