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Adventure is knocking.

We know why you travel. With more than 50 years of sharing the world with savvy travellers, we know that another day in an amazing destination, means more to you than a fancy chocolate on your pillow!

Cosmos travel experts still insist that value-minded travellers like you, enjoy hand-selected hotels, knowledgeable Tour Directors, guided sightseeing with expert Local Guides, and seamless transportation to Cosmos destinations around the world.

From grand cathedrals to cobblestone streets off-the-beaten-path, we’ll show you the treasures of the world like only Cosmos can – without spending a king’s ransom.

From iconic Europe getaways to close to home adventures – you’re invited to explore and enjoy each dream destination on your list.

Go ahead, open the door when adventure knocks!

“And just like that
my bucket
list got

“I never thought I’d do
like that,
until I did.”

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Why travel with Cosmos?

Cosmos travellers know travel and they know what’s important once they reach their destination the sights, the scenes, the locals, and the legends. No other travel company matches our expertise, our on-trip experiences with a great mix of included excursions and free time, and our value. In fact, Cosmos travellers enjoy a saving of up to 40 percent, compared to booking a holiday on their own. With the unparalleled value we offer, Cosmos travellers can indulge their wanderlust more often.


Our tour packages include guided sightseeing and scenic highlights, revealing the best of Europe, North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand. 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 to the must-see sites with knowledgeable Local Guides who bring each destination to life.


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


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 culinary delights on your own


After a day of travelling, 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.


Explore aboard spectacular train rides, breathtaking cable-car ascents, overnight cruise ships, scenic day ferries, and private first-class motorcoaches (most with free Wi-Fi). Cosmos offers a wonderful variety of transportation styles for a memorable travel experience. 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.


We build free time into every Cosmos holiday, so you can eat, shop, and explore the way you want. Whether you’re into art, music, food, wine, history, or whatever interests you, we give you the freedom to truly personalise your trip with optional excursions that are meaningful to you. Best of all, you can make your selections, and even prepay for most of them, in advance online.

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“I just turned
into today.

We Plan. You Play.

When you think of a holiday, you probably think of enjoying new experiences while relaxing, recharging, and unwinding. But the idea of figuring out the how, when, where, and why of travel planning can quickly take the wind out of your sails. That’s where we come in. Fact is, our Holiday Planners live and breathe this stuff. With our budget-minded itineraries, global network of travel partners, expert, local Tour Directors, Local Guides, and trusty Tour Operations team, the only thing you need to worry about is getting your suitcase to close! We take care of the details, so all you have to do is enjoy the ride!


Hassle free. Stress free. Worry free. From our first conversation to your return from holiday, we make travel planning as carefree as a walk on the beach.

After more than 50 years of planning budget-friendly holidays, the only person who is more excited about your trip than your Travel Planner is you! Get the expertise and enthusiasm that’s hassle free, stress free, and worry free.


No two travellers are alike. So we believe your holiday should be personalised to please you! Want to stay a bit longer after your tour? Want to start a little sooner before your tour, or add custom optional excursions that speak to you? No problem! Your Holiday Planner can make it happen, just as you wish. After all, it’s your holiday, so do it your way!


Our expert, dedicated Holiday Planners are ready to answer any questions, add customised extras to your trip, or just chat about what to expect. We’re here for you, for any and all questions – large or small!


If we’ve learned anything in 50-plus years of holiday planning, it’s this: Life happens! When unforeseen circumstances arise that affect your plans, we offer SafetyNet Travel Protection for your peace of mind. It’s wise to secure your holiday investment, complete with cancel-for-any-reason coverage.

We also remain committed to health and safety protocols on every tour. Ask your Holiday Planner about our On-Trip Assurance policies, that protect you on your trip, as well as our Peace of Mind travel program for any surprises before you go.


From the moment you book your tour with us, we’ll provide helpful communication to you, leading up to your departure date, to make sure you’re in the know about what to expect for your holiday and how to make the most of it.

This includes complimentary access to your CosmosGO mobile app, personalised for you and your specific tour. Maps, dining and entertainment options, and itinerary details are all at your fingertips.

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The Road Less Travelled


You know the feeling. You travel to a famous destination only to discover that everyone else had the same idea. Why not go, where everyone else is not? Choose the road less travelled and visit off-the-beaten-path towns, cities, and cultural treasures, that only the locals know – where you can really get to know local life and see hidden gems, from the people who live there. Even better, experience a perfect combination of iconic places and quiet spaces, with local charm and charming locals! Go beyond the guidebooks to discover experiences you won’t find by getting lost in a crowd, on a Cosmos Undiscovered Tour.

