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Choose from 74 Costsaver tours and read 256 verified Costsaver reviews from past clients of Global Journeys. When you book your Costsaver tour with us you'll enjoy exclusive online savings, a dedicated travel advisor to look after your booking and the best price guaranteed!
TOTAL TRIPS: 74
AGE RANGE: 5-99 Years
BUDGET: Affordable
  256 Reviews (4.4/5)
TRIP STYLES:
Coach Tours
GUIDING STYLES:
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Costsaver Reviews View all

4.4
AVG. RATING 4.4 / 5
256 Reviews
5 Star
52%
4 Star
39%
3 Star
8%
2 Star
1 Star
European Experience   0 , WA, Australia, May 2024
I and the other travellers on the tour saw many amazing sites & had some fantastic experiences. My fellow travellers were friendly and easy to get along with. Our driver was clever, cheerful and helpful; nothing fazed him. The tour director was knowledgeable about the sites & places we saw. She was also efficient and kept good control of the group. ...read more I think she could have delivered the information she gave us better, i.e. not all at once shortly before we arrived at places but in shorter installments along the way. For most of each leg of the journey, there was complete silence with very few if any explanation of sites of interest along the way. I didn't find her particularly approachable, or patient at times. Often my (very few) direct questions to her were not even responded to.

I was also rather disappointed that too many of the experiences were optional extras, which were very expensive too, although most of those were great. I thought that for the price I paid, more experiences and meals should have been included. I would not use Costsaver again at this stage.
Panoramic Rocky Mountains Tour   0 , Qld, Australia, May 2024
Itinerary was perfect not rushed and covered all key places we wished to visit. Corey our tour guide and Chris our driver were first class - we would certainly recommend them.
Wonderful Trip     0 , NSW, Australia, Apr 2024
Booking through Global Journey is a nice and smooth experience. However, the Costsaver online customer service needs improvement. I contacted them many times in regards to the pick up location in London at the start of the tour and none of them could give me the answer! Some gave me the wrong location!
For the tour itself, it's a well designed itinerary. ...read more We were well looked after by our tour director John. Our driver (Steve) is THE BEST! The dinner at Torphichen Inn was very pleasant and fun. Dinner & Cabaret at Taylor's 3 Rock was excellent, strongly recommend (it's worth every cent !!!). However, there was too much free time at York and it was the Sunday so all the shops closed early, so we all wandered in the dark & cold waiting to go to the bus for the hotel. Also there should be less free time in Bath so we could have more time in Windsor Castle (it was too rushing). It would be good if we had two nights and free time in Glasgow, it was a vibrant city but there was no time to check it out. Thank you for a wonderful trip.
Glimpse of Europe - Fast paced trip but worth it   0 , QLD, Australia, Apr 2024
The trip did meet our expectations of seeing a glimpse of Amsterdam, Germany, Switzerland and Paris. Some of the optional experiences are worth taking specially the Cabaret in Paris. All hotels were comfortable except the City Hotel Brunnen in Switzerland. Our room has a tiny bathroom with the wash basin in the bedroom. A hotel at Luzern would have ...read more been preferable. Special mention and thanks to the Restaurant staff at the Hotel NH Weinheim, Germany for preparing special gluten free meals for my coeliac condition.

Our Tour Director Steve is exceptional, sharing his knowledge of history of the countries and well-organised in making sure we make the most of our time in each city. The cold and wet weather in April did not dampen the mood of our small group and we still got to see the main attractions. We came home with happy memories. 😊
The Best of the Balkans     0 , NSW, Australia, Oct 2023
The title says it all!! The Best of the Balkans was thoroughly enjoyed! The coach and driver were professional and comfortable. The hotels were clean, comfortable and all staff welcoming and professional. The tour director, Jasmina, was the most amazing knowledgeable, helpful caring and genuine tour director I have ever met on all the tours that I have ...read more been on. She did have a few challenging moments that she handled professionally and with kindness. She is ! in a million!!!

I must add that some of the food that was served including breakfast and dinner, in the hotels were a little missing the target. There was a few gluten free passengers on my trip and there was little in the way of desserts, only fruit and more fruit and mostly only bread was offered at breakfast time. Maybe a small amount of cereal and pastry or sweet cake would of been a welcomed change .

