Touring ABCs

The smart way to travel.

Planning a vacation is a major assignment. There's the research, the reservations, and the logistics - not to mention currency conversions and linguistic barriers that can really test your math and language skills. An escorted tour takes on the challenge, doing all of the homework and planning for you. If you're new to the world of touring, this quick tutorial will show you how escorted tours cross all the T's of travel.

A is for All-in-One.

The true traveler wants to get to their destination and go. Time figuring out transportation, accommodations and logistics is time away from the locals, legends and landscapes. A tour takes the essential elements of a vacation and perfectly packages them for you. Cosmos includes pre-selected hotels, guided city sightseeing, a dynamic assortment of transportation, and some meals to fuel your curiosity and quests.

B is for Board Here.

Complicated transfers, train schedules and taxi services in foreign cities can be an overwhelming test of endurance. A tour arranges your essential transportation – from motorcoach to rail, air and boat – and includes it in the package price, so that getting to all of your dream destinations is easy, laid-back and part of the fun. Many of Cosmos’ state-of-the-art motorcoaches even feature free Wi-Fi.

C is for Cut to the Front.

No one travels to wait in lines. A tour not only includes pre-planned and pre-purchased visits to the iconic sights, but also leverages its connections with other travel operators to quickly get you to the other side of the ropes. While independent travelers may have to wait in line up to six hours during peak travel times at the must-see sights, Cosmos travelers get right in, snap their pics, and move on to the next sight on their bucket list.

D is for Dancing. Or Drawing. Or Even Diving.

A tour maximizes your sightseeing time so you have plenty of time to pursue your own interests while traveling. If your dream is to tango in Buenos Aires, sketch the narrow alleys of Prague, or snorkel off of Kauai, you’ll have the leisure to do so. Cosmos tours feature longer stays in key cities so that you can listen, learn, and truly immerse yourself in the local culture.

E is for Expert Guides.

It’s not just the places that make a journey incredible, it’s also the people. Escorted tours include Tour Directors and Local Guides – experts who know the dish and the details of your destination. Like passionate professors, Cosmos Tour Directors share the stories that bring the sights and scenes to life – and guide you on the best ways to experience your destination on your own.

F is for Fatter Wallet.

A tour negotiates convenient hotels, essential transportation, the must-see attractions, and some meals – and rolls them all into one affordable package. With buying power that individual travelers simply don’t have, tour operators can save you up to 40% compared to purchasing all of these components on your own. Those are impressive numbers! Cosmos allows you to customize your vacation by passing along these savings on optional excursions as well.

G is for Go!

Now it’s time for a little geography. Cosmos offers perfectly planned itineraries to Europe, North America, South America, and Northern Africa – many of these packages for under $1,000! There’s no better way to turn your travel dreams into reality. Your hotels are booked, the sights are waiting, and so are your ride and your Tour Director. It’s recess, people. Let’s go.

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