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Enjoy savings made possible by travelling as part of a group of like-minded people on our escorted small group holidays. Group sizes are usually restricted to a maximum of 25 and a minimum of 10, so you are able to get the best out of your experience.
As well as general interest group tours, which reveal the world’s most fascinating cultures, magnificent wildlife or spectacular landscapes, Cox & Kings also organises Arts & Culture tours focused on art, architecture and archaeology, and solo travellers group tours.
We are also able to organise private group tours for clubs or societies, weddings or other special occasions.
Tour manager: Cox & Kings tour managers are carefully selected for their travel experience and organisational abilities. Your tour manager will meet your group on arrival and will escort you throughout your journey (unless otherwise specified).
Expert local guides: On most tours, in addition to the services of the tour manager, Cox & Kings escorted group tours also benefit from the knowledge of local guides who accompany each excursion. In some cases, where appropriate, the tour manager will also act as the local guide. Where possible, your entrance fees are included in the holiday price.
Scheduled flights: Cox & Kings uses only the services of scheduled airlines for all international and most internal flights. All prices are based on Economy Class flights; Cox & Kings offers excellent upgrade rates if required and details of these are shown on the tour pages. Flight schedules may mean that some early morning departures or arrivals may be unavoidable.
Comfortable land travel: For road journeys, Cox & Kings uses buses of a size appropriate to the size of the group, with air conditioning where this facility is available. On rail journeys, groups are booked in the best available class on the train.
Small group sizes: To enhance your enjoyment of the tour, we like to keep our groups small and manageable. Therefore, numbers are normally restricted to a maximum of 25 and a minimum of 10 people.
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 online, 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. Group tour extensions are operated on the same basis as private travel unless other members of the main tour group choose to take the same extension, in which case the relevant services may be shared.
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.
As the cost of maintaining a room for one person can be almost as high as it is for two, most hotels around the world charge more per person for a single-occupancy room than for a shared twin room. In addition, many single-occupancy rooms are the same as twin / double rooms. Our Single Travellers group tours, however, do not include any single supplements.
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...
This tour of Japan is an ideal introduction for first-time visitors, with guided tours of the country's key sites. Discover Tokyo's rich cultural heritage with visits to the city's temples, museums & shrines, tour the scenic Hakone National Park with a lake...
Sample the cultural and scenic highlights of three of the most distinct countries in South America on this superb introductory tour. Explore sophisticated Buenos Aires, its underground secrets and the Argentinian grassland countryside; get a taste of Chile i...
Take an exciting journey across all three states of the southern Caucasus. Beginning in the oil-rich Muslim nation of Azerbaijan on the shores of the Caspian Sea, you will travel through Georgia, famous for its ancient monasteries and viticulture, and finish...
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...
Travel to Albania and North 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 Gjirokastër,...
Known as the ‘Cradle of the Balkans’, Albania and North 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....
This small group tour explores central India's
national parks in search of tigers. Kanha
is known for its tigers, wild dogs, leopards
and sloth bears, Satpura offers walking
safaris and nights under canvas, while Pench
inspired Rudyard Kipling’s...
From frescoed domes to cubist concrete horseman, Bulgaria is a nation where ancient and modern collides in a truly dramatic way. This unique and varied tour takes in Roman ruins in Plovdiv, beautiful medieval monasteries and three of the largest communist...
Travel with expert lecturer and archaeologist Dr Konstantine Politis, who discovered and excavated the biblical sites of Lot’s Cave and Zoara. He also initiated and set up the Museum at the Lowest Place on Earth. Jordan is one of history’s crossroads and...
Explore the spectacular highland countries of Armenia and Georgia, the world’s oldest Christian nations, with expert Dr William Taylor. Both countries contain a treasure trove of ancient ruins, churches and monasteries together with centuries-old folk...
Discover outback life, Aboriginal culture and
native wildlife on this introductory nonexclusive
group tour to Australia. Watch the
sun set and rise over Uluru (Ayers Rock), take
a catamaran cruise out to the Great Barrier
Reef and explore the...
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...
Following the relaxation of visa requirements
in 2018, Belarus has finally begun to receive
the attention it deserves. The largest
landlocked country in Europe offers a smart,
clean capital city, Minsk; a rich yet bloody
history as the battle line between...
