A new Cosmos Lite brand is introduced today as an independent touring option excluding excursions.

Eight itineraries are being made available for 2019 with prices starting at £735 per person, or £92 a day including flights.

Cosmos Lite holiday packages include:

• City-to-city transportation by coach with free Wi-Fi
• ‘Comfortable’ hotels for independent exploration
• Daily breakfasts
• Professional tour director to point out the best sightseeing, dining and entertainment
• MyCosmos optional excursions, available at extra cost
• CosmosGo mobile app

Countries covered include Spain, Portugal, Italy, Austria and Ireland.

Cosmos Tours chief executive Giles Hawke said: “With the introduction of Cosmos Lite, we’re giving travellers an independent touring option – a new way to see, explore and experience the world around them.

“We get them to each destination and coordinate comfortable accommodations but their days – and the activities they plan – are up to them.

“Free of commitments and full of possibilities, Cosmos Lite’s á la carte touring invites travellers to design each day with free time, me time or see time.

“A Cosmos Lite holiday frees up days so travellers can fill them according to their interests, passions and budget, relaxed in the knowledge that all the touring essentials are included in the cost of the holiday for ultimate ease, comfort and discovery.”

More: touringandadventure.com