Cosmos launches UK tours

STORY BY Emmanuelle 4th March 2019

New for 2019, Cosmos now offers UK tours, complementing existing Irish tours in the global portfolio.   

Capitalising on UK travellers’ appetite to explore the abundance of culinary, cultural and scenic offerings in their homeland, planning a trip closer to home doesn’t have to mean less adventure. As staycations increase in popularity, with the number of four-plus night domestic trips increasing by 20%*, Cosmos’ brand-new tours offer the opportunity to delve deeper into the jewels of the United Kingdom and Ireland.

As the UK’s leading escorted touring specialist, Cosmos’ guests have the expert guidance of a knowledgeable Tour Director to help delve deeper in to the destination. Scaling epic landscapes, sampling regional delicacies and soaking up the rich and varied history and culture of our own country has never been easier.

Accommodating a wide range of travel styles and budgets, travellers can choose between Cosmos’ classic escorted tours for great value getaways or sister brand Globus’ escorted tours for a more premium experience, staying in centrally-located 4* and 5* hotels.

Tour-only prices from £885 per person. To book the tours, please call 0330 0588 237.

Highlights of the new UK tours:


England, Scotland & Wales (13 days): Highlights include Northumberland National Park, with its wide-open spaces and landscapes; Brecon Beacons National Park, with its dramatic landscapes; Dartmoor National Park; and incomparable Snowdonia National Park in Wales, with picturesque villages, mountains, and lakes. Guests have the opportunity to drive through the Lake District, England’s largest and finest natural park and recently awarded UNESCO World Heritage status. York, Bath and Stratford-upon-Avon are all waiting to be explored and guests also have the opportunity to see the Mayflower Steps in Plymouth, where the Pilgrim Fathers embarked in 1620 for America. Guests can enjoy an orientation drive in Cardiff, the capital of Wales, and sightseeing in Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital. Tour-only prices from £1,423 per person based on 30th September 2019 departure.

Highlights of Ireland & Scotland (12 days): The itinerary explores Trinity College and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the village of Blarney, the Ring of Kerry and the Cliffs of Moher. In Belfast guests will board a ferry for an Irish Sea crossing to Cairnryan and then on to Glasgow. Travellers can search for the Loch Ness monster, explore the Highland capital of Inverness, and Scotland’s famed whisky region. Tour-only prices from £1,349 per person based on 21st June 2019 departure.

Scottish Outlander Adventure (7 days): This affordable Cosmos tour takes in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling to admire the prized castle of Scottish kings and symbol of the country’s independence. In Bo’ness, Outlander fans can snap a photo at the railway station featured in the television series. Next, travellers will take the elegant Forth Road Bridge to St. Andrews—the home of golf, the cross Firth of Tay and head into the Highlands. Guests will stop off on the way in the Victorian mountain resort of Pitlochry before crossing haunting Culloden Moor, where the Jacobites made their final stand in 1746. The tour continues via Inverness into the Highlands for an overnight stay in Strathpeffer and a west coast excursion through spectacular Scottish landscapes and vistas. Tour-only prices from £885 per person based on 15th September 2019 departure.


Bonnie Scotland (7 days): This tour truly takes in the length and breadth of Scotland, the land of historic castles, turbulent history, unique landscape and charming cities. The holiday begins with a guided tour of Glengoyne Whisky Distillery and a visit to Stirling Castle, a heroic symbol of Scottish Independence and residence of Scotland’s kings and queens. Other highlights include crossing waters to the Isle of Skye via ferry, the largest island of the Inner Hebrides, marvelling at Loch Ness, an opportunity to hit a few golf balls at St. Andrew’s golf practice centre and the chance to explore the winding streets of Edinburgh. Tour-only prices from £1,139 per person based on 26th September 2019 departure.

From the Shannon to the Thames (13 days): Beginning in Ireland, this Globus tour takes in England, Scotland and Ireland. Highlights include the Cliffs of Moher, Giant’s Causeway in County Antrim, visiting the Titanic Experience in Belfast and visiting Anne Hathaway’s Cottage in Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon in addition to admiring Stonehenge. The tour ends in London and includes sightseeing with a Local Guide to take in famous landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. The tour culminates in a night-time cruise on the River Thames. Tour-only prices from £1,969 per person based on 17th April 2019 departure.

Hidden Treasures of South England (6 days): The tour begins in Oxford, ‘The City of Dreaming Spires’, and heads to Stratford-upon-Avon where guests can experience Shakespeare’s schoolroom and the town that inspired much of his writing. The Cotswolds, Bath, Salisbury are all ready to be explored on this Globus tour, along with a visit across the Solent to the Isle of Wight with a trip to Queen Victoria’s palatial holiday home, Osborne House. Tour-only prices from £949 per person based on 14th May 2019 departure.

For more information about Cosmos or to book, call 0330 058 8289 or visit

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