Discover the best of Switzerland on three of the country's most celebrated rail journeys.
This tour visits the beautiful sights and tranquil landscapes of Kerala.
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The only African country that has never been
colonised, Ethiopia is also unusual for its
Orthodox Christian heritage. This journey
travels through this enthralling and beautiful
country to discover the layers of history that
have shaped the...
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,...
Denise Heywood leads this tour through
Laos and Cambodia, where she has
lived and worked. Begin in serene Luang
Prabang in Laos, filled with glittering
temples. Cruise on the Mekong river to
sacred caves before flying to Vientiane.
End the tour with a...
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...
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...
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...
Discover the cultural heritage of Japan
on this exciting journey through the
country’s main island of Honshu. Visit
the tranquil Kenroku-en garden and the
castle of Kanazawa before exploring
the imperial city of Kyoto with its many
temples and shrines....
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...
Discover the varied sights, sounds and
flavours of Vietnam, touring the fascinating
cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon),
the Vietnam war-era Cu Chi tunnels and the
historic pearls of Hue and Hoi An. A day cruise through the Mekong delta and an...
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...
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...
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...
Discover the Malaysian state of Borneo, home
Discover 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, head south...
Join a group of like-minded solo
travellers on this journey to Burma
(Myanmar). Fully escorted by an expert
local guide, your group will explore the
highlights of this fascinating country,
discovering Buddhist monuments in
Pagan (Bagan), tranquil Inle...
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...
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, this tour also...
The journey begins in the relatively
untouched country of Laos. Continue to
Vietnam, a rapidly developing and vibrant
country. Explore the Mekong delta before
a final journey through the captivating
kingdom of Cambodia, ending at majestic
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,...
Uncover the rich culture and heritage of
central India on a comprehensive tour filled
with regal splendour, exquisite forts and
palaces, boulder-strewn ruins, rolling hills
and national parks teeming with...
Explore Tanzania’s northern circuit on this
excellent value tour of the country’s most
renowned wildlife reserves. Visit the huge
plains of the Serengeti, the open grasslands
of the Great Rift Valley and the strikingly
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
The unique mixture of cultures that influenced Sicily over the centuries has ensured a rich legacy of art, architecture, food and traditions. Visit fine Greek temples, see Roman and Byzantine mosaics, as well as Norman and baroque...
South Africa provides a wealth of spectacular
sights and experiences. Start with the charm of
the Western Cape, the world-renowned South
African Winelands and explore the scenically
beautiful Overberg region. Fly to Kruger for
a safari in the heart of...
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 explores...
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 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...
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...
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...
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 towns....
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...
The delicate scent of spices, the sound of temple bells, exotic flora and fauna, and idyllic sandy beaches all characterise Tamil Nadu and Kerala. This journey travels through hill stations, tropical backwaters and temple-laden towns while staying in some of...
Join a group of like-minded solo travellers on
a tour of Vietnam and Cambodia, travelling
from the ethereal limestone karst islands
of Halong Bay in Vietnam to the cultural
highlight of the Angkor Wat temples...
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
Join a group of like-minded solo travellers on
this journey to South Africa. Fully escorted by
an expert local guide, your group will explore
the highlights of this fascinating country,
spotting Big Five wildlife in the Eastern Cape,
driving some of the...
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,...
This small group tour explores central India's
national parks in search of tigers. Kanha is
known for its wild dogs, leopards and
sloth bears, Satpura offers walking safaris
and nights under canvas, while Pench
inspired Rudyard Kipling’s celebrated...
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...
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,...
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....
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 Rajasthan,...
Discover the old-fashioned charm of Portugal on this 10-day tour from Lisbon to Porto. Along the way explore stylish seaside resorts; historic regional cities including Coimbra, Cascais and Obidos; and the picturesque terraced hillsides of the Douro valley,...
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 city...
From Red Square and the Kremlin in Moscow to the imperial palaces of St Petersburg, 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...
Discover one of the least visited regions of Europe on this exciting new group tour. Moldova may be small, but it's a proud nation, keen to show off their world-class viticulture while Chisinau, is a quirky little capital like no other on the continent....
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...
The capital of Italy is renowned for monuments expressing the power of emperors, popes and dictators.
This tour explores how the emperors from Augustus to Constantine created a language of symbols that has resonated down the centuries, shaping Rome as ‘the...
Andalucía is one of Spain’s most scenic regions, strewn with superb HispanoMoorish 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...
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 Chinese
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...
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,...
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...
Discover the splendour of South Africa’s
Garden Route on this introductory tour
taking in quaint towns, magnificent scenery,
wildlife and gastronomy. Starting in the
vibrant city of Cape Town, travel along this
compact coastal belt with its wide...
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...
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...
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...
Discover Bulgaria's history and scenery with experts Rowena Loverance, John Osborne or Dr William Taylor. Begin in Sofia, visiting the National Historical Museum and its prehistoric Thracian treasures. Continue to the citadel of Veliko Tarnovo, Plovdiv Roman...
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
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...
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...
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. Find your spiritual side and...
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,...
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,...
In the centenary year of the great
Arab revolt, travel with expert lecturer
and archaeologist Dr Faulkner who,
as co-director of a pioneering series
of excavations into TE Lawrence, has
exclusive behind-the-scenes access
to sites not open to the wider...
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...
Madagascar’s main draw is undoubtedly
the extraordinary wildlife, much of which is
endemic. However, the island is also a treasure
trove for those interested in geology, with its
vestiges of the Triassic and Jurassic eras. This
journey takes in some of...
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....
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 tour takes in the beautiful sights and tranquil landscapes of Karnataka and Kerala 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...
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...
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,...
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 amazing...
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...
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...
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...
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 the elusiv...
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...
This fascinating tour takes in the historic
sites of the capital Khartoum before heading
into the desert in search of the remote
ruins of Meroë, Jebel Barkal, El Kurru, Naga
and Mussawarat. The quality of these
archaeological sites rivals Egypt’s,...
The princely state of Rajasthan is India at its colourful best, home to magnificent, ornate palaces and majestic forts. Following a tour of the sights of imperial Delhi, travel through the heart of the historic state of Rajasthan, discovering its culture and...
Journey from the vibrant markets of Hyderabad to Madurai to witness the spectacle of the evening ceremony at the astonishing Meenakshi temple. Continue into the scenic beauty of the Western Ghats, replete with tea plantations and elephants, before crossing...
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...
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.