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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...
One of the leading luxury trains, the Deccan Odyssey is all set to take you on an 8-day royal journey through some of India's most enigmatic destinations. The itinerary includes a visit to the wine capital of India - Nashik, colorful Kolhapur, portuguese...
Discover outback life, Aboriginal culture
and history, and get up close to native
wildlife on this introductory non-exclusive
group tour to Australia. Highlights
include the major sights of Uluru (Ayers
Rock), the Great Barrier Reef and Sydney
South Africa provides a wealth of
spectacular sights and experiences. Start
with the charm of the Western Cape, the
world-renowned South African Winelands
and the picturesque Garden Route. Fly to
Johannesburg and explore both old and
new aspects of thi...
Namibia is one of the world’s last great
wilderness countries. This tour visits the
magnificent sand dunes of the Namib
desert and the German colonial town of
Swakopmund. Travelling inland, you can
experience the wildlife of Damaraland
This journey explores the widely
recognised highlights of Brazil, Chile
and Argentina, combining spectacular
natural wonders with some of southern
South America’s most exciting cities.
Start in Santiago at the foothills of
the Andes, discover the...
This 13-day group tour visits the
highlights of Australia’s East Coast.
Beginning in Cairns, the trip starts with
a cruise to the Great Barrier Reef before
travelling south through the tropical
Atherton Tablelands. Enjoy the exquisite
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
The Indian Sojourn is a classic journey aboard the luxurious Deccan Odyssey, taking you from Mumbai to New Delhi. Along the way, look for tigers in the renowned Ranthambore wildlife reserve, visit iconic monuments, majestic forts, and ancient...
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...
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....
This comprehensive tour of China visits
the treasures of Beijing, the Terracotta
Warriors at Xian, picturesque scenery
between Guilin and Yangshuo, and
the pandas at Chengdu. Cruise the
Yangtze river and visit the Three
Gorges Dam, before ending the...
The only African country that has never
been colonised, Ethiopia is also unusual
for its rich Orthodox Christian heritage,
which was maintained even when all
its neighbours embraced Islam in the
seventh century. This journey travels
Revealing South America’s cultural
and scenic diversity, this tour focuses
on the continent’s cultural and natural
highlights. Crossing the Andes through
Peru to Lake Titicaca, the journey
continues through Bolivia’s capital of
La Paz and on to...
Brazil, the largest country in South
America, is full of contrasting scenery,
fascinating history and a distinctive
culture, due to its African, European
and native influences. This tour offers
an outstanding introduction to the
highlights of Brazil,...
Discover the varied sights, sounds and
flavours of this enchanting country,
touring the fascinating cities of Hanoi
and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), the
Vietnam war-era Cu Chi tunnels, and
the historic pearls of Hué and Hoi An.
A cruise on the Mekong...
This outstanding introductory tour to
the island nation of Sri Lanka, formerly
Ceylon, combines the cultural triangle’s
ancient cities with scenic hill country,
man-made marvels and abundant
wildlife. Explore Kandy, the last Sinhalese
city to fall to...
Colombia is fast becoming a favoured
destination for travellers. This journey
explores the best of this fascinating
country, travelling from Andean peaks
to tropical Caribbean coastlines. Visit
the mountain capital of Bogotá with
its excellent Gold...
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...
Offering an outstanding introduction
to Argentina and Brazil, this journey
combines the elegance of Buenos Aires
with exotic and flamboyant Rio de
Janeiro. The tour also visits the aweinspiring
waterfalls of Iguazú – shrouded
in their own mist, they...
Early Portuguese sailors named Taiwan
Ilha Formosa, meaning ‘beautiful island’,
due to the breathtaking scenery, which
still impresses modern visitors today.
The energetic capital, Taipei, is home to
possibly the best collection of Chinese
This non-exclusive group tour offers a
comprehensive journey of New Zealand,
taking in highlights of both the North
Island and South Island. Visits include a
geothermal reserve in Rotorua; a cruise
in the Bay of Islands; a visit to Te Papa,
This comprehensive Holy Land tour
contrasts the modern city life of Tel Aviv
with one of the oldest cities in the world,
Jerusalem. Wonder at the biblical and
historical sites that lie around the Sea of
Galilee, experience life on a...
