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P Lobo

P Lobo

Tour : Ladies trip to Thailand India Club

Travel Date : 29th November 2017

Ms. C Menzies

Ms. C Menzies

Tour : Gems Mordern Academy Teachers trip to Georgia

Travel Date : 24th March 2018



Tour : Tiger Zinda Hai Tour to Prague by Radio City

Travel Date : 16th March 2018

A Mary, L Agnes, S Maria, M Dsouza

A Mary, L Agnes, S Maria & M Dsouza

Tour : Ladies trip to Thailand India Club

Travel Date : 29th November 2017

Nikhil Darak

Nikhil Darak

Asha Patel

Hi, It was pleasure meeting you all. Had lots of fun. Special thanks to Renuka, photographer Ranjana & my Partner in pleasure Rekha. Nice to meet our Gujju gang! Dil se thank you to each one of you! Sorry if I have hurt anyone unintentionally! May God bless you all.

Kalpana Patni

It was a unique and lovely experience to spend time in a beautiful city with all the ladies who are unique in their own way. It was a great trip and would love to do something similar again with everyone!! And a very special thanks to Renuka!!

Vimla Soni

Hi all my friends, Missing all... had a best time & lots of fun with  everyone, & such a lovely time with  you all... Special  thanks to Renuka...

Varsha Parwani

Lovely pics miss u all guys great fun n wonderful time we spent especially missing Renuka wish we meet soon together thanks Renuka.

Asha Sugunan

Hello everyone!! Enjoyed the trip very much! Had a great time..it was my first experience with the all ladies trip and loved it!! Thank you each and everyone for the wonderful time we all had and special big thanks to Renuka.

Regina Prakashan

Trip would not have been such an enjoyable experience if Renuka was not with us! She made us all feel young at heart.

Nikhil Darak

Nikhil Darak

I would like to express my gratitude to the Cox and Kings Team for execution of our customized European Sojourn tour exceptionally well. This trip was indeed memorable for all of us with its fabulous itinerary, fantastic Hotel selection and delicious food arrangements.

Special thanks to Ms Sumaiya Nisar for her input on the tour customization and Finalization, Ms Revathy Narayanan and Ms Cecilia Desmond for all the necessary travel arrangements, and Mr. Midhulesh Mohan for Visa assistance. Our tour manager Mr Pragyesh Vardhan was knowledgeable and co-operative. He has co-ordinated the tour professionally very well. The tour driver was driving safely abiding by local rules and regulations. Thus, overall it was a safe and pleasant experience during the 12 days of the tour.

Once again Thank you all for making this Holiday memorable and looking forward for future association.
Lakhan Heda

Lakhan Heda

We have really enjoyed Keneya Trip booked by Cox & Kings in last minutes. It was very well organised.
Thank you Mr KB Bibin and Cox and King for making our trip memorable.
Susan Gowda


I had a very memorable and smooth trip to Thailand arranged by Cox and Kings team.
A BIG THANK YOU, specially to Sumaiya for arranging the tour with all the details.
Look forward to using your service for my next holidays.
Susan Gowda

Susan Gowda

Just a brief note to thank you for the excellent arrangements you made for all of us for our trip to Parikrma, Bangalore. Everything went like clockwork - right from the planning stage to the actual implementation - and I could not be more satisfied.

The professionalism and patience you displayed every time you were asked to incorporate changes, include something that was not mentioned earlier or provide clarity about certain matters, is truly commendable! The same goes for all the people who served us at Bangalore - the tour manager - Rakshith, the drivers, the helpers, the staff at the hotel where we stayed... everyone! Rakshith deserves special mention as he was the epitome of courteousness. He was friendly, informative, helpful and unrushed. Always there, but never intrusive.

Thanks to your excellent understanding of our needs and all your meticulous arrangements, we had a very fulfilling and pleasant stay in Bangalore. We would certainly love to avail of your services again should the need arise.

Mr. Kassim

I would like to informed you that we had a wonderful time during our stay in Singapore and Bali. The local partners of yours were professional and assisted us very well during our stay.

A special thanks to you for planning the entire trip and must say it was well organized.

We will for sure recommend Cox and Kings to our friends and family and also would contact you for future travel plans if any.



