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  • Festival Journeys


    Celebrate local festivals around the world with Cox & Kings!

    When you travel with Cox & Kings, you know you're getting a unique perspective on your destination. Perhaps the ultimate insider's experience is celebrating the magic and passion of a holiday or cultural festival with the locals. Our Destination Experts have designed special itineraries to take advantage of holidays and festivals from Buenos Aires to Beijing.

    When you take one of our Festival Journeys, you’ll get a front-row seat to some serious celebrating — and the opportunity to join in the festivities should you wish. Whether you want to follow a swaying procession to a sacred river, indulge in the sweet strains of some beautiful music or simply join the locals as they celebrate a national holiday, catching one of these festivals on your journey will make an already fabulous trip completely unforgettable.

    International Festivals and Events

    Download a PDF of popular festivals and events in the regions below to customize your own journey built around the festival of your choice.



    • World War Ii History: France, Belgium And Germany

      World War II History: France, Belgium and Germany

      11 DAYS & 10 NIGHTS, Private Journey

      Handcrafted itineraries for one or more travelers with on-the-ground support, a private guide, and a private vehicle. Private Journeys represent the best of the custom programs we've designed over the years. Our insider knowledge and destination expertise make these innovative journeys truly unique experiences.

      , From $9,995

      Paris, Normandy, Honfleur, Dunkirk, Bastogne, Nuremberg, Munich & Berchtesgaden

      Walk through the hallowed ground that was once the stage for Europe's greatest heroics and tragedy on this journey through some of the most important sites of World Read More »

    • Exploring England, Northern Wales And Scotland

      Exploring England, Northern Wales and Scotland

      8 DAYS & 7 NIGHTS, Private Journey

      Handcrafted itineraries for one or more travelers with on-the-ground support, a private guide, and a private vehicle. Private Journeys represent the best of the custom programs we've designed over the years. Our insider knowledge and destination expertise make these innovative journeys truly unique experiences.

      , From $3,995

      London, York, North Yorkshire & Edinburgh

      Travel by first class rail through the countryside of England starting in London and ending in Edinburgh. En route explore the Roman city of Chester before heading out for the day Read More »

    • China's Spectacular Harbin Ice Festival & Beijing

      China's Spectacular Harbin Ice Festival & Beijing

      7 DAYS & 5 NIGHTS, Private Journey

      Handcrafted itineraries for one or more travelers with on-the-ground support, a private guide, and a private vehicle. Private Journeys represent the best of the custom programs we've designed over the years. Our insider knowledge and destination expertise make these innovative journeys truly unique experiences.

      , From $3,595

      Beijing & Harbin

      This special journey combines the spectacular Harbin Ice Festival, with its towering ice and snow sculptures that melt away each year, with the timeless beauty and history of Read More »

    • Christmas Wonderland

      Christmas Wonderland

      16 DAYS & 15 NIGHTS, Private Journey

      Handcrafted itineraries for one or more travelers with on-the-ground support, a private guide, and a private vehicle. Private Journeys represent the best of the custom programs we've designed over the years. Our insider knowledge and destination expertise make these innovative journeys truly unique experiences.

      , From $6,745

      Amsterdam, Cologne, Rhine Gorge, Rudesheim, Freudenberg, Wurzburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg, Regensburg, Passau, Salzburg, Melk, Durnstein, Vienna & Budapest

      Europe becomes a completely different world during the festive season, where the aroma of gluhwein and roasted chestnuts provide a unique and distinctly fragrant ambience. Of Read More »

    • Christmas Markets

      Christmas Markets

      15 DAYS & 14 NIGHTS, Private Journey

      Handcrafted itineraries for one or more travelers with on-the-ground support, a private guide, and a private vehicle. Private Journeys represent the best of the custom programs we've designed over the years. Our insider knowledge and destination expertise make these innovative journeys truly unique experiences.

      , From $6,345

      Budapest, Vienna, Durnstein, Melk, Salzburg, Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg, Bamberg, Wurzburg, Freudenberg, Rudesheim, Cologne & Amsterdam

      Europe at Christmas transforms into a happy hive of activity as markets spring to life in every town and market square. From charming villages to great cultural centers, you can Read More »

    • Edinburgh, Scotland With Northern England

      Edinburgh, Scotland with Northern England

      10 DAYS & 9 NIGHTS, Private Journey

      Handcrafted itineraries for one or more travelers with on-the-ground support, a private guide, and a private vehicle. Private Journeys represent the best of the custom programs we've designed over the years. Our insider knowledge and destination expertise make these innovative journeys truly unique experiences.