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Apulia, the Heel of Italy


This regional, affordable, Italy holiday, begins and ends in Naples with a guided sightseeing tour of the city, before kicking off an adventure into the Apulia region – the “heel of the boot” of Italy. Discover breathtaking landscapes and enchanting turquoise seascapes, with visits to the beautiful port of Bari, the fascinating Castellana Grotte limestone caves, the conical-rooved houses of Alberobello, and Lecce’s baroque architecture. Explore Santa Maria di Leuca with its art nouveau beach huts, and Gallipoli’s underground olive press below the winding streets above. Sip regional wines in a Primitivo wine cellar in Manduria, and relax amid the vineyards and olive groves of Fasano. Celebrate your Italian discoveries by lifting a glass of wine, a slice of Napoli pizza, and a cup of espresso upon your return to Naples. Abbondanza!

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Discover a completely different side of Italy on this off-the-beaten-path holiday to Sicily. The Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans, French, Germans, Spanish, Italians, and even the British have left an impression on this gorgeous island, and it shows in its diverse architecture, unique culture, and multinational cuisine. As you trace the sparkling coast from the flamboyant capital city of Palermo to the ultra-chic Taormina, you can expect fascinating historical treasures, ancient Greek temples, aromatic wine and stunning scenery. You’ll also enjoy an excursion to Mount Etna, the majestic volcano overlooking the city of Catania, the verdant valleys and the shimmering blue Mediterranean below.

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Scottish Outland Adventure


Take a journey into the fabled land of kings, kilts, and clan tartans, with a Scottish adventure across moors, highlands, and lochs of legend. Discover Glasgow’s Georgian squares and thrill to the spectacle of Scottish pipe bands, dance, and pageantry with the Royal Military Tattoo at Edinburgh castle. Visit the home of golf at St. Andrews, and cross Firth of Tay on your way into the spectacular Scottish Highlands. Travel the mountain haven of Pitlochry and the haunting battlegrounds of Culloden Moor. Take an epic adventure through the sweeping heather-clad moors of the western Highlands to Lochalsh, the Isle of Skye, and a ferry crossing on the Sound of Sleat. Gaze at the grandeur of Glenfinnan and Loch Lomond to return to Edinburgh. Bonnie landscapes, bagpipes, and brogues will bring you back to Scotland again!

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Exploring the Pacific Northwest


This 9-day escorted tour of America’s magnificent Pacific Northwest from Seattle, Washington to Portland, Oregon will renew the spirit with breathtaking sights and experiences. While Oregon’s fabled lighthouses cast their beams to reveal the wonders of the West, your Tour Director and local guides will shed light on what makes this corner of the country so uniquely spectacular – from its perfect pinot noirs and creative craft beers to its lovely seaside towns and expansive national parks. If the Seattle coffee scene doesn’t wake you up, a dune buggy ride along the windswept Oregon coast certainly will! Finish your holiday in the “City of Roses”, the perfect end to this Pacific Northwest adventure.

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Qantas Frequent Flyer


We’re excited to announce our new partnership with Qantas Frequent Flyer – bringing you the opportunity to earn Qantas Points when you book your next holiday with us. Simply book any Cosmos tour from our wide selection of options and earn 1 Qantas Point for every $1 spent!

How to earn Qantas Points


Browse our exciting range of tours in Europe, North & South America, Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand and book!


Share your Qantas Frequent Flyer number by calling our customer service team or add it to your MyAccount profile pre-departure


Earn 1 Qantas Point per $1 spent on eligible holidays. Points are awarded within 60 days of departure.*


Yes! You’re Covered

When it’s time to book your next holiday, rest assured that we’ve got you covered. Backed by over 50 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.

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Buy now, change later with our Peace of Mind Travel Plan. All 2022 travel bookings automatically come with our Peace of Mind Travel Plan – free of charge. This plan gives guests the ability to move their holiday before departure to another destination, itinerary, date or brand in our vast travel portfolio, no questions asked.


Give yourself even more flexibility for your holiday with our SafetyNet Protection from $95 per person. 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. Combine this with our complimentary Peace of Mind Plan for the ultimate in booking protection


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.

Conditions apply, see our website to learn more

Cosmos Destinations

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Irish Discovery

per person, twin share based on 26/03/23

Breath-taking, lush landscapes combined with vibrant cities and historic attractions – all of this and more await you on this guided Ireland tour, including Northern Ireland. On this tour, enjoy some of Europe’s most dramatic drives, pass through seaside villages, ancient monuments, and see talented artisans at work. Starting and ending in Dublin, explore Ireland in depth and hear exciting stories of its rich history, legends, and myths.