This journey provides a special
opportunity to experience the Galapagos
islands and observe their remarkable
wildlife at close quarters. See giant
tortoises and a number of indigenous
bird species, and swim with sea lions,
penguins and perhaps even sea...
This comprehensive tour takes in the
best of Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia,
staying in character hotels throughout.
The journey begins in the relatively
untouched country of Laos, exploring
the ancient temple town of Luang
Prabang and its French colonial...
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,...
Travel to the holy city of Amritsar and
Mcleod Ganj, home to the Tibetan
government-in-exile. Explore the northwest
Indian regions of Punjab and
Himachal Pradesh, from the Golden
Temple through the foothills of the
Himalaya to Shimla. Along the...
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...
Starting from India’s historic capital,
Delhi, this journey for single travellers
continues to Agra to see the sun rise at
the Taj Mahal. Search for elusive Bengal tigers in
Ranthambore, and continue to the
majestic forts and grand palaces of
Combining breathtaking natural beauty
with a well-preserved cultural heritage,
the sultanate of Oman is one of the
least known yet most exciting tourist
destinations in the Middle East. Taking
in magnificent forts and palaces, the
rolling dunes of the...
This tour picks out the best of Jordan’s
magnificent cultural heritage and
stunning landscapes. Visit the classical
city of Jerash, the biblical site of Mount
Nebo, and Petra, the rock-hewn city.
The shifting sands of Wadi Rum and
the curative waters o...
Set on the Silk Road, Uzbekistan
has played host to waves of
conquerors and nomads. The
legacy they left behind can be seen
in the towering fortresses of Khiva
and Bukhara, and the Islamic
This escorted tour combines the
highlights of New Zealand’s spectacular
South Island with a 2-night stay in
the nation’s capital, Wellington.
See thousands of glow-worms glisten
in the caves at Te Anau, marvel at the
imposing Franz Josef glacier, learn...
Discover the highlights of Australia’s
south on this 11-day itinerary, beginning
in Sydney and travelling west along the
coast to Melbourne and Adelaide. Visit
charming coastal towns and indulge in
the gourmet food and drink produced
in this region....
Join a group of like-minded solo travellers
on this journey to Burma (Myanmar).
Fully escorted by an expert local guide,
your group will explore the highlights
of this fascinating country, discovering
Buddhist monuments in Pagan (Bagan),
Experience a taste of India on this outstanding introductory tour of the country's most remarkable sights. Exploring the Golden Triangle, this journey combines travelling from the country's capital city Delhi to the wondrous sites of the Mughal capital of...
Russia’s two greatest cities provide an ideal base from which to explore
the country’s rich and diverse cultural and historical heritage. Moscow is
now the epicentre of the ‘new Russia’, while St Petersburg is renowned for
its magnificent palaces,...
Considered the birthplace of western
civilisation, Greece’s influence still
resonates today in the fields of
architecture, science, engineering and
philosophy. Incorporating the classical
sites of Olympia, Delphi, Mycenae
and Epidaurus, this tour also...
Situated at the very tip of the Iberian
peninsula and only just separated
from Africa by the Straits of Gibraltar,
Andalucía has witnessed many different
power struggles throughout its history
which have influenced its culture.
Travelling by train,...
Explore the diverse cultural influences that
have created the rich heritage of northern
India. This tour encompasses the holy city
of Varanasi, the resplendent Taj Mahal,
Jodhpur’s blue-washed houses, and the
beautiful lakes and palaces of Udaipur.
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...
Mongolia is a vast country with amazing
natural beauty, largely untouched by the
modern world. From the Gobi desert
to snow-capped mountains and grassy
steppes, where wild horses and nomads
roam, Mongolia is one of the world’s
last great wilderness...
