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. With the best Tour Directors in the business, a private home pick-up service at either end of your trip and a price match guarantee to ensure we offer the best possible value, touring with Cosmos is a truly unique experience.

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 home pick-up

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 home 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