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SINGLE TRAVELLERS A COLLECTION OF GR OUP TOURS

2014 Also available online: Canada, The Caribbean, Honeymoons, The Relax Collection & Family Explorer

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OVER 250 YEARS OF DISCOVERY Cox & Kings, the longest established travel company in the world, marked its 250th anniversary in 2008. 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 Majesty’s Armed Forces. The role of agent included the arrangement of payment of officers and men, the provision of clothing, acting as a go-between for the buying and selling of officers’ commissions, and acting upon any special requests from the regimental adjutant. Regimental agents did not have a very good reputation before Cox, but such was his honesty, reliability and organisational ability that he made it a respectable business and Cox & Co soon became the agent for the majority of British regiments. By the end of the 18th century the company served 14 cavalry, 64 infantry and 17 militia regiments. The company’s business grew hand in hand with the British empire, becoming involved in banking and shipping in addition to its other agency activities. Henry S King & Co, a rival bank and shipping agency, was started by Henry Samuel King in 1868 and subsequently run for more than 45 years by his son, Henry Seymour King, an MP and renowned mountaineer. The company had particularly strong links with India. After the first world war, the two companies merged as Cox’s & King’s and moved into grand premises on Pall Mall (now the site of the Sofitel St James Hotel). In 1923, the business was sold to Lloyds Bank and, while the banking arm stayed with Lloyds (becoming the Cox & Kings branch, as it is still known), the shipping agency became a separate company, running tours and organising the passage of people and their belongings around the world, notably to Egypt, India and south Asia. In 1970, Cox & Kings Agency was bought by Grindlays Bank as part of a deal with the then Indian prime minister, Indira Gandhi, to develop tourism into the country; and so the modern history of the company began. Cox & Kings has built on the tradition of high quality service and attention to detail established by Richard Cox more than 250 years ago and it now provides travel arrangements of the highest calibre in many of the most culturally and naturally fascinating parts of the world. The company has extended its expertise to cover Africa, Australasia, the Caribbean, Europe, the Far East, the Indian Ocean, the Indian Subcontinent, Latin America, the Middle East and Canada. 2

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CONTENTS Cox & Kings presents a collection of small-group tours, designed for single travellers looking to explore fascinating parts of the world, with peace of mind and in the company of like-minded people. INTRODUCTION

INDIA & THE SUBCONTINENT

AFRICA

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FAR EAST

EUROPE 10 12

Mystical India Splendours of Sri Lanka

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Majestic Russia Treasures of Turkey

Classic China Burma Discovery Splendours of Vietnam

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LATIN AMERICA

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Colours of Morocco A Journey Through Jordan The Wonders of Uzbekistan

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THE COX & KINGS BENEFITS Cox & Kings is an independent tour operator, organising holidays to some of the most fascinating parts of the world, where the cultures, traditions and infrastructure are often very different to those found at home. Our extraordinary heritage and unrivalled expertise mean that travellers can get maximum fulfilment from exploring such countries, combined with complete peace of mind. Here are just some of the benefits of choosing to travel on a Single Travellers tour with Cox & Kings:

EXPERTISE More than 250 years of discovery: Our history, stretching back more than 250 years, gives us unrivalled experience at organising travel worldwide. Dedicated team of experts: Cox & Kings tour consultants have all travelled extensively in their region of expertise and offer you a vast collective bank of expert knowledge.Whether you are planning to join a brochure tour or design a private tailor-made journey, you can travel with the reassurance that your itinerary will have been fully considered by a regional specialist. The best representatives around the world: Over the years, Cox & Kings has identified and developed strong working relationships with the very finest local agents

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in our various destinations. These companies all have detailed knowledge of their own country, a comprehensive network of local representatives, an understanding of Cox & Kings’ standards and, not least, an appreciation of the expectations of those who travel with us.

EXCELLENT VALUE Low price policy: Cox & Kings does not believe that you should pay a premium for excellent service and outstanding holidays. It is our policy to keep our prices as low as possible and, thereby, to make our holidays available to as many people as possible. Our Single Travellers tours have no single supplement charges and we have identified hotels that combine high quality with reasonable prices for single room occupancy. Buying power: The Cox & Kings low price policy is made possible through the development of longstanding relationships in the travel industry established over many years and buying power generated by the combined influence of the network of associated Cox & Kings companies worldwide. As a result, Cox & Kings is able to contract flights, hotels and ground services at highly competitive rates. Comparing like with like: By its nature, high quality long-haul travel is not cheap and, when looking at the various holidays on the market, it

can seem as if there is a big difference in price between what, on the surface, are similar holidays. Therefore, when weighing up holiday options, it is important to compare like with like and we are confident that our tours represent excellent value for money when the standard of accommodation, airline, and number and quality of services included are taken into account.

GENEROUS ROOMS On our Single Travellers tours, everyone has their own room. However, we avoid the tiny box-like single rooms encountered in some hotels by basing all our tours on single occupancy of double / twin rooms. .

HIGH QUALITY SERVICE

Services of the London office: In addition to the expertise of your personal tour consultant, Cox & Kings aims to provide the highest levels of customer care, from your initial inquiry, through to the detailed itineraries and tour notes sent to you prior to departure, and finally, in answering any queries you may have when you return from your travels. Personal service on tour: When travelling on a Cox & Kings Single Travellers Escorted Group Tour, you will benefit from the support of our airport representatives in the UK and, when abroad you will be met at each airport, train station or quay along the way, transferred to

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Pagan, Burma

and from your hotel and have the details of your itinerary explained to you. Almost all Cox & Kings groups also benefit from the services of a local English-speaking tour manager who accompanies the group throughout the duration of the tour in the destination. All Cox & Kings travellers are in the capable hands of someone who can inform and, if necessary, smooth any wrinkles along the way. Expert local guides: Cox & Kings uses the services of specially chosen local guides who really know their subject and can bring places to life. In addition to providing relevant background information, as detailed or general as you like, they can also explain the local way of life, customs and issues in a way that guidebooks never can.

RESPONSIBILITY Atol protection: Cox & Kings is a fully bonded and licensed tour operator and the air holidays in this brochure are Atol protected by the bonding scheme administered by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Our Atol number is 2815. For more information about the protection offered by the CAA, please visit www.caa.co.uk. Abta: Cox & Kings is a member of Abta, the Association of British Travel Agents. For more information about Abta and its members, please visit www.abta.com. Foreign & Commonwealth Office advice: Cox & Kings receives a great deal of information

about conditions on the ground from its local representatives. However, when deciding whether particular countries or regions are safe for travel, the final decision is dependent on the guidance of the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO). If you would like to know the current travel advice for any country, you can visit www. fco.gov.uk or call 0870 606 0290. Cox & Kings actively supports the FCO’s Know Before You Go campaign, to help you stay safe overseas. Find out more at coxandkings.co.uk/kbyg. Sustainable Tourism: Cox & Kings has been awarded a 5-star rating by Aito, its highest Sustainable Tourism (ST) score. This means that Cox & Kings has successfully implemented and continually improved an ST policy and supports a specific project that contributes to the economy, culture or environment of a destination. For details of Cox & Kings’ full ST policy, please visit coxandkings.co.uk. Cool Earth: Cox & Kings supports the charity Cool Earth, which partners indigenous communities to keep endangered rainforest standing. You too can help and every time you travel with Cox & Kings you will be given the option of protecting a plot of rainforest and saving it from destruction. Just £60 safeguards a whole acre (4,000 sq metres) of Amazon rainforest in the Ashaninka region of Peru. For more information or to donate, please visit www.coolearth.org/coxandkings. Aito: Cox & Kings is also a member of Aito, the Association

of Independent Tour Operators, assuring you of Cox & Kings’ commitment to high quality service and ethical business practices. For more information about Aito and its aims, please visit www.aito.co.uk. The Aito Quality Charter Aito is an association of independently minded companies specialising in particular areas or types of holiday and sharing a common dedication to high standards of quality and personal service. Aito defines ‘quality’ as “providing a level of satisfaction which, based upon the holiday information provided by the tour operator, aims to meet or exceed a customer’s reasonable satisfaction, regardless of the type of holiday sold or the price paid”. Accurate brochures: Aito members ensure that their brochures clearly and accurately describe the holidays and services offered. Product improvements: Aito members listen to their customers and welcome suggestions for improving standards. All customers receive a post-holiday questionnaire. Professional service: Aito members are committed to high standards of personal service, maintained by

the thorough training of employees. Financial security: Aito takes care to ensure that all members comply with current UK government regulations regarding the protection of clients’ money. Exclusive membership: Aito has strict membership criteria that must be satisfied before new companies are allowed to join. All members must adhere to a rigorous code of business practice that governs their operational conduct. Environmental issues: Aito is committed to raising the level of environmental awareness within the industry. In the unlikely event that a dispute between an Aito member and customer cannot be resolved amicably, either side may call upon Aito’s low-cost Independent Dispute Settlement Service to bring the matter to a speedy and acceptable conclusion.

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SINGLE TRAVELLERS HOLIDAYS EXPLAINED

Novice monk, Pagan, Burma

This new Cox & Kings collection of smallgroup tours has been specially created for single travellers who enjoy exploring fascinating parts of the world in the company of like-minded people. All accommodation on these tours is based on single occupancy of twin / double rooms. There are no single supplements and we have sought out good quality hotels that offer the most reasonable prices for individual travellers. Our aim in creating these tours is to offer the opportunity to discover extraordinary places in style, at sensible prices, in good company and with complete peace of mind.

ESCORTED GROUP TOURS All Cox & Kings Single Travellers Escorted Group Tours benefit from the following features: Tour manager: Cox & Kings tour managers are carefully selected for their travel experience and organisational abilities. Your tour manager will meet your group on arrival in the destination and will escort you throughout the journey (unless otherwise specified). Expert local guides: On most tours, in addition to the services of the tour manager, Cox & Kings Escorted Group Tours also benefit from the knowledge of local guides who accompany each excursion. In some cases, where

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appropriate, the tour manager will also act as the local guide. Where possible, your entrance fees are included in the holiday price.

Kings generally uses first class 5- or 4-star hotels, or the best available accommodation for all its tours.

Airport representatives: For all group departures where six or more people are travelling on the same flight from London Heathrow or Gatwick, a Cox & Kings representative is available to assist with checkin and any seat requests you may have during the main check-in period.

Small group sizes: To enhance your enjoyment of the tour, we like to keep our groups small and manageable. Therefore, numbers are normally restricted to a maximum of 25 and a minimum of 10 people.

TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL

Scheduled flights: Cox & Kings uses only the services of scheduled airlines for all international and most internal flights. All prices are based on Economy Class flights; however, Cox & Kings offers excellent upgrade rates if required and details of these are shown on the tour pages. Flight schedules mean that some early morning departures or arrivals may be unavoidable.

For those who prefer to travel at their own pace or who wish to explore places not included in the brochure itineraries, Cox & Kings has many years of experience organising tailor-made private holidays. Our expert tour consultants are all regional specialists who will be delighted to suggest ideas to complement your own, and to organise the most appropriate programme to suit your interests, time and budget.

Comfortable land travel: For road journeys, Cox & Kings uses buses of a size appropriate to the number of people in the group, with air conditioning where this facility is available. On rail journeys, groups are booked in the best available class on the train. First class accommodation: The standard and style of accommodation varies from place to place and tour to tour; however, Cox &

If travelling on a solo private tour, on arrival in the destination and at each new destination on your journey, you will normally be met at the airport (unless you are in transit), station or quay by a Cox & Kings representative who will then accompany you to your hotel, help you check-in and confirm the itinerary for your stay. For all road journeys, you will have your own car and driver. This allows you to travel in comfort and to stop off along the way if you

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see something of interest or if you would like a break. On excursions, you will be accompanied by your own private English-speaking local guides, allowing you to ask as many or as few questions as you like with the emphasis on your own particular interests.

TOUR CATEGORIES Most Cox & Kings tours are based on 4- or 5-star accommodation, or the best available, and are termed ‘Superior Tours’. Where the accommodation differs from that level significantly, either because it is particularly luxurious or simpler, we have highlighted this fact by applying the terms ‘Luxury Tour’ and ‘Standard Tour’, respectively, immediately above the tour title. Luxury Tour will usually feature 5-star de luxe accommodation throughout, while a Standard Tour will usually feature 3- or 4-star accommodation throughout. An additional type of holiday is the ‘Discovery Tour’, which would be better 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.

MEALS Cox & Kings seeks to strike a good balance between organising meals for the group and giving people the freedom to choose where and with whom to eat. On each day of the

tour itinerary we have shown the meals included in the price: B is breakfast; L is lunch, D is dinner and N is no meals. Our Single Travellers tours generally include breakfast daily, a welcome dinner at the beginning, and a farewell dinner at the end of the trip as standard, plus some other meals. These organised meals offer the chance to get to know other members of the group, while on occasions when meals are not included there should be opportunities to join up with other members of the group if you choose.

WHEN TO TRAVEL The changing climate can have a major impact on the timing of trips. Our tour pages include detailed charts showing the temperature and rainfall in the relevant country throughout the year. These climate charts are based on historical data and, in a world of increasingly unpredictable weather, they should be regarded as indicative of typical conditions rather than guarantees of what you should expect at particular times of year.

HOLIDAY EXTENSIONS Cox & Kings is happy to arrange for you to extend your stay after the main tour. We have suggested extension options for most tours in this brochure, however, our specialist consultants would also be delighted to design a tailor-made extension for you, either pre- or post-tour, to fit in with your interests. Group tour extensions are operated on a private basis unless other members of the main tour group choose to take the same extension, in which case the relevant services may be shared.

REGIONAL AIR CONNECTIONS & FLIGHT UPGRADES Most Cox & Kings holidays are based on flights from London Heathrow or Gatwick and, in most cases, it is possible to connect with those flights from regional British airports for a supplement. In addition, Cox & Kings can offer favourable prices for upgrading to Premium Economy, Business and First Class. This supplement information is included on the tour page.

HOTELS & ACCOMMODATION

ENSURING YOUR ENJOYMENT

There is not space to include detailed descriptions and images of all the accommodation featured in the tours in this brochure. However, we include details about most of the properties on the tour pages of our website: coxandkings.co.uk.

When making a booking, if you feel that there is anything Cox & Kings should know about that is essential to your enjoyment of your holiday, please ensure that we have been made aware of this in writing at the time of booking, preferably using the reservation form.

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SINGLE TRAVELLERS ONLINE COLLECTIONS

COX & KINGS ONLINE Online at coxandkings.co.uk, you can find even more holiday options and services. Below are just a few highlights.

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SHORT BREAKS

Cox & Kings is the travel partner of the Royal Academy of Arts (RA). This programme of tours led by expert lecturers is open to anyone with a passion for the world’s greatest artistic, architectural and archaeological wonders. For full details or a brochure, please visit: coxandkings.co.uk/ra.

Our hand-picked selection of short breaks visits some of Europe’s finest cities and cultural destinations. From the magnificent Renaissance city of Florence to the cobbled streets of Tallinn, all offer value for money and superior accommodation. Short breaks to Morocco and Canada are also available. Please visit: coxandkings.co.uk/short-breaks.

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CANADA

Cox & Kings’ online collection of polar journeys includes expedition cruises to the Arctic and Antarctica, plus a range of tailor-made travel ideas in and around the Arctic Circle. For the cruises, the selected ships are all specialist vessels, ideal for reaching remote regions in safety and comfort. Please visit: coxandkings.co.uk/polar for more details.

Renowned for its spectacular wilderness, abundant wildlife, cosmopolitan cities and diverse cultures, Canada is a thrilling destination. Cox & Kings offers an online selection of group tours, private journeys, short breaks and tailor-made travel ideas to the country. For more information and to request a guide, please visit: coxandkings.co.uk/canada.

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A passion for food, a taste for discovery Cox & Kings is delighted to be the appointed tour operator behind MasterChef Travel, a brand new collection of worldwide trips featuring MasterChef contestants and local culinary experts. Launching in November 2013 for travel in 2014, this collection is inspired by MasterChef, the global cooking phenomenon. MasterChef is watched in more than 100 countries and has been at the forefront of the recent surge in interest in food and cookery. These holidays focus on the world’s great cuisines. Some include sourcing ingredients, expert demonstrations and hands-on cooking, while others are simply a celebration of great food and its place in local cultures. MasterChef Travel is a combination of both single-centre short breaks and longer tours to many of the most culturally fascinating parts of the world, and we build in plenty of time to see the sights as well as broadening culinary horizons. The 2014 collection includes the UK, Europe, Africa, North America, Latin America, Australasia, India and the Far East. Register your interest in MasterChef Travel and be one of the first to receive news and updates by visiting mastercheftravel.com. Taste the world with MasterChef Travel. Š Shine Limited Licensed by Shine 360°


russia tour

Superior Tour

Majestic RUSSIA Escorted Group Tour • 7 Days / 6 Nights from £1,525

Day 4 – To Moscow: Morning at leisure or optional visit to Peterhof to view the exterior of Peter the Great’s Summer Palace and gardens. Take a late afternoon train to Moscow (4 hours). On arrival, transfer to the Holiday Inn Lesnaya for 3 nights. (B)

From Red Square and the Kremlin in Moscow to the Imperial Palaces of St Petersburg, this 7-day tour of Moscow and St Petersburg showcases some of the best attractions that Russia has to offer. Both cities are renowned for their world-class museums and grand architecture, and each have left their own cultural legacies on the country.