Located between the Caribbean Sea and
the Pacific Ocean, the small country of
Costa Rica is one of the most ecologically
diverse places on Earth. This journey
visits some of the major national parks in
the country and explores the astonishing
Discover the best of western Canada on
this 12-day escorted coach tour, including
travelling through the Canadian Rockies
with an option to upgrade to two
days on board the Rocky Mountaineer.
Visiting national parks, picturesque
Patagonia is one of the world’s
great wilderness areas, with vast
expanses of open plains, towering
peaks, huge skies, dazzling blue lakes
and enormous glaciers. Patagonian
culture is intertwined with that of the
European pioneers and gauchos, and...
This journey takes in the dramatic
Andean scenery and traditional cultures
of both Bolivia and Peru. Travel from
historic Lima to the Sacred Valley and
colonial Cuzco, explore ancient Incan
sites and discover the breathtaking
scenery of the Bolivian...
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...
The island nation of Sri Lanka has a
wealth of cultural, archaeological and
natural treasures. This comprehensive
tour visits both the popular and some
of the lesser-known sites in northern,
central and southern Sri Lanka, offering
a full flavour of th...
Follow the Way of St James, the
pilgrimage route to the cathedral of
Santiago de Compostela, where the
remains of Saint James the Apostle,
the patron saint of Spain, are said to
be buried. This 9-day tour starts in the
Basque Country and continues...
This introductory tour of Peru includes the
country’s most famous sights. Starting
in Lima, the tour explores Peru’s ancient,
colonial and scenic wonders including
Cuzco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas,
Lake Titicaca and, of course, Machu
Explore the imperial cities of Fez, Rabat,
Meknes and Marrakech, all former or
current capitals of Morocco, known for
their Islamic architecture, monuments
and vibrant souks. The tour also travels
through the country’s diverse landscapes,
The Mediterranean’s largest island, Sicily,
is as culturally rich as it is beautiful. It
is home to superb Norman architecture,
vibrant Roman floor mosaics, Arabinspired
gardens, and probably the finest
Greek temples to be found anywhere in
Turkey has played a major role in the
history of the Mediterranean world.
Due to its strategic location straddling
two continents, it has been a crucial
crossroads and staging post on the
trade routes between east and west.
This tour combines the...
The island of Crete was the homeland
of the Minoan civilisation 4,000 years
ago. The Romans, Byzantines, Arabs,
Venetians and Ottomans all left behind
their legacy as well. The rich cultural
blend that is Crete today mirrors these
past influences. Visi...
Andalucía is one of Spain’s most scenic
regions, strewn with superb Hispano-
Moorish architecture. As well as including
two of Spain’s greatest sites – the
Alhambra in Granada and the mosque
in Cordoba – this tour explores some
of Andalucía’s prettiest...
The region of Emilia-Romagna in
northern Italy has a remarkable cultural
heritage. The city of Bologna is home to
the oldest university in the western world
while the small town of Ravenna was
once the capital of the western Roman
Stay in a beautiful lakeside location on
Lake Como, surrounded by panoramic
vistas and pristine waters. During this
6-day itinerary take a boat trip on
Lake Como to the delightful town of
Bellagio; travel on the Bernina Express,
a scenic narrow-gauge...
Known as the ‘Cradle of the Balkans’,
Albania and Macedonia are home to
a wealth of natural and historic sites,
from Lake Ohrid and the well-preserved
Ottoman town of Gjirokastër to the
important but lesser-known Roman
ruins at Butrint and Apollonia....
From a rich history and long-held
traditions to a remarkable artistic
legacy, picturesque landscapes and
superb cuisine, discover all aspects of
this extraordinary Italian region on
this expansive tour. Visit the great rival
Renaissance cultural cities...
Experience a taste of India on this
outstanding introductory tour of the
country’s most celebrated sights.
Exploring the Golden Triangle, this
journey combines imperial Delhi with
the legendary Taj Mahal at Agra and a
3-night stay in the princely city...
