At Cosmos, we’re not just hooked on travel as a destination, but on the way travel makes you feel. Our promise is to make holidays you’ll never forget, and success is all about delivering a hassle-free holiday for you. 

Our story began in Switzerland 90 years ago, where local legend Antonio Mantegazza bought a row boat to transport tourists over Lake Lugano. Sharing with them the stories and secrets of the locals, Antonio’s passion for travel gave birth to the Globus Travel Group, from which Cosmos was born. 

Now, with over 50 years of experience and ‘wow’ under our belts, Cosmos have world value travel figured out and there is no sign of us slowing down. 

Our passion is to take you to the must-see places that set your imagination on fire. With the help of our knowledgeable friends, your Local Guides and Tour Directors, we constantly unearth new local secrets to make your adventure as awe-stonishing as possible. 

Connect with a new world of people, places and experiences; ignite your travel imagination and feel alive. It’s simple, made special. 

Cosmos travellers enjoy a savings of up to 40 percent compared to booking a vacation on their own. With the unparalleled value we offer – including our “Tours Under $1,000” series – Cosmos travelers can indulge in their wanderlust more often.


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    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 


    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.

    Click here to find out more.

    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.

    We've Got You Covered

    Swiss family-owned business with 90+ years of experience

    On the ground support in every location visited

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

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

    97% customer satisfaction rating

    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.

    Click here to learn more.


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


    We know there are a dozen different ways you like to explore, which is why Cosmos gives you the freedom, and flex, so you can dial it up or dial it down.


    At Cosmos, we love it when our special offers help make your travel dreams a reality.

    Curated Travel Articles

    After 90 years curating travel wonderment, Globus have the experience and local knowledge to craft immersive adventures that make you feel alive.


    Spectacular train rides, breathtaking cable car ascents, overnight cruise ships, scenic day ferries, private first-class motorcoaches (most with free Wi-Fi) – Cosmos offers a wonderful variety of transportation for a memorable travel experience. And you never have to worry about getting to the ferry on time, buying tickets for the train, or waiting in long lines to take the cable car.


    When it comes to meals, Cosmos strikes a perfect balance. We include some meals to save you time and money, yet we also leave enough free time so you can sample your destination’s gastronomic delights on your own.


    Our tour packages include guided sightseeing and scenic highlights that reveal the best of Europe, U.S., Canada, Asia and South America. Bask in the beauty of Italy, America’s National Parks, the Canadian Rockies, the mysteries of the Inca Empire in Peru, and so much more. Enjoy inside visits of the must-see sites with knowledgeable Local Guides who will bring each destination to life.


    After a day of traveling you want to relax at a comfortable, clean, and attractive hotel. We select hotels with the best guestrooms (always with a private bathroom), service, and food for the money. See individual itinerary pages for hotels.


    We build free time into every Cosmos vacation, so you can eat, shop, and explore the way you want. Whether you’re into art, music, food, wine, history, or whatever, we give you the freedom to truly personalize your trip with optional excursions that are meaningful to you.


    At the heart of every great Cosmos tour are the friendly, knowledgeable folks who show you around and help you maximize your free time. We go to incredible lengths to find the most professional Tour Directors and Local Guides.

    For GFOB Repeat Travelers

    Welcome Back Credit

    Each time you travel on a Globus family of brands vacation, you can earn up to a US$250 (per person) Welcome back Credit to use towards your next holiday.*

    Repeat travellers will receive credit for their future holidays based on a tiered structure:
    $2,499 or less           – $100 credit
    $2,500 to $3,499      – $150 credit
    $3,500 to $4,499      – $200 credit
    $4,500 and above    – $250 credit 

    *Terms and Conditions apply. Welcome Back Credit cannot be redeemed for deep discounted promotions (FAM, F&F, TAD, VIP, BOGO, etc.) Charter tours, Cosmos Lite, Escapes by Globus, 2020 Oberammergau, Monograms City Getaways.

    What's in it for you?

    • Travel More. Earn More!
    • No enrolment necessary!
    • No Membership Card. No Membership numbers.
    • Earn BONUS Welcome Back Credits on select holidays.
    Travel. It’s not about the how or where, it's about the feeling of being completely alive and totally refreshed by your experience. It’s about creating memories you’ll re-live again and again. Grab a Cosmos tour brochure and dive into the world of possibility. Whether you’re seeking assisted solo travel, freedom and flexibility or authentic experiences, we’ll make it hassle free, because that’s what a Cosmos holiday is all about. Your job? Live your dreams.


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