If you're travelling on your own, our holidays offer the ideal blend of independence and opportunities to meet like-minded people. On our holidays, you decide how much socialising you want to do with the rest of your group, including the chance to eat together, explore together, or head out on your own.
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Historic sites, thrilling cities, and awe-inspiring scenery…these are the perfect words to describe this East Coast tour featuring New York City, Niagara Falls, Philadelphia, and Washington DC. You’ll spend two nights each in New York City, Niagara Falls, and the Washington DC area, and an overnight in Philadelphia. You’ll also visit Corning, New York, once voted Most Fun Small Town in America. On this affordable holiday, sightseeing or an orientation tour is included in each city. In New York City, see the major attractions, including Broadway, Wall Street, the Empire State Building, and more. In Philadelphia, see the historic landmarks. In Washington DC, visit Arlington National Cemetery, where John and Robert Kennedy are laid to rest; the Lincoln and National WWII Memorials; and the Washington Monument. Also enjoy photo stops at Capitol Hill and the White House. This East Coast tour also features gorgeous scenery. Enjoy drives through the picturesque Poconos and through the beautiful Appalachian Mountains into the Susquehanna River Valley. But that’s not all...wait until you witness breathtaking Niagara Falls! Be sure to have your camera ready as you enjoy a sightseeing cruise past the world-famous falls. During your free time in Niagara Falls, perhaps visit the Butterfly Conservatory, Great Gorge Adventure, or Botanical Gardens, or ride the aerial cable car. From the bustling cities to the majestic scenery, this East Coast tour is a great holiday for savvy travellers. You’re sure to arrive home with plenty of stories and photos to share.
Price based on 22 Mar 19
22 dates available
History comes alive on this East Coast tour featuring some of the East Coast’s most thrilling cities: Boston, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. On this East Coast tour, enjoy sightseeing in each city. With an expert Tour Director —someone who knows the ins and outs of the city—see some of Boston’s historic sites including Boston Commons, the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, and the Freedom Trail. In New York City, see Times Square, Greenwich Village, Chinatown, and more. In Philadelphia, visit the Liberty Bell, a symbol of liberty, and Independence Hall, the birthplace of America where the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution were debated and signed. In Washington DC’s famous landmarks, including the graves of John and Robert Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery, the Lincoln Memorial, and Washington Monument. Stop for photos at Capitol Hill and the White House. This holiday designed for value-minded travellers also features a harbour cruise in Boston. See Bunker Hill Monument—site of the June 17, 1775, battle—and the Boston Tea Party boat. You’ll also have free time on your own to explore. Perhaps join an optional dinner in one of Washington DC’s favourite restaurants, followed by an illumination tour of the monuments. In Boston, explore the cobblestone streets and savour a meal at one of the many world-class restaurants. Perhaps enjoy a Broadway show in New York City, shop on famous Fifth Avenue, or visit historic Ellis Island. Guided sightseeing combined with free time to explore on your own makes this the perfect tour to experience the East Coast’s thrilling cities.
Price based on 15 Jun 19
7 dates available
Bright lights meet natural wonders on this thrilling Western US tour through California, Nevada and Arizona. Explore the unique rock formations, mighty canyons and shimmering waterfalls of the US National parks on a scenic drive that travels between some of the world’s most famous cities. Your tour begins in Los Angeles, ends in San Francisco, and stays along the way in Scottsdale, Williams, Tulare, Modesto and Palm Springs. You’ll explore two of the world’s most famous national parks: the Grand Canyon in Arizona and Yosemite in California. Stand at the rim of the Grand Canyon and take in its breathtaking scenery – or join in an optional helicopter flight for a unique view of this incredible landscape. Walk the trails in Yosemite national park and enjoy views of its towering granite domes, plunging waterfalls and lush forests, while keeping a weather eye out for black bears and big horn sheep. You’ll travel along some of the world’s most famous routes, such as historic Route 66, and Arizona’s Oak Creek Canyon – home to blazing cliffs and sandstone towers. Between Williams and Las Vegas, look out for Joshua trees, huge desert plants that reach heights of 40ft. And fall in love with the barren beauty of the Mojave Desert. In Los Angeles, San Francisco and Phoenix, you’ll enjoy guided sightseeing to make the most of your stay. Why not jump aboard one of San Francisco’s cable cars, or enjoy an optional outing to Alcatraz Prison, which once housed the criminal gangster Al Capone? With free time in each city – including Las Vegas – you’ll have plenty of time to explore on your own, or join an optional excursion. Incredible scenery, thrilling cities, world-famous drives and much more: this western US tour offers adventures by the bucket-load.