Day 5 – Moscow: Morning tour of Moscow. View the iconic Red Square with St Basil’s Cathedral, the Moscow State University and Novodevichy Convent. Afternoon at leisure. (B)

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Day 6 – Moscow: Morning visit to the Kremlin, including Cathedral Square and the Armoury Museum with its collection of imperial crowns and carriages. Optional visit to the Arbat quarter followed by a tour of selected Moscow Metro stations; so-called underground palaces adorned with marble and chandeliers. Farewell dinner in the evening. (B, D)

Samson, Peterhof Palace, St Petersburg

C&K DIFFERENCES Twin / double rooms for single use Stay in comfortable 4-star hotels in Moscow & St Petersburg Visits to the Summer Palace at Pushkin & the Hermitage Explore the imposing Kremlin with its armoury museum

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Day 7 – To London: Morning at leisure. Afternoon transfer to the airport and fly to London. (B)

Day 1 – To St Petersburg: Morning flight from London Heathrow to St Petersburg with British Airways. Transfer to the Radisson Sonya Hotel for 3 nights. Welcome dinner. (D)

Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Day 2 – St Petersburg: Morning tour of St Petersburg, including Nevsky Prospekt and Vasilevsky Island. Afternoon visit to Catherine’s Palace at Pushkin, including the renowned Amber room. This opulent palace is considered one of the finest in Europe. (B)

NOTES Extensions: Pre- and post-tour extensions are available in Moscow and St Petersburg, and include 2 night’s accommodation with arrival or departure transfers.

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Day 3 – St Petersburg: Morning visit to the world’s largest museum, the Hermitage. Founded by Catherine the Great and the former residence of the Tsars, the museum now has an unrivalled collection of European and Russian masterpieces. Optional afternoon tour of the Peter and Paul fortress and St Isaac’s Cathedral. (B)

Accessibility: This tour is locally escorted in St Petersburg and in Moscow. You will be assisted with boarding the train in St Petersburg and met on the platform on arrival in Moscow. Theatre: Opera or ballet performances in St Petersburg or Moscow can be pre-booked. Please contact Cox & Kings for details.

Majestic Russia tour prices for departures on or between the following dates Code

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14 Oct 2014

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Additional information Please go to coxandkings.co.uk for further information and supplement details Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on single occupancy of a twin/double room. Extension prices are based on one or more people taking the same extension. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of any additional fuel surcharges. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking. Please check coxandkings.co.uk for current prices.

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Out (Tue) Rtn (Mon) 16 Sep 22 Sep

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British Airways flight upgrades

Regional air connections

Q BA World Traveller Plus: From £625 per person return Q BA World Traveller Plus (Moscow only): from £65 per person

Q From £70 per person return* British Airways to / from London Heathrow, Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds Bradfords. * All prices subject to availability

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TURKEY TOUR

Superior Tour

TREASURES OF TURKEY Escorted Group Tour • 7 Days / 6 Nights from £1,245

and drive to Canakkale, stopping en route to view Pergamon and Troy. Tour the ancient town of Pergamon, including visits to the Acropolis and Asclepion. Continue to the Unesco world heritage site of Troy. Stay 1 night at the Kolin Hotel. (D)

From the Roman ruins of Ephesus and magnificent mosques of Istanbul to the legendary city of Troy, the west coast of Turkey has much to offer even the most seasoned traveller. Starting in the resort town of Kusadasi, this 7-day tour travels north through ancient Pergamon and the battlefields of Gallipoli to Istanbul, the former capital of the Byzantine Empire, allowing travellers the chance to experience more than 3,000 years of Mediterranean history.

Day 4 – To Istanbul: Morning boat ride across the Dardanelles straits for a tour of the Gallipoli battlefield, scene of the aborted invasion of 1915. Visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair. Continue to Istanbul and stay at the Askoc Hotel / Best Western Premier Senator Hotel for 3 nights. (B)

MAP Sophia Goddess of Wisdom, Ephesus

THE JOURNEY Day 1 – To Kusadasi: Fly from either London Heathrow, Birmingham or Manchester to Izmir with Turkish Airlines via Istanbul. Transfer to the Pine Bay Holiday Resort Hotel for 2 nights. Welcome dinner. (D)

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Twin / double rooms for single use Stay in 4- & 5-star hotels throughout Tour of Istanbul’s grand mosques & palaces Visit the ancient Roman city of Ephesus

Day 2 – Ephesus: Morning tour of the former Roman capital of Asia Minor, Ephesus. Visit the Library of Celsus, the Temple of Hadrian and the Theatre. The ruins offer an excellent insight into life within a Roman city. After Ephesus, visit the alleged House of the Virgin Mary, a site that includes a house and garden and the spot where she is believed to have spent her last years. Afternoon at leisure. (B, D)

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Day 5 – Istanbul: Morning city tour of Istanbul, including the Hippodrome, formerly Constantinople’s sporting and social centre, and the Blue Mosque with its exquisite blue tiles. The tour also stops at Hagia Sofia, built as a church by Emperor Justinian in the 6th century, and the Cistern – an ancient wonder of engineering. Afternoon at leisure for further exploration or optional cruise on the Bosphorus. (B) Day 6 – Istanbul: Morning tour of the Topkapi Palace. The official residence of the Ottoman Sultans for more than 400 years, it is now a museum that also houses the Imperial treasury. Continue to the Grand Bazaar, one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world. Afternoon at leisure or optional cruise to the Princess Islands. Farewell dinner. (D) Day 7 – To London: Morning at leisure. Afternoon transfer for a flight to London Heathrow, Birmingham or Manchester with Turkish Airlines. (B)

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The Hagia Sofia, Istanbul

Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

EXTENSIONS Pre- and post-tour extensions are available in Kusadasi and Istanbul, and include 2 night’s accommodation with arrival or departure transfers. An alternative extension travels to the spectacular volcanic landscape of the Cappadocia region. With its distinctive fairy chimneys and strange rock formations, it is renowned for its dramatic beauty.

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Treasures of Turkey tour prices for departures on or between the following dates Code

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11 Oct 2014

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Additional information Please go to coxandkings.co.uk for further information and supplement details Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on single occupancy of a twin/double room. Extension prices are based on one or more people taking the same extension. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of any additional fuel surcharges. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking. Please check coxandkings.co.uk for current prices.

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Out (Sat) Rtn (Fri) 30 Sep 19 Sep

Out (Sat) Rtn (Fri) 11 Oct 17 Oct

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MOROCCO tour

StANDARD TOUR

COLOURs of Morocco Escorted Group Tour • 8 Days / 7 Nights from £1,485

seen in the array of wonderful mosaics left behind. (B)

Explore the imperial cities of Fez, Rabat, Meknes and Marrakech, all former or current capitals of Morocco, known for their Islamic architecture, monuments and vibrant souks. The tour also travels through the country’s diverse landscapes, from the Atlantic coast, through fertile plains, to the mountains and valleys of the High Atlas.

Day 4 – Fez: Tour of Fez, the first Islamic city in Morocco. Visits include the courtyard of the Kairaouine mosque, the Bou Inania madrasa, the Nejjarine Fountain, the Jewish quarter (mellah) and the extensive souks. Afternoon at leisure. (B) Day 5 – To Marrakech: Drive south through the Moroccan countryside to Marrakech, and stay at the Palm Plaza Hotel & Spa for 3 nights. (B) Day 6 – Marrakech: City tour of Marrakech. Highlights include the Bahia Palace, the Saadian Tombs, the Koutoubia mosque and the famous souks. Finish at the Djemaa el Fna market square, a swirling carnival of musicians, fireeaters, storytellers and snake charmers. (B)

C&K DIFFERENCES Twin / double rooms for single use First-class hotels throughout Roman history at the ruins of Volubilis Tour the huge Hassan II mosque in Casablanca Walk in the beautiful Ourika valley of the Atlas mountains

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The Hassan Tower Rabat

THE JOURNEY Day 1 – To Casablanca: Fly from London to Casablanca with Royal Air Maroc. Transfer to the Hotel Idou Anja, Casablanca for 1 night. (N)

Day 8 – To London: Transfer to the airport and fly from Marrakech to London, via Casablanca, with Royal Air Maroc. (B)

Day 2 – To Fez via Rabat: Morning visit to the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, then drive to Rabat for a short city tour, before continuing in the afternoon to Fez, where, there will be a welcome dinner. Stay at the Ramada Fez hotel for 3 nights. (B, D)

Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

EXTENSION Essaouira

3 Days / 2 Nights from £595 Extend your stay in Morocco with some time relaxing by the Atlantic coast, in the delightful fishing town of Essaouira. Among its many highlights are the wide, sandy beach fronting the ocean, and the walled medina, with its maze of narrow streets filled with artisans and craft shops.

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Day 3 – To Meknes & Volubilis: Meknes is now one of the quieter imperial cities, but was once the heart of the Moroccan sultanate. The nearby Roman ruins of Volubilis mark the westward extent of the Roman Empire, and the wealth of its former inhabitants can be

Colours of Morocco tour prices for departures on or between the following dates Code

Escorted Group Tour

AFS

Tour + Essaouira

AFSESS

No. nights

29 Mar 2014

05 Apr 2014

13 Sep 2014

18 Oct 2014

7 2

1,485 595

1,595 595

1,485 595

1,495 595

Additional information Please go to coxandkings.co.uk for further information and supplement details Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on single occupancy of a twin/double room. Extension prices are based on one or more people taking the same extension. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of any additional fuel surcharges. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking. Please check coxandkings.co.uk for current prices.

2014 departure dates Out (Sat) Rtn (Sat) 29 Mar 05 Apr

Out (Sat) Rtn (Sat) 05 Apr 12 Apr

Out (Sat) Rtn (Sat) 13 Sep 20 Sep

Out (Sat) Rtn (Sat) 18 Oct 25 Oct

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JORDAN TOUR

Superior Tour

A Journey through Jordan Escorted Group Tour • 7 Days / 6 Nights from £2,125

Our Jordan tour travels to the main highlights of this fascinating country. Discover the Roman ruins at Jerash, the biblical site of Mount Nebo, and Petra, the rock-hewn city lost to the world for a millennium and now one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. A couple of days relaxing by the Dead Sea is the ideal way to end your journey. Jerash

THE JOURNEY

Day 6 – Dead Sea: Day at leisure. Optional morning excursion to the baptism site at Bethany on the banks of the Jordan river (payable locally). Farewell dinner in the evening at the hotel. (B, D)

Day 1 – To Amman: Fly from London to Amman with Royal Jordanian Airlines. Transfer to the Amman Marriott Hotel for 2 nights. (N)

MAP

Day 2 – Jerash & Amman: Morning tour of the ancient city of Jerash. Afternoon at leisure. Welcome dinner in the evening at a nearby restaurant. (B, L, D)

C&K DIFFERENCES Twin / double rooms for single use Features 5-star accommodation throughout Enjoy a traditional home-cooked meal in Madaba Float in mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea Tour the Roman ruins at Jerash

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Day 3 – To Petra: Travel along the King’s Way, visiting Madaba, home to a Byzantine mosaic map of the region, Mount Nebo, where Moses first viewed the Holy Land, and the 12th-century crusader castle of Kerak. Continue to Petra and stay 2 nights at the Marriott Petra. (B, L, D)

NOTES Extensions: Please see below for suggested extension itineraries. Accessibility: This tour involves walking over rough terrain. At Petra, visiting the Monastery and the High Place of Sacrifice requires a steep climb.

Day 4 – Petra: Take a guided tour of Petra, the rose-red city rediscovered by JL Burckhardt in 1812. Enter the city through the Siq canyon, which opens out in front of the dramatic Treasury tomb. (B, D)

EXTENSION The Dead Sea

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3 Days / 2 Nights from £495

Day 5 – To the Dead Sea: Morning at leisure, or opt for an excursion to Wadi Rum for a 4x4 adventure in the desert (payable locally). Afternoon transfer to the Dead Sea. Stay for 2 nights at the Jordan Valley Marriott Dead Sea Resort & Spa. (B)

Extend your stay at the Dead Sea, and take advantage of the peaceful surroundings. Luxuriate in the Jordan Valley Marriott’s spa, one of the largest in the Middle East, offering a wide range of treatments and therapies.

A Journey Through Jordan tour prices for departures on or between the following dates Code

Escorted Group Tour

JFS

Tour + Dead Sea

JFSDEA

No. nights

21 Mar 2014

04 Apr 2014

12 Sep 2014

03 Oct 2014

6 2

2,125 495

2,155 495

2,125 495

2,175 495

Additional information Please go to coxandkings.co.uk for further information and supplement details Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on single occupancy of a twin/double room. Extension prices are based on one or more people taking the same extension. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of any additional fuel surcharges. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking. Please check coxandkings.co.uk for current prices.

2014 departure dates Out (Fri) Rtn (Thu) 21 Mar 27 Mar

Out (Fri) Rtn (Thu) 04 Apr 10 Apr

Out (Fri) Rtn (Thu) 12 Sep 18 Sep

Out (Fri) Rtn (Thu) 03 Oct 09 Oct

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17 Jordan SINGLE TRAVELLERS The Treasury, Petra,


Uzbekistan TOUR

Discovery Tour

THE WONDERS of Uzbekistan Escorted Group Tour • 12 Days / 10 Nights from £2,025

Set on the Silk Road, Uzbekistan has played host to waves of conquerors and nomads. The legacy they left behind can be seen in the towering fortresses of Khiva and Bukhara, and the Islamic architecture of Samarkand.

Mir-i Arab Madrasah, Bukhara

MAP

THE JOURNEY Day 1 – To Tashkent: Fly overnight from London to Tashkent with Uzbekistan Airways. (N)

C&K DIFFERENCES Twin / double rooms for single use Ride the express Sharq train through the Uzbekistan countryside Spend 3 days exploring the ancient Silk Road city of Bukhara Visit Shahrisabz, the birth place of Turko-Mongol conqueror, Timur

Day 2 – Tashkent: Arrive in Tashkent and transfer to the City Palace Hotel or similar for 1 night. Afternoon tour of the old city, Revolution Square, the Museum of Decorative and Applied Art, the bazaar and Kukeldash mosque and madrasa. A welcome dinner will be held at a local restaurant. (D)

WEATHER

Day 3 – To Khiva: Transfer to the airport and take a one-hour morning flight to Urgenc. Visit the ancient fortresses of Ayaz Kala and Toprak Kala before an afternoon drive to Khiva via Ulli Khovli. Stay at the Malika Khiva Hotel or similar for 2 nights. (B, L, D)

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Day 7 – Bukhara: Morning excursion to the Summer Palace and shrine of Khoja Bakhautdin Naqshbandi. (B, D)

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Day 10 – Samarkand: Full-day tour of Shahrisabz, surrounded by the foothills of the Pamir mountains, where Tamerlane built a large summer palace. (B, L, D) Day 11 – To Tashkent by train: A morning visit to Gur Emir, the mausoleum of Tamerlane, then transfer to the station for a two-and-a-half-hour journey aboard the Sharq train from Samarkand to Tashkent. The afternoon is free to explore Tashkent. In the evening, there will be a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. Stay overnight at the Tashkent Palace Hotel or similar. (B, D)

Day 4 – Khiva: Full-day tour of Khiva. (B, D)

Day 6 – Bukhara: Full-day tour of Bukhara, including the Ark fortress, the great Kalyan minaret, the Samanid mausoleum and the Bukhara crafts centre. (B, D)

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Day 9 – Samarkand: Full-day tour of Samarkand, including visits to Shah-i-Zinda necropolis, the Bibi Khanum mosque and the tomb of Tamerlane, the most influential central Asian military leader of the middle ages. (B, D)

Day 8 – To Samarkand: Drive to Samarkand via Gidjuvan, site of one of the finest ceramic productions in the Bukhara region. Stay for 3 nights at the Malika Diyora Hotel or similar. (B, D)

Day 12 – To London: Morning at leisure. Afternoon transfer to the airport. Fly from Tashkent to London with Uzbekistan Airways. (B) Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

NOTES Kyrgyzstan & Kazakhstan: Having completed a tour of Uzbekistan, it is possible to travel to one of the surrounding countries as part of a tailor-made extension. Please contact your Cox & Kings consultant for details or visit our website, coxandkings.co.uk. Discovery Tour: Cox & Kings uses the best available accommodation in Uzbekistan. However, outside Tashkent the standard is

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Samarkand

basic. This tour involves some long drives and walking over rough terrain. Please see page 7 for an explanation about Discovery Tours. .

EXTENSION Fergana valley

The Wonders of Uzbekistan tour prices for departures on or between the following dates Code

Escorted Group Tour

UZS

Tour + Fergana Valley

UZSFER

No. nights

28 Mar 2014

15 Aug 2014

14 Nov 2014

10 3

2,025 745

2,095 745

2,075 745

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4 Days / 3 Nights from £745 Explore the cultural heartland of Uzbekistan with visits to some of the major towns in the Fergana valley. Highlights include the vibrant local market in Andijan and the Yodgorlik silk factory in Margilan.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on single occupancy of a twin/double room. Extension prices are based on one or more people taking the same extension. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of any additional fuel surcharges. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking. Please check coxandkings.co.uk for current prices.

