Cosmos Tours

Cosmos Tours
4.4 out of 5
1,631 Reviews

Choose from 216 Cosmos tours and read 1,631 in-depth Cosmos tour reviews from past clients of Global Journeys. When you book your Cosmos tour with us you'll enjoy exclusive online savings, a dedicated travel consultant to look after your booking and the best price guaranteed!

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Independent Tours
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Affordable
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3 - 4 Star
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50

Destinations

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USA
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Cosmos Tour Reviews (1,631)

1,631 Cosmos Tour reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

“Fantastic time in the Canadian Rockies ”
- NSW, Australia Jun 2019 View Photo

Just returned from our 13 day Cosmos Canadian Rockies tour. We had a fantastic time & would go again tomorrow! Tour was very well organised, very experienced driver who gave us a very safe drive & our tour guide very knowledgeable & helpful.

This tour had mainly 2 nights stays in each place visited which was very welcome & also allowed you to do your own thing. We took day tours with smaller tour companies where we saw plenty of wildlife especially bears and their cubs. Scenery is breathtaking, the Rockies really are beautiful with so many wow factors. Accommodation overall was comfortable and clean in good locations.

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“Great trip all over Ireland covering all main attractions”
- WA, Australia Jun 2019 2 Helpful Votes

Best tour we have been on. Lovely group of fellow tourists all keen to see the main attractions. The tour was at a good pace with plenty of stops so not on the coach for longer than 2 hours at a time. Scenery was beautiful. Meals provided were better than previous tours with this company. Accomodation was better than anticipated and in town.

The guide, Liz, was very informative but also very helpful with suggestions on where to eat and shop without being pushy. We really liked the variety of things to see and do. Our driver was also lovely, helpful and a laugh. He even bought us all lovely fresh strawberries & homemade biscuits. He also drove carefully & helped everyone down out of the coach that needed assistance.

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“A well organised trip throughout eastern Canada.”
- NSW, Australia May 2019 1 Helpful Vote

An excellent tour travelling through the eastern cities of French Canada. Our tour guide Peter and coach driver Steve were excellent in keeping our group organised and informed throughout the trip. Peter kept us all entertained and informed with his vast knowledge of this region. A few highlights for me were Niagara Falls, Ottawa City, the included cruise around the thousand island region and the French influence of Quebec City and Montreal. The accommodation included in this trip was excellent and the optional tours are something everyone should consider.

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“Stunning Scenery!”
- QLD, Australia May 2019 2 Helpful Votes

We followed our Canadian and Alaska tour with a Yukon tour. The sights of the Yukon and the towns on the Gold Rush run, were amazing. the people were so friendly. The land of the midnight sun takes a bit of getting used to, but most hotels have blockout curtains. Again cannot say which tour was the best, they both have something to offer. Again, breakfast should be offered by Cosmos. Overall good value.

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“An excellent tour through parts of Eastern Europe.”
- NSW , Australia May 2019 View Photo

What a fabulous overview of Eastern Europe travelling with Cosmos (booked through Global Journeys). So many highlights but in particular... the Wieliczka Salt Mines, cruising the Danube River in Budapest, the many old city squares which were beautiful, The Kursalon Waltz show in Austria, the Folkfore dinners and so much more.

An incredible history of survival and rebuilding in these previous war torn countries of which I really knew so little about, but now have a better understanding and a greater empathy for what they’ve gone through. Our coach and driver Gianfranco were exceptional, and our guide Timea was professional, enlightening, insightful, helpful and fun! We had twenty travel companions in our group from both Australia and the USA who all looked out for each other so rather a good mix in my opinion.

This was my second holiday with this company and both tours have been excellent so I would most certainly consider booking with them again in the future. Our accommodation was of a high standard generally and as a solo traveller I paid a single supplement and had my own standard double room up until the last two cities where I was put into very pokey, cramped single rooms. The last bathroom was so small I had sit on the toilet bowl sideways (try it sometime) and had to dry myself and my hair outside the bathroom itself. Aside from that minor issue, all in all a fantastic trip which I loved and I would recommend to everyone.

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“Wonderful tour through Canada & Alaska”
- NSW, Australia May 2019 View Photo

We had a wonderful tour with Cosmos on the Canadian & Alaskan Masterpiece which included the Rocky Mountaineer. The weather was perfect and quite warm in some places, we only had one rainy day on the cruise in Ketchikan.

The highlights for us were seeing the Black Bears and also the Grisly Bear feeding on the side of the road... The other standout was going down and walking on the glacier... what an experience as I have never seen snow before... The overall journey was more than I expected and the accommodation was OK although not 4 stars, Jasper would only rate 2 stars but that is only is only minor.

I would like to thank Yvonne for her excellent organisation for us through emails as we had no hiccups at all through the whole journey.

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“A great tour through the Canadian Rockies.”
- NSW, Australia May 2019 1 Helpful Vote

A great tour through the Canadian Rockies where we were able to see such wildlife as grizzlie and black bears, moose, elk, deer and bald eagles all from the comfort of our coach seat. The accommodation arranged for the tour was excellent. The optional tours available are something I urge anyone on the tour to consider as i felt they made the trip more memorable. The two people who really helped make the trip a success were our tour guide Elaine and coach driver Kong. Their organisation and approachable manner, their knowledge of the regions and humour kept our group amused throughout the trip.

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“Highly recommended”
- ACT, Australia May 2019 2 Helpful Votes

Wow what can I say about this tour the pace was great (9am to 5pm) except for the last day 8pm. So plenty of free time to do some exploring on your own. Small group and everyone mixed in well.

As for Iceland, a land of variety of landscapes and adventures. Locals were friendly and helpful and most spoke English which saved us having to learn Icelandic. Only drawback was the cost, a wee bit expensive. But hey either you pay or go without.

Tour guide and driver, spot on. We have never met a guide the likes of Soffia. Easy going, accommodating and very thoughtful. Provided us with some unscheduled extras such as the most northern Botanical Gardens. If she saw a particular tour site was busy she would reschedule the stop. As to weather - arrived back in Australia and colder than Iceland. Cosmos you are on a winner here.

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Tell me about Cosmo Tours

Why you should choose to travel with Cosmos on your next adventure

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, porterage and plenty of leisure time to explore.

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

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

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 Tour FAQ's

Frequently asked questions for clients considering travelling with Cosmos

Before I book
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!

Before I depart
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 Travel Advisor 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 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?

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 Travel Advisor will provide more information to you at the time.

On the road
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.

Arrival & departure details
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 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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