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SPIN THE GLOBE: T+L TRIPS DESIGNED BY COX & KINGS OFFERS INSIDER ACCESS TO EVE MORE DESTINATIONS
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New October Issue Showcases the History and Modern Energy of China and Russia

(TRAVPR.COM) UNITED STATE - December 18th, 2013 - Continuing the collaboration of two travel industry icons, Cox & Kings, the world’s most enduring luxury travel outfitter and Travel + Leisure®, the world’s most influential travel media brand, are showcasing new journeys available from the co-branded T+L Trips with Cox & Kingsselection of itineraries. Spanning five continents, all offerings are uniquely designed to afford travelers the opportunity to experience extraordinary journeys inspired by the pages of Travel + Leisure, and planned by Cox & Kings.  

 New this month to the T+L Trips with Cox & Kings collection, and featured in the October issue, are the exotic destinations of Russia and China.  From the ancient heritage of Hong Kong to the palaces and museums of St. Petersburg, these two journeys provide guests with exclusive special offers and entrée to two of the world’s most enigmatic countries. 

 ·   China – Hong Kong – Explore Hong Kong’s ancient heritage and modern energy from the old streets of the western District to the landmarks of the Central District landmarks all from the luxurious home base of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, celebrating 50 fabulous years Glimpse the past with a sail in a traditional sampan boat in the fishing harbor of Aberdeen, a walk along the Ping Shan Heritage Trail and the Tai Fu Tai Mansion where travelers can experience how the Chinese elite once lived. Peruse antiques, textiles, and more in this world class shopping city, all with a personal guide and private driver. Extended journeys to either Hangzhou or Vietnam are also available. T+L Exclusive: Guests enjoy VIP arrival service and tour Hong Kong’s architectural landmarks with a feng shui master in a luxury Mercedes Benz.

 ·   Russia – Moscow & St. Petersburg – From the ever-evolving city of Moscow to the resplendent palaces and museums of St. Petersburg, this journey reveals an evolving land still shrouded in intrigue. History buffs will enjoy St. Basils Cathedral, Lenin’s mausoleum on Red Square and the Central Museum of Armed Forces with its collections of World War II and Cold War Artifacts. In St. Petersburg, a full day of exploring the city’s famous landmarks includes St. Isaacs Square, the palaces set along the Neva River and the Church of Our Savior of Spilled Blood. Lastly, is a private excursion to the Catherine Palace, the 18th century residence of tsars. T+L Exclusive: A private backstage tour and evening performance at the Bolshoi Theater; a special showing of the Treasure Gallery at the Hermitage.

 Each new excursion is created with Travel + Leisure readers in mind, and designed to be both active and luxurious, while providing guests with rare insider access, the hallmark of Cox & Kings journeys.  New itineraries are announced monthly in Travel + Leisure and readers can access special booking offers by visiting www.coxandkingsusa.com/tltrips  Created in collaboration with the magazines editors, the itineraries will immerse travelers in the heart of the destination and its culture to experience authentic moments across the globe.  Previously announced trips are listed below and still currently available for booking:

 ·   Uruguay* – Lunch with chef Julián Olivares at Mesón de la Plaza, one of Uruguay's finest restaurants; a private polo lesson in Carmelo; a curator-led tour of the museum Casapueblo (pictured, top), the former home of Uruguayan artist Carlos Páez Vilaró; a visit to the olive plantation Colina de Garzón followed by a traditional barbecue with local gauchos. T+L Exclusive: A private polo lesson and a personalized bottle of wine from Bouza Bodega Boutique in Punta del Este, Uruguay.

 ·   Jordan* – Wandering the ancient city of Jerash, the Pompeii of the East; ascending Mount Nebo for views of the Holy Land; traveling by 4x4 through the Wadi Rum desert, the backdrop for the classic 1962 film Lawrence of Arabia, with a Bedouin guide; floating in the mineral-rich Dead Sea. T+L Exclusive: A Bedouin lunch in your own tent in Jordan's Wadi Rum desert

 ·   Kenya - Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Masai Mara & Nairobi – A chance to experience the Golden Age of African exploration on this classic safari through Kenya. T+L Exclusive: Complimentary sunrise hot air balloon ride over the Masai Mara followed by a champagne brunch.

