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In 2012, Travel Designers celebrates its 10th Birthday, and we have had an amazing time working with great partners such as Cox & Kings, to bring you the very best experiences around the globe. It is our pleasure to highlight some of the very best of Cox and Kings, a fellow AITO partner and we would be happy share our experiences with you. Tel: 0207 720 8484 Email: nick@traveldesigners.co.uk Website: www.traveldesigners.co.uk

CONTENTS 3 European Journeys 15 Far East

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22 Indian Subcontinent 28 Latin America & Antarctica 30 Peru Spotlight 39 Middle East 44 Africa & The Indian Ocean 48 Australia 50 New Zealand 52 Relax & Explore 56 Art Tours 58 Terms & Conditions

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St Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow, Russia

European Journeys The Cox & Kings 2012 European Journeys brochure includes Escorted Group Tours, Private Journeys, short breaks and tailor-made travel ideas throughout eastern, western and southern Europe. Destinations featured include Spain, Italy, Turkey, Croatia, Malta, Romania, the Caucasus, Russia and the Baltic states. New for 2012 are Escorted Group Tours to Poland, Greece and Germany as well as Private Journeys to Italy, Norway, Spain and Turkey. For more information or to book please call 0207 720 8484. 3


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Istanbul: avicenna hotel From £395 per person Istanbul, capital of the great Ottoman empire, enjoyed more than four centuries of imperial patronage, which created one of the most famous skylines in the world. Its mosques and palaces are complemented by exquisite tile decorations. Situated in the heart of the Sultanahmet area in Istanbul, the Avicenna Hotel is a converted 19thcentury traditional Ottoman wooden house, which was completely renovated and refurbished in 2008. ISTANBUL: avicenna hotel Tour code: ISV / ISW Nights Travel between 10 Feb – 29 Feb 4 for 3 01 Mar – 15 Mar 3 16 Mar – 15 Jun 3 16 Jun – 30 Jun 3 01 Jul – 31 Aug 4 for 3 01 Sep – 15 Nov 3

Price PP £395 £415 £495 £455 £455 £495

Single Supp £165 £165 £220 £190 £195 £220

Extra night Twin share £45 £45 £70 £55 £55 £70

Per person price includes 3 or 4 nights at the Avicenna Hotel, flights from London Heathrow with British Airways, breakfast daily and transfers. Regional flights are available from Birmingham and Manchester with Turkish Airlines or with easyJet from London Gatwick and London Luton.

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TromsØ, Norway: Radisson Blu From £675 per person Known also as the ‘Gateway to the Arctic’, Tromsø has been the starting point for many polar expeditions. It is the world’s northernmost university town with a vivid cultural and pub life. Tromsø is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and is an ideal place to view the northern lights.Located in the heart of downtown Tromsø, the Radisson Blu Hotel is an ideal base for visitors interested in the city’s numerous art galleries. The hotel has 269 rooms designed in a contemporary style with high-quality furnishings and modern amenities. Hotel facilities include wireless internet, a sports centre, a restaurant serving a mixture of national and international cuisine and a bar. Tromsø: radisson blu Tour code: NRL Nights Travel between 10 Feb – 31 Mar 3 01 Apr – 30 Sep 3 01 Oct – 31 Dec 3

Price PP £675 £750 £685

Single Supp £220 £220 £220

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Per person price includes 3 nights at the Radisson Blu, flights from London Heathrow with SAS Scandinavian Airlines, transfers and breakfast daily. Regional flights are available from Manchester, Birmingham, Aberdeen, Newcastle and Edinburgh. Additional supplements may apply.

For more information or to book please call 0207 720 8484

Reykjavik: Radisson Blu Saga Hotel From £495 per person Framed by the majestic Mount Esja and Faxafloi Bay, Reykjavik enjoys a wonderful natural setting. Nearby are the famous thermal waters of the Blue Lagoon, the impressive Hallgrimskirkja church and opportunities to go whale watching. The Radisson Blu Saga Hotel is situated close to the centre of Reykjavik near the University of Iceland, a 45-minute drive from Keflavik International airport. There are 209 rooms and suites with either sea or city views. REYKJAVIK: RADISSON BLU SAGA HOTEL Tour code: RSR Nights Travel between 10 Feb – 30 Apr 3 01 May – 15 May 3 16 May – 31 May 3 01 Jun – 31 Aug 3 01 Sep – 30 Sep 3

Price PP £495 £520 £610 £660 £610

Single Supp £125 £125 £170 £200 £170

Extra night Twin share £55 £55 £85 £100 £85

Per person price includes 3 nights at the Radisson Blu Saga Hotel, flights from London Heathrow, Manchester and Glasgow with Icelandair, transfers by shared Flybus coach (return) and breakfast. From 1 April 2012, easyJet fly from London Gatwick to Iceland.


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Budapest: Le Meridien

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Krakow: Wentzl Hotel

From £445 per person Budapest sits on either side of a gentle curve in the Danube river, the Buda hills rising dramatically on the west bank while the Pest district marks the start of the Great Plain to the east. As a result of its countless thermal springs, Budapest is also a spa town with wonderfully elaborate bathhouses.

From £495 per person Krakow features Ryneck Glowny, the largest medieval town square in Europe, gothic church spirals, an impressive castle and cathedral on a hill, a vast collection of artwork and the quiet and historic Jewish quarter of Kamimierz. The city has a buzzing cafe culture in and around the main square.

Le Meridien Budapest is a striking building dating back to the early 1900s that has been restored to create a luxurious 5-star hotel.

The only hotel on Europe’s largest medieval square, the Wentzl is a first-class property situated in a magnificent 15th-century city house. The Wentzl restaurant is a Krakow landmark, founded in 1792 and still receiving international acclaim more than 200 years on. The hotel’s 17 rooms are all extremely comfortable and atmospheric.

BUDAPEST: LE MERIDIEN Tour code: LMB / BUP Nights Travel between 10 Feb – 08 Apr * 3 for 2 09 Apr – 30 Apr * 3 for 2 01 May – 06 May * 3 for 2 07 May – 28 Jun * 3 for 2 29 Jun – 02 Sep * 4 for 3 03 Sep – 25 Oct * 3 for 2

Price PP £445 £445 £445 £490 £545 £490

Single Supp £185 £185 £185 £200 £235 £200

Extra night Twin share £110 £125 £125 £155 £95 £155

Per person includes 3 or 4 nights at Le Meridien, flights from London Heathrow with British Airways, transfers and breakfast daily. Regional flights are available with easyJet from London Gatwick and London Luton. * Prices valid for arrivals on Friday only. Supplements apply to other arrival days.

Berlin: Brandenburger Hof From £625 per person Berlin buzzes with exciting nightlife, superb dining options and an array of fascinating historical buildings. Famed as a centre of the arts, Berlin has more than 170 museums, including the Pergamon museum, which is rich in classical antiquity. A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, the Brandenburger Hof is a stylish 72-room boutique property, which is located in the centre of Berlin, just a short distance from many of the city’s well-known sites and museums. Die Quadriga, its fine-dining restaurant, is considered to be in the top five Berlin restaurants and has a prestigious Michelin award.

krakow: wentzl hotel Tour code: KKR Nights Travel between 10 Feb – 31 Mar 3 01 Apr – 31 Oct 3 01 Nov – 27 Dec 3

Price PP £495 £530 £515

Single Supp £255 £275 £255

Extra night Twin share POA POA POA

Per person price includes 3 nights at the Wentzl Hotel, flights on easyjet from either Belfast, Bristol, Edinburgh, Liverpool, London Gatwick or Luton, or Jet2 from Newcastle, transfers and breakfast daily.

For more information or to book please call 0207 720 8484

berlin: bradenburger Hof Tour code: BER Nights Travel between 10 Feb – 31 Oct * 4 for 3

Price PP £625

Single Supp £295

Extra night Twin share £125

Per person includes 4 nights at the Brandenburger Hof, flights from London Heathrow with British Airways, transfers and breakfast daily. Regional flights are available with easyJet from London Gatwick, Bristol, Glasgow, London Luton and Liverpool. * Prices valid if including a Sunday night.

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Venice: Ca’ Sagredo From £395 per person Whether exploring on foot or by boat, this romantic city is a constant inspiration with its grand palazzos and piazzas and magnificent courtyards and churches. A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, the 5-star de luxe Ca’ Sagredo hotel is located on the waterfront, overlooking the Grand Canal and just a short stroll from St Mark’s Square. Venice: Ca’ SagreDO Tour code: CAV Nights Travel between 23 Feb – 31 Mar 3 for 2 01 Apr – 30 Apr * 3 for 2 01 May – 25 May * 3 for 2 26 May – 30 Jun * 3 for 2 01 Jul – 31 Aug * 3 for 2 01 Sep – 11 Sep * 3 for 2 12 Sep – 31 Oct * 3 for 2

Price PP £395 £475 £610 £630 £490 £630 £610

Single Supp £255 £325 £465 £465 £325 £465 £465

Extra night Twin share £150 £195 £265 £265 £195 £265 £265

Per person price includes 3 nights at the Ca’ Sagredo hotel, flights from London Gatwick with British Airways and breakfast daily. Transfers are not included. Flights from London Heathrow are available with an additional supplement. * Prices valid for arrivals between Sunday and Tuesday only. For arrivals Wednesday to Saturday, variable supplements apply. Regional flights are available with easyJet from London Gatwick and Jet2 from Edinburgh, Leeds Bradford and Manchester.

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Rome: D’Inghilterra From £495 per person The legacies of Rome’s 3,000-year history are visible almost everywhere, from its Roman ruins to early Christian churches, medieval bell towers and Renaissance palaces. The Hotel d’Inghilterra is situated in the very heart of Rome, close to the Spanish Steps in Via Bocca di Leone, between Via Condotti and Via Borgognona. Formerly the residence of the guests of Prince Torlonia, the palazzo was trasformed around 1850 into one of the most exclusive properties in the city. ROME: D’INGHILTERRA HOTEL Tour code: RDT / RDI Nights Travel between 10 Feb – 29 Mar 3 for 2 01 Apr – 30 Apr 4 for 3 01 May – 30 Jun 3 01 Jul – 31 Jul 4 for 3 01 Aug – 31 Aug 3 for 2 01 Sep – 31 Oct 3

Price PP £495 £695 £950 £725 £495 £950

Single Supp £185 £400 £540 £400 £185 £540

Extra night Twin share £170 £190 £255 £190 £170 £255

Per person price includes 3 or 4 nights at d’Inghilterra, flights from London Heathrow or London Gatwick with British Airways or easyJet from Bristol and London Gatwick or Jet2 from Glasgow, Leeds Bradford and Manchester, and breakfast daily. No transfers are included.

For more information or to book please call 0207 720 8484


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Ravenna: NH Hotel From £280 per person Ravenna is the best place to see early Christian and Byzantine church architecture and decoration of the fifth and sixth centuries. In 401AD, the city became the capital of the western Roman empire and mosaic-clad churches were constructed. The NH Ravenna Hotel is situated close to the Basilica of Saint John the Evangelist in the centre of Ravenna. All 84 rooms are designed in a contemporary style with modern facilities.

Price PP £280 £345 £390 £390 £390

Single Supp £85 £130 £130 £130 £130

From £595 per person Beyond its world-class museums, Madrid has much to explore with its narrow-laned old quarters, handsome plazas filled with regal statues and its wide avenues and modern architecture. The 5-star Ritz Madrid is owned by Orient-Express Hotels. Regularly voted in the world’s top 10 hotels, the Ritz is conveniently located in the centre of the city, directly opposite the Prado Museum. The hotel’s facilities include the highly acclaimed Goya restaurant, two bars and gardens. MADRID: RITZ HOTEL

RAVENNA: NH HOTEL Tour code: RVV Nights Travel between 10 Feb – 28 Feb 3 for 2 01 Mar – 25 May * 3 26 May – 30 Jun * 3 01 Jul – 31 Aug 3 01 Sep – 12 Sep * 3

Madrid: Ritz Hotel

Extra night Twin share £65 £75 £75 £75 £75

Per person price includes 3 nights at NH Ravenna, flights from London Gatwick with British Airways to Bologna airport and breakfast daily. No transfers are included. Alternative flights are available with easyJet from London Gatwick. * Prices valid for arrivals on Friday only. Supplements apply to other arrival days.