Greece is steeped in mythology and
history. Its glorious past is evident in
the beautifully preserved sites and
monuments found throughout the
modern country. This tour focuses on the
classical Greek highlights found in the
mainland, including Delphi,...
Since regaining independence in 1991
and joining the EU, Lithuania, Latvia and
Estonia are flourishing. The countries’
rich and colourful history can be best
appreciated in their capital cities, which
all possess beautiful architecture, while
From Red Square and the Kremlin in
Moscow to the imperial palaces of St
Petersburg, this 7-day tour of Moscow
and St Petersburg visits some of the best
attractions that Russia has to offer. Both
cities are renowned for their world-class
Known as ‘the heel of Italy’, the region
of Puglia offers some of Italy’s most
remote coastline and countryside full
of rural charm, dotted with ancient
sites and whitewashed towns. The
neighbouring Basilicata region is a rustic
area with both historic...
Situated upon the heel of Italy, Puglia
& Basilicata encompass a wide stretch
of Italy’s beautiful Adriatic coastline.
As well as boasting some of Italy’s best
food and finest wines, these provinces
contain a treasure trove of fascinating
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. This well-paced
6-day itinerary includes a boat trip on
Lake Maggiore, a...
St Petersburg is one of the most majestic
and compelling cities in the world, much
of it unchanged since the 18th and 19th
Conceived by Peter the Great as a
‘window to the west’, it is home to
sumptuously decorated and furnished
The largest and most populous of the
Greek islands, Crete was home to the
Minoans, who established one of Europe’s
earliest civilisations. As a strategic
gateway to the eastern Mediterranean,
the island has been ruled by all the main
For centuries, the island of Cyprus has
attracted the major powers of the
Mediterranean, resulting in a colourful
mosaic of cultures and traditions.
Northern Cyprus is a quiet haven of
unspoilt natural beauty, ancient Roman
cities, crusader castles,...
With its wealth of folkloric heritage,
picturesque villages and wonderful
scenery, Romania is fascinating to
explore. This tour discovers the country’s
highlights, including Transylvania’s
fortified Saxon churches, Bucovina’s
First settled by the Vikings in 874,
Reykjavik is the world’s most northerly
capital city and one of the smallest,
making it easy to explore on foot. Framed
by the majestic Mount Esja and Faxafloi
Bay, the city enjoys a wonderful natural
When the papacy returned to Rome in
1420, after more than a century in exile,
Pope Martin V found the city in ruins.
Humanists, patrons and artists sought to
return Rome to its former glory, inspired
by the classical remains. This process
The Peninsula Hotels group has a unique identity among the world’s leading hotels. Established in 1928, the group now operates prestigious luxury properties across 10 major cities. These include the flagship hotel in Hong Kong as well as Shanghai, Tokyo, Beijing, New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills, Bangkok, Manila and Paris, with London under development. Peninsula is a name synonymous with sumptuous comfort and impeccable service, aiming always to delight customers and, in many cases, now serving a third generation of loyal guests.
3rd night free in Hong Kong, plus complimentary afternoon tea or spa treatment
Join an unforgettable voyage from August 15 – August 26, 2016 aboard the Ocean Endeavour, with a focus on the Canadian Arctic's wildest and most remote destinations. Arctic explorer David Reid, culturalist Kathleen Merritt, and author and scientist Jim Halfpenny will be aboard throughout the voyage to offer their scientific and cultural insight.
Save up to £1,800 per person
The Strand Cruise is the latest luxury vessel to sail the magnificent Irrawaddy river, discovering the hidden treasures of Burma (Myanmar) along the way. Visit everything from temples, pagodas and palaces to remote monasteries and villages aboard this ship, which mirrors the heritage and reputation of its sister property, The Strand Hotel in Rangoon (Yangon).
Bhaya Cruises, the parent company of Au Co, also offers a range of 1- and 2-night cruises available in its Classic fleet. For a more private experience, the Legend fleet of 8 vessels offers 1 junk with one cabin, 2 junks with two cabins, 4 junks with three cabins, and 1 junk with four cabins, all providing personalised services, excursions and itineraries.
