Cox & Kings private travel holidays offer independent-minded travellers itineraries that can be tailored to suit your needs, adding in a day’s sightseeing, taking time out to relax, bypassing a city, or altering your accommodation or flight options. Such tours are taken by one or more passengers on the date of their choosing, subject to schedules and availability.
As such, these programmes act as a suggestion only. All escorted group tours can be taken on a private basis and some itineraries are available for private travel only.
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 craft markets, battlefields and wildlife
reserves on this KwaZulu-Natal...
Journey the length of the Malay peninsula
to the island of Penang in the north, visiting
the 15th-century capital Malacca, the
Cameron Highlands and the vibrant capital
This diverse self-drive adventure travels from
Windhoek via Okonjima, Etosha National
Park and the lesser-known Caprivi Strip,
finishing with the exceptional Victoria...
Get a taste of vibrant Brazil on a journey
to the southern part of this vast country.
Combine beautiful Rio with the natural
wonders of the Iguaçu Falls and conclude
your trip in the sun on the rugged peninsula
Experience Alberta’s changing
landscapes on this 12-day self-drive
itinerary. Travel through flat prairies,
rugged badlands and the spectacular
Canadian Rocky Mountains, passing
turquoise lakes, glaciers, ancient forests
and towering mountains en...
Among the rugged and mountainous grandeur of the remote and isolated eastern coastline, old traditions and practices live on within the region's tiny population. Many of the area's people are still subsistence hunters and fishermen, and still gather food for...
Andalucía has attracted visitors for decades
with the highlights of region including
Seville, Cordoba and Granada. This 7-day
self-drive combines these cities with the
This journey, which takes in dramatic Andean scenery, ancient Inca sites and beautiful colonial architecture, includes an overnight stay on Sun Island in Lake Titicaca, legendary birthplace of the...
Take a guided tour of the rugged landscapes of the north-west, discovering colourful hills, dramatic gorges, colonial towns, adobe villages and traditional pre-Columbian...
Tour Canada’s scenic Atlantic provinces
of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and
Prince Edward Island. This leisurely
itinerary explores the individual charms
of each region, including opportunities
to explore national parks, search for
wildlife, stroll aroun...
This private itinerary visits many of
Australia’s main highlights while
staying in luxurious and comfortable
accommodation. Marvel at the variety
of scenery that the country has to offer
as you pass cities, deserts, forests and
ocean views. At the end...
Journey through striking outback landscapes
and historic towns on this self-drive itinerary,
combining some of South Australia’s top
highlights. Experience the great outdoors
with a stay in the true outback of Australia
and enjoy the wildlife and scener...
This self-drive itinerary combines a
cosmopolitan city break in Sydney with its
spectacular surrounding natural scenery,
including the world-class wine region of
Hunter Valley, the ancient forests of the Blue
Mountains and coastal scenery of Jervis...
This trip travels through the less-visited countries of Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua to discover colourful towns, landscapes dotted with lakes and volcanoes, and the Unesco heritage ruins of...
Combine the dramatic scenery of the Copper
Canyon train ride with Baja peninsula’s
spectacular desert and coastal...
Travel at a leisurely pace through seven
countries aboard the Golden Eagle Danube
Express. From Hungary to Italy, journey
through some of Europe’s most intriguing
destinations, from enchanting cities to the
picturesque landscapes of Transylvania and
The remote Kingdom of Bhutan, with
its fascinating cultural heritage and
beautiful mountain scenery, was off
limits to tourists until 1974. Today, the
country continues to preserve its customs
and age-old traditions, as revealed in
Bolivia is home to indigenous cultures, charming colonial cities and the amazing salt flats. It is also has some of the Andes' highest peaks, the stunning Lake Titicaca and wildlife rich jungles and savannas. Designed for more adventurous travellers, this...
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...
As well as the pristine Okavango delta, this
tour visits the lesser-known Central Kalahari
Game Reserve, which comes alive in the
emerald season with lush expanses of thick
bush and green...
This off-the-beaten-track journey explores some little known secrets of Brazil such as the fascinating Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, the Parnaiba Delta and the beaches and dunes of Jericoacoara. Add a visit to the remote Serra da Capivara, combine the...
Explore Belize’s key attractions on this tour,
including the lush rainforests of the interior
and the soft sandy beaches of the Caribbean
coast. Alternatively, combine a tour of Belize
with neighbouring Guatemala and...
Brazil is full of contrasting scenery,
fascinating history and distinctive
cultures, due to its African, European
and native influences. This tour offers
an outstanding introduction to the
highlights of Brazil, including the
seasonally flooded Pantanal...
Combine a visit to elegant and vibrant
Buenos Aires with an exploration of the
highlights of Uruguay, including the historic
town of Colonia, the capital Montevideo
and the former fishing village of Jose
Ignacio, now a chic bohemian...
Go beyond the tourist trail and discover the
lesser-visited sights and local Burmese life along
the way. Explore villages and markets, pagodas,
temples and banyan groves....
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...
This self-drive takes in the best of
Ontario, a spectacular province and
home to Canada’s capital, Ottawa, the
cosmopolitan city of Toronto, thundering
Niagara Falls and parks that are full of
dense forests and sparkling...
