A forward-thinking young Italian named Antonio Mantegazza started it all back in 1928, when he purchased a rowboat to transport visitors across Lake Lugano in Switzerland. Big things come from small beginnings and as Antonio grew his business their sister company Globus was born, and from that came Cosmos in 1961.
Across the decades there were some questionable brochure covers as well as fashion choices, but most of all it was fantastic holidays at great prices. And while they’ve ditched the flares and polo necks, they’re still determined to give you superb holidays at the best prices.
They want to take you on your best holidays, full of memorable experiences and pinch-yourself moments in thrilling destinations around the world. Whether you’re cruising down a jungle river in Thailand, standing on a lava field in Iceland, or stargazing in the deserts of Western USA, they want to place you in these perfect settings.>
Cosmos offer a huge selection of tours, from classic, platinum or small group escorted tours, to private groups and single centre tours. Travel with like-minded people and get the best access to the must-see sights, and the local favourites you might have missed. Touring is a great way to see the world: they'll take away the admin and organisation headaches of your holiday, and all you have to do is soak up all the history, culture and experiences.
Known for its historic sites and stunning fall foliage, New England in the fall delights all the senses.
On this Spain, Portugal, and Morocco tour, experience these three glorious countries with rich histories and distinct cultures.
Come and explore the Golden West on this affordable holiday through California, Arizona, and Nevada. You’ll begin in Los Angeles for guided sightseeing in the “City of Angels.”
The Canadian Rockies are known for their stunning scenery, rugged mountains, breathtaking glaciers, mighty rivers, and gorgeous national parks.
The beautiful South comes alive on this wonderful holiday featuring locations that have played a role in the evolution of American music.
Are you a little country? A little rock ‘n’ roll? Then you’ll love this musical heritage holiday that follows the influential sounds of chart-topping history from Nashville to Memphis with a crescendo in New Orleans for all that jazz.
Breathtaking, lush landscapes combined with vibrant cities and historic attractions—all of this and more await you on this guided Ireland tour.
Exotic and fascinating, the Kingdom of Morocco is rich in history and culture, offering travellers intriguing historic sights, authentic cuisine, and changing scenery that is perfect for value-minded travellers wanting to explore and learn about a new destination.
“I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it” – so wrote William Shakespeare in As You Like It.
Are you a little bit country? A little bit rock ‘n’ roll? Then you’ll love this musical heritage vacation that follows the influential sounds of chart-topping history.
Rolling hills and rugged coastlines, mythical creatures and elusive monsters – this Highland holiday is a study of wild beauty in the most beautiful of classrooms.
It may come as a surprise that the beloved Irish tune “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling” was written by a trio of American songwriters.
Learn about Central Europe’s rich history and see its historical sites as you travel through the heart of Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria and the Czech Republic.
Mother Nature meets our Founding Fathers on this electrifying fall foliage tour through historic and bucolic New England.
From historic sites to beautiful scenery, enjoy the great cities of the Northeast and Canada on this exciting eastern Canada and U.S. tour.
Go west for adventure and treasure on this affordable American holiday through Colorado, South Dakota, Wyoming, and Utah.
This regional affordable Italy small group discovery vacation begins and ends in Naples.
Canada’s national parks and scenic drives highlight this wonderful Canadian Rockies tour that overnights in Vancouver, Kelowna, Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Sun Peaks, Whistler, and Victoria.
Where do the nation’s VIPs go when they need some quiet R&R? Everyone from politicians to performers to pro athletes have long traded their suits and cleats for sandals and clamdiggers to enjoy the breezy shores of Cape Cod and its neighboring islands.
Your dream of visiting the shining cities of Italy with budget travel in mind is easy to reach. With seven days to see the sights from Rome to Venice – including Pisa, Verona, and Florence – your guided Italy tour is waiting.