TORONTO — The Globus family of brands has launched an entirely new category of touring, which the company is calling the world’s first à la carte escorted touring style.
Cosmos Lite, which combines the features of award-winning Cosmos tours with a personalized approach to daily itineraries, includes 10 itineraries to lesser-known destinations across Britain, Ireland and Europe.
“This is a great combination of the ease and convenience of an escorted motorcoach tour and the freedom of independent touring,” said Stéphanie Bishop of the Globus family of brands’ Canadian office. “We take away all the hassle of trying to figure out how to get from point A to point B and let clients decide how they wish to fill their days, whether they want to plan their sightseeing well in advance, or on the fly with new friends in the group.”
Cosmos Lite packages include: city-to-city transportation via deluxe motorcoaches with complimentary Wi-Fi; hotel accommodation; daily breakfasts; professional Tour Director; MyCosmos optional excursions (available for purchase); and the CosmosGo mobile app, which features a host of entertainment, sightseeing, dining and shopping suggestions.
Optional excursions range from a cooking class in Lisbon and a guided tour of Genoa, to a bike tour in Bratislava. Clients can purchase only the day tours and activities that they find appealing, or none at all.
“We like to call the itineraries ‘free time, me time or see time’,” said Bishop. “We’ll get your clients there and book their hotel. It’s totally up to them how they spend their days discovering some of the highlights of Europe.”
In 2019, Cosmos Lite is introducing 10 new vacation packages in Europe (all prices exclude airfare):
- Spanish City Explorer (9 days, from $1,189)
- Spanish Heritage Explorer (8 days, from $929)
- Portugal Explorer (7 days, from $989)
- Italian Explorer (8 days, from $1,189)
- Northern Italy Explorer (8 days, from $1,189)
- Veneto Explorer (7 days, from $1,189)
- England Explorer (7 days, from $1,189)
- Ireland Explorer (7 days, from $1,129)
- Scotland Explorer (7 days, from $1,189)
For more information go to agentlingo.ca.