All holidays to the Middle East and North Africa are listed below. Use the country filter to discover available tours in that destination – you may find group and cultural tours to Israel, family holidays in Jordan or cruise journeys through Egypt.
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Discover the diverse landscapes of Jordan,
with time to explore the ancient rock-hewn
city of Petra and to relax on the shores of the
Over the centuries, Jordan has played an important role in trade and communications between the continents of Europe, Asia and Africa. This 10-day itinerary combines visits to the relics of some of...
In the centenary year of the great
Arab revolt, travel with expert lecturer
and archaeologist Dr Faulkner who,
as co-director of a pioneering series
of excavations into TE Lawrence,...
As rail tours go, experiencing Persia and the Silk Road on board the Golden Eagle is truly stunning. Combining one of the most important trading routes of ancient civilisation with the remarkable...
This tour picks out the best of Jordan’s
magnificent cultural heritage and
stunning landscapes. Visit the classical
city of Jerash, the biblical site of Mount
Nebo, and Petra, the rock-hewn...
Travel the length of Jordan and into Israel,
experiencing the contrasting cultures and
scenery of these two fascinating...
For 200 years, Zanzibar was under the
control of the Sultan of Oman, growing
to become a principal centre for the
ivory and slave trade around the middle
of the 19th century. Its importance...
With pristine beaches, stunning mountain ranges and cosmopolitan cities, the Sultanate of Oman has much to offer for a family holiday. From dolphin watching in the Gulf of Oman to 4x4 drives in the...
Combine central Oman’s cultural sights with
the striking Musandam peninsula in the
north and the subtropical diversity of the
Dhofar province in the...
Driving in Oman is surprisingly
straightforward, with many new,
often almost empty and wide roads,
comfortable vehicles, and road signs
that are generally in English. The price of
Combining breathtaking natural beauty
with a well-preserved cultural legacy,
the sultanate of Oman is one of the
least known yet most exciting tourist
destinations in the Middle East. Taking...
Combine a stay in the Hajar mountains with
a few days basking on the shores of the
Travel across windswept deserts and
through towering mountains, savour
the aromatic spice bazaars, marvel at
some of Central Asia’s most historic
monuments and discover the secrets of
Tour the diverse landscapes of south
Morocco, ranging from the coastal city
of Agadir to Ouarzazate, gateway to the
Sahara desert, and the bustling city...
This private tour combines the imperial cities
and breathtaking scenery of Morocco, from
the Middle Atlas mountains to the dunes of
Explore the major sights of Marrakech and
Ouarzazate as well as the remarkable fortified
city of Ait BenHaddou, a Unesco world
heritage site that has been a backdrop for
many films, and the...
This 7-night private tour of Morocco is ideal
for the first-time visitor. Wander through
souks or people watch in Marrakech, view
spectacular landscapes in the High Atlas
mountains and unwind in...
This 10-night trip takes a less-travelled
path through the dry desert of eastern and
southern Morocco, combining dramatic
scenery with historical...
Morocco, with its famous medieval
mosques and citadels, is truly the
jewel of North Africa and exudes a
sense of living history. What’s more,
this fascinating destination, set amid
Discover the remote oases and kasbahs
of southern Morocco, finishing amid the
colourful streets of...
Discover the imperial cities of Rabat,
Meknes, Fez and Marrakech, all formerly
capital cities of this remarkable country
with a wealth of cultural sights to...
Explore the imperial cities of Fez, Rabat,
Meknes and Marrakech, all former or
current capitals of Morocco and known
for their architecture, monuments and
vibrant souks. The tour also...
This 8-day leisurely cruise visits the celebrated sights of Upper Egypt and some
of the finest monuments in ancient antiquity. Included are visits to the Valley of
the Kings, the Colossi of Memnon...
This journey recalls the golden age of
the Grand Tour, when travellers would
explore the world’s most fascinating
places in style. Staying in some of the
country’s finest accommodation,...
Reopened in 2012 after 15 years,
this cruise from Luxor to Cairo offers
passengers the chance to visit the lesserknown
archaeological sites of the Lower
Nile. A cruise is the ideal way to...
Stay in Cairo for 3 nights before a
leisurely 6-night cruise up the Nile. In
Cairo, choose from either a stay at the
celebrated Mena House, or the Four
Seasons Nile Plaza, both renowned...
This luxurious journey features some
fascinating additional visits in Cairo,
including the Royal Mummy Room at the
Egyptian Museum and the Solar Boat
Museum in Giza.
Stay at either Cairo’s...
This 8-day tour is the perfect
introduction to the highlights of Egypt.
The trip combines a stay in Cairo, home
of the pyramids and the Egyptian
Museum, with a 4-night cruise on the
This comprehensive Holy Land tour
contrasts the modern city life of Tel Aviv
with one of the oldest cities in the world,
Jerusalem. Marvel at the biblical and
historical sites that lie around th...
Explore both the modern and historical aspects of Israel on this 8-day journey. One of the many highlights of this tour will be staying in some of the finest accommodation that the country has to...
Travelling through the ancient land of
Persia, this journey on board the fully
en suite Golden Eagle train takes in
destinations that have been off the
tourist map for many years and sites
The fantastically rich and varied history
of Iran has left behind an unparalleled
cultural heritage. This tour reveals
the best of that legacy, including the
supreme Islamic architecture of...
The fantastically rich and varied history of Iran has left behind a dramatic cultural heritage. This tour reveals the best of that legacy, including the supreme Islamic architecture of Isfahan and...
Follow in the footsteps of Alexander the Great and explore 3,000 years of history. Travel more than 4,000km by rail and visit seven Unesco world heritage sites on this 13-day tour of Iran by train....
Travel in comfort aboard the Orient Silk
Road Express train along the legendary
Silk Road, avoiding the lengthy road
journeys through the rough desert
terrain of Uzbekistan. Explore some of
Set on the Silk Road, Uzbekistan has
played host to waves of conquerors and
nomads. On this tour, see the legacy they
left behind in the towering fortresses
of Khiva and Bukhara and the...
Visit the most magnificent cities of the
ancient Silk Road with Islamic expert
Diana Driscoll. These include Uzbekistan’s
second largest city, Samarkand, built
by the infamous 14th-century...
We have highlighted the standard of accommodation featured on a tour immediately above the tour itinerary.
In some cases, tours include some departures in one category and some in another: you can see and select the different tour types under ‘tour variations’. For these tours, the itinerary is generally the same and just the standard of accommodation varies. However, if there are any variations in the excursions included, these are shown within the itinerary.
Superior: Most Cox & Kings tours fall under this category and are based in 4- or 5-star accommodation, or the best available.
Luxury: These tours will usually feature 5-star de luxe accommodation throughout.
Standard: Simpler in emphasis, these itineraries typically feature 3- and 4-star accommodation throughout.
Discovery: This type of holiday is best suited to the hardier traveller, as it will typically include some quite basic accommodation, possibly longer and rougher road journeys and, in some cases, more arduous activities, such as trekking.