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 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
awesome beauty as you pas...
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 cruise ventures into areas not visited
by the larger ships. Discover the awesome
beauty of Alaska as you pass spectacular
coastlines, calving glaciers and a large
array of wildlife. Join thrilling excursions
such as kayaking through the icy...
Take in the highlights of Alaska on this
non-exclusive group tour, 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
This tour combines the vast plains of the
Kalahari with prolific wildlife viewing in 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...
Discover the magnificent temples and
remote villages of Burma (Myanmar) in
style, staying at the Belmond Governor’s
Residence in Rangoon (Yangon), followed
by a 5-night cruise along the majestic
Irrawaddy river aboard the luxurious
Belmond Road to...
Cruise with Bluewater Adventures into the coastal waters next
to the Great Bear Rainforest. Sail through intricate waterways
beneath towering mountains, explore lush coastal temperate
forests full of wildlife, go in search of Kermode, grizzly and...
Join an adventurous cruise through
the Northwest Passage, 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 plent...
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 legendary temples of Angkor in Cambodia aboard a cruiser from the Pandaw fleet, replicas of colonial-era river steamers. In 2003 the Pandaw vessel, the RV Mekong Panda, was the first ship to attempt this...
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...
Join a 7-day cruise with Bluewater Adventures around the remote
archipelago of Haida Gwaii, one of the richest biological and
cultural regions in North America. This area of over 100 islands has
forested creek walks, ancient Haida villages, rugged...
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...
The Volga is the longest river in Europe and is often seen as the heart of Russia. From its beginnings in the far north of the country to the shores of the Caspian Sea, travelling on the Volga, its
This exciting journey features a 10-night cruise that starts from Dibrugarh and sails downstream along the Brahmaputra river. The river cruise offers visitors the opportunity to discover the ancient capital of the Ahom Kings, visit Hindu monasteries on one o...
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...
Explore China’s major sites at a leisurely
pace, staying at the best hotels, including
a 3-night river cruise aboard the luxurious
Sanctuary MS Yangzi...
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, both renowned for
their luxury. Operating since 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 9-night package includes a luxury
cruise that explores the beautiful Society
Islands aboard the MS Paul Gaugin, a
luxury cruise ship designed specifically
for sailing the shallow seas of Tahiti,
Fiji and the South Pacific. Visiting small
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 luxurious 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...
Explore a little-visited region of
northern Burma (Myanmar), sailing
from Mandalay to Katha, where George
Orwell was once stationed as an imperial
policeman. Visit charming local towns
and riverside villages, uncover Buddhist
monasteries and small...
Explore a little-visited area of northern Vietnam
and discover rural life in the Red River delta.
Enjoy a classic cruise on Halong Bay, visit the
city of Hanoi and sail as far as is navigable up
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.