Costsaver

Costsaver
4.3 out of 5
195 Reviews

Choose from 74 Costsaver tours and read 195 in-depth Costsaver tour reviews from past clients of Global Journeys. When you book your Costsaver 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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Costsaver Tour Reviews (195)

195 Costsaver Tour reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

“Costsaver in Turkey”
- NSW, Australia Oct 2018 8 Helpful Votes View Photo

We did not really have Turkey on our radar but after friends invited us to stay with them in Didim we fell in love with the place. This is when we decided to see more of the country and booked a Costsaver tour. This was one of the best coach tours we have done. There is so much history in the country and our tour director Cem (pronounced Gem) was an absolute expert. We learnt so much and he made us fall deeper in love with the country. Hannah at Global Journeys organised the tour for us at short notice and we loved everything about the tour.

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“European Experience”
- WA, Australia Oct 2018

We did and saw SO much on our Costsaver 12 day tour. We loved the variety of optional extras available, the coach was comfortable and had charging points (yay!), our guide Esther was awesome and the destinations were just gorgeous! It was very fast paced so if you are looking for more of a relaxing holiday, I don't think this one will suit you.

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“Fantastic tour around Ireland ”
- NSW, Australia Sep 2018 1 Helpful Vote View Photo

This tour was the best. If you love exploring old castles or ruins then this is the tour for you. I was totally enthralled every step of the way, from the amazing scenery to the beautiful motels we were privileged to stay in. The coach driver was an ideal driver and the tour director was never lost for words. I would definitely recommend this tour. Ireland was what I expected and much more. Hannah Campbell from Global Journeys was amazing in how she booked and prepared everything. I didn’t have to worry about a thing. Thank you Hannah. I would definitely recommend Global Journeys for all your holiday needs.

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“Wonderful tour through Europe”
- WA, Australia Sep 2018 1 Helpful Vote

Very happy with both the tour and the booking experience with Global Journeys. Highly recommended and definitely will use them again.

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“Wonderful 8 day Highlights of Russia tour with Trafalgar Costsaver”
- New Zealand Sep 2018 2 Helpful Votes

Thoroughly enjoyed the tour, from the moment we were picked up from the airport until the end. My suitcase did not arrive, the Trafalgar representative at the airport was very kind and our Travel Director (Ilya) did all he could and luckily my suitcase arrived at the hotel the next day. The first evening when the Travel Director went through it all was a bit confusing and it turned out there weren't many excursions included in the actual tour so with the optional excursions we wanted to do we needed to pay an extra $1200. But it was all worth it. Our accommodation was great, the bus was comfortable, our driver (Ivan) was extremely good and the local guides we had in St Petersburg and Moscow were extremely knowledgeable and organised. Our Travel Director was also very organised and nothing was too much for him. This was our second Costsaver tour and I would not hesitate to book another one.

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“Wonderful European Impressions”
- VIC, Australia Sep 2018

This was the first time booking with Global Journeys and we were very happy with the service. Madeline was great and we were very happy with her customer service, she was very quick to respond to any questions at all. We look froward to booking with Global Journeys again in the future. This was our 3rd trip with CostSaver and would recommend them.

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“European Heritage 2018”
- VIC, Australia Sep 2018 4 Helpful Votes

I believe September was the best time of the year to visit Europe, Our driver Georgio and Travel Director Javier were a great help. Initially, when I booked through Global Journeys I got a message only to enquire if I was an Australian or New Zealand citizens, however, was surprised to find tourists from Canada, Philippines and Singapore sharing the tour.

We had a mixed group from an 11 year to 85 year olds and all got along well. The hotels were a mix, did not like the Ibix in Bardeau at all, Switzerland location was beautiful. Few of them did not have tea making or small fridge facility. Tour guides available in each country so that was a great help, it was tiring as very face paced but stress free as everything was taken care of from check in to check out. The tour is good if you want to see a lot in short time, but if you want a relaxed holiday better to do a leisure one covering only 2-3 countries. Overall liked the holidays, beautiful place a must visit at leisure.

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“Costsaver Cossack Explorer ”
- NSW, Australia Sep 2018 2 Helpful Votes

Good trip to see the basics of Scandinavia and Russia. The long drive to Belarus and then onto Warsaw (including 3.5 hrs wait to get through the border into Poland) was a waste of a couple of days and would have preferred to stay longer in Russia instead. Hotels were good but a bit far from town centres so would have preferred lower quality with better locations.

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Tell me about Costsaver Tours

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

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

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

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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Your guide to travelling with Costsaver Tours

01 August, 2018
Costsaver Asia 2019

Enormous in size and loaded with culture, Asia is a glorious melting pot of ancient customs and extreme modernity. From Japan’s candy-pink cherry blossoms in full bloom at spring, to the floating markets of Vietnam where exotic fruits sit side-by-side with local handicrafts, the orient is a..

03 August, 2016
Costsaver Launches in the USA & Canada

CostSaver, operated by Trafalgar, have just announced an expansion of their award-winning portfolio of affordable trips to include the USA, Canada & Mexico in 2017. Tour Canada & the USA with CostSaver Priced from as little as $167 per day, with CostSaver you'll enjoy the best-priced tours,..

08 April, 2011
15 Day European Impressions Only $2650pp

15 Day European Impressions (28 August 2011)Operator: Trafalgar (CostSaver)Exclusive Departure Date: 28 August 2011Places Remaining: 12 Save at least $400 per couple off the brochured price! Exclusive to Global Journeys. Tour Description Perhaps eccentric Brussels, Bohemian Prague, or..

Costsaver Tour FAQ's

Frequently asked questions for clients considering travelling with Costsaver

Before I book
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.

Before I depart
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.

What is Gold Seal Protection?

Gold Seal Protection is designed to provide you with peace of mind. For $99 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.

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.

On the road
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.

Arrival & departure details
Airport Transfers in Europe

All Trafalgar guests receive complimentary arrival and departure transfers by shuttle coach on the arrival and departure day of their guided holiday at specified times. Any guests whose flight times do not coincide with the shuttle coach transfer timings may choose to book and purchase a transfer. Additionally, guests arriving before or leaving after the scheduled holiday may also book and buy a transfer providing they also purchase the additional pre and post holiday hotel night(s) through Global Journeys & Trafalgar.

Airport Transfers in East Med

Trafalgar is pleased to offer complimentary airport transfers at any time either on the first or last day of the holiday or on other days in conjunction with pre and post trip accommodation booked through Global Journeys & Trafalgar.

Transfers in London

Transfers can be expensive, particularly between the airport and your London hotel. Trafalgar has negotiated special group transfer rates from London's Heathrow Airport to the door of your Trafalgar London hotel - $75 per person per single trip to/from Heathrow Airport. For passengers flying into London's Gatwick Airport, Global Journeys & Trafalgar recommend the Gatwick Express, for details visit the Gatwick Express website at: www.gatwickexpress.com

Trafalgar's Transfer Terms & Conditions
  • Global Journeys provides detailed flight information to Trafalgar no fewer than 21 days prior to departure. Once transfers are booked they cannot be changed.
  • For London arrivals, you must stay at a London hotel booked by Trafalgar on the night of arrival and the night prior to your departure date.
  • Trafalgar only includes one inbound and one outbound transfer.
  • In the event of flight delays outside of Trafalgar's control, the transfers will be deemed to be cancelled.
  • All transfers are based on group transfers. No refund is therefore available for missed transfers, or passengers not using this service.
  • In the event of unforeseen events (such as road or rail works, strikes or demonstrations), Trafalgar will not be responsible for delayed or cancelled transfers.

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