Tour code: RZT Nights Travel between 10 Feb – 31 Mar * 3 for 2 01 Apr – 08 Apr 3 09 Apr – 30 Jun 3 01 Jul – 15 Jul 3 16 Jul – 10 Sep 3 for 2 11 Sep – 31 Oct 3

Price PP £595 £775 £895 £775 £595 £895

Single Supp £415 £595 £695 £595 £415 £695

Extra night Twin share £195 £170 £215 £170 £195 £215

Per person includes 3 nights at the Ritz Hotel, flights from London Heathrow with British Airways, transfers and breakfast daily. * Prices valid for arrivals on Friday only. Supplements apply to other arrival days. Regional flights are available with easyJet from London Gatwick, Bristol, Edinburgh, London Luton and Liverpool.

For more information or to book please call 0207 720 8484

Bilbao: Miro From £495 per person Bilbao is the largest city in the Basque region and its principal industrial centre. With a combination of industrial and post-modernist architecture, the city has been greatly improved with an urban development scheme. The heart of the city is the medieval alleys and lanes of the Casco Viejo, which houses numerous tapas bars and shops. Further attractions include the Unesco world heritage site of Puente Colgante, the fine art museum and the futuristic metro system designed by Sir Norman Foster. Located in front of the Guggenheim Museum in the centre of Bilbao, the Hotel Miro is a 4-star boutique property with 50 guestrooms. Designed by the fashion designer Antonio Miro, all rooms are strikingly modern in design. BILBAO: MIRO Tour code: BOX Nights Travel between 10 Feb – 27 May 3 03 Jun – 31 Oct 3

Price PP £495 £495

Single Supp £280 £280

Extra night Twin share £80 £80

Per person price includes 3 nights at the Hotel Miro, flights from London Heathrow with Vueling Airlines (Iberia Airlines Code share) or flights from London Stansted with easyJet, transfers and breakfast daily.

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Seville: Palacio Santa Ana From £475 per person One of the earliest Moorish conquests and the second city of Al-Andalus, Seville became Spain’s major city in the 15th century. Today, Seville is the capital city of the south and remnants of its fascinating history are abundant.

From £395 per person Portugal’s second-largest city, Porto was built along the hillsides overlooking the mouth of the Douro river. An outstanding urban landscape with a Unesco heritage-listed historical city centre, it has a number of monuments and museums and is small enough to explore by foot.

With only 57 rooms and a city centre location one minute’s walk from the famous cathedral, the Petit Palace Marques Santa Ana occupies a threestorey building dating back to the 19th century. Rooms are designed using modern contemporary fabrics with an Andalusian influence.

Located in the Avenida Boavista district and close to the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, the elegant 5-star Tiara Park Atlantic hotel is one of the area’s main landmarks. The hotel has a restaurant, which serves local specialities and international cuisine, and its own private garden.

SEVILLE: PETIT PALACE MARQUES SANTA ANA Tour code: SEZ Nights Travel between 10 Feb – 15 Mar 3 16 Mar – 16 Jun 3 17 Jun – 06 Sep 3 07 Sep – 31 Oct 3

Price PP £475 £535 £475 £535

Single Supp £240 £295 £240 £295

Extra night Twin share £70 £85 £70 £85

Per person price includes 3 nights at the Petit Palace Marques Santa Ana, flights from London Heathrow with Vueling Airlines (Iberia Airlines code share) or London Gatwick with easyJet, transfers and breakfast daily.

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Porto:Tiara

PORTO: TIARA PARK ATLANTIC Tour code: TPA Nights Travel between 10 Feb – 31 Mar 3 for 2 01 Apr – 30 Jun * 3 for 2 01 Jul – 31 Aug 3 for 2 01 Sep – 31 Oct * 3 for 2

Price PP £395 £415 £395 £415

Single Supp £165 £165 £165 £165

Extra night Twin share £70 £80 £70 £80

Per person price includes 3 nights at Tiara Park Atlantic Porto, flights from London Gatwick with TAP Air Portugal or easyJet from London Gatwick, breakfast daily and transfers. * Prices valid for arrivals on Friday only. Supplements apply to other arrival days.

For more information or to book please call 0207 720 8484


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Classic Russia From £1,310 per person Escorted Group Tour • 8 Days / 7 Nights

• 3 nights in Moscow & 4 in St Petersburg • 5-star centrally located hotels • Hermitage, Kremlin & Pushkin Russia’s two greatest cities provide an ideal base from which to explore the country’s rich and diverse cultural and historical heritage. Classic Russia 2012 departure Discount dates 13 & 27 Apr £90 11, 18 & 25 May £105 08 & 22 Jun £120 06, 13 & 20 Jul £100 10, 17 & 24 Aug £85 07, 14 & 28 Sep £120 2012 departure Discount dates (Luxury Tour) 08 Jun £130 06 Jul £130 07 Sep £150

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TIMELESS ROMANIA

TREASURES OF THE UKRAINE From £1,126 per person Escorted Group Tour • 8 Days / 7 Nights

• Kiev • Yalta • Livadia Palace, Balaclava Begin in the Mediterranean climate of the Crimean peninsula and explore the legacies of fallen empires that once laid claim to this area. Travel north and finish in the capital, Kiev, with its wide leafy boulevards and ornate orthodox churches and cathedrals. Explore Byzantine cave cities, Greek ruins, Russian and Tartar palaces, Genoese castles and Soviet battleships. treasures of the ukraine 2012 departure Discount dates 30 Apr £65 03 Sep £100 17 Sep £120

Brochure price £1,276 £1,226 £1,276

Discount price £1,211 £1,126 £1,156

For more information or to book please call 0207 720 8484

From £1,060 per person Escorted Group Tour • 9 Days / 8 Nights

• Transylvania • Painted monasteries • Fortified Saxon churches With its rich folkloric heritage, picturesque villages and wonderful scenery, Romania is fascinating to explore. This tour discovers the country’s highlights, including Transylvania’s mighty fortified Saxon churches, Bucovina’s exquisite painted monasteries, dramatic castles and palaces, medieval towns, and the beautiful Carpathian mountains. xxxxxxxxxxxxx timeless romania 2012 departure Discount dates 11 May £40 25 May £75 08 & 22 Jun £80 13 Jul £80 27 Jul, 17 & 31 Aug £75

Brochure price £1,100 £1,180 £1,180 £1,180 £1,200

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JOURNEY THROUGH THE BALTIC STATES

splendours of poland

CLASSICAL sicily

From £1,031 per person Escorted Group Tour • 9 Days / 8 Nights

From £1,196 per person Escorted Group Tour • 9 Days / 8 Nights

From £1,540 per person Escorted Group Tour • 10 Days / 9 Nights

• Riga, Tallinn & Vilnius • Baroque & art nouveau architecture • Manor houses, medieval & rococo churches

• Warsaw • Czestochowa • Torun

• Greek & Roman archaeological sites • Taormina • Valley of the Temples

This tour explores the beautiful architecture of the Baltic states’ capitals, as well as the lakes and forests of the countryside.

This tour includes 3 nights in Krakow’s stunning old town as well as exploring the magnificent architecture and attractions of the cities of Poznan and Wroclaw. Poignant visits are also included to the former concentration camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau and to the Oskar Schindler factory in Krakow.

Explore Sicily’s fine Greek temples, exuberant Roman floor mosaics, Arab-inspired gardens and superb Norman architecture. This tour visits the island’s principal sights and reveals Sicily’s magnificent natural scenery and rural villages. The journey includes visits to Syracuse, Agrigento, Palermo and Taormina.

Journey Through The Baltic States 2012 departure Discount dates 11 May £55 25 May £85 8 Jun £95 22 Jun £65 13 Jul £65 2012 departure Discount dates (Luxury Tour) 22 Jun £100 03 Aug £120 14 Sep £135

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CLASSICAL sicily

splendours of poland 2012 departure Discount dates 28 Apr £100 18 Aug £110 15 Sep £120 13 Oct £100

Brochure price £1,296 £1,326 £1,396 £1,296

Discount price £1,196 £1,216 £1,276 £1,196

For more information or to book please call 0207 720 8484

2012 departure Discount dates 27 Apr £165 18 May £150 29 Jun £150 24 Aug £140 14 Sep £110

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CLASSICAL TURKEY

ancient wonders of southern turkey

From £1,131 per person Escorted Group Tour • 8 Days / 7 Nights

From £1,441 per person Escorted Group Tour • 10 Days / 9 Nights

• Istanbul • Troy & Gallipoli • Ephesus

• Cappadocia • Stone heads at Mount Nemrut • Mardin, Harran

Due to its strategic location straddling two continents, Turkey has been a crucial staging post on the routes between east and west. This tour combines the striking architecture of Hagia Sofia and the Blue Mosque in Istanbul with the wonders of Pamukkale and the classical sites of Aphrodisias and Ephesus.

Travelling through ancient Mesopotamia, this tour incorporates Turkey’s finest natural, historic and religious monuments. You will see the natural splendour of Cappadocia, the imposing royal stone heads at Mount Nemrut, the birthplace of St Paul and the architectural beauty of Mardin.

CLASSICAL TURKEY 2012 departure Discount dates 14 Apr £100 12 May £65 09 Jun £50 11 Aug £110 01 & 22 Sep £100

Brochure price £1,296 £1,196 £1,256 £1,346 £1,296

Discount price £1,196 £1,131 £1,206 £1,236 £1,196

ancient wonders of southern turkey 2012 departure Discount dates 19 May £55 16 Jun £100 04 Aug £100 08 Sep £120

For more information or to book please call 0207 720 8484

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Treasures of Eastern Turkey

Grand Tour of TurkeY

Highlights of NORTHERN CYPRUS

From £1,221 per person Escorted Group Tour • 7 Days / 6 Nights

From £3,401 per person Escorted Group Tour • 22 Days / 21 Nights

From £700 per person Escorted Group Tour • 7 Days / 6 Nights

• Ishak Pasha Palace • Akdamar Island • Sumela monastery

• Istanbul • Unesco site of Troy • Original wonder of the world at Ephesus

• Historic cities and castles • Nicosia • Beautiful scenery

This tour starts at Lake Van and travels into the eastern Anatolian heartlands, a little known part of Turkey. Explore some of the region’s greatest monuments, including the magnificent Ottoman palace of Ishak Pasha and the medieval ruined city of Ani.

Taking in the sites of Istanbul, the natural treasures of Pamukkale and Cappadocia, and the historical monuments of Troy, Ephesus and Mount Nemrut, this comprehensive journey encompasses Turkey’s numerous highlights. Travel from the Byzantine capital, through Anatolia, to the Black Sea coast, before ending in the far eastern regions.

For centuries, Cyprus attracted the major powers of the Mediterranean, resulting in a rich mosaic of culture and tradition. Northern Cyprus is a quiet haven of natural beauty and this tour explores ancient Roman cities, crusader castles, Byzantine churches and atmospheric abbeys.

Treasures of Eastern Turkey 2012 departure Discount dates 27 May £75 24 Jun £95 16 Sep £120 07 Oct £110

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Highlights of Northern Cyprus

GRAND TOUR OF Turkey 2012 departure Discount dates 12 May £295 09 Jun £295 01 & 22 Sep £295

Brochure price £3,696 £3,696 £3,696

Discount price £3,401 £3,401 £3,401

For more information or to book please call 0207 720 8484

2012 Discount departure dates 09 Mar £70 04 May £60 15 Jun £70 07 & 21 Sep £65

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Journey Through Ancient Greece

The Balkans Explorer

From £1,095 per person Escorted Group Tour • 8 Days / 7 Nights

From £1,270 per person Escorted Group Tour • 9 Days / 8 Nights

• Birthplace of the Olympics • Ruined city of Mycenae • Ancient theatre at Epidaurus

• Croatia and Bosnia & Herzegovina • Walled city of Dubrovnik • Palace of Diocletian in Split

Considered to be the birthplace of modern western civilisation, the influence of Greece through its architecture, science and philosophy still resonates today. Incorporating the classic highlights of Olympia, Delphi, Mycenae and Epidaurus, this tour also explores Greece’s magnificent scenery.