Cox & Kings communication (Ms.Renuka) were excellent and was impressed that the arrangements (confirmation of tour, air tickets , insurance)were made in short order. And the information provided about the tour (the whole package) was excellent.

Tour leader (Mr.Navil Dandiwala) selected had enough knowledge of Austria with wide experience, he was entertaining, fun and extremely accommodating.

Tour - loved the entire sites, climates, landscape. Program was more of travelling and was well organized with opportunity to see quite a lot of each place we visited.

Accommodation was as per the expectation, just that meals should have been included. In all cases we were impressed & comfortable.

Transport was also well organized with the driver being competent to drive in the heavy snow also.

Everything was good and perfect, would say it was the vacation of a life time.

Sunitha Shetty

Sunitha Shetty

My sincere thanks to you and to your great team for successful Spore tour. For me, it was like - very well planned, executed and completed with great success. Thank you to Delta team of 6 members who accompanied our kids during this tour. For me personally, I was worried about one kid my son,  but for you and your team, you have to worry about 20 kids! So I can understand the pressure your team had during these 5 days.

Thank you so much for arranging this tour which ended so nicely. I was not able to sleep last night because Swapnil had so much to say about this tour!!

Thank you too for your efforts since from the beginning till date, for keeping us updated every now and then. For me, it was like S'pore LIVE as I was getting a lot of pics from you. :)
Keep up the good work.
Mr. Mitesh Koli

Mr. Mitesh Koli

I would like to thanks cox and king for a memorable trip to London, which was really well arranged by Mr Bibin, and I appreciated not only his support during the time of booking the tour but even during the smooth procedure cox and king offered for the visa process and the payment plans. I cannot forget the incident that we forgot our wallet in the hotel and was not aware where we has lost it, did all the investigation and enquire in the airport but couldn’t find it. I appreciated the efforts taken by cox and kings even after the tour was over specially Mr Bibin who supported us to search and get the wallet back which was in the hotel…..thanks for the memorable tour we had and more to come….hurry to cox and kings and happy 260 th anniversary!!!! Keep going.


Thank you so much for all the assistance you did for my daughter and myself during our recent trip to UK and France.

The trip went so well. Everything about the trip was excellent. Pick up from Paris Train station , All the hotels, Guide Emma was excellent and Ferry transfer , sight seeing etc. It was value for money.

I will look forward to another trip somewhere thorugh Cox and Kings again soon. Needless to say when I have some savings indeed!!!!

Meenakshi Balaji

Meenakshi Balaji

At the outset, me and my husband would like to extend our gratitude to you and COX & KINGS for making our Srilanka trip so memorable. We were in Srilanka from November 9th to 17th November 2017. We visited Candy, Nuwara Eliya, Yala and Bentota and finally Colombo. We thank you for the excellent arrangements made for our accomodation, transport, site seeing etc. The trip was made more memorable with the help of the guide Mr. Dinesh who was so prompt, entertaining and friendly.

We hope to continue with much more memorable trips through COX & KINGS in the forth coming years too.

Our special thanks to you Mr.Bibin, for arranging everything according to our requirements.


Thank you for the organising the memorable Sri Lanka tour.

We had a wonderful time exploring the country with lots of child friendly activities. The turtle hatchery at Kosgolda, picturesque Nuwara Eliya with its rolling tea plantations up in the hills and white water rafting in the rapids of Kitgula were perhaps the most memorable and exhilarating moments of the trip.
Resmi Gopinath

Resmi Gopinath

We would like to inform you the feedback about our nepal trip which had arranged by cox an kings was well organized.

we had enjoyed a lot and it was nice. we have not faced any trouble anywhere during the travel. The food was really nice and hotel ampience also good.

Lata Venkat

Lata Venkat

Thank you for organising our beautiful trip and making it a great get away. Indeed our trip to Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar has been absolutely fantastic and well organized. With the Eid break, I know this was a peak period for most of you and to cater to our specific requirements in short time frames must have been hectic. I do also acknowledge you all reaching out to us well past your office hours and Parag and Bibin’s visits to my office.

For personal reasons, Myanmar had been one of my dream destinations and indeed so very happy to have taken this trip. However, just a small feedback, the itinerary for Myanmar, can be more fine- tuned to fit in customer’s interests, as there were some ruins which had nothing much to offer and the time could have been better utilized elsewhere.