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 through...
Travel into the heart of polar bear country
on this small group tour that stays in an
authentic wilderness lodge 60km from
civilisation. Each day you will be taken out
into the wild to see the Arctic landscapes
and wildlife. The surrounding waters are...
Follow in the footsteps of Silk Road traders on this exciting journey across Turkey & Georgia. The Trabzon province of North East Turkey contrasts with the usual perception of this vast country, with lush pine forests and ancient hilltop castles and combines...
Explore the Malaysian state of Borneo, home
to pristine rainforests and exotic flora and
fauna. From the busy coastal town of Kota
Kinabalu, explore the rainforests of the
Kinabalu National Park, then head south to
see orang utans near Sepilok. The...
Enjoy a taste of China on this outstanding
tour of the country’s principal sights.
In Beijing, explore the Forbidden City,
Tiananmen Square and an excursion to
the Great Wall. See the famous Terracotta
Warriors in Xian and the ancient city of
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 tour...
This escorted tour to Canada's Arctic takes in
the highlights of the area with two full days
on the tundra in search of wildlife including
polar bears and visits to local museums for
an insight into Inuit culture and the heritage
Discover a different side to China on this
journey from Beijing to Shanghai. Fully
escorted and travelling with a group of
solo travellers, enjoy a walk along Xian's
ancient city walls, learn the secrets of
Chinese cooking and try your hand...
Explore the glorious Rajasthani cities of
Jodhpur, Jaipur and Udaipur, visiting the
exotic palaces of the erstwhile maharajas.
Cross the Thar desert visiting the fortified
towns of Jaisalmer and...
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 modern Russia, while St Petersburg is renowned for its magnificent palaces, world-class...
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, Arab-inspired gardens, and probably the finest Greek temples to be found anywhere in the world....
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 country's...
Discover the spectacular landscapes of one of Central Asia’s most picturesque countries. From the white peaks of the Tien Shan mountain range and the deep-blue of Lake Issyk-Kul, to the striking red cliffs of Djety-Oguz and the green alpine meadows of Chon...
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 non-exclusive group tour takes in the
enormous variety of scenery across New
Zealand, from Auckland’s sparkling harbour
to Rotorua’s geothermal activity, across to
the rugged beauty of the west coast and the
serenity of Milford Sound. Along the...
Explore Canada’s eastern provinces in style.
Visit charming cities including Toronto,
Ottawa, Quebec City and Montreal, marvel
at the natural wonder of Niagara Falls and
cruise through the scenic beauty of the 1,000
The two small countries of North Macedonia
and Kosovo remain relatively undiscovered,
but they have a lot to offer travellers willing
to explore them. North Macedonia is an
ancient land offering a heady mix of Greek,
Roman and Ottoman heritage, while...
A new tour to discover two of Italy's most authentic and least visited regions. Passing through famous cities, rolling countryside and small, yet spectacular fortified Borghi (traditional hill top towns), staying in historic villas right in the heart of...
Tour the highlights of Australia’s east coast.
Begin in cosmopolitan Sydney and travel to
the coastal town of Coffs Harbour before
reaching the glamour of Gold Coast. Enjoy the
pristine landscapes of both Fraser Island and
Hamilton Island, then finish i...
Ethiopia is scenically beautiful and culturally rich, home to diverse ethnic groups and unusual wildlife. This journey for solo travellers visits the highlights of this extraordinary country, while also including enjoyable extras which are designed to connec...
Western Rajasthan and neighbouring Gujarat
offer a wealth of architectural wonders, from
the magnificence of the Modhera sun temple
and the colourful havelis at Sidhpur, to the
imposing forts of Jodhpur and the desert
fortress city of Jaisalmer. Explore...
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 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
Starting from India’s historic capital, Delhi,
this journey for solo travellers continues
to Agra to see the sun rise at the Taj
Mahal. Search for elusive Bengal tigers in
Ranthambore and marvel at the majestic
forts and grand palaces of princely...
Beyond the busy shores of the Mediterranean and Andalucía's well-trodden tourist trail lies Extremadura, one of Spain's least-visited provinces but certainly one full of surprises. It hides some of the best preserved historic cities in the country along with...
