Cosmos Tours

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Cosmos Reviews: (1552)
Tours on Sale: 231
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 (14 Trips)
Cosmos Asia Tours
Asia (41 Trips)
Cosmos Canada & Alaska Tours
Canada & Alaska (26 Trips)
Cosmos Europe Tours
Europe (79 Trips)
Cosmos South & Central America Tours
South & Central America (30 Trips)
Cosmos UK & Ireland Tours
UK & Ireland (15 Trips)
Cosmos USA Tours
USA (26 Trips)
1,552 Cosmos Tour Reviews Read the reviews for Cosmos from Global Journeys' past travellers

Summary

Average 4.4 out of 5 based on 1552 user reviews.

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QLD, Australia
Oct 2018
2 Trips
“Alpine Adventure, Bernina & Glacier Express.”
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Excellent tour highly recommend this tour.Tour director was excellent and very knowledgeable.Well worth the money. Hotels were of a good standard and very clean only one poor meal in the hotels.The new hotel on tour was very good, great position right on the lake Hotel Lumin.
WA, Australia
Oct 2018
1 Trip
“England/Scotland/Wales October 2018”
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I thoroughly enjoyed this tour and would recommend it to anyone wanting to get a general overview of the UK. It was a fast pace but we still had plenty of free time to enjoy individual places and thanks to our wonderful tour guide Julieanne, I feel we were able to see the best of each of the towns we visited. The accommodation was great, all except the hotel in Cardiff which was rather dated. Madeline Lewis from Global Journeys handled my booking and it all went very smoothly, the documents arriving in plenty of time. Cosmos, the tour operator, was very efficient and highly organised and the added excursions were very well done... especially the dinner and theatre night in London... was truly the highlight of my trip.
WA, Australia
Sep 2018
2 Trips
“A great way to travel”
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This was an excellent way to see Ancient Greece. Lambros the tour director was an abundance of knowledge. Dimitri the coach driver was beyond excellent. We were always informed of what to expect each day. Very satisfied.
QLD, Australia
Sep 2018
1 Trip
“Awesome Eastern Cities of Canada”
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Our tour guide Sharon and driver Tim were the perfect hosts, a mixture of professionalism and fun. The tour went like clockwork from Brisbane airport back to Brisbane airport. The hotels were exceptional value for money, clean and comfortable. The only minor criticism was the guide on our optional tour of Mont Tremblant and the Laurentian. She was more like a strict teacher escorting a group of children than a tour guide. This did not distract from the beauty of the area and the tour was well worth the money. Going via LAX was a bit daunting but this is beyond Cosmos's control. It was an experience and we survived. An extra day in Quebec city would have been a bonus. We are going on the British Isles in depth next year with Cosmos this is a indication of how we feel about Cosmos tours.
QLD, Australia
Sep 2018
4 Trips
“Beware this is two tours combined together”
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Was surprised to find that this was two tours combined. In other countries this is sold as two separate tours so half way through 30 people left and then some new people joined and others joined from another tour that was also split into two. Found this interrupted the second half with 3 groups of people formed. The first tour director lost control of the group with many wanting to do their own thing all the time which often meant we left and arrived late.

The second half was great and Cristian the tour director made it work for all, the only issue being the 3 separate groups. This is a quicker paced tour and found that some places it would have been nice to stay longer and some stops need to be removed, it was obvious they were Cosmos only stops. All in all got to see lots but need to look at places like the Colosseum where you only walk around it and don't enter.
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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.

Cosmos Lite
Cosmos Lite - New in 2019!

Think of Cosmos Lite as independent touring where you enjoy all the hassle-free features of a traditional Cosmos tour, but with a blank canvas at each destination so you can do what you want. Cosmos Lite tours include city-to-city coach transport, comfortable hotels, daily breakfast and a Tour Director. When you arrive however, what you do is completely up to 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.

Terms & Conditions Yep, all the boring small print! We still recommend you read it though, as no one likes surprises!

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