Who we are

Welcome to Cosmos

We 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, we want to place you in these perfect settings.

Here and now

2017 marks the start of new horizons for Cosmos. We're committed to making your holiday and travel planning even smoother and to find new ways of giving you greater value for money along the way. We’ve freshened up our look and introduced a price promise guarantee for our touring holidays to give you peace of mind. Above all, we’re still the same loyal, family-run business with a commitment to delivering great value dream holidays to you, our customers, every single day. 

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.

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 we’ve ditched the flares and polo necks, we’re still determined to give you superb holidays at the best prices.

Made for you

When it comes to holidays we know everyone has different needs and wishes. So we make sure we create our holiday experiences with this in mind. And we always listen to what's important to you so that, when it's time to travel, the whole experience is as smooth as possible.

How you can tailor your holiday


A private chauffeur

You’ll be picked up at home and whisked off to your departure point (within 50 miles) in a private, air-conditioned car, with a driver who’ll happily load and unload your luggage. At the close of your trip, you’ll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again.

Our VIP private home pick-up

Our price promise

You pay the lowest price available on the day, and there will never be any hidden costs. What you see is what you get. No extras, surcharges or other nasties that could take you by surprise.

See our full price promise