Antarctica tours take passengers cruising on specialist boats, through the icy wilds of the far South.
Arctic cruises are also available – from those that cross the North Pole itself, to journeys which stop in different locations to see the rugged wilderness and isolated communities living in the Arctic Circle. For those who prefer land over sea, there are also cultural tours which explore the northernmost parts of Greenland, Iceland and Scandinavia, and short breaks for those with a little less time on their hands.
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.