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Escorted small group tours by Cox & Kings

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 18 and an average of just 14, 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.

The benefits of travelling with Cox & Kings on a small group tour

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 18 and an average of just 14.

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.

Tour & accommodation standards

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.

Single supplements

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.

Regional air connections & flight upgrades

Most Cox & Kings holidays are based on flights from London Heathrow or Gatwick and, in most cases, it is possible to connect with those flights from regional British airports for a small supplement. In addition, Cox & Kings can offer favourable prices for upgrading to Premium Economy, Business and First Class.

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  • St Petersburg: Pictures & Palaces

    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 ...

    Superior group tour

    • Lead-in price: £1495 pp
    • Current prices from: £1495 pp
    • Saving up to £100 on specific departures when booked by July 30, 2021
  • Classic Russia

    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 ren ...

    Superior group tour

    • Lead-in price: £1495 pp
    • Current prices from: £1495 pp
    • Saving up to £100 on specific departures when booked by July 30, 2021
  • Splendours of Jordan

    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 shift ...

    Superior group tour

    • Lead-in price: £1645 pp
    • Current prices from: £1645 pp
    • Saving up to £200 on specific departures when booked by July 30, 2021
  • Treasures of Israel

    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 abo ...

    Superior group tour

    • Lead-in price: £2695 pp
    • Current prices from: £2695 pp
    • Saving up to £100 on specific departures when booked by July 30, 2021
  • Taiwan: The Beautiful Island

    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 p ...

    Superior group tour

    • Lead-in price: £2495 pp
    • Current prices from: £2495 pp
    • Saving up to £100 on specific departures when booked by July 30, 2021
  • Wonders of the New World

    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 I ...

    Superior group tour

    • Lead-in price: £1995 pp
    • Current prices from: £1995 pp
    • Saving up to £200 on specific departures when booked by July 30, 2021
  • Uzbekistan: The Golden Road to Samarkand

    • Standard Arts and Culture General interest
    • 12 Days & 10 Nights

    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; ...

    Standard group tour

    • Lead-in price: £2895 pp
    • Current prices from: £2895 pp
    • Saving up to £200 on specific departures when booked by July 30, 2021
  • Uzbekistan: Heart of Central Asia

    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 ...

    Discovery group tour

    • Lead-in price: £1995 pp
    • Current prices from: £1995 pp
    • Saving up to £100 on specific departures when booked by July 30, 2021
  • Spirit of Vietnam

    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 pearl ...

    Superior group tour

    • Lead-in price: £2295 pp
    • Current prices from: £2295 pp
    • Saving up to £200 on specific departures when booked by July 30, 2021
  • Train to Machu Picchu

    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 characte ...

    Superior group tour

    • Lead-in price: £2945 pp
    • Current prices from: £2945 pp
    • Saving up to £100 on specific departures when booked by July 30, 2021
  • Madagascar Wildlife Adventure

    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 an ...

    Discovery group tour

    • Lead-in price: £3895 pp
    • Current prices from: £3895 pp
    • Saving up to £100 on specific departures when booked by July 30, 2021
  • Splendours of South America

    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 ext ...

    Superior group tour

    • Lead-in price: £3795 pp
    • Current prices from: £3795 pp
    • Saving up to £100 on specific departures when booked by July 30, 2021

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