Cosmos Tour Reviews

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Average 4.4 out of 5 based on 805 user reviews.

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Overall the tour was a great experience, it is not for those who wish to lumber along though. The pace of the tour was as expected pretty full on as we did see a lot in a short amount of time. Our tour director, Sonia, and driver Carlo, were fantastic, very helpful, very patient and generally fun to enjoy this tour with. On the negative, we started badly with a delay of 7 hours in Calais in France as the port workers went on strike just as we were about to pull into port. Totally not the fault of Cosmos, however due to the delay we did miss our first days tour of Brussels. (we did get a free 7 hour cruise of the French coast as a positive to this), the tour people did make amends with a complimentary dinner and tried to appease the group as best they could given the circumstances.

Also, as the tour went on the hotel rooms got smaller and smaller, also there was no in room coffee making facilities and the included meals were of bargain basement standard. Personally my wife and I would be happy to pay a little more for the tour and have improvements in these 2 areas, plus an extra night in a place somewhere about mid tour for a recharge and time to soak it all in. Perhaps the extra first night in London, ( Saturday) could be exchanged for this as that seemed unnecessary. Given the schedule the tour was overall excellent value as you could not do this on an individual basis for the same amount. It was a lot of miles in the coach but the places we went to were breathtaking to say the least and well worth it. The coach was very comfortable, the people on tour were all great fun, even with the few hiccups no one was really too upset. I totally WOULD, recommend this tour if you want to see a lot but have minimal time to do it.
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Most of the accommodation was great but hotel at Vancouver and Jasper were ordinary. The tour guide was knowledgeable but spent more time on selling paid excursions. We have travelled with Cosmos earlier but this time there was too much emphasis on selling paid excursions. Our experience with Global journeys was great! Emily was very helpful right from providing the quote. Your website is perhaps one of the best with lots of information a traveller needs. Great work! (Ed. Thanks Avtar, and it's official now - Global Journeys have just won 'Best Online Travel Agency' in Australia this weekend at the NTIA Awards!)
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Great tour. Covered lots of places. Lots of free time. Great value for money. The only down side was that a number of the hotels were located out of town.
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Negatives. Tour of Seville should be included rather than optional. The Porta Fira hotel in Barcelona was too far out from the city of Barcelona. (The location was dead!) Good maps of the cities were not always provided by the hotels. Positives. The tour far exceeded our expectations. The scenery, historic buildings, the food, the vitality of the Spanish people were wonderful. The whole experience was enhanced by the outstanding work of our tour leader JOHN SHAW. He was exceptional in looking after the needs of each person on the tour and his commentaries were entertaining, informative and gave us a real insight into both the history and contemporary lifestyle of the Spanish people.
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Our tour guide was brilliant and our driver superb, We would never have seen so much without them. Baggage service was awesome and the accommodation as good as could be expected for the price.
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Greece was a beautiful country to visit, the tour was well paced, global journeys made the whole booking process seamless and competitively priced, highly recommended. I travelled as a single female and had a holiday I could not have fully appreciated if I travelled independently.
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It was my first time to join a tour and was quite amazed at the pace. Although tiring, I really enjoyed it. There were 40 of us; it was a mixed group (probably youngest was 12 and oldest was 60 plus). The tour members were very cordial/friendly to one another and were punctual so we were on time for the tour. Alyssa was an excellent tour director and so was the coach driver. The only downside was the Venice gondola excursion. I thought there would only be two on a gondola as shown in brochures and you have a leisurely ride on the river with a serenade. There were six people (too crowded) and too many boats that it took away the 'romance' aspect of the excursion; too commercialised. Overall it was good value for money.
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Fantastic tour! Great tour director and driver. Accommodation and all included meals were great. Some places where a little bit out of town which was sometimes annoying but not a huge problem. Overall a fabulous tour and a great way to see the British Isles!
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We had a ball during the trip, visiting most beautiful parts of Italy. Booking with Global Journeys is easy & well managed by account manager.
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Very enjoyable trip. Accommodation was clean & comfortable with free wifi in each hotel and on the coach. Giuseppe was very knowledgeable and passionate about his country and looked after our every need.