Travel across Canada from Toronto to
Vancouver on this 2-week itinerary on
board two of the world’s most celebrated
trains, The Canadian and the Rocky
Mountaineer. Highlights include the
spectacular Rocky Mountains, a wildlifewatching
tour in Jasper an...
This luxury tour explores Canada’s
west coast in comfort while staying
in some of the finest accommodation
found in British Columbia. Discover the
picturesque city of Vancouver with a
private guide, stay in a lodge nestled in a
forest next to the wild...
This 8-day private journey travels through the Transylvanian and Carpathian regions of Romania, discovering the more remote areas of the country. These include Curtea de Arges, Fagaras and Miclosoara. One of the main highlights of this private journey is...
Travel across Costa Rica, Nicaragua,
Honduras, Guatemala and Belize to
discover a bounty of natural highlights,
colonial towns and Mayan ruins, before
rounding off the journey on the
Explore Chile's extraordinary landscapes from the country's most luxurious hotels. Travel from the spectacular summits of Torres del Paine to the arid desert of Atacama and end your journey in the beautiful wine country or by the...
Combine two exclusive national parks and
view wildlife, including chimpanzees, in
incredible isolation. Finish with a beach stay
This tour ventures into some of the less-visited, ethnically diverse regions of China, focusing on Yunnan province. Home of evocatively-named locations such as Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and Tiger Leaping Gorge, the scenery is simply spellbinding, but the rea...
Discover traditional China, visiting remote
places including Datong, Pingyao, Luoyang
and the Shaolin...
Renowned for the remarkable legacy of the Incas, Peru was in fact home to countless ancient civilisations. Venturing off the tourist trail, this tour visits northern Peru, where you can discover the wealth of history displayed by the pre-Inca Moche, Chimu an...
This journey combines some of the most
fascinating parts of the country, travelling
from the sub-tropical north to the wild
landscapes of the...
Travel across southern India savouring the flamboyant temples of Tamil Nadu, the Keralan backwaters and charming...
Begin this self-drive tour in Vancouver
and travel east through the provinces
of British Columbia and Alberta
before finishing in Calgary. Drive along
some of the world’s most scenic roads,
from the beaches of the west coast,
beyond crashing waterfalls...
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...
This journey travels through an area which has been the backdrop to many significant events, including the Indian mutiny in Lucknow, Buddha's first sermon near Varanasi and the Mughal domination of the country. The erotic Chandela temples at Khajuraho are...
Discover the colonial treasures of Minas Gerais
and learn about Brazil’s history, travelling
along the ‘Golden Road’ that once carried the
riches of the region south to the...
Take in the highlights of a country located
in the heart of the ancient Mayan world and
explore its spectacular range of...
Discover Iceland with the flexibility of travelling with your own vehicle. Circumnavigate the country on the iconic Route 1, completed in 1974 to mark 1,100 years of settlement, leaving the highway to explore some of the more remote and less travelled parts...
See the Cook Islands from the beach and
beyond, exploring the rugged green interior
of Rarotonga, the turquoise lagoon of
Aitutaki and the traditional Polynesian
Explore the little-known Mergui (or Myeik)
archipelago in southern Burma, cruising in
comfort aboard Pandaw Cruise’s new classic
motor yacht, the MY Andaman...
Discover the distinctly different
neighbouring Canadian provinces of
Ontario and Quebec by rail on this 9-day
itinerary passing maple forests, pastures
and quaint villages. Travel in Business
Class on board the train to make your
journey as comfortable...
Visit the highlights of eastern Canada
with privately guided tours in each
city and staying in some of the best
accommodation possible. Highlights
include a helicopter ride over the
thundering waters of Niagara Falls,
a train journey through...
Take the trip of a lifetime and explore the
famous Galapagos islands and the cloud
forests of Ecuador in...
This introductory tour of Chile takes in the striking extremes of this amazing country. Starting and ending in the cosmopolitan city of Santiago, the tour visits the Atacama desert, one of the driest places on Earth, before heading south to Patagonia to see...
Travel overland in a private 4x4 vehicle
through some of Ethiopia’s most spectacular
scenery, accompanied by an expert...
Journey from Addis Ababa to the Omo valley,
stopping en route to absorb the fascinating
cultures, towns and lakes of the...
Travel down past the Rift Valley lakes and
coffee plantations to the Omo valley. Meet
some of Africa’s most fascinating and
Located 300 miles from the coast of Argentina
with vast open spaces and pristine beaches,
the Falkland Islands are home to a fascinating
array of animal and plant life. In this unpolluted
environment in the South Atlantic, visitors can
Combine Fiji’s traditional culture with its
remote and pristine wilderness for the
ultimate tropical island stay. Experience
a traditional kava ceremony, visit the
International Date Line in Taveuni and
relax in the beautiful Mamanuca...
Finnish Lapland begins roughly along the Arctic Circle and expands north. Known as the 'Wild North', the area is the last refuge of Finland's Sámi people, who have traditionally subsisted on reindeer herding. This vast expanse of arctic tundra has no craggy...
Rovaniemi is the official home of Santa Claus, visited annually by thousands of tourists wanting to catch a glimpse of him in his log cabin, located on the edge of the Arctic Circle. Rovaniemi is also the capital of Finland's northernmost province, Lapland....
