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Cross the Ganges plain from Delhi to Kolkata
(Calcutta), taking in the majesty of the Taj
Mahal, remarkable wildlife in Ranthambore,
the spiritual aura of Varanasi and colonial
Lucknow and Kolkata. Finish in the tea
The princely state of Rajasthan is India at
its colourful best. Following a tour of the
imperial sights of Mumbai (Bombay), travel
through the heart of Rajasthan exploring
magnificent forts and ornate palaces,
finishing at the astounding Taj...
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.
Over the past year in Kanha National Park, sightings of its iconic tigers have been particularly good, especially in the Kisli and Mukki ranges. This small group tour explores central India's national parks in search of tigers.
Kanha is known for its wild...
This tour takes in the beautiful sights and
tranquil landscapes of Karnataka and Kerala
including the immense Maharajah’s Palace
in Mysore, the wildlife of Nagarhole National
Park, the lush beauty of Wayanad, a rail ride
through the Nilgiri mountains an...
Travel to the holy city of Amritsar and McLeod Ganj, home to the Tibetan government-in-exile. Explore the north-west Indian regions of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh, from the Golden Temple through the foothills of the Himalaya to...
The princely state of Rajasthan is India at its colourful best, home to magnificent, ornate palaces and majestic forts. Following a tour of the sights of imperial Delhi, travel through the heart of the historic state of Rajasthan, discovering its culture and...
Journey from the vibrant markets of Hyderabad to Madurai to witness the spectacle of the evening ceremony at the astonishing Meenakshi temple. Continue into the scenic beauty of the Western Ghats, replete with tea plantations and elephants, before crossing...
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...
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...
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
Explore the celebrated 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 extraordinary
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 tour focuses on South America's cultural and natural highlights, revealing the continent's diversity, and passing from high Andean scenery down to the thundering Iguazú Falls. Stop in buzzing cities along the way including Bolivia’s capital of La Paz,...
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...
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...
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,...
Separated by the Gulf of Finland, Helsinki and St Petersburg share much in common. Helsinki was under imperial Russian control for over a century and the legacy of this era can be clearly seen in the neo-classical architecture still prevalent in the city. St...
St Petersburg has remained almost unchanged since it was built in the 18th and 19th centuries. Conceived by Peter the Great as a 'window to the west', the city became a living exhibit of Russia’s status as an important European nation. Situated on a network...
Travel through the heart of the Andes, visiting Chile, Bolivia and Peru. Discover dramatic highland scenery and traditional cultures including the stunning Atacama desert and the otherworldly Uyuni salt flats in Bolivia; Lake Titicaca, legendary birthplace o...
Cuba is changing fast, so this is a great time to visit while its exotic and distinctive style remains. Discover faded colonial grandeur in Havana and Trinidad, delightful rolling countryside, tobacco and coffee plantations, the historical sites of the...
Traverse Cuba from west to east, passing through colonial towns, mountain scenery and verdant countryside. Along the way, learn about the Cuban revolution and its legacy, and soak up Afro-Cuban culture and music. The long but rewarding drives through the...
Small in size yet possessing a superb
biodiversity, Costa Rica and Panama
offer a wide variety of eco-systems
including volcanoes, rainforest and cloud
forest, lakes, lagoons and beaches. This
tour visits the incredible Panama Canal
as well as a...
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 explores some of the major national parks and the astonishing variety of wildlife and contrasting...
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...
Sri Lanka is a year-round destination: while
the west and south succumb to monsoon
rains, the period from May to September
is the right time to travel to the rest of the
country. This tour includes tea plantation
tours, sacred Buddhist sights,...
In the centenary year of the great
Arab revolt, travel with expert lecturer
and archaeologist Dr Faulkner who,
as co-director of a pioneering series
of excavations into TE Lawrence, has
exclusive behind-the-scenes access
to sites not open to the wider...
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...