Explore the iconic sights of India’s famed
Golden Triangle, from the magnificent
forts of Amber and Agra to the marble
magnificence of the Taj Mahal, and
experience one of India’s most beautiful
national parks - Ranthambore. Extend your
stay in the...
3 night group extensions to Laos available.
The journey begins in Vietnam, a rapidly
developing and vibrant country. Explore the
Mekong delta before a journey through the
captivating kingdom of Cambodia, ending at
the majestic temple...
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,...
This tour explores four of the countries of former Yugoslavia - Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro and Croatia - each with contrasting scenery and distinctive cultures. Visit the highlights of the region including Belgrade, Dubrovnik, Mostar, and...
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, canyons,...
Explore Tanzania's 'Northern Circuit' on this extraordinarily good value tour of the country's most renowned wildlife reserves. Visit the huge plains of the central and western Serengeti, the open grasslands of the Great Rift Valley and the strikingly...
This classic circular route following Iceland's Route 1 highway provides the perfect mix of culture and nature. Highlights include Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, Lake Myvatn, Gullfoss waterfall and the magnificent Thingvellir National...
Discover the powerful forces of nature that shaped Iceland on this non-exclusive group tour. Come face to face with the island's incredible natural wonders including Geysir, Gullfoss waterfall and Eyjafjallajökull volcano. There will also be several...
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...
The fantastically rich and varied history
of Iran has left behind an unparalleled
cultural heritage. This tour reveals
the best of that legacy, including the
supreme Islamic architecture of Isfahan
and Shiraz, the ancient Achaemenian
The fantastically rich and varied history of Iran has left behind an unparalleled cultural heritage. This tour reveals the best of that legacy, including the supreme Islamic architecture of Isfahan and Shiraz, the ancient Achaemenian capital of Pasargadae an...
Discover the cultural heritage of Japan on
this exciting journey through the country’s
main island of Honshu. Begin with an
exploration of Tokyo and the nearby
Hakone National Park, visit the tranquil
Kenroku-en garden and the castle of
Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania may be small, but they are confident, outward-looking nations, each with their own identity and distinct culture. The countries' rich and colourful histories can be best appreciated in their capital cities, which all possess...
Travel to the holy city of Amritsar and McLeod Ganj, home to the Tibetan government-in-exile. Continue through the foothills of the Himalaya to Shimla. Along the way, appreciate the cultural diversity of the region through its temples, monasteries and...
These non-exclusive escorted group tours
with MoaTrek venture off the beaten track.
Travel in spacious, comfortable coaches
with up to 18 people, accompanied by
knowledgeable local guides who share
insights into their country and its culture,
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...
Lebanon is a jewel of the Levant - a captivating mix of coastal and mountain scenery, dotted with important and impressive historic remains. This journey takes in the country's highlights, visiting the Phoenician ports of Byblos and Sidon, the bustling...
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 mix o...
Explore the best of Nepal, interacting with
local people as you marvel at medieval
Kathmandu and stay in the heart of the
Himalaya in the lakeside setting of Pokhara.
Enjoy gentle walks against the backdrop of
the spectacular Annapurna range....
From the imperial palaces of St Petersburg to Red Square and the Kremlin in Moscow, join a group of like-minded solo travellers on a 7-day tour visiting some of the best attractions that Russia has to offer. Both cities are renowned for their world-class...
Following the Mekong, journey from Ho Chi
Minh City through unspoilt countryside and
into Cambodia. Explore ancient sites and
beautiful landscapes, encountering warm
hospitality and tantalising cuisine. Travel is
mainly by land and boat, allowing time...
Discover one of the least-visited regions of
Europe on this journey to the continent’s
eastern edge. Moldova may be small, but
it is a proud nation, keen to show off its
world-class viticulture, while its quirky
capital, Chi?inau, is like no other city on
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 plains to...
This solo travellers tour to Morocco is ideal for the first-time visitor. Search out hidden treasures in Marrakech, exploring the souks and experiencing the riot of activity in Djemaa el Fna square. The High Atlas mountains beckon with spectacular views and...
Namibia is one of the world's last great wilderness countries. This guided group tour visits the magnificent sand dunes of the Namib Desert and the German colonial town of Swakopmund before travelling inland to the national parks to spot rare and exotic...