2014 departure dates Out (Fri) Rtn (Tues) 28 Mar 08 Apr

Out (Fri) Rtn (Tues) 15 Aug 26 Aug

Out (Fri) Rtn (Tues) 14 Nov 25 Nov

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INDIA TOUR

Superior TOUR

Mystical India Escorted Group Tour • 12 Days / 10 Nights from £2,895

This fascinating tour through India’s Golden Triangle and beyond reveals many of the country’s most celebrated sights. Starting from India’s historic capital, Delhi, the journey takes you to Agra to see the sun rise at the Taj Mahal; search for the elusive royal Bengal tigers at Ranthambore, and includes visits to majestic forts and grand palaces in princely Rajasthan, the land of maharajas.

INDIA

Amber Palace, Jaipur

THE JOURNEY

MAP

Day 1 – To Delhi: Overnight flight from London to Delhi with Virgin Atlantic. (N) Day 2 – Delhi: Arrive in Delhi and transfer to the DoubleTree by Hilton (or similar) for 2 nights. Afternoon tour of Old Delhi, including the Red Fort, Jama Masjid mosque and Raj Ghat. (N)

C&K DIFFERENCES First-class hotels throughout Twin / double rooms for single use Explore India’s Golden Triangle renowned for its magnificent monuments & celebrated history 2 nights in Udaipur, the most picturesque city in Rajasthan Search for the elusive royal Bengal tigers in Ranthambore National Park

WEATHER

Day 3 – Delhi: Morning tour of New Delhi, including India Gate and the former viceregal residence, both fine examples of British imperial architecture. Continue to the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun and the Qutb Minar tower. (B) Day 4 – To Agra: In the morning, drive to Agra and stay overnight at the Radisson Hotel Agra (or similar). In the afternoon, visit the tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah and Agra Fort. In the evening, visit Mehtab Bagh, a 400-year-old Mughal garden on the banks of the Yamuna, to see the sun set over the Taj Mahal. (B)

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Day 5 – To Ranthambore: Early morning visit to the Taj Mahal, arriving in time for sunrise. After breakfast, drive to the deserted sandstone city of Fatehpur Sikri. Continue to the train station and travel by train to Sawai Madhopur. On arrival, you will be taken to the Dev Vilas (or similar) for stay of 2 nights. Late afternoon wildlife viewing. (B, D)

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Day 6 – Ranthambore: Early morning and later afternoon drives to search for tigers. (B, L, D) Day 7 – To Jaipur: Morning drive to the pink city of Jaipur and stay 3 nights at the lebua Lodge. You will be staying in stylish futuristic tents, which are set against the rugged Aravalli

hills near the famed Amer Fort. Afternoon at leisure. (B, D) Day 8 – Jaipur: After breakfast, visit the ancient palace of Amber Fort and then the City Palace in the afternoon, home of the present maharaja. (B, D) Day 9 – Jaipur: A day at leisure to relax, explore Jaipur’s many bazaars or take an optional tour of the ghost town of Bhangarh, built within a 17th-century fortress. (B, D) Day 10 – To Udaipur: Drive to Udaipur, set on the shores of Lake Pichola and arguably Rajasthan’s most picturesque city. Stay 2 nights at the delightful Chunda Palace. Inspired by the opulent palaces of Rajasthan, it is built in traditional Rajasthani style and is set close to Lake Pichola, an artifical fresh water lake created in 1362 AD. (B) Day 11 – Udaipur: Morning tour of the City Palace and Jagdish Temple. (B) Day 12 – To London: Morning transfer to the airport. Fly to Delhi to connect with the Virgin Atlantic flight to London. (B) Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals. Tour Extensions: We can arrange extensions to Amritsar, the holy city of the Sikhs and home to the Golden Temple; Goa, the former Portuguese colony famous for its beautiful beaches; Shimla, set in the Himalayan foothills or to the Kathmandu Valley, which has a rich cultural heritage. Please ask your Tour Consultant for details.

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Taj Mahal, Agra

Mystical India tour prices for departures on or between the following dates Code

Escorted Group Tour

NIH

Tour

No. nights

14 Feb 2014

09 Apr 2014

23 May 2014

07 Nov 2014

23 Dec 2014

16 Jan 2015

25 Mar 2015

10

2,995

3,095

2,895

3,195

3,495

3,395

3,395

Additional information Please go to coxandkings.co.uk for further information and supplement details Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on single occupancy of a twin/double room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of any additional fuel surcharges. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking. Please check coxandkings.co.uk for current prices.

2014 / 2015 departure dates Out Rtn 14 Feb 25 Feb 09 Apr 20 Apr

Out Rtn 23 May 03 Jun 07 Nov 18 Nov

Out Rtn 23 Dec 03 Jan 16 Jan 15 27 Jan 15

Out Rtn 25 Mar 15 05 Apr 15

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Tiger and cubs, Ranthambore

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SRI LANKA TOUR

Superior TOUR

SPLENDOURS OF Sri Lanka Escorted Group Tour • 14 Days / 12 Nights from £2,545

This outstanding introductory tour to the island nation of Sri Lanka, formerly Ceylon, combines the cultural triangle’s ancient cities with scenic hill country, man-made marvels and abundant wildlife. Explore Kandy, the last Sinhalese city to fall to the British, and see Sri Lankan elephants in Uda Walawe wildlife reserve. Finish the tour with a relaxing 2-night stay on one of the island’s golden palm-fringed beaches. .

MAP

Ancient cIty of Sigiriya

THE JOURNEY Day 1 – To Colombo: Overnight flight from London to Colombo with Sri Lankan Airlines. (N) Day 2 – Colombo: Afternoon arrival and transfer to the Cinnamon Lakeside (or similar) for 1 night. Evening welcome dinner. (D)

C&K DIFFERENCES Twin / double rooms for single use First-class hotels throughout your journey Visit an exotic spice garden & learn how some of the spices are grown Take a wildlife safari to see wild elephants, sloth bears & elusive leopards Unwind on a beach at the end

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Day 4 – Anuradhapura & Mihintale: Drive to the ancient city of Anuradhapura. For 1,400 years, this city was the capital of Sri Lanka and contains fabulous Buddhist shrines and relics. Afternoon visit to Mihintale, where Buddhism originated in Sri Lanka. (B) Day 5 – Sigiriya & Polonnaruwa: Morning visit to the Unesco-listed rock fortress town of Sigiriya. Continue to the 11th-century medieval capital of Polonnaruwa. (B)

Day 8 – To Nuwara Eliya: Early morning drive to the hill station of Nuwara Eliya via a tea plantation. Situated at 2,000 metres, Nuwara Eliya attracted the British in the 18th century and their legacy can be seen in the Victorian houses, parks and trout-stocked streams. Stay at the Grand Hotel (or similar) for 2 nights. (B) Day 9 – Horton Plains: Early morning visit to Horton Plains, situated on Sri Lanka’s highest plateau (this excursion involves a two-and-ahalf-hour trek). Horton Plains is home to large populations of monkeys and sambars. The rest of the day is at leisure. (B) Day 10 – To Uda Walawe: Transfer to Ella, where the view through the Ella Gap – a break in the hills – is one of the finest in Sri Lanka. Visit the Rawana Ella Falls before continuing to Uda Walawe. Stay 2 nights at the Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort (or similar). (B)

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Day 3 – To Habarana: Morning transfer to Habarana via Pinnewala elephant orphanage. Stay 3 nights at the Cinnamon Lodge (or similar). (B)

Morning visit to the Royal Botanical Gardens. Afternoon at leisure. (B)

Day 6 – To Kandy: Morning visit to Dambulla, home to Asia’s most impressive cave temples. Continue to the beautiful hill station of Kandy and stay 2 nights at the Mahaweli Reach Hotel (or similar). In the evening, watch a traditional Kandyan dance performance and visit the Temple of the Tooth. (B) Day 7 – Kandy: Kandy is set on the shores of a beautiful man-made lake and the area abounds with rich and varied plant life.

Day 11 – Uda Walawe & Bundala: Early morning drive to Uda Walawe National Park, home to wild elephants, sambar deer, wild buffaloes and a small population of sloth bears and leopards. In the afternoon drive to Bundala National Park, renowned for its endemic birds and for the large gathering of migratory birds, which come from as far as Siberia. (B) Day 12 – To Wadduwa: Drive to Wadduwa. Stay 2 nights at The Blue Water (or similar), a

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Tea pickers, Nuwara Eliya

contemporary hotel with superb views of the Indian Ocean. (B) Day 13 – Wadduwa: Day at leisure. Evening farewell dinner. (B, D) Day 14 – To London: Transfer to Colombo and fly to London with Sri Lankan Airlines. (B) Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

EXTENSION Wadduwa

4 Days / 3 Nights from £395 The Blue Water hotel in Wadduwa, just south of Colombo, offers an idyllic beach-side location and extensive facilities. Day 14 – Wadduwa: Stay an extra 3 nights at the Blue Water. (B) Days 15-16 – Wadduwa: At leisure. (B) Day 17 – To London: Transfer to Colombo ariport and fly to London with Sri Lankan Airlines. (B)

NOTES Due to high altitude and uneven terrain, the Horton Plains trek requires a good level of fitness. Visits to certain ancient monuments in the cultural triangle require quite a bit of steep climbing, including ascending more than 1,800 steps in one instance.

Beach, Wadduwa Splendours of Sri Lanka tour prices for departures on or between the following dates Code

Escorted Group Tour

SCN

Tour + Wadduwa

SCNWAD

No. nights

26 Feb 2014

27 Aug 2014

08 Oct 2014

12 Nov 2014

28 Jan 2015

25 Mar 2015

12 3

2,945 395

3,095 375

2,895 375

3,145 495

3,295 545

3,295 445

Additional information Please go to coxandkings.co.uk for further information and supplement details Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on single occupancy of a twin/double room. Extension prices are based on one or more people taking the same extension. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of any additional fuel surcharges. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking. Please check coxandkings.co.uk for current prices.

2014 / 2015 departure dates Out (Wed) Rtn (Tue) 26 Feb 11 Mar 27 Aug 09 Sep

Out (Wed) Rtn (Tue) 08 Oct 21 Oct 12 Nov 25 Nov

Out (Wed) Rtn (Tue) 28 Jan 15 10 Feb 15 25 Mar 15 07 Apr 15

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CHINA TOUR

SUPERIOR Tour

CLASSIC CHINA Escorted Group Tour • 11 Days / 9 Nights from £2,375

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 discover the spectacular landscapes of Guilin and Yangshuo from a cruise on the Li river. Finish in vibrant Shanghai and witness the huge economic changes taking place in China, a country with a unique cultural heritage.

Day 7 – To Guilin: Morning visit to the city walls, with optional cycling excursion. Lunch will be traditional Shaanxi-style pork burgers with local snacks. Transfer to the airport via the Tomb of Emperor Jingdi (Hanyangling), and fly to Guilin. Stay overnight at the Guilin Park Hotel. (B, L) Day 8 – Li river & Yangshuo: Take a cruise down the Li river to the riverside town of Yangshuo, through Guilin’s landscape of limestone hills, fishing villages and rice fields. Walking tour of Yangshuo before checking in at the Yangshuo Guifu Hotel for 1 night. Optional evening Liu San Jie music and light show. (B, L)

Terracotta Warriors, Xian

THE JOURNEY Day 1 – To Beijing: Overnight flight from London to Beijing with British Airways. (N) Day 2 – Beijing: Arrive in Beijing and transfer to the Traders Hotel Beijing for 3 nights. Welcome dinner at a local restaurant. (D)

MAP

Day 3 – Old Beijing: Morning tour of Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. After lunch and a noodle-making lesson with a local family, enjoy traditional Chinese papercutting and an afternoon rickshaw tour of the hutong district. (B, L)

C&K DIFFERENCES Twin / double rooms for single use 4-star hotels, chosen for their services, style & location Cruise on Huang Pu river in Shanghai Lessons in Chinese calligraphy, papercutting, tai-chi and noodle-making River cruise past Guilin’s limestone hills

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Day 10 – Shanghai: Morning tour of Shanghai, visiting the Jade Buddha Temple and the Yu Garden. Cruise on Huang Pu river in the afternoon. Farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (D)

Day 4 – Great Wall: Visit the legendary Great Wall at Jinshanling, including a picnic lunch and walk on the wall. (B, L)

C H I NA

Day 9 – To Shanghai: Morning at leisure. In the afternoon, fly to Shanghai and stay at the Central Hotel for 2 nights. (B)

Day 11 – To London: Transfer to the airport and fly to London with British Airways. Afternoon arrival. (B, D)

Day 5 – To Xian: Morning visit to the Temple of Heaven, where you can take a lesson in the ancient art of tai-chi. Enjoy a vegetarian lunch near the temple, then transfer to the airport and fly to Xian. Stay at the Howard Johnson Ginwa Plaza Hotel for 2 nights. (B, L)

Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

EXTENSION Hong Kong

4 Days / 3 Nights from £1,695

Day 6 – Terracotta Warriors: In the morning, visit the awe-inspiring Terracotta Warriors. Afternoon tour of the Wild Goose Pagoda and Xian Art Museum, with a lesson in Chinese calligraphy. Optional evening Tang Dynasty music performance with dinner. (B)

Hong Kong is one of the world’s most modern and dynamic cities: rightly celebrated for its culture, cuisine, shopping and magnificent skyline. We recommend 3 nights at the central Royal Pacific Towers hotel in a harbour view room.

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09 Aug 2014

21 Feb 2015

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2,695 1,745

2,475 1,745

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2014 / 2015 departure dates Out (Sat) Rtn (Wed) 08 Feb 19 Feb

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Out (Sat) Rtn (Wed) 09 Aug 20 Aug

Out (Sat) Rtn (Wed) 21 Feb 15 04 Mar 15

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Regional air connections

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BURMA TOUR

SUPERIOR Tour

BURMA DISCOVERY Escorted Group Tour • 13 Days / 10 Nights from £3,895

Still relatively untouched by tourism, Burma (Myanmar) has a rich cultural heritage and a long, storied history. This journey explores the highlights of this diverse country, beginning with the majestic Shwedagon Pagoda in Rangoon. The tour visits thousands of pagodas in ancient Pagan, and monasteries of Mandalay that reflect the deep-rooted Burmese belief in Buddhism and spirit worship. Finish at the beautiful Inle Lake, famous for its floating villages and gardens, and the leg-rowers of the Intha tribe.

Shwezigon Pagoda, Hgnet Pyit Taung, and Lawkananda and Dhammayazika temples. Lunch at Sunset Garden. (B, L)

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THE JOURNEY

Day 9 – Inle Lake: Morning visit to the Indein village, followed by wine tasting at Red Mountain Resort. (B, L)

Day 1 – To Rangoon: Fly from London to Mandalay, via Bangkok, with Thai Airways. (N) Day 2 – Mandalay: Arrive in Mandalay and stay 3 nights at Mandalay Hill Resort. Welcome dinner at a local restaurant. (D) Day 3 – Mandalay: Take a tour of Amarapura, and visit the iconic U Bein Bridge and the Mahamuni Pagoda. Lunch at A Little Bit of Mandalay. Afternoon tour of Mandalay Palace and fort, then watch the sunset from Mandalay Hill. Dinner at a local restaurant. (B, L, D)

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Day 4 – Maymyo: Full-day trip to Maymyo (Pyin Oo Lwin), a former British hill station. Visit a local farmer’s market, then take a horse-drawn cart to see grand colonial houses. Take lunch at the Club Terrace in Maymyo, then visit the National Kandawgyi Gardens in the afternoon. (B, L)

C&K DIFFERENCES Twin / double rooms for single use 4-star hotels, chosen for their service, style & location See the temples and pagodas at Pagan (Bagan) & Mandalay Sample local wine at the Red Mountain Resort near Inle Lake Discover British colonial history in Rangoon (Yangon)

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Day 5 – To Pagan: Visit the ancient royal capital of Inwa by horse-drawn cart and visit the Bagayar Monastery. Drive to Sagaing Hill for lunch and views, before flying to Nyaung U. On arrival, transfer to the Bagan Thande Hotel for 3 nights. (B, L) Day 6 – Pagan: Full-day tour of Pagan, including the Ananda, Dhammayangyi and Htilominlo temples. Lunch at Tharabar II. (B, L) Day 7 – Pagan: Full-day tour of Pagan, including

Day 10 – To Rangoon: Morning flight to Rangoon. Afternoon tour of Chaukhtatgyi Reclining Buddha, Kandawgyi Lake and the Kalaywatawya Monastery. Lunch at Green Elephant. Stay at the Traders Hotel for 2 nights. (B, L) Day 11 – Rangoon: Morning visit to the National Museum and the Shwedagon Pagoda. After lunch, visit the Bogyoke Aung San (Scott) market, and stop outside Aung Sang Suu Kyi’s gated home, followed by a walk from Sule Pagoda to the Rangoon riverfront. Farewell dinner at Le Planteur. (B, D) Day 12 – To London: Afternoon transfer to the airport and fly back to London via Bangkok. (B) Day 13 – London: Morning arrival. (N) Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

EXTENSION Beach break at Ngapali

4 Days / 3 Nights from £975 Extend your stay in Burma with some time spent relaxing on the pristine beaches of Ngapali, staying at the Amata Hotel for 4 nights.