• Visit the spectacular 203-metre Cliffs of Moher, which tower over the Atlantic Ocean
• Take in the rugged and verdant coastal landscapes on the panoramic Ring of Kerry drive
• See the interlocking, hexagonal basalt columns at Giant’s Causeway – a UNESCO World Heritage Site
• Marvel at the sandy beaches, craggy cliffs and rolling hills of Dingle Peninsula
• Stroll through the village of Adare and see its whimsical thatched cottages, built in the mid 1800s
• Join a guided tour of the famous House of Waterford Crystal and see the iconic crystal creations

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Central Europe

15 DAYS | FRANKFURT RETURN | 6070 TOUR FROM $3,009 per person, twin share based on 01/10/23

Learn about Central Europe’s rich history and see its historical sites as you travel through the heart of Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, and the Czech Republic. One of the highlights of this Central Europe tour is a visit to Jasna Góra, the monastery in Częstochowa, an important pilgrimage spot. While in Poland, you’ll also stop in Auschwitz to visit what is left of the concentration camp, a chilling reminder of the Holocaust.


• Join a fascinating guided tour of Berlin and see the harmonious blend of old and new in a once divided city
• Discover Poland’s cultural capital Kraków, which for centuries was the home of Polish kings.
• Marvel at the architectural wonders, history, food and thermal waters on your guided tour of Hungary’s lively capital, Budapest
• Explore the medieval old town in Bratislava, on the bank of the Danube
• See the gilded sights of Vienna on your included city tour, including the State Opera, Parliament and views of the Hofburg Imperial Palace
• During your city tour of Prague, see the Jewish Quarter, Charles Bridge, and the astronomical clock

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The British Isles in Depth

23 DAYS | LONDON RETURN | 9090 TOUR FROM $5,789* per person, twin share based on 01/10/23

From lively cities to dramatic landscapes, you’ll discover the best of England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, and Northern Ireland on this in-depth Britain and Ireland tour. You’ll be amazed by the dramatic landscapes of the Ring of Kerry, Dingle Peninsula, Brecon Beacons National Park and many more. You’ll also visit the capitals – London, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Dublin, and Belfast. These are just some of the many highlights of this tour.


• Visit the birthplace of William Shakespeare, Stratford-Upon-Avon and see Anne Hathaway’s Cottage
• Admire Scotland’s Crown Jewels during your visit to the historic Edinburgh Castle
• Marvel at Northern Ireland’s awe-inspiring Giant’s Causeway, formed millions of years ago
• Visit the spectacular 204-metre Cliffs of Moher that tower above the Atlantic Ocean
• Explore the pretty fishing village and former smuggler’s port of Looe
• Visit the intriguing, prehistoric Stonehenge. Explore the visitor centre with its imaginative exhibitions, then admire the magnificence of the monument up close.

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Italy’s Best

14 DAYS | ROME RETURN | 6390 TOUR FROM $3,489* per person, twin share based on 24/12/23

With its magnificent architecture, beautiful landscapes, sumptuous cuisine, ancient ruins, and brilliant art, Italy is a country like no other. This tour will take you from the crystal-clear blue sea of the Sorrento coast in the south, to the lakeside towns on the edge of the Swiss Alps in the north. On this spectacular journey you will traverse through seaside villages, undulated hills, terraced vineyards, olive groves and more.


• Join a guided tour of Rome and see the must-see sights and Vatican City
• See a snapshot of history on your visit to the preserved Roman city of Pompeii
• Visit one of the colourful seaside villages of Cinque Terre on the rugged Italian Riviera coastline
• Step back into the Renaissance on your walking tour of Florence, where you will see the iconic sights
• Join a day trip to Capri where the crashing sea has formed awe-inspiring caves
• Take a boat trip through the maze of canals in Venice to see St Mark’s square

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Highlights of Morocco

10 DAYS | CASABLANCA RETURN | 6780 TOUR FROM $1,589* per person, twin share based on 02/01/23

Our affordable tour of Morocco truly is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Exotic and fascinating, the Kingdom of Morocco is rich in history and culture, offering travellers intriguing historic sights, authentic cuisine, and changing scenery that is perfect for value-minded travellers. This itinerary takes in the Imperial cities of Morocco, such as Fez, Marrakech, Meknes and Rabat, as well as some more inspiring cities, like Ouarzazate, Casablanca and Erfoud.


• In Rabat, see the Royal Palace, Hassan Tower, and the Kasbah of Oudayas
• Join a guided tour of Meknes, see its monumental gates, mosque, palace, Royal stables and kilometres of protective walls
• Explore the enchanting city of Fez, known for its outstanding scenic beauty
• Travel across the Middle Atlas ranges, through the spectacular Ziz Gorges to the peaceful oasis of the Ziz Valley
• Drive through The Road of a Thousand Kasbahs and see the Tinerhir Oasis, Todra Gorge and Dades Valley
• Join a guided tour of magical Marrakesh to see Jemaa-el-Fna Square and its exotic bazaar, Bahia Palace, and Majorelle Gardens

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Focus on Scandinavia

12 DAYS | COPENHAGEN TO STOCKHOLM | 6910 TOUR FROM $3,489* per person, twin share based on 08/04/23

Vibrant cities, distinct cultures, and unspoiled landscapes welcome you on this Scandinavian tour! You’ll visit the fascinating Nordic cities and scenic areas as well as some of its smaller and quaint towns. Overnight in Copenhagen, Frederikshavn, Oslo, the Telemark area, Bergen, the Fagernes area, Karlstad, and Stockholm. This tour features breathtaking scenery in Norway – known for its stunning fjords – with their majestic mountains and picturesque villages dotting the landscape.