Join a group of like-minded solo travellers on
a tour of the highlights of Jordan including
the capital city of Amman, religious sites,
desert landscapes and the remarkable ruins
of Petra. Conclude with time at leisure on
the shores of the Red...
Join a group of like-minded solo travellers
on this journey to South Africa. Fully
escorted by an expert local guide, your
group will explore the highlights of this
fascinating country, spotting Big Five
wildlife in the Eastern Cape, driving some
Discover the splendour of South Africa's Garden Route on this introductory tour taking in quaint towns, magnificent scenery, wildlife and gastronomy. Start in the vibrant city of Cape Town, travel along this compact coastal belt with its wide beaches, lakes,...
Denise Heywood leads this tour through
Laos and Cambodia, where she has
lived and worked. Begin in serene Luang
Prabang in Laos, filled with glittering
temples. Cruise on the Mekong river to
sacred caves before flying to Vientiane.
End the tour with a...
Visit Transylvania and Bucovina, two of the most beautiful areas in Romania. This tour focuses on the country’s wonderful architectural tradition, exemplified in the baroque town squares, palaces, fortified Saxon churches and medieval Orthodox monasteries...
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 exquisite painted monasteries,...
Explore the imperial cities of Fez, Rabat,
Meknes and Marrakech, all former or current
capitals of Morocco and known for their
architecture and vibrant souks. Along the way,
travel through diverse landscapes, from the
Atlantic coast through fertile...
Morocco, with its famous medieval
mosques and citadels, is truly the
jewel of North Africa and exudes a
sense of living history. What’s more,
this fascinating destination, set amid
the backdrop of the stunning Atlas
mountains and the shimmering...
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...
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 wildlife, natural history, stunning
scenery, idyllic beaches and fascinating culture,
which is based on a...
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
Tour the highlights of Alaska by land and by sea. Cruise through the Inside Passage from Vancouver to Alaska, passing wild coastlines and isolated communities. Disembark in Alaska to explore Denali National Park’s remarkable scenery and gold rush era history...
Discover the highlights of British Columbia and Alberta, including a journey through the Canadian Rockies with two days on board the Rocky Mountaineer train. Along the way explore the picturesque cities of Victoria and Vancouver, visit idyllic alpine...
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 age-old traditions, as
revealed in this tour, which travels...
Explore the legacies of one of Europe’s great dynastic families, the Habsburgs. Starting in Prague with its gothic architecture, travel to the centre of the Habsburg empire, Vienna, with its imperial palaces. Finish in Budapest, the city divided by the great...
This tour visits three of the most prolific and varied wildlife areas in Botswana. Start in the Okavango Delta, the largest inland delta in the world, before moving on to Chief’s Island, in the heart of the Moremi Game Reserve and often referred to as the...
Journey to three of Africa’s most spectacular rivers for the wildlife experience of a lifetime. Begin in Zambia, on the South Luangwa river, home to 60 different types of mammals, before travelling south to Livingstone and Victoria Falls. Here you will stay...
This journey across Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe takes in a wide variety of remarkable landscapes and wildlife. In Namibia, visit the rocky landscapes of Damaraland, the shimmering white saltpan of Etosha National Park and the Caprivi Strip, criss-crossed...
This itinerary covers three of the most impressive wildlife areas in Tanzania’s northern circuit. Begin in Tarangire National Park where the Tarangire river supports a wide range of species before flying to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. After taking in...
This outstanding itinerary spans three of East Africa’s prime wilderness areas. Begin in Tarangire National Park where the permanent water source of the Tarangire river supports a wide range of resident species including lions, leopards and cheetahs....
Explore Tanzania’s northern circuit on this
excellent value tour of the country’s most
renowned wildlife reserves. Visit the huge
plains of the Serengeti, the open grasslands
of the Great Rift Valley and the strikingly
This introductory tour to Kenya's most beautiful and varied wildlife areas begins on the slopes of Mount Kenya National Park, one of the world's highest national parks. Continue to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy with its 'Big Five' wildlife; Lake Elmenteita, wher...