Burma Discovery tour prices for departures on or between the following dates

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Day 8 – To Inle Lake: Morning flight to Heho and transfer to Inle Lake with excursions en route. In the afternoon, take a tour of the floating villages, gardens and temples around Inle Lake. Stay 2 nights at Inle Resort. (B)

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20 Sep 2014

10 3

3,895 975

3,895 995

Additional information Please go to coxandkings.co.uk for further information and supplement details Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on single occupancy of a twin/double room. Extension prices are based on one or more people taking the same extension. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of any additional fuel surcharges. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking. Please check coxandkings.co.uk for current prices.

2014 departure dates Out (Sat) Rtn (Thu) 03 May 15 May

Out (Sat) Rtn (Thu) 20 Sep 02 Oct

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VIETNAM TOUR

SUPERIOR Tour

SPLENDOURS OF VIETNAM Escorted Group Tour • 13 Days / 10 Nights from £3,525

Discover the varied sights, sounds and flavours of this enchanting country, touring the fascinating cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), the Vietnam war-era Cu Chi tunnels, and the historic pearls of Hué and Hoi An. A cruise on the Mekong delta and the magnificent landscapes of Halong Bay, including a night on a traditional junk boat, complete this superb tour of Vietnam.

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THE JOURNEY Day 1 – To Hanoi: Overnight flight from London to Hanoi with Vietnam Airlines. (N) Day 2 – Hanoi: Morning arrival. Transfer to the Movenpick Hotel for 2 nights. Welcome dinner at Le Tonkin. (D)

C&K DIFFERENCES Twin / double rooms for single use 4-star hotel accommodation Sunset cruise on the Perfume river in Hué Cruise among the limestone islands of Halong Bay Cooking classes & dinner in Hoi An

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Day 3 – Hanoi: In the morning, visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda and the Museum of Ethnology, Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple. Lunch is at KOTO restaurant, an organisation that provides vocational training for underprivileged youth in Vietnam. Afternoon visit to Dao Thuc village to enjoy an outdoor Water Puppet show and also have a chance to experience life in a typical craft village. (B, L) Day 4 – To Halong Bay: Morning drive to Halong Bay to board a private junk boat and cruise around the limestone mountain islands. Stay overnight on a traditional junk sailing vessel. (B, L, D) Day 5 – To Hoi An: Morning cruise in Halong Bay, then disembark and drive to Hanoi airport and fly to Hoi An, one of Asia’s most beguiling towns. Stay 2 nights at the Boutique Hoi An Resort. (B, L) Day 6 – Hoi An: Morning at leisure. Afternoon walking tour of Hoi An ending at the Red Bridge cooking school for a class. Enjoy dinner together afterwards at the Red Bridge restaurant. (B, D)

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Day 7 – To Hué: Morning drive over the

spectacular Hai Van Pass to Hué, visiting the Cham Museum and the Tomb of Khai Dinh en route. Afternoon / sunset cruise on the Perfume river in a private boat, including drink / cocktail. Stay at the Imperial Hotel for 2 nights. (B, L) Day 8 – Hué: In the morning, enjoy a cyclo ride to the Imperial Citadel and take a tour of the Citadel, the Purple Forbidden City, and Thien Mu. In the afternoon, enjoy a martial arts performance. In the evening, have dinner at the restored royal home of the Nguyen dynasty. (B, L, D) Day 9 – To the Mekong delta: Fly to Ho Chi Minh City and transfer to Ben Tre on the Mekong delta for a boat trip to Vuon Dau. Continue to Can Tho and stay overnight at the Victoria Hotel Can Tho (or similar). (B, L, D) Day 10 – To Ho Chi Minh City: Early morning boat trip to Cai Rang floating market, Indochina’s largest and most impressive. Return to Ho Chi Minh City, and visit the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral and the War Remnants Museum. Stay 2 nights at the Majestic Hotel. (B) Day 11 – Ho Chi Minh City: After breakfast, drive through typical southern Vietnamese countryside and visit the Cu Chi tunnels, and then return to Ho Chi Minh City. Farewell dinner at Ly Club restaurant. (B, D) Day 12 – To London: Afternoon transfer to the airport and fly overnight to London. (B) Day 13 – London: Early morning arrival. (N)

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TOUR VIETNAM

Halong Bay

Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

EXTENSION Mui Beach

4 Days / 3 Nights from £580 Treat yourself at the end your tour with a relaxing stay on the white sand beaches near Phan Thiet, with 3 nights at the luxurious Anantara Mui Ne Resort & Spa.

Splendours of Vietnam tour prices for departures on or between the following dates Code

Escorted Group Tour

VFS

Tour + Mui Beach

VFSPHH

No. nights

10 May 2014

01 Nov 2014

10 3

3,525 580

3,525 580

Additional information Please go to coxandkings.co.uk for further information and supplement details Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on single occupancy of a twin/double room. Extension prices are based on one or more people taking the same extension. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of any additional fuel surcharges. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking. Please check coxandkings.co.uk for current prices.

2014 departure dates Out (Sat) Rtn (Thu) 10 May 22 May

Out (Sat) Rtn (Thu) 01 Nov 13 Nov

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PERu TOUR

Standard Tour

TREASURES OF PERU Escorted Group Tour • 11 Days / 8 Nights from £2,795

This introductory tour of Peru includes the country’s most famous sights. Starting in Lima, the tour explores Peru’s ancient, colonial and scenic wonders including Cuzco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Lake Titicaca and, of course, Machu Picchu, perhaps the most breathtaking archaeological site in the world.

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MAP

C&K DIFFERENCES Twin / double rooms for single use Visit the oldest private colonial mansion in Lima Stay overnight at Machu Picchu Scenic Andean Explorer train journey from the Andes to the altiplano Enjoy lunch in a local family house on Lake Titicaca

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Day 3 – To the Sacred Valley: Morning tour of colonial and modern Lima, including Casa Aliaga, the oldest colonial mansion in the city, and the architectural masterpiece of San Francisco monastery. Afternoon flight to Cuzco, set high in the Andes Mountains. Transfer to the Sacred Valley with a wealth of Inca sites and great natural beauty. Stay for 2 nights at the Hacienda del Valle. (B) Day 4 – Sacred Valley: In the morning, visit the colourful Pisac market and the Inca fortress at Ollantaytambo, an astounding feat of construction and ingenuity. The afternoon is at leisure to relax and explore the beautiful surroundings. (B)

further explore Machu Picchu (purchase ticket at time of booking). Return to Cuzco, by train and transfer to Los Portales for 2 nights. The ancient Inca capital has beautiful colonial churches and mansions sitting alongside Inca remains. (B) Day 7 – Cuzco: Morning guided tour of Cuzco, including the cathedral, the extraordinary Temple of the Sun at Koricancha and the fortress of Sacsayhuaman. Afternoon at leisure. (B) Day 8 – To Lake Titicaca: Take the stylish Andean Explorer train to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca (approximately 10 hours). Relax over lunch with a pisco sour and music in the observation car as you pass small valley towns, cultivated terraces, high Andean peaks, mountain streams and rivers. Transfer to Jose Antonio Hotel for 2 nights. (B, L) Day 9 – Lake Titicaca: Full-day tour of the floating reed Uros islands and Taquile island, with a home-cooked lunch prepared by a local family. In the evening enjoy a farewell dinner at a traditional restaurant. (B, L, D)

Day 5 – To Machu Picchu: Transfer to Ollanta station and take the train to Machu Picchu. Tour the ruins and stay overnight at El Mapi Hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 10 – To London: Transfer to Juliaca airport for a flight to Lima and onto London, via Madrid, with LAN. (B)

Day 6 – To Cuzco: Morning at leisure or

Day 11 – London: Afternoon arrival. (N)

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TOUR PERU

Machu Picchu

Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

EXTENSIONS Galapagos

7 Days / 6 Nights from £3,495 This pre-tour offers an opportunity to explore the natural wonders of the Galapagos Islands that helped shape Darwin’s theory of evolution. Fly to Quito for 2 nights before boarding a comfortable first-class cruiser to experience the unique ecology and wildlife of these enchanted islands.

Paracas & Nazca

3 Days / 2 Nights from £795 Travel along the coast south of Lima and stay for 2 nights at the bay of Paracas.Visit the Nazca lines, huge mysterious drawings in the desert depicting animals and geometric shapes, left behind by pre-Inca civilisations. Take an optional boat to the Ballestas Islands, home to sea lion colonies, Humbolt penguins and an incredible concentration of seabirds.

NOTES Accessibility: This tour is fully escorted, except for one night at Machu Picchu due to lack of accommodation for guides. The order of the itinerary is designed to allow gradual adjustment to the altitude, while taking in the key sights of Peru. There are some early morning starts.

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Red-footed booby, Galapagos Treasures of Peru tour prices for departures on or between the following dates Code

Candelabra, Paracas

Escorted Group Tour

No. nights

14 May 2014

06 Aug 2014

17 Sep 2014

22 Oct 2014

29 Apr 2015

Tour + Galapagos PSGNAZ + Paracas & Nazca

8 6 2

2,895 3,495 795

2,995 3,495 795

2,895 3,495 795

2,795 3,495 795

2,895 POA 845

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2014 / 2015 departure dates Out (Wed) Rtn (Sat) 14 May 24 May 17 Sep 27 Sep

Out (Wed) Rtn (Sat) 06 Aug 16 Aug 22 Oct 01 Nov

Out (Wed) Rtn (Sat) 29 Apr 15 09 May 15

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COSTA RICA TOUR

Superior Tour

NATURAL WONDERS OF Costa Rica Escorted Group Tour • 12 Days / 10 Nights from £2,395

Located on a thin ribbon of land between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, the small country of Costa Rica is one of the most ecologically diverse places on Earth. This journey visits some of the major national parks in the country and explores the astonishing variety of wildlife and contrasting habitats found here, including rainforest, cloud forest, volcanoes, lakes and canals.

MAP

C&K DIFFERENCES Twin / double rooms for single use First-class hotels throughout View the Arenal volcano from your hotel Cruise the canals of Tortuguero Explore the cloud forest of Monteverde Spot monkeys & scarlet macaws at Carara & Manuel Antonio

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Day 1 – To San José: Fly to San José with United Airlines or Iberia via the US or Madrid. Transfer to the Barceló San Jose Palacio Hotel for 2 nights and enjoy a welcome dinner at a traditional restaurant overlooking the city. (D) Day 2 – San José: Morning visit to a coffee plantation on the slopes of active Poas volcano and see its crater lake. After lunch, take a short panoramic tour of the city centre. (B, L) Day 3 – To Tortuguero: Take a shared overland transfer to Caño Blanco on the Caribbean coast. Cruise through the canals and backwaters that lead to Tortuguero, looking for birdlife, monkeys, sloths and other wildlife en route. Stay at Mawamba Lodge for 2 nights. (B, L, D)

Day 7 – To Monteverde: Drive along the shores of Lake Arenal, taking in the spectacular views of the lake and its surroundings. Continue through the green mountains to Monteverde and stay for 2 nights at the Heliconia Hotel. (B) Day 8 – Monteverde: Morning tour of the Monteverde cloud forest, a habitat for rare flora and fauna, such as the colourful quetzal bird. Afternoon at leisure or take one of the optional excursions on offer, including the Santa Elena Reserve. (B) Day 9 – To Carara: Drive to the central Pacific coast and visit the Carara National Park, home to crocodiles, monkeys and scarlet macaws. Stay for 2 nights at the Villa Lapas Hotel set on a private rainforest reserve. (B)

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Day 4 – Tortuguero: A full day of shared local excursions to explore Tortuguero’s tropical forest and network of waterways. (B, L, D) Day 5 – To Sarapiquí & Arenal: Return to Caño Blanco by boat and drive to Arenal visiting La Selva Biological Station en route. Learn about the scientific and conservation work of the researchers and take a short walk in the protected rainforest surroundings. Stay 2 nights at the Volcano Lodge, which has views of Arenal volcano. (B, L) Day 6 – Arenal: Morning tour of the hanging bridges, where a circuit of trails and suspension bridges allow an up-close view of the rainforest floor and the treetop canopy above. Optional evening visit to the hot springs. (B)

Day 10 – To Manuel Antonio: In the morning, drive to Manuel Antonio for a walking tour of the national park, where the rainforest extends right down to the beautiful beaches. This small park is home to a surprising concentration of wildlife including sloth, iguana, endangered squirrel monkey and various colourful birds. In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant near your hotel. (B, D) Day 11 – To San José & London: Transfer to San José and fly to London via the US or Madrid , with United Airlines or Iberia. (B) Day 12 – London: Arrive in London. (N) Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

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TOUR COSTA RICA

Arenal Volcano

EXTENSION Manuel Antonio

4 Days / 3 Nights from £495 Stay three nights at Manuel Antonio to relax or take optional excursions, such as rainforest walks and boat tours in search of dolphins. Clients taking this extension will stay at Villa Lapas for 1 night only.

NOTES Accessibility: This tour is fully escorted throughout. All the lodges are comfortable, but do not always have a large range of facilities. The tour includes some longer drives on unpaved roads.

Natural Wonders of Costa Rica tour prices for departures on or between the following dates Code

Escorted Group Tour

CSG

Tour + Manuel Antonio

CSGPAR

No. nights

26 Mar 2014

05 Nov 2014

11 Mar 2015

10 3

2,495 495

2,395 495

2,595 POA

Additional information Please go to coxandkings.co.uk for further information and supplement details Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on single occupancy of a twin/double room. Extension prices are based on one or more people taking the same extension. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of any additional fuel surcharges. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking. Please check coxandkings.co.uk for current prices.

2014 / 2015 departure dates Out (Wed) Rtn (Sat) 26 Mar 06 Apr

Out (Wed) Rtn (Sat) 05 Nov 16 Nov

Out (Wed) Rtn (Sat) 11 Mar 15 22 Mar 15

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CUBA TOUR

Standard Tour

Cuban ExploreR Escorted Group Tour • 12 Days / 10 Nights from £1,995

Enliven the senses on this overland journey through Cuba, with its blend of colours, flavours, aromas and sounds. Discover the faded colonial grandeur of Havana and Trinidad, the delightful rolling countryside with its tobacco and coffee plantations, the historical sites of the revolution and the everpresent rhythms of son and mambo music. Cuba is changing fast, so this is a great time to visit while its exotic and distinctive style remains.

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MAP

THE JOURNEY Day 1 – To Havana: Fly to Havana with Virgin Atlantic. Transfer to Hotel Sevilla for 2 nights and enjoy a welcome dinner. (D)

C&K DIFFERENCES Twin / double rooms for single use Take a ride in a classic American car & walk around old Havana Experience countryside life at Las Terrazas community Gain insight into the revolution at Che Guevara’s Museum

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Day 2 – Havana: Morning walking tour of old Havana, including the Camera Obscura and a stop at El Floridita, home of the daiquiri cocktail. Afternoon panoramic tour in a classic American car, visiting Revolution Square. (B, L) Day 3 – Havana: Day at leisure to stroll along old Havana’s cobbled streets or take optional visits to the Bellas Artes Museum, Hemingway’s Museum or the Revolution Museum. (B)

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Day 4 – To Las Terrazas & Viñales: In the morning, drive to Las Terrazas in the western province of Pinar del Rio. Established as a sustainable environmental and development project, Las Terrazas provides an ideal introduction to Cuba’s countryside life and landscapes. Visit the local community and the partially restored 19th-century coffee estate. Continue to Viñales for a 2-night stay at the Hotel Los Jazmines or similar. (B, L, D) Day 5 – Viñales: Half-day tour of the beautiful Viñales valley, its tobacco plantations and rounded limestone hills. Visit a cigar factory and take a boat ride through the Indian Cave. (B, L)

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Day 6 – To Cienfuegos: Travel to Cienfuegos via the Peninsula de Zapata. Take a boat trip through the mangroves and drive past Playa Girón, site of the 1961 invasion. Continue to the small city of Cienfuegos, with its distinct French influence. Take a short city tour and stay for 1 night at La Union Hotel or similar. (B, L)

Day 7 – To Trinidad: Morning drive to Trinidad for a walking tour of the town, including the Romantic Museum or Cantero Museum and a visit to Casa de la Musica. Founded in 1514, Trinidad contains beautifully preserved colonial buildings, with hardly a trace of 20th-century architecture. Stay for 2 nights at Las Cuevas Hotel. (B, D) Day 8 – Trinidad: In the morning, explore the Valley of the Sugar Mills, dotted with ruins of large former sugar plantations. Visit the watchtower of the Manaca Iznaga plantation, a reminder of Cuba’s colonisation and slave trade, then have lunch before returning to Trinidad. Afternoon at leisure. (B, L, D) Day 9 – To Santa Clara & Remedios: Drive to historic Santa Clara, the site of the turning point in the Cuban revolution and see Che Guevara’s museum and mausoleum. After lunch, continue to the small town of Remedios, one of the oldest in Cuba, with an attractive central square. Stay for 1 night at Hotel Barcelona or similar. (B, L) Day 10 – To Havana: Take a short tour to explore the faded colonial charms of Remedios, before returning by road to Havana. Farewell dinner at La Barca and overnight at the Hotel Sevilla. (B, L, D) Day 11 – To London: Afternoon transfer to the airport. Fly to London with Virgin Atlantic. (B) Day 12 – London: Early morning arrival. (N) Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

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TOUR CUBA

El Capitolio, Havana

EXTENSION Cayo Santa Maria

5 Days / 4 Nights from £660 At the end of your tour, relax with a 4-night stay on a white sandy cay off Cuba’s north coast. Hotel options include the Melia Cayo Santa Maria, an all-inclusive property with a range of leisure facilities and the first-class secluded Melia Buenavista, an adults-only resort set apart from the rest of the hotels.