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...
This small group tour for solo travellers has been carefully crafted to blend unique wildlife experiences with sensational scenery, cultural interaction and time at leisure to relax and socialise with your fellow passengers. You will see many of Madagascar's...
This non-exclusive group tour offers a
comprehensive tour of New Zealand,
taking in highlights across the length
and breadth of the country, from thermal
pools and Maori culture in North Island
to dramatic fiord cruises and rainforest
walks in South...
This comprehensive non-exclusive group
tour of New Zealand takes in highlights
across the length and breadth of the country,
from thermal pools and Maori culture in the
North Island to dramatic fiord cruises and
rainforest walks in the South...
Discover the cultural and scenic highlights of Oman on this 9-day journey for solo travellers. Experience varied terrains as you travel through Oman’s mountainous interior, stay overnight in the desert and view the rugged coastline by both land and...
Visit the key cultural and scenic sights of
Oman including magnificent forts and
palaces, the rolling dunes of Sharqiya Sands,
Oman’s highest mountains and picturesque
coastal fishing villages. Discover the warmth
of the Omani people and travel between...
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...
This tour takes in the beautiful sights and
tranquil landscapes of south India 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 and a cruis...
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...
Discover the best of western Canada on this
12-day escorted tour, including travelling
through the Canadian Rockies with an option
to upgrade to two days on board the Rocky
Mountaineer train. Visiting national parks,
picturesque towns, glaciers,...
Patagonia is one of the world’s great wilderness areas and its culture is intertwined with that of the European pioneers and gauchos. This fascinating journey through four national parks in Argentina and Chile reveals the distinct cultures and landscapes of...
Known as ‘the heel of Italy’, the region of Puglia offers some of the country's most remote coastline and countryside, dotted with ancient sites and whitewashed towns. The neighbouring Basilicata region is a rustic area with both historic centres and fine...
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...
Discover the highlights of Western
Canada while staying in some of the best
accommodation available. Visit small alpine
towns, wake up overlooking turquoise lakes,
explore cosmopolitan cities and travel along
one of the most picturesque rail routes
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...
Taking in a wealth of cultural attractions and
magnificent mountain scenery, this group
tour for solo travellers centres around the
region of Transylvania and its neighbouring
states. Highlights include visits to royal
palaces, fortified churches,...
Onion-domed churches, medieval monasteries, traditional crafts and beautifully unspoilt countryside characterise the string of ancient settlements to the north-east of Moscow, known as the Golden Ring. Starting in Moscow, take a detour via these quaint towns...
This escorted group tour blends a selection
of South Africa’s quintessential experiences
into a well-paced itinerary for lovers of
wildlife, walks, wine and sensational scenery.
Begin with safari drives in a ‘Big Five’ private
game reserve in the Easter...
Join an expert guide and a small group of likeminded
solo travellers on a fascinating and
scenic journey through some of South Africa’s
most majestic locations. Experience the
energy of Cape Town, witness wildlife ranging
from the ‘Big Five’ to colossal...
This tour is the perfect introduction to South
Africa, encompassing many of its highlights.
Track the ‘Big Five’ in Kruger National Park,
drive along the famed Garden Route to Cape
Town and explore the cultural heritage of
Zululand. The tour also...
This non-exclusive group tour takes in the mystical landscapes of the Snaefellsnes peninsula, Geyisr, Gullfoss waterfall, and Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Based in good quality 3- and 4-star hotels, the tour has a maximum group size of...
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 day cruise through the...
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 Mezquita in Córdoba - this tour explores some of Andalucía’s prettiest...
Take in the natural and cultural wonders of
Central America, from tropical landscapes
and volcanoes to colonial heritage and superb
Mayan cities. Get an insight into the history of
the civil war and colourful indigenous cultures,
and learn about the...
Chile is an extraordinarily beautiful country, encompassing just about every type of landscape on Earth, from the arid desert of the north, through verdant lakes and pastures to the soaring peaks and glaciers of Patagonia. This expansive tour explores Chile’...
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...
Cuba is changing fast, so now 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...
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...
Discover the beauty, tranquillity and variety
of Kerala on this tour specially designed for
solo travellers. The tour takes in wildlife,
spice plantations, historically important
towns and the scenic beauty of the Western
Ghats. Spend an afternoon...