The places we visited were amazing and if time had permitted, a longer stay would of been welcomed. Thank you to Tracey for all of your help booking this amazing trip for me!!
Wonders of the Canadian Rockies & Alaskan Cruise   1 , NSW, Australia, Sep 2023
Tracey Standing was excellent and we would travel with Costsaver again. Hotels were very good, clean and decor was lovely.
Fabulous tour of Scandinavia   1 , QLD, Australia, Aug 2023
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Tour guide was fantastic as was our driver. Very well paced tour, very scenic and good stops along the way. Were happy with all hotels. Extra tours were mostly very good, probably a bit expensive but I would still recommend.
Beautiful countryside and wonderful people.   0 , QLD, Australia, Aug 2023
What an amazing trip from start to finish. The Netherlands was fresh and with spectacular views where Rome was warmer in August but the history and places we visited were some of the greatest ancient ruins I have experienced. Tour guide was out standing with the greatest knowledge of the visited countries. The bus driver was a gem. Accommodations were ...read more of high standard and breakfasts plentiful. I recommend this trip to everyone and all ages. Would definitely travel with Costsavers again. Travelled with a mixture of people who were awesome.

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When it comes to travel, one size never fits all. And with Costsaver, it doesn’t have to. We take care of your tour essentials, then you choose from over 1,000 Choice Experiences to make it your own. And while we’re at it, together we’ll leave a positive impact on the places and people we encounter along the way.
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All The Essentials Without Compromising On Quality
All The Essentials Without Compromising On Quality

With Costsaver tours you'll enjoy a great value holiday, without compromising on quality and still benefitting from award-winning service. All the must-see sights are included, and you can choose what to add from a range of Optional Experiences.

Costsaver include the main sites and icons in each destination and also balance the trip with plenty of opportunities for you to explore on your own or to tailor with their optional experiences.

All breakfasts and up to half of your evening meals are included, leaving you plenty of opportunities to take your pick from your Travel Director’s recommendations on the best spots for authentic local bites.

3 and 4 star hotels
3 and 4 star hotels

Costsaver tours feature 3 & 4 star hotels, with very quality hotel you stay in carefully hand-picked so you can get the most out of each destination.

From start to finish, your Travel Director and Coach Driver will look after you. Your dedicated team will check you in, distribute your room keys and ensure your luggage is delivered to your room, all while you relax in the lobby and anticipate the next exciting day on your itinerary.

Your holiday your way
Your holiday your way

With all the essentials covered and planning done for you, you have the ultimate flexibility to tailor your Costsaver trip, your way.

Costsaver's travel experts have carefully selected a number of optional experiences and trip extensions that ensure you get the most out of the places you go. Whether a foodie, an adventurer or a music aficionado, there is something onoffer to meet your passions.

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Join Costsaver to Discover Your World, Your Way

23 October, 2019

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Costsaver Asia 2019

01 August, 2018

Costsaver Asia 2019

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Costsaver Launches in the USA & Canada

03 August, 2016

Costsaver Launches in the USA & Canada

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Costsaver FAQ's Frequently asked questions for those considering travelling with Costsaver

What is the difference between Trafalgar's First Class and CostSaver European tours?

Both provide exceptional value for money, with the same professional service of a Tour Director and Driver and comfortable coaches. First Class tours include First Class Hotels, buffet breakfast daily and more sightseeing inclusions. CostSaver hotels are guaranteed Superior Tourist class or better and continental style breakfast daily.

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

Travel documents, including any air tickets, tour itinerary, hotel lists, and helpful hints and other information are sent approximately 20 days prior to your tour departure. Your Global Journeys Travel Advisor can organise these earlier if you are travelling before your holiday starts.

How many people will be on my trip?

You'll find an average of 40 to 45 guests on trips throughout Europe, and a maximum of 52 guests on trips throughout the United States and Canada.

Will I have free time?

Each itinerary offers the perfect balance of downtime and discoveries. We also give you the opportunity to tailor your trip with Optional Experiences. You might choose to enjoy some of the best seats in the house at the world-famous Moulin Rouge in Paris. Or maybe take a magical early-morning balloon ride over the Napa Valley. Trafalgar's At Leisure tours offer a more relaxed pace, with later starts and longer stays in each place.

What are the coaches like?

We pride ourselves on having the finest fleet of fuel-efficient, fully air-conditioned coaches – all with reclining seats and on-board restrooms. The high vantage point from your coach's window means you can take in all the glorious scenery, whether it's a vast rural landscape or an urban city centre. We also have on board WiFi.

Are the hotels air conditioned?

We select our hotels for their quality, impeccable service and comfort, with the majority of them having air-conditioning. Few hotels in the northern Alps or Europe have air conditioning due to the colder climate.

Can I book a group of friends?

Global Journeys take the hassle out of booking a group holiday - and we offer some great discounts for five or more people. Groups of five to eight people will receive 5% off the land-only part of their trip, and larger groups will save even more.

What is the single traveller supplement?

If you prefer the privacy of your own room, you can opt for our single supplement. The cost will depend on your trip and can be found in the pricing section of the itinerary. On many of our trips we offer discounts on the standard single supplement. If you'd rather not incur the additional expense, consider our single traveller room share option. We'll accommodate you with a fellow guest of the same gender, on a twin-bed basis.

What if I have special dietary requirements?

