Europe is Booming
LONDON, October 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
Cox & Kings Launches 2013 Europe Brochure with New Group Tours, Extra
Private Journeys and Additional Tailor-made Ideas
The world’s longest established travel company, Cox & Kings, has seen its European
travel programme steadily expand over the last few years and 2012 has seen passenger
numbers increase by almost 30% compared with 2011. Its Europe brochure for 2013 builds on
this trend by featuring new luxury group tours to Spain and Scandinavia, private tours to
Portugal and Iceland, luxury city breaks [http://www.coxandkings.co.uk/short-breaks/europe
], and rail journeys across Western Europe.
Cox & Kings’ Europe Product Manager, Michael Fleetwood, says: “Cox & Kings’ European
programme continues to expand and diversify every year, and we are very excited to launch
group tours to destinations new for Cox & Kings as well developing our offering in more
established destinations with additional tailor-made suggestions in Turkey and Western
RUSSIA: Cox & Kings’ Russia tours [http://www.coxandkings.co.uk/europe/russia-tours ]
explore one of the bestselling destinations for 2012, with a 95% increase in passenger
numbers compared to 2011. For 2013, the eight-day tour will be priced from GBP1,295 for
the superior tour and GBP1,895 to upgrade to the luxury alternative, which is the same as
2012 prices. Bookings on the private alternative of the tour have also increased
dramatically in the past 12 months, as have short breaks to St Petersburg and Moscow.
NEW: SPLENDOURS OF ANDALUCIA: One of Spain’s most scenic regions and home to beautiful
Hispano-Moorish architecture, this new eight-day tour of Andalucia explores some of the
prettiest towns and countryside including two of Spain’s greatest sites: the Alhambra in
Granada and the Mesquita in Cordoba. The tour is priced from GBP1,495 per person and
includes flights with British Airways from Gatwick, transfers, excursions and
accommodation with breakfast daily.
NEW: SCANDINAVIA: THE FOUR CAPITALS: This new, nine-day, non-exclusive group tour
takes in the sights of the four Scandinavian capitals, each with their own cultural and
historical identities. The tour is priced from GBP1,995 per person and includes flights
with British Airways from Heathrow, transfers, excursions and accommodation with breakfast
NEW: LAND OF THE FJORDS: Combining some of its most beautiful natural attractions,
mountains, fjords and waterfalls, this non-exclusive tour, new for Cox & Kings, is a
superb way of experiencing Norway and travels on the Flam, one of the world’s most
picturesque railways, and cruises on the Geiranger fjord, one of the country’s most
impressive. Priced from GBP1,885 per person, the tour includes British Airways flights,
transfers, excursions and accommodation with breakfast daily and most other meals.
ICELAND: This winter season will again afford one of the best opportunities to see the
magnificent natural phenomenon of the Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights
[http://www.coxandkings.co.uk/northern-lights-holidays ]. Cox & Kings has expanded its
range of group and private tours across Scandinavia including a new five-day / four-night
escorted tour, Iceland: In Search of the Northern Lights, which is based in Reykjavik, the
world’s most northerly capital city. The itinerary includes some of the country’s most
iconic attractions by day and goes in search of the magic of the Northern Lights in the
evenings. Priced from GBP955 per person with departures beginning on 7 December 2012.
Price includes flights from London Gatwick with Iceland Express, transfers, excursions and
accommodation with breakfast daily. Home to stunning natural wonders and beautiful
scenery, Iceland can also be visited during the summer when long hours of daylight allow
for exploration of volcanos, glaciers, lakes and hot springs. A seven-day / six-night
self-drive tour, Nature’s Power, is priced from GBP1,120 per person.
Visit Cox & Kings to see their full range of luxury holidays to Europe
NOTE TO EDITORS
Cox & Kings is the world’s longest established travel company. Its history stretches
back more than 250 years to 1758 when Richard Cox was appointed regimental agent to the
Footguards (later the Grenadier Guards). The company’s fortunes grew hand-in-hand with the
British Empire and by the early 20th century the company was acting as agent and banker
throughout the armed forces and as a shipping agent. In 1922 Cox & Co merged with the
Henry S King bank, which had strong connections with India. The bank became part of Lloyds
and the shipping agency grew separately, evolving into the modern travel company.
Today, built on the high-quality service and attention to detail established by
Richard Cox in the 18th century, the company continues to flourish as an independent tour
operator, with operations in London, the US, Japan, Australia and throughout India. Cox &
Kings organises escorted small-group tours and private tailor-made travel in the Indian
Subcontinent, Latin America, the Middle East, the Far East, Africa, Europe, Australia, New
Zealand and the South Pacific, and the Caribbean.
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