• Explore Copenhagen, the oldest kingdom in the world, and see the legendary sights including the Little Mermaid statue
• Take some snaps at Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall
• Explore picture-perfect Bergen – with fjords on one side and Mount Fløyen on the other
• Embark on a breathtaking cruise on one of Norway’s mightiest fjords, the Nærøyfjord – a branch of the famous Sognefjord
• See the majestic Gripsholm Castle, built within the idyllic rural setting of Mariefred
• Marvel at the beauty of the crystalline waters flowing through the canals of Stockholm on your city sightseeing tour

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Prague, Vienna & Budapest

9 DAYS | MUNICH RETURN | 6050 TOUR FROM $1,899* per person, twin share based on 02/01/23

On this splendid Central Europe tour, you’ll discover the former Habsburg Empire. Your tour starts and ends in Munich. Along the way, you’ll overnight in some of Central Europe’s most exciting cities: Prague, Vienna, Budapest, and Salzburg. In Prague, Vienna, and Budapest, join your Local Guides – experts who will share with you the history and secrets in their cities – for sightseeing of the must-see sights. Vibrant cities and historic sights – along with some beautiful scenery of the Alps and the Danube River – make this an unforgettable tour through Central Europe.


• Visit Nuremberg’s pretty market square and Our Lady’s Church
• Tour Prague’s landmarks such as the Jewish Quarter, Charles Bridge, and the Old Town Square with the Astronomical Clock
• See Vienna’s State Opera, Parliament, and Town Hall and take a stroll in Heroes’ Square to view the Hofburg Imperial Palace
• Marvel at historic architectural wonders, from Gothic to Baroque, on a guided tour of Budapest
• Savour the spectacular alpine scenery of Salzburg – home to ‘The Sound of Music’
• Enjoy a typical Bavarian dinner at a local restaurant in Munich

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Highlights of Ireland & Scotland

12 DAYS | DUBLIN TO EDINBURGH | 9030 TOUR FROM $2,999* per person, twin share based on 27/10/23

Discover the treasures of Ireland and Scotland on your enchanting tour from Dublin to Edinburgh. Home to rich history, legends, and myths, this tour will take you through dramatic landscapes including rugged cliffs, verdant hills, seaside villages and historical monuments. Perhaps you may spot the legendary Loch Ness on your journey. Your value-minded tour of Ireland and Scotland is chock-full of priceless experiences, sights, and memories brave and true!


• In Dublin, take a drive along statue-lined O’Connell Street and see Oscar Wilde’s Trinity College
• Join the Ring of Kerry at Kenmare and stop for spectacular photos of the Lakes of Killarney
• Visit the spectacular Cliffs of Moher and marvel at the fantastic views over the Atlantic and Clare coast
• See the awe-inspiring Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
• Visit Culloden Moor where the Jacobite Rising came to a tragic end at the hands of the Hanoverians
• Visit Edinburgh Castle to admire Scotland’s Crown Jewels

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The Best of Europe

18 DAYS | LONDON TO PARIS | 5160 TOUR FROM $4,499* per person, twin share based on 24/03/23

This comprehensive tour of Central Europe combines centuries-old culture and the timeless stories of seven bucket-list countries to present an unmissable experience. From the iconic landmarks of London, Paris, Rome and Florence to the colourful scenery of Lucerne, Sorrento and the French Riviera, this multi-country panorama tour perfectly captures the most memorable sights and experiences of Europe.


• Board an included canal cruise to see Amsterdam from water level
• Discover some of Rome’s famous landmarks including St. Peter’s Square
• Join a tour of Venice by boat and visit a glassblowing workshop
• Visit the archaeological site of Pompeii
• Take in the aromas of French fragrances on a visit to a typical Provence perfume workshop
• See the iconic sights of Paris such as the Eiffel Tower on your guided tour of the romantic city


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Scenic Switzerland by Train

9 DAYS | ZURICH RETURN | 6010 TOUR FROM $3,799* per person, twin share based on 21/04/23

This Scenic Switzerland by Train tour is the perfect way to see Switzerland’s breathtaking mountains, charming mountain resorts, fascinating old towns, and beautiful lakes – all while you relax in first-class aboard Switzerland’s famous trains. You’ll overnight in Zurich, Lucerne, Lausanne, Zermatt, and St. Moritz. Stunning scenery and thrilling train rides…there’s no better way to see scenic Switzerland! So grab your camera and get ready for an amazing, value-minded holiday!