Price based on 10 May 19
23 dates available
Follow legendary Route 66 and see how Americans travelled from the 1920s through the 1960s. This historic route begins in Chicago, travels through eight states, and ends in Los Angeles. On this Route 66 tour, you’ll get the opportunity to travel to some of the cities along Route 66, visit many of the Route 66 museums, and step back in time to when the journey was part of the fun. Visit Pontiac’s Route 66 Hall of Fame & Museum, which features memorabilia from the heyday of Route 66. In Oklahoma, visit Pops, a landmark building selling gas, sodas, shakes, and diner food. At the National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, antique cars and historic documents help you feel what it was like to travel Route 66. In New Mexico, visit Russell’s Car Museum, featuring classic cars and memorabilia. Overnight in Williams Arizona—listed in the National Register for Historic Places and where you’ll see neon signs from the 1940s “Motel Row.” Before arriving at the end of Route 66 in Santa Monica, California, visit the Barstow Route 66 Museum, which houses a collection of historic artefacts and photographs related to Route 66 and the Mojave Desert communities. This tour also deviates from Route 66, so you can see breathtaking scenery at the Grand Canyon and experience the excitement of Las Vegas. In Springfield, visit the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, and in St. Louis, witness amazing views of the city and the Mississippi River from the top of the 630-foot-tall Gateway Arch. These are just some of the many highlights of this Route 66 tour designed for value-minded travellers. Sit back, relax, and let Cosmos handle the driving and details while you enjoy!
Price based on 14 Sep 19
8 dates available
Explore the thrilling beauty of Canada’s national parks and glorious drives on this Canadian Rockies tour that stays overnight in Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Sun Peaks, Kelowna, Whistler, Vancouver and Victoria. Recharge yourself in Banff and Jasper national parks, where mountains, valleys, forests, rivers and wild meadows are home to bears, eagles, elk and wolves. You’ll also spend time in Glacier national park, with its dramatic mountains, waterfalls and glaciers; and Yoho, home to sheer rock walls and soaring peaks. Enjoy a winery tour in the resort town of Kelowna on Lake Okanagan, surrounded by pretty orchards and vineyards. Get stunning views of Mount Robson – the Canadian Rockies’ highest mountain at 12,972 feet – and rest for the night in the mountain town of Sun Peaks. You’ll also stay overnight in Whistler, home to the 2010 Winter Olympics. A highlight of your tour is a visit to prehistoric Columbia Icefield, the largest sheet of ice in the Canadian Rockies. Here, you’ll jump aboard the Ice Explorer coach, which travels on ice 1,200 feet thick. And on the Pacific Coast, you’ll sail across the Strait of Georgia to vibrant Victoria to enjoy a two-night stay with guided sightseeing, a visit to the famous Butchart Gardens and plenty of free time to discover some of Victoria’s most popular attractions. If you’ve always wanted to experience the beauty and wildlife of Canada, this Canadian Rockies tour is made for you.
Price based on 29 Apr 19
15 dates available
Welcome to Ontario and Québec—where exciting cities and breathtaking scenery await you on this eastern Canada tour. You'll spend three nights in Toronto, two nights in both Ottawa and the Québec City area, and one night in Montréal. On your sightseeing tour in each city, you'll see the must-see sights, such as the 1,815-foot-tall CN Tower in Toronto, Canada’s largest city; the Canadian Mint in Ottawa, Canada’s capital; Québec City's Place Royale, the historic square known as the birthplace of French America; and Montréal's Mount Royal, designed by the same designer as New York City’s Central Park. In Ottawa, you’ll visit the Royal Canadian Mounted Police stables, a tribute to Canadian heritage and history. In Québec, visit the Basilica of Notre Dame, dating to the 19th century, and Cap de la Madeleine, a national shrine with its fine stained-glass windows. Also enjoy time to explore Québec City, Canada’s only walled city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Between Montréal and Toronto, you’ll visit Upper Canada Village, where you’ll be transported back to the 1860s—with costumed interpreters, traditional farming techniques, aspects of late 19th-century social life, and more—at one of Canada’s most complete living history museums. But that’s not all…you’ll enjoy stunning scenery on this eastern Canada tour. For a tour highlight, board a sightseeing boat for a thrilling ride to view breathtaking Niagara Falls. You’ve seen photos of Niagara Falls and now’s your chance to see it up close. These falls are nothing short of spectacular! Also, enjoy a cruise that takes a scenic route through the many islands of St. Lawrence Islands National Park. From the vibrant cities to the beautiful scenery, this eastern Canada tour designed for the value-minded traveller is a wonderful holiday!
