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Amazing Alpine Adventure!   0 , QLD, Australia, May 2023
My wife and I spent part of our honeymoon on a Cosmos tour, the "13 Day Alpine Adventure, Bernina & Glacier Express". From the very start, we were warmly welcomed by our tour director (David) and the rest of our group. Though it was a big tour (45 of us in total) we really enjoyed getting to know everyone - they were all friendly and happy to chat.

The ...read more tour itself was incredible. Over 13 breathtaking days, we travelled the mountains and valleys of Italy and Switzerland (briefly in Germany and Austria) with incredible food, tours and overnight stays. One quick tip - make sure you get enough sleep! The tour can be tiring if you're falling behind on rest. We both loved our experience and will definitely book with Global Journeys and Cosmos again!
National Parks superb scenery     0 , NSW, Australia, May 2023
We are not new to Global Journeys and our fabulous consultant, Jemma. We will continue to use them for future travels. The Cosmos tour of the western National Parks covered an enormous area. We travelled in early May and it was just perfect. We still had snow on the mountains, beautiful days and the wildlife coming awake after winter- stunning! Our ...read more tour director, Daryl and driver, Mark were professional and very experienced making the journey comfortable and interesting.
Second trip with cosmos   0 , NSW, Australia, May 2023
France is great, lots of historic buildings and gardens, just marvellous. Unfortunately public toilets are very few in my view. Learned how to use their public transport which was on time mostly. Hotel accommodation was not great, really small rooms, some air-conditioning wasn't working. Tour director was good, tried to cheer us up with her singing ...read more too. We made some good friends, trying to keep in touch with.
Swiss Rail Tour 2023   0 , VIC, Australia, May 2023
We had good prompt service from Rachel at Global Journeys and a wonderful Tour Guide, Tina, travelled with us - very happy, funny and knowledgeable, however, it went downhill from there. As train enthusiasts we had a few disappointments along the way.

Cosmos brochure stated that the highlight of the tour would be travelling on the Glacier Express ...read more and Bernina Express. We did not step foot on the Bernina Express, no explanation given, very disappointing. Eight hour day on the Glacier Express was very long, not allowed to wander anywhere to stretch our legs or take photos except in our carriage. Thank goodness for the amazing scenery. We read that the bar/dining carriage has special non-glare windows so you could take clear photos of the amazing scenery - we were not allowed to enter that carriage so photos from our seats were not as good as they could have been - we asked different train staff members if we could just sit there to take photos, did not want any service... no not allowed.

The day before our 8 hour journey on this train we were told there would be no food service on board so we needed to shop for our lunch and snacks the day before leaving Zermatt. Strange for such a prestigious train not to serve lunch etc. On the day however train staff came through our carriage to take orders for lunch and was told we all had already purchased our food the day before. Train staff were confused and disappointed - as we were as there was obviously food service available - would have been much nicer than a day old sandwich.

Tour accommodation started very nicely at Novotel Zurich, most hotels after that were obviously chalets for skiers than general tourists. Had a bad back by the end of our tour due to old beds that needed replacing. Special mention of the accommodation at Zermatt: half the group stayed in the listed hotel, the other half were taken across the road to a different building. During conversation on the train the next day it was discovered that those travellers 'across the road' had a coffee machine, kettle, fridge... the rest of us had nothing but a bed and bathroom. No fridge to put our food for the train trip - was told by hotel staff to put our bag of food on the ledge outside our window, will be cold enough! Agro hotel staff were not helpful or sympathetic at all.