      , From $7,195

      Windermere, Harrogate, York & Edinburgh

      Embark on an exploration of the stunning beautiful Lake District of England, an area of woods, rivers, lakes and mountains that has inspired generations of painters and writers. Read More »

    • Scotland: Edinburgh, Lochs & Highlands

      Scotland: Edinburgh, Lochs & Highlands

      7 DAYS & 6 NIGHTS, Private Journey

      Handcrafted itineraries for one or more travelers with on-the-ground support, a private guide, and a private vehicle. Private Journeys represent the best of the custom programs we've designed over the years. Our insider knowledge and destination expertise make these innovative journeys truly unique experiences.

      , From $5,980

      Edinburgh, Loch Lomond & Inverness

      Explore a beautiful land of lochs and glens when you travel to Scotland with Cox & Kings. Enjoy insider experiences, stunning and varied landscapes, unique cultural Read More »

    • Finland Winter Wonderland

      Finland Winter Wonderland

      10 DAYS & 9 NIGHTS, Private Journey

      Handcrafted itineraries for one or more travelers with on-the-ground support, a private guide, and a private vehicle. Private Journeys represent the best of the custom programs we've designed over the years. Our insider knowledge and destination expertise make these innovative journeys truly unique experiences.

      , From $9,220

      Helsinki, Saariselka, Luosto & Rovaniemi

      Explore the far north on this family-friendly journey to Finland. After touring the stylish capital of Helsinki and browsing its wonderful Christmas Market, fly to Lapland and Read More »

    • Roving Ireland

      Roving Ireland

      9 DAYS & 8 NIGHTS, Private Journey

      Handcrafted itineraries for one or more travelers with on-the-ground support, a private guide, and a private vehicle. Private Journeys represent the best of the custom programs we've designed over the years. Our insider knowledge and destination expertise make these innovative journeys truly unique experiences.

      , From $6,625

      Dublin, Killarney, Limerick, Galway & Cong

      Discover the Emerald Isle as you travel around Ireland in comfort and style. Begin in Dublin where St. Patrick's Cathedral and the cobbled courtyards of Trinity Read More »

    • Picturesque Germany

      Picturesque Germany

      7 DAYS & 6 NIGHTS, Private Journey

      Handcrafted itineraries for one or more travelers with on-the-ground support, a private guide, and a private vehicle. Private Journeys represent the best of the custom programs we've designed over the years. Our insider knowledge and destination expertise make these innovative journeys truly unique experiences.

      , From $5,195

      Munich, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Dresden & Berlin

      Experience the unique cultural landscape of Germany on this exciting journey through one of Europe's most fascinating countries, from the beer gardens in Bavaria to Read More »

    • Wildlife in Ethiopia

      Southern Ethiopia: The Bale Mountains & the Omo Valley

      12 DAYS & 11 NIGHTS, Private Journey

      Handcrafted itineraries for one or more travelers with on-the-ground support, a private guide, and a private vehicle. Private Journeys represent the best of the custom programs we've designed over the years. Our insider knowledge and destination expertise make these innovative journeys truly unique experiences.

      , From $5,995

      Addis Ababa, Lake Langano, Bale Mountains, Lake Awasa, Arba Minch & Turmi

      The Omo Valley is one of the most unique places on earth, a kaleidoscope of vanishing cultures and breathtaking landscapes. Search for the Ethiopian wolf in the Bale Mountains and Read More »

    • Mount of Olives outside Jerusalem

      Israel: The Ancient Land

      9 DAYS & 8 NIGHTS, Private Journey

      Handcrafted itineraries for one or more travelers with on-the-ground support, a private guide, and a private vehicle. Private Journeys represent the best of the custom programs we've designed over the years. Our insider knowledge and destination expertise make these innovative journeys truly unique experiences.