NOTES Travel in Cuba: Tourist infrastructure in Cuba cannot be compared with that in most Latin American countries as the standard of service can be erratic, road journeys can take longer than anticipated, and dining options are often limited. However, we feel that any deficiencies are more than compensated for by Cuba’s culture and scenery and recommend a flexible approach to travel when visiting the country. Hotels on the itinerary are simple and subject to change at short notice, and will be reconfirmed in your final documentation.

Santa Maria beach Cuban Explorer tour prices for departures on or between the following dates Code

Escorted Group Tour

CUS

Tour + Cayo Santa Maria

CUSCSM

No. nights

24 Mar 2014

23 Jun 2014

27 Oct 2014

16 Mar 2015

10 4

2,095 660

2,095 675

1,995 695

2,195 710

Additional information Please go to coxandkings.co.uk for further information and supplement details Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on single occupancy of a twin/double room. Extension prices are based on one or more people taking the same extension. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of any additional fuel surcharges. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking. Please check coxandkings.co.uk for current prices.

2014 / 2015 departure dates Out (Mon) Rtn (Fri) 24 Mar 04 Apr

Out (Mon) Rtn (Fri) 23 Jun 04 Jul

Out (Mon) Rtn (Fri) 27 Oct 07 Nov

Out (Mon) Rtn (Fri) 16 Mar 15 27 Mar 15

Virgin Airways flight upgrades

Virgin Airways flight upgrad

Q Virgin Premium Economy: From £485 per person return* Q Virigin Upper Class: From £1,695 per person return*

*All prices subject to availability

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SOUTH AFRICA TOUR

Standard Tour

South AfricaN ODYSSEY Escorted Group Tour • 15 Days / 12 Nights from £3,595

THE JOURNEY A land of cultural and scenic diversity, South Africa offers a wealth of spectacular sights. This journey combines the thrill of Kruger National Park with the rugged scenery of Mpumalanga and vibrant culture of Swaziland. The tour continues along the Garden Route and concludes with stays in the Cape Winelands and cosmopolitan Cape Town.

MAP

Day 1 – To Johannesburg: Fly from London to Johannesburg with British Airways. (N)

visit to the Mantenga Cultural Village to see artisans at work and the Swazi candle factory. Stay overnight at the Lugogo Sun. (B)

Day 2 – To Mpumalanga: Arrive in Johannesburg and drive to Hazyview in Mpumalanga, via Lydenburg, Blyde River Canyon and God’s Window. Stay at PH Hazyview for 3 nights. (D)

Day 6 – To Hluhluwe: Depart Swaziland crossing the border into northern Zululand and visit the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi game reserve for an afternoon wildlife drive. Stay overnight at the PH Umfolozi River. (B)

Day 3 – Mpumalanga: Early in the morning depart for the Kruger National Park and take a morning wildlife drive in your tour vehicle. Kruger is home to not only the big five but a host of other animals, birds and plants. Those staying at the Sabi Sands Game Reserve will be met and depart* before the rest of the group return to Hazyview. Rest of the day at leisure. (B)

Day 7 – To Durban: Drive south through Zululand, stopping at Shakaland for lunch and a cultural show. Continue to Durban and stay overnight at the Garden Court South Beach. (B, L)

*Road transfer to Sabi Sands and the Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge (optional upgrade from £595). After lunch depart on an afternoon safari drive.

C&K DIFFERENCES Twin / double rooms for single use Wildlife game drives in search of the big five Discover Swaziland, the tiny kingdom with a big heart Take in a Zulu show at Shakaland resort Explore the Garden Route & vibrant Cape Town

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Day 4 – Mpumalanga: Morning wildlife drive in a game-viewing vehicle in Kruger*. Afternoon visit to the Children’s Care Centre in Hazyview. (B) *The Sabi Sands group take an early morning wildlife drive before a road transfer back to Hazyview to re-join the main group for afternoon excursion. Day 5 – To Swaziland: Drive south into Swaziland, a rugged country characterised by mist-shrouded peaks. Stop en route at Ngwenya Glass Factory before arriving at the Lugogo Sun. Afternoon at leisure or optional

Day 8 – To Port Elizabeth: Morning flight to Port Elizabeth and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Stay overnight at the PH Marine. (B) Day 9 – To Knysna: Drive along the Garden Route to Knysna, via the Tzitzikamma forest and Stormsriver. Stay 2 nights at Knysna Quays. (B, D) Day 10 – Knysna: Morning departure by ferry to the Featherbed Nature Reserve on the Western Heads. Take a guided nature walk through forests and along the scenic coast, ending with an outdoor buffet lunch. Return by ferry to the Knysna waterfront. (B, L) Day 11 – To Oudtshoorn: Drive to Oudtshoorn, centre of the late Victorian fashion-led ostrich feather industry. Visit an ostrich farm en route, as well as the limestone caverns known as the Cango Caves. Stay overnight at Hlangana Lodge. (B, D)

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TOUR SOUTH AFRICA

Blyde River Canyon, Mpumalanga

Day 12 – To Stellenbosch: Travel west through the “Little Karoo” to Barrydale where you will visit a local farm school. Continue via Montagu and Worcester over the Du Toits Kloof Pass to Stellenbosch. Stay overnight at the PH Stellenbosch. (B) Day 13 – To Cape Town: Half-day tour of the Winelands, including a wine tasting. Continue to Cape Town and rest of day at leisure or optional visit to Robben Island. Stay overnight at the Garden Court De Waal. (B, D) Day 14 – Cape Peninsula: Tour of the Cape Peninsula, including a cable-car ascent of Table Mountain (weather permitting). Continue to the southern tip of the peninsula and visit Cape Point, returning via the penguin colony in Simon’s Town. Late afternoon transfer to the airport for a flight back to London. (B)

Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

EXTENSIONS Extend your stay in Cape Town,Victoria Falls, Mauritius or tailor your own itinerary. Please speak to a consultant for more information.

NOTES *Sabi Sands Game Reserve upgrade: The asterisk denotes where the group will split and re-join for those choosing the upgrade.

Swazi boys in traditional dress, Swaziland

Leopard, Kruger National Park

Day 15 – London: Early morning arrival. (N)

South African Odyssey tour prices for departures on or between the following dates Code

Escorted Group Tour

SOL

Tour

No. nights

12 Jan 2014

09 Feb 2014

14 Sep 2014

12 Oct 2014

11 Jan 2015

15 Feb 2015

12

3,595

3,645

3,645

3,795

3,845

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Additional information Please go to coxandkings.co.uk for further information and supplement details Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on single occupancy of a twin/double room. Extension prices are based on one or more people taking the same extension. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of any additional fuel surcharges. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking. Please check coxandkings.co.uk for current prices.

2014 / 2015 departure dates Out (Sun) Rtn (Sun) 12 Jan 26 Jan 09 Feb 23 Feb

Out (Sun) Rtn (Sun) 14 Sep 28 Sep 12 Oct 26 Oct

Out (Sun) Rtn (Sun) 11 Jan 25 Jan 15 15 Feb 15 01 Mar 15

British Airways flight upgrades

Regional air connections

Q BA World Traveller Plus: From £595 per person return Q BA Club World: From £2,345 per person return

Q From FREE return* British Airways to / from London Heathrow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Newcastle or Jersey. * All prices subject to availability

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SINGLE TRAVELLERS booking conditions

booking condItions Once you have decided on the holiday you require, please carefully read the following conditions, as these form the basis of your relationship with Cox & Kings Travel Limited (‘Cox & Kings’, ‘we’, ‘our’ or ‘us’) and with any supplier with whom you have a direct contract. Except where otherwise stated, these booking conditions only apply to holiday arrangements which you book with us in the UK and which we agree to make, provide or perform (as applicable) as part of our contract with you or, where we act as agent as set out below, arrange for you. All references in these booking conditions to ‘holiday’, ‘booking’, ‘contract’, ‘package’, ‘tour’ or ‘arrangements’ mean such holiday arrangements unless otherwise stated. In these booking conditions, ‘you’ and ‘your’ means all persons named on the booking or any of them as applicable (including anyone who is added or substituted at a later date).

affect your particular requirements for cover such as pre-existing medical conditions / disabilities. If you do not purchase insurance through us, it is your responsibility to ensure that you purchase a policy that provides cover at least equivalent to that which we offer. Cox & Kings cannot be held responsible if you purchase an inadequate insurance policy or if you fail to notify Cox & Kings of factors affecting your particular requirements for cover. Insurance premiums should be paid at the time of booking and are nonrefundable. Non-European Union residents should obtain equivalent insurance cover in their country of residence. Please read your policy details carefully and take them with you on holiday. It is your responsibility to ensure that the insurance cover you purchase is suitable and adequate for your particular needs. We do not check alternative insurance policies.

1) YOUR CONTRACT (a) If you book only one type of arrangement with Cox & Kings (for example hotel(s)only or cruise-only,), Cox & Kings acts only as a booking agent for the supplier of that arrangement (for example the hotel or cruise provider). Your contract for that arrangement will be with that supplier (in these conditions referred to as the ‘Third Party Supplier’) and not Cox & Kings. The Third Party Supplier’s own terms and conditions (copies available on request) will apply to that contract in addition to the applicable parts of these conditions. (b) In all other cases your contract will be with Cox & Kings. (c) When you make a booking the person who makes the booking guarantees that they have the authority to accept and do accept on behalf of your party the terms of these booking conditions.

6) ALTERATION BY YOU (a) If you wish to make any amendments to your holiday after the confirmation invoice has been issued, you must inform us in writing and we will do our best to help. Please note however that if you (i) change to a different departure date, cruise or destination or (ii) change your booking less than eight weeks before departure, this will be treated as a cancellation and a new booking and you will be liable for the cancellation charges set out in clause 10 (except as set out in 6(c) below). In the event a change can be made, you must pay all costs and charges incurred or imposed by any of our suppliers (or Third Party Suppliers where applicable) together with an amendment fee of £35 per alteration per booking before the change can be made. (b) If you wish to change any aspect of your holiday after it has commenced, Cox & Kings and / or their agents will do their best to assist, subject to you being responsible for any cancellation charges that may be levied for the arrangements originally booked, for the cost of your new arrangements and for any costs incurred by Cox & Kings and / or their agents in attempting to secure or securing any revised arrangements. All such charges and costs are payable locally. (c) If you wish to transfer your place on your booking to another person (introduced by you), you may do so provided the reason for the transfer is personal illness, the death or serious illness of a close family member, jury service, redundancy or unavoidable work commitments. Requests for a transfer must be made in writing at least 30 days prior to departure and must be accompanied by documentary proof of the reason for the transfer (eg a doctor’s certificate), full details of the person who will replace you, any outstanding balance due for the tour, a payment of £35 per person to cover our administration costs, plus such amount as our suppliers (or Third Party Suppliers where applicable) will require to effect the change (if the transfer can be made). Please note, in some cases suppliers such as airlines treat name changes as a cancellation, levying cancellation charges and requiring payment for a new ticket.These charges must be paid by you before any change can be made.

2) BOOKING, PAYMENT AND CONFIRMATION (a) You may book by post, telephone, via our website or through one of our authorised agents. All bookings are subject to our booking conditions. The person who makes the booking must confirm acceptance of our booking conditions on behalf of all persons named on the booking. We will communicate with you by email in relation to your booking (including sending you documents such as your confirmation invoice) if you book online or otherwise provide us with an email address. You must accordingly check your emails on a regular basis and should print and retain hard copies of all confirmation documents, e-tickets and other important communications. We will contact you by telephone and / or post if you do not provide us with an email address or we cannot, for whatever reason, contact you by email. Certain documents may need to be sent by post. References in these booking conditions to ‘send’ and ‘in writing’ include communication by email and via our online booking facility where applicable. You may contact us by email for any of the reasons mentioned in these booking conditions (for example, to request an amendment). All emails should be sent to sales@coxandkings.co.uk. (b) A minimum deposit of £250 per person or 15% of your total holiday cost (whichever is greater) together with any applicable insurance premium (or evidence of alternative cover) (see clause 5) and any applicable visa fees (see clause 12(a)) must be paid at the time of booking. In some cases, the deposit payable will be higher, as full or part payment for certain services, such as flights, may also be required to make a booking – details at the time of booking. On occasion, suppliers may unexpectedly require non-refundable full or part payment for their services (in addition to any deposit paid at the time of booking) in advance of balance due date in order to secure those services even though these have been previously confirmed. In this situation, we may have no choice but to ask you to pay an additional deposit to cover this payment. If you book after the balance due date, full payment must be made at the time of booking. Where we act only as agent (see clause 1(a)), you will be advised of the applicable deposit and payment timetable at the time of booking. (c) On receipt of the applicable payment and all information we need to make your booking, and providing your requested holiday is available, Cox & Kings will issue a confirmation invoice. It is at this stage that a binding contract comes into existence between you and Cox & Kings or between you and the Third Party Supplier, as applicable. Please note, though, that if you book a tailor-made itinerary or an extension to a brochure tour, your accommodation, flights etc will only be requested by Cox & Kings once the payment due at the time of booking has been received. Your confirmation invoice will indicate your requested package cost and you will be advised of any accommodation, flights etc that are still on request and not confirmed at the time the confirmation invoice is issued. (d) Once payment has been made, any subsequent request to have that payment refunded and to pay by an alternative means may require you to pay an administration fee. (e) It is your responsibility to check the confirmation invoice and any other documents we send you carefully and to let Cox & Kings or your travel agent know immediately in the event of any error or inaccuracy, as it may not be possible to make changes later. Where we act only as agent for a Third Party Supplier we will have no responsibility for any errors in any documentation except where those errors were made by ourselves. (f) The balance of the cost of your arrangements is payable not less than 10 weeks prior to departure, unless you are informed otherwise. If all payments (including any surcharge where applicable) are not received on time, we (or we acting as agent for the Third Party Supplier where applicable) are entitled to assume that you wish to cancel your booking and will retain the deposit paid. If we do not cancel straightaway because you promise to make payment but you still fail to do so, you must pay the cancellation charges shown in clause 10 depending on the date we (or we acting as agent for the Third Party Supplier where applicable) reasonably treat your booking as cancelled by you. (g) (i) Providing full payment has been received, travel documents will be sent approximately two weeks before 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, made available for collection or sent by courier upon the payment of a fee. Non-UK residents may incur an additional delivery charge. (ii) For some countries you will be handed your internal flight / train / hotel vouchers by your tour manager / Cox & Kings representative on arrival at your destination. (h) Cox & Kings has included in the relevant prices all government taxes in the amount applicable at the time of booking that do not have to be paid locally. Those that have to be paid locally by you are extra and are your responsibility (such as international airport departure tax). 3) SPECIAL REQUESTS / MEDICAL PROBLEMS / DISABILITIES Where special requests for flight seats, room / cabin allocation, diet considerations etc are required, Cox & Kings must be made aware of these in writing at the time of booking. While every effort will be made to pass these requests on to the suppliers concerned (or Third Party Suppliers where applicable), we cannot guarantee they will be met. Where special requests for flight seats are passed on by Cox & Kings to an airline, the confirmation of seat numbers is at the discretion of the airline. Confirmation that a special request has been noted or passed on to the supplier / Third Party Supplier or the inclusion of the special request on your confirmation invoice or any other documentation is not confirmation that the request will be met. Unless and until specifically confirmed, all special requests are subject to availability. If you have any disability or medical condition which may affect your arrangements or the booking process, please provide us with full details before booking so that we can advise as to the suitability of the chosen arrangements and / or assist you with making your booking. In any event, we must be given full details in writing at the time of booking and whenever any material change in the disability or condition occurs. You must also advise us in writing if any such disability or condition develops after your booking has been confirmed. 4) YOUR TRAVEL AGENT (a) Any travel agent through whom you make a booking will relay information from you to us and vice versa. Cox & Kings is neither responsible for any failure by your travel agent to do this properly or in good time, nor for any advice given to you by your travel agent that did not originate from Cox & Kings. (b) For holidays which do not include flights organised by us, any money you pay to one of our authorised travel agents for your booking will be held by the travel agent on behalf of Cox & Kings / the Third Party Supplier (as applicable) until it is paid to us. For flight inclusive bookings, all monies paid to any authorised travel agent of ours for your holiday with us will be held on behalf of and for the benefit of the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust subject to the travel agent’s obligation to pay such monies to us in accordance with our trading terms unless we fail. In the unlikely event of our financial failure, all monies then held by the travel agent or subsequently paid by you to the travel agent will be held by the agent on behalf of and for the benefit of the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust without any obligation on the agent to pay such monies to us. 5) INSURANCE It is a condition of booking with us that you take out insurance at the time of, or prior to, making your booking. If you do not purchase the policy we offer, you must purchase an appropriate alternative and let us have the details of this at the time of booking. If you purchase insurance through Cox & Kings you must notify us of relevant factors that may

