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Cosmos Reviews: (1151)
Tours on Sale: 199
Accommodation: 3.5 Star
Average Age: 35-60+ years
Types: Coach Tours
Max Group Size(s): 50
Budget: Low Cost
Destinations: Asia, Canada & Alaska, Europe, South & Central America, UK & Ireland, USA

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1151 Cosmos Tour Reviews

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

Summary

Average 4.4 out of 5 based on 1151 user reviews.

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Australia
Travelled: 28/03/2017
“The best of old Spain & Portugal”
Trip:    Overall Rating: 0/5
Cosmos made it affordable to see most of Spain and the highlights of Portugal. The itinerary was good, if fairly intense. The highlights were, understandably, the historical parts of each city, reaching back hundreds, and in some cases thousands, of years. Special local experiences were "optional extras", fun but overpriced for the content. As in all coach tours, enjoyment depends to a great extent on the personality of the tour director. Ours was a serious teacher, rather than a friendly leader. Our driver was excellent, and needed to be, in narrow, twisting roads. Our booking, with Georgie at Global Journeys, was easy and economical. Thanks.
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Australia
Travelled: 27/03/2017
“Wonderful trip”
Trip:    Overall Rating: 5/5
This holiday was excellent in my opinion. There were only 17 in our group so it didn't take long for everyone to know each other, that makes holiday more fun. The view for the first few days were so so, but a couple of drives were really amazing, beautiful mountain views in National Parks and beautiful lake views (not raining of course). Everyone should do this tour at least once. Our coach windows were not clean all the time, the back window was only really clean one day only otherwise I would have had more amazing photos. I felt the driver drove very fast and as I was sitting down the back and it was a bumpy ride. Maybe it was necessary because we needed to cover big distances and it was my choice to sit down the back so I could enjoy both sides of the view.
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Australia
Travelled: 26/03/2017
“The Best of Britian and Ireland”
Trip:    Overall Rating: 5/5
This is the first coach tour that we have ever done. Overall we were impressed with the whole tour. We found the booking through Global Journeys to be problem free and they were helpful. The greeting at the hotel on day 1 was quality and set the scene for the remainder of the tour. The Coach Driver (Lee) was very courteous, careful driver, and was considerate of our needs. The Tour Guide (Peter) made a huge difference to the experience of the tour due to his wide knowledge of history, the built environment and particularly the manner in which he kept the whole group engaged through his commentary. Quality! We found the pace of the tour to be good and arrival times were generous. Morning departures were also well managed so that we did have the opportunity to see/visit all of the offerings. We found the add-on experiences generally to be good value with only one minor exception and that has been communicated in our exit survey. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our experience.
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Australia
Travelled: 25/03/2017
“ Wonderful trip”
Trip:    Overall Rating: 4/5
I really enjoyed myself . Tour guide and bus driver where great. Accommodation was fine. Would have been nice if something had been organised for the night in Wales.
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Australia
Travelled: 23/03/2017
“UK wonders”
Trip:    Overall Rating: 4/5
This Cosmos tour didn't disappoint, always happy to travel with Cosmos. Ireland was our favourite place could have been better if more time in Ireland. But on a whole excellent scenery and stops.
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Australia
Travelled: 21/03/2017
“Spectacular trip through the land of the rising sun”
I was really happy with this Cosmos tour of Japan. The trip was well organised and the tour director (Ms Rumi Yamaguchi) excellent. We experienced spectacular scenery, arts, history, technology and culture. The Japanese are very welcoming and helpful. I particularly enjoyed the snow top Nikko Mountains, Shirakawa (Gifu village) thatched roof houses, water colour paintings at the Adachi museum of Arts, an exhilarating ride on the bullet train and the novelty of the bowing deers at Nara. All in all a great experience with a great guide! Highly recommended.
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Australia
Travelled: 10/03/2017
“Great locations and a wonderful experience”
Trip:    Overall Rating: 4/5
A very enjoyable trip. Great scenery and fabulous locations visited. A knowledgeable and helpful tour guide. Accommodation was basic but OK. Breakfasts were a good start to the day. Optional tours were good value especially Toledo which was a highlight.
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Australia
Travelled: 02/03/2017
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Trip:    Overall Rating: 2/5
The reason I didn't give this tour 5 stars was that the group was too big (48 people, the only seat vacant is the the middle seat at the back and weather was bad when I was there. Because the weather was bad, nearly everyday was raining, so this tour was not a good holiday for me. Because of the bad weather and seat rotation. I missed 2 days supposed to be beautiful coast drive, it was raining anyway so I don't think I missed much but I believe if weather is good Ireland is a beautiful place. Maybe I should go during summer time so less rainy days.
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Australia
Travelled: 07/02/2017
“Grand Tour of Sri Lanka”
Trip:    Overall Rating: 3/5
I found the tour visited places that were interesting. Sri Lanka is a lovely country to visit - it is true that it is called the land of smiles. I do however, have a couple of things that I would like to see changed to make the tour more enjoyable. These are not necessarily criticisms, but factors that I feel certain would be a big improvement. This was a fast-paced tour. There was very little "down time" for relaxation. I think everyone on the tour felt this. Some of the hotels were lovely and it would have been nice to spend some time around the pool, but we would leave most hotels early morning and arrive back in time for dinner. Two mornings had a 5am start. I feel a big improvement would be to add 2 additional nights to the tour. I realise that this would add to the cost but I feel it would make a huge difference. I would suggest an extra night in Sigiriya as they were busy days with no rest time at the beautiful hotel. Also an extra night at Kandy which was an interesting place, again with a beautiful pool and grounds, but there was no spare time to have a wander or to relax.

Secondly, the trek through Horton Plains is a 3-4 hour trek and is very difficult for older folk. I felt it more suited to a group of younger people. I hope I'm not offending anyone by making that comment. I enjoy wandering the streets of countries I visit and this tour unfortunately doesn't allow time to experience this. Perhaps an option of free time could be included instead of the many visits to various sights.
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Australia
Travelled: 19/01/2017
“Dublin to Dublin hassle free tour”
Trip:    Overall Rating: 5/5
We have been wanting to go to Ireland for a long time. We stumbled on to this tour Dublin to Dublin. It was a very reasonably priced. We went in January so it was winter over there. I highly recommend this tour. We had a great tour guide Bill. Our coach driver Gary was brilliant, can not praise him enough as a lot of Ireland's roads were very narrow. We made some great new friends on this tour. A highlight for us was The Cliffs Of Mohar and Gaints cause way. This tour was 9 days and was a perfect amount of time.
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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.

Terms & Conditons

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