Cosmos vs Costsaver - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 4.5
Value — 5.0
Guide — 5.0
Activities — 5.0
Lodging — 5.0
Transportation — 5.0
Meals — 4.5
Overall — 4
Value — 4.1
Guide — 4.1
Activities — 4.1
Lodging — 4.1
Transportation — 4.1
Meals — 4.1
Recent Reviews

Great COSMOS value

0.0 November 2016
I am a budget solo female traveler. I have traveled with COSMOS for about 20 years in the past, all over Europe, Switzerland, Turkey, etc. The best thing is that I never have to pay extra for single supplement when I room with someone. If Cosmos can not find a room mate for you, you end up having the whole room. Because of this feature, I was able to travel everywhere by my self with reasonable price. Cosmos always provides great value for the bucks. I would do it again. I highly recommend to you all.
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Excellent tour AAA+++ tour guide,Jelle Dalemans

0.0 January 2017
Excellent tour AAA+++ tour guide, Jelle Dalemans. His love an passion rubs off you .Hidden treasure WOW mind blowing .Optional extras a must the cherry on the cake We had a driver one in a million Rudy Leanan. We felt safe an secure in his driving . Our excursion guides wow knowledgeable an passionate about the places they took us to
Thanks for giving us Jelle as a tour guide he made our trip the adventure we wanted
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Tour CostSaver Company Reviews

Very Enjoyable

0.0 January 2017
First time I have been on a coach trip and thought although it was fast paced, it was very enjoyable.

Tour CostSaver Company Reviews

Good tour and knowledge of the places visited.

0.0 January 2017
Does Not Recommend
I have worked with customers for the last 20 years. I did training for 12 years and then was the supervisor for the training dept. I would sit down with my students at least once every 3 days to ask how the course was running. When I was away I would sit at the dinner table with the students as we were all in the same motel. By doing this I could change the course to suit the people in each class.
What I found with the tour is, that the tour director did not sit down with the people to see if the tour can be improved. I find that this seems to director out of touch with the customers. This seems to be run by the tour director, not by the customers. I was on a holiday and I don't need to be woken up at 6-00am for getting ready to leave for that day. There are will be cases that this will need to be done. EG. To catch the ferry to and from Ireland.
I will say that the tour director had the knowledge and knew the history of the places we visited.
There needs to be training done for the people who sell your packages. As an Australian, we do not tip people for there service. This needs to be pointed out to the people who are going on tour. We also found out from the other tour members that there was prepaid vouchers which was not offered to us.
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Tour CostSaver Company Reviews

Tours 154 Trips 104 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 211 $ 167
Operator Type Group Tour Operator Group Tour Operator
Size Global Operator Regional Expert
Trip Styles
  • Group Tours
  • Group Tours
Service Level Budget Standard
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Europe
  • North America
  • Europe
Known For
  • 50+
  • 18 - 35
  • Budget
  • Solo & Singles Travel
  • Budget
Headquarters Littleton, Colorado, USA N/A
Year Established 1960 N/A
Solo Friendly N/A N/A
Tour Languages N/A N/A
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    About Cosmos

    Cosmos promises to “turn your travel dreams into reality” by offering affordable tours in several parts of the world. Part of the Globus group of travel brands, Cosmos has been running escorted tours for five decades since the 1960s. It touts its clout with hotels and other travel providers as a way of keeping down costs, with savings passed on to their customers. Most expenses are included in the tours, though you may be on your own for some meals and optional excursions.

    Cosmos started out offering value-priced European coach tours for budget-minded travelers, and now has added North American, South American, and some Middle East and North African destinations as well. Religious-themed tours of southern Europe and Israel as well as holiday season tours are all part of the mix.

    The company emphasizes that when you tour Europe, for example, you’ll stay like Europeans do, eat like Europeans do, and “share the European view of Europe.” That generally means comfortable but not luxury hotels, well-chosen neighborhood restaurants, varied means of transportation, and guided sightseeing of all the “must-see” sites, with extended stays in key cities. Cosmos also offers plenty of free time to explore on your own, a way of personalizing your group tour a bit.  




    About Costsaver

    We think amazing travel memories shouldn’t cost the earth, so our budget trips cover all the essentials while providing you the building blocks to tailor your dream trip. It’s the ultimate unpackaged tour - an experience that you can make your own.  

    Travel these days is complicated, we make it simple. 

    Take the hassle out of research and planning. Each itinerary has been carefully created so that you get the best out of the places you choose to go including iconic sightseeing, hotel accommodations, many meals and transportation plus plenty of free time to spend how you choose in the destination. Whether you’re looking to cross borders and traverse vast regions or uncover the depth of a single destination, you can choose from trips that range from 4 to 30 days. the roads less traveled, the roads frequently traveled can be pretty damn special too.

    When it comes to travel, there’s no one size fits all.

    Some want a bit of this, others like a bit of that, while some want this and that, with a side of those. So, with Costsaver that’s exactly what you get. A curated range of Choice Optional Experiences that lets you travel how you choose.

    Our team work around the world and around the clock, curating the very best Choice Optional Experiences to tickle all sorts of fancies. Nature in Nairobi? Culture in Cusco? History in Hungary? You name it, chances we’ve got it. With over 550 incredible experiences on offer, the world’s your oyster. Or sushi. Or pasta? (You get the point.) Here’s a quick look at the types of experiences on offer. But with new ones being added on the daily, make sure you ask your booking agent for the latest options.

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