Cosmos

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  • Cosmos Grand Tour of Switzerland

    Nov 28, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good itinerary, reasonable price, good value for money.
    Cons: Some second-rate hotels

    Summary: I took the Grand Tour of Switzerland with Cosmos in 2009 and thoroughly enjoyed it, but it’s not a tour for everyone.  I chose the tour because it was relatively affordable, didn’t cover hundreds of miles a day and didn’t require ... read more

  • Disappointed!

    Nov 11, 2013 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Was able to find a suitable hotel at last minute.
    Cons: Paid for 2 nights in a hotel that we didnt stay in.

    Summary: I am writing to express how disappointed my husband and I were with our final hotel accommodations at Campanile Porte D'Italie, Blvd. Gen. De Gaulle, Paris-Kremlin, France.  This room, in comparison the others on our tour, was ... read more

  • My Cosmos Tour of Nat'l. Parks in USA

    Jul 12, 2013 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Sights and Lodging.   Tour Director was good.   Some days were less travel time.
    Cons: Cramped and uncomfortable seating.  only one place to put a bottle for every two seats...Cheap!

    Summary: I liked all that I saw on this trip and am glad I went.  But I gotta say, the Bus was almost daily torture!    One whole side of the bus had seats squeezed together so your knees were up against the seat in front.  Like sitting in ... read more

  • 21 day Grand European

    Jul 7, 2013 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Included sight seeing, beautiful places, great guide
    Cons: Hotel in Rome too far away
    Optional meals too expensive

    Summary: I highly recommend this tour!! It was well planned out and had good included tours. Not having to worry about transportation and getting hotels is a plus. It’s a great taste of Europe and you will come back with great pictures, wonderful stories, ... read more

  • Cosmos "Focus on Italy and Paris"

    Jul 25, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent value!
    Cons: None

    Summary: My wife and I selected this tour after comparisons with other companies which we had used before. We travelled with my brother and his wife and were thoroughly prepared. We assessed all the hotels, the areas we were staying in and the available ... read more

  • Cosmos Bohemian Rhapsody Tour

    Jul 24, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Two included meals at restaurants were very good
    Vienna concert (optional) was a highlight
    Cons: First hotel in Munich was too remote

    Summary: We have just from the Cosmos Bohemian Rhapsody tour and were very pleased. This tour is primarily non-structured with lots of free time in Prague, Budapest and Vienna. If you are an indpendent traveller, you will enjoy this tour because you will have the ... read more

  • Cosmos Six Countries

    Sep 18, 2011 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Alps drive & Stanserhorn, Rhine cruise, Vencie
    Cons: lots of travel time on buses, the Romantic Road -- big bunch of nothing

    Summary: I took this tour in July 2011 and want to thank the reviewer below.  I agree, there isn't a lot of information out there on the tour.  Their review helped me before I went.  I'm American, and went with my mother.  There were ... read more

  • Cosmos Best of Europe - 16 days

    Dec 26, 2010 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent tour guide/s and bus driver.
    Cons: Most hotels were disappointing - 2 star - and way out of city centres.

    Summary: We did this tour in May 2009.  Our tour guide, Earl Shannon, was EXCELLENT, a true professional and a gentlemen.  Everything worked like clockwork and his knowledge and multi-lingual talents were second to none.  Always got off the coach ... read more

  • Italy tour, Watch out for the options

    Oct 6, 2010 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent tour guide
    Excellent tour planning
    Three star hotels were okay, out of  way locations
    Cons: Breakfasts rolls and coffee only
    Other meals  options extra money
    Daily tours  options  extra money
     

    Summary: We just finished a 10 day tour of Italy.  The tour guide was excellent, the hotels were okay.  The Rome hotel was too far out.  To visit tourist sites we had to figure out their complicated bus and subway system. . .scary.Watch out ... read more

  • Cosmos Grand Tour of France review, atrocious!!

    Oct 5, 2010 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: None, read the review!
    Cons: Everything, read the review!

    Summary: Our first tour with Cosmos last year was a general European tour that was very well organized by our tour leader. He followed the Cosmos schedule as planned, and everybody was extremely satisfied. So, we decided to complete another tour with ... read more

  • Alpine Adventure & Glacier Express

    Sep 27, 2010 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Saw and experienced everything we wanted.  Great scenery, architecture, opportunity to sample local treats. 
    Cons: Packing each day.  Got bug bites in the hotel in Lugano. 