• Board an included canal cruise to see Amsterdam from water level
• Discover some of Rome’s famous landmarks including St. Peter’s Square
• Join a tour of Venice by boat and visit a glassblowing workshop
• Visit the archaeological site of Pompeii
• Take in the aromas of French fragrances on a visit to a typical Provence perfume workshop
• See the iconic sights of Paris such as the Eiffel Tower on your guided tour of the romantic city

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The Magic of the Italian Lakes

8 DAYS | MILAN TO LAKE MAGGIORE | 6320 TOUR FROM $2,059* per person, twin share based on 08/10/23

Discover the beauty of the Italian Lakes on this magnificent holiday. With the Alps for a backdrop, you’ll enjoy nature at its finest – with overnights in Lake Garda, Lake Como, and Lake Maggiore. Plus, on this affordable Italian Lakes tour, you’ll spend one night in Milan, known as one of the world’s fashion capitals. Additionally, walk around medieval Verona, famous for the Roman Arena, home of the summer Opera Festival.


• Admire the gothic cathedral Duomo on your orientation tour of Milan
• Enjoy a day at leisure at scenic Lake Garda
• Spend two nights on Lake Como with its cobalt-blue waters, lush gardens, grand villas and mountain backdrop
• Take a boat to the stunning lakeside villages of Bellagio and Varenna
• Cross the Swiss border and enjoy some time in spectacular Lugano
• Spend a relaxing day at leisure in Lake Maggiore – a paradise of crystal waters, backed by towering mountains and surrounded by idyllic countryside

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Scenic Slovenia & Croatia

8 DAYS | LJUBLJANA RETURN | 6740 TOUR FROM $2,379* per person, twin share based on 11/10/23

Fabulous coasts, fascinating capitals and forested natural wonders await you on this fantastic tour through Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Slovenia. Explore the lively capital cities of Ljubljana, Zagreb, and Sarajevo, admire the deep blue Adriatic Sea from the walled town of Dubrovnik, dive into the ancient history of coastal Split, and feel the mist of the cascading waterfalls in Plitvice National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


• Take an underground train ride to the beautiful Postojna Caves
• Visit Jupiter Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
• Visit the beautifully preserved medieval architectural wonders – Franciscan Monastery and Rector’s Palace – a popular filming location
• Stop in Mostar, where a Local Guide shows you the Turkish Quarter and the reconstructed 16th-century bridge
• Enjoy a walk with a Local Guide through Plitvice National Park
• Join a guided city tour of Zagreb with its historic buildings, including the Gothic-style St. Marcus Church

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Canadian & Alaskan Masterpiece

19 DAYS | VANCOUVER RETURN | 8922 TOUR FROM $6,283* per person, twin share based on 29/04/23 (Silverleaf & Inside Cabin K)

Experience unmatched natural beauty on this affordable Canadian and Alaskan holiday. See the best of the Rockies on a 2-day, all daylight journey on the Rocky Mountaineer. Spend time in Banff and Jasper National Parks and experience the many wilderness trails on offer. Then, embark on a 7-night cruise through the Inside Passage to Alaskan ports of call. This value-minded holiday is not to be missed and won’t soon be forgotten!


• Board the Rocky Mountaineer for an unforgettable classic rail journey through some of Canada’s most spectacular scenery
• At the Columbia Icefield, ride the Ice Explorer
• Stand at the base of the awesome 12,972-foot Mount Robson
• In Victoria, visit the Butchart Gardens, the Empress Hotel, Legislative Buildings, Bastion Square, and Thunderbird Park
• Embark on a 7-night cruise voyage through the famed Inside Passage
• In Alaska’s capital, Juneau, visit the rustic shops in town or get out and kayak, raft, hike, whale watch, flightsee, or fish


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The Old South & Florida

13 DAYS | NEW ORLEANS TO ORLANDO | 8290 TOUR FROM $3,159* per person, twin share based on 29/03/23

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the South on this wondrous holiday through the heart of Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida. Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame, the world-famous Grand Ole Opry, including reserved seats for the show. You’ll visit New Orleans with a tour of the French Quarter and travel through Baton Rouge, Natchez, Mississippi, and Memphis to visit Elvis’ home at Graceland.


