We know that there’s nothing worse than having to wait to book your next big adventure, so we've put some of our most popular far-flung tours - and a couple that our Tour Directors think will be the Next Big Thing - on sale ahead of our full 2019 long-haul launch this September. And with just £99pp to pay upfront (£49pp for Europe) when you book before 31 October 2018, it's never been easier to secure your next holiday.
We guarantee that you've got the best possible value for your 2019 Cosmos touring holiday. If you find your holiday being sold cheaper by us between 1 November and 12 weeks of your travel date, we'll refund the difference. Valid on bookings made before 31 October.
This nine-day escorted tour of India takes you to see the iconic sites, rich history and warm hospitality of the Golden Triangle in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. If you’re looking to take an India tour without the high-season prices and crowds, you’ve found it! Begin in the capital city of Delhi, where included city sightseeing brings you to astonishing ancient sites including the famous Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib (Delhi’s seminal Sikh house of worship). And then you’ll have the chance to connect with the vibrant society in Delhi on a rickshaw ride through the city’s colourful Chandni Chowk bazaar. Of course, you’ll visit the beautiful Taj Mahal, and we’ll take you there at its most quiet and calm moment of the day: sunrise. Hear the legends within its walls and uncover the love story that created it, while walking through its incredible grounds. In the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur, you’ll love visiting the lavish City Palace museum and gardens, and the ornate Hawa Mahal, the ‘Palace of the Winds’. You’ll see how the legendary Rajput kings lived in Amber Fort, where intricate carvings, mosaics, paintings and mirrors works of white marble and sandstone. This great-value tour to India’s Golden Triangle will leave you enlivened, enriched and with a lifetime of colourful memories to relive time and again.
Price based on 17 Sep 19
3 dates available
Forget the big city crowds and high prices—now is your time to holiday in Costa Rica! With its abundant wildlife and splendid beauty, it’s no wonder Costa Rica is synonymous with pura vida—the good life. On this Costa Rica tour, you’ll spend two nights each in San José, Monteverde, and Arenal. The verdant cloud forest of Monteverde is one of the most bio-diverse areas on the planet. Here, search for wildlife as you explore Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve—home to jaguars, resplendent quetzals, pumas, monkeys, sloths, ocelots, many species of birds, and a large diversity of plant species—with an expert Naturalist. In Arenal, located in the shadow of Arenal Volcano (considered one of the world’s most active volcanoes), visit the Arenal Hanging Bridges. Made up of 15 bridges suspended in the treetops, you’ll see the flora and fauna from a different perspective. Be sure to have your camera ready for when your Naturalist points out monkeys, sloths, butterflies, birds, and other animals commonly seen here. All of this and more—plus an amazing value—await you on this fantastic Costa Rica tour!
Price based on 16 Nov 19
10 dates available
Discover the glittering royal past of India’s Golden Triangle on this exciting and diverse tour. You’ll begin and finish your holiday in Delhi, with overnight stays in Agra, Jaipur and Ranthambore National Park. You’ll experience the beauty of the Taj Mahal at sunset, when the setting sun bathes it in glorious yellow and gold. Explore the ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri and soak up the beauty of its sandstone palaces and courtyards, filled with intricately crafted carvings, tiles and decorations. As well as India’s rich culture and history, you’ll have the chance to explore its mighty wildlife, too. Step inside The Jungle Book on a once-in-a-lifetime safari trip to Ranthambore National Park, home to the famous Bengal tiger. With three game drives in an open-air four-wheel-drive vehicle, you’ll have a good chance of seeing these elusive creatures, along with crocodiles, deer, black sloth bears and langur monkeys. Other key moments include a cycle rickshaw ride through Old Delhi and a visit to the legendary Amber Fort in Jaipur. Spectacular architecture, rich culture and storybook nature: this diverse tour has it all.
Price based on 27 Sep 19
14 dates available
See the major sites of India’s Golden Triangle cities and enjoy rich cultural experiences in other towns as well on this India tour that goes off the beaten track. Begin and end your holiday in Delhi, with overnight stays in Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur along the way. Naturally, you’ll visit the Taj Mahal! We’ll take you there at sunrise – the quietest part of the day – so you can hear its stories and walk through its beautifully landscaped grounds as the sun turns the marble from gold to white. You’ll walk the walls of magnificent ancient fortresses and magical palaces on this tour. See Emperor Humayun’s towering ancient tomb, Qutub Minar, in Delhi. Explore the majestic Rajput capital of the Amber Fort and see how these medieval rulers lived, gaze down at the blue city of Jodhpur from the grounds of its Mehrangarh Fort. In Udaipur, take a tranquil boat trip on Lake Pichola for great views of the elegant buildings of City Palace Museum, where you’ll spend time discovering its traditional miniature art. But you’ll also get the chance to meet and mix with the locals along the way. Near Jodhpur, you’ll meet the Bishnoi tribe of Rajasthan and see how they protect the wildlife and flora of Northern India through 500-year-old traditions. In Delhi, you’ll enjoy a rickshaw ride through its bustling marketplace to soak up the atmosphere, thick with incense and delicious street food smells.
Price based on 15 Sep 19
8 dates available
Building fellowship and community among fellow travellers is just one of the ways to connect spiritually on this biblical tour of Israel. Experience the power of Scripture as it comes to life with memorable visits to Nazareth, Bethlehem, the Sea of Galilee and Jerusalem. Take time to meditate by the Garden Tomb and visit the Kaser-El-Yahud baptismal site. Jerusalem is dense with holy sites, tied to both the Old and the New Testament: King David’s Tomb, the Garden of Olives, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Take in all of them and also learn more about Israel’s archaeological past at the Israel Museum and more recent present at the Yad Vashem, the Holocaust History Museum. This journey will lead you in the footsteps of Jesus as you learn and hear stories about His ministry, miracles and life.
