1 Nov 2017 - Escorted touring is a growing area for Cox & Kings, with bookings up 10% already in 2017 compared to last year and advanced bookings for 2018 also showing an increase of 10%.
ESCORTED TOURING ON THE UP
COX & KINGS EXPANDS COLLECTION OF ESCORTED TOURS WITH 29 NEW ITINERARIES
London – 17 October 2017
Escorted touring is a growing area for Cox & Kings, with bookings up 10% already in 2017 compared to last year and advanced bookings for 2018 also showing an increase of 10%. Across the range of Cox & Kings’ escorted tours, experiences have been added to bring the destination to life. 29 new group trips are being introduced for 2018, including 11 solo traveller tours and nine new expert-led Arts & Culture tours.
The 11 new general interest escorted tours for 2018 are:
PASSAGE THROUGH RAJASTHAN: This new tour travels through the heart of Rajasthan exploring its magnificent forts and ornate palaces as well as Ranthambore National Park and the Taj Mahal. A highlight of the tour is a dinner in a 16th-century baori (stepwell), illuminated by oil lamps. The 16-day / 14-night tour is priced from £2,495 per person.
PASSAGE THROUGH KERALA: Taking in the beautiful sights and landscapes of Kerala and Karnataka, this tour includes Mysore, Nagarhole National Park, the scenic narrow gauge Blue Mountain train journey to Ooty and a cruise on the backwaters of Kochi The 13-day / 11-night tour is priced from £2,425 per person.
TAJ, TIGERS & TRAINS: Crossing the Ganges plain from Delhi to Kolkata, this new tour takes in the majestic Taj Mahal, the wildlife of Ranthambore, colonial Lucknow and Kolkata, and spiritual Varanasi. The trip ends with a trip on the Darjeeling toy train and a visit to a working tea plantation. The 14-day / 12-night tour is priced from £2,895 per person.
SRI LANKA SUMMER EXPLORER: This new tour includes a scenic train journey through the tea plantations in Nuwara Eliya, sacred Buddhist sites in Kandy and Sigirya, and Minneriya, a sanctuary for elephants, deer and a variety of birdlife. There is time at the end of the tour to relax in Pasikudah. The 14-day / 12-night tour is priced from £1,695 per person.
CONQUISTADORES, INCAS AND ISLANDS: Utilising new flights from Bogota to Cuzco, this tour starts in Peru’s Sacred Valley before visiting Machu Picchu and then Lima, avoiding an extra domestic flight. The second half stays in Quito for two nights and then a 4-night cruise around the Galapagos islands. The 16-day / 13-night escorted tour is priced from £4,795 per person.
JOURNEY THROUGH THE ANDES: This new tour travels through Chile, Bolivia and Peru discovering dramatic altiplanic scenery and traditional cultures including the Atacama desert and Uyuni salt flats; Lake Titicaca, legendary birthplace of the Incas; and finally the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. The 19-day / 16-night escorted tour is priced from £3,995 per person.
GRAND TOUR OF PORTUGAL: Travelling from Lisbon to Porto, this tour explores stylish seaside resorts; historic regional cities including Coimbra, Cascais and Obidos; and the picturesque hillsides of the Douro valley. The 10-day / 9-night tour is priced from £1,995 per person.
IMPERIAL CITIES: PRAGUE, VIENNA & BUDAPEST: Starting in Prague, this new tour explores the Habsburgs legacy, of one Europe’s great dynasties. Visiting the imperial palaces of Vienna, the tour finishes in Budapest with tours of Buda and Pest, on either side of the Danube. The 10-day / 9-night tour is priced from £2,225 per person.
GRAND TOUR OF THE BALKANS: Exploring three of the countries of former Yugoslavia, each with distinctive cultures and scenery, this tour visits the region’s highlights including Dubrovnik, Mostar, Sarajevo, Ljubljana and Lake Bled. The 10-day / 9-night tour is priced from £2,285 per person.
A JOURNEY FROM WINDHOEK TO VICTORIA FALLS: Journeying across Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe, this new tour – with a maximum group of 11 – takes in a variety of remarkable landscapes and wildlife including Damaraland, the Caprivi Strip, Chobe and Etosha national parks and Victoria Falls. The 18-day / 15-night tour is priced from £6,075 per person.
MOROCCAN EXPLORER: IMPERIAL CITIES TO DESERT: Travelling from Casablanca to Marrakech, the tour discovers imperial cities and diverse scenery on the way. Highlights of the tour include a stay in the medina of Chefchaouen and a 4x4 excursion into the desert at sunset. The 10-day / 9-night escorted tour is priced from £1,695 per person.
All prices include international flights, transfers, excursions, accommodation with breakfast daily, and some other meals.
For more information or images, or to request a copy of the brochure, please contact Katie Cosstick on 020 7808 5694 or email Katie.Cosstick@CoxandKings.co.uk