The local guides in all places were very friendly and well informed of the places of interests. Their time-keeping was also excellent.

Food: Being vegetarians, I thought we may encounter some food problems but pleasantly surprised that we had none. Mandaley and Rangoon in fact have a chain of Indian restaurants!! Vietnam and Cambodia also have Indian restaurants and were within walking distances from the hotels we stayed. By the way, some of these hotels we stayed did not have hot vegetarian food in their buffet breakfasts, but were kind enough to make special b/fasts for us. All of these places also have good massage parlours and one must keep some time for same. On the whole a well pampered holiday!

Must confess that being Globe-trotters ourselves our service expectations could have been demanding at times, but must admit that you surpassed them all !! Bibin went an extra mile to plan and put an itinerary in place in a short time and compiled information and travel documents as requested.

Indeed, I can’t wait for another holiday and most definitely will bank on Cox and Kings and yourselves to plan my future holidays. I have also recommended a few friends to you and hope you are able to extend the same level of service.

Thank you once again to all involved in making this a memorable holiday.


Thanks for organizing an Amazing trip for our lady members. I have been to many destinations with my family and friends, but this trip was, by far the best. I thoroughly enjoyed myself. The tours arranged for us were very interesting. Alcazar show was very mesmerizing . I would have never got a message from a Lady Boy, being an Indian, I would be shy and afraid, as to what to expect, but when we are in a group, that too all ladies, I got the courage to attempt something like that. I did Para Sailing, only because Renuka encouraged me. I was afraid, and also worried what my husband would think of me doing Para Sailing.

I hope to go for many more trip organized by you.

Once more I take this opportunity to thank you all.



We would like to thank you and Cox and Kings for making our holiday trip to Prague n Budapest a most memorable experience . We had the most amazing time in this trip. Everything was so perfect and well organized in Prague and Budapest that we had the best time there . The hotel in Prague was very good and centrally located with easy access to main location in the city and even in Budapest hotel was OK but the location was perfect . Easy access to metro station and nearby food joints were at walking distance and food was amazing . Our local guides in Prague n Budapest were very friendly.

As we were traveling in a group so we met such lovely people and made such good friends on this trip that makes our trip more memorable.

Overall the whole trip experience was memorable one and fun filled trip with lot of beautiful memories.

Once again thanks you so much .

I forgot to thank one person and that was our tour manager with us Mr Yazdi..... he was very very professional , helpful and courteous person. with his help our hotel Checkin and out in the hotels were very smooth. He helped us finding the right food joints for group of people who were vegetarians and finding the right souvenir shops for our shopping.
Maysa John

Maysa John

Just wanted to convey the trip was great and well organized. Great selection of hotels and we both had great time.

A big thank you from both of us.

Please write to me in case you come across reasonable packages to places were visa is on arrival for Indians. Hope to plan more travel plans with you.
Chitra Krishnan & Shivakumar Viswanathan

Chitra Krishnan & Shivakumar Viswanathan

We would like to put on record our sincere appreciation of the efforts you had put in to ensure our summer break in London was an enjoyable & memorable one.

Firstly, the hotel – Doubletree by Hilton, Victoria.
The location was very central to lot of attraction and the proximity to Victoria station provided tremendous ease in access to most of the attractions in London. The key point here is the nearness to the Victoria Coach Station & the Golden Tours coach station. These being the pickup points for the day trips out of London, we walked to them in less than 10 mins!!

The hotel by itself was very warm & welcoming not to miss out on the warm chocolate cookies given at check-in and whenever our daughter requested. The staff were very knowledgeable and very helpful. We would recommend this hotel to anyone.

Secondly, the London Pass & Oyster card.
3 days is just not enough to enjoy the benefits of the London Pass. The extent of tourist interest covered by the pass is immense. Clubbed with the Oyster card it gives a tourist freedom to explore & enjoy all that London has to offer. For anyone who wishes to discover London on their own the London Pass & the Oyster Card are a must.

Thirdly, the day tour bookings.
Evan Evans & Golden Tours were benchmarks for timeliness, information, comfort. Especially the tour guide of Evan Evans kept us enthralled during the whole tour to Warwick, Cotswold, Stratford & Oxford.

Golden Tours were equally good though the Beatles London Walking Tour mentioned in the Leeds / Canterbury / Dover / Greenwich voucher did not happen.

