Visiting Europe is extra inexpensive than you may assume. The Globus household of manufacturers has two choices to select from. Cosmos gives an important trip worth for these on a price range, whereas Globus gives premium escorted journey.
With a purpose to perceive the distinction extra clearly, I’m going to make use of an instance I got here throughout earlier this week the place a shopper was planning a visit to Spain, however was undecided between the Cosmos “Grand tour of Spain,” and the Globus “Spanish Fiesta.” Particularly, the shopper needed to know why she ought to pay $500 extra for the Globus journey, when the Cosmos goes to the identical locations and is someday longer?
This is likely one of the finest questions you possibly can ask your journey agent! The vacationer business is a really aggressive subject and if one firm is providing the identical itinerary at a decidedly completely different worth, there’s bought to be a cause. As we sat and mentioned the 2 itineraries, here’s what the shopper discovered.
She would land in Madrid on both tour; each would have meet and greet, (if airfare had been bought by way of the tour operator), and every would have a lodge room reserved in her identify. Now the place the distinction start, is that the Globus tour director would host a welcome dinner that night and she or he would meet the opposite vacationers. The Cosmos tour director would solely be within the lodge foyer to say howdy. Dinner can be on her personal, and maybe she would meet up with different vacationers and be a part of them.
After a buffet breakfast (included every morning in both tour) the Globus group could have in depth sightseeing in Madrid, seeing all the main sights, with entrance to the world well-known Prado Museum included and paid for. The afternoon will supply free time. The Cosmos group leaves Madrid, and is pushed to Valencia (through Aranjuez and Cuenca), a distance of about 222 miles, with a cease on the Royal Palace alongside the way in which. The driving time is about four hours, however there can be picture stops in addition to a cease for lunch, though not included. The Cosmos tour would then keep in Valencia two nights, which no included sightseeing.
On day two, the Globus tour will head north to Vitoria, stopping at Segovia and Burgos…with picture, relaxation and lunch stops, after all. Lunch isn’t included with the Globus on today both. The space is about 175 miles, or about three hours.
I will not proceed the day-by-day comparability, because the article could be fairly prolonged, however be assured that these variations proceed all through. Instance: Globus has in-depth sightseeing in Granada, Cosmos gives it as an optionally available. The Globus tour takes you to Gibraltar, with entrance price included; Cosmos doesn’t go to Gibraltar. Globus stops for guided, price paid sightseeing in Toledo; Cosmos doesn’t cease at Toledo. The Cosmos go to in Madrid is on the finish of your tour, no inside visits are included.
There are additionally extra refined variations Globus tour consists of over Cosmos, comparable to further nights in main cities to permit for extra free time, a couple of further meals all through the journey, maybe with wine included or leisure. With Globus you typically every at native eating places, the place we Cosmos you frequent the lodge’s restaurant.
To sum all of it up, in case your aim is to journey comfortably, with clear accommodations, some meals, a tour information as your shepherd and knowledge supply and at a worth you possibly can afford, go “price range,” which is with Cosmos excursions. Simply bear in mind, there can be many “optionally available” excursions and meals, so do the mathematics. If you wish to see as a lot as attainable, acquire entry to excellent museums and sights, keep in centrally positioned accommodations and keep away from lots of the optionals, so extra is included in your up-front worth, you’ll discover that Globus excursions is the higher strategy to go.
Consider they’re each owned by the identical firm, who’ve provided escorted excursions for over 80 years, so you’ll not be upset both manner, so long as you’re clear on what’s included within the worth.