    Summary: This was our 1st escorted tour and we did not know quite what to expect, since this was a budget tour.  I had some concerns about the out from the city hotel locations, but we found after a full day of touring and excursions that by the time we ... read more

  • Six Countries Venice and Paris

    Aug 22, 2010 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Sites, optional excursions, bang for your buck
    Cons: Not enough time at the places you love, long coach rides, annoying/smelly fellow travelers

    Summary: I took this tour with my boyfriend in July of this year. I looked everywhere for reviews and couldn't find one so I want to make sure at least one is out there for someone else! Obviously there was a ton to see on this tour - 6 countries in only 8 days ... read more

  • the grand european tour...MUST READ BEFORE YOU BUY!!!

    Jul 19, 2010 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: not enought room to write so go see the review body under pros!
    Cons: not enought room to write so go see the review body under cons!

    Summary: i just came back from my grand european tour and can say it was worth the money.... we visited seven different countries; england (london), holland (amsterdam), germany (rhineland,heidelberg), switzerland (lucerne), italy(venice, rome, florence, also ... read more

  • COSMOS ROME/CAPRI/SORRENTO May2009

    Jun 8, 2010 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good Itinerary, 3 days Rome, 2 Capri, 2 Sorrento, Last Night Rome
    Cons: HORRIBLE FOOD, AND ITALY NO LESS
    GUIDES NOT TRUTHFUL
    HOTELS FAR FROM TOWN

    Summary: Just returned from 9 day ITALY with COSMOS, my third tour.  Selected for cities visited.   Included tours were fine, 3 of 4 hotels were good (they are getting better at selecting hotels, still way out of town but if you can manage public ... read more

  • Cosmos Tour - Central Europe Code 6070

    Feb 8, 2010 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: First class driver and tour directorGreat bunch of fellow travellersGood and very good hotels
    Cons: Actually can't think of any 

    Summary: This was our second tour with Cosmos - we did Spain, Portugal and Morocco with them in 2004 and found it a brilliant experience - a great way to see lots of key attractions in a relatively short space of time, with hassle free travel arrangements ... read more

  • Cosmos Wonder of Europe (May 2009)

    Jun 3, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Local guides, number of sights, value for money, group fun.
    Cons: Tour Director, rushing for dinner, commission shops.

    Summary: General Info:My husband and I decided to book a Cosmos Tour in order to see many sights in a short period of time since it was our first time in Europe.  We were pleased with the value for money and the fun we had with the ... read more

  • Cosmos Bohemian Rhapsody - tremendous value.

    Apr 4, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great for those into history, decent hotels & fantastic breakfasts, long stays.
    Cons: Can't name one on this tour.

    Summary: I confess to being astonished at a couple of the negative reviews posted on here...the writers must have been very unlucky with their tour guide, or had quite different expectations to what they got.  We took our first Cosmos tour last year, the 13 ... read more

  • Cosmos Jewels of Poland Tour

    Jul 8, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Good modern hotels. Excellent local guides. Lots to see. Interesting history. Low price.
    Cons: Mediocre dinners.

    Summary: My wife and I wanted to see Poland using a "name brand" tour company, like Globus. However, the only all Poland tour is offered by Cosmos, which is a budget tour and I worried about the quality of the tour. We found no difference in quality between ... read more

  • Cosmos is excellent!

    Jun 1, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent accommodations, sight-seeing, and food
    Cons: Limited free time in some cities; excursions a bit expensive

    Summary: I recently went on the 14-day Cosmos tour of England, Scotland, and Wales, and had a very positive experience! Our tour director was extremely knowledgeable about everything we drove by -- she provided a wealth of commentary on the history, ... read more

  • I don't believe the other reviews!!!

    Feb 7, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: None
    Cons: Terrible staff, hotel accommodations, and meals.

    Summary: Reading some of the other reviews of this tour company, I'm not sure if I can rely on any reviews of companies I have not traveled with! Cosmos SUCKS! I went on the tour of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. The sights were lovely and I would visit all ... read more

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