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
This 11-night comprehensive tour explores
the country’s unique geographical areas and
varied landscapes, providing some of the best
opportunities for wildlife...
This popular Botswana itinerary covers
three contrasting ecosystems: delta,
riverine and arid. The journey starts in
the Xugana lagoon, widely recognised as
one of the most spectacular water sites
in the Okavango delta; continues to the
Guyana offers magnificent natural treasures, and its rivers, jungles and savannas teem with wildlife, including jaguars and abundant bird varieties, as well as rare flora. The highlands are home to the world's tallest single-drop cascade, the mighty Kaieteur...
Madhya Pradesh in central contains a number of hidden jewels including the silent Buddhist ruins at Sanchi, the abandoned citadel at Mandu and temple ghats that line the Narmada river at Maheshwar and...
Journey back in time, to a bygone era of pomp & luxury, and experience the opulence and extravagance of the Royal Houses of Deogarh, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Jaipur and the colonial jewel of...
Head off the beaten path staying at unique properties whilst exploring tea estates, wildlife parks and relaxing by the palm-fringed south coast. Seek out indigenous local tribes and enjoy walks amidst stunning...
The towns dotted to the north and east of
Madrid contain a host of cultural and historic
attractions. This self-drive itinerary travels
to some of most important towns including
Salamanca, Toledo, Segovia and...
As one of the first European countries to embrace Christianity, Georgia has a host of unique churches and monasteries that have survived the rise and fall of numerous empires over the centuries, as well as the region's harsh climatic conditions. This 9-day...
Discover the legacy of the Aztec, Mayan
and Spanish empires on this outstanding
tour of Mexico’s finest sites. Explore
magnificent pyramids and temples,
colourful colonial cities with their
indigenous influences, and the natural
beauty of valleys,...
This popular self-drive itinerary is a flexible,
cost-effective way to discover Namibia,
staying in quality 4-star...
Discover Samoa’s traditional culture,
landscapes and history, including a visit to
Villa Vailima, Robert Louis Stevenson’s
Experience Iceland on a circuit of the island
from the iconic two-lane highway known as
Route 1, completed in 1974 to mark 1,100
years of settlement. This 8-day self-drive
itinerary incorporates the historical heartland
of Iceland - Reykjavik,...
Similar to the Colours of Iceland and Iceland Express tours, the Iceland Grand Circle is a circumnavigation around Iceland on the iconic Route 1. This tour offers the complete experience, giving you the flexibility to take your time and relax as you travel...
West and southern Iceland incorporate
a host of natural wonders and stunning
scenery to explore, from the Snaefellsnes
peninsula to the Skaftafell National Park,
part of the largest national park in Europe,
the Eyjafjallajokull glacier, Jokulsarlon...
The settlement of Ilulissat in western Greenland lies at the mouth of the Ilulissat ice fjord in Disco Bay, from which the town derives its name. With a population of approximately 4,500 people, it is the third largest population centre in Greenland. The tow...
Offering an inspiring introduction to the Subcontinent, this journey combines northern India and Nepal's cultural and natural wonders, from ornate temples, magnificent Islamic architecture and marbled palaces to tropical jungles and the spectacular...
Created 300 years ago by Peter the Great as his "window on the West" St Petersburg is a city unlike any other in Europe and certainly in Russia. Its grand beauty, its architectural splendour, the wealth of its cultural treasures and the intrigue of its rich...
Second person travels free on selected dates when booked by 15 January 2017
The little-explored state of Odisha (formerly Orissa) rewards visitors with an array of temples and tribal villages. From Kolkata, journey south to Bhubaneswar, home to more than 500 temples, and explore Puri and the sun temple at Konark. Journey's end is in...
This journey provides an insight into the culture and scenic beauty of this little-visited region, with leisurely walks in the Himalayan foothills. Witness the life of local villagers in one of the world's most scenic locations on a 3-day trek before a full...
A spectacular private journey that begins in the historic and cultural heart of West Bengal, taking you from the old colonial capital of Calcutta and deep into the mystical Land of the Thunder Dragon; one of the most extraordinary destinations anywhere on...
Explore the colours, architecture and wildlife of Gujarat, so distinct from other areas of...
Beginning in Kolkata, this journey captures the highlights of the Indian states of West Bengal and Sikkim; uncovering remarkable religious monuments; Tibetan culture and spectacular mountain scenery; including the world's third highest peak, Kanchenjunga....
This tour stays at Kohima Camp, set up exclusively for the colourful and exotic Hornbill festival in...
From the bustling port of Kochi and its colonial history, travel deep into the rolling hills of rural Kerala, amid spice and tea plantations. Finish in the luxury resort of Vivanta by Taj - Bekal for beach and backwaters...
Explore the striking monuments and intriguing history of the once powerful kingdoms of this...
North Kerala is the creative centre for much of the region's folk music and colourful art. Little explored by tourists, discover the rural charms of Kerala on this relaxing tour. Marvel at a landscape blessed with waterfalls and lush valleys and enjoy 3...
