Cosmos Lite

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Bundling freedom, flexibility, and affordability like never before, Cosmos Lite presents the world’s first independent touring style holiday. While offering all the hassle-free features of a Cosmos holiday, Cosmos Lite provides a blank canvas at each destination for custom tailoring, leaving the itinerary, pace and budget up to you!

Cosmos Lite holidays include city-to-city transportation, comfortable hotels, daily breakfast and a Tour Director. What your days include, however, is completely up to you! Book an optional excursion via MyAccount; ask your Tour Director for dining and entertainment suggestions; or wander and wonder at your own pace with the CosmosGO app.

2020 Europe tours

Independent touring
from Scott Nisbet, President & CEO of GFOB USA

GFOB has an unwavering commitment to the safety of our guests. The COVID crisis has heightened the importance of this for travelers. While travelers clearly want to start exploring again, they also need to feel safe. Over the last few weeks much has been done to develop and communicate our new COVID health and safety protocols.

There is more in the works, but the following highlights our current plans.

Health screening for guests and our team pre-travel and throughout the trip, including touch-free temperature checks.

Ensuring hotel, restaurant, coach and attraction partners meet government guidelines.

Avalon ships circulate air from the outside into staterooms and do not circulate air between staterooms.

A commitment to clean beyond government guidelines.

Social distancing throughout the journey.
– Fewer guests on coaches and ships (details to come)
– Wireless listening technology to avoid crowding around guides
– Masks available for guests and required for our team when social distancing is not possible
– Additional dining venues on ships

Daily deep cleaning of coaches and staterooms
– Hand sanitation stations on coaches and ships
– Hotel and ship buffets replaced with served meals
– Electrostatic spraying systems on ships
– UV disinfection systems on ships
– Hourly cleaning of public areas on ships
– Disinfecting luggage and all goods brought on board ships
– Complete disinfection of staterooms and public area between cruises 


We have recently been asked about the future of group touring in a COVID world. I believe we should be more confident than ever. Travel will be more difficult during this time, but we can make it easier. This is the #1 reason people take a tour…”it’s easy.” For 92 years, GFOB has been maneuvering around the hassles and providing benefits like skipping the lines at popular attractions to make travel easy (and now safe). We also know the hotels and venues with the right safety protocols. Plus with GFOB, travelers are not left to figure out all the local COVID guidelines and laws. There is also safety and peace of mind being with the same group of health screened, people. Compared that to a “hop on, hop off” tour for example. And, of course, all our brands and trips have a GFOB person there ready to help.  I believe touring and river cruising with GFOB makes more sense than ever.

Tours by Cosmos Lite

From US$79 per day*
From US$96 per day*
From US$109 per day*
From US$101 per day*
Undiscovered - Off the Beaten Path
From US$101 per day*
Undiscovered Tour from US$116 per day*

Your Cosmos Lite Holiday Includes:


Private, deluxe motorcoaches between destinations with air-conditioning and free WIFI


Daily breakfast and insider tips for the best spots for lunch and dinner


Clean, comfortable and attractive hotels that offer the most of your money

CosmosGO App

Local information at your fingertips with the CosmosGO mobile app

Tour Director

Professional Tour Director who points out the best sightseeing, dining and entertainment at each destination.

Optional Excursions

MyACCOUNT optional excursions ready for purchase


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