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This was an action packed tour. I found the tour to have an excellent balance of touring sightseeing and the flexibility to take advantage of selecting optional excursions or having time to do your own thing. The accommodation was excellent - each of the operators were well organised when we arrived at each location. With all luggage delivered to our rooms within a reasonable time of arrival. Great value for the money spent.
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The tour was very fast paced with early starts, but there was so much to see and do so this was necessary. Highlights were Neuschwanstein, the Rhine River cruise, and Rothenberg, but everywhere we stopped was lovely. The hotels and coach all had wifi. Some hotels were better than others, but we didn't spend much time in them. It was a good way to sample Germany and pick out places for longer visits in the future.
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The tour was outstanding, above and beyond what we expected. The hotels were all in great central locations and the standard of the rooms was first class. All the rooms had everything that we wanted and some had more than we required, accommodations excellent. Our tour director, Mel Brand, was fabulous, he made our holiday for us, very knowledgeable and approachable and very obliging, he was so organised, we never had to wait for the keys to our room, always made himself available for help of any kind. Our driver, Alex, again so obliging, our luggage would arrive very soon after our arrival, the coach was always immaculate, I spotted him cleaning the coach after our arrival in a town. He was always on the lookout for wildlife for us to see. This was our first Cosmos tour and it won't be our last, we will do another tour with them, this was a fabulous experience made even better by our tour director, thank you Mel.
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Our tour director Scott Dworkin and driver John were both very professional, courteous and informative. They both made our holiday with Cosmos fabulous. We really enjoyed the tour. Could of spent some extra days at some places but that would of made the tour quite long. Coach was always clean and accommodation was always clean with comfy bed and hot showers. We have taken away some wonderful memories and made some life long friends. Highly recommend this tour.
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Tour was very well controlled & organised by our tour Director Attila. It was on the the go as indicated but what we experienced was amazing. We saw some great places & enjoyed local hospitality. Well done Cosmos! A special thanks to our Tour Director Attila with our Coach Driver Carlo. Both were fantastic.
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The service we received from Global Journeys was excellent. We received our travel documents well in advance of our departure and nothing went wrong. We will book a trip with them again. Cosmos was exactly what we wanted and needed. The trip though fast paced took us to where we wanted to go in the time we had available. The quality of the hotels were better than expected and our tour director Peter was excellent. He taught us all so much about the history of the UK which really added to the experience. We plan to do another Cosmos trip in the next couple of years.
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Cosmos is a professional and good operator. This is our 2nd Tour. We are satisfied with the tour and generally met our expectations. Low mark for optional excursions but on this tour I don't think there could have been many possible. Scandinavia is more about the scenic beauty, rather than history and cultural experiences.
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What a fantastic experience right from day one when we first contacted Global Journeys. Everything went according to plan. The tour was fast paced, however, this was expected and we were not surprised. The only suggestion we would make is to allow some extra free time towards the middle of the tour, e.g a day of free time in Switzerland to enjoy the beautiful scenery, this would incur an additional cost, however, I am sure most people will accept the cost. The tour operator and local guides knowledge made all the difference and was such a 'value add' we realised the value after the tour ended when we did a city tour of Paris by ourselves, we were not aware of some of the historic details of some of the sites. The seat rotation in the bus was a good idea and a fair system, similar consideration must be given to hotel rooms, it appeared that some people always had the higher floors, this does make a big difference as most overnight stop overs are at scenic locations. Well done to all involved, we are already planning our next holiday and will be definitely contacting Global Journeys less than a year from now.
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We loved the trip overall. Just some of the optional extras were not that good, as the food and service was sometimes bad and very tight fit at the tables on occasions. We will be booking again, as overall it was value for money.
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We thoroughly enjoyed our Tour around Europe with Cosmos. Our Tour guide Davor was exceptional and amazing at catering to our needs and provided a fabulous guide experience, our bus driver Vincenzo was awesome at getting us through our journey! We had a wonderful holiday and will recommend Cosmos to others, and definitely will use this company again in the future :)
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Hotel at Sam Simeon let all the others down. Solvang provided too many calories. The tour pace was OK but I will look for more 2 night stopovers in my next tour. Getting into interesting towns late in the afternoon and leaving early in the mornings does not give one time to explore these places. On the cruise I found it off putting when you decide to by something at a price you must add on tax, and a surcharge as in some cases. Bearing in mind it is a different country so I suppose we must play by their rules. Staff on cruise were extremely friendly and courteous.
