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Cosmos

4.3 Great
95%
Premier
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This operator is an Active Member in good standing in the United States Tour Operator Association and part of the $1 million traveler insurance program
# of trips 440 Trips
Type Global Operator
Service Level Budget
Trip prices $ 699 - $ 8,279
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Cosmos Reviews & Ratings

95% Recommend
4.3 Great
Excellent
75
Great
54
Average
17
Disappointing
5
Terrible
3
Value
4.3
Guide
4.3
Activities
4.3
Lodging
4.3
Transportation
4.3
Meals
4.3
Happy Traveler from US
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2020-06-19
5.0
Norwegian Fjords by Cosmos
Excellent Experience and Excellent Guide
I would highly recommend this company and some trips to Scandinavia and Baltic. The countries are amazing, the service and our guide Ausra Paukste was really the best ever. If you wish to visit this region consider Cosmos company.
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Rebecca G
·
2016-11-01
5.0
Awesome & The Best!
We had a most wonderful trip! Our tour guide & driver were excellent! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about France, & told us a little history, about every town we visited! Hotels great!
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Daniel W
·
2016-10-01
5.0
The Best of Europe by Cosmos
Great Time
Loved Leo. Entertaining and patient with those of us with canes. Took in many places had only read about. Great weather. Met new friends from around the world. Once again we all loved Leo
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Verna C
·
2016-10-01
5.0
Wonderful
Great guide, wonderful itinerary, not too busy just right time schedules, time on your own if desired, good hotels. Excellent way to see the highlights of Italy.
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Barbara M
·
2016-09-01
5.0
Amazing!
I always love Paris but I really enjoyed St Paul de Vence. It was so much fun to see each of the regions of France and enjoy their specialties. My new travel companions were very special too!
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Michael K
·
2016-09-01
5.0
Central Europe by Cosmos
Best Guide Ever!
Amazing trip! We saw a lot of countries in a short time and were constantly on the go (which is what I was looking for). The best part of the trip was our guide, David, who was knowledgeable and fun.
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Editorial review of 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.  

 

 

 

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Activities 50+ 18-35 Budget

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About the company

From Cosmos

Since inventing the budget vacation over 50 years ago, Cosmos has offered savvy, value-minded travelers the most affordable travel packages to the world's most captivating places - from the City of Brotherly Love to the City of Light…from the Great White North to northern Africa…from tropical Hawaii to sub-tropical Lugano, Switzerland…from the rainforests of Brazil to the Lost "City of the Incas." Our incredible value helps travel buffs travel more often.

We understand that you want to get out and experience the world. And that you'd rather spend another day in London than have a chocolate on your pillow. That's why Cosmos vacation packages include comfortable, clean, and attractive pre-selected hotels; guided city sightseeing; a dynamic assortment of transportation…to make getting there half the fun; and many meals. Our clout with suppliers is concentrated…and we pass the savings on to you.

With Cosmos, you'll enjoy the benefits, security, and convenience of escorted travel, an expert Tour Director, a greater choice of activities and excursions, and longer stays in key cities so that you can truly immerse yourself in the local culture.

You can also personalize your getaway, thanks to well-designed itineraries that feature the must-see sites as well as significant free time to explore your destination the way you want.

Trips & Specials See all 440 trips

  • Save $100 per person on select 2015 Cosmos Eastern Canada vacations.
  • Receive a $100 per person Air Credit on 2015 Europe Tours.
  • For under $1,000, you can enjoy the benefits of escorted travel.
  • North America Tours for under $150/day
  • With Cosmos, travel is definitely a family affair. Young travelers ages 8-17 receive a 10% discount on the land-only portion of their Globus vacation.

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