      , From $8,100

      Tel Aviv, Tiberias & Jerusalem

      One of the most fascinating countries in the world, Israel's history goes back thousands of years, with the rise and fall of numerous empires and cultures. On this Read More »

    • Church of St. George, Ethiopia

      Northern Ethiopia: The Historic Route

      8 DAYS & 7 NIGHTS, Private Journey

      Handcrafted itineraries for one or more travelers with on-the-ground support, a private guide, and a private vehicle. Private Journeys represent the best of the custom programs we've designed over the years. Our insider knowledge and destination expertise make these innovative journeys truly unique experiences.

      , From $3,895

      Addis Ababa, Bahir Dar, Gondar, Lalibela & Axum

      Explore northern Ethiopia on this extraordinary journey. The Ethiopian Orthodox Church played a huge role in shaping the country, and your explorations are a mix of the sacred and Read More »

    • Great wall in the fog

      China: Great Wall and Warriors

      14 DAYS & 13 NIGHTS, Private Journey

      Handcrafted itineraries for one or more travelers with on-the-ground support, a private guide, and a private vehicle. Private Journeys represent the best of the custom programs we've designed over the years. Our insider knowledge and destination expertise make these innovative journeys truly unique experiences.

      , From $10,885

      Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Yangtze River & Shanghai

      Experience some of the many highlights of the legendary Middle Kingdom. Discover the Great Wall and the Forbidden City in Beijing before going underground to marvel at the legacy Read More »

    • Mexico - History, Heritage & Culture

      Mexico - History, Heritage & Culture

      10 DAYS & 9 NIGHTS, Private Journey

      Handcrafted itineraries for one or more travelers with on-the-ground support, a private guide, and a private vehicle. Private Journeys represent the best of the custom programs we've designed over the years. Our insider knowledge and destination expertise make these innovative journeys truly unique experiences.

      , From $7,295

      San Miguel De Allende, Patzcuaro & Tequila

      Embrace the eclectic nature of Mexico on this unique journey. Begin your travels in San Miguel de Allende where you visit a boutique winery, meet with artists and delve into the Read More »

    • Mexico & Guatemala: Footsteps Of The Mayans

      Mexico & Guatemala: Footsteps of the Mayans

      9 DAYS & 8 NIGHTS, Private Journey

      Handcrafted itineraries for one or more travelers with on-the-ground support, a private guide, and a private vehicle. Private Journeys represent the best of the custom programs we've designed over the years. Our insider knowledge and destination expertise make these innovative journeys truly unique experiences.

      , From $4,245

      San Cristobal de las Casas, Palenque, Tikal & Antigua

      Experience the glories of the Mayan empire on this unique journey through the historic, cultural and natural wonders of Mexico and Guatemala. After an idyllic few days in the Read More »

    • A Culinary Journey Through India

      A Culinary Journey Through India

      9 DAYS & 8 NIGHTS, Private Journey

      Handcrafted itineraries for one or more travelers with on-the-ground support, a private guide, and a private vehicle. Private Journeys represent the best of the custom programs we've designed over the years. Our insider knowledge and destination expertise make these innovative journeys truly unique experiences.

      , From $4,625

      Mumbai, Varanasi, Kolkata & Chennai

      Savor the scents of cumin, coriander and cardamom; mustard, mango powder, and ginger; and turmeric, tamarind, saffron, coconut milk, cashews and pistachios as you discover the Read More »

    • Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh

      Landscapes of Scotland

      8 DAYS & 7 NIGHTS, Private Journey

      Handcrafted itineraries for one or more travelers with on-the-ground support, a private guide, and a private vehicle. Private Journeys represent the best of the custom programs we've designed over the years. Our insider knowledge and destination expertise make these innovative journeys truly unique experiences.

      , From $6,795

      Edinburgh, Inverness, Fort William & Auchterarder

      Embark on this spectacular journey through Scotland. After exploring Edinburgh, discover mystical Loch Ness and stand in awe before the battlements of Inverlochy Castle. Travel Read More »

    • European Winter Escape

      European Winter Escape

      7 DAYS & 6 NIGHTS, Private Journey

      Handcrafted itineraries for one or more travelers with on-the-ground support, a private guide, and a private vehicle. Private Journeys represent the best of the custom programs we've designed over the years. Our insider knowledge and destination expertise make these innovative journeys truly unique experiences.

      , From $7,995

      Prague, Vienna & Budapest

      Experience Central Europe during wintertime with Cox & Kings and make memories to last a lifetime. Watch snowflakes fall on Charles Read More »