• Explore the vibrant city of New Orleans and visit the French Quarter, St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square
• In Natchez, visit a gracious Pre-Civil-War home featuring fine collections of period furniture and paintings
• Visit Graceland, the palatial home of “The King,” Elvis Presley on an audio guided tour
• See an unforgettable show at the world-famous Grand Ole Opry
• Visit Nashville’s oldest surviving recording studio, RCA Studio B
• Stop at St. Augustine, the oldest city in the United States and see the Government House and the Spanish fortress, Castillo de San Marco

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Eastern US & Canada Grand Vacation

15 DAYS | NEW YORK RETURN | 8200 TOUR FROM $3,479* per person, twin share based on 10/07/23

This is the tour for history and nature lovers alike, with exciting cities, historic sites, and gorgeous scenery throughout Eastern U.S and Canada. Highlights include guided sightseeing in each city, scenic drives through New Hampshire’s White Mountains, Pennsylvania Dutch and Amish country, and amazing Niagara Falls with a cruise below the falls. This tour features all of this and more!


• In Boston, see the Faneuil Hall, the Freedom Trail, and Boston Common
• Tour Quebec City and marvel at the Place d’Armes, Laval Seminary and ancient Place Royale
• In Ottawa, see Parliament Hill, the Canadian Mint and the Rideau Canal
• See Toronto’s exciting architectural tone and stunning CN Tower
• Board a cruise for amazing close-ups of the thundering Niagara Falls
• Visit the treasures of Washington DC including the Lincoln Memorial, National WWII Memorial, and photo stops at the White House


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Exploring America’s National Parks

15 DAYS | LAS VEGAS RETURN | 8620 TOUR FROM $3,359* per person, twin share based on 01/05/23

On this tour you’ll visit the best-known national and state parks in the West. Tour highlights include an overnight stay inside Grand Canyon National Park for amazing sunset views; Yellowstone National Park, with the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, Old Faithful and other geothermal features erupting; and amazing wildlife like bear, bison, wolf, and elk. An amazing way to explore the national parks of the American West.


• See the Grand Canyon at sunrise and sunset
• 4WD through Monument Valley where a Navajo guide shares local lore
• At the magnificent Arches National Park, discover a landscape of contrasting colours, landforms, and textures
• Stop into the Wild West town of Jackson with its wooden sidewalks and swinging-door saloon
• Visit the unique Bryce Canyon National Park with its 32 kilometres of sandstone cliffs and ever-changing colours
• Witness the steep canyons, stone towers, and verdant vegetation that form the scenery of Zion National Park

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Heart of the Canadian Rockies

10 DAYS | CALGARY TO VANCOUVER | 8910 TOUR FROM $2,309* per person, twin share based on 27/04/23

The Canadian Rockies are known for their stunning scenery, rugged mountains, impressive glaciers, mighty rivers, and gorgeous national parks. On this Heart of the Canadian Rockies tour, you’ll experience this breath-taking scenery and enjoy thrilling experiences as you overnight in Calgary, Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Kamloops, Victoria and Vancouver


• Tour Calgary, home to the world-famous Calgary Stampede
• Spend plenty of time absorbing the beauty of Banff National Park
• Visit spectacular Lake Louise, whose turquoise waters create a natural mirror that reflects the surroundings
• Enjoy an orientation tour of Jasper followed by a full day of leisure
• Take the ferry to Victoria Island and visit the world-famous Butchart Gardens, the Inner Harbor, Bastion Square, and Thunderbird Park
• In Vancouver, see Stanley Park, Gastown and Chinatown just to name a few


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Trans-American Adventure

24 DAYS | NEW YORK TO LOS ANGELES | 8800 TOUR FROM $5,729* per person, twin share based on 05/05/23

Take a trip across America from sea to shining sea on a 24-day adventure to discover many of the iconic destinations of the United States. From New York to L.A., and the historic frontiers in between, this affordable U.S. holiday is a trip for the history books!


• In Philadelphia, the birthplace of the US, spend free time visiting the Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell
• See the major attractions of the “Windy City,” Chicago
• Behold the granite faces of Mount Rushmore, the giant monument to four American presidents
• Travel through Shoshone National Forest to splendid Yellowstone National Park
• Visit the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park and marvel at the stunning views of the flame-coloured walls plunging into the Colorado River
• See the footprints of the stars at the TCL Chinese Theatre and visit famous Hollywood Bowl

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New York, Niagara Falls & Washington DC

8 DAYS | NEW YORK TO WASHINGTON DC | 8000 TOUR FROM $2,279* per person, twin share based on 14/07/23

See the historic and scenic sights of the East Coast, with visits to New York City, Niagara Falls, Philadelphia, and Washington DC. You’ll see New York’s Broadway, Wall Street, and the Empire State Building; Philadelphia’s historic landmarks; Washington DC’s Arlington National Cemetery, the Lincoln and National WWII Memorials, and the Washington Monument; plus an incredible sightseeing cruise at Niagara Falls.