Free upgrade to a Suite cabin
The Galapagos islands are best explored from an expedition cruise. Book before 29th February 2016 and save up to £250 per person on selected 5-, 6- or 7-night sailings.
Save up to £500 per couple on selected Galapagos cruises
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 while enjoying the comfort of Silver Shadow, an intimate cruise ship holding under 400 guests.
Up to $1500 on board credit
Begin with a 12-night escorted coach tour travelling from vibrant cosmopolitan cities to charming alpine resorts, picture-perfect turquoise lakes and majestic snow-capped peaks. Discover the stunning scenery of British Columbia and Alberta, and experience the culture of this stunning region on a range of enriching sightseeing excursions that are included in the tour cost.
Save up to £500 per couple
This great deal offers 25% off the cost of a Blue Lagoon Cruise in Fiji which can be booked as a standalone destination or combined with a trip to Australia or New Zealand. The popular 3-night cruise journeys through the Mamanucas to the rugged southern Yasawa islands, spending time at strikingly beautiful Modriki island, the filming location for Cast Away
Save up to 25%
Stay at Lizard Island Resort, Australia’s northernmost island beach resort, 240km north of Cairns and located on the Great Barrier Reef itself. The property provides the perfect luxury island escape, with 24 powdery white beaches, over 1,000 hectares of national park and coral reef gardens.
Complimentary internal flights worth over £600 per couple
The small island of Bora Bora in the South Pacific is an ideal destination for a romantic break or honeymoon. The aquamarine waters of this stunning lagoon are fringed by pristine white sand beaches, with dramatic Mount Otemanu as a backdrop, all encircled by a colourful coral reef. Stay at the St Regis Bora Bora, a private oasis offering overwater bungalow accommodation.
Save up to 15% on a stay in paradise
Buy one, get one free on selected dates on the MS Rostropovich.This 8-day cruise offers a glimpse into both present-day and historical Russia. Cruise between Moscow and St Petersburg along the Volga river, its tributaries and waterways, viewing rural life and remote villages along the way.
Save up to £1,440 per person
Book Oberoi Exotic Vacations for the next winter season (October 2016 to March 2017, excluding Christmas / New Year) by 29th February 2016, and we will hold the 2015-16 Exotic Vacations offer price.
Save up to £250pp on Regal India
Set off on a thrilling exploration of Australia and Indonesia. Explore exotic islands and little-known reefs teeming with underwater life. Visit Darwin, the hub of Australia’s rugged Top End, experience local village life in Pare Pare, and see the mysterious ‘Stonehenge of Indonesia’.
Save up to £1,650 per couple
South Africa provides a wealth of spectacular sights and experiences. Start with the charm of the Western Cape, the world-renowned South African Winelands and the picturesque Garden Route. Fly to Johannesburg and explore both old and new aspects of this vibrant city. Continue through the rugged scenery of the Panorama Route and finish with wildlife viewing in the Kruger National Park.
This tour picks out the best of Jordan’s magnificent cultural heritage and stunning landscapes. Visit the classical city of Jerash, the biblical site of Mount Nebo, and Petra, the rock-hewn city. The shifting sands of Wadi Rum and the curative waters of the Dead Sea complete your exploration.
Namibia is one of the world’s last great wilderness countries. This tour visits the magnificent sand dunes of the Namib desert and the German colonial town of Swakopmund. Travelling inland, you can experience the wildlife of Damaraland and Etosha National Park, before ending your journey at Okonjima, home of the AfriCat Foundation.
The region of Emilia-Romagna in northern Italy has a remarkable cultural heritage. The city of Bologna is home to the oldest university in the western world while the small town of Ravenna was once the capital of the western Roman empire.
Saving up to £80
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 Mahal, the majestic forts and palaces of Rajasthan, the Ranthambore tiger reserve, and sample the local delights of the royal kitchens of Vadodara.
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.