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Average 4.4 out of 5 based on 957 user reviews.

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From the introduction of the tour guide (Aykut), the new Mercedes tour bus, great driver - it was a great start to a wonderful tour of Turkey. The complete tour was well planned, and I would definitely do another tour of Turkey - great value for money.
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The Grand Tour of France was just what I expected, everything about the trip was fantastic. Our Tour guide Clara was wonderful,so full of knowledge & enthusiasm. Everyday was better than the last. I can't fault this trip as the hotels were in great spot, the optional tours some we could not do as it was Christmas time & a lot of places were closed. Not Cosmos's fault. Cosmos did make up for it though on our Christmas dinner & New Years Eve. Christmas time was a great time to travel & you get to experience the holiday vibe & xmas markets & lights. Overall I had a fantastic trip & would do it again.
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It was a nice tour and the tour guide was friendly and helpful. However, we didn't know that Cosmos wouldn't pick us up at the airport unless we pre-organised with them. We were waiting for them at the airport for more than two hours and were picked up by a wrong tour guide and then sent to a wrong hotel. By the time we couldn't find our names in that hotel, we couldn't find anyone to help us. We tried to call Cosmos but it was Sunday and nobody was available! We had to walk a long way to catch a bus back to airport, hoping to catch the next fixed-time pick-up. But the information desk at the airport told us the next one would be 4-5 hours later (not every 2 hours which was stated in the booklet). We had to catch a shuttle bus to our hotel. Until in the evening when we meet our tour guide, we knew that we had to organise our own way to our hotel, not waiting for cosmos coach to pick us up at the airport!. What an experience!
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Great Tour Guide and Coach Driver. Enjoyed the included tours. Optional excursions where excellent. My fellow travellers where a diverse group of lovely people. Although the accommodation was small in some places (and we were advised of this), overall the accommodation was good.
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Very interesting part of Europe. Enjoyed Poland and Hungary and the history of these particular areas. Xmas was a great time to do this trip as we visited Xmas markets along the way, these are not to be missed especially coming from a hot climate. The accommodation was brilliant, with the exception of the Bellevue Hotel in Vienna. However this is due to close in the near future. People from the trip got bedbugs and the rooms (including our own) were not cleaned from the previous guests and was disgusting to say the least. Thankfully we were only here for one night. Overall a great trip and I would book Cosmos again and would definitely use Global Journeys in the future. (This was our second trip through both companies).
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We had a wonderful time. The tour was excellent, we met some lovely people and saw everything that we wanted to see. My tour favourites were Iguassu Falls, ( better than Niagara more impressive and with a beautiful natural setting). Macchu Picchu in Peru was magical, everything that we had heard it would be, we were so lucky as the weather was perfect, (it rains much of the time there apparently!) The tour guide was great gave us lots of detailed information about the Incas, and the building and setting of Macchu Picchu. We also loved the Galapagos Islands, it was great to see the marine and land iguanas, swim with the sea lions and see the sea lion pups who were so cute!!! The blue footed and red footed boobies were so unusual, completely different from any other bird!! The wildlife was amazing!!! The giant tortoises were great, I especially liked Diego (130years old) in the Charles Darwin Centre on Santa Cruz island. The cruise ship was excellent, the food and accommodation were great and they looked after us really well. All in all an excellent tour one that will leave memories that will stay with us for ever. Not so much a holiday but a real life changing adventure.
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Had a great time travelling with Cosmos on the Dixie Land Rhythm tour. Chicago was amazing and the tour guide Kristen and bus driver Rick really eager to help and really nice people. Loved the tours of RCA and Sun recording studios and anybody who lived through the music of the 60's will find the tour amazing. A great trip to see more of the USA other than the big cities. Highly recommended and thanks to Georgia for all her help in booking this trip. A big thanks to Global Journeys.
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This is the first time that I have joined a tour group. I have preferred previously to travel independently. Our Tour Guide Kristen was very welcoming and made us all feel at ease. The ages were varied from 26 to 78 with music being our common interest. We ended up being a very cohesive group. Friendships were formed for life. The tour far exceeded my expectations. We went to many places that were not mentioned in the itinerary. All of these enhanced the already amazing itinerary. Our driver Rick was an excellent driver and always delivered us safely to our destinations. Kristen was extremely knowledgeable which made the tour special for me. Kristen had a really lovely manner and was able to get everyone to arrive promptly each day for our early starts. The tour took us to places that would have been other wise be unknown to the average traveller . The variety of places we went to were excellent and pleased every genre of music. Chicago, Nashville and New Orleans were an absolute surprise and I would love to travel back to these places on another tour. I am very keen now to do another tour with Cosmos in 2016 of the National Parks of USA. I highly recommend Dixieland and Rhythms to all music lovers.