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7) PRE-DEPARTURE CHANGES TO, OR CANCELLATION OF, YOUR ARRANGEMENTS BY US OR YOUR THIRD PARTY SUPPLIER (a) This clause 7(a) applies only if your contract is with us. Occasionally, we have to make changes to and correct errors in brochure and other details both before and after bookings have been confirmed and cancel confirmed bookings, which we reserve the right to do. Most changes are minor. Occasionally, we have to make a significant change. A ‘significant change’ is a change made before departure that, taking account of the information you give us at the time of booking and that we can reasonably be expected to know as a tour operator, we can reasonably expect to have a major affect on your holiday. Significant changes include the following changes when made before departure; a change of accommodation to that of a lower official classification or standard for the whole or a major part of the time you are away, a change of outward departure time or overall length of time you are away of 12 or more hours, a change of UK departure point to one that is more inconvenient for you (except between airports serving the same city) and, in the case of cruises, a radical change of itinerary. If we have to make a significant change or cancel, we will tell you as soon as possible. If there is time to do so before departure, we will offer you the choice of the following options: (i) (for significant changes) accepting the changed arrangements, or (ii) purchasing an alternative holiday from us (paying or receiving a refund in respect of any price difference), or (iii) cancelling or accepting the cancellation, in which case you will receive a full and quick refund of all monies you have paid to us. Please note, the above options are not available where any change made is a minor one. If we have to make a significant change or cancel, we will, where compensation is appropriate, pay you the compensation payments set out in the table below depending on the circumstances and when the significant change or cancellation is notified to you or your travel agent subject to the following exceptions. Compensation will not be payable and no liability beyond offering the above mentioned choices can be accepted where we are forced to make a change or cancel as a result of unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which we could not have avoided even with all due care or where we have to cancel because the minimum number of persons required to operate your holiday has not been reached prior to the balance due date. No compensation will be payable and the above options will not be available if we cancel as a result of your failure to comply with any requirement of these booking conditions entitling us to cancel (such as paying on time) or if the change made is a minor one. A ‘minor change’ is any change that does not come within the definition of a significant change set out above. Although Cox & Kings will try to notify you of minor changes, it is not obliged to do so. Minor changes include (but are not limited to) the following: (1) Changes to one or more confirmed destination(s) for your holiday, providing there are no significant changes affecting any confirmed major destination; (2) Changes in the scheduled date and time of arrival or departure provided that, where necessary, hotel accommodation and reasonable sustenance for the period in question is provided to you at no additional charge; (3) Substitution of a named Lecturer and or Leader for another knowledgeable expert in the same field. All group holidays with Cox & Kings require a minimum number of bookings before they will operate. If an insufficient number of people have booked to make your holiday arrangements financially viable so that we have to cancel, we will inform you no later than eight weeks before your departure date. In this case, you will be offered the options set out above but no compensation will be payable. Period before departure a significant change Compensation or cancellation is notified to you or your travel agent per person More than 70 days 70-29 days 28-15 days 14-08 days 07-0 days

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(b) This clause 7(b) applies if your contract is with a Third Party Supplier. If the Third Party Supplier changes or cancels your booking, we will pass on the new details to you together with any compensation that the Third Party Supplier may offer. As agent only for the Third Party Supplier we cannot accept any liability for any changes or cancellations made to these bookings. 8) POST DEPARTURE CHANGES AND CURTAILMENT Please note, clauses 8(a) and (b) only apply where your contract is with us. (a) Changes and curtailment after departure (not caused by force majeure) If, after departure, it becomes apparent that a significant proportion of the services you have booked with us cannot be provided, we will make suitable alternative arrangements at no extra cost to you. We will also, where appropriate, compensate you for any difference in value between the arrangements you should have received and the alternative arrangements made and for any disappointment or inconvenience you have reasonably suffered as a result. For example, as we neither own, manage nor control the accommodation / transportation we use, it is possible we may be advised that your reserved accommodation is not available when you arrive at your destination. In this event, Cox & Kings will endeavour to secure accommodation of at least the same standard in that destination. If only accommodation of a lower standard is available, we will refund the difference between the prices of the accommodation booked and that received, and will pay £30 per person for any inconvenience or disappointment caused. Any compensation or other sums due will be paid on your return from holiday. If we are unable to make suitable alternative arrangements or you reject those offered for good reasons, we will, where your holiday includes international flights we have arranged and where appropriate, return you by equivalent transport (type and class of travel) to the departure point of your holiday or such other place as we agree as soon as we are reasonably able to do so. If your holiday does not include international flights arranged by us, we will, where appropriate in this situation, meet your reasonable costs of your return travel to your outward point of departure providing we have agreed these costs in advance of your incurring them. Where you reasonably return home early

in the above circumstances, we will provide you with a refund in respect of that part of your holiday that you did not receive. Please note, we can only accept responsibility for the sums specifically referred to in this clause 8(a). We will have no liability for making any other payments including, without limitation, the cost of any service (such as flights, other transport or accommodation) which you book with someone other than Cox & Kings or which you arrange during your holiday in place of contracted services (unless we have agreed in writing to meet the cost) or for any losses or expenses of any nature (and whether or not we could have foreseen you would incur them) which you suffer or incur as a result of, or in connection with, your original holiday booking or any changed or curtailed arrangements including, without limitation, loss of earnings, paid holiday leave, profit, business or business opportunities. In all cases, our maximum liability is limited to a sum equivalent to the cost of the holiday (excluding amendment charges and insurance premiums), a refund of any directly attributable, reasonably incurred expenses (providing where appropriate, any such expenses that have been agreed by us) and the daily sum of £72 per person. (b) Changes and curtailment after departure (caused by force majeure) If, after departure, it becomes apparent that a significant proportion of the services you have booked with us cannot be provided, we will make suitable alternative arrangements at no extra cost to you. If we are unable to do so, or you reject the alternative arrangements offered for good reasons, we will, where appropriate, return you by equivalent transport (type and class of travel) to the departure point of your holiday or such other place as we agree as soon as we are reasonably able to do so. We are not, however, obliged to provide you with return travel to the UK if your holiday does not include international flights. Where the contracted service that we are unable to provide is your return flight, we will arrange for you to travel on an alternative flight in the same class of travel as soon as we reasonably can. However, we will have no liability to provide, or meet any costs of, any accommodation, meals or other services (other than those that form part of your contracted arrangements) while you are awaiting the alternative flight. The airline concerned may be obliged to do so – see clause 14(c). Please note, we can only accept responsibility for the sums specifically referred to in this clause 8(b). We will have no liability for making any other payments, including, without limitation, any compensation, refunds (unless we obtain any refunds from our suppliers), the cost of any service (such as flights, other transport or accommodation) that you book with someone other than Cox & Kings or that you arrange during your holiday in place of contracted services (unless we have agreed in writing to meet the cost) or for any losses or expenses of any nature (and whether or not we could have foreseen you would incur them) that you suffer or incur as a result of, or in connection with, your original holiday booking or any changed or curtailed arrangements, including, without limitation, loss of earnings, paid holiday leave, profit, business or business opportunities. Very rarely, we may be forced to curtail your holiday and return you to the UK (where your holiday includes return travel) before the scheduled end of your holiday. This is extremely unlikely, but if this situation does occur, we regret we will be unable to make any refunds (unless we obtain any refunds from our suppliers), pay you any compensation or meet any costs or expenses you incur as a result. (c) Changes and curtailment after departure – contract with a Third Party Supplier As agent only for the Third Party Supplier, we cannot accept any liability for any changes to or curtailment of your arrangements made after departure. 9) FORCE MAJEURE Except where otherwise expressly stated in these booking conditions, neither we nor any Third Party Supplier can accept liability or pay any compensation where the performance or prompt performance of our or the Third Party Supplier’s contractual obligations is prevented or affected by or you otherwise suffer any damage or loss (as more fully described in clause 13(a)(ii) below) as a result of force majeure. In these booking conditions, ‘force majeure’ means any event which we / the supplier of the service(s) in question / the Third Party Supplier could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid. Such events may include, whether actual or threatened, war, riot, civil strife, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, natural or nuclear disaster, adverse weather conditions, epidemics, fire and all similar events outside the control of the party concerned. 10) CANCELLATION BY YOU Should you wish to cancel your booking, the person who made the booking must notify Cox & Kings or your travel agent (as applicable) in writing. Such notification will only be deemed to have been given on receipt by us of your written notification, since we can only act on receipt. Please state the reason for your cancellation as you may be covered by your insurance policy. Claims must, however, be made direct to your insurance company. The following cancellation charges will apply. Where the cancellation charge is shown as a percentage, this is calculated on the basis of the total cost payable by the person(s) cancelling, excluding insurance premiums and amendment charges. Insurance premiums and amendment charges are not refundable. Days before departure notification received. More than 70 days 70-29 days 28-15 days 14-08 days 07-04 days 03 to day of departure or later

Amount of cancellation charges as a % of total tour cost Deposit 40% or deposit if higher 60% or deposit if higher 75% or deposit if higher 90% 100%

No allowance or refund can be made for meals, rooms, excursions etc included in the price of your tour but not taken, nor can any refund be made for services that cannot be used due to lost, mislaid or destroyed travel tickets or vouchers. Part cancellation of a booking may result in increased costs for the remaining party members. 11) PRICES Prices are based on the known costs and exchange rates of £1 to 1.58 US dollars, 1.19 euros, 9.66 Chinese yuan, 99.81 Indian rupees, 13.28 Moroccan Dirhams and 15.71 South African rand (as quoted in the Financial Times world value of the pound table on 11 Sep 2013). For all exchange rates not mentioned, the rate of exchange for the US dollar applies. Where your contract is with Cox & Kings, once the price of your chosen holiday has been confirmed at the time of booking, we will only change it in the following circumstances. A surcharge or refund (as applicable) will be payable, subject to the conditions set out in this clause, in the event of any change in our transportation costs (eg fuel, scheduled airfares and any other airline surcharges which are part of the contract between airlines (and their agents) and the tour operator) or in the dues, taxes or fees payable for services such as landing taxes or embarkation or disembarkation fees at ports or airports. Even in the above cases, only if the amount of the increase in our costs exceeds 2% of the total cost of your holiday (excluding insurance premiums and any amendment charges) will we levy a surcharge. If any surcharge is greater than 10% of the cost of your holiday (excluding insurance premiums and any amendment charges), you will be entitled to cancel your booking and receive a full refund of all monies you have paid to us (except for any amendment charges) or alternatively purchase another holiday from us as referred to in clause 7(a). In either case there will be an administration charge of £1 per person together with an amount to cover any travel agent’s commission. Although insurance (where purchased through us) does not form part of your contract with us or of any ‘package’, we will consider an appropriate refund of any insurance premiums you have paid us if you can show you are unable to use / reuse or transfer your policy in the event of cancellation or purchase of an alternative holiday. A refund will only be payable if the decrease in our costs exceeds 2% as set out above. Where a refund is due, we will pay you the full amount of the decrease in our costs. Where applicable, you have 14 days from the issue date printed on the surcharge invoice to tell us if you want to cancel or purchase another holiday. If you do not tell us that you wish to do so within this period of time, we are entitled to assume that you will pay the surcharge. Any surcharge must be paid with the balance of the cost of the holiday or within 14 days of the issue date printed on the surcharge invoice, whichever is the later. We promise not to levy a surcharge within 30 days of the start of your holiday. No refunds will be payable within this period either. Where your contract is with a Third Party Supplier, as we act only as agent, we must pass on to you in full all additional costs and charges of whatever nature imposed by the Third Party Supplier in accordance with its own terms and conditions. Please note, changes and errors occasionally occur. You must check the price of your chosen holiday at the time of booking. We reserve the right to make changes to, and correct errors in, advertised prices at any time before your holiday is confirmed. Occasionally our holiday prices are discounted for a limited period for promotional purposes. Discounts cannot be applied retrospectively to reduce the price of a confirmed booking. 12) YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES (a) Visas: General information concerning visa requirements applicable to British citizens with British passports is set out in our Documents & Health section. We will notify

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booking conditions SINGLE TRAVELLERS you of any changes to such requirements (of which we are aware) that occur before your confirmation invoice is issued, but please note that further changes could take place before you travel. You must check the up-to-date requirements in good time before departure. Cox & Kings will be happy to make any necessary visa applications (on payment of the applicable charge) on behalf of British passport holders, provided applications are lodged at our offices at least six weeks prior to departure. We cannot however guarantee the granting of any visas, as this is a matter outside our control. If a visa is not granted then we cannot accept any liability for the consequences and reserve the right to pass on to you any costs incurred as a result, including cancellation charges. Non-British citizens / holders of non-British passports should check with their nearest consulate or embassy for visa requirements. (b) Passports: British citizens require a full British passport (valid for at least six months beyond the end of your holiday) for the holidays we offer. Please see our Documents & Health section for full details or seek the advice of our travel consultants. Please note, requirements may change and you must check the up-to-date requirements in good time before departure. A full British passport presently takes approximately two to six weeks to obtain. If any member of your party is aged 16 or over and has not yet got a passport, you should apply for one at least six weeks before your holiday. The UK Passport Service has to confirm your identity before issuing your first passport and will ask you to attend an interview in order to do this. Please also see clause (d) below. (c) Health: It is your responsibility to ensure you are aware of all recommended and required vaccinations and health precautions in good time before departure. Details are available from your GP surgery and from the National Travel Health Network and Centre www.nathnac.org Recommended and mandatory inoculations for travel for British citizens are set out in our Documents & Health section. We will notify you of any changes in any health requirements (such as mandatory inoculations) that must be satisfied in order to gain entry into your holiday destination of which we become aware before your confirmation invoice is issued. However, further changes may occur at any time and you should check the up-to-date position in good time before you depart. Health requirements for your holiday destination are also outlined in the Department of Health leaflet entitled The Travellers Guide to Health (T7.1), available from Abta travel agents, most post offices, by telephone on 0870 1555 455 or via the Department of Health website, www.dh.gov.uk. If you have any medical condition / disability that may affect your ability to enjoy and participate fully in your arrangements you must notify us in accordance with clause 3. Cox & Kings reserves the right, where appropriate, to ask you to provide written certification of your medical fitness prior to departure. It is your responsibility to ensure that you obtain all necessary inoculations, take all necessary medication and follow all medical advice in relation to your holiday. (d) Documents: It is the responsibility of the person who makes the booking to ensure that all members of the party are in possession of all necessary travel and health documents and have all necessary vaccination certificates before departure. All costs incurred in obtaining such documentation or vaccinations / certificates must be paid by you. We regret we cannot accept any liability if you are refused entry onto any transport or into any country due to failure on your part to carry correct documentation or have the correct vaccinations / certificates. If failure to have any necessary travel or other documents results in fines, surcharges, expenses or other financial penalty being imposed on, or incurred by, us, you will be responsible for reimbursing us accordingly. If you are refused a visa we cannot accept any liability. If you are unable to travel as a result, you will be liable to pay our normal cancellation charges. The person who makes the booking is also responsible for ensuring that every member of your party has adequate travel insurance (see clause 5 above). (e) Damage: When you book with us, you accept responsibility for any damage or loss caused by you. Full payment for any such damage or loss (reasonably estimated if not known at the time) must be paid direct at the time to the accommodation owner or manager or other supplier. If the actual cost of the loss or damage exceeds the amount paid where estimated, you must pay the difference once known. If the actual cost is less than the amount paid, the difference will be refunded. You will also be responsible for meeting any claims subsequently made against us and all costs incurred by us (including our own and the other party’s full legal costs) as a result of your actions. You should ensure you have appropriate travel insurance to protect you if this situation arises. (f) Behaviour: We expect all clients to have consideration for others and to behave appropriately. If, in the reasonable opinion of our tour manager, agent or other employee or of any other person in authority, you behave in such a way as to cause or be likely to cause danger, distress, upset or significant annoyance to anyone (for example, other clients or our employees, agents or suppliers) or damage to property, we are entitled, without prior notice where appropriate, to terminate the holiday of the person(s) concerned. We will have the same right to terminate your holiday if you are subject to arrest, or are prevented from travelling at the reasonable discretion of an airline or other transport or cruise provider, or if you are evicted from a hotel at the reasonable discretion of the hotel management or have your use of any other services terminated at the reasonable discretion of another supplier. In this situation, the person(s) concerned will be required to leave the accommodation or other service. We will have no further responsibility toward such person(s), including any return travel arrangements. No refunds will be made and we will not pay any expenses or costs incurred as a result of the termination. If we incur any expense as a result of your behaviour, you will be obliged to reimburse us for that expense. (g) Travel advice: For up to date travel advice from the UK government, visit www.fco. gov.uk/knowbeforeyougo. 13) OUR LIABILITY This clause 13(a) does not apply where your contract is with a Third Party Supplier (a) (i) We promise to make sure that the holiday arrangements we have agreed to make, perform or provide as applicable as part of our contract with you are made, performed or provided with reasonable skill and care. This means that, subject to these booking conditions, we will accept responsibility if, for example, you suffer death or personal injury or your contracted holiday arrangements are not provided as promised or prove deficient as a result of the failure of ourselves, our employees, agents or suppliers to use reasonable skill and care in making, performing or providing, as applicable, your contracted holiday arrangements. Please note, it is your responsibility to show that reasonable skill and care has not been used if you wish to make a claim against us. In addition, we will only be responsible for what our employees, agents and suppliers do or do not do if they were at the time acting within the course of their employment (for employees) or carrying out work we had asked them to do (for agents and suppliers). (ii) We will not be responsible for any injury, illness, death, loss (including loss of possessions or enjoyment), damage, expense, cost or other sum or claim of any description whatsoever which results from any of the following: (1) the act(s) and / or omission(s) of the person(s) affected or any member(s) of their party or (2) the act(s) and / or omission(s) of a third party not connected with the provision of your holiday and which were unforeseeable or unavoidable or (3) force majeure as defined in clause 9. (iii) We cannot accept responsibility for any services that do not form part of our contract. This includes, for example, any additional services or facilities that your hotel, cruise provider or any other supplier agrees to provide for you where the services or facilities are not advertised in our brochure and we have not agreed to arrange them as part of our contract, and any excursion / activities you purchase while away. Please also see clause 17 “Excursions / Activities / Suppliers Terms and Conditions”. In addition, regardless of any wording used by us on our website, in any of our brochures or elsewhere, we only promise to use reasonable skill and care as set out above and we do not have any greater or different liability to you. (iv) The promises we make to you about the services we have agreed to provide or arrange as part of our contract – and the laws and regulations of the country in which your claim or complaint occurred – will be used as the basis for deciding whether the services in question had been properly provided. If the particular services that gave rise to the claim or complaint complied with local laws and regulations applicable to those services at the time, the services will be treated as having been properly provided. This will be the case even if the services did not comply with the laws and regulations of the UK that would have applied had those services been provided in the UK. The exception to this is where the claim or complaint concerns the absence of a safety feature that might lead a reasonable holidaymaker to refuse to take the arrangements in question. Please note, however, our obligation is to exercise reasonable skill and care as referred to in clause 13(a)(i). We do not make any representation or commitment that all services will comply with applicable local laws and regulations and failure to comply does not automatically mean we have not exercised reasonable skill and care. (v) As set out in these booking conditions we limit the maximum amount we may have to pay you for certain claims you may make against us. Where we are found liable for loss of and / or damage to any luggage or personal possessions (including money), the maximum amount we will have to pay you is £1,500 per person affected, unless a different limitation applies to your claim under this clause or clause 13(a)(vi) below. For all other claims that do not involve death or personal injury, if we are found liable to you on any basis the maximum amount we will have to pay you is a refund of the cost of the holiday (excluding insurance premiums and amendment charges) paid by or on behalf of the person(s) affected in total, a refund of any directly attributable expenses reasonably incurred by that person (providing where appropriate, any such expenses have been

