Luxury holiday operator Cox & Kings has seen huge demand for its European Journeys this year and its new Europe brochure for 2012 builds on this trend by featuring new luxury group tours across the region.
On offer are breaks in Greece, Poland and Germany, a new river cruise in Russia, private gulets in Turkey and private journeys in Norway featuring the county’s rail network and cruise options.
Cox & Kings’ Europe product manager, Michael Fleetwood, said: “Cox & Kings’ European programme is expanding and diversifying 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.
“The private gulet cruises offer an alternative way to explore the Turkish Riviera and are perfect for a family or group of friends to book as they provide maximum flexibility in allowing stops to be made when and where clients want along a chosen itinerary.”
Splendors of Poland: This new nine-day tour includes three nights in Krakow’s stunning old town as well as exploring the architecture and attractions of Poznan, Wroclaw and Warsaw.
Visits are also included to Auschwitz-Birkenau and to the Oskar Schindler factory in Krakow. The tour is priced from £1,295 per person and includes flights with LOT Polish Airlines from Heathrow, transfers, excursions and accommodation with breakfast daily.
Ancient Greece Incorporating the classic highlights of Olympia, Delphi, Mycenae and Epidaurus, this new 8-day tour also includes Greece’s magnificent scenery and the man-made wonders of the Corinth canal and monasteries of Meteora.
The tour is priced from £1,155 per person and includes flights with British Airways from Heathrow, transfers, excursions and accommodation with breakfast daily.
Heidelburg to Hamburg Starting in Heidelburg, the centre of the Romantik epoch, this nine-day tour travels through Bavaria, Saxony and Brandenburg and finishes in Hamburg, visiting many of Germany’s most important cultural and historic attractions.
Priced from £1,595 per person, the tour includes flights with British Airways from Heathrow, transfers, excursions and accommodation with breakfast daily.
Danube Express Focusing on the cultural and heritage highlights of Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary and Turkey, a trip on the Danube Express explores the region’s most important attractions including Veliko Turnovo, Bran Castle, Sighisoara and Istanbul.
An eight-day trip, including three nights on board the train and accommodation in Budapest and Istanbul, is priced from £4,435 per person including flights with British Airways from Heathrow, transfers, excursions and accommodation with breakfast daily and full board on the train.
Gulet Cruises Travelling on a fully crewed traditional Turkish fishing boat on a private basis is a superb way to see the natural and historical attractions of the Turkish Riviera, more than1,400 km of stunning coastline in the south west of Turkey.
Prices are from £3,245 per person based on two people sharing and full board accommodation throughout. However, many vessels will be able to sleep between six and eight passengers so are a perfect option for a family or group of friends to share and reduce the costs.