Cosmos vs Trafalgar

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

The Low Down

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.
Trafalgar Over 350 coach tours around the world, and one of our clients most popular Operators, Trafalgar is part of the Travel Corporation, which includes under its umbrella the sister brands of Insight Vacations, AAT Kings, Uniworld, Contiki & Costsaver. With a worldwide presence and local operations in Australasia for many years, you'll enjoy the company of many nationalities aboard your coach, including those from Downunder. Sitting between Insight and Costsaver, Trafalgar pride themselves in touring innovation, introducing 'Insider Experiences' (where you get to know and dine with the locals) and travel styles to suit those that prefer smaller groups or those that prefer a more leisurely itinerary.

Look out for Trafalgar's Early-payment savings where you can save up to 10% on your trip as well as further savings if you are a past passenger on any of the aforementioned sister brands.


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

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

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!
We are the world’s leading and most awarded travel brand spanning all 7 continents of the globe. From the iconic to the unexpected our guests connect to the real depth of the places we go. They will break bread with the locals at our exclusive Be My Guest experiences and unlock local secrets of our Travel Directors and Local Specialists. Everything is taken care of, so they travel with true ease and get the real thing without worrying about a thing.

We consider how we can positively impact the communities we engage with. Through our JoinTrafalgar initiatives powered by TreadRight, guests don’t just leave footprints on the ground, but leave a lasting legacy for the betterment of locals and the future of their communities.

It’s 72 years of destination experience and feedback from over 5 million happy guests that fuels our innovation to continually delivery simply the best holidays.

Recent Reviews

Best Scenic Tour   0 , NSW, Australia, May 2024
I had a great time on this Cosmos tour. Both the tour director and bus driver were so good and professional at their jobs. They went above and beyond ensuring all travellers were happy and satisfied. We also had a good group travelling together who all got on well. The scenery and places visited were very beautiful and unforgettable. The hotels were more overall very good. Weather wise we were had it good with only 1 day not being the best.

Finally the booking process with Global Journey’s and my agent Hannah was both user friendly and faultless. Thank you.
The Canadian Rockies     0 , QLD, Australia, Apr 2024
We started our Cosmos tour in Vancouver on April 29. The weather was perfect the entire trip and lots of wildlife to see. The highlight for me was the up close view of the black bear on the side of the road, and orca sightings for my partner. The tour guide Jennifer Roberts was amazing and very knowledgeable. The bus driver Mike was marvelous. A very more safe driver. All of the accommodation along the way was clean, tidy and comfortable. Great mix of fellow travelers and everyone had a great trip. We would definitely book with Cosmos again!
Great tour of Canada Rockies     0 , QLD, Australia, Apr 2024
We really enjoyed our tour through Canada. The scenery is so beautiful. I was surprised a lot of lakes were still iced over in May and some areas were closed, but we had snowfall in Banff which was magical. Have used Cosmos before and wouldn't hesitate to use them again. Our guide Tarek was very professional, knowledgeable and helpful and Dennis the more driver kept us safe. I had previously been in spring (many years ago) and chose to go in May so as to see more snow and I was not disappointed.
Great first experience of Japan   0 , QLD, Australia, Apr 2024
Convenient booking online and very helpful direct contact with Georgie. Process and trip went to plan. Our guide Emi went out of her way to make everything right. Pottery visit was a highlight and wondered if similar paper and fabric craft visits would be a good addition if available. Accomodation standard was good. Really glad we had Georgie add more the transfer from Narita Airport into our Tokyo hotel. Late April timing of the trip meant that the full bloom of the Cherry Blossoms were over but still some good examples were seen. Good basic view of Japan, thanks.
Fast paced but covered the main attractions     0 , NSW, Australia, Apr 2024
This was a great tour which covered all the major highlights - I chose this tour to give my grandchildren a taste of UK & Europe history. It was a great choice. We had a great time.
Europe ohhh just wow     0 , VIC, Australia, Apr 2024
This was the trip we wanted to do pre Covid and have finally done it!. It was beautiful, sad and very informative. Such a beautiful country, great history but sad in that what happened there during WW 2. Wehad the best tour guide in Zsusan and our driver Sanitli. The hotels were all great and handy to the towns we stayed in. My only complaint was the more Roomz hotel in Vienna, it was a nice room but you had to hire the jug and buy coffee - not good! Overall a great trip for history buffs.
Best of Greece with Celestyal cruise   0 , NSW, Australia, Apr 2024
Highly recommend to combine the best of Greece with a Celestyal cruise, ideally after but either way will be well worth it. Overall taste of Greece, by Land and Sea.
Amazing tour through Croatia and Slovenia   0 , NSW, Australia, Apr 2024
I would book future travels with Global Journeys again. Hannah was very helpful and always responds promptly. Always an easy and hassle-free experience when I book through Global Journeys.

The Trafalgar tour was also amazing. Our travel director (also named Hannah), was always very helpful and considerate of her guests. There were 39 people on the more tour and we all generally got along and enjoyed each other's company. Would definitely book another Trafalgar tour, this was my 3rd one. It has always been an enjoyable and fun time.

The highlights for me in Croatia was Plitvice National Parks with its beautiful lakes and waterfalls. Definitely a spectacular place to visit. Opatija was a quaint and relaxing coastal town that is worth a visit to explore and enjoy great seafood. Zagreb, Split and Dubrovnik were interesting cities with lots of history and great places to wander and get 'lost'. I travelled in April and the weather was interesting. Arrived in Zagreb to 30 degrees celsius, which is very hot for spring in Croatia but the rest of the trip was much milder temperatures below 20 degrees celsius with patches of rain.

The highlights in Slovenia was Lake Bled and the great food. Lake Bled is absolutely spectacular and the island in the middle of the lake with its cathedral is definitely worth a visit. The Bled cake is also one not be missed. The weather in Slovenia was also very interesting. It snowed the first night in Lake Bled but the next couple of days were 'normal' weather for spring.
Hassle free, everything's been taken care of for me!     0 , Auckland, New Zealand, Apr 2024
Will always travel with Trafalgar, one of the main reasons would be having a local as the tour director. I learn so much more. Ako san was an excellent guide. Very informative, patient, gentle and a genuinely super nice person. First time I used Global Journeys. Hannah Perry is so efficient and easy to work with, see you soon, Hannah! Arigato
Best of Croatia and Slovenia   0 , VIC, Australia, Apr 2024
Croatia and Slovenia are really worth going to - every location was so picturesque. Glad we went at the start of the season, which was already busy in key cities and attractions - it would've been very crowded during peak season. This tour allowed us to go to many locations in Croatia and Slovenia. Tour was well-organised and comfortable but hotel locations more in Zagreb, Split and Dubrovnik were well outside the Old Town areas in residential zones. This significantly reduced our food and shopping options if we didn't join the optional excursions. Tour pace was very slow, would have been good to have more options for those wanting to do more, especially at Plitvice Lakes.
Winter Italy tour was great   0 , Qld, Australia, Mar 2024
From the time we arrived in Italy, the Trafalgar Group looked after us like VIPs, our flight was delayed into Rome, however their team stayed back 15 min to transfer us to the hotel. The optional experiences are good value, created great memories of our trip to Italy.
Best of Turkey Tour   0 , NSW, Australia, Mar 2024
It was a well organised trip entirely. The tour director was knowledgeable and caring, the driver was excellent. We cannot complain Trafalgar tours. As always, thank you, Hannah from Global Journeys, for organising this trip for us. You made it easy! We had wonderful time!

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