• See the major attractions of New York City
• Take a scenic drive through the Poconos and into upstate New York before stopping into Corning
• Spend 2 nights in Niagara Falls and cruise to the thundering falls
• Enjoy a scenic drive through the Appalachian Mountains and into the Susquehanna River Valley
• In Philadelphia, take a tour that focuses on its historic landmarks
• Visit the well-known sites of Washington DC with an expert local guide


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Dixieland & Rhythms

10 DAYS | CHICAGO TO NEW ORLEANS | 8240 TOUR FROM $2,569* per person, twin share based on 10/04/23

This is the perfect tour for music and history lovers. Overnight in Chicago, Nashville, Memphis, St. Louis, and New Orleans and see the places where American music was born. Highlights include Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame, RCA Studio B, Nashville’s oldest remaining recording studio, and the world-famous Grand Ole Opry. In Memphis, visit Elvis’ estate at Graceland, and the B.B. King Museum in Mississippi to learn about the history of the blues.


• In St. Louis, take a trip to the top of the Gateway Arch National Park
• Tour historic RCA Studio B, where stars such as Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley and Willie Nelson recorded their biggest hits
• Enjoy an orientation tour of Memphis, “Home of the Blues” with its distinct Southern flavour
• Take a guided audio tour of Graceland and wander the memorial garden and the opulent mansion
• Visit the B.B. King Museum and discover the life of B.B. (Blues Boy) King
• In New Orleans, visit French Quarter landmarks, St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square

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Golden West Adventure

14 DAYS | LOS ANGELES RETURN | 8500 TOUR FROM $3,209* per person, twin share based on 31/03/23

Come and explore the Golden West on this affordable holiday through California, Arizona, and Nevada. You’ll enjoying sightseeing in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Monterey, and Santa Barbara, spend time in Las Vegas, and explore the spectacular seaside settings of Monterey and Carmel. Take in the incredible scenery along the rugged stretch of Big Sur and visit Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. The stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and the towering beauty of the California Redwoods is a sight to behold!


• Enjoy a dazzling tour of Tinseltown and see the historic TCL Chinese Theatre
• Travel through cacti-covered desert towards Old Town Scottsdale where Western storefronts create an aura of the past
• Stop at the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park
• See the vast Mojave Desert, which covers one-fifth of California
• Capture the spectacular Golden Gate Bridge, Nob Hill, and bustling Fisherman’s Wharf on a sightseeing tour of San Francisco
• Visit Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park and experience the deep shade and cathedral-like beauty of California Redwoods

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Highlights of the Canyonlands

7 DAYS | LAS VEGAS RETURN | 8520 TOUR FROM $1,799* per person, twin share based on 21/03/23

Explore the captivating canyonlands and experience spellbinding landscapes on this unforgettable National Parks tour! You’ll visit the Grand Canyon (overnight in the park for an incredible sunset over the canyon), Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park and Monument Valley on the Arizona-Utah border. An amazing experience in the American Southwest!


• See the Grand Canyon, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, at sunrise and sunset
• Visit Navajo National Monument and its Visitor Centre with interesting artifacts and films on offer
• Stop at the Glen Canyon Dam, holding back the waters of Lake Powell, the country’s second-largest man-made lake
• Travel into Utah along the Grand Staircase to Bryce Canyon National Park
• Explore Zion National Park and its striking landscapes of steep canyons and stone towers
• Admire Snow Canyon State Park with its canyon carved from the red and white Navajo sandstone

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Alaska & the Yukon

12 DAYS | ANCHORAGE RETURN | 8360 TOUR FROM $3,889* per person, twin share based on 24/05/23

This tour showcases gorgeous views of Meares Glacier on Prince William Sound, the wooden sidewalks of Skagway, and Dawson City. Get a real sense of old wilderness towns. Travel through untamed wilderness aboard the Alaska Railroad between Fairbanks and Denali National Park where you’ll see North America’s highest peak.


• Board a Glacier cruise along the 4.8 kilometre face of Meares Glacier
• Overnight in Tok, the “Dog Sled Capital of the World”
• Behold spectacular vistas of the rugged mountains of Kluane National Park, home to Mount Logan, Canada’s highest peak
• In Skagway, stroll the wooden sidewalks past charming false-front buildings and colourful saloons
• Ride the Alaska Railroad for a journey through untamed wilderness
• Enjoy an orientation tour of Denali National Park


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Historic Trails & Blue Ridge Mountains

14 DAYS | WASHINGTON DC RETURN | 8720 TOUR FROM $3,289* per person, twin share based on 12/08/23

This unique tour takes you from colonial settlements and Civil War sites to the Blue Ridge Mountains and Great Smoky Mountains.Visit Gettysburg, Harper’s Ferry, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, and Colonial Williamsburg. Witness fascinating landscapes such as Shenandoah National Park and the columned estates in Kentucky bluegrass country.