This tour explores two contrasting countries in the Balkans, offering stunning scenery and distinctive cultures. Visit the highlights including Dubrovnik, Mostar, Sarajevo and Split, where the influence of their European, Ottoman and Slavic histories are evident in the ornate palaces, cathedrals and mosques.

Journey through ancient greece 2012 departure Discount dates 20 Apr £65 04 May £90 03 Aug £100 14 Sep £125

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Discount price £1,095 £1,110 £1,130 £1,175

BALKANS EXPLORER 2012 departure Discount dates 17 May £30 21 Jun £35 13 Sep £45 11 Oct £45

For more information or to book please call 0207 720 8484

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ALBANIA: LAND OF THE EAGLE

Heidelberg to Hamburg

Wonders of Georgia

From £1,090 per person Escorted Group Tour • 10 Days / 9 Nights

From £1,485 per person Escorted Group Tour • 9 Days / 8 Nights

From £1,051 per person Escorted Group Tour • 8 Days / 7 Nights

• Archaeological ruins • Orthodox icons • Four Unesco world heritage sites

• Heidelberg • Rothenberg ob der Tauber • Berlin

• Mtskheta • Davit Gareja • Georgian Military Highway

Known as the ‘cradle of the Balkans’, Albania and Macedonia are home to a wealth of natural and historic sites, from Lake Ohrid to the important Roman ruins at Butrint and Apollonia. Travelling through spectacular mountain and coastal scenery, this tour discovers two emerging countries at the forefront of the new Europe.

Starting in Heidelberg, the centre of the ‘Romantik’ epoch, travel through Bavaria, Saxony and Brandenburg staying in the handsome cities of Nuremburg, Dresden and Berlin, and finish in the port city of Hamburg. This 9-day tour visits many of the most important cultural and historic attractions in Germany.

Georgia is a country of outstanding landscapes, medieval churches and rock cave monasteries. This tour explores the main attractions including the Unesco world heritage sites of Mtskheta, Bagrati and Gelati. There is also an opportunity to visit Armenia on a 3-night post-tour extension from £570 per person.

HEIDELBURG TO HAMBURG Albania: Land of the eagle 2012 departure Discount dates 08 May £60 12 Jun £80 17 Jul £80

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2012 departure Discount dates 27 Apr £115 06 Jul £150 17 Aug £150 05 Oct £115

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Discount price £1,485 £1,510 £1,510 £1,485

For more information or to book please call 0207 720 8484

WONDERS OF GEORGIA 2012 departure Discount dates 12 Sep £85 03 Oct £45

Brochure price £1,156 £1,096

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Mount Fuji, Japan

Far East The Cox & Kings 2012 Far East brochure features some of the most interesting and best value high-quality tours, Private Journeys and tailor-made travel ideas available to China, Mongolia, Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Borneo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Bhutan and Burma (Myanmar). This fascinating part of the world combines a rich history of dynasties and civilisations with rapidly changing modern cultures and areas of wonderful natural beauty. For more information or to book please call 0207 720 8484. 15


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CHINA EXPERIENCE

CHINA: THE GRAND TOUR

From £1,914 per person Escorted Group Tour • 11 Days / 9 Nights

From £2,739 per person Escorted Group Tour • 16 Days / 14 Nights

• The Great Wall & the Ming Tombs • The Terracotta Warriors • Beijing, Xian, Guilin & Shanghai

• Yangtze river & the Three Gorges • Pandas in Chengdu • Extend to Hong Kong or Hangzhou

This introductory tour of China explores Beijing, including the Forbidden City and the Great Wall, Xian, home of the famous Terracotta Warriors, Guilin, to take in its breathtaking scenery, and, finally finishes in vibrant Shanghai.

Visit Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Chengdu’s Giant Panda Base, the Yangtze river, the Three Gorges dam and Shanghai.

China Experience 2012 departure Discount dates 24 Mar £225 14 Apr £225 05 May £225 15 Sep £275

Brochure price £2,139 £2,289 £2,339 £2,489

Discount price £1,914 £2,064 £2,114 £2,214

2012 departure Discount dates (Luxury Tour) 07 Apr £350 21 Apr £250 22 Sep £250

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China: The Grand Tour 2012 departure Discount dates 15 Apr £200 06 May £200 12 Aug £250 16 Sep £250

Brochure price £2,939 £2,989 £3,139 £3,189

Discount price £2,739 £2,789 £2,889 £2,939

2012 departure Discount dates (Luxury Tour) 31 Mar £300 21 Apr £250 12 May £250 11 Aug £250

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Taiwan: the Beautiful Island From £2,672 per person Escorted Group Tour • 15 Days / 13 Nights

• De luxe Lalu Hotel on Sun Moon Lake • Taroko gorge • Breathtaking scenery Taiwan is full of breathtaking scenery, exotic cultures and hospitable people. The energetic capital, Taipei, is home to possibly the best collection of Chinese art in the world. The countryside is perhaps the biggest surprise, with deep gorges, snow-capped mountains, hot springs, tea plantations and a beautiful, rugged coastline. taiwan: the beautiful island 2012 Discount departure dates 14 Mar £350 28 Mar £350 07 Nov £350

Brochure price £3,022 £3,172 £3,122

Discount price £2,672 £2,822 £2,772


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JAPAN’S CULTURAL TREASURES From £3,409 per person Escorted Group Tour • 10 Days / 8 Nights

• Stay in a ryokan (Japanese inn) • Tokyo, Mount Fuji, Kyoto & Hiroshima • Bullet train travel This journey offers a taste of the fascinating culture of historic and modern Japan, and its enchanting scenery of mountains and gardens. Discover Tokyo, Mount Fuji, Nijo Castle, Hiroshima, Kyoto and the historic town of Nara. Japan’s Cultural Treasures 2012 departure Discount dates 23Mar £250 06 Apr £350 18 Apr £300 12 May £250 09 Jul £250 21 Sep £250

Brochure price £3,659 £3,959 £3,709 £3,709 £3,709 £3,659

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Japan Explorer From £3,809 per person Escorted Group Tour • 12 Days / 10 Nights

• Tokyo & Kyoto • Nagasaki & Mount Aso • Stay in a ryokan (Japanese Inn) See the futuristic city of Tokyo and imperial Kyoto before exploring traditional areas of rural Japan and places of great historical importance away from the main tourist path. Journey west to the provincial island of Kyushu to see Nagasaki, a beautiful coastal town with a haunting history from the second world war. Continue to the lively city of Kumamoto and then to Mount Aso, one of the world’s largest volcanic craters. japan explorer 2012 departure Discount dates 14 Apr £400 15 Sep £400

Brochure price £4,259 £4,209

Discount price £3,859 £3,809

For more information or to book please call 0207 720 8484

GRAND TOUR OF INDOCHINA From £3,851 per person Escorted Group Tour • 21 Days / 18 Nights

• Luxury character hotels • Luang Prabang & Angkor Wat • Journey through the Mekong delta This tour takes in the best of Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia, staying in luxury hotels throughout. The journey begins in untouched Laos and continues to rapidly developing Vietnam, taking in the highlights between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, and finishes at the majestic Angkor Wat in Cambodia. GRAND TOUR OF INDOCHINA 2012 Discount departure dates 08 Mar £450 18 Oct £400 01 Nov £400 15 Nov £400

Brochure price £4,301 £4,401 £4,451 £4,451

Discount price £3,851 £4,001 £4,051 £4,051

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ancient kingdoms of the mekong

SPIRIT OF VIETNAM

From £2,976 per person Escorted Group Tour • 16 Days / 13 Nights

From £2,159 per person Escorted Group Tour • 15 Days / 12 Nights

• Thailand, Laos & Cambodia • Mekong river journey • Unesco world heritage sites

• Picturesque Halong Bay & Mai Chau • Cu Chi tunnels & tribal villages • Hanoi, Hoi An & Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Following the Mekong, journey from northern Thailand through Laos’ unspoilt countryside and visit Cambodia. Explore ancient sites of Luang Prabang and Angkor Wat and beautiful landscapes, encountering the warm hospitality and tantalising cuisine of the region. Travel is mainly by land and boat, allowing time to appreciate the areas visited.

Discover the varied sights, sounds and flavours of Vietnam, visiting the fascinating cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, the historic towns of Hué and Hoi An and magnificent Halong Bay.

ancient kingdoms of the mekong 2012 Discount departure dates 30 Oct £375 13 Nov £300

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SPIRIT OF VIETNAM 2012 Discount departure dates 25 Oct £250 01 Nov £200 15 Nov £200 20 Dec £350

Brochure price £2,409 £2,409 £2,409 £2,909

Discount price £2,159 £2,209 £2,209 £2,559

2012 departure Discount dates (Luxury Tour) 08 Nov £300 22 Nov £250

Brochure price £2,759 £2,759

Discount price £2,459 £2,509

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The Golden Land of Burma

Mongolia: Land of Blue Sky

From £2,301 per person Escorted Group Tour • 13 Days / 10 Nights

From £2,551 per person Escorted Group Tour • 14 Days / 11 Nights

• Majestic Shwedagon Pagoda • Mandalay Palace • Ancient Pagan (Bagan)

• Untouched wilderness • Nomadic culture • Naadam festival departure

Burma (Myanmar) is a culturally rich land with a long history that is relatively untouched by tourism. Discover the highlights of this diverse country, including the majestic Shwedagon Pagoda in Rangoon (Yangon), the ancient temples of Pagan and the beautiful Inle Lake. Extensions to the hill station town of Kalaw to discover hill tribe villages or to Ngapali beach for relaxation are also available.

Mongolian people have a rich history, stretching back to the empires of Genghis Khan. Their vast country is one of amazing natural beauty, largely untouched by the modern world. From the Gobi desert to snow-capped mountains and grassy steppes, Mongolia is one of the world’s last great wilderness regions.

THE GOLDEN LAND OF BURMA 2012 departure Discount dates 16 Mar, 23 Mar, 30 Mar £250 19 Oct £250

Brochure price £2,551 £2,701

Discount price £2,301 £2,451

MONGOLIA: LAND OF BLUE SKY 2012 Discount departure dates 29 Jun £250 09 Jul £250 03 Aug £250 24 Aug £250

For more information or to book please call 0207 720 8484

Brochure price £3,001 £2,901 £2,851 £2,801

Discount price £2,751 £2,651 £2,601 £2,551

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Splendours of Borneo

• Tribal longhouse • Primary rainforest • Sarawak & Sabah Borneo evokes images of colourful tribal groups, a spectacular diversity of wildlife and wide rivers twisting through the steamy jungles of the oldest rainforest on Earth. This Private Journey explores an astounding variety of cultural and natural attractions in the Malay states of Sabah and Sarawak. SPLENDOURS OF BORNEO 2012 Discount departure dates 01 Mar – 31 Mar £300 01 Apr – 06 Jul £400 07 Jul – 31 Aug £500 01 Sep – 31 Oct £400

Brochure price £3,852 £4,152 £4,702 £4,152

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China in Style

From £3,552 per person Private Journey • 13 Days / 10 Nights

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From £5,171 per person Private Journey • 12 Days / 10 Nights

• China’s finest hotels • Luxury Yangtze river cruise • Beijing, Xian & Shanghai This luxury Private Journey visits China’s mustsee sites at a leisurely pace, while staying at the best hotels and dining at the finest restaurants. Step back in time at the Raffles Beijing and take in the city’s phenomenal sights, including the Great Wall and Forbidden City. CHINA IN STYLE 2012 Discount departure dates 16 Mar – 31 Mar £500 01 Apr – 08 Apr £450 09 Apr – 21 May £400 22 May – 30 May £400 24 Jun – 27 Aug £400 28 Aug – 31 Aug £400

Brochure price £5,821 £6,021 £5,921 £5,671 £5,571 £6,021

Discount price £5,321 £5,571 £5,521 £5,271 £5,171 £5,621

For more information or to book please call 0207 720 8484

A River Journey on the Mekong From £3,201 per person Private Journey • 15 Days / 12 Nights

• Luxury Mekong river cruise • Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) • Mekong delta Explore one of the world’s great rivers on this 7-night cruise past lost civilisations, delta towns, small riverside villages and sleepy temples. THE JAYAVARMAN 2012 Discount departure dates 01 Mar – 30 Mar £400 31 Mar – 04 Apr £350 01 Jun – 29 Sep £300

Brochure price £4,001 £3,701 £3,501

Discount price £3,601 £3,351 £3,201

THE JAHAN 2012 Discount departure dates 01 Mar – 30 Mar £400 31 Mar – 12 Apr £350 01 Jun – 29 Sep £250

Brochure price £4,101 £3,801 £3,551

Discount price £3,701 £3,451 £3,301


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KOREAN Grand Prix

Mandarin Oriental Bangkok & Chiang Mai

From £3,945 per personn Private Journey • 12 Days / 11 Nights

Twin Stay Promotion: Stay 7 nights, Pay 5 Save £650 per couple and receive a Spa Credit of THB 3,500 at the Dheva Spa

This Private Journey combines the iconic sights and contrasting cultures of South Korea with the thrill of watching one of the world’s premier sporting events, the Korean Grand Prix. The package includes 2 nights in Seoul, the pre-qualifying practice on Friday, qualifying on Saturday and race day on Sunday. After your Formula One weekend, journey south to Gyeongju, the ancient capital of the Silla kingdom, before ending your journey at the port of Busan. Please note: Weekend ticket prices for the Grand Prix are included but not confirmed at the time of publication and subject to change. Ticket prices are based on Grade B grandstand prices for 2011. Ticket upgrades are available, please ask your tour consultant for details.

