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, 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 Europe."
RUSSIA: Cox & Kings' 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 £1,295 for the superior tour and £1,895 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 ANDALUCÍA: One of Spain's most scenic regions and home to beautiful Hispano-Moorish architecture, this new eight-day tour of Andalucía 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 £1,495 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 £1,995 per person and includes flights with British Airways from Heathrow, transfers, excursions and accommodation with breakfast daily.
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 £1,885 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. 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 £955 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 £1,120 per person.
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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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