Visit the colonial towns of Surabaya and
Malang, the Hindu temple complexes at
Prambanan and Penataran, and the Buddhist
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 Shiraz, the ancient Achaemenid capital of Pasargadae and the...
Discover Manila’s colonial history, then fly to
the islands of Cebu and Bohol to see more
of the country’s wildlife and countryside,
including the chance to spot whales. Finish on
the white sand beaches of...
Steeped in history, the Croatian Dalmatian
coast, with the iconic fortified city of
Dubrovnik, a Unesco world heritage site
and beautiful island settlements, is one of
the most picturesque destinations in the
Mediterranean. Wander round...
The city of Split, the second largest city in
Croatia and home to the ruins of Emperor
Diocletian’s 4th-century palace, is an ideal
starting point from which to visit the many
beautiful islands of Croatia. Layered in
history, they vary in size and...
This 7-day private journey offers one of the
best city and beach-break combinations,
dividing time between Istanbul and the
coastal resort of Antalya, and focusing on
the cultural and historical attractions of each
destination. Stay 3 nights in Istanbul...
Combine Istanbul, one of the world’s most
remarkable cities, full of ancient monuments,
awe-inspiring religious buildings and
intoxicating bazaars, with the Cappadocia
region, a spectacular landscape once at the
heart of the Hittite empire, filled...
This 7-day private journey combines one of
Turkey’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities
with the pretty coastal town of Kusadasi,
while focusing on the cultural and historical
attractions of each destination. Stay 3 nights
in Byzantine Istanbul and the...
This 12-day itinerary combines some
privately guided excursions with selfguided
touring, so you can get the most
from your visit while avoiding the high
costs often incurred with private travel
in Japan. Begin with a guided tour of
Tokyo, then travel b...
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...
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
Travel to the holy city of Amritsar and
McLeod Ganj, home to the Tibetan
government-in-exile. Explore the
regions of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh,
from the Golden Temple through the
foothills of the Himalaya to Shimla.
Along the way, appreciate the...
Discover the remarkable diversity of Venezuela, once an inspiration for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Lost World". This private journey discovers the amazing array of wildlife in the lowland plains of Los Llanos, explores the channels of South America's...
Combine Kenya's premier wildlife destinations
with the tropical beaches of the...
Experience three of Kenya’s prime wildlife
areas while staying in some of the country’s
small, up-market safari...
Rudyard Kipling is the writer who perhaps more than anyone moulded British perceptions of India, in all its imperialism and exoticism, for half a century. This tour takes in Kipling's birthplace in Mumbai and Shimla where he reported on the summer season of...
Discover the incredible scenery and centuries-old culture of Ladakh. This short private journey, staying at Chamba Camp Thiksey and Chamba Camp Diskit, explores some of the fascinating monuments and ancient monasteries that continue to preserve the...
Stay in a beautiful lakeside location on
Lake Como, surrounded by panoramic
vistas and pristine waters. From here
take a boat trip on Lake Como to the
delightful town of Bellagio; travel on
the Bernina Express, a scenic narrowgauge
rail journey over th...
Picturesque Lake Maggiore, just south of the
Alps, is a relaxing holiday destination with a
temperate climate, pristine mountain views
and splendid villas dotted around the lake.
Lake Como is best known for its historic
villas, amongst the most renowned...
This journey combines the South Luangwa
National Park with a stay on Lake Malawi, a
great combination of bush and...
Discover Costa Rica's ecosystems, volcanoes and oceanfront reserves while staying in some of its most stylish properties. Experience pristine nature and primary rainforest on the remote Osa Peninsula, stay by the Arenal volcano, with its beautiful scenery an...
Much of Madagascar’s exotic flora
and fauna is found nowhere else on
Earth. This tour offers an opportunity
to discover the island’s extraordinary
natural history along with its stunning
scenery, idyllic beaches and fascinating
culture, which is based...
This easy 2-week holiday in Madagascar
combines lush lemur-rich rainforests with the
reef-protected beach on Ile...
This is an ideal itinerary for the adventurous
traveller or those who are second-time
visitors to Madagascar and in search of more
Combine lemur viewing in Andasibe with the
spectacular scenery of several national parks,
finishing on Nosy Komba...
This journey takes in all the diversity that
Malawi has to offer, from tea estates and
mountains to safari and...
Set squarely in the centre of the
Mediterranean, both Malta and its
neighbouring island of Gozo are rich in
natural and architectural beauty. Visitors over
the centuries have been attracted to the
islands’ location, sub-tropical climate,...
Often overlooked by visitors to Malta, the neighbouring island of Gozo has a wealth of historical attractions and cultural sites. This 9 day private journey offers a comprehensive insight into a destination steeped in history, both ancient and modern. You...
Staying in the island’s finest two hotels, the
Excelsior Grand Hotel in Valletta and the
boutique Xara Palace in Mdina, this private
journey offers an insight into the main island
of Malta, which has a history that predates
the pyramids in Egypt by more...
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 kasbahs of Taourirt...
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 the fishing town of
Essaouira at the end of your...
Drive through the southern Italian regions
of Puglia and Basilicata, ending in in the
coastal resort of Sorrento in Campania.