Cosmos needs to book a different hotel in future. Also this hotel was the provider of the second group dinner as part of our tour package. It was the most disgusting meal we have ever had. McDonalds two doors down the road did a booming trade that night. The third dinner in the tour package was supposed to be the farewell dinner on our arrival back in Zurich - it did not happen and no explanation or apology was given. The obvious attempt to cut corners did nothing but damage the Cosmos brand. There are lots of tour companies that run Swiss rail tours, Cosmos needs to lift their game.
E the lead up to the trip   0 , NSW, Australia, Apr 2023
We had a great trip and all aspects of the tour were well organised. While there was a fair amount of information that we had to provide for each component of the trip and visas had to be sought from the Canadian and the United States governments the outcome was well worth the effort. We would certainly utilise Global Journeys and Georgie if we consider ...read more a further holiday.
First trip with cosmos   0 , NSW, Australia, Apr 2023
We truly enjoyed this trip, our first with Cosmos. Special thanks to Ines Turro our tour director, very knowledgeable and accommodating. Unfortunately we missed Alhambra complex due to some technicality but Ines tried to make it up with a mini tour. Our tour group was a happy bunch, still keeping touch after our tour, sharing pictures. Would love to ...read more book for another holiday when time permits.
Fabulous tour of Scandinavia     1 , QLD, Australia, Apr 2023
We have been wanting to do this tour for some time and it didn't disappoint; because of the long winter, most of the lakes and fjords in Norway were frozen and it was such a spectacular sight. Booking with Global Journeys was easy and Hannah was very efficient, helping us each step of the way. Our TD was very friendly and knowledgeable. The hotels ...read more were comfortable although out of the way in some cities. Would have been nice to have had a central hotel in Oslo given the short time spent there. The included dinners were hit and miss - breakfasts were simple but good variety. Most memorable day would be when we were in Fagernes and it snowed!
Japan tour   0 , NSW, Australia, Apr 2023
We enjoyed our first trip to Japan. Everyone in the group were pleasantly nice to each other. Our tour guide Akiko was knowledgeable and helpful. We saw more places that we would if we did it on our own. Our highlight of the trip was seeing the view of Mount Fuji.
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The Cosmos Tour Experience Choose to travel with Cosmos on your next adventure!

Value Packed Touring At Down-to-Earth Prices
Value Packed Touring At Down-to-Earth Prices

With 90years experience in planning itineraries and guiding holidays worldwide, you'll enjoy the benefits, security and convenience of escorted touring with Cosmos.

You can visit exciting cities at remarkable prices - Cosmos trips include accommodation in three star (or better) hotels, transportation including first class coaches, rail journeys and cruises, visits to must-see sights, an expert Tour Director and plenty of leisure time to explore.

Travel The Way You Want
Travel The Way You Want

Just as the world is wonderfully diverse, so too is the way you can experience it. With Cosmos, trips are designed to offer you the flexibility, choices and pace that best fit the way you want to travel.

From focusing on one specific region, to experiencing a variety of cities or countries, there is a travel style to suit you.

Making It Easy For Solo Travellers
Making It Easy For Solo Travellers

More than one-third of people travelling with Cosmos are single or travelling alone. For that reason, we accept reservations on a "guaranteed share" basis. At Cosmos, we want you to stretch your holiday dollar further so rather than force single supplements, we charge the basic price and match up singles of the same gender in twin-bedded rooms.

For single travellers who prefer the privacy of their own room, single accommodation can, of course, be reserved. Single room supplements are listed on our itinerary pages.

Getting Around
Getting Around

Cosmos offers you the best ways to see the world - from our private first-class motorcoaches to walking tours with Local Guides, from scenic day ferries to overnight Aegean cruise ships, from cable car ascents to spectacular train rides and panoramic drives through areas of natural beauty.

There's so much for you to look forward to! you'll get to see some of the world's most magnificent sights while travelling in comfort.

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Cosmos brings a range of hassle-free holidays to destinations across Africa and the Middle East, Asia, Europe and the UK, North America and South America. Their itineraries take care of all the necessities from comfy stays to the must-sees, with plenty of freedom to holiday the way you please....

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Introducing Cosmos Lite – A More Independent Style of Touring

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Cosmos Tour FAQ's Frequently asked questions for those considering travelling with Cosmos

Will I be travelling with people from other countries?

Cosmos is an international company. As such, you will be travelling with like-minded enthusiasts from countries as diverse as the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, as well as Europe and Asia regions.

What if I am travelling alone?

More than one third of Cosmos' clients travel alone. Because Cosmos strives to offer the best value for money, we feel it is unfair to charge an expensive single room supplement without offering an alternative. We therefore can provide clients with a 'guaranteed share' facility. This means that we charge singles the basic per person price and match up singles of the same gender in twin-bedded rooms. If we cannot find a roommate for a tour member who has booked on a 'guaranteed share' basis, we will absorb the single room supplement. For mutual comfort, we do adopt a no-smoking rule in shared rooms. 'Guaranteed share' cannot be offered for pre and post tour accommodation. 'Guaranteed share' basis is unavailable on certain vacations.

