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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.

Globus family of brands safeguards travellers with new pre-trip health & safety measures

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This week,  Globus family of brands – consisting of Globus, Cosmos, Avalon Waterways and Monograms – is announcing important updates to its pre-trip Health & Safety Protocols including proof of COVID-19 vaccines or a negative test result in order to join its tours, river cruises and independent holiday packages abroad.*

“The health and safety of our travellers is our No. 1 priority,” said Gai Tyrrell, Managing Director Australasia of Globus family of brands. “We have continued to enhance on-trip safety standards throughout the pandemic to ensure we’re ready to welcome guests back to travel when the world is ready. Today, we’re unveiling new pre-trip requirements.”

Travellers are now required to offer Globus family of brands’ personnel one of the following printed and/or digital verifications upon arrival:

  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination at least 14 days prior to travel
  • Proof of a negative COVID-19 test result within 72-hours of travel
  • Proof of recovery from a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis within three months of travel

 

Without one of these verifications, travellers will not be able to join a planned holiday with Globus, Cosmos, Avalon Waterways or Monograms. These requirements are in addition to any government regulations.

In addition to unveiling new COVID-19 parameters required at the start of each holiday departure, the Globus family of brands announced that they will facilitate – and cover – additional COVID-19 testing, if required, for guests to return to their home country, as well as tests on trip if guests show symptoms.

These new protocols will take effect in April, 2021.

And, to ease pre-trip stress, the company is also now offering guests more payment flexibility. The Globus family of brands has shortened the final payment window for all brands to 45 days, prior to departure.

“In a world of uncertainty, we want travellers to enjoy peace of mind that their holiday – and their finances – are in good hands,” said Tyrrell. “As they get closer to their departure date, they can feel confident about – and excited for – their journey, knowing that final payment is not due until six weeks before they’re scheduled to go.”

Tyrrell also cited the company’s Peace of Mind Travel Plan created during the pandemic to garner traveller confidence for new and displaced bookings.

“If our guests are unable to go on their holiday due to COVID-19 restrictions, our complimentary Peace of Mind Travel Plan gives them the flexibility to move their plans to any other 2021 or 2022 date, destination, itinerary or even, another brand in our vast travel portfolio, without penalty,” said Tyrrell. “We’re offering travellers risk-free bookings.”

*Please note, Globus family of brands’ regulations, restrictions and travel requirements differ per country of departure.

View On-Trip Protocols & Procedures
View Pre-Trip Health Screening Instructions
View Health & Safety Waiver COVID-19

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 

IN TOURING WE TRUST

Globus has always greeted the most fascinating places across the globe with unmatched intrigue, curiosity and wonder. Along the way, we’ve discovered the sights to see, encountered the people to meet, engaged in the customs to sample and indulged in the cuisine to taste. And we’ve done this while bundling unrivalled knowledge from Tour Directors and local guides with first-class accommodations and transportation to help you greet the globe on a journey that goes beyond the ordinary. In short, touring offers over-the-moon experiences without overthinking.

When travellers, like you, choose a Globus tour, you say “goodbye” to worry, leaving you free to wander and wonder about the world around you. And that idea – and promise – couldn’t be more prevalent and welcomed today. While today’s world has changed, what remains certain is Globus’ commitment to your safety, comfort and peace-of-mind.

Globus will continue to review and update Assurance initiatives as we make our return to the world, including adhering to – and building upon – the standards set forth by travel and health agencies across the globe, including the European Centre for Disease Prevention (ECDC), the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA). 

When it’s time to book your next adventure, rest assured that we’ve got you covered. Backed by 90 years of showing travellers the world’s most amazing destinations, we’ve got the expertise to help you from the moment you book your trip, to the moment your feet touch the ground back home again. 

Peace of Mind Travel Plan

Your Cosmos holiday can be moved without incurring any cancellation fees for travel.

In response to elevated travel restrictions and government advisements, we have made the thoughtful decision to suspend operations through to April 30, 2021. 

Given these circumstances, Cosmos continues our program designed to give our travellers flexibility when considering their travel plans.

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Added Travel Protection With SafetyNet

Give yourself even more flexibility for your holiday with our SafetyNet Protection*. This allows you to cancel with no penalties up to 30 days prior to your holiday, or transfer your holiday to another date with only 24 hours’ notice.

*Conditions apply.

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Global office locations in Switzerland, USA, Canada, UK, Australia & New Zealand

Experienced Tour & Cruise Directors who are with you every step of the way

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Health & Safety

Today’s world has changed, but what remains certain is Cosmos’ commitment to guest safety, comfort and peace-of-mind while travelling with us. To that end, with help from our Global Health & Safety Team, we have established a worldwide Assurance program, with enhanced on-trip protocols and procedures, to ensure the health – and happiness – of our guests throughout their travels with us.

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COVID-19

Click here to view our travel policy relating to Covid-19 and affected 2020 travel.

Your Cosmos Lite Holiday Includes:

Transport

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

Breakfast

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

Accommodation

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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