What is Escorted Travel?
On a Cosmos escorted tour, you get to do more than just see a destination – you get to experience it! And you get to do it without all the worry and legwork involved with planning the vacation. That’s because we take care of the logistics, so you can sit back and marvel at the stunning scenery, distinct cultures, and great amenities - all at a remarkable price!
With Cosmos, you’ll enjoy a greater choice of activities and longer stays in key cities, so you can truly immerse yourself in the local customs and traditions. Best of all, you get the benefits of group travel with plenty of free time to explore at your own pace!
Cosmos packages include:
- Transportation that may include a first-class motorcoach, rail, air, and/or cruise
- Hotel accommodations with private bathrooms
- A professional Tour Director
- Guided sightseeing & inside visits of must-see sites
- Some meals
You can also personalize your getaway by adding optional excursions, flights, extra nights in your start/end cities on select vacations, and even a Travel Protection plan for your ultimate peace of mind. Simply select the where and when, then let our over 50 years of experience take you there.
In order to give you an idea of the way time is planned on your Cosmos adventure, we feature a trip scale on each itinerary page. Scale indicators run the full range—from Leisurely and Plenty of Free Time to Nicely Balanced, Occasional Breaks, and On the Go—and are based on several factors, including the number of free days, the number of included activities in each itinerary, and the amount of time you’ll have at leisure. With a tool like this at your fingertips, you can choose the getaway that’s perfect for you!
Vacations to Fit Your Schedule
Want to see the world but have limited time? Looking for a quick yet refreshing getaway? Cosmos has the answer! When you only have a week to spare, traveling on weekends, you can take advantage of our exciting Escapes and come back home with a whole new outlook. And with Cosmos, you never have to compromise. Escapes vacations let you discover the destination of your dreams in a comprehensive way—with ample leisure time to explore on your own. Just look for the Escapes icon on select itineraries.
We Make it Easy for Singles to Travel with Us
More than one-third of our travelers are traveling independently; therefore, we accept reservations on a “guaranteed share” basis. We charge the basic price and match up singles of the same gender in twin-bedded rooms.
For mutual comfort, we adopt a no-smoking rule in shared rooms. If no other traveler has booked on “guaranteed share” basis, we’ll absorb the single room supplement, and that traveler will be accommodated in a single room at no extra charge.
“Guaranteed shares” are not available for extra nights before or after your vacation, or on overnight trains or cruises. “Guaranteed share” basis is also unavailable on certain vacations. For exceptions, please refer to Dates & Prices on the itinerary pages.
For single travelers who prefer the privacy of their own room, single accommodation can, of course, be reserved. Single room supplements are listed on the itinerary pages.
Hotels are occasionally unable to provide all the single rooms we reserve. If this occurs, you will be asked to share a room with a traveler of the same gender, and the Tour Director will issue an immediate refund.