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Cosmos Reviews: (1143)
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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1143 Cosmos Tour Reviews

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Summary

Average 4.4 out of 5 based on 1143 user reviews.

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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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Ann Oliver & Cassandra Armenis's Trip

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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New Zealand
Travelled: 02/01/2017
“Worry free holiday ”
Trip:    Overall Rating: 4/5
This was a fabulous way to see a lot of Europe in a short space of time. I enjoyed not having to worry about anything as everything was taken care of which made it really easy. Our group was quite small (15 people) which was good and bad. Made it more difficult to book excursions and many of the group were very conservative and didn't mix with others which was odd. Would probably choose to go with a bigger group of friends next time for this reason. Accomodation started off excellent but slowly went down hill. Our Paris accommodation was awful! Terrible bed meant no sleep for two nights and very unhelpful staff at reception which was a shame as it was the last accommodation of the trip and left a bad taste for us. London and Amsterdam accommodation were both excellent! I would travel at this time of year again as it was a lot quieter which was great. We also had the bonus of going up the Eiffel tower which was definitely a highlight! Overall I loved the trip and would definitely book another tour again.
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Mere K Nepia 's Trip

Australia
Travelled: 02/01/2017
“Very interesting tour. White Xmas. ”
Trip:    Overall Rating: 4/5
The tour was a great introduction to Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary and Munich. Fantastic sights visited especially during winter it was magical at night. It can be cold at times maybe most times but you learn to wear more layers underneath. It is worth seeing a winter Wonderland that we never experience at Xmas. Every city we visited was interesting and different with iconic beautiful especially at night. Try not to commit to all the side tours offered as you do require more free time to see and wander around places you may prefer to visit. Highlights included; dinner and show in Czech Republic and dinner and show in Budapest plus dinner boat cruise up the frozen Danube in Budapest. Vienna and Salzburg are beautiful cities. Travellers were very friendly and you can't help meeting people who you will keep in touch with. Great value for money. Hotels were mostly ok. Some rooms a bit small. Coach needed to have battery charging for electronic devices. Coach driver was very experienced and we felt safe. Definitely happy to have participated in this experience.
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Australia
Travelled: 24/12/2016
“Good Christmas/NY holiday in Italy”
Trip:    Overall Rating: 4/5
This is my first tour with Cosmos. I was made aware by my friends that it is not in the same league as Trafalgar and Insight Vacations which I normally book. I considered the Cosmos tour as the itinerary was heaps better compared to other providers at that time. I was glad I went ahead booking my holiday as I enjoyed the tour. The tour itinerary provided a lot of free time to explore places we visited which was my main concern with previous tours I have done. There was not a lot of included meals in the ititnerary which meant more flexibility. I was surprised that there were 41 of us in the group but it all worked out in the end as everyone was considerate except for one incident in Pisa where we have to wait for an hour for one guest who in the end we left behind after our wonderful tour director, Mattia, made a difficult decision.

Mattia, our Tour Director and Nino, our Coach Driver were wonderful. They were friendly and accommodating and nothing was too hard for them. I like how they consider loo breaks for long journeys and they wait outside the bus exits offering to help those that may need assistance getting off the bus. They even organised drinks at our accommodation in Venice to toast the New Year. Accommodation wise, I found the location of where we stayed in Rome (Green Park Pamphili and Holiday Inn San Giovannie) and Venice (Holiday Inn Venice Mestre) too far from the centre of town. Comfort wise, accommodation at Montecatini, Venice, Perugia and Holiday Inn San Giovanni were good. Green Park Pamphili needs some renovation, Star Hotels President in Genova needs to fix its heating control as we had to open window to cool down room), Hotel Atlantico at Lake Maggiore had narrow and short beds.

Appreciated the included breakfast in our accommodations, but breakfast provided at Hotel Atlantico (Lake Maggiore) and Hotel Ascott (Sorrento) leaves much to be desired. Included tours offered were good. My favourites were in Florence, Cinque Terre, Lugano and Assisi. Enjoyed most of the included dinners, except that you have to pay extra for bottled water. Best included meal was in Rome (Christmas lunch) and Sorrento which was our farewell meal. Local guides provided were knowledgable and with a good command of English. Optional tours were provided to us which includes special dinners to experience local cuisine. Best optional tours I took for me were in Capri, Pompeii (with hail at the start of our walk), Positano (despite the bad weather). Best optional dinner I joined was in Venice.

WiFi availability on the coach was good as you can catch up on your email and/or read news. Our tour bus broke down while we were in our optional excursion in Positano and a replacement coach was provided within the hour with the same comfort except for WiFi. Our coach driver, Nino, was so good that I can relax and doze off. No sudden braking or speeding. Just constant. I found the tour good value for what was offered. I will not hesitate joining another Cosmos tour if the itinerary suits me.
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John's Trip

Australia
Travelled: 21/12/2016
“Jewels of Morocco, excellent...all round!”
Trip:    Overall Rating: 5/5
Well planned trip, great coach (and driver), tour guide was lovely and full of (nice) trivia about Morocco - great interesting source of knowledge and information. Fun bunch of people from around the world to mingle with on the bus. Including the fantastic weather in December, another enjoyable 'Cosmos' holiday - thank you Ann (tour guide).
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Jodie Maree Owen's Trip

Australia
Travelled: 16/12/2016
“Fantastic Cosmos Tour of Europe”
I was nervous of travelling single, however from the moment I requested a quote to ending the holiday, it was my best holiday decision. If people are wanting a taste of Europe I could not speak highly enough of my travel consultant, tour director and coach driver. The age of our tour members was great with all ages covered. For anyone wondering if it is OK going to Europe in off season, my answer is absolutely. Yes you need a great coat and jackets but you miss the crowds and get up nice and close to all the wonderful destinations. My next holiday will be booked with Global Journeys, I would not use anyone else.
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Jude's Trip

Australia
Travelled: 13/12/2016
“Great overview of Europe”
The trip is a great overview of Europe. The pace is hectic if you do the optional extras. I understand that for the cost it is good value but some of the choices for the included tours were questionable. I feel they need to look at the Barcelona leg as it added a lot of travel for a very short time in the city. Some very long days on the buss but even with all of this I had a fantastic time. We saw so many sights that were amazing and travelling during Christmas and New years made the trip very special. We were lucky to have a fabulous tour group where everyone got on well and our tour guide and bus driver were fantastic. Georgie from Global Journeys was a pleasure to deal with, nothing was to much trouble.
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New Zealand
Travelled: 19/11/2016
“Enjoyable Tour of Vietnam”
Trip:    Overall Rating: 5/5
From day one of our tour "Simply Vietnam" it was very enjoyable and we found everything from accommodation, food, visits to important places etc. to be excellent. Our Tour Director was very knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful and took extra care to ensure that our group had a fantastic experience of a life time. Booking the tour was made easy by friendly and helpful staff in New Zealand (Auckland) office. Overall, this was a memorable holiday for both of us.
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Australia
Travelled: 03/11/2016
“Well priced holiday.”
Trip:    Overall Rating: 5/5
Trip a little slow at the beginning as I was a solo traveller and there were no introductions to fellow travellers. Value of tour was excellent. Bus driver, bus boy were very good but special thanks to Perez the guide. A true gent who was caring, passionate about Thailand, and organised extra activities. Option to pre pay gratuties would also be handy. Appreciate early check-in when I arrived 6.30 am at hotel. Too many temples but that's Thailand. Catered food inclusions very good.



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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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