Consistently rated as one of the best hotels in the world, Mandarin Oriental Bangkok is a legendary hotel set in lush tropical gardens on the banks of Chao Phraya river. The Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai is built in the Lanna style typical of the Golden Triangle region and is surrounded by a rolling landscape of wide-open terraces and rice paddies. Modelled on a Burmese royal palace, its Dheva Spa offers an expansive range of treatments and spacious suites. The offer is for a stay of 3 nights at the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok (Deluxe Room) and 4 nights at the Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi (Spa Suite), from 15 May to 30 September 2012 inclusive.

For more information or to book please call 0207 720 8484

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INDIA & BEYOND Cox & Kings offers unrivalled experience, expertise and variety for those travelling to the Indian Subcontinent. Our 2012 brochure is a comprehensive programme of Escorted Group Tours and tailor-made travel, from the Himalaya in the north to the tropical backwaters of Kerala in the south. As well as India, the Cox & Kings brochure covers Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and the Maldives. For more information or to book please call 0207 720 8484.

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INDIAN EXPERIENCE From £1,264 per person Escorted Group Tour • 9 Days / 7 Nights

• Non-stop flights • Taj Mahal • 4- & 5-star hotels and a royal mansion Experience a taste of India on this outstanding introductory tour of the country’s most famous sites. Exploring the Golden Triangle, this journey combines Delhi with visits to the incomparable Taj Mahal at Agra and a 3-night stay in a former royal hunting lodge near the pink city of Jaipur.

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GRAND TOUR OF NORTHERN INDIA

FORTS & PALACES OF RAJASTHAN

From £2,150 per person Escorted Group Tour • 15 Days / 13 Nights

From £1,871 per person Escorted Group Tour • 15 Days / 13 Nights

• Includes the holy city of  Varanasi • Visit the exquisite temples of Khajuraho • Experience stunning Rajasthan

• Comprehensive tour of Rajasthan • Stunning desert citadel of Jaisalmer • Character accommodation

Explore the rich heritage and diverse cultural influences of northern India. This tour encompasses the holy city of Varanasi, the intricately carved temples at Khajuraho, the iconic Taj Mahal, Jodhpur’s blue-washed houses and the beautiful lakes and palaces of Udaipur.

The princely states of Rajputana, now Rajasthan, were once the domain of courageous warriors and lavish ruling dynasties. Following a tour of Delhi, travel into the heart of Rajasthan and explore the region’s forts and palaces, atmospheric cities and stunning desert scenery.

Indian Experience 2012 Discount departure dates 02 & 23 Mar £75 06 Apr £75 24 Aug £75 21 Sep £75 12 & 19 Oct £125

Brochure price £1,483 £1,483 £1,339 £1,339 £1,739

Discount price £1,408 £1,408 £1,264 £1,264 £1,614

Grand Tour of Northern India 2012 Discount departure dates 17 Mar £250 18 Aug £175 20 Oct £200 03 Nov £250

Brochure price £2,919 £2,325 £3,025 £3,125

Discount price £2,669 £2,150 £2,825 £2,875

For more information or to book please call 0207 720 8484

Forts & Palaces of Rajasthan 2012 Discount departure dates 15 Sep £150 20 Oct £175 03 Nov £175 15 Nov £175

Brochure price £2,021 £2,621 £2,621 £2,921

Discount price £1,871 £2,446 £2,446 £2,746

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Taj Mahal to Tropical Kerala

Journey from the Golden Temple

Highlights of India & Nepal

From £3,149 per person Escorted Group Tour • 17 Days / 15 Nights

From £2,187 per person Escorted Group Tour •10 Days / 8 Nights

From £2,996 per person Escorted Group Tour • 17 Days / 15 Nights

• Golden Triangle • Keralan backwaters • Tropical beaches

• Golden Temple of Amritsar • Taragarh Palace • Himalayan foothills

• Taj Mahal • Chitwan elephant safari • The majestic Himalaya

From the iconic Taj Mahal to the beautiful Keralan backwaters, the highlights of both north and south India are explored on this superb introductory tour. Contrasting the architecture and grand monuments of the vibrant cities in the Golden Triangle with the tranquil landscapes of tropical Kerala, this journey encapsulates the very essence of India.

Starting from the holy city of Amritsar, home of the Golden Temple, this tour travels through the foothills of the Himalaya to Shimla, the summer capital of ‘British India’. Along the way, the diversity of north-west India is explored with visits to Dharamsala, and its Buddhist temples and monasteries, and the wonderful Kangra valley.

Offering an inspiring introduction to the Subcontinent, this journey combines India and Nepal’s cultural and natural wonders. Delving into centuries of history, the tour uncovers ornate temples, magnificent Islamic architecture and marbled palaces, while the region’s exceptional natural beauty is revealed in tropical jungles and the spectacular Himalaya.

taj mahal to tropical kerala 2012 departure Discount dates 23 Mar £250 12 Oct £250 02 Nov £250

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journey from the golden temple 2012 departure Discount dates 17 Mar £150 15 Sep £175 20 Oct £250

Brochure price £2,356 £2,362 £2,462

Discount price £2,206 £2,187 £2,212

For more information or to book please call 0207 720 8484

highlights of india & nepal 2012 Discount departure dates 02 & 23 Mar £250 12 Oct £350 26 Oct £350

Brochure price £3,246 £3,352 £3,352

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JOURNEY TO NEPAL

Bhutan: The Dragon Kingdom

sri lanka: THE ENCHANTED ISLAND

From £1,752 per person Escorted Group Tour • 9 Days / 7 Nights

From £3,233 per person Escorted Group Tour • 15 Days / 13 Nights

From £2,100 per person Escorted Group Tour • 14 Days / 12 Nights

• Spectacular Himalaya • Chitwan elephant safari • Kathmandu Valley

• Bhutanese culture & Himalayan views • Tiger’s Nest monastery • Fly via Kathmandu

• Superior accommodation • Archaeological triangle • Yala National Park

Culturally rich and extraordinarily beautiful, the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal offers a wealth of spectacular sights. This tour combines the ancient city of Kathmandu, the valleys and mountains of the Himalaya and the jungles of Chitwan, home to the rare Bengal tiger.

The remote kingdom of Bhutan, with its fascinating cultural heritage and mountain scenery, was off limits to tourists until 1974. Today, the country continues to preserve its customs and age-old traditions as revealed in this comprehensive tour, which travels through western and central Bhutan visiting the forts and monasteries of the ‘Dragon Kingdom’.

The island nation of Sri Lanka, formerly Ceylon, is rich in cultural, archaeological and natural treasures. This comprehensive tour visits both the popular and some of the lesser-known sites of northern, central and southern Sri Lanka, showcasing the rich diversity of this enchanting island. sri lanka: The Enchanted Island

Journey to Nepal 2012 Discount departure dates 10 & 31 Mar £175 20 Oct £175 03 Nov £200

Brochure price £1,927 £1,927 £1,983

bhutan: the dragon kingdom Discount price £1,752 £1,752 £1,783

2012 departure Discount dates 25 Mar £300 22 Sep £300 12 Nov £350

Brochure price £3,577 £3,583 £3,583

Discount price £3,277 £3,283 £3,233

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2012 departure Discount dates 11 Mar £175 01 Apr £175 16 Sep £200 14 Oct £200

Brochure price £2,275 £2,281 £2,301 £2,381

Discount price £2,100 £2,106 £2,101 £2,181

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SPICE LANDS OF KERALA

GRAND TOUR OF SOUTH INDIA

From £1,551 per person Escorted Group Tour • 9 Days / 7 Nights

From £2,559 per person Escorted Group Tour • 16 Days / 15 Nights

• Historic Kochi (Cochin) • Keralan backwaters • Tropical beaches

• Highlights of Tamil Nadu & Kerala • Keralan backwaters • Exotic temples

The exceptionally beautiful south Indian state of Kerala is characterised by meandering rivers, rice fields, spice plantations, verdant hills and palm-fringed beaches. This tour includes the charming port city of Kochi and the lush backwaters, which can be explored by boat to provide a wonderful glimpse of rural life.

The delicate scent of spices, exotic flora and fauna, and long stretches of beautiful beaches characterise southern India. This tour travels through colonial hill stations and tropical backwaters while discovering ornate temples and a rich cultural and historical heritage.

Grand Tour of South India

Spice Lands of Kerala 2012 Discount departure dates 05 May £150 22 Sep £150 20 Oct £175 10 Nov £175

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Discount price £1,551 £1,551 £1,876 £1,876

2012 Discount departure dates 10 & 31 Mar £300 15 Sep £300 20 Oct £300 17 Nov £300

Brochure price £3,253 £2,859 £3,359 £3,359

Discount price £2,953 £2,559 £3,059 £3,059

For more information or to book please call 0207 720 8484

PRINCELY INDIA From £2,121 per person Private Journey • 12 Days / 10 Nights

• Stay in palaces & havelis • Experience rural Rajasthan • Luxury departures available This Private Journey combines the imperial capital, Delhi, with the splendours of Agra and the former princely state of Rajasthan. The accomodation includes some of India’s finest palaces and havelis. Princely India 2012 departure Discount dates 01 Mar – 30 Apr £250 01 May – 20 Sep £200 21 Sep – 31 Oct £250 2012 departure Discount dates (Luxury Tour) 01 Mar – 29 Apr £300 30 Apr – 15 Sep £300 16 Sep – 31 Oct £350 01 Nov – 10 Dec £350

Brochure price £2,771 £2,321 £2,921 Brochure price £4,271 £3,371 £4,421 £4,521

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Nepal: A WALK IN THE HIMALAYA From £1,813 per person Private Journey • 11 Days / 9 Nights

• 3-night guided trek through the foothills • Lodges with private facilities • Kathmandu city tour The snow-capped peaks of the Himalaya are among the world’s most dramatic natural spectacles. Cox & Kings offers an opportunity to walk through the foothills of the mighty Annapurna range to experience the beauty of the mountains at close quarters. This is a relatively easy-going 4-day / 3-night trek. Nepal: A Walk in the Himalaya 2012 departure Discount dates 01 Mar – 30 Apr £100 01 May – 30 Jun £100 01 Jul – 30 Sep £100 01 Oct – 31 Oct £100

Brochure price £1,913 £1,943 £1,943 £1,943

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Exclusive Sri Lanka

REGAL INDIA

From £3,601 per person Private Journey • 14 Days / 12 Nights

From £2,289 per person Luxury Private Journey • 10 Days / 8 Nights

• Diverse experiences • Luxurious boutique hotels This journey explores ancient cities, picturesque tea plantations and the sacred town of Kandy, while staying in boutique hotels that have been hand-picked for their fine features and highly personalised service. This delightful journey ends with a relaxing 3-night stay at one of Sri Lanka’s tropical beaches.