Last but surely not the least,
the inputs in the itinerary planning (and the moral assistance in our visa submission) ensured that we did justice to the time spent in London.

The whole experience has ensured a feeling in us to re-visit the UK soon.
Dr.Tarek Mahmoud

Dr.Tarek Mahmoud

I hope all are ok at your end.

Iam here just to thank you so much for professionally organizing my trip to Europe from 2nd to 8th of August in Switzerland and Italy.

Everything was perfect and I would love to complete a survey for my trip if you have such kind of things to get the customer feedback after the trip.

Thanks again and be sure that I will be a reference for your esteemed company to my colleagues who wish to have any kind of tour packages anywhere in the world.



Our recent Kenya trip has been arranged in an excellent way by Cox and kings. The flight booking, accommodation and boarding arrangements were very nice. Our sightseeing arrangement was very good. Our local driver cum guide was very courteous and knowledgeable. We really enjoyed the whole trip as a family and looking forward in future to associate with you in many more tours.
Shubham & Prashant

Shubham & Prashant

It was a real super awesome holiday that we had in Paris and Switzerland. All thanks to you and Cox and Kings team. Really appreciate your service Bibin throughout the planning. Even though when it was late evening you assisted sorting out our confusions and doubts. One suggestion is about the Derby Eiffel hotel in Paris. The room was too small and the staff was not that co operative. But, must say that the location of all the hotels was great :).
It was so easy to connect to important locations, railway station or bus stops. Thank you so much Bibin for all the efforts taken on making our trip a memorable one.
Mr. Shanio

Mr. Shanio

I am extremely happy to express my deep gratitude for the service, coordination, and activities offered by Cox and Kings. I and my friend had a pleasureful holiday in Thailand with fairly good hotel accommodations at the city center itself. The tour operators in Thailand were extremely friendly and helpful to explore more in the city. Moreover, Mr. Bibin's timely response and coordination is highly appreciable, which made us travel with Cox and Kings.

Thailand is a tourist destination that anyone can afford and it is a good starting point for anyone to develop the culture of food and travel. It comprises of metropolitan cities, beach townships, and peaceful islands. In short, Thailand is a land of golden temples, smiling faces and much more. I strongly recommend visiting Thailand to experience one of the diverse cultures in the world. Cox and Kings made it possible with an ease.
Mr. Ravi

Mr. Ravi

Would like to thank you for trip arranged for us to Thailand. It was a wonderful trip and we are enjoyed a lot. Your discussion On the day before trip was very informative. The hotel bookings Are good, clean and in ideal location. Thailand Agents DS service We also good. Totally we are very much satisfied. We can send You some pictures once you provide whatsup number.
Mr. Gopan

Mr. Gopan

It was a grand trip enjoyed a lot.The hotel & the tour operators & guides in Georgia all r well experienced .thanks for ur coordination & great support.
Ramachandran Balakrishnan

Ramachandran Balakrishnan

We came back yesterday from SA to Doha. We had a great time in SA.
Thank you for organising such a wonderful trip.


Just to advise you that we have come back safely early this morning. All went well with the exception of the incident in the train requiring me to pay in cash and the Novotel check-in issue (this latter issue was resolved and my Euro 200/- was returned).

Thank you for a wonderful holiday and your personal attention at all times. It was a great comfort.
Jaya Kumar V & Family

Jaya Kumar V & Family

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the meticulously organised trip interwoven with cherishable memories.

Right from a Pin to PC every aspect of the tour was carefully taken care of. The stay was made pleasant with the deligent selections of hotels especially in Madrid and Barcelona. All the hotels were centrally located with easy access to metros, buses and restaurants.

Carefully selected sights and rightly routed conveyance made it all a memorable and fun filled trip.

Would give it a five star and recommend to every one- Go and explore this architectural marvels of Spain and the splendid coast line of Portugal through Cox & Kings.
Andrea | Lizelle | Jessica

Andrea | Lizelle | Jessica

The Most Amazing Holiday Destination!
We had the most amazing 5 day trip to Sri Lanka. The country, indeed really does have so much to offer – nature, amazing countryside, incredibly historical and religious sites, wonderful food, good choice of accommodation to suit all budgets… we could go on and on!
Undoubtedly, We would like to thank Cox and Kings Tours LLC for making our holiday in Srilanka a truly memorable experience and in particular Mr Bibin (Our travel consultant for the last 4 years).
Everything was so well planned in a timely way. The tour manager (Mr Neil) too ensured we were comfortable throughout the journey and took extra care of us as we were the 3-Musketeers exploring the country! The hotel accommodation and transportation was pretty good.


