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.


No. of Trips
No. of Departures
Avg. Trip Length
10 Days
Avg. Price Per Day
4 Star
No. of Trips
No. of Departures
Avg. Trip Length
13 Days
Avg. Price Per Day
3 - 4 Star
Trip Styles Coach Tours

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

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!
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

Discover Scotland   0 , NSW, Australia, Jul 2023
This was such a great tour. The accommodation was excellent with a friendly and cultural feel. Lots of great meal inclusions which was a surprise. The included activities were varied and fun. This was really due to the tour guide, bus driver, local guides and of course our fellow passengers. I would recommend this tour in a heartbeat!
An Unforgettable Journey   0 , NSW, Australia, May 2023
The whole trip to Norway was one long highlight. There was so much to see and do that we were happily exhausted at the end of each day. We have never taken so many photos. Everywhere you look is another photo opportunity. The food was too good.
Spectacular Scenery of the Pacific Northwest USA     1 , QLD, Australia, Apr 2023
The highlights of the trip for me were the spectacular mountain scenery of Oregon, the scenic journey down the coast from Newport, the jetboat ride along the Rogue River, and the walk through the amazing Redwoods at Humbolt Redwoods State Park, California. All the hotels on the tour were of a high standard and well-located, particularly the hotel in more San Francisco, which was very close to Union Square and the cable-car terminus.

Our guide could not have been more well-informed and helpful. Well done Janice. Ditto Tim our driver. As a suggestion, it would be helpful to know before departure that only a quite small carry-on is possible on the coach. A standard airline carry-on is too large. Luckily I had a small backpack with me for daily needs. It was great that we could charge phones onboard.
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 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     2 , 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 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   2 , 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 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
Wonderful tour through Japan     0 , QLD, Australia, Sep 2023
We had a wonderful time from start to finish on this tour. Global Journeys made it all so easy for us with the tour booking and organising our flights - we could not fault Jemma she was excellent. The tour itself was great we saw everything we had hoped to and the tour guide Aki was so well informed and had a great sense of humour keeping everyone happy more during the bus trips. The Samurai Museum was great fun and the Golden Pavilion in Kyoto and Himeji Castle near Osaka were the highlights for us but everyday was a pleasure on this tour. Weather wise it was quite hot at the start of the tour and on the last day so would probably advise anyone who doesn’t like the heat to go later in the year or in spring. Highly recommend this tour.
Trans-America Adventure Take 2   0 , NSW, Australia, Aug 2023
We took this tour in 2012 and as we had enjoyed it so much decided to take it again and so glad we did. Same, but different, mostly new hotels and a few different destinations, a different time of year and it made it feel like a brand new tour. We had the wonderful John as our Tour Director and Jeff our driver to make our trip perfect and we had the more best companions, mostly Aussies, some Kiwis and English but we all just mixed so well and this is what helps make a holiday memorable. It has an even balance of big cities and magnificent National Parks. Yes, it is long but you know that when you book, early starts but that is to make the most of every new day. Cosmos do tours so well and wouldn't think of travelling with another provider, their value for money and organisation makes choosing them easy. Thank you again Tracey and Global Journeys for managing our booking so well
Excellent North America Tour     0 , NSW, Australia, Aug 2023
Was an exceptional tour to see the most in a short amount of time. As a solo traveller from Australia to never have been to the USA yet was a real adventure and dream come true. The tour guide was average though, very basic and had been in his job for far too long, had lost the spark of travel I think. The hotels were amazing and superiorly comfortable more no issues there. There was a lot of free time so it was up to yourself to get how much out of the trip you wanted. So if you planned and looked into things you wanted to do in the town you were in or travelling to, a day or two ahead then it was epic. However, if you weren't on the ball and waiting for someone to tell you what to do all the time you would have missed out.

Initiative and planning went a long way in this trip. I think at the very start of the trip a group dinner and meet and greet should have been formally arranged at an appropriate time to break the ice and get to know everyone as I found we were meeting people and getting to know people much further into the trip when it definitely should have been arranged from the start as there were so many nice people in the tour that had we been properly introduced from the start we would have done things together on the trip in our free time as we had common interests. Either way this trip is worth doing if you want to see many highlights in North America in only two weeks.
Wonderful tour through scenic Norway   0 , QLD, Australia, Jul 2023
A great tour with amazing scenery. I would definitely recommend this Cosmos tour. Although we had a full coach of 45, everything went smoothly under the expert guidance of Ausra.
Wonderful introduction to the Rockies!     0 , NSW, Australia, Jul 2023
My partner and I loved this introductory tour to the Rockies! The tour was a great mix of time with the group and free/leisure time to ourselves to explore places in the Rockies such as Jasper, Banff and Whistler. Our Tour Director was incredibly knowledgeable about the wildlife and geography of the Rocky Mountains and took us to places that we would more have never found on our own. My only complaint is how quickly the tour ended ;) Global Journeys made the booking process easy and seamless!
Perfect tour for 1st timers or those who have visited before   0 , VIC, Australia, Jul 2023
I was so glad we went with this tour it covered all the best places our tour guide (Paul) was very engaging and a extremely knowledgeable guide with loads of suggestions and interesting stories. And would highly recommend if this is your first trip to Ireland or your 10th you'll learn things you never knew before.

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