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Luxury private tours & independent travel

Private travel holidays include pre-designed, privately guided travel itineraries (often also available on a group basis) as well as tailor-made arrangements, in which a bespoke holiday itinerary is created as per your wishes.

Our set itineraries may be treated as a suggestion with a price, which can be amended to suit your own interests and requirements. All journeys are available for any number of guests and most are available for any day of departure.

Cox & Kings has a wide range of suggested itineraries available – choose from family friendly holidays, self-drive itineraries, cruises, rail journeys, food itineraries, short breaks and resort-based holidays for pure relaxation.

We are also delighted to arrange honeymoons – indeed, anything that takes your fancy, as all can be amended as you desire.

These tours operate exactly as per escorted group tours, except that there is no airport representation in the UK and, rather than being accompanied throughout by a tour manager, travellers are locally escorted in each city / destination (except on self-drives).

The benefits of travelling on a private tour or individual holiday with Cox & Kings

Support on the ground: On arrival and at each new destination on your journey, you will normally be met at the airport, station or quay by a Cox & Kings representative, who will accompany you to your hotel, help you check in and confirm the itinerary for your stay. You will be given the contact numbers of all the relevant Cox & Kings representatives, ensuring the independence and privacy of your private tour go hand in hand with safety and support.

Flexible road journeys: For all road journeys, you will have your own car / minivan and driver. This allows you to travel in comfort and to stop off along the way if you see something of interest, want to take a photograph or would like a break. Most cars used are air conditioned, but you will be told in advance should air-conditioned cars not be available for any section of your journey. The itineraries for all of our private tours can be adjusted at the planning stage to suit particular interests and preferences.

Private guides: All sightseeing excursions are accompanied by your own private English-speaking guide. This means that you can ask as many or as few questions as you like and take sightseeing trips at your own pace, with the emphasis on your own particular interests. Having your own guide brings places to life in a way that guidebooks never can and also allows you to find out more about the real lives and cultures of local people.

Accommodation flexibility: If you would like to stay in any hotels other than those featured in the tour itinerary, or if you would like to alter the standard of your room, your travel consultant can discuss the options with you and let you know about the price differential prior to booking.

Tailor your itinerary: For those who prefer to travel at their own pace or who wish to explore places not included in the brochure itineraries, Cox & Kings has many years of experience organising tailor-made holidays. In addition, our expert travel consultants will be delighted to suggest ideas to complement your own and to organise the most appropriate programme to suit your interests, time and budget.

Availability: Cox & Kings cannot hold allocations for all private travel services year round and, as a result, all services are subject to availability. If any element of your private itinerary is not available at the time of booking, Cox & Kings will suggest the most comparable alternative available.

Cruises & rail journeys

The transfers and excursions relevant to that itinerary are operated on a group basis with other passengers who may or may not be Cox & Kings clients.

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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  • 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
  • Taste of India

    Experience a taste of India on this outstanding introductory tour of the country's most remarkable sights. Exploring the Golden Triangle, this journey combines the country's capital city, Delhi, with the a ...

    Superior private

    • Lead-in price: £1695 pp
    • Current prices from: £1695 pp
  • Heart of India

    Madhya Pradesh in central India contains a number of hidden jewels including the silent Buddhist ruins at Sanchi, the abandoned citadel at Mandu and temple ghats that line the Narmada river at Maheshwar and Omk ...

    Superior private

    • Lead-in price: £4475 pp
    • Current prices from: £4475 pp
  • Hidden Sri Lanka

    Head off the beaten path to seek out indigenous local tribes and enjoy walks amid stunning scenery, with stays at unique properties and finishing on the palmfringed south coast.

    Superior private

    • Lead-in price: £2495 pp
    • Current prices from: £2495 pp
  • Heritage Rajasthan

    Journey back in time, to a bygone era of pomp and luxury, experiencing the opulence and extravagance of the royal houses of Deogarh, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Jaipur and the colonial jewel of Delhi.

    Superior private

    • Lead-in price: £3975 pp
    • Current prices from: £3975 pp
  • Sri Lanka Family Adventure

    Sri Lanka has a wealth of attractions for all the family - white sand beaches, exotic wildlife, mystical ruins and activities from 4x4 safaris to whale watching and snorkelling. While the south-west coast ...

    Superior private

    • Lead-in price: £3495 pp
    • Current prices from: £3495 pp
  • Secret India

    Away from India’s better-known wildlife parks are two hidden gems - Satpura and Tadoba-Andhari. Less visited than other parks, both are seeing increased sightings of leopards, tigers and sloth bears. Sat ...

    Superior private

    • Lead-in price: £3795 pp
    • Current prices from: £3795 pp
  • Assam, Darjeeling & Bhutan Odyssey

    A spectacular private journey that begins in the historic and cultural heart of West Bengal, taking you from the old colonial capital of Kolkata (Calcutta) and deep into the mystical ‘Land of the Thunder ...

    Standard private

    • Lead-in price: £4895 pp
    • Current prices from: £4895 pp
  • The Jungle Book: Wildlife of India

    Travel into the heart of India and follow the trail of the endangered Royal Bengal Tiger in the national parks of Kanha, Bandhavgarh and Pench. Enjoy wildlife drives with expert naturalist guides.

    Superior private

    • Lead-in price: £3255 pp
    • Current prices from: £3255 pp
  • India: Wildlife & Culture of the Central Plains

    Combine exploring some of India’s lesser-visited national parks in search of tigers with seeing elaborate temple complexes, sacred ceremonies and exceptional architecture in historic Lucknow.

    Superior private

    • Lead-in price: £4245 pp
    • Current prices from: £4245 pp
  • Vivid Rajasthan

    Vibrant and exotic, Rajasthan is India at its very best. Discover some of its most colourful villages and lesser-known regions as you meander through this vivid land.

    Superior private

    • Lead-in price: £3125 pp
    • Current prices from: £3125 pp
  • Treasures of Sri Lanka

    Delve into Sri Lanka’s natural and archaeological wonders. Starting from Colombo, Sri Lanka’s ancient capital, traverse quaint tea country and tropical rainforests to the jungles of Yala, which has one of t ...

    Superior private

    • Lead-in price: £2285 pp
    • Current prices from: £2285 pp

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