I just wanted to say what a great time I had in India. The local guides Singh and Anand were excellent.
The trip was excellent value for money.

Ms. Sydelle – Exciting Spain by coach

Our trip was wonderful! Everything was arranged perfectly and we had a wonderful time!
We were taken to all the main attractions in spain and portugal. Memorable trip!

Geetha, Turkey

I am writing this mail with lots of appreciation for all the effort you have put in making our trip a grand success.
I am not new in using the services of Cox and Kings ,so I have an expectation from you people and you always fulfilled it so far. This time our trip was different because of the uncertainty Turkey was going through politically and when we got a call from your office we felt relieved to know that we are being taken care even in an unfavorable situation ,thank you for that. The arrangements were all good and hotel in Istanbul was very good but we it could have been better in Cappadocia. The site seeing trips were all perfect in Cappadocia so overall we had fun as family in Turkey.
I took my own time in writing this but I felt it better to be late than never.
Hoping to use your services in the future too.
Mr. Vijay Kotrappa

Dr. Pradip, Italy

Thank you very much for arranging our ITALY TOUR (from 22/12/15 to 30/12/15) in a very efficient way. The tour iterinary was prepared according to the choice of me & my family and it was executed by you in every manner what we wanted exactly . You have proven your efficiency in arranging our tour & hotel-stay in a well synchronized way.

The hotels chosen by your organization were very nice,especially the Giolli Nazionale in Rome.

The tour-personnel in ROME arrived on time to pick us up from the hotel,and the guides in ROME, VATICAN, AMALFY-POMPII-POSITANO, FLORENCE-PISA, MILAN & VENICE who were chosen by you, did their job in an excellent way.

We had no problem in Airport pick up & drop off also.

Thanks once again for this amazing arrangement of our tour. We look forward tonsimilar arrangement in our future tours also.
Mr. Chandra Sekhar

Mr. Syam Raju, Mauritius

Indeed we had a wonderful time in Mauritius. It was a delightful trip with a perfect service, and a perfect itinerary and arrangements so well done to you and all your team. We felt safe throughout the trip, also due to our driver (Mr.Visham)being very attentive and we really enjoyed every single minute of our trip. Six days wasn’t enough to fully experience Mauritius, but it did wet my appetite to return for a longer stay :.

We are definitely impressed with your company and particularly with you for all the efforts.

Thanks again for making my visit to Mauritius a wonderful stay and awesome experience! I recommended your services to a few people already.
Mr. Vimal Patel

Mr. Krishnan Easwar, Jordan

First and foremost myself and my family would like to thank you for the excellent arrangement made for our visit to Jordan. The hotels, your Jordanian co-ordinator UTA travel, car and the tour guide Mr. Mustafa were all spot on. I would like to mention especially about Mr.Mustafa, who was extremely courteous, very informative, jovial and service minded person. Pl convey special thanks from our entire family to him.Our appreciation to you also for making this visit so memorable.
Mr. Suhas Parvalkar

Mr. Alton Alvares, Brussels & Amsterdam

We are back from our mini vacation and want to thank you for your patience in adhering to our requirements and timely execution and updates we receive from your end.

We appreciate your efforts given that you abide to what we demand and not push what you can offer that helps in making our trips memorable.
Mr. V. Anthony

Mrs. Priya Raghunath, Kenya

I want to thank you and your team for making us an amazing vacation package. Our personal guide Atanus was friendly , courteous and went out of his way to make sure we had a great time. The hotels chosen were excellent, ample vegetarian choices for the 2 vegetarians of our group. The itinerary was well planned with great destination choices. The Masai Mara was great and we managed to spot the big five on the first day itself.

We definitely are planning on Tanzania next and look forward to another great holiday from you'll. Thank you so much
Mr. Anil Nair

Mr. Johnson Mendonca

Personally, I wasn’t a strong believer in choosing a tour operator to plan a trip as nowadays with tailor made tours online and other cheaper options we can easily manage a cost effective trip. So basically I was just cruising through the Cox and Kings Website to get an idea of how to go about is when I realised that this package was worth giving a try.

