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Cosmos Reviews: (1388)
Tours on Sale: 188
Accommodation: 3.5 Star
Average Age: 35-60+ years
Types: Coach Tours
Max Group Size(s): 50
Budget: Low Cost
Destinations: Africa, Asia, Canada & Alaska, Europe, South & Central America, UK & Ireland, USA
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Cosmos Africa & Middle East Tours
Africa & Middle East (7 Trips)
Cosmos Asia Tours
Asia (23 Trips)
Cosmos Canada & Alaska Tours
Canada & Alaska (27 Trips)
Cosmos Europe Tours
Europe (70 Trips)
Cosmos South & Central America Tours
South & Central America (29 Trips)
Cosmos UK & Ireland Tours
UK & Ireland (7 Trips)
Cosmos USA Tours
USA (25 Trips)
1,388 Cosmos Tour Reviews Read the reviews for Cosmos from Global Journeys' past Aussie & Kiwi clients

Summary

Average 4.4 out of 5 based on 1388 user reviews.

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VIC, Australia
Mar 2018
1 Trip
“Wonders of Europe”
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Generally the tour was very good and very well organised. Should have included some sight seeing in London, as there was no point going there without it. Consider drop off and pick up at Victoria station in future. The Tour Director was outstanding and handled the tour well, and the driver was excellent.
WA, Australia
Mar 2018
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“Beautiful Ireland”
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This is our second time travelling with a Cosmos tour, so we had an idea how things operated. Though that was almost 5 years ago! The seat rotation was still there. Occasionally you get people forgetting where they were supposed to be and sitting on the wrong seats, but that was quickly sorted and it is a fair system. Ally, our tour director, was excellent. She is knowledgeable and had plenty of yarns. Never a boring moment on the bus.

Cosmos took us to some of the most beautiful sceneries of Ireland. Our tour was only for 9 days and we covered almost all of Ireland and some parts of Northern Ireland. We would have loved to spend more time in some of those places. We also included all the optional excursions. We are glad we did as we had so much fun.

The hotels that we stayed in were cosy and clean. On those nights where dinners were not included, the hotel locations were quite central. Breakfast was excellent. Gerry, our driver, was great. Even driving on the winding and narrow roads, we never felt unsafe. And Ireland has plenty of that! We also got plenty of toilet stops.

Our group was a good mix of young and old, couples, family, friends travelling together and a few solo travellers. We had a few older travellers and Ally made sure they were well looked after. We had an amazing time visiting Ireland. It was as beautiful as I expected and more, and with a great bunch of people whom I will never forget.
QLD, Australia
Mar 2018
“Excellent tour around Florida”
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I really enjoyed the Florida Discovery tour, my third tour with Cosmos/Globus and as usual they didn't disappoint. Our tour director Patrick had all the details down to a fine art so we were never in any doubt about what was happening next. He even threw in a few extras such as daily chocolates on the bus and a free slice of key lime pie in Key West!

The standard of hotels was mostly excellent, especially in Miami where we were in a Hilton just a block from the beach. The pace of the tour was good with mostly two night stays and we covered all the places I wanted to see. Kennedy Space Centre and Key West were highlights for me but really it was all excellent.

With only 19 people we were always on time because everyone was so cooperative with punctuality and they were all lovely people. Our driver Tony skillfully negotiated the sometimes narrow streets and always had a smile, despite what would have been long days for him at times.

I highly recommend this tour for anyone who wants to take the stress out of driving themselves around as well as being able to gain knowledge you would never find if doing this yourself. Thank you again Cosmos for a wonderful holiday. I'll be back.
QLD, Australia
Feb 2018
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“South India Tour”
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Booking was easy with Global Journeys, unlike the e-visa. We had a very long wait in Chennai airport due to a very slack immigration officer, who took over an hour to pass a family of four and a couple even though we had e-visa's. Other people on the trip had the same problem!

The trip was good although we thought too many temples, I would have liked to see more of the coastal regions or as an optional extension as was offered last year. Hotels were very good, although sometimes a little far from the towns. Tour pace and the people on the trip were all good.
New Zealand
Jan 2018
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“The Best of Southern India”
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By far the best time of year (straight after Christmas before it got too hot.) Better than expected accommodation- world class hotels. Lovely food. A great mix of activities. Every day well planned with the odd rest when sight-seeing got too intense. A guide who couldn't do enough to please , was a local and very knowledgeable about the history and culture.

The history explained from the Indian point of view was a nice change. A nice contrast between the states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Highlights- The spice garden up in the hills at Thekkady, the tea, coffee, rubber and spice plantations on the way down into Kerala and the backwater cruise near Cochin with our own chef, waiter and driver. We also witnessed the last day of the Pongol ( Hindu) festival at a temple, which was amazing but unplanned.

The views of poverty, and piles of rubbish out the bus window were at times confronting so this tour is not for the faint hearted but I am glad we went. The new International airport at Cochin was a surprise. Super modern in design and all run on solar power. The only suggestion I can think of is that it is wise to have some transport pre-arranged to the hotel from the Chennai airport rather than rely on the pre-pay taxi stand and make sure you have small bank notes.
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About Cosmos Why you should choose to travel with Cosmos on your next holiday
Value Packed Touring At Down-to-Earth Prices
Value Packed Touring At Down-to-Earth Prices

With our experience planning itineraries and guiding holidays worldwide, you will enjoy the benefits, security and the convenience of escorted travel with Cosmos. Because we specialis in guided travel arrangements, you can visit exciting cities at remarkable prices. Our tours include accommodation in three star (or better) hotels, transportation including first class motorcoach, rail and cruise, visits to must-see sights, an expert Tour Director, porterage 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, our 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.

Cosmos FAQ's Some of the frequently asked questions Cosmos receive from their clients
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.

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 20-30 days prior to your tour departure. Your Global Journeys Tour Consultant can organise these earlier if you are travelling before your 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 Tour Consultant 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?

Porterage for one suitcase per person travelling is included in the holiday price. 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 "Guaranteed Departure" status. Your Global Journeys Tour Consultant 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.

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!

Why is my contact information collected when I book?

There may be times when unforeseen events beyond our control impacttravel schedules and potentially disrupt cruises, tours, or packages. These include, but are not limited to, severe weather conditions, acts of nature, and government travel advisories. Under such circumstances, it is critical that Cosmos be able to contact you immediately and reliably - including nights, weekends, and holidays - to make sure we've informed you of any possible changes to your travel.

Arrival & Departure Information What happens when you arrive at your destination, including information on airport transfers with Cosmos
Europe

Cosmos airport transfers can be added your reservation at AU$25/$NZ30 per person one way. Airport transfers to Cosmos hotels in London can be arranged every day of the week. In all other cities, airport transfers can only be arranged on the tour start and end date as specified in the brochure. 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.

Asia

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 Tour Consultant 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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