Once-in-a-lifetime holidays only happen once, and that's why we go the extra mile to make sure we get them right. We are a member of ABTA and our flight-inclusive holidays are protected by ATOL.
But that's not the only reason you can book with confidence.
All 2021 travel bookings automatically come with our 2021 Peace of Mind Travel Plan, free of charge. This plan gives you the ability to move your booking to another destination, holiday, brand or simply a different 2021 or 2022 departure date in our vast travel portfolio, no questions asked. You just need to let us know before final payment and we’ll waive all land or cruise penalties and get you booked on a new holiday.
And for as long as the COVID-19 pandemic is still affecting, travel, all bookings for 2022 travel dates are also covered by our Peace of Mind Travel Plan, extending the ability to move travel dates through 2023.
Whether you book only your cruise with us, or opt for a fully packaged holiday with flights, you have financial protection. We are a member of ABTA and our flight-inclusive holidays are protected by ATOL - which means that if your holiday is cancelled for any reason, you’ll receive a full refund.
We want you to feel like family when we take you on tour, and we'll do all we can to give you the holiday you were dreaming of. So we're very proud to be both Good Housekeeping Reader Recommended, and hold a Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award - both based on independent feedback from fellow travellers who have been on our tours and cruises.
Our founder, Antonio Mantegazza, started showing tourists his part of the world in 1928. From small beginnings on the shore of Lake Lugano, Antonio grew his business into our sister company Globus, and then created Cosmos in 1961. We've a lot of experience under our belts, and we know what makes a great holiday. From off-the-beaten-path experiences to the back story behind the world's greatest sites, we plan every moment of your holiday with painstaking care – so you don't have to.
We go to incredible lengths to find the most professional Tour Directors and Local Guides to give you the richest experience possible. But don't just take our word for it – 96% of our customers rate them either 'good' or 'excellent'.
Today’s world is always changing, but what remains certain is our commitment to your safety, comfort and peace-of-mind while traveling with us. Touring with Cosmos and Globus takes away many of the 'pain points' of travel - check-in, luggage handling, researching hotels and planning your journey. We'll worry about the logistics, so you can focus on the memories.
With 90 years of travelling the world, we've made a few friends along the way. Because of our volume buying power, we have clout with hotels, Local Guides and other suppliers that saves you time and money compared to booking the same holiday yourself.
The 2021 Peace of Mind Travel Plan allows for any 2021 booking made on Avalon Waterways, Cosmos, or Globus to be changed to a different brand, destination or to another 2021 or 2022 departure date. Notice of change in travel plans must be given before final payment; standard cancellation penalties will apply for full cancellation without rebooking or changes made after final payment. The penalty waiver applies to the land or cruise portion of the booking only; airfares and vacations booked air-inclusive may be subject to penalties and/or change fees from the airline. Applicable price and eligible promotions for the new tour or cruise will apply; if new trip is less expensive, a future travel credit will be issued for the difference in price. Cannot be applied to charters, custom tours, sole use or TBA space. No cash value. Credit is fully transferable. Offer reliant on space availability. May be withdrawn at any time. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details.
For 2022 bookings, travel dates can be moved to any other brand, destination or 2021, 2022 or 2023 dates for the duration in which the COVID-19 pandemic is determined to still be affecting travel or if your country of residences health agency has issued a warning to avoid non-essential travel, due to COVID-19, for your destination.