agreed by us) and a daily sum of £72 per person unless a lower limitation applies to your claim under clause 13(a)(vi) below. This maximum amount will only be payable where everything has gone wrong and you have not received any benefit at all from your holiday. (vi) Where any claim or part of a claim (including those involving death or personal injury) concerns or is based on any travel arrangements (including the process of getting on and / or off the transport concerned) provided by any air, rail or sea carrier to which any international convention or EU regulation applies, the maximum amount of compensation we will have to pay you will be limited. This maximum amount will be the most the carrier concerned would have to pay under the international convention or regulation that applies to the travel arrangements (for example, the Warsaw Convention as amended or unamended and the Montreal Convention for international travel by air and / or for airlines with an operating licence granted by an EU country, the EC Regulation on Air Carrier Liability No 889/2002 for national and international travel by air, the Athens Convention (as amended by the 2002 Protocol with effect from 31st December 2012) for international travel by sea and the Convention concerning International Travel by Rail (COTIF) as amended for travel by rail). Where a carrier would not be obliged to make any payment to you under the applicable international convention or regulation in respect of a claim or part of a claim, we similarly are not obliged to make a payment to you for that claim or part of the claim.You are not entitled to make any claim against us which concerns or is based on any travel arrangements provided by any air, rail or sea carrier if such a claim is not expressly permitted to be brought against the carrier by the international convention or regulation that applies to the travel arrangements in question. When making any payment, we are entitled to deduct any money that you have received or are entitled to receive from the carrier for the complaint or claim in question. Copies of the applicable international conventions and regulations are available from us on request. Please note, for international travel by sea, the Athens Convention limits the maximum amount the carrier has to pay if found liable in the event of death or personal injury. The Athens Convention also limits the maximum amount the carrier has to pay if found liable in the event of loss or damage to luggage and also makes provision for valuables. Once on board ship, all valuable and important items should be deposited with the purser or in the mini-safe in your cabin if available. Please remember that no cabin mini-safe is totally secure and consider whether you need to bring such items on holiday with you. Placing items in a mini-safe is not depositing them with the carrier for safekeeping for the purposes of the Athens Convention. We and the carrier cannot accept any responsibility or liability for any valuable or important items which are not deposited with the purser for safekeeping. For items which are deposited with the purser for safekeeping, the maximum the carrier would have to pay you if found liable for any item(s) lost or damaged (for any reason) while deposited is the maximum which is payable under the Athens Convention in this situation. (vii) Please note, we cannot accept any liability for any damage, loss, expense or other sum(s) of any description (1) which on the basis of the information given to us by you concerning your booking prior to our accepting it, we could not reasonably have foreseen you would suffer or incur if we breached our contract with you or (2) which did not result from any breach of contract or other fault by ourselves or our employees or, where we are responsible for them, our suppliers. Additionally we cannot accept liability for any expenses or losses that relate to any business (including self-employed loss of earnings). (b) Clauses 13(b) (i) and (ii) below apply only if your contract is with a Third Party Supplier. (i) As we act only as an agent for the Third Party Supplier concerned we accept no liability in relation to the arrangements provided by that Third Party Supplier or for the acts or omissions of the Third Party Supplier concerned.The terms and conditions of the Third Party Supplier will apply to your contract (copies available on request from us). (ii) However, in the event that we are found liable in respect of any Third Party Supplier arrangements on any basis whatsoever, we are entitled to rely on the limitations and exclusions of liability and defences set out in clause 13(a). We do not exclude or limit any liability for death or personal injury that arises as a result of our negligence or that of our employees while acting in the course of their employment. 14) TRANSPORTATION (INCLUDING DELAY) (a) Air, rail, road and other departure times are supplied by the carriers.They are subject to, inter alia, air traffic control restrictions, weather conditions, the need for constant maintenance and the ability of passengers to check in on time. Cox & Kings does not have any liability to you for any delays that may arise (including any at your international departure airport). We regret we cannot provide any assistance in such circumstances other than information and advice to the extent we are in a position to do so. Where applicable, the airline is responsible for providing any assistance as is legally required by the Denied Boarding Regulations (see below). Otherwise, any arrangements in the event of a delay will be at the sole discretion of the airline or other carrier involved. (b) In accordance with EU Directive (EC) No 2111/2005, we are required to bring to your attention the existence of a ‘Community list’ that contains details of air carriers that are subject to an operating ban within the EU Community. The Community list is available for inspection at http://ec.europa.eu/transport/air-ban/list_en.htm We are also required to advise you of the carrier(s) (or, if the carrier(s) is not known, the likely carrier(s)) that will operate your flight(s) at the time of booking. Where we are only able to inform you of the likely carrier(s) at the time of booking, we shall inform you of the identity of the actual carrier(s) as soon as we become aware of this. Any change to the operating carrier(s) after your booking has been confirmed will be notified to you as soon as possible. We are not always in a position at the time of booking to confirm flight timings. The flight timings shown in this brochure, on our website and detailed on your confirmation invoice are for guidance only and are subject to alteration and confirmation. The latest timings will be shown on your tickets that will be despatched to you approximately two weeks before departure. You must accordingly check your tickets very carefully immediately on receipt to ensure you have the correct flight times. It is possible that flight times may be changed even after tickets have been despatched – we will contact you as soon as possible if this occurs. Any change in the identity of the carrier, flight timings, and / or aircraft type (if given) will not entitle you to cancel or change to other arrangements without paying our normal charges except where specified in these conditions. If the carrier with whom you have a confirmed reservation becomes subject to an operating ban as above as a result of which we / the carrier are unable to offer you a suitable alternative, the provisions of clause 7 will apply. (c) If your flight is cancelled or delayed, your flight ticket is downgraded or boarding is denied by your airline, depending on the circumstances, the airline may be required to pay you compensation, refund the cost of your flight and / or provide you with accommodation and / or refreshments under EC Regulation No 261/2004 – the Denied Boarding Regulations 2004. Where applicable, you must pursue the airline for the compensation or other payment due to you. All sums you receive or are entitled to receive from the airline concerned by virtue of these Regulations represent the full amount of your entitlement to compensation or any other payment arising from such cancellation, delay, downgrading or denied boarding. This includes any disappointment, distress, inconvenience or effect on any other arrangements. The fact a delay may entitle you to cancel your flight does not automatically entitle you to cancel any other arrangements even where those arrangements have been made in conjunction with your flight. We have no liability to make any payment to you in relation to the Denied Boarding Regulations or in respect of any flight cancellation or delay, downgrading of any flight ticket or denial of any boarding as the full amount of your entitlement to any compensation or other payment (as dealt with above) is covered by the airline’s obligations under the Denied Boarding Regulations. If, for any reason, we make any payment to you or a third party which the airline is responsible for in accordance with the Denied Boarding Regulations or otherwise, you must, when requested, make a complete assignment to us of the rights you have against the airline in relation to the claim that gives rise to that payment. If your airline does not comply with these rules you may complain to the Civil Aviation Authority on 020 7453 6888 or by e-mail to passengercomplaints@caa. co.uk or see www.caa.co.uk – Referring Your Complaint to the CAA . 15) COMPLAINTS AND PROBLEMS If you have a complaint about any of the holiday arrangements booked with or through Cox & Kings, you must tell the relevant supplier / Third Party Supplier straight away. You must also tell Cox & Kings’ local representative or agent on site immediately (if available) or use the Cox & Kings emergency contact telephone number with which you will be supplied before your departure. That number will put you in contact with one of our employees who will take all reasonable steps to help you. It is only if you do this that Cox & Kings has the opportunity to put matters right on the spot. If you fail to do this, any right to compensation, which you may have, will be extinguished or reduced. If your contract is with a Third Party Supplier, as we act only as agent, we cannot accept any liability for the arrangements provided by that Third Party Supplier. Any assistance provided in resolving a complaint in relation to any booking of this type is provided on a goodwill basis and in our capacity as agent. 16) ARBITRATION If you have a complaint or claim that you wish to pursue, please write to us within 28 days of your return to the United Kingdom. Your complaint or claim will be investigated and a full reply sent to you as soon as possible. As our investigations often involve obtaining information from overseas, it may take a few weeks. In the unlikely event that we do not reach an amicable settlement, the dispute, if you so wish and subject to the Note below, may be referred to arbitration under a special scheme devised by Abta, but

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administered quite independently. It provides for a simple and inexpensive method of arbitration on the basis of documents alone, with restricted liabilities on the customer in respect of costs. For injury and illness claims, you can request the Abta mediation procedure and we have the option to agree. Full details will be provided on request or can be obtained from the Abta website, www.abta.com. Alternatively, Aito’s Independent Dispute Settlement Service may be called upon by either side to bring the matter to a speedy and amicable solution. Whichever option you choose, neither scheme applies to claims for an amount greater than £5,000 per person or £25,000 per booking, or to claims that are solely or mainly in respect of physical injury or illness, or the consequences of such injury or illness. Note: If your contract is with a Third Party Supplier and not us it may not be possible for any dispute arising out of, or in connection with, the contract to be referred to arbitration under the schemes mentioned above. 17) EXCURSIONS / ACTIVITIES / SUPPLIERS TERMS AND CONDITIONS (a) The information contained in our brochure is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of the brochure going to print. We may provide you with information (in our brochure, on our website and / or when you are on holiday) about activities and excursions which are available in the area you are visiting. We cannot guarantee accuracy at all times of information given in relation to such activities or excursions or about the area you are visiting generally or that any particular excursion or activity which does not form part of our contract will take place as these services are not under our control. We have no involvement in any such activities or excursions which are neither run, supervised, controlled nor endorsed in any way by us.They are provided by local operators or other third parties who are entirely independent of us. We have no knowledge as to whether such activities or excursions and their operators comply with local legal requirements or have any insurance. Some activities / excursions involve the risk of personal injury. They do not form any part of your contract with us even where we suggest particular operators / other third parties and / or assist you in booking such activities or excursions in any way. You will have a contract with the local operator or other third party whose terms and conditions will apply. We cannot accept any liability on any basis in relation to such activities or excursions and the acceptance of liability contained in clause 13(a)(i) of our booking conditions will not apply to them. We do not however exclude liability for the negligence of ourselves or our employees (while acting in the course of their employment) resulting in your death or personal injury. (b) Many of the services that make up your holiday are provided by independent suppliers. Those suppliers provide these services in accordance with their own terms and conditions. Some of these terms and conditions may limit or exclude the supplier’s liability to you, usually in accordance with applicable international conventions (see clause 13(a)(vi)). Copies of the relevant parts of these terms and conditions are available on request from ourselves or the supplier concerned. 18) FINANCIAL SECURITY We are a member of Abta (Abta number V2999). We also hold an Air Travel Organiser’s Licence issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (Atol number 2815.) The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 require us to provide security for the monies that you pay for the package holidays booked from this brochure and for your repatriation in the event of our insolvency. We provide this security by way of an Atol (number 2815) administered by the Civil Aviation Authority for flight-inclusive holidays. We, or the suppliers of the services you have bought, will provide you with the services* you have bought (or a suitable alternative). In some cases, where neither we nor the supplier are able to do so for reasons of insolvency, an alternative Atol holder may provide you with services you have bought or a suitable alternative (at no extra cost to you). You agree to accept that in those circumstances the alternative Atol holder will perform those obligations and you agree to pay any money outstanding to be paid by you under your contract to that alternative Atol holder. However, you also agree that in some cases it will not be possible to appoint an alternative Atol holder, in which case you will be entitled to make a claim under the Atol scheme (or your credit card issuer where applicable). * The air inclusive holidays and flights we arrange are Atol protected providing they are made available in the UK. For further information, visit the Atol website at www.atol.org. uk .The price of our air holiday packages includes the amount of £2.50 per person which is the Atol Protection Contribution (APC) we pay to the CAA. This charge is included in our advertised prices. For further information, visit the Atol website at www.atol.org. uk. If you have a contract with us for arrangements that do not include a flight(s), Abta will financially protect your holiday in the event of our insolvency by arranging for you to receive a refund or to be repatriated except where your contracted arrangements with us do not include transport to and from the UK. In this case, if already abroad, you will be returned to the point where your contracted arrangements with us commenced. Please go to www.abta.com for information on Abta’s travel protection. Please note, our Atol and Abta membership does not protect bookings where we act only as agent. 19) LAW AND JURISDICTION Your relationship (and any contract you may have) with Cox & Kings or with any Third Party Supplier and any dispute, claim or other matters of any nature arising from it (‘claim’) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. We both agree that any claim (and whether or not involving any personal injury) that arises between us must be dealt with under the Abta or Aito arbitration schemes (if the scheme is available for the claim in question and you wish to use it – see clause 16) or by the Courts of England and Wales only unless, in the case of Court proceedings, you live in Scotland or Northern Ireland. In this case, proceedings must either be brought in the Courts of your home country or those of England and Wales. If proceedings are brought in Scotland or Northern Ireland, you may choose to have your contract and any dispute, claim or other matter of any description that arises between us governed by the law of Scotland / Northern Ireland as applicable (but if you do not so choose, English law will apply). DATE OF ISSUE SEPTEMBER 2013 DATA PROTECTION PRIVACY POLICY For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998, we are a data controller. The following is a summary of our full privacy policy, which sets out how we collect and use the personal information (‘personal data’) you provide us with directly or through use of our website. Our full, current privacy policy appears on our website, which you should read before providing us with any personal data. Depending on what’s required, the personal data we collect may include names and contact details, credit / debit card or other payment information and special requirements such as those relating to any disability or medical condition that may affect holiday arrangements and any dietary restrictions that may disclose your religious beliefs (‘sensitive personal data’). All references in this privacy policy to personal data include sensitive personal data unless otherwise stated. Appropriate personal data will be passed on to relevant suppliers / any Third Party Supplier / any other third party (including banks and / or credit card issuers) who need to know it so that your holiday can be provided, to government / public authorities (UK and overseas) such as the police, customs or immigration if required by them, to security or credit checking companies, to other companies who provide services on our behalf (such as mailing brochures and marketing material) or as required by law. We take steps to protect the personal data that is provided to any such party. In making your booking, you consent to personal data being passed on to the relevant parties. Your personal data may be stored, used and otherwise processed within the UK and / or any other country / countries of the European Economic Area (EEA) and / or outside the EEA. Data protection laws may not be as strong outside the EEA as they are in the EEA. Personal data will not be transferred to a country outside the EEA unless the conditions referred to in our full privacy statement are satisfied. We would also like to store and use your personal data for future marketing purposes (for example, sending you a brochure or other marketing material). All personal data you give us (including sensitive personal data) will be kept, but we will use only names and contact details for marketing purposes (unless you have told us that you do not wish us to do so). If you would prefer not to receive any promotional mailings from Cox & Kings you may inform us at any time and we will remove your details from future mailing lists. We take appropriate technical and organisational measures that are intended to prevent unauthorised or unlawful processing of personal data and accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, personal data. Our full privacy policy contains the procedure for reviewing and amending any personal data of yours we are processing. See www.coxandkings.co.uk for details. Abta Abta and Abta members help holidaymakers to get the most from their travel and assist them when things do not go according to plan. We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by Abta’s Code of Conduct. For further information about Abta, the Code of Conduct and the arbitration service available to you if you have a complaint, contact Abta, 30 Park Street, London SE1 9EQ or call 020 3117 0500 or www.abta.com The above applies only to services supplied by Cox & Kings Travel Limited and does not apply to services featured in this brochure that are provided by any Third Party Supplier where you enter into a contract with the Third party Supplier.

