I wrote a couple of weeks ago about Avalon Waterways river cruises which is a part Globus Family of Brands. Since it is technically still “National Plan A Vacation Week” I wanted to share with you the Cosmos brand by Globus. Cosmos is value escorted vacations in the US, Africa and Europe. This year marks the 50th anniversary and to celebrate they will be sharing incredibly sweet deals off and on throughout the year. Don’t you love their logo? I’m all about turning travel dreams into reality!!
Cosmos offers the budget minded traveler extremely affordable tour packages to some of the world’s most amazing places. With 8 different travel packages under $1,000 and each of them are minimum of 8 days, you can see how affordable they are. We’re not talking out of the way places no one wants to see either. Check these out: Greek Odyssey 8 days; British Panorama 9 days; Cairo, Alexandria and the Mediterranean 8 days; Jewels of Morocco 10 days.
Each of these tours are expertly guided by folks who have an in-depth knowledge of the area, destinations, history and people of the tour. Many of them have been with this company for years and absolutely love what they do.
Cosmos has 4 distinct travel styles. They are:
Regional Discoveries – If there is a particular region you would love to explore, these trips are ideal for you. Expert tour guides will share in-depth knowledge of the area and its history with you.
Panoramas (my favorite) – These are whirlwind tours expertly guided that give you an opportunity to experience multiple cities and countries in a single adventure. These are fast-paced, jam packed adventures so if you are wanting to see and do as much as possible this is the way to go.
Escapes – Vacations of a week or less that really let you spend leisure time as well as exploration time. By traveling on the weekends, you are able to get a comprehensive trip with plenty of leisure time to explore on your own.
Rail Journeys – Yes! These are magnificent tours conducted by rail. Imagine yourself traveling the way we all did once, in the luxury of a rail car. This is not the rickety old train from the old west but sleek modern luxury coaches.
Cosmos even caters to the single traveler. Their “guaranteed share” reservations will put two (same gender) people together in twin rooms which keeps you from paying single rates. Also, if there is not another single they will absorb the rate increase and you still only pay the double rate. Not a lot of companies are willing to do that which is another reason I LOVE the Globus lines.
Another thing I find extremely agreeable about them is that all of the sightseeing and highlights are included in the price. You can opt in for additional excursions at your own cost but so much is already offered you may not feel the need to add additional excursions onto your free time. Here’s a little secret I learned from one of the tour guides I had the pleasure of meeting and talking with. They (the tour guides) call it the “Happy Line”. Part of the exceptional deal you get when booking a tour through this group is that they have negotiated short-cuts to the front of the line for the tour group. If you have ever stood in line waiting to go through an exhibit you know what I mean. You don’t pay extra for this. It’s all included. They have also negotiated things like being able to actually go “inside” the coliseum in Rome and not just stand outside taking photos. Imagine how awesome it is to have photo-ops that most people don’t have access to. Again, it is all part of what you pay for at these amazing prices.
What else is included? Let’s talk food. Many of your meals are included in the vacation price but not all. This means that you actually are able to step out and partake of the incredible culinary adventure around you. Street food? You bet! I wouldn’t miss it. Your guide knows the areas intimately and can steer you to whatever your heart desires. They know the best places to shop, eat, people watch, photograph and anything else you have on your mind. The hotels are included and are each exceptional. Remember, Cosmos is part of the Globus Family and has received huge benefits from the incredible presence the brand has made in the marketplace.
Cosmos is all about value. I know you want the most bang-for-your-buck and if you are thinking about touring another country of even the good ol’ USA, I highly recommend you look into a Cosmos tour. Leave me a comment or shoot me and email and I will be happy to send you an e-brochure with all of the tours, information and pricing.