Price based on 05 Oct 19
26 dates available
You’ve dreamed about Italy—its magnificent architecture, majestic cathedrals, ancient ruins, world-class art, sumptuous cuisine and wine, and relaxing cafés—and now it is your time to experience it. On this affordable Italy tour, explore its most famous cities and discover its unique sights as you overnight in Rome, Siena, Montecatini, and the Venice area. This affordable Italy tour offers you the opportunity to step back in time -- to imagine what life was like 2,000 years ago –– the political, social, and commercial centre during the Roman Empire. Imagine life during the Middle Ages as you explore San Gimignano’s medieval squares, town walls, streets, alleyways, and 14 towers still standing from the Middle Ages. Visit Florence -- the Renaissance gem – with a walking tour featuring the beautiful Piazza Signoria, the centre of Florence’s social and political life since the 14th century. On this affordable tour of Italy, you’ll discover some of its magnificent cathedrals. In Vatican City, wonder at the masterful St. Peters Basilica and square. In Orvieto, the Cathedral is a great example of Gothic architecture in Italy. In Assisi, where St. Francis was born, visit the world-famous Romanesque and gothic Basilica, where the saint is buried. See Pisa’s Square of Miracles – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – with its three structures (Leaning Tower, Cathedral, and Baptistry) that have historically been central to religious life. You’ll also experience a wine tasting in Greve, the capital of Chianti, and a visit to Venice, including a boat ride to St. Mark’s Square. Witness Venetian glassblowers create works of art just as they did centuries ago, and spend some free time admiring the crisscrossing canals, the legendary gondolas passing under the arched bridges, the palaces, and the quaint piazzas. All of this and more—including views of the most scenic Italian landscapes—are included on this fabulous Italy holiday designed for the value-minded traveller!
Price based on 17 Nov 19
22 dates available
Spain and Portugal—these are two countries with rich histories and distinct cultures, and on this affordable Best of Spain & Portugal tour, you'll see their fascinating highlights. In Spain, you’ll overnight in Madrid, Granada, Cordoba, Seville, and Salamanca. In Portugal, you’ll stay in Lisbon and Oporto. One of the tour highlights is a visit to Toledo, a town that attracts more visitors from around the world than any other Spanish town. In this old walled town, built on a hill, you’ll visit the 12th-century Church of St. Tome, which has one of El Greco's most famous paintings. You will be delighted by the included visit of the Alhambra complex, built in the 13th century by Moorish kings featuring one of the oldest decorative gardens in the Western World. In Avila—a UNESCO World Heritage city founded in the 11th century—see the towers and walls and visit St. Theresa's Convent, a Carmelite convent opened in 1636 on the birthplace of St. Teresa. In Portugal, visit Lisbon with a local guide, who will show you Belem Tower, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built circa 1514 to commemorate the expedition of Vasco de Gama and Oporto's cathedral, built between the 12th and 13th centuries in Romanesque style on a terrace overlooking the port wine cellars on the banks of the Douro River. In Spain, enjoy guided sightseeing in Toledo, Granada, Seville and Madrid. These local guides - experts in the cities' histories and cultures - will highlight the must-see sights. All of this and more—including a visit with wine tasting to a local wine cellar in Montilla—await you on this fabulous and affordable Spain and Portugal tour designed for value-minded travellers.
Price based on 26 Mar 19
14 dates available
On this Spain, Portugal, and Morocco tour, experience these three glorious countries with rich histories and distinct cultures. You'll overnight in Madrid, Seville, Granada, and the Costa del Sol in Spain; Coimbra and Lisbon in Portugal; and Rabat, Marrakesh, and Fez in Morocco. The tour will start in Madrid, where you’ll discover the main sights with a local guide. On the way to Portugal, you’ll visit Avila, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its ancient fortified towers and walls, and beautiful Salamanca. The Portuguese pearls you’ll discover on this affordable tour are Coimbra, Obidos, Fatima with its famous Sanctuary, and the capital, Lisbon. You’ll cross the Strait of Gibraltar to Morocco on the African continent by ferry to step back in time in Rabat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Morocco's capital since 1912. Fez is still Morocco's cultural and spiritual centre, and its centrepiece is the Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site founded in the 9th century and whose palaces, madrasas fondouks, residences, mosques, and fountains date back to the 13th-14th centuries. Also founded in the 9th century, the red city of Marrakesh remains a tapestry of ramparts, mosques, palaces, gardens, vibrant public squares, and souks (markets). You’ll get to know this fascinating city with a local expert on the included tour. You'll also stop in Casablanca, Morocco's westernmost city and still known for the 1942 classic film with Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. You will love the included guided visit to Granada's legendary Alhambra complex, a lavish palace and fortress built by Moorish kings in 889 AD, that you will appreciate even more after having visited Morocco. These are just some of the many highlights on this comprehensive and affordable Spain, Portugal, and Morocco tour. It's a memorable budget holiday for value-mind travellers.
Price based on 09 Nov 19
22 dates available
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