A journey by rail is one of the most romantic ways to travel, offering glimpses into rural life and scenic views that no other mode of transport can compete with. Cox & Kings offers a huge variety of classic rail holidays around the world, from the Eastern & Oriental Express in south-east Asia, to India’s Deccan Odyssey and the Trans-Siberian Express in Europe.
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 rail journey choose to take the same extension, in which case the relevant services may be shared.
This 11-day tour includes travelling along
the full 756km of the Alaska Railroad
from Seward to Fairbanks. The journey
is broken up with stays en route in the
best accommodation available. Enjoy
scenic rail routes, with the chance to spot
Combining the elegant Andalucían cities of
Cordoba, Seville and Granada using the fast
and efficient AVI rail service, this journey takes
in the region’s Roman, Moorish and Catholic
heritage, with visits to palaces, plazas...
This short trip is a great introduction
to western Canada, and perfect as an
addition to a longer itinerary. Travel
though the varying landscapes of British
Columbia and Alberta in the comfort of
the Rocky Mountaineer train, passing
Experience the pace, comfort and
efficiency of China’s rapidly expanding
high-speed rail network as you travel
around the major cultural centres of
China. Starting in Beijing, continue
to Xian, Wuhan and Nanjing, before
finishing in the modern...
This leisurely rail itinerary travels the length of the country between
Darwin and Adelaide, through diverse scenery with some fascinating
cultural excursions. From Darwin, the journey traverses the tropical
north, into the heart of the Australian outback...
Travel in style through the jungles, rice
fields and cities of south-east Asia from
Bangkok to Singapore, or vice versa,
aboard the luxury Eastern & Oriental
Express. The train offers refined elegance
with fine dining, a piano bar and
Discover the distinctly different
neighbouring Canadian provinces of
Ontario and Quebec by rail on this
9-day itinerary passing landscapes of
maple forests, pastures and quaint
villages. Travel in Business Class on
board the train to make your journey...
Discover the diversity of Switzerland
while travelling in First Class comfort
along some of the most scenic rail
journeys in Europe. From the fashionable
Swiss German city of Zürich in the
north to the mountains and lakes of
the Italian-speaking south,...
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 places that have rarely been experienced by the western visitor; making thi...
Offering an inspiring introduction to Gujarat, this rail journey aboard the luxurious Deccan Odyssey travels to some of India's hidden gems. A round-trip from Mumbai (Bombay), the pulsating commercial capital of India, it includes visits to the exquisite Jai...
Travelling from Delhi, the Indian capital,
to Mumbai, regarded by Rudyard Kipling
as ‘the Mother of Cities’, this classic
journey aboard the luxurious Deccan
Odyssey travels across the north Indian
plains. En route, visit the astonishing Taj
Starting and finishing in Mumbai, this journey explores some of mainland India's best-kept secrets aboard the luxurious Deccan Odyssey. Discover the fascinating history of the Deccan through the outstanding ancient monuments of the once powerful kingdoms of...
(Non-exclusive Group Tour)
Combining some of its most beautiful
natural attractions, mountains, fjords
and waterfalls, this tour is a superb way
of experiencing Norway. Travel on one
of the world’s...
On this return train journey from Mumbai, the Deccan Odyssey explores off the beaten track whilst clients can still enjoy the comforts and amenities of luxury train travel. Highlights include the wonderous and fascinating cave temples at Ajanta & Ellora....
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...
The Palace on Wheels train offers an
opportunity to explore north-west India’s
most spectacular sights in the style of
the maharajas and maharanis. With 16 period carriages, the train
features lounges, two restaurant
carriages and double and twin-bed...
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 treasures of Persia, this unique journey takes in destinations...
Travelling the 4,352km (2,698 miles) between Perth and Sydney, a
journey on The Indian Pacific is one of the world’s great rail adventures.
Departing Perth, the train climbs through the scenic Avon valley and
into Western Australia’s expansive wheat belt,...
This luxury private journey combines some
of the most spectacular sights in Cape Town
with a night on the world-famous Blue Train.
Spend some time exploring Pretoria, South
Africa’s political capital before flying to Lion
Sands River Lodge in the Sabi...
This luxury private journey combines some
of the most spectacular sights in Cape Town
with 2 nights on Rovos Rail. Spend some time
exploring Johannesburg, before flying to the
Zimbabwean side of Victoria...
Experience one of the most stunning rail
journeys in Europe from Lucerne to...
This delightful train journey travels to some
of the most beautiful cities in Spain: Seville,
Cordoba, Toledo, Avila, León, and Santiago
de Compostela are some of the highlights of
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
the ancient Silk...
Travel across the vast expanse of Russia and
then on through Mongolia to China on this
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...
Often viewed as the ultimate rail journey,
this 16-day itinerary along the Trans-
Siberian Railway aboard the Tsar’s Gold
will take you from the majesty of the Red
Square in Moscow, through the remote
Russian steppes to the heart of Siberia and
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,...
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 the most significant
cities in Central Asia and discover...
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.