 ·   Ukraine - Kiev & Odessa - From gold-domed cathedrals and opulent opera houses to whitewashed churches and wooden cottages, Kiev offers a beguiling blend of elegance and tradition. In the cosmopolitan city of Odessa on the shores of the Black Sea, travelers will walk the iconic Potemkin steps, marvel at the Gold Room at the archaeological museum and delve into the subterranean catacombs. T+L Exclusive: Pre-theatre dinner and performance at OdessaState Academical Opera and Ballet Theater

·    Peru - Cusco, Lima, Machu Picchu, Paracas & Sacred Valley -  Travelers will taste rare Tunki coffee and Peruvian ceviche in colonial Lima; observe sea lions and sea birds, such as the blue-footed booby, on the Ballestas Islands; and follow in the steps of Hiram Bingham as you navigate the ruins of Machu Picchu. T+ L Exclusive: MATE museum tour with curator and private cooking classes with local chefs in the Sacred Valley and Cusco

 ·    Singapore & Beyond to Borneo - Batang Ai, Kuching & Singapore - Highlights include private full-butler dining in the Singapore Flyer; enjoying tea with a Malay family in Kuching; kayaking through the Borneo rainforest; and visiting the colorful Iban tribe in a traditional longhouse. T+L Exclusive:  Experience Full Butler Sky Dining with awe-inspiring views of Singapore onboard the Singapore Flyer.

 ·     Zambia- Livingstone, Lower Zambezi National Park & South Luangwa Valley – This journey starts at an idyllic camp on a private island and finishes in Zambia’s premier luxury safari camp alongside wildlife neighbors including leopard, lion, elephant and hippo. T+L exclusive: a treatment at Mfuwe Lodge’s Bush Spa.

 ·      Croatia - Dubrovnik, Korcula & Split - This 7-day private journey to Croatia features stops at quaint fishing villages and vineyards of Hvar Island, as well as the walled city of Dubrovnik. Guests will discover the living history of the palace of Diocletian in Split and take in the breathtaking ocean views on the island of Korcula. T+L Exclusive: A visit to Ston for an exclusive culinary experience.

 *T+L readers enjoy early booking savings of $500 per person per private journey. Trips are bookable through www.coxandkingsusa.com/tltrips or by calling 1-800-999-1758.

 This promotion is not combinable with any other discounts. For complete terms and restrictions, visit coxandkingsusa.com/tltrips (http://coxandkingsusa.com/tltrips).  Air travel to/from destination is not included. CST-2105853-50.

 ABOUT COX & KINGS

With a history spanning more than 250 years, Cox & Kings is the world’s most enduring luxury travel brand. Born in 1758 as an India custom travel outfitter, the company today remains unwavering in its commitment to providing travelers with exquisite aspirational cultural and wildlife journeys. Specialized destination teams comprised of industry experts work directly with clients to share their extensive local product knowledge and offer extraordinary insider access. Cox & Kings seventy worldwide sales and marketing offices provide a strong global presence and the rare ability to deliver exclusive individual bespoke and tailored group experiences to world’s most exotic destinations: India & the Subcontinent, Africa, the Middle East, Asia & The Pacific, Latin America & Antarctica and Europe. For more information on Cox & Kings, please visit www.coxandkingsusa.com or 1.800.999.1758.

 ABOUT TRAVEL + LEISURE

 With an eye for the authentic, the innovative, and the irresistible, Travel+ Leisure® (www.travelandleisure.com, @travlandleisure) fuses expert reporting on culture, food, style, and design with stunning photography, transporting readers to the places–and the travel experiences–that matter now. T+L, the monthly title from American Express Publishing and the long-standing authority in its field, has the largest audience of any travel magazine and is an indispensable guide for global nomads. Travel + Leisure has a network of international editions, including 

Travel + Leisure MexicoTravel + LeisureTurkeyTravel + Leisure ChinaTravel + Leisure South Asia, and Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia.

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