• Guided visit to Gettysburg Battlefield, site of the Civil War campaign
• Visit Kentucky Horse Park, where legends like Man o’ War and Secretariat conquered the racing world
• Learn about fine Kentucky Straight Bourbon at an authentic distillery
• Visit Monticello Estate, home of U.S. president Thomas Jefferson
• Stop in colonial Williamsburg
• Visit Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington, overlooking the banks of the Potomac River

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Top End & Central Australia Explorer

11 DAYS | DARWIN TO ULURU | 3380 TOUR FROM $5,290* per person, twin share based on 01/09/22

Discover unique landscapes and an abundance of cultural heritage, on this 11-day tour through Central Australia. Starting in Darwin, you’ll travel south through the Northern Territory, ending in Uluru, with overnights in Darwin, Kakadu, Katherine, Tennant Creek, Alice Springs, Kings Canyon and Uluru. These are just some of the many highlights that feature awe-inspiring scenery, fascinating cultural history and fun-filled experiences.


• Board a Glacier cruise along the 4.8 kilometre face of Meares Glacier
• Visit Nitmiluk National Park and take a swim at Edith Falls
• Discover the iconic Devils Marbles, a collection of massive granite boulders formed over millions of years
• Take a dip in Mataranka Thermal Springs where you can relax and enjoy this tropical oasis
• See Nourlangie Rock and its ancient art carvings at Kakadu National Park. Later, enjoy a dinner featuring local delicacies and bush food.
• Visit remarkable Standley Chasm, a geological and cultural icon
• Witness sunset at the iconic Uluru with nibbles and drinks

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Tassie Quick Bite

7 DAYS | HOBART TO LAUNCESTON | 3375 TOUR FROM $2,760* per person, twin share based on 30/09/22

Consider yourself a bit of a foodie? This escorted tour is the one for you! Embark on the adventure of a lifetime during this 7-day culinary-centred Tasmania tour from Hobart to Launceston. If you’re itching to experience something new and take your taste buds on a tantalising adventure of their own, this guided Australian holiday is sure to be a trip like no other.


• Take the legendary Bay of Fires Walk and enjoy spectacular views of the sandy white beaches, colourful orange granite boulders, and emerald-blue waters
• Visit Bridestowe Lavender Estate for a tour and a lunch of local produce
• Join a tasting tour of Bruny Island and enjoy local specialties that may include fresh oysters, cheeses, berries, and more
• Indulge in a sparkling wine-tasting at Jansz Tasmania
• Sample local whiskey at the beautifully restored Old Kempton Distillery
• Stop at Pyengana Dairy where you’ll join in a cheesemaking discussion and enjoy a tasting of Australia’s heritage farmhouse cheese

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South Island Showcase

9 DAYS | CHRISTCHURCH TO QUEENSTOWN | 3330 TOUR FROM $3,989* per person, twin share based on 29/10/22

From the east coast to the west and back again, this 9-day journey through New Zealand’s South Island comes filled with soul-stirring scenery and unique experiences. Beginning in Christchurch, you’ll travel counter-clockwise around the island, with overnight stays in Franz Josef, Wanaka, Te Anau and Queenstown. Don’t forget your camera – photo opportunities abound throughout this tour! With the perfect balance of active adventure and relaxation, this Cosmos tour is the best way to explore the spectacular South.


• Take a nature cruise on Akaroa Harbour for a chance to see fur seals, white flippered blue penguin, and the Hector’s dolphin
• Join a guided walk through spectacular Franz Josef Glacier Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage area
• Embark on an unforgettable cruise through Milford Sound and see stunning waterfalls, dramatic cliffs, and towering mountain peaks
• Explore beautiful Queenstown, on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, set against the dramatic Southern Alps
• Travel on the scenic TranzAlpine, one of the world’s great train journeys
• Attend a private jade carving demonstration with a traditional carver

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Tropical Island Discovery

10 DAYS | BRISBANE TO AIRLIE BEACH | 3398 TOUR FROM $4,531* per person, twin share based on 15/07/22

Pristine beaches, fascinating marine-life, and year-round sunshine await you on this 10-day tour exploring Queensland’s best holiday hotspots. Nature-lovers will be in paradise with visits to Fraser Island, where you will spend your days in the great outdoors and on whale and dolphin watching cruises; Great Keppel Island, boasting 16 snorkelling beaches to choose from; and, the Whitsunday Islands, where you will spend time sailing the unparalleled Great Barrier Reef.


• Embark on a wildlife-watching cruise on Fraser Island, followed by a bush tucker demonstration
• Enjoy a four-wheel drive tour of Fraser Island, exploring the Pinnacles, the Champagne Pools and more
• Visit Bundaberg Rum Distillery for a tour and a tasting
• Spend 2 nights on idyllic Great Keppel Island
• Take a scenic cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef
• Spend 3 nights in the lively coastal town of Airlie Beach



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