Price based on 10 May 19
9 dates available
The roots of your faith will come to life on this extraordinary journey through the Holy Land. Follow in the footsteps of Jesus as you learn more about His life and ministry. Visit places of biblical importance like the Mount of Beatitudes or simply take time to reflect on a peaceful cruise on the Sea of Galilee. Spend time in Bethlehem and visit the Basilica of the Annunciation, visit the Basilica of the Nativity in Nazareth, get inspired as you re-live some of the New Testament’s stories in their original settings. Jerusalem brings you even closer to Jesus as you re-trace His path along the Via Dolorosa and all the way to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. All of this—and much more—await you on a deeply spiritual holiday of a lifetime!
Price based on 03 Jan 20
13 dates available
Welcome to a world of volcanoes, cloud forests, coral reefs, and a rich diversity of wildlife that make Costa Rica a nature lover's destination. From the artisans of Sarchi to the pristine National Parks of Arenal and Manuel Antonio, your 7-day expedition through the rainforest is accompanied by a naturalist to show you this remarkable part of the world. Explore the volcanoes of Poas and Arenal, walk through the treetops on Arenal Hanging Bridges, and venture on to Manuel Antonio on the Pacific Ocean shores—with dense mangrove swamps and pristine beaches favoured by iguanas and monkeys alike. You’ll have a wealth of activities availed to you, including kayaking, nature walks, snorkelling, and mountain biking. This environment of sparkling coral reefs, rainforests, tropical vegetation, and a spectacular variety of animal species is sure to spark the adventurous imagination of any budget-minded traveller.
Price based on 02 Nov 19
8 dates available
Highlighting Thailand’s rich history, fascinating culture, and religious monuments, this Thailand tour includes overnights in Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, Ayutthaya, Phitsanulok, Chiang Rai, and Chiang Mai. This tour through Thailand includes visits to some of the cities that have served as the country’s capital: Bangkok, Ayutthaya, and Sukhothai. In Bangkok—Thailand’s current capital—visit the Temple of the Golden Buddha; the Temple of the Reclining Buddha built in 1832; and the Grand Palace, the royal residence begun in 1782 where you’ll see the Emerald Buddha, Thailand’s most sacred Buddhist sculpture. In Ayutthaya, Thailand’s ancient capital, your sightseeing includes a visit to Bang Pa-In Palace, which was built as a summer residence for the Kings of Ayutthaya. In Sukhothai, Thailand’s 13th-century capital, visit Sukhothai Historic Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with ruins of palaces, temples, and homes. On this Thailand tour, you’ll also have an opportunity to learn about Thai culture. In Bangkok, enjoy a Thai dinner accompanied by Thai classical music and dancers. Visit the legendary Damnoen Saduak floating market to see traders sell exotic fruits, vegetables, and more from their boats. And in Chiang Mai, enjoy a visit to San Kampaeng to see local craftsmen make Thailand’s traditional lacquerware and antique wood furniture. But that’s not all…visit the “Golden Triangle,” where Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar meet, and take a train ride over the famous River Kwai Bridge, part of the infamous Death Railway built by prisoners during World War II. Visit Hellfire Pass Memorial, which houses a museum detailing the life of the Allied prisoners and Asian labourers who helped build the railway. You’ll also spend time at an elephant sanctuary, where over 30 elephants roam freely in a sustainable environment free from mistreatment. Your budget-travel to Thailand is rich in experiences, sights, and welcoming people you’ll long remember!
Price based on 26 Oct 19
15 dates available
Home to one of the world’s most sophisticated ancient cultures, Mexico’s Yucatán offers fascinating archaeological sites and interesting colonial cities. On this Yucatán tour, you’ll explore many of these archaeological ruins and discover its fun cities with overnights in Cancun, Uxmal, Campeche, Mérida, and Chichen Itza. In ancient times, the Maya built complex cities, developed an accurate calendar, aligned their buildings for astronomical purposes, and learned to effectively farm. On this Yucatán tour, you’ll learn about this intriguing culture and visit some of its greatest ruins. Stay at the renowned Hotel Mayaland steps away from Chichen Itza and explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site built by the Maya between 600 and 900 AD. Here, visit the Ball Court, site of sacrifices; El Castillo, a pyramid dedicated to the high priest; and Cenote Sagrado, a sacred underwater sinkhole used for sacrifices to the gods. You’ll also explore Ek’ Balam, at the height of its importance from 600-900 AD, and Uxmal, one of the Maya’s ancient masterpieces and today a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On this tour through Mexico’s Yucatán, you’ll also explore the colonial cities of Valladolid, with its charming streets and interesting churches; Mérida, where you’ll stay in a former colonial mansion; and the coastal town of Campeche, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with baroque Spanish architecture. Enjoy some out-of-the-ordinary experiences offered by Globus, including a visit to a Panama hat maker in Bécal and a cooking demonstration in Uxmal. From the fun experiences to the fascinating sites, this Yucatán tour is a perfect holiday!
Price based on 03 Nov 19
5 dates available
£49pp deposit on all tour and cruise holidays booked between 5 February and 31 March 2019. Valid on new bookings departing in 2019.
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