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Collette vs Cosmos

Compare the travel styles, pricing, destinations and popularity of Collette and Cosmos.

The Low Down

Collette While new to the Australian market in 2017, Collette have actually been operating since 1918. Offering coach touring and small group explorations around the world, you won't find too many Aussies and Kiwis on their trips yet, but clients of ours that haven taken the plunge over the last season have come back with very positive reviews. Collette is very popular in the US and now has offices and support in Australia, Canada and the UK too.

Collette market their trips as 4 star accommodation with 5 star service and inclusions - so if that sounds like your cup of tea, then how about this - Collette also includes a roundtrip home to airport chauffeur service for those within a 40km radius of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, Darwin, Cairns and Hobart airports.
Cosmos A lot of our clients aren't too fussed about their accommodation (as long as it's clean and comfortable) and are more interested in the destination. Over 1,200 past client reviews with an average 4.5 out 5 star rating, is impressive. Why? Great value and interesting itineraries. Part of the Globus Family, there are further great discounts to be had.

Accommodation is 3 to 3/12 star, but a lot of our clients are pleasantly surprised at the quality. Hotels are often located out of the city centre, so prepare your trip budget to allow for transfers or taxis if you want to explore the cities on your own. Allow extra funds for some meals and excursions not included in more premium inclusive itineraries. Like our past clients, we feel very comfortable recommending Cosmos.

Stats

No. of Trips
190
No. of Departures
4,483
Avg. Trip Length
10 Days
Avg. Price Per Day
$480
Accommodation
4 Star
Budget
Premium
No. of Trips
183
No. of Departures
3,605
Avg. Trip Length
13 Days
Avg. Price Per Day
$308
Accommodation
3 - 4 Star
Budget
Affordable
Trip Styles Coach Tours

In Their Own Words We asked the travel companies themselves why you should travel with them

Collette
At Collette, we consider everyone who travels with us to be our personal guest. Every moment matters to us because we know it matters to you. This may be because at heart we are a family owned company that has been in business for 100 years. It may be because our team are passionate about sharing their own love of travel and uncovering mysteries.

Choosing Collette comes with benefits that take your guided travel experience to another level. Our inclusive tours provide you more value for your money and more of what makes travel special. Let us show you the world!
Cosmos
At Cosmos, we like to think of ourselves as experts in ‘thrillology’ – the art of bringing you an experience, time and time again. With over 50 years of ‘wow’ under our belts and no sign of slowing down, we know how to curate value touring holidays that you’ll never forget; creating the experiences you’ve always dreamed of and showing you the ones, you never thought of. Our job is to take care of the planning and logistics, so that all you have to focus on is living your dreams!

Recent Reviews

Not so magical Christmas Markets   0 , VIC, Australia, Nov 2022
Unfortunately our tour in Innsbruck had a change of hotels in the middle of the tour on our free day and placed us on the outskirts of town due to apparently overbooking of hotel. There was nothing around to see or eat. Even though they compensated with the odd meal it was really repetitive. Pancakes, soup, pork etc becomes unbearable to eat after 5 ...read more days. I would not have booked this if I knew of changes as it defeated the purpose of the tour itinerary.

Then this tour was a tour within a tour there where 38 people booked as a group then there where 12 extras. So it was all about the others and we felt left out. I would not recommend this tour I could have done better by myself and cheaper and stayed in the heart of town as the brochure stated. The only upside was the change of the hotel in Munich. That was very nice and in a great position for our further travels. The guide was very nice and knowledgeable but some people walked all over him by not showing up on time and walking off. Finally it was a lot of money for what it was, thanks.
Wonderful tour of Costa Rica     1 , OK, United States, Nov 2022
I do not normally travel with guided tours but decided to try it for this trip due to lack of planning time. This was such a good experience! Tracey with Global Journeys was very helpful in guiding us through our booking process and helping us prepare for the trip. Our Collette tour manager Guillermo was very knowledgeable and really cared about each ...read more of the people on the tour having a great experience in his country. Our tour group only had 19 people in it, and we were all a little family by the end of our 2 weeks together. The hotels were very nice, the food was good, and the wildlife was phenomenal. I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone considering it!
Brilliant 14 night tour of Ireland   0 , SA, Australia, Jul 2022
Perfect small group tour of 10 people covering Dublin, Belfast, Derry, Donegal, Eniskillen, Galway, Killarney, Kilkenny and lots in between. Well paced with plenty of activities balanced with good free time. Hotels, food, scenery, culture, history, fun, all amazing. Brilliant tour guide Kevin Byron Murphy and driver David Ryan. Font of knowledge and ...read more humor. Suited me well as a mid 60s solo female. The group was a good mix of singles and couples, all in their 60s and 70s - all lovely people
Great Tour   2 , NSW, Australia, Jul 2022
The tour was just the right amount of time, with adequate time to do your own thing plus interesting and well planned activities. The number of the participants was also really good - about 35 of us so we got to know most people over the 9 days. One thing I was disappointed with was that even though the tour says it was for 9 days it really in essence ...read more was only 7, as day 1 was nothing, just checking in to the hotel for the evening and day 9 again was nothing just checking out of the hotel in the morning. So I think it is a bit misleading to call it a 9 day tour. The hotels were all of a very good standard, only one was below par because when we arrived to our room we found the bathroom had not been cleaned. The hotel rooms were all very spacious and all had 2 double sized beds. The ease of booking through Global Journeys was fantastic - great communication throughout the whole process so would definitely book through them again.
Colors of Morocco   0 , California , United States, Sep 2021
This Collette tour turned out to be one of the best experiences I’ve had traveling with a tour group. All the overnight stays were at nice locations, especially the Sahara camp with the unique accommodations, dromedary ride and scenery. That was one of my favorite stops. Our travel manager, Mohamed Merri and most of the local guides were excellent ...read more with a lot of expertise.
Touring the south of Italy   8 , NSW, Australia, Nov 2019
Great tour of Sicily with a very professional Tour Guide and most experienced bus driver. Stayed at very comfortable and clean hotels with breakfasts included. Tour included visits to famous sites as well as passage through rural areas with olive groves and citrus orchards and great eating experiences. The tour could have included an archaeological ...read more museum or two. On the whole a very enjoyable experience.
Interesting Tour   0 , NSW, Australia, Dec 2022
A really good tour and our tour guide, Graham, was a gem. He was full of information and helpful tips, ensured that all went well and looked after us all from start to finish. The accommodation was a mix of room styles and a few were that small that a prison cell would have been larger. However, that is Europe and that is the way it is. The plumbing ...read more in Morocco is definitely something to behold. There were some long days on the bus but it gave you a chance to catch up on some sleep.