• Chauffeur-driven tour • Luxury Oberoi hotels • Golden Triangle in style Experience India’s Golden Triangle in true style on this private chauffeur-driven tour. This short itinerary includes visits to the Taj Mahal at Agra and the Amber Fort in Jaipur, and may be extended to search for tigers, explore more of Rajasthan or journey to the foothills of the Himalaya.

EXCLUSIVE SRI LANKA 2012 Discount departure dates 01 Mar – 29 Mar £250 30 Mar – 29 Apr £250 30 Apr – 13 Jul £250 14 Jul – 30 Aug £250 31 Aug – 30 Oct £250 31 Oct – 08 Dec £250

Brochure price £3,901 £3,851 £3,851 £4,301 £3,851 £4,151

Discount price £3,651 £3,601 £3,601 £4,051 £3,601 £3,901

For more information or to book please call 0207 720 8484

regal india 2012 departure Discount dates 01 Mar – 14 Apr £300 15 Apr – 21 Sep £300 22 Sep – 31 Oct £350 01 Nov – 08 Dec £350

Brochure price £3,483 £2,589 £3,689 £3,689

Discount price £3,183 £2,289 £3,339 £3,339

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Latin America

& ANTARCTICA The Cox & Kings Latin America programme features Escorted Group Tours, Private Journeys and tailor-made holiday ideas throughout Central and South America, from the Incan city of Machu Picchu to the wilds of Patagonia. Destinations include Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama, Nicaragua, Cuba, Colombia, Guyana, Brazil, Argentina, Chile & Easter Island, the Falkland Islands, Bolivia, Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands and Antarctica. For more information or to book please call 0207 720 8484. 28

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PATAGONIA: UNTOUCHED WILDERNESS

Highlights of Argentina

From £3,590 per person Escorted Group Tour • 16 Days / 13 Nights

From £2,740 per person Escorted Group Tour • 13 Days / 10 Nights

• Direct British Airways flights • Comprehensive tour of Patagonia • Culture of pioneers and gauchos

• Perito Moreno glacier & Iguazú Falls • Colourful Buenos Aires • Patagonian wildlife

Patagonia is one of the world’s great wilderness areas, with vast expanses of open plains, towering peaks, huge skies, dazzling blue lakes and enormous glaciers. This fascinating journey travels through four national parks across Argentina and Chile, revealing their breathtaking landscapes.

Argentina is a vast country with wild beautiful landscapes and strong European influences. This tour starts in the elegant city of Buenos Aires and travels south to the vast expanses of Patagonia to discover its varied wildlife and spectacular glaciers. Finish in the country’s subtropical north with a visit to the thunderous Iguazú Falls.

Patagonia: untouched wilderness 2012 Discount departure dates 03 Nov £350 24 Nov £350 18 Dec £350 These prices include airline fare increase.

Brochure price £4,040 £3,940 £4,340

Discount price £3,690 £3,590 £3,990

highlights of Argentina 2012 departure Discount dates 21 Oct £250 11 Nov £250 These prices include airline fare increase.

Brochure price £2,990 £3,090

Discount price £2,740 £2,840

For more information or to book please call 0207 720 8484

ARGENTINA & BRAZIL: WONDERS OF THE NEW WORLD From £2,140 per person Escorted Group Tour • 11 Days / 8 Nights

• Buenos Aires, Iguazú Falls & Rio • Direct British Airways flights • Number of extensions available An outstanding introduction to Argentina and Brazil, this journey combines elegant Buenos Aires with exotic Rio de Janeiro and visits the magnificent waterfalls of Iguazú, shrouded in mist as they thunder through tropical jungle. Wonders of the new World 2012 departure Discount dates 12 Apr £200 27 Sep £200 01 Nov £200 22 Nov £200 These prices include airline fare increase.

Brochure price £2,340 £2,390 £2,470 £2,440

Discount price £2,140 £2,190 £2,270 £2,240

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COLO ECUA

Pacific Ocean

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With its combination of soaring mountains, wildlife-rich Amazonian rainforest, beautiful colonial cities and ancient pre-Columbian ruins, Peru is a truly spectacular country to explore. Cox & Kings’ expert-designed small-group tours and private tailor-made journeys reveal the country’s many wonders in style.

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Explore the capital, Lima, with its mix of colonial and modern; take a boat to the Ballestas Islands to see Humboldt penguins and sea lions; or discover the mysterious geometric patterns of the Nazca lines in the southern desert. Heading into the Andes, wander around the exquisite colonial-era city of Arequipa, with its pearly-white buildings or visit the vast Colca Canyon, one of the deepest in the world and a good place for spotting the mighty condor; shimmering blue Lake Titicaca is home to timeless indigenous Indian communities; and Cuzco is a charming city combining colonial architecture with Inca-era stonework. Nearby, the Sacred Valley heads through delightful Indian market villages to the magnificent Incan citadel of Machu Picchu perched high on a saddle surrounded by jagged peaks. Active travellers can enjoy superb trekking in Peru; from the classic Inca Trail to lesser-trodden trails at a gentler pace. Alternatively take an exclusive river cruise along the tributaries of the Amazon river to explore some of the most pristine areas of the Peruvian rainforest.

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Peru In Luxury

Classic Peru

From £3,402 per person Private Journey • 11 Days / 9 Nights

From £1,995 per person Private Journey • 10 Days / 8 Nights

• Orient-Express hotels & trains • Overnight at Machu Picchu • Highlights of Peru

• Excellent value • Cuzco, Machu Picchu & Lake Titicaca • Superb introduction to Peru

Explore Peru in ultimate style and comfort, staying in the country’s finest luxurious hotels and travelling to Machu Picchu aboard Orient-Express’ Hiram Bingham train. The itinerary has been designed to combine Peru’s ancient, colonial and scenic highlights and allows time in each of the destinations to explore the sites and enjoy the surroundings.

Enjoy a taste of Peru on this introductory tour of some of the country’s most famous sights. Discover the colonial-era wonders of Lima and Cuzco. Visit a local market and the impressive Ollantaytambo fortress in the Sacred Valley of the Incas and take a scenic train journey to the spectacular Machu Picchu. This itinerary also includes a boat ride on beautiful Lake Titicaca, high in the Andes and stays in the character hotels of the Casa Andina Private Collection.

PERU IN LUXURY 2012 Discount departure dates 01 May – 15 Jun £350 16 Jun – 20 Aug £350 21 Aug – 30 Sep £400 1Oct – 30 Nov £400 Price includes fuel surcharges

Brochure price £3,852 £4,002 £3,902 £3,802

Discount price £3,502 £3,652 £3,502 £3,402

This special offer is valid for travel 1 September to 30 November 2012. For price quotes for specific departure dates please call 0207 873 5000.

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TRAIN TO MACHU PICCHU From £2,852 per person Escorted Group Tour • 15 Days / 12 Nights

• 4- & 5-star character hotels • Overnight at Machu Picchu • Comprehensive tour of Peru

Pisac ruins

In Machu Picchu, Peru has perhaps the most breathtaking archaeological site in the world. Yet it also offers a wealth of other magnificent sites: ancient, colonial and scenic. Staying in hotels of great character with some free time to relax, this tour reveals Peru’s many wonders, including Cuzco and Arequipa, the Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca and, of course, Machu Picchu. A number of extensions are available to explore further afield, including the Amazon region. Stay in a rainforest lodge near Puerto Maldonado or cruise along the remote upper reaches of the Amazon river near Iquitos. Alternatively, travel to Paracas in Peru’s

southern coastal desert, to discover the Ballestas Islands and the mysterious Nazca lines or venture off the beaten track and explore the pre-Incan archaeological legacy and colonial cities of nothern Peru. TRAIN TO MACHU PICCHU 2012 Discount departure dates 13 Apr £250 11 May & 08 Jun £300 06 & 27 Jul, 3 & 24 Aug £250 14 & 21 Sep £300 12 Oct £250 2012 departure dates Discount (Luxury Tour) 25 May, 28 Sep £450 Price includes fuel surcharges

For more information or to book please call 0207 720 8484

Brochure price £3,102 £3,152 £3,302 £3,202 £3,102 Brochure price £4,302

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SPLENDOURS OF CHILE From £3,152 per person Escorted Group Tour • 15 Days / 12 Nights

• Stunning untouched landscapes • Atacama to Patagonia • Traditional winery & estancia visits Chile showcases almost every type of landscape on Earth, from the arid desert in the north, through verdant lakes and forests, to the soaring peaks and glaciers of Patagonia in the south. This tour explores the spectacular scenery of desert, mountains and Patagonian wilderness, with time to discover some Chilean cultural traditions.

2012 Discount departure dates 21 Oct £300 11 Nov £250 16 Dec £300 These prices include airline fare increase.

Brochure price £3,452 £3,502 £3,702

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GRAND TOUR OF SOUTH AMERICA

Splendours of South America

From £3,752 per person Escorted Group Tour • 18 Days / 16 Nights

From £3,502 per person Private Journey • 18 Days / 15 Nights

• Lima to Rio • Comprehensive tour of South America • Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, Iguazú Falls

• Vibrant cities • Natural wonders & iconic sites • Latin culture

This journey reveals South America’s most important cities, historic sites and spectacular scenery. Crossing the Andes through Peru to Lake Titicaca, the journey continues to Buenos Aires and the magnificent Iguazú Falls, and concludes in the exotic Rio de Janeiro.

This journey explores the highlights of Brazil, Chile and Argentina, combining spectacular nature with some of South America’s most exciting cities. Start in Santiago at the foothills of the Andes, discover the extraordinary beauty of Patagonia, then visit the elegant city of Buenos Aires and the tropical Iguazú Falls, before finishing in Rio de Janeiro.

Grand Tour of South America

Splendours of Chile

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2012 departure Discount dates 04 May £350 15 Jun £350 20 Jul £350 07 Sep £350 These prices include airline fare increase.

Brochure price £4,202 £4,102 £4,402 £4,302

Discount price £3,852 £3,752 £4,052 £3,952

For more information or to book please call 0207 720 8484

SPLENDOURS OF SOUTH AMERICA 2012 departure Discount dates 25 Oct £200 15 Nov £250 These prices include airline fare increase.

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rhythms of brazil From £2,789 per person Escorted Group Tour • 12 Days / 10 Nights

• Vibrant cities, history & Brazilian culture • Rio, Iguaçu Falls & the Amazon • Variety of extensions This tour offers an outstanding introduction to the highlights of Brazil, including glamorous Rio, the thrilling Iguaçu Falls, historic Salvador and the world’s largest rainforest. Extensions are available to explore further afield, including colonial Ouro Preto and Paraty, the palm-fringed beach at Praia do Forte and the amazing wildlife of the Pantanal. rhythms of brazil 2012 departure Discount dates 18 Apr £250 26 Sep £200 27 Oct £250 These prices include airline fare increase.

Brochure price £3,039 £3,039 £3,139

Discount price £2,789 £2,839 £2,889

PERU & THE GALAPAGOS: CONQUISTADORES, INCAS & ISLANDS From £4,702 per person Private Journey • 15 Days / 13 Nights

• Highlights of Peru and the Galapagos • Fascinating culture and wildlife • Superior or luxury hotels and cruises This journey combines the wonders of Peru with a 4-night cruise around the Galapagos Islands and a stay in Quito. CONQUISTADORES, INCAS & ISLANDS 2012 departure Discount dates 01 Apr – 20 Jun £400 21 Jun – 20 Aug £400 01 Oct – 30 Nov £400

Brochure price £5,252 £5,452 £5,102

Discount price £4,852 £5,052 £4,702

2012 departure Discount dates (Luxury Tour) 01 Apr – 20 Jun £450 21 Jun – 20 Aug £450 01 Oct – 30 Nov £450 These prices include airline fare increase.

