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Arts & Culture expert-led tours

Cox & Kings’ Arts & Culture tours focus on some of mankind’s greatest creative achievements in fascinating destinations worldwide. Art, architecture, archaeology and gardens are covered in this programme and the tours will suit all culture-lovers, enthusiasts and experts alike.

All the tours are led by experts who work with Cox & Kings’ own in-house specialists to design the itineraries, often including private visits that would not be available to the wider public. These trips typically have a greater focus on specific themes than regular Cox & Kings holidays and the experts are on hand to provide colour and depth of understanding throughout the tour, both during informal talks and at sites along the way. The tours are also accompanied by local tour managers to ensure they run smoothly and, in many places, local guides share their particular knowledge and expertise during excursions.

Where possible we have set aside enough time to allow for independent exploration. However, as with all Cox & Kings tours, our expertise at organising private tailor-made travel means that we would be delighted to create pre- or post-tour extension if you would like extra time to explore independently.

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  • Uzbekistan: The Golden Road to Samarkand

    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 E ...

    Standard group tour

    • Lead-in price: £3295 pp
  • Ancient Jordan Uncovered

    • Superior Arts and Culture General interest
    • 9 Days & 8 Nights

    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 Ea ...

    Superior group tour

    • Lead-in price: £2845 pp
  • Bay of Naples: Pompeii & Herculaneum

    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 an ...

    Standard group tour

    • Lead-in price: £1895 pp
  • Ravenna: Mosaics & Marble

    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 ...

    Superior group tour

    • Lead-in price: £1295 pp
  • Armenia & Georgia: Treasures of the Caucasus

    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 m ...

    Standard group tour

    • Lead-in price: £2895 pp

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