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SINGLE TRAVELLERS Travel Information

Travel Information At Cox & Kings, we believe that a good holiday is not luck, but judgment. We have compiled the following advice to outline the nature of travel in the destinations featured in this brochure and to help you prepare for your holiday. Even with the most meticulous planning, however, problems can occur and, while our ground staffs are always on hand to rectify such occurrences, we do request that you have a patient and broadminded approach to travelling in the region and respect the local traditions.

FLIGHTS

International Flights: Our tours use many different airline carriers. The name of the airline is clearly listed on the tour page, together with the stop-off airport, should this apply. We do not print flight timings in our brochure; however, you will find full details relating to your international flights printed on your confirmation invoice. All flight times as stated on your confirmation invoice are based on local times. Some flight routings involve a change of plane en route to your destination and will entail a transit time in the airport terminal while waiting for your connection. Please take note of the flight details as stated on your confirmation invoice as these will show you the amount of scheduled transit time in the stop-off city. Please note that all flight timings are subject to change by the airline. It is important to note the difference between a ‘direct’ flight and a ‘non-stop’ flight. Non-stop flights do not have any scheduled touchdowns en route, while direct flights mean that there is no change of aircraft, but that stops are possible, and indeed probable, as per the airlines’ timetables. Unfortunately, airlines change their schedules regularly, and although we will advise you of any stops or plane changes at the time of booking, we cannot be held responsible for any changes after this date. All our itineraries are based on Economy Class. However, should you wish to upgrade to Business Class this is normally possible subject to availability. If you would like to take this option, please contact our reservations department, who can often offer an upgrade at specially discounted prices. Baggage allowances vary according to the destination, flight and class booked, although in the majority of cases the allowance for Economy is 20kg and Business is 30kg. Internal Flights: Occasionally, when travelling on internal flights with local carriers or on light aircraft, it may be necessary for operators to change schedules at short notice. If this should happen, everything possible will be done to minimise the inconvenience. Such a change may cause a delay to your onward travel arrangements and require an extra night’s accommodation at your board point, alternative travel by another airline or another method of transportation. Although these arrangements are at the discretion of the airline, Cox & Kings will endeavour to help in any way it can and ensure that arrangements go as smoothly as possible. Flight delays & insurance: Unfortunately, due to the increase in air traffic, government restrictions and changing weather conditions, flight delays have become more commonplace. These delays can cause problems with onward connections and / or hotel and holiday arrangements, which need to be rescheduled. The airline will sometimes make alternative arrangements to get you to

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your next destination at no extra cost; however, additional costs may well be involved in the form of additional accommodation costs, transfers and onward tickets. It is important that your travel insurance covers you against the costs that you may incur as a result of cancellation or delay to your flight. Unfortunately, since most services are paid for in advance, any services missed due to delays are non-refundable. Please also bear in mind that many international flight tickets are non-changeable and non-refundable. The insurance policy offered by Cox & Kings is designed to mitigate the costs and effects of such delays in certain circumstances and we strongly advise that you are insured against such eventualities. Flight amendments: Most of the tours shown in this brochure use special airfares. These have certain conditions that normally restrict any change of date, route or airline. Any such change made after a ticket has been issued will normally necessitate the purchase of a new ticket at the passenger’s expense. Special requests: Cox & Kings will endeavour to request any specific meals or services, subject to availability, on the condition that we are told at the time of booking. Specific seat requests with most major airlines can now only be requested if travelling in Business Class. We are able to request general seating preferences for Economy Class passengers; however, please remember that all special requests are ‘requests’, and as such are at the discretion of the airline and cannot be guaranteed. Airport departure taxes: International UK and foreign local departure tax is included in the cost of your holiday (unless otherwise stated) when you buy your ticket from Cox & Kings. However, in some cases additional local taxes may have to be paid locally, and you will be informed of these before you travel.

ROAD TRAVEL

The road conditions you will experience on our tours will vary depending on the destination visited. In Europe, these are generally fairly good however in parts of the Indian Subcontinent, the Middle East, the Far East and Latin America, conditions can be slightly worse. Roads can be narrow, bumpy, pot-holed and have stretches that are not sealed or which are under reconstruction. Therefore some of our tours involve journeys driving on smaller, more uneven roads, which may be uncomfortable, dusty and quite strenuous. In some areas of the world, roads can change throughout the year due to monsoon rains and extreme weather patterns, causing journey times to vary enormously, which is beyond the control of Cox & Kings. If you have any problems with long journeys, please discuss this with your consultant. Types of vehicles vary according to the country visited and the numbers on a tour. Generally, the following can be used as a guideline for the size of transportation provided: 2-3 passengers, saloon car; 4-6 passengers, minivan; 6-19 passengers, small bus; 20-28 passengers, medium-sized bus.

EARLY STARTS

A number of flights used on our tours arrive / depart early in the morning, and while we will endeavour to schedule your tour with a flight which arrives / departs at a reasonable time, sometimes there is little or no alternative and early check-in / check-out times may be required.

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation standards vary dramatically throughout the world and therefore cannot always be compared to western European standards. For our tours we have chosen hotels primarily for their location and the facilities available. We will endeavour to supply any extra information that you may require on these hotels. The hotels listed in the tour itineraries may occasionally be unavailable for the required dates. In such an event, we will advise you of alternative hotels, which will, where possible, be of the same or of a higher standard than those featured in the itineraries. There are many new hotels being built and we may upgrade those featured in the brochure if better options in the same category become available. All rooms reserved on your tour are standard, however, if you wish to upgrade your room (eg to a lake view or suite), please speak to your tour consultant, who will be able to advise you about the options and the applicable supplements. For all group and individual tours, hotel check-in / check-out time is normally 12 noon, but this does vary between hotels. Early check-ins and late check-outs cannot be pre-booked, but can sometimes be negotiated on site.

WALKING

Many of the sites visited are quite spread out and our tours consequently involve a reasonable amount of walking, either to the site or around it. While the walking is normally easy going, a full day’s sightseeing can be quite tiring and sometimes strenuous.

DRESS

Please be aware that tourism is a relatively new concept in some of the destinations we feature, particularly in the Middle East where much of the region is still extremely traditional. Please therefore respect local customs and dress codes.

FOREIGN & COMMONWEALTH OFFICE TRAVEL ADVICE

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) produces a wide range of material about overseas countries that may be visited by British citizens, to ensure that travellers are properly informed about any overseas destination, particularly in relation to political unrest, crime and health issues. Where the FCO considers that British citizens would face unjustifiable risks to health, it actually advises either against travelling to the country in question or against non-essential travel to that country. Full details of all FCO advice can be obtained on the FCO website: www.gov.uk/ foreign-travel-advice. The advice on this page is accurate at the time of print, but is generic regarding the nature of travel with Cox and Kings. For specific advice on a particular destination, please discuss with your tour consultant or visit our website.

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travel insurance At Cox & Kings, we regard your safety, protection and holiday enjoyment as being of paramount importance. Therefore, travel insurance is essential whenever you go abroad. Indeed it is a condition of booking with us that you must have adequate travel insurance. We have arranged competitive travel insurance from specialist insurance brokers Campbell Irvine Ltd. The 24-hour Worldwide Emergency Medical Service is provided by Specialty Assistance Limited, which is expert in providing friendly and professional emergency help around the clock. If you decide not to purchase Cox & Kings insurance, you must provide us with details of your alternative insurance with your final payment.

COX & KINGS TRAVEL INSURANCE BENEFITS BENEFIT LIMIT A. Medical expenses In patient benefit Criminal injuries Personal liability

£5,000,000 £10 per day up to £200 £100 per day up to £5,000 £2,000,000

B. Personal accident Permanent loss of sight Loss of limb(s) Permanent total disablement Death

£25,000 £25,000 £25,000 £25,000 £10,000

C. Cancellation or curtailment D. Delayed departure or arrival Either compensation OR cancellation after 12 hours Hijack of aircraft Interruption of transport

£5,000* up to £100 up to £1,000 £100 per day up to £3,000 £300

Free cover – infants under two years old: Infants aged under two years at departure can be included free of charge if travelling from the departure point with a parent insured under this scheme – provided that the insured person requests that the child’s name is included on the booking invoice.

E. Personal effects Money Tickets Passport and visas

£2,000 (Valuables limited to £350) (Single article limit £250) (Disc collections £200) £500 £1,000 £250

Age 66 to 70 years: For persons aged 66 to 70 years at the date of payment of the insurance premium, double the standard rates apply.

F. Legal expenses £15,000 G. Winter sports Optional

Age 71 years & over: For persons aged 71 years or more, please contact Vital Health for a quotation on 0844 826 2716 Annual multi-trip policy: Available upon request for passengers up to and including 65 years old for worldwide trips including North America. Please call your Cox & Kings consultant for a trip-specific quote, on 020 7873 5000.

Excesses: Under most sections of the policy, claims will be subject to an excess. Please note: This is only a summary of cover. Full details of the cover provided This means you will be responsible for paying the first part of each claim. is shown on your policy document, which will be emailed to you upon receipt of payment of the premium. Please read it carefully to ensure you understand Premiums per person Please contact Cox & Kings direct for a quotation. Different premiums apply the cover provided, including certain terms, conditions, exclusions and excesses, as this insurance is being sold to you on a non-advised basis from a single depending on the location and length of your trip. insurer. In particular, cover is excluded for any pre-existing medical condition Optional extensions: Winter sports cover is available on payment of an that you, or any other person upon whom travel depends, are suffering from. If in doubt, please contact the insurers medical helpline on 0844 826 2686. additional premium. Should you wish, upon request a specimen copy will be made available prior to *Top up: An additional premium is payable to increase the standard £5,000 per purchase. If the insurance does not meet your requirements you may return the documentation within 14 days of the purchase or prior to travel if this is sooner person cancellation sum insured. Please call for details. and, providing no claim has been made, obtain a refund. Cover is only available Family rate: For families travelling together, a special premium applies based on to residents of Europe, other than the Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Montenegro and two times the adult rate. This provides for two adults under 66 years and up to Switzerland. four children aged 18 years or less. All details are correct at time of going to print and may be subject to change. Child reduction: Premiums are reduced by half for children aged 18 years or less at the date of insurance premium payment, if travelling with an adult insured Cox & Kings is an Appointed Representative of Campbell Irvine Ltd who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. under this scheme.

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DOCUMENTS & HEALTH SINGLE TRAVELLERS

DOCUMENTS & HEALTH HEALTH & ENTRY REQUIREMENTS All the destinations featured in this brochure have specific entry regulations and many have recommended health precautions. The requirements and recommendations in force at the time of publication are detailed below. If there are any alterations, you will be informed at the time of booking or as soon as these are known to us. However, it is your responsibility to check the relevant requirements and recommendations before departure to ensure that you comply with them, and to take the correct country documentation with you. Please note that the entry requirements listed are only valid for British citizens. All other nationalities should check with the relevant embassy/consulate for advice. Regarding any inoculations or health precautions that may be needed, Cox & Kings recommends that you consult your GP or travel clinic for personal advice regarding any inoculations or health precautions that may be needed. Requirements and recommendations are as follows: Burma (Myanmar): ABC†DEFGHIKL China: ABC*DEFGHIL Costa Rica: AC*EFGHIK Cuba: ABDEFGI India: ABC*DEFGHIKL Jordan: ABC†EGIL Morocco: AEGHIL Peru: ACEFGHIL Russia: ABC*EGHIKL South Africa: AC†DEFGHIKL Sri Lanka: ABC†EFGHIL Turkey: ABEFGHIL Uzbekistan: ABEFGIL Vietnam: ABC*DEFGHIKL

at: www.masta-travel-health.com and register for their free Travel Health Brief. They will also be able to offer professional advice, as well as arrange any vaccinations. Further country-specific health advice for travellers can be found via the following links: • www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk • www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

• Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, 6 Upper Phillimore Gardens, London W8 7HA. Tel: 020 7937 3685.

GENERAL HEALTH ADVICE

• The Embassy of the Russian Federation (Consular Section), 5 Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8 4QS. Tel: 020 3668 7474.

Please see the advice regarding inoculations for specific countries above. For more general advice, please note the following:

• Consulate General of the Kingdom of Morocco, Diamond House, 97 / 99 Praed Street, London W2 1NT. Tel: 020 7724 0624. • Peruvian Consulate General, 52 Sloane Street, London SW1X 9SP. Tel: 020 7838 9223.

• Drink only bottled water and check the seal is secure when you receive it.

• South African High Commission, South Africa House, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DP. Tel: 020 7451 7299.

• Do not eat raw vegetables, unpeeled fruit, and raw or uncooked seafood.

• High Commission of Sri Lanka, 13 Hyde Park Gardens, London W2 2LU. Tel: 020 7262 1841.

• Avoid drinks containing ice unless you know that the ice was made from filtered water.

• Turkish Consulate General, Rutland Lodge, Rutland Gardens, London SW7 1BW. Tel: 020 7591 6900.

• Avoid food and drink from street vendors and restaurants that might have suspect refrigeration and sanitary practices. Malaria: Malaria is a risk in certain parts of China and Burma. In other areas, the risk is so low that anti-malarial prophylactics are not advised. However, it is advisable to take precautions to prevent mosquito bites. Please check with your doctor on the current precautions advised. High Altitude: Please check with your tour consultant as to which areas have high altitudes. To minimise the effects of altitude, it is advisable to rest for a few hours upon arrival. If you have any history of heart complaints, or if you are over the age of 60, please check with your GP that it is safe to visit these areas.

• Embassy of Uzbekistan, 41 Holland Park, London W11 3RP. Tel: 020 7229 7679 • Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Consular Section), 12-14 Victoria Road, London W8 5RD. Tel: 020 7937 1912.

VISAS Cox & Kings works with Visa Swift, a company that specialises in visa processing. Please visit its website to download visa application forms, follow links to important embassy websites, or make general enquiries about its visa service. Visa Swift also offers a full range of passport services, including passport renewals, second passports and replacement passports. The benefits of using Visa Swift include: • Professional visa advice for any destination • Easy to follow step-by-step process • Quick and efficient service

Key to the codes: A: Full valid British passport required (minimum six months validity from the intended date of return). B: Visa required (see note). C: Yellow fever precautions advised. C*: A yellow fever certificate is required if travelling from an infected country. C†: A yellow fever certificate is required for all travellers more than one year old, when travelling from an infected country. D: Cholera precautions advised. E: Typhoid, polio and hepatitis A precautions may be advised. F: Malaria precautions advised. G: Tetanus precautions advised. H: Areas of high altitude – check with your GP for confirmation that it is safe for you to visit. I: Food and drink precautions advised. J: Entry prohibited if you have an Israeli stamp or stamps from other countries bordering crossing points with Israel, in your passport. K: Diphtheria precautions advised. L: Hepatitis B precautions advised.

PASSPORTS & EMBASSIES

Changes to requirements and recommendations: The above information is accurate at the time of publication (September 2013). Cox & Kings will advise you before accepting your booking should there be any subsequent changes to the above recommendations and requirements. You should contact your GP or visit the Masta (Medical Advice Service for Travellers Abroad) website

• Chinese Visa Advisory Service Centre, 12 Old Jewry, London EC2R 8DP. Tel: 020 7710 6000.

Russian tourist visa: It is not possible for Cox & Kings to obtain Russian visas on your behalf. We have negotiated a special rate through ASLA Visa Department. The cost for a single-entry tourist visa is £110 per person (including Consular fee of £77.60, visa authorisation letter, handling fee and delivery). It is recommended that you send the application via special delivery to: Visa Dept, ASLA Ltd, Bridgefoot House, 159 High Street, Huntingdon, Cambs PE29 3TF. You can call them on: 01480 433800, or email: visas@aslatravelgroup.com. A form-filling service is also available.

• Costa Rican Embassy & Consulate, Flat 1, 14 Lancaster Gate, London W2 3LH. Tel: 020 7706 8844.

Cuba tourist visa: Cox & Kings can process your tourist card for Cuba at a cost of £15, plus £15 handling fee. A photocopy of your passport is required.

• Cuban Consulate, 15 Grape Street, London WC2H 8DR . Tel: 020 7240 2488.

Turkish visa: Available on arrival at any port of entry on payment of £10 in cash. Also available in advance online at: www.evisa.gov.tr/en/ or from the Turkish Consulate in London.

This advice is only valid for British citizens. Any clients who hold non-British passports must contact the relevant embassy/consulate (details listed below). It is important that you hold a valid 10-year British passport and we recommend that your passport is valid for a minimum of six months from your date of return to the UK. Passport application forms can be obtained from the Post Office or online at: www.gov.uk/browse/ abroad/passports. The passport advice phoneline is on: 0300 222 0000 (calls are charged at national rate). Whether renewing your passport or applying for a new one, all relevant information can be found on the website or by phoning the number above. The cost for a postal application is £72.50 and takes a minimum of three weeks to obtain from the date of application. Information on visas may be obtained from the respective embassies and high commissions at the following addresses: • Embassy of the Union of Myanmar (Burma), 19A Charles Street, London W1J 5DX. Tel: 020 7499 4340.

• Indian High Commission, India House, Aldwych, London WC2B 4NA. Tel: 020 7836 8484.

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