Who Are We?
Tourwise of London Ltd is a member of an international travel organisation referred to as The Globus Family of Brands which specialises in inclusive holidays. Our offices are located at Avalon House, 72 Lower Mortlake Road, Richmond, Surrey TW9 2JY.
We handle all the travel arrangements in London, the UK and Ireland for Globus, Cosmos and Monograms guests who have booked their vacations overseas. The British "Cosmos" holiday company is located in Bromley and is run completely separately to Tourwise of London Ltd.
The majority of our guests are from the USA, but we also handle significant numbers from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore and India.
Overseas, Globus and Cosmos are the English-speaking world's largest operators of escorted tours of Europe.
Globus, which operates around twice the volume of Cosmos, is the first class (generally 4 star) market and Cosmos the tourist (3 star) market. Monograms features worldwide city stays and is specifically designed for independent travellers.
Globus and Cosmos tour itineraries range from 7 to 25-day tours of the British Isles and 1 to 5-week tours of Europe to countries as far apart as Finland, Russia, Turkey, Portugal and Morocco. Globus and Cosmos are also major operators of tours in the United States and Canada, Africa, Australia and the South Pacific, South America and also China and the Orient.
Our main season is from the end of March until early October. A team of uniformed Local Hosts is employed for the main summer season; the majority of these Local Hosts are based at our London contract hotels, providing our guests with first-class customer service, assistance in joining tours, and promoting and selling our in-house sightseeing excursion programme.
Some Local Hosts are also based at Heathrow airport to provide meet and greet servicing and to ensure that our guests are transferred to their London hotel with the minimum delay.
We have large allocations of rooms spread between several hotels located in Hammersmith, Kensington, Westminster, Waterloo and Edgware Road. Guests who have booked a touring vacation stay in London for an average of two nights at the start of their tour and one night prior to flying home, but we also handle longer city stay programmes.