The New York Times' Annual 52 Places for 2019 is out and the experts at Cox & Kings, The Americas, the world's most enduring travel brand, are here to share their most coveted destinations from this year’s list. From Panama and Munich to Hampi and Iran, the knowledgeable destination specialists at Cox & Kings are ready to assist travelers in planning their dream getaways to this year’s most sought-after locales.
UZBEKISTAN: ANCIENT CITIES OF SAMARKAND, BUKHARA AND TASHKENT
Usually considered an “off-the-beaten-path” destination, Uzbekistan’s connection to the famed Silk Road puts this beautiful country back on the map for 2019. During Cox & Kings’ eye-opening 12-day journey, travelers will discover the architectural wonders of Registan Square in Samarkand, visit silk and ceramics workshops in the fertile Fergana Valley, enjoy a bespoke performance of song and dance followed by dinner in Bukhara and much more. Prices from $5,135 for dates through March 21, 2020.
While Munich is far from far-flung, this culture-filled city is creating quite the buzz right now for the reawakening of the Bavarian State Opera as one of the most exciting opera houses in Europe. To truly appreciate the city’s history, Cox & Kings can arrange for a local historian to guide travelers through the multifaceted city - from Marienplatz Square and Glockenspiel to the Old Pinakothek Museum. Over the course of seven days, travelers continue to explore the country with stops in romantic Rotenberg, Dresden and Berlin. Pricing from $5,195 for dates through March 31, 2020.
PANAMA: LAND OF DIVERSITY
From coast-to-coast, new luxury resorts in Panama are evoking interest in this Central American country, including Isla Palenque in the Gulf of Chiriquí and the soon-to-open Ritz-Carlton Reserve resort in the Pearl Islands. Cox & Kings offers a 9-day journey through this diverse country, including a cruise down the Panama Canal, stopping at local coffee plantations and processing plants in the highlands outside Boquete. Next up is exploring indigenous villages by dugout canoe and learning about traditional ways of life in the rainforest. Pricing from $2,795 for dates through March 31, 2020.
RHYTHM OF BRAZIL: COLONIAL ROOTS & WORLD HERITAGE
After a revitalization of the city to save its prestigious UNESCO World Heritage title, Salvador is teeming with cultural treasures waiting to be discovered. Travelers can take in this vibrant colonial destination during Cox & Kings’ 9-day itinerary, which includes walks through the cobblestone streets of Pelourinho district, uncovering colorful treasures at the Mercado Modelo and savoring a traditional Bahian lunch with freshly caught fish and other local delicacies. Pricing from $4,295 for dates through March 31, 2020.
INDIA'S GOLDEN TRIANGLE & HAMPI
Cox & Kings roots run deep in India, having been founded there in 1758, which brings a unique expertise to guide guests through this colorful and striking country. Start this journey with a tour of what is often referred to as India's Golden Triangle. Here guests will explore the diverse landscapes of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur before retreating to a luxurious camping experience in historic Hampi. Spend three-nights “glamping” among the grand landscape of palaces, temples and ruins of the UNESCO World Heritage Site at the elegant Kishkinda Camp in Hampi. Pricing from $5,285 for dates that run from April to July 31, 2019.
HEART OF PERSIA ONBOARD THE GOLDEN EAGLE
This 14-day luxury train journey through the heart of the ancient Persian Empire and contemporary Iran stops in some of the country’s most impressive cities, cultural centers, desert cities and mountain towns. Guests will explore the artistic heritage of the country, shop for treasures in vibrant bazaars and enjoy exclusive cultural interactions with the gracious, welcoming people. Considered by many to be the 'Jewel of the Middle East', adventure travelers are returning to Iran in 2019 as it is a country that must be seen to be believed. Pricing from $16,495 for dates through March 31, 2020.
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