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We both thoroughly enjoyed our journey through Spain. The tour Director was excellent which can make or break an organised holiday, he made sure everyone was looked after and any problems sorted quickly and without fuss. He had a good knowledge of the history and provided good advice.
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My journey was for me a wonderful time. As I was travelling alone it was great to meet people from all over the world and I enjoyed their company very much. The tour guide, Anna, was very good and made my holiday even better than I anticipated. All aspects of the trip was enjoyable and I shall have wonderful memories of my time in the UK.
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This tour exceeded all of our expectations. This is the third USA Cosmos tour we have done in the past 3 years and while the first two were excellent the Texas Tour was outstanding. The tour leader, Phillip Walker, a proud Texan, was simply the best and his willingness to go the extra yards to ensure everyone on the tour got the most from it was amazing. The tour, with Philip's insights gave us a wonderful appreciation of all things Texan and it certainly is a prosperous and go ahead state. The extra things that Philip took us on like the San Antonio monument, the stop over at The Texas Cowboys stadium and the Luckenbach country music jam session were all wonderful, and appreciated, inclusions.

Phillip was ably supported by an outstanding driver in Jonathan who not only drove but also provided information on his native town New Orleans. Americans are proud of their country, but Texans are even more prouder of their state and this pride is spontaneous and infectious. The tour highlights for us were the Book Depositry in Dallas (and all of the details of the President Kennedy assassination) , the Alamo in San Antonio, the river in San Antonio and the City of New Orleans, with its diverse history and culinary delights. In all a wonderful tour that we thoroughly enjoyed.
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I highly recommend this trip. Such a fantastic holiday. The Rockies are magical with stunning views. Canada and Alaska has spectacular scenery. I love the group enthusiasm amongst newly made friends. Fantastic tour experience overall.
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I had a very good trip and would highly recommend this to everyone. I loved the places and made new friends on this tour. The tour packed in a lot in the 23 days and sometimes I wished that there was more time in a number of cities, however as it covered so many countries in a short time this is to be expected. My other issue is that the coach had a toilet but we were not allowed to use it unless it was an emergency.
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Reason for choosing this was to see Morocco and to that extent our aims were satisfied. Hotels were generally pretty average but with one exception were in poor locations. There was little opportunity to explore city centres. Local guides were mostly poor. The exception was our Berber guide in Marrakesh who was brilliant. Meals provided were pretty average - same boring old buffet most nights. Most people I think would have liked more time to explore in Fes, Marrakesh, Granada and Lisbon. To say we would visit Costa del Sol was plain misleading. The back blocks of Malaga don't have quite the same ambiance! Probably the tour covered too much in too little time. We travel a lot usually independently but we have taken coach tours for 5 or 6 days. This one was probably too long for us but regardless of that, compared to others we have taken, it did not in our view represent good value for money. I doubt that Cosmos will see us again. Thanks Michelle for your excellent service.
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Prepared to be stimulated! Eye opening. Tour director was nice to everybody and but did talk for hours. She said more than enough to stimulate our interest and read too much data from her crib sheet. She was a nice person. Hotels were nice and central and breakfasts were good but first hotel and last hotel were a long way from the city. The first was close to the international airport but the second was way out at the domestic airport.
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Really enjoyed the tour. Fast paced with only one night at each stop on the coach tour as so much to see. The hotel in Athens was excellent with good service and helpful staff. The best hotel on the tour was in Olympia, whilst the hotel in Kalambaka was old and run down. The coach was not the best as it had no pull down tables or back of the seat storage. Also the storage space above was very limited and most people had to keep bags under their feet. Happy with the service from Global Journeys, our tickets arrived in plenty of time and queries were answered promptly. I would book through them again for our next trip.
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Tour director and driver very good. Some long days. The perfect holiday. Accomodation was great. The highlights were Niagara Falls, the Grand Canyon and Zion National Park.
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