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.
Travel 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.
sit back and take in the breathtaking
scenery with the chance to spot wildlife
and learn abou...
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...
Travelling the 4,352km (2,698 miles) between Perth and Sydney, a
journey on 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,...
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...
Experience the 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
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 maple forests, pastures
and quaint villages. Travel in Business
Class on board the train to make your
journey as comfortable...
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 sites
that are infrequently visited by western
visitors; making this...
Travel in style through the north-western regions of Spain aboard El Transcantabrico
Gran Lujo. 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...
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....
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...
Follow in the footsteps of Alexander the Great and explore 3,000 years of history. Travel more than 4,000km by rail and visit seven Unesco world heritage sites on this 13-day tour of Iran by train. Your air-conditioned train takes you safely and comfortably...
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...
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,
This luxury private journey combines some
of Cape Town’s most spectacular sights with
a night on the world-renowned 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...
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...
Discover the captivating scenery of Italy, from coastal vistas and verdant rolling hills to medieval cities, all from the comfort of the Golden Eagle Danube Express, a luxury train with panoramic windows for excellent views of the passing scenery. Starting i...
Following one of ancient civilisation's trading routes, this luxury rail journey starts in Russia and finishes in China, taking in the former USSR states. Highlights of the tour include some of the world's most iconic sights including the Kremlin in Moscow,...
Travelling through eight time zones,
two continents and over 9,000km, the
Trans-Siberian railway is often seen
as the ultimate rail journey. From the
imperial splendour of Russia, venture
into the untamed wilderness of
Asia. Cross vast steppes and...
Board the Shangri-La Express, the finest private train in China, for a fascinating exploration of Tibet and traverse of the wilderness of western China. Begin in the capital of Lhasa, then travel along the world’s highest railway from Lhasa to Golmud via the...
Machu Picchu is perhaps the most
breathtaking archaeological site in the
world. Yet Peru also offers a wealth of
other magnificent ancient, colonial and
scenic sights. Staying in good hotels with
great character and with some free time
to relax, this...
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,...
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
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 the...
This comprehensive introduction to
Western Canada travels along two of
Rocky Mountaineer’s most popular rail
routes. See the varying landscapes of
British Columbia and Alberta from the
comfort of the train, passing raging
rivers, rugged mountains, deep...
Soaring mountains and crashing waterfalls, picture perfect Alpine villages and historic lakeside towns, delicious cheeses and celebrated Swiss chocolate - experience it all with your family as you travel from Montreux through to Lausanne and Wengen on scenic...
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.