Brochure price £6,152 £6,352 £6,052

Discount price £5,702 £5,902 £5,602

For more information or to book please call 0207 720 8484

galapagos special offer From £4,845 per person Private Journey • 11 Days / 9 Nights

• 7-night Galapagos cruise • Eclipse cruise ship (Stateroom with sea views) • 2 nights in Quito The Eclipse is an elegant medium-sized cruiser with 26 outside cabins. The spacious outside areas include an alfresco dining area, indoor and outdoor bar, sun deck, jacuzzi and observation deck. The journey starts in Quito and includes daily shore excursions in the Galapagos. Valid for sailings on the Eclipse in October 2012. Savings of £225 per person are also available in September on the 5-night cruise aboard the Athala II, Eclipse’s sister catamaran ship. 35


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NATURAL SPLENDOUR of Costa Rica

HIGHLIGHTS OF MEXICO

From £1,864 per person Escorted Group Tour • 11 Days / 9 Nights

From £2,369 per person Escorted Group Tour • 14 Days / 12 Nights

• Major national parks of Costa Rica • Abundant birdlife • Active volcano

• Direct British Airways flights • Comprehensive tour of Mexico • Mayan sites & colonial towns

This small country is one of the most biologically diverse places on Earth and this group tour explores the astonishing variety of wildlife and contrasting habitats found in Costa Rica, including rainforest, cloud forest, volcanoes, lakes and canals. Various extensions are also available.

Discover the legacy of the Aztec, Mayan and Spanish empires. Explore magnificent pyramids and temples, colourful colonial cities and the natural beauty of valleys, canyons, waterfalls and tropical rainforests.

Natural Splendour of Costa rica 2012 departure Discount dates 12 Apr £200 08 Nov £175 06 Dec £200 These prices include airline fare increase.

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Brochure price £2,129 £2,039 £2,089

Discount price £1,929 £1,864 £1,889

Highlights of mexico 2012 departure Discount dates 02 Apr* £250 27 Jul £250 29 Oct* £250 16 Nov £250 These prices include airline fare increase. *Festival departures

For more information or to book please call 0207 720 8484

Brochure price £2,689 £2,891 £2,719 £2,646

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CUBAN DISCOVERY

Spirit of Cuba

From £1,667 per person Escorted Group Tour • 12 Days / 10 Nights

From £1,917 per person Private Journey • 9 Days / 7 Nights

• Direct Virgin Atlantic flights • Cuban culture & history • Overland tour

• Luxurious historic Havana hotel • World heritage site of Trinidad • Cuban culture

This overland journey through Cuba takes in the faded colonial grandeur of Havana and Trinidad, the delightful rolling countryside of tobacco and coffee plantations, the historical sites of the revolution, and the ever-present rhythms of son and mambo music. Cuba is changing fast, so this is a great time to visit.

Discover Cuba’s historic splendour, vibrant culture and tropical countryside. Stroll around old Havana’s beautiful squares, travel in classic 1950s cars and visit the wonderfully preserved colonial centre of Trinidad. Stay in luxury in the heart of these two most beautiful cities to discover an exotic and distinctive destination before it changes. spirit of cuba

Cuban discovery 2012 departure Discount dates 15 Apr £200 04 Nov £125 25 Nov £125 These prices include airline fare increase.

Tulum, Mexico

Brochure price £1,867 £1,917 £1,817

Discount price £1,667 £1,792 £1,692

2012 departure Discount dates 11 Apr – 30 Apr £200 01 May – 30 Jun £200 14 Jul – 31 Aug £200 01 Sep – 24 Oct £200 These prices include airline fare increase.

For more information or to book please call 0207 720 8484

Brochure price £2,287 £2,117 £2,517 £2,117

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ultimate south america

Antarctica Special Offer

Treasures of Colombia

From £7,101 per person Private Journey • 25 Days / 23 Nights

From £5,395 per person Private Journey • 16 Days / 13 Nights

From £2,765 per person Private Journey • 11 Days / 9 Nights

• Rio to Quito • Highlights of South America • Galapagos cruise

• 10-night Antarctic Peninsula cruise • Antarctic Dream expedition ship • Elegant Buenos Aires

• Colonial Cartagena • Coffee Country • Bogotá Gold Museum

From Rio de Janeiro, travel across the continent, visiting the Iguaçu Falls, Buenos Aires and the ancient sites of Bolivia and Peru, before concluding with a cruise of the Galapagos Islands. Stay in hotels chosen for their character and comfort.

MV Antarctic Dream is a small Chilean expedition ship with a focus on the wildlife and ecology of Antarctica. The journey includes 2 nights in Buenos Aires, 1 night in Ushuaia, international and domestic flights, and onboard lectures and zodiac excursions led by naturalist guides.

Colombia is a fascinating country and this Private Journey starts in the mountain capital of Bogotá, with its historic centre and fine Gold Museum, explores the delightful scenery of the coffee country and ends in the colonial port of Cartagena.

ultimate south america 2012 Discount departure dates 01 May – 30 Jun £450 01 Jul – 31 Aug £450 01 Sep – 31 Oct £450 01 Nov – 30 Nov £450 These prices include airline fare increase.

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Brochure price £7,651 £7,751 £7,651 £7,551

Discount price £7,201 £7,301 £7,201 £7,101

Full cruise details can be viewed at www.coxandkings.co.uk. Offer valid for bookings on the Antarctic Dream’s Classic Antarctica journeys between November 2012 and March 2013. For more information or to book please call 0207 720 8484

It is possible to extend your stay with a few days on the unspoilt beaches of the Tayrona National Park on the Caribbean coast. Full tour details can be viewed at www.coxandkings.co.uk/colombia. Offer valid for travel 1 September to 31 October 2012.


Middle EasT The 2012 Middle East brochure offers the most comprehensive specialist programme to the Middle East, north Africa and central Asia, featuring Escorted Group Tours, Private Journeys and tailor-made travel in the region. Destinations include Jordan’s rose-red city of Petra, the magnificent sites of ancient Egypt, plus Lebanon, Iran, Oman, Uzbekistan, the UAE, Morocco, Tunisia and, new for 2012, the spectacular landscape of Kyrgyzstan. For more information or to book please call 0207 720 8484.

Temple of Horus, Egypt

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WONDERS OF EGYPT From £1,091 per person Escorted Group Tour • 8 Days / 7 Nights

• Perfect introductory tour of Egypt • British Airways flights • 4-night Nile cruise Accompanied by a qualified Egyptologist throughout, this tour combines a stay in Cairo, home of the magnificent pyramids, with a cruise on the Nile, taking in the famous sights of Upper Egypt, including the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Karnak and the Aswan High Dam. Wonders of Egypt 2012 departure Discount dates 14 Apr £200 28 Apr £200 12 May & 02 Jun £75 08 & 22 Sep £175 06 Oct, 20 Oct & 03 Nov £150 17 Nov, 01 & 15 Dec £175

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Sonesta Classic Nile Cruise From £1,646 per person Escorted Group Tour • 11 Days / 10 Nights

• Pyramid view rooms • Cairo Museum • 7-night round-trip Nile cruise This classic Egyptian itinerary combines a stay in one of Cairo’s finest character hotels with a relaxing 7-night cruise. The Mena House Oberoi, facing the pyramids, is a tranquil base from which to explore bustling Cairo. sonesta classic nile cruise 2012 departure Discount dates 11 Apr £350 25 Apr £300 09 May, 06 Jun, 04 Jul £200 01 & 29 Aug, 12 Sep £200 10 & 24 Oct £250 07 & 21 Nov, 05 Dec £250 19 Dec £250

Brochure price £2,716 £1,966 £1,846 £1,846 £1,966 £2,266 £2,296

Discount price £2,366 £1,666 £1,646 £1,646 £1,716 £2,016 £2,046

For more information or to book please call 0207 720 8484

Egyptian Grand Tour From £1,756 per person Escorted Group Tour • 11 Days / 10 Nights

• 7 nights cruising the Nile • Temples of Lake Nasser • Abu Simbel Staying in some of the country’s finest accommodation, this comprehensive tour visits Lower Egypt, Upper Egypt and Lower Nubia, and is ideal for those wishing to see Egypt’s greatest sites in the most comfort. egyptian grand tour 2012 departure Discount dates 30 Mar £300 27 Apr £300 25 May £300 20 Jul £200 17 Aug & 14 Sep £200 12 Oct & 09 Nov £200 07 Dec £200

Brochure price £2,666 £2,366 £2,056 £2,056 £2,116 £2,566 £2,506

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Desert Explorer From £1,795 per person Private Journey • 8 Days / 7 Nights

• Private desert camp experience • Oases & kasbahs • Draa valley palmeries Explore the Atlas mountains and drive through spectacular desert scenery to see picturesque Berber villages and kasbahs. Relax in the oasis town of Skoura, take a camel ride and stay overnight in a tented camp.

Lebanon: Land of the Phoenicians From £960 per person Escorted Group Tour • 7 Days / 6 Nights

• Phoenician Byblos • Jeita grotto • Roman temples at Baalbek Lebanon is a jewel of the Levant; a captivating mix of coastal and mountain scenery, dotted with important and impressive historic remains. This journey visits the Phoenician ports of Byblos and Sidon, bustling Beirut and the spectacular Roman remains of Baalbek.

A Journey to Jerusalem From £1,745 per person Escorted Group Tour • 8 Days / 7 Nights

• The ancient city of Jerusalem • The Sea of Galilee • King Herod’s palace at Masada This comprehensive tour contrasts the modern city life of Tel Aviv with one of the oldest cities in the world, Jerusalem. Wonder at the biblical and historic sites that lie around the Sea of Galilee, experience life on a traditional kibbutz and end your stay in the fascinating holy city of Jerusalem.

Lebanon: Land of the Phoenicians desert explorer 2012 departure Discount dates 31 Mar – 14 Apr £250 15 Apr – 30 Jun £200 01 Sep – 30 Sep £200 01 Oct – 31 Oct £200 01 Nov – 15 Dec £200

Brochure price £2,095 £2,045 £2,065 £2,045 £1,995

Discount price £1,845 £1,845 £1,865 £1,845 £1,795

2012 departure Discount dates 25 Mar £125 08 Apr £180 22 Apr £125 06 May £125 23 Sep & 07 Oct £125 04 Nov £125

Brochure price £1,095 £1,175 £1,095 £1,085 £1,095 £1,085

Discount price £970 £995 £970 £960 £970 £960

For more information or to book please call 0207 720 8484

a journey to jerusalem 2012 departure Discount dates 25 Mar £200 13 May £175 03 Jun £200 02 Sep £200 14 Oct £200

Brochure price £1,985 £1,935 £1,965 £1,945 £1,985

Discount price £1,785 £1,760 £1,765 £1,745 £1,785

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Treasures of Iran From £1,845 per person Escorted Group Tour • 9 Days / 8 Nights

• Islamic architecture and monuments • World heritage city of Isfahan • Palace of Persepolis The fantastically rich and varied history of Iran has left a dramatic cultural heritage. This tour includes the supreme Islamic architecture of Isfahan and Shiraz, the ancient Achaemenid capital of Pasargadae and the splendid basreliefs of the Palace of Persepolis. Treasures of Iran 2012 departure Discount dates 27 Apr £250 18 May £200 31 Aug £100 28 Sep £200 19 Oct £250 09 Nov £200

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UZBEKISTAN: HEART OF CENTRAL ASIA From £1,295 per person Escorted Group Tour • 12 Days / 11 Nights

• Comprehensive itinerary includes Turkmenistan • Samarkand’s Registan Square • The magnificent cities of Bukhara & Khiva Set on the Silk Road, Uzbekistan has played host to waves of conquerors and nomads. The legacy they have left behind can be seen in the towering fortresses of Khiva and Bukhara, plus the glorious Islamic architecture of Samarkand. Uzbekistan: Heart of Central Asia

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2012 departure Discount dates 30 Mar £150 13 & 27 Apr £150 11 & 25 May £150 28 Sep £150 12 & 26 Oct £150 09 Nov £150

For more information or to book please call 0207 720 8484

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Colours of Kyrgyzstan From £1,740 per person Escorted Group Tour • 8 Days / 7 Nights

• Karakol • Ala-Archa gorge • Lake Issyk-Kul Discover the beauty and spectacular landscapes of one of central Asia’s most picturesque countries. From the white peaks of the Tien Shan mountain range and the deep blue of Lake Issyk-Kul to the striking red cliffs of Djety-Oguz and the green gorge of Ala-Archa, this tour explores some of the country’s most colourful highlights.

