Cox and Kings
With over 250 years of expertise, Cox & Kings is the longest-established travel company in the world and offers exceptional guided tours to exciting destinations worldwide, including South America, Africa and the Far East. To enhance enjoyment, tour groups are small, usually with a maximum of just 25 like-minded travellers.
About Cox and Kings
Cox & Kings was founded back in 1758. Over the years, the company has established close working relationships with the best local agents who have a thorough knowledge of their country and a network of expert English-speaking guides, who bring each destination to life. Their first-hand experience of local traditions and culture is invaluable and allows guests to gain a deep understanding of each region visited.
The company’s tours are perfect for those who enjoy to expand their horizons in the company of like-minded travellers. To ensure maximum enjoyment and to get the best out of the experience, group sizes are small, often with no more than 25 guests on every tour. The general interest tours allow guests to uncover a region’s rich heritage, fascinating culture, awe-inspiring landscapes and abundant wildlife, while their solo traveller tours have no single supplements. They offer the opportunity to see the world in the company of individuals with similar interests, and forge lifelong friendships. Cox & Kings also operates tours with a focus on the arts and culture, accompanied by leading lecturers and historians and often including exclusive private visits.
Cox & Kings has won several awards for its guided tours, including a Silver award for ‘Best Escorted Tours Holiday Company’ at the 2018 British Travel Awards. The company recognises its social, cultural and environmental responsibilities, and is committed to respecting the destinations it visits. To ensure its tours benefit communities, meeting the locals and learning about different cultures plays an integral part. In addition, the company supports various charities around the world.
The company’s tours showcase a wide range of destinations around the world. South America is the ultimate playground, from the wilds of Patagonia to the stunning Galapagos Islands. The Far East is deeply spiritual and offers revered temples and traditional villages, while Europe is a patchwork of diverse countries, each with its own culture, traditions and language. Africa promises some of the best wildlife viewing in the world on thrilling safaris, including the ‘Big Five’ – lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino.
For guests wishing to extend their holiday, Cox & Kings offers a fantastic range of pre and post-tour extensions tailored to different interests.
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Finding & Loading Tours
- 7 Nights - Amman and Back
- Fly Tour from £1,945
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 shifting sands of Wadi Rum and the curative waters of the Dead Sea complete your exploration.
- 10 Nights - San Jose and Back
- Fly Tour from £1,995
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 habitats found here, including rainforest, cloud forest, volcanoes, lakes and canals.
- 9 Nights - Delhi and Back
- Fly Tour from £2,145
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. Extend your stay in the former summer capital of the British Raj, Shimla, and witness the spectacle of the Golden Temple in Amritsar.
- 14 Nights - Delhi and Back
- Fly Tour from £2,195
Explore the glorious Rajasthani cities of Jodhpur, Jaipur and Udaipur, visiting the exotic palaces of the erstwhile maharajas. Cross the Thar desert visiting the fortified towns of Jaisalmer and Bikaner.
- 15 Nights - Ahmedabad to Delhi
- Fly Tour from £2,795
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 villages known for their rich weaving traditions, and the birdwatching paradise of the Little Rann of Kutch.
- 12 Nights - Delhi and Back
- Fly Tour from £2,845
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 of Jaipur, culminating in the beautiful hill station of Shimla.
- 8 Nights - Nairobi and Back
- Fly Tour from £3,115
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, where thousands of birds congregate; and the Masai Mara, where you will stay at Mara Serena Safari Lodge, a ringside seat to the annual wildebeest migration between July and October.
- 16 Nights - Delhi and Back
- Fly Tour from £3,395
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 elusive Royal Bengal tiger and extend your journey in the idyllic backwaters of Kerala.
- 13 Nights - Addis Ababa and Back
- Fly Tour from £3,425
The only African country that has never been colonised, Ethiopia is also unusual for its rich Orthodox Christian heritage, which was maintained even when all its neighbours embraced Islam in the seventh century. This journey travels through this enthralling and beautiful country, little explored by tourists, and discovers the layers of history that have shaped the land.
Cox and Kings Tours Include
- Return flights from the UK (and internal flights where applicable)
- Overseas transfers
- Small groups, usually a maximum of 25 guests
- Accommodation and selected meals
- Sightseeing tours, often accompanied by expert local guides
- Entrance fees included on most tours
- Experienced Tour Manager