Who we are

Welcome to Cosmos

We specialise in escorted tours and cruises in the world's most inspiring locations. 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, we make your adventures in these perfect settings easy. 

First founded in 1961, we have a long history and unrivalled local knowledge to open up key sights and provide off-the-beaten-track experiences for those who want them.

Our story begins

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 our sister company Globus was born, and from that came Cosmos in 1961.


Single room offers

Whether you’re travelling solo or as part of a group but prefer your own room, we can waive the usual single room supplement on some of our most popular holidays.

If you’re happy to share a room with someone else, then take advantage of our ‘Single Share’ offer - take a twin room with a fellow traveller of the same gender, and if there’s no one to share with you’ll get a room to yourself at no added cost! Simply give us a call to find out more.

More about solo travel

Which airport?

Choose your point of departure from up to 27 regional airports and select the flight time and carrier that suit you best. Of course, you can also book the holiday by itself and arrange your own flights and transfers separately by calling us on 0330 0588 237.


Tailor your trip

Our travel specialists can help you tailor your holiday, whether that’s helping you choose your pre-bookable optional excursions or extending your holiday with a stay in a spot you love, or combining back-to-back trips for you. You can also take advantage of a more luxurious cabin upgrade or access Cosmos’s competitively priced options with some of the world’s leading airlines.

Call our travel specialists on 0330 0588 237