View the renowned trulli houses of
Alberobello, visit the rock churches of
Matera and perhaps visit the Roman ruins
Combine the Mayan sites, colonial architecture and indigenous cultures of Guatemala, with the charming small town and Mayan ruins of Copan in Honduras and the pristine beaches of Belize. The tour begins in picturesque Antigua, and continues to Lake Atitlan...
Stay in character hotels of true distinction while
discovering Mexico City and its surroundings,
the Mayan pyramids of the Yucatan peninsula
and the white sand beaches of the...
Journey to Mexico’s most splendid
northern colonial cities, cradle of the
This 10-night trip takes a less-travelled
path through the dry desert of eastern and
southern Morocco, combining dramatic
scenery with historical...
Often seen as a pivotal moment in the
German invasion of Russia, the battle
of Stalingrad was one of the bloodiest
campaigns seen in modern-day history.
This 7-day tour combines stays in the
Russian capital with the modern-day city of
This journey provides a basic itinerary for
those with a particular interest in viewing
the mountain gorilla, with the option of an
This 8-day itinerary visits two of the most
iconic islands of the Cyclades: Mykonos
and Santorini. Mykonos is one of the most
beautiful and well-known islands in Greece,
while Santorini offers panoramic views of
precipitous cliffs and unspoilt lagoons...
The Cyclades islands have attracted visitors
for centuries due to their picturesque ports,
coastal scenery and mountain vistas.
This private tour visits Mykonos, the idyllic
island of Paros and Santorini, staying in
each for 3 nights. Transfers and ferr...
Highlighting three of the best islands that
Greece has to offer – Santorini, Mykonos
and Crete – this 10-day private tour includes
all private transfers and free time to explore
the various sites and attractions. From the
fabled Minoan Palace of Knossos...
Stay in small, intimate lodges and experience
some of the most remote and spectacular
wilderness areas in...
Explore the peace and tranquillity of this
largely uninhabited corner of Namibia in your
For centuries, Italy’s scenic Amalfi coast has
drawn visitors for its historical sites, coastal
vistas and small villages and hamlets dotted
around the Gulf of Naples. This itinerary
stays in the region’s most popular locations
– Naples, Sorrento and th...
Rwanda is known as the ‘land of a
thousand hills’ as it is home to dramatic
volcanic landscapes, large lakes and terraced
hillsides, all explored in this 10-night...
Visit the cities, mountains and beaches
of the Pacific coast, which is known for an
abundance of wildlife and national...
Discover a different aspect of Vietnam, moving
away from the cultural sites and exploring some
of the country’s fascinating landscapes. Visit
Titop island, the limestone caves at Ninh Binh,
and walk in the Mai Chau valley and the Pu Long
Travel in style through the north-western
regions of Spain aboard El Transcantabrico
Clasico. This train transports its passengers
back to the golden age of rail travel while
also featuring all the comforts that you
might expect of a modern-day train....
Begin your 7-day / 6-night fly-drive in the dynamic capital of Norway, Oslo, and wander along the city's most famous street, Karl Johans Gate, known for its shops, bar and cafes including the bustling harbourfront of the city. After staying overnight, head...
Combining some of the country’s most
beautiful natural attractions, mountains,
fjords and waterfalls, this tour is a superb way
of experiencing Norway. Travel on two of the
world’s most picturesque railways, the Bergen
and Flam, take a cruise on the...
Travel the iconic Atlantic Highway that
links the population centres of Molde and
Kristiansund. This dramatic highway zigzags
across low bridges that jut out over the sea
and links together small coastal communities
of the area. The road was chosen as...
Start in the city known as the 'Gateway to the Arctic', Tromso, the starting point for many polar expeditions and the world's northernmost university town, before heading north through a land of dramatic fjords and mountains to the most northerly point in...
Begin your tour in the city known as the 'Gateway to the Arctic', Tromso. The starting point for many polar expeditions, the city is the world's northernmost university town and has a vivid cultural and pub life. This short 5-day / 4-night self-drive...
Begin your 8-day / 7-night fly-drive in the dynamic capital of Norway, Oslo, and wander along the city's most famous street, Karl Johans Gate, known for its shops, bar and cafes, including the bustling harbourfront of the city. After staying overnight, head...
Discover the remote oases and kasbahs
of southern Morocco, finishing amid the
colourful streets of...
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 was
such that the Omani capital was moved
here from Muscat....
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
petrol, which has remained unchanged
for many years at around 20...
Combine a stay in the Hajar mountains with
a few days basking on the shores of the
Visit the famous canal and explore different
habitats before ending with a beach stay on
Visit remote villages with unique cultures and
beliefs, where the way of life has remained
relatively unchanged for thousands of years.
All excursions are on a group...
Patagonia is one of the world’s
great wilderness areas with vast
plains, towering peaks, huge skies
and enormous glaciers. Patagonian
culture is intertwined with that of the
European pioneers and gauchos, and this
fascinating journey through four...
This journey combines the highlights of Peru with Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands. Visit the ancient Inca capital of Cuzco and the spectacular lost city of Machu Picchu. In Ecuador, discover Quito’s historic old town and end with a cruise to these wondrous...
This private journey offers the chance
to explore Peru in ultimate style and
comfort, staying in the country’s finest
character hotels and travelling to
Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca aboard
first-class trains. The itinerary has been
designed to combin...
