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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.



  • Peru: Land of the Incas

    9 DAYS & 8 NIGHTS. Luxury Small Group Journeys These premium experiences were built with care by our team of Destination Experts, offering exclusive access to a variety of worldwide destinations, all in the comfort and safety of a small-group. , From $5,295
    Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco

    Explore the treasures of Incas on this small group journey to Peru. Enjoy many special experiences, including tours of Lima and Machu Picchu, unique dining experiences, museum visits Read more

  • 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 »

  • Behind The Scenes Of The Big Apple

    Behind the Scenes of the Big Apple

    4 DAYS & 3 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 $5,940

    New York

    This getaway to the Big Apple provides even the most seasoned traveler an exclusive behind-the-scenes experience of the cuisine, theater, art and Read More »

  • Napa And Sonoma For Connoisseurs

    Napa and Sonoma for Connoisseurs

    5 DAYS & 4 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 $7,395

    Napa & Sonoma

    Travel on this exploration of the foremost wine-growing region in the United States for a series of private introductions to the premier vintners Read More »

  • Southwestern Spa And Healing Immersion

    Southwestern Spa and Healing Immersion

    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 $8,950

    Santa Fe, The Petrified Forest & Sedona

    Disconnect from your daily cares and reconnect with nature on this blissful journey through the Southwest, home of some of the most unique 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 »