We can accommodate guests who are vegetarian and can assist with diabetic, gluten-free and other medically-recommended diets. Please advise us at time of booking. Unfortunately, we're unable to supply meals in accordance with strict religious requirements. We can't provide salt-free, Kosher, Halal, requests for specific dietary supplements such as soya milk, and high protein or low-carb meals.

What is Gold Seal Protection?

Gold Seal Protection is designed to provide you with peace of mind. For $99 per person, should you choose to cancel your guided holiday for any reason, prior to departure, Trafalgar will refund your deposit and/or guided holiday payment.

Gold Seal Protection must be paid with the deposit and cannot be added at any later date. If you wish for us to include this protection in your quote, please let us know when enquiring with us.

How much luggage can I bring?

You can bring one suitcase per person with the dimensions of 76cm x 46cm x 25cm (30" x 18" x 10") and weight not exceeding 23kg (50 lbs) due to the limited space on the coach. You can also bring one piece of hand luggage, provided it is small enough to take on the coach and does not have telescopic handles. All baggage handling is provided at no extra charge. One suitcase per person will be brought to your hotel room.

Are tips included?

We'll check you in, look after your luggage and take care of all hotel porterage, tips and gratuities - whether it is for restaurant staff, chambermaids or porters. The option to pre-pay gratuities for the Travel Director and Driver is available. Please request this at the time of enquiry and your Travel Advisor will include it in your quote.

Will I need to pack formal clothes?

This will depend on not only your personal preference, but the destinations you're visiting and the time of year you'll be travelling. We'd recommend bringing at least one smart outfit for special evenings.

What are Optional Experiences and when can I book them?

We realise that everyone likes some time to themselves, which is why we've left free time on all of our itineraries. If you want to get the most out of your destination, our Optional Experiences let you tailor your trip. Your Travel Director will tell you about all of the Optional Experiences available on the first day of your trip. Payment can be made by credit card or cash.

Will I need electrical adaptors?

Electrical plugs and outlets differ throughout the world. We recommend bringing a universal travel adaptor that's suitable for the countries you are travelling to.

Will I be able to get laundry done?

Most hotels do offer a laundry service and in some cities Laundromats are also available. However, it's sensible to try and pack enough clothing to avoid having to do laundry, as it can sometimes be costly or inconvenient.

Is there seat rotation on the coach?

Yes, your Travel Director will implement a seat rotation system, whereby all guests will rotate their seats on the coach daily. This allows for everyone to experience the spectacular views from different seats, and you'll have a better opportunity to get to know your fellow travellers.

What if I become ill on my trip and am unable to continue?

Your Travel Director will assist you with a doctor's visit or hospitalisation should you require. Trafalgar has a dedicated Customer Care Department in Europe, or our Operations Department in the relevant country will contact you to offer assistance and advice, coordinate with your travel insurance company and keep in touch until you are able to re-join the trip or return home. This service is included in the cost of your trip; however it is not a replacement for travel insurance, which we strongly advise you to purchase.

Valid For Guests Travelling Up Until 31 March 2024

For trips to the UK, Europe or Morocco you can use Costsaver's group shuttle coaches to get to your tour start and end hotel at a specially negotiated price. Simply request this from your Global Journeys travel advisor.

If you’re travelling the USA & Canada, Australia & New Zealand, it’s a piece of cake to get yourself to your Costsaver hotel. Just follow the airport signs to find where to hail a taxi, or use apps like Lyft or Uber. In your guest documents, we’ll give you plenty of private and public transport options so you can plan ahead. Oh, and be sure to check your trip itinerary – lots of our tours end with a travel day which includes an airport drop-off.

For trips to Asia, Latin America & Africa, airport transfers are included. Flights must arrive and depart on the first and last days of your tour itinerary, and transfers can be arranged when you book your flights. Or, you can add your transfer(s) to your booking at a later time - simply request this from your Global Journeys travel advisor. In your guest documents, we’ll share details on where to meet your transfer and any important contact details. T&C's apply.

 

Valid For Guests Travelling From 1 April 2024

If you’re travelling in Europe, Britain, the USA & Canada, Australia & New Zealand, it’s a piece of cake to get yourself to your Costsaver hotel once you’ve touched down. Simply follow the airport signs to find where to hail a taxi, catch local transport options or use apps like Lyft or Uber – you choose what suits your tastes, and budget. Oh, and be sure to check your trip itinerary – some Costsaver tours in North America end with a travel day which includes an airport drop-off.

For trips to Asia, Latin America & Africa, airport transfers are included. Flights must arrive and depart on the first and last days of your tour itinerary, and transfers can be arranged when you book your flights. Or, you can add your transfer(s) to your booking at a later time - simply request this from your Global Journeys travel advisor. In your guest documents, we’ll share details on where to meet your transfer and any important contact details. T&C's apply.

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