Affordable & Fun "America the Beautiful" Vacations from Cosmos

October 05, 2012 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Thanks to the lyrics of Katharine Lee Bates, for more than 115 years, America has been revered for her beauty. And, it is America's landscapes everything from unparalleled coastal scenery to national parks that have inspired 75 percent of Cosmos' tour lineup for 2013.

"National parks are idyllic vacation 'hot spots' perfect for relaxation and introspection, wild life exploration or adventure, depending on each traveler's interests," said Scott Nisbet, president and CEO of the Globus family of brands. "And it's because of the experiences these parks provide that bookings for our North American tour sales have witnessed double-digit growth in the last year."

To celebrate the beauty and splendor found in America's national parks, for 2013, Cosmos is once again partnering with the National Park Foundation (NPF), the official charity of America's national parks. As part of this partnership, when travelers book a Cosmos GoParks! Tours vacation, the company will make a donation to the NPF at no additional cost to travelers.

In addition, the company is offering travelers more than a dozen tours (many of which are GoParks! Tours) for $150 per day or less. They include:

  • Highlights of the Canyonlands (8 days)
  • Western Wonders (12days)
  • Enchanted Southwest (12 days)
  • National Parks & Canyon Country (13 days)
  • Pacific Coast Explorer (15 days)
  • Historic Trails & Blue Ridge Mountains (14 days)

  • "We design tours for people who love to get out and get away, to see and experience the world," said Nisbet. "Our goal is to make their favorite pastime an affordable reality."

    And, as part of its value offerings for 2013, Cosmos is unveiling THREE (3) NEW touring vacations Circle the American West (15 days); Texas the Lone Start State (13 days) and Footsteps of Martin Luther King, Jr. (11 days) as well as "Special Departure" vacations centered around exciting events that can be combined with select Cosmos tours, including:

  • NEW! Wild, Wild West (13 days, June 7, July 5 and August 16 departures)
  • NEW! Christmas in San Antonio (13 days; November 24 departure)
  • Little Bighorn Battlefield (14 days; Several departures in May, June and September)
  • Halloween in New Orleans (13 days; October 29 departure)
  • Civil War Anniversary (15 days; July 4 departure)

  • Elvis' 78th Birthday Celebration (8 days; January 5 departure)

  • Early Booking Incentive: Travelers interested in booking a 2013 Cosmos vacation early can save $50 per person. For more details, please visit our Travel Deals & Offers page.

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    For more than 50 years, Cosmos has refined the concept of low-cost travel packages, offering travelers the best vacation value available in more than 30 countries around the world. This dedication has earned Cosmos Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel magazine's official recommendation, year after year. When vacationing with Cosmos, travelers can enjoy the expert knowledge of Tour Directors while taking free time to explore on their own. Cosmos is part of the Globus family of brands, an award-winning, travel industry leader with more than 80 years of international travel expertise. The Globus family of brands is a member of Sustainable Travel International (STI).

    Consumers can book a Cosmos vacation or request brochures by visiting a preferred travel agent or by calling the following toll free number: 1.866.313.2845. For more information, please visit