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Top reasons to book with Cox & Kings

Cox & Kings’ roots stretch all the way back to our establishment by Richard Cox on 21st July 1758. The company evolved from its original purpose providing logistical support for army regiments, through banking and shipping, to its current role making often complex arrangements for discerning travellers.

As custodians of this extraordinary heritage, the current team understands that we have a lot to live up to. Our customers, meanwhile, rightly have higher expectations of Cox & Kings service.  

Living up to our heritage and your expectations is what drives us to keep improving our knowledge and our service. Here are just some of the benefits of choosing to travel with Cox & Kings.

Experience Adventure with Cox & Kings

1. Flexibility guaranteed

We offer one of the most flexible new booking policies on the market. Our book with confidence policy allows you to change or postpone your holiday, for any COVID-19 related reason, up to 30 days before your travel date­. You can also add on pre and post group tour extensions, room and flight upgrades, optional excursions and fly from any regional airport of your choice – it’s your holiday, so you choose what works for you and we’ll make it happen. View our flexible booking conditions here>

2. Support with organising COVID-19 tests in location

Whilst you are on holiday, our local teams on the ground will assist you in trying to secure a PCR test before returning to the UK, please ask your travel consultant for more information on how we can support. Please note, many countries will also require you to arrange your own COVID-19 test, and provide a negative result, before they will allow you entry. Visit the FCDO website to check the latest entry requirements for your holiday destination. Please note that it is your responsibility to meet the entry requirements for your destination.

3. 260 years of expertise

Cox & Kings has been helping travellers explore and discover for 260 years. We have a family of travel specialists, who have all turned their passion for travel into a vocation. Between them, they have visited nearly every country on Earth and they are passionate about helping you find authentic experiences in far-flung places.

4. Strict health and hygiene guidelines

As the world’s longest operating travel company, Cox & Kings is unsurpassed at delivering expertly managed tailor-made and small group travel experiences – and uniquely qualified to protect your wellbeing when travelling in the wake of COVID-19. We put your health and wellbeing first wherever we take you, leaving you free to explore with the peace of mind that comes with having the world’s foremost experts at your side. View our health and safety policy here >

5. 24/7 emergency support

If events beyond our control affect your travel arrangements, we have a team of experts who will work quickly to rearrange your travel. In the recent COVID-19 crisis, our network of well-connected offices often knew about borders closing before any announcements from the FCDO, meaning Cox & Kings clients were repatriated swiftly, safely and at no additional cost to them.

6. Your money is protected

Cox & Kings is part of the Abercrombie & Kent family, and as such is financially strong as well as ABTA bonded and ATOL protected. We do not charge any additional fees for financial protection. When you book a holiday package with Cox & Kings, we are responsible for all aspects of your holiday under the European Package Regulations, meaning your holiday and the monies paid for that holiday are fully protected. View details here >

7. Genuinely small group tours

Unlike other operators, we keep our group tours small. With an average of just 14 guests, and a maximum of 18, a Cox & Kings group tour allows a more personalised and intimate touring experience than most. Of course, we can also create a private tour for just you and your family and friends if you wish. View our small group tours here >

8. Travel for solos

Travelling solo does not mean having to travel alone. We run dedicated Solo Travellers tours to some of our most popular destinations such as Peru, India, Sri Lanka and Costa Rica, and on the majority of our most popular group tours we offer the first three solo places with no single supplements. You get all the freedom and flexibility of independent travel combined with the safety and security of travelling as part of a group and the chance to meet new like-minded friends. View our Solo Travellers tours here >

9. Value for money

We believe that expert knowledge and excellent service should come as standard. It is also our policy to keep our prices as low as possible, contracting flights, hotels and ground services at highly competitive rates. However, we won’t scrimp on the luxuries and will include in the price the services and experiences we believe make for the best experience. We are confident that our holidays represent excellent value for money when the number and quality of services included are taken into account.

10. Award-winning service

Cox & Kings is an award-winning travel company, offering high quality group tours, private travel arrangements and tailor-made holidays to many of the world’s most fascinating regions. In the past five years we have won over 20 awards at the British Travel Awards, the UK’s largest travel awards programme determined solely by the number of votes received from the UK public. View our awards here >

11. Sustainable and responsible travel

We believe that tourism should be a force for good. As part of the Abercrombie & Kent family, we work with Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy (AKP) who partner with more than 40 local grassroots projects that positively impact lives and livelihoods in the communities where our guests travel. We also use local tour guides on all our tours, making sure your money stays in destination. Simply by travelling with Cox & Kings you are helping to give back to the communities we visit.

12. Signature Experiences

Thanks to Cox & Kings’ reputation, reach and worldwide connections, our clients have access to a number of exceptional experiences, revealing hidden wonders and cultural secrets. We specialise in taking travellers, in comfort, to places off-the-beaten-path and outside the realms of many other operators.

13. Global network

We are a global brand. As part of the Abercrombie & Kent family we have more than 55 offices in over 30 countries. Over the years, Cox & Kings has also sought out and developed working relationships with the finest local agents on the ground. Our longstanding relationships with our suppliers ensures a seamless holiday experience with an unparalleled level of services and safety throughout your holiday.

14. Comprehensive options for travel insurance

We can put you in contact with our preferred insurance partner, Campbell Irvine, who cover for many COVID-19 situations.

But please don’t just take our word for it – over 50% of our clients are repeat clients and we consistently hold a 4.5+ star rating on Trustpilot and we believe our client testimonials speak for themselves.