Combine Peru and Brazil to discover magnificent sites, some of which are part of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Marvel at the Inca heritage at Machu Picchu, the awe-inspiring Iguaçu Falls and the welcoming statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de...
Trace the footsteps of an ancient civilisation as you trek the Inca Trail. This 4-day adventure takes you through a range of diverse scenery, from deep valleys and high mountain paths, through cloud forest and among spectacular snow-capped peaks. Experience...
This tour combines Portugal’s two principal
cities of Porto and Lisbon, travelling
between the two on board the efficient and
fast train service. Staying in excellent city
centre hotels, there is plenty of opportunity
to explore the various museums and...
Take in three of Europe's most fascinating capital cities, following the Danube River down from Prague to Vienna and finishing in Bratislava's old town. This private journey visits a region that is home to wealth of historical monuments, fine mountain scener...
Explore a region scattered with baroque
towns, trulli huts with conical roofs,
bountiful orchards and olive groves. This
self-drive also includes visits to the Unescolisted
sites of Matera and Alberobello, with
the opportunity to relax on long stretches...
Experience India’s Golden Triangle
in true style on this chauffeur-driven
Private Journey, while staying at the
distinctive and luxurious Oberoi Hotels
& Resorts. This short itinerary
includes visits to the Taj Mahal at Agra
and the Amber Fort in...
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...
Discover the highlights of western
Canada while staying in luxurious and
comfortable accommodation. This tour
includes visits to British Columbia’s
largest cities, Alberta’s popular alpine
towns and a 2-day journey through the
Canadian Rocky Mountains....
This tour explores the three main cities of
southern Italy – Rome, Naples and Sorrento
– each of which offers contrasting settings
and attractions. Stay in the capital, Rome,
for 3 nights, then travel to the bustling port
city of Naples for 1 night,...
This self-drive itinerary starts in Palermo
and visits the Valley of the Temples in
Agrigento, the Roman mosaics at Piazza
Armerina, and the coastal towns of Syracuse
Experience the best of the Neapolitan Riviera
with a three-centre stay in Sorrento, the
island of Capri and the tranquil coastal town
of Ravello. From the ruins of Pompeii and
Herculaneum to the imperial villas of Capri,
this tour showcases a region of...
Start in the bustling city of Cape Town and the world-renowned
vineyards of the Winelands on a self-drive basis (3 nights at the
Vineyard Hotel / 2 nights at Oude Werf Hotel in Stellenbosch). Fly to
Johannesburg and transfer north to Marakele National...
Fly into Cape Town and transfer to Sea Five for 4 nights. Fly into the
Makalali Private Game Reserve (near Kruger National Park) and spend
3 nights at Garonga Safari Camp where wildlife viewing takes place on
foot or in 4x4 safari vehicles with superb...
This diverse circular self-drive journey,
starting and finishing in Johannesburg,
takes in a range of highlights within the
Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal provinces
This two-centre self-drive itinerary visits Cape
Town and the Winelands. Your own car gives
you flexibility and the guesthouses are small,
with a ‘home-from-home’...
This 12-day self-drive is aimed at the
returning visitor to South Africa. Enjoy
stunning walking trails, unique wildlife and
delicious seafood and...
Experience the great diversity of South
Africa’s wildlife on this outstanding safari to
three of the country’s best wildlife...
Discover the best of the South Pacific
on this luxury journey through French
Polynesia, including a stay on the
Californian coast en route. Stay in some
of the finest hotels in the world and relax
in dreamy settings surrounded by idyllic
Begin your 7-day / 6-night fly-drive in the dynamic capital of Norway, Oslo, and wander along the city's most famous street, Karl Johans Gate, known for its shops, bar and cafes, including the bustling harbourfront of the city. After staying overnight, head...
This round-trip rail journey passes through the stunning scenery of the Sierra Nevada mountains in Andalucía while travelling in 1930s style and comfort aboard the Al Andalus train. Visit the captivating cities of Seville, Cádiz, Ronda, Granada and Córdoba...
This journey explores two of Africa’s most
remote and unspoilt wilderness...
Discover Havana’s historic splendour and
Trinidad’s wonderfully preserved colonial
centre while staying in the heart of these two
Explore Mongolia, one of the world’s
last great wilderness regions, using
domestic flights to make the most
of your time on tour. Stay in is 5-star
accommodation in Ulan Bator and
the Three Camel Lodge in the Gobi
desert. However, the highlight for...
This tour focuses on northern Tanzania and
the group of national parks which form one
of the most impressive safari areas in...
With an Imperial history dating back to the
Holy Roman Emperors and the House of
Habsburg, Vienna and Salzburg offer ornate
baroque palaces, spectacular castles and some
of the finest opera in Europe. There is also an
option to extend your visit in...
This active private tour explores the
Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak,
home to pristine rainforests, smouldering
volcanoes, glistening beaches, tribal
groups and incredible wildlife. Stay
overnight on Selingan island (Turtle
Island) to observe...
