Stay & Explore escorted tours

Our Stay and Explore escorted tours are designed for you to make the most of your destination. Return to the same base every day - you'll stay in just one centrally located hotel. Perfect if you don't want to move locations every couple of days!

Each itinerary is designed to get you closer to the destination with just the right balance of included excursions and free time. We've taken care of everything so there's no planning, hassles, or queues. And as always, our expert Tour Director and local guides are on hand to help you make the most of your time.  

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  • Travel to the dramatic Isle of Skye, ferry back to the mainland and stand before the famous Glenfinnan viaduct on the Scottish Highland Explorer.
  • Explore Shakespeare’s Stratford, including visits to his Birthplace and School on the Heart of England tour. 
  • Lap up the stunning scenery and superb beaches on Jersey Island Discovery.
  • All of our UK Stay and Explore tours have an average group size of only 28 guests, promising you room to roam while getting up close and personal to the sights. 

UK Stay & Explore tours

6 holidays available

Select when you wish to depart and we will be able to show you all tours and cruises that depart on the day you have selected.


What's included on a Stay & Explore tour



Private first-class coaches (most with free Wi-Fi), spectacular cruises, scenic day ferries - Cosmos offers a wonderful variety of transportation for a memorable travel experience. As well as a free car park stay on selected UK Stay and Explore tours. 



Our Stay and Explore tours include guided sightseeing and scenic highlights that reveal the best of your chosen destination. We've also included enough free time for you to explore the destination on your own. Enjoy inside visits of the must-see sites with knowledgeable Local Guides who bring each destination to life.


Accommodation & meals

On our Stay and Explore tours breakfast is always included as well as a welcome dinner so you can get acquainted with your fellow travellers and Tour Director. You'll also find our hotels are centrally located making it easier for you to sample your destination’s gastronomic delights on your own. As mentioned we have selected centrally located hotels at a 4* rating. 


We build free time into every Stay & Explore tour, so you can eat, shop, and explore the way you want. We give you the freedom to truly personalise your trip with optional excursions that are meaningful to you.


The best Tour Directors

At the heart of every great Cosmos tour are the friendly, knowledgeable Tour Directors and Local Guides who show you around and help you get the most out of the place you visit. We only work with the best: our expert Tour Directors have a 96% customer satisfaction rating.


Peace of mind

All our holidays are covered by a scheme of financial protection through ABTA or ATOL.  We're proud to be the first escorted touring company to become Good Housekeeping Reader Recommended, giving you extra peace of mind about your holiday choice. Plus all of our 2021 departures are covered by our On Trip Assurance and Peace of Mind travel plans. 


National Express

Thanks to our partnership with National Express coach services we are able to offer customers a direct link to their booking site, just click below to see tickets and prices.

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