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,
experience the wildlife of Damaraland
and Etosha National Park...
Travel to Albania and Macedonia with
expert Dr William Taylor to discover
a rich variety of archaeological and
historical sites, along with spectacular
mountain scenery. This tour explores
the wonderful Ottoman museum cities
of Berat and Gjirokaster,...
Visit two of Africa’s most significant wildlife regions: Kenya’s Masai Mara and Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Start in the Masai Mara where, on the short-grass savannas, lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas, jackals, Masai giraffes, elephants and antelop...
Discover Bulgaria's history and scenery with experts Rowena Loverance or John Osborne. Begin in Sofia, visiting the National Historical Museum and its prehistoric Thracian treasures. Continue to the citadel of Veliko Tarnovo, Plovdiv Roman theatre and Rila...
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
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 tour...
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...
New England forged the American nation and the American spirit. Boston became immortalised as the starting point of the War of Independence and later thrived as a prosperous centre for arts and education. Fortunes amassed in trade and manufacture were...
Combine the modern Iranian culture
of Tehran with the ancient sites of the
Achaemenid empire and beautiful Persian
gardens on this comprehensive tour of Iran.
Relatively untouched by tourism, explore
the sights in relative peace and receive a
Travel from Andean peaks to tropical Caribbean coastlines, passing through the mountain capital of Bogotá, picturesque Villa de Leyva, fertile coffee country, vibrant Medellín and the colonial port of Cartagena, one of South America’s most beautiful...
Set on the Silk Road, Uzbekistan has
played host to waves of conquerors and
nomads. On this tour, see the legacy they
left behind in the towering fortresses
of Khiva and Bukhara and the Islamic
architecture of Samarkand, once some of
the most powerful...
Uncover the mysteries of the Bay of Naples, once one of the greatest centres of classical Graeco-Roman civilisation, with experts Dr Steve Kershaw or Stephen Nelson. The excavated remains of Pompeii, Stabiae and Villa Oplontis, entombed in ash in the Mount...
Combining breathtaking natural beauty
with a well-preserved cultural legacy,
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 journey combines the ancient Inca sites of Peru with a cruise through the natural splendours of the Galapagos islands, bringing you into close contact with the islands’ unique...
This introductory tour of Peru includes the country’s most celebrated sights. Starting in Lima, explore Peru’s ancient, colonial and scenic wonders including Cuzco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Lake Titicaca and, of course, Machu Picchu, perhaps the most...
The capital of Italy is renowned for monuments expressing the power of emperors, popes and dictators.Dr Nigel Spivey leads a newly devised tour that explores how the emperors from Augustus to Constantine created a language of symbols that has resonated...
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.
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...
Discover the old-fashioned charm of Portugal on this 10-day tour from Lisbon to Porto. Along the way explore stylish seaside resorts; historic regional cities including Coimbra, Cascais and Obidos; and the picturesque terraced hillsides of the Douro valley,...
Uncover Ravenna's glittering past with experts Rowena Loverance or Dr Sally Dormer. In 402AD, the city became the capital of the western Roman empire and mosaic-decorated churches were built. Ravenna flourished during the early sixth century under the...
The unique mixture of cultures that influenced Sicily over the centuries has ensured a rich legacy of art, architecture, food and traditions. Visit fine Greek temples, see Roman and Byzantine mosaics, as well as Norman and baroque...
Visit the most magnificent cities of the
ancient Silk Road with Islamic expert
Diana Driscoll. These include Uzbekistan’s
second largest city, Samarkand, built
by the infamous 14th-century Emperor
Tamerlane; the medieval city of Bukhara,
Venice has retained its grandeur and maintained its status as one of the most beautiful cities in the world over the centuries due to its unique mixture of unspoilt buildings and innovative inhabitants. This tour with Thomas Abbott will combine visits t...
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.