Chile is an extraordinarily beautiful
country, encompassing just about every
type of landscape on Earth, from the
arid desert of the north, through verdant
lakes and pastures to the soaring peaks
and glaciers of Patagonia. This expansive
Enliven the senses on this overland
journey through Cuba with its blend of
colours, flavours, aromas and sounds.
Discover the faded colonial grandeur
of Havana and Trinidad, the delightful
rolling countryside with its tobacco and
coffee plantations, th...
Often seen as the crossroads between Europe and the Middle East, the island of Malta has a wealth of historical and cultural sites, which have attracted visitors over the centuries. This six-day tour visits the capital, Valletta, and its three surrounding...
This journey focuses on the country's finest sites, hotels and scenery, combining Kathmandu valley's ancient monuments and the mountains and valleys of the Himalaya with the sacred Buddhist site of Lumbini and the Chitwan National Park, where one-horned...
This tour explores Moscow and St Petersburg at a leisurely pace with the main highlights included,
allowing you to get your bearings before exploring independently at leisure or by joining one of the
optional excursions, which can be booked...
Starting from Sri Lanka's oldest wildlife reserve, this itinerary offers an insight into the distinct culture of Jaffna and provides opportunities for relaxation on one of the scenic beaches along the east coast of Sri Lanka, best visited during the summer...
Known as the pearl of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka has a wealth of cultural and natural treasures. This tour covers many of them, from the ancient city of Anuradhapura in the north, to the fortified city of Galle built by the Portuguese in the south, and...
Sri Lanka's south-west coast is renowned for its idyllic beaches and the renowned Yala National Park; home to the leopard. This journey combines the most important cultural sites with time spent amidst the tea plantations of...
This fascinating journey explores the diverse
highlights of the Kashmir valley, discovering
ancient monuments, shrines, and remote
Combine a visit to Sweden's capital, Stockholm, built on 14 island's and considered one of the most beautiful capital's in the world, with a stay in Swedish Lapland at the iconic Tree Hotel in Lulea. Highlights include the islands of Gamla Stan in Stockholm,...
The northern lights are a magical natural phenomena that have captivated humanity for thousands of years. The lights occur when highly charged particles from the sun hit gas atoms in the Earth's atmosphere, around the magnetic pole, causing these gas atoms t...
Located in the village of Jukkasjarvi, 200km inside the Arctic Circle, the iconic Ice Hotel is situated along the banks of the frozen Torne river, from which the mammoth blocks of ice used for its construction are cut. The Torne river ice is renowned for its...
Explore Taiwan using the country’s excellent
high-speed rail network to visit some of the
main sights, combined with rides on scenic
This introductory tour explores India's Golden Triangle, visiting the country's most celebrated sights. Starting in imperial Delhi, the journey encompasses the ethereal Taj Mahal and the magnificent Amber Fort in Rajasthan's vibrant capital city,...
This itinerary visits the spa region to the east
of Ljubljana before heading to the vineyards
of the Goriska Brda region, known as the
Slovenian Tuscany. From the hills of Brda
head to Venetian Piran and the Unescorecognised
Škocjan caves before...
Located in the south-eastern Aegean Sea,
the Dodecanese islands are the meeting
point of Mediterranean Europe and Asia
Minor. With a wealth of Byzantine churches
and medieval castles, these islands
are perfect for combining culture and
The Golden Triangle of Georgia refers to the capital, Tbilisi, and the regional towns of Sighnaghi, which is located in the far east of the country, and Kazbegi, the northern border town. Sighnaghi is located in the Kakheti region, renowned for its excellent...
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 offer, including the boutique Norman hotel in Tel Aviv, the...
The legend of Jason and the Argonauts traces its origins back to Georgia, where Jason is said to have led his troops to steal the Golden Fleece from King Aeetes of the Colchis Empire. Remnants of the Colchis Empire can be found in the west, which features...
The Prince of Wales purchased his first
Transylvanian property in 2006 – an
18th-century Saxon house in the village of
Viscri – and again in 2010 in the village of
Zalanpatak. The wildlife surrounding each of
the properties is diverse and the...
Travel the length of Jordan and into Israel,
experiencing the contrasting cultures and
scenery of these two fascinating...
This tour combines two superb wildlife areas
with time on Galu beach, a quaint resort on
the tropical shores of the Indian...
With an unbeatable mix of magnificent mountain scenery and two of the best road journeys in Europe, this 4-day private journey travels into the heart of Romania. Reopened as a modern highway in 2011, the Transalpina is the highest road in Romania, crossing...
Traversing the expanse of Russia, from Moscow to Vladivostok, the Trans-Siberian Express line covers 9,000 kilometres, passing through eight time zones and 80 towns and cities. Highlights of the journey include Kazan and the UNESCO-protected Kremlin,...
This fascinating tour takes in the historic
sites of the capital Khartoum before
heading into the desert in search of the
remote Unesco-listed sites of Meroe, Jebel
Barkal, El Kurru, Naga and Mussawarat.
The quality of the archaeological sites
Armenia offers visitors a wealth of historical monuments, fine mountain scenery and warm hospitality. This introductory tour includes visits to Zvartnots Cathedral, Echmiadzin, and the spiritual heart of the country in the monasteries of Khor Virap, Sanahin,...