Brochure price £1,895 £1,915 £1,935 £1,925

SPLENDOURS OF JORDAN

From £1,485 per person Escorted Group Tour • 8 Days / 7 Nights

From £1,275 per person Escorted Group Tour • 8 Days / 7 Nights

• Medieval Omani forts • Wahiba Sands • Al Hoota caves

• 2 full days (3 nights) in Petra • Petra by candlelight • Extensions available to the Red & Dead Sea

Taking in bustling souks, magnificent forts and palaces, the rolling dunes of the Wahiba Sands and the stunning Al Hoota cave complex, this tour discovers some of the region’s best-kept secrets.

This tour highlights the rich cultural heritage and stunning landscapes of Jordan, from the classical city of Jerash to the biblical site of Mount Nebo, and Petra, the rock city lost to the world for a millennium and now one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

Oman: an Arabian Odyssey

colours of kyrgyzstan 2012 departure Discount dates 16 Jun £150 07 Jul £175 09 Sep £150 13 Oct £150

OMAN: AN ARABIAN ODYSSEY

Discount price £1,745 £1,740 £1,785 £1,775

2012 departure Discount dates 15 Apr £200 09 Sep £150 30 Sep £150 21 Oct £150 25 Nov £150

Brochure price £1,745 £1,635 £1,635 £1,765 £1,775

Discount price £1,545 £1,485 £1,485 £1,615 £1,625

For more information or to book please call 0207 720 8484

Splendours of Jordan 2012 departure Discount dates 22 & 24 Apr, 01 & 13 May £150 03 & 24 Jun £150 29 Jul £150 09, 16 & 23 Sep £150 07, 16 & 23 Oct £150 04 & 18 Nov, 02 Dec £150

Brochure price £1,535 £1,425 £1,545 £1,535 £1,675 £1,565

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AFRICA

& THE INDIAN OCEAN The 2012 Africa brochure features an outstanding selection of Escorted Group Tours, Private Journeys and tailor-made holidays that discover the spectacular wildlife, varied landscapes and cultures of sub-Saharan Africa. Destinations include South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania & Zanzibar, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius and the Seychelles. For more information or to book please call 0207 720 8484.

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A Taste of South Africa

From £3,064 per person Escorted Group Tour • 15 Days / 12 Nights

• Superior or luxury accommodation • Superb wildlife viewing • Specialist historian in the battlefields This journey combines the thrill of a safari with the rugged scenery of Mpumalanga and historic battlefields of Zululand. Experience the scenic Garden Route and the Winelands region, then finish in cosmopolitan Cape Town. SPLENDOURS OF South Africa

From £1,819 per person Escorted Group Tour Tour • 10 Days / 7 Nights

• Superior or luxury accommodation • Cape Winelands • Garden Route From the beautiful city of Cape Town, travel to Cape Peninsula and the Winelands region, home to historic towns and scenic vineyards. The journey ends in the delightful coastal town of Knysna on South Africa’s picturesque Garden Route. a taste of south africa

2012 departure Discount dates 16 Mar £400 10 Aug £350 12 Oct £350 09 Nov £350

Brochure price £3,464 £3,494 £3,664 £3,464

Discount price £3,064 £3,144 £3,314 £3,114

2012 departure Discount dates 14 Sep £150 11 Oct £200 09 Nov £180

Brochure price £1,969 £2,469 £2,069

Discount price £1,819 £2,269 £1,889

2012 departure Discount dates (Luxury Tour) 12 Oct £450

Brochure price £4,614

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2012 departure Discount dates (Luxury Tour) 09 Nov £220

Brochure price £2,319

Discount price £2,099

For more information or to book please call 0207 720 8484

NAMIBIA: UNTOUCHED WILDERNESS From £3,051 per person Escorted Group Tour • 13 Days / 10 Nights

• Sossusvlei sand dunes • Maximum group size of 15 • Unique flora & fauna See the magnificent sand dunes of the Namib desert and the German colonial town of Swakopmund. Continue inland to see the wildlife of Damaraland and Etosha National Park with its vast salt pan. Finish at Epako Game Lodge. Namibia: Untouched Wilderness 2012 departure Discount dates 02 Jun £550 28 Jul £450 18 Aug £450 08 Sep £400 06 Oct £400

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Kenyan Explorer

Madagascar Adventure

Ethiopian Odyssey

From £2,361 per person Escorted Group Tour • 9 Days / 7 Nights

From £2,451 per person Escorted Group Tour • 14 Days / 11 Nights

From £2,661 per person Escorted Group Tour • 14 Days / 11 Nights

• Maximum of six guests • Masai Mara National Reserve • Two Great Rift Valley lakes

• Lemurs, birds & baobabs • Natural history & tribal culture • Spectacular scenery

• Comprehensive historical tour • Rock-hewn churches of Lalibela • Simien mountains

Begin in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Laikipia and stay in an owner-run bush camp. Continue through the spectacular scenery of the Great Rift Valley to the lakes of Nakuru and Naivasha where you may spot flamingoes and hippos. End your journey at the Masai Mara National Reserve, which offers excellent wildlife viewing all year round.

Much of Madagascar’s flora and fauna is found nowhere else on Earth. This tour offers an opportunity to discover the island’s extraordinary natural history along with its stunning scenery, idyllic beaches and fascinating culture, which is based on a mix of Christianity and ancient spiritual beliefs.

The only African country that has never been colonised, Ethiopia is also unusual for its rich Orthodox Christian heritage, which was maintained even when all its neighbours embraced Islam in the seventh century. This journey travels through this enthralling and beautiful country, little explored, and discovers the history that shaped the land.

kenyan explorer 2012 departure Discount dates 08 Jun £250 06 Jul £300 07 Sep £300 21 Sep £250 05 Oct £350

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madagascar adventure 2012 departure Discount dates 02 Apr £270 07 May £270 04 Jun £270 02 Jul £270 06 Aug £290 10 Sep £260

Brochure price £2,721 £2,671 £2,721 £2,771 £3,321 £2,721

Discount price £2,451 £2,401 £2,451 £2,501 £3,031 £2,461

For more information or to book please call 0207 720 8484

ethiopian odyssey 2012 departure Discount dates 14 Apr £250 11 Aug £250 14 Sep £300 13 Oct £200

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Great Botswana Safari

AFRICA TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL

From £3,339 per person Private Journey • 9 Days / 6 Nights

Book a tailormade holiday to any one of 15 different countries in Africa with Cox & Kings and benefit from the most recent special offers, including savings on some of the best lodges and hotels in Africa. Below are just two examples of the superb savings available. Visit the Cox & Kings website for more extensive coverage of our special offers.

• Outstanding wildlife viewing • Three levels of accommodation Explore some of the most remote and pristine wilderness areas in Africa. great botswana safari 2012 departure Discount dates (Standard Tour) 20 Feb – 10 Jun £350 11 Jun – 22 Aug £450 23 Aug – 31 Oct £500 01 Nov – 10 Nov £450 11 Nov – 10 Dec £380 2012 departure Discount dates (Luxury Tour) 01 Apr – 05 Jun £500 06 Jun – 10 Oct £650 11 Oct – 28 Oct £700 29 Oct – 31 Oct £700 01 Nov – 07 Dec £450 08 Dec – 10 Dec £460

Brochure price £3,689 £4,419 £4,819 £4,219 £3,719 Brochure price £4,599 £6,619 £6,719 £6,619 £4,619 £4,719

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Cape Town & Kruger, South Africa

Okavango Delta, Botswana

Stay 5 nights, pay for 3, and save £360 per couple

Spend 4 nights in the Okavango delta and save £1,000 per couple

Book 2 nights or more at any of the Londolozi lodges, situated in the prestigious Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, and receive two nights free in Cape Town at Kensington Place. Londolozi is a family-run operation and offers some of South Africa’s best wildlife viewing. Kensington Place is one of Cape Town’s finest boutique hotels with stylish furnishings and a warm atmosphere.

The natural beauty, the drama of great wildlife spectacles and the outstanding guiding and service in the lodges will make your stay in the Okavango delta a memorable one. We recommend a mokoro (dug-out canoe) ride. This offer includes 2 nights at Xakanaxa and 2 nights at Kwara, both small, intimate camps. Valid for travel until 31 Mar 2012.

Valid for travel between 1 May and 30 June 2012. For more information or to book please call 0207 720 8484

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AUSTRALIA The Cox & Kings Australia 2012-13 brochure offers a selection of Escorted Group Tours, self-drive Private Journeys and tailor-made travel ideas. From cosmopolitan cities to lush tropical rainforests, vast deserts, wild outback, stunning beaches, rolling countryside and picturesque vineyards, Australia is a land of stunning variety. It is a paradise for nature and wildlife enthusiasts, beach lovers, food and wine connoisseurs, and all those seeking an epic adventure. For more information or to book please call 0207 720 8484.

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Australian Highlights

Australian Wonders & Wildlife

Western Escape

From £3,290 per person Non-Exclusive Escorted Group Tour 13 Days / 12 Nights

From £4,600 per person Non-Exclusive Escorted Group Tour 18 Days / 17 Nights

From £3,751 per person Non-Exclusive Escorted Group Tour 15 Days / 14 Nights

• Melbourne & Sydney • Uluru • Great Barrier Reef

• Kakadu National Park • Uluru & the Great Barrier Reef • Kangaroo Island

Discover outback life, Aboriginal culture and history and get up close to native wildlife on this introductory Escorted Group Tour to Australia. Highlights include the icons of Uluru, the Great Barrier Reef and Sydney.

Experience Australia’s diverse landscapes and native wildlife on this Non-Exclusive Escorted Group Tour. Highlights include a visit to Seal Bay Conservation Park on Kangaroo Island, a wildlife cruise in Kakadu National Park and snorkelling over the Great Barrier Reef.

AUSTRALIAN HIGLIGHTS 2012 departure Discount dates 18 Nov £185 02 Dec £180 23 Dec £195 03 & 10 Mar £270

Brochure price £3,670 £3,560 £3,898 £3,560

Discount price £3,485 £3,380 £3,703 £3,290

Value Added – A free extra night of accommodation is also included at the beginning or end of the tour (at the hotel used on tour)

AUSTRALIAN WONDERS & WILDLIFE 2012 departure Discount dates 11 Nov £260 16 Dec £275 17 Mar £375

Brochure price £5,155 £5,481 £4,975

Discount price £4,895 £5,206 £4,600

Value Added – A free extra night of accommodation is also included at the beginning or end of the tour (at the hotel used on tour)

For more information or to book please call 0207 720 8484

• Wave Rock • Margaret River • Pinnacles & Monkey Mia • Guaranteed departures Explore Western Australia’s south-west on this Non-Exclusive Escorted Group Tour. Staying in comfortable 3- and 4-star hotels, this tour includes iconic rock formations, dramatic landscapes, native wildlife, Aboriginal culture and outback settlements. WESTERN ESCAPE 2012 departure Discount dates 29 Dec – 16 Feb £198 09 Mar £298

Brochure price £3,949 £3,949

Discount price £3,751 £3,651

Value Added – A free extra night of accommodation is also included at the beginning or end of the tour (at the hotel used on tour)

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NEW ZEALAND & THE SOUTH PACIFIC

The Cox & Kings New Zealand 2012-13 brochure offers a selection of Escorted Group Tours, self-drive Private Journeys and tailor-made travel ideas in one of the world’s most pristine destinations. Its landscapes range from snow-topped volcanoes, glaciers and fiords to mangrove-fringed inlets. North Island and South Island are dramatic in their diversity and showcase a colourful Maori and European heritage. The brochure also includes tailor-made travel to Fiji, the Cook Islands and French Polynesia, and provides suggestions for creating your own round-the-world itinerary. For more information or to book please call 0207 720 8484. 50

Southern Alps


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Panorama

Pacific Escapade

Aotearoa in Style

From £4,959 per person Non-Exclusive Escorted Group Tour 24 Days / 23 Nights

From £2,999 per person Non-Exclusive Escorted Group Tour 18 Days / 17 Nights

From £4,395 per person Self-Drive Private Journey 14 Days / 13 Nights

• Bay of Islands • Rotorua • Queenstown • Fox Glacier

• Rotorua • Maori culture • Fox Glacier • Marlborough Sounds

• Maori culture • 5-star hotels & lodges • Auckland, Bay of Islands, Rotorua & Queenstown

This leisurely paced Escorted Group Tour takes in the nature, landscape, history and culture of both North and South Island. Take an overnight cruise at the Bay of islands, go whale watching at Kaikoura and travel through the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine train.