So that’s how I managed to convince our entire group of 13 members to book the trip well in advance and from initiation to execution every step made us confident that we made the right choice. Yes there were mixed reviews online which were a worry but after experiencing it ourselves I was forced to write this review to clear all misconceptions.

The tour started with Qatar Airways which flew us to London via Qatar and that was exactly what we wanted to kick start our tour. The convenience of the AIRBUS 380 and the excellent service was what we needed on a 8hr flight. At London Heathrow Airport we were greeted by the one and only Mr Jehangir Bhanja (Tour Manager) who was all set to lay down his rules for the tour with his famous 6,7,8 rule (6am wake up / 7am breakfast / 8am in the bus). But he's not to blame since the Cox & Kings itinerary is the most exhaustive & inclusive among its peers. In order not to miss out on any spot & also to cater to our drivers 11 hour rule(in Europe drivers need to be given at least 12 hrs. break between days) For this reason we all had decided to strictly follow this rule and so the nervousness started sinking in. Before we could grasp all the important information we were already at the hotel to take the rest of the evening to our disposal after an early dinner.

Then onwards for the next 15 days we just went with the flow experiencing all the famous cities with great history and heritage. Every day was a surprise when we were travelling to all the famous destinations and wonders of the world. The Indian meals throughout the trip kept us grounded to our roots with the occasional experiments with the local cuisine which we opted at our own cost to get the local feel. Packed Indian lunches were provided on two days which could be replaced by fast food from those very stops to avoid eating cold food.

Mr. Bhanja is a gem of a person & excellent professional who ended up becoming our good friend. He's a real asset for Cox & Kings & I hope all other tour managers are as professional as him. He would guide us with all local options for sightseeing and also helped in our souvenir shopping in every city.

Now coming to our group, we were 39 & by the end of the tour, we were used to all the different personalities and our members personally apologized to each family for all the noise pollution in the bus throughout the trip not knowing that everyone actually enjoyed it. The coach provided was excellent & our driver Andre, Polish by origin was an expert hand who ensured that we never missed out on any spot despite occasional traffic woes at some cities and his habit of jerking exactly when we managed to find some sleep.

We were put up at reasonably good 4* properties mostly on the outskirts (to save on costs), but the rooms were cozy, Wi-Fi good mostly. All hotels in the tour were above expectations apart from the Millennium hotel in Paris which was a total disaster. Right from the AC to the amenities, everything about the hotel gave us a negative feel. Thankfully it was towards the end of the trip so we were not much bothered.

The Stena line cruise from Harwich to Hook of Holland was a very satisfying one & we spent one night inside to experience the feel of a luxury cruise.

Finally our trip ended at Paris where we boarded our flight & reached our destination with a lot of memories which we cherish even today.

Thank you Cox and Kings for a wonderfully organized trip. Many more to come.

Mr. Anil Nair

K Padmanabhan

I wish to sincerely place on record the wonderful support given to our family and also the scheduling a purposeful tour

Bibin, you support has been outstanding from the moment we announced the delay in arrival due to flight returned to Dubai due to snag on 25th Aug afternoon

We appreciate your coordination with hotel , car pick up as well the organizing a special tour next day morning (Classical Rome tour) in place of the tour we had to skip on 25th late evening (Rome in Lights) on short notice

Also we appreciate your support on Venice when you had managed Murano and Burano for 3 while booking had only 2 people originally

We also appreciate concern shown by calling us to check if everything was alright (shows care for customers)

Also thank Kenneth for proposing nice tour (a little hectic but well thought through to maximize sight seeing in rather tough schedule).

At Rome Vatican visit was the hallmark of the Tour (splendid). I intend recommending to many friends..Guide Marcos was best. At Florence the evening walking tour was excellent. Should place full appreciation to Ms.Erica Pratesi who did exemplary job..Pisa tour was well organized.

I must propose you to add the Venice tour of Palace and Church (which we had done additionally). In our opinion it was better compared to Murano Burano as the guide portion of the tour was less than satisfactory

In terms of stay we feel the Bizanzio (Venice) was the best..