The cities we visited in Spain and Portugal were all very interesting and there was sufficient free time to enable you to explore. Morocco was neither here nor there and for me, I would have been happy to give Morocco a miss and spend the extra time in Spain and Portugal. I was a solo traveller but found that I was with a good group of people and we had lots of fun and laughter on the tour. All in all I had a good time and would repeat the tour again but without the Morocco part.
This trip was amazing     0 , QLD, Australia, Nov 2022
This trip was amazing. The Tour Director and Driver were very professional. Roxanne our Director was very knowledgeable with in-depth information at each destination. Felt very safe with driver Antonio.This was a bucket list tour and all my expectations are were achieved. All aspects of the tour were great. Even the three long drives appear to go quickly ...read more with plenty of two hours stops to refresh.
Spain, Portugal & Morocco     0 , BC, Canada, Oct 2022
It was my first bus trip and found it to be way more bus time then I thought. Lots of 11 hour days. Got to room so late couldn't enjoy the pool or amenities. Adding Morocco just made it too much travel. I was left to figure out visas and got a health card entry for $36 and didn't even need it for Morocco. Felt the company Cosmos could have stated what ...read more I needed for each country without me having to do it on line myself. A bathroom on the bus would have been so great. Couldn't drink the water I wanted. On a good note. Tour director was awesome. Very knowledgeable and great stories. Bus drivers were amazing. Saw a lot. Food for most part was good. Buffet breakfasts were great. Found out as they say “its a bus tour not a vacation. “ No sleep in days and tour in afternoon.
National Parks     0 , CT, United States, Oct 2022
Breathtaking experience of the National Parks with an unbelievable tour director, Steve Osten, who has a wealth of experience and knowledge of the National Parks and driver Gerry Rodriguez, who was a safe, experienced driver who took meticulous care of his bus!!! Both were exceptional!! I would take a tour with these guys anywhere!!!!!
Interesting trip of much of France     0 , WA, Australia, Oct 2022
I really enjoyed seeing so much of France until I became ill and had to leave tour. The countryside was so pretty and we saw so many interesting sites. It was nice to go out independently and sample local meals at restaurants or at patissieries etc. I met so many nice people on the tour and I missed them all when I had to end tour early. Only real ...read more complaint besides one not very good included meal was it got a bit hectic at times though there was time to rest on coach or at the hotel. Also I was prone to getting lost but once I got local SIM card I had Google maps which helped. I have a lot of great memories of the tour.
Focus on Scandinavia 2022   1 , NSW, Australia, Sep 2022
Our 5th European trip and our last bucket list in the European continent after traveling to the other parts of Europe and once again Cosmos delivered, You get what you pay for and I can't complain about the quality of the hotels, etc. We went late September and it was a bit cold and raining sometimes but it did not stop us from enjoying on what Cosmos ...read more offered on their tour, You will spend more days in Norway as you will visit a lot of sites and driving in mountainous winding roads with breathtaking views of the mountains, fjords, and lakes plus short cruising. You will see most of the highlights in Copenhagen, Denmark and our favorite Scandinavian city is Stockholm, Sweden, very European with lots of museums with free entrance. 41 in our group with mostly Americans, some Canadians, Indians, and Australians. I always booked with Global Journeys because they are top notch, best price and Professional service from start to finish.

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