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This tour gave a great range of music experiences of jazz, blues, Elvis, country and western. As well it show cased the geography, history and culture of the 5 US states covered. The tour director was fabulous - organised, friendly, caring and fun. I felt safe in the hands of the competent driver as we covered 2400km (1490 miles). A fantastic holiday.
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Outstanding collection of destinations, and an incredibly helpful, knowledgeable and engaged tour guide and coach driver. This was a worry free holiday.
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Enjoyable tour. Tour guide Julie-Anne was fantastic. Great knowledge and went out of her way to help. Accommodation was pretty good, clean and all you could need. WiFi in all hotels a big plus. The tour itself, beautiful scenery and would have loved to stop at various places along the way. As a photographer more quick photo stops would have been nice, as photos from a coach don't work. Some places required more time like Bath felt rushed at 1.5 hours yet other places could have passed all together. Overall comprehensive tour that gave me a sneak peek of places I will come back to. Lovely group of people to travel with and as I was travelling by myself ended up life long friends.
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Once again an excellent tour with great tour guide. Good excursions, hotels and coach. Exceeded expectations. Well done.
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Wow!!!! What another wonderful Cosmos trip. 10 out of 10 for this trip!!! Our guide Bram and bus drivers Raphael and Antonio were the best!!! They all could not do enough for us the whole trip. This trip is quite a long trip but if you want to see a lot of Europe this is the trip for you. We combined it with the 25 day UK trip which may have made it seem a bit long. This was our 6th Cosmos trip and as usual with all our Cosmos trips they are the best, such good value, so well planned, great hotels, excursions etc etc. Booked with Michelle from Global Journeys, they are so good to deal with!
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The Greek countryside is beautiful and green. The tour director Maurio was very courteous and helpful and informative and hotels were comfortable with good buffet breakfasts included. The cruise of the Greek islands was magic - only shortcoming was not enough time in Santorini - but we had spent 4 nights staying on the island so were satisfied we had enjoyed Santorini. Too many optional extras to purchase building the cost up significantly. The optional extras in the trip to Olympia and Delphi should have not been paid extras but should have been included in the sightseeing of the stadium and the ruins of Delphi as they were the main reason we were touring those places. Overall a great experience and a very enjoyable trip.
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Was an amazing experience! The icing on the cake, that made the whole tour, was our very informative, intelligent and funny tour guide, Graeme or Aziz . Without him, the tour would have been rated Good. But with him, it was excellent. Our 2 previous Cosmos tours in the USA, were quite ordinary, due to the slackness of the Tour guides. Will definitely recommend this tour!
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We really enjoyed our tour of Spain and Portugal - it was just right to get a fabulous taste of these regions. Our tour guide Estefania was amazing - really fantastic, and the local guides that managed our optional excursions were also very good. The hotels were a very good standard and mostly situated in good locations. We really liked the flexibility on tour, we could leave the group and explore on our own when we liked, or opt in for the group excursions- best of both worlds. We would certainly recommend Cosmos tours for great value and will definitely tour with them again.
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Overall we enjoyed the trip. Must commend the driver's excellent driving. There was never a moment our safety was compromised. Smooth from start to finish. The tour guide is very well versed in the areas' history. However tends to be too detail and serious that many of of the travellers were seen dozing off including my husband! A little bit of humour would be great. He reminds me of my high school History teacher trying to cram all the historical dates into our heads!
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Japan was more impressive than we expected. The tour was very good and comfortable with only 20 on the coach. Maybe the only negative was that some days were a bit full on and the tour could be a few days longer to offset this.
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We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. The places we visited were excellent, and could not faulty any. Our tour guide Corina was absolutely fabulous, words cannot describe her. She had a lot to put up with on our tour, but she coped extremely well. She deserved a medal! Alain our coach driver for most of the tour was also excellent. He had to back up a narrow one way street because a couple of cars were illegally parked, and Corina had to go and direct the traffic so that they would not come down the street. All in all a wonderful trip.
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Tour director Corina Moga was excellent. Her knowledge, sense of humour and expertise made the tour very enjoyable, especially considering there was such a large group. Majority of accommodation was good. Bus driver Alain was also very good. Set meals pretty uninteresting with no menu choices.
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France was really different and the weather was great at this time of year.
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Good tour but some of the hotels were very basic, although that is to be expected in Europe. The tour director was very good and it's great to see free wi-fi on the tour coach.
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This was a delightful tour commencing in NYC from 4 October. We enjoyed superb autumn colours in picturesque countryside along with the amazing historical cities of Eastern Canada and the USA, without a care in the world. We had the most delightful, organised and patient tour guide in Becky Alexander, a modern comfortable coach and a smooth, good humoured driver in Nelson. All hotels were spacious and some were 5 star. Suggestions for improvement are a welcome dinner on the first night to get passengers mixing with each other more quickly, a full day in Montreal, and hotels with refrigerators and a microwave as this is a self catering tour. This is an economical tour which more than delivers value for money.
