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About Cox & Kings

Cox & Kings is the world's longest established travel company, offering high quality group tours, private journeys and tailor-made holidays to many of the world's most fascinating regions. Our luxury holidays range from the lavish to the adventurous, and are planned by experts.

Our tours strike a balance between visiting iconic ....more

Reasons to tour with Cox & Kings

260 years of expertise

Genuinely small group tours

Award-winning service

Travel for solos

Flexibility guaranteed

24/7 emergency support

Sustainable and responsible travel

Signature Experiences

How we're working to make you feel COVID-safe on your trip

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 ....more

What We Offer

Cox and Kings offer award-winning small-group tours and private journeys to the world's most captivating destinations.

We also offer single-centre European Spotlight tours, expert-led Arts & Culture tours and group tours specially designed for Solo Travellers.

Accreditations and Associations

ATOL
ABTA
AITO
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British Airways

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Awards

Specialist Luxury Tour Operator - Finalist
TTG Luxury Travel Awards 2022

Best Escorted Adventure Holiday Company - Silver
British Travel Awards 2020

Best Luxury Tour Operator - Silver
Travel Advisor Awards 2020

Best Holiday Company to The Middle East – Gold
British Travel Awards 2019

Best Luxury Holiday Company – Silver
British Travel Awards 2019

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Specialist Luxury Tour Operator
Specialist Luxury Tour Operator
Best Luxury Holiday Company
Best Luxury Holiday Company
Best Holiday Company to The Middle East
Best Holiday Company to The Middle East

Our Story

Cox & Kings is the longest established travel company in the world, having marked its 260th anniversary in 2018.

Founding the company

The company’s history stretches back to 25 May 1758 when Richard Cox was appointed as regimental agent to the Foot Guards by his mentor, Lord Ligonier, the commander-in-chief of His ....more

Sustainability

Sustainable and responsible travel is important, and 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 local communities.

We also use local tour guides on all our tours, making sure your ....more

Cox & Kings Reviews

Paul  

A Relaxed Way to Book a Holiday

13-Aug-2021

Sue and I have travelled with Cox & Kings a number of times and have always booked direct with them. For this latest trip, I again contacted them direct and spoke to their travel advisor for the chosen area for a tailor-made holiday. I found him empathetic, knowledgeable and understanding of my requirements. An initial itinerary was prepared which after due consideration and discussion was cheerfully amended and agreed on. There was no pressure put on me and I found it, as usual, a good experience. Holiday now booked and I am looking forward to the trip.

Mark  

Very Good Experience

17-Apr-2022

This is the second trip we've booked with Cox & Kings and as with the first trip, the booking experience has been very good. We tried to do this trip in the autumn but were defeated by the ever-changing testing requirements. Cox & Kings quickly reconfirmed the itinerary when we revived the idea in the spring and kept us informed at every stage

Jessica  

Knowledgeable Staff and Excellent Service

01-Oct-2021

Knowledgeable staff and excellent service that 'goes the extra mile'. I have been on several holidays through Cox and Kings over the last 20 years and have always been more than satisfied

Haig  

Exceptional Service

02-Feb-2022

I have frequently used Cox and Kings and they never disappoint. They organise whatever I want and the great thing about their group tours is that they always include some free time. Other companies tend to pack far too much in to their schedules. I have found everyone I have ever dealt with keen to provide the best possible service.

Susan  

Ultimate Professionals

27-Apr-2022

I've travelled with C&K before to Egypt and had a marvellous time so well looked after and wonderful hotel choices so I decided to book another trip for next year to Istanbul and Turkey now that we are able to travel. So looking forward to another adventure.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between a 'single' supplement and 'sole' supplement?

A 'single' traveller is someone occupying a single room while travelling with one or more other people, for example a single person travelling on a group tour. A 'sole' traveller is someone travelling on their own. As a single traveller on a group tour (except those in the SoloTravellers collection), please check the single supplement price. If you wish to add an extension to that tour, please th

When will I get my tickets?

Travel documents will be sent approximately two weeks prior to departure (third party suppliers' policies may vary), unless your booking is made within six weeks of departure, in which case final documents will be sent as soon as possible.

When do I need to pay my final balance?

Final payment must be made no less than 75 days before departure.

Why do I have to pay more for my holiday if I am a single traveller?

Most hotels around the world charge more per person for a single occupancy room than for a shared twin room, because the cost of maintaining a room for one person can be almost as high as it is for two. In addition, many single occupancy rooms are the same as twin / double rooms. The Solo Travellers collection of small group tours is specially created to include accommodation based on single occu

Can Cox & Kings arrange my visa?

We cannot arrange your visa but we can recommend a reputable visa assistance company who can help with your application. Please contact your tour consultant for details.

Do your prices include flights?

All prices for Cox & Kings holidays include international flights, except where indicated. Australasia and Canada holidays do not include international flights so that you may benefit from the best prices at the time you choose to book, taking advantage of major seasonal variations and short term special offers. For all destinations, you may be able to arrange your own flights. If you wish to do

What is a non-exclusive escorted group tour?

The vast majority of our group tours are exclusive to Cox & Kings clients. However, there are a few exceptions where holidaymakers who booked their tour with another travel company travel in the group.

When will I get a detailed itinerary?

If you are travelling on a group tour, you will receive a detailed itinerary with your travel pack. If travelling on a private basis, you will receive your detailed itinerary with your confirmation invoice.

What are the four tour categories

***LUXURY These are our most comfortable tours and will usually feature 5-star deluxe accommodation throughout*** ***SUPERIOR Most Cox & Kings tours fall under this category and are based in 4- or 5-star accommodation where available, or the best alternative elsewhere*** ***STANDARD Simpler in emphasis, these itineraries typically feature 4-star or good 3-star accommodation throughout, or the best alternative elsewhere*** ***DISCOVERY Best suited to the hardier traveller, these tours typically include some quite basic accommodation, possibly longer and rougher road journeys and, in some cases, more strenuous activities, such as trekking***

Do I need inoculations?

Many of our destinations have recommended health precautions, which you can read about in our regional documents and health pages. However, we recommend that you contact your doctor who will be able to give you professional advice, arrange any vaccinations and give advice on malaria protection. Alternatively, visit the NHS website for more information.

What happens if a group tour does not reach its minimum numbers? Will it be cancelled?

If a group tour does not reach its minimum numbers, we will either offer for you to take your holiday on a private basis (which may involve a supplement), or you will be fully refunded.

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  • Low Deposit

    Cox & Kings requires a minimum deposit of 15% or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 75 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    If you need to cancel your tour, tourhub doesn't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of Cox & Kings charges.

    Up to 75 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit
    At 74 days before tour starts: Forfeit 30% of tour cost
    At 59 days before tour starts: Forfeit 60% of tour cost
    At 29 days before tour starts: Forfeit 90% of tour cost
    At 14 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of tour cost
  • Secure payments

    All payments are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.

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