New Directions …Spring 2019
With his pick of the most exciting new tours available in 2019, Cox & Kings’ Nigel Hosking invites you on the trip of a lifetime.
Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
Exclusive Collection for Istanbul
Istanbul will always be one of my favourite cities; its unique east-meets-west culture is fascinating, its food is delicious, and the streets are both atmospheric and walkable. A convenient launching pad to explore, the impeccably stylish Vault Karaköy House Hotel, in the now-hip waterfront Karaköy district, is a sophisticated affair with period charm, an atmospheric restaurant, a hammam and Golden Horn views.
Vault Karaköy House Hotel is available as a 4-day / 3-night short break.
Mountain gorilla, Uganda
With some of the greatest diversity of wildlife and landscapes in Africa, it’s no surprise that Uganda is attracting more interest. Our new private tour includes gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, chimpanzee walks, four wildlife drives and a Kazinga Channel boat cruise, as well as featuring high quality accommodation throughout.
Classic Uganda is available as a 13-day / 10-night private journey.
Jerusalem old town, Israel
Jordan & Jerusalem
This year we are introducing a new tour combining the cultural and scenic highlights of Jordan with the biblical sights of Israel. Experience Jordan’s desert landscapes, the rose city of Petra, Roman ruins at Jerash, as well as the lowest point on earth, the Dead Sea. Then cross the Allenby Bridge to Israel for a glimpse at over 3,000 years of history in the fascinating city of Jerusalem.
The Wonders of Jordan & Jerusalem is available as an 11-day / 10-night group tour.
Rocky Mountaineer observation car, Canada
Vancouver to Toronto
On board two of the world’s most celebrated trains, The Canadian and Rocky Mountaineer, we are now delighted to offer an epic journey across Canada from Vancouver to Toronto, taking in the spectacular Rocky Mountains, a stop in Winnipeg, a scenic tour of Banff and an excursion on Athabasca glacier.
Vancouver to Toronto by Rail is available as a 13-day / 12-night private journey.
Terracotta Warriors, Xian, China
We are delighted to reintroduce our immersive introductory tour for the first-time visitor to China. Our blend of China’s iconic sites such as the Terracotta Warriors, the Forbidden City and the Great Wall is complemented by the futuristic city of Shanghai and a high-speed train journey to Xian.
China Experience is available as a 10-day / 8-night group tour.
Sail Lanka catamaran, Sri Lanka
Sailing in Sri Lanka
Sail Lanka is an exciting new addition to our programme, featuring a fleet of six private catamarans with cruises of up to six nights. The island’s waters abound with whales, dolphins, tropical fish and other oceanlife. This is a wonderful opportunity to see stunning landscapes, pristine beaches and historical Unesco-listed sites along the coast.
South Coast: Relax & Explore is available as a 10-day / 8-night private journey.
Keel-billed toucan, Costa Rica
Costa Rica is prized for its incredible array of wildlife, beautiful coastlines and thriving rainforests. Enjoy all from the comfort of three new luxury bases. In the north, Origins is a secluded hideaway tucked into a forested mountainside, with six spacious lodges perched up in the treetops. Senda Monteverde Hotel, a mountain resort near the Monteverde cloud forest, sets a new standard in sustainable luxury. And a private wilderness retreat overlooking the Pacific, Kasiiya Papagayo features five luxurious tented suites.
Alternative Costa Rica (which includes all three properties mentioned) is available as an 11-day / 9-night private journey.
Rob Roy glacier, Mount Aspiring National Park, New Zealand
New Zealand & the Cook Islands
Taking in many of the highlights of New Zealand, this tour also includes an unforgettable trip on the TranzAlpine train through the Southern Alps, a boat ride through the glow worm caves at Waitomo and the opportunity to take a helicopter flight over Franz Joseph glacier. With six nights on the fascinating Cook Islands – one of the most scenic locations in the South Pacific – there’s also a 4×4 tour of the sacred Polynesian sites of Aitutaki.
New Zealand & the Cook Islands is available as an 18-day / 17-night private journey.
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
The term Balkan, meaning mountain, has been used since the early 19th century to describe the beautiful region of south eastern Europe. The Balkan Peninsula is one of Europe’s most historically rich corners. Our new Grand Tour explores the highlights of Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro and Croatia, visiting ornate palaces, cathedrals, mosques and spectacular mountain scenery.
Grand Tour of the Balkans is available as a 12-day / 11-night group tour.
For more information on any of the above tours or if you are interested in private travel, please either call one of our specialist tour consultants or complete our tailor-made request form and one of our experts will get back to you to help you plan an itinerary.