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This tour was wonderful. It was my third with Cosmos. As well as beautiful scenery including the majestic Fall colours, we enjoyed learning about the richness of the local history. Our tour guide, Becky and driver, Nelson were excellent and worked together as a team to provide everything we needed. The local guides were very knowledgeable. The hotels were mostly excellent. If they were a little out of the centre of town, Becky and Nelson would arrange for drop offs and pick ups at given times. All hotels had free wifi. My fellow travelers, 40 in all, were from Australia, England, New Zealand, US, Israel and Malaysia.
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I am very happy to have worked again with Michelle White from Global Journeys. This is my second tour with Cosmos and I would rate the tour operator Erol B. not in the same category as the European Shrines Tour. His knowledge of the country was strong, but he didn't have any interest in bringing everyone together at the end of the trip, it was a non-event. He would rush people onto the coach, but if someone was say, deliberating on a purchase at the carpet factory, the time to get on the coach was extended. It came across to a number of people that he had a vested interest in getting a commission. He pushed me in the back to go through a turnstyle when I was turning around to get my ticket and he did this to another female passenger when she was getting on the coach, totally inappropriate. The optional tours except for Ephesus were not value for money. The Cappadocia half day tour was far too long and could have been condensed to about 2.5-3 hours.

The optional dinner did not meet expectations about seeing Istanbul's lights at night. I do not think getting in a coach and driving along two streets to the restaurant was at all satisfactory to meet that expectation. The tour guide didn't turn up and sent someone along who did not introduce himself or even talk in the coach. The dinner itself was good but as the dancing got started the tour guide came in and told us we had to go. We did not have any local guides. The accommodation was mixed and while I know this is a low cost tour, it was interesting to hear the tour guide describe it as a budget tour. One of the hotels had this dreadful sewer smell in the rooms (Konya) and I heard this complaint from a other guests on tour. This area was not very nice either. I tipped the tour operator 50 Euros but I did so only on the basis of his knowledge and that he did organise the balloon flight over Cappadocia and a Turkish bath as side tours for a few of us.
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The tour director was excellent. Very organised and gave us excellent preparation and managed our expectations throughout our journey. Local guides were mixed. Some were outstanding In Stockholm, Tallin and Berlin but a couple could have been more engaging and inspiring particularly in Russia and Poland. There was a good mix of free time with tours and we were surprised with the quality of the hotels. Overall we had a great time and got a great overview of the countries we visited. Hannah at Global Journeys did a great job prior to leaving for Europe in making sure we had all the information we needed for visas and for packing.
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This was a well organized tour, which included visits to a large number of interesting places. It was divided into two parts, 7 days in Israel and 5 days in Jordan. Our guides, Rafi in Israel and Sami in Jordan were very knowledgeable and informes us constantly, not only about the places visited, but about daily life in their countries. They also looked after us very well. Hotels were more like those expected on a premium trip. As these countries are compact we spent less time on the bus and more time exploring the sites. All the details of this tour were well organized by Georgie at Global Journeys.
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This was the highlight of our overseas trip. A great way to see Switzerland - by train. Very well organized. Excellent Tour Guide. Hotels were good close to railway stations. Luggage looked after meeting us at each hotel when we arrived from trains. Because there were only 17 in our party it was a great atmosphere and interaction between us as travellers. Tomas our guide even organized incredibly wonderful weather! I would recommend this tour to everyone. Well done Cosmos!
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We were extremely happy with our tour as we have been previously with our last 2 Cosmos tours. We loved our tour guide Iris. She was the best guide we have ever had, extremely knowledgeable, very patient in sometimes testing times, funny, helpful and generally terrific, we couldn't have asked for more. Thank you so much Iris, you really made our holiday special. We were very happy with all our accommodation. We got to see so many places, travelled a long way making our trip once in a lifetime experience. We have done and will continue to recommend Cosmos tours to others and if we decide to do another trip in the future will first look to see if Cosmos can accommodate where we would like to go. Thank you Cosmos :) The only negative comment I would make is that it was extremely expensive to do the Optional excursions, which added quite a bit extra to our trip, but after seeing how expensive it is in Europe I can understand.
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We had an excellent tour guide for our New England Fall experience. John was so informative and new all about the history of the six New England States having resided in Boston. We found this tour very leisurely with plenty of time to wander around the villages. It was also great that the coach could go off the highways and go through the small towns. Also Barry our coach driver was very efficient and courteous. We could not fault the lovely hotels we stayed in fantastic beds!! We will certainly be taking another Cosmos tour in the future to the west coast of USA again.
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