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.

Our price promise

We access flight prices in real time, so you pay the lowest price available on the day. There will never be any hidden costs: no extras, surcharges or other nasties that could take you by surprise. What you see is what you get.

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Which airport?

Choose your point of departure from up to 27 regional airports and select the flight time and carrier that suit you best. With a private home pick-up to whisk you off to the airport, you’ll begin your holiday the moment you close your front door.

Our home private home pick-up

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


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

Vote for us in this year’s Silver Travel Awards!

Vote for us as this year's Best Escorted Tour Operator (Europe & long-haul) and you could win a 7-night holiday for two.

Good Housekeeping Reader Recommended

We're proud to be Good Housekeeping Reader Recommended for our customer experience.

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