The delicate scent of spices, the sound of
temple bells, exotic flora and fauna and
beaches all characterise Tamil Nadu and
Kerala. This journey travels through hill
stations, tropical backwaters and
temple-laden towns while staying in
some of the...
Delve into Sri Lanka’s natural and
archaeological wonders. Starting from Sri
Lanka’s ancient capital, traverse quaint
tea country and tropical rainforests to the
jungles of Yala, which has the highest density
of wild leopards in the...
The towns of Florence, Lucca and Pisa,
which together formed the cradle of
the Renaissance movement that swept
through Europe between the 14th and 17th
centuries, are home to distinct architectural
styles and historic...
This journey travels across six countries and explores South America's greatest cultural, historic and natural wonders, visiting Rio de Janeiro, the Iguaçu Falls, Buenos Aires, Santiago and the ancient sites of Bolivia and Peru, before concluding with a...
Combine Vienna, the Imperial capital of the Hapsburg Empire and Bratislava, Slovakia's capital and largest city. Vienna is a fascinating blend of the historic and the modern, with a wealth of grand architecture and a stunning musical heritage. Bratislava is ...
Visiting the Imperial capital of the Hapsburg Empire, Vienna and the Bohemian capital of the Czech Republic, this 7-day private journey encompasses two of central Europe's iconic cities, each with their own distinct architectures and cultures....
Travel in style through Vietnam staying in some
of the country’s finest hotels and a night aboard
a luxury Halong Bay cruiser. Discover the cities of
Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, the tribal highlands
near Sapa and the cultural sights of Hué and
The west of Sicily contains a host of
attractions, including the Valley of the
Temples, the Temples of Selinunte and
Segesta, and the renowned Norman cathedral
at Monreale. This 5-day self-drive tour is the
perfect introduction to...
Often overlooked by travellers to Romania, who tend to concentrate on the central region of Romania, the west of the country has much to offer even the most seasoned traveller. This 7-day itinerary starts in Timisoara and travels to Alba Iulia, Avrig, Târgu...
Discover British Columbia’s scenery
and wildlife on this 9-day self-drive
itinerary. This tour travels to areas that
are home to both grizzly and black bears,
whales and other marine wildlife, with
included excursions to see them in their
Stay in intimate camps and lodges while
searching for Kenya's Big Five and Rwanda's
Combine the contrasting scenery and wildlife
of the Samburu and the Masai Mara national
reserves with Zanzibar’s exotic...
Georgia is a country of outstanding
landscapes, medieval churches and
rock-hewn cave monasteries. This tour
explores the main attractions, including
the Unesco world heritage sites of
Mtskheta, Bagrati Cathedral and
Gelati monastery. There is also...
Discover the amazing diversity of scenery, nature and culture that Peru has to offer by combining a visit to the Andes and the magnificent Inca site of Machu Picchu with a luxury cruise in the Amazon region.
MV Aria* is an exclusive river cruiser...
Visit Seoul, the mountains, waterfalls and
temples of Songnisan National Park, the
ancient capital of Gyeongju, and the port
Combine the highlights of the Yukon
and Alaska on this self-drive itinerary.
Discover the region’s gold rush history
and learn to pan for gold, join a
60-minute scenic flight over Kluane
glacier, marvel at dramatic panoramic
landscapes, keep an eye out...
Visit the South Luangwa valley and
Livingstone’s Victoria Falls at a relaxed
pace while staying in some of Zambia’s
most stylish accommodation. Begin
in the South Luangwa valley, with
its reputation as a first-class park for
leopards, lions, spotted...
The South Luangwa valley is vast,
remote and home to a truly impressive
variety of flora and fauna. The three
intimate camps on this safari lie next
to the magnificent Luangwa river
with its large meanders and countless
tributaries. The water acts as a...
This fly-safari contains two of Zambia’s major
rivers – the Luangwa and Zambezi – which
are a great attraction for...
Discover the larger wildlife of Zimbabwe on
Travel to Peru and discover why this amazing country is now very much at the forefront of the international food scene. Cook with a renowned chef in Lima, browse vibrant local markets and sample traditional cuisine in the Sacred Valley. Besides culinary...
Begin at arguably the country’s finest hotel,
the Belmond Governor’s Residence in Rangoon
(Yangon). Fly to Mandalay and cruise in style
south to the temples of Pagan...
Enjoy a taste of Peru on this introductory tour of some of the country's most famous sights. Discover the colonial-era wonders of Lima and Cuzco. Explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas and visit a local market and the impressive Ollantaytambo fortress. Stay...
Marvel at the renowned treasures and
ancient Inca sites of Peru before exploring
Colombia – a lesser-known but fast growing
and intriguing tourist destination, with a
vibrant culture and colonial...
Combining Angkor temples with the
fascinating Cambodian capital, Phnom
Penh, and the smaller less-visited areas of
Battambang and Kep, this tour explores
the Angkor Archaeological Park and visits
the key sites as well as some smaller
temples. Dinners i...
Venture beyond Angkor Wat and Phnom Penh
with this comprehensive journey through the
Khmer kingdom. Tour the remote temples
of Kor Ker and Beng Mealea, visit charming
Battambang and explore the mangroves
and jungles of the Cardamom mountains...
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.