Cox & Kings offers a selection of adventurous sea-based cruising holidays, river cruises and canal cruises for those seeking to combine the excitement of discovery travel with the relaxation and comfort of cruising.
They offer genuine travel experiences. Often small ship cruises, they offer travel to places not easily reached by other means, and usually with an emphasis on excursions accompanied by expert guides and lecturers.
Value for money: To allow travellers the benefit of savings that group travel affords, transfers and excursions relevant to each itinerary are operated on a group basis with other passengers who may or may not be Cox & Kings clients
Extensions: Cox & Kings is happy to arrange for you to extend your stay beyond the escorted group tour dates. We have suggested extension options for most tours, but our specialist consultants would also be delighted to design a tailor-made extension for you, either pre- or post-tour, to fit in with your interests. Such extensions are operated on the same basis as private travel unless other Cox & Kings travellers on the same cruise voyage choose to take the same extension, in which case the relevant services may be shared.
This classic 7-night round trip from
Vancouver cruises through the Inside
Passage, travelling up to Skagway in
Alaska before returning to Canada, past
a backdrop of snowy peaks and visiting
historic ports en route. Experience
nature’s beauty and see...
Explore one of the world’s great rivers
on this 7-night cruise on the Mekong,
passing small riverside villages and
sleepy temples that, being inaccessible
by road, are well off the tourist trail.
These river cruisers are the ideal way to
This 14-day non-exclusive group tour
showcases the highlights of Alaska,
combining travel by land and by sea.
Begin cruising from Vancouver with a
chance to enjoy the scenery, wildlife,
native culture and to learn about
gold-rush history. Disembark in...
This tour combines the vast plains of the
Kalahari with prolific wildlife viewing on the
the lush Okavango delta. Finish the tour with
a stay on a...
This luxurious journey visits Brazil's spectacular sights while staying at some of the country's most luxurious hotels. Enjoy panoramic views over the ocean and Copacabana beach in Rio, explore the magnificent Iguaçu Falls from the only hotel within the...
saving up to £150
The Ganges, India's most sacred river, is a symbol of India's ancient culture and civilisation. The Ganges is considered to be pure, divine and a symbol of life, attracting hundreds of thousands of devout Hindus. The City of Light is an incredible 7-night...
Explore the highlights of mainland Ecuador, from Andean volcanoes to bustling colonial towns and traditional indigenous communities. Stay in a selection of converted colonial houses or hacienda-style properties. This itinerary also includes a 3-night cruise...
Cruise through the Mekong delta in Vietnam to the majestic temples of Angkor aboard the RV Mekong Pandaw and RV Tonle Pandaw, replicas of colonial era river...
Enjoy a harmonious balance between conventional cruising and private yachting, along with an exciting voyage of discovery, unravelling the wonders of classical Greece. Each day you will discover a new port of call, a hidden cove with crystal blue waters to...
Studding the Adriatic, the islands of Croatia vary from tiny, verdant and unpopulated isles to large, arid outposts supporting ancient towns and villages. The charm of the islands lie in their variety, and in their secluded ...
Discover the historical importance of Portugal while cruising the Douro
river. This 7-night cruise aboard the MS Amavida travels through the heart
of the Douro valley including visits to renowned wine and port producers.
One of the many highlights of the...
This exciting journey features a 10-night cruise that starts from Dibrugarh and sails downstream along the Brahmaputra. Along the way, the river cruise offers visitors to the region the opportunity to discover the ancient capital of the Ahom Kings; visit...
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, this
comprehensive tour visits Lower Egypt,
Upper Egypt and Lower...
Combine a stay in Havana with a tall-ship
cruise experience. Sail along Cuba’s
southern coast and explore little-visited offshore
islands, as well as the stunning Caymans.
The Star Flyer is a clipper
ship offering the chance to explore...
Second person travels free on selected dates when booked by 15 June 2016
Visiting the best of the Aegean Islands, this 8-day itinerary sails to some of the Cyclades best destinations including Santorini, Paros, Mykonos and the capital of the islands, Syros.
The 48-metre MS Galileo is a classic steel hull motor sailer...
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 fully
explore the Nile and ancient Egyptian
sites, with plenty o...
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, also renowned for its luxury. Newly operating in late 2015 after a 4-year...
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 Cairo’s
famous Mena House, a palatial hotel
in the shadow of the pyramids...
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 celebrated Mena
House, or the Four Seasons Nile Plaza,
This adventurous cruise through the
Northwest Passage is a celebrated
journey undertaken by explorers such
as Amundsen, Peary and Franklin. The
cruise itinerary can be booked in either
direction between Nunavut in Canada
and Greenland. There are plenty...
Explore a little-visited area of northern Vietnam and discover rural life in the Red River delta, along with a classic cruise on Halong Bay and time spent in the city of Hanoi. The cruise ventures as far as is navigable up the Red River, then down the...
Starting in Amsterdam, this 8-day cruise
follows the course of the River Rhine
through scenic towns and villages, past
medieval castles and sloping vineyards.
There are a number of excursions
to some of Germany’s best cultural
attractions, as well as...
Take a leisurely 7-night journey along the Danube river. Travel from Vilshofen
in Germany, through Austria and Slovakia to Budapest. Relax on board the boat and, at each destination, enjoy the escorted tours on offer to learn about the varying history and...
Sail Alaska’s Inside Passage in style on
this 7-night cruise operated by Silversea,
a superb way to experience the area’s
dramatic coastline. Cruise past turquoise
icebergs and colossal glaciers and glide
through icy waters full of marine life
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
Nile, taking in the celebrated sights of
Upper Egypt including the...
Journey through the jungles of northern
Thailand, then cruise south through Laos
with time in Luang...
Discover the magnificent temples and
remote villages of Burma (Myanmar) in
style, staying at the Belmond Governor’s
Residence hotel in Rangoon (Yangon)
and then taking a 7-night cruise along
the majestic Irrawaddy river aboard
the luxurious Road to...
Explore a little-visited region of northern
Burma (Myanmar), sailing from
Mandalay to Katha, once the home of
George Orwell and the setting for his
novel, Burmese Days. Highlights will be
the passage through the third and second
defiles, and visits to...
This cruise travels along the scenic
rivers, lakes and canals that connect
Russia’s two greatest cities. Explore
the compellingly beautiful upper Volga
region and see the splendid medieval
cities of Russia’s Golden Ring, the
mystical Kizhi island and the...
This 12 night cruise discovers traditional Russia, visiting places off the beaten track. Combining Russia's beautiful countryside, the famous city's of the Volga River like Volgograd and Kazan with the culturally rich capital of Moscow, this tour is a good...
Land of the Pharaohs and home to such
magical man-made wonders as the
Pyramids, Egypt is a fascinating country
whose history is immersed in the lifegiving
waters of the Nile. On this group
tour, exclusively designed for single
travellers, combine a sta...
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.