Explore the celebrated highlights of Brazil, Chile and Argentina, combining spectacular natural wonders with some of South America’s most exciting cities. Start in the foothills of the Andes, discover the extraordinary landscapes of Patagonia and finish on a...
This introductory tour combines the Cultural
Triangle’s ancient cities with scenic hill
country, man-made marvels and abundant
wildlife. Finish the tour with a relaxing
2-night stay on a palm-fringed...
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,...
Built over 300 years ago by Peter the Great as his 'window on the west', St Petersburg is a city unlike any other. In between the peaceful riverside walkways and canals the city is packed with the grandiose relics of tsarist days: visit grand parks, imperial...
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. Designed to impress...
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...
Travel through northern Tanzania’s most
renowned wildlife reserves on this tour for
solo travellers. Explore the huge plains of
the Serengeti, the open grasslands of the
Great Rift Valley and the strikingly beautiful
Discover the highlights of Australia’s
south, beginning in Sydney and
continuing west along the coast to
Melbourne and Adelaide. Travel along
one of the world’s most scenic drives,
visit Australia’s third largest island,
explore charming coastal towns...
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 lesserknown
sites in northern, central and
Burma (Myanmar) has a rich cultural
heritage and a long, eventful history.
This journey visits the highlights of this
diverse country, beginning in Mandalay
then on to the thousands of pagodas in
ancient Pagan (Bagan). Visit beautiful
Inle lake, famous...
Explore the diverse cultural influences that
have created the fascinating heritage of
India. This tour encompasses holy cities,
the resplendent Taj Mahal, Jodhpur’s bluewashed
houses, and the beautiful lakes
and palaces of Udaipur. Go in search of...
This tour provides a once-in-a-lifetime
opportunity to see and photograph polar
bears in the wild. Accommodation is in a
remote lodge situated 30km from Churchill,
surrounded by the natural habitat of many
Arctic creatures including polar...
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, and the extraordinary...
Cross the Ganges plain from Delhi to Kolkata (Calcutta), taking in the majesty of the Taj Mahal and Amber fort, remarkable wildlife in Ranthambore, the spiritual aura of Varanasi and colonial Lucknow and Kolkata. Extend your tour in the tea plantations of...
As a strategic gateway to the eastern Mediterranean, Crete has been ruled by a number of great powers, from the Minoans, one of Europe’s first civilisations, to the Byzantine, Roman and Ottoman empires. This tour explores Crete’s scenic and cultural...
This tour combines the biblical sites of
Jerusalem and Bethlehem with the cultural
and scenic highlights of Jordan. Sample
authentic local cuisine and take time to relax
at a spa resort on the shores of the Dead...
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,...
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...
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
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...
Combine the ancient biblical cities of Jerusalem, Nazareth and Acre with cosmopolitan Tel Aviv, while discovering ancient ruins in coastal Caesarea, Capernaum on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, and Masada above the Dead...
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...
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 delicate scent of spices, the sound of
temple bells and a rich tapestry of ancient
arts and craft all characterise Tamil Nadu
and Kerala. This journey travels through hill
stations, tropical backwaters and templeladen
towns while staying in some of...
Namibia is a vast country, even by Africa's standards, covering an area approximately four times the size of the United Kingdom, but with a population of only 2 million. This tour encompasses the towering red dunes of the Namib Desert, the German colonial...
Set on the Silk Road, Uzbekistan has played
host to waves of conquerors and nomads.
See the legacy they left behind in the
towering fortresses of Khiva and Bukhara,
and the Islamic architecture of Samarkand.
The remnants of more recent Soviet...
Visit the most magnificent cities of the ancient Silk Road with Islamic expert Diana Driscoll or William Taylor. These include Uzbekistan’s second largest city, Samarkand, built by the infamous 14th-century Emperor Tamerlane; the medieval city of Bukhara,...
Join a group of like-minded solo travellers on
a tour of Vietnam and Cambodia, travelling
from the ethereal limestone karst islands of
Lan Ha Bay in Vietnam to the cultural highlight
of the Angkor Wat temples in...
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 awe-inspiring waterfalls of Iguazú, which thunder amid tropical jungle along...