What is a single room supplement?

If you prefer the privacy of your own room, this can be arranged for you with an extra fee. Single supplement prices are listed on each itinerary page.

What is SafetyNet Protection?

Cosmos is dedicated to ensuring your trip is worry and hassle free, even when booking. Should you be uncertain what your commitments will be leading up to your departure, Cosmos offer an optional SafetyNet Protection policy for an additional fee. Read more here.

I'm finding it difficult to match two tours together?

Have you considered pre or post tour accommodation? Cosmos offer fantastic rates hard to find elsewhere and this may enable you to select sequential tours with minimal disruption to your intended travel plans.

What does the tour cost include?

Our packages take in each destinations's most popular highlights. They are carefully planned to include visits to places of interest and panoramic drives through areas of natural beauty. There's so much for you to look forward to!

When can I expect to get my travel documents & itinerary?

Cosmos provide e-documents (electronic docs) as an eco-friendly alternative to printed travel doscuments to strengthen their commitment to environmental sustainability. Your e-doc's are sent by us to you approximately 21 days prior to your tour departure. We can organise these earlier for you if you are travelling before your Cosmos holiday starts.

Am I expected to pay gratuities?

It is customary worldwide to pay tips to Tour Directors and Drivers on all international vacations and these are not included in your quote. The option to prepay these tips prior to departure is possible however. Please ask your Travel Advisor to include this in your quote. You will receive gratuity vouchers with your travel documents and all you need to do is give this to the Tour Director, Driver, Cruise Director at the end of the holiday.

How much luggage can I bring?

Accommodation, airport and train station porterage is not included. Your single bag should not exceed the dimensions of 76 x 53 x 28cm (30" x 21" x 11") and weight of 22kg (50lbs). Carry-on luggage is limited to one bag per person travelling and must not exceed the dimensions of 30 x 28 x 14cm (12" x 11" x 6"). For safety reasons, wheeled carry on bags are not suitable and will not be permitted as hand luggage on the coaches. Carry-on bags must be small enough to store in overhead bins or under the seat of you.

Can I book optional excursions before travel?

You can pre purchase selected optional excursions for your tour between 90 and 10 days prior to departure, on departures which have been placed onto a "Definite Departure" status. Your Global Journeys Travel Advisor will provide more information to you at the time.

What are the standard bed configurations?

Every effort is made to reserve only twin-bedding room. Occasionally, some hotels will only provide double-bedded rooms. These rooms will be allocated to couple where possible. If your preference is for a double bed, please request this at time of booking. Please note that as we do not own the hotels, and it is the hotels themselves that undertake the room allocation, double rooms are only a request and cannot be guaranteed.

Are there laundry facilities?

Most hotels offer a laundry service, however it can sometimes be costly. Alternatively, some cities offer Laundromats.

Is there Wi-Fi on the coach?

Cosmos coaches offer free wireless internet connection whilst touring. This allows you to browse online and share your experience with your friends and family back home. We need to highlight free wireless availability in coaches is not offered on local coaches used for transfers or occasionally for sightseeing tours. Wireless service is not available in some countries and certain regions of other countries that do not have Wi-Fi service coverage. Downloading is not available on the coaches but you can do this in the hotels. Please check with the hotel reception or concierge where the free Wi-Fi is located in each hotel.


Cosmos airport transfers can be added your reservation at $45 per person one way in London and on the first and last day of your trip in European cities. Airport transfers can also be arranged when you purchase extra nights before or after the tour, but only if the extra accommodation is booked through Cosmos by Global Journeys, at an additional cost.


Cosmos we have included your arrival and departure airport transfers with your tour. Transfers are available when arriving or departing on the first and last day of your tour. Our transfers operate 24 hours a day throughout Asia, with the exception of Japan. If you have booked pre- or post-tour accommodation in conjunction with your tour, your transfers will be included. To confirm your airport transfers, please advise your Travel Advisor of your flight details when confirmed.

USA & Canada

Cosmos airport transfers can be added your reservation at additonal cost. Arrival transfers are available from many North American and all South America cities. Departure transfers are only available direct from your Cosmos Tour Director while on tour. Please see travel documents for full details regarding set pick-up times at designated airport locations.

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