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Cosmos Reviews: (1366)
Tours on Sale: 195
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 Tours
Africa (3 Trips)
Cosmos Asia Tours
Asia (23 Trips)
Cosmos Canada & Alaska Tours
Canada & Alaska (28 Trips)
Cosmos Europe Tours
Europe (80 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)

1,366 Cosmos Tour Reviews

Read the reviews for Cosmos from Global Journeys' past Aussie & Kiwi clients

Summary

Average 4.4 out of 5 based on 1366 user reviews.

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QLD, Australia
Oct 2017
4 Trips
“This trip certainly provided the best of Italy wonderful historic cities, amazing.”
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The cities visited were amazing and a comprehensive overview was provided. The weather was perfect and Italy delivered it's best. I love this country and Cosmos provided mostly good hotels but a couple didn't quite deliver. The time provided to explore was terrific and the guides provided good commentary.
SA, Australia
Oct 2017
5 Helpful Votes
“12 Day Journey Through Japan”
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Our Tour Guide was fantastic, helpful, happy and a wealth of information. She often provided information on the Japanese way of life that we didn’t expect to hear but was very enlightening! All the hotels were great, especially the Kyoto hotel which was stunning.

We saw some autumn colour in the mountains but overall it was a few weeks early for the mass of colour. It seems the seasons are getting later but we were very lucky to have a sunny, clear day to sail on Lake Ashi and had a clear view of Mt Fuji with just a little snow on the top.

Highlights were the Japanese Alps, Shirakawa, the Adachi Museum of Art gardens, Miyajima Island, Hiroshima, Kyoto and Hakone. We loved everything about Japan and feel very lucky to have seen and done so much. We couldn’t fault the whole tour, the scenery, the food, the Shinkansen, the shrines, castles, gardens and temples. We especially loved the Japanese people, their culture of honesty, courtesy, cleanliness and respect. Inspiring. We will definitely recommend this tour to others.
QLD, Australia
Oct 2017
2 Trips
“All About Europe ..... ohhh yeah and more!!!”
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First and foremost we have to compliment Madeline from Global Journeys for organising everything. We have dealt with Global Journeys for many years and we continue to find that they offer an excellent service.

The tour which we took was 32 day tour 'All about Europe (with London Extension)' ..... what a breathtaking itinerary.

This tour really does visit some exquisite places. Our Tour Director, Patricia was very professional, helpful and a font of information. Our Driver, Alessandro was excellent - he can drive the bus through the narrowest of streets and maintain a smile. We had a group of 17 which led to a really nice group dynamic.

In such a long tour, one only really gets a brief appreciation a region / city however this introduction does spark the interest to return and to visit a favourite region / city in more detail again some day. We really enjoyed the whole experience. One piece of graffiti summed up what travelling is about: "Die with memories not dreams".

Time to start planning our next adventure! Cosmos do provide great tours!
New Zealand
Oct 2017
2 Trips
“Great Sights...Great People”
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Having previously completed a Cosmos Tour this was all we expected, well organized good accommodation with a good driver and Tour Director.
NSW, Australia
Oct 2017
1 Helpful Vote
2 Trips
“My first experience with a coach tour.”
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Met some lovely people - all ages and nationalities, quite a few Australians - and shared experiences. For me this was a good time to travel in Scandinavia as the busy holiday season was over and I liked the cool climate. My first experience with a coach tour so although I am not sure if it is something I would do frequently it certainly was a way to travel as a solo woman.
NSW, Australia
Oct 2017
1 Trip
“Great trip through United Kingdom and Ireland”
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We would book through Global Journeys again. The Cosmos tour was excellent value, with the tour guide brilliant as was the bus driver. All accommodation was of a generally high standard and there was no place we stayed at that we wouldn't be happy to stay at again. Tip: Don't pack too many clothes.

There were 30 people on our tour and on a whole we all got along, although at times a couple of people become annoying. The other's were a pleasure to meet, talk to and be with. We only went on 4 of the optional extra excursions and found two to be off an excellent stand and the other two of a poor standard.
QLD, Australia
Oct 2017
4 Trips
“Very good experience of the best cities in central Europe”
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Very good tour guide who provided a comprehensive overview of the countries visited with humour thrown in. The cities visited were beautiful and the time provided to explore was adequate to see most sights. The only downside was there were big distances to travel each day.
VIC, Australia
Oct 2017
2 Helpful Votes
2 Trips
“Trip of a lifetime”
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This was my second Cosmos tour and I have to say it was another great tour. I met two lovely ladies on the UK tour I did last year and they became my travel buddies for this trip. We saw some amazing places - some favourites were the Grand Canyon, Yosemite National Park & Las Vegas. The tour was for 16 days which I think was long enough, having 3 days in Vegas & San Fran was great.

Our Driver Craig was very quiet but a nice guy and our tour guide Craig Cherry was great, very knowledgeable and helpful. We had a coach of 25 people and everyone of us were Australian, came away with some more friends to keep in touch with.

The only downside was that we travelled as a triple and were told beforehand that in the room we would either get a rollaway bed or a pull out couch for the 3rd bed, that didn't happen. Apart from that the majority of the accommodation was great. A couple of places were a bit dodgy but they were just overnight stops (get in late/leave early) and we had a couple of hotels where we had Wi-Fi issues and that was a problem for me in San Francisco as I had work stuff I needed to sort out.
NSW, Australia
Oct 2017
1 Trip
“My Tour of Thailand”
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Everything ran smoothly. Although I must say from a previous trip my transfer did not come through so I was a little worried about this one even though it said in the documents where and when I would meet the rep. Well I landed in Bangkok and followed the book but no rep to transfer me to the hotel. So I asked around and eventually the rep turned up and I was on my way to the hotel. From then on it worked like clockwork.

Our tour guide was fantastic on every level. He had mountains of information. He never used any notes and he was very pleasant to deal with. The hotels in each city were fairly well located and the included meals were great especially the lunches. The sites were interesting and I learnt a lot about Thailand and it's people. I would recommend Cosmos for this trip and Global Journeys for their pre organising & bookings.
WA, Australia
Oct 2017
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“Outstanding holiday”
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We arrived in ljubljana the start of the tour. We fell in love with this beautiful city, our first contact was from the pick up at the airport, we were greeted with a friendly smile, then onto the friendly staff at the M Hotel, a neat clean room was very welcoming. The city is charming, as we were there at the end of the tourist season, it was very slow paced and enjoyable to walk around.

Croatia was fantastic, all accommodation provided was great. All the old cities visited were truely gorgeous, Split was my favourite, with its beautiful water and a Venice feel in the old city. All local guides were outstanding in every stop we made. The tour Director was an amazing man, funny, but professional when needed. Value for money holiday again.
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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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