This comprehensive tour explores the spectacular scenery of New Zealand. In North Island, see the coastal scenery of the Coromandel Peninsula, the volcanic region of Rotorua and the capital city of Wellington. In South Island, take a scenic train journey and see the dramatic landscapes around Fox Glacier, Queenstown and Mount Cook.

This exclusive self-drive itinerary combines the spectacular natural highlights of New Zealand with some of the country’s most luxurious hotels. Highlights include the pristine landscape around the Bay of Islands, Rotorua’s volcanic surroundings and the dramatic and mountainous South Island.

PACIFIC ESCAPADE

PANORAMA 2012 departure Discount dates 27 Oct – 01 Dec £500

Brochure price £5,459

Discount price £4,959

2012 departure Discount dates 26 Aug – 30 Sep £500 01 Oct – 30 Dec £500

Brochure price £3,499 £3,999

AOTEAROA IN STYLE Discount price £2,999 £3,499

For more information or to book please call 0207 720 8484

2012 departure Discount dates 01 Oct – 31 Oct £450 01 Nov – 10 Dec £550

Brochure price £4,845 £5,895

Discount price £4,395 £5,345

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P ho erf ne ec ym t fo oo r ns

Relax & Explore is a brand new collection of tailor-made holiday ideas for travellers who seek to combine the thrill of discovering exciting parts of the world, with the simple pleasure of relaxation in stylish surroundings. Based in just one or maybe two hotels, each of the featured escapes offers an array of experience options, whether cultural or natural, active or sedate. A new selection of Caribbean holidays is now live on the relaxandexplore.co.uk website. To see the full range of Relax & Explore holiday ideas, please call 0207 720 8484.

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AQUAMARE BEACH HOTEL & SPA, CYPRUS

SIX SENSES ZIGHY BAY, OMAN

BREEZES BEACH CLUB & SPA, ZANZIBAR

From £575 per person 8 Days / 7 Nights

From £1,695 per person 8 Days / 7 Nights

From £1,295 per person 8 days / 7 nights

• Includes breakfast daily • 10% reduction on room costs when booked by 31 March 2012 • Valid for stays 1 to 30 Apr 2012 This hotel is close to Paphos’ renowned fishing harbour and the city centre. Guestrooms and suites have been stylishly designed, all affording ocean or inland views. The hotel’s restaurants offer a large selection of local and exotic dishes, and a pool bar and cocktail lounge provide plenty of refreshing options. L’Aqua Spa presents a range of treatments and other facilities include a swimming pool, tennis court and fitness centre.

• Includes breakfast daily • 7 nights for the price of 5 • Valid for stays 16 Apr to 30 Sep 2012 To the extreme north of Oman, Musandam’s mountainous backdrop and coastline are the idyllic setting for Six Senses Zighy Bay, truly a resort for the indulgent. Its famed awardwinning spa presents an array of pampering treatments and therapies, guaranteed to put you in the mood for relaxation. The luxurious villas, each with its own infinity pool, lead directly on to the sands. Then, when it’s time to eat, the three restaurants offer delicious fine dining.

For more information or to book please call 0207 720 8484

• Includes breakfast and dinner daily • 7 nights for the price of 6 (except over Easter) • Valid for stays 16 Mar to 15 Jun 2012 Situated on a pristine white sandy beach on Zanzibar’s eastern coast, Breezes is a luxurious and relaxed beach retreat. The villas are set amid shady palm trees with views across the gardens to the Indian Ocean, while the spacious, air-conditioned rooms are tastefully furnished in authentic Zanzibari style with a garden terrace or balcony offering sea views. Four restaurants include the Tides, which offers private dining for two. Frangipani Spa features a wide range of treatments and massages. 53


JAMAICA INN, JAMAICA

THE CALABASH, GRENADA

SHERATON MAUI, MAUI, HAWAII

From £1,445 per person 8 Days / 7 Nights

From £1,495 per person 8 Days / 7 Nights

From £1,875 per person 8 days / 7 nights

• Includes breakfast daily • 7 nights for the price of 6 • Valid for stays 16 Apr to 17 Jul & 15 Aug to 5 Dec 2012

• Includes breakfast and afternoon tea daily • 7 nights for the price of 5 • Valid for stays 1 Apr to13 Jul & 14 Aug to 5 Dec 2012

• Includes breakfast daily • 4 nights for the price of 3 • Valid for stays 1 Apr to 22 Jun & 22 Aug to 21 Oct 2012

Jamaica Inn has been one of the island’s best loved hotels for half a century and run by the same family throughout that time. The all-suite property, in Ocho Rios, sits on 200 metres of one of Jamaica’s finest stretches of beach, and accommodations benefit from stunning views of the Caribbean Sea. Breakfast can be taken on the restaurant terrace or privately on the balcony of each suite. Meanwhile, the dinner terrace serves up a nightly six-course feast.

Set on the secluded l’Anse aux Epines bay, on the south coast of Grenada, the Calabash Hotel is a quiet, luxury retreat with 30 suites housed in two-storey cottages, all dotted around three hectares (seven acres) of tropical gardens overlooking the sea. As well as the renowned Gary Rhodes restaurant, one special dining feature is breakfast served on your private terrace and hors d’oeuvres delivered each evening to your room.

Set on the shores of the magnificent Ka’anapali beach, and within 10 hectares (25 acres) of lush Hawaiian foliage, this is a resort property that has something for everyone. Most of the guestrooms have ocean views and all have private balconies. A choice of three restaurants includes Teppan-yaki Dan, offering contemporary Japanese cuisine. For pure indulgence, the Spa at Black Rock features indoor and outdoor treatments using products that utilise the rejuvenating qualities of the sea.

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LES PAVILLONS, MAURITIUS

LUX*, MALDIVES

THE SAROJIN, PHANG NGA, THAILAND

From £1,825 per person 8 days / 7 nights

From £1,845 per person 9 days / 8 nights

From £1,895 per person 9 days / 8 nights

• Includes breakfast and dinner daily • 7 nights for the price of 6 • Valid for stays 1 May to 30 Sep 2012

• Includes breakfast daily & speedboat transfer • 5 nights for the price of 4 • Valid for stays 1 May to 31 Jul 2012

• Includes breakfast daily • 2 nights for the price of 1 • Valid for stays 1 Apr to 31 Oct 2012

Sheltered by the Morne Brabant Unesco world heritage site on the west coast of Mauritius, Les Pavillons is a luxurious hotel set along a 600-metre white sand beach and a calm, turquoise lagoon. The chalet-style rooms are set among tropical gardens and all suites are sea facing. The four restaurants include Nipa, where the rich tastes of Thai ingredients perfectly complement the stunning vistas over the lagoon.

One of the biggest islands of the Maldives, Lux* Maldives is a 25-minute seaplane journey from Male. It has a ‘one-island, oneresort’ concept with luxury suite and villa accommodation, set amid tropical vegetation or over the turquoise lagoon. There are seven restaurants and six bars, and a whole range of activities to suit all ages, including non-motorised water activities in the transparent lagoon.

Just an hour from Phuket, this multi-awardwinning resort occupies a secluded location on some of Thailand’s most enchanting coastline, close to the primary forests of Khao Sok National Park. The resort comprises 56 rooms set beside an expansive white sand beach and a well-equipped spa. Each guestroom features a private garden, sundeck and rain shower and some have a private pool.

For more information or to book please call 0207 720 8484

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art tours worldwide Art • Archaeology • Architecture

Cox & Kings is running an extended programme of expert accompanied art tours in 2012 and 2013 on behalf of the Royal Academy of Arts. All the tours are accompanied by expert lecturers who help to design the itineraries, give talks along the way and, in many cases, open doors that would be closed to the general public. These tours are open to anyone with a love of art and antiquity. To request the Art Tours Worldwide brochure, or to book please call 0207 720 8484.

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THE GRANDEUR AND ART OF BERLIN & POTSDAM

13-17 May 2012 with Thomas Abbott 5 Days / 4 Nights from £1,080 per person • Charlottenburg Palace • Palace of Sanssouci & Gemäldegalerie • Special visit to the Neues Museum Berlin is home to some of the world’s most exciting museums. Collections of paintings, sculpture and antiquities abound on Museum Island while the great Brandenburg Gate is a fitting entrance to the elegant 18th- and 19th-century architecture that lines the famous Unter den Linden. Potsdam is one of Germany’s most beautiful world heritage sites, with many palaces, gardens, and monuments to explore. The splendid palaces of Charlottenburg and Sanssouci are outstanding examples of baroque and rococo styles of architecture.


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ST PETERSBURG: PICTURES & PALACES

20-25 May 2012 with Colin Bailey £1,430 26-31 August 2012 with Andrew Spira £1,350 6 Days / 5 Nights • Behind the scenes visit to the Hermitage • Yusupov Palace with a special visit to the private apartments of Zinaida & Felix • Alexander Palace St Petersburg is one of the most majestic and compelling cities in the world, much of it unchanged since the 18th and 19th centuries. Conceived by Peter the Great as a ‘window on the west’, it is home to sumptuously decorated and furnished palaces, uniquely adapted to Russian taste, and a wide variety of cathedrals, churches and monasteries. It also features numerous museums, including one of the world’s largest and finest – the Hermitage.

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28 May – 2 June 2012 with Konstantine Politis 22-27 October 2012 with William Taylor 6 Days / 5 Nights from £1,350 per person • Topkapi Palace & Blue Mosque • Byzantine art & history expert in Aghia Irene • Princes’ Isles Istanbul, capital of the great Ottoman empire, enjoyed more than four centuries of imperial patronage, resulting in one of the most dramatic skylines in the world. Its mosques and palaces are complemented by exquisite tile decoration, fine woodwork and luxurious furnishings. The Topkapi Palace, home to the sultans and their families, remains a treasure house filled with silk textiles, gem-encrusted tableware, Chinese porcelains, Iznik pottery and illuminated manuscripts. This magnificent monument, together with the Blue Mosque and Agia Sophia, represents a fusion of cultures at the nexus of east and west.

For more information or to book please call 0207 720 8484

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ROMANIA: MOUNTAINS, MONASTERIES & MEDIEVAL CASTLES 14-23 June with Lucy Abel Smith 10 Days / 9 Nights from £1,530

• Painted monasteries • Private visit at Peles Castle • Special visit to Cotroceni Palace • Museum of Traditional Folk Civilization Two of the most beautiful areas of Romania are Transylvania and Bucovina, with their fine scenery and old towns and villages. This tour concentrates on the country’s wonderful architectural tradition, exemplified in the baroque town squares, the fortified medieval Saxon churches, the medieval Orthodox monasteries with amazingly complete and vivid exterior frescoes, the fantastic palaces of the Romanian royal family, and the fine public buildings of the capital, Bucharest.

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TERMS & CONDITIONS Discounts only apply to bookings made through Travel Designers. Discounts cannot be combined with any other discounts currently or subsequently offered by Cox & Kings. Discounts apply to new bookings only and cannot be applied retrospectively. All prices were valid at the time of publication, but 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. Offers only apply to bookings made before 30 April 2012 and are subject to availability. Unless stated otherwise, all prices quoted are per person based on two people sharing and include all flights, airline fuel surcharges, road and rail travel where applicable; transfers; guided sightseeing; accommodation; in most cases breakfast daily and often some other meals. Please call Travel Designers on 0207 720 8484 for full details.

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